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Rutherford Strategic International Fellows 2018-19

Kim
Dr Kyunghye Kim | Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Visiting 20 March - 20 June 2018

Nominated by Professor Johannes Angermuller, Centre for Applied Linguistics

Kyunghye Kim is a lecturer in Translation studies at the School of Foreign Languages, SJTU and a member of Jiao Tong Baker Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies. She holds a PhD in Translation and Intercultural Studies from the University of Manchester, UK. Her principal research interests are in translation studies, corpus-based critical discourse analysis, and the application of narrative theory to translation and interpreting. Her publications include ‘Examining US News Media discourses about North Korea’ (Discourse and Society 2014), ‘Renarrating the Victims of WWII through Translation: So Far from the Bamboo Grove and Yoko Iyagi’ (Target 2017), ‘Newsweek discourses on China and their Korean translations: A corpus-based approach’ (Discourse, Context and Media 2017).

Yang
Dr Chan Yang | Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Visiting 16 April - 15 July 2018

Nominated by Professor Tim Lockley, Department of History

Chan Yang specialises in WWII Memory and Postwar Sino-Japanese Relations. She received her BA from Hunan University, PRC (Japanese, 2009), MSc and PhD from Bristol (Area Studies, 2010; History, 2014). She is an assistant professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Chan Yang has prior experience of collaborating with scholars from China, Britain, Japan and America-based institutions and conducting research in these countries. These experiences have yielded several fruitful results, including her recent book: World World Two Legacies in East Asia: China Remembers the War (Routledge, 2017). She is now working on a new project “Narrators of the Second Sino-Japanese War in Postwar Britain”, and this project will benefit from her time at Warwick.

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Dr Flavio Goncalves | Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Visiting 30 April - 18 May 2018

Nominated by: Dr Murray Pollock, Department of Statistics

Dr Goncalves has a PhD in Statistics and since 2012 has been an Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses and supervises both MSc and PhD students. To date, he has supervised 2 PhD theses to completion and is currently supervising 4 PhD Students. He has recently published in a number of prestigious journals in Statistics - including, in the past 12 months tthe Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B and Series C - and is renowned as a leading expert in modelling and methodology for continuous-time stochastic processes. He is looking forward to being fully immersed in the Warwick research environment over the course of the year.

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Dr Jian Wu | Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Visiting 10 May - 9 August 2018

Nominated by: Dr Chaoying Wan, Warwick Manufacturing Group

Dr Jian Wu specialises in polymer synthesis and processing. He has research experience in organic synthesis, such as Huang Minglong and Knoevenagel reactions in his MSc and PhD projects. He has been working on thermoplastic elastomers and rubbers in his current postdoctoral project at SJTU, and has gained expertise in polymer processing. This fellowship will allow him to enforce his research skills in both Chemistry synthesis by working with Professor David Haddleton's group on the Department of Chemistry, and polymer nanocomposites manufacturing through the collaboration with Dr Wan's group at WMG.

Koops
Dr Joachim Koops | Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Visiting 1 June - 1 September 2018

Nominated by Dr Oz Hassan, Department of Politics & International Studies

Dr Joachim Koops is Research Professor of International Security at the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Dean of Vesalius College, affiliated with the VUB and Director of the Executive Course in Global Risk Analysis and Crisis Management. His research focuses on EU, NATO and UN Approaches to Global Security Governance, Inter-organizational Relations in Global Governance as well as European Foreign Policy and Diplomacy. He is also interested in experiential learning and academic reform. During his time at Warwick, Joachim will collaborate with colleagues in PAIS, the GRG-GG and other researchers on interdisciplinary approaches to the future of global security governance. During his fellowship, he will cooperate intensely with Oz Hassan and a wide range of colleagues to develop research and teaching collaborations between PAIS and the VUB.

Lin
Dr Yiqing Lin | Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Visiting 15 June - 14 September 2018

Nominated by: Dr Gechun Liang, Department of Statistics

Dr Yiqing Lin is currently an associate professor in the Department of Statistics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His research focuses on stochastic analysis and mathematical finance. He is interested in the study and development of mathematical tools dedicated to robust financial valuation techniques. Dr Lin will collborate with his colleagues in the Department of Statistics, in particular, Dr Gechun Liang, to develop the theory of backward stochastic differential equations, in the context of nonlinear expectations and their applications to behavioural decision making in asset allocation problems.

Boursier
Dr Axel Boursier | University of Cergy-Pontoise, France

Visiting 15 September - 15 December 2018

Nominated by Professor Johannes Angermuller, Department of Applied Linguistics

Axel Boursier got his PhD in Information and Communication Sciences at the University of Cergy-Pontoise in 2017. He worked on exile discourses and seeks to understand how migrants and expatriates negotiate their place in discourse. He has also worked on the ways in which a European image is negotiated in media discourses. This fellowship will permit him to consolidate his formation in discourse analysis and to get in touch with English and international scholars.

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Dr Sven Van Kerkhoven | Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Visiting October 2018 - January 2019

Nominated by: Dr Ben Clift, Department of Politics & Internaitonal Study

Dr. Sven Van Kerckhoven is Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Business and Economics at Vesalius College/ Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His research focuses on global political economy with particular focus on global governance and global institutions, and has resulted in the publication of several journal articles and book chapters. Sven received his PhD from the University of Leuven (KULeuven). During his PhD studies, Sven attended the CAGE Easter School at Warwick University. In 2013, he was a visiting researcher at Stanford University. During his fellowship, he will cooperate with Dr. Clift in relation to their shared research agenda and other faculty members at PAIS in order to strengthen the collaboration between his university and Warwick University.

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Dr Parastou Saberi | Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Visiting 1 October - 20 December 2018

Nominated by: Professor Stuart Elden, Department of Politics & Internaitonal Study

Parastou Saberi holds a Ph.D. (2017) in urban political theory from York University (Toronto, Canada). She is a postdoctoral researcher at the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2017-2020). Her research focuses on the historical and multi-scalar nexus of security-racialisationterritorialisation as it relates to the formation of area-based urban policy targeting ‘immigrant neighbourhoods’ in Western cities. Her doctoral dissertation was the first comprehensive study of the relational formation of area-based security and urban policies in Toronto. She is currently developing this into a book manuscript, intended for University of Minnesota Press. Her postdoctoral research examines the relational formation of area-based urban policy and the national and supra-national (EU) security strategies of de-radicalisation in Birmingham and Brussels.

Maluf
Dr Chams Bicalho Maluf | Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Visiting 1 December 2018 - 1 March 2019

Nominated by: Dr Michelle Miller, Warwick Medical School

Dr. Maluf holds a medical degree from Federal Universidad of Minas Gerais (UFMG) (1994), and medical residency in clinical pathology (1997), a MD (2011) and a PhD (2015) by the Postgraduate Program in Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, UFMG. She currently works in research projects related to laboratory management and epidemiology of chronic diseases. She is assistant Professor, and Vice-Head of the Department of Clinical Pathology of the Medical School at UFMG, Brazil. Member of the Research Group on the Epidemiology of Non communicable Diseases, CNPq. Coordinator of the Clinical Laboratory of ELSA-Brasil in Minas Gerais.

Pan
Dr Quanwen Pan | Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Visiting 10 December 2018 - 10 March 2019

Nominated by: Dr Z Tamainot-Telto, School of Engineering

Dr Quanwen Pan is Research Assistant Professor at Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics of Shanghai (School Mechanical Engineering - Shanghai Jiao Tong University). His research activities are focused on adsorption refrigeration, heat pump and thermal storage. While at University of Warwick, he will be collaborating with Dr Z. Tamainot-Telto and other colleagues in developing innovative pinch technique applied to heat exchangers network of hybrid refrigeration systems for better system efficiency therefore low carbon footprint. This fellowship visit will strengthen the long standing collaboration between Warwick and Shanghai Jiao Tong who are among the world leading institutions of Sorption Technology.

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Etienne Le Masson | University of Cergy-Pontoise, France

Visiting 1 September - 30 November 2018

Nominated by: Professor Mark Pollicott, Mathematics Insitute

Dr Etienne Le Masson is an Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of Cergy-Pontoise. He is an expert in the field of quantum chaos which aims to understand how high-frequency waves behave in chaotic environments. He obtained his PhD in 2013 at Paris-Sud University (France), showing that waves on some large networks present delocalisation properties similar to high-frequency waves in continuous chaotic settings. Since then he has been building a new approach to study waves on large scale structures, discrete and continuous. In 2018 he was appointed Maître de Conférences at the University of Cergy-Pontoise. The goal of this fellowship is to deepen the mathematical understanding of waves on large structures by collaborating with experts in chaotic dynamical systems at the University of Warwick.