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Professor Andreas Peter Ruediger of the Energy Materials Telecommunication Research Centre at INRS has been made an honorary Fellow of the Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS). The university also awarded him a fellowship that will enable him to continue his teaching and research activities as a visiting professor in the Department of Applied Sciences and Mechatronics. He is one of four winners of fellowships offered by the university to international researchers in 2015-2016.
As head of the Nanophotonics/Nanoelectronics Laboratory, Professor Ruediger is already collaborating on a research project with Professor Christina Schindler of the Munich University of Applied Sciences. Their project on resistive switching in nanoporous SiOx materials received a grant from Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie as part of the 2014-2016 Bavaria-Quebec Cooperation Program. Professor Schindler visited INRS in January 2014 with her collaborator, Michael Kaiser, and Professor Ruediger made a brief stay in Munich in January 2015 to present INRS and its research activities.
During the 2016 winter term, Professor Ruediger will give three courses a week and continue his research on exploring the full potential of multifunctional materials such as electronic oxides for new applications in nanoelectronics and nanobiotechnology. He will offer a course in functionalized scanning probe microscopy and teach two other courses with Professor Schindler, one on micro- and nanoanalysis, the other on semiconductors and thin film technology.
Congratulations to Professor Ruediger for this prestigious university fellowship!
About the Munich University of Applied Sciences
Founded in 1971, the Munich University of Applied Sciences is one of the biggest applied science universities in Germany. It differs from other German universities in that it focuses on research conducted in tight collaboration with business and industry. It is a member of the UAS7 Alliance, which brings together the seven best applied science universities in Germany, it created a fellowship program in 2007 to attract visiting professors from around the world.
INRS is a graduate-level research and training university and ranks first in Canada for research intensity (average grant funding per faculty member). INRS brings together some 150 professors and close to 700 students and postdoctoral fellows at its four centres in Montreal, Quebec City, Laval, and Varennes. Its applied and fundamental research is essential to the advancement of science in Quebec and internationally even as it plays a key role in the development of concrete solutions to the problems faced by our society.