The National Science Foundation has awarded faculty of the University of Rhode Island $2.4 million to support educational and research initiatives in collaboration with their partners in Germany. Building on URI's existing relationship with the Technische Universität Braunschweig (TU-BS) in the area of microfluidic technology and its Dual Degree Master's Program, this new project has developed research opportunities from the undergraduate through the graduate level, culminating in a new International Ph.D. The NSF funding supports graduate students, all of whom are spending part of their programs in Braunschweig. The project's technical goals are focused on two applications:
A key element of the project is the international collaboration with scientists and students at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, which has the complementary technical infrastructure and expertise necessary to pursue this program of research. URI is a leader in training engineers for the global marketplace through its renowned International Engineering Program. It has partnered with Braunschweig on engineering education for undergraduates for 10 years, and has exchanged over 450 students during that period. An international Dual Degree Master's Program was launched in 2004, and a joint doctoral level program in 2008.
University of Rhode Island faculty involved in this project are:
Braunschweig faculty include:
For more information on the program or possible assistantships contact Dr. Faghri or Dr. Berka.
Myriam El Bettah - Girold
Dual Doctorate Candidate,
sponsored by an NSF PIRE Grant
Project: The role of pore pressure on the triggering of underwater tsunamogenic landslides.
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Dr. Mohammad Faghri
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Sigrid Berka
International Engineering Program