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Prof. Rodrigo Martins, Department of Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Rodrigo Ferrão de Paiva Martins is Full Professor and head of Materials Science Department at Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon, director of the Centre of Excellence in Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Processes of the Institute of New Technologies, CEMOP/Uninova; Head of the group of Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies (MEON) of the Research Materials Center of the Institute for Nanostructures, Nanomodeling and Nanofabrication, CENIMAT/I3N; Member of the Advisory Board of Horizon 2020 on DG Research and Innovation (Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Manufacturing); Chair of The European Committee Affairs of European Materials Research Society; Chair of The Global Leadership and Service Award Committee of the International Union of Materials Research Societies, IUMRS; Vice-Chair of Energy, Materials Industry Research Initiative; Member of the International Advisory board of Strategic Initiative Materials, a Flanders industry initiative; Member of the External International Board of the PhD Program in Materials in UDJG University (University of Galati), Romania; Member of the journal management committee for the journal npj 2D Materials and Applications; Member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal Advanced Electronic Materials, from Wiley.; Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Progress in Natural Science: Materials International (Elsevier Journal); Member of the editorial board of Heliyon - Elsevier's new open access journal.
He got the following awards and honors: 2016: Innovation INCM (Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda) award by the work Secret paper – an innovative, low-cost approach; Awarded with the Gold Medal of merit and distinction by the Almada Municipality; Named as one of 3 finalist of the European patent Office Research Award 2016 with the work on paper transistor; Elected member of the European Academy of Science; Tetra Solar, Innovation prize given by Exame Informatica. 2015: Demonstrator award given by OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics – Association) during the LOPEC - Large-area, Organic & Printed Electronics Convention 2015, held in Munich, February 2015 to the EC project Autonomous Printed Paper Products for Labels & Electronics, A3Ple project. 2014: The Best Research award given by Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon to 3 top researchers of all Faculty for the period between 2010 to 2012; The Best Leadership and Service award given by Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon to 3 top researchers of all Faculty for the period between 2010 to 2012. 2012: Scientific Prize of Cidade de Almada, 1st edition with work Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials @FCT-UNL, a window of opportunities opened to the world; Prize Innovation with the work solar tiles, Energy Live Expo, Lisbon, March 2012; Doctor Honoris Causa by University of Galati, Romania (1 April 2012); Green awards, 2012. 2011: Best of PSS 2011, top 12 by Wiley with the paper: Where science fiction meets reality? With oxide semiconductors; Green awards, honour Research and Innovation award with the work on paper battery. 2010: Portuguese Science and Technology award 2010/2011, district 1960 of the International Rotary Foundation. The best scientific work given by Korean Industry of Display Society (KIDS), Sept. 2010: work “Paper Memory TFT”, published in Journal of Information Display, 10 (4), 80-89 (2009). 2009: Printed Electronics USA 2009 Academic R&D award, Dec 1-4 2009, S. Jose, California (IdTechEx): paper TFT; Green awards, 1st prize Research and Innovation award with the work on the paper transistor; Honours member of the Rotary Club of Almada. 2008: Scientific Professional of the Year 2008, Rotary Club of Almada, Portugal; Paul Harris gold medal, for scientific outstanding, International Rotary Foundation. 2004: Prize for Scientific Excellence given by the Portuguese Science Foundation.
Rodrigo Martins has been involved in pioneer European research on amorphous silicon semiconductors and pioneer with is group worldwide activity related to passive and active oxides, the so called transparent electronics and it is one of the inventors of the so-called paper electronics, where paper is exploit not only as a substrate but also as a functional component in active devices. He published more than 720 scientific papers; two books and a set of 22 book chapter(Researcher ID; ORCID; SCOPUS; Google Scholar; (h-index = 56, fromGS); holds 40 patents granted in the fields of transparent electronics; paper electronics; electrochromic devices; bio-detection transducer platforms; solar cells; memories and got 17 pending patents in the areas of detection and sensing oxide and paper applications.
March 2018 - March 2020
Prof. Alain Tressaud, Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry of Bordeaux, France
Alain Tressaud is Emeritus Research Director of the CNRS at Bordeaux (France). He founded and chaired until 2008 the French Network on Fluorine Chemistry, sponsored by CNRS. He received several awards, including the Atomic Centre Agency Award of French Academy of Sciences (2008), Fluorine Award of the American Chemical Society (2011), and International Henri Moissan Prize (2013). His major research fields are Solid State Chemistry & Materials Science, Fluorine chemistry, and Modification of the surface properties of materials. His scientific production includes more than 360 papers in international journals, 20 chapter's contributions in books and 12 internationalized patents. In addition, he edited 6 books, including the Editorship of several book series at Elsevier: "Advances in Fluorine Science" (2006) and "Progress in Fluorine Science" (2015?). In 2011 his book on "Le fluor: histoire, applications & paradoxes" appeared at CNRS-Editions, Paris.
March 2018 - March 2022
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. Natividad Carpintero Santamaria, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Natividad Carpintero-Santamaría is Full Professor at the Department of Energy Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and General Secretary of the Institute of Nuclear Fusion (UPM). 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 2019 - March 2023
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. In 2016, he was elected fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
March 2019 - March 2023
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 2019 - March 2023
Prof. Tommaso Calarco, University of Ulm, Germany
Tommaso Calarco was born in 1969 in Rovereto, Italy. He received his M.Sc in Physics at the University of Padua in 1994.
He obtained his Ph.D (excellent) at the University of Ferrara in 1998, with a thesis focused on polarized structure functions of the nucleon in a quark model. He obtained his first postdoc position in the group of Peter Zoller at the University of Innsbruck.
After the period in Innsbruck, he obtained a postdoc position at the ECT-STAR Centre in Trento and lately again in Innsbruck. during this period, he also collaborated with C. Williams and P. Julienne at NIST in 2002-2003 and with M. Lukin at Harvard in 2005-2007, In 2004 he was appointed as a Senior Researcher at the BEC Centre in Trento with tenure track, and finally as a Professor for Physics at the University of Ulm in 2007 (with tenure since 2009).
He is the author of more than 100 publications in refereed journals and participated to more than a 100 invited talks.
He has pioneered the application of quantum optimal control methods to quantum technologies and to many-body quantum system, which constitute the expertise of his group.
His group at the University of Ulm is currently composed by the Privat Dozent Dr Ph.D Simone Montangero, three postdoc and four Ph.D students and several master students. The main lines of research pursued by the group are:. Ion Crystals, Ion Transport, N-V Centres, Optical Lattices, Quantum Phase Transition, Rydberg Atoms and, more recently, Quantum Open Systems.
He has been awarded two EC Marie-Curie Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship and the E. Wallnöfer Prize of the Tyrolean Industrialists’ Association.
He is currently the coordinator of the EC QIPC Roadmap, of the Integrated Projects SIQS and RYSQ and the chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the ERA-Net CHISTERA as well as of the European Quantum Technologies Strategic Advisory Board.
March 2017 - March 2021
Prof. Emmanouil Floratos, University of Athens, Greece
Prof. Emmanuel Floratos is a renowned scientist who made influential contributions to physics and mathematics. He was awarded the Blaise Pascal Medal for his contributions to physics and fundamental research in finite quantum mechanics.
March 2019 - March 2023