Assistant Professor Homa Maleki awarded Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship

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Assistant Professor Ms Homa Maleki from Birjand University, Iran, has been awarded a research fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a total of 15 months from June 2022 to October 2024. She received the fellowship for joint research in the field of electrospinning and nanofibre yarns for medical technology applications. The associated research project will develop drug-eluting nanofibre yarns with core-sheath structure and shape memory polymers

We are excited about the joint exchange at ITA in the field of electrospinning with such an excellent scientist as Prof. Maleki and look forward to joint publications and networking with the scientist and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation," explains Prof. Gries, Director of the Instituts für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen. "Furthermore, we are pleased that Prof. Maleki now has access to an international research station, research funds, our equipment on machines, the test laboratory and much more. Here's to good cooperation!


Prof. Maleki receives a Georg Forster Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers and experienced scientists from developing and emerging countries for her own research projects in cooperation with German research institutions. The sponsor is the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: "We sponsor researchers, regardless of discipline and nationality. We strengthen Germany as a research location through international research exchange. We support our sponsorship recipients throughout their lives. We are committed to international understanding, scientific progress and development". (Source: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation). The aim of the Georg Forster Fellowship is to strengthen researchers from developing and emerging countries and thus also the regions of origin themselves, as well as international research in Germany.