Chris Van Hoof is General Manager of the OnePlanet Research Center in Gelderland. He is also Vice President R&D at imec. Chris believes preventive health, personalised nutrition, sustainable food production and reduced waste are essential enablers of improving our world for the generations to come. And he is convinced that technology (hardware and AI) are key tools to make that happen. After receiving a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leuven in 1992, Chris has held positions as manager and director at imec in highly diverse fields spanning technology, circuits, systems, data and applications.
Apart from delivering industry-relevant innovative solutions to customers, his work also resulted in five start-ups (four in the healthcare domain). He is also full professor at the University of Leuven and imec Fellow. Although OnePlanet Research Center started just over 2 years ago, it has already built up a team of 70 scientists and engineers, who create innovations in close collaboration with teams from the founding organizations imec, Radboud University and Medical Center and Wageningen University and Research.