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Visiting Scholar Program of Chemnitz University of Technology Enables Intensification of International Research Cooperations

Two international guest researchers are currently conducting research at Chemnitz University of Technology as part of the Visiting Scholar Program - applications for the next round of the program are open until March 24, 2023

With the Visiting Scholar Program, Chemnitz University of Technology promotes the intensification of international research activities and partnerships over the course of multi-month research stays. Applications for the upcoming funding round can be submitted via online form until March 24, 2023. The exact requirements for admission to the program are also available online.

Continuing successful international research collaborations

In the course of the current funding round, two guest researchers from India and China are at Chemnitz University of Technology. Dr. Prashant Patil from the New College of Kolhapur (India) is a guest at the Professorship of Semiconductor Physics (Head: Prof. Dr. Dietrich R. T. Zahn). Prof. Yan Zhao from Shanghai University is conducting research at the Professorship of Innovation Research and Technology Management of Prof. Dr. Stefan Hüsig.

Personal exchange and direct cooperation promotes project progress

Dr. Prashant Patil benefits greatly from the support and opportunities of a sponsored research stay at Chemnitz University of Technology: "The Visiting Scholar Program and the hospitality here at Chemnitz University of Technology provide me with ideal conditions to conduct research on my own projects - but especially to advance joint research activities with the Professorship of Semiconductor Physics," says Patil. "I am convinced that through the program we will lay foundations for longer-term research collaborations and hope for a longer-term Indo-German research collaboration for some of our projects,” adds Patil.

He is currently working with his colleagues at the Professorship of Semiconductor Physics on a project for electric field control of magnetic properties in metal oxide thin films using an electrochemical approach.

Teaching participation enables unique insights

Prof. Yan Zhao researches and teaches at the Professorship of Innovation Research and Technology Management as part of the Visiting Scholar Program. Among other things, he conducted two workshops and gave a guest lecture on "Chinese Corporate Strategies and Doing Business in China". One focus of his research in Chemnitz is the intercultural aspect of creativity. In addition, he plans to publish further analyses and results on his research topic "Interaction behaviors and patterns in innovation teams" in the coming months. He is also planning further research collaborations with his colleagues at Chemnitz University of Technology as well as an intensification of the cooperation between Chemnitz University of Technology and his home university in Shanghai.

Background: Visiting Scholar Program

Promoting international research collaboration is a central component of the internationalization strategy of Chemnitz University of Technology. Therefore, interested visiting scholars, along with their hosts at Chemnitz University of Technology who have already had successful collaborations, can apply for research stays of three to six months. The International Office of Chemnitz University of Technology supports successful applicants in organizing the research stay as part of the Visiting Scholar Program. In addition, a financial lump sum is provided for travel expenses and for costs incurred in Chemnitz.

More information: https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/visitingscholar

(Author: Franz Pietsch / Translation: Brent Benofsky)

Matthias Fejes

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