Published on Jun 8, 2012
TEDxBrainport 2012 - Making the Future
Kjeld van Bommel obtained his master's degree in Chemical Technology (1995) and subsequently his PhD in Supramolecular Chemistry (2000) from the University of Twente. After a postdoc in Japan he returned to the Netherlands and joined the Biomade Technology Foundation where he worked for 5 years on the development of gels for drug delivery and other applications. Since 2006 he has been working for TNO where he currently focuses on the development of various innovative food processing technologies, among which a food printer.
About TEDxBrainport 2012 - Making the Future
There are many challenges in the world today. Hunger and disease continue to affect large parts of the developing world. Financial instability is halting progress in developed countries. We're running out of resources and changing the natural world in ways we don't totally understand. How can we make a better future? Discover the next big bordering-on-crazy ideas for humanity at TEDxBrainport 2012.
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