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The Scientific Advisory Board is a statutory body of assessment and strategic follow-up, the members of which are elected by the General Council, on a proposal from the Board, for the five-year term 2019/2023, and may be re-elected one or more times.

This external board is composed of recognised international scientists from prestigious institutions, international experts in INESC TEC’s fields of competence that support the institution in its search for continuous improvement and excellence, building a vision for future research through a valuable benchmark at an international level.



Chairman: José Fortes, University of Florida (USA)

Anne-Marie Kermarrec, INRIA – Rennes (France)

Edward Knightly, Rice University (USA)

Elsa Angelini, Imperial College London (UK)

John J. Leonard, MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering (USA)

Mario Paolone, EPFL - L'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)

Robert Lieberman, Former Presidente of SPIE – The International Society for Optics and Photonics, President of Lumoptix LLC (USA)

Tomás Gómez San Román, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain)

Volker Stich, Aachen University of Technology (Germany)

M. Grazia Speranza, Università degli Studi di Brescia (Italy)

Masaru Kitsuregawa, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo (Japan)