Jens Kreisel

Rector - University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

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Jens Kreisel

Rector - University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

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Jens Kreisel

Rector - University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

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Keynote: Interdisciplinarity and Transversality in Solving the Problems of Humanity

Keynote: Interdisciplinarity and Transversality in Solving the Problems of Humanity

Keynote: Interdisciplinarity and Transversality in Solving the Problems of Humanity

15:05 - 15:20 Skillsphere District Stage

15:05 - 15:20 Skillsphere District Stage

15:05 - 15:20 Skillsphere District Stage

June 27th

June 27th

June 27th

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Prof. Jens Kreisel took office as Rector of the University of Luxembourg on 1 January 2023. The Rector is the executive authority of the University of Luxembourg and in this capacity he is responsible for developing the overall University strategy and institutional policies.

Born in 1969 in Dortmund (D), Jens Kreisel studied physics and materials sciences in Karlsruhe (D), Lyon (F) and Grenoble (F) and obtained in 1999 his PhD in materials physics at the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP).

After a postdoc at the University of Oxford, he continued his international career in Grenoble where he was until 2011 Director of Research at CNRS, the French National Centre for Scientific Research. From 2006 to 2011, he also acted as advisor to the President and then as Deputy Vice-President for International Relations in the senior management team of Grenoble INP. During a sabbatical year from 2011 to 2012, he was a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies of Warwick University in the UK. In 2012, Jens Kreisel became the Founding Director of the Materials Research and Technology department at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). In September 2018, he was appointed Vice-Rector for research at the University of Luxembourg and Full Professor in Physics and Materials Science.

Jens Kreisel is the author of more than 150 publications, has acquired substantial experience in the management of universities as well as research institutions and is also a passionate teacher and mentor. He received a 5 million euros Excellence Award for Research in Luxembourg (PEARL) by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).



Prof. Jens Kreisel took office as Rector of the University of Luxembourg on 1 January 2023. The Rector is the executive authority of the University of Luxembourg and in this capacity he is responsible for developing the overall University strategy and institutional policies.

Born in 1969 in Dortmund (D), Jens Kreisel studied physics and materials sciences in Karlsruhe (D), Lyon (F) and Grenoble (F) and obtained in 1999 his PhD in materials physics at the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP).

After a postdoc at the University of Oxford, he continued his international career in Grenoble where he was until 2011 Director of Research at CNRS, the French National Centre for Scientific Research. From 2006 to 2011, he also acted as advisor to the President and then as Deputy Vice-President for International Relations in the senior management team of Grenoble INP. During a sabbatical year from 2011 to 2012, he was a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies of Warwick University in the UK. In 2012, Jens Kreisel became the Founding Director of the Materials Research and Technology department at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). In September 2018, he was appointed Vice-Rector for research at the University of Luxembourg and Full Professor in Physics and Materials Science.

Jens Kreisel is the author of more than 150 publications, has acquired substantial experience in the management of universities as well as research institutions and is also a passionate teacher and mentor. He received a 5 million euros Excellence Award for Research in Luxembourg (PEARL) by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).



Prof. Jens Kreisel took office as Rector of the University of Luxembourg on 1 January 2023. The Rector is the executive authority of the University of Luxembourg and in this capacity he is responsible for developing the overall University strategy and institutional policies.

Born in 1969 in Dortmund (D), Jens Kreisel studied physics and materials sciences in Karlsruhe (D), Lyon (F) and Grenoble (F) and obtained in 1999 his PhD in materials physics at the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP).

After a postdoc at the University of Oxford, he continued his international career in Grenoble where he was until 2011 Director of Research at CNRS, the French National Centre for Scientific Research. From 2006 to 2011, he also acted as advisor to the President and then as Deputy Vice-President for International Relations in the senior management team of Grenoble INP. During a sabbatical year from 2011 to 2012, he was a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies of Warwick University in the UK. In 2012, Jens Kreisel became the Founding Director of the Materials Research and Technology department at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). In September 2018, he was appointed Vice-Rector for research at the University of Luxembourg and Full Professor in Physics and Materials Science.

Jens Kreisel is the author of more than 150 publications, has acquired substantial experience in the management of universities as well as research institutions and is also a passionate teacher and mentor. He received a 5 million euros Excellence Award for Research in Luxembourg (PEARL) by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).