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CERIC’s governing bodies are the General Assembly (GA), the Executive Director, the Board of Directors (BoD) and the International Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (ISTAC).

General Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) is the highest governing body of CERIC and decides on its policies in scientific, technical and administrative matters. It is composed by two ministerial representatives per Member country.

Members of the General Assembly (GA) – secretariat-ga@ceric-eric.eu

  • Austria: Günther Burkert, Heinz Amenitsch
  • Croatia – Tome Antičić, Milko Jakšić
  • Czech Republic: Helena Rimska, Vladimir Matolin
  • Italy: Salvatore La Rosa, Carlo Rizzuto (Chair)
  • Hungary – Ákos Horváth
  • Poland – Michał Rybiński, Marek J. Stankiewicz (Vice Chair)
  • Romania: Beatrice Paduroiu, Ionut Enculescu
  • Serbia: Viktor Nedović
  • Slovenia: Albin Kralj, Karolina Schlegel

Secretary: Ileana Gimmillaro

Executive Director and Deputies

The Executive Director, who is appointed by the General Assembly, is the executive body and legal representative of CERIC. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Consortium.

  • Executive Director: Jana Kolar
  • Deputy Director: Ornela De Giacomo

The Board of Directors (BoD) oversees the coordination of the implementation of the strategies approved by the General assembly and acts as advisory body to the Executive Director on all proposals to be submitted to the General Assembly. It is composed by the directors of the Partner Facilities nominated by the Members or Representing Entities.

Board of Directors

Members of the Board of Directors (BoD) – secretariat-bod@ceric-eric.eu

  • Austria: Heinz Amenitsch
  • Czech Republic: Vladimir Matolin (Vice Chair)
  • Hungary: Tamás Belgya
  • Italy: Giovanni Comelli
  • Poland: Marek J. Stankiewicz
  • Romania: Ionut Enculescu
  • Slovenia: Janez Plavec (Chair)
  • Croatia: Tome Antičić

Secretary: Ornela De Giacomo

ISTAC

The International Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (ISTAC) provides independent advice to the GA and the Executive Director on all strategic issues, as well as on the scientific and technical activities carried out by CERIC. In particular, it evaluates proposals for new Partner Facilities, and the operation of existing ones, advising the General Assembly on acceptance and continuation. It is composed by outstanding personalities in the fields relevant to CERIC.

Members of the ISTAC:

  • Michel van der Rest, former director of synchrotron SOLEIL and former chair of ERF (life sciences) Chair
  • Giorgio Paolucci, Scientific Director of SESAME Synchrotron (synchrotrons) Vice Chair
  • Annalisa Pastore, from MRC-UK (NMR)
  • Ingolf Lindau, Stanford and Lund (synchrotrons)
  • Luis Fonseca, CSIC in Barcelona (nanoscience and nanomaterials)
  • Guy Schoehn, IBS, Institute de Biologie Structurale in Grenoble
  • Salvador Ferrer, Associate Director of Alba Synchrotron Light Source in Barcelona


CERIC’s management and research activities
are distributed in the participating countries and cover administration, communications, technology transfer and project management. A common support system at the CERIC Seat in Trieste allows the distributed staff to operate in an integrated way for transnational and cooperative projects and joint ventures.