The three new members were nominated by Research Organisations in response to an open call for nominations and shortlisted by a high level independent Identification Committee. They have been appointed for three years.
Maarja Kruusmaa is a Member of the Board, Estonian Academy of Sciences. She is a Professor of Biorobotics, Vice-rector for Research, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) and Visiting professor with Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Alberto Melloni is a fellow of the Accdemia Nazionale dei Lincei. He is a Professor of History of Christianity at University of Modena/Reggio Emilia, secretary of the Foundation for Religious Studies and Chair Holder of the UNESCO Chair on Religious Pluralism and Peace at the University of Bologna.
Nebojsa Nakicenovic is a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He is a director of The World in 2050 (TWI2050). Former Deputy Director General and Acting Director General of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and a former tenured Professor of Energy Economics at Vienna University of Technology.
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