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Nominations Open Today For Leading Science And Technology Award

The International Selection Committee 2013-2014

The term of each Committee member is four rounds at maximum, i.e. eight years. New members for the 2014 Millennium Technology Prize round are Professor Jaakko Astola from Finland and Dr Hans-Joachim Freund from Germany.

Chancellor Jarl-Thure Eriksson, Finland .  Chairman  of the Selection Committee. Chancellor of Åbo Akademi University; formerly Rector of Tampere University of Technology. Expertise: Superconductivity, complex systems and neural networks.

P rofessor Eva-Mari Aro,  Finland . Professor in Molecular Plant Biology at the University of Turku. Expertise: Photosynthesis, solar-energy conversion and chloroplast signalling.

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.

Aca demician  Riitta Hari ,  Finland . Director of both the multidisciplinary Brain Research Unit of the Low Temperature Laboratory at Finland's Aalto University and the national Center of Excellence on Systems. Expertise: Neuroscience and neuroimaging.

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  K onrad 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.

Dr. Ainomaija Haarla, Finland.  Secretary  of the Selection Committee . President and CEO of Technology Academy Finland; Chair of the Board of Directors of Korona Invest Oy (healthcare) and Korona Invest II Oy (services), member of the Board of Altia Oyj (alcoholic beverages) and Euro-CASE. Expertise: Bioproduct technologies, innovation, competitiveness through products and technology foresight.

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