Dr Mattias Frey
Lecturer in Film
School of Arts, University of Kent
Dr Mattias Frey received his academic training in Heidelberg, Mannheim and Berlin as well as at Harvard University, where he earned his bachelor and doctoral degrees and taught in the Department for Visual and Environmental Studies. In 2008 he joined the University of Kent as Lecturer in Film Studies. In addition, he serves as Admissions Officer and as Co-ordinator for ERASMUS and Year Abroad programmes for the Film Studies Department.
Considering he talks about the marvels of the universe, Academic Beards has occasionally wondered why Professor Brian Cox sounds a little dull. Last night during his appearance on BBC2's QI came our lightbulb moment - the professor has no beard. No beard, no mumbling, no modulation of tone based on variation in beard/soup ratio. Cox, where's your beard?
Behrang Mahjani, PhD Student
Division of Scientific Computing
Department of Information Technology
He is working on models and methods for detecting multiple QTL-like loci.
Frithjof Nungesser, M.A.
Institut für Soziologie / Department of Sociology
Young Beard of the Month: Christoph Rudiger, Lecturer
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Bearded Academics Dancing
by David Fawcett
Date Painted: 2003
Acrylic on paper, 57 x 77 cm
Collection: Open University
Dr. Neil R. Banerjee
Assistant Professor, Laboratory for Stable Isotope Science
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Western Ontario
Stable isotope biogeochemistry; Microbial alteration of modern and ancient oceanic crust; Evidence for early life on Earth; Formation and evolution of oceanic crust; Geochemical cycling at mid-ocean ridges; Formation of massive sulfide deposits at mid-ocean ridges; The origin and emplacement of ophiolites; Astrobiology.
Dr Ian Marquette
Department of Mathematics, University of York
Stefan Kah, Researcher
European Policies Research Centre
University of Strathclyde
Research experience on regional policy and the Structural Funds in Austria. Stefan has also worked in both Switzerland and Austria on Interreg-funded projects.
Dr. Alessandro Farinelli
Visiting Researcher, School of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton
While blogspot is updated sporadically, Facebook is where Academic Beards is at.
Thomas Bernauer is a professor of political science at ETH Zurich. He and his research group are based at the Center for Comparative and International Studies, a joint institution of ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, and at ETH Zurich’s Institute for Environmental Decisions. Thomas Bernauer obtained his PhD from the University of Zurich in 1992. In 1988-92 he was a researcher at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research in Geneva, in 1992-94 a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University, and in 1994-95 a senior lecturer at the University of Zurich. In 1995 he was appointed assistant professor at ETH Zurich, in 1999 associate professor, and 2004 full professor. In 2004-2006 Thomas Bernauer was dean of ETH Zurich’s department of social sciences and humanities, and in 2005-2009 director of the Center for Comparative and International Studies. Since 2004 he is a member of the Swiss National Science Foundation’s research council.
In his research and teaching Thomas Bernauer focuses on international environmental and economic issues. That is, he analyzes political and other conditions under which environmental and economic problems that extend beyond national borders can be solved. He is the author or co-author of ten books, more than 60 journal articles or book chapters, and many other types of publications. His publications have appeared with publishers such as Princeton University Press as well as in political science, economics, and natural sciences journals, for example International Organization, British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, Ecological Economics, World Development, and Water Resources Research.
Senior Research Fellow, Project Manager
Department for Political Science
University of Zurich