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Seminar 5: “EU Horizon Projects: Challenges, Opportunities and Guidelines for Submission of Funded Research Proposals”

The presentation will concern the EU Horizon programme opportunities and the importance of research funding in establishing new and maintaining ongoing research. The presentation will also cover administrative matters regarding the submission and execution of research proposals.

Presenters

Professor Dimitris Drikakis
Vice President for Global Partnerships and Executive Director, Research and Innovation at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Professor Dimitris Drikakis is the Vice President for Global Partnerships and Executive Director, Research and Innovation at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. He has a joint Professor’s appointment in the School of Sciences and Engineering and Medical School. Before that, he held academic and executive posts as Professor, Executive Dean, and Head of Department at various UK universities, as well as in Germany and France, for over 27 years. His multidisciplinary research covers engineering science and emerging technologies, including computational science, artificial intelligence, fluid mechanics, and acoustics with applications to transport, defence, environment, energy and medical sectors. In addition, he has published two books and over 450 papers in journals and conference proceedings. His work has also received broad media coverage and has been extensively funded by industry and national and international research bodies. According to a recent publication by Stanford University, he was classified as one of the 2% of top scientists internationally, the top 70 in Applied Maths and 130 in Mechanical Engineering and Transport worldwide. He is on the editorial board of Nature Scientific Reports and associate editor in Computer & Fluids, the Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, the Aeronautical Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and on the Advisory Board of Physics of Fluids (American Institute of Physics), amongst many other journals and committees. He was also the Deputy Chair of the European Research Council – Engineering) Panel. He has supervised 45 PhD students to completion, many of whom have prestigious positions in academia and industry worldwide.

Mr. Theodoros Millidonis
Head of Research Administration at the University of Nicosia, Secretary to the Board and Legal Representative of the University of Nicosia Research Foundation

Mr. Theodoros Millidonis is Head of Research Administration at the University of Nicosia, as Secretary to the Board and Legal Representative of the University of Nicosia Research Foundation. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, an MBA from the University of Nicosia and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is currently pursuing a PhD in E-Learning Management at the University of Nicosia and his main research interests include sustainable approaches to e-learning systems design, understanding human and social factors involved in e-learning, and identifying cost-effective methodologies for the implementation of e-learning systems. Theodoros has significant experience in the coordination of European projects, having served as Head of the Erasmus Office at UNIC for three years prior to joining the Research & Innovation Office in 2020.

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