Fulbright Visiting Scholar program

Dr. Mohammad H. El-Dakdouki, Head of the Chemistry Department at Beirut Arab University completed the prestigious Fulbright Visiting Scholar program sponsored by the US Department of State. Dr. El-Dakdouki visited Prof. Xuefei Huang’s research group at Michigan State University, USA, from July 1st till October 15th, 2023. Dr. El-Dakdouki research activities focused on the development novel targeted magnetic nanoparticles as contrast agents for the medical Imaging modality called Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) which is currently undergoing extensive preclinical assessment and evaluation worldwide. He also participated in the Midwest Carbohydrate and Glycobiology Symposium 2023 (MCGS 2023) that was organized at Purdue University, Indiana, USA, where he presented the outcome of his research findings. In addition, Dr. El-Dakdouki met with the former President of the American Chemical Society (2021-2023) Prof. Angela Wilson where they discussed possible collaborations between ACS and BAU. Dr. El-Dakdouki also met several colleagues from different USA universities, and agreed on initiating research collaborations through co-supervision of graduate students from BAU who will be offered scholarships from the host US institutions.