Dr. Teunissen, L.P.J.

Lennart Teunissen is a researcher at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. His research aims to optimize human health and performance in thermally stressful conditions, e.g. by the development of smart personalized cooling strategies.

Academic Background

Lennart Teunissen graduated at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences in 2007 (MSc, VU University). Subsequently, he gained his PhD on body temperature determination, heat stress and performance at a joined project of this same faculty and research institute TNO (Training & Performance Innovations). After that, he worked as a teacher/researcher on innovative technology in physical therapy at Saxion University for Applied Sciences and as a clinical research coordinator at the Princess Máxima Center for child oncology, before joining IDE in 2018. In addition,  heLennart is member of the Sports Committee of the Dutch Society for Human Movement Sciences (VvBN) and active as athlete and trainer in track and field.


  • 2017 
    Basic course on Regulations and Organisation for clinical investigators (BROK)
  • 2014
    Prince2 Foundation
  • 2008 – 2012
    PhD, Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam / TNO Training & Performance Innovations
    'Measurement and manipulation of body temperature in rest and exercise' 
  • 2007
    Research internship University of Colorado (USA) - independent effects of body weight and body mass on the metabolic cost of running
  • 2006
    Educational course (tertiary level)
  • 2006
    Research internship VU University Amsterdam - influence of pacing strategy on energy expenditure in high intensity cycling
  • 2006
    Gerrit-Jan van Ingen Schenau Award for Promising Young Scientists
  • 2005
    Practical internship at LifeGuard health & performance management
  • 2001 – 2007
    MSc, Human Movement Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam (cum laude)


  • 2018 – present
    Postdoctoral researcher thermoregulation in sports
    TU Delft, Design Engineering
  • 2017 – present
    Research coordinator / central datamanager SKION LATER Study
    Dutch Childhood Oncology Group (DCOG), Princess Máxima Center for child oncology
  • 2013 – 2016
    Researcher / project manager innovative technology in sportsphysiotherapy
    Research teacher of master students 
    Saxion, Lectorate of Health and Human Movement, Enschede
  • 2005 – 2008
    LifeGuard Health Management
    Product development
  • 2004 – 2005
    Student assistant exercise physiology, Hogeschool van Amsterdam / VU University Amsterdam 

Secondary employment

Research coordinator at the Dutch Childhood Oncology Group, Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology, Utrecht

Involvement in (research) projects