Getahun Haile | agro-forestry | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr  Getahun Haile |  agro-forestry | Best Researcher Award

Dilla University, Ethiopia

Getahun Haile Atlabachew is an Ethiopian academic and researcher specializing in Plant Biology and Biodiversity Management. Born on May 10, 1975, in Ethiopia, he has made significant contributions to the field of natural resources management, particularly in agro-forestry and sustainable agriculture.

 

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Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Plant Biology and Biodiversity Management (2017) from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. His doctoral thesis focused on “Plant Diversity, Soil Quality, and Crop Productivity in Smallholder Agricultural Landscapes, Central Ethiopia.” He published three articles from his Ph.D. dissertation in peer-reviewed journals.
  • MSc in Tropical Land Resources Management (2007) from Mekele University, Ethiopia, with a thesis on the effects of cutting size and season of planting on the vegetative propagation of Boswellia papyrifera.
  • BSc in General Forestry (2001) from Debebu University, Wedo Genet College of Forestry, Ethiopia.

Work Experience:

  • Instructor at Shire Endesilasie TVET College, Tigray, Ethiopia (2001-2007).
  • Lecturer at Dilla University, Ethiopia (2007-2012).
  • Ph.D. candidate at Addis Ababa University (2012-2017).
  • Assistant Professor at Dilla University since 2017, actively involved in teaching and supervising graduate students in agro-forestry and natural resources management.

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Getahun Haile Atlabachew’s research focus revolves around the sustainable management of agricultural landscapes, soil properties, and biodiversity in Ethiopia. 🌱 His work encompasses the impact of land-use changes on soil fertility, carbon, and nitrogen stocks, as well as the effects of indigenous knowledge systems on tree conservation and acidic soil amendments. 🌍 Dr. Haile explores the role of indigenous sacred forests as tools for climate change mitigation and investigates morphometric analysis for prioritizing sub-watersheds and water management practices. His diverse contributions to agroforestry, soil science, and environmental conservation highlight his dedication to sustainable agricultural practices. 🍃

Publications Top Notes:
  1. “Soil Property and Crop Yield Responses to Variation in Land Use and Topographic Position: Case Study from Southern Highland of Ethiopia”
    • Journal: Heliyon (2024)
    • Contributor: Getahun Haile
  2. “Soil Properties, Crop Yield, and Economic Return in Response to Lime Application on Acidic Nitisols of Southern Highlands of Ethiopia”
    • Journal: International Journal of Agronomy (2023)
    • Contributor: Getahun Haile
  3. “Comparative Study on the Effects of Acacia albida on Yield and Yield Components of Different Cereal Crops in Southern Ethiopia”
    • Journal: Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science (2021)
    • Contributor: Getahun Haile
  4. “Plant Diversity and Determinant Factors Across Smallholder Agricultural Management Units in Central Ethiopia”
    • Journal: Agroforestry System (2016)
    • Contributor: Getahun Haile
  5. “Time of Collection and Cutting Sizes Affect Vegetative Propagation of Boswellia papyrifera (Del.) Hochst through Leafless Branch Cuttings”
    • Journal: Journal of Arid Environment (2011)
    • Contributor: Getahun Haile

Emanoel Moura | Agroecology | Outstanding Scientist Award

Prof Dr Emanoel Moura | Agroecology | Outstanding Scientist Award

Prof. Adjunto IV at Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, Brazil

Emanoel Gomes de Moura is a Brazilian researcher and professor specializing in Agronomy. Born on October 23, 1948, in Monte Alegre de Minas, MG, Brazil, he holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy (Irrigation and Drainage) from the Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, completed in 1995. His doctoral research focused on the physical-hydric and fertility attributes of a dystrophic soil affecting corn growth.

 

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👨‍🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Agronomy (Irrigation and Drainage), UNESP, 1995
  • M.Sc. in Agronomy (Irrigation and Drainage), UNESP, 1990
  • B.Sc. in Agronomy, UFG, 1978

💼 Work Experience:

  • UEMA (1986 – Present): Public servant, Adjunct IV, 40-hour dedication
  • IICA (2003 – 2004): Collaborator, Consultant
  • UFMA (2010 – 2014): Collaborator

👨‍🏫 Notable Contributions:

  • Bolstered sustainable agriculture in tropical climates
  • Actively involved in various research projects, including those related to Amazonian deforestation and ecological intensification

🌱 Research Projects:

  1. “Accelerating adaption of novel agroforestry systems” (2021 – Present)
  2. “Implications of enhanced ecological intensification” (2015 – Present)
  3. “Intensificação ecológica da agricultura para diminuição da pobreza” (2015 – Present)
  4. “Intensificação ecológica da agricultura na Amazônia maranhense” (2014 – Present)
  5. “Interações benéficas e antagônicas entre árvores, culturas e ervas” (2012 – Present)
  6. “Construção de agroecossistemas adequados ao trópico úmido” (2010 – 2013)

Research Focus 📝:

Research Focus: Emanoel Gomes de Moura’s recent publication in the European Journal of Agronomy delves into the critical area of preventing soil degradation in the structurally fragile soils of the Amazonian periphery. As a key contributor, he collaborates with fellow researchers to understand how effective management practices can safeguard these ecosystems. 🌱 His work aligns with sustainable agriculture, addressing the challenges specific to the Amazon region. Through this research, Gomes de Moura aims to provide insights that contribute to the preservation and sustainable use of the delicate soils in the periphery of the Amazon rainforest. 🌍 #SoilScience #AmazonEcology

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Michiel Daam | Agroecology | Best Researcher Award

Dr Michiel Daam |  Agroecology | Best Researcher Award

Invited Professor at  Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil

Michiel Adriaan Daam is a Dutch environmental scientist and Assistant Professor at the NOVA University Lisbon’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. Born on February 3, 1976, he holds a Ph.D. in Biology from Wageningen Environmental Research, with specializations in Biology and Toxicology.

 

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📚 Education:

  • PhD: Biology, Wageningen Environmental Research (2008)
  • MSc: Environmental Sciences, University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands (2001)
  • MSc: Biomedical Health Sciences, University of Nijmegen (2001)

📝 Research Projects (Selected):

  • Ongoing projects funded by FAPESP on microplastics and pesticide impacts.
  • Invited expert for UN Environment Program report on pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Involved in projects assessing environmental effects of pesticide use in Brazil and Europe.

Employers & Experience:

  • Worked at NOVA University Lisbon, University of Aveiro (Portugal), Chemical Regulation Directorate (UK), University of Lisbon, and more.
  • Background includes roles as a postdoctoral researcher, research scientist, and regulatory ecotoxicologist.

 

Research Focus 📝:

  • Expertise in ecological risk assessment of contaminants like pesticides, metals, and emerging concerns.
  • Current projects on microplastics and pesticides in agricultural contexts.
  • Research topics include biodiversity-ecosystem functioning, chemical stress ecology, and ecological effect modeling.

 

Citations:
  • Citations: 1,720
  • Documents: 1,217
  • h-index: 24

The h-index is a measure that considers both the number of publications and their respective citation counts. In this case, an h-index of 24 suggests that Michiel Adriaan Daam has published 24 papers, each of which has been cited at least 24 times. This metric provides a balanced view of both the quantity and impact of a researcher’s work.

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. Residual determination and acute toxicity of the neonicotinoid clothianidin in the neotropical stingless bee Tetragonisca angustula Latreille, 1811 (Apidae: Meliponini)
    • Authors: Biscassi, G.F., Rabêlo, W.F., Sardeli, R., …, Moscardi dos Santos, D., Vieira, E.M.
    • Published in: Chemosphere, 2024, 349, 140878
  2. Ecological risk assessment for metals in sediment and waters from the Brazilian Amazon region
    • Authors: Gomes, D.F., da Silva Pinto, T.J., Raymundo, L.B., …, Moreira, R.A., Rocha, O.
    • Published in: Chemosphere, 2023, 345, 140413
  3. Drinking water treatment residuals, a low-cost and environmentally friendly adsorbent for the removal of hormones – A review
    • Authors: Dias, R., Daam, M.A., Diniz, M., Maurício, R.
    • Published in: Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2023, 56, 104322
  4. Abamectin and difenoconazole monitoring in strawberry flowers and pollen sampled from Tetragonisca angustula (Latreille) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) hives located in crop vicinities
    • Authors: Burgarelli, J.A.M., dos Santos, D.M., Prado, F.S.R., …, Daam, M.A., Vieira, E.M.
    • Published in: Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2023, 30(24), pp. 65401–65411
  5. Toward a tiered regulatory framework for the prospective aquatic effect assessment of pesticides in (Neo)tropical areas
    • Author: Daam, M.A.
    • Published in: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 2023, 19(3), pp. 638–647
    • Citations: 3

Alexander Rincon | Sustainable Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Dr Alexander Rincon | Sustainable Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Profesor at  Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Alexander Rincón Ruiz, PhD, is a Colombian economist and professor at the School of Economics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He holds a doctorate in Ecological Economics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where his thesis received honors. Additionally, he completed doctoral research at the University of Cambridge, specializing in Land Economy.

 

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🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Ecological Economics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2013)
  • Doctoral Research Visitor, University of Cambridge, UK (2009)
  • M.A. in Agricultural Economics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (2002)
  • B.A. in Economics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (1998)

🌐 Professional Experience:

  • Coordinator, “Subase al tejido ambiental del territorio” project, Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo (2022-2023)
  • Professor, School of Economics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (2017 – Present)
  • National Evaluator, IPBES National Assessment, Humboldt Institute, Colciencias, MADS (2017 – Present)
  • Leader, South American Chapter – Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) (2017 – Present)
  • Researcher and Coordinator, Alexander von Humboldt Research Institute (2011 – 2016, 2017 – Present)
  • Coordinator, South American Chapter – Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) (2013 – Present)
  • Organizer, First Regional ESP Conference in Latin America (2016)

👨‍🏫 Teaching Experience:

  • Professor, School of Economics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (2017 – Present)
  • Visiting Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (2016)
  • Teaching roles at various universities including Universidad del Rosario, Universidad Distrital de Colombia, Universidad Externado de Colombia, and more.

 

🌱 Research Focus:

  • Integral valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Socioeconomic dynamics, well-being, and ecosystem services
  • Environmental conflicts in rural areas associated with illicit crops

Dr. Alexander Rincón Ruiz is a Colombian economist and ecologist dedicated to the study of ecological economics and the valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. With a rich academic and professional background, he actively contributes to research, teaching, and environmental assessment initiatives in South America.

Citations:

Citation Metrics for Dr. Alexander Rincón Ruiz:

📚 Total Citations:

  • All-time: 1,857 citations
  • Since 2019: 1,216 citations

📈 h-index:

  • All-time: 18
  • Since 2019: 14

🔍 i10-index:

  • All-time: 22
  • Since 2019: 17

Dr. Alexander Rincón Ruiz has made significant contributions to his field, with a notable impact reflected in his citation metrics. These metrics underline the influence of his research and the scholarly recognition he has received within the academic community.

 

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Achalu Yarimo | Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr Achalu Yarimo | agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Research and Community Service Deputy Director at  Ambo University, Ethiopia

Dr. Achalu Chimdi is an accomplished soil scientist and Associate Professor of Soil Science at Ambo University, Ethiopia. With nearly two decades of expertise in teaching and research, he specializes in soil fertility, soil chemistry, land use planning, nitrogen cycling, nutrient management, soil and water conservation, biogeochemistry, and environmental contamination management.

 

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Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. in Soil Science Program, Department of Natural Resource Management, Haramaya University in collaboration with MTT-Agri food research center, Finland (March 2013)
  • MSc. in Chemistry, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (July 2005)

Employment and Academic Ranks:

  • Associate Professor at Ambo University (Oct. 2017 – Present)
  • Associate Professor at Wollega University, Nekemte (July 2017 – Oct. 2017)
  • Assistant Professor at Wollega University, Nekemte (Jan. 2012 – July 2017)
  • Lecturer at Wollega University, Nekemte (June 2007 – Oct. 2009)

Administrative Positions Held:

  • Deputy Director for Research and Community Service, Ambo University (Jan. 2018 – Present)
  • Director for the Research and Technology Park, Wollega University (July 2015 – Oct. 2017)
  • University Vice Director for Student Service Center, Wollega University (May 2013 – Nov. 2013)
  • Director for the Post Graduate, Research and Technology Transfer, College Natural and Computational Sciences, Wollega University (Nov. 2013 – Jan. 2015)

 

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Dr. Achalu Chimdi’s research encompasses a diverse array of soil science topics, showcasing a commitment to sustainable development and environmental stewardship. His work spans the assessment of soil chemical properties, effects of lime rates on P-adsorption characteristics, and the impact of land-use changes on soil properties and carbon sequestration.

As a corresponding author in multiple publications, Dr. Chimdi has delved into areas such as the ecology of ground-nesting stingless bees, population size assessment of indigenous rhizobia in faba bean soil, and the effects of deforestation on soil fertility. His research extends to practical applications, including water purification through sorption and the influence of effluent on soil physico-chemical properties.

Overall, Dr. Achalu Chimdi’s research portfolio reflects a holistic approach to soil science, contributing valuable insights to agricultural practices, ecosystem health, and sustainable resource management. 🌍💡

Citations:

The information provided indicates that the individual has a total of 61 citations across 7 documents. The h-index is mentioned as 2. The h-index is a metric that quantifies both the productivity and impact of a researcher’s work. In this case, the h-index is 2, suggesting that the researcher has at least 2 publications that have been cited at least 2 times each.

It’s important to note that the h-index is just one metric among many used to assess a researcher’s impact and should be considered in conjunction with other factors such as the total number of citations and the context of the researcher’s field.

 

Publications Top Notes:

Selected Publications by Achalu Chimdi, PhD

  1. “Effects of Land Use on Selected Soil Properties and Carbon Sequestration in the Gurra Watershed: The Case of Chalia District, West Shoa Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia”
    • Authors: Achalu Chimdi, Emiru Gurmessa
    • Published in the South African Journal of Botany, 2023, Volume 156, Pages 21–28.
  2. “Contribution of Coffee Plants to Carbon Sequestration in Agroforestry Systems of Southwestern Ethiopia”
    • Authors: Niguse, G., Iticha, B., Kebede, G., Chimdi, A.
    • Published in the Journal of Agricultural Science, 2022, Volume 160(6), Pages 440–447.
  3. “Effects of Rhizobium Inoculation and P Fertilizer Levels on Selected Soil Properties, Yield, and Yield Components of Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.): The Case of Abuna Gindeberat, West Shewa Zone, Ethiopia”
    • Authors: Achalu Chimdi, Dereje Negasa, Girma Chala
    • Published in Applied and Environmental Soil Science, 2022, Volume 2022, Article ID 3635989.
  4. “Climate Change-Induced Agricultural Drought over Moist-Cool and Moist-Warm Climatic Zones: A Case Study in Ale and Adami-Tulu Woredas, in Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia”
    • Authors: Benti, F., Chimdi, A.
    • Published in Caraka Tani: Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 2019, Volume 34(2), Pages 188–199.
  5. “Removal of Fluoride from Drinking Water by Sorption Using Diatomite Modified with Aluminum Hydroxide”
    • Authors: Akafu, T., Chimdi, A., Gomoro, K.
    • Published in the Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry, 2019, Volume 2019, Article ID 4831926.

These publications reflect Dr. Achalu Chimdi’s diverse research contributions to soil science, carbon sequestration, agriculture, and environmental sustainability. For access to the full articles, please refer to the respective journals.

 

 

 

 

Gilles Rolin Ananfack kenfack | Agroforestry | Young Scientist Award

Mr Gilles Rolin Ananfack kenfack | Agroforestry | Young Scientist Award

PhD Student at  University of Dschang, Cameroon

Gilles Rolin Kenfack Ananfack is a dedicated conservationist and Program Manager at CASUDEV in Dschang, Cameroon, since February 2022. He holds a Master’s degree in Natural Resource Management (Agroforestry/Ecological Intensification) from the University of Dschang, Cameroon, earned in 2019. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Integrated Management of Forest and Agroforestry Resources, expected to be completed in 2024.

 

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📚 Education:

Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Integrated Management of Forest and Agroforestry Resources (In Progress) University of Dschang, Cameroon, 2019-2024 Master’s in Natural Resource Management (Agroforestry/Ecological Intensification) University of Dschang, Cameroon, 2017-2019 Bachelors in Environmental Chemistry University of Dschang, Cameroon, 2013-2016

🌳 Work Experience:

Program Manager at CASUDEV, Dschang, Cameroon February 2022 – Present Led Forest Elephant Conservation Project in Campo Ma’an National Park, reducing poaching by 20%. Orchestrated value chain establishment of Mondia Whitei, enhancing local community access. Managed financial oversight and partnerships.

🛠️ Skills:

Policy Development and Implementation. Value Chain Development in Forestry and Agroforestry Products. Biodiversity Conservation and Landscape Restoration. Gender and Development Approaches. Administrative Management. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA). Technical Proficiency in GIS tools, statistical analysis software (SPSS, R)

 

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Gilles Rolin Kenfack Ananfack’s research encompasses a multidimensional exploration of bamboo agroforestry and ecosystem dynamics in Cameroon. His work, as evident in published articles like “Farmers’ local knowledge of soil fertility in bamboo plantations” and “Assessing Growth Parameters from Culm Cuttings of Bambusa vulgaris,” delves into understanding the intricate relationship between bamboo cultivation, soil fertility, and the implications for rural livelihoods. Additionally, his contribution to the manual on bamboo agroforestry in Cameroon demonstrates a commitment to practical knowledge dissemination. Collaborative efforts, such as the spatiotemporal study on land use dynamics in afromontane ecosystems, further highlight his engagement in broader research addressing environmental sustainability and the impact on specific tree species in the Adamawa region.

Publications Top Notes:

Certainly! Here are the publications mentioned in the provided information:

  1. Title: Farmers’ local knowledge of soil fertility in bamboo plantations in the Western Highlands, Cameroon
    • Authors: Gilles Rolin Kenfack Ananfack, Emile Temgoua, Marie Louise Avana Tientcheu
    • Published in: Advances in Bamboo Science, 2023, 4, 100031
    • Citations: 1
  2. Title: Assessing Growth Parameters from Culm Cuttings of Bambusa vulgaris at the University of Dschang Botanic Garden, West Region of Cameroon: Implications for the Bamboo Resource Base and Rural Livelihoods
    • Authors: Gilles Ananfack, Atchombou B, Zanguim HT, Awazi NP, Tassiamba SN, Tientcheu LT, Nfornkah BN, Kaam R, Tchamba MN
    • Published in: Open Journal of Forestry, 2021, 12.1, 88-106

 

Lovely Mahawar | Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Dr Lovely Mahawar: Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Postdoctoral Researcher at  Umea University, Sweden

Dr. Lovelymahawar is a skilled Postdoctoral Researcher at the Slovak University of Agriculture, Slovakia. With a Ph.D. in Botany (Plant Biotechnology) from Jai Narain Vyas University, India, and an M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Banasthali University, she boasts a rich academic background.

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🏫 Education:

🌱 Ph.D. Botany (Plant Biotechnology) – Jai Narain Vyas University, India (2014-2019) 🌿 M.Sc. Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) – Banasthali University, India (2011-2013) 🌾 B.Sc. Biotechnology – Rani Durgawati University, India (2008-2011)

🔍Training / Workshops:

🔬 Workshop on Research Methodology and Statistics (SPSS) at Jai Narain Vyas University, India. (Feb 8-9, 2016) 💻 Training in Computer Graphics and Networking at Jai Narain Vyas University, India. (Feb 10-14, 2014) 🧬 Training in Molecular Biology Techniques at Animal Biotechnology Center, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, India. (June 1-30, 2012) 🌲 Training in Forest Biotechnology at Tropical Forest Research Institute, India. (Aug 2-6, 2010)

Honor/Awards

🌟 Visiting Researcher for 9 months at the Slovak University of Agriculture, Slovakia, under the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic (Dec 2021). 🎓 Dr. D.S. Kothari Post-doctoral Fellowship awardee by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India, for a triumphant three-year journey starting in September 2021. 🏆 Dr. R.P.S Dhakarey Memorial Young Researcher Award in Biotechnology for Sustainable Development at AKS University, India (2019). 🏅 Prof. Prasanna Mohanty Memorial Award for Best Oral Presentation in Molecular Biology of Stress Responses in Phototrophs (MBSR-2016), IGNTU, India (2016). 📚 Triple-qualified in the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Eligibility Test (CSIRNET) in June 2014 (Rank 35), June 2015 (Rank 39), and June 2016 (Rank 35). A hat-trick of excellence! 🌾 Double success in the Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board National Eligibility Test (ASRB-NET) in Agriculture Biotechnology, scoring 51% in November 2014 and 53% in December 2015. 🔬 Mastered the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in Life Science (January 2015) with a stellar percentile of 92.75, paving the way for a journey in Master of Technology or Doctor of Philosophy.

Skills and Expertise

🌱 Plant Biotechnology Maestro: A virtuoso in Tissue culture (micropropagation, callus culture, cell suspension culture, stem and root culture), synthetic seed preparation, and protoplast culture. Hydroponic technique? Nailed it! 🧬 Molecular Biology Sorcerer: Masters the magic of genomic and plasmid DNA isolation, RNA isolation, cDNA preparation, semiquantitative RT PCR, q-RT PCR, cloning, transformation, and the enchanted art of DNA sequencing (16S/18S rRNA sequencing). A true DNA whisperer. 🦠 Microbial Maestro: Cultivating microorganisms (bacteria and fungi) from terrestrial and marine realms, engaging in microscopic duels, and unveiling the secrets through staining techniques. 🔬 Microscopy Maven: A virtuoso of Confocal, Fluorescence, and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Peeking into the microscopic wonders with finesse. 🌾 Plant Biochemistry Guru: Proficient in the alchemical arts of estimating protein, carbohydrate, chlorophyll, and carotenoids. Evaluates stress and antioxidants (enzymatic and non-enzymatic) parameters. Masters chromatography (TLC, HPLC, gel filtration, ion exchange) and the spectrophotometric analysis of antioxidant enzymes. A true enzyme whisperer. 🌈 Spectroscopy Savant: Commands UV-Vis spectroscopy, Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS), and atomic absorption spectroscopy for metal/element detection. Unveiling the colors of the unseen. 💻 Bioinformatics Wizard: Multiple sequence alignment with Clustal W and Clustal X, crafting primers, and unraveling genomes using bioinformatics tools. A digital biologist in the vast sea of data. 🌐 Nanotechnology Alchemist: Synthesizes (green and chemical) and characterizes carbon and metal nanoparticles. Dabbles in nanotoxicity and crafts nano formulations of agrochemicals for crop improvement. A true nano-artist in the field.

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Lovely Mahawar’s research focuses on the intricate dance between plants and their environment. 🌿 Her work delves into the physiological mechanisms of plants under stress, exploring topics like salt stress, Cd+2 tolerance in Eruca sativa, GABA signaling, and iron homeostasis. She collaborates on projects like phyto-cleaning of polluted air and the role of hemin in enhancing Cd2+ tolerance. With expertise in plant biotechnology, her studies bridge the gap between nanotechnology, bioinformatics, and plant biochemistry. 🌱 Her dedication to understanding plant responses to environmental challenges makes her a true guardian of the botanical realm, unlocking nature’s secrets for a greener future. 🌍

 

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Bindu Kumar Karthikeyan | Sustainable Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Dr Bindu Kumar Karthikeyan: Sustainable Agriculture |  Best Researcher Award

Professor at  Department of Mechanical Engineering, India

Dr. K Bindu Kumar is a distinguished professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. With a wealth of academic experience spanning over two decades, Dr. Kumar has made significant contributions to the field of Mechanical Engineering. He earned his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Kerala, followed by an M.Tech with a specialization in Maintenance Engineering and Management from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. Dr. Kumar further pursued his passion for research, obtaining a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University, UK, where he ranked 12th in the country.

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Education 📚

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University, UK (Ranked 12th in the UK) – 2008. M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras, Chennai, India – 2003. B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Kerala – 1997

Professional Experience 🌐

Professor in Mechanical Engineering since August 2012. Associate Professor from August 2009 to July 2012. Lecturer from July 1999 to August 2009

Research and Patents 🧪

Dr. Bindu Kumar has a keen interest in research, evident from his numerous publications in international journals and several patents granted. Notable patents include a Smart Digital Flow Control Valve and a Torque Indicating Dual Action Universal Hand Wrench.

Conferences and Workshops 🌐

Dr. Bindu Kumar actively engages in international and national conferences, presenting his research findings. He has also organized faculty development programs, including workshops on EV Design & Development and Research Methodology.

Academic Leadership 🎓

As a guiding force, Dr. Bindu Kumar has supervised several Ph.D. students and played a pivotal role in organizing faculty development programs and workshops.

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Dr. K Bindu Kumar’s research spans diverse areas within Mechanical Engineering. 🚀 His focus includes sustainable solutions, as evident in studies on chemically modified bamboo fibers for composites, showcasing mechanical superiority for sustainable engineering. 🎋 Additionally, his work delves into aerospace applications, investigating interference fit rivets and failure analysis in aircraft fuselage skin. 🛩️ Machine learning comes into play with dynamic behavior modeling of magnetorheological fluid dampers. 🤖 The impact of oxidative stress on cellular communication is explored, emphasizing implications for diseases. ⚙️ Furthermore, his research extends to tribological studies, optimizing parameters for coatings and analyzing wear characteristics in nanoCuO/Ni composite coatings. 🔬

 

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Mokhles Kouas | Climate Change

Dr  Mokhles  Kouas : Leading Researcher in Climate Change
Senior Expert Biogas-PhD at  ENGIE,  France

🎉 Congratulations, Dr. Mokhles Kouas, on winning the prestigious Best Researcher Award from ResearchW! 🌟 Your unwavering dedication and innovative contributions in renewable energy and agriculture are truly inspiring. 🌱 Your groundbreaking work in advancing solar energy technologies and tackling critical issues like postharvest losses showcases your commitment to positive change. 🌞 Keep shining bright in the realm of research and making a meaningful impact! 👏🏆

🌍 Dr. Mokhles Kouas is a trailblazing climate change researcher and Senior Biogas-PhD Expert at ENGIE, France. 🏆 He holds a PhD in Process Engineering from the University of Montpellier, focusing on optimizing co-digestion through kinetic characterization of solid substrate biodegradation. 🌱 With a foundation in bioengineering from the National Engineering School of Sfax, Tunisia, Dr. Kouas is dedicated to advancing environmental solutions. 🎓✨

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Professional Profiles: 🌐🔬
EDUCATION:

🎓 PhD in Process Engineering, University of Montpellier, France (July 2014 – June 2018) 🌿 Specialization: Kinetic characterization of solid substrates biodegradation for co-digestion optimization. 🏢 Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology LBE-INRAE, Narbonne.

🔬 Engineer in Bioengineering, National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS), Tunisia (2010 – 2013) 🌐 Bioengineering cycle: Biotechnology, Microbiology, Sustainable Development, Food Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Computing, MATLAB…

A rich educational journey blending environmental biotechnology and bioengineering expertise! 🌱🔍

 WORK EXPERIENCE: 🌍

Since October 2018 Senior Expert Biogas-Biology-PhD, ENGIE – Energy transition, decarbonization and circular economy – Technical support to develop biogas / biomethane activities worldwide in the group – Due diligence and 2nd regard – Industrialization : monitoring tools for biogas plants / consolidated database – Engineering (design and conception), technology evaluation – Establishment of biological database for CEIGAR-ENGIE – Steering of the establishment of a consolidated feedstocks database at Engie group level with the development of IT interfaces for the Besdev – Control and validate the prediction of the operational performance for ENGIE biogas projects – Evaluate / develop industrial predictive tools for co-digestion – Feedstocks characterization and evaluation, recipe optimization – Develop experimental supports with external partners – Develop operational guidelines and design standards for biogas plants – Training and upskilling of ENGIE employees (managers, developers, operators) – Transversal Management and steering, POC evaluation and validation – Contribution to the digitalization of ENGIE biogas plants – COP Biogas animation and contribution – Exchange with external ecosystem (EBA, WBA, CSF, ATEE, labs, Institutes…) 🌱💡

 PERSONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES : 🌱
  • Expertise in biological processes : anaerobic digestion and co-digestion (biomethane)
  • Renewable gases, energy transition, circular economy
  • Due diligence / 2 nd regard
  • Industrialization / engineering (design, conception, process)
  • Modeling anaerobic co-digestion and digitalization
  • Database establishment
  • Feedstocks characterization / evaluation : chemical and kinetic fractionation
  • Recipe optimization, operational performance / stability optimization of biogas plants
  • Conception and design of biogas plants : selection of substrates and OLR, performance optimization
  • Instrumentation and monitoring
  • Data science
  • Technologies / processes evaluation and optimization
  • R&I and technology transfer
  • Transversal management, steering and coordination
  • Best practices / knowledge management
Research focus: 🎓✨

Dr. Mokhles Kouas’s research primarily revolves around the modeling and optimization of anaerobic co-digestion processes, emphasizing solid waste management. His notable publications delve into topics such as predicting methane production in co-digestion of solid waste, robust assessment of biochemical methane potential, and degradation kinetics of solid residues. Dr. Kouas also explores the intricacies of hydrolysis modeling, comparing simultaneous versus sequential biodegradation. His work extends to improving the anaerobic biodegradability of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste through mechanical and thermochemical pretreatments. With a focus on sustainable waste-to-energy solutions, his research contributes significantly to the evolving field of renewable energy and waste management.

PUBLICATIONS
  1. Modeling the anaerobic co-digestion of solid waste: From batch to semi-continuous simulation

             Cited by 15 year : 2019

  1. Co-digestion of solid waste: Towards a simple model to predict methane production

            Cited by 8 year : 2018

  1. Robust assessment of both biochemical methane potential and degradation kinetics of solid residues in successive batches

             Cited by 19 year : 2017

  1. Modelling hydrolysis: Simultaneous versus sequential biodegradation of the hydrolysable fractions

            Cited by 10 year : 2020

  1. Improvement of anaerobic biodegradability of organic fraction of municipal solid waste by mechanical and thermochemical pretreatments Int.

             Cited by 84 year : 2017