Charalabos DoumanidisVice Provost for Research and Interim Dean, Nazarbayev University, Graduate School of Mining and Geosciences
Professor Charalabos (Haris) Doumanidis holds his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mechanical Engineering (1988), his M.S. from Northwestern University, Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering (1985), and his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotelian Univ. of Thessaloniki (1983). He served as the Chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada Reno, NV (2013-2014); He was the Founding Director of the Nanomanufacturing Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, VA (2001- 03, 2006-07 and 2010-11). He was also the Founding Director of the Hephaistos Nanotechnology Research Center (2006-2009), Visiting Professor/Research Engineer at MIT (2005-07), and Founding Head of the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department at the University of Cyprus (2004).