Vice-rector for Research

Prof. Dr. Jens Kreisel took office as vice-rector for research of the University of Luxembourg on 1 September 2018

Prior to joining the University of Luxembourg, he was the Director of the Materials Research and Technology Department (MRT) at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).

Jens Kreisel studied physics in Germany and France and obtained his PhD in materials science at the Grenoble Institute of Technology – Grenoble INP, followed by a post-doc at the University of Oxford. Before moving to Luxembourg, he was Director of Research at the CNRS in Grenoble and deputy Vice-President of Grenoble INP. He holds a PEARL chair of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).

The vice-rector for research is responsible for the University’s research vision, strategy and agenda as well as for evaluation and improvement of research quality and output. Other key responsibilities include the strengthening of interdisciplinary and innovation initiatives, and doctoral education. He represents the University in national and international scientific committees and organisations and establishes relations with relevant public and industry players.
The vice-rector for research leads the “Research Support Department” and the “Office of Doctoral Studies”. In addition, he is currently leading the set up of a “Office of technology transfer and partnership”, which is expected to be fully operational in June 2019.
The team of the vice-rector for research’s office consists of Philippe Delfosse (advisor to the Vice-Rector), Heike Scheuerpflug (head of the Research Support Department), Anja Lenninger (head of the Office of Doctoral Studies) and Danielle Wagner (personal assistant to the vice-rector). Eric Tschirhart is special advisor for Technology Transfer.

Jens Kreisel
Vice-rector for research
Philippe Delfosse
Advisor to the Vice-rector for research
Anja Lenninger
Team leader Office of Doctoral Studies
Heike Scheuerpflug
Head of Research Support Department


Danielle Wagner
Personal assistant to the Vice-rector for research