On December 1, 2013 Prof.dr.ir. Lex Lemmens was appointed full-time professor of Academic Science and Engineering Education within the Eindhoven School of Education at Eindhoven University of Technology.
Lex Lemmens, born in Heerlen in 1955, graduated from TU Eindhoven (Chemical Engineering) in 1981 and gained his PhD in Technology Assessment in Developing Countries 1987. He worked for five years as manager of the Technology Advisory Unit at the University of Zambia before becoming a university lecturer at TU Eindhoven in 1992, teaching Technology Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment. In 1996 he became director of the Technology Center for Sustainable Development that was renamed the Eindhoven Energy Institute in 2010. While director there, he established the interdepartmental Master of Sustainable Energy Technology, becoming its first director. From 2002 until 2012 he combined these jobs with that of Program Director for the Bachelor and Master programs at the
School of Innovation Sciences. In 2006 he also became Program Director of the Bachelor program at the School of Industrial Engineering. In June 2011 he was appointed the first Dean of the TU/e Bachelor College, in which all the university’s Bachelor studies are clustered.
From 1998 until 2011 he ran summer courses at the University of Dar es Salaam and was involved in setting up Bachelor studies in Sustainable Energy at the Vellore Institute of Technology in India and at five universities in Indonesia. From 2010 until 2011 he represented TU/e in the KIC InnoEnergy of the European Institute of Technology where he established various Master programs as member of the education group.