Amir Mor-Mussery | Ecology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Amir Mor-Mussery | Ecology | Best Researcher Award

Dr, Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani, Israel

With a Ph.D. from Ben Gurion University in Environmental Sciences, Geoinformatics, and Urban Planning Sciences, specializing in agroecosystems in arid areas, I bring extensive expertise in spatial analyses using ArcGIS® and Python. My experience includes managing ecological projects and teaching roles at the Faculty of Agriculture, focusing on digital agriculture and soil enhancement practices. I’ve led research on satellite imaging and water irrigation systems, contributing significantly to environmental and agricultural sciences. Fluent in English and Hebrew, I’ve also conducted lectures internationally. Skilled in software like ArcGIS®, JMP®, and ImagJ®, I’m committed to advancing sustainable agriculture through innovative research and practical application.


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Academic Excellence and Ecological Leadership 🌱🌍

I am distinguished by my extensive expertise in agroecology and environmental sciences, cultivated through a robust academic journey culminating in a Ph.D. from Ben Gurion University. My doctoral research delved into the evolution of agroecosystems in arid loess areas, highlighting my commitment to sustainable land management (doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.21802.98240). Complementing this, my M.Sc. in Agriculture focused on geostatistical methods and their impact on crop physiology, particularly in cherry tomatoes. 🍅

 Professional Development 📚✨

My educational journey includes foundational degrees in Agriculture, specialized training in water management, organic breeding, and small ruminants. These have fortified my role as a leader in environmental projects, such as managing ecological processes using satellite imaging and guiding community-centered rehabilitation initiatives. 🌱

Technological Proficiency 🛠️🔍

I bring practical experience as a lecturer and project manager, fostering digital agriculture advancements and soil enhancement practices. Proficient in ArcGIS® and Python for spatial analysis, I’ve contributed significantly to agricultural research and educational initiatives worldwide. 🌍

Academic Impact 📊🎓

As a free lecturer and researcher, I advocate for sustainable practices and innovative solutions, leveraging technologies like GS+®, JMP®, and ImagJ®. Fluent in Hebrew and English, I am dedicated to bridging research with practical application, driving environmental stewardship and academic excellence. 🌱📈

📚 Publications:

Detecting changes in biomass productivity in a different land management regimes in drylands using satellite‐derived vegetation index


Rehabilitating degraded drylands by creating woodland islets: Assessing long-term effects on aboveground productivity and soil fertility


The effect of planting techniques on arid ecosystems in the northern Negev


The effects of long time conservation of heavily grazed shrubland: A case study in the Northern Negev, Israel


Using Landsat satellites to assess the impact of check dams built across erosive gullies on vegetation rehabilitation


The effects of gully erosion on the ecology of arid loessial agro-ecosystems, the northern Negev, Israel


Modeling the optimal grazing regime of Acacia victoriae silvopasture in the Northern Negev, Israel


Effects of grazing control on ecosystem recovery, biological productivity gains, and soil carbon sequestration in long‐term degraded loess farmlands in the Northern Negev, Israel


Contrasting effects of two Acacia species on understorey growth in a drylands environment: interplay of canopy shading and litter interference


Chaohe Zheng | carbon capture| Best Researcher Award

Mr.Chaohe Zheng | carbon capture| Best Researcher Award

Chaohe Zheng is an Assistant Professor at the School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. He earned his Ph.D. in Energy and Power Engineering from the same institution, following his Bachelor’s degree in the field. His research primarily focuses on computational dynamics, molecular dynamics, quantum dynamics, carbon capture and utilization, and chemical looping technologies.



🏆 Major Accomplishments

Throughout his career, Chaohe Zheng has made significant contributions to the field of energy engineering. He is renowned for developing multi-scale kinetic models essential for advancing chemical looping technologies. His work extends beyond academia, as he actively collaborates with industry leaders such as Petrochina and Sinosteel to implement these innovations. Notably, he played a pivotal role in the development and operation of the world’s largest 4 MWth natural gas chemical looping combustion demonstration device. His research also spearheaded advancements in oxygen carrier technology, crucial for enhancing efficiency and reducing environmental impact in chemical looping combustion processes.

📖 Publication Highlights

Chaohe Zheng has authored 24 SCI papers, including cover papers in prestigious journals like Proceedings of the Combustion Institute and Fuel. His publications have garnered considerable attention, reflected in an H-index of 11 and over 361 citations. His research is dedicated to exploring low-carbon combustion strategies and the utilization of negative carbon technologies.

🔍 Journal Experience

Chaohe Zheng serves as an editor for IgMin-Research-STEM and actively contributes as a peer reviewer for esteemed journals such as Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Physics of Fluids, and Energy & Fuel. His editorial contributions underscore his commitment to advancing scientific discourse and innovation in energy and power engineering.

📚 Education and Research Highlights

In addition to his academic achievements, Chaohe Zheng has developed industrial-scale solutions for chemical looping combustion and waste treatment. His research innovations have significantly influenced the design and operational strategies of oxygen carriers, enhancing their performance and longevity while minimizing environmental impact.


Long-Term performance of composite Cu-Fe ore oxygen carrier by Extrusion-Spheronization in chemical looping combustion

Authors: Xiong, K., Kuang, C., Tang, Q., Cheng, J., Zhao, H.

Journal: Fuel, 2024, 372, 132260

Inexpensive composite copper ore/red mud oxygen carrier: Industrial granulation via hydroforming and multiple-cycle evaluation in chemical looping combustion

Authors: Wang, P., Bu, H., Liu, X., Ma, J., Zhao, H.

Journal: Fuel, 2024, 365, 131271

Industrial-Scale Preparation of Biore Oxygen Carriers for Chemical Looping Combustion via a Hydroforming Method

Authors: Liu, X., Bu, H., Zou, G., Ma, J., Zhao, H.

Journal: Energy and Fuels, 2024, 38(7), pp. 6156–6170

Identification of HCl corrosion mechanism on Cu-based oxygen carriers in chemical looping combustion

Authors: Ma, J., Huang, H., Zheng, C., Xu, G., Zhao, H.

Journal: Fuel, 2024, 359, 130373

Sodium doped SrTi1-xBxO3 (B[dbnd]Mn, Co) for formaldehyde catalytic oxidation: Flame spray pyrolysis fabrication and reaction mechanism elaboration

Authors: Yuan, X., Zheng, C., Zhang, T., Yang, Q., Zhao, H.

Journal: Fuel Processing Technology, 2023, 247, 107763

CrOx/Ce1−xZrxO2 for chemical looping propane oxidative dehydrogenation: The redox interaction between CrOx and the support

Authors: Chen, X., Tian, X., Zheng, C., Zhao, H.

Journal: Chemical Engineering Science, 2023, 274, 118697

The intrinsic kinetic study on oxidation of a Cu-based oxygen carrier in chemical looping combustion

Authors: Zheng, C., Su, M., Zhao, H.

Journal: Fuel, 2023, 334, 126720

The competition/inhibition effect of H2O/CO2-char gasification in typical in situ gasification-chemical looping combustion (iG-CLC) conditions via particle-resolved simulation

Authors: Zheng, C., Zheng, C., Su, M., Zhao, H.

Journal: Fuel, 2023, 333, 126316

The synergic removal mechanism for photothermocatalytic toluene over single-atom Pt/TiO2 catalysts via flame spray pyrolysis

Authors: Yuan, X., Zheng, C., Xu, Z., Luo, X., Zhao, H.

Journal: Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2023, 39(4), pp. 5637–5645

Microscopic insight into catalytic HCN removal over the CuO surface in chemical looping combustion

Authors: Zheng, C., Ma, J., Yang, Q., Luo, X., Zhao, H.

Journal: Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2023, 39(4), pp. 4457–4466


Grace Taiwo | Hydrogen Storage| Women Researcher Award

Mr.Grace Taiwo | Hydrogen Storage| Women Researcher Award

Grace Oluwakemisola Taiwo is a seasoned geoscientist with over a decade of expertise in the Niger Delta and Dahomey Basins, Nigeria. Currently pursuing a PhD at the University of North Dakota, her research focuses on sedimentology in the Williston Basin. She excels in seismic interpretation, well log correlation, and reservoir characterization, contributing to integrated well planning and field development. Grace thrives in multicultural environments, demonstrating strong teamwork and communication skills. Her career highlights include significant contributions to gas production enhancement and geological evaluations across various oil and gas projects, showcasing her leadership in geoscience and commitment to continuous professional growth.



🌟 Professional Profile 

I am a dedicated geoscientist with over a decade of extensive experience in the Niger Delta and Dahomey Basins, Nigeria. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD focused on sedimentology in the Williston Basin, leveraging my expertise in seismic interpretation, well log correlation, reservoir characterization, and integrated well planning.

🛠️ Areas of Expertise 

Seismic Interpretation & Attribute Mapping: Proficient in analyzing seismic data to map subsurface structures and properties. Well Logs Correlation and Interpretation: Skilled in integrating well log data to understand geological formations and reservoir characteristics. Reservoir Characterization for Storage Feasibility: Experienced in assessing reservoirs for optimal resource extraction and storage capabilities. Integrated Well Planning and Field Development: Expertise in planning and executing well operations to maximize efficiency and productivity. Williston Basin and Niger Delta Experience: In-depth knowledge of geological settings and challenges in these key oil-producing regions. Excellent Communication & Presentation Skills: Strong ability to convey complex geological concepts effectively to diverse audiences.

🎓 Academic Pursuits

PhD Candidate, University of North Dakota (Expected 2024). MSc. Petroleum Geology/Sedimentology, University of Ibadan. Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Geoscience, Institute Francais du Petrole (IFP Training). B.Sc. Hons. Geology, University of Ado Ekiti

 🌐Professional Experience 

NPDC/NDW OML 34 AMT: Led initiatives to increase gas production through geoscience data reprocessing and strategic well planning.. ND Western Limited: Managed appraisal and development well planning projects.. Petrobras Nigeria Limited: Conducted 3D seismic mapping and shallow hazard analysis for offshore operations.

 🏆Leadership & Awards 

Vice President, University of North Dakota AAPG Student Chapter. Vice President, Colorado State University AAPG Student Chapter. Deputy Coordinator, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), Warri Chapter. Recipient of multiple scholarships and awards in geology and leadership.




Dr. Sa’ad Ibrahim – Planetary Sciences – Best Researcher Award

Dr. Sa’ad Ibrahim - Planetary Sciences - Best Researcher Award


Professional Profiles

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Early Academic Pursuits

Sa’ad Ibrahim’s journey in academia began with his foundational studies in Geography and Biology. Born and raised in Nigeria, Ibrahim pursued his early education at Kebbi State College of Education, Argungu, where he obtained a National Certificate in Education (NCE) with upper credit in Biology and Geography from 2000 to 2002. His passion for Geography was evident early on, leading him to further his studies at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography, graduating with a second class upper division in 2007. His academic excellence continued to shine through as he moved to the United Kingdom for advanced studies, obtaining a Master’s degree in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) with Merit from the University of Leicester in 2012.

Professional Endeavors

Following his academic achievements, Sa’ad Ibrahim embarked on a professional journey that has seen him make significant contributions to the field of environmental science and geography. His dedication to his discipline led him to pursue a Ph.D. in Geography at the School of Geology, Geography, and Environment, University of Leicester, which he completed between 2014 and 2018. His doctoral research provided him with a deep understanding of environmental systems and the application of GIS in addressing complex geographical challenges.

Currently, Ibrahim is affiliated with the Institute for Environmental Futures at Space Park, University of Leicester, United Kingdom. His role involves both research and teaching, where he applies his extensive knowledge of GIS and environmental geography to advance the field. His expertise in GIS is particularly valuable, given the increasing importance of spatial analysis and mapping in environmental research and policy-making.

Contributions and Research Focus On Planetary Sciences

Sa’ad Ibrahim's research has been pivotal in addressing key environmental issues through the use of advanced geographical and spatial analysis tools. His primary research interests lie in the integration of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) with environmental science to solve real-world problems. His doctoral research focused on the application of GIS in environmental monitoring and management, which has significant implications for sustainable development and environmental conservation.

One of his notable contributions is his work on environmental monitoring systems that utilize GIS to track changes in land use, climate, and natural resources. This research is crucial for developing strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate change and to promote sustainable land use practices. Ibrahim’s work also extends to urban geography, where he investigates the spatial dynamics of urban growth and its environmental impacts, providing insights that are essential for urban planning and policy development.

Accolades and Recognition In Planetary Sciences

Sa’ad Ibrahim's contributions to geography and environmental science have been recognized both nationally and internationally. His academic excellence and impactful research have earned him various accolades, reflecting his standing in the academic community. His scholarly work has been published in numerous reputable journals, showcasing his findings on GIS applications in environmental science and urban geography.

In addition to his research accolades, Ibrahim has been an active participant in various international conferences and workshops, where he has presented his work and collaborated with other experts in the field. His role as a thought leader in environmental geography has been further solidified through his involvement in various research projects and his contributions to the academic curriculum at the University of Leicester.

Impact and Influence

Sa’ad Ibrahim’s work has had a profound impact on the field of geography, particularly in the areas of environmental monitoring and urban geography. His innovative use of GIS has provided new tools and methodologies for researchers and practitioners working to address environmental challenges. His research has influenced policy-making, particularly in the areas of sustainable development and urban planning, where his insights have helped shape strategies for managing environmental resources and urban growth.

Ibrahim’s influence extends beyond academia, as his work is also utilized by governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in environmental conservation and urban development. His ability to bridge the gap between academic research and practical application makes his contributions invaluable to both the scientific community and society at large.

Legacy and Future Contributions For Planetary Sciences

Looking ahead, Sa’ad Ibrahim’s legacy in environmental geography is poised to grow as he continues to push the boundaries of research in GIS and its applications. His future contributions are expected to further enhance our understanding of environmental systems and the role of technology in monitoring and managing these systems. With ongoing advancements in GIS technology, Ibrahim is well-positioned to lead new research initiatives that address emerging environmental challenges.

His commitment to education and mentorship ensures that his knowledge and expertise will continue to inspire and guide future generations of geographers and environmental scientists. As he continues his work at the Institute for Environmental Futures, Sa’ad Ibrahim remains a pivotal figure in the quest for sustainable environmental solutions and innovative geographical research.

Notable Publications

Quantitative datasets reveal marked gender disparities in Earth Sciences faculty rank in Africa 2023

Spatial interaction between weather and socio-demographic factor as influencing variables for COVID-19 spread in Iraq 2023

Improving land use/cover classification accuracy from random forest feature importance selection based on synergistic use of sentinel data and digital elevation model in … 2022

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Dr. Pankaj Kumar Roy – Environmental Science Award – Best Researcher Award

Dr. Pankaj Kumar Roy - Environmental Science Award - Best Researcher Award

Jadavpur University - India

Professional Profiles

Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Pankaj Kumar Roy's academic journey began with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from NIT Silchar, Assam, followed by a Master of Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University. His academic pursuits culminated in a Ph.D. in Engineering, specializing in water resources engineering, from the same university. These formative years laid the foundation for his future endeavors in the field.

Professional Endeavors

With over two decades of experience in teaching, research, and administrative roles, Dr. Roy's professional journey is extensive and diverse. He has served as the Director of the School of Water Resources Engineering and the former Dean of the Faculty Council of Interdisciplinary Studies, Law, and Management at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Additionally, his industrial experience spanning two years adds practical insight to his academic expertise.

The Environmental Science Award recognizes outstanding contributions to environmental research and sustainability efforts. Honoring innovators in fields like water management, renewable energy, and conservation, this prestigious accolade celebrates individuals making significant strides towards a greener, more sustainable future. Environmental Science Award winners epitomize excellence in environmental stewardship and scientific advancement.

Contributions and Research Focus On Environmental Science Award

Dr. Roy's contributions to the field of water resources engineering are multifaceted. With over 35 awarded Ph.D. scholars and more than 150 awarded PG scholars under his guidance, he has played a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of researchers in this domain. His research portfolio includes over 25 completed projects and ongoing projects, focusing on critical issues related to water resources management, hydrology, and environmental engineering. His extensive publication record, comprising over 130 international and 60 national publications, reflects the depth and breadth of his research endeavors.

Accolades and Recognition In Environmental Science Award

Dr. Roy's contributions have been widely recognized and celebrated in the academic community. He has authored more than 15 books, monographs, and edited volumes, further solidifying his reputation as a thought leader in the field. As an invited speaker, he has delivered lectures at numerous conferences and seminars, showcasing his expertise and insights. His active involvement in professional societies and bodies, with membership in 15 such organizations, underscores his standing as a respected figure in the field.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Roy's research and academic leadership have had a significant impact on the field of water resources engineering. Through his research projects, publications, and scholarly activities, he has contributed valuable insights and solutions to pressing challenges in water management and environmental sustainability. His role as a mentor and educator has empowered numerous scholars to make meaningful contributions to the field, thereby extending his influence beyond his individual research endeavors.

Legacy and Future Contributions For Environmental Science Award

As Dr. Roy continues to advance in his career, his legacy in the field of water resources engineering is assured. His dedication to research, teaching, and mentoring has left an indelible mark on the academic community, inspiring future generations of scholars to pursue excellence in this important discipline. Looking ahead, Dr. Roy's continued contributions are poised to address emerging challenges in water resources management and shape the future trajectory of the field, further cementing his legacy as a leading figure in water resources engineering.

Notable Publications

Evaluation of groundwater quality by adopting a multivariate statistical approach and indexing of water quality in Sagar Island, West Bengal, India 2024

Groundwater vulnerability assessment for drinking water suitability using Fuzzy Shannon Entropy model in a semi-arid river basin 2023

Enhanced fluoride removal from groundwater using red and white kaolinite lithomarge to develop a low cost eco-friendly defluoridation unit in rural areas of Shilabati river basin, West Bengal 2023

Lanthanum oxide–graphene oxide coated functionalized pyrolyzed biomass from sawdust and its application for dye removal present in solution 2023

Dr. Alaka Samal – catalysis Award – Best Researcher

Dr. Alaka Samal - catalysis Award - Best Researcher Award

Utkal University - India

Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Alaka Samal embarked on her academic journey with a strong foundation in chemistry, securing an 8th rank in B.Sc. Chemistry from Sambalpur University. This early success laid the groundwork for her future endeavors in the field. She furthered her education by obtaining an M.Sc. in Chemistry from the National Institute of Technology, a prestigious institution that sharpened her research and analytical skills. These formative years were crucial in developing her keen interest in chemical sciences, specifically in the realm of nanomaterials and their applications.

Professional Endeavors

Upon completing her master's, Dr. Samal transitioned into academia as an Assistant Professor at the Templecity Institute of Technology and Engineering. This role not only allowed her to impart knowledge but also to engage in scholarly activities, honing her research capabilities. Her academic career took a significant leap forward with her pursuit of a Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from the Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research, India, specializing in graphene-based nanomaterials. Her doctoral research concentrated on the synthesis of metal phosphate-based graphene composites, aiming at applications like dye degradation and hydrogen generation.

Contributions and Research Focus On catalysis Award

Dr. Samal's professional journey is marked by her extensive research in heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalytic applications. She has been instrumental in developing innovative solutions for environmental sustainability, focusing on wastewater treatment and hydrogen generation from waste plastics through photoreforming. Her expertise in designing catalysts and developing solar reactors for industrial applications showcases her commitment to leveraging chemical sciences for ecological benefits. Dr. Samal's proficiency in various analytical instruments has further augmented her research output, enabling comprehensive studies and groundbreaking findings in her field.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Samal's research excellence has been recognized and celebrated through several accolades. She was awarded the prestigious UGC-Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship, acknowledging her potential and contributions to chemical science research. Additionally, she secured a CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship, highlighting her capabilities and promise as a researcher. Her prowess was also showcased when she won a Metrohm Poster Presentation competition, further evidencing her skill in effectively communicating complex research findings.

Impact and Influence

The impact of Dr. Samal's work extends beyond academia into practical environmental solutions, particularly in addressing challenges related to water pollution and renewable energy. By focusing on the synthesis of nanomaterials for environmental applications, she has contributed significantly to the field of sustainable technology. Her research on photocatalytic applications for dye degradation and hydrogen generation presents viable solutions to pressing environmental issues, setting a benchmark for future studies in the domain.

Legacy and Future Contributions For catalysis Award

Dr. Samal's legacy in the field of chemical sciences, especially within the context of environmental sustainability, is characterized by her innovative approach to using nanotechnology for ecological benefits. As she continues her research at Utkal University, her focus on hydrogen generation from waste plastics through photoreforming is poised to make substantial contributions to renewable energy sources. Her multidisciplinary background and ongoing endeavors not only underscore her commitment to addressing environmental challenges but also predict a lasting impact on advancing sustainable solutions.

Dr. Alaka Samal represents a dynamic force in the realm of chemical sciences, with her early academic pursuits setting the stage for a distinguished career filled with professional achievements, impactful research, and a dedication to environmental sustainability. Her work not only earns her accolades and recognition but also leaves a legacy of innovation and influence that will inspire future contributions to the field.

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Dr. Bo Zhang – atom catalysis – Best Scholar Award

Dr. Bo Zhang - atom catalysis - Best Scholar Award

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

Professional Profiles

Early Academic Pursuits

Bo Zhang's academic journey began with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Chemistry from Shenyang Normal University, China, in 2007. He continued his studies with a Master's degree in Analytical Catalysis from Liaoning University, China, and pursued a Ph.D. in Molecular Catalysis from the Technical University of Munich, completing it in 2013. Zhang's early academic pursuits laid the foundation for his future research in catalysis and biomass conversion.

Professional Endeavors

Following his doctoral studies, Zhang joined the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he progressed from a Postdoctoral Researcher to Assistant Professor and later to Associate Professor. Throughout his career at DICP, Zhang has demonstrated his expertise in heterogeneous catalysis and biomass conversion, contributing significantly to the field through his research endeavors.

Atom catalysis involves utilizing individual atoms or clusters as catalysts to drive chemical reactions with high precision and efficiency. By harnessing the unique properties of specific atoms, atom catalysis enables the development of highly selective and sustainable catalytic processes. This approach offers significant advantages in terms of reaction control, atom economy, and resource utilization, leading to the synthesis of valuable chemicals and fuels with minimal waste generation

Contributions and Research Focus On atom catalysis 

Bo Zhang's research primarily focuses on the catalytic conversion of biomass, depolymerization of lignin, and heterogeneous catalysis. His work aims to develop efficient and sustainable catalytic processes for the conversion of biomass into valuable chemicals and fuels, addressing the pressing need for renewable and environmentally friendly energy sources. Zhang's innovative approaches have led to advancements in catalyst design and biomass valorization techniques.

Atom catalysis plays a crucial role in various fields, including organic synthesis, environmental remediation, and energy conversion, offering promising avenues for advancing green and sustainable chemistry practices.

Accolades and Recognition

Zhang's contributions to catalysis and biomass conversion have been recognized through prestigious awards such as the Dalian Young Talents and Dalian Techstar awards in China in 2019. Additionally, his research publications have garnered significant attention, with a total of 40 scientific publications and 1531 citations as of January 2024. Zhang's impact in the field is further underscored by his h-index of 19, as listed by the Web of Science.

Impact and Influence

Bo Zhang's research has had a profound impact on the field of catalysis and biomass conversion, contributing to the development of sustainable energy solutions and environmentally friendly processes. His work has not only advanced scientific knowledge but has also provided practical solutions to global challenges related to energy and environmental sustainability. Zhang's influence extends beyond academia, as his research findings have the potential to drive innovation and shape future technologies.

Legacy and Future Contributions On atom catalysis

As Bo Zhang continues his academic and research endeavors, his legacy lies in his commitment to advancing catalysis and biomass conversion technologies. Through his innovative research approaches and collaborative efforts, Zhang aims to further enhance the efficiency and sustainability of biomass conversion processes, ultimately contributing to the transition towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly energy landscape. His future contributions are poised to inspire further advancements in the field and pave the way for a greener future.

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Dr. Puneet Kumar Verma –  Atmospheric Sciences – Young Scientist Award

Dr. Puneet Kumar Verma -  Atmospheric Sciences - Young Scientist Award

Physical Research Laboratory - India

Professional Profiles

Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Puneet Kumar Verma's academic journey reflects a steadfast commitment to atmospheric chemistry, particularly in the domain of aerosols and organic pollutants. His passion for understanding the complexities of atmospheric composition and its impact on air quality began during his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at an esteemed institution. Verma's academic excellence was evident from his consistently high grades, which paved the way for his pursuit of higher education and research opportunities in the field of atmospheric sciences.

Professional Endeavors

Verma's professional journey is characterized by his diverse experiences as a postdoctoral fellow and researcher at prominent institutions such as the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad, and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi. Each of these positions offered him invaluable opportunities to delve into cutting-edge research projects focused on aerosols, organic pollutants, and atmospheric chemistry.

During his tenure as a postdoctoral fellow at IIT Kanpur's National Aerosol Facility, Verma played a pivotal role in a project aimed at improving air quality in South Asia. His expertise in building low-cost sensor networks and his dedication to data-driven policy decisions significantly contributed to the advancement of air quality research in the region. Prior to this, his research at PRL Ahmedabad and JNU Delhi focused on the role of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and other atmospheric species in influencing the oxidative potential of ambient aerosols.

Contributions and Research Focus On Atmospheric Sciences

Verma's research endeavors have centered around understanding the sources, behavior, and effects of aerosols and organic pollutants in the atmosphere. His work has shed light on the complex interplay between atmospheric constituents, contributing to a deeper understanding of air quality dynamics and environmental health implications. Verma's expertise in aerosol chemistry, particularly in the field of PAHs and their derivatives, has been instrumental in advancing knowledge in this crucial area of atmospheric science.

Accolades and Recognition

Verma's contributions to atmospheric chemistry have garnered recognition and acclaim from the scientific community. His research publications in reputable journals, presentations at international conferences, and participation in prestigious research projects have earned him accolades and awards. Verma's dedication to scientific inquiry and his commitment to addressing pressing environmental challenges have been acknowledged through various honors and distinctions throughout his career.

Impact and Influence

Verma's research has had a significant impact on both academia and policy-making. His findings have contributed to the development of strategies for mitigating air pollution and improving air quality standards, particularly in regions facing significant environmental challenges. Verma's collaborative efforts with fellow researchers and his mentorship of aspiring scientists have also contributed to the broader dissemination of knowledge and the cultivation of talent in the field of atmospheric chemistry.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Verma continues his journey as a leading figure in atmospheric chemistry, his legacy is poised to endure through his ongoing research endeavors and contributions to the scientific community. His work not only advances fundamental understanding but also holds the potential to inform policy decisions and drive positive change in environmental management and public health. Verma's future contributions are expected to further enrich the field of atmospheric chemistry, paving the way for innovative solutions to pressing environmental challenges and inspiring future generations of researchers.

Notable Publications

Dynamic changes in the characteristics of fine particles and their oxidative potential in the city of Taj (Agra, India): the untold story of fireworks display 2023

Characterisation, Sources and Health Risk of Heavy Metals in PM2.5 in Agra, India 2023

Spatio-temporal variation in air quality and unexpected pollution levels during the lamp event over the Indo-Gangetic Plain in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic† 2023

K. Tamil Thendral – Nanochemistry – Best Researcher Award

K. Tamil Thendral - Nanochemistry - Best Researcher Award

Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College - India


Professional Profiles

Early Academic Pursuits

K. Tamil Thendral embarked on her academic journey with a profound passion for chemistry, which was evident from her early academic pursuits. She demonstrated exceptional aptitude and dedication throughout her educational endeavors, laying a solid foundation for her future career in research.

Thendral's academic journey commenced with her schooling in Palani, Tamil Nadu, where she exhibited a keen interest in science subjects, particularly chemistry. Her stellar performance and enthusiasm for learning propelled her to pursue higher education in the field of chemistry.

Upon completing her secondary education with flying colors, Thendral secured admission to Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College in Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, where she pursued a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry. During her undergraduate studies, she distinguished herself as a diligent and industrious student, actively participating in various academic and extracurricular activities. Her commitment to excellence earned her several accolades and scholarships, recognizing her outstanding academic achievements.

Professional Endeavors

Driven by her fervor for scientific inquiry and discovery, Thendral embarked on her professional journey as a Research Scholar in the Department of Chemistry at Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College, under the mentorship of Dr. M. Amutha, an esteemed Assistant Professor in the department.

Under the guidance of her mentor, Thendral delved into the fascinating realm of nanotechnology, focusing on the development of spine-type bimetallic oxide and polymer-coated bimetal oxide nanocomposites. Her research endeavors encompassed exploring the synthesis, characterization, and application of these innovative materials in diverse fields, ranging from biological to environmental contexts.

Contributions and Research Focus On Nanochemistry

Thendral's research primarily revolves around the synthesis and characterization of novel nanocomposites and their multifaceted applications. Her pioneering work in developing spine-type bimetallic oxide and polymer-coated bimetal oxide nanocomposites has garnered significant attention within the scientific community.

Through meticulous experimentation and analysis, Thendral has contributed valuable insights into the structural, morphological, and functional properties of these nanomaterials. Her research findings hold immense promise for addressing pressing challenges in areas such as healthcare, environmental remediation, and catalysis.

Accolades and Recognition

Thendral's exemplary contributions to the field of nanotechnology have earned her widespread recognition and acclaim. She has received numerous awards, honors, and research grants in recognition of her outstanding achievements and scholarly contributions.

Her research presentations at national and international conferences have been well-received, further solidifying her reputation as a rising star in the realm of nanoscience. Thendral's scholarly publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals have also garnered appreciation for their scientific rigor and innovation.

Impact and Influence

Thendral's research endeavors have had a profound impact on both academia and industry. Her innovative approach to nanocomposite synthesis and her insights into their applications have the potential to revolutionize various sectors, including healthcare, energy, and environmental sustainability.

Moreover, Thendral's mentorship and collaborative efforts have inspired and influenced aspiring researchers, fostering a culture of scientific curiosity and excellence. Her interdisciplinary approach and commitment to knowledge dissemination have contributed to the advancement of scientific understanding and technological innovation.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Thendral continues her journey as a dedicated researcher, her legacy of scientific inquiry and innovation is poised to endure. She remains steadfast in her commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and leveraging nanotechnology for the betterment of society.

In the years to come, Thendral envisions expanding her research horizons, exploring new avenues for the application of nanocomposites, and tackling emerging challenges in fields such as sustainable development and personalized medicine. Her unwavering dedication to scientific inquiry and her passion for making a positive impact serve as guiding principles for her future contributions to the scientific community and society at large.

Notable Publications

Versatile biopolymer–functionalized copper cobalt oxide nanocomposite (Ch/CuCo2O4): Synthesis and applications in antibacterial, anticancer, and photocatalysis 2024

Design and development of copper cobaltite (CuCo2O4) nanoparticle for antibacterial anticancer and photocatalytic activity 2023

Zhongchuang Liu-Environmental Science-Best Researcher Award-5733

Zhongchuang Liu-Environmental Science-Yangtze Normal University


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