Michiel Kreutzer new Dean of the Faculty of Science
Professor Michiel Kreutzer has been appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Science at Leiden University. He will take up the role on 1 January 2020. At present, he is Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Director of Education at the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Delft University of Technology. He succeeds Geert de Snoo; Hubertus Irth has served as Acting Dean since 1 September.
Michiel Kreutzer (1971) studied chemical engineering in Groningen and earned his doctorate at Delft University of Technology in 2003. His research focuses on fluid mechanics, transport phenomena and chemical reaction engineering. After a year at MIT, he returned to Delft University of Technology, where he was appointed Professor of Product and Process Engineering in 2008 and where he has assumed various management roles since 2013.
Alongside his research and management roles, Kreutzer has also been actively involved in teaching. He has been voted lecturer of the year several times, also by students from the joint Leiden-Delft programmes. Furthermore, he is known as an enthusiastic and driven university manager and connector. At a national level, he is active in various organisations including the Chemistry Top Sector and NWO.
The Executive Board of the University is pleased with the appointment. ‘Not only does Michiel have an excellent academic track record, but, with his managerial experience and network, he will also be able to provide excellent leadership to our fantastic Faculty of Science. What also emerged from our conversations with him was how motivated he is to forge new links and to further expand existing collaborations. We the Executive Board are delighted that he is joining our team of deans in Leiden,’ said Carel Stolker, Rector Magnificus and President of the Executive Board of the University.