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Technical University of Crete was selected to host three Greek Diaspora Fellows

Technical University of Crete was selected by the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP) to host two scholars from the United States and one scholar from South Africa to work with on three collaborative projects:

Collaborative Research to Advance Deep-Sea Biosurfactant-Assisted Bioremediation and Mentoring of Graduate Students and Junior Researchers

together with Professor Paschalis Alexandridis, a GDFP Fellow from the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York (SUNY), USA

Collaborative Research and Graduate Student Mentoring in Sustainable Multimodal Traffic Control with Automated Vehicles

together with Associate Professor Eleni Christofa, a GDFP Fellow from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Collaborative Research and Postgraduate Student Mentoring in the Field of Graphene-Reinforced Nanocomposite Materials‚ Design and Optimization‚ enhanced with Shunted Piezoelectric Components‚ using Functionally-Graded Concepts and Innovative Optimization Techniques 

together with Senior Lecturer Georgios Drosopoulos, a GDFP Fellow from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

TUC projects are three of 37 projects that will pair 38 members of the Greek and Cypriot academic diaspora with higher education institutions and collaborators in Greece to work together on curriculum co-development, collaborative research, graduate and undergraduate research training and mentoring activities in the coming months.

The GDFP, now in its third year, is designed to enable brain circulation between Greek universities and universities abroad, strengthen capacity at the host institutions, and develop long-term, mutually-beneficial collaborations. It is funded by the Stravros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation in Greece. A total of 87 Fellowships have been awarded since the program’s inception.Fellowships match host universities with scholars and cover the expenses for project visits of between 14 and 90 days, including transportation, a daily stipend, materials allowance and health insurance.

A complete list of projects can be found here.

Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
Email: GreekDiaspora<at> 
How to apply:  
Facebook: GreekDiasporaFP • Twitter: @GreekDiasporaFP 

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