Why they chose a career in science
At present only 30% of researchers worldwide are women, according to data from UNESCO. In order to draw more attention to women and girls in science, International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated every year on 11 February. We would like to introduce 4 of our female scientists to you, with the goal of inspiring more women and girls to follow in their footsteps.
Laurie Hermans, Social scientist
As a social scientist – a cultural anthropologist, to be precise – Laurie Hermans is outnumbered at TNO. Even so, she feels right at home here.
Meet Laurie Hermans
Mirjam Nelisse, research scientist
If you want to analyse the safety risks and reliability of infrastructure, go to research scientist Mirjam Nelisse. As strange as it may sound, 100% safe infrastructure is not the aim.
Meet Mirjam Nelisse
Sayeda Nowrozon Nahar, chemical engineer
The passion of chemical engineer Sayeda Nowrozon Nahar is asphalt, sustainable asphalt to be precise. Wouldn't it be great if we could soon drive on roads made of bio-asphalt throughout the Netherlands?
Romée Kars, Geologist
Romée Kars and her fellow researchers from the Geological Survey of the Netherlands use geomodelling to map the Dutch subsurface. This is inspiring work, because what is more interesting than the earth, the basis of everything?
Meet Romée Kars
Webinar: From #plasticfree to future-proof plastics
What does a future-proof, circular and sustainable plastics economy look like? Join the webinar on 5 June and become part of the discussion.
Webinar: CO2 reduction and green carbon in the industry from residual flows
This is the time to reduce CO2 emissions and create new opportunities for a sustainable, circular industry. Discover the latest developments and solutions during this webinar. TNO experts present three innovative technologies.
Resilient Ship Design Course 2024
Join us from 17-21 June 2024 in Rotterdam for TNO’s course on resilient design of ships against underwater and above water threats. Five days of in depth and valuable theory will be combined with demonstrations and examples of implementation. This eight edition of the course introduces new case studies and workshops, linking theory to actual incidents and ship design.
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