Univ. Prof. Dr. Roland Ernest Poms

ADVISORY BOARD WSEIN / COMMUNITY

Sustainable Society

ICC – International Association for Cereal Science and Technology


CURRENT POSITIONS AND FUNCTIONS

Since 2004, Secretary General/CEO, ICC–International Association for Cereal Science and Technology, Vienna, Austria, www.icc.or.at
Since 2005, Founder and Managing Director, ICC Services GmbH (SME), Vienna, Austria, www.icc-services.at
Since 2005, Project Manager, Coordinator and/or Workpackage/Task Leader in EU-funded collaborative projects in food safety and quality, food security, nutrition and health: HEALTHGRAIN (2005-2010), MoniQA (2007-2012), PlantLibra
Since 2005, Subgroup Leader, CEN TC 275 WG 12, “Reference Materials for Food Allergen Determination”, Berlin, Germany
Since 2006, Affiliated Staff and Lecturer, BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria, www.boku.ac.at
Since 2008, Chair of the Supervisory Board, GHI – The Global Harmonisation Initiative, Vienna, Austria, www.globalharmonization.org
Since 2008, Scientific Advisor, ADRA (Austria) – Adventist Development and Relief Agency, www.adra.at and LLG – Liga Leben und Gesundheit (Austrian Society for Life and Health), Scientific Advisor, www.llg.at
Since 2009, Co-Editor in Chief, QAS – Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods, international peer-reviewed journal published by Wageningen Academic Publishing, the Netherlands, www.icc.or.at/journal/QAS
Since 2009, Member of the Advisory Boards of various International Research Projects: DREAM (FP7), WINWIN (Austria-Senegal), MycoRed (FP7), Food Security in Ethiopia (UNIDO and OFID)
Since 2011, Co-Founder and Secretary General, MoniQA Association, Vienna, Austria, www.moniqa.org, after being Coordinator of the EU-funded MoniQA Network of Excellence, Vienna, Austria, and Brussels, Belgium (2007-2012)
Since 2011, Professor h.c. for Food Safety and Public Health at Sichuan University and Vice Chair of the Academy for Public Health Laboratories, Chengdu, China
Since 2012, Professor h.c. for Food Safety Analytics at BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria


AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

ISO, CEN, UNIDO, FAO, WHO, Codex Alimentarius, AACC Int’l., AOAC, AOCS, IAM, IFRC, VIRM-JRC-EC, ICC-Austria, ÖGE, VÖLB, ADRA


EDUCATION

2001 to 2003, Postdoctoral Fellow, JRC – Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra, Italy
1998 to 2001, Ph.D., Biotechnology, BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Department of Dairy Science and Bacteriology and the Centre of Applied Genetics, Vienna, Austria
1998, M.S., Food Technology and Biotechnology, BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria, and Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA


PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010 to 2011, Visiting Scientist, ESR-Environmental Christchurch, New Zealand
2001 to 2004, Research Scientist and Group Leader, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Food Products Unit, Ispra, Italy and Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Food Safety and Quality Unit, Geel, Belgium
1999 to 2001, Research Scientist, BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Department of Dairy Science and Bacteriology and Centre of Applied Genetics, Vienna, Austria
1999 – 2001, Consultant, Federal Dairy Institute Wolfpassing, Steinakirchen am Forst, Austria
1998 – 1999, Laboratory Technician, Nikoopour Laboratory for Environmental Chemistry, Maria Lanzendorf, Austria
1995 – 1997, Junior Scientist, University of Minnesota, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
1986 – 1999, Various short term contracts in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and UK


LANGUAGES

German, English, French, Italian, (Mandarin)


AWARDS AND GRANTS

2012, Honorary Professor at BOKU, Vienna, Austria
2012, Teaching grant at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
2011, Vice Chair of the Academy of Public Health Laboratories, China
2011, Elected Professor at SCU, Chengdu, China
2010, MoniQA research grant to New Zealand, European Commission
2003, Hermann Zittmayr-Award of the Austrian Dairy Industry, Austria
2001, Postdoctoral research grant, European Commission, European Union
1995, Pre-doctoral research grant, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria/University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA