0 comments Thursday, 8 December 2011

Welitom Rodrigues Borges
University of Brasília, Institute of Geosciences

Welitom Rodrigues Borges holds a degree in geology from the Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (2000), completed a master's degree (2002) and doctorate (2007) in geophysics at the University of Sao Paulo.

0 comments Friday, 4 November 2011

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.


0 comments Saturday, 22 October 2011

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?

0 comments Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Behrang Mahjani, PhD Student
Division of Scientific Computing
Department of Information Technology
Uppsala University

He is working on models and methods for detecting multiple QTL-like loci.

0 comments Monday, 12 September 2011

Frithjof Nungesser, M.A.
Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Institut für Soziologie / Department of Sociology

0 comments Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Young Beard of the Month: Christoph Rudiger, Lecturer
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Monash University

0 comments Friday, 8 July 2011

Bearded Academics Dancing

by David Fawcett

Date Painted: 2003
Acrylic on paper, 57 x 77 cm
Collection: Open University

0 comments Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Dr. Neil R. Banerjee
Assistant Professor, Laboratory for Stable Isotope Science
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Western Ontario

Research Interests:
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.

0 comments Friday, 10 June 2011

Dr Ian Marquette
Research Fellow
Department of Mathematics, University of York

0 comments Saturday, 28 May 2011

The Academic's Fickle Beard from Matt Reynolds on Vimeo.

0 comments Tuesday, 10 May 2011

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.


0 comments Saturday, 2 April 2011

Stefano Lazzari, Researcher
Montecuccolino Laboratory, Department of Energy, Nuclear and Environmental Control (DIENCA) University of Bologna

0 comments Sunday, 6 March 2011

Dr. Alessandro Farinelli
Visiting Researcher, School of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton

Alessandro Farinelli received his PhD in Computer Engineering at Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 2005, under the supervision of Prof. Daniele Nardi. After that he was a Post-Doc at University of Rome "La Sapienza" working on the project "An integrated framework for situation assessment and task assignment in real rescue scenarios". He is now working as a Research Fellow with Prof. Jennings in the area of decentralised control.

0 comments Wednesday, 2 February 2011

While blogspot is updated sporadically, Facebook is where Academic Beards is at.

0 comments Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Brian Casemore is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Pedagogy in the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy at the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development. He teaches courses in English education, curriculum theory, human development, and social diversity. His research focuses on autobiographical inquiry and psychoanalytic conceptions of educational experience. His book on southern place and identity, The Autobiographical Demand of Place: Curriculum Inquiry In the American South (Peter Lang, 2008), explores the role of place in self-formation and conceptualizes a southern studies curriculum rooted in southern literature and autobiographical inquiry. In his current research, Brian is investigating the emotional geography of conversations in sex education. He is the principal investigator for a Ford Foundation Research Grant, "Sex Education in the Age of Abstinence: Conversations Toward a Revitalized Curriculum." The purpose of this research is to investigate conversations among youth and educators about sexual health and to develop innovative and democratic sexuality education curricula.



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.


0 comments Saturday, 8 January 2011

Dr Nico van der Heiden
Senior Research Fellow, Project Manager
Department for Political Science
University of Zurich

Nico van der Heiden studied political science, economics and media science at the University of Zurich (M.A. 2005). From 2002 until 2005 he was a student assistant at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Zurich (chair for Swiss politics and unit for policy-analysis and evaluation). Subsequently he was a research and teaching assistant at the same institute (2005-2008). In 2005, he was accepted to participate in the doctoral school of the NCCR democracy. His dissertation is on "Urban Foreign Policy and Domestic Dilemmas in Swiss and European City-regions" (Dr. des. 2009). A scholarship for promising junior scholars from the Swiss National Science Foundation allowed him to spend the academic year 2007/2008 at the INRS-UCS (Institut national de la recherché scientifique urbanisation, culture et société) in Montréal (Canada). Thereafter, he was academic assistant at the Seminar for Political Science at the University of Lucerne. Since February 2009, he is a senior project manager at the Centre for Democracy in Aarau.