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jeroen voeten
Jeroen Voeten
Scientific Director

Jeroen Voeten is a full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology in the department of Electrical Engineering and is the scientific director of High Tech Systems Center. Between 2005 and 2019 he worked as senior scientist and was the scientific advisor of the ESI group of the Dutch national institute for applied scientific research, having tight collaborations with ASML. His professional passion is to improve industrial products and design processes through cutting edge model-based design methodologies, by working on the borders between academic research and industrial innovation. His research expertise is performance engineering, including the areas of (stochastic) performance analysis, design automation, scheduling and predictable synthesis. His application domain concerns high-tech cyber-physical systems. He developed and supervised several multidisciplinary research programs that led to various industrial innovations and authored over hundred journal and conference publications.

Peter Wennink, President and CEO ASML
Peter Wennink was appointed as President and CEO on 1 July 2013.
He joined ASML in 1999 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Management.
Mr. Wennink has an extensive background in business and finance. Prior to his employment with ASML, he worked as a partner at Deloitte Accountants, specializing in the high technology industry with an emphasis on the semiconductor equipment industry. Peter is a member of the Netherlands Institute of Registered Accountants. He is Board Member of the Captains of Industry Eindhoven Region, Board Member of FME (Federatie voor de Metaal- en Electrotechnische Industrie), Chair of the Eindhovensche Fabrikantenkring an Chair of the Supervisory Board of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He serves as a member of the Exchange Council of Euronext and council member of the Dutch Top Sector High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM or Holland High Tech). Peter Wennink is member of the Advisory Committee of the Dutch National Growth Fund.

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Peter Wennink
President & CEO ASML

Since 2007, Lenaerts (1966) has led the Sustainable Energy, Air and Water Technology Group that she founded in Antwerp. The Belgian professor has also been vice-rector of Valorization & Development since 2016. In this role, she serves as a catalyst and connector for Antwerp’s innovation ecosystem. Lenaerts holds a large number of executive positions in the academic world and beyond, including on the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). She studied and obtained her PhD at KU Leuven and IMEC. She is the first female Rector Magnificus of TU/e.

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Sylvia Lenaerts
Sylvia Lenaerts
Rector Magnificus
Yvette van Eechoud
Yvette van Eechoud
Dep. Director-General Foreign Economic Relations / Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Since  August 2023 Yvette van Eechoud is the Deputy Director General Foreign Economic Relations.
2020-2023: Director Department Western Hemisphere, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2016-2020: Director, European and International Affairs Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
2013-2016: Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Doha
2009-2013: Head, Economic and Development Cooperation Section, Netherlands Embassy Egypt, Cairo
2005-2009: Royal Household | dep Private Secretary to TTRRHH Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands
2003-2005: European Integration Department, coordinator of NL 2004 EU Presidency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

She has a Master’s Degree in European Studies (European and international economy, European and international law, Spanish and English language and literature), University of Amsterdam, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.

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Hyoung Chan Choe
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Hyoung Chan Choe (1967) is the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, based in The Hague since May 2023. In this position, he oversaw the successful State Visit of President Yoon Suk Yeol to the Netherlands in December 2023 and aspires to enhance the bilateral relationship and cooperation between the two countries. He has an M.A. in Public Policy from Seoul National University and an M.A. in International Relations from The University of Virginia, U.S.A. In 1990, he passed the High Diplomatic Service Examination and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to coming to the Netherlands, he was Deputy Minister for Planning and Coordination at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (2021). He has previously served at Korean Embassies as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in the Republic of Serbia (2018), Minister-Counsellor in the Republic of Iraq (2013) and Minister-Counsellor in the United States of America (2011). He has also been posted to China, Vietnam and Israel. In Korea, he among others held the positions of Director-General of the International Policy Bureau (Ministry of National Defense, 2016), Senior Director of the National Security Council Secretariat (Office of National Security, 2015), Director of the ROK-US Security Cooperation Division at the North American Affairs Bureau (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2009) and Director for Overseas Missions at the Office of Planning and Coordination (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2008).

Yongpil Lee (1972) has served as Director General for High Technology Industry at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea since 2022, overseeing responsibilities related to advanced industries such as semiconductors, batteries, biotechnology and displays.
Director General Lee is striving to enhance the competitiveness of advanced industries by formulating and implementing policies, improving institutions, supporting R&D activities, fostering manpower and facilitating investment.
Through close cooperation with major countries as well as active communication with domestic and foreign companies, academia and stakeholders, Director General Lee is endeavoring to contribute to the stabilization of supply chains in advanced industries.

Director General Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Seoul National University and a master’s degree in Economic Policy and International Business from the University of Birmingham, UK.
After beginning his career as a government official in 1999 at the Ministry of Science and Technology, where he was involved in R&D planning, Director General Lee has worked at various ministries and divisions including the Industrial and Technology Base Division (2004) and the Investment Policy Division (2006) at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, the Minister’s Office and the Electronics Industry Division at the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (2011), and as First Secretary at the Embassy of Canada (2014).Director General Lee joined the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy in 2017, and served as Director of the Free Trade Agreement Compliance Office and Director of the Renewable Energy Policy Office (2018). And now he is working as Director General for High Technology Industry.

YoungPil LEE
Yongpil Lee
Director General for High Technology Industry at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea
Marion matters
Marion Matters-Kammerer

Marion Matters is professor in the Integrated Circuits group at the Electrical Engineering Department of Eindhoven University of Technology. Since 2020 she is Vice-Dean of the department and Education Program Director. She is scientific director of the Center for Terahertz Science and Technology Eindhoven (CTSTe). She has received her PhD degree at RWTH Aachen (Germany) and pursued a career at Philips Research between 1999 till 2011 with a focus on RF to THz design in System in package technologies. Since 2011 she is with Eindhoven University of Technology. Her research focus is on millimeter-wave to terahertz IC design, photonic-electronic integration and packaging for communication and sensing applications. She is co-founder of the start-up company TeraNova B.V.

Peter Baltus is a Full Professor and Chair of the Integrated Circuits group in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His key area of expertise is high frequency integrated circuit and system design. Other areas of expertise in the area of analog design include transceiver systems architecture analysis and design as well as RF and analog circuit design.

Peter is particularly interested in design methods for very low power transceivers at high frequencies and prefers working on unusual and long-term real-world problems. Recent research projects include low latency, high reliability wireless transceivers, efficient wideband beamforming, wireless power transfer at mm-wave frequencies for truly monolithic sensors, and exploration of unknown environments through sensor swarms.

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Peter Baltus
Full Professor and Chair of the Mixed-Signal Microelectronics group
Job Beckers
Job Beckers
Associate Professor within the Elementary Processes in Gas Discharges group

Job Beckers is Associate Professor within the Elementary Processes in Gas Discharges group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research focuses on discovering how nanometer- to micrometer-scale particles interact with plasmas on the most fundamental level. These researched plasmas include electrically generated discharges and plasmas induced by highly energetic photons and electrons.
Earlier in his career, Beckers developed a wearable plasma filter for medical purposes, to reduce the odor of ostomy bags.
His specialties include general and applied physics, plasma physics, dusty plasmas, physics of the plasma sheath and pre-sheath, extreme UV (EUV) plasma sources for lithography and EUV-induced plasmas.

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Sebastiaan van den Eijnden
Assistant professor Mechanical Engineering

Nonlinear controllers can realize unparalleled performance of high-tech machines. Ironically, nonlinearities are often synonym to complexity, and, therefore, usually avoided in design. With our research we want to make a paradigm shift in the way we see and handle the complexity in nonlinear control systems. We aim at using machine data in the form of time- and frequency-domain information to develop graphical and algorithmic methods for shaping the performance of nonlinear control systems. This enables major breakthroughs in the productivity, precision, and efficiency of high-tech machines.

Elena Lomonova is a Full Professor and Chair of Electromechanics, Power Electronics and Motion Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).  Her chair focuses on fundamental and applied research on enabling energy conversion theory, methods and technologies for high-precision, automotive and medical systems. Her research activities span various facets of advanced mechatronics, electromechanics and electromagnetics including rotary electrical machines and drives, linear and planar actuation, and power conversion systems.

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Elena Lomonova
Full Professor and Chair of Electromechanics, Power Electronics and Motion Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Bart Smolders received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 1989 and 1994, respectively. He worked at NXP (formerly Philips) Semiconductors, responsible for the innovation in the RF business line. Since 2010, he is full-time professor at the TU/e and chairman of the Electromagnetics Group with special interest in antenna systems and applications, such as 6G wireless communications. In particular, he is co-founder of the FNS-6G national growth-fund project. He is also co-founder of the start-up company ANTENNEX.

Next to his research activities, he was the dean of the Electrical Engineering department of the TU/e in the period 2016-2023. Currently, he is responsible for the Future Chips initiative at TU/e.

prof. Bart Smolders, per januari 2016 decaan faculteit Electrical Engineering, TU Eindhoven
Bart Smolders
Professor Electromagnetics/Antennas Eindhoven University of Technology
Seunghyup Yoo
Chair Professor and the Director for KAIST Samsung Display Research Center as well as Attachable Phototherapeutics Center for e-Healthcare

Seunghyup Yoo received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona, Tucson, in 2005 for his work on organic thin-film solar cells based on pentacene/C60 heterojunctions. From 2005 to 2006, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, where he worked on various organic optoelectronic devices. Since August 2006, he has been with the School of Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, where he is currently a KAIST Endowed Chair Professor and the Director for KAIST Samsung Display Research Center as well as Attachable Phototherapeutics Center for e-Healthcare. He had served as KAIST’s VP of Student Affairs from 2019-2021. He is one of the founding members of KAIST Graduate School of Semiconductor Technology, established in 2023. His primary research interests include the development of novel device architecture and processes for electronics and photonics based on organic and emerging semicondcutors in the area of display/lighting, energy, wearable healthcare, and flexible electronics.

Martijn Heck is professor in the Photonic Integration group of the Electrical Engineering department at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is also still a part-time group leader at Aarhus University in Denmark, where he founded the Photonic Integrated Circuits group in 2013. Heck is a globally recognized and internationally oriented expert in photonic integration, with broad experience in ground-breaking basic research, applied research and technology transfer. He has specific interest in the application of this technology in sensors, microwave and terahertz photonics, quantum technology, and interconnects.

In his career, Heck has been deeply involved in the realization of the first successful multi-project wafer run of the European platform for photonic integration JePPIX, the development of the hybrid silicon platform technology, now commercialized by Intel and Juniper, from component level to full circuit level fabrication, and the invention of the ultra-low loss waveguide technology, with world-record low loss.

Martijn Heck
Martijn Heck
Professor in the Photonic Integration group of the Electrical Engineering department at Eindhoven University of Technology

Shihab Al-Daffaie obtained his PhD degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technical University (TU) Darmstadt (Germany) in 2015. In 2016, he founded and led the Nanophotonics and Terahertz Technology group (NTT) in the faculty of Photonics and Optical Communications at the same university.

He has authored/co-authored more than 60 publications in high-impact journals and conferences. Dr Al-Daffaie was a recipient of the German Ernst Ludwig Mobility Grant in 2019 to join the Eindhoven University of Technology as a guest scholar.

In May 2022, he became Assistant Professor of Terahertz Nanophotonics and Integration Technology (TNIT) in the Department of Electrical Engineering at TU/e, and in September 2023, he took responsibility as Programme Leader of the BSc in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

His research focuses on using nano-optoelectronics, -materials, and -technologies in the semiconductor integration field for extremely high-frequency devices (terahertz but not limited) targeting various applications in communications and sensing. The current work focuses on the development of the first THz photonic integrated circuits process design kit (THz-PDK), aiming for hybrid and heterogeneous integration of all lasers and optoelectronic devices (active and passive) with THz nanodevices in one single chip. The main applications of those THz PIC chips are in communications including 6G and beyond, Bio-medical including viruses detection, security and safety including explosive detection and body search scanners, industrial inspections including quality degradation, and much more.

Since Feb. 2023 he became the Focus Area Leader of “Integrated Remote Sensing Systems” at Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute (EHCI).

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Shihab Al-Daffaie
Assistant Professor, Terahertz Nanophotonics and Integration Technology (TNIT) Program Leader BSc | Department of Electrical Engineering
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Sander Stuijk
Chair of the Electronic Systems group and Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering department at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Sander Stuijk is chair of the Electronic Systems group and Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering department at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).  His research focuses on design trajectories for predictable embedded signal processing applications that are used in high-tech systems such as industrial manufacturing systems, automotive, and health care monitoring. His goal is to develop high-level compilation strategies that transform applications into efficient and predictable code that can be executed on modern heterogeneous multi-core platforms, consisting of a general-purpose multi-core CPU with SIMD, VLIW and GPU extensions.
He is a board member of the 4TU.NIRICT research institute, which combines IT research from the Dutch universities of technology. The institute focuses on community building, collaboration in education and joint research. Stuijk is also a founding member of ICT Next Generation, a network of assistant and associate professors in IT research and education in the Netherlands.
Sander is also the departmental coordinator of the Embedded Systems master’s degree program. He has supervised dozens of students at the BSc, MSc, PhD and PDEng level.

Marc Geilen is Associate Professor in the Electronic Systems group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research interests are in model-based design methods, design-automation and optimization. He is heading the Model-Based Design Lab.

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Marc Geilen
Associate Professor in the Electronic Systems group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
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Twan Basten
Full Professor in the Electronic Systems group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Twan Basten is Full Professor in the Electronic Systems group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He researches the design of embedded and cyber-physical systems with a focus on design and synthesis, design-space exploration and computational models. To obtain dependable systems, their design should be model-driven and based on rigorous mathematical foundations.
Basten is and has been involved in several international research projects (FP5-7, H2020, ECSEL), and several Dutch projects (STW, NWO, RVO), also as a project leader. He has served (or is serving) in over 60 technical program committees. He was the Ambient Intelligence co-chair in the DATE 2003 TPC, topic chair in the DATE 2004 and 2005 TPCs, the TPC co-chair for ACSD 2007, TPC chair of MoCC 2008, special session (co-)chair in the DSD 2012 and 2013 TPCs, general chair of IDEA 2016, and CPS track chair of ICT.Open 2019.
He (co)authored 1 book and more than 200 scientific publications, of which seven received a best paper award. He (co)supervised 21 PhD degrees. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a lifetime member of the ACM.
Specialties: computational models, embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, model-driven engineering, dependable systems.

Dip Goswami is an Associate Professor in the Electronic Systems group of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research focuses on various design aspects of embedded control systems in resource-constrained domains such as automotive and robotics.  Much of Goswami’s interests are seen in his work with PhD students, such as in resource-aware design of embedded control systems, optimization of distributed automotive systems such as vehicle platoons, embedded implementation of motion control systems, optimization and analysis of data intensive control loops. In addition, he is closely involved in the development of design and performance analysis techniques for embedded control systems implemented on to predictable multi-core platforms. Goswami has co-authored 60 conference papers, 20 journal articles, and 1 book chapter. He has published in several international journals and conferences in the fields of embedded control systems, robotics and cyber-physical systems, resulting in three best paper awards.

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Dip Goswami
Associate Professor in the Electronic Systems group of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
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Wesley Crock
Head of university relations in Europe at ASML

Wesley Crock is in charge of university relations in Europe at ASML since June 2023. In this capacity Wesley unites the European higher education system with ASML, by establishing and fostering symbiotic relationships with key universities in order to create knowledge and talent collaborations. Prior to this from 2016-2022, Wesley was Head of Education at the Raw Materials innovation community at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), where 300.000 learners in 35+ countries were educated under his leadership. At EIT Wesley created and was Director of the Higher Education (HEI) Initiative, a EUR 400M, pan-European programme to strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurial capacity of 550+ universities in 30+ Horizon Europe countries. Wesley also united the European raw materials and earth observation communities by working together with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the EU Copernicus programme to establish the Earth Observation for Raw Materials Skills Programme (RawMatCop).
From 2008-2016 Wesley was a researcher at the sustainable cycles programme of United Nations University (UNU) and led its capacity building strategy, equipping policymakers and SMEs with key knowledge and networks to design and implement evidence-based e-waste management policy and systems in Africa and Latin America.
An academically-trained environmental scientist, Wesley holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Ecology from TU Delft; his research investigated and modeled the theoretical potential of a neodymium circular economy to meet climate targets in the Paris Climate Accords and reduce raw materials criticality (spoiler: in the short- and medium-term, secondary supply of neodymium is not enough – neodymium mining is necessary to meet demand for neodymium-containing products).

Vina Faramarzi is a technologist and researcher in ASML, her work is focused on advanced patterning solutions for emerging semiconductor device technologies. She did her PhD in the university of Strasbourg on “light-triggered molecular electronics in the 10-100 nm size range” where nanofabrication, electronics and chemistry meet to form novel semiconductor device concepts. She collaborates closely with research organizations as imec and several academic institutes across Europe

Vina Faramarzi
Vina Faramarzi
Technologist and researcher in ASML

Erwin Kessels is a professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and he is the scientific director of the NanoLab@TU/e clean room facilities. Erwin received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from the TU/e in 1996 and 2000, respectively. He chairs the Plasma & Materials Processing group and his research interests cover the field of synthesis of ultrathin films and nanostructures using methods such as (plasma-enhanced) atomic layer deposition (ALD) and atomic layer etching (ALE). With 20+ years of experience in the field of ALD, he has contributed most prominently by his work on plasma-enhanced ALD, his research related to ALD for semiconductor technology and photovoltaics, and ALD for nanopatterning (including area-selective ALD). Erwin has won several awards (the AVS Peter Mark Memorial Award in 2007; the ALD Innovation Award in 2019) and he has organized many conferences and workshops in the field of ALD and ALE. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology. He is also the driving force behind the blog and the founder of the ALD Academy.

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Erwin Kessels
professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and he is the scientific director of the NanoLab@TU/e clean room facilities
Sheng Wang
Sheng Wang
Strategic business development manager at ASML

Sheng Wang is strategic business development manager at ASML. He focuses on long term expansion of ASML’s business in core and adjacent market.
Sheng has been with ASML for more than 10 years and was involved in development of DUV, EUV and EXE lithography platforms and working with customer on lithography metrology related challenges.
Sheng holds a MBA degree and a BSc degree in electrical engineering

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Stefan de Gendt
Scientific director at imec, Director of Academic Relations at imec, full professor with the Faculty of Science KULeuven

Stefan De Gendt obtained his master and PhD degree in chemistry from the University of Antwerp in Belgium. He kicked off his imec career in 1996 at the ultra clean processing group, focusing on cleaning technology and analytical metrology for contamination control in CMOS processing. From 2000 until 2017, he governed multiple projects and programs (imec’s industrial affiliation program on high-k dielectrics and the post CMOS nanotechnology program). He was also group leader to imec’s Nano Confined Applications, Interfaces and Surfaces, group). The common thread of his work was to allow further scaling of transistor technologies through unit process and material research. In 2017, he was assigned the role of scientific director at imec and in 2022 he was nominated imec Fellow. At that time, he also took up the position of Director of Academic Relations, specifically for the PhD and postdoc program. He is also affiliated to the KULeuven since 2003, currently as (part time) full professor with the Faculty of Science.

Julien Arcomone
Julien Arcamone
Vice-President of the Corporate R&D of ASM

Since 2023, Julien Arcamone is the Vice-President of the Corporate R&D of ASM, the leading semiconductor equipment supplier in ALD and Epitaxy. Based in Leuven at imec, he leads teams in Belgium and Finland that develop AMS’s novel ALD and epi processes that will enable future advanced logic and memory devices. Prior to that, he was 15 years with CEA-Leti, where he started as staff research scientist in NEMS. Then he held a number of positions, notably VP of Business Development for Asia, his last one being Head of the Connectivity & Computing Devices Department, within CEA-Leti’s Silicon Components Division. In that position, he managed Leti’s R&D teams dedicated to active RF and quantum devices, advanced CMOS and memories devices, and their related advanced computing approaches (Edge AI, IMC), as well as the teams in charge of developing 3D integration technologies.

He graduated in 2003 from INSA Lyon in Materials Engineering, with a focus on semiconductor materials & devices. Then, he received a PhD in Electronic Engineering in 2007 from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), and the HDR from Grenoble-Alpes University in 2017. He is an IEEE Senior Member, and was part of IEEE MEMS conference’s TPC in 2016 and 2017. Dr. Arcamone has authored or co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 1 book, and is the co-inventor of 9 patents.

Johan Swerts is the director of the Materials-Interfaces and Deposition-Analysis  (MIDA) department (~ 100 researchers and R&D engineers) at imec since 2022. The department focusses on the research and development of novel materials and deposition processes used in imec’s advanced Si 300mm pilot line. The teams in the department cover the full spectrum of thin film deposition techniques used in Si manufacturing such as ALD, CVD, PVD, and EPI, as well as more exploratory techniques for material research for example MBE and PLD.
His career in semicon started when he joined ASM in 2004 to work on the introduction of ALD high-k gate dielectrics in CMOS. He moved to imec in 2009 to develop ALD processes for metallization and emerging memories. He led the PVD development for spintronic applications in 2013 and became Principal Member of Technical Staff in 2015. In 2019 he was appointed as Thin Films group manager that evolved into a department in 2022. Johan Swerts obtained his Ph.D. in Physics in 2003 at the KU Leuven in Belgium. He (co-)authored 18 patents and > 170 peer reviewed journal publications.

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Johan Swerts
Director of the Materials-Interfaces and Deposition-Analysis (MIDA) department (~ 100 researchers and R&D engineers) at imec
Rami Khazaka
Principal Technologist leading the Research and Development (R&D) epitaxy team at ASM Belgium

Dr. Rami Khazaka is Principal Technologist leading the Research and Development (R&D) epitaxy team at ASM Belgium. Dr. Khazaka joined ASM in 2018 as Senior Process Engineer to develop Group IV epitaxy processes. Before joining ASM, he was a postdoctoral researcher at CEA-LETI where he developed material for both CMOS and optoelectronic applications. Dr. Khazaka has more than 15 filed US patents and co-authored more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He holds a Master degree in renewable energies science and technology from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France and Ph.D. in Electronics from the François Rabelais University, Tours, France.

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Paul Mertens
Senior member of staff at imec, expert in the area of cleaning and surface preparation and introduction of new materials

Paul W. Mertens holds a Master and a PhD degree in applied sciences (micro-electronics) from the KULeuven. Since joining IMEC in 1984, he has investigated silicon-on-insulator material, In 1990 he moved to the new Ultra-clean processing group, focussing on silicon wafer surface quality and defects, thin gate dielectrics, the effect of and metrology for contamination, cleaning and surface preparation processes. From 2000 till 2014, he was group leader and program manager of the industrial affiliation program on Ultra Clean Processing. Paul Mertens has (co-)authored more than 500 technical and scientific publications and conference contributions. He is (co-)inventor of more than 20 patents. He is also a co-organiser of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) SCST symposium and the lead organizer of the bi-annual conference ‘Ultra Clean Processing on Semiconductor Surfaces’ (UCPSS). Currently, as a senior member of staff at imec, he has the role of expert in the area of cleaning and surface preparation and introduction of new materials.

Claudia Fleischmann is a part-time associate professor at the KU Leuven; principal member of technical staff and team leader at imec. She specializes in the characterization of semiconductor materials and devices, with special focus on Atom Probe Tomography. Her research is embedded in imec’s Materials and Components Analysis department and the Quantum Solid State Physics research group at KU Leuven. She is co-manager of the Atom Probe user facility in the KU Leuven NanoCentre and teaches a course on physical material characterization for electronic devices in the master program of the faculty of science.

Claudia earned a degree in Physical Engineering (Dipl. Ing. FH) from the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, Germany, and a degree in Materials Engineering (M. Eng.) and Physics (Ph.D.) from the KU Leuven. After completing a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Institute for Nuclear and Radiation Physics at KU Leuven, she joined imec in 2013.

Claudia Fleischmann
Part-time associate professor at the KU Leuven; principal member of technical staff and team leader at imec
Michael Givens
Michael Givens
Senior Director & Executive Technologist with ASM's Corporate R&D organization

Dr. Michael Givens is Senior Director & Executive Technologist with ASM’s Corporate R&D organization. He is currently based in Leuven, Belgium where he guides programs focused on the development of ALD and Epi processes, novel materials, and device and integration schemes for emerging Logic and Memory technologies. He has over 30 years’ experience in the industry, over 20 of that with ASM, holding various roles in materials, process, device, and equipment development from Pathfinding through HVM readiness. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Annelies Delabie is a principal member of the technical staff at imec, research institute for nano-electronics and digital technologies, and a professor in the department of chemistry at the university of Leuven (KU Leuven), both in Leuven, Belgium. She received a PhD degree in science from the university of Leuven in 2001 and joined imec the same year. Her research focusses on the fundamentals and applications of thin films and thin film deposition techniques, with a focus on atomic layer deposition, chemical vapor deposition, surface functionalization and area-selective deposition. She is a member of the committee of the American vacuum society international conference on atomic layer deposition since 2006, and she co-chaired the conference in Brugges in 2008. She is also a program committee member of the area-selective deposition workshop, and she chaired the workshop in Leuven in 2016. She is (co-)author of 10 patents and more than 230 scientific publications.

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Annelies Delabie
Principal member of the technical staff at imec and professor in the department of chemistry at the university of Leuven (KU Leuven)
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Robert Grubbs
Scientific Director of Thin Films at IMEC

Robert Grubbs is presently the Scientific Director of Thin Films at IMEC in Leuven Belgium.  Prior to this position, he worked for eight years at Micron Technology in process engineering, developing critical films for high density phase change memories and on interfacial engineering for high-performance CMOS. Before Micron, Robert spent ten years at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) where he designed and implemented the Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) facilities at the lab.  This facility was utilized to deposit wide-ranging thin films for both laboratory mission activities and for national security applications. Additionally, he held the position of design engineer at the lab for the explosively driven ferroelectric power supply used for pulsed power applications. Grubbs received his BS in Chemistry from Clarkson University in 1990. He continued with his MS at University of CA Berkeley studying quantum confinement effects in semiconducting nanocrystals.  After a three-year stint working for Silicon Valley start-ups in the areas of charge storage and biomedical devices, Robert completed his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at University of Colorado, Boulder, studying the nucleation and growth of ALD grown metal films.  His subsequent Post Doctorate appointment was at Sandia National Laboratories studying the electrical response of pressure induced phase transitions of exotic perovskite materials.  He is the holder of seven patents and has an Hindex of 20., He is very active in the AVS scientific society, held the National AVS Chapter, Division and Groups (CDG) chairperson position from 2013 to 2016,  is presently active in the Thin Film Division (TFD) and is an AVS national short course instructor.  In the local New Mexico Chapter of AVS, Robert was chapter chairperson twice, ran the NM regional science fair for six years, was on the scholarship and finance committees and promoted AVS outreach for women in science.  At the national level he was the CDG chairperson form 2013 to 2016 and interacted with all local AVS chapters providing assessment and support for chapters that wanted to grow or desired revitalization.  He is an active member of the AVS Thin Film Division(TFD) where he has been the chairperson for the TFD awards committee for the last four years.  His leadership also extends into the AVS Short Course program where he has been a valued instructor for two courses:  Atomic Layer Deposition for eighteen years and Plasma-enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition for four years. Grubbs is presently serving on the AVS Board as a Director until 2026 and in charge of Society membership

Jean Schreurs
Jean Schreurs
Executive Director of NXP Semiconductors Netherlands

Dr. Jean Schreurs (1962) is Executive Director of NXP Semiconductors Netherlands since 2020. He represents NXP in The Netherlands to (local) governments, employers’ and employees’ organisations, educational and research institutions, media and in various partnerships. Jean is actively involved in the various sustainability initiatives that NXP is developing in The Netherlands and is a board member of NXP subsidiaries in and outside The Netherlands, as well as of various triple helix and charity organisations.

Before being appointed as Executive Director of NXP Semiconductors Netherlands, Jean worked as a corporate lawyer at Philips and NXP Semiconductors for thirty years. During his legal career, Jean played a leading role in numerous Merger & Acquisitions transactions, financing and restructuring projects, as well in the area of (international) corporate governance policies.

Jean obtained his master degree and PhD in laws at the Radboud University Nijmegen.

Arnoud vdWell
Arnoud van der Wel
AMS-CC/AMS Innovation Board Chair

Dr. Van der Wel has been with NXP since 2005, and is currently Innovation & Roadmap manager at the Analog & Mixed Signal Competence Center of NXP in Eindhoven. He holds 15 patents, and has authored or co-authored over 15 peer-reviewed papers. He leads a team of analog circuit designers designing cutting edge IP in advanced CMOS and SOI processes, in the fields of power management and references. Dr. Van der Wel holds a PhD and MSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Twente and is a qualified physics teacher.

Dr. Alessio Filippi has been with NXP since 2012, and is currently Fellow in the business line Radio Frequency processing. He is part of the Innovation team and manages and contributes to the long term program on digital algorithms and advanced waveform for automotive radar. He holds 20 US patents, and has authored or co-authored over 25 peer-reviewed papers.

Dr. Filippi holds a Doctorate degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany and a Master degree in Telecommunication Engineer from the University of Padova, Italy.

Alessio Filippi
BL-RFP/Connectivity Innovation Board Chair
Brian de Bart
Brian de Bart
SBS/Systems Innovation Board Chair

Brian de Bart graduated in 1995 from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. In 1997 he obtained the title of ‘registered technologic designer’ at the same university in Information and Communication Technology.

After his studies he started working at Philips Semiconductors as a chip designer for digital TV and WiFi systems. In 2003 he moved with his family to Beijing, China to help set up a Joint Venture to design chips for the Chinese 3G mobile phone market. In 2005, after returning to the Netherlands, he made the transition from a mainly technical role to a role as Marketing Manager of smartphone chipset solutions. In 2013 he then made the switch to the Automotive semiconductor market. For 6 years, Brian was responsible for the System Basis Chip segment of the Product Line In-Vehicle Networking.

Since 2019, he is leading the “Automotive System Innovations” department, part of the Central Technology Office (CTO) of NXP Semiconductors. This team of approximately 40 highly skilled system engineers defines and develops innovative demo’s, proof-of-concepts and system solutions using NXP automotive chips and software.

John Smeets is Program Director part of NXP CTO Office covering Chief Technology Office program planning, Long Term Innovation and University Research programs.
30 plus years experience in Innovation program and project management covering all aspects of the funnel from scouting/research until consumer product development.
Active in consumer electronics, components and semiconductor industries. Worked with end-customers and internal customers.
Responsibilities from proof of concept until manufacturing release of new product.

John Smeets
Program Director NXP
CWTe EE TUe: prof. Henk Corporaal
Henk Corporaal
Professor Embedded System Architectures

Henk Corporaal is Professor in Embedded System Architectures at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in The Netherlands. He has gained a MSc in Theoretical Physics from the University of Groningen, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, in the area of Computer Architecture, from Delft University of Technology.
His research is on low power multi-processor, heterogenous processing architectures, their programmability, and the predictable design of soft- and hard real-time systems. This includes research and design of embedded system architectures, including CGRAs, SIMD, VLIW and GPUs, on accelerators, the exploitation of all kinds of parallelism, fault-tolerance, approximate computing, architectures for machine and deep learning, optimizations and mapping of deep learning networks, and the (semi-)automated mapping of applications to these architectures.
Corporaal has co-authored over 500 journal and conference papers. Furthermore he invented a new class of VLIW architectures, the Transport Triggered Architectures, which is used in several commercial products, and by many research groups. He initiated and leads the Dutch NWO perspectief program on Efficient Deep Learning (; in this program many research institutes and over 30 companies participate. He also is the PI of the EU project CONVOLVE ( on seamless design of smart edge processors, with 19 partners.

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Aida Todri-Sanial is a Full Professor in the Integrated Circuits Group in EE Department at TU/e and PI of NanoComputing Research Lab. Her research interests focus on physics-based computing, neuromorphic computing and quantum computing. Prior to joining TU/e she has held several R&D positions at CNRS, STMicroelectronics, Cadence Design System and IBM TJ Watson Research.

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Aida Todri-Sanial
Professor in the Integrated Circuits Group in EE Department at TU/e and PI of NanoComputing Research Lab
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Patty Stabile
Associate Professor at TU/e within the Electro-Optical Communication system group

Dr. Patty Stabile is Associate Professor at TU/e within the Electro-Optical Communication system group. She moved to TU/e in 2009 for working on large-scale photonic integrated circuits, for which she was awarded the Early Career Women in Photonics Special Recognition” from the European Optical Society. She is co-applicant and PI within several European Projects (e.g. Passion, Twilight, KDT Clever), PI within large national program (e.g. Gravitation programs Nanophotonics and Networks and PhotonDelta NGF), as well as co-applicant of the recently started NWA NL-ECO large national program, with strong focus on unconventional energy-efficient computing paradigms. She is author and co-author of more than 150 papers and chair of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter. She has been visiting scientist at University of Cambridge in UK in 2010 and at MIT in 2018. She is expert in large-scale photonic integrated circuits based on semiconductor-optical-amplifiersdesign for high-capacity nodes for next generation optical networks. She is also expert in mapping neural network models on photonic hardware for neuromorphic optical computing and plan to co-design architectures which see the system co-integration of electronics and photonics.

Dr. Raaijmakers is currently Corporate Vice President and Executive Advisor of ASM International NV (“ASM”), focusing on innovation management, new technologies and government relations. He started his career in 1982 at the Philips Research Labs in the Netherlands. He moved to the USA in 1988, where he held various positions in semiconductor technology development and R&D management at Philips, Novellus, and Applied Materials. Dr. Raaijmakers joined ASM in 1996 in its ASM America subsidiary and was appointed CTO in 1999, based out of ASM’s headquarter in the Netherlands, a position he held until 2022. Dr. Raaijmakers has authored over 50 technical publications, has been invited as a speaker to many conferences, and is an inventor on over 175 granted patents. He holds M.Sc. (“Ir”) (1982) and Ph.D. (1988) degrees in Physics from “Eindhoven University of Technology” (the Netherlands), specializing in Plasma Physics and Materials Science.

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Ivo Raaijmakers
Corporate Vice President and Executive Advisor of ASM International NV
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Liesbeth Vanherpe
Group manager at ASML Research

Liesbeth Vanherpe is group manager at ASML Research since July 2023. She is a computational scientist with a passion for interdisciplinary projects. In 2010, Liesbeth obtained a PhD in Computer Science at the KU Leuven, Belgium, in a collaboration with its Materials Science Department. She continued exploring the world of simulation in the field of applied computational electromagnetism at CERN and in the field of computational neuroscience at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2018 she joined ASML, an innovation leader in the semiconductor industry, where she held positions in algorithm development, physical modelling, and software engineering. In her current role as a research group manager, Liesbeth is still resolving complex puzzles in a computational environment, now with a growing emphasis on people and innovation.

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Hongsik Jeong
Professor of the Material Science and Engineering department and director of the Center for Future Semiconductor Technology(FUST)

Hongsik Jeong received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Yonsei University, Korea in 1985, 1987, and 1992, respectively. In 1992, he joined Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Kyungki-Do, Korea, where he led DRAM and new memory devices, such as PRAM, MRAM, and FRAM as a project leader. He received the Korean presidential award due to the achievement of worldwide leadership of new memories in 2005. Especially he brought the concept of PRAM, have successfully developed and commercialized the world’s first PRAM product for mobile phones. In 2014, he joined YICT at Yonsei University, Korea as a professor. In 2016, he moved to Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and studied neuromorphic devices based on new memory devices as a professor of the EE department and Center for Brain-Inspired Computing Research at Tsinghua University, China. Since 2019, He has joined the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST), in Ulsan, Korea. He is studying semiconductor device technology and neuromorphic systems as a professor of the Material Science and Engineering department and director of the Center for Future Semiconductor Technology(FUST). Also, he contributed to establishing the Graduate School of Semiconductor Materials and Devices Engineering(GS-SEMI) and served as the first dean of GS-SEMI at UNIST. He has published 1 chapter of a book, 37 patents, and over 120 technical papers and proceedings.

Byoung-Deog Choi received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA, in 2001, He is currently a Professor with the School of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon, South Korea. He has authored over 100 articles in SCI journals and holds 50 patents. His current research interests include NAND-based flash memory technology, DRAMs and display devices

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Byoung-Deog Choi
Professor with the School of Information and Communication Engineering
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Joonki Suh
Associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Joonki Suh is presently an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (and by courtesy, Graduate School of Semiconductor Materials and Devices Engineering) at UNIST, where he is leading a research group in a new class of atomically-thin semiconductors and non-volatile memory devices. Prior to the current position, he graduated from Yonsei University in 2006, and then received a M.S. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, respectively. All his degrees are in materials science and engineering, and his doctoral research focused on defect and device physics in semiconducting thin films including phase-change materials and 2D chalcogenides.

Prof. Himchan Cho is a Kwon Oh-Hyun Endowed Chair Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Graduate School of Semiconductor Technology, at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Republic of Korea. He worked as a postdoctoral scholar at Seoul National University, Korea (2016-2018) and the University of Chicago, USA (2018-2021). His research interests include colloidal quantum dots, metal halide perovskites, their direct optical patterning, and LED applications. He is also focusing on the development of emerging optical memory devices and inorganic EUV photoresist.

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Himchan Cho
Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Graduate School of Semiconductor Technology
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Sung-Yool Choi
Professor of Electrical Engineering and the founding Dean of Graduate School of Semiconductor Technology

Prof. Sung-Yool Choi received his BS with Summa Cum Laude (1991), MS (1994), and Ph.D. (1998) degrees all from the Department of Chemistry, KAIST. In his graduate course, he worked on the classical and quantum mechanical dynamics of nonlinear systems on the theoretical basis.

He is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and the founding Dean of Graduate School of Semiconductor Technology, KAIST, which has been established by Korean government in 2023. His research has been focused on materials and device technology for future semiconductor and display devices, including graphene and 2D materials and neuromorphic devices. He is the inventor of “graphene oxide memristor” for flexible nonvolatile memory and neuromorphic applications, and the leading expert in the synthesis and process technologies for large-area, high-quality two-dimensional (2D) materials and the electronics and photonics applications.

Prof. Choi has authored more than 190 refereed papers and contributed more than 230 presentations at international or domestic conferences. He holds 52 Korean patents and 19 U.S. patents, several of which have been licensed to three global semiconductor or display companies. He received several academic awards including the Prime Minister’s Award for Research Innovation in Nanotechnology in Nano Korea 2015, KIDS Award Silver in IMID 2016, and the Prize for Academic Excellence of KAIST in 2017.

Heeyeop CHAE received his B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering from Seoul National University and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2000). After his Ph.D. he joined Applied Materials, a semiconductor equipment company, in California, USA as a senior process engineer for 4 years. He has been working as a professor in School of Chemical Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) since 2004. He is a vice president of Korean Vacuum Society and ALE committee member of ALD/ALE conference organized by American Vacuum Society. His research interests include i) plasma-enhanced atomic layer etching and deposition, ii) low global warming etching gas development, iii) plasma monitoring and machine learning and iv) light emitting quantum dot materials and devices

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Heeyeop Chae
Professor, Ph.D., School of Chemical Engineering and Department of Semiconductor Convergent Engineering (SKKU)

Lin-Lin Chen is Full Professor and chair of Design Innovation Strategy. Chen is dean of the Industrial Design Department. Chen conducts research on user interfaces for the Internet of Things, design innovation strategy and aesthetics of forms and intelligence. Her research focuses on product aesthetics, design innovation and interaction design for smart things. With emerging computing, wireless sensing and other emerging technologies, product behavior now goes beyond shapes and immediate reactions to the domains of time, movement and expression.

Chen is editor-in-chief of International Journal of Design (SCI, SSCI, AHCI). Together with dr. Yaliang Chuang, she started the journal from scratch and built it into one of the top journals in design.

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Lin-Lin Chen
Full Professor and chair of Design Innovation Strategy
Clement goossens
Clément Goossens
Head of Eindhoven University’s Office for Strategic Industry and Government Affairs

Clément Goossens has many years of experience in managing innovation in industry (Philips and NXP Semiconductors) and is currently Head of  Eindhoven University’s Office for Strategic Industry and Government Affairs. The office leads the development of and cooperation within TU/e’s strategic networks in politics, government and industry, where impact (innovation) is paramount.

Victor Sánchez, currently serving as the Managing Director of TU/e High Tech Systems Center (HTSC), brings over a decade of experience in innovation management within high-tech sectors. Previously, he spent seven years as a program manager in the Electronic Systems Group at the Electrical Engineering department, connecting research visions with industrial needs .Before joining TU/e, Victor dedicated eight years as the Innovation and Technology Director for a Spanish SME, contributing to key decisions within business organizations. His collaborative efforts include coordinating numerous European research projects along with several Dutch and Spanish initiatives. Victor’s professional journey is driven by a genuine passion for creating strategic programs rooted in visionary roadmaps. He focuses on coordinating activities between partners to address industry needs, striving for impactful progress within the dynamic realm of high-tech innovation.

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Victor Sanchez
Managing Director of TU/e High Tech Systems Center (HTSC)
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Marleen van Heusden
Program Manager International Affairs @ Eindhoven University of Technology

Marleen van Heusden obtained her MA in Communications from the Vrije University in Amsterdam in 2003. She started her career in international education and international relations in 2004 and since 2022, she is Program Manager International Affairs at TU/e. During her career at TU/e, she has been focusing on international strategy, international partnerships, alliances and networks, China relations, and knowledge security.

Delia Mitcan joined Eindhoven University of Technology in January 2023, holding the position of University Representative in the Brussels European environment. After obtaining her M.Sc. from Erasmus University Rotterdam in Public Management, she has fulfilled several positions, both in public and private sector. She has over 15 years of experience active in various functions involving topics of European interest, such as innovation and sustainability in energy and mobility. In her current function Delia acts as bridge builder between policy priorities of the university and Brainport Eindhoven Area and those of the European Union, when it comes about education, research and valorization on, for example, semiconductors, energy transition and AI systems.

Delia Mitcan
EU Representative
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Rianne Sanders
Communications Advisor Departments Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology

Strategic senior communications advisor with over 25 years of experience within a research university, a non-profit region development organization and (international) high-tech B2B environments. Coming from my Brainport background, I am committed to Eindhoven’s ambition to become one of the top 3 economies in Europe and the top 10 in the world. Since 2013 working as a specialist on research profiling for the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology. Also involved in the communication strategy of the associated departmental centers, like the High Tech Systems Center.

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Lisanne van Daalen
Management Assistent @High Tech Systems Center

Lisanne van Daalen is management assistant and PR specialist for the High Tech Systems Center (HTSC) at the Electrical Engineering Department of Eindhoven University of Technology. She joined TU/e recently, since November 2023, where in her role she assists the Scientific Director and Managing Director of HTSC with daily tasks. Lisanne has a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies, whereafter she expanded her knowledge in various fields, focusing on marketing and commerce.