Patricia Osseweijer is full professor and leader of the Biotechnology and Society group at the Department of Biotechnology, TU Delft.

She links technological innovation in biotechnology with societal challenges for a sustainable bioeconomy. Her focus is on integral impact assessment, social sustainability, public perceptions and ethics.

Patricia received the (NL) Royal Academy distinguished Lorentz fellowship for integrating social sciences & technology. Patricia is University Ambassador Brazil, advisor to the TU Delft President.

research interest

  • Sustainable biobased value chain development
  • Responsible Research and Innovation and social inclusion
  • Circular innovation in water management

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Full Professor of Science Communication at the Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology


PhD, VU University of Amsterdam
MSc in Biology, Utrecht University


Applied Sciences

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