Prof. Dr. Kornelis Blok
Co-founder and Head
Ecofys
Kornelis Blok (1956) studied experimental physics at Utrecht University and received a Ph.D. degree in 1991 on a thesis ‘On the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions’.
In 1984 he was one of the founders of Ecofys, where he is now Director of Science. Dr. Blok has extensive research and consultancy experience in the field of energy efficiency improvement and clean energy production. He played an important role in the development of international climate policies and has worked in many countries around the globe.
He is also with Utrecht University, where he holds a chair in Sustainable Energy. He is supervising the master programme Energy Science. He authored and co-authored about 90 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, several books and over 200 research reports, conference contributions and other scientific publications.
He was a lead author for the Third and Fourth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the institution that was award the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. With his company he won the Erasmus award for the most innovative company of the Netherlands in 2008.