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Professor Yiannis Ventikos, Head of Department at UCL Mechanical Engineering, has been appointed a Guest Professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT).
The appointment was made official in a ceremony at the institute’s Graduate School, officiated by the Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, Professor Aiqin Luo, on behalf of BIT’s President, Professor Jun Zhang.
Following his appointment, Professor Ventikos conveyed his commitment to interdisciplinary research that transcends disciplines and national boundaries and expressed his delight to see current and former members of the Fluidics and Biocomplexity Group present at the ceremony, such as Dr Liwei Guo of UCL and Professor Duanduan Chen of BIT.
UCL’s Kennedy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Ventikos’ research focuses on transport phenomena and fluid mechanics, as they are applied to biomedical engineering problems, energy, innovative industrial processes and biocomplexity. He has established the Fluidics and Biocomplexity Group that currently involves more than twenty researchers, mostly at doctoral and postdoctoral level.
The Beijing Institute of Technology is a leading higher education institution in China and places a particular focus on healthcare engineering and translational research.
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