Centre of Expertise Mission Zero has a clear mission: to create an economy entirely fuelled by sustainable energy and renewable resources and materials. Or rather: to stop using new resources and unsustainable energy. Finding these solutions requires multidisciplinary research.
That will mean a holistic approach involving the technological, economic, social and administrative realm.
As a driver of sustainable entrepreneurship and living, we conduct practice oriented research. Professors, lecturer-researchers and students tackle current issues. Issues such as ensuring liveable cities by eliminating CO2-emissions and creating opportunities for using waste. Together with our external partners we develop applicable and useful knowledge and tools for the future.
The Centre of Expertise combines the expertise of four research groups: Energy in Transition, Circular Business, Urban Metabolism and Innovation Networks. We look for the common grounds between these fields and make a difference together. This results in a different way of operating. We discover new values, change our perspective of the world and address current issues with today’s knowledge and technology. Focusing on our planet is an inherent part of that. \
dr. ir. ing. Sander Mertens
Leading professor lector and professor Energy in Transition
In August 2018 Sander was appointed professor of Energy in Transition. In addition to his work as a professor at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, he holds a KIVI chair.
dr. Kim Poldner
Professor Circular Business
Kim has been a professor in the Faculty of Business, Finance & Marketing at The Hague University of Applied Sciences since 1 January 2019.
dr. Rizal Sebastian
Professor Future Urban Systems
For Rizal, this starting period focuses on the formulating of a common research vision, and he would like to involve as many people as possible in that endeavour.
Bas van den Berg
Practor ROC Mondriaan/MBO Rijnland
dr. Mark Mobach
Professor Facility Management
Since 2013, The Hague University of Applied Sciences has had a partnership with the Hanze and Mark has worked as the head of a research group at THUAS.
Liliya Terzieva has a PhD in the field of Economic and Organizational sciences of Leisure and Tourism.