On 26 January 2015, Prof. Marjolein Dijkstra was appointed Scientific Director of the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science by dean Gerrit van Meer. With this appointment, Prof. Marjolein Dijkstra succeeds Prof. Krijn de Jong, who was Scientific Director for the past 3 years. The appointment is for the period February 1, 2015 to February 1, 2018.
The Debye Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute that involves participation of the groups from Chemistry and Physics. The Scientific Director is alternately from each of the concerned departments.
The Scientific Director is responsible for the strategy, content and implementation of the program and for monitoring the quality of the research.