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Abi Jaoude, Maguy Ph.D., Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, FRA, 2011; Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Applied Mathematics and Sciences Department

Abdel-Motagaly, KhaledPh.D, Old Dominion University, US, 2001; Adjunct Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering 

Abosalem, YousefPh.D., University of Birmingham, 2013; Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

Abualrub, Marwan, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, 1992; Senior Lecturer, Mathematics, Preparatory program

Abu-Nada, Eiyad, Ph.D., New Mexico State University, USA, 2001; Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Addad, Yacine, Ph.D., University of Manchester, UK, 2005; Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Ahmed, Mohamed Wagialla, Ph.D., University of Mississippi USA, 1994; Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies

Ajhar, HakimPh.D., McGill University, Canada, 2000; Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and Humanities.

Alameri, Saeed, Ph.D, Colarado School of Mines, 2015; Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Manager of GENII

Alazzam, Anas,Ph.D., Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 2010; Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Al-Dweik, Arafat, Ph.D., Cleveland State University, USA, 2001; Assistant Professor of Communication Engineering

Al-Hammadi, Yousof, Ph.D., The University of Nottingham, UK, 2010; Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering.

Al-HomouzDirar, Ph.D., University of Houston, USA, 2007; Assistant Professor of Physics

Alhseinat, Emad Ph.D., Chemical and Process Engineering Department, University of Edinburgh, April 2013; Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Al-Kaabi, Ahmed, Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines, 2015; Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering 

Al-Khaleel, Mohammad, Ph.D., McGill University, Canada, 2007; Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics 

Al-Khateeb, Ashraf, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, USA, 2010; Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Almoosa, Nawaf, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 2014; Assistant Professor

Al-Mualla, Mohammed, Ph.D. University of Bristol, UK, 2000; Senior Vice President, Research and Development

Al-MuhairiHassan,Ph.D., University of Essex, UK, 2010; Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering

Al-Safar, Habiba, Ph.D., University of Western Australia, Australia, 2011; Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Alshudeifat, Mohammad, Ph.D., New Mexico State University, USA, 2010, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Al-Qutayri, Mahmoud, Ph.D., University of Bath, UK, 1992; Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Ali, Nazar ThamerPh.D., University of Bradford, UK, 1991; Associate Professor of Electronic Engineering

An, Heungjo, Ph.D.,Texas A&M University, USA, 2011; Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering

Archbold, Ricardo H, D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University, USA, 2004; Assistant Professor Humanities and Social Sciences

Archdeacon, Anthony, Ph.D., University of Southampton, UK, 1997; Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences

Arriagada, Waldo, Ph.D., University of Montreal, Canada, 2010; Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Azzubi, Ali, M.Sc. Joseph Fourier University, France; Lab Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

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Baek, Joonsang, Ph.D., Monash University, Australia, 2004; Assistant Professor of Information Security

Balawi, Shadi, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, USA, 2007; Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Balint, Dennis, Ed.D., Temple University, USA, 2010; Assistant Professor of English

Barada, HassanPh.D., Louisiana State University, USA, 1989; Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Bani Younes, Ahmad, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, USA, 2013; Assistant Professor

Beeley, Philip, Ph.D., McGill University, Canada, 1981; Professor of Practice and Program Chair, Nuclear Engineering 

Bennell, Robert, Ph.D., Cranfield University (Royal Military College of Science), UK, 1996; Visiting Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Applied Mathematics & Science.

Bhaskar, Harish, Ph.D., Loughborough University, U.K., 2007, Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering

Boyce, Jim, M.Ed, City University, USA 1999; Director Preparatory Program and Senior Lecturer

Bsoul, Labeeb, Ph.D., McGill University, Canada, 2003; Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies

Byon, Young-Ji, Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada, 2011; Associate Chair, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

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CantwellWesley, PhD, Imperial College, UK, 1985, Associate Dean, Research

Cannon, Brendon PhD, University of Utah, USA, Assistant Professor of the Institute for International and Civil Security

Carbonell, Curtis D., Ph.D., Florida State University, USA, 2009. Assistant Professor of English

Chan, Vincent, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1997, Professor and Interim Chair of Chemical Engineering

Cheng, Denis,M.A, TEFL/TESL, 1980, M.A., Instructional Design and Technologies, 1999, San Francisco State University, USA; Senior Lecturer in English.

Cho, Chung Suk, Ph.D., University of Texas, USA, 2000; Assistant Professor of Civil, Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering

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Damiani, Ernesto, Ph.D, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, 1994; Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dawood, Ali, Ph.D., University of Essex, UK, 1999; Acting Vice President of Undergraduate Studies & Student Services; Associate Professor of Communication Engineering

Demirli,Kudret, Ph.D, University of Toronto, Canada, 1995; Chair and Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Dias, Jorge, Ph.D., University of Coimbra, Portugal, 1994; Professor of Robotics and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Doumanidis, Haris, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1988; Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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El-Dakkak, Omar, PhD in Mathematics (specialization: Mathematical Statistics), Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) – Paris, France, 2007; Assistant Professorof Mathematics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Sciences

EL-Fouly, Tarek H.M., Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Canada, 2008; Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

El-Khasawneh, Bashar, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998, USA; Associate Professor of Practice in Mechanical Engineering

El-Khazali, Reyad, Ph.D., Purdue University, USA, 1992; Associate Professor of Electronic Engineering

El-Kork, Nayla, Ph.D., Universite de Lyon, France, 2009; Assistant Professor of Physics

El-Naggar, Mohammed Ismail, Ph.D., University of Manitoba, Canada, 1983; Professor of Electronics; Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Academic Director Sharjah Campus, Director of the Khalifa Semiconductor Research Center, Abu Dhabi

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Feng, Samuel, Ph.D., Princeton University, USA, 2012; Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

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Gan, Dongming, Ph.D., Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, 2009; Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Postdoctoral Fellow: Robotics.

Gawanmeh, AmjadPh.D., Concordia University, Canada, 2008; Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering

Gater, Deborah, Ph.D., Imperial College London, UK, 2008; Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Goddard, Braden, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, USA, 2013; Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of Nuclear Engineering

Gutierrez, Marte, Ph.D., University of Tokyo, Japan, 1989;  Professor and Chair, Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering

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Ha, Jun SuPh.D., Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), South-Korea, 2008; Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering.

Habib, MahaPh.D, University of Exeter; Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences 

Hadjileontiadis, LeontiosPhD. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1997; Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hall, Katherine, Ph.D., Virginia Tech, USA, 2001; Assistant Professor of English

Hassan, Jamal, Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Canada, 2006; Assistant Professor of Physics

Hausien, Hashim, Ph.D., Bath University, UK, 1991, Capstone Project Supervisor

Hayward, Joel, Ph.D., University of Canterbury, NZ, 1996; Professor and Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences

Hazirbaba, Kenan, Ph.D., P.E., University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2005; Assistant Professor of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering

Holliday,Lucia,M.Ed.,University of Maryland, College Park,USA, 2003, Lecturer in English.

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Iraqi, YoussefPh.D., Universite’ de Montreal, Canada, 2003; Associate Professor of Computer Engineering

Isakovic, AbdelPh.D., University of Minnesota, USA, 2003; Associate Professor of Physics

Islam, Shafiqul, Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Robotics

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Jayaraman, Raja, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, USA, 2008; Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Jimaa, ShihabPh.D., Loughborough University, UK, 1989; Associate Professor of Communication Engineering

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Kaiktsis, Lambros, Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, 1995; Visiting Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Kara, Kursat, Ph.D., Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA, 2008; Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Kara, Mualla, M.Sc., Marmara University, Turkey, 2004; Lecturer in Chemistry

Karagiannidis, George K., Ph.D., University of Patras, Greece, 1998; Professor of Communication Engineering

Kavazović, ZaninPh.D., Laval University, Québec, Canada, 2011; Assistant Professor 

Khalaf, Kinda, Ph.D., Ohio State University, USA, 1998; Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Khan, Faisal, Ph.D., Portland State University, USA, 2009; Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Khan, Kamran Ahmed, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, USA, 2011; Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Khandoker, Ahsan, Ph.D., Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan, 2004; Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Kiburz, ClaudiaM.Sc., (TESOL), University at Albany, State University of New York, USA, 1992; Senior Lecturer in English

Kim, Tae Yeon, Ph.D., Duke University, USA, 2007: Assistant Professor of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering

Kong, Peng-Yong, Ph.D., National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2002; Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kucukalic, Lejla, Ph.D., University of Delaware, USA, 2006; Assistant Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences

Kyritsis, DimitriosPh.D. Princeton University, USA, 1998, Chair(Interim) and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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La Torre, Davide, Ph.D., University of Milan, Italy, 2002; Visiting Associate Professor

Laursen, Tod A.Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, USA, 1992; Professor of Mechanical Engineering and President

Lee, Sung MunPh.D., Texas A & M University, USA, 2005; Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Li, Yuanqing, Ph.D., Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2007; Postdoctoral Fellow: Aerospace Engineering

Liao, Kin, Ph.D., Virginia Tech University, USA, 1995; Professor and Interim Chair of Aerospace Engineering 

Lin, Jang-Shee Barry, Ph.D., City University of New York, USA, 1995; Associate Professor of Finance/Business, Humanities and Social Sciences

Liu, Maggie or Chunhui, Ph.D, National University of Singapore, 2003; Associate Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences

Lucero-Bryan, JoelPh.D., New Mexico State University, USA, 2010; Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Lukman, Suryani, Ph.D., University of Cambridge, UK; Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics & Sciences

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Maalouf, Maher, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma – Norman, USA, 2009; Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Malkawi, Abeer, M.Sc., University of Jordan, Jordan, 2000; Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Malik, Tufail, Ph.D., Arizona State University, USA, 2007; Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Marcellus, Kristina, Ph.D., Queen’s University, Canada, 2011; Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences

Martin, Matthew N., Ph.D., Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, 2010; Assistant Professor of Physics

Mathew, Bobby, Ph.D., Louisiana Tech University, USA, 2011; Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Mechanical Engineering

McGloughlin, TimPh.D., University of Dublin, Trinity College, 1996; Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering

Mezher, Kahtan, Ph.D., University of Bradford, UK, 1992; Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Electronic Engineering

Mizouni, Rabeb, Ph.D., Concordia University, Canada, 2007; Assistant Professor of Software Engineering

Mohamed, Sharmarke, Ph.D., University College London, UK, 2011; Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Mohammad, Baker, Ph. D., University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2008; Associate Professor of Electronic Engineering

Moran, Valentine, M.A., University of East Anglia, UK, 1989; Senior Lecturer in English

Mughrabi, Asma, M.Sc., University of Jordan, 2005; Lecturer in Mathematics

Muhaidat, Sami, Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Canada, 2006; Assistant Professor of Communication Engineering

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Nazzal, Samah, Ph.D., University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA, 2010; Visiting Assistant Professor for Applied Mathematics and Sciences 

Nolan, Kate, M.A., TEFL University of Reading, United Kingdom, 2002; Senior Lecturer in English

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Ostrowska, Sabina, M.A., University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2003; Senior Lecturer in English

Otrok, HadiPh.D., Concordia University, Canada, 2008; Associate Professor of Computer Engineering

Owen, Debbie, M. Ed, Manchester University, UK, 2001; Senior Lecturer in English

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Pech, Robert, Ph.D., Management, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia,2006; Assistant Professor of Management

Polychronopoulou, Kyriaki, Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Cyprus, CYPRUS, 2005; Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Qattan, IssamPh.D., Northwestern University, USA, 2005; Assistant Professor of Physics

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Rao, Sanjeev, Ph.D., University of Auckland 2010; Research Fellow, Aerospace Research and Innovation Centre

Rezeq, Mohammed, Ph.D., University of Ottawa, Canada, 2002; Assistant Professor of Physics

Riddlebarger, Julie, MA-TESOL, San José State University, USA, 1998; Senior Lecturer in English

Ross, Julie Marie, M.Ed. University of Southern Queensland, Australia, 2003; Senior Lecturer in English

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Salah, KhaledPh.D., Illinois Institute of Technology,USA, 2000; Professor of Computer Engineering

Saleh,Hani, Ph.D.,University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2009; Assistant Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering.

Schiffer, Andreas, D.Phil., University of Oxford, UK, 2014, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Seneviratne, Lakmal, Ph.D., Kings College, London, UK,1985; Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies, Director of Robotics Institute and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Sharif, Bayan, Ph.D., University of Ulster, N Ireland, 1988;    Dean and Professor, College of Engineering

Shariff, Mohd,  M.H.B.MPh.D., University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, 1985; Associate Professor of Mathematics

Sharomi, Oluwaseun, Ph.D., University of Manitoba, Canada, 2010; Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Shoufan, Abdulhadi, Ph.D., Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany, 2007; Assistant Professor ECE and Information Security

Shubair, RaedPh.D., University of Waterloo, Canada, 1993; Professor of Electrical Engineering

Simsekler, Mecit Ph.D. in Engineering, University of Cambridge, 2014; Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Singh, Shakti, Ph.D., Purdue University, USA, 2010; Assistant Professor of Electronic Engineering

Sizirici Yildiz, BanuPh.D., Florida International University, USA 2009, Assistant Professor of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering

Sivasankaran, Anoop, Ph.D., Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, 2010; Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Sluzek, Andrzej; Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, 1990; Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Stefanini, Cesare, Ph.D., Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy, 2002; Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

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Taha, Kamal, Ph.D. University of Texas at Arlington, USA, 2010; Assistant Professor of Software Engineering

Taher, Fatma, Ph.D., Khalifa University, UAE, 2014; Assistant Professor of ECE Department

Teo, Jeremy, Ph.D., National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2008; Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

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Umer, Rehan, Ph.D., University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2008; Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering

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Werghi, Naoufel, Ph.D., University of Strasbourg, France, 1996; Associate Professor of Computer Engineering

Wilson, Robert A.M.A.English Language Teaching, University of Essex, UK, 2005; Lecturer in English

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Yeun, Chan Yeob, Ph.D., Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, 2000; Associate Professor of Computer Engineering

Yi, Yongsun, Ph.D., Tohoku University, Japan, 1995; Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Yildiz, Banu Sizirici, Ph.D., Florida International University, USA 2009, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Yildiz, IbrahimPh.D. University of Miami, USA, 2008; Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics and Sciences (Chemistry)

Yoon, Ho JoonPh.D., KAIST, Korea, 2010; Postdoctoral Fellow: Nuclear Engineering.

Yousif, Safaa, M.Sc., United Arab Emirates University, UAE, 2012; Lecturer in Chemistry

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Zahawi, Bashar, PhD, Newcastle University, UK, 1988; Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Zaki, Rachad, Ph.D., Pierre et Marie Curie University, France, 2007; Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Zaki, Wael, Ph.D., Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France, 2006; Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Zemerly, Mohamed-Jamal, Ph.D., University of Birmingham, UK, 1989; Associate Professor of Computer Engineering

Zheng, Lianxi, Ph.D. in Physics, University of Hong Kong, China (2001); Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

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Bio

Lecturer, Department of Mathematics

Address: P.O. Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971 (0)2 607 5342

Fax: +971-(0)2-4018325

Email: dblouin@pi.ac.ae

Denis Bloun received a BSc in Mathematics from Laval University, Quebec City, Canada, which he followed with an MSc in Mathematics from the same institute. He also completed his DEC in Science from College Francois-Xavier-Garneau, Quebec City, Canada.

Bloun joined the Petroleum Institute in 2014. Prior to that he was a mathematics instructor at Zayed University, UAE. He has also worked as a lecturer in mathematics at the Masuku Polytechnic in Gabon, and as an instructor in mathematics at the College of Montmagny, Canada.

Teaching Areas

  • Math 111 Calculus 1
  • Math 161 Calculus 2
  • Math 060 College Mathematics
  • Math 045 College Mathematics for ABP

Research Areas

  • Interest in improving student success

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Associate Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences

Address: P.O. Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971 (0)2 401 8526

Fax: +971-(0)2-4018325

Email: gina.poncini@kustar.ac.ae

Dr. Gina Poncini received her PhD from Birmingham University (UK, 2002), where her doctoral research focused on multicultural business meetings. Her MA is from the University of New Hampshire (U.S.) and her BS is from Central Connecticut State University (US).

Dr. Poncini joined Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Spring 2017 as Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science, where she teaches corporate leadership and HR management and innovation and entrepreneurship.

Previously she was Associate Professor in the College of Business at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Campus (2013-2016), and Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods, University of Milan, Italy (2005-2013 as associate professor, tenured as of 2008, and 2004-2005 as assistant professor). She also taught at New York University (NYU) in Florence as an adjunct professor (2006-2009), the University of Lugano, Switzerland (1996-2006), and Franklin College Switzerland (1988-2000).

Her research interest include entrepreneurship; innovation and team meetings; discourse analysis; ethnographic methods and multidisciplinary approaches; and risk communication in travel and tourism, especially with regard to health, safety and security. She is PI or co-PI of a number of grants, including a multidisciplinary grant on Emirati female entrepreneurship and labor force participation based at the London School of Economics (LSE) Middle East Centre and a grant on economics education in the UAE. She has been on member of doctoral and postdoctoral examination committees, including at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration; Helsinki School of Economics (now Aalto University); and Universitat Jaume I, Castellón.

Dr. Poncini was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Researcher Award by the Association for Business Communication (ABC). Her book Discursive Strategies in Multicultural Business Meetings (Peter Lang, Bern) won the ABC 2005 Award for Distinguished Publication on Business Communication.

Her work has appeared in books and journals, including Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Business Communication Quarterly, Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, and International Review of Applied Linguistics. She served two four-year elected terms as Association for Business Communication Vice President Europe and member of the Board of Directors and has managerial experience in the international banking sector.

Teaching Areas

    • BUSS301 Corporate Leadership and Human Resource Management
    • ENGR311 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering Design

Teaching interests: Crisis and Risk Management Communication

Research Areas

  • Female entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and team meetings
  • Ethnographic methods and multidisciplinary approaches
  • Economics education in the United Arab Emirates
  • Risk communication in travel and tourism concerning health, safety and security

Publications

Articles in international refereed journals

  • Poncini, G. 2013. Investigating Communication at International Industry Events. Ibérica 26: 131-150. ISSN 1139-7241.
  • Rusk, M., Poncini, G. and McGowan, P. 2011. Using Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Community Building and Regeneration. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal 5(5): 117-128.
  • Poncini, G. 2007. Exploring the Image of New World Wine Producers: Website Texts for Wineries in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication 17(1): 105-125.
  • Poncini, G. 2003. Multicultural Business Meetings and the Role of Languages Other than English. The Journal of Intercultural Studies 24(1): 17-32.
  • Bargiela-Chiappini, F. (Co-editor), Bülow-Møller, A., Nickerson, C. (Co-editor), Poncini, G., Zhu, Y. 2003. Five Perspectives on Intercultural Business Communication, Business Communication Quarterly 66(3): 73-96.
  • Poncini, G. 2002. Investigating Discourse at Business Meetings with Multicultural Participation. IRAL - International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching 40 (4): 345-373.

Books

  • Porrini, P., Hiris L. and Poncini, G. (2009). Above the Board: How Ethical CEOs Create Honest Organizations. McGraw-Hill, NY.
  • Poncini, G. 2004, 2007. Discursive Strategies in Multicultural Business Meetings. Peter Lang, Bern.

Edited volumes

  • Garzone, G., Poncini, G. and Catenaccio P. (eds.) 2007. Multimodality in Corporate Communication. Web Genres and Discursive Identity. Milan: Franco Angeli.
  • Satzger, A. and Poncini, G. (eds.) 2002. International Perspectives on Business Communication: From Past Approaches to Future Trends. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Book chapters

  • Poncini, G. and Turra, E. 2008. An Italian Perspective on International Meetings, Management and Language. In Tietze, S. (ed.) International Management and Language. London: Routledge, 171-187.
  • Poncini, G. 2007. Corporate Podcasts and Blogs: Exploring the Voices of Emerging Genres. In Garzone, G., Poncini, G., and Catenaccio, P. (eds.) Multimodality in Corporate Communication. Web Genres and Discursive Identity. Milan: Franco Angeli, 147-166.
  • Poncini, G. and Hiris, L. 2007. When (Un)ethical Behavior is an Issue for the Industry: An Examination of CEO Letters of Securities Brokerage Firms. In Garzone, G. and Sarangi, S. (eds.). Discourse, Ideology and Specialized Communication. Bern: Peter Lang, 207-232.
  • Poncini, G. 2007. Communicating Within and Across Professional Worlds in an Intercultural Setting. In Garzone, G. and Ilie, C. (eds.) The Role of English in Institutional and Business Settings: An Intercultural Perspective. Bern: Peter Lang, 283-311.
  • Poncini, G. 2006. Specialized Discourse about Mergers and Acquisitions: Exploring a Cross-Border Deal. In Flowerdew, J. and Gotti, M. (eds.) New Trends in Specialized Discourse. Bern: Peter Lang, 131-151.
  • Poncini, G. 2006. The Challenge of Communicating in a Changing Tourism Market. In Palusci, O. and Francesconi, S. (eds.) Translating Tourism: Linguistic/Cultural Representations. Trento: University of Trento, 137-153.
  • Poncini, G. 2006. Evaluation in Written and Spoken Business Discourse: Integrating Research into Teaching. In Palmer-Silveira, J., Ruiz-Garrido, M., e Fortunat-Gómez, I. (eds.) Intercultural and International Business Communication. Theory, Research and Teaching. Bern: Peter Lang, 307-335.
  • Poncini, G. 2005. Can a Geographical Indication Help Rewrite Local Traditions and History? The Case of Bitto Cheese. In Julliot, C. (ed.) Linguistica e proprietà intellettuale. Milan: Franco Angeli, 87-100.
  • Poncini, G. 2004. Specialized Lexis: Exploring Common Ground and Roles at Multicultural Business Meetings. In Gouveia, C., Silvestre, C. and Azuaga, L. (eds.) Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise: Linguistic Perspectives. Lisbon: ULICES University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies, 99-114.
  • Poncini, G. 2002. Dealing with Sources of Conflict in Business Meetings. In Gotti, M., Heller, D. and Dossena, M. (eds.). Conflict and Negotiation in Specialized Texts. Bern: Peter Lang, 273-294.
  • Poncini, G. 1999. Videoconferencing, in Helms, M. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Management, 4th ed., Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale Group, 985-988.

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Senior Lecturer, Preparatory Program / Mathematics

Address: P.O. Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971 (0)2 501 8478

Email: marwan.saeed@kustar.ac.ae

Dr. Marwan Abualrub earned his PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, in 1992.

Over the course of more than 30 years he has worked as a lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor at seven universities across the world.

Dr. Abualrub has published many research articles and is currently the editor-in-chief of an international journal of applied mathematics and theoretical physics based in New York / USA.

He teaches students in the PhD in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics program.

Teaching Areas

  • Mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics

Research Areas

  • Mathematical Biology
  • Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
  • Nonlinear ODEs and PDEs
  • Diffusion

Publications

  • 1- Abualrub, M.S.: Diffusion Problems Arising in Mathematical Biology I. Dirasat, Natural and Engineering Sciences Journal, University of Jordan,Vol.23, No.1,pp.106-115, 1996.
  • 2- Abualrub, M.S.: Diffusion Problems Arising in Mathematical Biology II. Qatar University Science
    Journal, Vol.16, No. 1, pp.23-29, 1996.
  • 3- Abualrub, M.S.: Another look at the Nerve Action Conduction Problem. Bulletin of the Faculty of Science, South Valley University, Vol.1, No.1, pp.54-65, 1996.
  • 4- Abualrub, M.S. and El-Sherbiny, H.M.: A solitary wave solution to an Insect Dispersal Model . Bulletin of the Faculty of Science, South Valley University, Vol.1, No.1, pp.67-78, 1996
  • 5- Abualrub, M.S.: An Analysis to the Wavefront Solutions of the Modified Plankton-Herbivore Model. Journal of the Institute of Math and Computer Science , Vol.7, No.2, pp.63-66, 1996.
  • 6- Abualrub, M.S.: An Exact Travelling Wave Solution to an Insect Dispersal Model. Journal of the Institute of Math and Computer Science , Vol.8, No.1, pp.23-25, 1997.
  • 7- Abualrub, M.S.: An Analysis to the Traveling Wave Solution of a diffusive Model of an Epidemic. Tamkang Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 29, No.1,pp.65-68,1998. http://www.math.tku.edu.tw/english/journal/index.html
    Abstract: An SIR model of an eptdemic with spatial spread is considered; an equilibrium and stability analysis has been done, and then the behavior to the traveling wave solution of the model is obtained.
  • 8- Abualrub, M.S.: Long range diffusion-reaction model on population dynamics. Documenta Mathematica (J. of German Mathematician Union). Vol. 3,pp.331-340,1998.
    The paper has been published , by the Journal, in the Internet) To view the paper or get a reprint from the Internet, just click on: http://www.math.uiuc.edu/documenta/vol-03/vol-03-eng.html
    Abstract: A model for long range diffusion-reaction on population dynamics has been created, then conditions for the existence and uniqueness of solutions of the model have been found in L(p,q) norms.
  • 9- Abualrub, M.S.: Vaccination in a model of an epidemic. The International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences (IJMMS), Vol.23, No.6, pp.425-429, 2000.
    (The paper has been published , by the Journal, in the Internet) To view the paper or get a reprint from the Internet, just click on:
    http://www.hindawi.com/GetArticle.aspx?doi=10.1155/S0161171200002696
    Abstract: A model, which describes an epidemic, has been considered. The logistic growth and
    vaccination have been included in the model. An equilibrium and stability analysis has been done to
    the model. Then a spatial Spread has been added to the model and a traveling wave solution has been obtained.
  • 10- Abualrub, M.S., Kanaan, Al-Shalabi, and Rawashdeh: Relevance Feedback: Experimenting with a Simple Arabic Information Retrieval System with Evaluation
    Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Applied science and computations, 2004.
    http://www.eiu.edu/~ijasc/index.html
    Abstract: Information retrieval is one of the most active research areas nowadays, motivated by the need for an effective system that can satisfy the user information needs. In the heart of an information retrieval system is the ranking algorithm that orders the answer set according to a similarity measure hoping to achieve satisfactory results. Unfortunately, a powerful system is needed to achieve a satisfactory answer set for the user. Here relevance feedback strategies can aid in enhancing the results. These strategies have been tested thoroughly on English text and proved effective. In this work we implement a simple system that enables us to deal with Arabic text and we examine some of the common relevance feedback strategies that have been shown to be effective in other languages.
  • 11- Abualrub, M.S.: Ibn Rushd “Averroes” and Medicine. IBN RUSHD FORUM for freedom of thought Journal.6th issue, 2004.
    The article is published in the following website:
    http://www.ibn-rushd.org/forum/Abualrub.html
    Abstract: Ibn Rushd was well known in the fields of astronomy, philosophy, mathematics, etc. This article sheds the light on one of his contibutions to medicine.
  • 12- Abualrub, M.S.: A solution to a non-linear partial differential equation (PDE) of parabolic type.International Journal of Applied sciences and computations,Vol.12,No.3,pp.148-151,Dec., 2005.
  • 13- Abualrub, M.S., Kanaan, Al-Shalabi, Nahar, and Al-modallal: N-Gram: a Method of Conflating Terms:
    An Approach to text Categorization and Question Answering Systems in the Arabic language
    International Journal of Applied science and computations,Vol.12, No.2, pp.113-127, 2005. http://www.eiu.edu/~ijasc/index.html
    Abstract: Our main application program walks through the implementation of the N-Gram technique for Question Answering Systems. The goal of this program is to try to find a paragraph in an Arabic document that can serve as an answer to a question. The implementation uses the Prolog Language. The overall idea is coupling an information retrieval system with a shallow approach to natural language processing. The essential first step in accomplishing this task is the categorization of texts. We mean that for search purposes the search must be guided toward only the related categories: say science, medicine, social problems? Society? history, and other vital categories. Our paper proceeds to attack this vital step, which must be handled as a separate task. We know that this task is already completed in a typical English corpus, such as, for example, the TREC-8 context. We describe the categorization of documents in detail and we also give an overview of advanced topics in this domain...
    The user asks a question in unstructured language but with a careful choice of words, since document categorization is based on word occurrence information. To process the user’s question we use mainly the N-gram, but to enhance the process for high occurrences success we remove some known suffixes, numbers, English words, and others, which are called Stop-Words. This process of removing words is called normalization. For simplicity we assumed that the collection of targeted documents is identified ahead of time r and stored as a text file. The rest of the words forming the question are farther processed by the body of our program, which sues N-Grams to compute the similarity between a word and other words from a paragraph of a selected document. Based on the similarity results, we may assign a value. Depending on the values for each word, a selected paragraph may be returned as an answer.
  • 14- Abualrub, M.S.: Existence and Uniqueness of solutions to a long range diffusive predator-prey
    Model. International Mathematical Forum (IMF) Journal, Vol.4 , No.40 , pp.1981-1991, 2009
    The article is published in the following website:
    http://www.m-hikari.com/imf-password2009/37-40-2009/abualrubIMF37-40-2009-1.pdf
    Abstract: A model for predator-prey has been considered, existence and uniqueness to long range diffusion of such model has been shown.
  • 15- Abualrub, M.S. : A Formula for solving a special case of Euler-Cauchy ODE. International Mathematical Forum (IMF) Journal, Vol.4 , No.40 , pp.1997-2000, 2009
    The article is published in the following website:
    http://www.m-hikari.com/imf-password2009/37-40-2009/abualrubIMF37-40-2009-3.pdf
    Abstract: A quick and simple formula has been introduced to solve a special case of non-linear nth Order Euler-Cauchy ODE.
  • 16- Abualrub, M.S. & Sulaiman, W.T.: A Note on Holder’s Inequality. International Mathematical Forum (IMF) Journal, Vol.4 , No.40 , pp.1993-1995, 2009
    The article is published in the following website:
    http://www.m-hikari.com/imf-password2009/37-40-2009/abualrubIMF37-40-2009-2.pdf
    Abstract: In this Note an easy method has been introduced to prove Holder’s Inequality.
  • 17- Abualrub, M.S. & Qudah M.A.: Existence of solutions to a model of long range diffusion involving flux. Journal of Applied Functional Analysis (JAFA), Vol.5, No.4, pp.370-376, 2010.
    Abstarct: A model for insect dispersal has been considered, existence and uniqeness of solutions to the long range diffusion involving flux for such model has been shown in L(p,q) spaces.
  • 18- Abualrub, M.S. & Abu Ghalyoun, O.: Traveling wave solution for a non-linear diffusive partial differential equation. Journal of Applied Functional Analysis (JAFA), Vol.6, No.4, pp. 308-313, 2011.
  • 19- Abualrub, M.S. & Qudah M.A.: Solitary and traveling wave solutions to a model of long range diffusion involving flux with stability analysis. International Mathematical Forum (IMF) Journal, Vol. 6, No. 27, pp. 1313 – 1318, 2011.
    http://www.m-hikari.com/imf-2011/25-28-2011/alqudahIMF25-28-2011.pdf
  • 20-Raoelina Andriambololona, Ravo Tokiniaina Ranaivoson, Rakotoson Hanitriarivo, Wilfrid ChrysanteSolofoarisina: Study on Linear Canonical Transformation in a Framework of a Phase Space Representation of Quantum Mechanics. International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (IJAMTP) , Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1 – 8, 2015.
    http://article.sciencepublishinggroup.com/html/10.11648.j.ijamtp.20150101.11.html

EDITOR – IN – CHIEF

  • 21- Seth H. Frisbie, Erika J. Mitchell, Marwan S. Abualrub, Yousef Abosalem: Calculating the Lowest Reportable Concentrations of Toxic Chemicals in the Environment. International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (IJAMTP) , Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 9 – 13, 2015.
    http://article.sciencepublishinggroup.com/html/10.11648.j.ijamtp.20150101.12.html
  • 22- Marwan S. Abualrub: Numerical solution to a nonlinear PDE of parabolic type. In preparation. 2016
  • 23- Abualrub, M.S., Frisbie, S.H., Mitchell, E.J., and Sarkar, B. : Calculating the lowest reportable concentrations of toxic chemicals in the environment. In preparation. 2017
    Abstract: Method detection limit (MDL) is perhaps the most important statistic used for the reporting of toxic chemicals in air, drinking water, wastewater, food, hazardous wastes, and other environmental samples. A toxic chemical measured at a concentration that is less than its MDL is reported as “not detected” and is generally considered to be absent from the sample and the environment. In contrast, a toxic chemical measured at a concentration that is greater than or equal to its MDL is reported at its measured concentration. Furthermore, many chemicals are so toxic that they cannot be measured to safe levels and the allowable limits must be set at the lowest reportable concentrations. We will demonstrate that the equation promulgated by 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to calculate MDL and used since 1981 to protect public health and the environment is incorrect. As a result, toxic chemicals in a large number of environmental samples may in fact be present at measurable concentrations even though they are currently being reported as “not detected”. In addition, the allowable limits for some extremely toxic chemicals may be incorrectly set too high. Therefore, the consequences of this error pose a risk to public health and the environment. The sources of this error will be explained and an improved equation is presented.

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Lecturer of English, Preparatory Department

Address: P.O. Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971 (0)2 401 8592

Email:april.day@kustar.ac.ae

CV

April Eve Day began her career as an English teacher at an institute in China, before becoming the Director of Studies at the same school. She also taught in her home country of Australia at private institutes and the University of Queensland. Following this she spent three years in Malaysia, mentoring English teachers in remote locations in the Malaysian state of Borneo, Sarawak.

Before moving to Abu Dhabi, Day taught English Composition at Temple University, Tokyo. She currently teaches English in the Khalifa University of Science and Technology Preparatory Program and is a fellow of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Teaching Areas

  • ENGL001
  • ENGL002
  • ENGL003

Research Interests

  • “Establishing an Academic Writing Center”

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Assistant Professor of International and Civil Security, Department of Humanities and Social Science

Address: P.O. Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971 (0)2 401 8225

Fax: +971-(0)2-4018325

Email: brendon.cannon@kustar.ac.ae

Dr. Brendon J. Cannon earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Utah in 2009, following on his MA in History and Middle East Studies at the University of Utah and a BA in European Studies/International Relations.

Dr. Cannon possesses extensive expertise in multiple regions, having lived and worked in the Middle East, Central Asia, Europe, North America and Africa. He is a former Fulbright scholar and has had numerous articles published in internationally-respected and accredited journals and participated in over a dozen international conferences. His recent book was published in English with forthcoming German and Turkish-language editions.

Dr. Cannon has extensive teaching experience with both undergraduate and graduate students, teaching a variety of political science and security studies-related disciplines to include cybersecurity, international relations, terrorism and counterterrorism, comparative politics, research methods, international political economy (IPE), international organizations and the politics of intelligence regimes. With close to one decade of experience in Washington, D.C., Dr. Cannon also possess firsthand experience and a deep understanding of the US security and defense regime, to include civil security, foreign policy, technological innovation as well as policy implementation and management.

As a faculty member Dr. Cannon has supervised or currently supervises five PhD students and 12 MA students. He teaches international and civil security at the Khalifa University of Science and Technology.

He is a frequent PhD external examiner and journal referee and is an advisory board member of Rising Powers Quarterly and several other journals as well as the Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI) in Addis Ababa.

Teaching Areas

    • IICS604 Regional Security and the Terrorist
    • IICS623 Regional Security Challenges and Policy Options
    • IICS649 Cybersecurity: Policy, Practice and Implications for Statecraft
    • IICS698 MA Thesis Workshop

Teaching interests: cybersecurity, energy security, biosecurity, political science, technology and security, international political economy of security

Research Areas

  • Disruptive technologies: opportunities, risks and policy
  • Energy security and policy
  • UAE and regional security (particularly cybersecurity)

Publications

Journals

    • Cannon, Brendon J. and Pkalya, Dominic R. (2017, March 9). Why al-Shabaab Attacks Kenya: Questioning the Narrative Paradigm. Terrorism and Political Violence. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09546553.2017.1290607
    • Cannon, Brendon J. (2016, May). Terrorists, Geopolitics and Kenya’s Proposed Border Wall with Somalia. Journal of Terrorism Research. 7(2), pp. 23–37. DOI: http://doi.org/10.15664/jtr.1235
    • Cannon, Brendon J. (2016, November). Deconstructing Turkey’s Efforts in Somalia. Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies 16(14). http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/bildhaan/vol16/iss1/14/
    • Cannon, Brendon J. (2016, May). Turkey in Kenya and Kenya in Turkey: Alternatives in Diplomacy, Trade and Education to China and the West. African Journal of Political Science and International Relations. 10(5), pp. 56-65. DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR2015.0861. ISSN: 1996-0832
    • Cannon, Brendon J. (2017). Turkey in Africa: Lessons in Political Economy. Florya Chronicles of Political Economy.
    • Cannon, Brendon J. (2017). Turkey’s Future in Africa?: Case Studies of Kenya and Somalia. Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation University (FSMVU) Conference Proceedings. Istanbul, Turkey December 22-24, 2016.
    • Cannon, Brendon J. and Fujibayashi, Hirotaka. Security, Structural Factors and Sovereignty: Analyzing Reactions to Kenya’s Closure of the Dadaab Refugee Camp Complex. African Security Review (Submitted for publication May 2017)
    • Cannon, Brendon J.; Maragia, Bosire; & Pkalya, Dominic R. The International Criminal Court and Conflict Resolution in Africa: Challenging the African Union’s Narrative. African Journal of International Criminal Justice (publication pending).
    • Cannon, Brendon J. and Haji, Jacob. Devolution in Kenya Four Years On: A Review of Implementation and Effects in Mandera County. African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review (submitted for publication April 2017)
    • Cannon, Brendon J. “Uzbekistan” in Stearns, Peter N. Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World: 1750 to the Present. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Books

  • Cannon, Brendon J. (2016). Legislating Reality and Politicizing History: Contextualizing Armenian Claims of Genocide. Offenbach am Main: Manzara Verlag ISNB 978-3-939795-67-4 (German and Turkish-language versions: est. mid-2018)
  • Cannon, Brendon J. History, Memory and Identity as Explanations for Armenian Claims of Genocide. Ph.D. diss., Salt Lake City, UT: Department of Political Science-University of Utah, 2009.
  • Cannon, Brendon J. Nationalization of Society and Economy in Turkey: Historical Roots and the Case of the Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association. M.A. Thesis, Salt Lake City, UT: Department of Language and Literature-University of Utah, 2002.

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Professor of Mathematics, Department of Applied Mathematics

Address: P.O. Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971 (0)2 501 8565

Email: Joel.lucero-bryan@kustar.ac.ae

Dr. Joel Lucero-Bryan earned both MSc (2005) and PhD (2010) in Mathematics from the New Mexico State University, where Dr. Guram Bezhanishvili was his advisor. His PhD dissertation is entitled Modal Logics of Some Subspaces of the Real Numbers: Diamond as Derivative.

In 2011 Dr. Lucero-Bryan joined the Khalifa University of Science, Technology, and Research (KUSTAR) as an assistant professor. During his time at the University he has published multiple collaborative papers in top tier logic journals as well as been an invited speaker at multiple conferences.

Teaching Areas

  • MATH111 Calculus I
  • MATH106 & 112 Calculus II
  • MATH205 Complex Variables and Transforms
  • MATH207 Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH211 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
  • MATH212 Calculus III
  • MATH311 Probability, Statistics, and Discrete Mathematics

Research Areas

  • Topological semantics for modal logic

Publications

  • G. Bezhanishvili, N. Bezhanishvili, J. Lucero-Bryan, J. van Mill, Krull dimension in modal logic, Journal of Symbolic Logic (to appear).
  • G. Bezhanishvili, N. Bezhanishvili, J. Lucero-Bryan, J. van Mill, S4.3 and hereditarily extremally disconnected spaces, Georgian Mathematical Journal 22 (2015), no. 4, 469-475.
  • G. Bezhanishvili, D. Gabelaia and J. Lucero-Bryan, Topological completeness of logics above S4, Journal of Symbolic Logic 80 (2015), no. 2, 520-566.
  • G. Bezhanishvili, D. Gabelaia and J. Lucero-Bryan, Modal logics of metric spaces, Review of Symbolic Logic 8 (2015), no. 1, 178-191.
  • J. G. Lucero-Bryan, The d-logic of the real line, Journal of Logic and Computation 23 (2013), no. 1, 121-156.
  • G. Bezhanishvili and J. Lucero-Bryan, Subspaces of Q whose d-logics do not have the FMP, Archive for Mathematical Logic 51 (2012), no. 5-6, 661-670.
  • G. Bezhanishvili and J. Lucero-Bryan, More on d-logics of subspaces of the rational numbers, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 53 (2012), no. 3, 319-345.
  • J. Lucero-Bryan, The d-logic of the rational numbers: a fruitful construction, Studia Logica 97 (2011), no. 2, 265-295.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Address: P.O. Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971 (0)2 501 8483

Email:kristina.marcellus@kustar.ac.ae

CV

Dr. Kristina C. Marcellus is Assistant Professor of Science, Technology and Society in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. She joined Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) in August 2013, after having been a lecturer and library staff member at a small and primarily undergraduate university in Ontario, Canada.

During her doctoral studies, Dr. Marcellus was a recipient of the highly competitive Canada Graduate Scholarship from 2005-2008. She completed the Program in University Teaching and Learning at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada during this time. She has also been acting director of Lakehead University’s Technoculture Studies Lab in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. She is a member of the Research Ethics Committee at the Khalifa University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Marcellus has taught courses on technology and society, personal information and surveillance, urban life and culture, family sociology, criminology and deviance, as well as courses directly related to her research (everyday technologies and smart/networked domestic spaces and technologies). Since joining the University, she has developed and teaches courses on introductory sociology, science and technology studies, and the relationship between social life and the built environment. Dr. Marcellus believes that social perspectives should give depth to students’ lives and work outside of her classes. Toward this end, she encourages students to draw on their own expertise, experiences, and ideas to help them master social science concepts.

Dr. Marcellus’s research is currently focused on expanding the work she began during her PhD, especially as it relates to the sociocultural and infrastructural legacies of post-World War II configurations of households and technologies in North America. In particular, she is fascinated by ‘tiny houses’ as potential solutions to housing crises in North America and elsewhere, and is interested in the tiny house movement as a proactive response to a number of social problems, such as urban sprawl and changing compositions of households/neighborhoods, amongst others.

Teaching Areas

  • HUMA141 Introduction to Sociology
  • HUMA142 Introduction to Science and Technology Studies
  • HUMA219 Defining Spaces, Defining Lives: Social Life and the Built Environment

Research Interests

  • Technology and domestic space
  • Human-technology interaction

Publications 

  • Marcellus, K.C. Review of Maxine P. Atkinson and Kathleen S. Lowney In The Trenches: Teaching and Learning Sociology. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL AFFAIRS. 130. Summer.
  • Marcellus, K.C. (2016) “Making the best of a ‘bad’ textbook: Using an ‘international edition’ to teach critical thinking and intercultural understanding,” LEARNING AND TEACHING: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES. 9(1). Spring.
  • Marcellus, K.C. (2009) “ANT Theory Today,” Review essay of Bruno Latour’s Reassembling the Social. SEMIOTIC REVIEW OF BOOKS. 18.3: 8-11.
  • Genosko, G., S. Gandesha and K.C. Marcellus (2007) “Waterloo: The Cradle of Canadian Telos,” THE REVIEW OF EDUCATION, PEDAGOGY AND CULTURAL STUDIES. 29(3): 175-186.
  • Genosko, G. and K.C. Marcellus (2005) “Dead Downtown: Writing the Obituary of the Alternative Press in Border/lines,” TOPIA 14: 23-35.
  • Genosko, G., S. Gandesha, and K.C. Marcellus (2002) “A Crucible of Critical Interdisciplinarity: The Toronto Telos Group,” TOPIA 8: 1-18.

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Assistant Professor, Electronic & Computer Engineering

Address: P.O.Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971 ()2-5018344

Fax: +971 (0)2-4472442

Email: murat.yapici@kustar.ac.ae

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University-College Station (USA), 2009
  • B.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University-College Station (USA), 2004

Teaching Areas

  • Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • BioMEMS, Microfluidics, Nanotechnology
  • Microelectronic Circuit Fabrication
  • Electronics
  • Semiconductor Devices

Research Interests

  • MEMS (Bio-MEMS, MOEMS, RF-MEMS)
  • Micromachining and Micro/Nano Fabrication Technologies
  • Scanning-Probe based Nanotechnology (dip-pen nanolithography, atomic force microscopy, probe development, tip-based nanofabrication)
  • Biomedical Microsystems and Devices (cell manipulation, stimulation, biomechanics, imaging, diagnosis)
  • Carbon-based Electronics (CNT, graphene)
  • Micro Sensors and Actuators

Publications

Scopus

  •  A. Garcia-Uribe, C-C. Chang, M.K. Yapici, J. Zou, B. Bhaskar, J. Kuczynski, E. Ong, L. Wang, “High-Transmission-Efficiency and Side-Viewing Micro OIDRS Probe for Fast and Minimally-Invasive Tumor Margin Detection,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 11, pp. 891-896, 2011.
  •  H. Lee, R. Cooper, M.K. Yapici, J. Zou, H. Liang, "Formation of One-dimensional Nanostructures using Atomic Force Microscope," IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 10, pp. 310-318, 2011.
  •  I.F. Lyuksyutov, D.G. Naugle, A.E. Ozmetin, M.K. Yapici, J. Zou, “Vortex Pinning by an Inhomogeneous Magnetic Field” Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, vol.23, pp. 1079-1082, 2010.
  •  M.K. Yapici, J. Zou, "Microfabrication of Colloidal Scanning Probes with Controllable Tip Radii of Curvature," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol.19, pp. 105021, 2009.
  •  A.E. Ozmetin, M.K. Yapici, J. Zou, I. Lyuksyutov, D.G. Naugle, "Micro Magnet-Superconductor Hybrid Structures with Directional Current Flow Dependence for Persistent Current Switching" Applied Physics Letters, vol. 95, pp. 022506, 2009. Also selected for publication in the Virtual Journal of Applications of Superconductivity, vol. 17, issue 2, 2009 / Electronics Applications.
  •  M.K. Yapici, H. Lee, J. Zou, H. Liang, “Gold Coated Scanning Probes for Direct ‘Write’ of Sub-micron Metallic Structures,” Micro & Nano Letters, vol. 3, pp. 90-94, 2008.
  •  M.K. Yapici, J. Zou, “A Novel Micromachining Technique for the Batch-Fabrication of Scanning Probe Arrays with Precisely-defined Tip Contact Areas,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 18, pp. 085015, 2008.
  •  M.K. Yapici, A.E. Ozmetin, J. Zou, D.G. Naugle, “Development and Experimental Characterization of Micromachined Electromagnetic Probes for Biological Manipulation and Stimulation Applications,” Sensors and Actuators A. Physical, vol. 144, pp. 213-221, 2008.
  •  M.K. Yapici, J. Zou, “Permalloy Coated Tungsten Probe for Magnetic Manipulation of Micro Droplets,” Journal of Microsystem Technology, vol. 14, pp. 881-891, 2008.
  •  L. Yambem, M.K. Yapici, J. Zou, “A New Wireless Sensor System for Smart Diapers,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 8, pp. 238-239, 2008.
  •  A. Garcia-Uribe, K.C. Balareddy, C-C. Chang, M.K. Yapici, J. Zou, L. Wang 
    “High-Efficiency and Side-Viewing Micro Fiber Optic Probe for In-Vivo Diffuse Reflectance Measurements of Human Epithelial Tissues,” Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'09, Minneapolis, MN, September 2-6, 2009.
  • M.K. Yapici, J. Zou, “A Novel Scanning Probe Array with Multiple Tip Sharpness for Variable-Resolution Scanning Probe Lithography Applications,” Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE NANO’08, Arlington, TX, August 18-21, 2008.
  •  H. Lee, L. Peng, K. Wang, M.K. Yapici, J. Zou, H. Liang, “Mechanisms of Formation of Nanostructures with Atomic Force Microscopy,” Proceedings of SPIE Microelectronics, MEMS and Nanotechnology, Canberra, ACT, Australia, Houston, TX, December 4-7, 2007.
  •  L. Yambem, M.K. Yapici, J. Zou, “Development of a Universal Wireless Sensor System for Automated Environmental Event Monitoring,” Proceedings of IEEE Sensors 2007 Conference, Atlanta, GA, pp.1311-1314, October 28-31, 2007.
  •  M.K. Yapici, D. Luo, J. Zou, Z. Cheng, “Magnetic Micro-Manipulation of Biocompatible Droplets,” Proceedings of the TexMEMS IX Conference, Lubbock, TX, September 17, 2007.
  •  M.K. Yapici, H. Lee, J. Zou, H. Liang, “Controllable Direct Writing of Gold Nanostructures for Integrated Nanobiosensor Applications,” Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE NANO’07, Hong Kong, Best Student Paper Award Finalist, pp. 171-174, August 2-5, 2007.
  •  M.K. Yapici, A.E. Ozmetin, J. Zou, D.G. Naugle, “Experimental Characterization of Micromachined Electromagnetic Probes using Scanning Hall Probe Microscopy,” Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, Transducers’07, Lyon, France, pp. 2365-2368, June 10-14, 2007.
  •  M.K. Yapici, H. Lee, J. Zou, H. Liang, “Maskless Formation of Metallic Nanostructures for Biochemical Sensing,” Proceedings of the Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense & Security Conference, NanoDDS, Crystal City, VA, June 2007.
  •  M.K. Yapici, Jun Zou, “Development of Micromachined Electromagnetic Probes for Biomedical Applications,” Proceedings of the TexMEMS VIII Conference, Richardson, TX, October 9, 2006. 
  •  H. Lee, L. Peng, M.K. Yapici, K. Wang, J. Zou, H. Liang, “Contact-Sliding-Induced Transformations with Atomic Force Microscopy,” 62nd Southwest Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, Houston, TX, October 2006.

Patents:

  •  J. Zou, M.K. Yapici, L. Yambem “Wireless Sensor System” Patent Application US20090201142.

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