Dean Henri Werij is one of five winners of the Clean Aviation High Five Awards

News - 20 June 2023

Henri Werij, Dean of the faculty of Aerospace Engineering, is one of the five winners of the Clean Aviation High Five Awards. This was announced by the Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking research and innovation programme at a ceremony during the Paris Air Show on 20 June 2023. Henri Werij: “I feel honoured and privileged. This High-Five Award is a recognition of the excellent and important work that we all do at TU Delft to make aviation climate neutral.”  

Winning the award is a wonderful recognition that makes me even more eager to move on. The challenge to make aviation climate neutral is massive and time is not on our side. In fact, sometimes it feels like we’ve only just begun. So let’s get on with it.

Henri Werij

De High Five Awards

The High Five Awards are an initiative by the European Union’s leading research and innovation programme for sustainable aviation, Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking. The awards celebrate five ‘movers, shakers and disruptors driving the clean aviation transformation.’ The five winners announced at the Paris Air Show on 20 June 2023 have all demonstrated commitment, innovative thinking and leadership in their pursuit of a greener and more sustainable aviation sector. The winners are (in alphabetical order):

  • Amelia Gilchrist, Mechanical Engineering student at Durham University, United Kingdom, and currently on a placement year at Rolls Royce Derby, United Kingdom.
  • Jean-Christophe Lambert, Co-founder & CEO at Ascendance Flight Technologies, France.
  • Tine Tomažič, Director of Engineering & Programs at Pipistrel Aircraft, Slovenia.
  • Christiane Voigt, Head of Department Cloud Physics, Institute of Atmospheric Physics at German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
  • Henri Werij, Dean Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Axel Krein, Co-chair of the High Five Awards Jury, and Executive Director of the Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking: “These prestigious awards recognise outstanding individuals leading the clean aviation transformation and their commitment to promoting sustainability. Our five winners are inspiring others to join our journey towards a greener future. I very much look forward to working closely together with them as High Five ambassadors.”

As a High Five Ambassador Werij intends to focus on accelerating progress by stimulating a holistic approach through more international and transdisciplinary collaboration. And by inspiring and educating the world, not only school children and students, but also the general public and policy makers, so that they will be able to take the right decisions. 

More information and contact

Read the Clean Aviation press release.
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