Meet our DAAD Research Ambassadors! They are scholars and scientists in North America who have conducted advanced long-term research projects in Germany and are happy to help by sharing their experiences with you and answering any questions your may have. Use the interactive map above or the modules below to locate a Research Ambassador near you.

Research Ambassador Profiles A-C

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Anna Abnizova
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Arctic Hydrology and Biogeochemistry - Wilfrid Laurier University
Research Interests: Arctic hydrology, carbon dynamics in arctic ponds
University/Research Institution in Germany: Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany
E-Mail: abnizova(at)yorku.ca

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David Abraham
Professor of Law - University of Miami
Research Interests: Immigration, Citizenship, Nazism, Political Economy
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universitaet Trier, Bundesarchiv, Universitaet Bielefeld, Freie Universitaet Berlin, American Academy Berlin
E-Mail: dabraham(at)law.miami.edu

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Aftab Ahmed
Research Associate Professor, Chapman University School of Pharmacy - Irvine, California
Research Interests: Protein purification and characterization (Proteomics)
University/Research Institution in Germany: Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried
E-Mail: aahmed(at)chapman.edu

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Gizem Arslan
Visiting Assistant Professor of German - Knox College
Research Interests: Post-World-War II Literatures in German and French, translation studies, literary multilingualism,transnational literatures, literatures of migration, theories of language and writing systems, intermedial approaches to print literature, mathematical and geometric tropes in literature, literary-mathematical experiments and literary constraint, theories of space.
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universität Potsdam
E-Mail: ga56(at)cornell.edu

Richard S. Ascough
Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
Professor, School of Religion– Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Research Interests: Religious Studies – Origins of Christianity
University/Research Institution in Germany: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Mϋnster
E-Mail: rascough(at)daad-ambassadors.org

Jonathan Bach
Associate Professor, Global Studies –The New School, New York, USAResearch Interests: Memory, Post-socialism, Urban space
University/Research Institution in Germany: Institut für Europäische Ethnologie at the HU, Berlin; Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin; Das Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg (IFSH); FU Berlin at OSI
E-Mail: jbach(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Krishna Bahadur KC
Banting Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Geography, University of Guelph Research Interests: natural resources management particularly land and water resources management, Geographic Information System, remote sensing, spatial modeling
University/Research Institution in Germany: University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart
E-Mail: krishnak(at)uoguelph.ca

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Elisa H. Barney Smith
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department– Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Research Interests: Image Processing and Pattern recognition, with document analysis, biomedical image processing, materials and geo-environmental applications.
University/Research Institution in Germany: TU Dortmund, Universität des Saarlandes
E-Mail: ebarneysmith(at)daad-ambassadors.org

Kristin Bartenstein
Professor, Faculté de droit, Université Laval, Québec, CanadaResearch Interests: Public international law
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universität d. Bundeswhr, Neubiberg/Mϋnchen; Universität Trier; Rachel Carson Center/LMU, Mϋnchen
E-Mail: kbartenstein(at)daad-ambassadors.org

Thomas Baumgarte
William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Physics, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, USA
Research Interests: General Relativity
University/Research Institution in Germany: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; MPI Astrophysik, Garching
E-Mail: tbaumgarte(at)daad-ambassadors.org

Philippe-Edwin Bélanger
Directeur, Service des études supérieures et postdoctorales à l'Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Quebec, Canada
E-Mail: pbelanger(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Elmar Bergeler
Lecturer of Physics - Texas State University in San Marcos
Research Interests: physics experiments with computer based measurements
University/Research Institution in Germany: Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Dresden
E-Mail: elmar.bergeler(at)googlemail.com

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Staver Bezhani
Department of Biology - University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: Molecular Biology; Plant Biology
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Hannover University, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, Westfälische Wilhelms University of Münster
E-Mail: benzhani(at)daad.org

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M. Harvey Brenner
Professor - SPH Behavioral & Community Health, University of North Texas
Research Interests: Health Economics and Epidemiology
University/Research Institution in Germany: Technische Universitaet Berlin
E-Mail: harvey.brenner(at)unthsc.edu

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Dr. Jürgen F. Brune
Research Professor - Mining Engineering, College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Research Interests: Mine Ventilation, Mine Safety and Health, Coal Mining, Mine Fire and Explosion Prevention
University/Research Institution in Germany: TU Clausthal
E-Mail: jbrune(at)daad-ambassadors.org

Margit Burmeister
Associate Chair and Professor, Computational Medicine & Bioinformaticsco-Director, Bioinformatics Graduate Program
Research Professor, Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute
Professor of Psychiatry and of Human Genetics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Research Interests: Neurogenetics, psychiatric and behavioral genetics
University/Research Institution in Germany: EMBL, Heidelberg; MPI, Berlin
E-Mail: mburmeister(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Gül Çalışkan
Assistant Professor of Global Sociology – St. Thomas University – Fredericton, NB, Canada
Research Interests: ITransnational migration; diaspora and identity; gender in global studies; citizenship; global social movements; social justice.
University/Research Institution in Germany: Freie Universität Berlin.
E-Mail: gcaliskan(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Corey Campion
An instructor in history - Hood College, Shepherd University, and Georgetown University
Research Interests: Modern Europe (Germany & France)
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Universitaet Freiburg
E-Mail: campion(at)daad.org

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Markus Chmielus
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science – University of Pittsburgh
Research Interests: Advanced Manufacturing of Bulk and Thin Film (Multifunctional) Metals
University/Research Institution in Germany: University of Stuttgart/Technical University Berlin/Helmholtz Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy
E-Mail: mchmielus(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Albrecht Classen
University Distinguished Professor of German Studies, The University of Arizona, Tucson
Research Interests: medieval and early modern German and European literature, cultural history, history of mentality, everyday culture, interdisciplinary research, gender studies, and comparative literature
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universities in Freiburg, Marburg, Frankfurt a. M., Leipzig, Halle, Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel
E-Mail: aclassen(at)email.arizona.edu

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John F. Corrigan
Professor of Chemistry and Director
Centre for Advanced Materials and Biomaterials Research - The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
Research Interests: Inorganic and Nanomaterials Chemistry
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
E-Mail: corrigan(at)uwo.ca

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Carol Anne Costabile-Heming
Professor of German - University of North Texas, Denton
Research Interests: German literature and culture, German film, memory studies
Universities/Research Institutes in Germany: Zentrum für zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam, Humboldt Universität, Berlin; Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach
E-Mail: carolanne.costabile-heming(at)unt.edu

 

Research Ambassador Profiles D-G

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Dane T. Daniel
Associate Professor, History, Wright State University – Lake Campus
Research Interests: Early Modern History of Science and Religion, History of Medicine, Reformation Studies
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Free University of Berlin
E-Mail: ddaniel(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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James Deaville
Professor, School for Studies in Art and Culture: Music, Carleton University, Ottawa
Research Interests: New German School of Liszt and Wagner, Allgemeiner Deutscher Musikverein, Robert Schumann, music criticism in Germany, institutions of music in Germany and North America, music and media (especially television), African-American performers in Germany (ca. 1900), etc.
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universität Mainz, Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar/Universität Jena, etc.
E-Mail: james_deaville(at)carleton.ca

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Denise Della Rossa
Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in German – University of Notre Dame
Research Interests: 18th- and 19th-century German women writers, newspaper literature, World War I texts and images by German women.
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
E-Mail: ddellarossa(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Michael Driedger
Associate Professor, Department of History, Brock University
Research Interests: German and Dutch history until 1815; radical and nonconforming Protestantism in early modern Europe; new religious movements in Europe and beyond; historiography; digital humanities
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: University of Hamburg; Leibniz Institut fuer europaeische Geschichte Mainz
E-Mail: mdriedger(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Gerhard W. Dueck
Professor of Computer Science — University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Computer Science
Research Interests: Digital Design, Reversible Logic, Dynamic Memory Management
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universität Bremen, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
E-Mail: gwdueck(at)daad-ambassadors.org

Till Düppe
Associate Professor, Département des sciences économiques -Université du Québec à Montréal
Research Interests: History of economics
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universität Hamburg, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
E-Mail: tdueppe(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Steven Ehlert
Postdoctoral Associate - Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research at MIT
Research Interests: High Energy Astrophysics, Observational Cosmology
University/Research Institution in Germany: Max Planck Institut fuer Kernphysik, Universitaet Heidelberg
E-Mail: ehlert(at)daad.org

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Dawit Eshetu
Coordinator and Professor, School of Business, Hospitality and Tourism, Niagara College Canada
Research Interests: Foreign direct investment, competitiveness, bilateral German/EU and Canada economic issues
University/Research Institution in Germany: Bremen University of Applied Science, Osnabrueck University of Applied Science, University of Bremen and University of Leipzig
E-Mail: deshetu(at)niagaracollege.ca

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Walid Fakhouri
Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry – University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Craniofacial Development and Birth Defects
University/Research Institution in Germany: University of Hohenheim, Institute of Phytomedicine, Stuttgart
E-Mail: wdfakhouri(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Manfred Franke
PhD candidate & Fulbright Fellow in Neural Engineering - Case Western Reserve University
Research Interests: Neurorehabilitation Research, Functional restoration of the Nervous System post injury
University/Research Institution in Germany: Technische Universität Dresden & Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg
E-Mail: Manfred.Franke(at)gmail.com

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Akhilesh K. Gaharwar
Assistant Professor - Department of Biomedical Engineering,Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Biomedical Engineering, Nanomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Drug Delivery, and Biomaterials.
University/Research Institution in Germany: Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen
E-Mail: akhilesh.gaharwar(at)gmail.com 

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Thian Yew Gan
Professor at the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Research Interests: Hydrologic processes and modeling, climatology, remote sensing, climate change, water resources management and planning, and snow hydrology.
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Technical University Munich, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
E-Mail: tgan(at)ualberta.ca

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Christina Gerhardt
Assistant Professor of German - University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Research Interests: 20th-century European and German literature, culture and film; film theory, history and analysis; globalization and transnational studies; environmental studies; theories and representations of social movements.
University/Research Institution in Germany: Freie Universitaet Berlin, Hamburg Institute for Social Research
E-Mail: cg2020(at)hawaii.edu

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Heidi Gottfried
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology - Wayne State University
Research Interests: Work Transformation, social policy, gender and inequality
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Institute fuer Soziologie, University of Hamburg
E-Mail: hgottfried(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Eckart Graeve
Architecht and Urban Planner in New York City; teaches at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
Research Interests: Urban design and contemporary urban life styles, legislation and policy concerning architecture and urban planning, entrepreneurial micro-manufacturing and custom fabrication technology, philosophy and application of sustainable design.
University/Research Institution in Germany: University of Technology Darmstadt
E-Mail: graeve(at)daad.org

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Eckhard A. Groll
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of the Office of Professional Practice - Purdue University, Indiana
Research Interests: Technical thermodynamics and thermal systems
University/Research Institution in Germany: Ruhr Univeristy Bochum, Leibnitz University Hannover, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
E-Mail: groll(at)daad.org

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Anette Guse
Associate Professor of German - University of New Brunswick
Research Interests: Performing Arts: Baroque Opera, German Cinema, Music and Dance Theatre
University/Research Institution in Germany: Herzog-August Bibliothek, Universitaet Potsdam/Einstein Forum, Akademie der Kuenste, Kurt Weill Gesellschaft
E-Mail: aguse(at)unb.ca

Research Ambassador Profiles H-J

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Martin Habekost
Associate Professor, School of Graphic Communications Management - Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Research Interests: Color & color differencing equations, digital print technologies and quantification of printed metallic inks
University/Research Institution in Germany: University of Hanover, German Institute of Rubber Technology (DIK)
E-Mail: habekost(at)daad.org

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Habiba Hadziavdic
Faculty, Department of Modern and Classical Languages – University of Saint Thomas, Minnesota
Research Interests: film, Sinti and Roma studies, minority and ethnic studies, cultural studies, and 20th-century German literature.
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Free University Berlin
E-mail: hadziavdic(at)daad.org

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Taylor Hagood
Associate Professor, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters–Florida Atlantic University
Research Interests: American literature (Faulkner, African American, United States South)
University/Research Institution in Germany: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität-München
E-Mail: thagood(at)fau.edu

J. Laurence Hare
Associate Professor of History and Director of International Studies - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USAResearch Interests: Modern European/Modern German History
University/Research Institution in Germany: University of Kiel
E-Mail: lhare(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Victoria Harms
Ph.D. Candidate - History Department, University of Pittsburgh
Research Interests: East-West Relations before and after the Cold War, European Union enlargementUniversity/Research Institution in Germany: Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt Oder (Alma Mater), Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach am Neckar, Forschungsstelle Osteuropa, Universität Bremen, Politisches Archiv, Auswärtiges Amt, Archiv der Akademie der Künste Berlin-Brandenburg, Institut für Buchwissenschaften, Universität Mainz
University/Research Institution in Germany: Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt Oder (Alma Mater), Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach am Neckar, Forschungsstelle Osteuropa, Universität Bremen, Politisches Archiv, Auswärtiges Amt, Archiv der Akademie der Künste Berlin-Brandenburg, Institut für Buchwissenschaften, Universität Mainz
E-Mail: vharms(at)daad-ambassadors.org
Website: https://victoriaeharms.wordpress.com

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Elizabeth Harrington Lambert
Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Indiana University
Research Interests: public history and memory, architectural history, landscape and geography, travel and tourism studies, cultural diplomacy, art and music in German culture, German-American relations
University/Research Institution in Germany: Freie Universität Berlin, Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Philipps Universität Marburg, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Universität Leipzig, Universität Potsdam
E-Mail: ehlamber(at)Indiana.edu

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George Heffernan
Professor, Department of Philosophy - Merrimack College, Massachusetts
Research Interests: Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Ethics (esp. Contemporary Moral Problems,e.g. environmental, medical, technological issues)
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: University of Cologne (PhD 1981, sabbatical research 1998); Freie Universitaet Berlin (sabbatical research 2003)
E-Mail: heffernan(at)daad.org

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Helmut H.A. Hergeth
Associate Professor in Textile Management at NC State University
Research Interests: Strategic Textile Management, Strategic Cost Management, Technology Management, Business Visualization.
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität; FH Bielefeld; RWTH Aachen and Hochschule Niederrhein
E-Mail: hergeth(at)daad.org

Matthias Hofferberth
Assistant Professor, Political Science & Geography – University of Texas at San Antonio, TX, USA
Research Interests: International relations and globalizationUniversity/Research Institution in Germany: Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main; Westfällische Wilhelms-Universität, Mϋnster
E-Mail: mhofferberth(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Tobias Hofmann
Assistant Professor of Political Science – University of Utah
Research Interests: Political economy, international politics, research methods
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Free University of Berlin, University of Heidelberg, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Konstanz
E-Mail: thofmann(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Michael R. Hübner
Postdoctoral fellow - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory CSHL
Research Interests: Molecular Cell Biology and Biochemistry. Epigenetic regulation of gene expression, chromatin structure and dynamics
University/Research Institution in Germany: European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL, Heidelberg; Eberhard-Karls University, Tübingen
E-Mail: huebner(at)cshl.edu  

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Falk Huettmann
Associate Professor, Inst. of Arctic Biology, Biology & Wildlife Dept. - University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF)
Research Interests: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Online Biodiversity Databases, Predictive Modeling, Global Wildlife Biology & Conservation Management
University/Research Institution in Germany: University of Goettingen (MINC)
E-Mail: fhuettmann(at)Alaska.edu

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Jim Hurley
Manager New Product Development - PolyOne Corporation, Kennesaw, GA
Research Interests: Applied Polymer Chemistry
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Philipps-Universitaet Marburg
E-Mail: hurley(at)daad.org

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Kristopher Imbrigotta
Visiting Assistant Professor of German - University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Research Interests: 18th-20th century German literature and culture, Visual Culture studies, Theater and Performance, Historiography, Narratology
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universität Hamburg; Akademie der Künste / Bertolt-Brecht-Archiv, Berlin
E-Mail: kimbrigotta(at)pugetsound.edu

Patrick R. Ireland
Professor of Political Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USAResearch Interests: Local-level migrant integration, comparative urban policy
University/Research Institution in Germany:  Institut für Psychologie - Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel; Berliner Institut für Vergleichende Sozialforschung; Universität Bremen: Zentrum für Sozialpolitik
E-Mail: pireland(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Margaret Jackson
Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology - The Florida State University
Research Interests: Ethnomusicology and Music History
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: University of Cologne, Zentrum für Türkeistudien, Hanns Eisler Archive/Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule
E-Mail: mrjackson(at)fsu.edu

Myles W. Jackson
Albert Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of the History of Science at New York University-Gallatin, Professor of History of the Faculty of Arts and Science of New York University, Professor in the Division of Medical Bioethics at the NYU-Langone School of Medicine, and faculty affiliate of the Engelbert Center of Innovation Law and Policy of the NYU School of Law.
Research Interests: History of science, medicine, and technology
University/Research Institution in Germany:
E-Mail: mjackson(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Naduparambil Korah Jacob
Assistant Professor, School of Art - Northern Illinois University
Research Interests: Cancer Genetics, Therapy and Prevention
University/Research Institution in Germany: Eberhard-Karls Universitaet Tuebingen
E-Mail: jacob.86(at)osu.edu 

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Zhuo Jing-Schmidt
Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics - University of Oregon
Research Interests: General Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Linguistic Typology
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Universitaet Koeln, Universitaet Muenster
E-Mail: jingschmidt(at)daad.org  

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Gregory S. Johnston
Associate Professor, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
Research Interests: the relationship of baroque music to social contexts, ceremonial, church history, professionalism, language and rhetoric, and performance practices
University/Research Institution in Germany: Herzog August Bibliothek , Wolfenbüttel; with supplementary research in numerous other institutions throughout Germany
E-Mail: Gregory.johnston(at)utoronto.ca

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Ingrid Jordon-Thaden
Post-doctorate Fellow - Bucknell University Research Botanist -University and Jepson Herbaria within the University of California-Berkeley
Research Interests: Plant systematics and biodiversity
University/Research Institution in Germany: University of Heidelberg
E-Mail: ijordonthaden(at)berkeley.edu

Estelle Joubert
Associate Director, Graduate Studies & Reserach; Associate Professor, Fountain School of Performing Arts; European Studies - Dalhousie University,Halifax, NS, CanadaResearch Interests: Musicology; German opera and Political Theory, Cultural Analytics
University/Research Institution in Germany: HU Berlin; Bisutumsarchiv, Trier
E-Mail: ejoubert(at)daad-ambassadors.org

Research Ambassador Profiles K-M

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Sami Khuri
Professor of Computer Science - San Jose State University
Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Universitaet Dortmund (1994-95), Technische Universitaet Muenchen (1999-2000)
E-Mail: khuri(at)daad.org

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Dr. Hoi-eun Kim
Associated Professor, Department of History, Texas A&M University
Research Interests: modern German history; German-Japanese relations; German-Korean relations; history of medicine; and history of pharmaceuticals
University/Research Institution in Germany: Institut für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin, Universitaet Heidelberg
E-Mail: hekim(at)tamu.edu

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Brian P. Kiniry

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy – Suffolk University (Boston)
Research Interests: Gottfried Leibniz; Early Modern Philosophy
University/Research Institution in Germany: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
E-Mail: bkiniry(at)suffolk.edu

Ivan Korendovych
Associate Professor, Chemistry – Syracuse University, Syracuse, NYResearch Interests: Biochemistry, biophysics, protein design and engineering
University/Research Institution in Germany: University of Marburg; University of Greifswald
E-Mail: ikorendovych(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Christine Korte
PhD Candidate in Communication & Culture - York University, Toronto Canada
Research Interests: Aesthetics and Politics, Critical Theory, Avant-Garde Performance, German Theatre History, Russian-German History & Culture
University/Research Institution in Germany: Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz
E-Mail: c_korte(at)hotmail.com

Rebecca Langlois
TOSST Joint Graduate Research School CoordinatorResearch Interests: Marine biogeochemistry, biological oceanography
University/Research Institution in Germany: IFM-GEOMAR Kiel
E-Mail: rlanglois(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Ann Lemke
Oboe Instructor - Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Visiting Scholar - Germanic Languages & Literatures, The University of Michigan
Research Interests: German women writers and composers, the interrelationship of music and literature, Goethe songs, music for young children
University/Research Institution in Germany: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Karl-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
E-Mail: mail(at)lemkestudio[dot]com

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Alexander Lerch
Assistant Professor, Center for Music Technology – Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Music Information Retrieval & Music Technology
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Technische Universitaet Berlin
E-Mail: alerch(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Mary Lindemann

Professor and Chair, Department of History - University of Miami
Research Interests: German social, cultural, and medical history; early modern; literature and history
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universitӓt Hamburg (Arbeitsstelle für Hamburgische Geschichte); Herzog August Bibliothek (Wolfenbüttel)
E-Mail: mlindemann(at)miami.edu

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Sebastian Luft
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy – Marquette University
Research Interests: 19th and 20th century European philosophy, philosophy of culture.
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Universität Würzburg, Universität Freiburg i.Br. (Husserl-Archiv)
E-Mail: sluft(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Karsten Lunze
Assistant Professor - School of Medicine, Boston University
Research Interests: Maternal and newborn health, HIV prevention among key populations
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Charité Medical School, Berlin
E-Mail: klunze(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Benjamin Marschke
Associate Professor of History, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
Research Interests: Early modern European/German/Prussian history, historical anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, history of religion.
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universität Erfurt; Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte, Göttingen;
Herzog August Bibliothek,Wolfenbüttel; Franckesche Stiftungen zu Halle; Forschungsbibliothek Gotha;
Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin.
E-Mail: marschke(at)humboldt.edu

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Peter Martin
Director, Gerontology Program - Iowa State UniversityResearch Interests: Human development and Family Studies, Gerontology,longevity, personality, stress, coping and mental health
University/Research Institution in Germany: Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg
E-Mail: pxmartin(at)iastate.edu

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Bernhard Mayer
Professor, Department of Geoscience – University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Research Interests: Geochemistry
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Ruhr-University Bochum
E-Mail: bmayer(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Dianne M. McMullen
Professor of Music, College Organist, and Chair of the Department of Music – Union College, Schenectady, New York
Research Interests: The German Lutheran chorale at the time of Johann Sebastian Bach; The German galliard song
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universität Hamburg, Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Hamburg, Universität Göttingen, Universität München
E-Mail: mcmulled(at)union.edu

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Dale Medearis
Senior Environmental Planner, Northern Virginia Regional Commission
Research Interests: energy, environment, urban planning, design and architecture
University/Research Institution in Germany: FU Berlin, Ecologic
E-Mail: d.medearis(at)Comcast.net

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Carsten Mehring
Lead Project Engineer, Adjunct Professor - University of California, Irvine
Research Interests: Computational Fluid Dynamics
University/Research Institution in Germany: TU Stuttgart
E-Mail: cmehring(at)eng.uci.edu

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Pierre Mertiny
Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Research Interests: Polymer composite materials, composite pressure vessels and piping, nanocomposites, composite energy storage flywheel rotors
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universität Hannover
E-Mail: pmertiny(at)ualberta.ca

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David Mirhady
Professor and Chair, Humanities Department - Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Research Interests: Ancient Greek Law, Ancient Rhetorical Theory, the School of Aristotle
University/Research Institution in Germany: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
E-Mail: dmirhady(at)sfu.ca

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Brian S. Mitchell
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering – Tulane University
Research Interests: Nanostructured Materials Processing
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Bergakademie Freiberg/BAM; DLR; Max Planck Inst. F. Kolloids
E-Mail: bmitchell(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Gerhard Multhaup
Chair and Professor -Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine at McGill University
Research Interests: Biomedical pharmacology; neurodegeneration and amyloid toxicity
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Freie Universitaet of Berlin (FUB) and the University of Heidelberg (ZMBH)
E-Mail: gmulthaup(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Adrian H. Murray
Postdoctoral Fellow, Product Research – LANXESS Butyl Rubber R&D
Research Interests: Materials Science, Polymer Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
University/Research Institution in Germany: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen
E-Mail: adrianhmurray(at)gmail.com

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Monzur Murshed
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University
Research Interests: Skeletal Development, bone remodeling, and biomineralization
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: University of Cologne
E-Mail: mmurshed(at)daad-ambassadors.org

Research Ambassador Profiles N-R

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Amos Nascimento
Associate Professor of Philosophy Assistant Director, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington, Tacoma
Research Interests: Philosophy, Cosmopolitanism, Environmental Ethics
University/Research Institution in Germany: University of Frankfurt a.M., Marburg University, Fraunhofer Institut IGB/Stuttgart
E-Mail: anascim(at)u.washington.edu

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John Nicols
Professor Emeritus of History and of Classics, University of Oregon
Research Interests: History and Classical Literature and Archaeology, Roman Law, History of Science
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universität Freiburg (1970-75); LMU Munich (1977-78, 79, 2010); German Archaeological Institute, Madrid (1976, 1977, 1978); Universität Köln (1985-6); Universität Heidelberg (1988-9, 1992); Universität Münster (1998-9, 2003-5, 2010); Universität Tübingen (2012 and 2013)
E-Mail: nic(at)uoregon.edu

Damani J. Partridge
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology; Department of Afroamerican and African Studies – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIResearch Interests: Cultural Anthropology
University/Research Institution in Germany: HU Berlin
E-Mail: dpartridge(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Joe Perry
Associate Professor, Department of History - Georgia State University
Research Interests: modern and contemporary German social and cultural history; celebration and the senses; the mass media and identity
University/Research Institution in Germany: Technische Universität Berlin
E-Mail: jbperry(at)gsu.edu

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John L. Plews
Associate Professor of Modern Languages (German) – Saint Mary’s University
Research Interests: Second Language Education, Study Abroad for Second Languages
University/Research Institution in Germany: Canadian Summer School in Germany (Kassel); Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
E-Mail: jlplews(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Debra Prager
Associate Professor of German, German and Russian Department, Washington and Lee University
Research Interests: German literary and cultural studies; German Orientalism
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universität Bonn, Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach
E-Mail: dprager(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Mokhles Rahman
Senior Hydrogeologist, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (formerly Atomic Energy of Canada Limited)
Research Interests: Clean water and Contaminant Hydrogeology, Environmental Protection and Mitigation
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universitӓt Tübingen, Technische Universitӓt Dresden.
E-Mail: mrahman(at)daad-ambassadors.org

Ben Rayder
Visiting Assistant Professor for Competitive Scholarships, University of Houston Honors College
Research Interests: Comparative Politics
University/Research Institution in Germany: University of Bamberg
E-Mail: brayder(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Julian Reyes
PhD Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering – Washington State University
Research Interests: Eco-hydrologic modeling in rangelands; science and policy
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Department of Water, Waste, and the Environment - University of Kassel, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation - University of Bonn
E-Mail: jreyes(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Harry Roddy, Jr.
Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures - University of South Alabama
Research Interests: Twentieth Century German Literature
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: FU Berlin
E-Mail: roddy(at)daad.org

Research Ambassador Profiles S-T

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Richard Schaefer
Assistant Professor of History - State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh
Research Interests: Modern European Intellectual History
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Johann-Wolfgang Goethe Universität in Frankfurt
E-Mail: schaefer(at)daad.org

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Joerg Schlatterer
Program Director – National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Academic Interests: Professional Development
Research Interests: Biochemical Catalysis, Nucleic Acids
University/Research Institution in Germany: Freie Universitaet Berlin (1999), Universitaet Heidelberg (PhD 2003)
E-Mail: schlatterer(at)daad.org

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Ingo Schlupp
Presidential Professor of Biology and Associate Dean for Research CAS, University of Oklahoma
Research Interests: Evolutionary Ecology of Fishes
University/Research Institution in Germany: University of Potsdam, Brandenburg
E-Mail: ischlupp(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Raphael Schneider
Resident – University of Toronto - Neurology
Research Interests: Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Universität Freiburg
E-Mail: schneider(at)daad.org

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Elizabeth Schreiber-Byers
Visiting Assistant Professor –Department of Germanic Languages and Literature, Duke University
Research Interests: Nineteenth Century German Literature and Culture
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Universität Tübingen
E-Mail: schreiberbyers(at)daad.org

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Nico Schüler
Professor of Music Theory and Musicology - School of Music, Texas State University
Research Interests: interdisciplinary aspects of modern music, methods and methodology of music research, computer applications in music, music theory pedagogy, world music
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: E.-M. Arndt Universität Greifswald; Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock; Deutscher Tonkünstler-Verband Berlin; Humboldt Universität
E-Mail: schueler(at)daad.org

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Tobias Schulze-Cleven
Assistant Professor, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
Research Interests: Labor Market and Higher Education Reforms in Wealthy Democracies
University/Research Institution in Germany: Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), University of Jena, University of Bamberg, University of Mainz, Zeppelin University, Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG)
E-Mail: tschulzecleven(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Adam R. Seipp
Assistant Professor, Department of History – Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Modern German History
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany:
Julius Maximilians Universitaet Wuerzburg
E-Mail: seipp(at)daad.org

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Simone Seym
Goethe-Institut - Washington, D.C.
Research Interests: German and European Cultural Studies, Sustainable Film and Performing Arts
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: University of Karlsruhe; University of Mannheim
E-Mail: seym(at)daad.org

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David Luther Smith
Assistant Professor, Department of foreign Languages and Literatures – East Carolina University
Research Interests: German Literary and Cultural Studies
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Forschungsbibliothek Gotha;Universitaet Leipzig; Universität Mannheim
E-Mail: smith(at)daad.org

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Glenn Stanley
Professor of Music, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Research Interests: Beethoven, Wagner, German music and musical life 18th-21 centuries, historiography, reception history
University/Research Institution in Germany: FU Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin
E-Mail: glenn.stanley(at)uconn.edu

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William R. Stanley
Distinguished Professor Emeritus - University of South Carolina, Columbia
Research Interests: Political and economic transformations in Developing Countries
University/Research Institution in Germany: Justus Liebig Universitaet Giessen, University of Marburg
E-Mail: stanleyb(at)mailbox.sc.edu

Tricia Striano
Professor, Hunter College  &Tricia Striano Inc. | TriciaStriano.com
Research Interests: Infant development, neuroscience, design, real estate
University/Research Institution in Germany: MPI-EVA, Leipzig; MPI-CBS, Leipzig; University of Leipzig, University Osnabrueck
E-Mailtstriano(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Jueyi Sui
Full-Professor, Director, Environmental Engineering Program, University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada
Research Interests: River ice hydraulics, sediment transport, hydrology and watershed modeling
University/Research Institution in Germany: (Technische) Universitaet Kaiserslautern
E-Mail: sui(at)unbc.ca

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Toshiko Takenaka
 Professor of Law – University of Washington School of LawResearch Interests: Comparative law, intellectual property law
University/Research Institution in Germany: Karl Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb
E-Mail: ttakenaka(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Lydia Tesfa
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, NY
Research Interests: Immunology, Flow Cytometry
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Humboldt University
E-Mail: tesfa(at)daad.org

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John R. te Velde
Professor of German, Department of Foreign Languages, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Research Interests: the syntax of West Germanic languages; post-war history of Germany
University/Research Institution in Germany: Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin
E-Mail: john.te_velde(at)okstate.edu

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Haroldo Toro

Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University
Research Interests: Viral Diseases of Poultry
University/Research Institution in Germany: Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen, Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Freie Universität Berlin
E-Mail: torohar(at)auburn.edu

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Jack Tuszynski

Allard Research Professor, Department of Oncology and Department of Physics – University of Alberta
Research Interests: Computer-aided drug design, biophysics
University/Research Institution in Germany: Heinrich Heine Universität, Justus Liebig Universität
E-Mail: jackt(at)ualberta.ca

Research Ambassador Profiles U-Z

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Jonathan Veinot
Professor, Department of Chemistry – University of Alberta
Research Interests: Materials Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Hybrid Functional Materials
University/Research Institution in Germany: Technische Universitaet Muenchen
E-Mail: jveinot(at)ualberta.ca

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Willem Vermaas
Foundation Professor - School of Life Sciences and Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis, Arizona State University
Research Interests: Microbiology, Photosynthesis, Biofuels
University/Research Institution in Germany: Technische Universitaet Berlin, Ruhr Universitaet Bochum
E-Mail: wim(at)asu.edu

Andriy Voronov
Associate Professor, Coatings and Polymeric Materials – North Dakota State University, Fargo, NDResearch Interests: Polymer science
University/Research Institution in Germany: University of Bayreuth, University of Erlangen - Nuremberg
E-Mailavoronov(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Gabi N. Waite
Associate Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine
Research Interests: CTraumatic brain injury, hypoxia, oxidative stress, medical and health education
University/Research Institution in Germany: University of Hohenheim, University of Heidelberg (sabbatical)
E-Mail: gnindl(at)iupui.edu

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Lee Waite
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Research Interests: modeling blood flow, instrumentation, and sports biomechanics
University/Research Institution in Germany: University of Heidelberg
E-Mail: lee.waite(at)rose-hulman.edu

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Angela Wandinger-Ness
Professor, Department of Pathology – University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Research Interests: Ras-related GTPases as the hubs integrating cellular function and disease pathology
University/Research Institution in Germany: Max-Planck Institutes for (Molecular Physiology, Dortmund; Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden; Developmental Biology, Tübingen) Universities (Humboldt University of Berlin; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; TU Dortmund; TU Dresden; TU München)
E-Mail: wness(at)unm.edu

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Alina Dana Weber
Assistant Professor of German, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics – The Florida State University
Research Interests: Cultural transfers, cultural representation in German literature, theatre, and film; German Romanticism and Realism; folklore in performance, literature, and film
University/Research Institution in Germany: Freie Universität Berlin
E-Mail: aweber(at)fsu.edu

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Jens H. Weber
Professor, Department of Computer Science – University of Victoria, Canada
Research Interests: Software Engineering, Information Systems, Medical Informatics
University/Research Institution in Germany: University of Paderborn
E-Mail: jweber(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Charles Webster
Visiting Instructor in German and applied linguistics - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: German as a foreign language, linguistic minorities, language and migration, study abroad
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universität Freiburg
E-Mail: cwebste(at)illinois.edu

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David J. Westenberg
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - Missouri University of Science and Technology
Research Interests: Plant-microbe interactions, antibacterial materials and science education
University/Research Institution in Germany: Institute for Microbiology, Göttingen, Department of Cell Biology and Applied Botany, Marburg
E-Mail: djwestenberg(at)daad-ambassadors.org

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Rick White
Professor of Chemistry - Sam Houston State University, Texas
Research Interests: Organic Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry
University/Research Institution in Germany: Universitaet Würzburg (1998, 2002), Universitaet Siegen (2007)
E-Mail: white(at)daad.org

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Wolfgang Wölck
Emeritus Distinguished Service Professor, Fellow of the Center for Cognitive Science - State University of New York, Buffalo
Research Interests: Sociolinguistics, Multilingualism, Ethnolinguistic Minorities
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Universitaet Erfurt, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Kiel, Leipzig
E-Mail: wolck(at)daad.org

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Frauke Zeller
Assistant Professor, School of Professional Communication – Ryerson University
Research Interests: Digital communication analysis, Human-Robot Interaction
Universities/Research Institutions in Germany: Ilmenau Institute of Technology
E-Mail:
fzeller(at)daad-ambassadors.org