Management of School of Chemical Engineering

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board has an important function in advicing the research quality and supporting the development of the School.

The Scientific Advisory Boards of Aalto schools virtually visited Aalto November 2021 with the specific task to provide critical, forward looking recommendations on

  • the strategic plan and roadmap of the school and its departments in light of Aalto’s strategy objectives,
  • and review the implementation of the RAI 2018 recommendations.

The members of the Aalto CHEM Scientific Advisory Board in 2021

Professor Thomas Rosenau , BOKU  (Chair)
Professor Tsuguyuki Saito, University of Tokyo
Professor Lisbeth Olsson, Chalmers 
Professor Annick Hubin, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Professor Rasmita Raval, University of Liverpool
Professor Leon Lefferts, University of Twente 


Members 2016-2020

•    Professor J. W. Niemantsverdriet, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, chair
•    Professor Wout Boerjan, Ghent University, Belgium
•    Professor Arthur Ragauskas, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
•    Professor Judith Louise Driscoll, University of Cambridge, UK
•    Dr. Jens Rostrup-Nielsen, Haldor Topsoe, Denmark
•    Professor Rasmita Raval, University of Liverpool, UK

SAB 2016 site visit took place during November 14-16 2016

The tasks of the SAB in 2016:

  • To provide a critical evaluation of the strategic plans and goals of the school and its departments, and a critical evaluation of the implementation and effectiveness of the plans in the light of Aalto’s strategy and the previous evaluations.
  • To follow up on the academic quality of the research achievements, scientific and societal visibility, research environment and future potential of the schools and the departments.
  • To assess and present recommendations regarding arrangements, quality and efficiency of the doctoral education (doctoral courses, supervision, funding and results) taking into account how far the implementation of the doctoral programmes has proceeded.
  • To look into any school-specific issues determined by the school and to follow up on the SAB recommendations made in the previous meeting


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