Carlijn Bouten becomes member of Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences

On 8 June next Carlijn Bouten, professor of cardiovascular regeneration, is to become a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW), the country’s leading association for top scientists and academics.

Each year the KNAW selects a limited number of new members. She has been selected on the basis of her scientific achievements. Following this year’s round, the association now numbers some 580 members, ten of whom have their chief appointments at TU/e. In addition, there are another four emeritus professors of TU/e on the list. Membership is lifelong

Bouten heads the Soft Tissue Biomechanics & Engineering group of the Biomedical Engineering department of TU/e.

The KNAW was founded in 1808 as an advisory body to the government, a task also performed today. The independent association is “the forum, the voice and the conscience of science in the Netherlands”.