Van Hung Phan | Food System | AgriExcellence Award

Assoc Prof Dr Van Hung Phan: Food System
Head of department at Vietnam Maritime University, Vietnam

Phan Van Hung is an accomplished Associate Professor and Dr. of Engineering specializing in Maritime Science. Born on Sep 01, 1987, in Vietnam, he currently serves at Vietnam Maritime University since March 25, 2010. Dr. Hung earned his Ph.D. in Maritime Transportation System from Mokpo National Maritime University, South Korea, in 2018. With a keen focus on Sustainable Systems, Maritime Environmental Protection, Oil and HNS Pollution, and Ship Navigation Optimization, he is a dedicated educator and researcher. Dr. Hung’s commitment to maritime safety and security is evident through his work, contributing significantly to the field.

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📚 Education and Qualifications:
  • 🎓 Mokpo National Maritime University: Mokpo, KR | 2015-08-23 to 2018-08-24 | Ph.D. (Maritime Transportation System)
  • 🎓 Vietnam Maritime University: Haiphong, VN | 2010-08-05 to 2013-06-18 | Master (Faculty of Navigation)

Dr. Phan Van Hung’s commitment to advancing Maritime Science and Safety is evident through his extensive academic journey and research endeavors. ⚓🌊

🌐 Employment:
  • 🏫 Vietnam Maritime University: Haiphong, VN | 2010-03-25 to Present | Faculty of Navigation
🍇 Research Focus:

👨‍🔬 Dr. Phan Van Hung’s research spans a diverse range of maritime topics, showcasing a profound commitment to environmental sustainability and safety. His expertise includes the development of UV reactor controllers for ballast water treatment, optimizing UV quantity for IMO standards compliance, and employing bacterial foraging optimization algorithms for ship routing safety. He delves into the assessment of GHG emissions, oil spill response planning, and the implications of the Thai Canal on the Vietnamese maritime industry. Dr. Hung’s work also extends to education and training courses in oil pollution response and the estimation of regional oil recovery capacity. His multifaceted research contributes significantly to maritime science and technology. ⚓🌐

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Muez Berhe Gebremedhin | Food Security

Dr Muez Berhe  Gebremedhin: Leading Researcher in Food Security
Associate researcher at  Oil Crop Research Institute, China

🌱🔬 Dr. Muez Berhe G/medhin is a seasoned Plant Breeder and Seed Scientist from Ethiopia, born on September 11th, 1980. With a PhD in Plant Breeding and Seed Systems from Mekelle University, his academic journey also includes a Master’s in Biology from Bahir Dar University and a Bachelor’s in Biology minor Chemistry.

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🎓 Education:

PhD: Plant Breeding and Seed System, Mekelle University, Ethiopia (2016-2023).Master: Biology, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar (2006-2008).Bachelor: Biology minor Chemistry, Bahir Dar University (2000-2003).HSSS: Humera Senior Secondary School (1997-1999)

💼Professional Experience:

PhD Candidate: Plant Breeding and Seed, Mekelle University (2016-2023).Plant Protection/Entomology Researcher: Humera Agricultural Research Centre (2008-2016).Post-harvest and Storage Pest Management Specialist: Humera Agricultural Research Centre (2016-Present).Teacher: Humera Preparatory School (Full-time), Greenwich College (Part-time)

👨‍🏫 Work Activities:
  • Conducting research to improve sesame value chain and promote new technologies.
  • Collaborating with Wageningen University & Research for sustainable sesame production.

Muez Berhe is a dedicated Plant Breeder and Seed Scientist contributing to the growth of the sesame sector, improving farmer income, and promoting sustainable agriculture. 🌱🔍

Research Focus 🌾🔬

Muez Berhe’s research encompasses a diverse range of agricultural studies, prominently focusing on the impact of storage technologies on insect pests, post-harvest losses, and seed quality in crops like chickpea and sesame. His investigations delve into insect population density, species composition, and associated losses in chickpea seeds, as well as the effects of storage duration and technologies on pest infestations in sesame seeds. Additionally, he has contributed significantly to the understanding of the genome of Sesamum indicum and the biology of pests affecting sesame fields. Berhe’s work bridges genetics, agronomy, and post-harvest management for sustainable crop production. 🌱👨‍🔬