Dr.ir. I. (Ivo) Bouwmans


Ivo graduated at the Faculty of Applied Physics of TU Delft in 1986 and received his PhD in 1992. From 1991 to 1995, Ivo worked at Interduct, Delft University Clean Technology Institute. Since November 1995 he works at the faculty of TPM. He was Director of Studies of the Bachelor studies Technische Bestuurskunde from 2005 to 2017, and has since been Director of Studies of the Master studies Complex Systems Engineering & Management (CoSEM). His subjects include energy, infrastructures and complexity.


Research subjects from latest to oldest: complexity in infrastructures; sustainable energy supply; micro-CHP; application of concentrated solar power; gas market tariffs; application of biomass and hydrogen; reducing the environmental impact of packaging; atmospheric dispersion of air pollution; resource flows in industry; blending of liquids of differing viscosities. 

  • Sociotechnology of Future Energy Systems
    Master Complex Systems Engineering & Management
    ECTS: 5
  • Systeemmodellering 1
    Bachelor Technische Bestuurskunde
    ECTS: 5
  • Fysische transportverschijnselen
    Bachelor Technische Bestuurskunde
    ECTS: 5
  • Processen in de energiesector
    Bachelor Technische Bestuurskunde
    ECTS: 5
  • Ivo is Education Fellow of TU Delft, focussing on Blended Learning and Flipping the Classroom
  • Herder, PM, Bouwmans, I, Dijkema, GPJ, Stikkelman, RM & Weijnen, MPC (2008). Designing Infrastructures Using a Complex Systems Perspective. Journal of Design Research, 7(1), 17-34.
  • Heijnen, PW & Bouwmans, I (2008). Supporting the electricity network operator in the allocation process. In Paulien Herder, Petra Heijnen & Angelique Nauta (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Infrastructure Systems, Building Networks for a Brighter Future (pp. 1-5). s.l.: IEEE.
  • Weijnen, MPC & Bouwmans, I (2006). Innovations in networked infrastructures: coping with complexity. International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 2(2/3), 121-132.
  • Bouwmans, I, Weijnen, MPC & Gheorghe, AV (2006). Infrastructures at Risk. In AV Gheorghe, M Masera, MPC Weijnen & LJ Vries (Eds.), Critical Infrastructures at Risk, Securing the European Electric Power System (Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality, 9) (pp. 19-36). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
  • Bouwmans, I & Hemmes, K (2002). Optimisation of Energy Systems, Hydrogen and Distributed Generation. In s.n. (Ed.), Proceedings Second Symposium on Distributed Generation: Power Systems and Market Aspects (pp. 1-7). s.l.: s.n..
  • Bouwmans, I, Kruijsen, JHJ & Weijnen, MPC (1997). Preventie in het Convenant Verpakkingen II: eindrapport. Delft University of Technology.
  • Bouwmans, I, Meeder, JP & Nieuwstadt, FTM (1995). Large–eddy simulation and practical models. International Journal of Environment and Pollution 5 (4-6), 331-337.      
  • Bouwmans, I (1992). The blending of liquids in stirred vessels. Delft University of Technology.

More publications

  • Ivo was member of the CCFO (the TU Delft Committee for Financial Assistance for students under special circumstances) from 2008 to 2018.
  • From 2005 to 2010 he was member of the Culture Team of TU Delft, an independent advisory group to the Board of the University.
  • From 1998 to October 2002 he was chair of the Onderdeelcommissie (a sub-committee of the University's Employees Council).

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