TU Delft takes climate action very seriously. This is evident from its recently established Climate Action Programme and from its goal to be carbon neutral and circular by 2030. In his role as Sustainability Coordinator, Andy van den Dobbelsteen has been tasked with overseeing the sustainable transition of the TU Delft campus. He will not just tackle the energy system and buildings, but also travel, food, procurement, waste management, IT, green and water on the campus. Andy will present TU Delft’s vision, ambitions and action plan to achieve this transition which will make TU Delft the climate university of the world and its campus an innovative living lab for a sustainable, smart city.
Andy van den Dobbelsteen is a full professor of Climate Design & Sustainability and sustainability coordinator of TU Delft, with the task to make all activities on and from the campus carbon neutral and circular. Andy has led and conducted many research projects on sustainability in the built environment, for instance on energy transition of neighbourhoods, climate adaptation of cities, and circularity of airports. His approach in education and research founds on using the full potential from local circumstances and renewable sources. Andy is a faculty advisor to the successful TU Delft Solar Decathlon teams. For his work, Andy received a royal distinction and was given the Academic Society Award of KIVI. His Zero-Energy Design MOOC won the Edx Prize 2020 (best online course of 2020), and together with Oculus Films, he received a Gouden Reiger (Dutch Oscar for commissioned films) for the film Energy Slaves. Next to this professional work he performs several sports and writes thrillers.
Saraf NawarSaraf Nawar is an Applied Earth Science (Geo-Sciences) student at the Faculty of CEG and the Chair of GreenTU Board 2020/2021. She has been involved with sustainability and student initiatives in the TU Delft for the last 2 years- starting with the committee in S4S and board of TU Delft Energy Club, to her stepping into GreenTU as a research committee member and climbing up to the Chair of GreenTeam CEG since last board year. Last but not least, she is nominated for the Top ' 100 Sustainable Youths 2021'
Phil VardonPhil is an Associate Professor in the Section of Geo-Engineering. He leads the department theme in Geothermal Science and Engineering. His research is into complex coupled processes in the geotechnical arena. He focuses on the impacts on soils / geomaterials of various processes including heat, moisture and contaminant movement, including practical applications such as geothermal energy, slope stability and radioactive waste disposal.
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