Invitation

TU Delft 180th Dies Natalis

Speeding up the energy transition

On 14 January 2022 we celebrate our 180th anniversary. To mark the occasion, we want to highlight our role in the energy transition. Ongoing research, new lab initiatives, educating engineers for a sustainable world: all our efforts are geared to accelerate the energy transition. It is a complex and interconnected challenge, but that is all the more reason to give it our all. We’re speeding up the energy transition to create impact for a better society. The ultimate goal: a clean, affordable, safe and reliable energy system in order to hold climate change in check.


You are cordially invited to join our hybrid Dies Natalis celebration starting 14 January at 16.00.

If you want to receive an invitation to register. Please notify us via Diesnatalis@tudelft.nl.


With a dazzling programme, we will take you through the past, present and future of our extraordinary organisation. We will also guide you through the what, how and why of the energy transition. As TU Delft, we have a special responsibility to use our knowledge to make the world a better place. While knowledge is our gift to mankind, we cannot create impact on our own. We do it together, with our stakeholders and our Delft community. This is how our campus becomes the Home of Innovation, a dynamic place full of creativity and constantly evolving. Look forward with us to the rest of the year and to a future that will be shaped by new generations of Delft engineers. With our Dies Natalis celebration we also kick off 180 days of anniversary activities.

Honourable guests: 

While we want to surprise you with the programme, we can give you a sneak peak. Three special guests will receive honorary doctorates for their outstanding contributions to the energy transition:

  • Frans Timmermans – Executive Vice-President of the European Commission
  • Prof. Jürgen Janek – Professor of physical chemistry at Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany
  • Dr. Jennifer Holmgren – CEO of carbon recycling technology company LanzaTech, USA