PSUT associate professor named 2nd ‘best researcher’

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AMMAN — Faculty of Engineering at Princes Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) Associate Professor Fadi Shahrouri won second place in the category of Best Researcher in the Arab World at the World Cup of Invention and Scientific Research held by Everest International Inventing Organization.اضافة اعلان

The event was in cooperation with the Tunisian Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation, and supervised by the International Federation of Inventors’ Association, according to Ad-Dustor News.

The winning research was the design of a nanotechnology electronic chip that mimics the work of the pancreas and is implanted in elderly patients to help regulate blood sugar.

The award ceremony was held earlier this month in Tunisia, under the auspices of Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Boudin Romdhane, as part of the “Tunisia TICAD 8” event, to the eighth Tokyo International Symposium on the Development of Africa.

Shahrour has received several local and international awards, most notably the 2009 Hisham Adib Hajjawi Award for Applied Science, and the IEEE Presentation and Innovation Award for Doctoral Students in 2006.

Shahrouri holds a bachelor degree in electronic engineering from PSUT, a master’s and Ph.D. from of NCTU, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

He has been a visiting scholar at Carleton University of Canada, a visiting lecturer at L’Aquila University of Italy, and a visiting professor at Queen’s University of the UK.

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