The appointee, Prof. Dorota Grejner-Brzezińska holds the position of Associate Dean for Research at the College of Engineering at the Ohio State University. According to its website, she is an expert on global positioning system/global navigation satellite systems (GPS/GNSS), multi-sensor integrated systems for assured navigation, and autonomous vehicle navigation.
In a statement released through the university, Grejner-Brzezińska said: “as a scientist and academic educator, I am honored to join this distinguished body of accomplished science and technology leaders and to serve our nation in this way.”
In October, as the first woman from her university she was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering. Her scientific research has been tapped by main US agencies including NASA and Department of Defence.
Grejner-Brzezińska has graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, northern Poland. She has lived in the United States for the last 20 years.
PCAST is an advisory group of leading scientists and engineers who directly advise the US President by making policy recommendations in the many areas where understanding of science, technology, and innovation is key to strengthening the economy, the White House says on its website.