Composition Permanent Committee

Composition of the Permanent Committee for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure.


Hans van DuijnHans van Duijn (1950) is Rector Magnificus Emeritus of the Technical University of Eindhoven ( TU/e) . He held this position from April 2005 to April 2015. Furthermore, he is a professor at the TU/e and at the University of Utrecht . He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam, chairman of the board J.M. Citizens Centre for fluid dynamics and scientific director of the UU TU/e Darcy Center .

He studied Applied Physics at the former Technical University of Eindhoven and in 1979 obtained his doctorate in mathematics at the University of Leiden. He worked at the Technical University Delft (TUD ) as (senior) lecturer and later as part-time professor, combined with a position at the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam. In 2000 he was appointed Professor of Applied Analysis at TU/e . In 1996, he received the Master Award from the TUD and in 1998, the German government's Max Planck Award.

Committee Members

Humanities/Social sciences (3 members)

Ans van KemenadeAns van Kemenade (1954) is Professor of English Linguistics at Radboud University Nijmegen. Her research interests include grammatical variation and historical changes within the West-Germanic languages. Van Kemenade has considerable executive experience, including a period on the NWO Humanities Divisional Board where she was responsible for the infrastructure portfolio. Van Kemenade was recently research director and vice-dean research at Radboud University Nijmegen.

Kees AartsKees Aarts (1959) is Professor of Political Institutions and Behaviour, specialising in comparative electoral behaviour, at the University of Groningen, and Dean of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences. He conducts research into how democracies function, elections and electoral behaviour, both in the Netherlands and from an international comparative perspective. He is closely involved in longitudinal and comparative studies such as the Dutch National Election Study and the European Social Survey. Aarts is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and chair of the scientific advisory council of DANS.

Sally WyattSally Wyatt (1959) is Professor of Digital Cultures in Development at Maastricht University. She does a lot of research into the social aspects of digital technology, including how people use the Internet to find health information. Wyatt is also programme leader of the de eHumanities group of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and director of the research school Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC).

Medical/Life Sciences (2 members)

Roland KanaarRoland Kanaar (1961) is Professor of Molecular Genetics and Head of the Department of Molecular Genetics at the Erasmus University Medical Center. His research addresses the molecular mechanisms and biological and physiological relevance of the DNA damage response. His work integrates interdisciplinary approaches from molecules to cancer patients. His research group exploits fundamental insights into how the DNA damage response operates and how it can be manipulated to design and explore novel cancer treatments. In 2002 he was elected as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and in 2013 we was elected to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

Folkert KuipersFolkert Kuipers (1957) is Professor of Pediatrics and head of the Laboratory of Pediatrics at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, The Netherlands. From September 2008-March 2016 he served as Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the UMCG. He studied biology/biochemistry at the University of Groningen and received his PhD degree in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Groningen. His research program deals with regulation and development of lipid and cholesterol metabolism and transport in liver and intestine and with the interactions between carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in metabolic disorders associated with obesity and ageing.

Exact Sciences (2 members)

Frank LindeFrank Linde (1958) is professor of experimental high-energy physics – elementary particle physics – at the University of Amsterdam. He has worked on experiments at large particle accelerators such as LEP (Z and W bosons) and CERNS’s LHC (discovery of the Higgs boson) in Geneva. From 2004 to 2014 he was director of the National Institute for Subatomic Physics (NIKHEF). He is chair of APPEC Astroparticle Physics until 2018. Linde has extensive hands-on and managerial experience with large scientific infrastructures, for example with the detector in the L3 experiment of the large particle accelerator LEP and the large muon spectrometer of LHC’s ATLAS experiment.

Ewine van DishoeckEwine van Dishoeck (1955) is Professor of Astronomy at Leiden University. Her specialisation is molecular astrophysics, especially the chemical processes that occur n clouds where new stars and planets are born. She was closely involved in the creation of several large telescopes, in space and on earth. Van Dishoek is chair of the Committee for Large-Scale Research Infrastructures of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Furthermore, she is a member of the KNAW, a foreign member of the American National Academy of Sciences and a member of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina. Van Dishoeck received the NWO Spinoza Prize and the Academy Professor Prize.

Engineering and Applied Sciences (3 members)

Gerard BeenkerGerard Beenker (1954) was scientific director of NXP Semiconductors until 2014. He is currently affiliated with the Eindhoven University of Technology as advisor of strategic partnerships in the area of the development of high-tech systems. Beenker has worked in various committees and boards: he was a major driver for the Components and Circuits roadmap in the High Tech (HTSM) top sector, a member of the technology and innovation committee of the employers› organization VNO-NCW, and a member of the board of STW.

Jan Willem KelderJan Willem Kelder (1949) is vice admiral and former Commander of the Dutch Navy. After retiring he was amongst other things a member of the Board of Management of TNO, where he was responsible for the portfolio research infrastructure. He is also president commissioner of the Dutch Metrology Institute and a member of the board of Netherlands Defence Manufacturers Association.

Andrzej StankiewiczAndrzej Stankiewicz (1954) is professor of process intensification at the Delft University of Technology and director of the Institute of Process Technology at TUD. Stankiewicz conducts a wide range of research on sustainable and efficient processes and devices,
which use green electricity as a primary source of energy. He was the founder and first chair of the Process Intensification workgroup at the European Process Intensification Centre. Stankiewicz is currently chairman of the board at the European Process Intensification Centre (EUROPIC).

Data science (2 members)

Franciska de JongFranciska de Jong is a full professor of e-Research for Humanities at Utrecht University and the executive director of CLARIN ERIC since September 2015. She is also professor of language technology at the University of Twente and director of the Erasmus Studio of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Her main research interest is in the field of information retrieval, text mining, the disclosure of cultural heritage collections (in particular spoken audio archives and interview collections) and e-research at large. She was a member of the Governing Board of NWO and is currently a board member at the Netherlands eScience Center and the National Library of the Netherlands (KB).

Peter ApersPeter Apers is professor em. at the University of Twente, where he was appointed dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (Chair Data Science) from 2014 to 2018. Peter Apers is co-director of COMMIT (a public-private ICT FES-project) and a member the Advisory Board of the Einstein Institute Digital Future since 2010. In 2012 he won the ICT Personality Award awarded by Nederland ICT for his special merits in the IT sector. Peter Apers was chairman of Technology-foundation STW from 2005 to 2014.