Julian Ijumulana | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Julian Ijumulana | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

University of Dar es Salaam | Tanzania

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Julian Ijumulana's academic journey began with a strong foundation in secondary education at Rubya Seminary, Kagera, Tanzania, where he earned his Certificate of Secondary Education and Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education. He pursued Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, English, Kiswahili, Civics, and History. He continued to develop his scientific knowledge and analytical skills, focusing on Physics, Geography, and Advanced Mathematics at the advanced level. He then obtained a BSc in Geomatics from the University of Dar es Salaam, at the then University College of Lands and Architectural Studies (UCLAS), Tanzania. His undergraduate studies encompassed a wide range of subjects including Engineering Surveys, Geodesy, Cartography, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), and Basics in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Ijumulana started his professional career as a Tutorial Assistant at the University of Dar es Salaam from 2006 to 2010. During this time, he was involved in teaching undergraduate students across various engineering and technological disciplines. From 2010 to 2022, he served as an Assistant Lecturer, further enhancing his teaching repertoire and engaging more deeply in research activities. In 2022, Dr. Ijumulana was appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam. His responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in Civil Engineering, Geomatics, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Mining Engineering, Engineering Geology, and Agricultural Engineering. He also conducts research on land and water resources, focusing on issues such as natural contaminants in drinking water using advanced geospatial methods and technologies.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Ijumulana's research primarily addresses land and water resource challenges. He has contributed significant insights into well-known problems, particularly natural contaminants in drinking water sources. His approach utilizes advanced geospatial methods and technologies, including spatial statistics, geostatistics, GIS, and machine learning methods. His work is part of the DAFWAT project funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), through which he conducted research on characterizing and modeling geogenic contaminants in groundwater in Tanzania. Additionally, Dr. Ijumulana provides consultancy services for land and water-related issues using multidisciplinary approaches. He also offers professional development programs (PDP) to public and private sector employees and NGO staff in GIS, remote sensing, photogrammetry, spatial analysis, and spatial modeling for decision-making purposes.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his academic and professional career, Dr. Ijumulana has been recognized for his contributions to the field of geospatial sciences and water resource management. His educational journey has been marked by prestigious scholarships and research grants, including those from Sida. His research has been acknowledged for its practical implications in addressing environmental challenges and improving resource management strategies.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Ijumulana has made a considerable impact through his research on groundwater contamination and land resource management. His work has provided new perspectives and solutions to environmental problems in Tanzania and beyond. By leveraging advanced geospatial technologies, he has contributed to the development of more accurate and effective models for understanding and mitigating natural contaminants in water resources. His teaching and consultancy efforts have also influenced many students and professionals in the field, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to tackle complex environmental challenges. His interdisciplinary approach has fostered collaboration and innovation in both academic and practical settings.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Ijumulana's legacy is characterized by his dedication to improving land and water resource management through education, research, and practical solutions. His work continues to inspire and inform future generations of engineers, researchers, and environmentalists. Looking ahead, Dr. Ijumulana is expected to further advance his research and teaching, integrating new technologies and methodologies to address emerging environmental issues. His ongoing commitment to professional development and consultancy ensures that his contributions will have a lasting impact on both the academic community and society at large.

 

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Spatial modeling of the occurrences of geogenic fluoride in groundwater systems in Tanzania: Implications for the provision of safe drinking water 2024

Arsenic and other geogenic contaminants in global groundwater 2024 (11)

The natural magnesite efficacy on arsenic extraction from water and alkaline influence on metal release in water 2023 (5)

Optimization of fluoride removal using calcined bauxite: Adsorption isotherms and kinetics 2023 (11)

Geogenic contaminants and groundwater quality around Lake Victoria goldfields in northwestern Tanzania 2022 (14)

 

 

 

Qasim Muhammad | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Qasim Muhammad | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Shihezi University | China

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Qasim Muhammad's academic journey began with his Bachelor of Science degree in Entomology from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, in 2008. He continued his studies at the same university, earning a Master of Science degree in Entomology in 2010. Driven by his passion for the field, he pursued a PhD in Entomology at Fujian Agricultural & Forestry University in China, which he completed in 2018. His doctoral research focused on advanced entomological studies, preparing him for a career dedicated to the study of insects and their interactions with the environment.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Muhammad's professional experience spans several academic and research institutions. He began his career as a Technical Sales Officer and later as a Research & Development Officer at Warble (Pvt.) Limited in Pakistan, where he gained practical experience in the pesticide industry. His academic career took off in 2019 when he joined Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, as a researcher. In 2020, he became a Lecturer in Entomology at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, and was later promoted to Assistant Professor. In 2023, Dr. Muhammad joined Shihezi University in Xinjiang, China, as an Associate Professor of Entomology, where he continues to contribute to entomological research and education.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Muhammad has made significant contributions to the field of entomology through his extensive research. His work primarily focuses on the molecular and genetic characterization of insects, agricultural insect pest management, insect biodiversity, ecology, and insect-microbe interactions. He has participated in notable projects, such as screening wild strains of citrus psylla parasitoid Tamarixia radiata and developing sustainable control methods for citrus psyllids. His research interests also include exploring the toxicological impacts of natural and fungal pesticides on insect pests and investigating insect resistance to these pesticides by regulating resistance genes.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Muhammad's research has been widely recognized and cited in the scientific community. He has authored 11 first-author papers in SCI-indexed journals and three in non-SCI journals. He has also contributed as a corresponding author to five papers and as a co-author to 46 papers. His work has been cited over 2100 times, reflecting the impact and relevance of his research. Additionally, he has written two book chapters and served as an associate editor for prestigious journals such as the International Journal of Tropical Insect Science and Frontiers in Physiology. He is also a guest editor for the journal Agronomy and has peer-reviewed for over 35 journals.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Muhammad's research has had a profound impact on the field of entomology, particularly in the areas of insect pest management and insect-microbe interactions. His studies on the genetic and molecular aspects of insects have provided valuable insights into pest control strategies and the development of sustainable agricultural practices. His work on the toxicological effects of natural pesticides has contributed to the understanding of environmentally friendly pest control methods. Through his teaching and mentorship, he has influenced the next generation of entomologists and researchers, fostering a deeper understanding of insect biology and ecology.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Muhammad's legacy lies in his dedication to advancing the field of entomology through innovative research and education. His work has paved the way for new approaches to pest management and has highlighted the importance of molecular and genetic studies in understanding insect behavior and ecology. Looking ahead, Dr. Muhammad aims to continue exploring the interactions between insects and microbes, investigating insect resistance mechanisms, and contributing to the sustainable control of insect pests. His ongoing research and commitment to scientific excellence will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the field of entomology and environmental sustainability.

 

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Role of chitinase expression in the virulence of Lecanicillium lecanii against citrus black aphid (Toxoptera aurantii) 2024

The Correlation between Nutrition and Transport Mechanism under Abiotic Stress in Plants: A Comprehensive Review 2024

Molecular regulation of antioxidants and secondary metabolites act in conjunction to defend plants against pathogenic infection 2023 (8)

Microplastics in soil differentially interfere with nutritional aspects of chilli peppers 2023 (4)

Powdery Mildew Fungus Oidium lycopersici Infected-Tomato Plants Attracts the Non-Vector Greenhouse Whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum, but Seems Impair Their Development 2022 (2)

 

 

 

 

 

Dong Yang | Energy | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Dong Yang | Energy | Best Researcher Award

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics , Chinese Academy of Sciences | China

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Early Academic Pursuits

Prof. Dong Yang began his academic journey in Chemical Engineering and Technology, earning his B.S. from Inner Mongolia University in China (2004-2008). He furthered his education with a Ph.D. from the State Key Laboratory of Catalysis at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, where he focused on clean energy and catalysis (2008-2014).

Professional Endeavors

After completing his Ph.D., Prof. Dong Yang engaged in several significant research positions. He began as a postdoc at Shaanxi Normal University, working in the School of Materials and Science from July 2014 to June 2017. He then continued his postdoctoral research at Virginia Tech in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from July 2017 to July 2018. Following this, he served as an Assistant Research Professor at Pennsylvania State University, contributing to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering from August 2018 to July 2022. Since July 2022, Prof. Yang has been a professor at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, a prestigious institute in China.

Contributions and Research Focus

Prof. Yang's research interests lie primarily in the field of chemical physics, with a particular emphasis on catalysis and clean energy. His work includes a significant number of publications, with over 130 papers and 12,389 citations, reflecting his substantial contributions to the scientific community. His research has addressed critical issues in catalysis, materials science, and energy solutions, aiming to develop sustainable and efficient technologies.

Accolades and Recognition

Prof. Yang's extensive research and numerous publications have earned him recognition in the scientific community. His high citation count and prolific output demonstrate his influence and the impact of his work in the field of chemical physics and materials science.

Impact and Influence

Prof. Yang's work has had a significant impact on the development of clean energy technologies and advanced materials. His research has contributed to the understanding and innovation of catalytic processes, which are crucial for sustainable energy solutions. His influence extends to both academic and industrial applications, driving advancements in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As a professor at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Prof. Yang continues to advance his research and mentor the next generation of scientists. His legacy is built on his contributions to clean energy and catalysis, and he is poised to make further advancements in these critical areas. His future work is expected to continue addressing global energy challenges and contributing to sustainable technological solutions.

 

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Enhanced performance of carbon-based perovskite solar cells driven by N, N′-bis-(3-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4 hydroxyphenyl) propionyl) hexanediamine 2024

Perovskite photovoltaic interface: From optimization towards exemption 2024 (2)

Mechanical Durability and Flexibility in Perovskite Photovoltaics: Advancements and Applications 2024 (3)

Facilitating Electron Transport in Perovskite Solar Cells Through Tailored SnO2 Film Composition 2024

Flexible photovoltaic micro-power system enabled with a customized MPPT 2024

 

 

Herliati Rahman | Chemical Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. Herliati Rahman | Chemical Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Universitas Jayabaya, Jakarta | Indonesia

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Dr. Herliati Rahman embarked on her academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Universitas Sriwijaya in July 1993. This foundational education laid the groundwork for her subsequent achievements in the field.

Professional Endeavors

Following her Bachelor's degree, Dr. Rahman pursued a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering at Universitas Indonesia in February 2003. This advanced academic pursuit equipped her with deeper insights and expertise in her field of study. Subsequently, she continued her academic journey by obtaining a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia in May 2013, marking a significant milestone in her academic and professional career.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Rahman's research primarily focuses on the utilization of biodiesel waste, particularly glycerol-based, for sustainable energy solutions and chemical production. Her notable contributions include innovative studies on bioethanol synthesis, epoxy resin production, and the purification of crude glycerol. Her research has been pivotal in exploring new applications and enhancing the efficiency of industrial processes.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout her career, Dr. Rahman has received recognition for her pioneering research efforts and contributions to sustainable technology. She has been awarded multiple research grants from prestigious institutions, including the National Research and Innovation Agency (RISTEK-BRIN) and the Ministry of Research and Higher Education Technology of Indonesia.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Rahman's research has had a significant impact on the field of chemical engineering, particularly in promoting sustainable practices and optimizing industrial processes. Her publications in reputable journals and patents underscore her influence and contribution to advancing knowledge in her field.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Looking ahead, Dr. Rahman continues to aspire towards expanding the boundaries of sustainable technology and chemical engineering. Her legacy includes a commitment to fostering innovation, promoting environmental sustainability, and inspiring future generations of researchers in the field.

 

Notable Publications

Exploring microbial lipases: Screening and identification for biocatalyst potential in bioethanol synthesis from glycerol-based biodiesel waste 2024

Ultraviolet Shielding Performance of Coconut Coir as a Filler in Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Plastic Mulch 2024

Purifying Crude Glycerol from Biodiesel Production for Sustainable Energy Solutions 2023

IMPROVE THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH USING A STRENGTH IMPROVER AGENT (SIA) IN THE CEMENT INDUSTRY IN INDONESIA 2023

Analysis of electrostatic precipitators plate-wire type in reducing dust emissions for sustainable environment 2023

 

 

 

 

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

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

Rampurhat College | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

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

Professional Endeavors

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

Contributions and Research Focus

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

Accolades and Recognition

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

Impact and Influence

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

Legacy and Future Contributions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

 

 

 

Anirudh Agrawal | Business, Management and Accounting | Excellence in Environmental Sustainability Research

Dr. Anirudh Agrawal | Business, Management and Accounting | Excellence in Environmental Sustainability Research

Prague University of Economics and Business | Czech Republic

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Dr. Anirudh Agrawal began his academic journey with a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College. He pursued a Master's in Mechanical Engineering from INSA Lyon, France, focusing on Solar Energy Project Finance. Later, he obtained a Certificate in Strategy and Management from HEC Paris, France. His academic pursuits culminated in a Ph.D. in Sustainability, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, where his research delved into Impact Investing Strategies.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Agrawal's professional journey has been diverse and impactful. He has held positions at esteemed institutions and organizations globally. Notably, he has served as an Associate Professor at Jindal Global University, where he led the Strategy and Entrepreneurship department and directed the Jindal Center for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has also contributed as a Visiting Professor at Prague University of Economics (VSE), focusing on entrepreneurship and technology management. Dr. Agrawal's consultancy roles with organizations like Veolia Waters and Aldesa India reflect his commitment to sustainable development.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Agrawal's research focuses on sustainable development, impact investing, entrepreneurship, and corporate philanthropy. He has made significant contributions through over 30 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. His research addresses critical issues such as social entrepreneurship, microfinance, and sustainable business models. Dr. Agrawal's expertise extends to guiding doctoral students, teaching courses on entrepreneurship and strategic management, and developing online educational content.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his career, Dr. Agrawal has received recognition for his contributions to academia and sustainable development. He has been awarded prestigious fellowships and scholarships, including the CBS PhD Fellowship and the HEC Paris Research Fellowship. His research has been acknowledged in various publications and reports, highlighting his impact in the field of sustainability and entrepreneurship.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Agrawal's work has had a tangible impact on academia, industry, and society. Through his research, teaching, and consultancy roles, he has contributed to advancing knowledge in sustainable development and fostering entrepreneurship. His efforts in guiding startups and advising organizations reflect his commitment to translating research into real-world solutions. Dr. Agrawal's multi-lingual proficiency and global collaborations further amplify his influence in driving positive change.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Dr. Agrawal continues his journey, his legacy lies in inspiring future generations of researchers, entrepreneurs, and changemakers. His dedication to sustainability and social innovation serves as a guiding light for individuals and organizations striving to create a positive impact. Through his ongoing research, teaching, and mentorship, Dr. Agrawal aims to leave a lasting legacy of sustainable development and responsible entrepreneurship.

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Work from home practices as corporate strategy- an integrative review 2023 (1)

A Process Model of Social Enterprise Scaling Using the Legitimacy Lens 2024

How do Impact Investors Evaluate an Investee Social Enterprise? A Framework of Impact Investing process 2022 (4)

Women empowerment through entrepreneurship: case study of a social entrepreneurial intervention in rural India 2021 (21)

Social Entrepreneurship for Scalable Solutions Addressing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at BoP in India 2020 (40)

 

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

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

University of Chinese Academy of Science | Ethiopia

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

Professional Endeavors

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

Contributions and Research Focus

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

Accolades and Recognition

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

Impact and Influence

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

Legacy and Future Contributions

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

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

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

 

 

 

Jingrong Zhu | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

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

Yanbian University | China

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

Professional Endeavors

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

Contributions and Research Focus

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

Accolades and Recognition

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

Impact and Influence

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

Legacy and Future Contributions

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Elysée Noromalala Rasoamanana | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

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

University of Antananarivo | Madagascar 

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

Professional Endeavors

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

Contributions and Research Focus

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

Accolades and Recognition

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

Impact and Influence

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

Legacy and Future Contributions

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

Notable Publications

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

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

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

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

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