Hans Wamelink appointed as new Dean of TPM

News - 06 April 2017

Hans Wamelink studied Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG), obtaining his doctorate in 1993 with research into production management in the construction industry. Following his PhD, he worked at Eindhoven University of Technology, as a researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Technology Management. He returned to TU Delft in 2006 to take up a position as Professor of Design and Construction Management, and he also became Chair of the MBE Department in 2007. Wamelink specialises in construction process innovation, focusing on improving cooperation between involved parties with a view to improving quality and controlling costs. He currently heads futurA (future value chains of architectural services), the top sector research into new revenue and organisational models for architects.

Wamelink also founded construction management and consultancy agency Infocus, where he spent 20 years as Director. He later became Senior Consultant at Royal HaskoningDHV. Wamelink has also held a variety of advisory roles, including as Chair of the Board of Experts of the Dutch Green Building Council (2010 to 2016) and since 2013, as Chair of the Civil Engineering and Construction research group at PIANOo, the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ tendering expertise centre. During 2014/15, he was Acting Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.

The Executive Board is delighted with the appointment. Rector Magnificus Karel Luyben: “The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management is, as the name suggests, an outstanding example of a place where fields and expertise from throughout the university and beyond unite. With his education in civil engineering and his extensive background in the domain of Architecture and the Built Environment, and his experience in education and research, as well as in the professional world, Hans Wamelink is the ideal candidate to lead this multifaceted faculty.”

At TPM, he will replace Professor Theun Baller, who has combined the role of Acting Dean with his position as Dean of the Faculty of 3mE since 1 October 2016. The Executive Board is extremely grateful to Theun Baller for his dedication to the position of Acting Dean, and would like to offer him their heartfelt thanks.