Dave Blank, UT

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Bio

Dave H.A. Blank received his PhD in Physics from the University of Twente, Netherlands in 1991. After his appointment as professor in Inorganic Materials (2002), his research is focussed on nano-structured materials. In 2007 he became the Scientific Director of MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente. From 2010 he is chairman of NanoNextNl, the Dutch national programme on nanotechnology. In 2011 he was appointed by the Dutch government as Captain of Science of the Topsector High Tech Systems & Materials. In 2010 he received the Royal decoration Knighthood of the Order of the Dutch Lion and in 2011 the STW Simon Stevin Meester award, the highest award in the Netherlands for applied sciences. In 2012 he was appointed as member of the Advisory Council for Science and Technology Policy (AWTI).

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