In order to exercise scientific overview and steering for EEWRC, The Cyprus Institute relies on the expert advise of a Scientific Expert Panel (SEP). The SEP provides the Institute with independent scientific advice of the highest possible caliber on scientific issues and policy necessary for the development of EEWRC.
In particular, the SEP make recommendations on issues related to the research scope and thrusts and to the future development of the Center, evaluate the ongoing programs and projects, and facilitate scientific partnerships and collaborations for the Center.
The Members and Chair of the SEP are appointed by the President of CyI. The Committee meets at least once a year.
|Ghislain de Marsily
Ghislain de Marsily (France; Hydrology) is Professor Emeritus at the University Pierre et Marie Curie and a pioneer in the development of stochastic hydrogeology and inverse methods. Professor de Marsily is Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, a Member of the French Academy of Sciences, and Member of the French Academy of Technologies
Members of the Panel:
|Loucas G. Christophorou
Loucas Christophorou (Greece; Energy) is a Member of the Academy of Athens where he holds the Chair of Physical Science-Experimental Physics. Formerly, he was Senior Corporate Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Senior Research Scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Ford Foundation Professor of Physics at The University of Tennessee, USA. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a recipient of many distinguished awards.
Philippe Davy (France; Hydrogeology) is Director of Research at French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and a faculty member at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Rennes.
John Georgiadis (USA; Desalination) is Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the R. A. Pritzker Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He was previously the Richard W. Kritzer Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
|Joanna D Haigh
Joanna D Haigh (UK; Climate and Environment) is Professor of Atmospheric Physics at Imperial College London, and co-director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment. Prof Haigh is also a Fellow of the Royal Society, a former head of the Department of Physics at Imperial College London, and a former president - now a vice-president - of the Royal Meteorological Society.
Zev Levin (Israel; Climate & Atmospheric Sciences) is the Goldenberg Chair Emeritus Professor in Atmospheric Physics at the Department of Geophysics and Planetary Science, Tel Aviv University. He is the President of the International Commission of Clouds and Precipitation, and the Israeli Academy of Sciences representative to the IUGG and to IAMAS.
Robert Pitz–Paal (Germany; Solar Energy) is the Co-Director of the Institute of Solar Research of the German Aerospace Center in Cologne, and professor of solar technology at RWTH Aachen. He is an internationally recognized expert on CSP technology and serves on various German and international committees, on editorial boards of several scientific journals, frequently consulted on energy policy issues.