Arjan van Timmeren is Full Professor Environmental Technology & Design, within the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment and Department of Urbanism at Delft University of Technology (TUD). The section ETD covers three important fields: the environment (humans and the living environment), technology, and design & integration, grouped around three expertise groups/themes: Territorial Metabolism & CE, Urban Climate, and Biophilic Design and environment related Behavior. Over the years his work has focused on the integration of the concept of sustainable development in the built environment, both in practice and academia, with lately emphasis on Environmental Technology, Urban Metabolism, Circular and Biobased Economy, Green-Blue concepts and Smart cities, and -Citizens.
Besides of the TUD chair, among other, Arjan has also been (co-)founding scientific director and, as of September 2020, Principal Investigator at AMS Institute, a joint initiative by TUD, MIT and WUR – Institute for ‘Advanced Metropolitan Solutions’ – in Amsterdam, together with public and private stakeholders and citizen(platforms). As of 2021 he is Scientific Director of Resilient Delta Initiative in Rotterdam, a convergence initiative by TU Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Erasmus Medical Centre. And he is also the Academic Portfolio Director (APD) Sustainable Cities for the TUD ‘Extension School for Continuing Education’, providing digital education programs. Finally, he has seats in several (inter)national steering groups, quality teams, scientific boards, special issue editorships and is lecturing all over the globe as expert and keynote speaker.