Dr Graham Harrison
Program Officer, International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA.
Graham Harrison is a Program Officer in the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) at the National Science Foundation. His portfolio of responsibility includes Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland, as well as European-wide programs such as those supported by the European Commission. Prior to coming to NSF, he was a faculty member in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson University. He earned a PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has also taught and undertaken research in Australia, Portugal, Thailand and the UK.
Dr. Harrison chaired the ‘grand challenges’ session on Environment. He brought to this role his scientific and engineering training in the area of Chemical Engineering, as well as the NSF experience of promoting research leading to better understanding of environmental issues.