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Royal distinction for Jacquelien Scherpen and Oscar Kuipers

26 April 2019
Jacquelien Scherpen
Jacquelien Scherpen

The GEC is proud to announce that on Friday 26 April, Prof. Jacquelien Scherpen, former scientific director of our institute and currently chair of the Discrete Technology and Automation of Production research group of ENTEG, and director of the Groningen Engineering Center, has been appointed Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion.

She received this honorably distinction as international pioneer in her field who is widely acclaimed for her excellent personal achievements and great societal reputations. She is known as a very gifted, enthusiastic scientist and teacher, a source of inspiration to students and a strong researcher with a tremendous drive for finding innovative solutions to challenging problems stemming from professional practice. She contributes significantly to the development of new technologies that are indispensable for highly socially relevant applications, such as robotics, digital factories and smart energy grids.

She is the driving force behind the strengthening and broadening of engineering research and teaching in Groningen.

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Professor Oscar Kuipers, member of the steering committee of the Groningen Engineering Center, has also been appointed Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion. Kuipers, Professor of Molecular Genetics at the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB) of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Groningen, manifests himself as an excellent and creative scientist and a driven, inspired researchter, teacher and supervisor. His work involves complex, fundamental scientific and innovative challenges that are highly socially relevant, such as improving food safety and fighting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Students praise him for the way in which he motivates and inspires student teams from Groningen who participate in the globally renowned International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition.

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