Behnam Taebi and Martijn Warnier appointed as full professors
The TU Delft Executive Board decided to appoint Behnam Taebi as full professor of Energy & Climate Ethics and Martijn Warnier as full professor of Complex Systems Design.
In the past two decades, the ethics of energy and of climate change as research fields have grown significantly. Behnam Taebi is seen nationally and internationally as one of the (rising) stars in these areas. He has published extensively on these topics and has a large network in both academic and policy circles.
With Behnam Taebi being promoted to full professor of Ethics of Energy and Climate Change, TU Delft strengthens its scientific position and social impact on the subjects of ethics of energy and climate change. Research into climate change and the energy transition will only increase in importance worldwide in the coming decades. Both issues are important research topics in many disciplines at TU Delft, whereby it is generally recognised that attention must also be paid to moral and social values. In recent years, TU Delft has acquired a leading position in the field of ethics and philosophy of technology and this promotion will contribute to the perpetuation and further strengthening of this position.
Martijn Warnier has been an associate professor since 2013 with an excellent track record in research, education and leadership. He is trained as a computer scientist. His current research focuses on complex systems design, with application areas including energy and the energy transition. He actively seeks collaboration with other disciplines. Warnier is an excellent researcher who places his research at the heart of the TPM research agenda. He knows how to translate his research into socially very relevant applications and is also a respected colleague with an extensive external network in the community of energy researchers. With the position of full professor, Martijn Warnier will be able to strengthen his scientific and social impact.