Skabardonis Selected to Work with National Technical University of Athens, Greece

August 23, 2020

Alex SkabardonisCongratualtins to ITS and Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) affiliate, and Civil and Envitonmental Engineering Professor Alexander Skabardonis! He has been awarded a fellowship by the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP) to travel to Greece to work with the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and Professor Eleni Vlahogianni on cooperative research in connected and autonomous vehicles, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in transportation engineering. 

The NTUA project is one of 36 projects that will pair 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 fourth 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 123 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