I am an agricultural engineer specializing in planning and management of natural resources (Forestry) from the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin)
I am an HPCSA registered Optometrist and Dispensing Optician with postgraduate qualifications including Master of Optometry and PhD degrees.
TEACHING AND CURRICULUM EXPERIENCE
Main subjects presented include Visual Optics as well as Ophthalmic Lenses final year subjects. I have also developed and presented Dispensing Optics, Environmental Optics, Practice Management and Ethics as well as Research Methods. Curriculum development achievements include development of the Bachelor of Optometry and Bachelor of Health Sciences in Opticianry programmes. I have served with a number of institutions and legislative bodies for the purposes of curriculum review for optometry and ophthalmic dispensing.
I am a C3 rated researcher with the National Research Foundation of South Africa. I have an interest in applied and translational research. Early research was based on childhood vision screening programmes in South African primary schools. My other interest in diabetes and its ocular complications developed during my Doctoral research. I have successfully supervised students at Master’s and Doctoral level and currently supervise postgraduate students in countries across the African continent and worldwide. I have examined more than twenty-five Master's dissertations and PhD theses as well as research at undergraduate level, including as external examiner at other Universities. I serve as reviewer for academic Journals and am the Managing Editor of the African Vision and Eye Health Journal.
During 2017 I was the Acting Associate Dean of the Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences and Head of the Department of Ophthalmic Sciences until December 2015. I have been involved in all aspects of departmental and academic management including HR management, programme and student administration, financial management as well as quality assurance and infrastructural development. I served on numerous University Committees including Research, ICT, Senate and Teaching and Learning Committees, as well as Professional Body committees.
I am currently employed as a Hydrogeologist at the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. I earned my Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, with research in in-situ thermal remediation of chlorinated solvents in the subsurface. My interests include groundwater contamination and water resources, environmental remediation, renewable energy and the harnessing of technology for adaptation to the changing conditions of the world. I am registered with the Professional Engineers of Ontario and contribute to the academic world through lecturing at Queen’s University and by continuing to contribute to publications in internationally recognized scientific journals.
Unusual and difficult problems are usually more fun.
I recently graduate in Biomedical Engineering with a master's degree in biomedical engineering with an address on biomechanics and biomaterials.
During my university education, I have successfully represented different types of training projects (laboratories and seminars). I have attended courses such as biomechanics, biomaterials, bioreactors, endoprosthesis design, and regenerative medicine which have provided me with excellent theoretical skills in the biomedical sector as well as basic scientific knowledge including physiology, anatomy, electronics, chemistry and physics.
I have always been passionate about science, design and innovation.
I have a background in theatre performance that predates my doctoral work by some years, gaining my first professional acting gig at the age of 15 and then receiving a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Memphis in 1990. I followed that with an acting internship at an Equity theatre, where I later did several shows as an Equity actor before returning to Memphis, working there in theatre and academia before moving to Madison to pursue my PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The PhD process took quite a bit of time for me, unfortunately, as I found myself having to divert much of my energy to fighting lymphoma. Though I was not given good odds for survival, I lived through it and was eventually able to finish my work due to a gracious faculty and my own dogged determination.
My dissertation, “Sugar in the Arsenic”: Humorous Depictions of the Holocaust and Humorous Depictions in the Holocaust, looked at several plays and their film adaptations that use humor or comic elements to explore the Holocaust. This research highlighted the positive effects of humor in these works, determining that its use can be as effective, intelligent, and ethical as the tonally serious. I am now working on reframing and additional analysis for the book I hope to publish from it. This work positions me well not only as a candidate for a theatre department, but it also creates the potential for cross-listed teaching in Holocaust studies programs.
Boal has figured prominently in my work in the performance classroom. I spent the lion’s share of my time at UW-Madison working sometimes as a Teaching Assistant and sometimes as an Instructor of Record for Theatre for Cultural and Social Awareness, a method and course developed from the work of Boal and Michael Rohd, creator of the Hope is Vital theatre method. In addition to spending the first half of the semester reading texts by both artists and using their exercises to explore physical, intellectual, and emotional strategies for creating theatre, the students read essays and saw films dealing with systemic and institutional barriers to social justice in areas such as racism, sexism, and heterosexism, having tough, insightful, and in some cases, soul-baring class discussions about them. They spent the second half collaboratively devising scripts based on their own experiences with these issues. At the end of the semester, they performed these scenarios with facilitated conversations between each scene at dorms on the UW campus.
I also gained experience teaching introductory courses in Anthropology, where I did most of my PhD minor work, and in teaching writing via UW's Writing Center and Department of English.
I do research outside of theatre and Holocaust subjects in the areas of popular music and spectacle crime.
I defended my PhD thesis on February 2020. I was studying at Institute of Geophysics,
University of Tehran, Iran. I passed 70 days visiting student under supervision of
Professor Simone Atzori and Stefano Salvi at National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Rome, Italy.
I have graduated from Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran, from which I received Master’s degree too. I received my BSc’s degree on Mining engineering from University of Science & Technology. I have studied Math & Physics undergrad and continued to deepen my understanding of physical and mathematical concepts of the earth in the field of mining engineering and geophysics for a long period as a student.
After the Bam earthquake in Iran and the death of many of my compatriots, I decided to continue my studies in earthquake seismology, and I hope my researches lead to physical tools for seismic hazard mitigation.
Due to my interest in physics and mathematics, during my MSc. thesis I studied Empirical Green’s Function and Finite fault modeling methods to estimate parameter of causative fault of earthquake. Then I have focused on Radar and InSAR data and their application in seismology during my doctoral studies. During my PhD program, I passed some courses on inverse problem, advanced data processing, advanced time series analysis. I have tried to joint Seismic and InSAR inversion to find out the physical mechanisms of earthquakes, faulting processes and interaction of them. I have also searched the probable multiple sources of an earthquake, and I have examined the stress transfer between fault components. Combining my findings with the geological and tectonic data of the region, I got good results on a few earthquake case studies.
I started research on my thesis entitled “Earth surface deformation analysis of the Bam, Rigan, Zarand, Qeshm and Kermanshah regions derived from joint inversion of interferometric synthetic aperture radar and strong ground motion data”. There I was able to work on some significant earthquakes like Qeshm(2008), Zarand(2005), Kermanshah(2017) and Bam(2003) in Iran. The following are some of the results: it is found that the Qeshm earthquake causative fault is a reverse fault with a left-lateral component. This fault has ruptured the sedimentary sequence cover approximately at a depth of Hormoz salt while it does not reach the basement and surface. The 2005 Zarand earthquake involved a complex series of fault segments. The causative fault segments were compared to structures on geological maps, which demonstrated the role of pre-existing geological structures in controlling and propagating stress and producing a larger earthquake on geometrical complexities.
In the following I was working on different types of radar data. I interest to time-dependent strain rate estimation too. I am currently interested in topics such as: modeling the displacement rate of seismic faults using radar images and using it as an earthquake precursor and mapping interseismic strain accumulation in the urban area using InSAR data. I started working on these issues out of personal interest.
Based on my research during BSc, MS and PhD, where I have studied and worked on exploration geophysics and InSAR modelling, I have experience in Mineral exploration (Magnetic, IP, Geoelectric, GPR, Seismic and other geophysical methods), Radar interferometry and modelling InSAR observations, Physical mechanisms of earthquakes and faulting interaction processes, Seismic interpretation, Seismic Inversion and modelling and Joint inversion of geophysical data. Also I am familiar with Acceleration data inversion, remote sensing for mining exploration and Application of Geophysical Data in mining exploration (exploration geophysics). The list of my publications comes in my CV.
I am writing to inquire about the availability of a postdoctoral position.
So far, I have studied the processing properties of tea waste by testing its mechanical strength. In addition, I have studied the degradation properties of tea waste/PLA composites.
At this stage, I am focusing on the texture of tea waste and using the relevant methods of Kansei engineering to try to improve people's perceptual evaluation of this material.
I have designed a series of prototypes based on tea waste materials, which was invited to the Milan Satellite Salon Exhibition held in Shanghai in 2016 and 2017. If you are interested please visit my website