Three new eScience Advisory Committee members!

9 Jan 2023 - 3 min

We are proud to announce that we have three new eScience Advisory Committee members on board. A big thank you and welcome to Prof. Marialuisa Lavitrano, Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller and Prof. Bjorn Stevens.

From left to right: Prof. Marialuisa Lavitrano, Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller and Prof. Bjorn Stevens.

Get to know the new members:

Prof. Marialuisa Lavitrano

Marialuisa Lavitrano is a professor of Pathology and director of the Molecular Medicine Lab and the School of Oncology at Milano Bicocca University. Lavitrano has a long history of experience in research, management and bioethical aspects of science, and has held positions in various international organizations such as the Council of Europe, as well as in the Vatican and the Italian government. She has also played a significant role in the development and establishment of Milano Bicocca University, and has led numerous projects within  the European Horizon programmes.

Prof. Dieter A. Kranzlmüller

Dieter A. Kranzlmüller is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, and a professor of computer science at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Kranzlmüller has a background in the IT sector, and has held positions at various universities including Reading, Dresden and Lyon. His research interests include  grid and cluster computing, system programming, innovative IT infrastructure technologies and high-performance computing. In addition to his research, Kranzlmüller also supports the Center for Digital Technology and Management.

Prof. Bjorn Stevens

Bjorn Stevens is a renowned climate scientist and meteorologist who is currently director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and a professor at the University of Hamburg. He received his PhD in atmospheric science from Colorado State University and has made significant contributions to understanding the role of aerosols, clouds and atmospheric convection in the climate system. Stevens was one of the authors of the chapter on clouds and aerosols in the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report and has received numerous awards for his work. He is also the joint lead coordinator of the World Climate Research Programme’s Grand Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity and chairs the Climate Change committee of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards.

A word from eScience Center director Joris van Eijnatten

“Our aim in renewing and expanding the eScience Advisory Committee was to increase its international standing, and I’m glad to say we’ve been able to do just that. We’re honoured to have these three internationally recognized experts on board. Coming from different research backgrounds, they have impressive track records regarding the use of digital technologies and infrastructures in academic research. We greatly benefit from our advisory committee’s collective wisdom, which has now been given another substantial boost. We look forward to working with the new committee members!”