Lieven Vandersypen receives Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professorship (TU Delft)


TU Delft has conferred an Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professorship on quantum physicist Dr Lieven Vandersypen. The Antoni van Leeuwenhoek chairs at TU Delft were created to promote outstanding young scientists to the position of professor so that they can realise their full potential in the course of their academic career.

Lieven Vandersypen was born in the Flemish city of Leuven in 1972. Delft's advisory appointments committee describe him as a very prominent scientist. "He has an impressive list of publications to his name, which already make him one of the most internationally influential scientists in his field. As a teacher, Dr Vandersypen inspires his students by conveying his own sense of wonder and fascination for his field. He has also made a committed contribution to the administrative sector both within TU Delft and beyond." He was recently accepted into the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).