Prof. Marileen Dogterom has been interim dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences (TNW) of Delft University of Technology since 1 January 2021.

Professor Dogterom studied physics at Groningen University and specialised in biophysics during her PhD research at Paris-Sud and Princeton University. Subsequently, she worked as a researchers at Bell Labs in New Jersey. She was associated with NWO Institute AMOLF for seventeen years, until she came to Delft in 2014 as Professor of Bionanoscience and chair of the Bionanoscience department. She is also affiliated with Leiden University, since 2016 with a double appointment as Medical Delta professor.

Professor Dogterom is frequently honoured for her work. In 2013, she was elected a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). In 2015 she received the Physica Prize of the Netherlands Physical Society. She has been a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) since 2016 and in 2017 she joined the board, where she has been vice-president since June this year. In 2018 she was awarded the Spinoza Prize, the highest scientific award in the Netherlands.