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Following thorough discussions with major stakeholders about the needs and future opportunities for Materials Science and Engineering research in Europe, the European Science Foundation (ESF) has announced in July 2009 the establishment of a new ESF Temporary Expert Committee in Materials Science and Engineering (to be known as MatSEEC) to provide the focus for discussion and the coordination of effort.
MatSEEC is an ESF Temporary Expert Committee in the remit of and associated with the ESF Standing Committee for Physical and Engineering Sciences (PESC) with a task related term of 5 years starting on the date of its inauguration meeting.
The mission shall include delivering foresight reports and scientific advice to PESC and ESF on issues related to Materials Science and Engineering and matters of concern to the related scientific communities, as well as to European National Agencies and Ministries, institutions of the European Commission, and the European Strategic Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) upon request.
The mission will also include tasks related to peer-review and assessment of scientific research proposals. Further the Committee shall provide foresight surveys and scientific advice to ESF member organisations and European organisations. The Committee may conduct surveys and prepare strategic policy documents.
Thus, the mission and tasks of MatSEEC are:
8th MatSEEC Committee Meeting
13-14 March, Paris
For further information please contact MatSEEC[at]esf.org