Stan Gielen

Stan Gielen (1952) studied experimental physics and gained his PhD in biophysics at Radboud University in Nijmegen. As of 1 October he is President of NWO. His first term as president of the Executive Board of NWO ends 1 October 2021.

Prof. C.C.A.M. (Stan) GielenProf. C.C.A.M. (Stan) Gielen

From 1980 to 1988 he worked at Utrecht University and during this time he spent periods in the United States at Northwestern University and the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1988 he was appointed Professor of Biophysics at the Faculty of Science at Radboud University and in 1995 this professorship was extended to include Radboudumc. He was and is active in a wide variety of committees and organisations, he was the initiator of the Foundation for Neural Networks and he is the co-founder of a spin-off company. At a national level his further experience ranges from director of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour to president of the board of Nikhef and president of the supervisory board of the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA).

In an international context Gielen has, amongst other things, been a member of the Executive Board of the European Neural Networks Society and the Life Science Working Group of the European Space Agency. In 2009 he was elected a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Until 1 September 2016, Stan Gielen (1952) was Professor of Biophysics and Dean of the Faculty of Science at Radboud University in Nijmegen.

  • Contact for Stan Gielen: Ms Jet van ‘t Woudt
  • telephone: +31 70 3440723
  • e-mail: j.vantwoudt@nwo.nl