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.

Notable Publications

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.

Notable Publications

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

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

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

 

 

 

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.

Notable Publications

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)

Anika Kozlowski | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Anika Kozlowski | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Toronto Metropolitan University | Canada

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Anika Kozlowski embarked on her academic journey with a Bachelor of Science (BSc. Honours) in Microbiology/Psychology from the University of Manitoba in 2003. She continued her pursuit of knowledge with a Bachelor of Design (BDes.) in Fashion Design from Ryerson University in 2008. Building upon her foundation, she earned a Master of Applied Science (MASc.) in Environmental Applied Science and Management from Ryerson University in 2012, focusing on corporate social responsibility in the apparel industry. Dr. Kozlowski further delved into academia, obtaining her Ph.D. in Environmental Applied Sciences and Management from Ryerson University in 2019, with a dissertation on "The Responsible Fashion System: A Reconceptualization of the Role of Fashion Design."

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Kozlowski's professional journey has been marked by a commitment to sustainability, ethics, and innovation in the realm of fashion. She assumed the role of Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, Ethics & Sustainability at the School of Fashion, Toronto Metropolitan University in 2018, where she continues to inspire and educate students. Throughout her career, she has contributed extensively to academia through research, teaching, and mentorship.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Kozlowski's scholarly contributions span various facets of sustainable fashion, environmental management, and corporate social responsibility. Her research focus revolves around sustainable fashion design, responsible consumption, and the intersection of fashion with environmental and social concerns. Through her publications, Dr. Kozlowski has explored tools for sustainable fashion design, corporate sustainability reporting in the apparel industry, and the role of fashion design in fostering sustainability.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Kozlowski's impactful work has garnered recognition and accolades from prestigious institutions and organizations. She has received numerous grants, awards, and honors, including the NSERC New Horizons grant, SSHRC Insight Grant, and Ontario Graduate Scholarship, among others. Her contributions have been acknowledged through invitations to speak at various conferences, universities, and industry events, solidifying her reputation as a thought leader in sustainable fashion.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Kozlowski's influence extends beyond academia, as she actively engages with industry professionals, policymakers, and the general public to advocate for sustainable practices in the fashion industry. Through her media appearances, consultations, and outreach initiatives, she strives to raise awareness about the environmental and social implications of fashion consumption while promoting ethical and sustainable alternatives.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Kozlowski's legacy lies in her dedication to reshaping the fashion industry towards a more sustainable and ethical future. Her ongoing research, teaching endeavors, and collaborative projects are poised to inspire future generations of designers, scholars, and activists to prioritize sustainability and responsible practices in fashion. As she continues her journey, Dr. Kozlowski remains committed to driving positive change and fostering a more sustainable fashion ecosystem.

Notable Publications

The role of resources in repair practice: Engagement with self, paid and unpaid clothing repair by young consumers 2022

Frugality, style longevity and garment repair – environmental attitudes and consumption behaviour amongst young Canadian fashion consumers 2022 (4)

Recontextualising and Appropriating Second-Hand Western Fashion Items in Non-Western Contexts 2021 (1)

Tools for Sustainable Fashion Design: An Analysis of Their Fitness for Purpose 2019 (29)

The reDesign canvas: Fashion design as a tool for sustainability 2018 (84)

 

 

 

Vikash Saini | Energy | Editorial Board Member

Mr. Vikash Saini | Energy | Editorial Board Member

MNIT, Jaipur | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Vikash Saini, hailing from MNIT Jaipur, India, embarked on an academic journey marked by excellence. Graduating in Electrical Engineering and subsequently earning an M.Tech in Power Systems, he exhibited a keen interest in cutting-edge domains.

Professional Endeavors

Vikash's professional trajectory includes roles at esteemed institutions such as IIT Kanpur, Poornima College of Engineering, and significant contributions in seismic data processing at BP. He pursued a Ph.D. at MNIT Jaipur, showcasing a commitment to advancing knowledge.

Contributions and Research Focus

His expertise spans diverse areas like RE forecasting, energy storage, battery degradation models, local energy markets, and blockchain technology. Vikash has led projects focusing on smart distributive systems, EV charging infrastructure, and the impact of electric mobility.

Accolades and Recognition

Vikash's research has earned recognition with publications in renowned journals, including Elsevier. His work on short-term wind speed forecasting and optimal battery sizing demonstrates his innovative contributions to the field.

Impact and Influence

Vikash's influence extends to various domains, evident in his work on peer-to-peer energy trading, multi-agent systems, and cloud energy storage. His projects have addressed critical aspects like energy security, carbon footprint, and optimal power flow in distribution networks.

Legacy and Future Contributions

With a solid foundation in programming (C, Python) and tools like Matlab and GAMS, Vikash has positioned himself as a thought leader. His commitment to renewable energy, blockchain, and smart grids showcases a legacy focused on sustainability and technological innovation.

Notable Publications

Short term forecasting based on hourly wind speed data using deep learning algorithms 2020 (25)

Optimal energy management system for residential buildings considering the time of use price with swarm intelligence algorithms 2022 (26)

Cloud Energy Storage Systems for Consumers and Prosumers in Residential Microgrids 2020 (8)

Cloud Energy Storage Based Embedded Battery Technology Architecture for Residential Users Cost Minimization 2022 (14)

Learning Approach for Energy Consumption Forecasting in Residential Microgrid 2022 (6)

 

 

Cicelin Rakotomahazo | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Cicelin Rakotomahazo | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Institut Halieutique et des Sciences Marines | Madagascar

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Early Academic Pursuits

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

Professional Endeavors

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

Contributions and Research Focus

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

Accolades and Recognition

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

Impact and Influence

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

Legacy and Future Contributions

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

Notable Publications

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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.

Notable Publications

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)

 

Mr. Mukesh Kumar | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Mukesh Kumar | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

IIT Ropar | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Mukesh Kumar embarked on his academic journey with a distinction in B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from MCE, Bihar, followed by an M.Tech. from IIT Ropar. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at IIT Ropar, his educational excellence reflects in consistently high percentages throughout his academic career.

Professional Endeavors

Kumar's professional career has been marked by significant roles at IIT Ropar. Starting as a Junior Research Fellow, he contributed to government projects focused on hydrogen storage and fuel cell systems. Progressing to a Senior Research Fellow, he spearheaded indigenous designs for hydrogen storage cylinders.

Contributions and Research Focus

His research revolves around the critical design aspects of failure-resistant high-pressure vessels for hydrogen storage. His involvement in developing compressed hydrogen-fuel cell integrated systems for light-duty vehicles showcases his dedication to practical applications in alternative energy.

Accolades and Recognition

Kumar's academic achievements are commendable, including multiple successes in GATE, BCECE, and GBTU exams. His work on hydrogen storage tanks earned him recognition and an award at the 11th Chandigarh Science Congress for his oral presentation.

Impact and Influence

His impact extends beyond academia. He served as a Teaching Assistant, sharing knowledge in various mechanical engineering disciplines. His hands-on experiences in laboratories, exposure to advanced material characterization techniques, and involvement in industry-academic collaborations have shaped his multidimensional expertise.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Kumar's legacy lies in his contributions to the development of hydrogen storage technologies and fuel cell systems, vital for sustainable energy solutions. His teaching roles and commitment to external expert sessions at educational institutions indicate a focus on knowledge dissemination and nurturing future talents. In the future, Kumar is poised to continue making strides in the field of alternative energy sources, specifically in hydrogen-based technologies. His blend of academic rigor, practical experience, and a commitment to innovation foretells a promising trajectory towards a sustainable future.

Notable Publications

Application of Filament Winding Technology in Composite Pressure Vessels and Challenges: A Review 2022 (76)

Finite Element Modeling of a Pressure Ulcers Preventive Bed for Neonates 2022 (1)

Design and Testing of Pressure Ulcers Preventive Bed for Neonates in Neonatal Intensive Care Units 2023

 

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)

Esraa Elmarakby | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Esraa Elmarakby | Best Researcher Award - Award Winner 2023

Esraa Elmarakby | Environmental Science

Esraa Elmarakby, congratulations on receiving the prestigious Best Researcher Award! Your dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to advancing the understanding of environmentally smart Transit-Oriented Development are truly commendable. This recognition not only celebrates your remarkable achievements but also acknowledges the depth of your research contributions to shaping sustainable urban landscapes. Your relentless pursuit of knowledge and innovative approaches undoubtedly sets a benchmark for excellence in academia and inspires us all to reach greater heights in research and scholarly endeavors.

Esraa, your relentless pursuit of knowledge and groundbreaking research in exploring the intricate relationship between urban development and environmental sustainability is nothing short of exceptional. Your commitment to unraveling the complexities of Urban Heat Islands and non-exhaust emissions within Transit-Oriented Developments is not just commendable—it's pioneering. This award stands as a testament to your profound impact on academia and your invaluable contributions to the field. Your passion, diligence, and vision for a more sustainable future resonate deeply, and your achievements serve as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring researchers worldwide. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor!

Early Academic Pursuits

Esraa Elmarakby embarked on her academic journey with a Bachelor's in Urban Planning and Design from Ain Shams University, Egypt. Her pursuit continued with a Master's degree focusing on the Urban Heat Island Phenomenon in Cairo's residential areas, emphasizing morphological impacts.

Professional Endeavors

She transitioned into the realm of remote sensing, acquiring a Diploma as a Certified Remote Sensing Specialist and delving into various certifications such as Remote Sensing Specialist, Professional, and Solution Developer.

Contributions and Research Focus

Esraa's research predominantly centers on the intersection of urban development and environmental sustainability. Her published works explore the impact of urban morphology on Urban Heat Islands (UHI) and non-exhaust emissions (NEE) in transit-oriented developments, showcasing her expertise in climate change, spatial analysis, and environmental impact assessment.

Accolades and Recognition

Her achievements include winning the UOS Three-Minute Thesis competition and receiving an Associate Fellow designation from Advance Higher Education in the UK.

Notable Publication

Spatial Morphology and Urban Heat Island: Comparative Case Studies 

Workers’ Satisfaction vis-à-vis Environmental and Socio-Morphological Aspects for Sustainability and Decent Work  1 February 2022

Impact of urban morphology on Urban Heat Island in Manchester's transit-oriented development 6 December 2023

Impact and Influence

Esraa's work as a Project Officer at the University of Salford's CRUISE Project demonstrates her commitment to managing research initiatives, while her roles as a lecturer, ambassador, and vice president of the UOS's CIB Student Chapter highlight her dedication to knowledge exchange, academic facilitation, and community engagement.

Legacy and Future Contributions

With a promising trajectory, Esraa aims to complete her Ph.D., focusing on advancing environmentally smart Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). Her vision seems to be deeply rooted in merging research, practical application, and academic mentorship, poised to leave a lasting impact on the fields of urban planning and environmental sustainability.

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