Co-Chair, EOSC-Steering Board, French Ministry of Higher Education & Research

Volker Beckmann

Since September 2020 Volker Beckmann is responsible for the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) in France at the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR) and since February 2022 he is co-chair of the EOSC Steering Board.

Volker finished his PhD in astrophysics at Hamburg University in 2001, and then worked in astrophysics and space science in Switzerland and at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and taught at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. In 2009 he became a researcher at CNRS in France and from 2016 to 2020 he was scientific director for Computing and Data Science at the national institute for particle, astroparticle, and nuclear physics (CNRS-IN2P3). He was a work package leader in the EOSCpilot and in the EOSC-Pillar project before joining the ministry.