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1 July 2008
Professor Mark Welland
Dr Ashwin Seshia
Over the past 3 years, Professor Mark Welland has been working closely with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) to establish a long term relationship which has now come to fruition.
Cambridge and IITB have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and their first collaboration agreement which focuses on Nanoscience. On the Cambridge side the collaboration is primarily between the Department of Engineering and the Department of Materials Science with Professor Mark Welland and Dr Ashwin Seshia the leads for Engineering and Professor Alan Windle the lead for Materials Science.
Under the agreement, funding will be made available for ten students to pursue three-year PhD courses at Cambridge through the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust. In addition there will be support travel by senior academic staff between the two partnering universities.
Professor Welland commented:
"The quality of research students and the new facilities at IIT Bombay provide for a world leading platform on which to establish a long term and truly reciprocal research relationship with IITB."
The MOU, which was signed by Professor Alan Windle on behalf of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor Professor Alison Richard, and IIT Bombay Director Professor Ashok Misra, paves the way for numerous future research collaborations.
For more information on the Cambridge and IIT Bombay MOU, see the Cambridge University article "IIT Bombay and Cambridge sign MOU with initial focus on Nanoscience".
Details of Professor Welland and Dr Seshia's research can be found on the Cambridge Nanoscience Centre website.
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