The celebration starts at 15:00. You are kindly requested to take your seat in the Auditorium by 14:45.

Aula Conference Centre TU Delft,
Mekelweg 5, 2628 CC Delft



Programme Academic Ceremony

The celebration of the 175th Dies Natalis takes place at the TU Delft Aula Conference Centre and starts at 15:00. You are kindly requested to take your seat in the auditorium by 14:45. The event will be held in English. Please register before 9 January 2017. 

Programme 15:00 - 17:00

  • Opening 
    ‘175th Dies Natalis’ and Foundation Day Lecture ‘Technology for Life’ 
    by professor Karel Luyben, Rector Magnificus

  • Musical Interlude

  • Honorary doctorates for:

    • Associate professor Andrew Endy, Bio-engineering, Stanford University, USA
      Honorary promotor:
      Professor Marileen Dogterom and professor Isabel Arends, Faculty of Applied Sciences

    • Professor Xiaowei Zhuang, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, USA 
      Honorary promotor:
      Professor Cees Dekker, Faculty of Applied Sciences

    • Mr. Manuel Alvarinho, President and founder of the Water Regulatory Council (CRA), Mozambique
      Honorary promotor
      Professor Luuk Rietveld, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

    • Professor Alessandro Vespignani, Biological Physics, Northeastern University, USA 
      Honorary promotor:
      Professor Piet Van Mieghem, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Closing
    by Rector Magnificus

  • Reception and a sneak preview of the research exhibition

Please register before 9 January 2017.

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