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Dr. Nagarani Ponakala

Nagarani
Ponakala

Title: 
Head of Department & Senior Lecturer
Education: 
PhD (Sri Padmavati Women’s University,)
Email: 
nagarani.ponakala@uwimona.edu.jm
Number: 
876-977-2693 - 2693
Ext. 2621, 2455
Research Area: 
Mathematical modelling of physiological situations, numerical methods for partial differential equations
Teaching : 
MATH3424
MATH6622
Academic Qualifications: 
M.Sc in Applied Mathematics, Sri Padmavati Women’s University, Tirupati, India, 1998;
M.Phil in Applied Mathematics, Sri Padmavati Women’s University, Tirupati, India, 2000;
Ph.D in Applied Mathematics, Sri Padmavati Women’s University, Tirupati, India, 2002.
Career/Employment: 
Sr. Lecturer and Head, Department of Mathematics, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica, August 2017- till date;
Sr. Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica, August, 2012- July, 2017;
Lecturer , Department of Mathematics, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica , 2007-2012;
Assistant Professor, Vignan Institute of Technology and Science, (Affiliated to J. N. Tech. University), Deshmukhi, Nalgonda, A.P., India, December, 2003 - February, 2007;
Assistant Professor, Vignan Engineering College, (Affiliated to J. N. Tech. University, Vadlamudi, Guntur A.P., India, June 2003 - Nov 2003;
Teaching Assistant, Sri Padamavati Women’s University, Tirupati, India, 1999 – 2003;
Lecturer, Vignan Co-operative Junior College, Guntur, A.P.,India, 1998-99.
Awards and Achievements: 
Awarded with BHARAT RATNA INDIRA GANDHI GOLD MEDAL AWARD for outstanding individual achievement in Education and Research for 2019, by Global Economic Progress & Research Association (GEPRA), New Delhi, India.
Received TWAS-CAS Young Scientist award for the year 2016 by The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and CAS(Caribbean Academy of Sciences);
Selected as Distinguished Young Women Scientist from Jamaica/Caribbean by Inter-American Network of Academics of Science (IANAS) for the year 2015;
Faculty of science and Technology award for outstanding achievement in teaching assessment for 2012-13;
Principal award for the best publication of the article entitled “Effect of boundary absorption on dispersion in Casson fluid flow in an annulus - Application to catheterized artery” from The UWI, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica for the year 2009-2010.
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