Ir. I.S. (Irene) van Droffelaar

Ir. I.S. (Irene) van Droffelaar



Irene is a PhD candidate at the  Policy Analysis section of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Groningen, with a specialization in (photovoltaic) materials. After a year in a student representative role, Irene continued with the master’s programme Engineering and Policy Analysis at TU Delft. For her thesis, she worked on implementing a new sampling approach for Scenario Discovery, a quantitative model-based approach for scenario development.


Her PhD research focuses on simulation-optimization under uncertainty. This research explores how to optimize resource positioning in networks with uncertain and limited real-time data. This project is in collaboration with the Dutch National Police.

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