Investigador postdoctoral en ingeniería de seguridad contra incendios, Universidad de Navarra
Mohd Zahirasri is very active in the field of fire safety engineering. He is currently attached as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Universidad de Navarra, Spain. Permanently, he is employed in Universiti Putra Malaysia as a Senior Lecturer. In the field of fire safety engineering, he has published 30 research papers in fire science best journals including Fire Safety Journal, Fire Technology, Fire and Materials, and Fire Science Reviews. He also has been involved in safety engineering research which resulted in several top publications as well. He is an active member of International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) which gathers top fire scientists around the world. In terms of acquiring research grants, as a Principal Investigator/Project Leader in total, he has received around RM 2,000,000.00 from local and international grant funders up until now. As of current, he has taught fire engineering and chemical engineering courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students since 2015 as a Senior Lecturer in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). In terms of supervision of research students, he is currently the main supervisor for 8 PhD students and 2 Masters by research students. His students are working on PV system fire safety, tropical peat soil fire dynamics, radiation heat transfer and CFD fire simulation.
Senior Lecturer in Geomatics, University of Melbourne
Dr Mohsen Kalantari is a Senior Lecturer in Geomatics and Associate Director at the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration (CSDILA) in the Dept of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He teaches Land Administration Systems (LAS) and Spatial Analysis and has several publications.
Dr Kalantari is a spatial data engineer and in recognition of his research he has been awarded a prestigious Victoria Fellowship. The Victoria Fellowships recognise young researchers with leadership potential and aim to help them enhance their future careers, while developing new ideas which could offer commercial benefit to Victoria.
He previously worked as a Research Fellow on a range of research projects at the CSDILA. He has also worked at the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), Land Victoria and has an extensive knowledge of land administration systems of Australia.
He completed his PhD in 2008.
Senior Lecturer, Learning Futures, Deakin University
Assistant Professor in Geology, Binghamton University, State University of New York
My research interests lie in sedimentology, stratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy, paleoceanography, and paleoclimatology.
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Indiana University
Ph.D. Candidate in Gerontology, UMass Boston
Molly Wylie is a Gerontology PhD candidate and Research Associate at the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston.
Her work focuses on the ways older adults and their caregivers navigate options for long-term, home- and community-based services (HCBS), paying particular attention to the influence of health literacy and self-efficacy. She has used mixed-method research to evaluate the effectiveness of programs across the service continuum, including supportive housing models, Councils on Aging, adult day health centers, and nursing homes.
Wylie holds her M.S. in Gerontology from UMass Boston's McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. She is the inaugural Equity in Aging Research Fellow at the National Council on Aging (NCOA), examining financial insecurity and health among older Americans. Wylie served as an Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) Care Advisor coordinating the provision of supportive services to older adults in Massachusetts. She has supported various organization-wide efforts at LeadingAge, including hosting The Mentor’s Voice podcast and evaluating the student internship program designed to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in aging services.
Lecturer and Researcher, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Momar DIONGUE is a teacher-researcher in the Geography Department of the Faculty of Arts and
Humanities at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. A member of the Geography Laboratory, Mr
Diongue is a specialist in urban issues. His research focuses on metropolisation, peripheries, urban
governance, land and urban production, major urban projects, floods and residential and spatial
Associate professor, University of Bath
I have been involved in research and teaching cancer biology for over a decade. I did my PhD in radiation oncology, and subsequent research on tumour hypoxia led to our drug reaching Phase II clinical trials. I also teach a very popular course on cancer biology to students at Bath, which made me realise how much I enjoyed teaching AND how little resources there were on introducing cancer genetics to the general public. It led to my writing a free e-book (Introduction to cancer biology, www.bookboon.com) and a free online course ('Inside Cancer' - www.futurelearn.com). The online course was designed for anyone with an interest in cancer - from sufferers to researchers - and has attracted over 32000 learners from over 90 countries, with 98% recommending the course to friends.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney
Mona is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Technology Sydney Business School. Her research covers sustainability, resilience, environmental finance, environmental policy, and the impacts of climate change on companies, industries and markets.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania
Mona is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Penn, she was a J.J. Sylvester Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University. She has also been a Research Member at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley and a guest at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn.
Mona received her Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Chicago under the supervision of Peter May in 2014. Her research interests include algebraic K-theory, its applications to number theory and manifold theory, and equivariant stable homotopy theory.
Monica Mary Grady CBE (born 1958) is a leading British space scientist, primarily known for her work on meteorites. Since 2005, she has been Professor of Planetary and Space Science at the Open University, and is currently Head of the Department of Physical Sciences.
Prior to 2005, Grady was based at the Natural History Museum in London, where she curated the UK's national collection of meteorites. She graduated from the University of Durham in 1979, then went on to complete a Ph.D. on carbon in stony meteorites at Darwin College, Cambridge in 1982. Since then, she has built up an international reputation in meteoritics, publishing many papers on the carbon and nitrogen isotope geochemistry of primitive meteorites, on Martian meteorites, and on interstellar components of meteorites. She gave the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 2003, on the subject "A Voyage in Space and Time". Asteroid (4731) was named Monicagrady in her honour.
Grady was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to space sciences. She is the first UK scientist to be President of the international Meteoritical Society.
Grady is the oldest of eight children; her youngest sister, Dr Ruth Grady, is a Senior Lecturer in microbiology at the University of Manchester. Grady's husband, Professor Ian Wright is also a meteoriticist.
Full Professor, Institute of International Relations (PUC-Rio), Associate Dean for Research of the Social Science Center (PUC-Rio), Senior Researcher, BRICS Policy Center, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of St. Thomas
Dr. Monica Liu is a sociologist whose teaching and research interests include gender, globalization, family, immigration, race/ethnicity, Asia and Asian America, digital technology/media, and qualitative methods. She has explored the phenomenon of global internet dating and cross-border marriage between women from China and men from English-speaking Western countries. She is currently working on a new project that examines institutional racism against Asian women leaders in higher education.
Born and raised in China, Dr. Liu immigrated to the U.S. at the age of eight. Before joining the University of St. Thomas, she taught at Colgate University and Carleton College.
Associate Professor of Public Health, Boston University
Dr. Wang is an Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is globally and nationally recognized as a researcher, educator, and thought leader on health equity, racial justice, and community-based research targeting chronic diseases. Dr. Wang has generated over $6 million in federal and foundation funding for her program of research and published over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and policy documents. Her prior leadership roles included serving as Chair of the Narrative Office at the BU Center for Antiracist Research and Chair of the Civic and Public Engagement Committee at the Society of Behavioral Medicine. One of her current studies is a randomized controlled trial of a youth empowerment intervention to reduce consumption of sugary drinks and obesity risk through youth narratives. As an expert in curriculum development, case-based teaching, and digital learning design, Dr. Wang has developed and taught graduate courses on the social determinants of health at Harvard and Boston University since 2010.
Dr. Wang has received numerous national, regional, and institutional awards for her research, teaching, and service, including the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health Award from the National Minority Quality Forum, the Society of Behavioral Medicine Leading the Narrative Award, the Society of Behavioral Medicine Early Investigator Award, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award, and the Boston University School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award and Excellence in Public Health Practice Award. At the national level, she advanced science communication initiatives through her former role as Chair of the Civic and Public Engagement Committee of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Wang has served as a consultant to one of the largest social media companies in the world on COVID-19 health misinformation management. Her work and insights have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, The Boston Globe, and CBS. She obtained her doctoral and master's degrees from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Profesora, Doctora en Psicología, Universidade de Vigo
Profesora en la Universidad de Vigo
Doctora en Psicología
Facultativa Especialista en Psicología Clínica
Associate Professor of Hematology and Oncology, Penn State
Dr. Monika Joshi’s research focus is in the field of genitourinary tumors, particularly in the field of immunotherapy and targeted therapy.
Dr. Joshi developed clinical and translational expertise in genitourinary malignancies. This experience has positioned her to undertake several innovative clinical trials with multiple collaborations and national participation. She is the disease team co-leader for the genitourinary diseases group at Penn State Cancer Institute. In addition she holds regional and national leadership roles as the co-chair for the genitourinary committee for the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium and is also as a representative for the Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Panel on Genetics and Genomics.
Dr. Joshi has a keen interest in developing clinical trials with novel immunotherapeutic combinations and identifying predictive and prognostic biomarkers.
McCain Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University
Monika has been working in the Canadian food system space in various capacities since 2010 including academia, non-profit sector and private sector. She is currently pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship at Dalhousie University exploring the social aspects of sustainable agriculture in the agri-food industry. She also completed a Mitacs Accelerate postdoctoral fellowship at St. Paul University where she worked closely with the Food Communities Network – Réseau Communautés Nourricières (FCN-RCN), exploring food security and the role of civil society organizations in food systems governance. Monika completed a PhD in Rural studies at the University of Guelph, exploring the experiences of farmers participating in food value chains in Southern Ontario. Monika's work has been published in several journals including Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development, Sustainable Production and Consumption and the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development. She has also published several book chapters and reports.
Associated professor, faculty of geo-information science and earth observation, University of Twente
Monika Kuffer is working as Associated Professor at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC, University of Twente). Her main research interests are urban remote sensing, SDG monitoring, mapping deprived areas (e.g., slums), and analyzing urban form and dynamics with remote sensing and spatial statistics/metrics. She is co-chairing an international network on deprivation area mapping IDEAMAPS (https://ideamapsnetwork.org), and is presently working on two research projects related to deprivation area mapping SLUMAP (http://slumap.ulb.be) and ACCOUNT (https://slummap.net). She received her PhD from the University of Twente (NL) and one MSc in Human Geographer (TU Munich) and a second MSc in Geographic Information Science (University of London).
Postdoctoral Researcher of Pathogen Genomics, Stellenbosch University
Currently, I am working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI) at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. CERI is specialised pathogen genomics research group and laboratory facility of the Africa CDC and WHO AFRO that leads the Network for Genomic Surveillance in South Africa of COVID-19. I focus on molecular epidemiological investigations of SARS-CoV-2 and arboviruses using next generation sequencing data in South Africa and across Africa. In 2021, I conducted evolutionary biology research centred around pollination biology as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Biological Interactions Lab of Stellenbosch University. I acquired a PhD in Zoology from Stellenbosch University in 2020, in the fields of bat ecology and conservation with specialisation in bioacoustics, morphology, population genetics, phylogeography, and landscape ecology.
Professor and Chair of History of Art and Architecture, UMass Amherst
I am a full professor of Italian Renaissance and Baroque art. I am a specialist in Renaissance art, especially from Venice, but I also teach courses in Italian Baroque art. I have published widely on Italian Renaissance art with a focus on how art was collected and displayed, especially in domestic settings. This is the emphasis of my recent book "The Art Collector in Italy Modern Italy: Andrea Odoni and his Venetian Palace" (Cambridge University Press, 2021).
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
Dr. McClain's research interests include dissimilar material 3D printing, additive manufacturing of energetic materials, additive manufacturing of materials for high temperature applications and quality control in additive manufacturing.
Senior lecturer in literature, film and new media, Australian National University
I research and teach US literature, film, television and new media in the English Program, Australian National University. Living Screens: Melodrama and Plasticity in Contemporary Film and Television (2015) is my book about contemporary melodrama. I am currently completing a book on contemporary “brow” aesthetics while researching the papers of Ruth Park in preparation for writing a literary biography.
Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Lethbridge
BSc, MN, PhD
Preceptorship, health practices in the rural setting, nursing education
Clinical judgment in practice settings, ethics in education, nursing practice in rural hospital settings.
Previous Research Areas
Becoming a parent after infertility
Profesora de Sistemas de Información Geográfica y Cartografía, Universitat de Lleida
Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics, Harvard University
Morgan MacLeod is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics and ITC Member whose research focuses on stellar encounters in binary systems and their imprints on the transient night sky.
Morgan uses computational and simulation methods to trace close encounters of stars and compact objects (like black holes and neutron stars) in binary systems and dense clusters. Morgan's research aims at understanding the evolutionary history of objects that end up in binaries that merge under the influence of gravitational wave emission.
Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
I am a historian of eastern Africa and the history of science, focused on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. My research interests fall under the rubric of knowledge production broadly speaking, including in the areas of language, standardization, bureaucracy, research, and education. I received my BA from Yale University in 2008 and my PhD from Princeton University in 2018 and am currently an assistant professor in the Department of History at Mississippi State University. Between January 2021 and July 2022 I was a Humboldt Research Fellow affiliated with the Institute for Asian and African Studies at Humboldt University.
My first book, A Language for the World: The Standardization of Swahili (November 2022, Ohio University Press) examines the long-term, interconnected processes that produced Standard Swahili as it is taught around the world today, zooming in on specific moments of conversation, translation, and codification. Adopting this dual perspective allowed me to uncover the ways in which, over the course of a century, various communities-in-construction converged upon the project of linguistic knowledge production in and about Swahili.
This upcoming October I will be in Essen, Germany at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities working on my second book project, tentatively titled Making an African University: Histories of Inquiry in East Africa. The book will examine the diverse frameworks of scholarly inquiry that co-mingled in this region across two centuries, ranging from discussions on the baraza (front porches) of Zanzibar, to universities in Kampala and Dar es Salaam. My aim with this project is to explore the notion of research, demonstrating how a region like East Africa—largely ignored in the mainstream literature on the history of science and its concomitant field the history of the humanities, both of which focus fundamentally on questions pertaining to the production of knowledge—can and should be an essential part of the conversation. To do so, I examine several case studies of research and researchers who, though perhaps not hewing to our traditional understanding of the terms, were engaged in scholarly inquiry. I argue that such “frameworks of inquiry” did not disappear with the establishment of colonial institutions of higher education, but rather informed the possibilities and modes of research available to East Africans in those spaces.
Assistant Professor of Informatics, University of Pittsburgh
Morgan Frank, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics and Networked Systems in the School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh. His research agenda is to embrace the complexity of artificial intelligence (AI), the future of work, and the socio-economic consequences of technological change. This goal is inherently multi-disciplinary and collaborative as it builds broadly on advances in the fields of labor economics, sociology, computational social science, network science, data science, political science, and complex systems.
PhD Candidate in Law, Trinity College Dublin
I have an LLB, and a two-year master's from the University of Louvain with a specialization in EU Policy and Governance and EU Law with an Erasmus at the University of Geneva. I also have an LLM in International & European Business Law from Trinity College, Dublin, and a Certificate in Humanitarian Law from the College of Europe, Bruges.
In 2022, I started my Ph.D. at Trinity College, Dublin, in the field of Refugee Law and Climate Change.
I have experience in Legal Research and EU policies and I am currently a teaching assistant in EU Law. Before my Ph.D., I have worked in a European export credit insurance in Brussels, Belgium, a Corporate Law firm in Luxembourg, and the field of Immigration Law in Dublin, Ireland. I have a strong interest in international geopolitics, environmental topics such as water conservation, Contemporary Art, Culture, Literature (French, Czech, Middle Eastern,...), Philosophy, and History ( with a preference for the general European History, the Roman and Ottoman Empires, World War II, Decolonisation History, Music History, and Women's rights History ).
I am fluent and work in English, French, and Dutch. Additionally, I have seven years of experience in Latin translations, Ancient Greek, and notions of Arabic, Farsi, and Spanish.
I have been a Lecturer in International Relations at Salford since February 2016. I completed my doctoral research at the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies on non-Western foreign policies towards the Iranian nuclear programme. During this time, I also was a visiting Research Fellow at China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU), Beijing, at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Brussels, and at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London.
I am a seminar leader in the modules ‘US Foreign Policy’ and ‘Theories of Power and Domination’ (Level 6) and contribute to teaching in the module ‘International Politics 2’ (Level 4).
My research focuses on Russian foreign policy, Russian-Western relations, and their impact on the international relations of the post-Soviet space and the Middle East. I have researched Chinese, Russian, and Turkish foreign policies towards Iran and the controversial politics surrounding sanctions policies. I also have an interest in EU diplomacy and US Foreign Policy.
Senior Research Associate, University of Johannesburg
Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Neuroscience, University of Oxford
Morten is also Professor of Neuroscience at the Music in Brain Center at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is interested in understanding pleasure in its many forms, including chocolate and music. Professor Kringelbach uses advanced neuroimaging, neurosurgical and computational methods to understand brain function together with Hedonia team members and international collaborators. He is on the advisory board for Scientific American and a Fellow of the ASP. He has published fourteen books, and over 300 scientific papers, chapters and other articles.
Research Assistant Professor of Automotive Engineering, Clemson University
Morteza Sabet is an accomplished research engineer with a multidisciplinary background in materials, chemistry, and mechanics leading to innovative solutions for the development of advanced materials. Areas of focus: Synthesis, nanomaterials, energy storage and conversion, rechargeable batteries, polymer composites and nanocomposites.
Senior Lecturer Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria
Dr Motshedisi Mathibe is a full-time faculty lecturer at University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). She shas more than 15 years’ experience lecturing in various higher academic institutions. Dr Mathibe helps pioneering social ventures catalyse change. She travels regularly in Africa. She works best at the interface of culture, technology, formal and informal businesses, and social impact. Dr Mathibe teaches entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ecosystem, social impact, and strategic marketing. Her research interests are in the field of Social Entrepreneurship, Women Entrepreneurship, Informality, township Economy, and Base of the Pyramid markets.
In addition to teaching and research responsibilities, Dr Mathibe is involved with The United Nation’s Global Impact Young Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Innovators Programme. Here, she mentors and supports a team of young innovators in their efforts to frame a challenge, applying sustainable business and innovative concepts/ideas to create tangible business solutions with real market potential. In 2020 she co-published an award-winning case “All Women Recycling: Staffing Challenges during a Global Pandemic”.
Lecturer in Costume Theory and theatre costumer, Tshwane University of Technology
Motshidisi currently lectures costume theory and practice at the Tshwane University of Technology. His research work focuses mainly on African traditional performance costume. He presented at the TUT IKS conference and published a paper on Zulu indlamu dance costume with DEFSA in 2019. Motshidisi holds a master’s degree in performing arts technology, specialising in costume and construction from Tshwane University of Technology, and is currently enrolled for his doctoral degree in performing arts at the same institution. With a very widespread industry costuming experience and two Naledi Award best costume designer nominations to his name, Motshidisi is a creative costume designer with extensive experience in designing, developing and managing costumes for world-famous plays and musicals. His work as a costumer includes some of the world’s leading theatre shows such as Disney’s Lion King (South Africa and Taiwan), Beauty and the Beast (South Africa), A New Song, Lion and the Jewel, Kwezi and Tsogo.
Chercheur en agronomie , Institut sénégalais de recherches agricoles (ISRA)