Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Welcoming Michael Zentner to Advisory Committee and thank you to Nancy Wilkins-Diehr

With the retirement of Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, we thank her for her years of service on the Trusted CI Advisory Committee. Her guidance and the collaboration with the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) she led have been instrumental to Trusted CI’s success.
Michael Zentner is succeeding Nancy as PI of SGCI, and we’re happy to announce that the collaboration between Trusted CI and SGCI will continue. Michael will be replacing Nancy on Trusted CI’s Advisory Committee and we extend a warm welcome to him. 
About Michael: Michael Zentner is the Director for Sustainable Scientific Software at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), the Director of the HUBzero® project, , co-PI on the nanoHUB.org project (a science gateway serving over 1.4 million visitors annually), and is transitioning into the Director role of the SGCI.  In this combined role, Michael focuses on new innovations in cyberinfrastructure and science gateways, as well as sustainability models for such gateways and other scientific software.  Michael’s background consists of 9 years in academic settings advancing data analytics and cyberinfrastructure software, as well as 18 years of entrepreneurial experience in creating sustainable business models for software and applying technology based software solutions in Fortune 500 companies tor supply chain optimization, data analytics, and collaboration.  Michael holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and dual MBAs in International Business from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and the TIAS School for Business and Society in Tilburg, Netherlands.

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