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- A final year bioengineering student has been awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Medal from the University of 菠菜论坛网站大全
- Dimitris Boufidis received the medal for his extensive voluntary work in the local 菠菜论坛网站大全 community, which involved befriending an elderly lady in a scheme to help people with dementia
- The prestigious medal was also awarded in recognition of Dimitris’ extensive extracurricular activity, 开车 for diversity in 菠菜论坛网站大全 and research in the fight against 新型冠状病毒肺炎
生物工程的大四学生, Dimitris Boufidis, 22岁, was presented with the prestigious medal at his graduation ceremony today (2022年7月19日), 为了表彰他的辛勤工作, 研究及对大学的贡献.
在大学期间, Dimitris has remained committed to inspiring others; having an active involvement with senior leadership committees at the University to bring positive change; and volunteering within the local community.
Dimitris说: “I feel absolutely honoured to be awarded the Chancellor’s Medal and I am deeply thankful to everyone who inspired me to work hard, dream without limits and be the positive change I would like to see in the world. 正如亚历山大大帝在两千多年前所说的那样, 我感谢父母让我活了下来, 还要感谢我的老师们，因为他们活得很好.
“这绝对是结束我在最权威的菠菜导航网学业的最好方式, before embarking on the next chapter of my life with an upcoming PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, 美国. At this early stage I want to make a promise; to remain passionately curious, 饥饿和专注, endlessly interested and tirelessly inventive; to stay true to my values, 服务社会，成为我想在这个世界上看到的好人.”
这是他工作的核心, he hopes to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and champions by widening participation and representation in 菠菜论坛网站大全.
在过去几年里, Dimitris has presented at a TEDx Conference in Athens in front of over 700 people to inspire children on ‘how to become a hero’ and overcome barriers that keep them away from their dreams.
他还共同创立了“任何人都能工程师”项目, which hopes to empower young people of all backgrounds to discover their potential.
Dimitris added: “I will never forget the feeling of realising that my words and actions can have a direct impact on the lives of others. From inspiring the next generation of future scientists and engineers as a student ambassador to interacting with senior University leadership to enhance student experience at 菠菜论坛网站大全, my happiness has derived from the powerful and fantastic feeling of being able to contribute towards a good cause.”
Dimitris也是国际工程大使, 科学与工程冠军, 学生会主席, Engineering Digital Ambassador via the Faculty social media accounts and a member of the University Senate.
Dimitris’ academic excellence has also been recognised internationally, leading to him being named a 未来100强领导者 in the biotech industry and the UK's Student Employee of the Year 2020.
在他担任R&D Engineer at the multinational company Plastika Kritis SA in Greece, Dimitris successfully led a project on the development of anti-viral materials that stop coronaviruses from growing on their surface.
He also helped launch a new material that expanded the company’s product range, and then returned to University and completed his dissertation on ‘3D printed flexible bioelectronics for brain implants and wearable devices’ contributing as a co-author to a published research paper.
Dr Nicola Green, Senior Lecturer in Bioengineering from the University of 菠菜论坛网站大全, 说: “我所有的学术同事都知道迪米特里斯, and professional and administrative staff because of his exceptional energy, 开车, 和能力.
“I am absolutely delighted that Dimitris has received the Chancellor’s Medal and wish him all the best for the future. I am immensely proud of him and I am certain that he’ll do very well in the next stage of his career, 在他的博士研究中. 他是一个真正优秀的学生，理应得这个奖.”
Natalka Shackley, 国际 Engineering Ambassador Scheme Coordinator and Recruitment 支持 Officer at the University of 菠菜论坛网站大全, 说: “从一开始, 迪米特里斯表现出了帮助别人的热情, which is evident in all of the work he has done and he is a fantastic role model to every student he interacts with.
“His warm-hearted nature and good sense of humour have been tremendous assets, 因为他非常平易近人和包容. Dimitris’ passion and enthusiasm to promote bioengineering to prospective students, 还有他的正直和充沛的精力, all add up to making Dimitris a very deserving winner of this prestigious award.”
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