Professor Arjan van Timmeren, hoogleraar Bouwkunde in Delft en wetenschappelijk directeur van het Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) is ambassadeur van Follow This geworden.

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AMS Institute: Engineering the future city

AMS Institute is a new ambitious scientific institute located in Amsterdam. In this institute science, education, government, business partners and societal organizations are working tightly together to create solutions for the complex challenges a metropolitan region like Amsterdam is facing. Now and in the future.

Arjan van Timmeren

Arjan van Timmeren is Professor Environmental Technology & Design at the TU Delft and Scientific Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute).

In his position as Scientific Director of AMS Institute his responsibilities include guiding the AMS Institute through the rapid further development and execution of an innovative and creative research and valorisation portfolio, as well as overseeing education and data platform activities. In this role, he is working with a team of AMS scientists from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Wageningen University and Researchcentre (Wageningen UR) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

In addition to the Scientific Directorship, Prof Van Timmeren chairs the Environmental Technology & Design research group at the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment at the Universtity of Technology in Delft.

Over the years. Prof Van Timmeren has played a significant role in integrating technologybased metropolitan solutions for sustainable cities, both in practice and in academia. He has excellent experience in joint academic-industrial consortia, as well as collaborations within innovation and implementation trajectories with industry. Through his position and his research group at TU Delft, he is involved in many projects within the Netherlands and abroad, ranging from individual buildings, or clusters thereof, to large ‘climate neutral’ city districts and infrastructure. He has received national and international awards for his work and holds a seat on a number of advisory boards, quality teams, expert committees and scientific committees around the world.

The AMS Institute will identify new opportunities to create solutions for the complex challenges faced by metropolitan regions such as Amsterdam.