MSc. BSc. Bodewes, H.H.

Hilbrand Bodewes is the Program Coordinator of Health at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

At IDE we focus on the societal challenges Health, Mobility and Sustainability to bring a unique way of thinking and working into these application fields. By developing tools and methods which integrate the three main perspectives – people, technology and organisation, IDE is there to focus on the user and user needs and values!

My goal as Program Coordinator Health is to position IDE as the global leader in design research within the societal challenge of health. I manage the cross-departmental coordination within the Health theme at Industrial Design Engineering, with other faculties at TU Delft, and with external partners. I aim to elevate both the academic and societal impact of Health research conducted at Industrial Design Engineering.

If you want to know more about working with IDE in the field of Health, please feel free to contact me at And don't forget to check out the profiles of the two other thematic Program Coordinators - Mignon van den Berg (Mobility) and Yumiko Henneberry​​​​​​​ (Sustainability).

Academic background

I hold a Master degree in Organic Chemistry and a Bachelor degree in Educational Science at the Royal University of Groningen. I also have a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the Northern University of Applied Sciences. 

During the last 25+ years I have had the pleasure of working in several leading Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology companies, in roles ranging from sales, marketing, value based healthcare, strategy & business development, both national and international. Setting up new departments, leading teams or introducing products and programs.


  • 2004 – 2005
    Master of Brand Management, Erasmus University
  • 1994 – 1995
    BSc. Educational Science Chemistry, Royal University of Groningen
  • 1991 – 1994
    MSc. Organic Chemistry, Royal University of Groningen
  • 1987 – 1991
    BSc. Biology & Chemistry, Northern University of Applied Sciences


  • Zimmer Biomet
    Associate Director Global Strategy & Business Development
  • Biomet
    Director EMEA & Global Value Based Healthcare
  • Biomet
    Director Netherlands Marketing & Healthcare Initiatives
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme
    Sales & Marketing Manager
  • Novartis
    Product Manager

Hilbrand Bodewes

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