Head of CMK | Full Professor
As Full Professor (‘Gewoon Hoogleraar’) for Environmental Economics at Hasselt University I lead the Research Group Environmental Economics within the Centre for Environmental Sciences (CMK), for which I also serve as Director. I am also a Research Affiliate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). My research is centered on economic, environmental and social assessments of clean technologies and on the valuation of ecosystem services using multidisciplinary approaches. One of my long-standing research thrusts is the economic and environmental viability of alternative jet fuels, for which I serve as a technical expert to the International Civil Aviation Organization.
From 2012 to 2016, I worked as Associate Director of the Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment at MIT where I was leading research on the economic and environmental viability of different options for mitigating aviation’s impact on the environment. From 2005 to 2012, I was a lecturer/senior lecturer in economics at Muenster University (Germany) and Associate Director of the Muenster University Institute of Transport Economics.