Hoda Fakour | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. Hoda Fakour | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

National Taiwan Normal University | Taiwan

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Hoda Fakour embarked on her academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in "Natural Resources Engineering-Environment" from Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Iran. She pursued further studies, earning a Master's degree in "Natural Resources Engineering-Environment" from Tarbiat Modares University, Iran. Her academic pursuits culminated in a Ph.D. degree in "Environmental Engineering" from the Department of Environmental Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Fakour has held various academic positions, including Assistant Professor roles at institutions such as National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) and Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU). She has contributed significantly as a Postdoctoral Researcher at National Taiwan University (NTU). Her academic journey showcases her commitment to environmental engineering and sustainability management.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Fakour's research focuses on diverse areas such as climate change resilience, aquaculture sustainability, microplastic pollution, and the nexus approach for sustainable development. Her work spans from assessing urban resilience to climate change to evaluating the impact of solar photovoltaic carport canopies on energy efficiency.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Fakour's contributions to academia have been acknowledged through various awards and honors, including the "Best Researcher" award at CJCU and the "Green Technology Award" for the Best Ph.D. Thesis. She has also received prestigious scholarships and teaching funds for her exceptional work in sustainable development and environmental education.

Impact and Influence

Through her research publications, Dr. Fakour has made significant contributions to the scientific community. Her studies on climate change adaptation, aquaculture feasibility, and microplastic pollution have provided valuable insights into environmental sustainability. Additionally, her supervision of postgraduate and undergraduate research projects reflects her dedication to nurturing the next generation of environmental scientists.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Hoda Fakour's legacy lies in her interdisciplinary research and dedication to addressing pressing environmental challenges. Her work not only contributes to academic knowledge but also informs policy-making and practical solutions for a sustainable future. With a focus on energy transition, climate resilience, and environmental monitoring, Dr. Fakour continues to pave the way for innovative research and impactful contributions to society's well-being.

Notable Publications

Evaluation of solar photovoltaic carport canopy with electric vehicle charging potential 2023 (10)

Aquavoltaics Feasibility Assessment: Synergies of Solar PV Power Generation and Aquaculture Production 2023 (2)

Exploring Climate Disaster Resilience: Insight into City and Zone Levels of Southern Taiwan 2021 (2)

Conceptual Framework for Disaster Management in Coastal Cities Using Climate Change Resilience and Coping Ability 2021 (3)

Application of Rough and Fuzzy Set Theory for Prediction of Stochastic Wind Speed Data Using Long Short-Term Memory 2021 (13)

 

 

 

 

 

Javid Dar | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Javid Ahmad Dar | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

SRM University - AP | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Javid Dar embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kashmir, where he delved into subjects like Botany, Chemistry, and Fruit Preservation. His thirst for knowledge led him to pursue a Master of Science in Environmental Science & Sustainable Development from Barkatullah University. Subsequently, he earned a Master of Philosophy in Environmental Science from Awadhesh Pratap Singh University. Dr. Dar culminated his academic pursuits with a Ph.D. in Ecology & Environmental Sciences from Pondicherry University, where he laid the foundation for his future contributions in the field.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Javid Dar's professional journey is characterized by a series of impactful roles in academia and research. He served as a Contractual Lecturer in Environmental Sciences at Women’s Government Degree College, Jammu & Kashmir, where he honed his teaching skills and fostered the intellectual growth of his students. Subsequently, he delved into research, holding positions such as Postdoctoral Fellow at prestigious institutions like the Indian Institute of Science and Dr. Harisingh Gour Central University. His research experience encompasses diverse areas including Forest Ecology, Ecosystem Restoration, and Carbon Sequestration.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Dar's research interests revolve around understanding and mitigating environmental challenges through interdisciplinary approaches. His contributions span a wide array of topics such as Forest Dynamics, Soil Carbon Efflux, and Biodiversity Conservation. Through his pioneering work, he has shed light on crucial ecological phenomena, elucidating the intricate relationships between species diversity, ecosystem functioning, and environmental sustainability. His research outputs, including numerous publications in esteemed journals, underscore his dedication to advancing scientific knowledge and addressing pressing environmental issues.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Javid Dar's scholarly achievements have been duly recognized through various awards and fellowships. Notable among these are the International Travel Award from the 6th Eco-Summit in Gold Coast, Australia, and the National Post-Doctoral Fellowship from DST-SERB, India. His research presentations have been acclaimed for their depth and insight, earning him accolades such as the Best Oral Presentation at prestigious conferences like the Eco-Summit and NABS.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Dar's contributions extend beyond the confines of academia, impacting both scholarly discourse and environmental policy. His research findings have provided valuable insights into ecosystem dynamics and have implications for conservation and sustainable resource management. By actively engaging in conferences, workshops, and online courses, he has not only enriched his own understanding but has also inspired countless individuals to pursue excellence in environmental science and conservation.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Dr. Javid Dar continues to tread the path of academic and research excellence, his legacy as a visionary scientist committed to environmental stewardship becomes increasingly apparent. His future contributions hold the promise of further unraveling the complexities of ecological systems and devising innovative strategies for mitigating environmental degradation. With his unwavering dedication and scholarly acumen, Dr. Dar is poised to leave an indelible mark on the field of environmental science and engineering, shaping a more sustainable and resilient future for generations to come.

Notable Publications

Linking carbon storage with land use dynamics in a coastal Ramsar wetland 2024

Phylogenetic community patterns suggest Central Indian tropical dry forests are structured by montane climate refuges 2023

Sacred groves of Central India: Diversity status, carbon storage, and conservation strategies 2022 (1)

Invasive shrub Lantana camara L. alters the flora and soils in tropical dry deciduous forests of Central India 2022 (1)

Co-limitation towards lower latitudes shapes global forest diversity gradients 2022 (19)

 

 

Jayanta Das | Earth and Planetary Sciences | Excellence in Research Award

Assist Prof Dr. Jayanta Das | Earth and Planetary Sciences | Excellence in Research Award

Rampurhat College | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Jayanta Das embarked on his academic journey with a BA in Geography from Anand Chandra College, followed by an M.Sc. in Geography and Applied Geography from the University of North Bengal. He further pursued his passion by obtaining a Ph.D. in Geography from the same institution in 2018. His doctoral research focused on innovative strategies for replacing tobacco cultivation in specific regions of West Bengal, showcasing his early commitment to addressing societal and environmental challenges through geographical research.

Professional Endeavors

Currently serving as Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Geography at Rampurhat College, Dr. Das has made significant contributions to the field of Geography and Environmental Science. He has also engaged in editorial roles, serving as Lead Guest Editor for esteemed journals like the Journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research and the Indian Journal of Spatial Science, reflecting his dedication to advancing scholarly discourse in his field.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Das's research interests span a wide range of critical areas, including climate change, applied geomorphology, hazard monitoring and management, soil and agricultural geography, remote sensing, GIS, and environmental geography. Through his extensive publication record and editorial roles, he has contributed valuable insights into topics such as landslide susceptibility, flood prediction modeling, groundwater potential zonation, and urban flash flood prediction. His multidisciplinary approach to research underscores his commitment to addressing complex environmental challenges.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Das's contributions to geographical research have been recognized through various awards and accolades. He has received Best Paper Awards for his research presentations, highlighting the significance and impact of his scholarly work. Additionally, his editorial roles and collaborations with international researchers demonstrate the esteem in which he is held within the academic community.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Das's research has made a tangible impact on both academic scholarship and real-world environmental management practices. His work on hazard monitoring, climate change adaptation, and sustainable agriculture has provided valuable insights for policymakers, environmental practitioners, and communities facing environmental challenges. Through his collaborations and academic exchange programs, he has facilitated the exchange of knowledge and expertise, contributing to global efforts in environmental sustainability.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As a dedicated educator, researcher, and academic leader, Dr. Jayanta Das continues to inspire the next generation of geographers and environmental scientists. His commitment to addressing pressing environmental issues and advancing geographical knowledge sets a high standard for future research endeavors. With a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative research methodologies, Dr. Das's legacy is poised to endure, shaping the future of geographical research and environmental stewardship.

Notable Publications

Assessing classification system for Landslide susceptibility using Frequency Ratio, Analytical hierarchical process and geospatial technology mapping in Aizawl district, NE India 2024

Optimization of conditioning factors for groundwater potential zonation using GIS-based single parameter and map removal sensitivity analysis in Alipurduar district of West Bengal, India 2023 (1)

Application of index of entropy and Geospatial techniques for landslide prediction in Lunglei district, Mizoram, India 2023 (7)

GIS-based data-driven bivariate statistical models for landslide susceptibility prediction in Upper Tista Basin, India 2023 (11)

GIS-based flood risk assessment using multi-criteria decision analysis of Shebelle River Basin in southern Somalia 2023 (6)

Yeneayehu Fenetahun Mihertu | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Yeneayehu Fenetahun Mihertu | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

University of Chinese Academy of Science | Ethiopia

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Dr. Yeneayehu Fenetahun Mihertu embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia, where he conducted research on the repellence potential of common tree leaves against houseflies. Subsequently, he pursued a Master of Sciences in Ecology and later obtained a Philosophy of Doctor in Ecology from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, focusing on rangeland management and ecology.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Fenetahun's professional journey spans various research institutes and universities globally. He served as a postdoctoral researcher at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), contributing to projects aimed at dynamic pasture monitoring and prediction in Ethiopia. He also worked as a postdoctoral fellow in China, focusing on desertification and restoration strategies in the Borana rangeland.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Fenetahun's research primarily revolves around rangeland management, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem restoration. His extensive publication record includes studies on carrying capacity dynamics, impacts of grazing intensity, and assessments of environmental vulnerability in rangeland ecosystems.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his academic and professional career, Dr. Fenetahun has garnered numerous accolades and awards, including grants for research projects, fellowship programs, and certificates of professional competency. He has also presented his research at various international conferences and workshops, receiving recognition for his contributions to the field of ecology and environmental science.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Fenetahun's work has made significant contributions to the understanding and management of rangeland ecosystems, particularly in Ethiopia. His research findings and recommendations have the potential to inform policy decisions and conservation strategies aimed at preserving biodiversity and enhancing livelihoods in vulnerable landscapes.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Driven by a passion for ecological research and a commitment to sustainable development, Dr. Fenetahun's legacy lies in his dedication to addressing pressing environmental challenges. His future contributions are expected to continue shaping the field of ecology, with a focus on promoting biodiversity conservation, mitigating desertification, and fostering resilience in rangeland ecosystems.

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Effects of land-use intensity on vegetation dynamics across elevation in Savanna Grassland, Southern Ethiopia 2024

Remote sensing analysis of desert sensitive areas using MEDALUS model and GIS in the Niger River Basin 2024 (1)

 

 

 

Haoming Ma | Energy | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Haoming Ma | Energy | Best Researcher Award

University of Texas at Austin | United States

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Dr. Haoming Ma's academic journey began with a Bachelor's in Energy Engineering, complemented by minors in Environmental Engineering and Energy Business and Finance. He pursued his passion further, earning a Master's in Energy and Mineral Engineering, exploring the impacts of blackout cost recovery on stock behavior among electric utilities. His academic pursuits culminated in a Ph.D. in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, focusing on data-driven carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery models and their applications.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Ma's professional journey encompasses diverse roles, from a Sessional Instructor at the Schulich School of Engineering to a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Energy Emissions Modeling and Data Lab, University of Texas at Austin. He also served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary. His research interests span reservoir simulation, system-level modeling, machine learning applications, and life cycle assessment.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Ma's research integrates system modeling, data analytics, economic, and policy analysis to address economic and environmental challenges in energy systems and climate change mitigation. He has led and contributed to numerous research projects, focusing on CO2 capture, utilization, and sequestration, as well as unconventional resources recovery and hydrogen production and storage. His work provides a scientific foundation for technology and policy development towards environmental sustainability and carbon neutrality.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Ma's contributions have been recognized through various awards, including the Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship and the Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Graduate Excellence Award. He has also received accolades for his teaching excellence, including the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Ma's research publications, peer-reviewed articles, and conference proceedings demonstrate his significant impact on the field of energy and environmental engineering. His innovative approaches to techno-economic analysis and life cycle assessment contribute to shaping sustainable energy solutions globally.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Ma's leadership roles, professional services, and academic mentoring reflect his commitment to advancing the field and nurturing the next generation of energy leaders. His ongoing research and collaborations aim to drive further innovations in energy technology and policy, leaving a lasting legacy in the pursuit of environmental sustainability and carbon neutrality.

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Technical analysis of a novel economically mixed CO2-Water enhanced geothermal system 2024

Comparative data-driven enhanced geothermal systems forecasting models: A case study of Qiabuqia field in China 2023

Thermo-economic optimization of an enhanced geothermal system (EGS) based on machine learning and differential evolution algorithms 2023

Numerical simulation of bitumen recovery via supercritical water injection with in-situ upgrading 2022 (12)

Optimized schemes of enhanced shale gas recovery by CO2-N2 mixtures associated with CO2 sequestration 2022 (21)

 

 

Jingrong Zhu | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. Jingrong Zhu | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Yanbian University | China

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Dr. Jingrong Zhu embarked on her academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Biological Engineering from Yanbian University. She pursued her Master's and Ph.D. in Ecological Landscape Architecture and Global Smart Cities, respectively, from Seoul National University, delving into interdisciplinary domains.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Zhu's professional career has seen him take on various roles, including serving as an Assistant Professor at Yanbian University and Hyupsung University. She also worked as a researcher at Seoul National University's Institute of Agricultural and Life Sciences, contributing significantly to research and academia.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Zhu's research spans Ecological Landscape Architecture, Environmental Impact Assessment, Global Smart Cities, and Sustainable Environmental Protection New Materials. Her publications in peer-reviewed journals highlight her expertise in topics such as micro-grid systems, erosion flooding inundation mapping, and soil organic carbon prediction.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Zhu's contributions have garnered recognition, including receiving the First Prize in Scientific Research Achievements from the Quality Culture Professional Committee of the China Association for Cultural Information. She has also been honored with the International Forum on Air Pollution and Climate Change Response Contribution Award by the Korea National Climate Environment Committee.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Zhu's research projects, publications, and involvement in government-funded initiatives reflect her significant impact in environmental and urban studies. Her work contributes to advancing knowledge in environmental sustainability, climate resilience, and urban planning, influencing policies and practices in these fields.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Zhu's legacy lies in her multidisciplinary approach to addressing pressing environmental challenges. Her future contributions are anticipated to further advance understanding and practices in ecological landscape architecture, smart cities development, and sustainable environmental protection, leaving a lasting impact on academia and society.

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VIS-NIR spectroscopy and environmental factors coupled with PLSR models to predict soil organic carbon and nitrogen 2024

High spatiotemporal-resolution mapping for a seasonal erosion flooding inundation using time-series Landsat and MODIS images 2024

Characterization of Two Main Forest Cover Loss Transitions in North Korea from 1990 to 2020 2023 (1)

 

 

 

Esmat Zaidan | Energy | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Esmat Zaidan | Energy | Best Researcher Award

Hamad Bin Khalifa University | Qatar

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Esmat Zaidan embarked on her academic journey with a Master's degree in Urban Planning and Design from Birzeit University. She further pursued a Master of Economic Development and later a Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of Waterloo, Canada, completing her educational milestones by 2011.

Professional Endeavors

With a rich background in academia and research, Dr. Zaidan held various positions, including Associate Professor of Policy, Planning, and Development at Qatar University and Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the United Arab Emirates University. She also contributed significantly to organizations like the World Bank, NORAD, and UNDP, gaining substantial experience in global development challenges and policy implementation.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Zaidan's interdisciplinary research focuses on sustainable development policy, climate change mitigation, energy transition, and smart city initiatives. Her expertise lies in data-driven policy making for enhancing sustainability and resilience, particularly in residential buildings. Her publications and funded research projects underscore her commitment to advancing sustainable development and shaping future-oriented policies.

Accolades and Recognition

With over 60 articles published in top-tier journals and numerous research grants awarded, Dr. Zaidan is recognized as an expert in her field. She has received accolades for her contributions to academia and policy development, showcasing her dedication to fostering sustainable solutions.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Zaidan's impact extends beyond academia, as evidenced by her involvement in shaping national development strategies such as the Qatar National Development Strategy (QNDS). Her ability to foster collaborations and facilitate knowledge exchange has influenced policy-making processes, driving progress towards sustainable development goals.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Zaidan's legacy lies in her multifaceted contributions to academia, research, and policy implementation. Her ongoing work, including edited volumes and collaborations, promises to further advance the fields of sustainable development, public policy, and urban planning. Through her continued efforts, she aims to leave a lasting impact on shaping resilient and sustainable communities for future generations.

Notable Publications

Achieving energy justice: The role of supervisory and compliance mechanisms in global frameworks and the international community 2024

Modeling and forecasting electricity consumption amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Machine learning vs. nonlinear econometric time series models 2023 (4)

Exploring internet inclusivity and effectiveness of e-learning initiatives during the pandemic – a comparative analysis 2023

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on electricity consumption and electricity demand forecasting accuracy: Empirical evidence from the state of Qatar 2022 (15)

Motivation, preference, socioeconomic, and building features: New paradigm of analyzing electricity consumption in residential buildings 2022 (21)

 

 

 

Elysée Noromalala Rasoamanana | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Elysée Noromalala Rasoamanana | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

University of Antananarivo | Madagascar 

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Elysée Noromalala Rasoamanana pursued a Master's and a PhD in Plant Sciences at the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar. Dr. Rasoamanana's academic journey laid the foundation for expertise in plant biology and ecology.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Rasoamanana has held various roles, including researcher, lecturer, and environmental consultant. Dr. Rasoamanana's experiences span from academia to practical fieldwork, contributing significantly to biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Rasoamanana's research focuses on understanding the ecology and conservation of Madagascar's unique flora, particularly baobab trees. Dr. Rasoamanana's work delves into the reproductive mechanisms, population dynamics, and ecological interactions of these iconic species.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Rasoamanana has received several prestigious fellowships and grants, recognizing his contributions to ecological research and conservation efforts in Madagascar. These include awards from organizations like the British Ecological Society and the International Primatological Society.

Impact and Influence

Through  research and outreach activities, Dr. Rasoamanana has raised awareness about the importance of biodiversity conservation and sustainable environmental practices in Madagascar. Dr. Rasoamanana's work has influenced policies and practices for the protection of endangered plant species.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Rasoamanana's legacy lies in his commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and fostering environmental stewardship in Madagascar. Dr. Rasoamanana's future contributions are poised to further enrich our understanding of plant ecology and contribute to conservation efforts worldwide.

Notable Publications

Structure of the pistil and pollen tube growth in Adansonia L. species: Implications for fertilization efficiency 2019 (4)

Morphologie pollinique de la flore de la Réserve Spéciale d’Ankarana, Madagascar 2019

Chemical characterization of floral scents in the six endemic baobab species (Adansonia sp.) of Madagascar 2015 (5)

Pollen wall ultrastructure of the genus Adansonia L. species 2014 (8)

Sphingidae as likely pollinators of Madagascar's baobabs | Les Sphingidae, probables pollinisateurs des baobabs malgaches 2011 (12)

Jian Ping Tan | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. Jian Ping Tan | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Xiamen University Malaysia | Malaysia

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Jian Ping Tan embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2013. Subsequently, he pursued a Ph.D. in Chemical and Process Engineering, completing his doctoral studies at UKM in 2017.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Tan holds various esteemed positions and affiliations, including Committee Member for Malaysian academic research on palm oil sustainability (ARPOS) since 2022, Graduate Engineer of Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), and Associate Member of Institution of Chemical Engineers (ICHEME). He also serves as the Industrial Training Coordinator for Chemical Engineering at Xiamen University Malaysia since 2020.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Tan's research interests span a wide array of fields, including biochemical engineering, bioeconomy, fermentation, biorefinery, biofertilizer, and biotechnology. As a Principal Investigator, he has spearheaded numerous active research projects funded by reputable organizations like the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI) and the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MoHE). His contributions extend to guest editing prestigious publications and securing patents for innovative methodologies in sustainable biomass utilization.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Tan's pioneering research has garnered significant recognition, including patents for methods to produce crystallized organic acids from renewable biomass sources. His contributions are further underscored by his role as a co-author of impactful book chapters focusing on sustainable technologies for the oil palm industry and the production of succinic acid from biomass.

Impact and Influence

Through his multifaceted roles and research endeavors, Dr. Tan has made a profound impact on the fields of biochemical engineering and sustainability. His efforts in securing substantial research grants and publishing influential works underscore his commitment to advancing knowledge and addressing pressing environmental challenges.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Jian Ping Tan's legacy is marked by his dedication to pioneering research, sustainable innovation, and academic leadership. His ongoing contributions promise to further enhance our understanding of biochemical processes and drive advancements in sustainable biotechnology, leaving a lasting imprint on the field and inspiring future generations of researchers.

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Fermentable sugar recovery from durian peel by using ultrasound-assisted chemical pretreatment 2024

Nickel-iron doped on granular activated carbon for efficient immobilization in biohydrogen production 2024 (1)

Bio-based succinic acid production from durian husk: A rising Southeast Asia agricultural waste 2023

Biotechnological enhancement of lactic acid conversion from pretreated palm kernel cake hydrolysate by Actinobacillus succinogenes 130Z 2023 (1)

Kinetic study and model of fermentation parameters affected growth and xylitol production in bioreactor by Kluyveromyces marxianus ATCC 36,907 2022 (3)

Anika Kozlowski | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Anika Kozlowski | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Toronto Metropolitan University | Canada

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Anika Kozlowski embarked on her academic journey with a Bachelor of Science (BSc. Honours) in Microbiology/Psychology from the University of Manitoba in 2003. She continued her pursuit of knowledge with a Bachelor of Design (BDes.) in Fashion Design from Ryerson University in 2008. Building upon her foundation, she earned a Master of Applied Science (MASc.) in Environmental Applied Science and Management from Ryerson University in 2012, focusing on corporate social responsibility in the apparel industry. Dr. Kozlowski further delved into academia, obtaining her Ph.D. in Environmental Applied Sciences and Management from Ryerson University in 2019, with a dissertation on "The Responsible Fashion System: A Reconceptualization of the Role of Fashion Design."

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Kozlowski's professional journey has been marked by a commitment to sustainability, ethics, and innovation in the realm of fashion. She assumed the role of Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, Ethics & Sustainability at the School of Fashion, Toronto Metropolitan University in 2018, where she continues to inspire and educate students. Throughout her career, she has contributed extensively to academia through research, teaching, and mentorship.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Kozlowski's scholarly contributions span various facets of sustainable fashion, environmental management, and corporate social responsibility. Her research focus revolves around sustainable fashion design, responsible consumption, and the intersection of fashion with environmental and social concerns. Through her publications, Dr. Kozlowski has explored tools for sustainable fashion design, corporate sustainability reporting in the apparel industry, and the role of fashion design in fostering sustainability.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Kozlowski's impactful work has garnered recognition and accolades from prestigious institutions and organizations. She has received numerous grants, awards, and honors, including the NSERC New Horizons grant, SSHRC Insight Grant, and Ontario Graduate Scholarship, among others. Her contributions have been acknowledged through invitations to speak at various conferences, universities, and industry events, solidifying her reputation as a thought leader in sustainable fashion.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Kozlowski's influence extends beyond academia, as she actively engages with industry professionals, policymakers, and the general public to advocate for sustainable practices in the fashion industry. Through her media appearances, consultations, and outreach initiatives, she strives to raise awareness about the environmental and social implications of fashion consumption while promoting ethical and sustainable alternatives.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Kozlowski's legacy lies in her dedication to reshaping the fashion industry towards a more sustainable and ethical future. Her ongoing research, teaching endeavors, and collaborative projects are poised to inspire future generations of designers, scholars, and activists to prioritize sustainability and responsible practices in fashion. As she continues her journey, Dr. Kozlowski remains committed to driving positive change and fostering a more sustainable fashion ecosystem.

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The role of resources in repair practice: Engagement with self, paid and unpaid clothing repair by young consumers 2022

Frugality, style longevity and garment repair – environmental attitudes and consumption behaviour amongst young Canadian fashion consumers 2022 (4)

Recontextualising and Appropriating Second-Hand Western Fashion Items in Non-Western Contexts 2021 (1)

Tools for Sustainable Fashion Design: An Analysis of Their Fitness for Purpose 2019 (29)

The reDesign canvas: Fashion design as a tool for sustainability 2018 (84)