14 February 2008
TU Delft has conferred an Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professorship on physicist Dr. Paul Planken. The Antoni van Leeuwenhoek chairs at TU Delft were created to promote outstanding scientists to the position of professor at an early stage in their academic career so that they can fulfill their maximum potential.
Dr. Paul Planken (43) works at the FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen. At the end of 2006, he was awarded a VICI grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).