Distinguished Scholar Award

Press Release: Dr. Michalakis Savva receives the prestigious Distinguished Scholar Award 30.10.2020

Dr. Michalakis Savva receives the prestigious Distinguished Scholar Award

European Journal of Scientific Research pays tribute to Dr. Michalakis Savva’s contribution to the field of Mathematics through his article titled “A Conceptual Problem-Solving Approach for Three-Component Mathematical Mixture Problems – Unraveling the Obscured Method of Alligation Alternate”

Dr. Michalakis Savva

Dr. Michalakis Savva, who is affiliated with the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, South University, USA is one of the recipients of the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2020. With this award, the independent ad hoc Scientific Award Committee and the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Scientific Research pays tribute to Dr. Michalakis Savva’s contribution to the field of Mathematics through his scientific article titled “A Conceptual Problem-Solving Approach for Three-Component Mathematical Mixture Problems – Unraveling the Obscured Method of Alligation Alternate”.

Professor Adrian Marcus Steinberg, the Chair of the Independent ad hoc Scientific Award Committee, said:

“Dr. Michalakis Savva has received the prestigious Distinguished Scholar Award 2020, because he has made a significant contribution to the existing knowledge in his selected area of research. His outstanding research shows the method of Alligation Alternate can be useful to experienced users as a shortcut as it provides quick answers to specific two-component problems but it is of no use to students and the novices. The method does not encourage a strategic analysis of the problem based on principles and it also fails to identify the domain of all the variables in order to provide all possible answers to three or higher component mixture problems.”

The Distinguished Scholar Award is a prestigious academic recognition that have been presented to a very limited number of scientists from around the world since 2004 regardless of which scientific journal they have chosen as an outlet for their research. Selection of candidates are based on their outstanding scholarly contribution to the scientific knowledge in their fields of scientific research with respect to a set of criteria, including the overall importance of the research question or problem and level of innovation in the topic, the effectiveness and novelty of the methodology and data employed, academic significance and usefulness of conclusions resulting from the research, adequacy of the critical review of relevant literature and the broad application of the findings.

Dr. Michalakis Savva shows a method based on a conceptual problem-solving approach provided the framework for solving mixture problems. Unlike the method of Alligation Alternate, this method uses concepts and principles to identify the type of variables that are conserved, write equations for the conservation of those variables and use those equations to identify the domain of all variables. Finally, it provided all possible solutions to three-component mixture problems after it was programmed in a Computer Algebra System (CAS).

A Conceptual Problem-Solving Approach for Three-Component Mathematical Mixture Problems – Unraveling the Obscured Method of Alligation Alternate