Members Jury of the Radboud Excellence Initiative

Nominations of Radboud Excellence Initiative professorships and fellowships will be judged by a jury, consisting of the following members:

Prof. Han van Krieken (Chair) has an international reputation in Human Pathology, in particular in the field of cancer research. He is a member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and of Academia Europaea. He has been Rector Magnificus of Radboud University since 2016.

Prof. Jan Buitelaar is professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Principal Investigator at Radboudumc and Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. He is an international expert in translational and clinical research in neurodevelopmental disorders, and has been a coordinator of several large-scale national and European research consortia.

Prof. Rob van der Heijden is professor of Methodology at Radboud University. He was full professor of Transport & Logistics at Delft University of Technology from 1994-2001, full professor of Spatial Planning at the Radboud University from 2001-2016, and since 2016 full professor of Planning Methodology at Radboud University. From 2011 to 2016 he was Dean of the Nijmegen School of Management.

Prof. Ans van Kemenade is professor of English Linguistics and former director of the Centre for Language Studies (CLS). She is a renowned specialist in research on language change, with a focus on the comparative historical development of Dutch and English. She has been Principal Investigator of several externally funded research groups and is a member of various advisory boards and councils. She is a member of NWO’s Permanent National Committee for Large-scale Research Infrastructures.

Prof. Elena Marchiori is professor of Machine Learning and head of the section Data Science at Radboud University's Institute for Computing and Information Sciences. She is an international expert in the design of computational methods for real-life applications, notably in bio-medical sciences.

Prof. Titti Mariani is professor of Botany and head of the department of Molecular Plant Physiology. For many years, her expertise used to be plant reproduction, but recently her research has been focusing more on the effects of abiotic stresses on reproduction and development. She is an elected member of EMBO and KNAW. She also served in several committees of NWO, KNAW and national as well was international advisory committees.

Prof. Paul Bovend’Eert is professor of Constitutional Law at the Radboud University. From 2010-2014 he was Dean of the Faculty of law. His research focuses on institutional questions of constitutional law, concerning Government, Parliament and the Judiciary.

Prof. Jan Smit is the Dean and Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of Radboud Medical Center (Radboudumc). He is a professor of Internal Medicine. During his career he worked in the Netherlands and the United States.