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Professor Gabriel Crean will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) as from 1 May 2015. Active in the fields of materials, environment, and IT, the LIST is an RTO created from the merger of the Public Research Centres Gabriel Lippmann and Henri Tudor, both established in 1987.
At present, Professor Gabriel Crean is Vice-President for Technology and Director for Europe of CEAtech, the Division of Technological Research of the Atomic Energy and Alternatives Energy Commission (CEA) of France. This division includes three world class research institutes in Micro-Nanotechnologies , New Technologies for Energy and Information Technology in Paris and Grenoble. He was previously Scientific Director of the Division of Technological Research from 2009 to 2012. He is an Advisor to the President of the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) on research policies as well as a visiting Professor.
Professor Crean is recognised internationally for his contributions to European science, technology & innovation policy. He is an invited Academic Fellow of the European Policy Centre; one of Europe’s leading Think-Tanks, and chairs the EPC Taskforce on “A new European Industrial Policy”. He is an elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Professor Crean has acted as a consultant for several European member state Governments and the European Commission.
Professor Crean is the Chairman of the Sherpa group of the European Commission High Level Group on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) established by Commission Vice-President Tajani to advise the European Commission on a competitive technological and industrial policy. He is a member since 2011 of the European Commission Mirror Group on Smart Specialisation advising European Commissioner Hann on Smart Specialisation strategies for Europe’s regions. Professor Crean also represents, since October 2013, CEA in the European Commission “European Leadership Group” in Microelectronics, under the leadership of Commission Vice-president kroes.
Professor Crean has also contributed significantly to building bridges between European science and the international scientific community. He is a distinguished Past President of the International Union of Materials Research Societies. He was a co-chairman of the World Materials Summit, held in Washington, USA, October 9-12, 2011. Professor Crean is President Emeritus of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics of the U.K. Professor Crean is Vice-President of the UNESCO Chair in Materials Science created in February 2014.
Professor Crean was a co-founder of three venture-capital backed high-technology companies, FireComms Ltd., Optical Metrology Innovations Ltd and Biosensia Ltd.