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)

 

 

 

 

 

Deepesh Bansal | Engineering | Excellence in Environmental Sustainability Research

Dr. Deepesh Bansal | Engineering | Excellence in Environmental Sustainability Research

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Deepesh Bansal's academic journey began with a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering from Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science & Technology, Murthal. He further pursued a Master's and a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, and Delhi, respectively.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Bansal's professional career encompasses a diverse range of roles, from working as an Engineer at Larsen and Toubro Ltd. to serving as an Assistant Professor at various institutions. Currently, he is a Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, where he focuses on sustainable geotechnical solutions.

Contributions and Research Focus

His research primarily revolves around utilizing waste materials, such as incineration bottom ash, in civil engineering applications. He has extensively studied the physicochemical and geoenvironmental characteristics of incineration bottom ash, aiming to assess its potential for reuse in flexible pavements, embankments, and reinforced soil structures.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Bansal has received numerous awards and accolades for his exemplary research contributions. These include Research Scholar Travel Award, ISSMGE Foundation Award, and Research Excellence Travel Award, showcasing his recognition in the academic community.

Impact and Influence

Through his research publications in esteemed journals and presentations at international conferences, Dr. Bansal has significantly contributed to the field of geotechnical engineering. His work not only addresses crucial environmental challenges but also offers sustainable solutions for infrastructure development.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Bansal's legacy lies in his dedication to sustainable engineering practices and his commitment to nurturing future talents in the field. With his expertise in geotechnical engineering and waste valorization, he aims to continue making impactful contributions towards building a more sustainable future for the construction industry.

Notable Publications

Sustainable utilization of incineration bottom ash in pavement construction: Environmental impacts and life cycle assessment 2024

Optimizing MSW incineration bottom ash reuse: A study on treated wastewater washing and leaching control 2024

Waste to Resource: Enviro-Mechanical Suitability of MSW Incineration Bottom Ash in Flexible Pavements and Embankments 2024

Characterization of MSW incineration bottom ash for use as structural fill in reinforced soil structures: Geoenvironmental, geotechnical and economical assessment 2023 (4)

Environmentally responsible disposal and reuse of MSW incineration bottom ash: assessment from two Indian plants 2023

 

 

 

Haoming Ma | Energy | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Haoming Ma | Energy | Best Researcher Award

University of Texas at Austin | United States

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Early Academic Pursuits

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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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.

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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)

 

 

 

Junyi Lv | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Junyi Lv | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Zibo Vocational Institute | China

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Early Academic Pursuits

Mr. Junyi Lv embarked on his academic journey at Zibo Vocational Institute with a fervent interest in Intelligent Construction, Smart City development, and Zero Carbon Building initiatives. His academic endeavors were marked by a zealous pursuit of knowledge and innovation in these domains.

Professional Endeavors

As a dedicated researcher, Mr. Lv actively engaged in various research projects sponsored by the Chinese Government and collaborated on joint initiatives with the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China and the German Energy Agency. His contributions extended to the formulation of the "Intelligent Construction Training Center Construction Standard," demonstrating his commitment to setting industry benchmarks.

Contributions and Research Focus

Mr. Lv's research focus primarily revolved around Intelligent Construction methodologies, Smart City infrastructure development, and advancements in Zero Carbon Building technologies. His pioneering work in these areas aimed to enhance construction efficiency, promote sustainability, and foster innovation in the built environment.

Accolades and Recognition

Mr. Junyi Lv's dedication and innovation were duly recognized when he was awarded the Grand Prize in the prestigious "Innovation in Intelligent Construction and Management" competition in 2021. This accolade underscored his significant contributions to the field and his exemplary leadership in driving transformative change.

Impact and Influence

Through his research projects, standardization efforts, and innovative methodologies, Mr. Lv has left a profound impact on the construction industry, particularly in the realms of Intelligent Construction and sustainable urban development. His work has not only influenced industry practices but has also inspired future generations of researchers and practitioners.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Mr. Junyi Lv's legacy lies in his unwavering commitment to advancing the frontiers of Intelligent Construction, Smart City development, and Zero Carbon Building technologies. His groundbreaking research, coupled with his passion for innovation, continues to shape the trajectory of the construction industry, paving the way for a more sustainable and technologically advanced built environment. In the future, Mr. Lv aims to further expand his research horizons, driving continued progress and innovation in the field of construction and urban development.

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Improving the performance of prefabricated houses through multi-objective optimization design 2024

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Omirserik Baigenzhenov | Chemical Engineering | Best Paper Award

Prof. Omirserik Baigenzhenov | Chemical Engineering | Best Paper Award

Satbayev University | Kazakhstan

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Prof. Omirserik Baigenzhenov commenced his academic journey by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy in 2009 at Kazakh National Research Technical University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He continued his educational pursuits with a Master of Science in Metallurgy in 2011 and subsequently earned his Ph.D. in Metallurgy in 2014 from the same institution.

Professional Endeavors

With a focus on advancing his expertise in metallurgical science, Prof. Baigenzhenov engaged in various roles and responsibilities. He served as an Engineer, Junior Researcher, and Senior Researcher at RSE «National Center on complex processing of mineral raw materials of the Republic of Kazakhstan». Additionally, he contributed to academia as an assistant, lecturer, senior lecturer, assistant professor, and associated professor at Satbayev University.

Contributions and Research Focus

Prof. Baigenzhenov's research endeavors center around several key areas within metallurgical science. His work encompasses the processing and recycling of secondary raw materials, investigating processes for handling magnesium-containing wastes, and exploring sorption and extraction recovery techniques for rare metals. Through his contributions, he aims to enhance sustainability and efficiency within the metallurgical industry.

Accolades and Recognition

Prof. Baigenzhenov's dedication to his field earned him notable recognition, including a state scholarship for young scientists awarded by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2015-2016. Moreover, his participation in qualification improvement courses, such as internships and seminars, demonstrates his commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

Impact and Influence

His research outcomes and academic contributions have had a significant impact on the metallurgical field, particularly in addressing environmental concerns, optimizing resource utilization, and advancing technological processes. Prof. Baigenzhenov's work serves as a foundation for further advancements in metallurgy, shaping industry practices and academic discourse.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Prof. Baigenzhenov continues his scholarly journey, his legacy lies in the innovative solutions he offers to complex challenges in metallurgical science. Through ongoing research, education, and mentorship, he aims to inspire future generations of metallurgists and contribute to the sustainable evolution of the industry, leaving a lasting imprint on both academia and practice.

Notable Publications

Adsorption performance of Enterobacter cloacae towards U(VI) ion and application of Enterobacter cloacae/carbon nanotubes to preconcentration and determination of low-levels of U(VI) in water samples 2023 (15)

Sorption of Pb2+ and Zn2+ions on Zr-Ca-Mg phosphates: Kinetics and mechanism studies 2023 (1)

Deep insights into kinetics, optimization and thermodynamic estimates of methylene blue adsorption from aqueous solution onto coffee husk (Coffee arabica) activated carbon 2023 (4)

Adsorptive removal of acid blue dye 113 using three agricultural waste biomasses: The possibility of valorization by activation and carbonization – A comparative analysis 2023 (3)

Use of Chrysosporium/carbon nanotubes for preconcentration of ultra-trace cadmium levels from various samples after extensive studies on its adsorption properties 2023 (8)

Agricultural waste biomass for sustainable bioenergy production: Feedstock, characterization and pre-treatment methodologies 2023 (16)

 

 

Omirserik Baigenzhenov | Chemical Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Omirserik Baigenzhenov | Chemical Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Satbayev University | Kazakhstan

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Early Academic Pursuits

Prof. Omirserik Baigenzhenov commenced his academic journey by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy in 2009 at Kazakh National Research Technical University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He continued his educational pursuits with a Master of Science in Metallurgy in 2011 and subsequently earned his Ph.D. in Metallurgy in 2014 from the same institution.

Professional Endeavors

With a focus on advancing his expertise in metallurgical science, Prof. Baigenzhenov engaged in various roles and responsibilities. He served as an Engineer, Junior Researcher, and Senior Researcher at RSE «National Center on complex processing of mineral raw materials of the Republic of Kazakhstan». Additionally, he contributed to academia as an assistant, lecturer, senior lecturer, assistant professor, and associated professor at Satbayev University.

Contributions and Research Focus

Prof. Baigenzhenov's research endeavors center around several key areas within metallurgical science. His work encompasses the processing and recycling of secondary raw materials, investigating processes for handling magnesium-containing wastes, and exploring sorption and extraction recovery techniques for rare metals. Through his contributions, he aims to enhance sustainability and efficiency within the metallurgical industry.

Accolades and Recognition

Prof. Baigenzhenov's dedication to his field earned him notable recognition, including a state scholarship for young scientists awarded by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2015-2016. Moreover, his participation in qualification improvement courses, such as internships and seminars, demonstrates his commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

Impact and Influence

His research outcomes and academic contributions have had a significant impact on the metallurgical field, particularly in addressing environmental concerns, optimizing resource utilization, and advancing technological processes. Prof. Baigenzhenov's work serves as a foundation for further advancements in metallurgy, shaping industry practices and academic discourse.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Prof. Baigenzhenov continues his scholarly journey, his legacy lies in the innovative solutions he offers to complex challenges in metallurgical science. Through ongoing research, education, and mentorship, he aims to inspire future generations of metallurgists and contribute to the sustainable evolution of the industry, leaving a lasting imprint on both academia and practice.

Notable Publications

Sorption of Pb2+ and Zn2+ions on Zr-Ca-Mg phosphates: Kinetics and mechanism studies 2023 (1)

Deep insights into kinetics, optimization and thermodynamic estimates of methylene blue adsorption from aqueous solution onto coffee husk (Coffee arabica) activated carbon 2023 (4)

Adsorptive removal of acid blue dye 113 using three agricultural waste biomasses: The possibility of valorization by activation and carbonization – A comparative analysis 2023 (3)

Use of Chrysosporium/carbon nanotubes for preconcentration of ultra-trace cadmium levels from various samples after extensive studies on its adsorption properties 2023 (8)

Agricultural waste biomass for sustainable bioenergy production: Feedstock, characterization and pre-treatment methodologies 2023 (16)

 

 

Hassan Esmaeilzadeh | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Hassan Esmaeilzadeh | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Shahid Beheshti University | Iran

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Hassan Esmaeilzadeh's academic journey has been marked by a commitment to Geography and Urban Planning. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Tabriz University, his Master's from Tarbiat Modarres University, and his Doctorate degree from Shahid Beheshti University. His primary fields of expertise include sustainable ecotourism, environmental studies, and spatial planning.

Professional Endeavors

Since 2012, Dr. Esmaeilzadeh has been serving as an Assistant Professor at the Geography and Urban Planning Department of Shahid Beheshti University. Prior to this, he held academic positions at Payame Noor University and Azad Islamic University. His professional journey also includes roles as a researcher at various institutions and consultancy companies, contributing to urban and rural development, environmental planning, and sustainable global city initiatives.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Esmaeilzadeh's expertise lies in sustainable ecotourism, environmental studies, and spatial planning. His extensive research portfolio covers diverse areas, including the spatial impacts of lifestyle changes, adaptation to climate change, and the sustainability of ecotourism in protected areas. His contributions extend to grants from various institutions and refereeing for reputable journals in environmental sciences and tourism management.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Esmaeilzadeh has been recognized for his academic excellence. He secured the first rank in the national master's entrance exam in 2001, was the top student of the M.A course at Tarbiat Modarres University in 2003, and received the Distinguished Ph.D. Student of the Year of Iran award in 2009.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Esmaeilzadeh's impact extends beyond academia, as evident from his executive responsibilities, consultancy roles, and managerial positions in various organizations. His expertise in ecotourism, environmental planning, and urban management positions him as a key influencer in shaping sustainable urban development and environmental policies.

Legacy and Future Contributions

With an impressive record of courses taught, advisory roles, and supervisory positions for M.A. and Ph.D. candidates, Dr. Esmaeilzadeh is contributing to the development of future scholars and practitioners in the field. His continued research, grant projects, and editorial positions showcase a dedication to leaving a lasting legacy in the realms of environmental planning and sustainable urban development.

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Waterless wetlands, as a new source of wind erosion: Developing remediation strategies for the Hamoon Wetland in Iran 2023 (1)

Evaluating the ecological security of ecotourism in protected area based on the DPSIR model 2023 (1)

Land potential for ecotourism development and assessing landscape ecology in areas on protection of Iran 2023 (4)

Assessing Changes in Land Use/Land Cover and Ecological Risk to Conserve Protected Areas in Urban–Rural Contexts 2023 (4)

Prioritizing Water Resources for Conservation in a Land of Water Crisis: The Case of Protected Areas of Iran 2022 (2)

 

Prof. Nawab Bahadar | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Nawab Bahadar | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus | Pakistan

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Early Academic Pursuits

Professor Bahadar Nawab Khattak's academic journey was marked by an early dedication to understanding the intersection of development, environment, and societal well-being. His foundational years displayed a keen interest in subjects related to environment and development studies, setting the stage for his future academic pursuits.

Professional Endeavors

With over 28 years of diverse experience in teaching, research, and administrative roles, Professor Khattak has been a stalwart in academia. His tenure at COMSATS University Abbottabad exemplifies his commitment to fostering interdisciplinary studies in Development, Environment, Conflict, and Post-disaster Development, both locally and internationally.

Contributions and Research Focus

Professor Khattak's multifaceted expertise spans various critical areas, including livelihood and food security, relief and reconstruction in post-disaster/conflict situations, sustainable sanitation, water supply, climate change, and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). His research has been pivotal in addressing pressing issues impacting communities, particularly in Pakistan and abroad.

Accolades and Recognition

His exceptional contributions have earned him recognition and accolades within the academic sphere, both nationally and internationally. Awards and acknowledgments underscore his significant impact in the fields of Development, Environment, and Conflict Resolution.

Impact and Influence

Professor Khattak's influence extends beyond academia, with his research and advocacy efforts contributing significantly to policy-making, institutional collaborations, and societal development. His work has reshaped perspectives and practices, leaving a lasting impression on the realms of environment, development, and conflict resolution.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Professor Bahadar Nawab Khattak leaves behind a legacy defined by his dedication to interdisciplinary research and a profound impact on academia and societal well-being. His contributions have laid a solid foundation for future scholars, inspiring them to address critical global challenges in development, environment, and conflict resolution.

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Optimal energy modeling and planning in the power system via a hybrid firefly and cuckoo algorithm in the presence of renewable energy sources and electric vehicles 2023 (3)