Nicole Grobert appointed a new member to European Commission's Group of Chief Scientific Advisors#

Press release by the Young Academy of Europe (YAE)#

Former YAE Chair Nicole Grobert joins Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to EC Commissioner Moedas.

In 2015, the European Commission initiated a new Scientific Advise Mechanism (SAM). In SAM, a select Group of Chief Scientific Advisors coordinates evidence-based science policy forthe European Commission. European Academies are included in this process through SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) of which the Young Academy of Europe(YAE) is part of through its strategic partnership with the Academia Europaea.

Today, the EC has announced that Nicole has been selected to become a member of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors who work closely together with European Commissioner Carlos Moedas. Similarly, she will now be at the receiving end for the evidence-based policy advise that the SAPEA consortium will provide to the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors and the EC. The YAE congratulates Nicole for this major achievement.

The Young Academy of Europe is a pan-European initiative of outstanding young scientists for networking, scientific exchange and science policy. The YAE is organised as a truly bottom-up initiative of a dynamic and innovative group of recognized European young scientists and scholars with outspoken views about science and science policy. We provide input and advice from a younger generation’s perspective – a vital requirement to shape EU-wide Science Policy for the prospering of science in Europe for future generations.


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Nicole Grobert, Professor of Nanomaterials at the Department of Materials in the University of Oxford

Short Bio Nicole Grobert#

Nicole Grobert's research group focuses on the synthesis, processing, and characterisation of novel carbon and non-carbon based nanomaterials, including nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanorods, graphene and other 2D nanomaterials. Moreover, multifunctional hierarchical nanostructures are also developed and investigated for their implementation in the health-care sectors and for their use in energy applications. Professor Grobert is Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe, a Royal Society Industry Fellow at Williams Advanced Engineering, a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and a visiting professor at the Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre at Toyo University, Japan. Nicole Grobert is a vocal defender of best practices and efficient leadership, experience obtained over almost 20 years as a frontline researcher and representative of young researchers in Europe, having previously been the Chair of the Young Academy of Europe and a founder member. She has beenawarded three Royal Society Research Fellowships and has held has also held four ERC Grants. Moreover, she has been selected outstanding young scientist by the Royal Society in 2005, the STS Forum in 2008, and the World Economic Forum in 2013.

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