Sunil Bista | Environmental Science | Best Student Research Project

Mr. Sunil Bista | Environmental Science | Best Student Research Project

Jackson state university | United States

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Early Academic Pursuits

Sunil Bista's academic journey began with a strong foundation in the sciences. He completed his secondary education at Kalika Higher Secondary School in 2009 and pursued higher secondary studies at V.S. Niketan College, Nepal, graduating in 2011. He then earned a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Pokhara University, Nepal, in 2015. His keen interest in water resource management led him to obtain a Master of Science in Hydropower Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal, in 2021. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Jackson State University, USA, starting in 2023.

Professional Endeavors

Sunil's professional career is marked by diverse roles in engineering and research. He began as a Civil Engineer at the Department of Urban Development and Building Construction, Ministry of Urban Development, Nepal, from April 2016 to July 2021. He then worked as a Hydropower Engineer at Innovative Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd., Lalitpur, Nepal, from September 2021 to February 2022. From April 2022 to August 2023, he served as a researcher at the Centre for Disaster Studies, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. Currently, he is a Graduate Research Assistant under Dr. Rocky Talchabhadel at Jackson State University.

Contributions and Research Focus

Sunil has made significant contributions in hydrological and hydrodynamic modeling, climate projection and scenario analysis, and flood inundation mapping. His research has focused on improving water resource management and understanding the impacts of climate change on hydropower potential and irrigation. His notable publications include studies on satellite-based precipitation estimates for irrigation water management and integrated modeling for assessing climate change impacts on water resources in the Himalayas.

Accolades and Recognition

Sunil's excellence in research and academia has been recognized through various awards and grants. These include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (NCAS-M) Travel Grant, the AGU-Chapman 2024 Travel Grant, and the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) Travel Grant. Additionally, he has received the Energize Nepal Research Grant for his Master's thesis and a scholarship as a Graduate Research Assistant at Jackson State University.

Impact and Influence

Sunil's work has had a substantial impact on water resource management and climate resilience. His involvement in international research collaborations, such as with Tomorrow's Cities under the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), underscores his influence in addressing global water and climate challenges. His training sessions for government officials and students on hydrological and hydrodynamic modeling demonstrate his commitment to knowledge dissemination and capacity building.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Sunil Bista's legacy is defined by his contributions to hydrology and water resource management, as well as his dedication to education and training. As he continues his PhD studies, his future contributions are expected to further advance the understanding and management of water resources in the context of climate change. His ongoing research and collaboration with international institutions will likely yield innovative solutions for sustainable water management and climate adaptation.

 

Notable Publications

Hydrologic applicability of satellite-based precipitation estimates for irrigation water management in the data-scarce region 2024

Integrated modeling for assessing climate change impacts on water resources and hydropower potential in the Himalayas 2024 (1)

Effects of source digital elevation models in assessment of gross runoff-river hydropower potential: A case study of West Rapti Basin, Nepal 2021

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

Jingrong Zhu | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

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

Yanbian University | China

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Early Academic Pursuits

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.

Notable Publications

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)

 

 

 

Olumayowa Iyanda | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Dr. Olumayowa Iyanda | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti | Nigeria

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Early Academic Pursuits

Olumayowa Iyanda embarked on a journey of academic excellence in the field of agriculture, starting with a Bachelor of Agriculture in Plant Physiology and Crop Production from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 2011. This laid the foundation for his keen interest in understanding the intricacies of plant physiology and crop productivity.

Professional Endeavors

His professional journey began as a Research Assistant at Rutesta Technologies in Lagos from 2014 to 2018. During this period, he actively contributed to weed management research by collecting, collating, and analyzing data. Simultaneously, he served as a Teaching Assistant (Demonstrator) at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, where he imparted practical knowledge in various agricultural courses.

Contributions and Research Focus

Olumayowa's research focuses on Crop Physiology, particularly the influence of integrated nutrient sources of nitrogen on the productivity of lowland rice varieties in the derived savannah ecology of Nigeria. His publications reflect his commitment to advancing knowledge in the field, addressing topics such as growth and flowering response to water stress in marigold species and the response of lowland rice varieties to integrated nutrient management.

Accolades and Recognition

While pursuing his Ph.D. in Crop Physiology at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Olumayowa Iyanda received recognition for his impactful work. His dedication to exploring inventive approaches to critical agricultural issues garnered attention and accolades within the academic community.

Impact and Influence

Through his contributions to conferences and journals, Olumayowa has made a positive impact on the agricultural community. His work on the effects of combined nitrogen-nutrient sources on lowland rice straw yield, presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Dairy Production, showcases the practical applications of his research findings.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Olumayowa Iyanda envisions a post-doctorate position, his legacy lies in the knowledge he imparts and the solutions he seeks for real-world problems. His commitment to creating a positive influence on society through innovative approaches to crop physiology positions him as a promising researcher with the potential to contribute significantly to the agricultural landscape.

Notable Publications

Response of lowland rice varieties to integrated nutrient management in a derived Savannah agro- ecology 2023 (1)

Effect of Steeping Duration and Inoculum Concentration on Growth Promotion of Seedlings of Food Crops Primed in Cultures of Bacillus spp from Rhizosphere 2023

INFLUENCE OF INTEGRATED NUTRIENT SOURCES OF NITROGEN ON PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF LOWLAND RICE VARIETIES IN A DERIVED SAVANNAH ECOLOGY OF NIGERIA  2023

 

 

Cicelin Rakotomahazo | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Cicelin Rakotomahazo | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Institut Halieutique et des Sciences Marines | Madagascar

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Early Academic Pursuits

Cicelin Rakotomahazo, born on February 25, 1987, in Antsenavolo/Mananjary, Madagascar, is a dedicated marine conservation enthusiast. He holds a BSc in Fisheries and Aquaculture (2010), an MSc in Applied Oceanology (2013), and recently earned his PhD in Marine Science and Fisheries (2022) from the Institut Halieutiques et des Sciences Marines, University of Toliara, Madagascar.

Professional Endeavors

Rakotomahazo's professional journey has been deeply intertwined with marine conservation. Since 2012, he has been associated with Blue Ventures Conservation Madagascar. His roles evolved from a Seaweed Farming Technician to a pivotal position as the Mangrove and Blue Carbon Coordinator, demonstrating adaptability and commitment.

Contributions and Research Focus

Cicelin's contributions extend beyond his employment. He has authored impactful publications, exploring topics like payment for ecosystem services (PES) schemes for mangroves and community perceptions of PES projects. His work reflects a focus on participatory planning, socio-economic science, and the communication of mangrove carbon projects.

Accolades and Recognition

Rakotomahazo's dedication has earned him notable recognition. In 2017, he received the Australian Award Fellow on the Blue Economy, and in 2018-2019, he was granted by the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association Symposium (WIOMSA) through the Marine Research Grant I (MARG I).

Impact and Influence

Cicelin's impact is evident in his role as Mangrove and Blue Carbon Coordinator, overseeing community-led mangrove carbon projects. His engagement in training workshops, conferences, and the Blue Economy Fellowship showcases his influence in the marine science and conservation domain.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Rakotomahazo's legacy lies in the sustainable management of marine ecosystems, especially mangroves. His multidimensional expertise in marine biology, fisheries, blue economy, and community-based conservation positions him as a driving force in the field. With an impressive track record, he is poised to contribute significantly to future marine policies, governance, and conservation efforts.

Notable Publications

Exploring the policy and institutional context of a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) scheme for mangroves in southwestern Madagascar 2023 (4)

Community Perceptions of a Payment for Ecosystem Services Project in Southwest Madagascar: A Preliminary Study 2021 (5)

Participatory planning of a community-based payments for ecosystem services initiative in Madagascar's mangroves 2019 (26)

Mangrove Carbon Stocks and Ecosystem Cover Dynamics in Southwest Madagascar and the Implications for Local Management 2017 (52)

Influence of environmental factors and farming technique on growth and health of farmed Kappaphycus alvarezii (cottonii) in south-west Madagascar 2014 (47)