Expert Panels and Evaluation

Expert Panel members are appointed by the Science Committee of the Icelandic Science and Technology Policy Council. Up to seven individuals with qualifications at associate professor level or higher, who have extensive experience of research, are appointed to each Expert Panel. At least two members of each Expert Panel shall be predominantly active professionally outside of Iceland. 

Physical sciences and mathematics
Gissur Örlygsson, chair Innovation Center Iceland
Evamarie Hey-Hawkins
University of Leipzig, Germany
Gabriele Ferretti
Chalmers, Sweden
Gestur Olafsson
Louisiana State University, USA
Sally Anne Gibson
University of Cambridge, UK
Tejs Vegge
DTU, Denmark
Vala Hjörleifsdóttir
Orkuveita Reykjavíkur
Engineering and technical sciences
Kristinn Andersen, chair
University of Iceland
Allan Borodin University of Toronto, Canada
Catherine Pelachaud Telecom ParisTech, France
Gabriella Tranell NTNU, Norway
Ólafur Eysteinn Sigurjónsson
Reykjavík University, Iceland
Rögnvaldur Jóhann Sæmundsson
University of Iceland
Yuliya Kalmykova Chalmers, Sweden
Natural and environmental sciences
Pawel Wasowicz, chair The Icelandic Institute of Natural History
Erica Leder
University of Turku, Finland
Gunilla Rosenqvist
NTNU, Norway
Håkan Wallander
Lund University, Svíþjóð
Lotta Berg Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Stephen J. Hawkins
University of Southampton, England


Biomedical sciences
Bogi Andersen, chair University of California, Irvine, USA
Adyary Fallarero Linares University of Helsinki, Finland
Albert Vernon Smith University of Michigan, USA
Anders Woetman Andersen University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Jóhann Guðjónsson
University of Michigan, USA
Neus Visa
Stockholm University, Sweden
Suparna Sanyal Uppsala University, Sweden
Clinical sciences and public health
Christine L Purdon, chair
University of Waterloo, Canada
Annika Rosengren University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Elling Bere
University of Agder, Norway
Riitta Meretoja
University of Turku, Finland
Sofia Kälvemark-Sporrong
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Þórhallur Ingi Halldórsson
University of Iceland


Social sciences and educational sciences
Karen-Sue Taussig, chair
University of Minnesota, USA
Anna Ingeborg Pétursdóttir
Texas Christian University, USA
Gunilla Holm University of Helsinki, Finland
Ludvig Beckman
Stockholm University, Sweden
Rachel Lorna Johnstone
University of Akureyri, Iceland
Ulf Nielsson
Copenhagen Business School


Humanities and arts
Auður Magnúsdóttir, chair University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson University of Iceland
Emily Brady University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Hilary M. Carey
University of Bristol, England
Ásdís Ólafsdóttir
Maison Louis Carré, France
James Barrett University of Cambridge, England
Paul Tenngart Lund University, Sweden







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