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Prof. Ignace LemahieuProfessor Ignace Lemahieu currently acts as Director of the Research Department (Vice-Rector Research) at Ghent University. He holds a Doctoral degree in Physics (1961) and was Professor of Medical Image Processing and head of the MEDISIP research group at Ghent University until he became Director of the Research Department in 2003.

As Vice-Rector Research, his responsibilities extend across the Technology Transfer Office, the University Library and the Research Coordination Office, which encompasses the EU Office. He has been a pioneer in Flanders in setting up Ghent University’s Doctoral Schools, a steady supporter of Open Science and he has steered the EU Office from a primarily financial and administrative project management support focus towards an effective European Public Affairs department.

Professor Lemahieu is a member of the Executive Committee of the Flemish Council for Science and Innovation (VRWI), Board member of the Flemish Research Funding Organisation for investment in RI (Hercules Foundation), member of the Board of Directors of the RTO iMinds, member of the General Assembly of the RTO VIB, member of the Board of Trustees of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) and member of the Research Commission of the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR).

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