Maarja Kruusmaa, Alberto Melloni and Nebojsa Nakicenovic are the three new members appointed to the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors. Additionally, Nicole Grobert and Sir Paul Nurse have been elected as the new Chair and deputy-Chair of the Group.
The three new members were nominated by Research Organisations in response to an open call for nominations and shortlisted by a high level independent Identification Committee. They have been appointed for three years.
Maarja Kruusmaa is a Member of the Board, Estonian Academy of Sciences. She is a Professor of Biorobotics, Vice-rector for Research, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) and Visiting professor with Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Alberto Melloni is a fellow of the Accdemia Nazionale dei Lincei. He is a Professor of History of Christianity at University of Modena/Reggio Emilia, secretary of the Foundation for Religious Studies and Chair Holder of the UNESCO Chair on Religious Pluralism and Peace at the University of Bologna.
Nebojsa Nakicenovic is a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He is a director of The World in 2050 (TWI2050). Former Deputy Director General and Acting Director General of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and a former tenured Professor of Energy Economics at Vienna University of Technology.
More information on the European Commission’s website.