Paula Paredes | Farm Management Award | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr  Paula Paredes | Farm Management | Best Researcher Award

Professor at  Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Paula Paredes is an Assistant Professor at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, University of Lisbon, and a Postdoctoral researcher at the LEAF Research Center, TERRA Associated Laboratory. Born on September 8, 1972, in Portugal, she holds a Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering, an M.Sc. in Tropical Agriculture, and an Agronomy Engineering degree.

 

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📚 Education and Training:

  • PhD in Biosystems Engineering (2014) – Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.
  • MSc in Tropical Agriculture (2008) – Instituto Superior de Agronomia.
  • Agronomy Engineering degree (1998) – Instituto Superior de Agronomia.

👩‍🏫 Professional Journey:

  • Assistant Professor since February 2019.
  • Postdoctoral researcher at LEAF, Instituto Superior de Agronomia (2015-2019).
  • CEO of IrrigAcqua, Management, Innovation & Consulting SA (2015-2016).
  • Invited Auxiliary Professor at Escola Superior Agrária de Elvas (2017-2018).
  • Founding partner of IrrigAcqua (2014).

🌍 Work Experience:

  • Diverse roles at CEER-Biosystems Engineering, Instituto Superior de Agronomia.
  • Researcher at CEER, Biosystems Engineering (2014-2015).
  • CEO of IrrigAcqua, contributing to management and innovation in 2015-2016.
  • Administrative roles supporting engineering initiatives and conferences.

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Paula Paredes has dedicated her research efforts to advance sustainable agriculture, particularly in the domain of irrigation and water management. Her work spans various crucial aspects:

  1. Cotton Irrigation in Central Asia: Developed and validated models for cotton irrigation scheduling, considering groundwater contribution (IF – 0.480).
  2. Water Scarcity Strategies for Cotton in Central Asia: Explored irrigation scheduling strategies for cotton to address water scarcity in the Fergana Valley (IF – 2.016).
  3. Soil Water Balance Simulation for Wheat: Applied daily weather forecast messages to estimate reference evapotranspiration for wheat (IF – 2.462).
  4. Energy Performances and Water Productivity: Explored the relationship between energy performances and water productivity for sprinkler-irrigated maize, wheat, and sunflower (IF – 1.241).
  5. Dual Crop Coefficient Modeling: Implemented and tested the dual crop coefficient approach in interactive software for various crops, including winter wheat-summer maize sequences in North China Plain (IF range: 2.203 – 2.843).

Paula’s work significantly contributes to enhancing agricultural practices, ensuring efficient water use, and addressing challenges posed by water scarcity. 🌱🚜

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Feridun Esmaeilzadeh | Food Systems | Best Researcher Award

Prof Feridun Esmaeilzadeh: Food Systems
Chemical Engineering Department, Head of Chemical Eng., Shiraz University, Shiraz/Iran

Dr. F. Esmaeilzadeh is a highly accomplished professor in the field of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering based in Shiraz, Iran. With a rich educational background, including a B.Sc. from Abadan Institute of Technology, M.Sc. from Shiraz University, and a Ph.D. from Sharif University, he has consistently demonstrated excellence in academia. Currently holding the position of Professor at Shiraz University, Dr. Esmaeilzadeh has also taken on leadership roles such as Head of Chemical Engineering Department, Head of Isomerization Institute Center, and Head of Gas Condensate Research Center. His extensive academic career spans from 2002 to the present, and he has held various teaching positions, contributing to the education of students in subjects ranging from Advanced Thermodynamics to Chemical Plant Design.

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🎓 Education:

B.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Abadan Institute of Technology (1986). M.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Shiraz University (1990). Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University (2001)

👨‍🏫 Academic Positions:

Professor at Shiraz University (2013-Present). Head of Chemical Engineering Department (2020-Present). Head of Isomerization Institute Center (2016-Present). Head of Gas Condensate Research Center (2016-Present). Head of Oil and Gas Thermodynamics Laboratory (2008-Present)

🌐 International Collaborations:

Visiting Associate Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (2010-2011). A team member of the Oil and Gas Research Centre at Khazar University, Azerbaijan (2014-Present). Collaborative Research with Xian Jiaotong University, China (2018-Present). Collaborative Research with Sultan Qaboos University, Oman (2020-Present)

💼 Industrial Experience:

Chief of Isomerization Institute at Shiraz University, N.I.O.C (2016-Present). Reservoir Simulation Administration in Ahvaz (2 Years). Production Engineering Administration in Tehran (3 Years). Petrophysics and Reservoir Simulation Administration in Shiraz (3 Years)

🏆 Honors and Awards:

Rank 1 of B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (Abadan University). Full scholarship for Ph.D. program. Best researcher in Shiraz University (Multiple Years). 2% Scientific researcher in the world (2021, 2023)

🔍 Journal Reviewer for:

  • Fluid Phase Equilibria
  • Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
  • Journal of Porous Media
  • Chemical Engineering Communications
  • Journal of Molecular Liquids
  • Chemical Engineering and Technology
  • Energy & Fuels
  • Iranian Journal of Chemical Engineering
  • Journal of Faculty of Engineering
  • Scientia Iranica
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry Research

A distinguished academic and researcher, Dr. Esmaeilzadeh has contributed significantly to the field of Chemical Engineering, with expertise in gas condensate reservoirs, supercritical fluids, and advanced simulation techniques. His international collaborations and extensive teaching experience make him a respected figure in the academic and industrial realms. 🌟🔍📚

🍇 Research Focus:

Dr. Feridun Esmaeilzadeh is a distinguished researcher with a diverse focus on sustainable energy, environmental engineering, and catalysis. His research spans biodiesel production using innovative catalysts, such as banana peel biocharFe2O3/Fe2K6O5 (🌱🔬). Additionally, he explores solubility prediction of CO2 in ionic liquids, contributing to advancements in carbon capture technologies (🌐🔄). Dr. Esmaeilzadeh investigates hydrogen sulfide removal using various adsorbents, enhancing knowledge in gas purification (🔍🛢️). His work extends to ultrasound-assisted oxidative desulfurization and activated carbon-supported nickel catalysts, impacting the field of energy and environmental sustainability (🌎⚙️). Through his diverse studies, Dr. Esmaeilzadeh continues to pioneer solutions for a cleaner and more sustainable future.

 

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