This is really interesting! I guess no one wants to be caught red handed! Beware publishing scientists aroung the world!




E1 students can choose one of the following topics or ANY other (MS-related) topic featuring in “Materials Today” and notify the instructor in Edmodo : http://www.materialstoday.com/news/

Suggested Materials Science Presentation topics 2015-2016

Manipulating light at the nanoscale:Photonics in Materials Science (MS)

Magneto-caloric metals in MS

Barocaloric effect in MS

New spin on Graphene makes it magnetic

Mercury tellurate and Graphene

Sticky fingers: Developing a materials science approach to forensics

Materials Science: Metals With Diamonds

Metal Composite that will literally float your boat

Spider man science: Tunable web glue and smart adhesives

Making complex composite materials to order

Understanding mussels’ stickiness could lead to better surgical and underwater glues

A Liquid Lens Could Improve Cataract Treatment

New fuel-cell materials pave the way for practical hydrogen-powered car

Bio-inspired plastic and MS

Proficiency holders (C2 level only) can take the test on Thursday 08/10/2015 at 15.00-16.00 in A2 (Chemistry Building) in order to be exempt from the written and oral exam requirements in English 1.

Kindly note that Proficiency holders will be eligible for exemption ONLY after they have given detailed feedback in all 5 online assignments during this semester to five different students in their group and their critical friends.

Diagnostic test results 2015: (exempted are the Chemistry students scoring 8 or more and the Materials Science students scoring more than 5.0)

Maria kol…2160 86%

Calliope Gian…2110 84%

Daphne Min…2087 82%

Maria-Areti Span…2100 80%

Stella Ho…2046 78%

Elisavet Maria Zan-…2084 78%

Alexandra-Evanthia 2093 76%

Alaelntin 1325 70%, Jordan 1331 70%, Grigoris 1317  54%, Iraklis Spirid…58%,
Savina Laz…66%, Areti Kokkino…70%, Katerina Mavronas… 64%
Konstantinos Froud… 56%, Vasiliki Kas… 43%,
Maria stav…2152 72%, Marina Pag…2098 64%, Eleftheria-Anna Tho…2146 60%, Maria Ant…2078 56%
Serpil Kiokek…62%, Kiriaki Bak…2137  72%, Ioanna Ba…2060 68%Ioannis Gian…2083 74%,
Magda Than…2172 72%, Irene Pri…1967 64%, Maria Sotir…2142 60%,Urania Kir…2133 60%,
Magdalene Top… 2040 62%, Nefeli Avg…2054 52%, Dimitra Arv…2081 68%, Irene Tzan…2086 52%
Evangelic-Eleni K. 2113 68%, Petros Sym…2053 64%, Anastasia-Marina Pyl… 2135 68%
Anastasia Lain…2053 62%, Nikos Patr…2115 64%, Konstantinos Myt…2073 64%
Anna Nik…2050 60%, Stella Mich…2030 60%, Evangellos Mel…2076 58%
Kyriaki Pap…1969 46%, Aphrodite Giap…2109 50%, Eleni Chris… 2070 50%

Office hours

This semester I will be teaching English (for Chemistry, Materials Science and Mathematics) in three departments.

You can find in my office (G301, Chemistry Building) any day and time (until 15.00) except the following teaching hours:

Mon. 9.00-12.00 English for Materials 1 (A210)

Tues. 13.00-15.00 English for Maths (A208)

Wed. 9.00-12.00 English for Chemistry (A1)

Thu. 12.00-15.00 English for Materials (A115)

Fri. 9.00-11.00 English for Maths  (A208)

12.00-15.00 English for Chemistry (A3)

Telephone: (0030) 2810- 545102 Email: k a t s a m p o x a k i   A T  u o c  D O T  g r

Welcome to English for Chemistry and English for Materials Science at the University of Crete (UOC)! This undergraduate programme lies heavily on your ability to understand, speak, read and write in English in a manner that abides by the scholarly and scientific conventions around the world.
English 1
In the first year, you will be reading science-related academic texts in English and you will be expected to write and produce a considerable amount of essays or tasks in order to be able to proceed to the next level.  Your class will be divided in two groups and participation (contribution to discussions) is necessary for you to get a high score. Please contact your instructor Kallia Katsampoxaki-Hodgetts for further details (katsampoxaki@uoc.gr, tel. 2810545102).
You may opt out of the Language support scheme (for English 1 only) if you are a  Proficiency holder ONLY. Proficiency Certificate Holders (C2 Level, Cambridge or Michigan) can be exempted from English 1 requirements (such as the Presentations and the Final exam) if they score 7.5 or higher in the Diagnostic test to be held on the first week of October in the Seminar Room of the Chemistry Department (next to the Postgraduate Secretariat Office), time TBC. Those of you that are found to be of appropriate level  will be required to complete one weekly task; join the current online course in order to provide corrective feedback to three students (for all five assignments).
For more information, you may go to chemistryenglish.wordpress.com , our class website.
English for Chemistry courses 1 and 2 are compulsory for all UOC students and they are a prerequisite for graduation.
English 2
English 2 is not more demanding than English 1 in terms of vocabulary. It is more demanding in terms of contribution and participation.  However, no students can be exempted from English 2. This is a coursework and presentation- based module with NO EXAMS. You will be joining an online platform in order to submit your coursework every week and give feedback to your peers.
Academic English and Chemistry Terminology
In year 3, there is also an optional course available which offers advice on how to write and publish chemistry papers (research).
We hope that you will meet or even exceed the requirements of the above modules,
kind regards,
Kallia Katsampoxaki-Hodgetts
EAP/ESP Instructor
University of Crete

Here is a list of resources on the recent topic of interest (How to write a paper in a journal)

by Kiki Divini, EAP Tutor, School of Medicine, UOC.
1. How to read a paper

2. Art of reading a journal article: Methodically and Effectively (JOMFP)

3. How to write a scientific article

4. Running head: how to write the Methods, Results and Discussion , Jeff Aspelmeiner

5. How to write a paper in scientific journal format and style (abacus.bates.edu)

6. Writing Results and Materials and Methods Sections

7. How to write an effective discussion ( Respir. Care, 2014)

Tulpesh Scientific Workshop




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