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Dr. Vincent Lagendijk

Senior researcher
Vincent has worked as a senior researcher at the Rathenau Instituut since 1 September 2021. He is currently working on a project about the decision-making process regarding radioactive waste in the Netherlands. 

Education and Career
Vincent has always had a keen interest in infrastructure, international organisations and the interface between society, technology and science. He studied economic history in Leiden and obtained his doctorate as an engineering historian at TU Eindhoven. His dissertation analysed the planning and construction of a European electricity network. Vincent subsequently worked on an international research project into critical infrastructures. on a historical research project into dam building and development aid modelled on the Tennessee Valley Authority, first in Leiden and then in Maastricht. In Maastricht he had been the programme director of the master's programme European Studies on Society, Sciences and Technology (ESST) for several years. He works one day a week as a university lecturer at Maastricht University.