Dean Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
Prof. H.G.C. (Henri) Werij is the faculty’s Dean.
Werij studied experimental physics at Leiden University, where he obtained his doctorate with honours in 1988. He then worked as a researcher at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) in Boulder, Colorado (US) and at the University of Amsterdam. He has been connected to TNO since 1993, first as a scientist and subsequently in a variety of (management) roles. His last position at TNO was Director of Space and Scientific Instrumentation.
During his years as a researcher he published over 25 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He has since kept in touch with the world of science: he is a member of the NWO advisory committee for Condensed matter and optical physics (COMOP), of the Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARCNL) and of the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER). Werij was also a member of the Advisory Council of the faculty.