Brac University has appointed Professor Charalabos (Haris) Doumanidis as Brac University’s inaugural vice president for research.
According to a press release, he will initially focus on building Brac University’s research infrastructure and helping grow its international and national profile.
Professor Doumanidis has a distinguished track record as an academic and an administrator in the US and international institutions. He has been a prolific researcher, able to attract research funding and recognised for his excellence in teaching.
Before joining Brac University, Professor Doumanidis was the Marie Curie Distinguished Professor and served as the founding Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Vin University in Vietnam. Prior to that, he was Vice Provost for Research at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan.
He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.
Welcoming Professor Doumanidis to Brac University, Vice-Chancellor Professor Vincent Chang said, “Research with impact is one of the core initiatives in our journey to become a global university from Bangladesh, and his joining would help us achieve that goal.”