Professor Maarten Steinbuch will be the Simon Stevin Master this year, the highest distinction for technical sciences in the Netherlands. It is an honorary title, bestowed by the STW Technology Foundation, and it comes with half a million euros to spend on research.
STW praises the way that Steinbuch creates a bridge between science and industry, and their cooperation in solving societal challenges. In his research, Steinbuch works with leading companies like ASML, Philips, TNO and Océ as well as with many SME’s. It is due in part to Steinbuch that the Netherlands has become a hotspot for developments centering on electric driving, precision systems control and microsurgery.