Mr. Yves Jongen joins HIL’s Advisory Board
Yves Jongen is Chief Research Officer for Ion Beam Applications. After founding IBA in 1986, he served as general manager and co-general manager of the company until March 2000, when he assumed his current role. Founded in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, IBA has become a world leader in particle accelerator technology and its applications, particularly in medical imaging, cancer therapy and sterilization.
Prior to founding IBA, Mr. Jongen served for 16 years as manager of the UCL Cyclotron Research Center, a multidisciplinary organization established by the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL), with several cyclotrons for fundamental and applied research. He holds a dozen patents and is the author of approximately 200 publications in the particle accelerator field and their applications. In May 2013 Yves was nominated for the European Patent Office’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in proton therapy.
Mr. Jongen graduated cum laude from UCL in 1970 as a Civil Engineer in electronics and earned an additional certificate in nuclear sciences. He has received the Georges Vanderlinden prize for science, given by the Belgium Royal Academy, for his work in Physics and Electricity, and shared the magazine Trends-Tendances 1997 Entrepreneur of the year honors for the French speaking part of Belgium with IBA CEO Pierre Mottet.