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Two UCR Researchers Get Fulbrights

Two UCR Researchers Named Fulbright Scholars

And two visiting Fulbright Scholars will study at UCR

(November 1, 2006)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — ( — Two UC Riverside researchers have been selected as 2006-2007 Fulbright Scholars.

Debadarshi D. Bhattacharya, an associate research physicist at UCR’s Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, will lecture on and research “Curriculum Development and Gamma-Ray Imaging Collaboration” with the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Mohsen Elhafsi, associate professor at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM), will conduct research on “Managing Inventory and Capacity in Contract Manufacturing: Case of the Electronics Industry,” at the Central School of Lille, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France.

UCR has also been selected by the Fulbright Visiting Scholars program to host two scholars this year. Abel Rosado Rey, a postdoctoral researcher in molecular biology and biochemistry, at University of Malaga, Spain, will research the “Identification of Stress Adaptation Determinants Using Thellungiela Halophila,” with Jian-Kang Zhu, professor of botany and plant sciences.

Izabela Swiecicka, an assistant professor of microbiology at the Institute of Biology, University of Bialystok, Poland, will research the “Improvement of Insecticidal Efficacy of Environmental Bacillus Thuringiensis Strains from Northeast Poland” with Brian A. Federici, professor entomology.

The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious international education exchange programs in the United States. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, it has sponsored about 273,500 scholars since its inception in 1947.



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