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Members of the Executive Board

Prof.dr. Vinod Subramaniam - President Executive Board

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 2013, 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 a fellow at the Netherlands Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen).

  • Additional roles President Executive Board

    External activities related to the position of Chairman

    • Member of the Steering Group Strategy, Public Affairs & Governance (SSPG) of the Association of Universities (UNL)
    • Member of the Supervisory Board of PhotonDelta
    • Member of TwenteBoard
    • Chairman Founders Novel-T
    • Member of UFonds
    • Member of the Supervisory Board Centre for Security and Digitisation
    • Chairman 4TU Federation
    • Member of the Board Thermoplastic Composites Research Center Foundation

    Other additional functions

    • Member of the ECHO Board - Expertise Centre for Diversity Policy (on behalf of UNL)
    • Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education (DIHOO)
    • Chairman Advisory Board Leiden Institute for Research in Physics (LION)
    • Member of the Supervisory Board, The Concertgebouw
    • Member of the Advisory Board of the Excellence Initiative, Konstanz University
    • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Zukunfskolleg, University of Konstanz
    • Council member Advisory Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (AWTI)
    • Member of the Advisory Board, NUFFIC
    • Member of the Royal Palace committee, Royal Palace Foundation
    • Member of the Advisory Committee Evaluation Dutch Code of Scientific Integrity (NGWI)
Personal Assistant
Jacqueline Portier

Vleugel VL 110

0031 (0)53 489 3495

Prof.dr.ir. Tom Veldkamp - Rector Magnificus

Tom Veldkamp (1963) is UT’s Rector Magnificus since 27 November 2020. He did his PhD at Wageningen University and Research, in 2002 he was appointed as Professor of Land Dynamics at this university. He was Head of the Landscape Centre at Wageningen, and scientific director of the Centre for Geo-Information and Remote Sensing.

In 2010, Tom Veldkamp was appointed as Rector/Dean of the ITC institute – Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, as the successor of Prof Martien Molenaar. In his years as a Dean, he led the transformation of ITC - from an independent institute to one of UT’s faculties. ITC has a very good reputation across the world, many of its alumni are at prominent positions in their home country. Tom Veldkamp is a sought-after speaker about different aspects of earth sciences. His scientific work was cited over 21,000 times, and he was the promotor/supervisor of dozens of PhD students. He is, among others, the editor-in-chief of ‘Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment’. Veldkamp was the iniator of many public-private partnerships in education and research, across the world. At the University of Twente, he recently was involved in University College Twente ATLAS and in shaping the new crossdisciplinary programme of Spatial Engineering.

  • Additional roles Rector Magnificus

    Additional roles related to the position of Rector Magnificus:

    • Member General Resources Committee of the Twente University Fund
    • Member Rector's conference UNL
    • Member Executive Board of 4TU Federation
    • Member Boardcommittee 4TU.Education
    • Member Executive Board NERA
    • Member Supervisory Board Wetsus
    • Member Kuratoriums des Zentrums für Niederlande-Studien
    • Member Executive Board LLO-katalysator
    • Member Board UNL Kosten en Kwaliteit

    Additonal roles not related to the position of Rector Magnificus:

    • Boardmember Foundation International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC)
    • Editor in Chief magazine: Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
    • Chair Supervisory Board Foundation Natuur Milieu Overijssel (NMO) (as of 01/02/21)
Personal Assistant
Marie-Christine Prédéry

Vleugel VL 113

0031 (0)53 489 7747

Machteld Roos, MSc - Vice President

Mrs. Machteld Roos MSc (1975) is Vice-President of the Executive Board per 1 September 2021. Until then, she was Director Research & Operations of the Environmental Sciences Group (ESG) of Wageningen University & Research: this is one of the five large research groups of WUR. 

Between 2009 and 2017, Machteld was Chief Financial Officer at NIVEL, the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research. She was Head of the Project Office of SNS Regio Bank, Head of Business Operations at SEO Economics Research, Programme Manager at the Business School of the University of Amsterdam and Software accountmanager at IBM.

Machteld studied Business Economics at the University of Amsterdam, joined an exchange programme at Waseda University Tokyo. Later on, she did the Nyenrode Supervisory Board Cycle and the IMD Lausanne Leadership programme.


  • Additional roles Machteld Roos

    Additional roles related to the position of Vice President:                                

    • Statutory Director University of Twente Holding  
    • Board member UNL
    • Board member of Stichting Special Sport Events Twente
    • Member of the Supervisory Board Stichting Gebiedsorganisatie Kennispark
    • Member of Foundation Federation 4 Technical Universities
    • Deputy member Monitoring Committee Program EFRO 2021-2027 East Netherlands
    • Board member Stichting Sportinnovator Centrum Twente

    Additonal roles not related to the position of Vice President 

    • Amarant, Vice Chair Supervisory Board.    
    • HANUniversity of Applied Sciences, Member of the Supervisory Board
Personal Assistant
Karin Soepenberg

Vleugel VL 101

0031 (0)53 489 3568