Visiting Professors – ZIP 2019/2020

  • Professor Gaetano Assanto gained international recognition in scientific community for the results of his research on nonlinear optics, especially in the field of research related to electromagnetic wave conduct, 4th order nonlinear effects, spatial solitons and nematics. For his contribution to the state about these phenomena, he received a lifetime Fellowship from the Optical Society of America and a Fellowship from the Photonics Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE). He is a co-author of 518 scientific papers, his papers have been cited over 11,900 times, and his Hirsha index is H-54 (data according to the Web of Science database). The inviting entity is the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw.
  • Professor Michele Clement is titular professor at Lumière Lyon University 2 and one of the most respected specialists on French Renaissance literature in the world. Her wide-ranging research interests also include the relationship between literature and philosophy, issues relating to women’s works from the late Middle Ages to the present day, and bibliology. Her ability for in-depth synthesis allows her to give a structured framework to her thinking about literary and cultural phenomena. Her classes are full of lively discussions thanks to her passion and spontaneiy. The inviting entity is the Faculty of Modern Languages, University of Warsaw.
  • Professor Roberto Rabel initiated signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between UW and the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), the best and oldest university in New Zealand (it is on 221 place in the prestigious QS World University Ranking). Center for Strategic Studies at VUW, whose initiator and director was Prof. Rabel, is considered one of the key research centers in Asia. It should be emphasized that Prof. Rabel has visited the University of Warsaw twice in the past, participated in seminars and conducted individual lectures, very positively assessed by the participants. The inviting entity is Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw.
  • Professor Marek Zreda of the University of Arizona is a prominent specialist in the application of cosmogenic isotopes in the study of geological processes on the Earth’s surface and their dating. He is the author of a new method and new instruments for determination of surface and underground water resources, as well as their age. He also works on climate change in the Earth’s past and on the physics of cosmogenic isotopes. Thanks in part to Professor Zreda’s achievements, his home department of the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona in Tucson was ranked the first in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities. The invitating entity is the Faculty of Geology.
  • Professor Germa Bel of the University of Barcelona is a distinguished economist with a special interest in public sector economics. His research interests lie at the intersection of economics, management, political and administrative sciences, as well as spatial economics. Prof. Germa Bel has been Editor-in-Chief of the highly regarded journal Local Government Studies since 2015, and a member of editorial boards of several other JCR-listed journals. He has been, among others, a visiting professor at Princeton University and Cornell University. The invitating entity the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw.
  • Professor Yuefan Deng of Stony Brook University, New York, has conducted biomedical engineering research throughout his academic career, such as large-scale modelling of platelet-mediated blood flow and thrombosis. His expertise will aid research at ICM and provide a valuable extension to the student programmes offered by ICM in computational engineering or postgraduate courses. Cooperation with the Professor will be particularly important in the context of the federation between Warsaw University and Warsaw Medical University. The inviting entity is Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw.
  • Dr Joanna Zawacka-Pankau is a biochemist by profession. At the center of her scientific interests are processes related to the p53 protein group, known tumor suppressors, which are responsible for regulating the life cycle of cells, their apoptosis, and the repair processes of genetic material. The doctor would like to use the processes related to the action of p73 protein in anti-cancer therapy. Dr Joanna Zawacka-Pankau has many years of experience in teaching biochemical and biomedical subjects at the graduate and doctoral level gained while working at the Karolinska Institute and at the University of Gdańsk. The inviting entity is the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw.
  • Doctor Raz Kletter has experience in excavation work in Israel (at the Department of Antiquities) and teaching experience at the University of Helsinki. He is an outstanding specialist in the history of archeology in Israel. His professional profile offers a unique opportunity for the University of Warsaw to expand the teaching offer in areas important for modern science and understanding the contemporary world. The presence of Dr. Raz Klatter will create a unique opportunity for people interested in Middle East archeology history and politics of contemporary Israel to obtain information from an Israeli researcher professionally involved in analyzing the effects of archeology’s entanglement in the ideology of the State of Israel. The inviting entity is the Faculty of History, University of Warsaw.
  • Professor Maria Rachael Coady Bedard of the University of Florida is a distinguished international expert in the field of bilingual and multilingual education. Her academic standing, including outstanding publications history and functions at the university, testify to her exceptional competence in the area in which the Faculty of Education of the University of Warsaw educates students at the second cycle studies (Graduate Program in Teaching English to Young Learners). Professor’s contribution to the education of our students will have a positive impact on the improvement of language competences and skills in teaching bilingual and multilingualism to children. The inviting entity is the Faculty of Education, University of Warsaw.
  • Yehuda B. Band from Ben Gurion University in Israel is an outstanding physicist, but also an expert in the use of Mathematica symbolic language in teaching at the academic level. In particular, prof. Band conducted such courses at New Your University in Shanghai, which were highly recognized and popular. The use of Mathematica language greatly facilitates research in science, and elements of data analysis can also be useful in the humanities and social sciences. The inviting entity is the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw.
  • Professor Robert Maitland is an economist and planner who has been Professor Emeritus at the University of Westminster, London for 2 years. He is a world-renowned urban tourism researcher, an outstanding teacher, founder and long-standing director of the tourism teaching and research unit at the University of Westminster. He was head of the international organisation ATLAS, which brings together universities teaching tourism. All this means that students at the University of Warsaw will have the opportunity to come into contact with a world-class scholar and teacher. The inviting entity is the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw.
  • Dr. Zbigniew Struzik is a Dutch citizen of Polish origin, currently working in Japan, Dr. Zbigniew Struzik, is an excellent scientist with significant, unique achievements in the field of neuro- and cardiology and econophysics. The cooperation of scientists from the University of Warsaw with Dr. Struzik is already underway, currently work is underway on a new face of multifractality, i.e. multi-branch multifractality. This work is created in the context of research on long-range and long-term relationships in time series of widely understood physical data, as well as on the problems of long-term memory and correlation present in many phenomena and processes in broadly understood physics. The inviting entity is the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw.
  • Doctor Solange Maslowski is a research and teaching fellow at the Institute of Comparative Law at Charles University in Prague, where she conducts comparative studies of the legal systems of the Czech Republic, France and the European Union. Her academic achievements, extensive academic experience, as well as practical legal experience resulting from Dr Maslowski’s cooperation with the NGO’s sector and her activities on behalf of legal aid for third country migrants to the EU, as well as extensive experience in working with students in English guarantee the high quality of the planned classes. The inviting unit is the Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw.
  • Doctor Alain Goasduff was educated in France, and then worked for many years in the best European centers in France and Italy. In the international group, he is recognized as an outstanding specialist who skilfully uses theoretical knowledge in his many years of experience as an experimenter’s physicist in leading European centers, such as GANIL (Caen, France), LNL INEN (Legnaro, Italy) or IPNO (Orsay, France), by publishing your results in reputable journals from the Philadelphia list. In addition to scientific work, he collaborated with students at various levels of education: bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral studies, pointing to the interdisciplinary nature of signal analysis for various fields. The inviting entity is the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw.
  • Professor Bistra Andreeva gained teaching experience in Germany and in Slavic countries (including Bulgaria and Poland). He is the head of numerous international research projects in the field of prosodic analysis of Germanic and Slavic languages, culminating in remarkable scientific results. During his stay in Poland, Prof. Andreeva will share her research experience with UW students and present the latest results of scientific analysis. Students will also be able to learn about the similarities and differences between the Polish and German university education systems. The inviting entity is the Faculty of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw.
  • Dr. Vahé Boyajian is a renowned iranianist and anthropologist with nearly twenty years of experience in fieldwork in various regions of the Middle East. The uniqueness of his teaching methods is closely related to the interdisciplinary approach to the issues studied, which is extremely important in the profession of an orientalist, in this case combining iranian, linguistic and anthropological perspectives. Dr. Boyajian’s theoretical knowledge of the Iranian languages, along with many years of experience with the living language acquired during field research, will enable students to deepen their knowledge of the relationship between language and culture. The inviting unit is the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw.