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Program Director Nanotechnology at Technology Foundation STW
Leon Gielgens is since 2010 head of the Program Office of the NanoNextNL initiative and Program Director of the department Nanotechnology at Technology Foundation STW. In April 2017 he started as head of the department Strategic Partnerships & Policy of the domain Applied and Engineering Sciences of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Leon Gielgens is chemist by education. He did his PhD in the field of heterogeneous catalysis at Leiden University, subsequently he moved to the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) to develop clay additives for polymers. Later he was responsible for Business Support in the field of Instrumentation and Information Systems. At TNO he also and served several years as chair of the workers council.
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