Hasthi Venkateswarlu | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Hasthi Venkateswarlu | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Hasthi Venkateswarlu commenced his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from SRKR Engineering College, India. He continued his pursuit of knowledge with a Master's degree in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering from JNTU Kakinada. His academic excellence culminated in a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Geotechnical Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Patna.

Professional Endeavors

Following his academic achievements, Dr. Venkateswarlu embarked on a distinguished professional career. He currently serves as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, under the mentorship of Prof. G. Madhavi Latha. His expertise spans various areas, including Soil Dynamics, Geocell Reinforcement, Sustainable Materials, and Application of AI/ML in Geotechnical Engineering.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Venkateswarlu's research endeavors are characterized by innovation and depth. He has made significant contributions to the field of Geotechnical Engineering through his pioneering work in Soil-Geosynthetics interfaces, Bio-inspired Geotechnics, and Sustainable use of Recycled Materials. His research projects and publications underscore his commitment to advancing knowledge and addressing real-world challenges in the domain.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Venkateswarlu's contributions have earned him numerous accolades and recognitions. He was honored with the prestigious IGS-Prof. Leonard Award for his outstanding Ph.D. Thesis and received the Young Geotechnical Engineer Biennial Award from the Indian Geotechnical Society. His papers have been widely recognized, and he has received Best Poster Presentation Awards and fellowships for his academic pursuits.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Venkateswarlu's work has left a profound impact on the field of Geotechnical Engineering. His research findings have been published in esteemed journals and presented at international conferences, contributing to the body of knowledge in the discipline. Through his expertise and leadership, he continues to inspire and influence future generations of researchers and practitioners.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Dr. Venkateswarlu continues to advance his career, his legacy as a distinguished researcher and educator in Geotechnical Engineering is assured. His future contributions are poised to further enrich the field, fostering innovation, sustainability, and resilience in infrastructure development. Driven by a passion for excellence, he remains committed to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and making meaningful contributions to society.

Notable Publications

Geocell Anchor Cage for enhanced load support in soil structures 2024

Sand-geogrid interfacial shear response revisited through additive manufacturing 2023 (6)

Effect of frequency of loading on vibration isolation efficiency of geocell reinforced beds 2023 (2)

Three-Dimensionally Printed Polypropylene Sheets: Insights on Mechanical and Interface Shear Behavior 2023 (2)

Experimental and intelligent modelling for predicting the amplitude of footing resting on geocell-reinforced soil bed under vibratory load 2022 (18)

 

Ahmad Shahrul Nizam Isha | Psychology | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Ahmad Shahrul Nizam Isha | Psychology | Best Researcher Award

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS | Malaysia

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Ahmad Shahrul Nizam Bin Isha embarked on his academic journey by earning a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology, specializing in Occupational Health Psychology, from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, in 2012. He continued his academic pursuit by obtaining an MSc in Health Science from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2001.

Professional Endeavors

As an accomplished Associate Professor at University Teknologi PETRONAS Malaysia, Dr. Nizam serves as the Head of the Centre of Social Innovation (COSI), Institute of Self-Sustainable Building. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching, research, and publications, with a focus on behavioral-based safety, safety culture, health psychology, and sustainability. Dr. Nizam's expertise has attracted research funds from esteemed bodies and consultancy projects both locally and internationally.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Nizam's extensive research contributions span numerous academic articles, book chapters, refereed journals, and conference proceedings, addressing critical issues in occupational health and safety. His research projects, such as assessing psychosocial hazards among workers and examining safety culture in industries, underscore his commitment to improving workplace well-being and safety practices.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Nizam's expertise is recognized nationally and internationally, evident from prestigious awards like the Australian Prime Minister Endeavour Executive Award for Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Occupational Health. His involvement in shaping occupational health and safety standards through appointments in committees and working groups further highlights his recognition and impact in the field.

Impact and Influence

Beyond academia, Dr. Nizam's impact extends to consultancy projects, industry training, and active participation in expert committees. His research findings and contributions to standards development reflect a tangible influence on occupational health and safety practices, positively impacting industries and communities.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Ahmad Shahrul Nizam Bin Isha's outstanding academic achievements, research contributions, and commitment to sustainable practices exemplify his dedication to making a positive impact in society. His legacy lies in shaping occupational health and safety standards and fostering a culture of well-being in workplaces, with continued contributions expected to further advance the field's understanding and practices.

Notable Publications

Developing offshore fatigue assessment application to measure fatigue among offshore workers in Malaysia 2024

Modelling the Impact of Driver Work Environment on Driving Performance among Oil and Gas Heavy Vehicles: SEM-PLS 2023 (6)

Influence of communication determinants on safety commitment in a high-risk workplace: a systematic literature review of four communication dimensions 2023 (4)

Exploring the pathways to enhanced task performance: the roles of supportive leadership, team psychological safety, and mindful organizing 2023 (1)

Does service recovery matter? Relationships among perceived recovery justice, recovery satisfaction and customer affection and repurchase intentions: the moderating role of gender 2022 (9)

 

 

 

Krunal Thakrar | Medicine and Dentistry | Best Research Article Award

Dr. Krunal Thakrar | Medicine and Dentistry | Best Research Article Award

All India Institute of Medical Sciences , Rajkot | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Krunal Thakrar embarked on his academic journey with an MBBS from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, followed by a comprehensive internship at the same institution. He pursued his MS at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, further specializing with a DNB in Orthopaedics from NBEMS. Dr. Thakrar also acquired MRCS (part A) from the Royal College of Surgeons, London, and completed MNAMS from the National Academy of Medical Sciences. His dedication to continuous learning is evident through his enrollment in a Basic Course in Biomedical Research.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Thakrar has showcased his expertise in various capacities. He served as a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon at Dishan Lifecare Hospital, Bhachau, Kutch, and Varad Multi-specialty Hospital, Rajkot, where he honed his skills in trauma and joint replacement surgeries. Currently, he holds the position of Senior Resident in the Department of Orthopaedics at AIIMS, Rajkot.

Contributions and Research Focus

His postgraduate dissertation delved into a comparative study of quadriceps coxae sparing and standard posterior approach to hip arthroplasty. Dr. Thakrar's keen interest lies in complex trauma and joint replacement surgeries, with a particular focus on inflammatory arthropathy. He has also demonstrated proficiency in managing musculoskeletal tuberculosis, especially in the thoracic spine and hip, and musculoskeletal tumors, particularly appendicular soft tissue tumors.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Thakrar's academic excellence was highlighted by securing AIR 81 in NEET PG 2018. Additionally, he actively contributed as part of the organizing team for MAMC ortho PG courses and has presented his research findings at various conferences. His publication in reputable journals reflects his commitment to advancing orthopaedic knowledge.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Thakrar's dedication to his field is evident in his continuous pursuit of knowledge, professional growth, and contributions to research and patient care. His endeavors in trauma management, joint replacement surgeries, and research have positively impacted the orthopaedic community.

Legacy and Future Contributions

With his solid foundation in orthopaedics and ongoing commitment to learning and research, Dr. Thakrar is poised to leave a lasting impact on the field. His expertise and dedication to patient care are likely to shape the future of orthopaedic surgery, contributing to advancements in treatment modalities and improving patient outcomes.

Notable Publications

Prospective comparative evaluation of intraoperative joint stability and component placement between posterior approach to hip and its quadriceps coxae sparing modification for primary hip arthroplasty 2024

Epidemiological Profile of Extremity Fractures Among Non-Pediatric Age Group Patients Admitted in Trauma Center in Delhi 2020

 

 

 

Samer Younes | Nutrients and Nutrition | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Samer Younes | Nutrients and Nutrition | Best Researcher Award

Department of Pharmacy Tartous University | Syria

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Samer Younes demonstrated a keen interest in academic excellence from the outset, pursuing continuous learning and growth. Throughout his academic journey, he exhibited a strong work ethic by embracing challenges, taking on additional responsibilities in school projects, volunteering in the community, and actively seeking internships to augment his skills and knowledge.

Professional Endeavors

Following completion of his Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy from Tartous University, Dr. Samer Younes ventured into the professional realm, assuming the role of a Pharmacist at Ghadeer Pharmacy. His responsibilities included prescription processing, distribution of medicines, addressing patient queries, and ensuring compliance with regulatory pharmacy laws. Additionally, he engaged in impactful internships, notably contributing to the campaign against COVID-19 and volunteering with UNICEF.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Younes' contributions extend beyond his professional endeavors, as evidenced by his publications focusing on various aspects of healthcare and nutrition. His research delves into topics such as the impact of micronutrients on taste, the role of nutrients in diabetes treatment, and preoperative considerations for diabetic patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Through his work, he aims to advance understanding in the field of healthcare and contribute to improved patient outcomes.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Samer Younes has received recognition for his academic and professional achievements. His contributions to research have resulted in publications in reputable journals, showcasing his expertise and dedication to advancing knowledge in healthcare and pharmacy.

Impact and Influence

Through his diligent work ethic and commitment to excellence, Dr. Younes has made a significant impact on both academic and professional fronts. His research contributions have the potential to influence healthcare practices, particularly in the realms of nutrition, diabetes management, and preoperative care for diabetic patients.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Samer Younes' legacy lies in his pursuit of knowledge and his dedication to making meaningful contributions to the field of healthcare. With a strong foundation in pharmacy and a commitment to research, he is poised to continue making significant strides in improving patient care and advancing the understanding of healthcare-related issues. His future contributions are anticipated to further enrich the field and benefit society as a whole.

Notable Publications

The role of micronutrients on the treatment of diabetes 2024

The impact of micronutrients on the sense of taste 2024

The efficacy of a 24-hour preoperative pause for SGLT2-inhibitors in type II diabetes patients undergoing bariatric surgery to mitigate euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis 2024

The Impact of Nutrients on Diabetes 2024

 

 

 

 

Niladri Das | Geography | Excellence in Research Award

Dr. Niladri Das | Geography | Excellence in Research Award

Hiralal Bhakat College | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Niladri Das embarked on his academic journey with a B.A. (Hons.) from Visva-Bharati in 2008, followed by an M.A. in 2010 and a Ph.D. in 2017, both from the same institution. His doctoral research focused on the hydrological behavior and socio-economic impact of wetlands in the Labpur Block of Birbhum district.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Das started his professional career as a Guest Lecturer at Hiralal Bhakat College, Nalhati, Birbhum, where he later served as an Assistant Professor. Alongside his academic roles, he completed short courses on Digital Mapping and GIS, and Global Positioning System (GPS), enriching his skill set.

Contributions and Research Focus 

Dr. Das has made significant contributions to the field of geography and hydrology, as evidenced by his extensive list of research publications. His work covers diverse topics such as seasonal hydrological characteristics, groundwater hydrology, flood assessment, and wetland utilization. He has also participated in various academic seminars, conferences, and workshops, sharing his expertise in GIS and remote sensing.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his career, Dr. Das has garnered several accolades, including awards for his research publications and presentations. Notable among these are the prestigious Vishweshwaraya Scholarship for his Ph.D. and travel grants from renowned organizations like IEEE-PES and CSIR-India.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Das's research has contributed to a deeper understanding of hydrological phenomena and their implications for agriculture, water resource management, and environmental sustainability. His work has practical applications in flood risk assessment, groundwater quality evaluation, and land use planning, impacting policy-making and community welfare.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Das's dedication to academia and research, combined with his passion for teaching and mentoring, positions him as a valuable asset to his field. His ongoing efforts to disseminate knowledge through workshops and training programs reflect his commitment to nurturing the next generation of geographers and hydrologists. Looking ahead, Dr. Das aims to continue his research endeavors, addressing emerging challenges in water resource management and environmental conservation.

Notable Publications

Identification of suitable sites for municipal waste dumping and disposal using multi-criteria decision-making technique and spatial technology: A case of Bolpur municipality, Birbhum district, West Bengal 2024

Spatial transformation of land use and land cover and identification of hotspots using geospatial technology: a case of major industrial zone of eastern India 2024

A comparative evaluation of GIS based flood susceptibility models: a case of Kopai river basin, Eastern India 2023 (1)

The response of groundwater to multiple concerning drivers and its future: a study on Birbhum District, West Bengal, India 2021 (5)

Application of DRASTIC model for assessing groundwater vulnerability: a study on Birbhum district, West Bengal, India 2020 (21)

Sanika Wijayasekara | Engineering |Research and Scholarship Achievement Award

Mr. Sanika Wijayasekara | Engineering | Research and Scholarship Achievement Award

Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology | Sri Lanka

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Early Academic Pursuits

Mr. Sanika Wijayasekara began his academic journey with a BSc (Hon) in Information Technology, specializing in Computer Systems and Networking, at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT). He pursued further studies with an M.Sc. in Telecommunications from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, followed by a Ph.D. in Telecommunication Networking and Systems from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.

Professional Endeavors

Mr. Wijayasekara's professional career encompasses a diverse range of roles, including Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Programme Coordinator, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His experiences span across prestigious institutions like the General Sir John Kotelawela Defense University (KDU) in Sri Lanka, Curtin University in Australia, and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

Contributions and Research Focus

With a focus on wireless communication, computer security, and telecommunications, Mr. Wijayasekara has contributed significantly to academia and industry. His research interests include optimized scheduling procedures, full-duplex communication, and file entropy analysis for early ransomware identification. He has supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate research projects, resulting in refereed publications and theses.

Accolades and Recognition

Mr. Wijayasekara's academic prowess has earned him several prestigious awards, fellowships, and grants, including the Ratchadapisek Somphot Fund for Postdoctoral Fellowship and the 90th Anniversary of Chulalongkorn University Scholarship. His contributions to academia have been acknowledged through various scholarships and honors programs.

Impact and Influence

As a seasoned academician and researcher, Mr. Wijayasekara's work has made a significant impact on the field of telecommunications and computer engineering. His research outcomes and contributions have not only enriched academic knowledge but have also influenced industry practices, particularly in areas such as network latency reduction and ransomware detection.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Mr. Wijayasekara's legacy lies in his commitment to advancing knowledge in the field of computer systems engineering and telecommunications. His dedication to teaching, research, and program coordination has laid a strong foundation for future generations of engineers and researchers. With a continued focus on cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions, he aims to further elevate the standards of academic excellence and contribute meaningfully to the advancement of his field.

Notable Publications

Optimization of packet transmission scheduling and node parent selection for 802.15.4e Time Slotted Channel Hopping (TSCH) 2023

A Comparative Study of Customer Preferences for Telecommunication Technologies in Pakistan 2020

Frame Size Analysis of Optimum Dynamic Tree in RFID Systems 2020 (2)

Hardware Software Co-Design of a Farming Robot 2020 (5)

A fast tag identification anti‐collision algorithm for RFID systems 2019 (4)

 

 

Tomas Yeheyis Ferede | Nursing and Health Professions | Editorial Board Member

Mr. Tomas Yeheyis Ferede | Nursing and Health Professions | Editorial Board Member

Hawassa University | Ethiopia

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Tomas Yeheyis Ferede embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Jimma University in 2010, showcasing his early dedication to healthcare. Subsequently, he pursued a Master's degree in Pediatrics Health Nursing at Addis Ababa University, where his commitment to the field earned him a remarkable grade of 96.5%. His Master's thesis, "Timely Initiation of Complementary Feeding and Associated Factors among Children Aged 6 to 12 Months in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, 2015," demonstrated his focus on vital healthcare issues.

Professional Endeavors

Tomas has been involved in various training programs, gaining expertise in hospital nursing care, sexually transmitted diseases, counseling, instructional skills, and language proficiency. He has consistently updated his knowledge through programs on data analysis tools, leadership, management, and immunization. His diverse training background reflects a commitment to continuous improvement and a holistic approach to healthcare.

Contributions and Research Focus

With over four years of experience in academia, Tomas's current role as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health Nursing at Hawassa University exemplifies his dedication to education and research. He has contributed significantly to neonatal health, growth monitoring, feeding protocols, and systematic review methodologies. Tomas has also engaged in grant writing, reflecting a commitment to advancing research in his field.

Accolades and Recognition

Tomas's academic achievements, including high grades in his Master's program, showcase his commitment to excellence. His active participation in training programs, coupled with his contributions to neonatal health, has likely earned recognition within the academic and healthcare communities.

Impact and Influence

As an Assistant Professor, Tomas influences the next generation of healthcare professionals by imparting knowledge, mentoring students during clinical sessions, and supervising research projects. His multifaceted training, including leadership and management skills, positions him as a well-rounded educator contributing to the holistic development of his students.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Tomas's legacy lies in his dedication to advancing healthcare through education and research. His current role, coupled with continuous learning and engagement in diverse areas, sets the stage for impactful future contributions. Whether through mentoring, research, or grant proposals, Tomas is poised to leave a lasting mark on pediatric and child health nursing.

Notable Publications

Utilization of cervical cancer screening service among female health workforces in public health institutions in south east Ethiopia, a cross-sectional study 2024

Determinants of unmet physical and psychological supportive care needs among adult cancer patients in Southern Ethiopia 2023

The magnitude of precancerous cervical lesions and its associated factors among women screened for cervical cancer at a referral center in southern Ethiopia, 2021: a cross-sectional study 2023 (1)