TEES and National Technical University of Athens to collaborate on research

March 13, 2019
| By: Dr. Joya Mannan

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) have signed a formal affiliation agreement that will foster and strengthen collaborations between the two institutions. 

“We are excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with a highly regarded university and research institution such as NTUA,” said Dr. Dimitris Lagoudas, deputy director of TEES. “We look forward to the innovative research and development activities that will result from this partnership, as well as the opportunities for student and faculty exchanges between NTUA and Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering.”

The two institutions plan to:

Integrate and complement their capabilities for the creation of strategic plans to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and development, and technology transfer;

Define projects and pursue collaboration in areas of interest;

Encourage collaboration and cooperation of projects involving exchange of researchers, undergraduate research assistants, or graduate research assistants; and

Work with the College of Engineering to establish a process for student exchanges, mobility and exchange of faculty members and development of dual master’s degrees.

“We are really very happy to initiate today our collaboration with TEES, one of the oldest, biggest and well-known organizations for research in engineering. We are sure that this collaboration will lead to joint research activities of mutual interest and of high level that would benefit substantially both parties,” said Professor Yannis Golias, rector of NTUA.

TEES operates a statewide network of research centers and institutes focused on six research areas: energy systems and services, healthcare, information systems and sensors, infrastructure, materials and manufacturing, and national security and safety.

Photo: Golias (left) and Lagoudas.

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