The ICF-BSE has announced the initiation of of election procedures for its Steering Committee. Fellows who would like to be considered for the Steering Committee are encouraged to nominate themselves, or to nominate other Fellows who would be excellent candidates for the College leadership committee.

Nominations for the Steering Committee will be accepted until January 31st, 2016. Please contact the ICF-BSE Secretary, Laura Poole-Warren regarding nominations for the Steering Committee.

The following nominations have been received so far:

John Hunt, PhD FBSE University of Liverpool, U.K.
Stuart Cooper, PhD FBSE Ohio State University, U.S.
Antoinetta Gatti, PhD FBSE  Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali Ceramici (ISTEC),  Italy
Fu-zhai Cui, PhD  FBSE Tsinghua University, China
Laura Poole-Warren, PhD FBSE UNSW Australia
Joachim Kohn, PhD FBSE  Rutgers University-The State University of New Jersey, U.S.
Liz Tanner, PhD FBSE  University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Antonio Merolli, PhD FBSE Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
Maria Cristina Tanzi, PhD FBSE INSTM local Unit Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Min Wang, PhD FBSE The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Chandra P. Sharma, PhD FBSE Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, India


Listed below is a timeline for the Steering Committee elections:

Now-January 31, 2016 . Submission of nomination packages by Fellows. Nominees will be posted on the ICF website.

February 2016. The Steering Committee Election is now underway. All active Fellows should have received an election ballot via email. If you did not receive a ballot, please email

March 2016.  Results of the nomination and election process will be announced to the College of Fellows.

The new Steering Committee will be introduced at the WBC 2016 in Montreal in May.