The International Selection Committee makes its recommendation for the winner for the Board of Technology Academy Finland who ultimately chooses the winner.
THE INTERNATIONAL SELECTION COMMITTEE 2013-2014
The International Selection Committee is made up of eight world-class scientists. Each Committee member cannot serve for more than four awards, or eight years.
The full committee is as follows:
Chancellor Jarl-Thure Eriksson, Finland. Chairman of the Selection Committee. Chancellor of Abo Akademi University; formerly Rector of Tampere University of Technology. Expertise: Superconductivity, complex systems and neural networks.
Professor Eva-Mari Aro, Finland. Professor in Molecular Plant Biology at the University of Turku. Expertise: Photosynthesis, solar-energy conversion and chloroplast signaling.
Professor Jaakko Astola, Finland. Professor of Signal Processing at Tampere University of Technology. Expertise: Signal processing, information theory and statistics.
Dr. Craig R. Barrett, United States of America, Ex CEO/Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation; Associate Professor at Stanford University; chairs Change The Equation, Achieve, Inc., Dossia, and the Skolkovo Foundation Council Board of Directors. Expertise: Improving educational standards in the United States and around the world.
Academician Riitta Hari, Finland. Director of both the multidisciplinary Brain Research Unit of the Low Temperature Laboratory at Finland'sAalto University and the national Center of Excellence on Systems. Expertise: Neuroscience and brain imaging.
Dr. Hans-Joachim Freund, Germany. Scientific Member and Director at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin. Adjunct Professor with the three Berlin Universities, heads the Department of Chemical Physics. Expertise: Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, Interfaces and Nanostructures, in particular, in relation to Heterogeneous Catalysis.
Professor Konrad Osterwalder, Switzerland. Rector of the United Nations University; Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations; member of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences. Expertise: Mathematical structure of relativistic quantum field theory, elementary particle physics, statistical mechanics.
Dr. Ayao Tsuge, Japan. President of the Japan Federation of Engineering Society, Member of the Science Council of Japan and Vice President of the Engineering Academy of Japan. Expertise: Energy, environment and economy, innovation, the management of technology and international relations.
For further information about the Prize, nomination criteria and nomination documents, visit http://www.millenniumprize.fi.
Technology Academy Finland (TAF) is an independent foundation established to promote scientific research and technologies that support sustainable development. TAF awards the biennial Millennium Technology Prize and arranges events in connection with this. TAF also helps to reinforce Finland's image as a high tech country by actively participating in international scientific networks. TAF is a member of CAETS, Euro-CASE and the World Economic Forum, and works closely with Finnish industry, government organizations and the scientific community.
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