Nikiforos Stamatiadis, Raymond-Blythe Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, has been awarded a Greek Diaspora Fellowship by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to the Institute of International Education (IIE). The program is administered in collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation in Greece.
The Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program is a scholar exchange program for Greek universities to host Greek scholars from the diaspora in the areas of collaborative research, curriculum co-development and/or graduate/undergraduate student mentoring and teaching.
Stamatiadis received the same fellowship in 2017. This fall, he will join his colleagues at the National Technical University of Athens to continue and expand their current collaborations on the various safety-related and geometric design issue they initiated in 2017.
This past spring, Stamatiadis was selected for a Fulbright award to Greece. His project will develop and deliver a bicyclist and pedestrian facility design course considering bicycling in Greece and develop a research framework utilizing traffic simulation to address bicyclist safety through exploiting Connected Autonomous Vehicles technologies and concepts. The course will provide students with the tools to develop and design bicyclist and pedestrian facilities through a service-learning approach, i.e., a process of addressing and developing designs for a local problem identified in cooperation with local authorities. A series of lectures and seminars will be presented to both academic and professional communities in Volos and other locations in Greece.
Stamatiadis has taught at UK since 1990.