Professors of Excellence | Leermeesters

Every year, the ā€˜Professor of Excellence award |Leermeesterprijsā€™  is awarded to a professor at TU Delft who excels in both research and education, and who knows how to inspire and motivate the next generation of Delft engineers. Recipients of the award are reckoned among the top of TU Delft. You can only become Professor of Excellence per the recommendation of colleagues, students, and PhD-students, who consider you to be their ā€˜Leermeesterā€™ and source of inspiration.

In addition to the recognition and appreciation, the award consists of a prize of ā‚¬15.000 (to spend on a sabbatical), the ā€˜Leermeesterā€™-medal and a Delft University of Technology certificate.

The prestigious ā€˜Professor of Excellence award |Leermeesterprijsā€™ was introduced in 1994 by the Delft University Fund who since then successfully awarded 29 ā€˜Leermeestersā€™. From 2023 onwards, the organisation of the award is entrusted to the TU Delft Teaching Academy.

Prof.dr.ir. Fred van Keulen (2016)

Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE)

Prof.dr.ir. Nick van de Giesen (2014)

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG)

The List of Awarded 'Professors of Excellence | Leermeesters'

2023 - Prof.dr.ir. J. Herder (3mE)

2022 - Prof.dr. K. Vuik (EEMCS/EWI)

2021 - Prof.dr.ir. M. Mulder (AE/LR)

2020 - Prof.dr. B. van Wee (TPM/TBM)

2019 - Prof.dr. J. Dankelman (3mE)

2018 - Prof.dr. C. Dekker (AS/TNW)

2017 - Prof.dr.ir. P.M. Herder (TPM/TBM)

2016 - Prof.dr.ir. A. van Keulen (3mE)

2015 - Prof.dr. J.T. Pronk (AS/TNW)

2014 - Prof.dr.ir. N.C. van de Giesen (CEG/CiTG)

2013 - Prof.dr.ir. P. Kruit (AS/TNW)

2012 - Prof.dr. F.C.T. van der Helm (3mE)

2011 - Prof.dr.ir. H.E.A.van den Akker (AS/TNW)

2010 - Prof.dr.ir. H.H.G. Savenije (CEG/CiTG)

2009 - Prof.ir. A. Beukers (AE/LR)

2008 - Prof.dr.ir. L.P. Kouwenhoven (AS/TNW)

2007  - Prof.dr.ir. J.A. Buijs (IDE/IO) (ā€ 1 december 2015)

2006 - Prof.mr.dr. E.F. ten Heuvelhof (TPM/TBM)

2005 - Prof.ir. H. de Jonge (A+BE/BK)

2004 - Prof.dr.ir. J.C. Walraven (CEG/CiTG-ct)

2003 - Prof.dr.ir. J.J. Heijnen (AS/TNW-bt)

2002 - Prof.dr.ir. F.T.M. Nieuwstadt (OCP-wb) (ā€ 18 mei 2005)

2001 - Prof.dr.ir. J.T. Fokkema (CEG/CiTG-ta)

2000 - Prof.ir. M. Risselada (A+BE/BK)

1999 - Prof.dr. I.T. Young (AS/TNW-tn)

1998 - Prof.dr.ir. J.A. Battjes (CEG/CiTG-ct)

1997 - Prof.ir. O.H. Bosgra (OCP-wbmt) (ā€ 21 februari 2013)

1996 - Prof.dr.ir. H. van Bekkum (AS/TNW-stm)

1995 - Prof.dr.ir. C.J. van Duijn (ITS)

1994 - Prof.dr.ir. A. Verruijt (CEG/CiTG-ct)