Sunil Bista | Environmental Science | Best Student Research Project

Mr. Sunil Bista | Environmental Science | Best Student Research Project

Jackson state university | United States

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Early Academic Pursuits

Sunil Bista's academic journey began with a strong foundation in the sciences. He completed his secondary education at Kalika Higher Secondary School in 2009 and pursued higher secondary studies at V.S. Niketan College, Nepal, graduating in 2011. He then earned a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Pokhara University, Nepal, in 2015. His keen interest in water resource management led him to obtain a Master of Science in Hydropower Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal, in 2021. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Jackson State University, USA, starting in 2023.

Professional Endeavors

Sunil's professional career is marked by diverse roles in engineering and research. He began as a Civil Engineer at the Department of Urban Development and Building Construction, Ministry of Urban Development, Nepal, from April 2016 to July 2021. He then worked as a Hydropower Engineer at Innovative Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd., Lalitpur, Nepal, from September 2021 to February 2022. From April 2022 to August 2023, he served as a researcher at the Centre for Disaster Studies, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. Currently, he is a Graduate Research Assistant under Dr. Rocky Talchabhadel at Jackson State University.

Contributions and Research Focus

Sunil has made significant contributions in hydrological and hydrodynamic modeling, climate projection and scenario analysis, and flood inundation mapping. His research has focused on improving water resource management and understanding the impacts of climate change on hydropower potential and irrigation. His notable publications include studies on satellite-based precipitation estimates for irrigation water management and integrated modeling for assessing climate change impacts on water resources in the Himalayas.

Accolades and Recognition

Sunil's excellence in research and academia has been recognized through various awards and grants. These include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (NCAS-M) Travel Grant, the AGU-Chapman 2024 Travel Grant, and the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) Travel Grant. Additionally, he has received the Energize Nepal Research Grant for his Master's thesis and a scholarship as a Graduate Research Assistant at Jackson State University.

Impact and Influence

Sunil's work has had a substantial impact on water resource management and climate resilience. His involvement in international research collaborations, such as with Tomorrow's Cities under the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), underscores his influence in addressing global water and climate challenges. His training sessions for government officials and students on hydrological and hydrodynamic modeling demonstrate his commitment to knowledge dissemination and capacity building.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Sunil Bista's legacy is defined by his contributions to hydrology and water resource management, as well as his dedication to education and training. As he continues his PhD studies, his future contributions are expected to further advance the understanding and management of water resources in the context of climate change. His ongoing research and collaboration with international institutions will likely yield innovative solutions for sustainable water management and climate adaptation.

 

Notable Publications

Hydrologic applicability of satellite-based precipitation estimates for irrigation water management in the data-scarce region 2024

Integrated modeling for assessing climate change impacts on water resources and hydropower potential in the Himalayas 2024 (1)

Effects of source digital elevation models in assessment of gross runoff-river hydropower potential: A case study of West Rapti Basin, Nepal 2021

 

 

 

Ayan Paul | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Ayan Paul | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Ayan Paul commenced his academic journey with a Bachelor's in Agricultural Engineering from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, where he displayed exceptional prowess with a CGPA of 8.323. His early education at Air Force School Agra, securing a remarkable 95.20%, laid the foundation for his future academic endeavors.

Professional Endeavors

Throughout his academic career, Ayan delved into various practical experiences, including internships at prestigious institutions like CLAAS India Private Ltd., ICAR- Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, and Odisha Farm Machinery Research and Development Centre. These experiences honed his skills in agricultural machinery design, operation, maintenance, and research.

Contributions and Research Focus

Ayan's M.Tech project on designing an Adjustable Chassis for a Track Type Combine Harvester stands as a testament to his dedication and expertise in the field of farm machinery and power. His B.Tech project, focusing on the field evaluation of Tractor Drawn Groundnut Digger Shaker, showcases his commitment to advancing agricultural practices through innovative solutions.

Accolades and Recognition

Ayan's academic excellence was acknowledged with notable achievements such as securing All India Rank 14 in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2020) and securing All India Rank 64 in ICAR's All India Entrance Examination for Agriculture (AIEEA- UG 2016). These accolades underscore his outstanding capabilities and dedication to his field.

Impact and Influence

Ayan's contributions extend beyond academic achievements, as evidenced by his participation in skill development courses and entrepreneurship programs. His endeavors in remote sensing, GIS in agriculture, food packaging technology, and entrepreneurship development reflect his holistic approach to agricultural engineering and his potential to drive positive change in the field.

Legacy and Future Contributions

With a solid foundation in agricultural engineering, coupled with practical experiences and academic achievements, Ayan Paul is poised to make significant contributions to the field. His focus on innovation and research promises to bring about advancements in farm machinery design, agricultural technology, and sustainable farming practices, leaving a lasting legacy in agricultural engineering and beyond.

Notable Publications

Smart solutions for capsicum Harvesting: Unleashing the power of YOLO for Detection, Segmentation, growth stage Classification, Counting, and real-time mobile identification 2024

Utilizing Fine-Tuned YOLOv8 Deep Learning Model for Greenhouse Capsicum Detection and Growth Stage Determination 2023 (1)

 

Furqan Ahmad | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Furqan Ahmad | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

MNS University of Agriculture Multan | Pakistan

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Early Academic Pursuits

Furqan Ahmad commenced his academic journey with a focus on Plant Breeding and Genetics, earning an M.Sc. (Hons.) from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad in 2012. His dedication to agricultural sciences started during his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agriculture, majoring in PBG, at BZU Multan (2006-2010). He laid the foundation for his educational pursuits with Intermediate studies at BISE Multan (2003-2005) and Matriculation at BISE Multan (1999-2001).

Professional Endeavors

Furqan Ahmad has contributed significantly to the field of agriculture through diverse roles. His journey began at the Central Cotton Research Institute, Multan, as a Research Associate under a contract. Subsequently, he embarked on a scholarly path at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, working as a PhD Scholar/Research Associate under contract terms. His commitment to education led him to become a Lecturer at MNS University of Agriculture Multan, initially on a contract and later as a regular faculty member (BPS). Further, he pursued his PhD at Zhejiang University as a dedicated scholar under a student scholarship.

Contributions and Research Focus

Furqan Ahmad's contributions extend to various research and development projects. Noteworthy among them are projects like "Vegetable Nursery Production and Supply System for Kitchen Gardening," "Commissioned Research for Development of Cotton Seed," and his involvement in the "Crop Genomics and Speed Breeding Centre for Agriculture Sustainability."

Accolades and Recognition

Furqan Ahmad's dedication to research and development has earned him recognition, setting a foundation for his academic and professional journey. His commitment to commissioned research and contributions to sustainable agriculture has not gone unnoticed.

Impact and Influence

Through his roles in academia and research, Furqan Ahmad has left a lasting impact on the fields of Plant Breeding and Genetics. His work in seed development and sustainable agriculture showcases his influence on the agricultural landscape.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Furqan Ahmad's legacy lies in his commitment to advancing agricultural practices. As a researcher and educator, he has laid the groundwork for future advancements in crop genomics and sustainable agriculture. His continued contributions are anticipated to shape the future of agricultural sciences positively.

Notable Publications

Expression analysis of fiber-related genes for staple length in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) 2024 

HEAT-RESPONSIVE PROTEIN regulates heat stress via fine-tuning ethylene/auxin signaling pathways in cotton 2022 (1)

CdO nanocubes decorated on rGO sheets as novel high conductivity positive electrode material for hybrid supercapacitor 2023 (22) 

Characterization of salt tolerant wheat genotypes by using morpho-physiological, biochemical, and molecular analysis 2022 (9)

Effect of Drought on Trichome Density and Length in Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum) 2021 (6)

 

Mahdy Hamed | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Mahdy Hamed | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Agriculture Faculty, New Valley University | Egypt

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Mahdy Hassan Hamed Rashed, born on 18/10/1977 in Sohag Governorate, Egypt, embarked on his academic journey at Al-Azhar University, earning a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Sciences (Soil and Water) with an excellent grade and honors. He continued his educational pursuit with a Master's degree in Agricultural Sciences (Soil and Water) from Assiut University, focusing on the transformations of phosphorus forms in calcareous soils induced by organic materials. Driven by a passion for soil and water sciences, he achieved a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences (Soil and Water) from Assiut University, titled "Effect of Organic Amendments on Potassium Dynamics in Clay and Calcareous Sandy Soils."

Professional Endeavors

Currently holding the position of Associate Professor at New Valley University, Egypt, Dr. Rashed specializes in soil chemistry, soil fertility, plant nutrients, organic agriculture, organic waste management, hydroponics, and aquaponics. His extensive experience includes expertise in soil fertility, plant nutrition, and the production of organic fertilizers. Proficient in soil and water analysis devices, he excels in preparing nutrient solutions for hydroponics.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Rashed's research has significantly contributed to understanding potassium dynamics in different soil types under the influence of organic amendments. His work encompasses the transformations of phosphorus forms in calcareous soils induced by organic materials. His expertise extends to organic agriculture, emphasizing sustainable practices and waste management. Additionally, he explores innovative cultivation methods such as hydroponics and aquaponics.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Rashed's academic journey has been marked by excellence, earning honors during his bachelor's studies. His contributions to the field have been acknowledged with the award of a Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Sciences. His dedication and achievements have been recognized through various research productivity awards.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Rashed's impact extends beyond academia, as he actively engages in practical applications of his research findings. His work in soil fertility and organic agriculture has the potential to influence sustainable farming practices, promoting environmental consciousness.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Mahdy Hassan Hamed Rashed leaves a legacy of insightful research in soil and water sciences. His commitment to sustainable agriculture and organic practices positions him as a key figure in shaping the future of eco-friendly farming. His ongoing contributions are anticipated to further advance knowledge in soil fertility, plant nutrition, and innovative cultivation methods.

Notable Publications

Zinc and amino acids improve the growth, physiological, and biochemical attributes of corn under different irrigation levels 2024

Perspective Chapter: The Toxic Silver (Hg) 2023

Foliar application of iron-lysine to boost growth attributes, photosynthetic pigments and biochemical defense system in canola (Brassica napus L.) under cadmium stress 2023

Modelling and Digital Mapping of the Infiltration Characteristics of Major Agricultural Soils 2022

Eco-friendly production of biochar via conventional pyrolysis: Application of biochar and liquefied smoke for plant productivity and seed germination 2021 (20)

 

 

 

 

Tadele Buraka | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Assist Prof Dr. Tadele Buraka | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member 

Addis Ababa University | Ethiopia

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Tadele Buraka Bushasha embarked on a journey of academic excellence, earning a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Addis Ababa University. His educational journey also includes an MSc in Soil Science from Hawassa University, an MBA in Business Administration from Ashland University, and a BSc with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics from Dilla University.

Professional Endeavors

With a career spanning over 18 years and 5 months, Dr. Tadele has made significant contributions to academia and administrative roles. He serves as an Associate Professor and Researcher, specializing in soil science, at both Wolaita Sodo and Wachemo Universities. Additionally, he held leadership positions such as Vice President, Dean of Administrative Affairs, and Coordinator for Educational Quality Assurance.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Tadele's contributions extend beyond academia. As Vice President and Coordinator, he played a pivotal role in strengthening industry-university linkages, facilitating quality education, and coordinating agricultural production and market activities. His research interests cover a wide spectrum, including haricot bean, faba bean, soil agricultural potential, and groundwater potential.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Tadele's dedication is recognized through numerous achievements, including his role as a member of the House of the Federation, SNNP Regional Council, and Kembata Tembaro Zonal Council. He has actively contributed to policy analysis, constitution interpretation, and the evaluation of government plans.

Impact and Influence

His influence extends to various committees, task forces, and leadership roles, shaping educational policies and reforms. Dr. Tadele's commitment to nutrition-sensitive agriculture has left a lasting impact on the communities within the university's catchment area.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Tadele's legacy is marked by his commitment to quality education, research, and community service. His leadership roles, research publications, and participation in national and international soil science societies exemplify his dedication. Looking forward, he continues to contribute to agricultural, educational, and environmental areas, armed with skills in computer applications, leadership, and communicative English.

Notable Publications

Effects of land-use-cover-changes on selected soil physicochemical properties along slope position, Coka watershed, Southern Ethiopia 2023 (3)

Soil organic carbon and its' stock potential in different land-use types along slope position in Coka watershed, Southern Ethiopia 2022 (7) 

Assessment of soil erosion risks in response to land-use and land-cover changes in Coka watershed, Southern Ethiopia 2022 (12)

 

 

Ayomide Afolabi | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Mr. Ayomide Afolabi | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Jovah Farm | Nigeria

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Early Academic Pursuits

Ayomide Afolabi, born on March 28, 1996, is a Nigerian advocate of Climate-Smart Agriculture, demonstrating dedication and efficiency in his academic and professional journey. He believes in the sustainability of Climate-Smart Agriculture for enhancing agricultural productivity and achieving food security.

Professional Endeavors

Ayomide has been actively involved in the agriculture sector, managing and producing various crops such as Cucumbers, Kales, Watermelons, Bell peppers, and Tomatoes. His expertise spans open-field and controlled-environment cultivation, seedling management, pest control, and the formulation of nutritional guidelines. Additionally, he engages in sustainable practices, incorporating Gliricidia sepium and Tithonia diversifolia for soil improvement.

Contributions and Research Focus

With a background in Plant Physiology and Crop Production, Ayomide's academic journey at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, reflects his commitment to understanding the effects of integrated nutrient management on lowland rice varieties. His work extends beyond conventional farming, embracing hydroponics, aquaculture, and cutting-edge technologies like nano-biotechnological products.

Accolades and Recognition

Ayomide's dedication and academic excellence have been acknowledged with honors like the Senate annual prize for first-class honors graduating students at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

Impact and Influence

Ayomide's impact extends to the global community through initiatives such as the ICTforAg conference and his involvement in advocacy programs like the Zero Food Waste Initiative. He actively contributes to reducing food waste and promoting sustainable agricultural practices.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Ayomide envisions a legacy of promoting sustainable agriculture and addressing global food security challenges. His multifaceted expertise, from traditional farming to cutting-edge technologies, positions him as a catalyst for positive change in the agricultural landscape. In the future, Ayomide aims to continue his impactful contributions, advancing agriculture with a focus on innovation and sustainability.

Notable Publications

Response of lowland rice varieties to integrated nutrient management in a derived Savannah agro-ecology 2023

Nanoscience and technology as a pivot for sustainable agriculture and its One Health approach awareness 2023

The Application of Microbial Inoculants as a Green Tool towards Achieving Sustainable Agriculture 2023

 

 

Olumayowa Iyanda | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Dr. Olumayowa Iyanda | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti | Nigeria

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Early Academic Pursuits

Olumayowa Iyanda embarked on a journey of academic excellence in the field of agriculture, starting with a Bachelor of Agriculture in Plant Physiology and Crop Production from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 2011. This laid the foundation for his keen interest in understanding the intricacies of plant physiology and crop productivity.

Professional Endeavors

His professional journey began as a Research Assistant at Rutesta Technologies in Lagos from 2014 to 2018. During this period, he actively contributed to weed management research by collecting, collating, and analyzing data. Simultaneously, he served as a Teaching Assistant (Demonstrator) at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, where he imparted practical knowledge in various agricultural courses.

Contributions and Research Focus

Olumayowa's research focuses on Crop Physiology, particularly the influence of integrated nutrient sources of nitrogen on the productivity of lowland rice varieties in the derived savannah ecology of Nigeria. His publications reflect his commitment to advancing knowledge in the field, addressing topics such as growth and flowering response to water stress in marigold species and the response of lowland rice varieties to integrated nutrient management.

Accolades and Recognition

While pursuing his Ph.D. in Crop Physiology at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Olumayowa Iyanda received recognition for his impactful work. His dedication to exploring inventive approaches to critical agricultural issues garnered attention and accolades within the academic community.

Impact and Influence

Through his contributions to conferences and journals, Olumayowa has made a positive impact on the agricultural community. His work on the effects of combined nitrogen-nutrient sources on lowland rice straw yield, presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Dairy Production, showcases the practical applications of his research findings.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Olumayowa Iyanda envisions a post-doctorate position, his legacy lies in the knowledge he imparts and the solutions he seeks for real-world problems. His commitment to creating a positive influence on society through innovative approaches to crop physiology positions him as a promising researcher with the potential to contribute significantly to the agricultural landscape.

Notable Publications

Response of lowland rice varieties to integrated nutrient management in a derived Savannah agro- ecology 2023 (1)

Effect of Steeping Duration and Inoculum Concentration on Growth Promotion of Seedlings of Food Crops Primed in Cultures of Bacillus spp from Rhizosphere 2023

INFLUENCE OF INTEGRATED NUTRIENT SOURCES OF NITROGEN ON PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF LOWLAND RICE VARIETIES IN A DERIVED SAVANNAH ECOLOGY OF NIGERIA  2023

 

 

Dr. Li Yang | Environmental Science | Young Scientist Award

Dr. Li Yang | Environmental Science | Young Scientist Award

Key Laboratory of the Evaluation and Monitoring of Southwest Land Resources, Ministry of Education, Sichuan Normal University | China

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Li Yang embarked on an academic journey marked by a strong focus on environmental sciences. Having obtained a Ph.D. from the College of Architecture and Environment at Sichuan University in 2022, Dr. Yang's academic foundation laid the groundwork for specialized research in environmental remediation and safe plant cultivation.

Professional Endeavors

As an assistant researcher at the Key Laboratory of the Evaluation and Monitoring of Southwest Land Resources, Ministry of Education, situated at Sichuan Normal University in Chengdu, China, Dr. Yang actively engages in cutting-edge research. Their position underscores a commitment to evaluating and monitoring land resources, particularly in addressing heavy metal pollution in soil and promoting the safe cultivation of medicinal plants.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Yang's current research is centered around the crucial areas of remediating heavy metal pollution in soil and ensuring the safe cultivation of medicinal plants. This specialized focus highlights a dedication to addressing environmental challenges and promoting sustainable agricultural practices.

Accolades and Recognition

While specific accolades and recognition details may not be provided, Dr. Yang's contributions and commitment to research in the domains of environmental remediation and safe plant cultivation likely contribute to their growing recognition within the academic and scientific community.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Yang's work in addressing heavy metal pollution in soil and promoting safe planting practices holds significant potential for impact. By mitigating environmental hazards and ensuring the safety of cultivated medicinal plants, their research can influence agricultural practices and contribute to environmental sustainability.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Yang's legacy may be defined by their contributions to the understanding and implementation of remediation strategies for heavy metal pollution in soil. Their ongoing research in promoting the safe cultivation of medicinal plants is poised to contribute to sustainable agricultural practices. Their future contributions may extend to shaping policies and methodologies aimed at environmental remediation and safe agricultural practices, leaving a lasting impact on environmental and agricultural sciences.

Notable Publications

Differential responses of polysaccharides and antioxidant enzymes in alleviating cadmium toxicity of tuber traditional Chinese medicinal materials 2022 (6)

Foliar application of flavonoids (rutin) regulates phytoremediation efficiency of Amaranthus hypochondriacus L. by altering the permeability of cell membranes and immobilizing excess Cd in the cell wall 2022 (12)

Selenium alleviates toxicity in Amaranthus hypochondriacus by modulating the synthesis of thiol compounds and the subcellular distribution of cadmium 2022 (22)

Mr. Pouya Farshbaf Aghajani | Food Engineering |Best Researcher Award

Mr. Pouya Farshbaf Aghajani | Food Engineering |Best Researcher Award

University of Tehran | Iran

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Early Academic Pursuits

Pouya Farshbaf Aghajani began his academic journey at the University of Tabriz, excelling in Biosystem Mechanical Engineering, where he ranked fourth among his peers. His undergraduate thesis on the development and optimization of a Combined Ultrasound-Assisted Cultivation and Growing System of Chlorella vulgaris microalgae hinted at his early interest in sustainable resource development and innovative extraction technologies.

Professional Endeavors

Transitioning to the University of Tehran for his Master's in Mechanics of Biosystem Engineering, Pouya swiftly rose to the top, ranking first among his peers with a thesis that revolutionized the use of ultrasound in cultivating microalgae. His research experiences as a Research Assistant, particularly in designing advanced ultrasonic devices for frying, freezing, and cultivation, showcased his prowess in implementing cutting-edge technology in food processing.

Contributions and Research Focus

Pouya's contributions are evident in his publications exploring ultrasound's applications in enhancing frozen mushroom quality, improving oil extraction from microalgae for biofuel production, and even leveraging deep learning techniques for mushroom identification. His focus on sustainable resource development, food safety, and ultrasound technology within food processing reflects his commitment to advancing these domains.

Accolades and Recognition

His academic excellence has been repeatedly acknowledged, from securing scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate studies to ranking within the top percentiles in Iranian University Entrance Exams. Awards such as being ranked first in GPA among master's students and his research contributions that led to publications in prestigious journals underscore his recognition in the academic sphere.

Impact and Influence

Pouya's work in ultrasound-assisted technologies for food processing has already made a substantial impact. His research not only enhances food quality but also promotes more sustainable and efficient methods of resource utilization. By sharing his expertise and collaborating with esteemed professors, he's contributing to the advancement of biosystem engineering and food technology.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Pouya Farshbaf Aghajani's legacy lies in his pioneering work at the intersection of ultrasound technology and food processing. His dedication to sustainable practices and innovative techniques will likely inspire future researchers in the field. His ongoing research and collaborations are poised to further elevate the efficiency and sustainability of food production methods, leaving a lasting impact on the industry.

Notable Publications

The improvement of freezing time and functional quality of frozen mushrooms by application of probe-type power ultrasound 2023 (1)

Revolutionizing Mushroom Identification: Improving efficiency with ultrasound-assisted frozen sample analysis and deep learning techniques 2024