Nanotechnology Programme Director, Dutch Foundation for Technical Sciences (STW)
Dr. Leon Gielgens (male) is head of the Programme Office of NanoNextNL and is responsible for the daily management of the execution of the programme. Next to this he is Program Director Nanotechnology at the Dutch Foundation for Technical Sciences (STW), and also responsible for the Programme Office of the nanotechnology cleanroom facility programme, NanoLabNL. He is member of the nanotechnology-roadmap team of the Dutch top sector High Tech Systems and Materials, member of the Dutch delegation for the OECD Working Party on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technology (BNCT) and member of the EU High Level Group on Nanotechnology and Advances Materials.
Leon worked several years for TNO (the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research) in the field of materials research. He is chemist by training, and has a PhD in Heterogeneous Catalysis.