The European sustainable energy innovation alliance (eseia), welcomes Professor Jan Kiciński, director of Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences, IMP-PAN, as new eseia Vice-President. For the next two years, until April 24th 2019, Prof. Kiciński will work in synergy with the other five members of the eseia Governing Council to ensure the strategic management of the Alliance. The Governing Council includes the eseia President Harald Kainz, rector of the Graz University ofTechnology, eseia Treasurer Brian Norton, president of the Dublin Institute of Technology, eseia Vice-President Teresa Ponce de Leão, president of the National Laboratory on Energy and Geology in Portugal, eseia Vice-President Josef Fürlinger, General Manager of Regionales Innovations Centrum in Austria, and eseia Director Brigitte Hasewend.
The unanimous decision was taken by the General Assembly, eseia´s highest decision making body, at the meeting held in Brussels on April 25th.
Professor Kiciński, whose background lies in mechanical engineering, is Head of the Department of Rotor and Bearings Dynamics and Director for Research at the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Science in Gdańsk, Poland. Kiciński has a consolidated experience in directing scientific-industrial consortiums and scientific networks. In 2004 he was appointed Director of the National Centre of Advanced Technologies “RIMAMI”, which clustered universities and power engineering establishments. Furthermore in 2007 Professor Kiciński became Chairman of the Programming Council of the Baltic Eco-energetic Cluster, which assembled more than 50 economic, local-government, and scientific institutions, making it the largest cluster in the field in Poland.
The new eseia Vice-President is also a member of both national and international committees, such as Program Council of Polish Maritime Research and the International Institute of Applied System Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria.