Rectoral Adviser for Business Relations

Thomas Pardoen is a professor at the Louvain School of Engineering and the president of the Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering (IMMC). His teaching and research focus on materials science and engineering with applications in, among other fields, aeronautics, nuclear science, wind energy, electronics, sustainable development, construction and biomedicine.

Mandate: Manage a proactive policy of interaction with companies and structural actors that gravitate toward the corporate world, with a view to strengthening or creating effective partnerships with the university.

Reports to: Pro-Rector for Research, responsible for development