Steering Committee

A Steering Committee has been established to support and oversee the implementation of the UNI-SET project. Its purpose is to strengthen the quality and relevance of the project work through monitoring and assessment of its activities. Its main task is to give input and guidance for the project activities, provide feedback on the work which has been done, contribute to disseminate the activities and results of the project and support the project team with its expertise and knowledge.

Throughout the project, the Steering Committee will be intent on facilitating coordination and information flow amongst universities active in energy research and education. It will also contribute to facilitating communication and exchange with other stakeholders of the SET-Plan, including the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) and the European Industrial Initiatives EIIs), as well as contributing to relevant EU initiatives and consultations in the energy field.

The UNI-SET Steering Committee consists of academics from 17 leading European universities with experience of national, European and international research, education and training activities of high relevance to the SET-Plan. It also includes representatives of the EERA and the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

Members of the UNI-SET Steering Committee are:

  • Prof. Torbjørn Digernes, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway (Chair)
  • Prof. Mihaela Albu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Prof. Harald Bolt, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany; European Energy Research Alliance (until April 2017)
  • Mr Nils Røkke, SINTEF, Norway; European Energy Research Alliance (from April 2017)
  • Dr Lidia Borrell-Damian, European University Association (Project Coordinator)
  • Prof. Johan Driesen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; InnoEnergy (Project Partner)
  • Prof. Giovanni Vincenzo Fracastoro, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Prof. Torsten Fransson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology; InnoEnergy
  • Prof. Sigurdur Magnus Gardarsson, University of Iceland, Iceland
  • Prof. Tim Green, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Armin Grunwald, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Dr Douglas Halliday, Durham University, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Paulien Herder, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Fabrice Lemoine, Université de Lorraine, France
  • Prof. Peter Lund, Aalto University, Finland
  • Dr Peter Hauge Madsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Prof. Michael Narodoslawsky, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Dr Wim Melis, Greenwich University, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Gabriel Sala, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  • Dr John Smith, European University Association
  • Prof. Karol Sztekler, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Ms. Karina Firkaviciute, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission