Siddh Nath Upadhyay | Innovation | Best Researcher Award

Prof Siddh Nath Upadhyay | Innovation | Best Researcher Award

Honorary Adjuct Professor at RGIPT Amethi Uttarpadesh India

Prof. S. N. Upadhyay, born in 1946, is a distinguished academician and researcher with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Banaras Hindu University (BHU). Joining BHU in 1967, he progressed to become a Professor in 1984. Throughout his career, he has supervised numerous M.Tech., M.Sc., and Ph.D. dissertations across various disciplines.


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Education:

  • Graduated from Banaras Hindu University in 1964
  • Ph.D. (Chem. Eng.) from Banaras Hindu University in 1969

🏆 Awards:

  • Anna University National Award (2003)
  • UP Ratan Award (2005)
  • Sir C.V. Raman Award (2009)
  • Distinguished Aluminous Award, IIT(BHU) Varanasi (2013)
  • Life-time Achievement Awards from various organizations

👥 Professional Memberships:

  • Fellow of various prestigious academies and societies
  • Member of research councils and editorial boards
  • Chairman of Varanasi Local Center, Institution of Engineers (India)

👨‍🏫 Academic Career:

  • Joined IIT-BHU Varanasi (formerly IT BHU) in 1967 as a Lecturer
  • Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering & Tech.
  • Director, Institute of Technology, B.H.U.
  • Director, Academic Staff College, BHU
  • DAE-Raja Ramanna Emeritus Fellow
  • Emeritus Professor, IIT(BHU) Varanasi
  • Honorary Research Professor, IIT(BHU) Varanasi
  • Honorary Adjunct Professor, Rajeev Gandhi Petroleum Technology Institute
  • Advisor, Jharkhand University of Technology

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Prof. S.N. Upadhyay’s research revolves around the transformative utilization of biomass, with a keen focus on pyrolysis processes. His investigations include the impact of hot water extraction on the pyrolysis of tender coconut fruit biomass, exploring kinetic and thermodynamic parameters. Additionally, his work extends to the thermal degradation behavior of various biomass sources, such as litchi seeds and green coconut trash. With expertise in parametric modeling and optimization techniques, he has contributed significantly to the development of Cr(vi) adsorbents and the kinetic analysis of pyrolysis in different waste streams. 🌱🔥


  • Citations: 6,629 citations received by the researcher’s work.
  • Documents: The researcher has contributed to 160 documents.
  • h-index: The h-index is a measure of both the productivity and citation impact of a researcher’s publications. The h-index of 42 indicates that the researcher has 42 papers, each of which has been cited at least 42 times.


Publications Top Notes:

1. Title: Effect of hot water extraction on pyrolysis of tender coconut fruit biomass: kinetic and thermodynamic parameters

  • Authors: Gupta, T.; Kumar, M.; Upadhyay, S.N.; Mishra, P.K.; Jaiswal, A.K.
  • Journal: Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 2023, 13(13), pp. 11703–11725

Abstract: This study investigates the impact of hot water extraction on the pyrolysis of tender coconut fruit biomass. The research delves into the kinetic and thermodynamic parameters involved in this process.

2. Title: Effect of chemical treatment on thermal degradation behavior of litchi seed biomass

  • Authors: Kumar, M.; Yadav, R.; Patel, A.K.; Upadhyay, S.N.; Mishra, P.K.
  • Journal: Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2023, 148(14), pp. 6927–6944

Abstract: Examining the thermal degradation behavior of litchi seed biomass, this article explores the influence of chemical treatment on the process. The authors analyze the results with a focus on understanding the underlying mechanisms.

3. Title: Excellent Cr(vi) adsorbent made from pyrolyzed green coconut trash with parametric modelling and optimization using RSM and experimental data

  • Authors: Kumar, A.; Upadhyay, S.N.; Mishra, P.K.; Mondal, M.K.
  • Journal: New Journal of Chemistry, 2023, 47(21), pp. 10078–10089

Abstract: This article presents the development of a highly effective Cr(vi) adsorbent derived from pyrolyzed green coconut trash. The study involves parametric modeling, optimization using RSM (Response Surface Methodology), and experimental data analysis.

4. Title: Recent developments in photocatalytic degradation of insecticides and pesticides

  • Authors: Singh, S.K.; Mishra, P.K.; Upadhyay, S.N.
  • Journal: Reviews in Chemical Engineering, 2023, 39(2), pp. 225–270

Abstract: A comprehensive review of recent advancements in the photocatalytic degradation of insecticides and pesticides. The article provides insights into the emerging technologies and methodologies in this crucial environmental research area.

5. Title: Kinetic analysis of the slow pyrolysis of paper wastes

  • Authors: Bhardwaj, G.; Kumar, M.; Mishra, P.K.; Upadhyay, S.N.
  • Journal: Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 2023, 13(4), pp. 3087–3100

Abstract: The study focuses on the kinetic analysis of the slow pyrolysis of paper wastes. The authors delve into the intricacies of the pyrolysis process and analyze the obtained kinetic data.

6. Title: Thermal degradation of dry kitchen waste: kinetics and pyrolysis products

  • Authors: Kumar, M.; Srivastava, N.; Upadhyay, S.N.; Mishra, P.K.
  • Journal: Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 2023, 13(4), pp. 2779–2796

Abstract: Exploring the thermal degradation of dry kitchen waste, this article investigates the kinetics and pyrolysis products. The research contributes valuable insights into waste management and energy recovery from kitchen waste.



Michele Pisante | Innovation | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr Michele Pisante | Innovation | Best Researcher Award

Professor at  University of Teramo, Italy

Michele Pisante is a distinguished Professor of Agronomy at the University of Teramo, affiliated with the Department of Biosciences and Agro-Food and Environmental Technology. Additionally, he serves as a member of the PhD Course in Crop Science at the University of Padova in Italy. Pisante’s research is primarily concentrated on Sustainable Intensification of Agricultural Production, encompassing areas such as soil and water conservation, decision-making tools for digital agriculture, and the enhancement of sustainable agriculture growth and natural resource management.


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📖 Editorial Roles:

  • Guest editor of Special Issue on “Sustainable Crop Production Intensification” (AIMS “Agriculture and Food” international OAJ)
  • Guest editor of “Conservation Agriculture for Ecosystem Services”
  • Guest editor of “Digital Imaging of Plants” article collection (Frontiers in Plant Science)

📚 Contributions:

  • Scientific Director, Edagricole “University and Education” academic editorial book series
  • Author of international books and publications (71 on Scopus)
  • h-index: 25; T-citations: 2946

🔍 Research Focus:

  • Sustainable Intensification of Agricultural Production
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Decision-Making Tools for Digital Agriculture
  • Sustainable Agriculture Growth and Natural Resource Management


  • Citations: 2,950
  • Documents: 2,755
  • Total Publications: 71
  • h-index: 25


Publications Top Notes:
  1. Title: Development and Evaluation of a Prototype of Shape-Adaptable and Portable All-Digital PET System for In-Lab and In-Field Plant Imaging
    Authors: Antonecchia, E., D’ascenzo, N., Cantalamessa, S., … Pisante, M., Xie, Q.
    Journal: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 2024, 71(1), pp. 113–120
  2. Title: Modelling and mapping Soil Organic Carbon in annual cropland under different farm management systems in the Apulia region of Southern Italy
    Authors: Petito, M., Cantalamessa, S., Pagnani, G., Pisante, M.
    Journal: Soil and Tillage Research, 2024, 235, 105916
  3. Title: Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment
    Authors: Farooq, M., Gogoi, N., Pisante, M.
    Publication: Book, 2023, pp. 1–566
  4. Title: Education and information dissemination for sustainable agriculture and environment
    Authors: Pisante, M., Nematpour, A., Kassam, A.
    Publication: Book Chapter, Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment, 2023, pp. 503–530
  5. Title: Sustainability, sustainable agriculture, and the environment
    Authors: Pisante, M., Gogoi, N., Farooq, M.
    Publication: Book Chapter, Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment, 2023, pp. 3–24


Jennifer Eunice R | Innovation | AgriInnovator Excellence Award

Dr Jennifer Eunice R: Innovation |AgriInnovator Excellence Award

Assistant Professor at  Manipal Institute of Higher Education, Manipal, India

Jennifer Eunice is a dynamic individual with a robust background in academia and research. With 3 years of experience as an Assistant Professor in Mechatronics Engineering at Manipal Institute of Technology, and a prior stint at Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Engineering, she brings a wealth of knowledge in Electronics and Communication Engineering.


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Education:

Ph.D. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, 2020-2023. M.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering (VLSI Design), Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Engineering, 2012-2014. B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Arulmigu Meenakshi Amman College of Engineering, 2008-2012

👩‍🏫 Experience:

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, Manipal, Karnataka, since July 2023. Assistant Professor, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu, 2015-2018. Full-time Research Scholar, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, 2020-2023

🏆 Awards and Honors:

Best paper award for “Deep Learning and Sign Language Models Based Enhanced Accessibility of e-governance Services for Speech and Hearing-Impaired.” University Rank holder – 20th rank during the academic year 2012-2014. First Place in QUIZ competition conducted by SPACE Association in Dr.Sivanthi Aditanar College of Engineering, March 2014.

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Jennifer Eunice R. is a pioneering researcher with a multifaceted focus encompassing Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture, Wireless Mesh Networks Security, Skin Cancer Classification, Automated Sign Language Recognition, Pose-Based Approaches, Privacy-Preserving Data Collection Protocols, Adolescent Mental Health Diagnosis with AI, Deep Learning in Crop Disease Detection, Blockchain in Healthcare Systems, and Privacy-Preserving Anonymization for Healthcare Data. Her work spans diverse domains, showcasing a commitment to advancing technology for societal well-being, from agriculture to healthcare. 🚀🌍💡



Jennifer Eunice R. has garnered a commendable impact in the academic realm. With a total of 83 citations since 2019, she maintains a consistent h-index and i10-index of 4 and 3, respectively. These metrics reflect her influential contributions and the resonance of her work within the scholarly community. 🌐📊🔍


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