Prof. dr. ir. Karen I.J. Maex
Position: Rector Magnificus at the University of Amsterdam
Karen Maex obtained a PhD in 1987 from KU Leuven. She became a professor at KU Leuven since 1998, teaching Materials Physics and Nanoelectronics. She conducted her research in collaboration with IMEC. She was Vice Rector for Science, Engineering and Technology at KU Leuven, 2005 to 2013. Professor Maex was dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam and at the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences at the VU University in Amsterdam from January 2014 until June 2016. Since June 2016 Professor Maex is Rector Magnificus University of Amsterdam and member of the Executive Board University of Amsterdam. She served on the Governing Board of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) 2008 until 2014.