Managing Director, VITO
Dirk Fransaer is the managing director of VITO, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research, the largest research institute in Belgium in the field of sustainable production and clean tech.
Prior to joining VITO he worked as an assistant professor at the University of Ghent in the field of hydraulic research, on artificial organs at Baxter, a large US pharmaceutical company, and for 13 years he was active in the field of aerial and satellite remote sensing.
He is author and co-author of more than 30 scientific papers published in national and international journals.
Dirk Fransaer is president of LIBOVITO, a joint venture between VITO and Antipollution in China, also vice-chairman of i-Cleantech, an initiative by the Flemish government to promote clean tech and the transition towards a sustainable society, president of the Audit Committee of the University of Antwerp and member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and Arts.
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