Jan Mengelers, Eindhoven University of Technology, Will Speak at the Photonic Integration Symposium, which will take place on April 25, 2016, at Eindhoven University of Technology, Blauwe Zaal in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
About Jan Mengelers
Jan Mengelers has presided over the Executive Board of Eindhoven University of Technology since 2014. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from TU/e in 1979 and then joined the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) as a scientific researcher. Between 1982 and 1984 he did scientific research at Philips Natlab before moving to Nedcar where he worked in various management roles from 1984 to 1997, the last four years as Managing Director, Product Design & Engineering. In 1997 Mengelers joined Neways Electronics International as President & CEO until May 2001, the year in which he continued his career until 2013 at TNO, where he was appointed chairman of the Executive Board on 1 April 2008.
TU/e is on the eve of crucial choices. Choices in terms of focus, strategy, education and research. In this time of rising student numbers, receding government funding and boundless scientific collaboration, the university is compelled to set out a very clear profile. TU/e is doing this in part through three Strategic Areas: Smart Mobility, Energy and Health. And via its research centers, the High Tech Systems Center and the Data Science Center Eindhoven. But also via a number of renowned institutes: the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems and the Intelligent Light Institute. And now an important branch joins them: the Integrated Photonics Institute.
Jan Mengelers provides a glimpse and a preview of the technology profile of TU/e as a science and engineering plus university.
Eindhoven University of Technology is a leading, international, specialized in engineering science & technology. It offers excellent teaching and research and contributes to the advancement of technical sciences and research to the developing of technological innovations and the growth of wealth and prosperity both in its region and beyond.