Glacy da Silva | Soil biology | Women Researcher Award

Prof Dr Glacy da Silva |  Soil biology | Women Researcher Award

Full professor at  Paranaense University, Brazil

Dr. Glacy Jaqueline da Silva is a Full Professor at Paranaense University, located in Umuarama, PR, Brazil. She has been in this position since 2017, specializing in teaching undergraduate, specialization, master’s, and doctoral courses. Her areas of expertise include cell and molecular biology, omics, ecology, soil microbiology, nursing, and clinical microbiology. Dr. Silva also supervises Master’s and doctoral students in the postgraduate program in Applied Biotechnology for Agriculture, focusing on Molecular Biology Applied to fungi and plants, with a specific interest in Weat Introgression.


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓


🎓 2010-2014: Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil. Thesis on Genetic Transformation of rice with OsNramp4 and HsfA4d genes. 🎓 2007-2009: Master’s degree in Plant Biotechnology from Federal University of Lavras, Brazil.

Professional Experience:

📅 2017-Present: Full Professor at Paranaense University. 📅 2015-2017: Post-doctoral Research at Paranaense University. 📅 2014-2015: Post-doctoral Research at University of Nottingham

PhD Thesis Supervised (In Progress):

  1. Debora Regiane Gobatto – Federal Technological University of Paraná (Co-advisor).
  2. Cristian Coelho Silva – Federal Technological University of Paraná (Advisor).
  3. Julliane Destro de Lima – Paranaense University (Advisor).
  4. Valeria Aparecida Piovezan dos Santos – Paranaense University (Advisor).

Teaching Focus:

👩‍🏫 Teaches subjects in cell and molecular biology, omics, ecology, soil microbiology, nursing, and clinical microbiology. 🎓 Supervises Master’s and doctoral students in Applied Biotechnology for Agriculture.


Research Focus:

Dr. Glacy Jaqueline da Silva’s research spans diverse domains, showcasing a multidisciplinary approach with a keen interest in environmental sustainability, agriculture, and plant sciences. Her recent work explores the progressive pollution abatement in raw dairy wastewater through the utilization of the algae Poterioochromonas malhamensis, emphasizing sustainable solutions 🌱. Additionally, her studies delve into the impact of kinetin on essential oil content in Acmella oleracea and the implications of climate change on avocado cultivation 🥑. Dr. Silva’s research extends to areas like microbiology, food processing, and plant genetics, demonstrating a holistic commitment to advancing knowledge for a greener and healthier future.


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Kwaku Onwona-Hwesofour Asante | Soil Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr Kwaku Onwona-Hwesofour Asante: Soil Science |  Best Researcher Award

Research Scientist at  Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI), Ghana

Kwaku Onwona-Hwesofour Asante, a Ghanaian researcher and development professional, holds a Ph.D. in Social Forestry and Environmental Governance. With a diverse educational background in agriculture, sustainable development, and governance, he has accumulated nearly 18 years of professional experience since completing his BSc in Agriculture in 2005. As a Research Scientist and Head of Section for Cassava and Related Value Chains at CSIR-Crop Research Institute, Kwaku specializes in Agroecology, Social Forestry, and Environmental Governance. His expertise extends to areas such as forest science, climate science, agroecology, non-timber forest products, and environmental policy.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓


  1. Ph.D. in Social Forestry and Environmental Governance
    • 🏫 University of Energy and Natural Resources
    • 📚 Fields: R&D in Environmental Management and Resource Governance
    • 📆 Aug 2017 – Dec 2022
    • 🎓 Certificate Awarded: PhD in Social Forestry and Environmental Governance
    • 📘 Thesis Title: Promoting Ecosystem Services: The Role of Extractive Resource Governance and Agroecological Land-Use Management
  2. Master of Philosophy in Agronomy
    • 🏫 University of Education’s College of Agriculture
    • 📚 Fields: Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
    • 📆 Aug 2015 – Oct 2019
    • 🎓 Certificate Awarded: Master of Philosophy in Agronomy
    • 📘 Thesis Title: Influence of different rates of inorganic fertilizer and biochar on the growth, yield, and nutritional qualities of carrots in the Forest-Savanna Transitional Zone of Ghana
  3. Master of Arts in Governance and Sustainable Development
    • 🏫 University of Cape Coast (UCC)
    • 📚 Fields: Environment and Sustainable Development
    • 📆 Jun 2012 – Aug 2013
    • 🎓 Certificate Awarded: Master of Arts in Governance and Sustainable Development
    • 📘 Project Topic: Food Systems Transformation for Health and Sustainable Development
  4. BSc. Agriculture
    • 🏫 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
    • 📚 Fields: Agriculture and Rural Development
    • 📆 Aug 2001 – May 2005
    • 🎓 Diploma Awarded: BSc. Agriculture
    • 📘 Project Title: Effect of Neemazal in the Control of Root Knot Nematodes of Tomatoes
  5. Certificates in Languages
    • 🏫 Ghana Institute of Languages
    • 📚 Fields: Languages – French, Spanish, and German
    • 📆 Jan 2003 – Apr 2004
    • 🎓 Certificate Awarded: Certificates in French, Spanish, and German
  6. Senior Secondary School Certificate of Education
    • 🏫 Tamale Secondary School
    • 📚 Fields: General Agriculture, Horticulture, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Integrated Science
    • 📆 Sep 1997 – Dec 2000
    • 🎓 Certificate Awarded: Senior Secondary School Certificate of Education

Kudos to Kwaku for this remarkable academic journey! 🌟📖


Current Position:

  • 🎓 Research Scientist (Agroecology, Social Forestry, and Environmental Governance)
  • 🚀 Head of Section, Cassava and Related Value Chains

Key Qualifications:

  • 📜 PhD in Social Forestry and Environmental Governance
  • 🌾 MPhil Agronomy
  • 🌍 MA Governance and Sustainable Development
  • 🌾 BSc. Agriculture with emphasis on degraded ecosystem restoration and ecosystem management

Years of Professional Experience:

  • 📅 Approximately 18 years (Since the completion of BSc Agriculture in May 2005)

Kwaku’s journey is a testament to his dedication and expertise in cultivating sustainable solutions for agroecology and environmental governance. 🌿🌍


  1. FAO Best Practice Award:
    • 🏛️ Recipient Institution: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI)
    • 🏅 Awarding Institution: FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
    • 🏆 Award Description: Won the overall best practice for the proposal “Soil Carbon Initiatives Towards Enhancing Nutrient and Water Cycling for Ecosystem Services (SCIENCES)” in the competitive Call: Good Practices Towards Sustainable Management of Soil and Water.
    • 📅 Date: 5th December 2023
  2. Best Teacher Award:
    • 🏛️ Recipient Institution: Ghana Education Service
    • 🏅 Awarding Institution: Ministry of Education, Ghana
    • 🏆 Award Description: Best Teacher Award for the National Service Category
    • 📅 Date: 5th December 2023
    • 🌟 Endorsements: Endorsed by the President and Minister of Education

Kwaku’s recognition in both scientific and educational realms showcases his versatility and excellence! 🌐🏅

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Kwaku’s research spans diverse domains, from the impact of circular economy-based innovations on cassava yield and nutrition in mining-degraded landscapes to the intricate dance between different rates of fertilizer and biochar on carrot growth in the Forest-Savannah Transitional Zone. His exploration extends to the nutritional quality response of carrots to inorganic fertilizer and biochar. Additionally, he delves into the crucial realm of extractive resource governance, offering insights into enhancing practices amidst fragmented policy landscapes. Kwaku’s holistic approach includes studying the effects of gypsum amendment on soil quality, fruit characteristics, and toxicological responses of cucumbers in mining areas, contributing significantly to sustainable agriculture and environmental governance. 🌍🌿

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Shams Rahman Rahmani | Soil Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr Shams Rahman Rahmani: Soil Science
Instructor at  Purdue University, United States

Dr. Shams R. Rahmani is an accomplished soil scientist and instructor based at Purdue University. He earned his PhD in Soil Science from Purdue in 2020, focusing on Digital Soil Mapping at the Purdue Agronomy Center. Prior to this, he obtained an MS in Soil Science, creating a Digital Soil Properties Map of Afghanistan, and a BSc in Agronomy from Kabul University.Currently serving as an Instructor at Purdue, Dr. Rahmani teaches Introductory Soil Science and Forest Soils courses. His teaching experience spans both the U.S. and Afghanistan, where he lectured on soil science, fertility, and conservation.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓
📚 Education:
  • PhD in Soil Science (Purdue University, May 2020)
  • MS in Soil Science (Purdue University, Dec 2014)
  • BSc in Agronomy (Kabul University, Dec 2009)
🌍 Professional Experience:

🎓 Current: Instructor at Purdue University, teaching Introductory Soil Science & Forest Soils. 🧑‍🔬 2015-2020: Graduate Research Assistant at Purdue University. 👨‍🏫 2010-2020: Lecturer at Kabul University, teaching Soil Science, Soil Fertility, and Soil/Water Conservation

🌱 Teaching Highlights:

Courses: Introductory Soil Science, Forest Soils, Soils and Landscapes, Soil Physics. Responsibilities: Lab preparation, grading exams, field trips, and office hours. 💼 Lecturer at Afghanistan Technical Vocational Institute (USAID) in 2011-2012. Shams Rahmani’s journey revolves around cultivating knowledge in soil science, from mapping Afghanistan’s digital soil properties to instructing future soil scientists at Purdue University. 🌍.

Research Focus 🌱🔍

Digital Soil Mapping: Pioneering digital mapping techniques, Rahmani explores soil organic matter and cation exchange capacity using LiDAR data. 🗺️ Terrain Analysis: Leveraging lidar-derived terrain indices, his work delves into estimating natural soil drainage classes in the Wisconsin till plain, employing logistic regression and machine learning. 📊 Practical Applications: Rahmani’s expertise extends to mapping subsurface tile lines on research farms, employing aerial photography, paper maps, and expert knowledge. 🚜 Educational Resilience: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rahmani investigates the evolving landscape of teaching introductory soil science. 📚 His collaborative efforts showcase a commitment to advancing soil science through innovation and application. 👨‍🔬


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Johnson Fasinmirin | Soil Science

Prof  Johnson  Fasinmirin :Leading Researcher in Soil Science
Professor at  Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria

🌱☀️ Congratulations, Prof  Johnson  Fasinmirin on winning the esteemed Best Researcher Award from ResearchW! Your dedication, innovative research, your dedication and innovative contributions in the field of renewable energy and agriculture are truly inspiring! Your work in advancing solar energy technologies and addressing crucial issues like postharvest losses demonstrates your commitment to positive change. 🎉

Professor Johnson Fasinmirin is a distinguished researcher in Soil Science and a Professor at the Federal University of Technology in Akure, Nigeria. He recently received the prestigious Best Researcher Award from ResearchW in recognition of his dedication and innovative contributions to the fields of renewable energy and agriculture.🎉


  • Ph.D. in Soil and Water Engineering (2007)
  • M.Eng. in Soil and Water Engineering (2001)
  • B.EngHons. in Agricultural Engineering (1997)
  • National Diploma in Agricultural Engineering (1991)

Impressive academic journey! 🌱📚

 🔍 Professional Profiles:

Your digital footprint is extensive and diverse! 🌐📄

 🏆 Distinctions and Awards:

  • Best Graduate with the Highest CGPA, School of Engineering, Ondo State Polytechnic Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria. (School Prize). 1991. 🎓
  • Best Graduate with the Highest CGPA, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Ondo State Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria. (Departmental Prize). 1991. 🏅
  • Department of Agricultural Engineering Prize, Federal University of Technology, Akure, awarded for being the best graduate student of the Department in the 1996/97 session. 🚜
  • Vice Chancellor’s Special Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to the Development of the University during the Year 2019. 🌟

An impressive collection of accolades! 🏆✨

🤝 Membership of Professional Bodies:

  • Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (NIAE) 🇳🇬🌾
  • Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) 🇳🇬🔧
  • International Soil Tillage Research Organization (MISTRO) 🌱🌍
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 🇺🇸🚜
  • International Association of Hydrological Scientists (IAHS) 🌊🔍
  • Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) 🇳🇬📐

A well-rounded network across global and local engineering communities! 🌐🤝

Postgraduate Supervision: 🌱📚

 Masters degree: 🏆✨

  • Babalola, T. E., Trends of Evapotranspiration and Temperature on water balance components of climate change. (Completed 2013)
  • Omotayo, B. A., Impact of polluted surface water bodies on soil and water and phytoremediation characteristics of water hyacinth in Ilaje area of Ondo state. (Completed 2013))
  • Loto, J.O., Soil compaction characteristics and yield parameters of (Completed 2014)
  • Olorunfemi, I.E. Impacts and predictions of hydrophobicity in soils of different land uses in some selected communities of Ekiti state, Nigeria (Completed 2014)
  • Adesigbin J. Strength and Physicochemical Characteristics of Sandy Clay Loam Soil Planted with Cowpea (Vignaunguiculata) Under Different Tillage Systems in Akure, Nigeria (Completed 2014)
  • Olakuleyin F. Strength and Hydraulics Characteristics Variations within a Tropical Alfisol in Southwestern Nigeria under Different Land Use Management (Completed 2017)
  • Ogunyoyin A.E. Physicochemical, Biological Properties and Health Implications of Water Bodies around Landfills in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. (Completed 2017)
  • Ogunyoyin, E.A. Physicochemical Properties and Health Implications of Water Bodies Around Solid Waste Dumpsite in Osogbo, Nigeria. (Completed 2017)
  • Awonusi, O.S.Physicochemical and hydraulic characteristics of grave soil in selected cemeteries in Akure, Nigeria ((Completed 2019)
  • Ndidi, Ifeanyi. Investigating Some Physical Properties of Soils Under Different Land Uses(Completed 2019)
  • Jegede O.A. Evaluation of Evapotranspiration and Fruit Yield of Tomato (Lycopersiconesculentummiller) under Ambient and Controlled Environments(Completed 2021)
  • Oyewole T.M. Resource Utilization in Cucumber/Okra Intercrop under a Controlled Environment(Completed 2021)
  • David P.E. Growth and Yield Parameters of Amaranthuscruentus Irrigated Under Automated Solar Powered Drip System(Completed 2023)
  • Olaoye P.O. Effect of Greenhouse on Water Use and Yield of Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annum)(Completed 2023)
  • Babatunde M.O. Physicochemical and Hydrophysical Characteristics of Soil in Quarry Environment, Akure, Nigeria.(Completed 2023)
  • Emmanuel O.A. Response of Fluted Pumpkin (Telfairiaoccidentalis) to Different Fertlizer Sources under the Humid Rainforest Climate of Akure, Nigeria. (Completed 2023)
  • Taiwo A.T. Hydro-physical and Compaction Characteristics of Agricultural Soils Under different Machinery Passes(Completed 2023)

PhDSupervision: 🏆✨

  •  Abe, O.A., Penetration and Hydraulic Properties of Soil and Cassava Yield under different Tillage and Compaction Conditions (Successfully completed, 2017)
  • Olorunfemi I.E. GIS-Estimation of biomass and carbon storage of different land uses in the forest vegetative zone of Nigeria (Successfully completed, 2018)
  • Ogunrinde, O.T. Recent changes in rainfall and its effects on agricultural and hydrological drought indices in Nigeria (Successfully completed, 2019)
  • Sajo S. Modelling the Canopy Conductance and Water Use of Cocoa Tree (Theobroma cacao) (Successfully completed, 2022)
  • Konyeha, S. Assessment of Strength and Hydraulic Characteristics of Soil on Yam (Dioscoreaspp) and Cocoyam (Taro spp) intercrop under Different Tillage Systems in Akure, Nigeria (In Progress)
  • Adabembe B.A. Soil Physical Properties, Water and Radiation Use Efficiencies of Drip Irrigated Sweet Pepper/Okra Intercrop (Successfully completed)
  • Akinola, F.F. Dynamics of Soil Hydrophysical Processes and Yield of Selected Grains under different Tillage Practices in Akure, Nigeria (In Progress)
  • Imoukuede, A. Influence of bituminous deposits on physicochemical, strength and hydraulic characteristics of soils in selected sites around the oil producing communities of Ondo State, Nigeria. (In Progress)

 🌐 Fellowship Awards:

  • Staff Development Fellowship for Master’s degree, FUTA 🎓🌐
  • Staff Development Fellowship for Ph.D. degree, FUTA 🎓🌐
  • TWAS-CNPq Award for Postdoctoral Fellowship in Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil (2008) 🌍🇧🇷
  • Technical Partner with the University of Alicante, Spain, on Integrated Soil Fertility Management, CAPACITY4FOOD PROJECT in sub-Saharan African Countries 🌱🌍🇪🇸

A global journey of knowledge and collaboration! 🌐🤝

📚 Publications & Contributions:

The impact of her research is evident in citation metrics and indices from Google Scholar:

  • Cited by: All – 468. 🌐
  • Citations – 403. 📖
  • h-index – 13. 📊
  • Documents – 28. 📑

A testament to the depth and influence of your scholarly work! 🌟

Publications : 📊

  • A GIS-based assessment of the potential soil erosion and flood hazard zones in Ekiti State, Southwestern Nigeria using integrated RUSLE and HAND models
  • Total carbon and nitrogen stocks under different land use/land cover types in the Southwestern region of Nigeria
  • Is cassava yield affected by inverting tillage, chiseling or additional compaction of no-till sandy-loam soil?
  • Dynamics of land use land cover and its impact on carbon stocks in Sub-Saharan Africa: an overview
  • Application of artificial neural network for forecasting standardized precipitation and evapotranspiration index: A case study of Nigeria
  • Evaluation of the impact of climate change on the characteristics of drought in Sahel Region of Nigeria: 1971–2060
  • Hydro-physical, Hydrophobicity and Chemical Characterization of Drip Irrigated Soil Using Aquaculture Wastewater under Sweet Pepper/Okra Intercrop
  • Phytoremediation of aquaculture wastewater using Azolla pinnata and evaluation of its suitability for irrigation purpose
  • Impact of Climate Change and Drought Attributes in Nigeria
  • Effects of climate change and drought attributes in Nigeria based on RCP 8.5 climate scenario