World renowned leaders
The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)
The B-CRATOS Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of four world-renowned leaders in their respective fields (Neuroscience, Brain-Computer-Interfaces, Microwave Physics, Neurosurgery, and Artificial Sensing). The Board will provide their expert opinion in strategic research and dissemination design and project monitoring.
Dr. John Donoghue is the H.M. Wriston Professor of Neuroscience and Engineering at Brown University. He is known for translational research in human brain computer interfaces to restore movement for people with paralysis (known as ‘BrainGate’, as well as for fundamental research to explain how networks of cortical neurons compute actions from plans. At Brown, he was the founding Chair of the Brown Department of Neuroscience, the founding director of the Brown Institute for Brain Science (now the Carney Institute) and the Department of Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence in Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology. Donoghue was a member of the US B.R.A.I.N. initiative’s first NIH Working Group and is a fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as several other academies.
Dr. Gaetano Liberti is neurosurgeon at the Operative Unit of Neurosurgery of the AOUP Hospital of Pisa and, since 2019, the head of the neurosurgery department of the University Hospital of Pisa. In these years of activity in the AOUP, Dr. Liberti has perfected and refined his surgical experiences performing different surgical procedures on complex vascular and tumoral pathologies of the Brain, developing the use of endoscopic techniques in neurosurgery, especially minimally invasive access to the skull base. In 2016 he began a collaboration with the Scuola Superore Sant’Anna of Pisa under the coordination of Professor C. Carrozza for the implementation in neurosurgery of innovations and applications of Robotics. In 2018 this collaboration continued with Prof C. Clementi for the creation of a research laboratory and practical applications on patients of the clinical innovations in this field.
Dr. Paul M. Meaney has extensive industrial experience from working with millimeter-wave technology at both Millitech Corporation, South Deerfield, MA, USA, and Alpha Industries, Woburn, MA. He has been a Professor with Dartmouth College since 1997, with Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, and is also the President and Co-Founder of Microwave Imaging System Technologies, Inc., Hanover. He has co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed journal papers and holds 13 patents. His Dartmouth group has authored several clinical studies in various settings including breast cancer diagnosis, breast cancer chemotherapy monitoring, bone density imaging, and temperature monitoring during thermal therapy. His current research interests include microwave tomography, which exploits the many facets of dielectric properties in tissue and other media, and in particular, for breast cancer imaging, where his group was the first to translate an actual system into the clinic.
Dr. Zhong Lin Wang is one of the most distinguished scientists specialized in nanotechnology and energy science. He is currently Founding Director of the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems in Beijing. Dr. Wang has pioneered the nanogenerators from fundamental science to technological applications, which has inspired a worldwide effort in academia and industry for green energy and self-powered micro- and nano-systems. Additionally, he also coined the field of piezotronics and piezophototronics for the third generation semiconductors, the technology of in-situ nanomeasurements in electron microscopy, the research on ZnO nanowires and theory of inelastic scattering in electron diffraction and imaging. Dr. Wang was elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009, member of European Academy of Sciences in 2002, academician of Academia of Sinica 2018, International fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering 2019; fellow of American Physical Society in 2005, fellow of AAAS in 2006, fellow of Materials Research Society in 2008, and fellow of Microscopy Society of America in 2010. Dr. Wang is ranked No. 1 in Google Scholar public profiles in Nanotechnology & Nanoscience both in total citations and h-index impacts and No. 15 among 100,000 scientists across all fields worldwide
The scientific advisory board will offer the necessary feedback and review in the form of in-kind contribution. The B-CRATOS coordinator will reserve a budget of approx. 10 000 € for supporting the scientific board’s travel and subsistence in-order to attend B-CRATOS consortium meeting on an average of 3 occurrences across 48 M.