Trained as chemical, material engineer holds a degree in Business Administration.

Since then, he has been working in the Research field of advanced materials, new production systems and transport technologies.

He has been, for 5 years, Head of Unit responsible for Sub- Priority 6.2 “Sustainable Surface Transport” in the FP6 Specific Programme “Integrating & Strengthening ERA”.

On the 1st of May 2004, he was appointed responsible for the Unit “Products, processes, organisation” renamed “New generation of products” within Directorate “Industrial Technologies” of “Directorate General “Research and Innovation”.

On 1st of July 2008, he took the responsibility of the “Nano- Sciences and Nanotechnologies” unit within this same Directorate “Industrial Technologies.

As from the1st January this year, under H2020, he took the lead of the unit “Advanced Materials and Nano Technologies” of the same Directorate renamed “Key Enabling Technologies”.

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Head of Unit “Advanced Materials and Nano Technologies”, Directorate “Key Enabling Technologies”, DG "Research & Innovation" , European Commission

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About Us

EARTO & EIRMA Annual Conference 2015 - the First Joint Conference Edition on the theme “Infrastructures and Resources Sharing between Industry & RTOs in Europe”.

About the event

A 2-day Conference
April 28-29, 2015

Conference venue:
Alvisse Parc Hotel****
120, Route d'Echternach
L-1453 Luxembourg


For general information about the conference, please contact us at:

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  • +352 42 59 91 - 300
  • +352 275 885
  • 29, avenue J.F. Kennedy
    L-1855 Luxembourg