Palstra stops as rector

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Thom Palstra will retire at the end of this year as rector magnificus of the UT, after a term of four years. The plan is to officially hand over his duties to his successor at the dies natalis on 27 November.


Personal reasons are at the root of his decision. In his heart and soul, Palstra is more a scientist than a board member. In his own words: 'I miss the direct scientific interaction with colleagues, graduate students and undergraduate students.'

In the coming months, the UT must look for a successor for Palstra. After his term as rector, Palstra wants to use a sabbatical to refocus on the continuation of his work as a professor of materials chemistry.

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