em prof dr ir
University of Antwerp
Academic Career 1974, Engineering Degree, KU Leuven; 1982, PhD…
Academic Career 1974, Engineering Degree, KU Leuven; 1982, PhD, Engineering, Biomechanics, KULeuven. 1974-1993: assistant-professor at Engineering School, KU Leuven; full professor at Engineering School KIHA, now University of Antwerp. 1993-2011: Full Professor, Head of Department, Vice Dean & Dean, at UFSIA, now University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economic Sciences, now Faculty of Business and Economics. Since 2011: emeritus professor (retired) at the University of Antwerp keeping some academic responsibilities until 2021. Involvement in IAJBS Started in 2001, Detroit, as the delegate of prof dr Carl Reyns, dean, rector at UFSIA and co-founder of IAJBS. In the period 2001-2019, 18 IAJBS Annual World Fora were organized. I was not able to attend 4 of them, mainly because of health reasons. In 2003 the Forum of Bilbao has been postponed for 1 year and in 2006 the Forum of Beirut has been cancelled at the last minute. As a result, I attended and/or registered for 15 World Fora: 2001, Detroit; 2002, Taepeh; 2004, Bilbao; 2005, Sao Leopoldo; 2006, Beirut; 2007, Guadalajara; 2008, New York; 2009, Jamshedpur; 2011, Lima; 2012, Barcelona; 2014, Seoul; 2015, Montevideo; 2016, Nairobi; 2017, Namur & Antwerp (I organized the Antwerp Day); 2019, Bhubaneswar. Besides the Fora, I attended several Board Meetings, first as elected regional board member, later as Secretary of IAJBS.