David Zanatta

Associate Professor of Biology, Biology Department, Institute for Great Lakes Research, Central Michigan University, USA

Website
http://people.cst.cmich.edu/zanat1d/
Stay at TUM
November 2015 – December 2015
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Geist
Research Interests
Freshwater Ecology, Molecular Ecology, Freshwater Molluscs, Conservation Biology
Current Research Projects
Phylogeography and Conservation Genetics of Freshwater Pearl Mussels
Awards/Honors
Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSERC, Canada (2008)

“The Lehrstuhl für Aquatische Systembiologie in Stephanskirche (Freising) has incredible faculty, students, and facilities. I greatly enjoyed teaching a course on Freshwater Molluscs! My time working with Prof. Geist and his staff has opened doors to a long-term research collaboration that I look forward to continuing.”

Bajram Berisha

Full Professor for Animal Physiology, Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Prishtina, Kosovo

Homepage
http://www.uni-pr.edu/
Stay at TUM
April – October 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Michael Pfaffl
Research Interests
Animal Reproduction, Endocrinolgy, Paracrinology
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Best Researcher of Kosovo Award (2012)

“I enjoy very much my stay at TUM. Great university!”

Abdallah Metwally

Lecturer
Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt

Stay at TUM
Nov. 1996 – Feb. 2002
Host
Prof. Dr. Ludwig Trepl
Research Interests
Chair of Animal Nutrition, Center of Life and Food Sciences, Weihenstepan

” I am proud to hold doctor degree from TUM at Chair of Animal Nutrition in WZW in Freising. My studies during the doctoral period were focused on ruminant animal nutrition. I believe that theChair of Animal Nutrition at WZW in Freising is one of the few Chairs in Germany and in the world with such well equipped laboratories and animal husbandry units.”

Tomohiro Ichinose

Professor
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1996 – Sept. 1998
Host
Prof. Dr. Ludwig Trepl
Research Interests
Landscape Ecology and Planning, Rural Planning
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture Award (2003), Japanese Association of Rural Planning Award (2009)

“I stayed in Weihenstephan as a post-doctoral researcher. The experience was really nice for me. I attended some classes and excursions with students. I still have contacts with Prof. Pauleit, who was my colleague at that time.”

Meirong Su

Associate Professor
School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Stay at TUM
June 2015 – May 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Stephan Pauleit
Research Interests
Urban ecosystem health, energy security
Awards/Honors (Selection)
8th Winner, 2nd Award for National Science and Technology Progress, Central People’s Government, People’s Republic of China (2012), 10th Winner, 1st Award for Excellent Scientific Achievements in Colleges, Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China (2010), Best Paper Award, International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (2010)

“On the whole, my stay at TUM was happy. The various activities for international researchers, covering academic exchanges, excursions, cultural activities etc…, are very impressive. It is indeed very good for me being familiar with Germany, TUM, department, and colleagues.”

Julián Rafael Dib

Assistant Professor
Instituto de Microbiología, Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (UNT), Tucumán, Argentina
Research Scientist
PROIMI-CONICET, Tucumán, Argentina

Stay at TUM
July – Oct. 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Liebl
Research Interests
Microbial Ecology, Linear Plasmids, Horizontal Gene Transfer, Human Parasitology
Awards/Honors
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2011), DAAD Scholarship (2008), Fullbright Fellowship, University of Maryland, USA (2007)

Ashok Giri

Senior Scientist
CSIR – National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Stay at TUM
Oct. – Dec. 2014
Host
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Schwab
Research Interests
Plant defense mechanisms, Plant secondary metabolite analysis and engineering
Awards/Honors
Raman Research Fellow, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India (2011), Borlaug Fellow, United States Department of Agriculture,USA (2009), Humboldt Return Research Fellow (2009)

“It was a great experience and the project was a great success because of the overall atmosphere in the laboratory.”

José Antonio Yuri

Professor and Director
Centro de Pomaceas, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad de Talca, Talca, Chile

Stay at TUM
Apr. 1987 – Oct. 1990
Host
Prof. Dr. Walter Feucht
Research Interests
Fruit (apple) production, ecophysiology, fruit nutrition, fruit quality
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Award Federacion de Porductores de Fruta de Chile (2010)

“Ich kam im Jahr 2006 als Vizepräsident der Universität Talca an der TUM mit dem Präsidenten Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann zusammen.”

H. Güçlü Yavuzcan

Professor and Head
Department of Industrial Products Design, Faculty of Architecture, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
Expert of the European Commission
European Commission LLP Programmes, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA),  Brussels, Belgium

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1998 – Mar. 2000
Host
Prof. Dr. Hermann Auernhammer
Research Interests
Industrial design, design of alternative energy systems, patent engineering, agricultural machinery
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Patent Award of Gazi University (2012), Intellectual Property Rights Research Award, Pfizer (2008), Leonardo da Vinci Compendium of 50 Successful Pilot Projects (Helsinki Awards, 2006), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1998)

“The research was about the development of a potential soil compaction index with respect to various efficient parameters in sugarbeet production. TUM has provided all the necessary facilities to conduct an effective research.  Consequently, the research activity there was very fruitful.”

Hisami Yamanaka-Okumura

Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Health Biosciences, University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan

Stays at TUM
Apr. – Aug. 2011, June – Aug. 2012
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Hans Hauner, Prof. Dr. Hannelore Daniel
Research Interests
Evidence based nutrition, liver cirrhosis, clinical nutrition, indirect calorimetry, late evening snack, mixed meal, japanese food, metabolomics, low energy density Diet, volumetrics, 500kcal lunch
Awards/Honors (Selection)
The Japanese Society of Nutrition and Dietetics, encouraging prize (2012), Japanese Society of Nutritional Assessment, encouraging prize (2011) Japanese Society of Clinical Nutrition, encouraging prize (2010, 2008)

“I very much enjoyed my stay at TUM. There I learned and saw the front-line metabolomics, which was extremely useful for my future Research.”

Mahmoud Sharaf-Eldin

Associate Research Professor
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research Department, Pharmaceutical and Drug Industries Research Division, National Research Centre (NRC), Cairo, Egypt

Stay at TUM
Jan. 2000 – June 2002
Host
Prof. Dr. Wilfried H. Schnitzler
Research Interests
Medicinal and aromatic plants, in vitro and in vivo, plant bioreactor, saffron, artichoke, cardoon, safflower, artemisia
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Fullbright Fellowship (2005)

“Very enriching and unforgettable experience, still have a good contact with friends that I made during my stay at TUM.”

Lalit Kumar Murdia

Professor and Head  of Department
Department of Dairy and Food Engineering, College of Dairy and Food Science Technology, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, India

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1986 – June 1989
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Bauer
Research Interests
Food technology and engineering, dairy technology and engineering
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Gold Medal for 1st rank in University for Post Graduate Studies, Best teacher Award

Edwin Li

Assistant Professor
Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Stay at TUM
2009 – 2010
Host
Prof. Dr. Dieter Langosch
Research Interests
Membrane protein biophysics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2009)

“Enjoyed it a lot!  Great university, staff, students and city!”

Ertan Ermis

Assistant Professor
Food Engineering Department, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Istanbul, Turkey

Stay at TUM
Mar. – Nov. 2009
Host
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Sommer
Research Interests
Food engineering, powder technology, food microbiology
Awards/Honors (Selection)
EU FP6 Marie Curie RTN Early Stage Researcher (2007 – 2012)

“As a part of my EU funded PhD project, I could conduct tests and develop ideas together with academic staff at TUM”

José Miguel Aguilera

Professor of Food Engineering
Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
President
National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Santiago, Chile

Stays at TUM
Dec. 1986 – July 1987, July – Sept. 2002, May – July 2003, July 2006
Host
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Gerhard Kessler, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kulozik
Research Interests
Food engineering, food microstructure and its relation to health, wellbeing and gastronomy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Foreign Associate Member, US National Academy of Engineering (2010), Chilean National Prize for Applied Science and Technology (2008), Marcel Loncin Research Prize, Institute for Food Technologists (IFT, 2006), Humboldt Research Award (2002)

“I stayed at the Weihenstephan campus of TUM first as Humboldt fellow and then as Humboldt Prize winner. Both periods were decisive in establishing and deepening the thesis that we eat food structures that must be palatable, safe and healthy. Most parts of my book ‘Microstructural Principles of Food Processing ad Engineering’, now with more than 500 citations, were written at TUM.”

Gabriel Adegoke

Professor of Food Biotechnology and Food Safety
Department of Food Technology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Stay at TUM
1982
Host
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Schleifer
Research Interests
Food safety, mycotoxins, natural food additives
Awards/Honors (Selection)
AIST/NEDO Scholarship, Government of Japan (2000), Japan Fellowship,United Nations University, Tokyo (1996),  AIST/MITI Scholarship, Government of Japan (1994)

“I found an extremely friendly atmosphere  and scientifically competent  people at TUM. I will remember the university forever in my life as it served as  the center-point for a solid foundation for my present research capabilities and academic progression.”

Masami Shiba

Professor and Chairman
Subtropical Agro-Production Sciences Department
Deputy Director
Subtropical Field Science Center, Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1987 – Aug. 1989
Host
Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans Loeffler
Research Interests
Sustainable forest management and applied technologies for tropical and subtropical forests in Asia; Forest and wood products certification systems; GIS and LiDAR application for forest watershed management and assessment
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Distinguished Office Holder Service Award of the International Union of Forest Research (IUFRO, 2010), Award for the Japan Forest Engineering Society (2010)

“Die Gelegenheit, an der TUM im Kreise von Fachgenossen zu studieren, war von größtem Nutzen. Ich denke oft an alle Freunde und Bekannte, mit denen ich während meines Aufenthaltes in München zusammen war. Ich denke an die schöne, liebenswerte Stadt München und seine Bewohner”

Sonoko Dorothea Bellingrath-Kimura

Associate Professor
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Graduate School of Agricolture

Stay at TUM
Oct. 2014 – Mar. 2015
Research Interests
Nutrient Cycling, Carbon cycle, Agroecosystem, Eco-Balance
Awards/ Honors (Selection)
Young Scientist Award, by the Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (04/2009)

“I joined the institute daily activity from research to teaching”

Markus Heinrichs

Professor
Department of Geography and Earth & Environmental Science, Okanagan College, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Stays at TUM
Sept. 2003 – Aug. 2004, July – Aug. 2005
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Arnulf Melzer, Dr. Uta Raeder
Research Interests
Paleolimnology, environmental change, sustainability
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2003)

“The Limnological Station of TUM provided excellent research facilities and the support received during my my stay was phenomenal. I was able to establish lasting professional connections with several scientists which will lead to collaborations well into the future.”