Professor Kirsty Duncanson
La Trobe University in Melbourne
Visiting 23 October - 1 November 2017
Nominated by: Professor Vanessa Munro, Department of Law
Kirsty Duncanson is a Lecturer in Law at La Trobe University in Melbourne. While maintaining a central focus on the intersections of law, crime and the social world, her work is strongly interdisciplinary. In her research and teaching she draws on theory and methods from across the fields of cultural legal studies, socio-legal studies, criminology, political science, gender studies, visual culture, cinema and media studies. Her key areas of interest include the implications of courtroom design; jury decision-making in rape trials; and popular engagements with the philosophies of law and sovereignty as they take place in the production and consumption of visual culture.
Professor Mark Drumbl
Washington & Lee University, USA
Visiting 13 - 17 November 2017
Nominated by: Ms Solange Mouthaan, Department of Law
Mark Drumbl serves as Director of the Transnational Law Institute at at Washington & Lee University. He also held visiting appointments on several law faculties, including Oxford University, Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), University of Melbourne, Masaryk University, University of Sydney, Vanderbilt University, Free University of Amsterdam, University of Ottawa and Trinity College-Dublin. Drumbl's book, Atrocity, Punishment, and International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2007) has won commendations from the International Association of Criminal Law (U.S. national section) and the American Society of International Law. In 2012, Drumbl published Reimagining Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy (Oxford University Press), which has been widely reviewed and critically acclaimed. He has authored roughly 100 journal articles, commentaries, and book chapters, and has delivered lectures and seminars world-wide. He is co-editing the Research Handbook on Child Soldiers (with Dr Jastine Barrett).
Dr. Mahabaleshwar Ulavathi Shettar
Department of Mathematics, Government First Grade College for Women, Hassan-573 201, INDIA
Visiting 20 - 30 November 2017
Nominated by: Dr Mohaddeseh Mousavi Nezhad, School of Engineering
Dr. U. S. Mahabaleshwar, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Nodal officer of RUSA and Coordinator of science forum, Government First Grade College for Women, Hassan, INDIA. He received M.Sc. and M.Phil. from Gulbarga University in the year 2000 and 2001 respectively. Joined Bangalore University for Ph.D. program and was awarded the degree in the year 2006. He did his Ph.D. study in the area of Applied Mathematics with specialization in Fluid Dynamics that too special interests in Rayleigh-Bénard Convection, Linear and superlinear stretching/shrinking sheet, heat and mass transfer problems in Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids and double diffusive convection in porous media. He was awarded a fellowship from Shanghai Jiao Tong University China as a part of collaborative research in year 2005-2006. He also was awarded visiting fellowship from University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus) in the year 2008. Presently he is having collaborative research works with scholars of more than 27 countries. Under the Asia Bridge fellowship programme he went to Japan for 3 months in the year 2014.
In the year 2005, he was the recipient author of TOP25 Hottest article in the area of Fluid Dynamics in the reputed International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics. For his contribution to the research he was awarded conferred with the Mother Teresa Gold medal for individual achievement in the year 2013 and Young scientist award by the Government of Karnataka in the year 2014. He took a short visit to the University of Cambridge on CAMBRIDGE-Hamied Visiting Lecture Scheme, 2016 and also visited University of Oxford for collaborative research work. He is also the member of professional bodies such as: Member of the International Association of engineers (IAENG), Hong Kong; Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), USA; and Member of the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS), USA. He has inked many research articles which are published in international journals. Recently, he modelled a mathematical problem in Fluid Dynamics concerning the classical problem of the stretching/shrinking sheet and double diffusive convection in porous media. He has put forth a new idea on the analytical solution of the boundary layer flows arising in the problem.
Dr Balint Aradi
Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science, Universitat Bremen, Germany
Visiting 20 - 25 November 2017
Nominated by: Dr Reinhard Maurer, Department of Chemistry
Dr Bálint Aradi is a senior scientist at the Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science of the University of Bremen. Dr Aradi is an expert in large-scale, computationally efficient electronic structure methods. He has made pivotal contributions to the development of the Density-Functional Tight Binding method and is the main developer of the widely-used software package DFTB+. His current research efforts target the computational modelling of chemical reactions at oxide surfaces as relevant for the water splitting reaction and photovoltaic energy generation. Dr. Aradi has published more than 50 publications in the field of condensed matter simulation and continues to be a leading expert in predictive materials modelling.