M.P.C. (Margot) Weijnen

Margot Weijnen holds the chair of process and energy systems engineering at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology. She received her MSc and PhD degrees in chemical process engineering from Delft University of Technology. She then worked for Shell in R&D, chemicals manufacturing and process design engineering, respectively. She was appointed scientific director to the interfaculty Delft University Clean Technology institute in 1990 (Interduct), where she served until her appointment as a full professor in the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management in 1995. 

  • Technology, Policy and Management
  • process systems design and management (focus on designing for reliability and availability)
  • energy resource management and energy technologies
  • energy infrastructure design and management, incl. institutional design
  • Scientific director, Stichting Next Generation Infrastructures
  • Member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR)
  • Member Supervisory Board AkzoNobel Nederland BV
  • Member Innovation Advisory Board, TenneT
  • Member General Board, Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek (STT)
  • Member Advisory Committee Valorization Programme
  • Member Expert Advisory Group, UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium
  • Member of the Board, Energy Delta Gas Research Programme
  • European editor, International Journal of Critical Infrastructures
  • Chair, Technical Committee for Infrastructure Systems and Services, IEEE SMC

Until recently Morgot Weijnen was a member of the:

  • Program Advisory Council for TNO-Prins Maurits Laboratories (until 2004) (TNO-PML)
  • Advisory Board for the Economy, Ecology and Technology program (now part of SenterNovem)
  • Advisory Board for the NWO (National Science Foundation) multidisciplinary energy research program
  • General Energy Council (AER)
  • Netherlands Council for Science and Technology Policy (AWT)
  • National Innovation Platform (IP)
  • The Doctor Catharina van Tussenbroek Foundation (CvT)
  • The board of the Netherlands Eco-labeling Foundation (Stichting Milieukeur)
  • She is a national delegate to the Working Party on Environmental Protection of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE)
  • She organized (and has been involved in the organization of) many international workshops and conferences, for the scientific community as well as for industry and policy makers, in the field of process engineering as well as (more recently) in the area of infrastructure management and regulation.
  • She is the European editor of the Journal of Critical Infrastructures (IJCI)

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Margot Weijnen

Engineering Systems and Services

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