Akash Sharma | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Akash Sharma | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Malaviya National Institute of Technology | India

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Early Academic Pursuits 🎓

Mr. Akash Sharma’s academic journey began with a solid foundation in Electrical Engineering. He earned his Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) in Electrical Engineering from Arya College of Engineering & IT, RTU Kota in 2016, achieving a commendable 68.5%. He further pursued a Master of Technology (M-Tech) in Power Systems from Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur in 2021, with a CGPA of 7.72. His quest for knowledge continued as he completed his PhD in Power Systems at MNIT, Jaipur in 2022, with a CGPA of 7.6. His doctoral research focused on the performance analysis of smart grids, utilizing data-driven methods and machine learning.

Professional Endeavors 💼

Mr. Sharma's professional experience includes diverse roles. He served as a guest faculty at the College of Dairy Science and Technology, Jobner, from 2021 to 2022, where he contributed to the academic environment. Prior to this, he worked as a Graduate Engineer Trainee (GET) at IRB Infrastructure Ltd., handling electrical aspects of various plants and overseeing staff welfare. Additionally, Mr. Sharma gained valuable experience as a Public Relations Officer (PRO) with Indian Business Pages in 2016.

Contributions and Research Focus 🔍

Mr. Sharma's research is centered on the performance analysis of smart grids, integrating deep learning and machine learning techniques. His PhD work emphasizes cybersecurity in energy consumption, aiming to develop advanced models for detecting and mitigating cyber-attacks on smart grid infrastructures. His work also explores the seamless integration of renewable energy sources and optimization of smart grid performance. He has published a notable research paper on voltage profile enhancement using FACTS devices and has worked on solar tracking systems.

Accolades and Recognition 🏅

While Mr. Sharma has not yet received major awards, his active participation in co-curricular activities and his impactful research reflect his dedication. His work on smart grids and renewable energy has been well-received in academic circles, demonstrating his commitment to advancing the field of electrical engineering.

Impact and Influence 🌟

Mr. Sharma's contributions to smart grid technology and renewable energy integration are shaping the future of power systems. His work in enhancing grid performance and addressing cybersecurity concerns is crucial in the evolving landscape of energy management. His involvement in both academic and professional settings highlights his influence on the next generation of engineers and researchers.

Legacy and Future Contributions 🚀

Looking ahead, Mr. Sharma's ongoing research and professional activities will continue to impact the field of electrical engineering. His focus on smart grids and renewable energy positions him to contribute significantly to advancements in these areas. As he builds on his experiences and research, he is poised to leave a lasting legacy in the realm of power systems and sustainable energy solutions.

 

Publications

  • Title: Anomaly detection in smart grid using optimized extreme gradient boosting with SCADA system
  • Authors: Sharma, A., Tiwari, R.
  • Journal: Electric Power Systems Research
  • Year: 2024

 

  • Title: Load Shedding Technique for Maintaining Voltage Stability
  • Authors: Sharma, P.K., Sharma, A., Tiwari, R.
  • Journal: Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
  • Year: 2024

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Akhil Nigam | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Akhil Nigam | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Chandigarh University | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Akhil Nigam's academic journey is rooted in a strong foundation in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He completed his secondary education at N.L.K. Inter College, Kanpur, achieving 70.6% in his XII board exams in 2006 and 65% in his X board exams in 2004. His passion for engineering led him to pursue a B.Tech. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering at Naraina College of Engineering and Technology, under Gautam Buddh Technical University, where he graduated with a commendable 78.22% in 2011.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Nigam's professional career began with a one-year tenure as a Teaching Personnel at Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, from August 2011 to May 2012. He then served as an Assistant Professor at IFTM University, Moradabad, from August 2013 to July 2017, in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Currently, he holds the position of Assistant Professor at Chandigarh University, Mohali, since June 2018, where he continues to contribute to the academic and research landscape.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Nigam's research interests are primarily focused on renewable energy sources and power systems. His academic projects include the M.Tech. project "Simulation of Modified Perturb & Observe MPPT Technique for Solar PV Cell Application Using MATLAB/SIMULINK" and the B.Tech. project "Wireless MCB Fault Finder." He has made significant contributions to the field through his publications, which include several articles in reputed journals and conference proceedings. His notable works include research on MPPT techniques for solar PV cells and optimization techniques for distributed generators.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Nigam has been recognized for his academic and research excellence throughout his career. He completed his M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) from IFTM University, Moradabad, in 2016, with an impressive 84.55%. His Ph.D. from Chandigarh University in 2023, with a CGPA of 7.0, further solidifies his expertise in Electrical Engineering. He has received accolades for his outstanding performance, including awards for his research publications and contributions to the field of electrical engineering.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Nigam's impact extends beyond his research contributions. He has actively participated in international conferences and workshops, presenting his work and engaging with the global academic community. His dedication to teaching and mentoring students has influenced many aspiring engineers. His involvement in research projects and publications has contributed to advancements in renewable energy and power systems, driving innovation and sustainability in the field.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Akhil Nigam's legacy in Electrical Engineering is marked by his rigorous research, academic excellence, and commitment to education. As he continues his career, his contributions to renewable energy, power systems, and smart grid technology are anticipated to significantly advance the field. His ongoing research and professional endeavors promise to leave a lasting impact on the scientific community and pave the way for future innovations.

 

Notable Publications

Reactive power compensation during the convergence of grid system with FACTS devices 2024

Modeling of hybrid power system using MATLAB  2023

Utilization of Various Controllers for Determination of Stability for Hybrid System Under MATLAB 2023

Modeling & Simulation Analysis of Solar PV System Using MPPT Controller for Study of Hybrid Energy System 2023

Optimization of Wind-Hydro Hybrid Energy System for Stability Analysis by Using Different Types of Controllers 2023 (2)

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

Sachin Yele | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Sachin Yele | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Medi-Caps University | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Mr. Sachin Yele's academic journey began with a strong foundation in Information Technology. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Information Technology from Jawaharlal Institute of Technology, Borawan, India, in 2006, securing an impressive 73.71%. Building on this foundation, he pursued a Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Computer Science & Engineering from Sri Satya Sai Institute of Science & Technology, Sehore, under Rajiv Gandhi Prodhyogiki Viswavidhyalaya, Bhopal, India, graduating in 2012 with a commendable 71.7%.

Professional Endeavors

Mr. Yele's professional journey spans over 13 years in academia, beginning as a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Jawaharlal Institute of Technology, Borawan, in July 2006. His dedication and expertise soon led him to the role of Assistant Professor (Head) at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Sanghvi Institute of Science & Management, Indore, India, where he served from July 2011 to April 2017. Currently, he holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Technology at Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, since May 2017.

Contributions and Research Focus

Mr. Yele has made significant contributions to the field of Computer Science, particularly in Data Mining, Web Mining, Web Content Mining, and Wireless Sensor Networks. His research has been presented and published in various international journals and conferences in India and abroad. His teaching interests include Software Engineering, Computer Networking, Data Mining, Network Management, Network Security, and Wireless Sensor Networks. He has attended workshops to stay abreast of recent trends, notably a one-week STTP on "Recent Trends in Artificial Intelligence" in November 2008 at Jawaharlal Darda Institute of Engineering and Technology, Yavatmal, Maharashtra.

Accolades and Recognition

Mr. Yele's dedication to research and teaching has been recognized through his numerous published works. He has authored seven papers in international journals, one paper in an international conference, and six papers in national conferences. His role as an educator has also been marked by his administrative capabilities, such as conducting B.E. training programs, practical examinations, project guidance for B.E. students, and thesis guidance for M.Tech. students.

Impact and Influence

Mr. Yele's impact on the academic community is evident through his extensive teaching and research activities. His work in Data Mining and Wireless Sensor Networks has contributed to the advancement of these fields. As an educator, he has mentored numerous students, helping them achieve their academic and professional goals. His administrative roles have furthered the development of robust academic programs and research initiatives.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Mr. Yele's legacy in the field of Computer Science is built on his commitment to education and research. His future contributions are likely to continue influencing the realms of Data Mining and Wireless Sensor Networks. His ongoing role at Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya provides a platform for him to nurture future generations of engineers and researchers, ensuring the continued advancement of technology and innovation.

 

Notable Publications

Blockchain-based secure dining: Enhancing safety, transparency, and traceability in food consumption environment 2024 (2)

 

 

 

Akira Aikawa | Computer Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Akira Aikawa | Computer Science | Best Researcher Award

Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI) | Japan

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Akira Aikawa pursued his higher education at Kyushu University, Japan, where he specialized in Railway Track Dynamics, Granular Mechanics, and In-situ Measurement. His academic journey culminated in a PhD, establishing a solid foundation for his future contributions to railway engineering and dynamics.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Aikawa's career began in academia as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Kyushu University (1987-1993). He then transitioned to the Institute of National Colleges of Technology, Japan, where he served as an Associate Professor from 1993 to 2006. Since 2006, Dr. Aikawa has been associated with the Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI), Japan, contributing significantly to the field of railway engineering.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Aikawa's research primarily focuses on the dynamics of railway tracks, the behavior of granular materials, and in-situ measurement techniques. His work on the "Elastic discrete element analysis of natural vibration characteristics and settlement behavior of railway ballasted track" is a testament to his expertise and contributions in this domain. His research has provided valuable insights into the stability and efficiency of railway systems, impacting both theoretical knowledge and practical applications.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Aikawa's professional recognition includes his role as a Fellow Member of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE). He also served as a Road Disaster Prevention Doctor for Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism from 1999 to 2006, highlighting his expertise and dedication to public safety and infrastructure resilience.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Aikawa's work has had a profound impact on the field of railway engineering, particularly in understanding the complex behaviors of railway tracks and materials. His research has informed best practices and innovations in railway construction and maintenance, enhancing the safety and reliability of railway systems in Japan and beyond.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Aikawa's legacy is characterized by his extensive contributions to railway dynamics and his role in shaping the future of railway engineering. His ongoing work at RTRI ensures that he remains at the forefront of technological advancements and research in railway systems. As a respected figure in his field, Dr. Aikawa's influence will continue to inspire future generations of engineers and researchers.

 

Notable Publications

Elastic discrete element analysis of natural vibration characteristics and settlement behavior of railway ballasted track 2024

Dynamic vehicle-track interaction with multiple short rail defects over long wavelength track settlement 2019

The importance of ‘dynamics’ in the design and performance-based testing criteria for railway track components 2019 (5)

Novel discrete element modeling coupled with finite element method for investigating ballasted railway track dynamics 2018 (30)

Development of Viscoelastic Multi-Body Simulation and Impact Response Analysis of a Ballasted Railway Track under Cyclic Loading 2017 (10)

 

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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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

Chaojia Liu | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Chaojia Liu | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Air force Engineering University | China

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Dr. Chaojia Liu's educational journey began at the prestigious Air Force Engineering University, where he pursued a Doctor of Philosophy in Transportation Engineering from September 2021 to December 2024. His doctoral dissertation, supervised by Prof. Xiaolei Chong, focuses on the theoretical model, finite element numerical simulation, field test, and application research of soil runways. Titled "Analysis of aircraft tire load effect and wheel-soil mechanism on soil runway: theoretical and empirical research," his dissertation reflects his deep interest in transportation engineering, specifically in the dynamics of aircraft tire loads on soil runways.

Professional Endeavors

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Liu has made significant contributions to various high-impact journals, with publications that span a wide range of topics, including the mechanical properties of concrete and soil runways, advanced numerical analysis, and field investigations. His notable works include "Improved design, development and field investigation of the wheel-soil interaction measurement system under aircraft load" published in Measurement (JCR Q1, IF=5.6), "Numerical investigation of thermal parameter characteristics of the airfield runway adherent layer in permafrost region of Northeast China" in Case Studies in Thermal Engineering (JCR Q1, IF=6.8), and "Characterizing fatigue damage behaviors of concrete beam specimens in varying amplitude load" featured in Case Studies in Construction Materials (JCR Q1, IF=6.2).

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Liu's research primarily revolves around the mechanical and thermal behavior of materials under various conditions, focusing on soil runways, reinforced concrete, and other construction materials. His work has provided valuable insights into civil engineering and transportation infrastructure, contributing significantly to the field. He has been involved in numerous high-impact projects, including the National Natural Science Foundation Project on the coupling mechanism and model development in unsaturated loess, and the National Nature Foundation Youth Program on the reinforcement mechanism and wheel-soil model of hybrid fiber-reinforced soil runways.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Liu's dedication and excellence in his field have been recognized through numerous awards and honors, including the China National Scholarship (Dec 2022), First Prize in the 3rd National Airport Planning and Design Competition (Dec 2022), and Meritorious Winner in the China Civil Aviation "Chang Enjoy" Cup Airport Planning and Design Innovation and Creativity International Competition (Dec 2023). Additionally, he has received Best Paper Awards at various prestigious forums, such as the 14th Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Doctoral Students Nanshan Academic Forum and the 1st "Transportation +" Interdisciplinary Academic Forum for Doctoral Students.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Liu's work has had a significant impact on the field of transportation engineering. His research on the mechanical properties of construction materials and soil runways has advanced the understanding and development of more durable and efficient infrastructure. His contributions to the National Natural Science Foundation and various key scientific research projects have further solidified his influence in the academic community.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Liu's legacy is marked by his innovative approach to solving complex engineering problems and his commitment to advancing knowledge in his field. As he continues his professional journey, his future contributions are expected to further enhance the understanding of material behavior and infrastructure resilience. His ongoing research projects, such as the study on structural performance and deterioration law of soil emergency runways for Universiade aircraft, indicate a promising future filled with groundbreaking discoveries and advancements.

 

Notable Publications

  • Article: Improved design, development and field investigation of the wheel-soil interaction measurement system under aircraft load
    • Authors: Chaojia Liu, Xiaolei Chong, Lei Liang, Zhenglei Chen, Zihan Wang, Yan Li, Wei Liu
    • Journal: Measurement
    • Year of Publishing: 2024
    • Citations: 0

 

  • Article: An Airfield Area Layout Efficiency Analysis Method Based on Queuing Network and Machine Learning
    • Authors: Chen, Z., Chong, X., Liu, C., Wang, G., Tan, W.
    • Journal: Buildings
    • Year of Publishing: 2024, 14(3), 628
    • Citations: 0

 

  • Article: Characterizing fatigue damage behaviors of concrete beam specimens in varying amplitude load
    • Authors: Liang, L., Liu, C., Cui, Y., Wang, Z., Yao, Z.
    • Journal: Case Studies in Construction Materials
    • Year of Publishing: 2023, 19, e02305
    • Citations: 1

 

  • Article: Microwave heating efficiency and frost resistance of concrete modified with powder absorbing materials
    • Authors: Wang, Z., Bai, E., Ren, B., Liu, J., Huang, H.
    • Journal: Construction and Building Materials
    • Year of Publishing: 2023, 379, 131145
    • Citations: 4

 

  • Article: Dynamic mechanical properties of carbon fiber reinforced geopolymer concrete at different ages
    • Authors: Wang, Z., Bai, E., Huang, H., Liu, C., Wang, T.
    • Journal: Ceramics International
    • Year of Publishing: 2023, 49(1), pp. 834–846
    • Citations: 13

 

 

 

Ruiqiang Bai | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Ruiqiang Bai | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences | China

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Dr. Ruiqiang Bai embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot, China, in 2015. His foundational interest in civil engineering laid the groundwork for his advanced studies and future research. Pursuing his passion for geotechnical engineering, Dr. Bai earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2020. Under the guidance of Prof. Yuanming Lai, an esteemed academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dr. Bai’s dissertation focused on the coupled heat-water-vapor-mechanics model of unsaturated soils, marking a significant step in his academic career.

Professional Endeavors

Following his doctoral studies, Dr. Bai joined the Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, as a Special Research Assistant in July 2020. His dedication and contributions led to his promotion to Associate Professor in February 2023. Throughout his tenure, Dr. Bai has been integral to advancing research in frozen soil engineering, leveraging his expertise to address complex geotechnical challenges.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Bai’s research interests are diverse and impactful, encompassing heat and mass transfer processes, the modeling of coupled heat-water-vapor-mechanics behavior in porous mediums, frost heave, thaw weakening, and frozen ground engineering. His work has practical applications in road and railway engineering, water engineering, and other infrastructural projects in cold regions. Dr. Bai has authored numerous publications in prestigious journals, contributing significantly to the understanding and development of frozen soil engineering. His research has explored the thermo-hydro-mechanical behavior of loess under freeze-thaw cycles, the frost heave behavior of freezing unsaturated silty clay, and the solar albedo characteristics of pavement and embankment slope surfaces in permafrost regions, among other topics.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Bai's exceptional work has earned him recognition and accolades within the scientific community. His innovative research and contributions have positioned him as a leading expert in his field, reflected in his numerous publications and citations. Dr. Bai’s role as a corresponding author in several high-impact studies further underscores his influence and leadership in geotechnical engineering.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Bai’s research has had a profound impact on the field of frozen soil engineering. His studies on the coupled heat-water-vapor-mechanics processes and frost heave have provided valuable insights into the behavior of soils in cold environments, informing the design and construction of infrastructure in these challenging conditions. His work has not only advanced scientific understanding but also contributed to the development of more resilient and efficient engineering solutions.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As an Associate Professor at the Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Dr. Bai continues to push the boundaries of geotechnical engineering research. His ongoing projects and future endeavors promise to further enhance the understanding and application of frozen soil engineering. Dr. Bai’s legacy is characterized by his commitment to excellence, innovation, and the practical application of his research to solve real-world engineering problems. Dr. Ruiqiang Bai's career is a testament to his dedication, expertise, and impact in the field of frozen soil engineering. His contributions have laid a solid foundation for future research and development, ensuring that his work will continue to influence and inspire the next generation of engineers and researchers.

 

Notable Publications

Experimental study on dynamic characteristics of frozen saline silty clay under cyclic loading 2024

Laboratory study on heat, moisture, and deformation behaviors of seasonally frozen soil under the influence of solar radiation and underlying surface colors 2023 (2)

Optimizing embankment structures in a snowy permafrost region of the pan-Arctic based on a coupled numerical model 2023 (3)

Mechanical behavior and microstructural evolution of frozen soils under the combination of confining pressure and water content 2022 (12)