Its members are renowned international experts drawn from the main scientific fields of the faculties and institutes of the BUT.
Prof. Javier Aizpurua is a Research Professor of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) at the Center for Materials Physics in San Sebastian, the Basque Country, where he leads the “Theory of Nanophotonics Group”. He studies the interaction between light and matter at the nanoscale, with special emphasis in the optical response of metallic nanoantennas and quantum effects in plasmonics.
Prof. Christian Bauer graduated 1991 in mechanical engineering from the University of Stuttgart. In 2000 he finished his PhD in the field of Hydraulic Fluid-Flow Machinery. After several years in the industry he changed to the TU Wien in 2008. Currently he is dean of the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
Prof. Dr. Elina Gaile-Sarkane is the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs at Riga Technical University (RTU). She has experience as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management and the Chair of the Senate. Elina's scientific and academic interests are related to innovation management, technology transfer, new product development, and strategy and change management.
Prof. Detlef Günther studied chemistry at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) and completed his PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 1990. Subsequently he joined the Institute of Plant Biochemistry in Halle. In 1994 he became Postdoc at Memorial University Newfoundland (Canada) and in 1995 he worked on elemental analysis at the Institute of Isotope Geology and Mineral Resources at ETH Zurich.
Chris Hill is a media curator, artist, and currently on the faculty at CalArts where she served for six years as Associate Dean in the Film/Video School. Hill received an MFA from SUNY Buffalo (1984), and was video curator at Hallwalls, an artists-run space.
Prof. Alan Chalmers is a Professor of Visualisation at WMG, University of Warwick, UK and a former Royal Society Industrial Fellow. He has an MSc with distinction from Rhodes University, 1985 and a PhD from University of Bristol, 1991.
Peter Leeb is a graduate of the Technical University of Graz and the Cooper Union School of Architecture in NYC. He was one of the main designers in the studio Raimund Abraham for the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York as well as for other ARA projects.
Prof. Sabine Seidler studied materials engineering at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Since 1996 she has been Professor of Non-Metallic Materials at TU Wien. In 2007-2011 she was Vice Rector for Research and from 2011-2023 she was the Rector of TUW.
Nasrin Seraji is an architect and educator, she taught at many architecture schools including The Architectural Association, Columbia University, Princeton University. She served as Dean of ENSAPM, professor and Head of the Institute for Art and Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna as well as professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at Cornell University.
Prof. Jarmo Takala is currently Provost at Tampere University, Finland since 2018. He served as Vice President responsible for research and doctoral education (2017-2018), Dean (2014-2016) and Vice Dean (2011-2013) of Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering, and as Head of Department of Computer Systems (2001-2012) at Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland.
Prof. Humberto Varum is full professor at the Civil Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal. Since October 2010, he has been Honorary Lecturer at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College of London (UCL), UK.
Responsibility: Mgr. Marta Vaňková