Em. Prof. dr. ir. Arthur O. Eger (1950) holds a PhD in Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology.
In 1979 he started, in cooperation with Mathijs van Dijk, the design agency Van Dijk/Eger/Associates.
In 1996 he left the agency to become the Director of Space Expo (a Space Museum and the Official Visitors Center of ESA, the European Space Agency).
From 2003 until 2016 he was Full Professor of Product Design at the Department of Engineering Technology of the University of Twente.
He has a broad experience in industrial design engineering, wrote and edited over twenty books, and published over 100 articles and papers on topics such as product design, graphic design, architecture and decorative art. Since 2016 he is a freelance consultant, writer and lecturer on these topics.
In 2018 he started BlauwZand Publishing.
More about Arthur Eger
|Since 2018||Director of BlauwZand Publishing.|
|Since 2015||Consultant, writer and lecturer on subjects such as Architecture, Decorative Art, Graphic- and Industrial Design.|
|2003 – 2015||Full professor at the University of Twente, Chair: Product Design.|
|1998 – 2003||Director of Space Expo (Space Museum and the Official Visitors Center of ESA, the European Space Agency).|
|1996 – 1998||Director of Science Center: ‘Da Vinci Techno Activity Center’.|
|1979 – 1996||Co-founder and director of Van Dijk/Eger/Associates (nowadays known as Well Design).|
|1977 – 1979||Head of the Publications Department of the Computer Center of the Universities of Amsterdam.|
|1976 – 1977||Researcher at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology.|
|2018 – 2020||Counselor of the Board of the Department of Industrial Design Engineering of KIVI, the Royal Institution of Engineers in the Netherlands.|
|2014||Chair of the Organising Committee of the 16th International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education hosted by the University of Twente (4 & 5 September 2014).|
|2009 – 2018||Chairman of the Board of the Department of Industrial Design Engineering of KIVI, the Royal Institution of Engineers in the Netherlands. In 2014 appointed to Member of Merit.|
|Since 2008||International correspondent of Zhuang Shi, magazine on Art and Design in China, published by Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.|
|Since 1995||Chairman of the Board of the Mobach Ceramics Foundation.|
|2000 – 2013||Chief Editor of Product Magazine, Journal of Industrial Design Engineering, a publication of MYBusinessmedia, Rotterdam.|
|1993 – 2013||Writer of a column for Product Magazine.|
|2004 – 2008||Member of the Board of the Department of Industrial Design Engineering of KIVI, the Royal Institution of Engineers in the Netherlands. Since 2009 chairman.|
|1999 – 2001||Visiting Professor at the Management Studies Center in Vlaardingen (the Netherlands).|
|1998 – 2003||Vice President of APOGEES (Association pour Promouvoir, Organiser, Gérer des Expositions et des Evénements relatifs à l’actualité Spatiale), Paris (France).|
|1997 – 2003||Co-founder and member of the Dutch Association of Science Centers.|
|1997 – 2000||Member of the Editorial Board of Product Magazine.|
|1986 – 1988||Head Professor of the Course on Innovation Management, Kluwer, Maarssen (the Netherlands).|
|1980 – 1982||Adviser and co-editor of Compres Magazine (Graphic Design Management).|
|2007||‘Doctor in de Technische Wetenschappen’ (Ph.D.), Delft University of Technology.|
|1975||‘Ingenieurs examen’ (MSc in Industrial Design Engineering), Delft University of Technology.|
|1969 – 1975||Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology.|