Presidium :

Prof. Claude Debru. - Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
Claude Debru is Emeritus Professor of the Ecole Normale Supérieure at Paris (France). He is, in particular, founding member of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health, and member of the European Society for the History of Science.
His present interests are focused on the necessary exchanges and between Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and Humanities.
Claude Debru received, in 2009, our Blaise Pascal Medal in Socio-Economic Sciences Division.
June 2016 - March 2018

Prof. Helene de Rode, U.C.L. - Mons, Actium-Law, Liege, Belgium
Perpetual Secretary
Prof. H. de Rode graduated University of Louvain, where she became professor of law in 1993 till 2003. She published numerous papers and gave invited talks in international meetings and symposia. She also practices law and is a partner of her law firm Actium-Law. She is a member of the Liege Bar Association.  She  oversees for the Academy programmes related to Law Sciences. Since 2009, she is professor at the UCL Mons.
June 2014 - March 2021 - Founding member

Prof. Alain Tressaud, Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry of Bordeaux, France
Alain Tressaud is Emeritus Research Director of the CNRS at Bordeaux (France). He is Founder and Member of the Scientific Committee, French Fluorine Network-CNRS.
His major research fields are Solid State Chemistry & Materials Sciences, Fluorine chemistry, fluoride materials and mixed-anion compounds, and Modification of the properties of materials by Surface treatments.
March 2014 - March 2018 
Prof. Natividad Carpintero Santamaria, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Natividad Carpintero-Santamaría is Full Professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and General Secretary of the Institute of Nuclear Fusion. She has lectured in several countries: Armenia, Australia, European Union, Jordan, Latin America, Russian Federation, Turkey and the United States. She authored the book The Atom Bomb: The Human Factor during Second World War (Díaz de Santos, 2007) and co-edited, together with Guillermo Velarde, the book Inertial Confinement Nuclear Fusion: A Historical Approach by its Pioneers (Foxwell & Davies, 2007) considered as recommended reading by the EUROfusion Consortium of the European Commission. She has published several papers and chapters of books in Springer, Cambridge Scholars, Routledge, Elsevier, etc. Natividad Carpintero-Santamaría is member of the Commission for Energy and Security and Defense of the Centre for National Defence Studies (CESEDEN) and member of the General Council of EuroDefense-Spain. In 1991 she received the Alfonso XIII Prize of History of Applied Science awarded by the Spanish Academy of Sciences. She has been granted the Cross of Aeronautical Merit (White distinction) (2011) and the Cross of Military Merit (White distinction) (2015).
March 2015 - March 2019
Prof. Paul Tréguer, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France
Paul Tréguer is Emeritus Professor of the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (Brest, France). He is, in particular, the founder of the European Institute for Marine Studies and of the Europôle Mer, and directed EUR-OCEANS, the European Network of Excellence on the impacts of global change on the marine ecosystems. His major research fields are chemical oceanography and marine biogeochemistry, with a focus on polar oceans and coastal waters of Europe.
Paul Tréguer received, in 2013, the Georges Millot medal (sciences of universe) of the French Academy of Sciences.
March 2015 - March 2019
Prof. Richard Durst, Cornell University, United States
Richard A. Durst is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and was Chairman of the Dept. of Food Science & Technology at Cornell University. He was also the Director of the Cornell Institute of Food Science and the Cornell Analytical Chemistry Labs. In addition to his emeritus status, he is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Cornell Dept. of Biological & Environmental Engineering.He received the B.S. degree with highest honors in chemistry in 1960 from the University of Rhode Island and Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, with a minor in biophysics, in 1963 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the U.S. National Bureau of Standards (NBS, now NIST) in 1966 where he served as Chief of the Electrochemical Analysis Section and Deputy Director of the Center for Analytical Chemistry. He received the Bronze Medal for Superior Federal Service, the Silver Medal for Meritorious Federal Service and was inducted into the NBS/NIST Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Scientists in 2009. In September 1990, he joined the faculty of Cornell University. He is the author/coauthor of over 250 technical articles and book chapters and has edited two books: "Ion-Selective Electrodes" (1969), which was translated into Russian and Chinese, and "Blood pH, Gases, and Electrolytes" (1977). Dr. Durst has been a Sigma Xi National Lecturer, ACS Tour Speaker and Swiss Romande University Lecturer. He was a member of the IUPAC Commission on Electrochemistry, Chairman of the IUPAC Commission on Electroanalytical Chemistry, a member of the IUPAC Analytical Chemistry Division Committee, is currently on the ChemRAWN Committee and became an IUPAC Fellow in 2002. He was a member of the FDA Food Advisory Committee (2003-2006) and is now serving as Chairman until 2017. In 2002, he was elected a member of the European Academy of Sciences. In addition to his earlier research in the area of electroanalytical chemistry, his recent research interests included the application of biological recognition (antibodies, nucleic acid probes and natural receptors) and nanovesicular liposomal amplification strategies to the development of biosensors and microfluidic systems for the analysis of clinical analytes, environmental pollutants and food contaminants..
March 2015 - March 2019