Visiting Professorship Program

Mission

                  To provide training, technical, and research services that will empower faculty, staff and students to do independent scholarly researches geared towards community- and nation- building.

General Objectives

  • Gear R&D activities of the Institute towards the attainment of a strong research culture among its constituents;
  • Periodically review the R&D thrusts and directions of the Institute along with the demands of global, national, local and Institute research clientele and recommend redirections as needed;
  • Facilitate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of duly approved research projects and other R&D programs;
  • Institute measures for the generation of R&D project proposals among MSU-IIT constituents for submission to appropriate funding agencies;
  • Encourage the conduct of collaborative/participatory researches and other R&D activities involving other research and academic institutions, industries and other organizations;
  • Develop strategies for financial sourcing and funding of Institute R&D projects and programs;
  • Coordinate the packaging of research outputs for dissemination and information of appropriate end-users.

Visiting Research Professors

The Department of Research (DR) has given support to the development of the different colleges through the Visiting Research Professor Program. In 2019, DR supported the visit of the following research professors from different countries.

Dr. Angel Yanagihara

Dr. Angel Yanagihara is an Associate Research Professor at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii. She graduated with a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Cell and Molecular Biology at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Hosted by: College of Science and Mathematics – Department of Marine Science
Date of Visit: April 22 – May 2, 2019

Dr. Jorge A. Lubguban

Senior Member of Technical Staff at GlobalFoundries, New York and DOST Balik-Scientist Program (BSP) grantee. He graduated with a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science from Kanazawa University, Japan.

Hosted by: College of Engineering and Technology – Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology
Date of Visit: March 18-29, 2019

Prof. Auijit Pattanjak

Prof. Auijit Pattanjak is an Associate Professor at Khon Kaen University, Thailand. She graduated with a degree of Master of Art in Teaching (Mathematics) at University of the Philippines, Philippines. She is extensively involved in the research and improvement of mathematics education in Thailand.

Hosted by: College of Education – Department of Science and Mathematics Education
Date of Visit: August 1-29, 2019

Dr. Ryan B. Balili (CSM - Physics)

Dr. Ryan B. Balili is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Calvin College, Michigan, USA. He graduated with a degree in Doctor of Philosophy in Physics from University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. His academic interests are Bose Einstein condensation of composite bosons, exciton-polariton condensation, novel optoelectronic devices in layered semiconductors and light-matter interaction in semiconductors.

Hosted by: College of Science and Mathematics – Department of Physics
Date of Visit: June 17, 2019

Dr. Neil Hens

Dr. Niel Hens is an Associate Professor at the Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium. He graduated with a degree of Doctor in Science (Mathematics) in 2005. His main research interest is developing mathematical and statistical models of infectious disease transmission.

Hosted by: College of Science and Mathematics – Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Date of Visit: January 14-17, 2019

Dr. Chellafe Ensoy-Musoro

Dr. Chellafe Ensoy-Musoro is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium. She graduated with a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics at the same university in 2014. Her research interests are spatio-temporal modeling and predicting outbreaks of infectious diseases in animals.

Hosted by: College of Science and Mathematics – Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Date of Visit: January 14-17, 2019

Dr. Chokchai Yuenyong

Dr. Chokchai Yuenyong is an Assistant Professor of Science Education at Khon Kaen University, Thailand. He received his PhD in Science Education at Kasetsart University and University of Waikato. Student learning in physics, science teaching based on constructivism, science teacher education, scientific literacy, STEM education are some of his expertise.

Hosted by: College of Education – Department of Science and Mathematics Education
Date of Visit: March 3-16, 2019

Dr. Mario Alviano

Dr. Mario Alviano is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Calabria. He received his Doctorate in Mathematics and Informatics and Post Doctorate in Computer Science at the same university.

Hosted by: College of Engineering and Technology – Department of Electrical Engineering and Technology
Date of Visit: September 9-10, 2019

Dr. Radomir Jaskula

Dr. Radomir Jaskula works as adjunct in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Hydrobiology,University of Lodz, Poland. He finished his MSc in biology in 2002 and PhD in zoology in 2007. He specializes in tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), especially biodiversity, ecology, and zoogeography of these insects. Recently he is working mainly on tiger beetle fauna of the Mediterranean Region as well as the Philippines. He organized eight scientific entomological expeditions to the Balkans, Middle Asia and North Africa. He is an author of several popular books on insects as well as few dozen of scientific papers, including 22 indexed in the Web of Sciences.

Hosted by: College of Science and Mathematics – Department of Biological Sciences
Date of Visit: October 20-30, 2019

Dr. WTPSK Senarath

Dr. WTPSK Senarath is a Senior Professor in the Department of Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka. She finished her PhD in Plant Biotechnology in 1996 at the University of Wales, United Kingdom.

Hosted by: College of Science and Mathematics – Department of Biological Sciences
Date of Visit: September 12 – October 3, 2019

Prof. Yu-Jang Li

Professor Yu-Jang Li is a faculty of the Department of Applied Chemistry of the National Chiayi University in Taiwan. He finished his doctorate degree at the University of Rochester, New York, USA, specializing in Organic Chemistry and Asymmetric Synthesis. His research interest is focused on the studies of chiral [2,3]-Wittig rearrangement of γ-allyloxy subtitued vinylogous urethane enolates; [3,3]-Claisen rearrangement of g -allyloxy substituted vinylogous urethanes; synthesis of biologically active natural products; total synthesis of indolizidine alkaloids; and synthesis of highly-substituted oxetanes.

Hosted by: College of Science and Mathematics – Department of Chemistry
Date of Visit: November 3-9, 2019

Visiting Research Professors

The Department of Research (DR) has given support to the development of the different colleges through the Visiting Research Professor Program. In 2019, DR supported the visit of the following research professors from different countries.

Dr. Angel Yanagihara

Dr. Angel Yanagihara is an Associate Research Professor at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii. She graduated with a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Cell and Molecular Biology at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Hosted by: College of Science and Mathematics – Department of Marine Science
Date of Visit: April 22 – May 2, 2019

Dr. Jorge A. Lubguban

Senior Member of Technical Staff at GlobalFoundries, New York and DOST Balik-Scientist Program (BSP) grantee. He graduated with a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science from Kanazawa University, Japan.

Hosted by: College of Engineering and Technology – Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology
Date of Visit: March 18-29, 2019

Prof. Auijit Pattanjak

Prof. Auijit Pattanjak is an Associate Professor at Khon Kaen University, Thailand. She graduated with a degree of Master of Art in Teaching (Mathematics) at University of the Philippines, Philippines. She is extensively involved in the research and improvement of mathematics education in Thailand.

Hosted by: College of Education – Department of Science and Mathematics Education
Date of Visit: August 1-29, 2019

Dr. Ryan B. Balili (CSM - Physics)

Dr. Ryan B. Balili is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Calvin College, Michigan, USA. He graduated with a degree in Doctor of Philosophy in Physics from University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. His academic interests are Bose Einstein condensation of composite bosons, exciton-polariton condensation, novel optoelectronic devices in layered semiconductors and light-matter interaction in semiconductors.

Hosted by: College of Science and Mathematics – Department of Physics
Date of Visit: June 17, 2019

Dr. Neil Hens

Dr. Niel Hens is an Associate Professor at the Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium. He graduated with a degree of Doctor in Science (Mathematics) in 2005. His main research interest is developing mathematical and statistical models of infectious disease transmission.

Hosted by: College of Science and Mathematics – Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Date of Visit: January 14-17, 2019

Dr. Chellafe Ensoy-Musoro

Dr. Chellafe Ensoy-Musoro is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium. She graduated with a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics at the same university in 2014. Her research interests are spatio-temporal modeling and predicting outbreaks of infectious diseases in animals.

Hosted by: College of Science and Mathematics – Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Date of Visit: January 14-17, 2019

Dr. Chokchai Yuenyong

Dr. Chokchai Yuenyong is an Assistant Professor of Science Education at Khon Kaen University, Thailand. He received his PhD in Science Education at Kasetsart University and University of Waikato. Student learning in physics, science teaching based on constructivism, science teacher education, scientific literacy, STEM education are some of his expertise.

Hosted by: College of Education – Department of Science and Mathematics Education
Date of Visit: March 3-16, 2019

Dr. Mario Alviano

Dr. Mario Alviano is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Calabria. He received his Doctorate in Mathematics and Informatics and Post Doctorate in Computer Science at the same university.

Hosted by: College of Engineering and Technology – Department of Electrical Engineering and Technology
Date of Visit: September 9-10, 2019

Dr. Radomir Jaskula

Dr. Radomir Jaskula works as adjunct in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Hydrobiology,University of Lodz, Poland. He finished his MSc in biology in 2002 and PhD in zoology in 2007. He specializes in tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), especially biodiversity, ecology, and zoogeography of these insects. Recently he is working mainly on tiger beetle fauna of the Mediterranean Region as well as the Philippines. He organized eight scientific entomological expeditions to the Balkans, Middle Asia and North Africa. He is an author of several popular books on insects as well as few dozen of scientific papers, including 22 indexed in the Web of Sciences.

Hosted by: College of Science and Mathematics – Department of Biological Sciences
Date of Visit: October 20-30, 2019

Dr. WTPSK Senarath

Dr. WTPSK Senarath is a Senior Professor in the Department of Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka. She finished her PhD in Plant Biotechnology in 1996 at the University of Wales, United Kingdom.

Hosted by: College of Science and Mathematics – Department of Biological Sciences
Date of Visit: September 12 – October 3, 2019

Prof. Yu-Jang Li

Professor Yu-Jang Li is a faculty of the Department of Applied Chemistry of the National Chiayi University in Taiwan. He finished his doctorate degree at the University of Rochester, New York, USA, specializing in Organic Chemistry and Asymmetric Synthesis. His research interest is focused on the studies of chiral [2,3]-Wittig rearrangement of γ-allyloxy subtitued vinylogous urethane enolates; [3,3]-Claisen rearrangement of g -allyloxy substituted vinylogous urethanes; synthesis of biologically active natural products; total synthesis of indolizidine alkaloids; and synthesis of highly-substituted oxetanes.

Hosted by: College of Science and Mathematics – Department of Chemistry
Date of Visit: November 3-9, 2019

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