Farhang Moradi | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Farhang Moradi | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mr Farhang Moradi, Iran University of science and Technology, Iran

Farhang Moradi is a dedicated English teacher from Tehran, Iran 📍. He holds a BA and an MA in TEFL from Mohaghegh Ardabili and Iran University of Science and Technology, respectively, both with a perfect GPA of 4.0 🎓. Ranked 4th among MA TEFL students and 127th in the National Entrance Exam for Graduate Studies, Farhang has over 8 years of teaching experience 📚. He is proficient in SPSS and Microsoft Office 💻 and is a native Persian speaker 🗣️. His professional experience includes teaching at various institutes and translating “Untold Stories of War” 📖.

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Education

🎓 With a distinguished academic background in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), He obtained my MA from the Iran University of Science and Technology (2014-2017), achieving an impressive GPA of 4. Prior to this, He earned my BA in TEFL from Mohaghegh Ardabili University in Ardabil (2009-2013). My journey in TEFL education has equipped me with extensive knowledge and skills, laying a strong foundation for my career in language teaching and research. 📚✨

Experience

He started teaching right after my BA, accumulating almost 8 years of experience as an instructor at various levels and institutes. As a CELTA holder, He taught English to pilots and engineers at Shahid Sattari Aeronautical University of Science and Technology as a full-time conscript instructor. Additionally, He served as a spontaneous interpreter at the Tehran Chamber of Commerce Industries Mines and Agriculture, worked at Respina Talk Institute, and taught at Iran Mehr Language Institute (Janat-Abad and Inghelab branches). I also translated the book “Untold Stories of War” and taught using Top Notch, Touchstone, American Files, Summit, Mindset, Complete IELTS, and New Insight into IELTS books. 📚✈️🌍🔍📖👨‍🏫

Honors and Awards

Ranked 4th among MA TEFL students in 2015 🎓, achieving a remarkable academic standing. In 2014, placed 127th out of over 10,000 competitors in the National Entrance Exam for Public University Graduate Studies 📚. In 2009, secured the 835th position out of 502,344 competitors in the National Entrance Exam for Public University Undergraduate Studies 📖. Also, proudly ranked 1st in undergraduate studies 🥇. These achievements reflect dedication, hard work, and outstanding academic capabilities. 🎉

Research focus

Based on the publications, this researcher primarily focuses on second language acquisition and teacher identity construction. Their work explores how contextual factors and practice influence language teacher identity and effectiveness. Key themes include the impact of practice on teacher identity, strategies for incidental vocabulary learning, and the role of test-wiseness in vocabulary assessments. Their studies contribute to understanding the complexities of language teaching and learning, particularly within diverse educational contexts. 📚🗣️🧠

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Agency in conflict with contextual idiosyncrasies: Implications for second language teacher identity construction

Conceptualising the role of practice level in language teacher identity construction: An identities‐in‐practice study

The Role of Persian Elaboration on Incidental Vocabulary Learning from Reading by EFL Learners

The Use of Test-Wiseness Strategies on Vocabulary Tests Among Intermediate EFL Learners

 

 

Arie Geronik | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Arie Geronik | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr Arie Geronik, The Open University of Israel – Tel Aviv University, Israel

Dr. Arie Geronik, a distinguished scholar in International Relations and Political Science, earned his B.A. in Political Science and Psychology (1985) and M.A. in International Relations (1989) from Tel Aviv University, and his Ph.D. in International Relations from Hebrew University (2001). He has taught at the Open University of Israel and various other institutions since 1988. His notable works include “The Foreign Policy of Israel – 1948-2008” and “Buffer Zone: Dyads of Neutral States as a Model for Regional Stability.” Dr. Geronik served on numerous academic committees and was a representative of the Israel Association for International Studies. 📚🌍🎓

Education

🌟 With a strong academic background, this individual began their journey with a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from Tel Aviv University in 1985. 📚 They continued at Tel Aviv University, earning an M.A. in International Relations in 1989. 🌍 Their pursuit of knowledge culminated in a Ph.D. in International Relations from Hebrew University in 2001. 🎓 These achievements reflect their dedication to understanding complex global dynamics and human behavior. 🌐 Their educational

Experience

From 1988 to the present, I have dedicated my career to teaching courses in my fields of specialization. My expertise spans across various subjects, where I have imparted knowledge and inspired countless students. With a passion for education and a commitment to excellence, I strive to create engaging and impactful learning experiences. My teaching journey is marked by continuous growth and adaptation to the evolving educational landscape, ensuring that I provide the most relevant and up-to-date information to my students. 📚🎓✨

Scientific Conferences

Presented papers at various international conferences, including ECPR and IPSA events. Topics covered range from early childhood socialization to the adoption of the Nordic Balance Model as a security regime.

Research focus

Arie (Leo) Geronik’s research, as evidenced by his article “The Cold War in Retrospect: A Continuous International Conflict or a World War?” in Cogent Social Sciences, primarily focuses on international relations and historical conflicts. His work examines the Cold War’s classification and its implications for understanding global conflicts. Geronik’s research contributes to the discourse on whether the Cold War should be viewed as an ongoing international conflict or a full-scale world war. His analysis provides insights into the nature of historical and contemporary global tensions. 🌍📜🔍

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The Cold War in retrospect: a continuous international conflict or a world war?

 

Alina Lipowicz-Budzyńska | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Alina Lipowicz-Budzyńska | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Alina Lipowicz-Budzyńska, Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology, Poland

Dr. Alina Lipowicz-Budzyńska is an Assistant Professor and Senior Architect at the Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology 🌍🏛️. Specializing in glass architecture, she integrates art and technology, focusing on energy-saving systems and multimedia facades. Formerly head of the Architecture and Urban Planning Department (2021-2023), she initiated events like Laboratorio di Venezia and the Festival of Architecture in Bydgoszcz 🎨🪟. Her work includes designing multi-family housing and collaborating with international glass art companies. Dr. Lipowicz-Budzyńska holds a Ph.D. in Engineering, an M.A. in Fine Arts, and an M.Sc. in Architecture. She’s a member of the Italian association Il Baglio in Sicily 🇮🇹📚.

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Education

Dr. Alina Lipowicz-Budzyńska is a distinguished professional with a Doctor of Engineering from the Faculty of Architecture at Wrocław University of Science and Technology 🎓🏛️. Holding a Master of Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Nicolaus Copernicus University, they are a certified contemporary artist and glass designer 🎨🖼️. Additionally, they earned a Master of Science in Architecture from Białystok University of Technology, becoming a certified architect 🏗️📐. This unique blend of engineering, fine arts, and architecture showcases their diverse expertise and commitment to integrating artistic vision with architectural precision.

Experience

Alina Lipowicz-Budzyńska is an architect, artist, and glass designer, specializing in glass in architecture, art glass, and glass energy-saving systems. 🏛️🎨💡 From 2021-2023, she led the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, organizing events like Laboratorio di Venezia and the Festival of Architecture in Bydgoszcz. 🌍🏢 During her Ph.D., she interned at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Wroclaw and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. She authored numerous articles and is a member of Il Baglio in Sicily. ✍️🇮🇹 Alina ran her own architectural office, designed housing and public projects, and collaborated with art glass companies in Germany and Italy. 🌟🏠

Grants

🚀 Leading innovative research in glass tempering, the project focused on developing a method to fix glass enamels. This groundbreaking work received the Grant Step into the Future from the European Social Fund and Human Capital Fund. As project manager for editions IV, V, and VI, significant strides were made. The research continued under the GRANT PLUS Operational Program – Human Capital, Regional Innovation Strategies, where I also served as project manager. These projects have advanced the fie

Research focus

Alina Lipowicz-Budzyńska’s research focuses on the integration of multimedia and graphic design within architecture to enhance social communication. Her work explores the coexistence of art glass and architecture, particularly in facade graphics, where she investigates design techniques and applied formal treatments. She has contributed to the understanding of how graphics on glass can be used to create metaphorical and aesthetic expressions in architectural settings. Her studies involve the use of interference effects in glass facades and the role of architectural elements as a form of social messaging. Her interdisciplinary approach combines architecture, art, and technology. 🏢🎨🖼️✨💬

Publication top notes

MULTIMEDIA IN ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

Aspects of Coexistence between Art Glass and Architecture—Façade Graphics

Graphics on glass – design and applied formal treatments

Image using interference effects in the glass facade

Obraz na szkle – strategie tworzenia metafory w architekturze

Articulation of Facade Graphics and Techniques of its Implementation

Letter Graphics in the Facade of a Building – Composition and Message

Visual interference in the glass Facade

Art glass as an external partition – its impact on visual and functional properties

Facąde Art Glass in Three Contexts: Urban Landscape, Elevation of the Building and Its Interior

 

MONHESEA OBREY PATRICK BAH | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

MONHESEA OBREY PATRICK BAH | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mr MONHESEA OBREY PATRICK BAH, Wuhan University of Technology, China

Monhesea Obrey Patrick Bah is an accomplished Operations Manager at BSD Group – China 🇨🇳, focusing on innovative product research and customer relationship management for the West Africa market. Since 2022, he has been a Shareholder and Operations Manager at Market Lead Africa – Abidjan, handling business development and sales management. Bah also manages BPM Technology, supplying major companies like Orange-CI and GVA-CI. As Vice-President of Expérience pour Tous Foundation, he oversees youth work placements. He holds a PhD in Enterprise Management from Wuhan University of Technology 🎓, a Master’s in HR Management, and a Technical Baccalaureate from EMPT 🏫.

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Education 

Dr. Mr MONHESEA OBREY PATRICK BAH completed a PhD in Enterprise Management with a focus on Risk and Strategy from Wuhan University of Technology, China (2018-2024) 🎓🇨🇳. They earned a Master’s degree with honors in Human Resources Management from Institut Universitaire d’Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (2015-2017) 🏅🇨🇮, where they also obtained a Licence in Human Resources Management (2012-2015) 📘. Their academic journey began with a Technical Baccalaureate in Vehicle and Machinery Maintenance from the Technical and Preparatory Military School (EMPT) (2011-2012) 🔧. Dr. [Name] has a robust educational background in both management and technical fields.

Experience

As the Operations Manager at BSD Group in China, overseeing the outsourcing company for the West Africa market, I focus on innovative product research, customer relationship management, and shipping logistics. Since April 2022, I’ve also been a shareholder and Operations Manager at MARKET LEAD AFRICA in Abidjan, managing sales and business development. Previously, I managed BPM Technology, supplying major companies like Orange-CI and the Ministry of Mines. As Vice-President of Expérience pour Tous Foundation, I oversee work placements for young graduates. I have also interned at Société Ivoirienne de Raffinage, enhancing HR processes. Additionally, I presented at the 16th International Conference on Management and Innovation in Spain. 🌍📈📦👥

Research focus

This study, published in Sustainability, explores how employee involvement impacts the success of organizational change within telecommunications and refinery sectors. By examining these industries, the authors, Monhéséa Obrey Patrick Bah, Zehou Sun, Uzapi Hange, and Akadje Jean Roland Edjoukou, provide evidence that active employee participation enhances adaptability and sustainability during transitions. The research highlights the importance of inclusive strategies for achieving effective change management. 📈🔄📱🛢️

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Effectiveness of Organizational Change through Employee Involvement: Evidence from Telecommunications and Refinery Companies

Tito Vagni | Social Sciences | Social Sciences Excellence Award

Tito Vagni | Social Sciences | Social Sciences Excellence Award

Prof Tito Vagni, Universitas Mercatorum, Italy

Prof Tito Vagni ha una laurea in Scienze della Comunicazione dall’Università La Sapienza di Roma e due dottorati, uno in Sociologia alla Sorbonne e uno in Comunicazione e Nuove Tecnologie allo IULM. Attualmente insegna Sociologia dei Media presso Universitas Mercatorum, Università di Macerata e Università della Tuscia. Ha ottenuto l’Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale come Professore di Seconda Fascia. È stato consulente della Commissione Segre e ha insegnato in prestigiose università internazionali. I suoi interessi di ricerca includono media, discorsi d’odio digitali, estetica e gastronomia. Dirige la collana editoriale “Culturologica” e collabora con diverse pubblicazioni. 📚🎓🌍

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Qualification

Nel 2022, ha ottenuto l’Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale (ASN) per le funzioni di professore universitario di Seconda Fascia, valida dal 3 ottobre 2022 al 3 ottobre 2032. Questo riconoscimento è stato conseguito nel Settore Concorsuale 14/C2, che riguarda la Sociologia dei Processi Culturali e Comunicativi. 🎓📚 Questo prestigioso titolo riflette la competenza e la preparazione nel campo della sociologia, specialmente in ambiti legati alla cultura e alla comunicazione, e rappresenta un’importante tappa nella carriera accademica. 🌟

Research focus

Tomas Vagni’s research focuses on the interplay between media, communication, and culture, with a particular emphasis on how digital platforms and media influence social practices and perceptions. His work explores the theoretical and practical dimensions of media consumption, political branding, and the representation of food in media. Vagni’s studies often investigate the implications of media on public imagination and consumption patterns, particularly within the contexts of reality TV, digital activism, and cultural policies. His research includes topics such as “lo-fi politics,” digital influence, and the aesthetics of media representation. 📺🌐🍽️

Publication top notes

Abitare la tv. Teorie, immaginari, reality show

Lo-fi politics. Il brand del politico e lo stile amatoriale in «bassa fedeltà»

L’influenza digitale

Food (is not) porn. Le immagini del cibo e l’orizzonte della scomparsa

La teoria dei media e l’immaginario. Uno studio a partire da Edgar Morin

EXPO 2015: la decrescita da utopia a stile di vita

Servizio pubblico televisivo e politiche culturali della disabilità: modelli di un immaginario consolatorio

Dall’esposizione all’algoritmo. Forme di organizzazione del consumo nelle piattaforme digitali

Comunicazione come consumo. Teorie, modelli e pratiche nello studio dei media

 

Marc-Andreas Muendler | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Marc-Andreas Muendler | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Prof Marc-Andreas Muendler, University of California, San Diego, United States

Prof. Marc-Andreas Muendler is a distinguished professor at the University of California, San Diego, specializing in economics since July 2017 and serving as the Department Chair since July 2023. He is the founding director of the Globalization and Prosperity Lab (GP-lab). With extensive affiliations, he is a research professor at the ifo Institute, a research associate at NBER, and a research fellow at CESifo. His work focuses on international trade, economic growth, and labor economics. His research has been published in top-tier journals, highlighting his influential contributions to the field 🌍📚👨‍🏫.

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Education

🎓 Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, with a dissertation titled “Essays on International Trade, Growth, and Finance” (May 2002). 📚 Spent 2000-01 as a visiting doctoral student at Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 🌍 Holds a Diplom-Volkswirt in Economics from Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, with a thesis on “The Impact of Government on Family Planning” (May 1998). 🎓 Earned an M.A. in Economics from Boston University (September 1997) and a Baccalaureat in Economics from Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (September 1996). 🌟

awards

Marc-Andreas Muendler is a distinguished Revelle College Faculty Fellow at UC San Diego (2023-2024). He has collaborated with Reto Follmi and Hartmut Egger on projects funded by SNF and DFG (2021-2024). Muendler’s article on offshoring was among the top five most cited in the Journal of International Economics (2014-2016). He has co-investigated research for CEPR, PEDL, and Weiss Family Program Fund. He received numerous grants from NSF and the World Bank. Muendler’s work earned him the UCSD Faculty Teaching Award (2013-14) and the Journal of Development Economics Prize (2001). 🏆📊🌍

Research focus

Dr. Marc-Andreas Muendler’s research focuses on international trade and its economic impacts. His work explores firm-level export behaviors, market learning in employee spinoffs, and the relationship between trade and inequality. His studies often analyze data from various countries, examining how trade policies influence labor markets, wage inequality, and the allocation of tasks and skills both onshore and offshore. Key themes in his research include export dynamics, firm productivity, and multinational labor substitution. Dr. Muendler’s comprehensive approach bridges theoretical models with empirical evidence to better understand global economic patterns and their implications. 🌍📈💼👩‍🔬

Publication top notes

Do employee spinoffs learn markets from their parents? Evidence from international trade

Trade and inequality: From theory to estimation

Trade and tasks: An exploration over three decades in Germany

Export or merge? Proximity vs. concentration in product space

Exporters and their products: A collection of empirical regularities

Sources of wage inequality

Offshoring and the onshore composition of tasks and skills

Employee spinoffs and other entrants: Stylized facts from Brazil

Margins of multinational labor substitution

 

Chuma Maxwele | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Chuma Maxwele | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr Chuma Maxwele, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

Dr. Chuma Maxwele is an accomplished economist with a PhD from Nelson Mandela University 🏫. He holds a Master’s in Commerce in Economics 🎓, along with a Bachelor’s in Education (Economics and Business Management) from the University of Fort Hare 📘. His expertise spans international trade, applied microeconomics, and econometrics 📈. Dr. Maxwele has taught at various educational institutions and conducted significant research, focusing on economic complexity and governance in Sub-Saharan Africa 🌍. He is proficient in Xhosa and English 🌐 and has published multiple papers in renowned journals 📑.

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Education

🎓 Dr. Chuma Maxwele’s academic journey began at Qokolweni S.S.S., Mthatha, where he completed Grade 12 with top marks in IsiXhosa, English, Mathematics, and more. He earned a Bachelor of Education in Economics and Business Management from the University of Fort Hare (2012-2015), excelling in modules like Basic Classroom Research and Community Development. At Nelson Mandela University, he achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics (2017) and later, a Master’s in Commerce in Economics, specializing in Advanced Macroeconomics and Economic Impact Assessment. Dr. Maxwele culminated his studies with a PhD in Economics, producing an impactful thesis. 📚🌟

Research Skills

Conducted basic classroom research at UFH, and a research treatise at NMU. Completed a research paper on “Developing content knowledge in Economics” and “Effect of the exchange rate on economic growth in South Africa” over two months (August-September 2015) at UFH, and 11 months at NMU.

Research focus

Chuma Maxwele’s research focuses on the intersection of economic complexity and governance in Sub-Saharan Africa. His work explores how intricate economic activities and structures impact the quality of governance across different countries. By analyzing cross-country data, he aims to uncover patterns and relationships that can inform policy and drive sustainable development. This research is crucial for understanding how economic diversity and sophistication contribute to better governance outcomes, ultimately fostering growth and stability in the region. 🌍📊🔍📈

Publication top notes

Economic Complexity and Good Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cross Country Analysis

 

dilan Kilic Onar | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

dilan Kilic Onar | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

 

Dr dilan Kilic Onar, University of Southampton, Turkey

Dr. Dilan Kılıç Onar is a dedicated psychologist and researcher specializing in sexual health and romantic relationships. She holds a BA in Psychology from Hacettepe University, an MSc in Health Psychology, and is pursuing a PhD in Psychology at the University of Southampton. Her research interests include women’s sexuality, communication about sexual preferences, and sexual satisfaction in relationships. Dr. Kılıç Onar has published extensively and presented at international conferences. She also has teaching experience and has volunteered as a psychologist in disaster relief efforts. 🧠❤️📚👩‍🏫✨

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Qualifications

Graduating from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 🎓🇹🇷 in 2013, the journey continued at Ege University in Izmir, Turkey, where a Master’s in Family Counselling was completed between 2014-2016 👩‍🎓👪. Further advancing in the field, an MSc in Health Psychology was earned from the University of Southampton in the UK during 2017-2018 🎓🇬🇧. Currently, the pursuit of a Ph.D. in Psychology at the same institution has been ongoing since April 8, 2019 🧠📚, demonstrating a deep commitment to psychological research and practice.

Experience

With a robust background in psychology, I’ve worked on various projects, including my MSc under Prof. Roger Ingham and Prof. Haluk Arkar, and my PhD under Prof. Cynthia Graham and Dr. Heather Armstrong. Since 2019, I’ve been part of the CCCAHP and an affiliate of the CSHR. My roles included being a Research Assistant under Verena Klein and a Volunteer Researcher for a project on sexual re-partnering in later life. As a teaching assistant at the University of Southampton (2020-2023), I taught and marked various courses. Additionally, I’ve served as a psychologist in Turkey and contributed to disaster relief efforts. 🌟📚🧠

Research Interests 🎓🔍

My research focuses on sexual health and romantic relationships, emphasizing women’s sexuality and pleasure. Key areas include communication about sexual preferences, addressing sexual problems, and maintaining sexual satisfaction over time. 🌸💬❤️

Presentations 🎤📅

Presented at international conferences including the International Academy of Sex Research and the World Association for Sexual Health on topics like women’s solo masturbation and mutual masturbation. 🌍🗣️

Awards

In 2020, he received funding from the COST-funded Action CA18124 “European Sexual Medicine Network” (ESMN) Training School, and I attended the European Research Workshop in Sexual Medicine from October 18-20, 2021, in Porto, Portugal 🇵🇹. He was honored with the Young Investigator Award by the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy in November 2020 🏆. Additionally, I participated in the International Postdoc Week, a research retreat at the psychology department of Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, from October 24-28, 2022 🇩🇪. These experiences have significantly enriched my research and professional development in sexual medicine and psychology 📚💡.

Research focus

Dilan Kılıç Onar’s research focuses on sexual health, particularly within the context of relationships. Her work explores women’s experiences, motives, and perceptions of masturbation while in a relationship, as well as the role of mutual masturbation in enhancing sexual satisfaction and sexual self-esteem. By systematically reviewing qualitative studies, she sheds light on how these intimate behaviors contribute to overall relationship dynamics and individual sexual well-being. Her studies aim to provide a deeper understanding of sexual practices and their psychological and emotional impacts, highlighting the importance of open communication and mutual satisfaction in relationships. 💑🔍📚

Publication top notes

What does research tell us about women’s experiences, motives and perceptions of masturbation within a relationship context?: A systematic review of qualitative studies

The Role of Mutual Masturbation within Relationships: Associations with Sexual Satisfaction and Sexual Self-Esteem