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On this website we would like to shortly introduce our current scholars staying, studying and doing research at Technische Universität Braunschweig.

Short term MSc and PhD scholar
Oluwaseun Olubodun (Olaseinde)
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“My stay in Braunschweig has given me the opportunity to learn the molecular techniques at the microbiology and molecular ecology laboratory of the Johann von Thünen institute for biodiversity supported by the EXCEED-SWINDON mobility program. This is a very good avenue for me to have hands on experience on techniques I have learnt about theoretically. This gave me the privilege to be better equipped in biostatistical analysis of data and journal writing and publications. The 6 months spent in Braunschweig has given me a platform to meet career mentors and professional colleagues who have been strategic to my next steps in career decisions.
My exposure to the German culture, people, language and food is one experience I will not forget in a hurry. The fact that it was summer “Nigerian Kind of weather” all through my stay made it very homely for me as I settled in very fast. The opportunity to share my culture, personality and the famous “Nigerian Jollof” at every opportunity I get is one thing I am grateful for.
I will like to express my gratitude to the EXCEED- SWINDON network right from the Sub Saharan network for this life transforming and career propelling opportunity to learn form world renowned experts. I will also like ti immense thank the EXCEED SWINDON TU Braunschweig Staff for accommodating me and helping me settle in, having me for coffee and chats every month. I am grateful also to the Thünen Institute particularly the Institute of Biodiversity and the Microbiolgy and Microbial Ecology team for the platform to learn and the opportunity to be integrated to the German work system.”
Short term MSc and PhD scholar
Upeakshika Bandara
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“My stay at TU Braunschweig helped me a great deal in my thesis work, because of the assistance I received from highly experienced and knowledgeable professors and fellow researchers. It was also a good opportunity to not only widen research and analytical skills but also to make new friends and be exposed to a new culture and lifestyle. I am really thankful to EXCEED for this amazing experience. Thanks and best regards, Upeakshika”“I am Eaindra Oo (Emily) who stayed in Braunschweig, Germany for three months exchange by Exceed scholor. After accomplishing my exchange stay in Germany, i would like to share my experiences about Germany during my stay. First of all, i would like to define Germany as kindhearted country with full of people who are helpful. Althought the cold weather make me sick, the kind of people make my heart warm and i got better. I remembered that day me and my friend were moving around in city and we lost the way. We had no idea how to approach people to ask for the way and mobile was not able to use for GPS. At that time, a lady came and asked “May i help you” with a sweet smile even we did not ask for help to her. After that, she guided us and we arrived our destination safely. It was really lovely experience and i used to share it to my friends. And another thing that i would love to spend most of my time is visiting to Christmas market. I love to see light decoration, hand-made gifts and specially food from market. Eating Bread and mushroom curry with garlic sauce, bread with melted cheese, berry and garlice sauce , and drinking hot wine in the cold weather made my last days in Germany perfect. The most exicted experience was walking in a snowey alley and building a snowman, i was so happy to see snow for the first time and it is beautiful. So, i had a great time in Germany with kind people , delicius food , seeing new things and fully thanks to our colleagues from department for taking care of us. Hopefully, we will see you again in the future and thanks to Exceed scholarship program for giving me an opportunity to have a great time in Germany. Thank you and have a nice day. Best Regards, Eaindra”

Short term MSc and PhD scholar
Rosa Carmona
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“During my stay in Braunschweig I had the opportunity to participate in a research project in collaboration with three different universities from Mexico and Germany.In this project bio-economic risk is assessed in an arid region in north Mexico in which economical activities depend on groundwater. I had a nice experience exchanging knowledge and culture with members of the Institut für Geodäsie und Photogrammetrie.”
Short term MSc and PhD scholar
Uriel Garza
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“I am a M.Sc. student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Guadalajara and my work is focused on the mathematical description of biological reactors used for the wastewater treatment. Thanks to EXCEED, I did a research stay at the TU Braunschweig for three months. This was a great experience because I had the opportunity to know new points of view and to meet very nice people.”
Long term PhD scholar
Mina Samaan
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Mina Michel Samaan is one of the PhD scholars at TU-Braunschweig who are funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) through the EXCEED-SWINDON project. Mina has started his study at the Institute of Social Sciences since November 2013, and he is focusing in his dissertation on transboundary water governance, particularly in the Nile Basin. Samaan has been working as a Lecturer Assistant at Mansoura University, Egypt, the place where he got his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Architectural Engineering in 2008 and 2013 respectively. () read more
Long term PhD scholar
Chirayu Jaroenongard
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Chirayu Jaroenongard is doing research at TU Braunschweig. He thinks that EXCEED is the best opportunity to discuss and exchange knowledge and furthermore to gain experience from many experts and researchers.
Long term PhD scholar
Mohd. Sarfaraz Banda
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“I am a PhD student in the Department of Hydraulic Engineering at Leichtweiß-Institute für Wasserbau (LWI), TU Braunschweig. I have been studying drought-driven river morphology changes and consequences of discharge restoration using the numerical model Delft3D, and field data in the River Dhaleswari (Bangladesh).”
Long term PhD scholar
Seyed Moin Mojabi
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“Currently I am working on Numerical Modelling of Submergence and Porosity Effects on Morphological Impacts of Artificial Reefs, granted by EXCEED/Swindon. This project is briefly called NMoSPECM. In this project, it is attempted to design and perform systematic numerical simulations to asses the effects of submergence and porosity of artificial reefs on morphological changes in coastal areas, especially shoreline changes.”
Short term MSc and PhD scholar
Aakanchya Budhathoki
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“At TU Braunschweig, I have been learning the technical aspect of my thesis from a very experienced faculty and researchers. I am also fortunate to be among a wide variety of international students who come from diverse background, therefore I can learn about various cultures.”
Short term MSc and PhD scholar
Xinzi Peng
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“Today the carbon rich stream is returned to the wastewater treatment plant. Investigating the screw extrusion press will lead to a minimised energy consumption needed for dewatering the sludge. Additionally an increase in the dewatering efficiency, a minimisation of the flocculant dosage as well as a load reduction from sludge liquor are aimed for.”
Long term PhD scholar
Saber M. Elsayed Abdelaal
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Saber M. Elsayed Abdelaal is an Egyptian PhD candidate at TU Braunschweig at the Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources, Department of Hydromechanics and Coastal Engineering. He is working on his PhD-thesis with the topic “Breaching of Coastal Barriers under Extreme Storm Surges and Implications for Groundwater Contamination.
Short term MSc and PhD scholar
Violeta Fernandez Díaz
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“Due to the partnership between the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Technische Universität of Braunschweig (TU), I am working with remote sensing techniques to determine subsidence in the coastal area of Ensenada city, Mexico.”