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Scientific Advisory Board of the EA European Academy

Dan Maher (Chair)

  • Positions: CEO at Nua Venture, Board Director at SmartBay Ireland
  • Disciplinary Background: Engineering, Business Studies

Dr. Aoibheann Gibbons

  • Disciplinary Background: Pharmaceutics, Neurosciences

Prof. Nigel Gilbert

Institution: University of Surrey, UK


  • Professor of Sociology, University of Surrey
  • Director of the Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS), University of Surrey
  • Co-Founder of Digital World Research Centre in Surrey
  • 1998–2005 Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Surrey
  • Advisor of the European Commission and the British Government

Disciplinary Background: Engineering and Social Sciences

Prof. Nola Hewitt-Dundas

Institution: Queen´s University Belfast, UK


  • Professor of Innovation Management and Innovation Policy, Management School, Queen´s University Belfast
  • Director of Postgraduate Research, Queen´s University Belfast
  • acted as a research fellow and external consultant with the NI Assembly, NESTA London, the EU and the World Bank

Disciplinary Background: Economic Geography

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Maskos 

Institutions: Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, Mainz  Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany


  • Director of "Micro4Nano" Institute at Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, Mainz
  • since 9/2011: Professor of Chemical Engineering/Microfluidics, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
  • 2009 (i.a.): Head of Research of the professional group "Resistance of Polymer Materials" at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin

Disciplinary Background: Chemistry

Dr. Andrea Scharnhorst

Institution: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Amsterdam, The Netherlands


  • Head of Research at Data Archiving and Networked Services Group (DANS)
  • Since 2006: Visiting Professor of Cybermetrics, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • Since 2005: Senior Research Fellow at the "Virtual Knowledge Studio", KNAW (Research Manager Simulation)

Disciplinary Background: Physics and Humanities

Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia

Institution: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz


  • Professor of Business Education
  • Fellow of Gutenberg Research College
  • Spokesperson of the Gutenberg Academy for Young Researchers

Disciplinary Background: Business Education and Economics

Prof. Dr. Harald Friedrich Otto von Korflesch

Institution: University Koblenz-Landau


  • Vice President of University Koblenz-Landau
  • Professor for Management of Information, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Organization
  • Director of Central Institute for Scientific Entrepreneurship & International Transfer
  • Director of Institute for Management of the Informatics
  • Director of School of Entrepreneurial Design Thinking

Disciplinary Background: Business Administration and Economics

Klaus Michael Uckel

Institution: German Aerospace Center

Position: Head of Project Management Agency

Disciplinary Background: Law

Dr. Sara Helen Wilford

Institution: De Montfort University, Leicester, UK


  • Research Fellow at Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility
  • Senior Lecturer in Computer Ethics, Computer Ethics and Professional Practices, Privacy and Data Protection, and for Research, Ethics and Professionalism

Disciplinary Background: Information Systems and Public Policy, Public Administration and Management