Former Scientific Director and co-founder Ben Immers passed away

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With great sadness we received the news that our co-founder, former Scientific Director, and very much appreciated colleague

Prof. ir. Ben Immers
Emeritus Professor TU Delft and KU Leuven

passed away on 11 November 2019.

In the period 2010 to 2012 Ben was Scientific Director of TRAIL. Under his direction, a number of important steps were taken. They include the reform of the TRAIL training program, the reactivation of the TRAIL PhD Council, and the reaccreditation in 2012.

Ben had a special relationship with TRAIL; he was one of the founding fathers. In addition, he was collegial and full of humor. As a result, he had an extensive network both within and outside the academic community. Ben also liked the good life. We have had several outings and meetings in which the quality of the food and the wine were at least as important as the content of the meeting. We will all miss him very much!

Bert, Vincent, Conchita and Esther

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