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Kornelis Blok



Utrecht +31-30-662-3399

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Kornelis Blok is one of the founders of Ecofys, a Navigant company, and is now director of science. Additionally, he holds a chair of energy systems analysis at Delft University of Technology.

Professor Blok has extensive research and consultancy experience in the field of energy efficiency improvement and clean energy production. He played an important role in the development of international climate policies and has worked in many countries around the world. He has authored and co-authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, several books and about 250 research reports, conference contributions and other scientific publications.

He was a lead author for the Third and Fourth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the institution that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. With Ecofys, he won the Erasmus award for the most innovative company of the Netherlands in 2008.

Ph.D., Energy Science, Utrecht University
M.Sc., Physics, Utrecht University
Membership and Activity Information
Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of MilieuCentraal, Utrecht, 2008 - present.
Member of the Advisory Committee to assess proposals for the Demonstratieregeling Energie-Innovatie (DEI), Ministry of Economic Affairs, 2014-present.
Member of the External Advisory Group of the programme “Readiness for Investment in Sustainable Energy” (RISE) of the World Bank Group, 2015 – 2016.
Chairman of the jury for the prizes Energy Professional of the Year and Energy Talent of the Year, 2015, 2016, 2017.
External reviewer for the evaluation of the Energy Research Centre of the University of Cape Town, June 2015.
Rapporteur for the review of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Berlin, Germany, May 2016.
Member of the Expert team of the Netherlands Knowledge Platform for Public Charging Infrastructure, 2016 – present.
Member of the Scientific Board of the Netherlands Energy Research Alliance (NERA), 2017 – present.

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