Herman Terryn is a full professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Belgium and a part-time professor at TU-Delft in the Netherlands. He is head of the Department of Chemistry and Materials at VUB. He is chairman of the board of research council faculty of engineering at VUB and president of a research group focused on materials and surface science.
Throughout his career, Terryn has published over 400 papers and has an h-index of 38. His research interests include surface treatments, surface analysis, interfaces, local electrochemistry, corrosion, and protection. Among his honors and awards, Terryn has received the Eu-Award Europeans Federation of Corrosion (2014), Belgian Chair Francqui UAntwerpen: Durability of Materials (2016), and Honorary Professor University of Science and Technology (2017).