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Doctoral School of Sciences & Technology

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Doctoral School of Sciences & Technology

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The Doctoral School of Sciences & Technology is a joint initiative of

  • the Faculty of Sciences,
  • the Faculty of Engineering Technology,
  • the School of Transportation Sciences.

The Doctoral School Board consists of members of each faculty/School (see below). Prof. Dr Wim Deferme is appointed as director. Together with a coordinator, a PhD and a postdoc representative, the doctoral school board is responsible for

  • development of the curriculum (organisation of courses, quality control)
  • evaluation of the individual program of PhD students
  • decisions about possible exceptions

The faculty liaison doctoral schools, Dr Hans Nickmans, is responsible for all communication with PhD students and postdocs, as well as for the coordination of all discipline-specific activities.

The director, two vice-directors and the coordinator (Doctoral School Bureau) are responsible for the daily functioning of the doctoral school.

Members of the Doctoral School Board

Director Prof. Dr Wim Deferme
Biology Prof. Dr Karen Smeets
Chemistry Prof. Dr An Hardy
Computer Science Prof. Dr Jan Van den Bussche
Engineering Technology Prof. Dr Ir Bram Vandoren
Physics Prof. Dr Frank Renner
Mathematics Prof. Dr Sorin Pop
School of Transportation Sciences Prof. Dr An Neven
Statistics Prof. Dr Anneleen Verhasselt
Dean Faculty of Engineering Technology Prof. Dr Marc D'Olieslaeger
Dean Faculty of Sciences Prof. Dr Jan Colpaert
PhD representative Sonny Brebels
PhD representative Mariano Di Martino
PhD representative Brigitte Reimann
Postdoc representative Dr Maarten Wijnants
Faculty liaison doctoral schools Dr Hans Nickmans