Executive Director, TWAS
Prof. Romain Murenzi is the Executive Director of The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), based in Trieste, Italy. He earned his doctorate degree in physics in 1990 from the Catholic University of Louvain. He later served as Chairman of Physics Department at Clark Atlanta University; Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Scientific Research; and Minister in the President's Office in Charge of Science, Technology, and Scientific Research until 2009. He thereafter assumed a joint appointment as Director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Sustainable Development at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, DC, and Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland's Institute of Advanced Computer Studies in College Park, Maryland, USA.