Executive Board appoints Neelke Doorn and Zofia Lukszo full professor

News - 14 July 2017

The executive board has appointed both Neelke Doorn and Zofia Luskszo full professor within our faculty.

Zofia Luskszo joined our faculty in 1995 and became associate professor in 2002. Her appointment as full professor in Smart Energy Systems enables her to combine her expertise in operation and control of energy systems with her background in mathematics, logic and philosophy. Zofia is steering board member of the interfaculty Powerweb initiative on smartgrids and has obtained several grants from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), enabling her to build numerous scientific programs and research-projects with substantial international impact in which she brought together several faculties of TU Delft, Eindhoven University of Technology and industrial partners. She has also been a key driving force behind the development of Agent Based Modelling, one of the key methods in Engineering Systems and Services. Zofia also is visible and dedicated teacher and educational programme developer. During the past years she has been programme director of the MSc SEPAM (renamed CoSEM as per 1 September 2017).

Neelke Doorn has been appointed Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor in Ethics of Water Engineering. Neelke graduated as a civil engineer, philosopher and lawyer and has worked in the TPM Ethics and Philosophy of Technology research group since 2007. In her research into the ethical aspects of water management, she combines the three disciplines of her previous studies in a unique way. Neelke has gained national and international recognition for her expertise in water engineering and ethics and in recent years has been awarded various grants and scholarships, including a Veni grant from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in 2013 and three NWO 'Socially Responsible Innovation' grants together with various TPM colleagues. Neelke is editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology  and board member of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. Neelke's broad multidisciplinary background makes her particularly adept when it comes to building bridges, both between the various TPM departments and between TPM and other faculties.