Dr Frans Kampers


Wageningen BioNT

P.O. Box 8026
6700 EG
PH: +31 (317) 481262
Fax: +31 (317) 484914
Email: [email protected]


After completing his PhD in physics in Eindhoven, the Netherlands Frans Kampers in 1989 joined the Dutch agricultural research organization (DLO), which is now part of Wageningen University and Research Center. He headed a department on instrumentation and measurement technology for several years. This department was involved in research on sensors, microelectronics and microtechnology.

Among other things he was chairman of an ISO working group that defined the international standard on RFID for animals, chaired a working group on Microsystems and Agriculture and was responsible for a project on sensors for sustainable food production within the DTO programme. After a brief period in which he was involved in information strategy Frans Kampers in 2003 was asked to investigate the possibilities of bionanotechnology in Wageningen, to define the structure in which these should take place and to develop a business plan for these activities. He soon discovered that the Wageningen expertise on food and nutrition could very well be combined with the possibilities of bionanotechnology.

He now co-ordinates the research of Wageningen UR in the field of applications of nanotechnology in food and is director of BioNT, the virtual centre for bionanotechnology in Wageningen. He is one of the initiators of the Nano4Food conference and actively involved in the organization of new funding programs in the Netherlands. He is often interviewed and invited to conferences to give presentations on the subject of nanotechnology in food.

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