Nieuws - 15 september 2005

Two new profs

Professor Eldert van Henten and Professor Peter Groot Koerkamp have been appointed chairs in the Farm Technology group as of 1 September. They are the successors to Professor Joachim Müller who left for the Universität Hohenheim in October 2004. Both new professors already worked as researchers at Wageningen UR. Van Henten works at Agrotechnology and Food Innovations on a number of projects, including the development of a cucumber-picking robot. He will focus on horticulture and arable farming. Groot Koerkamp is a researcher at the Animal Sciences Group and focuses on the design of livestock husbandry systems. His focus will remain animal husbandry. Both will continue in their previous positions in addition to fulfilling professorial tasks. / JH