By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
Engr Inam-ul-Ahad, an Assistant Professor in the Bio-Medical department at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, has been awarded Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJD) Fellowship from the European Commission under the consortium of universities offering Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Extreme-ultraviolet and X-ray Technology and Training for Interdisciplinary Cooperation.
EXTATIC is a three-year programme being offered by Dublin City University, Czech Technical University in Prague, RWTH Aachen University, University College Dublin, University of Padua, Military University of Warsaw, Kings College London, and the University of Southampton.
During the course of this fellowship, which he will join in September this year, Engr Inam, who has studied at Fachhochschule Furtwangen, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, will primarily research on applications of Extreme Ultraviolet photons in Biomedical Engineering.
The EMJD programmes are designed to foster cooperation between higher education institutions and academic staff in and around the world with a view to creating poles of excellence and providing highly trained human resources.
The overarching objective of EMJD is to provide high level training in Extreme UV (EUV) and X-ray science to a new generation of high achieving graduate students to provide them with the transferable skills necessary for thriving careers in a burgeoning area that underpins innovative technological development across a range of diverse disciplines.