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Professor Nikolaos Katopodes receives honorary doctorate from the University of Thessaly

Professor Katopodes received an honorary doctorate from the University of Thessaly in Greece in late January.| Short Read

He was presented with a plaque that states: “For lifelong contributions to environmental fluid mechanics.” Katopodes says, “This recognition from a Greek university means a lot to me because there is nothing more difficult than being accepted by your peers back home. Since you cannot receive an honorary degree from your Alma Mater, you must have a very broad base of support. This was a big surprise to me, because I have been away from Greece for many years, and a great honor at the same time.” At the ceremony, Katopodes presented a lecture on the impact of climate and watershed changes on river and estuarine bed morphology.

The outside of the Ford Robotics building

U-Michigan, Ford open world-class robotics complex

The facility will accelerate the future of advanced and more equitable robotics and mobility | Medium Read