Theun Baller has been dean of the faculty of 3mE since June 2012. He has always worked at the interface of science and business.
Before he was appointed dean, Theun was Open Innovation Program Manager at TU Delft. Between 1986 and 2011, he held various positions at Philips Research, gaining extensive experience in working with scientists to foster successful research. During his last ten years at Philips, Theun was an active member of the management team as Chief Operating Officer and Program Manager. Theun Baller studied Physics at the University of Amsterdam and obtained his PhD for fundamental process research at the University of Twente.
Theun Baller: ‘3mE’s cooperation with business and society is flourishing, and constantly expanding through regional, national and international partnerships. I believe it is important that our researchers not only work at the interface between society and the business world, but also that they look beyond the boundaries of their own disciplines whenever possible. Our students are also challenged to bring out the best in themselves and take responsibility for their future. Our graduate engineers have competencies and skills that enable them to work in a wide range of areas in society, both in the Netherlands and abroad.’