prof. dr. Jennifer Herek
Dean of the Faculty Science and Technology

As the master of ceremonies, Prof. Dr. Jennifer Herek, the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, will chair the congress.

Before Jennifer became the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology in January 2019, she had filled several other positions at the University of Twente. In 2006, Jennifer became a professor and chair of the Optical Sciences Group. Next to being the chair of this research group, in 2012 Jennifer also became involved in the University College Twente as Dean, which she later combined with being the Dean of the Honours Programmes.

Next to her positions at the University of Twente, Jennifer is also prominently present in the science community. She has been involved as an active member in ‘Stichting Fysica’, worked for several platforms of the Dutch Science Organization NWO and participated in the European Consortium of Liberal Arts & Science.

Given Jennifer’s excellent background in physics and the renowned positions she fills and has filled in combination with her natural enthusiasm and passion, we believe Jennifer can take everyone along our path to the future on the 1st of May 2021.