Dr. Roberto Oscar Aquilano
Roberto Oscar Aquilano has a PhD in Astronomy from the School of Astronomical and Geophysical Sciences at Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Currently, he is a researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Board (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, CONICET); Professor at the School of Exact Science, Engineering and Surveying at Universidad Nacional de Rosario; Undersecretary of Science and Technology Promotion of Santa Fe, Argentina, Member Representative of the Government of the Province of Santa Fe in the Federal Council for Science and Technology (COFECYT) and Member of the Advisory Committee on Astronomy and the Universe of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina. He has an extensive background as a scientist and an administrator of science. He has acted as Director of the Astronomical Observatory, Planetarium and Experimental Science Museum Complex of Rosario. Among the positions held, we can also mention Undersecretary of the Department of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina; Advisor of the Department of Culture and Education of the Province of Buenos Aires; Science and Technology Secretary of the School of Exact Science, Engineering and Surveying, Universidad Nacional de Rosario; Member of the Scientific Development and Technology Exchange Commission of the Organization of American States (OAS); Full National Delegate and Member of the Technical Advisory Board of the Latin-American Science & Technology Development Programme (CYTED); Full Coordinator of the Thematic Commission on Human Resource Training and Research & Development Projects of the Special Meeting on Science and Technology (RECyT), MERCOSUR; Secretary of the Comité Nacional de Astronomía [National Astronomy Committee of Argentina]; Full Member of the Argentine Gemini Committee; Member of the Advisory Commission for the Science and Technology Electronic Library of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina; and Member of the Administrative Commission of Fund for Americas.