Prof Jens Kreisel, FNR PEARL Chair and Director of the Materials Research and Technology (MRT) department at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), has been elected a fellow of the Division Materials Science of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc).
EurASc is a non-profit non-governmental, independent organisation of distinguished scholars and engineers performing forefront-research and contributing to the development of advanced technologies, united by a commitment to promoting science and technology and their essential roles in fostering social and economic development.
Still a young academy, EurASc already has 600 fellows, 40 of which hold a Nobel Price or a Fields Medal. The purpose of EurASc is to play a complementary role to national academies and the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC).
EurASc aims to recognise and elect to its membership the best European scientists with a vision for Europe as a whole. Prof Kreisel, who came to Luxembourg as an FNR PEARL Chair in 2013, was first nominated, then elected fellow within the Division Materials Science of the EurASc. To date, Prof Kreisel is the only scientist in Luxembourg to have received this nomination.
Through this fellowship, Prof Kreisel will contribute to EurASc’s main mission of strengthening European science and scientific cooperation, including technological application and social development. By this, Prof Kreisel will be an ambassador of Luxembourg in general, and LIST and MRT in particular.
As part of its R&D activities, a great number of experts from the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) are active members in various international associations or renowned academies and specialised networks.