Since 2016 he is scientific director for Computing and Data Science of CNRS-IN2P3. He 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 researcher at CNRS, working for the APC laboratory in Paris as project scientist of the FACe, a data and computing centre for space- and ground-based astroparticle physics. His expertise allowed him to be past and present member of several satellite steering and evaluation committees, both for ESA and NASA. He is a member of CERN's LHC Experiments Committee (LHCC), chair of EU-T0, and editor-in-chief of a new journal on "Computing and Data for Big Science". He was work package leader in the EOSCpilot project, and is currently work package leader in EOSC-Pillar. Since September 2019 Volker is assigned to be the special advisor for CNRS on EOSC related matters, in order to better coordinate and stimulate the implication of CNRS within the EOSC. Volker is responsible for Open Science at IN2P3, member of CNRS' MICADO (Mission Calcul Données) group and respresents IN2P3's interests in a number of CNRS and national committees related to computing, data science, and open science policies.
DIRECTEUR ADJOINT SCIENTIFIQUE POUR LE DOMAIN "CALCUL & DONNÉES" LHC EXPERIMENTS COMMITTEE EU-T0 (CHAIR) EOSC INTEGRAL SVOM EUCLID