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Updated: 16 September, 2022
Roma Kriaučiūnienė – Professor, director of the Institute of Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Philology of Vilnius University, holds a Doctoral degree in social sciences (education). The main fields of her research arevalue attitudes and moral competence development in foreign language teaching/learning process at universities; multilingualism and multiculturalism; foreign language didactics, research methodology. She presented her research data at various international conferences in Lithuania and abroad (Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Georgia, Russia, Poland, USA) as well as had her research papers published in internationally reviewed scholarly editions in Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Turkey, Slovenia, Italy, India, Check Republic, Poland, Spain, UK. Academic experience in HEIs for more than 30 years. She has delivered courses to students at Ph.D., Master, and Bachelor levels: English for Academic purposes and Research, Culture and Multilingualism, Text design and Presentation, Research Methodology, English Language Didactics, and others. Executive Board member of the European Language Council CEL/ELC; member of the CEL/ELC Committee of Outstanding Doctorate Award 2021; reviewer of research papers for the scientific journals: Sustainable Multilingualism, Journal of Education, Culture, and Society, and others; editorial board member of the research journals Verbum, Studies About Languages, Ethics in Progress Quarterly, advisory Board member of Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Nijolė Burkšaitienė, Ph.D., is a professor, researcher and translator, expert of the European Commission on Quality Teaching in Higher Education and on Validation of Adults’ Non-formal and Informal Learning in Higher Education, expert of the Research Council of Lithuania.
She conducts interdisciplinary research into competence development in higher education, technology-enhanced teaching and learning in higher education, teaching and learning English for Specific Purposes (ESP), creativity and translation studies, discourse analysis, and assessment and evaluation in higher education.
She is author and co-author of about 50 research articles and seven international and national books and book chapters, and co-translator of four monographs. She is also a member of editorial boards of five international and national research journals and has prepared and participated in 10 international and national projects.
Commendation: Erasmus National Agency Commendation for Strengthening the International Dimension in Higher Education in Lithuania (2012). Her biography is included in the Universal Lithuanian encyclopedia.
Gintaras Valušis graduated from the Vilnius University, Physics Faculty, in 1985. He acquired his PhD and habilitation at the Vilnius University in 1992 and 2007, respectively. 1995 – 1996 he obtained post-doc in ultrafast spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures at Institute of Applied Photo Physics, Dresden University of Technology, Germany. In 2000 and 2003 he was Alexander von Humboldt fellow in topic of terahertz physics at Physics Institute, J. W. Goethe University, (Frankfurt/M, Germany).
Currently, Gintaras withholds positions of director at the Center for Physical Science and Technology (FTMC), Vilnius, Lithuania, head of the Optoelectronics Department at FTMC, and professor in Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology of Physics Faculty at the Vilnius University. His scientific interests include terahertz physics and spectroscopy, optoelectronics and physics of semiconductor devices.
Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers received the Diploma and Doctoral degree in physics from the University of Bonn, Germany, in 1991 and 1994, respectively. From 1991 to 1994, he was with the Max-Planck Institute for Radioastronomy, Bonn, Germany. In1994, he joined the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Center, DLR), Berlin, Germany, becoming the Head of Department in 2001. From 2009 to 2014, he has been a Professor of Experimental Physics with the Technical University Berlin, Germany, and the Head of the Department “Experimental Planetary Physics,” at the DLR-Institute of Planetary Research. In 2014, he became the Director of the DLR-Institute of Optical Sensor Systems and Professor in Physics at the Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. His research interests are optical sensors for space applications, in particular THz systems for astronomy, planetary research, and security. Prof. Hübers is Track Editor of the IEEE Transactions on THz Science and Technology. He is principal investigator (PI) and Co-PI of several airborne and spaceborne missions. He was the recipient of the Innovation Award on Synchrotron Radiation in 2003, and the Lilienthal Award in 2007. In 2021, he received an honorary doctorate at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Daniel M. Mittleman is professor of Engineering at Brown University, USA.
Dr. Mittleman received his B.S. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988, and his M.S. in 1990 and Ph.D. in 1994, both in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, under the direction of Dr. Charles Shank. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories as a post-doctoral member of the technical staff, working first for Dr. Richard Freeman on a terawatt laser system, and then for Dr. Martin Nuss on terahertz spectroscopy and imaging. Dr. Mittleman joined the ECE Department at Rice University in September 1996. In 2015, he moved to the School of Engineering at Brown University. His research interests involve the science and technology of terahertz radiation. He is a Fellow of the OSA, the APS, and the IEEE, and is a 2018 recipient of the Humboldt Research Award. He has just recently completed a three-year term as Chair of the International Society for Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves.