Maria Pau Ginebra Molins, new chair of the Research Assessment Commission
Dr Lluís Torner Sabata, head of the Commission since 2014, has handed over to Dr Maria Pau Ginebra Molins, appointed by the Governing Board of AQU Catalunya to chair the Research Assessment Commission.
The AQU Catalunya Governing Board, at the proposal of the Minister for Research and Universities, has appointed Dr Maria Pau Ginebra Molins, professor at the Barcelona East School of Engineering of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), as chair of the Agency's Research Assessment Commission.
At the event to hand over the chairmanship of the Commission, Dr Lluís Torner reviewed the status of the Research Assessment Commission's functions for Dr Maria Pau Ginebra. An ordinary meeting of the Research Assessment Commission was then held to introduce the incoming chair and approve the 2023-2024 calls for research and advanced research accreditation, among other matters.
Dr Ginebra is a professor at the Barcelona East School of Engineering of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and has more than 25 years' teaching experience. At the scientific level, she has four six-year research periods, has published more than 300 articles in journals and 30 book chapters, and has supervised 21 doctoral theses. She was awarded ICREA Acadèmia grants in 2008, 2013 and 2018, and in 2022 she obtained an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. Dr Ginebra holds a further twenty awards and recognitions, including: the Narcís Monturiol Medal (2012) and the Racquel LeGeros Award (2013); being a finalist for the European Prize for Women Innovators (2018), and the Klaas de Groot Award (2019). Dr Ginebra has chaired the AQU Catalunya Appeals Commission since 2015 and has been a member of the Governing Board since 2009.
Among the responsibilities of the Research Assessment Commission (CAR) are the issuing of research and advanced research accreditation reports; the assessment of the activity developed by researchers, and the assessment of the individual research merits of teaching and research staff, civil servants and non-civil servant teachers, for the allocation of remuneration supplements, in accordance with articles 76 and 87 of the LOSU; the assessment of the research activity of the teaching and research staff of the private universities, and the issuing of the relevant reports for the recruitment of tenure-eligible lecturers in accordance with the Law on Catalan universities.