Nancy is Associate Professor at TU Delft, Industrial Design Engineering. She was awarded the TU Delft Technology Fellowship to do research in the areas of sustainable business models, and design and innovation for a circular economy.
In addition to her Associate Professorship, Nancy has a part-time post as a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, and is investigating sustainable and circular business model innovation. As a Fellow at CISL, Nancy is involved in supervision and teaching at the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains, the Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership, amongst others.
Nancy has held positions in the logistics, banking and consulting sectors. Originally from the Netherlands, she has lived and worked in France, the United Kingdom and the USA. Nancy holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge (supervisor: Prof. Julian Allwood; advisor: Prof. Mike Ashby), which was funded by Unilever. Her focus was on how fast moving consumer goods manufacturers can reduce their product life cycle carbon footprint. In 2013 Nancy was a Visiting Fellow at Yale University, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, where she was lecturing and researching on sustainable business models.