Kornelis Blok

Location: Utrecht, Netherlands

Kornelis Blok(1956) is a Director at Ecofys. He has a background in physics and received a Ph.D. degree from Utrecht University for his thesis ‘On the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions’. In 1984, he co-founded Ecofys. Dr. Blok has extensive research and consultancy experience in the field of energy efficiency and clean energy production. He played an important role in the development of international climate policies and has worked in many countries around the world. After holding a professorship in Sustainable Energy at the University of Utrecht for 15 years, Dr. Blok became professor for Energy Systems Analysis at the Delft University of Technology in 2015. He was a lead author for the Third and Fourth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the institution that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. For Ecofys, Dr. Blok was presented with the Erasmus award for the most innovative company of the Netherlands in 2008.