Committee of Recommendation

The Committee of Recommendation supports the DAP committee during the preparation of the symposium. The following people are part of the CoR.

CvA Member

Prof.Dr. D.F. (David) Bruhn

GFZ-Potsdam and TU Delft

David is Senior Scientist at the GFZ-Potsdam and co-ordinator of the international cooperation on geothermal research between EU and Mexico. Next to his job at the GFZ-Potsdam, he is part-time professor for Geothermal Engineering at the TU Delft.

CvA Member

Dhr. D. (Dick) Swart


Dick studied Petroleum Engineering at the TU Delft and since then worked in different companies. Now, he is Co-Owner of WEP(Petrogas Minerals international and Well Engineering Partners).

CvA Member

Dhr. F. (Frank) Schoof

Platform Geothermie

Frank is the president of Stichting Platform Geothermie, where he leads and professionalizes the NGO.

CvA Member

Prof.Dr. J.D.A.M. (Jan-Diederik) van Wees

TNO and Universiteit Utrecht

Jan-Diederik did a PhD Tectonics at the Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam. Then he started as a principal scientist at TNO and since 2007 he is also working as a Professor Integrated Basin Information System at Universiteit Utrecht.

CvA Member

Dhr. J. (Joop) Roodenburg


Joop was the CEO of Huisman not so long ago, but mid 2018 he decided to take a step back from Huisman after 28 years. Now he is the president of Huisman and concentrates on innovation and client relations.

CvA Member

Dr. P.J. (Phil) Vardon

TU Delft

Phil is an Associate Professor in the Section of Geo-Engineering. He leads the department theme in Geothermal Science and Engineering. His research is into complex coupled processes in the geotechnical arena. He focuses on the impacts on soils / geomaterials of various processes including heat, moisture and contaminant movement, including practical applications such as geothermal energy, slope stability and radioactive waste disposal.

CvA Member

Prof.Dr. M.A.(Rien) Herber

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Rien studied at the University of Utrecht and after graduation worked at Shell and the NAM. Since 2009, he is a Professor in Geo-Energy at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

CvA Member

Prof.Dr.Ir. T.H.J.J. (Tim) van der Hagen

TU Delft

Tim van der Hagen (1959) studied Applied Physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In 1989 he promoted at Delft University of Technology and afterwards remainded at the Reactor Institute Delft where he performed research into radiation. Between 2005 and 2012 he was the director of the Reactor Institute Delft. In 1999 he was named professor of reactor physics. In may 2016 he was admitted to the executive board of the Delft University of Technology.