Machiel van Dorst is full professor Environmental behaviour & Design at the department of Urbanism. His research field is on the crossroad of environmental psychology and urban design and including topics as: liveability, sustainability & behaviour, territorial behaviour, design & research methodology, design education, sustainable urbanism, health & the built environment.
Machiel van Dorst has 140 publications and has a long-standing reputation in education (mentoring over 180 graduation MSc students). Machiel was (and still is) promotor of more than 20 PhD candidates. Van Dorst is the chair of the scientific board of the International Forum on Urbanism, the worldwide network of top universities in the field of Urbanism. Machiel van Dorst was vice dean of the faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, and chaired different departments the last 12 years. The faculty has the second position in the world ranking according to QS World University Rankings by subject.