Interdisciplinary research,
education and capacity building

CoLab is governed by a Board consisting of a Board of Directors and an Executive Board.

The overall CoLab program as well as each of its academic areas is headed by a pair of Directors from Portugal and UT Austin, assisted in some cases by Co-Directors.

Ongoing evaluation of CoLab's work is carried out by an External Review Committee of international experts.


Board of Directors

Fernando Santana


National Director Portugal


Miguel Seabra


President of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology


Marco Bravo

UT Austin

IC2 Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, International Director USA


António Rendas

António Rendas

Chair, Board of Directors


Rector, University Nova de Lisboa
President, Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas (CRUP)


Robert A. Peterson

UT Austin

Associate Vice President for Research at The University of Texas at Austin; Director of the IC2 Institute, and Principal Investigator of the UT Austin|Portugal Program


Executive Board


External Review Committee