Martina Hirayama becomes the new SERI State Secretary
On 4 July, the Federal Council appointed Martina Hirayama as the new State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation. she will succeed Mauro Dell’Ambrogio on 1 January 2019.
Martina Hirayama has been Full Member of SATW since 2013. From 2014 to 2017 she was also a member of both the executive committee and the project board.
Since 2011 Martina Hirayama has been dean of the ZHAW School of Engineering, with 13 institutes and centres, nine degree programmes and 620 staff. Ms Hirayama has been president of the Institute Council of METAS, the Federal Institute of Metrology, since 2012. She has also been vice president of the board of Innosuisse, Switzerland’s Innovation Promotion Agency (up to the end of 2017 the Commission for Technology and Innovation) since 2011 and a member of the Swiss National Science Foundation’s Foundation Council since 2016.