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Michiel Kreutzer


Prof.dr.ir. M.T. Kreutzer
+31 71 527 4763

Michiel Kreutzer is Dean of the Faculty of Science at Leiden University since 1 January 2020.

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Faculty Board

The dean and research portfolio holder is chairman of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of  Science and is responsible for general management, human resources management (chair positions), library policy and research policy and is the head of the Graduate School. The Faculty Board as a whole is responsible for the strategic policy of the Faculty, in the areas of education, research, and management.


Michiel Kreutzer (1971) studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Groningen and obtained his PhD in Applied Sciences with prof. Jacob Moulijn & prof. Freek Kapteijn from Delft University of Technology in 2003 on 'Hydrodynamics of Taylor Flow in Capillaries and Monolith Reactors'.

Kreutzer started working in Delft in 2005 as Assistant Professor (tenure track), after two brief postdoctoral stays, first at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (both in the Faculty of Applied Sciences) in Delft, then at MIT (with Klays Jensen, Chemical Engineering). He was appointed full professor in 2008 and headed the section 'product and process engineering' from 2008 to 2016. From 2014 to 2020 Kreutzer was head of the department. From 2018 to 2020, he was also Director of Education (Vice-Dean) of the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

His interests revolve around transport phenomena, reaction engineering, heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, fluid mechanics, microfluidics, spanning topics from fundamental physics to applied industrial engineering. Kreutzer has published more than a 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. Most are in chemical engineering journals, several are in multidisciplinary journals such as Physical Review Letters and Lab on a Chip. He has also served on the editorial board of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (Am. Chem. Soc.) and as guest editor for Catalysis Today (Elsevier). H-index 36 (jan 2020), citations >4500.

Professor Kreutzer's teaching experience spans the entire range of academic teaching, from introductory freshman classes to graduate courses, from regular course-work to off-site advanced postdoctoral training. He has supervised 25 PhD students and 30 MSc graduate students.

Curriculum Vitae


2003 PhD Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology
Thesis: Hydrodynamics of Taylor Flow in Capillaries and Monolith Reactors, Advisors: prof. Jacob Moulijn & prof. Freek Kapteijn
1998 MSc in Chemical Engineering, University of Groningen


2020 - now     Dean, Faculty of Science, Leiden
2020 - now     Full Professor, Faculty of Science, Leiden
2018 - 2020   Director of Education / Vice-Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft
2014 - 2020   Department Head, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Delft
2008 - 2020  Full Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Delft
2005 - 2008  Assistant Professor (tenure 2006), Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Delft
2005 - 2006  Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, MIT
2002 - 2005  Postdoc, Depts. of Chemical Engineering/Biotechnology, Delft

Select professional service

2013 - now   Board of Directors, Institute for Sustainable Process Technology
2014 - now   NWO Chemistry working group Fundamentals and Methods of Chemistry
2014 - now   Working Party Chemical Reaction Engineering, Eur. Fed. Chem. Eng.
2014 - now   CCTO, Dutch Accreditation of Professional Design Degrees
2017 - now   Sectorraad Holland Chemistry (Topsector Chemie)
           - 2014  Organising committee of Dutch Annual Meeting of Chemical Engineering nps, chair
           - 2014  Organising committee of Dutch Annual Meeting of Chemistry Chains

Select academic service

2019 - now   Board of Professors, advises Rector on Full-Professor appointments and academic matters
2018 - 2019  University committee for faculty careers with a focus on education
2018 - now   Doctoral Arbitration Committee, handles appeals and disputes for Board of Doctorates
2014 - 2020 Management Team (faculteitsbestuur), Applied Sciences, Delft University
2011 -  2014  Management Team, Delft Institute for Process Technology
2013 - 2014  Board, DelftID School of Design
2006 - 2016 Board of Studies: MST 2006-2008, Chemical Engineering 2012-2016

Honours and awards

2019               Honorary Member, Technologisch Gezelschap, Delft University
2009              Hoogewerf jongerenprijs, the award for best Chemical Engineer under 40 in the Netherlands
2008, 2018  Excellence in Teaching Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (runner-up in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011,                            2014, 2015, 2017)
2006               Moulton Medal, Institute of Chemical Engineering
2003               Best Lecture Award, NPS, Dutch annual meeting of Chemical Engineering  


Postdoctoral courses

2009 - 2019 Capillarity-driven Flows in Microfluidics (JMBC)
2003 - 2016 Advanced Catalysis Engineering (NIOK)

Graduate courses

2008 - 2013 Molecular Transport Phenomena
2010 - 2015  Scale-up/Scale-down 
2008 - 2018 Applied Transport Phenomena
2011 - 2013  Microfluidics
2008 - 2013 Kinetics and Reactors
2003 - 2005 Multiphase Reactor Engineering
1998 - 1998  Dynamic Modelling of Processes  

Undergraduate courses

2007 - 2019 Chemical Reaction Engineering
2006 - 2010 Process Technology - I
2003 - 2008 Catalysis and Reactor Engineering - I
2003 - 2008 Catalysis and Reactor Engineering - II
2005 - 2006 Introduction to Process Technology
1999 - 2003  Catalysis Engineering


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Work address

Gorlaeus Faculty Office
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden
Room number BS0.02



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