Sara Frazzini | livestock environments | Best Researcher Award

Dr Sara Frazzini | livestock environments | Best Researcher Award

PhD student at  University of Milan, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Italy

Sara Frazzini is an Italian researcher specializing in animal nutrition and health. Born on September 7, 1995, in Rozzano, Italy, she has dedicated her career to optimizing feeding practices for farm animals to enhance nutritional efficiency and reduce environmental impact. Currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the Scientific Disciplinary Area AGR18 at the University of Milan, her research focuses on developing nutritional strategies to support animal defense systems and mitigate the presence of harmful substances in livestock environments.

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Education and Training:

  • 09/11/2020 – 31/01/2021: Graduate Volunteer Attendant
    University of Milan, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology
    Studied the immune system in animal species of veterinary interest under the guidance of Prof. Riva.
  • 12/12/2018 – 12/09/2019: Student Trainee
    Humanitas Research Hospital and University
    Conducted research activities at the Laboratory of Experimental Immunology under Prof. Garlanda’s supervision, focusing on cell culture techniques, neutrophil purification, qPCR methods, and cytotoxicity assays.
  • 10/02/2017 – 10/03/2017: Student Trainee
    Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Lombardy and Emilia Romagna (IZSLER) – Lodi
    Engaged in various research activities across Institute Laboratories, including Food Serology and Microbiology and General Diagnostics.
  • 03/11/2022 – 22/12/2022: Postgraduate Course
    University of Milan
    Completed specific training for personnel involved in animal experiments for scientific purposes, with a focus on large animals.
  • 21/02/2022 – 25/02/2022: Introductory Course in Animal Experimentation
    University of Milan
    Participated in basic theory modules and species-specific theory modules covering various animal categories.
  • 13/04/2022 & 27/04/2022: Practical Course Modules
    University of Milan
    Completed practical modules focusing on appropriate basic species-specific biology for Zebrafish and Mus Musculus.
  • 23/03/2022 – 20/05/2022: Advanced Training Course
    Online Webinars
    Participated in an advanced training course focusing on the decarbonization process, organized by Siena International School on Sustainable Development.
  • 20/09/2021 – 24/09/2021: Postgraduate Course in Latest Generation Cytofluorimetry
    University of Milan
    Attended a theoretical-practical course covering analytical methodologies in the biomedical field.

🎓 Academic Degrees:

  • 10/2017 – 10/2019: Master’s Degree in Veterinary Biotechnological Sciences
    University of Milan, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Via dell’Università 6 Lodi, Italy
  • 10/2014 – 10/2017: Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Production Sciences
    University of Milan, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Via dell’Universtà 6 Lodi, Italy

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Sara Frazzini’s research focus primarily revolves around the exploration of natural products and their potential applications in various fields such as animal nutrition, agriculture, and biomedicine. 🌿 Her work spans diverse topics including the investigation of prebiotic potential in seaweed extracts, functional characterization of bioactive compounds from hemp seeds, evaluation of dietary supplements for livestock health, and repurposing agricultural waste for sustainable practices. 🐄🌱 Through her studies, she aims to contribute to the development of innovative solutions for animal welfare, human health, and environmental sustainability. 🌍

citations:

Sara Frazzini has accumulated 50 citations from 45 documents, with an h-index of 10. This indicates that her research has been cited at least 10 times in 10 different documents, reflecting a significant impact within her field.

 

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Daouda Guebre | soil conservation | SustainableAg Leadership Award

Dr Daouda Guebre | soil conservation | SustainableAg Leadership Award

Assistant in Agroecology and Agropedology at  Ziniaré University Center/University Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Burkina Faso

Daouda Guébré is a Burkinabe agroecologist, agro-pedologist, and teacher-researcher with a passion for sustainable agriculture and soil conservation. Born on December 29, 1987, in Iboké, Ivory Coast, Guébré’s academic journey began with a Bachelor’s degree in General Geological Sciences from Joseph Ki Zerbo University (UJKZ) in 2011. He pursued further education, earning Master’s degrees in Fundamental and Applied Geology, as well as Soils & Environment, from UJKZ between 2011 and 2016.

 

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📚 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Agroecology/Agro-pedology, Joseph Ki Zerbo University (UJKZ), 2017-2020
  • Master’s Degree in Soils & Environment, UJKZ, 2013-2016
  • Master’s Degree in Fundamental and Applied Geology, UJKZ, 2011-2012
  • Bachelor in General Geological Sciences, UJKZ, 2010-2011
  • General University Diploma in Biological and Geological Sciences, UJKZ, 2009-2010
  • Baccalauréat D, Lycée Municipal de San Pedro (RCI), 2007-2008

👨‍🏫 Professional Experiences:

  • Teacher Researcher at Ziniaré University Center/Joseph Ki Zerbo University, Burkina Faso, since 2021
  • Ph.D. Agroecologist/Agro-pedologist at Joseph Ki Zerbo University (UJKZ), 2017-2020

🏆 Awards:

  • 1st Prize, International Synthesis and Scientific Communication Competition (My thesis in 180 seconds), 2018
  • Winner of the 1st Prize of the Jury and 1st Prize of the Public

🔧 Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft and Libre Office suites, statistical software (R Commander, XLSTAT, SPSS), and internet research
  • Fluent in French and professional English

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Daouda Guébré’s research primarily focuses on sustainable agricultural practices and soil conservation in Sahelian agro-ecosystems. He investigates the efficacy of woody residue amendments in enhancing soil fertility and crop productivity, particularly in Burkina Faso’s challenging climate. His studies delve into intercropping systems involving sorghum, cowpea, and other staple crops, aiming to optimize resource use and mitigate environmental degradation. Through rigorous experimentation and analysis, he contributes valuable insights into agro-ecological practices that promote resilience and food security in vulnerable regions. Daouda’s work underscores the importance of integrating traditional knowledge with modern scientific approaches for sustainable land management and agricultural development.

Publications Top Notes:
  1. Nutrient cycling and microbial responses to termite and earthworm activity in soils amended with woody residues in the Sudano-Sahel
    Authors: Traoré, S., Guébré, D., Hien, E., Lorenz, N., Dick, R.P.
    Journal: European Journal of Soil Biology, 2022, 109, 103381
  2. Performance of sorghum-cowpea mixed cropping system on sorghum and soils productivities in the Sudano-Sahelian zone of Burkina Faso | Performance de l’association mixte sorgho-niébé sur les productivités du sorgho et des sols en zone Soudano-Sahélienne du Burkina Faso
    Authors: Zongo, K.F., Hien, E., Mare, B.T., Guebre, D.
    Journal: International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2021, 15(3), pp. 987–1005
  3. Soil macrofaunal activity, microbial catabolic limitations and nutrient cycling in cropping systems amended with woody residues and nitrogen inputs
    Authors: Guébré, D., Traoré, S., Hien, E., Bationo, B.A., Wiesmeier, M.
    Journal: Pedobiologia, 2020, 83, 150686

 

Mrs Fadoua Karouach | organic waste | Women Researcher Award

Mrs Fadoua Karouach | organic waste | Women Researcher Award

Scientist at  Mohammed 6 Polytechnic University, Morocco

Dr. Fadoua Karouach is a highly qualified scientist with a diverse background in environmental sciences and renewable energy. She holds a Ph.D. in Physics and Applications-Science and Techniques from Ibn Tofail University, Morocco, with a focus on anaerobic digestion of organic waste. Her research, conducted in collaboration with Cordoba University in Spain, received high honors and was funded by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development.

 

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📚 Education:

  • 🎓 Ph.D. in Physics and Applications, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco (2014)
    • Thesis: “Anaerobic digestion of the organic fraction of household waste: Effects of hydrothermal and ultrasonic pretreatment on the process.”
  • 🎓 Master’s in Hydrogeology, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco (2008)
    • Specialization: Hydroinformatics
  • 🎓 Bachelor’s in Geology, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco (2006)

💼 Professional Experience:

  • 👩‍🔬 Scientist at the African Institute for Sustainable Agriculture Research (ASARI), Mohamed VI Polytechnic University, Laâyoune (Oct 2023 – Present)
  • 🌍 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Agro-Bioprocess Laboratory, Mohamed VI Polytechnic University (2020-2022)
  • 🌱 In charge of Environmental Impact Studies at Sigmatred SARL, Rabat (2020)
  • 🔬 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Renewable Energies and Environment Laboratory, Ibn Tofail University (2018-2019)
  • 🌐 Collaborated in various international research projects and workshops

👩‍🏫 Teaching and Supervision:

  • 📚 Part-time professor in various courses related to bioenergy, water treatment, and waste management
  • 👥 Co-supervised several national PhD theses and postgraduate academic degrees

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

👩‍🔬 Dr. Fadoua Karouach is a multidisciplinary researcher with a primary focus on sustainable bioenergy and environmental management. Her extensive work includes the valorization of water hyacinth through anaerobic digestion for biomethane and biofertilizer production, as well as comprehensive reviews on superabsorbent polymers and the chemical composition of Eichhornia crassipes. With expertise in anaerobic digestion technology, her research contributes to renewable energy solutions and waste utilization. Dr. Karouach’s dedication to exploring diverse topics, from methane production in palm tree biomass to controlling water hyacinth proliferation, showcases her commitment to addressing crucial environmental challenges. 🌱🔬🌍 #Bioenergy #EnvironmentalScience #Sustainabl

 

Citations:

📚 Dr. Fadoua Karouach’s impactful contributions to research are evident through her citation metrics:

🔍 Quoted by:

  • All Time: 621
  • Since 2019: 577

📊 h index:

  • All Time: 16
  • Since 2019: 16

🔢 i10 index:

  • All Time: 20
  • Since 2019: 20

These metrics reflect her consistent influence and scholarly impact, showcasing the enduring significance of her work in the academic community. 🌐📖 #ResearchImpact #Citations #ScholarlyAchievement

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Ginjo Gitima | landscape | Best Paper Award

Dr Ginjo Gitima | landscape | Best Paper Award

Researcher at  University of Gondar, Ethiopia

Ginjo Gitima Giya is a highly qualified and accomplished individual with a strong background in Geography and Environmental Studies. As a dedicated Ph.D. candidate at the University of Gondar since September 2019, he is committed to advancing his expertise in the field.

 

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📚 Educational Qualification:

  • Ph.D. Candidate: University of Gondar, Since September 2019
  • M.Sc. Degree in Geography and Environmental Studies (Specialization in Sustainable Natural Resource Management): Dilla University, September 2017 (CGPA: 3.88/4.00)
    • Thesis Title: Determinants of farmers’ Decision to Use Improved Land Management Practices in Gindara Watershed of Omo-Gibe Basin, Southwest Ethiopia (Rated: Very Good)
  • B.A. Degree in Geography and Environmental Studies: Hawassa University, July 2015 (CGPA: 3.78/4.00)

🔧 Skills and Experiences:

  • Software Proficiency: MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint, SPSS, GIS, IDRISI, ERDAS IMAGINE
  • Experience: Lecturer and Department Head, Bonga University, College of Social Science and Humanities, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (September 2017 to August 2019)

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Ginjo Gitima is a dedicated researcher whose work primarily centers on understanding and addressing environmental challenges in Ethiopia. His studies, published in reputable journals, delve into crucial aspects of sustainable land management and climate change impacts on rural communities. From exploring determinants influencing farmers’ adoption of improved practices in the Gindara watershed to assessing the profound impacts of El-Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) on agriculture and coping strategies, Ginjo demonstrates a strong commitment to environmental resilience. His research extends to evaluating the intricate relationships between climate variability and rural households, employing tools like the Livelihood Vulnerability Index. Moreover, Gitima’s work involves detailed assessments of land use dynamics and associated drivers, contributing valuable insights to sustainable land management practices. 🌱📚

Publications Top Notes:

1. Quantifying Soil Erosion Impacts in Zoa Watershed, Southwest Ethiopia

Authors: Gitima, G.; Teshome, M.; Kassie, M.; Jakubus, M.

Journal: Ecological Processes, 2023, 12(1), 24

In this open-access article, Gitima et al. employ GIS and the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) model to quantify the effects of spatiotemporal land use and land cover changes on soil loss. Focusing on Zoa watershed in southwest Ethiopia, the research provides valuable insights into the environmental consequences of land use dynamics across different agroecologies and slope categories.

2. Spatiotemporal Changes in Land Use and Cover in Zoa Watershed, Southwest Ethiopia

Authors: Gitima, G.; Teshome, M.; Kassie, M.; Jakubus, M.

Journal: Heliyon, 2022, 8(9), e10696

This open-access article explores spatiotemporal land use and cover changes in Zoa watershed, employing geospatial technologies. Gitima et al. contribute to the understanding of how landscapes evolve across agroecologies and slope gradients, offering significant insights for sustainable land management practices.

3. Assessing Land Use and Cover Dynamics in Bechet Watershed, Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

Authors: Sisay, G.; Gitima, G.; Mersha, M.; Alemu, W.G.

Journal: Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 2021, 24, 100648

This article investigates land use and cover dynamics in the Bechet Watershed, Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia. The research, authored by Sisay et al., provides a comprehensive assessment of the drivers influencing landscape changes, contributing to our understanding of environmental transformations in this region.

 

Juan Manuel Torres-Rojo | Forest Planning | Lifetime achievement Award

Dr Juan Manuel Torres-Rojo | Forest Planning | Lifetime achievement Award

Profesor-Investigador at  Universidad Iberoamericana, México

Juan Manuel Torres Rojo is a seasoned professional with extensive expertise in Natural Resource Economics and Management. He earned his Doctorate from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Department of Forest Resources at Oregon State University, specializing in System Analysis.

 

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📚 Formación Académica:

  • Doctorado en Natural Resource Economics and Management, Universidad Estatal de Oregon, E.U.A. (1987 – 1989).
  • Maestría en Forest Planning Administration, Universidad Estatal de Oregon, E.U.A. (1984-1987).
  • Maestría en Operations Research, Universidad Estatal de Oregon, E.U.A.
  • Licenciatura en Ingeniero Agrónomo Especialista en Bosques, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, México (1978 – 1982).

🔍 Formación Académica Extracurricular:

  • Certificación Internacional en Administración de Riesgo Cuantitativo – CQRM (2015).
  • Curso “Introducción al ARC-GIS” (2006).
  • Curso “Integrated Management of Water Resources in the Americas” (2001).
  • Curso “Marketing Forest Products of the Pacific Rim” (1993).
  • Curso “Forest Sector and Trade Models: Theory and Applications” (1987).
  • Curso “Análisis de Vegetación” (1984).
  • Introducción a la Didáctica General (1983).
  • Formulación de Programas de Capacitación y Adiestramiento (1982).

👨‍🏫 Experiencia Laboral:

  • Profesor de Tiempo Completo en el Centro Transdisciplinar Universitario para la Sustentabilidad (CENTRUS), Universidad Iberoamericana (desde marzo de 2022).
  • Profesor Investigador en el Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, A.C. (CIDE) (agosto de 1997 – febrero de 2022).
  • Visiting Scholar en CENTRUS, Universidad Iberoamericana (agosto de 2019 – julio de 2021).
  • Secretario General en CIDE (febrero de 2013 – junio de 2016).
  • Director General en la Comisión Nacional Forestal (septiembre de 2009 – noviembre de 2012).
  • Visiting Scholar en el Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley (enero de 2005 – diciembre de 2005).
  • Director de División en CIDE (septiembre de 2003 – enero de 2005).
  • Profesor Colaborador en ITESM-CCM-EGA, México D.F. (julio de 1993 – julio de 1999).
  • Profesor Colaborador en el Instituto de Recursos Naturales, Colegio de Posgraduados (enero de 1992 – diciembre de 2004).
  • Profesor Asociado en el Departamento de Economía, Universidad de las Américas (enero de 1994 – diciembre de 1995).
  • Asesor en la Secretaría de Agricultura y Recursos Hidráulicos (mayo de 1993 – diciembre de 1994).
  • Analista de Proyectos en Grupo I.C.A. Proyectos Agropecuarios (mayo de 1993 – diciembre de 1993).
  • Director del Programa Nacional de Reforestación (mayo de 1992 – abril de 1993).
  • Investigador Titular “C” en el Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales y Agropecuarias (enero de 1990 – abril de 1992).
  • Profesor de Tiempo Parcial en C-2 UACH, Chapingo, México (febrero de 1990 – diciembre de 1991).
  • Asistente de Investigación en el Departamento de Recursos Forestales, Univ. Estatal. de Oregon (septiembre de 1987 – diciembre de 1989).
  • Encargado de Departamento en el Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, México D.F. (agosto de 1982 – noviembre de 1984).

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Juan Manuel Torres Rojo’s research encompasses a diverse range of topics within the realms of environmental economics, forestry, and sustainable land use. His work delves into regional variations in white maize production, profitability comparisons in forest regeneration methods, and long-term sustainability pathways for land use and food systems. He explores the characteristics of private forest producers in Mexico, analyzes the impact of illegal logging on timber production, and assesses the environmental factors affecting the survival of various tree species. Additionally, his research extends to assessing pollination services in avocado production and developing models for predicting forest fires and agricultural land expansion. Torres Rojo’s multifaceted research contributes significantly to understanding and promoting sustainable resource management.

 

Citations:

🔍 All Time:

  • Citations: 2,817
  • h-index: 18
  • i10-index: 39

📅 Since 2019:

  • Citations: 808
  • h-index: 12
  • i10-index: 16

These citation metrics highlight Juan Manuel Torres Rojo’s significant impact in the academic community, with a notable increase in citations since 2019. The metrics, including h-index and i10-index, reflect the influence and visibility of his research contributions.

 

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Ajith J Kings | Water Management | Excellence in Research

Dr Ajith J Kings | Water Management | Excellence in Research

Associate Professor at  St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, India

Dr. Ajith J. Kings is an accomplished academician and researcher with a strong background in Mechanical Engineering. Currently serving as an Associate Professor at St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, he brings over 16 years of teaching experience, contributing significantly to the field of education. His commitment to excellence is evident through his career objective, aiming to blend creativity with technical proficiency in a conducive environment.

 

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🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, Anna University (2017)
  • M.E. in Computer Aided Design, Sathayabama University, Chennai (2006)
  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Jayamatha Engineering College, Manonmaniyam Sundaranar University (2004)
  • DME, NMS Kamaraj Polytechnic (1999)
  • HSC, Babuji Memorial Hr. Sec. School (1996)
  • SSLC, Francis Xavier High School (1994)

👨‍🏫 Teaching Experience:

  • Associate Professor at St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering (since 01-08-2023)
  • Assistant Professor at St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering (02-07-2007 to present)
  • Lecturer at Udaya School of Engineering, Vellamodi (01-08-2006 to 30-06-2007)

📚 Academic Achievements:

  • Conducted a national level technical E-Quiz on “Biofuels” with over 800 participants.
  • Awarded Certificate of Mentorship at KPIT SPARKLE 2020 for the project “Hydrogen production from microalgae.”

🏆 Projects Applied and Awards:

  • Applied for funded projects in areas like Algal Biofuels and Power systems with renewable integration.
  • Won the most popular project award for “Hydrogen production from microalgae” at KPIT SPARKLE 2020.

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Ajith J. Kings is a distinguished researcher specializing in the field of sustainable energy, particularly biodiesel production from microalgae. His groundbreaking work includes the cultivation and optimization of biodiesel from microalgae Euglena sanguinea, employing eco-friendly catalysts. Additionally, he has identified and characterized a novel biodiesel-producing halophilic Aphanothece halophytica. Dr. Kings’ research extends to the growth studies of microalgae in eco-friendly composite media for optimized lipid productivity. His contributions also encompass enhanced FAME production using green catalysts from isolated halophilic strains. In 2021, he explored algal oil extraction and biodiesel conversion in a novel batch reactor, assessing compatibility in IC engines at various compression ratios. 🌱🔬 #SustainableEnergy #BiodieselResearch

 

Citations:
  • Citations: 144 citations from 113 documents.
  • Documents: The author has a total of 11 documents, which could include research papers, articles, or other scholarly works.
  • h-index: The h-index is 6, indicating that the author has 6 documents that have been cited at least 6 times each.

Publications Top Notes:

1. “Synthesis of Biodiesel from Delonix regia” (2024)

  • A groundbreaking study on biodiesel synthesis from Delonix regia using a novel bamboo stem biocatalyst.
  • Authors: Monisha Miriam, A.J. Kings, R. Edwin Raj, et al.
  • Published in Industrial Crops and Products.

2. “Lipid Extraction from Microalgae Aphanothece halophytica” (2023)

  • Process optimization of lipid extraction from Aphanothece halophytica in wet and dry conditions.
  • Authors: Monisha Miriam, A.J. Kings, R.E. Raj, K.P. Shyam, M. Adhi Viswanathan.
  • Published in Bioenergy Research.

3. “Sustainable Biodiesel Production” (2023)

  • Investigation on sustainable biodiesel production using CaO-TiO2 nano-catalyst from various plants.
  • Authors: Sujin P., P.M. Diaz, A.J. Kings, L.R.M. Miriam.
  • Published in Energy and Environment.

4. “Enhanced Biodiesel Production from Mixed Waste Cooking Oil” (2023)

  • Utilizing magnetic nanocatalyst CrFe2O4 for enhanced biodiesel production from mixed waste cooking oil.
  • Authors: Arul Jerman, Julyes Jaisingh, A.J. Kings, R.S. Rimal Isaac.
  • Published in Energy and Environment (Article in Press).

5. “Comparative Study of Biodiesel Synthesis” (2022)

  • RSM-based comparative experimental study on sustainable biodiesel synthesis from different 2G feedstocks.
  • Authors: Saravanan A., A.J. Kings, L.R.M. Miriam, R.S.R. Isaac.
  • Published in Environment, Development and Sustainability (Article in Press).

6. “Exopolysaccharide Production by Marine Enterobacter cloacae” (2021)

  • Investigation on exopolysaccharide production by marine Enterobacter cloacae MBB8 and its antioxidant potential.
  • Authors: Prakash Shyam K., P. Rajkumar, V. Ramya, A.J. Kings, L.R.M. Miriam, et al.
  • Published in Carbohydrate Polymer Technologies and Applications (Open Access).

👨‍🔬 Dr. Ajith J. Kings’ research portfolio showcases a commitment to sustainable energy solutions and innovative biodiesel production techniques, earning significant citations in the scientific community.

 

Carlos Soccol | Sustainable Agriculture | Excellence in Research

Prof Carlos Soccol | Sustainable Agriculture | Excellence in Research

Full Professor at Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil

Carlos Ricardo Soccol is a highly accomplished researcher and professor in the field of Industrial Biotechnology. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Paraná (1979) and earned his Ph.D. in Enzymatic Genetics, Microbiology, and Bioconversion from Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France (1992). With a prolific academic career, Soccol has undertaken postdoctoral studies in various prestigious institutions in France and Germany, enhancing his expertise in bioprocess engineering.

 

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👨‍🔬 Education and Career:

  • 🎓 Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Paraná (1979)
  • 📚 PhD in Enzymatic Genetics, Microbiology, and Bioconversion, Universite de Technologie de Compiègne-France (1992)

💼 Roles and Achievements:

  • 🏆 Researcher of Productivity at CNPq – Level 1A
  • 🌐 Mentor of various biotechnology programs in Brazil
  • 📚 Over 1,400 publications, including 32 books and 198 book chapters
  • 🏅 Recipient of numerous awards, including the Henri Nestlé Prize and Scopus/Elsevier Award

🔬 Expertise:

  • 🧪 Industrial Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering, and Applied Biotechnology
  • 🌱 Specialties include Agriculture, Human Health, Animal Health, Cosmetics, Environment, and Bioenergy
  • 🚀 Scale-up of Bioprocesses and Bioseparation Engineering

🏅 Honors and Awards:

  • 🏅 Fellow Award from the International Bioprocessing Association
  • 🎖 Order of Scientific Merit – Commander Class from MCTIC/Presidency of the Republic

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Carlos R. Soccol is a prominent researcher whose work primarily focuses on diverse biotechnological applications. His research spans various areas, including plant molecular biology, CRISPR strategies, and nematode bioassays. 🌱 Additionally, he explores the valorization of cashew apple, integrated soybean hull biorefinery, and polyhydroxyalkanoates production in biorefineries. 🍏 His contributions extend to lactic acid bacteria in vinegar fermentation and anaerobic digestion using cocoa residues. 🍫 Soccol also delves into environmental aspects, studying air pollution during COVID-19 propagation. 🌍 His dedication to circular economy practices is evident in biomethane production from sugarcane vinasse. 🔄 Overall, Soccol’s research covers a broad spectrum of biotechnological advancements.

 

Citations:
  • Citations: The researcher has accumulated 24,197 citations from 18,510 documents. This indicates a substantial influence and recognition in the academic community.
  • Documents: The researcher has contributed to 633 documents, showcasing a prolific and extensive body of work.
  • h-index: The h-index is not directly provided, but it seems there is a button to view the h-graph, which implies that the researcher has a notable h-index. The h-index is a metric that combines both the productivity and impact of a researcher’s work.

Overall, these metrics reflect a researcher who has made substantial contributions to their field and has gained recognition through a high number of citations and documents.

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. Title: Exploring diversity and functional traits of lactic acid bacteria in traditional vinegar fermentation: A review
    Authors: Leal Maske, B., Murawski de Mello, A.F., da Silva Vale, A., Soccol, C.R., de Melo Pereira, G.V.
    Journal: International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2024, 412, 110550
  2. Title: Polyhydroxyalkanoates production in biorefineries: A review on current status, challenges, and opportunities
    Authors: de Mello, A.F.M., Vandenberghe, L.P.S., Machado, C.M.B., Sindhu, R., Soccol, C.R.
    Journal: Bioresource Technology, 2024, 393, pp. 130078
  3. Title: Biotechnological valorisation of cashew apple: Prospects and challenges in synthesizing a wide spectrum of products with market value
    Authors: Anoopkumar, A.N., Gopinath, C., Annadurai, S., Madhavan, A., Sindhu, R., Soccol, C.R.
    Journal: Bioresource Technology Reports, 2024, 25, 101742
  4. Title: Integrated Soybean Hull Biorefinery with Citric Acid-Catalyzed Hydrothermal Pretreatment for L-Lactic Acid and Xylooligosaccharide Production
    Authors: Amaro Bittencourt, G., Porto de Souza Vandenberghe, L., Valladares-Diestra, K.K., Zandoná Filho, A., Soccol, C.R.
    Journal: Bioenergy Research, 2024
  5. Title: Soybean Response to Different Levels of Recycled Phosphorus from Cattle Bone Meal
    Authors: Nieto-Monteros, D.A., de Oliveira Penha, R., Soccol, C.R.
    Journal: Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 2024
  6. Title: Bacillus genus industrial applications and innovation: First steps towards a circular bioeconomy
    Authors: Herrmann, L.W., Letti, L.A.J., Penha, R.D.O., Rodrigues, C., Soccol, C.R.
    Journal: Biotechnology Advances, 2024, 70, 108300

 

Munir Ozturk | Sustainable Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr Munir Ozturk | Sustainable Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Dr. at Ege University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Münir Öztürk is a distinguished Turkish scientist born on July 1, 1943, with a rich academic and professional background. He holds degrees in Botany and Ecology from Jammu and Kashmir University and Ege University, Turkey. With over 53 years of experience in teaching and research, he has made significant contributions to the fields of Eco-Physiology, Conservation, Biomass & Bioenergy, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Pollution, and Biosaline Agriculture.

 

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🎓 Degrees:

  • Professor (Emer.) of Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Ege University, 1980
  • D.Sc. in Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Ege University, 1975
  • Ph.D. in Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Ege University, 1971
  • M.Sc. in Botany, Jammu and Kashmir University, 1964

🌱 Fields of Scientific Interest:

  1. Eco-Physiology, Conservation & Management of Biodiversity
  2. Biomass & Bioenergy
  3. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  4. Pollution, Biomonitoring, Wastewater Renovation
  5. Biosaline Agriculture

🏆 Memberships & Fellowships:

  • Fellow and Ex-Vice President of “The World Islamic Academy of Science”
  • Foreign Fellow Pakistan Academy of Science
  • Distinguished Fellow (Division of Natural Sciences)-Core Academy
  • Member of various Editorial Boards and Professional Bodies

🏅 Awards & Honors:

  • Numerous awards and honors for contributions to ecology, environmental sciences, and botanical research.

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Mehmet Ozturk is an environmental scientist and researcher, with a primary focus on ecological restoration, plant diversity, and urban ecology in Turkey. His extensive work includes studies on heavy metal accumulation by plants along motor roads, ecological restoration of disturbed areas, and the halophytic flora of Van Lake basin. Ozturk has contributed to international publications and conferences, emphasizing the importance of plant systems in wastewater renovation and salinity mitigation for efficient water resources management. 🌿🌍 His research underscores the significance of sustainable practices and conservation strategies for preserving biodiversity in various ecosystems.

 

Citations:
  • Citations: 4,943
  • Documents: 3,874
  • h-index: 37

Franklin Mairura | Climate Change | Best Researcher Award

Dr Franklin Mairura | Climate Change | Best Researcher Award

Part-Time lecturer at  University of Embu, Kenya

Franklin Somoni Mairura is a dedicated professional with a strong background in Environmental Sciences, Agroforestry, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, and Agricultural Sciences. He is committed to upholding best practices in teaching, research, innovation, capacity building, leadership, mentoring, collaboration, training, and development.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Educational Qualifications:

PhD in Management of Agroecosystems and Environment (University of Embu, 2017-2022). Masters degree in Environmental Studies (Agroforestry and Rural Development, Kenyatta University, 2001-2006). Bachelors of Environmental Studies (Science, Kenyatta University, 1995-1999). Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) – Grade B Plain (Molo Academy, 1990–1993)

Professional Experience:

Consultant at APNI (African Plant Nutrition Institute) for data analysis and paper writing (January 2022-April 2022). Consultant at Alliance-CIAT for data analysis and paper writing (October 2021-December 2021). Individual Consultant at African Development Bank for Agriculture Fast Track Fund (Nov 2018-Jan 2019). Part-time lecturer and PhD student at the University of Embu (Jan 2018-April 2018). Research Consultant at AGRA-SoCo, KEFRI-Maseno, and CIAT (June 2006-Dec 2014). Consultant at ICRAF (International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, Jan 2003-Jun 2006). Intern/MSc Student at TSBF-CIAT (Jan 2003-Jun 2006). Temporary Field Assistant at Steadman’s Research International (Now Synovate International, 2000). Undergraduate Internship at Kenya Wildlife Service-Nairobi (May 1999-Dec 1999).

Research and Teaching Experience:

Reviewer for Elsevier Journals (Geoderma, Environmental Development). Research outputs include theses, scientific papers, conference papers, and project reports. Part-time lecturer at various universities on topics related to environmental management, research methods, and natural resource economics.

Professional Memberships:

Member of AfNET (African Network for Soil Biology and Fertility). Member of SSSEA (Soil Science Society of East Africa). Active participation in online academic/scientific communities and discussion groups including Research Gate, Academia.edu, LinkedIn discussion groups, and R statistical software groups.

 

Research Focus:

🌱 Franklin Somoni Mairura’s research revolves around sustainable agricultural practices and environmental management. His primary focus is on the characterization and estimation of greenhouse gas emissions in smallholder crop systems, with a particular emphasis on Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya. 🚜 Additionally, he explores the role of indigenous knowledge in soil quality management among smallholders. 🌾 His work contributes significantly to understanding the impact of COVID-19 on small-scale farmers, improving agri-food systems, and assessing the agronomic and economic performance of intercropping systems. 🌍 Mairura’s research addresses critical issues in climate variability, soil fertility management, and sustainable intensification in agricultural landscapes.

Citations:

  • Total Citations:
    • All Time: 1700 citations
    • Since 2019: 1062 citations
  • h-index:
    • All Time: h-index of 19
    • Since 2019: h-index of 16
  • i10-index:
    • All Time: i10-index of 28
    • Since 2019: i10-index of 24

These metrics reflect Franklin Somoni Mairura’s impact in the academic community, indicating the number of times his research has been cited and the significance of his work within specific time frames. The h-index represents the number of papers with at least h citations, and the i10-index represents the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

 

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Hossein Taimour | Climate Change | AgriResearch Innovator Award

Mr Hossein Taimour | Climate Change | AgriResearch Innovator Award

M.Sc at  Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

Hossein Taimour is a dedicated researcher with a Master’s degree in Rural Development from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran, awarded in September 2020. His academic journey began with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Extension and Education from Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in 2017.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Education:

M.S. in Rural Development (Tarbiat Modares University)

🌱 Research Activities:

Focused on barriers, challenges, and solutions for climate-smart agriculture in Iran.

🖥️ Additional Skills:

GIS, SPSS, EndNote, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

📚 Bachelor’s Degree:

Agricultural Extension and Education (Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources)

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Hossein Taimour is a pioneering researcher in the realm of climate-smart agriculture, dedicated to addressing critical issues and challenges. His extensive body of work spans various dimensions, including the adoption of climate-smart practices in the Gorganrood basin, farmers’ agreement and willingness to pay for agricultural technologies, and the implementation of climate-smart agriculture at the farm level. Taimour’s studies also encompass the effects of climate change on agriculture, a comprehensive review of agricultural waste management practices, and the identification of barriers and challenges hindering the progress of climate-smart agriculture in Iran. His research aligns with sustainable development and environmental stewardship. 🌾🌍

 

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