MEST Colloquium: A Career in Perspective

Title: A Career in Perspective

Spearker: Dr. Kees Beenakker, TU Delft


Date:    Monday, 14 February 2011

Time:   13.00 – 13.40

Venue: Collegezaal D, EWI


In this presentation Kees Beenakker will shortly look back at his career starting with his birth in 1948 till his present position at TU Delft.  During his career he was confronted with many questions that the audience might also have, including: why and what should I study; is it possible to have side activities and still finish a Ph.D. on time; why should I do a Ph.D.; and is it wise to stay at the university after a Ph.D.? All of these questions are part of a bigger question, which is what make an excellent career? During and after the presentation there will be ample opportunity for Q&A.



Kees Beenakker was born in Leiden in 1948. He got his M. Sc. and joined as an Ph. D. student the FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics in Amsterdam. After he obtained his Ph. D. in 1974 he joined Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven. There he was involved in various research projects related to IC technology. In 1982 he moved to the Philips Semiconductor Division in Nijmegen to become head of the corporate assembly process and equipment development. In 1989 Kees Beenakker joined Dimes and is since 1990 full professor at the faculty of EEMCS (Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science). From 1990 till 2004 he was chairman of the ECTM laboratory. From 1999 till 2009 he was chairman of the department of Microelectronics and Computer Engineering. In March 2007 he was appointed scientific director of DIMES, the Delft institute of microsystems and nanoelectronics. Since June 2008 he is elected chaiman of the academic council of Point-One, the national initiative on nanoelectronics and embedded systems. His specific research interests include technology for thin films and integrated circuits.


Pizza will be provided if you sign up by Friday at: http://www.mest-delft.nl/lunch