Dr Karel Luyben
President, Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER) and Rector Magnificus, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.
Karel Luyben studied Chemical Engineering and in1983 Karel Luyben was appointed Professor in Biochemical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. Professor Luyben was Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the TU Delft between 1998 and 2009. He was responsible for the management and development of this large, research-oriented faculty. In 2010, Professor Luyben was appointed Rector Magnificus of the TU Delft. Together with his fellow Executive Board members, he is committed to making TU Delft a truly international university, and a centre for top-class research and education that will continue to attract talented students and scientists. In 2012 Professor Luyben was appointed as President-Elect of CESAER, the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research and he is the President of CESAER since January 2014.
Prof Luyben spoke in Plenary Session 1 Best Practices for Gender Policy in Research Organisations at the Gender Summit 4 EU 2014.