Hester Bijl appointed dean of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering TU Delft

News - 07 March 2013 - Webredactie Communication

The Executive Board at Delft University of Technology has appointed Professor Hester Bijl as dean of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, starting from 15 April 2013. 

Hester Bijl studied Applied Mathematics at TU Delft and English at Leiden University. After obtaining her doctorate in Computational Fluid Dynamics she worked as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, returning to TU Delft in 1999. In 2005 Hester Bijl was awarded a Vidi grant by NWO for her research into calculation models for more accurately predicting forces on wind turbine rotor blades. In 2006 she was appointed Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor in Aerodynamics. 

The Executive Board is very happy with the appointment: ”Aerospace Engineering is an exciting faculty that attracts large numbers of enthusiastic students. We are convinced that Hester Bijl is the perfect person to continue to build upon the successes of the faculty in her role as dean.” Hester Bijl is equally enthusiastic herself: ”First of all, I would like to strengthen our connections to the world at large. We make a difference with our first-class education and our relevant research. And we can do even more.”

Hester Bijl succeeds Professor Jacco Hoekstra who has been dean of the faculty since August 2007. He will be remaining at the faculty in his new position as Professor of Communication, Navigation & Surveillance/Air Traffic Management. Hester Bijl is currently also chair of the Delft Energy Initiative; a successor for this position will be sought as quickly as possible.

More information:  

Ineke Boneschansker, press and science information TU Delft. 015 278 8499, i.boneschansker@tudelft.nl.