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The Program at a Glance
Who: Two Universities,one Research Center and one Medical Center  
Where: Heraklion and Chania,Crete  
When: Applications extended to August 31, 2020 (NEW!), lectures to start September 28, 2020 
How: A distance learning program (afternoon hours) plus an 15-day Intensive Lab training requiring physical presence  
Duration/Credits: 15 Months (90 ECTS) or 24 Months (120 ECTS)  

Our BME program is managed by two executive committees, with the following roles and responsibilities:

A. The Interdepartmental Faculty Committee (IFC)

The members of the IFC are appointed by the boards and the general assemblies of the of the program’s co-founding academic institutions for a two-year term. Our program’s IFC has nine members: seven faculty members and two students. The IFC has the following (indicative) responsibilities:

  1. Appoints the program’s director and deputy director
  2. Appoints the program’s managing committee
  3. Appoints the program’s advisory board
  4. Assigns teaching and supervision duties to faculty members    
  5. Sets the policies and the strategic planning of the program
  6. Decide on admissions and graduation matters

The IFC members elected to lead the BME Program for the academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 are listed below:

  1. Professor Costas Balas, Director of BME program, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Crete, Greece
  2. Professor Apostolos Karantanas, Deputy Director of BME program, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion Crete Greece
  3. Professor Michalis Zervakis, Vice Rector technical University of Crete, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Crete, Greece
  4. Professor Panos Trahanias ,Department of Computer Science University of Crete, Heraklion Crete Greece
  5. Dr. Emmanuel Stratakis, Research Director, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Heraklion, Crete, Greece   
  6. Associate Professor Maria Chatzinikolaidou Department of Materials Science and Technology University of Crete, Heraklion Crete Greece
  7. Dr. Vangelis Sakkalis, Principal Researcher, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

 

B.The Managing Faculty Committee (MFC)

 The program’s MFC is responsible for the day-to-day operations and coordination. It is composed of faculty members that belong to the partner Departments and Research Institutes. They are elected by the IFC for a two-year term. The BME program’s director chair’s the MFC committee

Managing Committee members

  1. Professor Costas Balas, committee chair, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Crete, Greece
  2. Professor Antonis Makrygianakis School of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion Crete Greece
  3. Associate Professor Dimitris Papazoglou Department of Materials Science and Technology University of Crete, Heraklion Crete Greece
  4. Assistant Professor Elena Kranioti School of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion Crete Greece