EMMC Organisation


President & Board of Directors (BoD)

Nadja Adamovic
President, BoD
TU Wien

Dr. Nadja Adamovic has experience in material modelling, characterisation and process development in particular for photovoltaic applications and physical microsensors. Since 1994, she is employed at the TU Wien as senior scientist. Nadja was a coordinator/manager and  Advisory Board member in several research projects.

Since 2014, Nadja was involved in the EMMC as Chair and member of the Organisational Management Board. Within EMMC-CSA she was project Coordinator and  leader of Dissemination and Stakeholder Integration activities. She is one of the founders of EMMC ASBL and holds the role of EMMC ASBL President. She is also a member of the  Board of Directors.

Kersti Hermansson
Uppsala University

Kersti Hermansson is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Uppsala University. Her group conducts research on multi-scale modelling workflows to enable (adequately) accurate simulations for real-world chemical applications. The group has much experience with redox chemistry of nano-structured metal oxides, electrochemistry and fundamentals of water/solid interfaces, molecular diffusion and interactions in solids, and computational vibrational spectroscopies.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) and author of more than 240 peer-reviewed papers. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the EMMC, and was a WP leader within the EC funded EMMC-CSA.

Adham Hashibon
Fraunhofer IWM

Adham Hashibon received his PhD in 2002 in the field of Computational Physics and Materials Science.

He is the leader of the Materials Informatics Team at Fraunhofer IWM that develops tools for interoperability, ontology, digitalisation and multiscale and multi-model coupling and linking workflows including the SimPhoNy open simulation platform, data space management systems and business decision support systems.

He serves as a coordinator and partner in a number of EU funded projects. He is an active member of the management board of the EMMC since 2014 and is one of the founders of EMMC ASBL and serves on the Board of Directors.

Erich Wimmer
Materials Design S.A.R.L.

Erich Wimmer is co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Materials Design, a company developing software and providing services for materials research. His experience includes the development of advanced computational methods, their integration in software platforms and their industrial deployment.

Dr. Wimmer is author and co-author of over 130 scientific publications and has given numerous lectures worldwide. Within the EC funded EMMC-CSA, he has been a work package leader and he serves on the Board of Directors of the EMMC ASBL.

Rudolf Koopmans
Koopmans Consulting GmbH

Prof. Dr. Rudy Koopmans is owner of Koopmans Consulting GmbH, Zurich (CH), providing consultancy for setting-up networks of experts, start-up companies, developing strategies for digitalisation and materials modelling.

He is Director of the Plastics Innovation Competence Center and Director of the Institute of Applied Plastics Research at the University of Applied Sciences (HEIA-FR) in Fribourg (CH). As former R&D Fellow at The Dow Chemical Company he brings more than 40 years of experience in the plastics industry.

He is one of the founders of EMMC ASBL and serves on the Board of Directors.

Organisational Assembly - Chairs

Executive Team

Gerhard Goldbeck
Executive Secretary
Goldbeck Consulting Ltd.
United Kingdom

Dr Gerhard Goldbeck has experience in a range of materials modelling topics including software development, management and marketing. In 2011 he formed Goldbeck Consulting Ltd, offering services focused on industrial impact.

Gerhard has been involved with the EMMC since its beginning in 2014, as a member of the Organisational Management Board and during the EMMC-CSA also as leader of the Work Package on Interoperability. He is one of the founders of EMMC ASBL and holds the role of Executive Secretary.

Ernst-Dieter Janotka

Ernst-Dieter Janotka, EU funding expert and senior EU project manager, gained experience in administrative and financial coordination within several European funded projects since 2002.
Since 2014 he was in charge of the administrative and financial coordination, communication and dissemination in the FP7-ITN “Simdalee2” and the H2020 project "EMMC-CSA - The European Materials Modelling Council" at TU Wien.

Within EMMC ASBL he is assistant to the Executive Secretary, being responsible for Administration, Events & Communication.

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