International Excellence Fellows

M. Sc., Ph. D. Abraham Alexis Becerra Araneda


  • Junior Professor at the Institute of Architecture and Urbanism of the University National at San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Research Stay from 27 September 2021 until 26 January 2022
  • Research Topic: Technical and Environmental Characterization of Plastic Waste in the Context of Industrial Residues Management
  • Host Institute: Institute of Regional Science (IfR)
  • ResearchGate Profile here.

Dr. Shatabdi Mallick


  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR-SERC, Chennai, India
  • Research Stay from 28 October 2021 until 28 Febraury 2022
  • Research Topic: Creep in Concrete Structures with Sustainable Cement Systems
  • Host Institute: Institute of Concrete Structures and Building Materials (IMB)
  • ResearchGate Profile here.

Ph.D. David John Jones


Ph.D. Akira Miyazaki


Dr. Eng. Matias Rolf Hampel


  • Researcher at the Instituto de Tecnologias en Teledeteccion y Astroparticulas (ITeDA) (CNEA-CONICET-UNSAM); UTN-FRBA, Argentina
  • Research Stay from 16 August until 15 December 2021
  • Research Topic: The Development of Cryogenic Quantum-Technology Based Microbolometer Prototype with Applications in Telescope Instruments
  • Host Institute: Institute of Micro- and Nanoelectronic Systems (IMS)
  • iNSPIRE Profile here.

Dr. Hawwa Kadum


Prof. Dr. Marcel Utz


  • Professor, Department of Chemistry at University of Southampton, UK
  • Research Stay from 15 August until April 2022
  • Research Topic: Massively Parallel Microfluidic NMR–Towards Metabolomic Cell and Spheroid Cultures (MPM-NMR)
  • Host Institute: Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)
  • Google Scholar Profile here.



Prof. Dr. Eugen Rabkin


  • Professor, Trudy and Norman Louis Chair in Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
  • Research Stay from 1 August to 31 September 2021
  • Research Topic: Mechanisms of Dislocations Nucleation in Metal Nanoparticles 
  • Host Institute: Institute for Applied Materials - Materials- and Biomechanics (IAM-WBM)
  • Google Scholar Profile here.

Prof. Dr. Antonina Pirrotta


Dr. Goran Vladisavljevic


  • Senior Lecturer at Loughborough University, UK
  • Research Stay from 1 July to 31 August 2021
  • Reseach Topic: Investigation of new microfluidic technology
  • Host Institute: Food Process Engineering (LVT)
  • Testimonial
  • Google Scholar Profile here.

Dr. Kazunori Okada


  • Associate Professor, Agro-Biotechnology Research Center (AgTECH), Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences (GSALS), University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Research Stay from 23 June to 17 September 2021
  • Research Topic: Defence Compounds (Phytoalexins) in the two Model Crops Grapevine (Host Lab) and Rice (Dr. Okada) for hypothesis-driven Application
  • Host Institute: Institute of Botany, Molecular Cell Biology
  • Testimonial 
  • Google Scholar Profile here.

Prof. Dr. Igor Komarov



"The collaboration with KIT has demonstrated to be a perfect match of expertise and knowledge which is necessary to solve challenging problems for society."

Dr. Katherina Kuschel


"Say “yes” to every opportunity that appears at KIT.