People

The Extension School works closely with faculty experts,  partners in academia and industry, and learners, to develop socially relevant online education; to research, innovate and improve online and campus teaching and learning; and to share lessons and insights with others.

Organisation

We are an independent organisation within the TU Delft’s University Corporate Office and as such our management team reports directly to the Executive Board. Our international team of about 30 experts works closely with academic colleagues in faculties.

Our team provides knowledge and support in:

  • course development, instructional design and didactical support (incl. assessments, online proctoring and accreditation);
  • learning experience (incl. study support and course moderation);
  • learning technology (incl. data access and performance analysis and video publishing);
  • portfolio & marketing (incl.  business development and management, portfolio structure and marketing);
  • administration (from admission and registration to certification);
  • website & communication (incl. product and content management and strategic outreach).

Faculty management, academic experts and external partners are welcome members of our Strategic, Advisory and Quality Assurance boards. Their participation and co-ownership of the portfolio supports our ability to fulfil our mission.
 

ES Management Team

Arno Smets – Director of ES Education

Maaike van Buul – Manager Business Development

Sofia Dopper – Manager Education Support

Willem van Valkenburg – Executive Director

ES Education Management Team

Arjan van Timmeren – Academic Portfolio Director for the Sustainable Cities theme

Arno Smets – Director of ES Education

Arvind Gangoli Rao – Academic Portfolio Director for the Future of Transportation theme

Christoph Lofi – Academic Portfolio Director for the AI & Cyber Security theme

Menno Veldhorst – Academic Portfolio Director for the Quantum Computing theme

Rene van Swaaij – Academic Portfolio Director for the Energy Transition theme

Sylvia Mooij – Academic Portfolio Director for the Skills for Engineers theme

Tim Horeman-Franse – Academic Portfolio Director for the Medical Technology theme

Faculty Coordinators

Atefeh Aghaee – Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment

Carola van der Muren – Faculty of Applied Sciences

Grazia Bastasin – QuTech

Joost Groot Kormelink – Faculty of Techology, Policy & Management

José Hekkens – Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering

Judith Kesler – Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science

Linda Otten – Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences

Linette Bossen – Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime & Materials

Mariana Cruz – Faculty of Aerospace Engineering

Denise Tans – Secretary

Kristina Walther – Administrative Officer

t.b.a. – Policy Officer

Education Support

ES Education Advisory Board

  • Abbie Vanhoutte – Learning and Development Consultant, EMC Performance
  • Gillian Saunders – Associate Professor in Aerospace Structures and Materials, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
  • Giulia Calabretta – Associate Professor in Strategic Value of Design, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
  • Katarzyna Rzezniczak – Director of Product Management, NewGlobe
  • Kees Wijnberg –  Head of Engineering, Transavia
  • Sjoerd Hooning – Team Leader Materials & Processes, Fokker Technologies Holding B.V.
  • Timon Idema – Program Director MSc Nanobiology, Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Tineke Ruijgh-van der Ploeg – Assistant Professor in the Policy Analysis Section, Faculty of Technology Policy & Management
  • Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan – Dressings Processing Lead – Europe, Unilever

ES Quality Assurance Board

  • Joris Melkert – Director of Education, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
  • Joost Groot Kormelink – Coordinator Open and Online Education, Faculty of Technology Policy & Management
  • Nikol Hopman – Director of the Centre of Professional Learning, Leiden University

ES Strategy Board

  • Dick van Gameren – Dean Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment
  • Marianne van de Werke – Head of Education & Student Affairs Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences
  • Ruud Balkenende – Director of Education Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
  • Sacha Kroonenburg – Director Education & Student Affairs
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