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SeRC has a formal Steering Board with representatives appointed by each university as well as external representatives, an international Advisory Group that follows SeRC on a yearly basis and advises the Steering Board, and a Management Group taking care of day-to-day business. Both the Steering Board and Advisory group has representatives from industry as well as academia. The main part of the SeRC research takes place within the Multidisciplinary Collaboration programs (MCPs), which are led by a Main MCP PI who reports to the Director and the Management Group. There are also a community coordinators, being the contact point for each research discipline. The Management Group is led by the Director and consists of the Vice-director, SeRC coordinator and people from the MCP:s and Communities where the members may vary depending on assignments.

Below follow the lists of people that are members of the different groups.

The Steering Group

Morten Daelen, Chairman, University od Oslo
Anders Ynnerman, LiU
Annika Borgenstam, KTH
Gunilla Svensson, SU
Juni Palmgren, KI


Dan Henningson (Director, KTH)
Erik Lindahl (Co-Director, KTH)
Olivia Eriksson (SeRC Coordinator, KTH)
as adjunct members.

Multidisciplinary Program (MCP) Main PIs

Jeanette Hellgren-Kotaleski (Brain-IT)
Igor Abrikosov (Method Development for Materials Design – MD2)
Mark Clements (Methods for Precision Health – eMPHasis)
Hedvig Kjellström (Data Science)
Berk Hess (SESSI – SeRC Efficient Simulation Software Initiative)
Ingrid Hotz (Methods for Efficient Visual Data Analytics in e-Science Applications)
Josefin Ahlkrona (Modelling for Geophysics and Climate – M3)

Community Coordinators

Josefin Ahlkrona (Climate Science)
Stefano Markidis (Computer Science)
Marcus Ekholm (Electronic Structure)
Ricardo Vinuesa (FLOW)
Berk Hess (Molecular Simulation)
Elias Jarlebring (Applied Mathematics)
Ingrid Hotz (Visualization)
Mark Clements (Life Science)

The Advisory Group

Björn Engquist (University of Texas at Austin)
Rob Pennington (NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Mattias Sillén (SAAB Group)
Elisa Molinari (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

Equality and Diversity

All SeRC universities have established equality and diversity plans SeRC is following, particularly when hiring, where we e.g. use the new tenure track programs at KTH and LiU. Equality is an important aspect in the composition of the management bodies and SeRC has achieved a reasonable gender balance (26% women in leadership positions), although SeRC suffers from the significant general skew in engineering fields. SeRC researchers and SeRC Faculty are a diverse mix of researchers originating from many countries and several continents.