Professor Emeritus Markos Papageorgiou of the School of Production Engineering and Management at the Technical University of Crete (TUC) received the honorary title of "TUM Ambassador" from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), after a proposal by Professor Klaus Bogenberger, in recognition of his recent research collaboration that "contributed to the international reputation of the university". More specifically, on Sunday July 17, 2022, Prof. Em. Markos Papageorgiou received the title from the President of the Technical University of Munich, Thomas F. Hofmann, on the stage of the Isarphilharmonie, in front of almost 2,000 visitors of the "Vivat TUM" summer concert.
In addition, the awarding of the title of "TUM Ambassador" was accompanied by a scientific seminar at the Vorhoelzer Forum on Friday, July 15, 2022. In his talk, entitled "A new traffic paradigm in the era of connected and automated vehicles", Prof. Em. Markos Papageorgiou presented the scope of his current research interests.
It is worth noting that the title "TUM Ambassador" is an honorary title awarded to selected leading researchers, of international scope, who have served and contributed with their expertise, experience and scientific work to the Technical University of Munich. Prof. Em. Markos Papageorgiou has received a Diploma and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from his Alma Mater, the Technical University of Munich, in 1976 and 1981 respectively.