The Programme will comprise four primary activities:
- scientific achievement and impact realised by means of:
- four academic appointments
- a PhD Scholars Programme
- an International Symposium
- an Impact for Greece Programme
The academic appointments which provide the academic foundation of the Programme are:
- Professor Nikolaos Nikiforakis, the Gianna Angelopoulos Professor in Computational Multiphysics, at the Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics,
- Dr Gemma Bale, Gianna Angelopoulos Lecturer in Medical Therapeutics, a joint appointment between the Departments of Physics and Engineering,
- Dr Hrvoje Jasak, Gianna Angelopoulos Lecturer in Scientific Computing, at the Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics and
- Dr Tomeu Monserrat, Gianna Angelopoulos Lecturer in Computational Materials Science, at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy.
Professor Nikiforakis is the GAPSTI Director and drives the establishment, development and promotion of the Programme, ensures quality standards, and integrates the Programme with the University’s academic and broader ecosystem.
The PhD Scholars Programme will recruit and train PhD scholars competitively selected from the very best international candidates. The students – to be known as Gianna Angelopoulos Scholars – will form a cohesive cohort, and will be encouraged to develop a strong ethos of collaboration and mutual support. The Gianna Angelopoulos Scholars’ research will be of world-class standard, and the Scholars will represent the next generation of leaders in the field. Where appropriate, the scholarships will be enrolled through the Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Methods in Materials Science. The PhD programme is normally on a 1+3 basis (first year is training at Master’s level, followed by a 3-year PhD).