Vinod Subramaniam

Vinod Subramaniam

  • President
  • University of Twente

Vinod Subramaniam (1967) is UT’s President of the Executive Board, as of 1 September 2021. Earlier on, he was Rector Magnificus of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, for a period of six years. Vinod already has a long-lasting relation with the University of Twente: until 2013, he was a Professor of Nanobiophysics. From 2012 to 2013, he also was scientific director of UT’s MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine that is today known as TechMed Centre. In his scientific work, he focused on finding causes for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer and Parkinson. For this, he examined the behavior and ‘misfolding’ of proteins in the brain that may be associated with these diseases. Vinod Subramaniam obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Cornell University, followed by a Master in both Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics at the University of Michigan. He also did his PhD at this university. Before joining the UT in 2004, he was a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, and a senior research scientist at AstraZeneca in Loughborough, UK. In September 2012, he was appointed director at the AMOLF institute (physics of complex functional matter) in Amsterdam, and he was extraordinary Professor of Nanoscale Imaging at Radboud University in Nijmegen. Vinod was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai. He was a guest lecturer and senior fellow at the Zukunftskolleg, the Institute for Advanced Studies of the University of Konstanz in Germany. He is an elected member of the Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation (AcTI) and the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen).

All Sessions by Vinod Subramaniam

Day 2 November 8, 2022
Day 1 November 7, 2022
09:55 - 10:05 AM

Introduction to the Dutch Ecosystem of Integrated Photonics