Preeta Sharan | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Preeta Sharan | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

The Oxford College of Engineering | India

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Early Academic Pursuits 🎓

Dr. Preeta Sharan's academic journey began with a strong foundation in engineering and technology. She completed her Ph.D. from the Institute of Technology (IT), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in 1998. Following this, she pursued post-doctoral research at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, in 2002. These formative years were marked by rigorous research and academic excellence, setting the stage for her future contributions to the field of engineering.

Professional Endeavors 🏢

Currently, Dr. Preeta Sharan is a Professor and Dean of Research at The Oxford College of Engineering in Bangalore. Her professional journey has been enriched by numerous roles and responsibilities, demonstrating her dedication to both teaching and research.  Her professional journey also includes extensive international exposure, having visited countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, China, and Ireland.

Contributions and Research Focus 🔬

Dr. Sharan's research has been prolific, with over 200 publications to her name, including 150+ journal articles and 80 conference paper presentations. Her innovative mind is also reflected in her 13 patents filed in India. Her research interests lie in the fields of electronics and photonics, where she has made significant contributions, particularly in developing photonic devices and systems.

Accolades and Recognition 🏆

Dr. Preeta Sharan's work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors. Notable among these are:

  • "Woman of the Year" by the American Biographical Institute (ABI USA) in 1998 and 2009.
  • IEEE Humanitarian Challenge Awards by the R10 Section, Asia Pacific in 2012 and 2013.
  • VGST Citation Award for the Center of Excellence in Photonics by the Vision Group of Science and Technology.
  • Various project awards including the 1st Rank in IMARC, SIGHT project in 2015 and Best Project of the Year Award by KSCST in 2017.
  • Innovation Project Award by IEEE WIECON in 2017 and Light Excellence Award by IEEE Photonic Society, Bangalore Section in 2019.
  • National Award by KSTA Karnataka State and Technology Academy for a project in 2022.
  • Honored as one of the 75 women across India in STEAM, featured in the book "She Is: 75 Women in STEAM" in 2022.

Impact and Influence 🌟

Dr. Sharan's influence extends beyond her research. She has been actively involved in the IEEE community, serving as the SIGHT Coordinator for the IEEE Bangalore Section in 2014 and the Student Activity Chair in 2013. Her contributions to innovation in teaching were recognized with a published article in WIPRO's "MISSION 10X" magazine in 2012.

Legacy and Future Contributions 🌐

Dr. Preeta Sharan's legacy is built on her relentless pursuit of excellence in engineering education and research. She has received numerous scholarships, including the GATE-94 from the HRD Ministry, Government of India, UGC Fellowships for JRF and SRF, and a BHU Scholarship for research in 1992. Her dedication to her field and her students ensures that she will continue to make significant contributions to engineering and technology, inspiring future generations of engineers and researchers.

 

Publications

  • A rail wheel contact temperature prediction model using fiber Bragg Grating sensor on test rig
    Authors: N. Deepa, Preeta Sharan, Sneha Sharma
    Journal: Optical Fiber Technology
    Year: 2024

 

  • An FBG-based optical pressure sensor for the measurement of radial artery pulse pressure
    Authors: Gowda, R.B., Sharan, P., Saara, K., Braim, M., Alodhayb, A.N.
    Journal: Journal of Biophotonics
    Year: 2024

 

  • Design and analysis of a fiber Bragg grating-based foot pressure assessment system
    Authors: Sharan, P., Khouqeer, G.A., El-Badry, B.A., Upadhyaya, A.M.
    Journal: Journal of Biophotonics
    Year: 2024

 

  • Real-time implementation of optical sensor on lab rig model for speed estimation
    Authors: Nagaraju, D., Sharan, P., Sharma, S., Chakraborty, S.
    Journal: Journal of Optics (India)
    Year: 2024

 

  • Measurement model of integrated FBG sensor for beam structure
    Authors: Nandi, S., Chethana, K., Srinivas, T., Sharan, P.
    Journal: Journal of Optics (India)
    Year: 2024

 

 

 

 

Saida Bedoui | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Saida Bedoui | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Gabes University | Tunisia

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Saida Bedoui’s academic journey is marked by an exceptional pursuit of knowledge and excellence in electrical engineering and related fields. She began her educational journey at Lycée République in Gabès, Tunisia, where she earned her Bachelor of Mathematics in June 2003. Following this, she attended the Higher Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology of Gabes, where she completed her preparatory classes for the National Engineering School with a focus on Physics and Mathematics in July 2005, securing admission to the engineering school. Her higher education was pursued at the National Engineering School of Gabes, where she obtained her degree in Electric-Automatic Engineering in July 2008, graduating with a “Very Good” rating. She further specialized by obtaining a Master's in Automatic and Intelligent Techniques in June 2009, also with a “Very Good” rating. Dr. Bedoui then achieved her PhD in Electrical Engineering in March 2013 with the highest honors, and later completed her Habilitation Thesis in Electrical Engineering at Gabes University in February 2023.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Bedoui’s professional career spans several prestigious roles in academia. She started as a contractual lecturer at the National Engineering School of Gabes from 2008 to 2012. She then served as a lecturer at the Higher Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology of Gafsa from 2012 to 2013. Since September 2013, she has been an Assistant Professor at the Higher Institute of Industrial Systems of Gabes, where she has been involved in teaching a variety of subjects, including Automatic, Electronics, and Industrial Computing, at all levels of higher education.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Bedoui’s research interests primarily focus on the identification and control of time-delay systems. Her PhD thesis contributed significantly to this field by proposing methods to identify time-delay systems, addressing the simultaneous identification of time delay and dynamic parameters of both mono-variable and multi-variable time-delay systems. Her work includes the development of new approaches for generating libraries of local models for nonlinear time-delay systems. Her contributions extend to supervising numerous graduate projects and theses. She has guided students in projects ranging from the design and implementation of road junction prototypes to the modernization of control systems for industrial applications.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Bedoui has been recognized for her work with various scholarships and research stays at esteemed institutions. Notably, she received a CSC scholarship for a research stay at Jiangnan University, PR China, in 2023. She has also undertaken research stays at the Laboratory of Engineering Systems in Caen, France, and the Research Center for Automatic Control of Nancy, France.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Bedoui has played a pivotal role in several significant projects and associations. She served as the project manager for the initiative "Strengthening the Capacity of the 4C Center in Training and Support for Students and Young Graduates of ISSI-Gabes" from January 2020 to February 2022. Additionally, she has been the Director of the Career Center and Skills Certification and has been actively involved with the Tunisian Association of Automatic and Digitizing in various capacities since 2010.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Bedoui’s legacy is characterized by her dedication to advancing the field of electrical engineering through both education and research. Her extensive teaching experience, coupled with her innovative research, has made significant contributions to the academic community. Her work continues to influence the development of automatic and intelligent systems.

 

Notable Publications

Iterative parameter identification for Hammerstein systems with ARMA noises by using the filtering identification idea 2024

On the combined estimation of the parameters and the states of fractional-order systems 2023 (2)

Diagnosis and fault tolerant control against actuator fault for a class of hybrid Dynamic systems 2023 (3)

Convergence Analysis of Forgetting Factor Least Squares Algorithm for ARMAX Time-Delay Models 2022 (1)

Parameter and State Estimation of Nonlinear Fractional-Order Model Using Luenberger Observer 2022 (6)

 

 

 

Saeed Gholizadeh | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Saeed Gholizadeh | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Urmia University | Iran

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Early Academic Pursuits

Prof. Saeed Gholizadeh began his academic journey at Urmia University, where he earned a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 2000. He continued his education at the University of Kerman, obtaining an M.Sc. in Structural Engineering in 2002. His master's thesis focused on the optimal design of structures using genetic algorithms and neural networks, under the supervision of Prof. Eysa Salajegheh. Prof. Gholizadeh pursued a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering at the same institution, completing his doctorate in 2009 with a dissertation on the optimum seismic design of structures using advanced artificial intelligence methods, again under the guidance of Prof. Eysa Salajegheh.

Professional Endeavors

Prof. Gholizadeh's academic career at Urmia University began in 2009 as an Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013 and became a full Professor in 2020. He also served as a visiting professor at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, from 2021 to 2022, where he collaborated with Prof. Oğuzhan Hasançebi on a project related to the seismic total cost optimization of steel structures.

Contributions and Research Focus

Prof. Gholizadeh has made significant contributions to the field of structural engineering, with a particular focus on structural optimization, performance-based seismic design, and the application of soft computing techniques. His research interests include neural networks, metaheuristics, and the analysis and design of space structures. He has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, and his work on the optimal design of structures using advanced artificial intelligence methods has been widely recognized.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his career, Prof. Gholizadeh has received numerous awards and honors. He was the first-ranked M.Sc. student at Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman in 2002 and was chosen as the Distinguished PhD Candidate and Researcher of Kerman University in 2008. He received the Fifth Afzalipoor Prize in 2009 and was the first-ranked PhD student in the 14th Best Thesis Competition of the Ministry of Science in Tehran in 2010. In 2015, he was recognized as the Prominent Iranian Young Scientist in Civil Engineering by the Iranian Academy of Sciences. He has also been chosen as the Distinguished Researcher of Urmia University multiple times, most recently in 2023.

Impact and Influence

Prof. Gholizadeh's work has had a significant impact on the field of structural engineering, particularly in the areas of seismic design and structural optimization. His innovative research using artificial intelligence and metaheuristic algorithms has advanced the understanding and implementation of optimal design strategies in civil engineering. His contributions have been widely cited, earning him a place among the world's top 2% of highly cited researchers for four consecutive years (2019-2022).

Legacy and Future Contributions

Prof. Gholizadeh's legacy in the field of structural engineering is marked by his groundbreaking research and numerous accolades. His work continues to influence both academic research and practical applications in structural design. As a leading figure in the field, he is likely to continue contributing to advancements in seismic design, optimization techniques, and the application of artificial intelligence in civil engineering. His ongoing research and future projects promise to further enhance the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of structural systems.

Notable Publications

Efficient neural network-aided seismic life-cycle cost optimization of steel moment frames 2024

On the seismic collapse capacity of optimally designed steel braced frames 2022 (14)

Seismic collapse safety analysis of performance-based optimally designed reinforced concrete frames considering life-cycle cost 2021 (8)

Mainshock–aftershock low-cycle fatigue damage evaluation of performance-based optimally designed steel moment frames 2021 (7)

Multi-objective design optimization of steel moment frames considering seismic collapse safety 2021 (23)

 

 

 

 

 

Sunandan Magotra | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Sunandan Magotra | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

NIT Jalandhar | India 

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Early Academic Pursuits

Sunandan Magotra's academic journey began at KV No1 Gandhinagar Jammu, where he excelled in his 10th and 12th grades, achieving a 9.2 CGPA and 75.8% respectively. His passion for civil engineering led him to pursue a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Civil Engineering from the Government College of Engineering and Technology, Jammu, where he graduated with a 67.04% score. His academic excellence continued with an M.Tech in Structural Engineering from NIT Jalandhar, marking a significant step in his academic career.

Professional Endeavors

During his M.Tech studies, Sunandan successfully passed the GATE exam twice, showcasing his technical prowess and dedication to his field. He is currently preparing for higher exams like the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) and Public Service Commission (PSC) exams, demonstrating his commitment to advancing his professional qualifications. His educational background and certifications reflect a solid foundation in structural engineering and a dedication to continuous professional development.

Contributions and Research Focus

Sunandan has contributed significantly to the field of civil engineering through various projects. His work includes a seminar on Earthquake Resistant Construction Techniques during his BE, a detailed estimate of a government building as a minor project, and a major project focused on Soil Liquefaction Mitigation. These projects highlight his expertise in structural engineering and his ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical challenges.

Accolades and Recognition

While specific awards and accolades are not detailed, Sunandan's successful passage of the GATE exam twice is a noteworthy achievement in the engineering community. His role as a mentor during his M.Tech studies also speaks to his leadership abilities and his recognition by peers and juniors as a knowledgeable and supportive figure.

Impact and Influence

Sunandan's ability to connect with and mentor junior colleagues has had a positive impact on his academic environment. His public speaking skills and dedication to his interests have likely inspired those around him, fostering a collaborative and supportive learning atmosphere. His commitment to excellence in both his studies and professional exams underscores his influence as an emerging leader in the field of structural engineering.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Sunandan Magotra's journey is marked by a continuous pursuit of excellence and a commitment to professional growth. As he looks forward to new opportunities, he aims to refine his existing skills and cultivate new ones, positioning himself as a future contributor to the field of structural engineering. His potential legacy includes not only his technical contributions but also his role as a mentor and leader, guiding future generations of engineers.

 

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A Review on durability and microstructure of Fly-Ash based geopolymer concrete (FA-GPC) 2024

Vikas Kumar Singh | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Vikas Kumar Singh | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Indian Institute of Science | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Mr. Vikas Kumar Singh began his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Dr. Sudhir Chandra Sur Degree Engineering College. He displayed exceptional academic prowess, consistently achieving high grades throughout his undergraduate studies. Subsequently, he pursued a Master's degree in Manufacturing Engineering from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, where he further honed his skills and deepened his understanding of engineering principles. His dedication and commitment to learning paved the way for his admission to the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for his doctoral studies in Mechanical Engineering, where he is currently pursuing research in the field of tribology.

Professional Endeavors

During his academic journey, Mr. Vikas Kumar Singh actively engaged in various research projects and collaborations. Notably, his M.Tech projects on titanium alloy sheet bending and laser cutting of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) were conducted in collaboration with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). His contributions to these projects demonstrated his ability to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world engineering challenges. Additionally, he gained practical experience as a Graduate Apprenticeship Trainee at Mangalore Refinery Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), where he worked in the Mechanical Maintenance department.

Contributions and Research Focus

Mr. Vikas Kumar Singh's research primarily focuses on tribology, with a specific interest in friction studies of soft and hard materials, lubricant assessment, and the design and development of tribometers. His PhD research is centered around studying friction transition under high acceleration conditions and evaluating lubricants using energy-based approaches. Through his work, he aims to contribute to advancements in the understanding of frictional behavior and lubrication mechanisms, with potential applications in various industries, including automotive and manufacturing.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his academic and professional journey, Mr. Vikas Kumar Singh has garnered recognition for his outstanding contributions. He has authored/co-authored research papers published in reputed journals such as Langmuir and Tribology International, showcasing his research prowess and scholarly impact. Additionally, he has actively participated in national and international conferences, where he has presented his research findings and engaged with peers and experts in the field of tribology.

Impact and Influence

Mr. Vikas Kumar Singh's research and academic endeavors have had a significant impact on the field of tribology and engineering sciences. His contributions have expanded the knowledge frontier in understanding frictional behavior and lubrication mechanisms, thereby contributing to the development of more efficient and sustainable engineering solutions. Furthermore, his teaching experiences and position of responsibilities have enabled him to inspire and mentor future generations of engineers, leaving a lasting influence on the academic community.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Mr. Vikas Kumar Singh continues to pursue his research and academic endeavors, he aspires to leave a lasting legacy in the field of tribology and mechanical engineering. He aims to contribute to the development of innovative solutions that address critical challenges in frictional studies and lubricant assessment, ultimately fostering advancements in industrial practices and technology. Through his dedication to excellence and his passion for engineering, he seeks to inspire and empower future generations of researchers and engineers to push the boundaries of knowledge and innovation.

Notable Publications

Lateral force controlled impact tribometer characterizing transient friction: Effect of contact pressure 2024

Evaluation of Temperature-Dependent Boundary Lubrication Behavior of Stearic Acid Using a Force-Controlled Tribometer 2024

Fanshan Meng | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Fanshan Meng | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

School of Mechanical and Storage Engineering, China University of Petroleum (Beijing) | China

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Early Academic Pursuits

Mr. Fanshan Meng commenced his academic journey at China University of Petroleum (Beijing), where he pursued a Bachelor's degree in Energy and Power Engineering. His curriculum included rigorous courses in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer, laying a solid foundation for his future endeavors in the field of energy engineering.

Professional Endeavors

Building upon his undergraduate studies, Mr. Meng embarked on a Master's program in Energy and Power at China University of Petroleum (Beijing). Throughout his academic journey, he demonstrated proficiency in software tools such as SolidWorks, MATLAB, and COMSOL, alongside his expertise in experimental techniques and instrumentation.

Contributions and Research Focus

Mr. Meng's research endeavors have focused on innovative solutions in thermal engineering, particularly in the areas of heat exchange and infrared measurement techniques. His contributions to projects such as the Variable Temperature Infrared BRDF Test Research and the Medium and Deep Geothermal Single Well Heat Exchange Technology exemplify his dedication to advancing knowledge in energy systems and thermal sciences.

Accolades and Recognition

Mr. Meng's research efforts have garnered recognition in the academic community, with publications in esteemed journals such as Optics Express and Infrared Physics & Technology. His contributions to scientific literature underscore his commitment to rigorous inquiry and scholarly excellence in his field.

Impact and Influence

Through his internship experiences and campus engagements, Mr. Meng has made significant contributions to his academic and professional communities. His leadership roles in student organizations and volunteer services highlight his proactive approach to community engagement and his ability to inspire others through his actions.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Looking ahead, Mr. Meng aims to continue his pursuit of innovative research initiatives that address critical challenges in energy and thermal engineering. With a focus on sustainability and technological innovation, he seeks to contribute to the development of cleaner, more efficient energy systems that will have a lasting impact on society and the environment.

Notable Publications

A Kalman-filtering-based BRDF online measurement method for variable temperature surfaces 2023

Infrared BRDF measurement based on projection reconstruction with attenuated aperture filter effects 2023 (1)

Infrared BRDF spatial scanning measurement with an optimized rotation strategy of a robotic arm 2023 (2)

 

 

 

Leda Kamal | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Ms. Leda Kamal | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Toc H Institute of Science and Technology | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Leda Kamal pursued her academic journey with a strong focus on Computer Science & Engineering. She obtained her M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering and is currently engaged in pursuing her Ph.D. Her early academic pursuits laid a solid foundation for her future endeavors in the field.

Professional Endeavors

With over a decade of experience in academia, Leda Kamal has held various positions, starting as a Lecturer at Holy Matha College of Technology, then progressing to positions at Ilahia College of Engineering & Technology and Toc H Institute of Science & Technology. Currently, she serves as an Assistant Professor at Toc H Institute of Science & Technology.

Contributions and Research Focus

Leda Kamal's research interests primarily revolve around Blockchain, Deep Learning, and Cryptography. Her contributions to these areas include publications such as "Blockchain: A Compendium on Contemporary Privacy Preservation Approaches and its Manifestation in Varied Realms" and "Enhanced Technique for Privacy Preserving Public Auditing for Shared Data in Cloud."

Accolades and Recognition

Her work has been recognized and published in various esteemed platforms, including international journals and conferences. Noteworthy publications include "NVSS scheme for digital image sharing" and "Enhanced RSA combined with DWT domain watermarking."

Impact and Influence

Through her research and academic contributions, Leda Kamal has made a significant impact on the fields of Blockchain, Deep Learning, and Cryptography. Her work has contributed to advancements in privacy preservation, data security, and digital image sharing.

Legacy and Future Contributions

With a strong foundation in academia and a dedication to cutting-edge research, Leda Kamal is poised to continue making meaningful contributions to the fields of Computer Science & Engineering. Her legacy will be marked by her commitment to innovation, scholarly excellence, and the pursuit of knowledge in emerging technologies.

Notable Publications

Metaverse Creation And Decentralized Land NFTs Over Blockchain 2023

Blockchain: A Compendium on Contemporary Privacy Preservation Approaches and Its Manifestation in Varied Realms 2022 (1)