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Nicole Grobert

Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA), Professor of Nanomaterials, University of Oxford

N. Grobert

Prof Dr Nicole Grobert is Professor of Nanomaterials and Associate Head of Department (Research) at the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford, UK. She is a Royal Society Industry Fellow at Williams Advanced Engineering, Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and visiting professor at the Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre at Tokyo University, Japan.

Prof Grobert is a vocal defender of best practices and efficient leadership, experience obtained over almost 20 years as a frontline researcher and representative of young researchers in Europe, having been a founding member, Chair and Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe.

She is also a member of the Academia Europaea, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and a Founding Member of the Young Academy of Europe - a bottom-up pan-European initiative of outstanding young scientists for networking, scientific exchange and science policy.

Moreover, Professor Grobert has received the Carbon Pergamon Prize in 2001, has been selected outstanding young scientist by the Royal Society in 2005, the STS Forum in 2008, and the World Economic Forum in 2013. She has been one of seven Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission since 2018. In November 2020 she has been nominated the Chair of the Group.