Thomas Kallstenius

CEO, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

An acclaimed R&D executive and trained physicist with a Ph.D. in Materials Science, LIST's new CEO Thomas Kallstenius describes himself as being both passionate and experienced in promoting scientific research and innovation. The translation of research outcomes into socio-economic and commercial impacts has always been his mission and main driving force of his career. As he put it in his own words: “As a techno-optimist at heart, I believe our research can and will contribute to making the world a better place. We need to think globally but act locally, taking a leading role in the transformation of the Luxembourgish economy towards a trusted information and intelligence economy. With its strategic location and strong local support, I believe LIST is in a prime position to develop into a world-leading research institute within its fields of expertise. We have all the assets to make this happen - Exceptional talent, great infrastructure, and an evolving eco-system of research and innovation partners.”