Dr.Ing. Georg Peter
Head of Unit, Technology Innovation in Security
European Commission, Joint Research Center

Dr.-Ing. Georg Peter, born in 1959 in Frankfurt, Germany, holds a degree as Mechanical Engineer and a Ph.D. in nuclear safety. He joined the European Commission in 1989 as a research engineer in the Joint Research Center in Ispra analysing accident scenarios in nuclear power plants and in hydrocarbon facilities by developing and applying complex computer simulation models.

After having been responsible for the Safety & Security Unit of the JRC Ispra site, he was appointed as Head of the Unit “Technology Innovation in Security” in the Directorate “Space, Security and Migration” of the Joint Research Center of the European Commission.

His team is dealing with innovative solutions for the protection and resilience of critical infrastructures in Europe, hybrid threats, advanced radio signal processing such as 5G, spectrum sharing and interference studies, scientific support to the European Global Navigation Satellite System Galileo, hazards in chemical industry and consequences of natural hazards to technological installations as well as possible policy aspects of future quantum technologies.