rector magnificus

Silvia Lenaerts

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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 will be the first female rector of TU/e. 

Ancillary Activities

International level:

  • Board member of European Institute of Innovation & Technology (renumerated)
  • Board member of Lantis (renumerated)