Commonwealth Science Conference Bangalore 2014

Steering Committee

The Commonwealth Science Conference programme has been put together by an eminent Steering Committee composed of leading scientists and scientific leaders representing each of the major Commonwealth regions. 

  • Professor CNR Rao FRS, National Research Professor, Linus Pauling Research Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (Co-chair)
  • Professor Anthony Cheetham FRS, Treasurer and Vice-President, Royal Society (Co-chair)
  • Professor Sir John Pethica FRS, Physical Secretary and Vice-President, Royal Society (Chair of the Programme Committee )
  • Professor Arthur Carty, Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, Canada
  • Professor Raghavendra Gadagkar, President, Indian National Science Academy
  • Professor Alexander Halliday FRS, Head of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division and Professor of Geochemistry, University of Oxford and Physical Secretary Elect, Royal Society
  • Professor Andrew Hopper CBE FRS, Professor of Computer Technology and Head of the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Krishan Lal, Past President, Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
  • Dr Julie Maxton, Executive Director, Royal Society
  • Professor Martyn Poliakoff CBE FRS, Foreign Secretary and Vice-President, Royal Society
  • Professor Emeritus Harold Ramkissoon, Chair, CARICOM Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Professor Daya Reddy, President, Academy of Science for South Africa (ASSAf)
  • Professor Sir John Skehel FRS, Biological Secretary and Vice-President, Royal Society
  • Professor Krishnaswamy Vijayraghavan FRS, Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Science and Technology
  • Sir William Wakeham FREng, Vice President Governance, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Professor Robert Williamson FRS, Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Melbourne