Lead Scientists

Research and innovation are core to TNO and our leading scientists therefore play a crucial role in our organization. Below, an overview is given of TNO’s
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Professors and Applied Research Professors, having a part-time position at a university or a applied research university as part of their TNO role
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Principal Scientist, being TNO’s recognized leaders in their field of expertise

These scientists provide direction to our research, develop the research talents in our organization, build strategic collaborations and often are ‘the face of TNO’ at key events and governing bodies.
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Adelbert Bronkhorst

In my research I focus on human factors: the interaction between humans and their... Read more
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André P.C. Faaij

My key research interests include: Biobased Economy, renewable energy technologies, energy system and scenario analysis... Read more
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Annelies Huygen

The energy transition is a major challenge. Everyone has to deal with it: the government, energy companies, the... Read more
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Antoine van der Heijden

The part-time chair focuses on innovative and intensified processing techniques that can be applied to... Read more
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Arjen Adriaanse

A fundamental challenge in the construction industry is bridging the gap between design, realization, operate & maintain... Read more
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Arjen Amelink

The need for more, better and affordable medical care is increasing rapidly due to the aging population. Together with... Read more
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Arnold Tukker

Since the 1st of October 2013, I am the Professor of Industrial Ecology and Scientific director of the Institute of Environmental... Read more
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Bart Keijser

TNO Healthy Living aims to contribute to human health and wellbeing through development of novel strategies for prevention... Read more
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Benny Akesson

Cyber-physical systems across application domains are getting increasingly complex, driven by five technological and market... Read more
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Bob van der Zwaan

One of mankind’s largest challenges during the 21st century is to meet the target of the Paris Agreement by limiting... Read more
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Christopher Brewster

My research area lies within Artificial Intelligence with a technical focus is on technologies for... Read more
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David Langley

Many industries are being transformed by digital innovations, including the internet of things (IoT), and by society’s need to... Read more
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Earl Goetheer

Electrochemistry is going to be an important tool for the conversion of not only biobased feedstock to value added chemicals... Read more
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Eric Groen

My research is aimed at supporting pilot performance in demanding situations which may, for example, lead to startle or... Read more
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Frank Willems

Traditional control methods are facing a turning point. Development of self-learning powertrains is crucial to deal with complexity... Read more
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Fred Roozeboom

My research activities focus on investigating and developing new functional ultrathin-film materials and plasma... Read more
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Geert F. Houben

UMC Utrecht and TNO collaborate in research on food-borne factors in allergic and inflammatory diseases. My role is... Read more
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George B. Huitema

The research area of Telematics broadly covers applications processing information (‘matics’) on distance... Read more
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Gerrit Muller

Within the broad field of systems engineering, my passion is systems architecting and conceptual modeling. Read more
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Gerwin Gelinck

Flexible and printed electronics are important for a broad range of applications – foldable and rollable displays come to mind... Read more
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Giampiero Gerini

Metamaterials and metasurfaces are artificially engineered structures consisting of arrays of sub-wavelength scatterers... Read more
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Hans van den Berg

In my research I focus on design, management and optimization of mobile communication networks with emphasis... Read more
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Herbert Zondag

My main research area is heat storage; mostly thermochemical heat storage and phase change materials. Over the... Read more
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Jan Maarten Schraagen

In line with the UT’s motto of High Tech – Human Touch, I study how brittle technologies influence joint cognitive... Read more
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Jan B.F. van Erp

I believe that technology should support our performance, safety, well-being and our strive for happiness. Therefore... Read more
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Jan-Diederik van Wees

In my research I promote integrated numerical model development and applied integrated studies in the... Read more
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Jasper Griffioen

In the course of 25 years I specialized into environmental geochemistry and hydrology. I apply my knowledge within... Read more
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Jelte Bos

The organs of balance are at the basis of our vestibular system that plays a major role in motion and orientation perception... Read more
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Jeroen van den Brand

My research focusses on printed electronics. Printed electronics is about making electronic devices using... Read more
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Johan Maljaars

Many existing structures such as bridges and wind turbines should be safe in use, meaning that degradation should remain within... Read more
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José Kerstholt

My research area is human decision making in the context of safety. A main finding in this field is that human decision making... Read more
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Jozef Hooman

The goal of my research is to improve the development of software that is embedded in high-tech systems. The general... Read more
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Koen Kok

Secure, clean, and efficient energy is one of the great societal challenges of our time. Electricity as a sustainable energy... Read more
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Alexander van Eijk

In a military context, situational awareness, i.e., an understanding of how well you can see and how well you can be... Read more
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Martijn Schaap

Major environmental challenges of the 21st century relate to the composition of our atmosphere. Exposure to pollutants... Read more
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Marieke Martens

I am a full professor ‘Automated Vehicles & Human Interaction’ at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Where... Read more
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Mark Neerincx

In my research I focus on human-centered computing. Progress in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, conversational agents... Read more
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Michiel de Looze

The focus of my research is on the use of human-assistive technology in work, in particular on industrial exoskeletons... Read more
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Niek Doelman

The study and development of novel modeling, control and sensing technologies for Optical Wavefields in Free space... Read more
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Olaf Adan

My research focusses on understanding the physics of transport and phase changes in complex permeable media as to... Read more
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Pascal Buskens

The gastprofessoraat ‘Nanostructured Materials’ is positioned at Hasselt University (UHasselt) in the Faculty of Sciences... Read more
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Paulien Bongers

I have published extensively on work and health, and public health topics such as prevention of musculoskeletal disease... Read more
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Peter Werkhoven

My research and teaching activities are about human perception and interaction in computer simulated worlds, focusing on... Read more
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Paul Havinga

Pervasive Systems are systems composed of a network of collaborative sensing, computational, and reasoning components... Read more
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Roland Blonk

Behavior change and the role of self-efficacy beliefs is my expertise. This expertise is translated, used and combined... Read more
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Ronald van Balen

In my research, I study how we can unravel the impact of climate change, sea level change and tectonic motions on the... Read more
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Stef van Buuren

Data are the new gold. Real data are always incomplete. Sometimes we can derive valid conclusions by just ignoring... Read more
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Stephan Raaijmakers

In my research I address communicative AI: AI that is open for inspection by humans and engages in... Read more
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Steven Dhondt

My main focus is on the impacts of the newest technologies on organisational and work practice. At TNO... Read more
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Tom M. van Engers

I conduct research on AI & Law, with a particular focus on normative reasoning. Having a track record in AI & Law research going... Read more
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Wessel Kraaij

My main research areas include machine learning from unstructured data in diverse applications such as information retrieval... Read more
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Wim C. Sinke

The research area ‘Photovoltaic energy conversion’ covers efficient, low-cost, sustainable and widely applicable conversion... Read more
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Albert Huizing

In recent years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) based on deep learning has achieved tremendous success in specialized tasks such as speech... Read more
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Ben van Ommen

Lifestyle medicine is a paradigm shift in medicine, as the patient becomes the protagonist, the living room replaces the waiting room... Read more
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Daan Noort

Ambitions are to strengthen the relationships with national and international research institutes, industrial partners and universities... Read more
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Gerard Schepers

The research area of my lectorship is wind energy. The focus lies on technological aspects of wind energy, e.g. turbine technology and... Read more
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Gianluca Coletti

We are at a critical turning point of the energy transition. The global PV market shipped more than 100 GW of modules for... Read more
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Hans Quak

City logistics studies how urban freight distribution can take place in urban areas as well as the strategies that can improve its... Read more
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Hans van den Broek

In the research area of maritime automation, the focus is on the Human Factor challenges in developments such as autonomous... Read more
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Jos Sanders

Main research area is the skills-based labour market. The Lectorship’s three central aims are to contribute to smarter people, smarter... Read more
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Maaike Snelder

My research focuses on the development of models and tools to design resilient future mobility systems in such a way that cities... Read more
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Paul de Wild

Within TNO Energy Transition my focus lies on the pyrolysis of biogenic materials (e.g. biomass residual streams such as lignin) and... Read more
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Ric Schleijpen

Electronic warfare (EW) is military action that exploits electromagnetic (EM) energy to provide situational awareness and create... Read more
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Richard Versluis

Quantum technology is going through an important revolution. Now that we understand the finesses of quantum mechanics... Read more
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Robert Kleemann

I am trained as a biochemist (universities Tübingen, Freiburg, Stuttgart) and specialized in the fields of metabolism and inflammation... Read more
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Rogier Nijssen

Composites, or fibre-reinforced polymers, are being used in various fields because of their high performance-to-weight-ratio... Read more
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Stefan Bäumer

Optical systems are at the heart of many innovations: satellite systems for climate monitoring, medical devices for diagnostics... Read more
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Zeger Vroon

My lectorship is active in the monitoring, validation and demonstration of new energy transition products for the Built environment... Read more

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