Meet our Plenary Speakers
Thomas F. George (chancellor/professor emeritus) served as chancellor and professor of chemistry and physics at the University of Missouri–St. Louis from 2003 until his retirement in 2019. Prior to that, he was chancellor at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, provost at Washington State University, dean of science at SUNYBuffalo, and promoted by age 29 to full professor of chemistry at the University of Rochester. He received his B.A. degree (Phi Beta Kappa) with a double major in chemistry and mathematics from Gettysburg College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at age 23 from Yale University, with postdoctoral appointments at MIT and UC-Berkeley. Tom’s research specialty is chemical/materials/laser/nanophysics, including nanomedicine. He continues to be an active researcher with 800 papers, 9 authored and 30 edited books. His awards include the Marlow Medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), Medal of Honor from Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait, and Diploma of Honour from Seinájoki University of Applied Sciences in Finland. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Szeged in Hungary and Phranakhon Rajabhat University in Thailand, and he has been elected as a foreign member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology. As a hobby, he plays jazz keyboard and has performed throughout the country and overseas in Bosnia, Croatia, China, Hungary, Kuwait, Oman, Romania and Russian Siberia. Tom has been married since 1970 to Dr. Barbara Harbach, Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emerita of Music, former chair of the Department of Music, director of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, and director of Women in the Arts at the University of MissouriSt. Louis. They are the proud owners (actually, servants) of four cats – two tortoise females (Luna and Stella) and two younger, mischievous males (Jeremiah and Jarrett).
Dr. Li ‘s main research interest is the vitamin D endocrine system. His lab is exploring the functions of vitamin D using molecular, cellular and genetic approaches. Their current research focuses on several areas: 1) vitamin D regulation of the renin-angiotensin system and blood pressure as well as mineral metabolism, including renal handling of calcium, phosphate, sulfate and water; 2) exploring roles of the vitamin D receptor in adipogenesis and lipid metabolism in cells and animals; 3) chemoprevention of vitamin D against colon cancer genesis and development; 4)mechanism of vitamin D receptor regulation of the hair growth cycle.
Prof. Peter Jaffé obtained his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela in 1977 and his MS degree in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN in1980. He obtained his PhD in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN in 1981. Prof. Peter Jaffé is currently appointed as Associated Faculty at High Meadows Environmental Institute, Associated Faculty at Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) and Associated Faculty at Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM). Prof. Jaffé’s research interests relate to the physical, chemical, and biological processes that govern the transport and transformation of pollutants in the environment and their application toward the remediation of contaminated systems. Areas of current emphasis include laboratory and field experiments as well as mathematical simulations of biogeochemical processes in porous media, such as: (1) understanding the mechanism as well as environmental distribution of the Feammox process (ammonium oxidation under iron reducing conditions); (2) Applications of the Feammox process for ammonium removal in engineered systems and for the cometabolical degradation of recalcitrant organics such as PFAS; (2) biogeochemically mediated dynamics of trace metals, metalloids, and radioisotopes in sediments, wetland soils, and groundwater; (4) nitrogen processing in urban settings coupled to urban hydrology; and (5) design of novel biological waste treatment processes.
Jian-Jiang Zhong obtained his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from East China Institute of Chemical Technology (Now: ECUST, Shanghai, China) in July 1986, and Ph.D. degree in Fermentation Technology/Biotechnology from Osaka University (Osaka, Japan) in March 1993. Dr. Zhong was promoted to full professorship at ECUST in November 1996. He was the director of the State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering (ECUST) during 1998-2006. In September 2006, he established the Molecular Biochemical Engineering lab at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). Now he is SJTU Distinguished Professor. Professor Zhong's major research interest includes molecular biochemical engineering, advanced fermentation technology, and synthetic biology, covering the application areas of biopharmaceuticals, biorefinery and bioenergy, agriculture, environmental protection and bioremediation, food and fermentation industries.Professor Zhong has published 245 papers in peer-reviewed international journals (cited by Science Citation Index) and 7 international books (by Springer), with Google Scholar citation of 10500 and h-index of 54. He was an invited and plenary lecturer in >70 international conferences. He holds 20 patents. Dr. Zhong has received numerous awards from home and abroad, such as the Cheung Kong Scholar Professorship (1999), National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars by NSFC (2002), Young Asian Biotechnologist Prize by the Society for Biotechnology, Japan (2002), Research Exchange Award from Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2009), and 1st-Class Award for the Advancement of Science and Technology by Ministry of Education of China for twice (2004, 2014).
Professor Hassane Oudadesse is a Head of the research unit on Biomaterials since 2001, Vice President of University of Rennes 1, human resources 2008 - 2012, Director of Master 2 Solid State Chemistry and Materials since 2006. He was the President of the Chemical Department from 2002 to 2004. Director of master 2 Solid State Chemistry and Materials (CSM) since 2006. Hassane Oudadesse graduated from the University Blaise Pascal of Clermont-Ferrand, France. He obtained his PhD on nuclear physics in 1989. His works concern the use of nuclear methods for development in biomedical field. He worked as associate Professor and obtained his HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) in 1998. Since 2001, he works in the University of Rennes 1 as Full Professor in the “Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes”, UMR CNRS 6226. His works concern the conception, synthesis and physicochemical studies of new biomaterials for applications in orthopaedic surgery. He is author of more than 190 papers published in international journals and about 80 international conferences.
Dr. Giuseppe Gullo done his MD, PhD in Human Reproduction, Specialist Ob/ Gyn at “Villa Sofia –Cervello Hospital - IVF CENTRE. coming to his Professional experiences, from the period September - October 2010 I. V. F. Center - Iakentro in Thessaloniki, November 2012-February 2012 I.V F. Department and Fetal Medicine at King's College Hospital- London, July 2011-August 2012 Endoscopic (Laparoscopic - Isteroscopic) Surgery and Laparotomy at Sacro Cuore Hospital Don Calabria - Negrar (VR), May 2011: I.V.F Department, Yale Fertility Center, New Haven - USA. Member of national and international scientific and obstetrical gynecological societies including: SIGO, SIGITE, ISGE, SIFIOG, SIGO, AOGOI, ESHRE. He is Author and Co - Author of several publications on national and international journals. He have Over 100 attestations of participation in national and international congresses and courses.
Experienced Process Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Academic experience at Lappeenranta University of Technology and Helsinki University of Technology. Skilled in broadly in Chemical Process design, Chemical Engineering of various application areas, Dr Sc in Chemical engineering from Teknillinen korkeakoulu-Tekniska högskolan
Dr. Eleblu's current research focus is centered on projects he has led at the University of Ghana in collaboration with members internally and externally. He has led the development of three research projects on Cowpea/Beans and Soybean at the University of Ghana. Firstly, under a US$ 1 million grant from the African Union for 3 years, which begun in 2018, he is leading as a Co-Principal Investigator. The overall goal of the project is to ensure sustainable intensification of the production of Maize, Tomato, Cowpea and Rice through crop and soil health management. Currently Dr. Eleblu is passionately leading the development of Cowpea Value Chain for increased efficiency in Ghana. He has hosted 2 value chain workshops that brought together in total about 100 actors in the value chain. Under this initiative he has catalogued the needs of the value chain actors and have designed a demand-led breeding programme that aims to develop minimum cooking time (10 – 20 minutes), extra early maturity (60 DAP), high yielding potential (15% more yield compared to Hewale under normal growth conditions), drought tolerance (30% more yield compared to Hewale under drought), cream to white grain color, large grain size (20% larger than Hewale), pest/disease resistance (resistance to striga, thrips, and Cercospora leaf spot). Also, he is interested in establishing a forward and reverse genetics platform at the University of Ghana to serve as a source of huge genetic diversity and as a national and sub regional resource for the sustainable genetic improvement of Cowpea and the mapping of key agronomic traits of economic importance. Secondly, in partnership with the National Institute for Agricultural Botany (NIAB), United Kingdom, he is leading the development of tissue culture platforms at WACCI for the sustainable improvement of Cowpeas in Ghana and for the subregion. Thirdly, he is evaluating soybean genetic resources collected from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) across agro-ecological zones in Ghana for adaptability (tolerance to diseases and pests) and comparatively higher yields in comparison with the local checks
2014-09-01 to present | Senior research associate (Developmental Behavioural Genetics Lab )
Meet our Keynote Speakers
Elias C. Aifantis is currently an Emeritus Professor of Mechanics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/Greece and Michigan Technological University/USA, as well as Mercator fellow at Friedrich-Alexander University/Germany and a Distinguished Professor at Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture/China. Formerly, he has also been a Distinguished Faculty Advisor at King Abdulaziz University/Saudi Arabia, Distinguished Visiting Expert at ITMO University/Russia and Southwest Jiaotong University/China, as well as MegaGrant Director at Togliatti State University /Russia. He has promoted highly interdisciplinary work in mechanics of materials by bringing into the field of solid mechanics ideas from diffusion theory, chemical reactions, and nonlinear physics. He has coined the terms dislocation patterning, material instabilities, gradient plasticity/elasticity, chemo/nanomechanics, and pioneered internal length gradient (ILG) theories in these fields. Currently, he is extending the ILG framework to revisit electromagnetism and Maxwell’s equations, as well as gravitation and Newton’s Law. He has published over 350 articles and received about 13,402 citations with 59 h-index (Scopus); 12,450 citations with 55 h-index (Web of Science); 20,580 citations with 70 h-index (Google Scholar). He is included in the ISI Web of knowledge list of the world’s most highly cited authors in engineering
Dave Is a Chemical Engineer with Masters studies in Statistics, currently working on Climate Change. He has 30 years’ experience since graduation in 1984. Promoting responsibility to environment and health of all species. Dave White graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1984. During the time at Oregon State University Dave worked on a cross flow counter current scrubber for coal fired power plants. Additionally took masters level classes on statistics. Then he moved to Hillsboro with his wife and worked in Semiconductors. In 2007 Dave along with Dr. Tom Wallow produced a paper on ARF double patterning for semiconductors. This multi-pattering scheme is widely used in today’s semiconductor manufacturing plants. In 2011 Dave started a consulting business for Semiconductors. In 2017 Dave Started Climate Change Truth Research Inc. Dave is seeking the truth about climate change. His research interests are evaporation from the ocean, rain forest destruction effects and diffusion of CO2 through the atmosphere.
Dr. Urmila Diwekar is the President of Stochastic Research Technologies LLC and also the president of the Vishwamitra Research, a non-profit research institute that she founded to pursue multidisciplinary research in the areas of Optimization under Uncertainty and Computer-aided Design applied to Energy, Environment, and Sustainability. From 2002-2004, she was a Professor in the Departments of Chemical Engineering, Bio-Engineering, and Industrial Engineering, and in the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She has a special formal arrangement with UIC where remains as the main advisor for her Ph.D. and M.S. students and teaches a course on optimization. From 1991-2002 she was on the faculty of the Carnegie Mellon University, with early promotions to both the Associate and the Full Professor level.
Dr. Balachandran Manavalan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Integrative Biotechnology, College of Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Republic of Korea. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computational Biology at Ajou University in 2011 under the guidance of Prof. Sangdun Choi. Thereafter he joined Prof. Jooyoung Lee’s group as a research fellow at the School of Computational Sciences, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Republic of Korea. Here he expanded his research into core methodology / algorithm development, where he developed machine learning (ML)-based protein quality assessment methods. Having gained experience in ML, he returned to Ajou University and worked as a research professor from Jan 2018 to Feb 2022. Then, he joined Sungkyunkwan University as a faculty member, where he is currently working as a full-time assistant professor. His main research areas include bioinformatics, digital health, heterogeneous data modeling, machine learning, and data analytics in the areas of peptide and protein therapeutics, infection and immunity, and cancer biology/pathology. He has developed several bioinformatics toolkits/webservers to serve a wider research community. Many of these developed methods are highlighted as useful bioinformatic tools and have been used widely by the international research community which could be related to the number of citations. He has disseminated his research in several prestigious journals, including Briefings in Bioinformatics, Bioinformatics, Molecular Therapy-Nucleic Acids, Medicinal Research Reviews
Currently, Prof. Dr. Hosam Bayoumi Hamuda is working at Óbuda University, Faculty of Light Industry and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Environmental Engineering (Budapest, Hungary). He worked as Senior Researcher and deputy director of Research Group for Environmental Microbiology of Hungarian Academy of Sciences-GödöllÅ‘ University of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences-Szent István University (Budapest). Briefly, He received the degrees of B.Sc. (Chemistry and Botany), M.Sc. (Biological Sciences), University Doctor (Agricultural Sciences-Soil Microbiology) and C.Sc. in Biological Sciences from Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya, GödöllÅ‘ University of Agricultural Sciences and Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, respectively. Also, he received the PhD in Biological Sciences, Doctor Habilitation Degree in Environmental Sciences as well as the Professor degree from Szent István University (GödöllÅ‘, Hungary). Also he received the University Doctor Degree in Natural Sciences from Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest). Prof. Hamuda was awarded many times from different organisations, e.g., the Society of Hungarian Microbiologists, the Hungarian Professors Council, etc. and he is a member of many Hungarian and International Organisations. Prof. Hamuda was the general secretory and now is the president of International Council of Environmental Engineering Education (ICEEE) originated since 2010 (Budapest, Hungary) and Member of the International Society of Development and Sustainability (Japan), Society of Hungarian Microbiologists (MMT), Soil Science and Agrochemistry Committee of the Agricultural Sciences Department of IV of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest) and Association of Hungarian Medical Societies (MOTESZ) and others. He was the director of MSc program titled: Microbial Science and Biotechnology (Szent István University, GödöllÅ‘, Hungary) from 2000 to 2008 and director of PhD Program titled: Agricultural-, Environmental Microbiology and Soil Biotechnology until from 2007 to 2015 and now a member of the Environmental Sciences Doctor’s School at Szent István University and Doctoral School on Materials Sciences and Technologies at Óbuda University.
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Dr. Abdullah Y. Al-Mahdi, Professor and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Former Postgraduates Coordinators and Head of Microbiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Lincoln University College (LUC), Malaysia. Former Vice Dean Faculty of Science and Former Head Department of Biology (Microbiology and Biotechnology), Faculty of Science, University of Sana’a, Yemen. Former Vice Dean Faculty of Medicine, British University Yemen (BUY). President of Yemen Chemical Safety and Security Organization (YCSSO). General Secretary of Yemen Microbiology Society (YMS). Member of American Society of Microbiology (ASM).
Having obtained MTech/MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Control System Engineering, from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur and moved to the United States of America (USA), and worked at NASA Langley Research Center, USA and US Air Force Research Laboratory, I have done most of the roles at a university (professor, department chair, Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, director/dean of School of Engineering etc). I am now at a stage of my career (see my website below) that I would like give a Plenary /Keynote /Invited presentation at any organization or conference. A list of recent Invited, accepted and presented keynote talks (over 70 and counting) made in countries (in alphabetical order): China, Croatia, Germany, Greece, India, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, USA, Vietnam, is listed below for information. The topics are
First I was appointed as a senior lecturer in 2011. Being trained as a Bioelectrochemist, I am a young, dedicated and highly motivated scientist, whose research main focus in the field of chemo-/bio- sensors, natural products, composting, and fungal biodiversity. During tenure in UMS, I have taught 10 master and undergraduate courses, supervised 21 postgraduate students at the PhD and MSc level of which 14 have graduated while the rest are still on-going as well as 18 undergraduates and more than 9 internship students. I have published 80 research papers in peer reviewed journals (high impact factor (IF)-49, non-IF-19, non-index-12), 6 books, 20 book chapters, 39 proceeding papers in international and national conferences/symposiums/workshops, 30 research grants (international and national) of which three (3) research grants are involved with community and industry. Current h-indexes are 19 and 24 from Scopus and Google scholar. My findings have yielded in 4 Patents, 4 Trademarks, 14 Keynote Speakers and 61 Research Awards, including notable awards of the Korea Invention Academy, iENA Germany, MOHE Entrepreneurial Project Award 2015, Gold Medals Winner from International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) 2015 & 2019, and International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2019. I was awarded the World top 2% Scientist 2021 & 2020 by Stanford University and the Winner of Young Scientists Award by the ProSPER.Net-Scopus 2014, in the order of Top 5 Penulis Prolifik Jurnal Berindeks ISI Dan Scopus, Memperoleh Sitasi Dalam Jurnal Berindeks, 2017, Excellent Service Awards- 2012/2013 by UMS and Best postgraduate student 2010 from UPM. Form research outcomes, Vivify skin care products are available in market, and other two (2) products (pet food, biofertilizer) are officially in the process for commercialization. I have been appointed as a consultant by 5 companies. My research findings had been broadcasted in several national TV stations (TV1, TV2 and TV7) as well as highlighted in various printed news agencies.
Masahiro Onuma has expertise in oxidative disease prevention to use non-medical product based on GSK’s experience of Allopurinol which is the strongest anti-oxidant efficacy in this world. He creates a new indication of Allopurinol for stomatitis induced by cancer treatment which was approved by the Japanese Cancer treatment committee to propose a new mechanism of Allopurinol for anti-oxidant. And now, there are so many new research papers of Allopurinol in the world
Sharma, Vishal, PhD, is Associate Professor of Botany in the Post Graduate Government College for Girls,Secror-11,Chandigarh(India).is recipient of “International Best Scientist Award in Plant Biotechnology ”, awarded by a Malaysia based research organization accredited by US based World Research Council(WRC) and United Medical Council (UMC).He is awarded “Scientist of the Year 2019” AT 10th ICAHFS(International Conference on Agriculture , Horticulture and Food sciences) held at New Delhi organized by “The Society of Tropical Agriculture ”.ICAR-IARI R.S. Shimla. Dr Sharma has also been conferred the “66 Skoch Award(2020;Merit of Semi-finalists) in Solid Waste Management(Windrow Composting),a highest honour in the country, which recognizes projects which goes extra mile to make India a better nation. Dr Sharma bagged United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Action award in Individual category (“Environment Sustainability”-2020-2021) and was recognised and at 26th International Congress of IFHE-International Award 2020 in Italy. The project was also awarded as Innovative Environment Project by CII; 2021(8 th edition) of National Awards and in Business World(BW) “Recycling for Greener Tomorrow Conclave Awards 2022,for their Carbon foot print benefits. Dr Sharma is currently in panel with MGNCRE, Ministry of Education, and Government of India, to deliver lectures, workshops and Faculty Development Program (FDP).
Dr. Anil Batta is presently Associate professor and senior consultant in Govt. Medical College, Amritsar, and Punjab, India. He did his M.B.B.S. and M.D. in Medical Biochemistry from Govt. Medical College, Patiala in 1984 and 1991, respectively. His research interest is mainly in clinical application especially cancer and drug de-addiction. He has supervised more than 15 M.D., M.Sc. and Doctorate researches and published more than 90 international research papers. He is the chief editor of America’s Journal of Biochemistry. He is also working as advisor to the editorial board of International Journal of Biological and Medical Research. Recently, he has been deputed advisor to Pakistan Medical Journal of Biochemistry. He has been attached as technical advisor to various national and international conferences in Biochemistry. He has been attached as hi-tech endocrinal, genetics and automated labs of GGS Medical College, Faridkot. He has chaired various sessions in the Biochemistry meeting
Dr. Sharif Hossain is the Assistant Professor of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering in Jahangirnagar University. He has done his B.Sc. Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering from Khulna University, Bangladesh and Master of Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan as Monbukagakusho Scholar. He completed his PhD from Department of Biomolecular Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He has been to the positions of Researcher and Post Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Biomolecular Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Dr. Bing Xie is a full professor of Environmental Engineering Science, East China Normal University. His areas of interest include applied research in environmental engineering and microbiology. His work is multi-disciplinary, ranging from studies on solid waste and wastewater treatment and bioremediation, and microbial ecology. He has more than 180 papers in prints and has been successful in securing 50+ projects including from National key Science & Technology project, National Founding of China, etc. His research program focuses on the use of ecological and engineered biological systems for environmental pollution control, bioremediation, and the treatment of different kinds of wastewater. Current and recent projects include advanced biological technology on food waste treatment; Control strategies of emerging contaminates such as antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and microplastic in nature and engineering environment; Landfill leachate treatment with the bioreactor technique, employing Microbial Fuel Cell and Microbial electrolysis Cell for energy recover from leachate, and Advanced Oxidation Process for refractory wastewater treatment from chemical industry. Use of constructed wetlands and biological filters for river water quality management; Application of a novel engineered biological reactor with denitrification and anammox for nitrogen contained wastewater treatment, using innovative molecular and isotopic techniques for studying microbial ecology of complex communities to better understand and optimize the bioremediation and nutrient removal; Characterization and improvement of biological treatment performance through bioaugmentation; Assessment of a novel high efficient and low cost wastewater treatment system for rural areas, and assessment of integrated low-impact development of urban waste (refuse) management.
Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University in 2001, Professor Agarwal was the Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department at Wichita State University from 1994 to 1996 and the Executive Director of National Institute for Aviation Research from 1996 to 2001. From 1994 to 2001, he was also the Bloomfield Distinguished Professor at Wichita State University. From 1978 to 1994, Professor Agarwal worked in various scientific and managerial positions at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. He became the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow in 1990. From 1976 to 1978, Professor Agarwal worked as a NRC Research Associate at NASA Ames Research Center and as a Principal Research Engineer at Rao and Associates in Palo Alto, California from 1975 to 1976. Over a period of 45 years, Professor Agarwal has worked in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and Electromagnetics, Computational Aeroacoustics, Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization, Rarefied Gas Dynamics and Hypersonic Flows, Bio-Fluid Dynamics, and Flow and Flight Control. More recently, he has devoted some of his efforts in nanotechnology and renewable energy systems - in particular wind, solar and biomass. He is the author and coauthor of over 600 publications and serves on the editorial board of more than 20 journals. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences in over 60 countries worldwide. Professor Agarwal continues to serve on many professional, government, and industrial advisory committees. Professor Agarwal is a Fellow of 23 societies including: American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), Institute of Pysics (IOP), UK, Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Energy Institute (EI), Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Academy of Science of St. Louis, Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), etc. and World Innovation Foundation (WIF). He has received many honors and awards for his research contributions including the ASME Fluids Engineering Award (2001), ASME Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award (2006), Royal Aeronautical Society Gold Award (2007), AIAA Aerodynamics Award (2008), AIAA/SAE 2009 William Littlewood Lecture Award (2009), James B. Eads Award of Academy of Science of St. Louis (2009), ASEE/AIAA John Leland Atwood Award (2009), SAE Clarence Kelly Johnson Award (2009), SAE Franklin W. Kolk Award (2009), AIAA Lindbergh Award (2010), SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award (2013), SAE Excellence in Engineering Education Award, SAE International Medal of Honor (2015) and AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award (2015) among many others.
Dr. Dutta obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. in biological control from Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Jorhat, Assam, India and Post-Doctoral training in Nanotechnology from FERA, UK. Served for AAU, KVK-West Tripura, and Central Silk Board. His research area includes biological control, nanotechnology, ecotoxicology, and plant defence. Actively involved in teaching, research, and extension activities for the last two decades. Published over 100 research papers, 45 research abstracts, 13 proceedings papers, 82 popular articles (English, Bangla & Assamese), 22 training manuals/handbooks, 45 book chapters, 9 practical manuals with teaching aids and 13 books (Edited, authored, or co-edited). Dr. Dutta has delivered invited lectures at national and international conferences as well as workshops organized by MISA, UCF, USA; ICPP-2018 at Boston, USA etc. He is the recipient of DBT overseas associates, meritorious contribution award in sericulture-2007 by Central Silk Board, ICPP-2018 Bursary award by The American Phytopathological Society, USA, Young Scientist Award- 2018, Distinguished Scientist Award-2019, Prof. K. S. Bilgrami Award-2016, Stanford Research Award-2015, Fellow of Linnean Society of London, Fellow of SBER, Society of Biocontrol Advancement etc. Established two labs one on biopesticides production at Meghalaya and Nano-lab at CAU and AAU, respectively. Developed 7 bioformulations, filed 5 patents and commercialized 4 bioformulations. Actively involved in popularizing the bioformulation among the farming community of North East India more particularly in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura etc. Pursued 18 externally funded projects of DBT, DST, Osceola County, Florida, USA, PCIL, AYUSH, RKVY, BRNS, ICAR-NBAIR, ICAR-NCIPM etc. Life member of 9 professional societies and reviewer of 8 international and national reputed journals published by Elsevier, Springer, Scientific Reports, Protein and Peptide Letters, Journal of Plant Pathology, Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry, Journal of Environmental Biology etc. Served as an Editor for Indian Phytopathology. Organized two ICAR sponsored short courses on biological control and biofertilizers during 2017 & 2019 and a national workshop during 2020 on biocontrol as its Director. Supervised three Ph.D.’s and 11 M.Sc. students as a major adviser and served as an advisory committee member for more than 100 students on various biopesticides, biofertilizers and nanoparticles for better plant health management
Jayaprakas, Principal Scientist, Division of Crop Protection at the ICAR- Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Kerala, India has over 36 years of research experience in the field of pest management in horticultural crops. His team has mechanically isolated the bioactive molecules from cassava leaves and formulated three popular bioformulations against a spectrum of insect pests in agricultural crops. A commercial unit of machineries those were designed by him for the extraction of insecticidal molecules from cassava has been installed in this laboratory. The leaf waste after the extraction of bioactive principles from cassava has again been used for the extraction methane and that gas was compressed and filled into portable cylinders. The bioactive molecules isolated from cassava leaves were also established anticancer properties
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Statistical Genetics and Genomics: Algorithms for genome-wide association studies, linkage analysis,genetic analysis in genetic mating design, and mixed major-genes plus polygenes inheritance; Molecular evolution mechanism in the form of complex traits; Genetics for quantitative traits in soybean. Our purpose is to validate the new algorithms.
Baig, MMFA is a registered Pharmacist and did a PhD in Chemistry. His recent research interest is designing nanomaterials for Biomedical Engineering, Mechano Pharmacology, Developmental Biology, Structural Biology,and Neuroscience. He got his post-doctoral training in Nanomedicine at the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. His postdoctoral work was focused on designing DNA-based functional & bio-active nanomaterials to apply in Restorative Dentistry, Oral Microbiology/ Oncology,Regenerative Therapeutics, Stem Cells Research, Drug Delivery, and Molecular Pharmaceutics. He got a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry (Therapeutical Biochemistry) from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University (NJU), China. During his Ph.D., he worked on DNA Nanotechnology, Nano-Therapeutics, Biosensing, Bio-imaging, Diagnostics, and Cellular Biophysics. Previously, He received his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and MPhil (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) degrees from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Multan, Pakistan; where he learned about Biochemistry, Phytochemistry, Pharmacognosy, Biotechnology, Polymers, Organic, Medicinal, Bio-analytical, and Material Chemistry
Juan José Encinas Cantaro, He was born in Lima, Peru. He is a Mechatronic Engineer. Session Chair and participant of the 4th North American Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Conference-IEOM 2019 in Toronto, Canada. He received a certificate for attendance and presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Automation Engineering and Intelligent Manufacturing-ICIMA 2018 in Penang, Malaysia. He participated in the X International Symposium on Innovation and Technology-ISIT 2019 in Cusco, Peru. Member of the steering and technical committee of the ISIT. He participated as part of the Peru Section of the IEEE in the XXVI International Congress of Electronics, Electricity, Engineering and Computing-INTERCON 2019 in Lima, Peru. He with experience in research, development and innovation in the fields of mechatronics, medical robotics, telemedicine, aerospace engineering and bioengineering. Researcher in programming by IPCEM agents. Lecturer and Consultant in Mechatronic, Spatial and Biomedical Technologies. He is also a consultant in information and communication technologies in the Peruvian government sector.
2011-2012: Supervision of final -year student project (Specialty: food industry; license in applied process engineering). Subject: Optimization and exploitation of enzyme production of Stachybotrys microspora growing in solid state fermentation. 2010-2011: Supervision of final-year Students project in Applied Biotechnology (Specialty: Control and exploitation of microorganisms; license: Applied Biotechnology). Subject: Production and molecular studies of cellulases from a local fungal strain 2009-2010: Supervision of final-year Students project in Applied Biotechnology (specialty: medical biotechnology; license: Applied Biotechnology). Subject: Essays in genetic transformation of the fungus Rut C-30 by the isolated β-glucosidase gene from Stachybotrys microspora. June- July 2011: Supervision of a student during summer training course of one month; Subject: Identification and study of β-glucosidase genes expression from Stachybotrys microspora. June- July 2008: Supervision of a student during a summer training course of one month; Subject: Study of cellulolytic activities produced by the fungal strain Stachybotrys microspora. June- July 2007: Supervision of a student during a summer training course of one month; Subject: screening of N1 genomic bank and the characterization of the recombinant clones.
Dr. Ehsan Raoufi is a Ph.D. in the field of Medical Biotechnology at the Iran University of Medical Sciences. He has more than nine years of experience in medical biotechnology. He focused on producing and developing microscales to manufacture scale-up of recombinant protein in eukaryotic and prokaryotic expression systems, and also worked on synthetic peptides (epitopes) In order to evaluate in human samples. He proposes recombinant protein as a candidate for the development of antigen-antibody-related test kits and vaccines according to experimental and in-silico analyses. He has lectured several courses and workshops on Bioinformatics and epitope prediction at Iran and Arak University of Medical Sciences. He has also been involved in several vaccine design and development projects against the Ebola virus, Coronavirus, and tumour antigens
Tofik Nagiev is a Vice-president of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Director of Research Center of “Azerbaijan National Encyclopedia” and Department chief of Nagiev Institute of Catalysis and inorganic chemistry of ANAS. The Professor of the department of the physical and colloid chemistry of Baku State University. His main publications are listed below: 1. M.F.Nagiev and T.M.Nagiev "The Conjugate Dehydrogenation of Hydrocarbons", Book: Advances in Chemistry-133, Editor Hugh M. Hulbert, 1974. pp. 137-147, USA. 2. Tofik M. Nagiev. Coherent Synchronized Oxidation reactions by Hydrogen Peroxide. Elsevier. Amsterdam. 2007, p.340. Monography 3. T.M.Nagiev. Chapter. "Physicochemical Peculiarities of Iron Porphyryn-Containing Electrodesign Catalase and Peroxidase-Type Biomimetic Sensor "Book" Biomimetic Based Applications", Preface IX, Chapter4, 2011, p.105-123 under the editorship of Anne George, Croatia.
Amgad Mohammed Rabie Hamed Fouda has completed his MSc and Postgraduate studies in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at the age of 30 years from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mansoura University, Egypt. He is one of the most famous and reputed Egyptian and Arab pharmacists, researchers and scientists. His new researches focused on the synthesis, discovery, and development of new drugs and medicines for the most resistant and untreated human diseases. He is the head of pharmacists at the Dikernis General Hospital (Mansoura, Egypt), a premier governmental hospital in Egypt. He has published more than 25 papers in very reputed journals and serving as an Editorial Board Member of great repute.
Farah JEMILI had the Engineer degree in Computer Science in 2002 and the Ph.D degree in 2010. She is currently Assistant Professor at Higher Institute of Computer Science and Telecom of Hammam Sousse (ISITCOM), University of Sousse, Tunisia. She is a senior Researcher at MARS Laboratory (ISITCOM –Tunisia). Her research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Big Data Analysis, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems. She served as reviewer for many international conferences and journals. She has many publications; 6 book chapters, 6 journal publications and more than 20 conference papers
Abdeen Mustafa Omer (BSc, MSc, PhD) is an Associate Researcher at Energy Research Institute (ERI). He obtained both his PhD degree in the Built Environment and Master of Philosophy degree in Renewable Energy Technologies from the University of Nottingham. He is qualified Mechanical Engineer with a proven track record within the water industry and renewable energy technologies. He has been graduated from University of El Menoufia, Egypt, BSc in Mechanical Engineering. His previous experience involved being a member of the research team at the National Council for Research/Energy Research Institute in Sudan and working director of research and development for National Water Equipment Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Sudan. He has been listed in the book WHO'S WHO in the World 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. He has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 200 review articles, 7 books and 150 chapters in books
Dr. Shabir Hassan is an Early Career Investigator (Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School) in Shin Lab. He completed his bachelor’s in Chemistry, Biology and English from University of Kashmir and his master’s in Biotechnology from University of Pune. After a year of research in molecular biology through LSZGS of UZH/ETH Zurich, he moved to a spectroscopy lab for his Dr. Sc. He used ultrafast laser spectroscopy to study protein folding, aggregation, and photothermal effects in proteins in real time. In 2016, he won the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) fellowship to carry out his research at Harvard Medical School in drug and metabolite delivery applications of novel nanoparticles targeting diseases and other medical conditions. In 2018, he won an Advanced Grant from SNSF to do his collaborative research at Harvard/MIT and University of Twente, Netherlands. His research interests include biomaterials, bioengineering, and biophotonics/imaging. He was awarded BWH and Harvard Medical School’s Award of Excellence for Mentorship in 2019.
Biotechnology and applied microbiology: Study, design and construct of expression system for Bacillus subtilis Explore the capable of using Bacillus subtilis as a vaccine delivery vector Expression and purification of proteins using E. coli, B. subtilis and Baculovirus expression system for biochemical analysis and industrial uses. Bioinformatics: Study of microbial DNA genome to optimize gene expression Study of blood- and food-borne pathogens to identify potential antigens. Biochemistry, molecular biology and biomedical research: Application of supramolecules in biology Using phage display and ribosome display for screening helical peptides, miniproteins and nanobody that bind to ligand binding domain of estrogen receptors, which is relevant to cancer repression Discovery of inhibitors for kinase relevant to cancer repression.
Jerome Anani Houngue has completed his PhD at the age of 32 years from University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. He is research associate in the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology and Research team leader. He is the President of Academy of Science for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment Protection (ASDuPE – NGO). He has published several papers in reputed journals in the field of Biotechnology and has been serving as a reviewer board member of repute journal.
Collaborative Innovation Center for Food Production and Safety of Henan Province, Zhengzhou 450002, Henan Province, PR China. Electronic address:Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand.; LSTM, Univ Montpellier, CIRAD, INRAE, Institut Agro, IRD, Montpellier, France.; Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, PR China.; College of Food and Bio engineering, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, Zhengzhou, Henan Province 450000, PR China.; Departamento de Microbiología, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, 11340 México, D. F, Mexico.
Dr. Praveen Kumar Kalva currently working as Assistant Professor of Microbiology in Bharatiya Engineering Science and Technology Innovation University (BEST IU) Anantapur, India. He has overall 13 years of teaching and Research experience in India and Abroad. He has 16 Research Publications in National and International Journals, 3 Book Chapters, 3 Books and 3 Awards. His contributions towards teaching and Research recognized and received Best faculty award in Microbiology and International Young Scientist award. He has received students project from Karnataka State council for Science and Technology. He has successfully guided various projects for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. His Research area of interest in Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology and Enzymes production and purification. He has presented and participated in several National and International conferences. Dr. Praveen works as a reviewer for several National and International Journals. Currently working on Mass production of Biological control agents to combat against chemical pesticides at BEST IU.
Dr. Jay Prakash Verma did Ph.D. from BHU and working as a Senior Assistant Professor in IESD, Banaras Hindu University, India since 2011. He was Visiting fellow at HIE, Western Sydney University, Australia for research on core microbiome of cotton plants since 1 Dec, 2017 to 31 July, 2018. His expertise more than 11-year on microbial consortium, PGPR, Phytomicobiome, Sustainable Agriculture, Plant-Soil-Microbe Interaction, microbial bioremediation, and bioethanol production. He has published 83 research and review article, 26 Book chapters, 2 edited books, 56 published abstract, 2 articles and 40 Hindi news coverage of biofertilizers popularization among 4000 farmers of eastern UP. He has submitted more than 300 bacteria strains in NCBI. He has citation more than 5800 (Google citations) and has a cumulative impact factor of more than 350. He has more than 12 research project related to plant-microbe interactions. He has visited Spain, Paris and Shanghai and Australia countries. He is Placement Coordinator and Coordinator of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC in-charge) in-charge of Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi since July, 2011 to continue. He is Task force member of Patent and IPR committee-BHU 2017 to continue. He is Member of expert panel in International Network on Soil Biodiversity (NETSOB)-FAO. He is serving as Technical Editors: Biotechnology, Asian Journal of Biological Sciences and Bacteriology Journal, Associate Editor: Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Member of Editorial Board: Agriculture for sustainable Development published by Social and Farmers Welfare Society, Journal of Environmental and Social Sciences, International Journal of Research Studies in Microbiology and Biotechnology, International Journal of Research Studies in Agricultural Sciences, International Journal of Research in Environmental Science, Microbial Biosystems Journal (The Arab Society for Fungal Conservation, Anthropocene Science (Springer), Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment (Wiley). Review Editor for: Frontiers in Microbiology section: Microbiotechnology, Ecotoxicology and Bioremediation (IF: 5.640), Associate editor –BMC Microbiology (IF: 3.44), Associate Editor-Microbiological Research (IF:5.415), Guest Associate Editor in Frontiers in Soil Science section “Soil Biology, Ecosystems and Biodiversity
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Deepali Kamthania has more than 19 years of experience in academics and IT industry. Presently she is working as a Professor in the School of Information Technology, VIPS-TC, Delhi. She has received B.Sc. (Hons.) and MCA degrees from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh and Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. Her areas of research interest include machine learning and hybrid PV systems. She has published over 100 research papers in reputed national and international conferences and journals including SCI, Web of Science and Scopus, and various magazine articles, book chapters and books on Data Warehouse and Data Mining and Fundamentals of Computer and C Language. She has attended and organized many workshops, guest lectures, and seminars. She has delivered many technical talks and chaired sessions at various academic forums. She serves as an editorial board member/reviewer of various refereed journals. She has designed a course curriculum for BCA and MCA. She is guiding Ph.D. scholars and is actively involved in various research projects. She has received a Merit scholarship in B. Sc. and Bharat Seva Scholarship in MCA. She is the recipient of Academic Excellence Awards, Best Paper Award in 2021, 2020, and 2019, Best Teacher Award in 2018 and 2019, Active Participation Award (Woman) in 2016-17 from the Computer Society of India and Institution of Engineering Technology Awards in 2013 and 2014 for significant contribution to the IT field. Dr. Kamthania is a lifetime member of IEEE, CSI and ISTE.