Professor Tim van der Hagen took office as President of the Executive Board on 1 May. One of his key aims will be to reduce the workload for staff. In addition, he sees great opportunities ahead in view of the numerous different disciplines at TU Delft: “We need to make better use of our range of different disciplines: science, engineering and design.
Although academics already collaborate regularly, I believe that many of them still remain in the confines of their own building far too often. There is room for greater collaboration.” Tim van der Hagen was appointed Professor of Reactor Physics at TU Delft in 1999. He was the director of the Reactor Institute Delft from 2005 until 2012. Since 2010 he has been dean of the faculty of Applied Sciences. He is a former member of the General Energy Council and the Top Team for Energy and is currently a supervisory director at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) . He is also a member of the Advisory Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (AWTI) and chairs the Supervisory Board of Holland PTC, the Delft-based treatment and research centre for proton therapy due to open soon.