Prof. (Dr.) Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay is currently the Hon'ble Vice Chancellor of Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata from January 2020 onwards and was the Founder Vice Chancellor of Amity University Kolkata from 2015-2019. Prof. Chattopadhyay was the Dean, Faculty of Science at the University of Calcutta from 2003 to 2007. He served as the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta from 2008 to 2015. He was also the Director of the Centre for Research in Nano Science and Nano Technology at the University from 2007 to 2015. Prof. Chattopadhyay started his career as a Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Jogamaya Devi College Calcutta, from 1981 to 1983 after that he joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Bio-Chemistry, University of Calcutta in 1983. In 1997, he became the Guha Professor at Dr. B.C. Guha Centre for Genetic Engineering Biotechnology in the department of Bio-chemistry, University of Calcutta. He graduated as a Bachelor in Science from the Presidency College, Kolkata with a major in Chemistry. Prof. Chattopadhyay did his Masters in Science in Bio-Chemistry and completed his PhD from Bose Institute Calcutta, Department of Bio-Chemistry at Bose Institute, Calcutta. Prof. Chattopadhyay has a research experience of more than 37 years. During his research career he had visited numerous places in India and abroad. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, accolades and distinctions which includes The Young Scientist award in 1989, Professor Umakant Sinha Memorial Award in 1992, Fellow of the National Academy of Science in 1998. Dr. Chattopadhyay has lifetime memberships in various Organistions and Scientific Associations like Indian Science Congress Association, member of the Asiatic Society, member of Biotechnology Society, and so on. Besides, he has a teaching experience of more than 40 years and 35 students have obtained their PhD under his direct and joint supervision during their PhD programme. He has around 131 research papers and 9 book chapters to his credit till date. Prof. (Dr.) Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay is a scientist and academic par excellence. He has an established track record of highly innovative ideas and in-depth research activities.
Arabinda Chaudhuri received his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA and pursued his post-doctoral research in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, USA. Thereafter, Dr. Chaudhuri began his independent research career at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad in 1994.Dr. Chaudhuri's contributions in liposomal drug and gene delivery systems have appeared in journals of international repute including Biomaterials, J. Med. Chem. J. Am. Chem. Soc., Nanoscale, J. Control Release, Biomaterials Science, Chem. Soc. Rev., Molecular Therapy, Bioconjugate Chem., Chem. Eur. J., etc. In addition, he is a co-inventor of 12 approved US Patents. Till date, Dr. Chaudhuri has supervised PhD thesis research of 28 students, many of whom are now established as scientists in India and abroad. Dr. Chaudhuri has delivered numerous invited lectures in India and abroad. He is an Elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and an Elected Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry. He is the recipient of 2007 Ranbaxy Research Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences and 2018 Professor J. N. Mukherjee Memorial Award from Indian Chemical Society. Dr. Chaudhuri is an Editorial Board Member of Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carriers Systems and an Editorial Advisory Board Member of Biomaterials Science-A Royal Society of Chemistry Journal. After superannuating from CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad in 2018, Dr. Chaudhuri is currently working as an ICMR Emeritus Scientist at IISER Kolkata.
Dr. Vinod Gaur did master's in geophysics from Banaras Hindu University in 1955. Dr. Gaur completed his PhD from the Imperial College, London, on a scholarship. He has been an Earth Scientist for more than six decades and an administrator and educator. In philosophy, he has an affinity for the fairness of Kant's categorical imperative and the unifying tendencies of Shankara's advaita. Dr. Gaur has proved what is now called the host rock effect. Dr. Gaur joined Roorkee University (now IIT Roorkee), at a position equivalent to Associate Professor of Geophysics. He then become Dean of Research. In 1983, Dr. Gaur was offered the directorship of the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) - without his having applied for the position - with a mandate to shake things up. Somewhat grudgingly, he left his students and the mountains and went to Hyderabad. In 1989, Gaur moved to Delhi and joined as Secretary to the Government of India. After three years in Delhi, Gaur joined the newly started CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (C-MMACS) in Bangalore. An important new project he took up and used the fact that GPS accuracy had improved to the point where it could reliably measure the relative motion of tectonic plates. In 1989, Gaur took charge of the Department of Ocean Development. In Bangalore, Gaur was also associated with the Indian Institute for Astrophysics. In addition to overseeing the installation of telescopes at Hanle in Ladakh. Dr. Gaur's work has been pioneering for both applications in the Indian context, first in terms of measurements - GPS, broadband seismic data - and then in terms of how they are analysed and modelled. As Honorary Scientist at CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (formerly C-MMACS), Dr. Gaur continues to work with students and give talks.
Nirmalya Ghosh is a physicist with specialization in optical physics and photonics. He received his PhD degree from Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), a Department of atomic energy unit, India, where he had also held the position of Scientist during 1998 - 2007. Subsequently, he conducted his postdoctoral research at University of Toronto, Canada. He then joined Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, India in 2010 and is currently Professor in the Department of Physical Sciences and Centre of Excellence in Space sciences India (CESSI), IISER Kolkata. At IISER Kolkata, Prof. Ghosh developed and runs bio-optics & Nano-photonics (bioNap), an optics and photonics research laboratory with a particular focus of research on spin polarization optics, nano-optics and biophotonics. Prof. Ghosh has made several important contributions in the forefront areas of spin (polarization) optics, weak measurements, plasmonics and biophotonics. He has received the G. G. Stokes Award in Optical Polarization 2021 given by SPIE. He is also a Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences. He has authored over hundred papers in peer-reviewed international journals, which have received over five thousand citations with an h-index of thirty-eight. He has also written several invited reviews, book chapters and a text book in the area of optics and photonics. He has served as editorial board member of a number of international journals including Scientific Reports, Current Nanomaterials etc.
Dr. C.M. Gupta, who is currently working at the Institute of Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology, Bengaluru, as Distinguished Professor (Hon.) & Infosys Chair, is a trained Medicinal Chemist and Membrane/Molecular Biologist. Dr. Gupta has published about 150 original research papers and review articles spanning different areas of Chemistry and Biology as wide as drug design, phospholipid and peptide synthesis, immunomodulation, drug targeting, mechanisms of maintenance of transbilayer phospholipid asymmetry in biological membranes, and structure and functions of actin cytoskeleton in Leishmania parasites, and awarded five patents. Prior to joining IBAB, he served as the Director first at the Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR), Chandigarh for five years and then at the Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR), Lucknow for more than ten years. After his superannuation from CSIR services, he continued his research activities at CDRI, Lucknow until August, 2014 first as Distinguished Biotechnologist and then as Distinguished Biotechnology Research Professor in the Department of Biotechnology (Govt. of India). Dr. Gupta has been the recipient of a large number of honors and awards including highest scientific recognition in India, the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, and is a fellow of several academies, including Third World Academy of Sciences and Indian National Science Academy. Besides this, he has served as a member/chairman on several (>60) important national and international committees.
Abhaya Indrayan is the Former Professor and Head of the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Delhi University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi MS and PhD from the Ohio State University with a GPA of 3.88/4.00. Only Biostatistician in the country to be elected as the Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, besides several other fellowships of learned academies/societies. More than 250 publications including 5 books - three of which published in The U.S. Delivered talks in 17 international conferences. Conducted 34 projects for WHO, World Bank and UNAIDS. Have been a Visiting Faculty at the Ohio State and a Visiting Research Scientist at the University of Massachusetts in the U.S.
Ashok Jhunjhunwala, is the Institute Professor at the IIT Madras, President, IITM Research Park, IITM Incubation Cell and RTBI. He did his B.Tech degree from IIT Kanpur and MS and PhD from University of Maine, USA and was a faculty at Washington State University, USA for a year and half before joining as a faculty at IIT Madras in 1981. Prof. Jhunjhunwala is considered a pioneer in nurturing Industry-Academia interaction in India towards R&D, Innovation and Product Development. He conceived and built India's first university affiliated business park (IIT Madras Research Park) to promote Industry-Academia R&D collaboration. TIE conferred him the title of Dronacharya for his contributions to the cause of entrepreneurship, as he incubated and nurtured more than 240 companies at IIT Madras. He heads the IITM Incubation Cell and Rural Technology and Business Incubator (RTBI). He leads TeNeT group, which has worked closely with industry to create innovative affordable products in sectors like telecom, banking, energy and electric vehicles. Dr. Jhunjhunwala has been Chairman and member of various government committees and has been on boards of several education institutions in the country. At the same time, he has been on the boards of a number of public and private companies and has driven comprehensive changes, especially in the areas of technology, in these companies. Dr. Jhunjhunwala has received several awards such as Padmashri, Shanti-Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Vikram Sarabhai Research Award, H. K. Firodia Award, Silicon India Leadership Award, etc. He is a fellow of IEEE, INSA, NAS, IAS, INAE and WWRF and a member of National Academy of Engineering (NAE), USA. He has also been conferred honorary doctorate by University of Maine and Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Prof. P. I. John served as Senior Professor at the Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar. He was a member of a group of scientists, which established the Plasma Physics Programme in 1982, which evolved into the Institute for Plasma Research in 1986. In 1997, Prof. John set up the Facilitation Centre for Industrial Plasma Technologies, (FCIPT) to link IPR with industries, which successfully demonstrated that it was possible to translate knowledge in Physics into industrially relevant technologies in a commercially viable manner. Prof. John has mentored many plasma physicists who are working in India and abroad. Prof. John has 91 publications in international journals and holds 12 patents. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and Gujarat Science Academy. He was a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna on industrial plasma applications, to the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste on capacity building in plasma physics. He served as Head, Physics Section of the IAEA during 2002-03. He did PhD in Physics in 1969. He was Emeritus Professor at the Institute for Plasma. Besides, he was Head of the Physics Section at the International Atomic Energy Agency from Sept 2002 - May 2003. He remained a member of Professional Societies such as Indian Academy of Sciences, Gujarat Science Academy, Life member of Plasma Science Society of India etc. Has written a number of books and received many awards such as Padma Shri in 2010 by the Government of India and Mar Athanasius Medal by the Jacobite Syrian Church in 2010.
Ranjan K. Mallik is an Institute Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. He received the B.Tech. degree from IIT Kanpur and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, all in electrical engineering. He has worked as a scientist in the Defence Electronics Research Laboratory, Hyderabad, India, and as a faculty member in IIT Kharagpur and IIT Guwahati. His research interests are in diversity combining and channel modeling for wireless communications, space-time systems, cooperative communications, multiple-access systems, power line communications, molecular communications, difference equations, and linear algebra. He is a recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, the Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Award, the Khosla National Award, the IETE Ram Lal Wadhwa Award, the IEI-IEEE Award for Engineering Excellence, and the J. C. Bose Fellowship. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, and a fellow of IEEE, the Indian National Academies INAE, INSA, NASI, and IASc, TWAS, the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology, IET (U.K.), IETE (India), The Institution of Engineers (India), and the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association. He served as an Area Editor and an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. He was a Technical Program Committee (TPC) Co-Chair for the Wireless Communications Symposium of IEEE GLOBECOM 2008 and IEEE ICC 2010, a TPC Co-Chair for the PHY Track of IEEE WCNC 2013, and a TPC Co-Chair for the Communication Theory Symposium of IEEE ICC 2021.
Dr. Krishna B. Misra received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from M.S. University of Baroda, India in 1963 and Master's degree in Power System Engineering and Ph.D. (Reliability Eng.) degrees in 1966 and 1970, both from University of Roorkee, (Now Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee). Since 1963, he has taught and researched mainly at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, and IIT-Kharagpur. He has held the position of a full professor since 1976 at IIT Roorkee. In 1980, he shifted to IIT Kharagpur where in 1983, he was appointed as Coordinator for INR.10.2 million project on Reliability Engineering by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi, which led to the establishment of Reliability Engineering Centre at IIT Kharagpur in 1983, of which he was the founder Head. Dr. Misra has been one of the earliest persons in India to realize the importance of reliability engineering in the national context and to make India self-reliant and economically strong nation. He was the Founder Vice President of System Society of India and a member of IAQR National Council. He has published 10 papers in a year in reputed international journals. Prof. Misra has chaired sessions at several international conferences abroad. Prof. Misra has authored books which received great acknowledgments. He received several awards such as First Lal C. Verman Award in 1983 for his pioneering work in Reliability Engineering in the country by the IETE (India), several best paper awards including 1997 Award for Excellence for outstanding paper by Literari Club (U.K). Prof. Misra has published more than 250 papers in the international journals like, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Power Apparatus and System, Microelectronics and Reliability, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, etc. Prof. Misra's research papers have been widely cited in numerous international journals, and books published internationally.
Dr. T.G.K Murty is a gold medalist both at graduation and post-graduation level, and did PhD from Adelaide. Served ISRO for 42years, and retired as an outstanding/Distinguished scientist. He was the Director of ASP at ISRO Hq. He also served as Adviser for International center for powder metallurgy and material science, a center of Dept of science and technology, Govt of India. He developed a number of novel electro-optical systems, having applications in diverse disciplines such as Agriculture, Geology and Defense, and Space Sciences. His work is well known in areas of space optical systems, thin film technologies, material science and electro-optical instrumentation. He was the architect of space optics and various electro-optical systems for imaging of the earth resources, national security and atmosphere flown on Indian Remote Sensing (IRS Series, Carto2,3 Series) and Meteorological satellites which stand globally as the best even today. Dr. Murthy received the NRDC, Govt. of India awards six times; WISTEX award, FICCI and IETE gold medal awards, G.S Memorial award, ASI award and Outstanding achievement award of I S R O. He is the author of books: "Swami Vivekananda-An intuitive scientist, published by Ramakrishna Math Chennai" and "Swami Vivekananda –holistic scientist". He has also edited a book on Atmospheric science and Technologies. Over his career he has given over 350 talks at institutes across the country. Dr. Murty has published more than 50 papers, and holds 10 patents, in International Journals and some of his publications were adjudged as the best in the world literature. He is a fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc).
Sankar K Pal (www.isical.ac.in/~sankar) is currently a National Science Chair, Govt. of India. He is a Distinguished Scientist and former Director of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), a former Distinguished Professor of Indian National Science Academy, and a former Chair Professor of Indian National Academy of Engineering. He founded the Machine Intelligence Unit and the Center for Soft Computing Research. He received a Ph.D. in Radio Physics and Electronics from the University of Calcutta in 1979, and another Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering along with DIC from Imperial College, University of London in 1982. He joined his Institute ISI in 1975 as a CSIR Senior. He is a Research Fellow where he became a Full Professor in 1987, Distinguished Scientist in 1998, the Director for the term 2005-2010, and the President for the term 2022-2024. He was the first computer scientist and someone outside Statistics and Mathematics to become the Director of the Indian Statistical Institute since its inception in 1931. He worked at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Maryland, College Park during 1986-87. Prof. Pal is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), International Association for Pattern Recognition, International Association of Fuzzy Systems, Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association, and all the four National Academies for Science/Engineering in India. He is a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has coauthored twenty-one books and about five hundred research publications in the areas of Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, Image Processing, Data Mining and Web Intelligence, Soft Computing, Neural Nets, Genetic Algorithms, Fuzzy Sets, Rough Sets, Cognitive Machine and Bioinformatics. He introduced the Soft Computing concept and research in India. He visited forty-five countries as a Keynote/ Invited speaker or an academic visitor. He has received several awards such as the 1990 S.S. Bhatnagar Prize (which is the most coveted award for a scientist in India), 2013 Padma Shri (one of the highest civilian awards) by the President of India and many prestigious awards in India and abroad. Prof. Pal has served/serving in editorial board of ~30 internationally well-known scientific journals in computer science and engineering including several IEEE Transactions. His Google Scholar h-index is 80 with 35,000+ total citations.
Pawan K. Sharma is a well-known Indian Chemist and presently a Professor at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. After working as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Iowa, USA from 1998 to 2000, he worked as Research Associate Professor from 2003 to 2005 at the Nucleic Acid Center, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark. Afterwards, he has been a regular Visiting Researcher to SDU every summer from 2007 to 2016. His research interests and specialization include the chemical biology of nucleic acids (especially double headed nucleotides), small molecules based targeting of isoform selective carbonic anhydrases for anticancer evaluation, and apoptosis induction. His interest in atmospheric sciences secured him a berth amongst the chosen few to visit Antarctica as a Member Scientist in an Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica. His other interests lie in popularization of science and mentoring young minds as budding scientists. He is a member of many national and international scientific communities. Dr. Sharma has been bestowed with several prestigious awards and prizes for his academic achievements including Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award by United States-India Educational Foundation, Srinivasa Ramanujan Birth Centenary Gold Medal by Indian Science Congress Association, Bronze Medal by Chemical Research Society of India, Platinum Jubilee Lecture Award and Professor D.P. Chakraborty 60th Birth Anniversary Commemoration Award by Indian Chemical Society.
Deepak Pathania is Professor Cum Head Cum Dean of the Central University of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Presently, he is also serving as founder President of Him Science Congress Association, Himachal Pradesh, India. He is also working as conveners of different committees and a member of different professional scientific societies. He is a member of Academic Council and Board of Studies of different Universities and also served as President of Jammu Central University Shikshak Sangh affiliated to Akhil Bhartiya Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh. He joined as Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Applied Sciences at the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Phagwara, Punjab in 2005. He has guided 15 Ph.D and 14 M.Phil and 37 M.Sc research projects for their respective degrees. He had about 147 publications in reputed Journals and 140 publications in conferences to his credit has published 18 book chapters. Dr. Pathania has filled ten national patents. His research h-index is 41 and i10-index is 80. He. His area of research includes polymer based composites, nanocomposite ion exchangers, fiber reinforced composite, environmental chemistry, metal sensors, photocatalysis degradation of organic and inorganic pollutants etc.
Deepak Pathania is Professor Cum Head Cum Dean of the Central University of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Presently, he is also serving as founder President of Him Science Congress Association, Himachal Pradesh, India. He is also working as conveners of different committees and a member of different professional scientific societies. He is a member of Academic Council and Board of Studies of different Universities and also served as President of Jammu Central University Shikshak Sangh affiliated to Akhil Bhartiya Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh. He joined as Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Applied Sciences at the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Phagwara, Punjab in 2005. He has guided 15 Ph.D and 14 M.Phil and 37 M.Sc research projects for their respective degrees. He had about 147 publications in reputed Journals and 140 publications in conferences to his credit has published 18 book chapters. Dr. Pathania has filled ten national patents. His research h-index is 41 and i10-index is 80. He. His area of research includes polymer based composites, nanocomposite ion exchangers, fiber reinforced composite, environmental chemistry, metal sensors, photocatalysis degradation of organic and inorganic pollutants etc.
Dr. Ravi Pratap Singh is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial & Production Engineering at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He is a Life Member of Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE), Mumbai, India, and SCIence and Engineering Institute (SCIEI), Log Angeles, USA. Dr Singh is also a Senior Member of Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME), Chennai, India. He has published more than 110 research articles throughout the several SCI / Scopus indexed journals, including International / National level conferences. He is also academically engaged with the editorship and reviewership with the several SCI/ Scopus indexed Journals from the last 9-10 years. He is also a Guest Editor of World Journal of Engineering (Emerald Publications), International Journal of Sustainable Materials and Structural Systems, and International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage (Inderscience Publisher). Dr. Singh has organized several national/international conferences at NIT Jalandhar as a convener/organizing secretary/session coordinator, etc. Besides research excellence, he has awarded as Young Scientist in Mechanical Engineering in VIRA-2019 awards, as Young Faculty in Engineering (Major Area: Mechanical Engineering) in VIFA-2019 awards, and as Best Researcher Award in 4th International Scientist Awards on Engineering, Science, and Medicine during January, 2020 in New Delhi, India. He has delivered several Expert Talks/Lectures at different levels of platform throughout the country. He has also been nominated as General Chair Reviewer, Technical Program Committee, National Advisory Committee, etc. during various national/international events held in China, Norway, and India. In addition to this, he is also serving as an Ambassador of Bentham Open, Sharjah, UAE as well as a Member of Visor Academic Committee, Singapore. Dr. Singh has also been ranked among top 2% Scientists in the world as per the survey conducted by STANFORD University for the year 2021.
Professor, Rizwan Hasan Khan received Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India during the period of 1992-1996. Currently, he is working in the area of protein structure, function, protein misfolding or aggregation and amyloid induction and inhibition at Aligarh Muslim University. His research is focusing on many aspects of protein misfolding and aggregation such as designing suitable molecules for inducing aggregation in proteins to understand the mechanism of protein aggregation, to find out the molecular mechanism of toxicity of protein aggregates using neuronal cell lines and animal models, to find and synthesize new suitable drug molecule for the treatment of debilitating protein aggregation diseases. He is an editorial member of several reputed journals including IJBM, Plos One, CPPS, JBB, Journal of Biophysics etc.He has guided 23 PhD theses and completed 12 research projects. He has published around 325 papers in the journals of international repute with H index of 60 and total citation around 12766. His two patents are under process.
Dr Papita Das is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata India and Joint Director, School of Advanced Studies in Industrial Pollution Control Engineering, Jadavpur University. She has expertise in highly topical domains of environmental chemical engineering: (1) Nanotechnology (2) wastewater treatment, (3) environmental microbiology, (4) Biofuel generation from biomass, and (5) sustainable materials for environmental remediation and biofuel generation. Her research team has made notable contributions on several key areas related to “Environmental Sustainability”, which have been recognized with awards in recent years. She is ranked in World Ranking of top 2% Scientist (2020) published by Stanford University which represents the top 2% the most –cited scientists in various discipline (Rank 614 among 55697 researchers in the field of Chemical Engineering based on career long impact) and also awarded 8th National Award for Technology Innovation by Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Govt. of India in 2018, Women Scientist – BRSI, Young Scientist Award –BRSI. Further, her research has produced over 165 refereed International publications and 36 Book chapters, 12 Books and others which have been well received by the global scientific community through citations (Google Scholar, h index 39, citations 7126).
Dr. Gaurav Sharma research activity started in 2009 at Shoolini University (India) as master of philosophy student, and then, he continued his research work as PhD student with the preparation and characterization of diverse multifunctional nanomaterials, and their composites, specially focused on potential applications in environmental remediation (as photocatalysts and adsorbents). In 2014, he became an Associate Professor in the School of chemistry at Shoolini University (India), where he carried out diverse research lines, interrelated to each other based on synthesis and characterization of nanocomposites, hydrogels, bi and trimetallic nanoparticles, ion exchangers, adsorbents and photocatalysts etc. He has supervised 5 Master of Philosophy, and more than 25 Masters and Bachelors students. He joined as postdoctoral fellow at college of materials science and engineering, Shenzhen University. He is reviewer of more than 30 journals He has to his credit more than 125 publications (Total: 128)-SCI. He has published 9 book chapters and edited four books. Furthermore, the impact of his research has been highlighted by the fact that 20 of his publications are highly cited articles in Web of Science with total citations more than 1900. His h-index is 47, citations: 4886 (web of science); Google Scholar: h-index is 50, citations: 5194. He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (Springer).
Dr. Parthapratim Munshi is an acclaimed chemical scientist and crystallographer. After his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, he carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Western Australia. Subsequently, he received the prestigious Marie-Curie Fellowship and worked at Nancy University, France. Prior to joining Shiv Nadar University (SNU), he worked as a research scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. Currently, he is a full professor and head of the Chemistry Department at SNU. Dr. Munshi has published research papers extensively in journals published by IUCr, ACS, RSC and Wiley etc. In 2019, he was named as the Emerging Investigator in Crystal Growth & Design. In 2020, he was inducted as a member of the National Committee for IUCr and in 2021 as a member of the Commission on Quantum Crystallography of the IUCr. Very recently, he has become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and also joined as a member of the advisory board of CrystEngComm - Royal Society of Chemistry Journal.
Dr. Deepak Chopra is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at IISER Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He received his degree in B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (Gold Medalist) from Jadavpur University in 2001. He completed the Integrated PhD program from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and postdoctoral work at the University of Toledo, Ohio, USA. His active research interests include intermolecular interactions, and polymorphism in molecular crystals. He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Molecular Structure, a Co-Editor of the journal Acta Crystallographica E (IUCr, Chester) and a Fellow of the Indian Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Kuldeep Dhama, M.V.Sc., Ph.D, is working as Principal Scientist in ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India. With 25 years of research and teaching experience in areas of microbiology, immunology, virology, he has developed several diagnostics, vaccines, immunomodulatory regimens, hypotheses to counter infectious diseases of animals, poultry, and public health concerns. He has 700 research publications, 6 books, 65 book chapters, honored with 55 Best Paper Awards and other recognitions. He is an Associate of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India, worked as Nodal Officer, WTO, and member of Wildlife Health Specialist Group (IUCN). He is serving as Editor in nearly 20 scientific journals. His Google scholar h-index is 50 and Scopus h-index is 36.
Dr. Vinod Kumar has completed his master degree from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla in Organic Chemistry. He has done his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur through GNDU Amritsar. He joined Department of Pharmacy, University of Siena, Italy as postdoc fellow and worked with Prof. G Campiani for two years. Thereafter, Dr. Vinod moved to Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology,University of Bath, UK and worked in the research group of Prof. Stephen Husbands for two and a half years. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr Vinod worked extensively in the field of medicinal chemistry, especially in the design and synthesis and neuroactive compounds. In June 2012, Dr Vinod joined as one of the founding faculty of Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda. Thereafter, he joined Department of Chemistry, as Associate Professor and Head of the Department in the same University. Dr Vinod has received research fundings from different agencies including DST, CSIR, BRNS, UGC etc. Dr Vinod has also received visiting fellowship from DST and Oead (Austria) for two years (2017 to 2019) under Indo-Austria joint projects. He is working in collaboration with Prof. Ira-Ida Skvortsova of the Department of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, University of Innsbruck,Innsbruck, Austria. Dr Vinod is an editorial board member of Current Organic Chemistry and received various awards and fellowships from different organizations.
Mr. Suraj Mali formerly worked at Dr. Reddys Laboratories, Hyderabad as an Analytical Scientist and previously studied in the Department of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. He has more than 57 Publications in international journals with an H index of 14, i10 15, RG Score of 26.77 with 10,000+ reads. He has 1 chapter in Springer Book, "Essential oils: Applications and Trends in Food Science and Technology". He is a reviewer in a number of journals such as the Journal of heterocyclic chemistry, Nature Scientific Reports, SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research, Chemical Biology & Drug Design, ACS Omega, and Medicinal Chemistry Research. His research area includes computational chemistry, medicinal and organic chemistry and natural products.
Prof. Saha is a full professor of chemistry in the department of chemistry, The University of Burdwan, Bardhaman, WB, India. He obtained his PhD degree under Prof. Asim K. Das, Visva Bharati, on electron transfer reaction in micellar media. In addition, Saha was a postdoctoral fellow at UBC, Vancouver, Canada, with Prof. C. Orvig. His area of interest is organic transformations, catalysis, surfactant chemistry and bioremediation. He has published more than 130 research articles in reputed journals.
Dr. P. Senthil Kumar works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Chennai, India. He has 14 years of teaching and research experience and 1 year of industrial experience. His h-index is 41 along with more than 6273 Google citations. Under his guidance, 10 Ph.D. Scholars have completed and 08 Ph.D. scholars are currently doing their active research in the area of Waste Water Treatment, Environmental Nanobiotechnology and Alternative Fuels. He has published more than 225 research papers in highly reputed International Journals and 100 research papers in National and International Conferences. He also published more than 100 book chapters with Elsevier, Springer, CRC Press etc. publishers.
Pijush Samui is working as an associate professor in the civil engineering department at NIT Patna, India. He graduated in 2000, with a B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India. He received his M.Sc. in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2004). He holds a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (2008) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Pittsburgh (USA) (2008-2009) and Tampere University of Technology (Finland) (2009- 2010). In 2010, Dr. Pijush joined the Center for Disaster Mitigation and Management at VIT University as an Associate Professor. He was promoted to full Professor in 2012. Dr. Pijush is the recipient of the prestigious CIMO fellowship (2009) from Finland, for his integrated research on the design of railway embankment. He was awarded Shamsher Prakash Research Award (2011) by IIT Roorkee for his innovative research on the application of Artificial Intelligence in designing civil engineering structures. He was selected as the recipient of IGS Sardar Resham Singh Memorial Award – 2013 for his innovative research on infrastructure project. He was elected Fellow of the International Congress of Disaster Management in 2010. He served as a guest in disaster advance journal. He also serves as an editorial board member in several international journals. He has been selected as an adjunct professor at Ton Duc Thang University (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). He has been visiting professor at Far East Federal University (Russia).
Dr. P. Venkata Krishna is currently a Professor of Computer Science and a Director at Sri Padmavati Mahila University, Tirupati, India. He received his B. Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, India, M. Tech in Computer Science; Engineering from REC, Calicut, India, and he received his Ph.D. from VIT University, Vellore, India. Dr. Krishna has several years of experience working in the academia, research, teaching, consultancy, academic administration and project management roles. His current research interests include Mobile and wireless systems, cross-layer wireless network design, QoS and Cloud Computing. He was the recipient of several academic and research awards such as the Cognizant Best Faculty Award for the year 2009-2010 and VIT Most Active Researcher Award for the year 2009-2010. He has authored over 200 research papers in various national and international journals and conferences. He has produced 10 Ph.D. 's and 1 MS by research degree under his guidance and has guided several masters and bachelors projects. Dr. Krishna has authored 15 books on Computer Networks and Programming Languages. He has delivered several keynote addresses and chaired sessions in reputed conferences. He is currently serving as editor in chief for International Journal of Smart Grid and Green Communications, Inderscience Publishers, Switzerland and also the editor for International Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics and Journal of Advanced Computing Technologies. He is an Associate Editor for International Journal of Communication Systems, Wiley. He is a senior member in several professional societies, such as IEEE, ACM, CSI, IE(I) etc.
Prof. Maurya earned D.Sc. degree from Ran Durgavati University in 1995 and in the same university he was a Professor and Head in the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy and Dean Faculty of Science. He has been an elected Fellow of the Institution of Chemists, India (CChem FIC) for two decades. He has also been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Great Britain, UK (CChem FRSC) in 2008. He won several awards, such as Golden Jubilee Excellence Award by the Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya in 2006 and the Best Science Research Teacher Award in 2012. Dr. Maurya has participated in various symposia and conferences in India and abroad. He has also visited abroad several times in connection with the presentation of his research contributions. Prof. Maurya has supervised 50 M.Phil. dissertations and 41 Ph.D. and one D.Sc. theses under his efficient guidance. He has published over 250 research papers and 16 review articles in various National and International journals of repute. He has recently published seven books and also contributed five book chapters. Prof. Maurya is now an editorial board member of a couple of Research Journals of National and International repute, and is Referee/Reviewer of more than a dozen research journals of India and abroad. His research interest is in metal complexes of Bioinorganic, Catalytic and Medicinal Relevance, their 3D-Molecular modelings and Quantum Chemical DFT based Structural Parameters with Computer Simulations. His research group is presently working on metal complexes of NO, CO and H2S. Over 200 research papers of Dr. Maurya has been documented in Google Scholar and cited in more than 3000 other international publications with h-index 28 and i-10-index 94.
Dr. Yuvaraj M. Hunge works at Tokyo University of Science, Japan. His fields of expertise include Photoelectrocatalysis, sonochemistry, heterogeneous catalyst synthesis and characterization, photocatalytic hydrogen production, and photocatalysis. He received a prestigious National postdoctoral fellowship from the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), New Delhi, Government of India. Also, he is a recipient of Savitribai Phule Pune University, Postdoctoral fellowship (SPPU-PDF), from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. Also, he is an editorial board member and reviewer of many international journals.
Professor Naseem Ahmed received his Ph.D. degree in 2001 in Organic Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh. He is the recipient of Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance (CBCRA) Fellowship (2002-2008) at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada during Postdoctoral Research. He has been the Assistant Professor of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry at the IIT Roorkee in 2008, was promoted to Associate Professor of Chemistry in 2014, and currently holds the position of Professor of Organic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry at IIT Roorkee since 2020.
Bhabatosh Das is a Molecular Microbiologist working as Associate Professor at the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, an autonomous institute under the Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. His major research focus is to understand the (i) composition, diversity and dynamics of human gut microbiome and (ii) role of human gut microbiota in the emergence of antimicrobial resistant bacterial pathogens. His lab has received generous support from several national (DBT, DST, ICMR, Govt. of India) and international (GATES foundation, Wellcome Trust) funding agencies.
Prof. Dr. K. Murugan presently working as a Registrar i/c & Professor and Head, Department of Zoology, earlier he was Vice-Chancellor at Thiruvalluvar University (State University), Vellore, Tamil Nadu from 2016 to 2019. He has done cutting-edge research on the synergy among plant-borne compounds with microbial insecticides and arthropod predators for the successful control of insect pests of medical and agricultural importance. He has 30 years of research and teaching experience: Earlier, he occupied several important positions such as Additional Director, DRDO-BU-CLS (Ministry of Defence, Govt. Of India), Director i/c, Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Professor and Head, Department of Zoology, and Human Genetics and Molecular Biology, Bharathiar University, Scientist/Station Director, Indian Cardamom Research Instt. (Min. of Commerce), Govt. of India. He has won many awards for his scientific achievements Recently, he has been awarded “Top Scientist” in the field of Mycology & Parasitology by Stanford University Scientist, 2020.
Professor Pankaj Das did his M.Sc (1995) in Chemistry from Gauhati University, India and Ph.D (2002) from CSIR, NEIST (formerly Regional Research Laboratory), Jorhat, Assam, India affiliated to Dibrugarh University, India. He did his Ph.D work in the area of Organometallic Chemistry under supervision of Dr. Dipak Kumar Dutta, Scientist, Material Science Division. After completing his Ph.D, he worked as postdoctoral fellow for one year (2002-2003) at the University of Brest, France, with Prof. Philippe Schollahammer and two years (2003-2005) at the University of Porto, Portugal with Prof. Cristina Freire. In 2005, he joined the Chemistry Department, Dibrugarh University, Assam as a Lecturer and continued until July 2012. He then moved to the Rajiv Gandhi Central University, Arunachal Pradesh as Associate Professor and was promoted to full Professor in May 2014. After spending two years at Rajiv Gandhi University, in July 2014 he again came back to Dibrugarh University as a Professor and continues till date. Prof. Das also served as Head of the Department of Chemistry for two years (2012-2014) at Rajiv Gandhi University and three years (2015-2018) at Dibrugarh University. His present research is mainly concerned with platinum group metal based homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.
Javaid Ahmad Sheikh is a Doctorate in Electronics from University of Kashmir, Srinagar in the field of wireless Communications and RF Engineering. His expertise in the fields of Communications, RF and Signal Processing has been acknowledged by several originations in terms of publications of papers in top journals. He has supervised several doctoral students for the award of their Ph. D and M. Phil degrees. He is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and I. T University of Kashmir, Srinagar. Dr. Sheikh has guided more than 7 Hundred (100) technical projects having societal relevance. His field of interest is Wireless Communications, design and development of efficient Massive MIMO based 5G and 6G communication systems, Quantum Machine Learning for future networks, Efficient Antenna and filter design and signal processing for communication systems.
Dr. Pradip Sarawade is Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Mumbai. He is a recognized Ph.D. guide in the Department of Physics, Centre for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology and Department of Chemistry since 2015. He has supervised 3 Ph.D. and 4 M. Phil. students and more than 40 MSc, project students. Currently, 3 Ph.D. and 1 M. Phil. Students are pursuing their research work under his guidance. He received the Gold Medal for best doctoral thesis from Hanyang University, South Korea. He developed a convenient synthetic protocol for the millimeter and micrometer sized hydrophobic & hydrophilic nanoporous Silica Aerogel beads with 3D nanostructures under ambient conditions during his postdoctoral research at Hanyang University.He has published more than 65 articles with total impact factor of more than 350, h-index 26 and more than 1800 citations; in high-impact journals such as Chemistry of Materials, ChemSusChem, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, and Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Material Chemistry –A etc. Including a book on silica aerogels.
Dr. Neeraj Kumar Sethiya had joined the Faculty of Pharmacy, DIT University in 2019 in a capacity of Assistant Professor I. He worked as Head of the Department, Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship Development. Prior to this, he also worked as Senior Innovation Fellow, at National Innovation Foundation-India (An Autonomous Body of DST- Govt of India), Formulation Scientist, at Regen Biocorps, Vadodara and Teaching Assistant at Pharmacy Department, The MS University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat. He has a total 14 years of mixed experience including teaching, research and innovation. Dr. Sethiya completed his PhD (Pharmacy) in March, 2012 from The MS University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, M. Pharm from Dr. H. S. Gour Central University Sagar, MP and B. Pharm from RGPV Bhopal. He is a recipient of the SPER Young Scientist Award, Dr. PD Sethi did UGC JRF Research Fellowship for pursuing both Postgraduate and PhD. He is also acting as consultant for an industrial project and principal investigator for a Govt funded project. During his tenure, he achieved ResearchGate score- 43.82, H. index- 20, and total citation of 1722 (Google Scholar Score) with 38 peer reviewed papers, 5 book chapters and 7 books. His major research includes, target oriented and lead based design and development of New Chemical Entities (NCEs) from natural scaffolds against Anti-stress, Anxiolytic, Anti-arthritis, Antidiabetic, Antioxidant, Alzheimer’s, Antimalarial, Hepatoprotective, Antiurolithiatic and Cosmeceuticals. He is an expert speaker for many conferences, workshops and webinars. Additionally, he is a recognized Mentor for IIT Mumbai, IIT Kharagpur, Member Advisory Board Yuva Incubates, Startup India and Startup Uttarakhand and Innovation Ambassador for Innovation Council, Ministry of Education, Govt of India. He duly provided mentorship for more than 50 startups across the nation. Recently, Dr. Sethiya has been enlisted in the world top 2% list by Stanford University in October 2021.
Vijay Gahlaut, M.Sc., Ph.D., N.E.T (CSIR-UGC), is working as DST INSPIRE Faculty, in CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, India. With 11 years of research and teaching experience in areas of Crop Biotechnology and Genomics, he has identified several genomic regions and candidate genes on wheat chromosomes that were involved in water and heat stress tolerance. He has published more than 30 international research papers in reputed journals and several book chapters. He is serving as Editor in nearly 5 scientific journals. His Google scholar h-index is 16 and i10-index is 20.
Dr. SS Gill completed his PhD from AMU, Aligarh and postdoctoral studies from International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB). Since 2010, he has been working as Professor (Asstt.) of Agriculture Biotechnology at Centre for Biotechnology, Maharshi Dayanand University. Dr. Gill in collaboration with Dr. Narendra Tuteja group at ICGEB conferred the novel function of helicases in abiotic stress tolerance. He has published >100 papers in the journals of international repute with over > 17141 citations and an h-index - 45, edited >30 books (Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, CABI, CRC Press, Academic Press, IK etc.) and has been serving as an editorial board member in the journals of International repute. Among many awards, Dr. Gill has also been conferred with Research Excellence & Citation Award from Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) in 2017 in the individual category 'Agricultural Sciences'. Dr. Gill has also featured consecutively in the "World Ranking of Top 2% Scientists" in 2021 & 2022 by Stanford University, USA and Elsevier EV.
Dr. Nutan Kaushik is a professional with extensive experience of over 25 years in R&D and over 16 years in PG teaching in the field of biotechnology, plant protection, natural products, analytical chemistry and agriculture policy. As head of R & D research group she has been involved in project development and management, laboratory management, supervision and teaching of post graduate, Ph. D. students and researchers, training of other researchers, publication and grant writing. Dr. Kaushik has directed crossfunctional & research teams using interactive & motivational leadership; acknowledged for coaching, guiding & mentoring team members to achieve resource wise productivity & optimization. Has leveraged skills in analyzing collected information, comparing several types of research data and engaging in safe research activities; specializes in agro-industrial research, having worked on development of biopesticides and on methods for monitoring environmental pollution. She encourages researchers to develop skills, knowledge and experience in aspects of research management such as budget & project management, teaching, publication & conference attendance, outreach activities, and membership of committees.
Dr. Sachin Kumar is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut (UP) India. Dr. Kumar obtained his Ph.D. degree in Genetics and Plant Breeding with specialization in Molecular Biology and Crop Biotechnology from Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut in 2012. He was awarded with the highly prestigious "Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Visiting Fellowships" at Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC), Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr. Kumar has published over 30 research articles in highly reputed peer reviewed Journals e.g., BMC Genomics, TAG, Euphytica, PLoS One, Field Crop Res, Mol. Breed., TGG, etc. His research area covers Plant Genomics and Molecular Breeding in cereal crops particularly wheat.
Dr. Malyan, is a Researcher in the Research Management and Outreach Division, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the Environmental Sciences from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut and Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi respectively. He received UGC-Junior Research Fellowship and qualified National Eligibility Test conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) as well as Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) in the Environmental Sciences and Earth Sciences, respectively. He is a recipient of the prestigious Indio-Israel Bilateral Fellowship (ARO, Postdoctoral Fellowship-India and China) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel in 2017. Dr. Malyan has developed nature-based solution for greenhouse gases mitigation from rice soils. For his Ph.D. research work, ICAR awarded him with the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P.G. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences 2018. He has published more than 57 research papers, and has an h-index of 21, i10-index of 35 with more than 1430 citations in international literature.
Dr. Shiv Prasad has received his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science from ICAR- Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India. He is currently working as Principal Scientist (ARS) and has 21 years of experience in teaching and research at PG school ICAR-IARI, New Delhi. He has made significant contributions in research related to monitoring, assessment of greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation from agriculture, impact assessment studies, use of lignocellulosic biomass and screening of efficient microbial strains for biofuels production, heavy metals assessment and pollution monitoring in urban agriculture. He has published more than 105 research papers, 35 book chapters, authored 4 books (3 in English and one in Indian languages Hindi) and 1 analytical lab manual. His research papers have been cited more than 4186 times in the international literature with H-index 22 and i-index 42. He is also the recipient of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award - 2014 (ICAR) for the best technical book (NRM and Engineering) in Agriculture in allied Sciences and also recipient of RCR-30 International Award of Elsevier (2018).
Dr. Sharma is currently working as Principal Scientist (Biotechnology), Division of Crop Improvement, ICAR- Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, Karnal, India and also teaching faculty at CCS Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar. He directs a research group studying the role of sRNAs and epigenetics for biotic and abiotic stresses, Bioinformatics and NGS based marker discovery in wheat. He teaches courses in Molecular Biology and computational Biology to graduate students. Dr. Sharma has published more than 128 national and international research papers, 25 invited chapters, and 10 scientific review articles; and edited 11 books on Biotic and Abiotic stresses including RNAi technology. He has guided five students for Ph.D. in Biotechnology & Bioinformatrics and has been a mentor for postdoctoral fellowships and DST-Scientist. Dr. Sharma was conferred the Young Scientists Award of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the Pran Vohra Award of the Indian Science Congress Association, Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences, Fellow of Indian Virological Society, and Fellow Society for Advancement of Wheat and Barley Research. He has worked at and visited many pioneering laboratories of the USA, the UK, Japan, France, China, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Turkey, and Israel.
Dr. J. C. Tarafdar did his M. Sc. and Ph. D. degrees in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry from Indian Agricultural Research Institute and Post Doctorate from Institute of Agricultural Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany. He is the first one who successfully developed biosynthesized nano nutrients and nano induced polysaccharide powder for agricultural use. He has developed many new techniques which are now used in Soil Biology. Dr. Tarafdar has published 373 research articles in national and international journals. He has four patents and 73 new organisms to his credit. Dr. Tarafdar received many awards most notable are Sukumar Basu Memorial Award, IMPHOS-FAI Award, Prof. S.K. Mukherjee Memorial Award, Dr. N. S. Randhawa Memorial Award, ISSS Platinum Jubilee Commemoration Award etc. Dr. Tarafdar is a Fellow of the most prestigious Alexander von Humboldt (AvH), Germany and DAAD, Germany. He is also a fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Indian Society of Soil Science, Indian Society of Salinity Research Scientists and Society of Fertilizer and Environment. He has to his credit >8600 citations and 44 H-index. Dr. Tarafdar has been placed amongst the top 2 Scientists, across all sciences in the world, by Stanford University, USA.
Prof. Ashis Bhattacharjee is a Professor of Physics at Visva-Bharati University, India. He obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from North Bengal University, India. He carried out research works at IACS, Kolkata for Ph.D. in Science degree. He received various post-doctoral research fellowships abroad (JSPS-BRIDGE Fellow, JSPS Fellow, Center of Excellence Researcher, Science and Technology Agency Fellow of Japan, Research Associate of University of Mainz, Germany). He was a visiting professor at Hahn-Meitner-Institute (Berlin), Osaka University (Japan) and Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kolkata). His research interests are in the field of experimental condensed matter physics (e.g., molecular magnetism, spin transition, Mössbauer spectroscopy, calorimetry, nanomaterials).
Dr. Brahmananda Chakraborty is a scientist in the High Pressure & Synchrotron Radiation Physics Division of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai and Associate Professor in Homi Bhabha National institute. His current research interest includes Density Functional Theory (DFT) & Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations of materials for energy materials, bio-Sensors, nanomaterials and behavior of materials under high pressure. Dr. Chakraborty got his Ph.D degree from IIT, Bombay for his research topic on 'Irradiation Effects and Hydrogen Storage on Carbon Nanotubes'. He did two years' Post-doctoral research in North Carolina State University, USA. He received the International Association of Advanced Material (IAAM) Scientist Medal in 2017. He has published more than 125 papers in reputed international journals. He has very good experience of teaching while teaching Density Functional Theory at North Carolina State University, USA and Computational Physics at Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai. Dr. Chakraborty is also a regular reviewer in reputed international journals like Journal of Physical Chemistry, CARBON, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics etc.
Dr. Tushar Kanti Das completed his B. Sc. degree in Chemistry (Hons.) from Narasinha Dutt College, under the University of Calcutta in 2011. Then, he received his B.Tech. degree in Polymer Science and Technology from the University of Calcutta in 2014. After that, he obtained his M.Tech. degree from Rubber Technology Center, Indian Institute of Technology; Kharagpur in 2016. During his M.Tech., he worked in the Department of Nanostructured Materials at Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V. Germany as a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) fellow under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Manfred Stamm on a project entitled “Nanostructured Graphene Membranes for Catalytic and Environmental Remediation”. He completed his PhD degree under the supervision of Dr. Narayan Chandra Das at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India on thesis entitled “Fabrication of Heterogeneous Polymer Nanocomposites for Catalytic Applications”. His research interests include synthesis of polymer stabilized catalytic nanoparticles, heterogeneous catalysis, fabrication of catalytic membranes, preparation of polymer nanocomposites, rubber compounding, and conductive rubber composites. He published 35 papers and 2 book chapters with Google scholar citations over 950 (H-index: 19, i10-index: 25).
Dr. S. Devaraju obtained his B.Sc. in chemistry from Bharathidasan University (2002), M.Sc. chemistry (2005) and M.Phil. (2006) from University of Madras and Ph.D. from Anna University (2012). He did his postdoc research from Pusan National University, South Korea. In 2017, he joined as Assistant Professor in Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology and Research (Deemed to be University), Andhra Pradesh, India. Currently he is working as Associate Professor. His research work in the area of polymer composites/nanocomposites using renewable/non-renewable raw-materials, conducting materials (CNT, graphene, AgNWs dispersion) for TCFs, and sensor applications. He has published 48 articles, 2 patents, and 8 book chapters.
Dr. P. Devendran is presently working as Assistant Professor in the department of physics at Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil-626126, India. He completed his bachelor and master degrees in Physics Specialization in electronics science at Bharathidasan University Trichy in the years 2007 and 2009. He received his doctoral (PhD) degree in Physics from the University of Madras in 2016 in the field of nanomaterials for environmental applications. From Oct-2015 to July-2017, he completed his post doctoral research experience in Kalasalingam Deemed University in the field of Nanomaterials for energy storage applications. He has more than 43 publications in different reputed (SCI) journals. Moreover, he has published 2 book chapters and more than 25 articles in conference proceedings. He is currently involved in discovering low cost, compactable and solid state electrolytes for high end energy storage devices with environment safety.
Dr. Vikas Dubey obtained his Master's degree in Physics from the Govt. V.Y.T.PG. Auto. College Durg, India. He received gold medals for securing first rank in his Master's degree. He completed his PhD from National Institute of Technology Raipur. He is currently working as Associate Professor & Head and Dean of Research & Development in the department of Physics Bhilai Institute of Technology Raipur, India. During the last ten years of his research career, he has published more than 175 research papers in various reputed international journals, with more than 1800 citations. He has published 6 authored books and 10 edited books and several book chapters. He got 07 patent grants and 8 patents published. He is also editor of various reputed journals and edited numerous special issues.
Professor S. K. Nataraj is currently working at the Centre for Nano and Material Sciences (CNMS), Jain University, Bangalore, India. He obtained his PhD on ‘Membrane Based Separation Processes for Industrial Effluent Treatment’ in 2008 from the Centre of Excellence in Polymer Science (CEPS), Karnatak University, Dharwad, India. After completion of his PhD, he moved to the Alan G. MacDiarmid Energy Research Institute (AMERI), Chonnam National University, South Korea to pursue a Postdoctoral Associate assignment (2007–2009) to work on energy materials. He worked at Qatar University, as a visiting fellow at Cambridge University (2010–2011) and continued as a full time Postdoctoral Research Associate (2011–2013) at Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. Based on his achievements, he was awarded ‘best researcher’ from Jain University for the year 2017 and has been admitted to the prestigious role of Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), London, UK.
Vineet Kumar is currently working as Associate Professor (Biotechnology) in the School of Bioengineering and Biosciences, LPU, Jalandhar, Punjab, India. His areas of interest include natural plant product based green synthesis of nanoparticles, nanotoxicity testing of nanoparticles and application of nanoparticles in drug delivery, food technology, sensing, dye degradation and catalysis. He has published many articles in these areas featuring in peer-reviewed reputed journals. He is also serving as editorial board member and reviewer for many international peer reviewed journals. He has received various awards like senior research fellowship, best poster award and postdoctoral fellowship etc. He has published four books for CRC, Taylor & Francis Group, three books for Elsevier and five books for Springer.
Prof. Ajay Kumar Mishra (MSc, MPhil, PhD, CSci, FRSC) is working as Professor at Department of Chemistry, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa. KIIT University, India. He is also working as Director of the Academy of Nanotechnology and Waste Water Innovations (ANWWI) and Visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University, UK, Bashir State University, Russia and also as Adjunct Professor at Hebei University of Science and Technology and Jiangsu University, China. Prof. Mishra worked as Professor at the University of South Africa and Associate Professor & Senior Lecturer at University of Johannesburg in the area of nanotechnology & waste water research. Prof. Mishra has edited several books and also serves as member advisory board of a number of international scientific societies, conferences and workshops. He also served as Associate Editor as well as member of the editorial board of many peer-reviewed international journals. He has delivered a number of lectures including Plenary/Keynote/Invited. For his outstanding research profile, he has received a number of international awards including Top 2% most cited scientist in the world, Chancellor prize & many more. He is an editor and editorial board member of many peer reviewed journals and scientific societies, conferences/workshops.
Dr. Shivaraj Maidur completed Ph.D. from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Belagavi, India. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, HKBK College of Engineering, Bengaluru (Affiliated to VTU). His core research areas are Materials Science, Nonlinear optics and DFT. Till date, he has published 42 research articles in SCI-indexed international journals and several conference proceedings. He is a Reviewer for Elsevier, Springer, and T&F journals. He has received ~900 citations, 24 - i10 index and 18 - h-index.
Dr. V. Muthuraj received his B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry in 1997 from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. He received his M.Sc. Degree (1999) Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli and Ph.D. degree (2012) in Chemistry from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India. He is currently an Assistant professor at the Department of Chemical VHNSN College (AUTONOMOUS) affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India. His current research interests include Organic compounds extraction from marine sponge and its activity through cancer cells. Moreover, he is actively involved in the research of nanomaterial synthesis for Photo and Electrcatalysis for detection and degradation of organic pollutants. He has published research articles in SCI journals.
Dr. Aniruddha Balkrishna Patil is presently working as Assistant Professor at the Maharshi Dayanand College Parel, University of Mumbai-India. He did his PhD from Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT-Mumbai) in 2015 and Post Doctorate from Xiamen University, China in 2019. His area of specialization is synthesis and re/engineering of advanced materials for biosensors and catalysis. He was selected by RWTH, Aachen University, Germany to conduct six months' research work as a visiting researcher. Till now he has published 40 international research papers in internationally reputed journals, such as Advanced Materials, Nano-Micro Letters, Advanced Functional Materials, ACS Nano, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Small, Journal of Material Chemistry A, ACS applied materials and Interfaces, Biomacromolecules. In addition, he is the first inventor of 5 Indian and 4 Chinese patents (6 granted). He is the author of 5 international book chapters.
Dr. Dibya Prakash Rai is currently working as an assistant professor in the department of Physics, Pachhunga University College Campus (constituent of Mizoram University). He completed his PhD degree from Mizoram University (2013) and Post doctorate from Computational Science Research Centre (CSRC), Beijing China (2014). Dr. Rai is a dynamic researcher, he has published more than 200 papers in national/international peer reviewed journals (Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, RSC, ACS, etc.). He has been a reviewer in many articles from numerous journals from reputed publishers like Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, RSC, ACS, AIP, IOP, etc. He has received 4 major projects from DST-India and UGC-India worth around 75 lakhs (95,000 USD), in which 3 has been completed and one is ongoing. Out of the four projects two are international major projects in collaboration with the scientists from Institute of Microelectronics Technology High Purity Materials Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow and National University of Uzbekistan, Tashkent Uzbekistan. Dr. Rai is one of the founders in establishing Physical Sciences Research Center (PSRC) , a first research lab for Physical Sciences in Pachhunga University College. Dr. Rai has expertise in Density Functional Theory (DFT) and he can efficiently use some of the DFT-based computational codes like WIEN2K, SIESTA, CRYSTAL17, VASP, Quantum Espresso, SPR-KKR, FPLO etc. Currently, he is supervising 5 PhD scholars working with DFT in analyzing and predicting different functional properties of computationally efficient materials. He is the editorial board member of Current Chinese Nanotechnology (Bentham Science) and associate editor of SENHRI, a multi-disciplinary journal of Pachhunga University College, India. Recently, he served as the guest editor of two edited books "Advanced Materials and Nano systems: Theory and Experiment" Part 1 & 2 (Bentham books).
Prof. Benjaram Mahipal Reddy did his PhD (1986) at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, where he held a Chief Scientist and Head of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Division position. At present, he is with BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus as Senior Professor Emeritus. He has been a visiting scientist or an award fellow at various institutes and universities in the USA, Russia, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Switzerland. So far, he has guided 40 PhD theses and a good number of bachelor and master students for their degrees. He has more than 300 research publications (h-index 71) in high impact journals and holds 8 patents to his credit. He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences India, Indian National Academy of Engineering, and Royal Society of Chemistry. He has been serving as an editorial board member or a guest editor for a good number of high impact journals.
Dr. Pijus Kanti Samanta, did M.Sc.(Physics) and Ph.D. (Nanotechnology) from IIT-Kharagpur, India. His primary research interests are semiconductor nanostructures for optoelectronic application. He is also the editorial board member and reviewer of various internationally reputed journals in the fields of materials science, nanotechnology and biophysics. He was an affiliate member of IUPAC, USA (2012-2013).
He has granted one patent and filed 3 more patents. He received the best professor award in the field of Nanotechnology, South Korea (2012). He is a reviewer of 52 international journals. He delivered 22 invited talks at the National/International platforms. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma is currently working at the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, CCS University, Meerut, India. He worked in the Department of Semiconductor Science, Dongguk University-Seoul, South Korea at a position of Assistant/Research Professor from 2012 to 2018. After completing Ph.D. from Department of Electronics, University of Delhi in 2005, he joined as a postdoctoral fellow under Brain Korea -21 program in Chonnam National University, South Korea (2006-2008). His areas of interests are synthesis of nanostructured materials (Nanorods/ Nanowires/ nanodumbell/ nanobolts/ nanoflowers/ nanospheres/ nanosponges/ thin films), Li-ion Batteries; Chemo-/Bio-sensors; Semiconductor Devices (Diodes, Memory, nanogenerators, LEDs, Antenna, Gunn diode); Thermally Grown Oxides (TGOs). He has authored/co-authored more than 118 research papers in various international national journals (SCI/SCIE)/proceedings. He has a permanent membership of 3 professional/Academic Bodies/Societies.
Dr. Singh did his BSc from Allahabad University India and MSc and PhD in Biochemistry from Lucknow University, India. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak Madhya Pradesh, India. He has previously worked as a scientist at various esteemed laboratories globally, namely Sogang University, IGR Paris, etc. His work and research interests include biochemistry, biosensors, nanobiotechnology, electrochemistry, material sciences, and biosensors applications in biomedical, environmental, agricultural, and forensics. He has to his credit several reputed national and international honors/awards. Dr. Singh has authored over 55 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, more than 30 book chapters of international repute, and has edited 9 books. He is a reviewer of many reputed international journals and a member of many international societies. He is also currently involved in editing various books, which will be published in internationally reputed publication houses, namely IOP Publishing, CRC Press, Elsevier, and Springer Nature. Moreover, he is a book series editor of "Emerging advances in Bionanotechnology," CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. He is also actively involved in guest-editing special issues (SI) for reputed international journals, and one of the latest edited SI by Dr. Singh is "Smart and Intelligent Nanobiosensors: Multidimensional applications" for Materials Letters, Elsevier.
Dr. Anoop K. Srivastava is Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Science, Dr. Rammanohar Lohia Avadh University. Currently, he is also serving as a Head of the Department. He received Ph.D. in Physics from University of Allahabad in 2005. From Aug. 2006 to Sep. 2009, He worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at Chonbuk National University, South Korea. He received the Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. His research involves TFT-LCD evaluation and analysis technology, flexible display, transflective & E-Paper research and dielectric/electrical/optical characterizations of various type of materials
Dr. Sundriyal earned his PhD in Aug. 2019 from Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (CSIR-CSIO Chandigarh Laboratory), India. He has a post-PhD experience of nearly 3 years. His scientific recognitions include the various international travel grants from DST, CSIR, Japan government, RAKCAM UAE, and RSC Grant for Young Scientists. He also got Associate Membership of RSC, CSIR-NPDF, CSIR-Pool Scientist Grant, Prestigious Green Talent 2021 outstanding young scientist award by Federal Ministry of Education & Research of Germany, Marie-Curie Cofunded PASIFIC Postdoctoral Fellowship of Poland, Marie-Curie (ERA) postdoctoral fellowship in 2022, prestigious Fulbright-Nehru postdoctoral fellowship in 2022 in United States.
Dr.M.Swaminathan, is currently a visiting Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Tamilnadu. He received his M.Sc degree from Annamalai University and Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has 40 years of teaching and research experience. His active research interests include fabrication of solar active photocatalysts, biodegradation, environmental remediation and spectrofluorimetry. He guided 20 Ph.Ds and published 257 papers and several book chapters. His research citations in Scopus are around 8700 with h index of 49 and Google scholar citations- 14000, i10 index -197. He is ranked in the World Ranking of top 2% Scientist (2020) published by Stanford University. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of chemistry and received Tamilnadu Scientist award (TANSA) in 2008, CRSI bronze medal award,2012, silver medal award in 2005 from ISCAS, Jammu. He served as the lead guest editor and editor for three special issues of "International journal of photoenergy".
Dr. V Dhinakaran is an experienced Professor with a demonstrated history of working in higher education, Director at Centre for Additive Manufacturing in the Chennai Institute of Technology, Chennai, India. Currently, he is working as Dean (Research & Development). He has expertise in Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Additive Manufacturing, Composites, Welding, Machine Learning and various other fields. Dr. V. Dhinakaran has delivered more than 35 lectures in various Engineering colleges in order to enhance the knowledge of Faculty members, Researchers and Student community. He has published more than 170 research articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Madhuri W is presently working as Associate Professor in the faculty of Physics, Centre for Functional Materials, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, TN, India. She is a seasoned researcher in the field of Materials Science since 2003. She has worked in the field of ceramics and its composites for the past two decades for various functional applications in electronic industry, electromagnetic interference shielding, energy storage and harvesting, solid electrolytes etc. She has specialized in hybrid microwave assisted electro-ceramic synthesis. She has authored and published more than 70 articles in peer reviewed international journals, and two book chapters. She has guided students for their doctoral thesis and masters’ thesis.
Dr.Murthy Chavali, Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Nanotechnology is presently working as Dean (Research) & Professor (Chemistry) at the Alliance University, Bengaluru, India. He is the Director (NTRC‐ MCETRC, India) and International Nanotech Research Consultant. He received B.Sc., in Chemistry (1990, ANU, India); M.Sc. (Tech.) in Chemistry (1994, JNTUH, India), and his Ph.D. Tech., in Analytical Chemistry (2000, TUWIEN, Austria) and served as Post-Doctoral Fellow in USA, Japan (as JSPS and VBL Fellow), and Taiwan (NSC Fellow). Professor Chavali has over 29 years of research experience and 23 years of teaching experience and has established 9 research laboratories. He is a recipient of several research felicitations/awards/ fellowships, commendations both nationally and internationally and has been invited to several countries to speak on his groups' research activities. He is also a Visiting Professor/Researcher/Scientist/Fellow to 12 universities/Institutes abroad. Dr.Murthy Chavali has published over 310 articles/communiqués in various international and national journals of high repute with high impact factors related and presented his work in over 200 international and national seminars/symposia/ conferences/workshops. He made a team contribution towards 12 patents and is responsible for over 150 technical reports and 90 books/book chapters. His research interests are optical waveguide technology, IR sensors, LIF, chip-based chemical and biochemical sensors (µ η), development and application of spectroscopic techniques for the study of nanomaterials. He also focuses on the synthesis and fabrication of various organic, inorganic nanostructured materials, composites and nanosensor array technology, broadly, nanotechnology applications for gas and liquid sensors and nanobionics (plant, fungal, microbial), nanoinnovations, nanoforensics, biodiesels, biofuels, biohydrogen, marine enzymes, algae biomass, fuel cells, biofuel cells, microbial fuel cells, bioeconomy, sustainability, gasification, algae‐based solid waste management, algal nanotechnology, sustainability science and engineering, nanocellulose, and diatoms.
Dr. Saheem Ahmad received Ph.D. in Biochemistry (JNMC) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India during the period from 2007- 2011. Currently, he is working in the area of Glycation Biology, Diabetes and Cancer Biology. He has more than 11 years of teaching experience to under and postgraduate students. Dr. Ahmad is placed among top 10 scientists across the world in publishing research papers in the field of 'Glycation Biology' in Scopus indexed journals during the last 5 years. He has held several academic and administrative posts both at the Integral and the Hail Universities. He also works in the realm of Diabetes and Cancer Biology. His research is focusing on many aspects of protein glycation and the diseases associated with it. He is an editorial member of several reputed journals including Plos One, CPPS, Journal of Immune Research, Frontier in Biosciences etc. He also served as Guest Editor of Seminars in Cancer Biology, Frontier in Genetics, International Journal of Molecular Sciences and CPPS. He has guided 08 PhD theses & 29 PG theses and completed 07 research projects. He has published more than 100 papers in the journals of international repute with an h- index of 32 and more than 3000 citations.
Prof. Dr. Subhendu Sekhar Bag completed his Ph. D. in 2005 in Bioorganic Chemistry from IIT, Kharagpur, India. Since 2008, he is serving the IIT Guwahati, India wherein he is a full Professor of Chemistry. He has made outstanding contributions in the area of Chemical Biology/Bioorganic Chemistry, especially in Expansion-of-the-Genetic-Alphabet, Expansion-of-the Genetic-Code, SNPs Genotyping/DNA detection, Peptidomimetics, Enediyne-antibiotic, PhotoChemistry/Photobiology, and Wound-Healing-Gel. He has published > 100 articles/ book-chapters/Web courses and produced several PG/UG and Doctoral students. He has received several prestigious Awards like CChem (RSC), FRSC (RSC), FICS etc. He is serving several international journals as Associate Editor/Guest Editor/ Editorial Board Member.
Dr. Avishek Biswas is the Principal Scientist obtained his Ph.D. degree from Indian Veterinary Research Institute and has made significant contributions to animal nutrition, particularly for better productivity, reproductive efficiency, immunological efficiency, and sound gastrointestinal health. He has also contributed to the standardization of the high-altitude cold-desert farming system and the development of pressurized normobaric hatchery technology which has been recognized by the Indian Patent office and granted a patent certificate. His citation index is 961 (h-index-17 and i10-index-31) which reflect his high-quality research work. His recent work identifying natural growth promoters as an alternative to antibiotic growth promoters has been praised. He has received several prestigious national and international awards including fellows, best researcher award-International Travel Grant, the Netherland. He has guided 12 postgraduate and 6 Ph.D students and published more than 100 research articles in peer reviewed international and national reputed journals. He has visited different foreign countries for training and attended scientific conferences, symposium etc.
Dr. Kuladip Jana is presently serving as a Principal Scientist in the Division of Molecular Medicine and Scientist-In-Charge at the Centre for Translational Animal Research, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India. Dr. Jana was trained as a postdoctoral Research Associate in Molecular Endocrinology and Reproduction in relation with Aging/Alzheimer's disease in Garrison Institute on Aging, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centre, Texas, U.S.A. Presently, Dr. Jana's laboratory is focusing on Translational drug development Research in diverse directions i.e. Ageing associated testicular gametogenic and steroidogenic dysfunctions: Ameliorating potential of natural product derived small molecules, Molecular signalling of germ cell apoptosis by Benzo(a) pyrene like environmental toxicants and its protection by natural aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) antagonist, Diabetes associated Endocrine & Reproductive disorders as well as germ line stem cell apoptosis and its protection by natural flavonoids (Sulforaphane analogs), etc. Dr. Jana also developed a non-surgical Chemical Sterilization drug for male animals in the course of his Ph.D. work. Dr. Jana serves as Advisor in Scientific Advisory Board of different Institutes as well as he is a Govt. of India approved Nominee in IAEC/IBSC/IHEC of different Institutes and Universities. Based on his research and fellowship training Dr. Jana received several awards, Fellowship and honours, such as: Young Investigator Award, 2011 (USA), Young Scientist Award, 2012 & 2014 (USA), Outstanding Scientist Award, 2015, Eminent Scientist Award, 2022, etc. He is serving as an Editor and Editorial Board Member of more than thirty-five reputed International Journals. He has also authored around 100 international research articles/book/book chapters. Dr. Jana guided Fifteen Ph.D. students and he is also a member of several learned Scientific Societies like, Society for Redox Biology & Medicine, USA, Science Advisory Board, USA etc. Dr. Jana is an Honorary Rosalind member of the London Journal Press and he visited abroad to deliver invited lectures and chaired sessions in many conferences and workshops.
Dr. Pranav Kumar Prabhakar received his PhD in Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India in 2011 and he completed his Master's in Biochemistry from Patna University Bihar, India in 2003. Currently, he is working as Professor at Lovely Professional University Punjab, India and heading the Department of Research Impact and Outcome. His research area includes synergic combination, Phytomedicine, and metabolic disorders. He is serving as an editorial member in several reputed journals and an expert reviewer for many journals. He has authored 60+ research articles, 12 book chapters and 3 books. He is a life member of Royal Society of Chemistry and Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES), Asian Council of Science Editors, and Indian Science Congress.
Dr. Suaib Luqman completed his PhD from the University of Allahabad, India and his Postdoctoral studies from the University of Hawaii, USA and King's College London, United Kingdom. Presently, Dr. Luqman is working as a Principal Scientist at CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow, India. His research work and skills are focused on understanding the efficacy of natural products from plants for their anti-cancer and anti-infectious expediency using molecular and cell target-based approaches. Dr. Luqman is a recipient of several international & national awards and has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 6 patents, 2 protocols and 5 book chapters. Dr. Luqman has delivered many invited lectures at various international and national forums and presently serves as an editorial board member in several journals. He is a life member of many scientific societies and beneficiary of fellowship/scholarship from the international organization.
Santi M. Mandal earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and continues to conduct research in the field of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. He visited UTMB-USA and NUS-Singapore for his postdoctoral training. For two years, he was an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Vidyasagar University in India. He has over 140 research articles published in reputable publications and has received numerous major prizes for his research contributions. He is now employed at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur's Central Research Facility in Kharagpur, India.
Dr. Chandi C. Mandal is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences, Central University of Rajasthan, India from 2013 till date. From 2006-2012, he received his postdoctoral training from the University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio, Texas, USA. He obtained Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, India during 2000-2005. He did M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Calcutta University, India. Prof. Mandal's research interest is aimed at understanding the cellular signal transduction mechanisms involved in cancer, metastasis and bone diseases. He is also the editorial board member of various science journals.
Dr. Sunil S. More is presently serving as Professor and Dean in the School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Dayananda Sagar University. He is also serving as the Dean and Director of Biological Sciences. He served in the capacity of Professor in Biochemistry and has 17 years of good experience in teaching and research. He has been awarded a Ph. D degree from Karnatak University, Dharwad in 2004. His thesis and present area of research has been associated with inhibition of venom toxicity and characterization of medically important enzymes from microbial and natural sources. He guided eight Ph.Ds from Jain University and Dayananda Sagar University, and currently many are working in his lab. His area of research interest is in the field of Biochemistry, Enzymology, Protein chemistry and Toxinology and Ion channel chemistry. He has more than 120 reputed research publications in various national and international peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Sriram Seshadri has more than 17 years of experience in teaching and 15 years of experience in research. His research area of interest includes understanding the role of gut microbiota in diabetes and liver inflammation. His group has successfully developed an animal model for diet induced diabetes and has established that gut dysbiosis is one of the major causes for the induction and progression of insulin resistance, resulting in type 2 diabetes and even obesity. His group is currently working on the targeted drug delivery using pH specific polymers and secondly targeting the FFAR and GPR receptors in the colon for the treatment of metabolic disorder and liver inflammation.
Prof. T Sivaraman is right now working as a dean research at Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Engineering College, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Group of Institutions, Perambalur, India. He received his Ph.D., in chemistry from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan in 1999. He has more than 26 years of research experience in the area of toxinology, cancer biology, computational biology and drug design. He has published a number of research articles in reputed international journals with a few books and delivered many presentations at various scientific events. He has successfully completed a few research projects sponsored by funding agencies such as DBT, ICMR & CSIR, New Delhi, India. He is an editorial board member and a reviewer of several reputed journals, as well as member in many international and national societies and organizations.
Anil Kumar is a Ph.D. and working as Staff Scientist at Gene Regulation Laboratory, National Institute of Immunology, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi, India. His current research activities are focused on the study of gut microbiome, cancer biology and how the result of this investigation may be helpful to devise strategies to promote human health and prevent diseases such as cancer? Research activities in his lab also aim at identifying more gut flora and their metabolites and understanding the interactions of these metabolites within gut bacteria and with the host. As an inventor, he has been credited with more than 50 patents (granted).
Dr. Amit Singh is working as Scientist in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, He has pursued his PG in Microbiology and obtained PhD in Clinical Microbiology from AIIMS, New Delhi. He has more than 12 years of research and teaching experience. He has extensive publications in national and international journals and he has authored more than 70 publications, books chapters and books. He has been awarded with many national and international prestigious awards, such as FEMS young scientist award (2013), Bill and Melinda gates foundation award (2016), AIIMS research excellence award 2017, and various best posters awards. His key research domains are infectious disease, proteomics, clinical microbiology, molecular diagnosis, drug resistance, epidemiology, cloning, expression and purification of recombinant proteins.
Mohammad Abid did his PhD in Organic & Medicinal chemistry from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. He undertook postdoctoral studies from the University Paris Descartes, France on antibacterial drug discovery targeting PDF and MetAP enzymes during September 2008 to January 2010. Since December 2010, Dr Abid has been working as an academician at JMI. He also received a Young Scientist research grant from the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India. Recently, he was awarded the prestigious Raman Postdoctoral Fellowship by the UGC to work as visiting Assistant Professor at Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer & Allied Diseases, UNMC, Omaha, USA. Dr Abid's research group explores numerous interests within the discipline of structure-based drug design and medicinal chemistry.
Kusal K Das (b.1962) is currently a Distinguished Chair Professor of Physiology at Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Hospital; and Research Centre, BLDE (Deemed to be University), Vijayapur, India. Professor Das's area of research interest is heavy metal induced alteration of cell signaling transduction on vascular pathophysiology during low oxygen microenvironment. Prof.Das was the Visiting Professor of Medicine (2014-2016) at School of Medicine, University of Leeds, UK and Visiting Professor of Physiology (2017) at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, USA. Prof.Das is also holding the position of Dean of Environmental Health and Interregional Coordinator under UNESCO Chair holder in Life Sciences (Biophysics, Biotechnology and Environmental Health).
Dr. Girish Kumar Gupta has completed his master degree from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. He has done his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Ambala. Presently, he has been working as Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Sri Sai College of Pharmacy, Badhani, and Director Research and Development at Sri Sai Group of Institutes, Pathankot, India. He got several fellowships and distinctions and has published more than 90 scientific publications. Dr. Gupta has received research fundings from different agencies including DST, AYUSH etc. Dr. Gupta is an editorial board member of numerous reputed journals and received various awards and fellowships from different organizations. His current focus is on the discovery of bioactive natural products and chemical entities especially in the field of antimicrobials by the use of virtual screening followed by in vitro assays.
Dr. Rangappa Keri, working as Associate Professor at the Centre for Nano and Material Science, Jain University, Bangalore. His areas of interest are Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, especially the development of new drugs including acetyl acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors (Alzheimer drug), anti-cancers and neuroprotective agents. Besides, developing synthetic tools (reactions and reagents) and networks of reactions (synthetic strategies) for efficient and selective chemical synthesis by using different catalysts. He has 4.5 years of postdoctoral research experience (Portugal and Korea) and 15 years of teaching/research experience. He has been awarded the prestigious BK 21 Korean fellowship by the Korean Government and FCT fellowship awarded by Portugal Government. He has published more than 80 research articles in the reputed international journal related to organic and medicinal chemistry.
Dr. Virendra Kumar is currently an Additional Professor in the Department of NMR, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He was awarded Ph.D. degree in 2007 and received a Gold Medal for his Ph.D. thesis on MR studies of prostate cancer from AIIMS, New Delhi. He was a Cancer Imaging postdoctoral fellow (2008-2012) at the Department of Cancer Imaging and Metabolism, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, USA. Dr. Kumar is applying Radiomics, NMR metabolomics and in vivo MR methods to understand the different metabolic changes in cancer and their potential diagnostic role.
Dr. Neelesh Kumar Mehra is working as an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics in the Department of Pharmaceutics, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER), Hyderabad, India. He served as Manager in Product Development, Sentiss Research Centre, Sentiss Pharma Pvt Ltd. Gurgaon for development, scale-up and technology transfer of complex ophthalmic, inhalation and optic pharmaceutical products. He received ICMR Shakuntala Amir Chand Award from ICMR, New Delhi and TEAM AWARD' for successful commercialisation of Ophthalmic Suspension product. He has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications in high repute International Journals, >30 book chapters, 2 patents and 01 technology transfer to his credit. He published 03 books on Polymer, dendrimers and nanocarriers for drug delivery. Several government and industry sponsored research projects are running in Dr. Mehra's Lab.
Dr. Suprabhat Mukherjee is a leading expert in the field of immunity and immunopharmacology. He obtained his Ph.D. from Visva-Bharati, India and is currently affiliated as the Assistant Professor & Coordinator in Department of Animal Science, Kazi Nazrul University, India. He has published 62 articles, 16 book chapters, 01 book and a patent. He is supervising 04 Ph.D. students and holding the position of Editor, Associate, Editorial Board member and reviewer of many reputed journals.
Dr. M. N. Noolvi is affiliated with Shree Dhanvantary Pharmacy College, Kim. He has achieved excellence in drug discovery by synthesizing newer chemical entities and evaluation of biological activity to arrive at novel drug candidates for various disorders and thereby contribute to the field of medicine. He has also trained potential younger generations in the field of drug discovery. Based on the published scientific paper, he has established international credibility/reputation in areas that have a direct impact on the environment. The state-of-the-art initiatives to solve environmental or biological issues have received widespread acknowledgements. The research efforts of Professor Noolvi has resulted in 96 research, review articles, patents and a text book published by CBS publisher (2014) scoring 2993 citations with an H-index of 27 since 2009.
Dr. Rishi Paliwal is presently holding the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, MP, India. Dr. Paliwal has contributed substantially to research on novel drug delivery, drug targeting and nano-biotechnology involving colloidal drug carriers customized for targeted drug delivery. He has published more than 45 research papers in high impact internationally reputed journals. Dr. Paliwal has written/edited 03 books and contributed to more than 20 book chapters in the leading international books of material sciences, nanoscience and pharmaceutical sciences. His lab is funded by DBT, New Delhi and UGC, New Delhi for 03 projects.
Dr. Dinesh Kumar Patel obtained PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, India. He is presently serving as an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Health Sciences, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, India. His research interests are focused on the importance of Natural products especially Plant secondary metabolite in Human health, Diabetes and its secondary complication, Flavonoids, Antioxidant and Phytopharmaceuticals. He is co-author of 80 papers published in international journals and many book chapters to his credit and has a good citation index. He is reviewer for various international scientific journals and presented many papers in various International Conferences.
Prof. Hitesh D. Patel is a professor in the department of chemistry and working in the field of synthetic organic chemistry, computational chemistry and diagnostic kit development. His h-Index is 18 (as per SCOPUS). He has published more than 108+ papers in reputed journals, 4 patents are granted by IPO, he filed a total 18 patents, and completed 10 projects. Total 12 Ph. D. and 17 M. Phil. students were awarded the degree under his supervision and 8 students are working to pursue their Ph. D. degree. He has received Gujarat University Award 2019 – Outstanding performer of the year (teaching), GUSEC – Innovation award 2019. He is an Academic council member and IPR cell coordinator of GU. Recently, he has received projects from BIG, BIRAC and SAC-ISRO.
Professor, M. Janaki Ramaiah received Ph.D. in Center for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, INDIA (2001-2007). He has worked previously at SASTRA University as Assistant Professor (R) (2014-2021). He has been actively involved in identifying several small molecule modulators of microRNAs, using cell lines and Drosophila as model systems. He is actively involved in Nano particle-based drug delivery, and understanding of metabolite regulation and its implication in cancer therapy against glioblastoma. He has worked in several projects as principal Investigator and also worked as a team member in executing several projects of National and International importance. He has published 88 international publications with H-index of 28, and I- index 62. Presently, he is working on the role of noncoding RNA in cancer stem cells in various cancers, such as Glioblastoma, breast cancer and Leukemia. He is an active reviewer in Oncogene, Gene J, Life Science, FASEB, Mol Biol reports, BMC Cancer, South African J of Botany, South African J of Biological Sciences, PLoS One, Neuroscience Letter, Current Pharmaceutical design etc. He is presently Research Advisory committee in KL University, and was recognized as Top 2 percentile scientist (Elsevier). He is a Review board member of Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment.
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Singh received his BPharm (2003) and MPharm (2005) from UIPS, Panjab University, Chandigarh and PhD (2013) from IKG Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU), Jalandhar. His major areas of research interests are computer-aided drug-design, polymer-drug conjugates for targeted delivery to CNS and cancerous cells, antimalarial therapeutic agents, and green chemistry approaches for chemical synthesis. Dr. Singh has over 15 years of teaching experience and has guided many Ph.D. and PG students. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed SCI/SCOPUS-indexed scientific papers with a total impact factor of more than 200 in various chemistry and pharmacy journals as main or corresponding author. He currently serves as an Editorial Advisory Board Member of 10 international journals, including the SCI-indexed MRMC (Bentham), JTCMS (Elsevier) and PeerJ. He has received the Publon Award 2016, 2017 and the Publon "Excellent Peer Reviewer Award" for outstanding reviewing of more than 230 research papers of different international journals. He also has over 50 National and International Conference Abstracts, and 5 Books to his credit. He is also serving as a Publon academy mentor and a Bentham brand ambassador.
Dr. Shailendra Pratap Singh earned a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology and JNTU Hyderabad. In 2013, he moved to the United States for a postdoctoral research fellowship at Kansas University Medical Centre in Kansas. He went on to work as a Research Scientist at New York Medical College in New York, USA. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor at Central University of Rajasthan. He is finding new target molecules for Metabolic Syndrome (Mets): Cardiovascular diseases and Diabetes. During this period, he made significant contributions in his research area and received many awards.
Dr. Sandeep Sundriyal pursued his Ph.D. (Medicinal Chemistry) in 2008 from NIPER, SAS Nagar. Later, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate (2009-2017) at various international institutes. He is a recipient of the 'Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (2013-15)' and a 'Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)' of the UK. Dr. Sundriyal's research group is currently developing small molecules to target infectious organisms, including Plasmodium falciparum and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. His research is funded by a number of depts. such as the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, and Indian Council of Medical Research etc.
Dr. Vivek Singh has completed his Ph.D from B.H.U. Varanasi, India in Biotechnology in
2009 and M.Sc. from M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, India in Biotechnology in 2004.
He is currently working as Senior Research Scientist (Grade IV) at L V Prasad Eye Institute. Hyderabad, India. His previous experiences include: Research Scientist (Grade III) from 2016 to 2020 from the Prasad Eye Institute. Hyderabad, India. Research Scientist (Grade II) from 2013 to 2016 at the same institute. Post-Doctoral Fellow from 2009 to 2013 at the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA.
Prof. (Dr.) Md Saquib Hasnain is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, Palamau Institute of Pharmacy, Jharkhand, India. He has over 10 years of research experience in the field of drug delivery and pharmaceutical formulation analyses, especially systematic development and characterization of diverse nanostructured drug delivery systems, controlled release drug delivery systems, bioenhanced drug delivery systems, nanomaterials and nanocomposites employing Quality by Design approaches and many more. He has also participated and presented his research work at over ten conferences in India, and abroad. He was also the member of scientific societies i.e., Royal Society of Chemistry, Great Britain, International Association of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Switzerland and Swiss Chemical Society, Switzerland.
Dr. Akbar I Inamdar works as an Associate Professor in the Division of Physics and Semiconductor Science, Dongguk University, Seoul, Republic of Korea since 1st April 2009. His area of research is Electrochemistry, Electrocatalysis, Supercapacitors, Smart Supercapacitors, Lithium-Ion batteries (LIB) and solar cells. He has been awarded with the Dongguk University Gold Medal award for the successful career of 10 years in this university. He has published more than 100 research articles in prestigious international journals with an H-index of 37 and total citations of 3669. He attended several National and International conferences. He supervised two research students in their PhD degrees and several students in their master's degree. He is well experienced in raising independent research funds from Korean funding agencies, such as Korean Research Foundation (KRF) and successful utilization for the desired cause.
Dr. Sanjeeb Kalita works as a Scientist at DBT-APSCS&T CoE for Bioresource and Sustainable Development, Kimin, Arunachal Pradesh; pursuing multi-disciplinary research for translational development of phytopharmaceuticals by validating rich traditional knowledge of the tribal populace of North East India and Arunachal Pradesh in particular. He did Ph.D. from the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST, Guwahati, India. He started his research carrier, at VIT university, Vellore India working on development of phyto- drugs for various indication and then moved to IIT, Guwahati, India and worked on nanoparticulate drug delivery system for eradicating dermatophytic infections. His research contributions helped to develop 14 IPR applications, 35 research articles, and two of the patents have been approved recently. One of them (Garcilona, herbal nutraceutical candy comprising hydroxy citric acid) is already on the market. He also contributed towards the development of a germicidal mask for Covid-19, which has already reached the market. He also worked in a rich scientific environment and ecosystem of Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster which consists of the inStem, National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP). Presently, he is involved in exploration of natural source-based drug delivery vehicles for topical applications of therapeutics. He was also part of grant/proposal writing for national and international funding agencies headed by PIs of IASST, IFM, InStem and NCBS, Gauhati University, and DBT- APSCS&T.
Dr. Pramod Kumar is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, NIPER-Guwahati since August 2018. Dr. Pramod Kumar received a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Pharmacy, School of Chemical Sciences and Pharmacy, Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer, Rajasthan. India. Dr. Kumar did post-doctorate from Jamia Hamdard (Deemed to be University), New Delhi, India. Dr. Kumar has done B. Pharm and M. Pharm from School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Dr. Kumar has published various research papers based on reference material development and nanotechnology based product development. Various international and national conferences have been attended by Dr. Kumar. Dr. Kumar has visited Malaysia, Japan and the United Arab Emirates. Currently, Dr. Kumar is working on the development of reference materials via synthetic and herbal routes, and their QAQC
Dr. Anoop Kumar currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Research, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research University (DPSRU), New Delhi, India. Earlier, he has worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Raebareli. He has also worked as Associate Professor and Officiating Head in the Department of Pharmacology, ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga, Punjab. He has also worked in reputed pharmaceutical companies like Cipla Pharmaceutical Limited Baddi, H.P., and Sun Pharmaceutical Limited Gurugram. His research interests are drug repurposing using computational, in-vitro and in-vivo techniques, Meta-analysis, Signal analysis in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoeconomic studies.
Dr. Sandeep Kumar is Assistant Professor in Regulatory Affairs from NIPER-Hyderabad. He got diverse academic and industry experience of almost 9 years. He has completed M. Tech in Pharmaceutical Technology (Biotechnology), NIPER, Mohali, PhD in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from the Dept. of Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar. He did Ph.D and continued as Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Biotechnology, NIT, Jalandhar for 3 years and then shifted to Analytical Research Department of an Industry TEVA API and served there for almost 4 years. His current research interest is Regulatory Affairs and Sciences, Targeted Drug Delivery Systems, Pharmaceutical API development.
Dr. Neeraj Mishra is working as Professor in Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Gwalior since July 2019. He has more than Nineteen years of teaching/industry/ research experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has around 100 publications of International and National repute about recent concepts of novel drug delivery systems, particularly in vaccine delivery and drug targeting and having total citation 2056; h- index 24 and i- index 30. He has also written 5 Books and 7 book chapters. He has also published 3 international and 3 national patents, out of which one international patent has been recently granted. Recently, he got a place in the World Scientist and University Rankings 2021 conducted by AD Scientific Index 2021. Recently, he also served as Guest Editor of Thematic issue entitled "Nanoparticulate Carriers for the Treatment of Infectious Diseases and Cancer", Current Molecular Pharmacology, Volume 14, 2021, Issue number 3, Bentham Sciences, USA, I.F. 3.2. He has also been an approved production chemist from LSSSDC under Skill India Scheme for the period of 2019-2021. He is recipient of "Distinguished Professor Award" 2019 from DST-NSTMIS, SPAICS, Indore, M.P in September 2019. Recently, he got the "Distinguished Professor Award" 2021 from Indian Pharmaceutical Association PA, MP Branch on 2nd October 2021 at Indore, M.P.
Dr. Mallika Pathak is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Miranda House, University of Delhi. She has a teaching experience of more than 17 years having taught chemistry at Miranda House, University of Delhi since 2004. She is a recipient of many awards like Most Promising Innovation in 2016 from University of Delhi; Teaching Excellence Award for Innovation in 2015 from University of Delhi; Best Innovative Idea in 2014 and Australian Leadership Award Fellow (ALAF) in 2013. Being a computational chemist by training she has many research papers in various peer reviewed international journals, authored two book chapters for Elsevier Publishing House and has filed a patent in 2017. She is passionate about promoting Active learning and working with students on Innovative projects and helping them build their career. Her research interests include Drug-molecular interactions, Nano-chemistry and its application to water purification etc. In addition to her academic and research engagements, she is very active in the extra-curricular life of college and has served as a member and faculty advisor of various committees and societies of college.
Prof. Umesh Patil has completed his B. Pharm, M. Pharm and Ph.D. from Dr. H.S. Gour University, Sagar (India) and Postdoctoral studies from Institute of Biology, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Presently, he is working as Professor of Pharmacognosy and serving as General Secretary to Indian Society of Pharmacognosy (ISP). He has also been serving as Board Member & Vice President of International Council for Medicinal Plant Research (ICMAP) and Regional Representative of ICMAP for SAARC countries. His area of specialization is Herbal Drug Technology and Natural Products. He has more than 22 years of experience in teaching and research. He is a recipient of 7 prestigious awards given in the field of HMPs and remained BOYSCAST fellow of DST, Govt of India. He is a member of many professional bodies including International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), International Society of Ethnopharmacology (ISE), International Society for Medicinal Plant Research (GA), Germany, International Pharmaceutical Students Federation, International Society of Natural Product Development, APTI, IPA, IPGA, ISTE, IASTAM, and IAHP. He has published 116 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as editorial board member of many reputed journals. Prof. Patil has done 28 foreign visits in different countries including Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey, South Africa, Germany, France, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, USA, Australia etc. for academic and scientific assignments.
Professor Satyanarayan Pattnaik is a post-graduate in pharmaceutical sciences and earned his doctorate degree in Pharmacy from Berhampur University. He has teaching, research, and professional experience of more than two decades, Dr. Pattnaik is currently serving as a Professor in Pharmaceutics at Talla Padmavathi College of Pharmacy, Warangal, INDIA. Actively engaged in research for the past twelve years, he has many internationally acclaimed publications in reputed peer-reviewed journals with an impressive h-index and citations. His areas of research interest include Pharmaceutical nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical formulation development, controlled drug delivery, Pharmaceutical material science, Solubilization techniques, etc.
Dr. Rakesh Patel is currently working as Professor and Head of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology department at Shree S. K. Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ganpat University, Ganpat Vidyanagar, India. His current research interests are formulation and development of novel and conventional pharmaceutical products, dissolution enhancement techniques, drug delivery, regulatory affairs, and industrial pharmaceutical manufacturing. He has completed several industrial research and consultancy projects related to formulation development, method development and regulatory affairs. He has received various AICTE grants. He has guided 6 PhDs and 42 postgraduate students and currently 5 PhD students are working under his guidance. He has more than 110 research publications and 40 presentations in international and national journals and conferences, respectively. He is working as an advisory editorial committee member of several international journals like Dissolution technologies, Drug Discovery and Therapeutics and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, USA. He is associated with various international and national journals as reviewer such as International journal of Pharmaceutics, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, etc. He had worked as a council member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Mehsana branch for 2008-10 and life member of Indian Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, Indian Society of Technical Education, Indian Pharmaceutical Association. His contributions have been accepted for publication in the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge and Marquis Who's Who in the World.
Prof. Milind Parle is an outstanding Researcher, Eminent Educationist and a Visionary. Dr. Milind Parle is the President of Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and Educators. He served G. J. University of Science and Technology, Hisar as a Chairman, Dept. of Pharm. Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy, Dean, Faculty of Pharm. Sciences and subsequently the Dean Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Parle has more than 40 years of Teaching, Administrative and Research experience. His students are holding senior positions in Pharm. Industries, Academia and Research laboratories all over the globe. Dr. Parle has an impressive h - index of 41, I-10 index of 96 and his 450 research articles carry more than 5800 Citations. Prof. Parle has bagged more than 70 Best Research Paper Awards. The thought provoking academic talks delivered by Dr. Parle as an invited speaker during National and International conferences reflect his ingenious research aptitude and communication skills. Prof. Parle has represented Delhi State in National Chess Championship and is presently an Internationally (FIDE) Rated Chess player. An Indian Patent has been granted recently to Prof. Parle and has several more patents in pipeline. Prof. Parle was conferred coveted Rashtriya Gaurav Award – 2013, Best Pharmacy Teacher Award (Haryana State) -2015, Pharma Ratan Award - 2016 for being an exemplary Academician, Eminent Educationist of India Award -2016 at Indo American Summit for his innovative ideas and the most Prestigious “Pharmacy Teacher of the Year -2016 ” Award conferred by Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI).
Dr. A. Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Atria Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India. He has more than five years of post-doctoral research experience from highly reputed global universities, along with his industrial and teaching experience at various levels. His current research is focused on the development of ionic liquid based smart materials for environmental applications including waste management, water purification and e-waste recycling. He has expertise on the development of validated analytical methods for the determination of new emerging pollutants including pesticides, pharmaceuticals and heavy metals in wastewaters. His research outcomes have been published in high impact journals and cited by highly reputed research groups across the globe. He is an active peer reviewer and editorial member for several high impact journals.
Dr. K. Ruckmani was the first female to receive Doctorate in pharmacy from the state of Tamil Nadu. She has widely explored drug delivery systems and received research grants around 15 crores and established two national facilities serving the research community. She believes in deliverable translational research and product development. She has accomplished several notable and highly funded research projects with 163 publications (h index of 31), 16 book chapters, 3 patents and several prestigious awards (15 awards). Recently, she had established an Incubation center (EDII Chennai supported EDII- Anna Business Incubation Research Foundation) in her campus to support startup companies.
Prof. Swarnlata Saraf is serving as a professor at the University Institute of Pharmacy, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (C.G.) India for the last 29 years. She has received B. Pharmacy degree from I.I.T.B.H.U. and Master's with JRF-UGC (1991) and Ph.D. with SRF-CSIR from H.S. Gour Vishwavidyalay, Sagar in January 1994. Her field of specialization is pharmaceutics and her field of research includes novel drug delivery specially delivery of herbs (phytoconstituents) and cosmetics. She is a recipient of the Illustrious alumini award of Sagar University, honoured by IPGA for her contribution in the profession. She has also been recognized in the world's top 2% Indian scientists by a Stanford University USA survey report. She has received best research paper award by APTI, IPC, P D Sethi award and medicinal plant board Vanaushadhi 2018. She also received a merit award from Brihad Bhartiya Samaj Mumbai. She has also visited the USA for – ACPE, USA meeting in Chicago. She went for a tour as an Indian Delegate for the study tour of Pharmacy Profession by PCI, New Delhi at London, U.K.
Dr. S.J.S. Flora, Former-Director of NIPER, Lucknow, India got his Ph.D. from CSIR-IITR, Lucknow, India and became a post-doctoral fellow at Utah State University, USA. For 29 years, he served in the Defense Research and Development Organization. His major research studies include drug development, and chemical toxicology. His group developed a new drug for arsenic poisoning. The drug was approved by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) and is currently in human trials. He has published over 350 research papers in highly rated peer reviewed journals and 18 patents. He has more than 15000 citations of his work, scientific 'h' index of 61 and has been an Associate Editor/ Member editorial board of nearly 29 international journals.
Prof. Surajit Pathak, PhD is currently working as a Professor at Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam, Chennai from 2015-till date. He has received Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India in 2007, and completed his Post-Doctoral training from the University of Alabama, USA, University of Padova, Italy and University of Linkoping, Sweden. His current research focuses on inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, and microRNA. He has published more than 90 research articles in peer-reviewed international journals of repute with 1850 citations and 27 h-index. Dr. Pathak has Edited Springer Nature book entitled “Cancer Stem Cells: New Horizon Cancer Therapy” in 2020 and Elsevier Book "Stem Cells and Aging" in 2020. He is the member of various professional research bodies of India including Indian Association of Cancer Research and Aesthetic Multispecialty Society (AMS).
Dr. Rahul Shukla, working as Assistant Professor at Department of Pharmaceutics, NIPER Raebareli, India, did Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from CSIR CDRI and J.N.U New Delhi, India, M Pharm from IIT BHU, Varanasi, India. He has the experience of as Research at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, India and D.S Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellow at Panjab University, India. He has more than 85 publications in international peer reviewed high impact journals and Books to his credit. He has filed 7 Indian Patents and 1 Copyright. Recently, he has also published two books in Elsevier and Intech open as Editor. Currently, three Ph.Ds. and many M.S students are pursuing their research work under his guidance. His current research interests include targeted drug delivery systems, particle engineering, controlled delivery for neurodegenerative diseases, dendrimer mediated drug delivery, and bioavailability enhancements.
Dr. Ghulam Md Ashraf is working as Associate Professor in King Fahd Medical Research Center, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. He has a PhD degree in Biochemistry with over eleven years of teaching and research experience in various disciplines of biological and medical sciences. Dr. Ashraf has taught various subjects like Biochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Medical Lab Technology, Molecular Biology, Neurology, and Recombinant DNA Technology at graduate and post-graduate levels. His primary fields of research are biochemistry and neurology, currently focusing on understanding the molecular and behavioral mechanism of effects of anti-diabetic drugs in psychotic and dementia conditions. Dr. Ashraf’s lab is currently investigating the effect of anti-diabetic drugs in dementia, and their role in possible attenuation/reversal of antipsychotic drugs induced weight gain in psychotic conditions. He is also investigating molecular and behavioral mechanisms of novel therapeutic combinations in multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Ashraf has published 296 research articles (citations: 6324, H-index: 41, i10 index: 155) and has been involved in 23 research grants [16 ongoing (13 PI, 3 CoI) and 7 completed (4 PI, 3 CoI)]. Dr. Ashraf is also involved in editorial roles in renowned scientific journals like Journal of Advanced Research (Associate Editor), Scientific Reports (Senior EBM), PLoS One (Academic Editor) and Current Neuropharmacology (Section Editor). Dr. Ashraf has 266 Publons verified editor records, and 496 Publons verified reviewer records. He is professionally associated with the Royal Society of Medicine (Fellow), Royal Society of Biology (Member), American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Member) and Canadian Association of Neuroscience (Member). Most recently, he has been listed in Top 2% Scientists Worldwide, announced by Elsevier BV (Baas et al., 2021).
Dr. Atul Bhargava is currently working as Associate Professor, Department of Botany at Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar, India. He completed his PhD in 2005 from National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow and postdoctoral studies from Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Cytogenetics at the University of Delhi. Dr. Atul Bhargava specializes in genetic improvement of crop plants, phytoremediation and nanobiotechnology. He has about 55 research papers in reputed journals, 5 books and numerous book chapters to his credit. He also has more than 3500 citations to his work. Dr. Atul Bhargava is also serving as an editorial board member of several international journals of repute.
Prof. D. N. Kamra has been working in the field of Animal Nutrition (Rumen Microbiology) research, teaching, and administration for 44 years (1978-2022). He has got over 300 publications. Five top papers have been quoted by 1650 researchers in their publications. He has total citations of 5015, with an h-index of 35 and an i10-index of 89. He has been awarded 13 times by different organizations i.e. Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award and Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Award for Outstanding Teacher by the ICAR, New Delhi. He was awarded Fellowship of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences), Dr. B. Bhattacharya Award and Recognition Award of NAAS have been conferred by the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi. Three authorities in India (CLFMA, Animal Nutrition Association, and Indian Society for Buffalo Development) have conferred Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Animal Science. He published 10 books and edited 6 books which are accepted well by the students and teachers of Animal Nutrition and allied subjects.
Dr. Artabandhu Sahoo graduated (BVSc & AH) in 1988 and did specialization (MVSc & PhD) in Animal Nutrition from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar. He joined Agricultural Research Services as a Scientist in 1993 and now he is the Director, ICAR-National Research on Camel. He received Endeavour Research Fellowship-2009 by DEEWR, Govt. of Australia. His major field of research activities are neonatal nutrition, feed resources, feeding systems & evaluation, rumen ecology, clinical nutrition & dietetics, environment-nutrition interaction. He has more than 500 publications with ~185 peer-reviewed research papers and Google Scholar rating with a 24 H-Index, 60 i10-index (~2200 Citations). He received 'Life-Time Achievement Award' for research & development imbibing Nutrition and Welfare of animals and allied societal development.
Dr. Neeti Sanan-Mishra is leading the Plant RNAi Biology Group at ICGEB, New Delhi. Her research group aims to understand and use RNAi based technology for crop improvement and protection, to address the emerging challenges for sustaining agriculture. Her group's primary research interest is towards understanding the miRNA networks involved in regulating plant development in response to virus infection and abiotic stress. These studies have also been useful in understanding the molecular mechanism of host virus interactions. They have also demonstrated the use of a plant miRNA to enhance the yield of rice.
Dr. Venkatesan, J, MSc., MPhil., PhD. is presently working as a research professor at Hanyang University ERICA, Seoul, South Korea and an assistant professor in Yenepoya Research Centre (YRC), Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangalore, Karnataka. Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Division of Bioengineering, Incheon National University, Incheon, South Korea. In addition, he worked as a Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Marine Bioprocess Research Center (MBPRC) at Pukyong National University, South Korea. He received his master of science in chemistry from Thiruvalluvar University in 2005. Further, he received his PhD. from Pukyong National University in 2011. His primary research interests are investigating and developing materials from marine sources for biomedical applications. Furthermore, his research works include the investigation of natural biomaterials for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications. He has published more than 160 research papers with an h-index of 44 and holds four patents.
Dr. Vivek, H.K obtained his Master's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Mysore. Later he joined Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru, and worked on the purification and isolation of taste peptides, and it was patented. After completing the project, he enrolled for Ph.D in Applied Science (Biotechnology) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgium. During his doctoral studies, he was awarded CSIR-Senior Research Fellow, and Ph. D Student Assistantship from TEQIP (Govt of India). In the year 2016, he was awarded Ph. D and joined M/s. Syngene International as Senior research associate at the Discovery Chemistry-Analytical Research and Development division. Dr. Vivek specialized in Venom Biology, Analytical Biochemistry, Medical Chemistry, Enzyme Technology, and Computational Biology. He has published 58 research papers and guided more than 30 Master students for their dissertation. He is also working on academic-industry collaboration and consultancy. He is also a reviewer for several international journals published by Elsevier, Bentham Science and Royal Society of Chemistry.
Annamalai Senthil Kumar is a Senior Professor in the Dept. of Chemistry, School of Advanced Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Tamil Nadu, India & part of CO2 Research and Green Technology Centre, VIT. His research interest includes interdisciplinary areas of Nano-, Bio- and Molecular- Electrochemistry. He has published over 20 publications (Scopus Index(R); 7406627815). His h-index value is 38. Since 2014, he has been serving as an Advisory Board member of The Analyst (RSC) and an (Invited) elected member of Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).
Dr. Shivani Rai Paliwal is a senior Assistant Professor working at SLT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India. She has more than 14 years of teaching and research experience. Her research areas include targeted nanomedicine and drug delivery for breast cancer and nano chemoprevention. Dr. Paliwal has published about 50 articles, 20 book chapters, 03 books and 02 editorials. She is a recipient of MP young scientist award (MPCST), Rudolf Cimdins Award (ESB, Switzerland), Travel Award (ICBN, Singapore) and Fast track young scientist award (DST, New Delhi). Her projects have been funded by DST, New Delhi and ICMR, New Delhi.
Madhuri Sharon did PhD from Leicester University. She completed Postdoc from Bolton Institute of Technology. She is the Director of WCRNB. She is the Visiting Professor of MNIT & Srimaharshi Research Institute Vedic-Technology. Besides, she is also the Managing Director of Monad-Nanotech & Nano-Wealth. Her research interests include: Nanotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Tissue-Culture, and Ancient Indian Science. She has written 12 books, edited 3 books, 214-articles and 11-patents. She has guided 18 PhDs, and 180 masters’ students. She is also the Director of RELIANCE Industries, Vice-President of GUFIC, Officer-in-charge of ICRISAT, Principal of SICES College, and Lecturer at the Poona University. She is the editor of 4 Journals. She has been a Consultant at United Nations Asia-Pacific, SAARC, Biotech Consortium India Ltd, MNRE India. She has achieved a number of national and international awards.
Santosh K. Tiwari received his Ph.D. (2017) from IIT Dhanbad, India in Graphene Based Polymer Nanocomposites and then worked with HSCL, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea for 1.5 years. In 2019, he joined the University of Guangxi, Nanning, China as a research faculty and then moved to Poland where he got a NAWA research grant from Govt. of Poland and is presently working as scientist at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Poland. He has published more than 55 research articles with an h-index of 20 in reputed scientific journals and has presented his works as invited speaker in different countries.
Prof. V.S. VASANTHA, Ph.D. in Electrochemistry and has more than 25 years of research experience and more than 13 years of teaching experience. She has been doing research in electrochemical and optical biosensors, Electroplating, Corrosions, Fuel cells and Natural Products. She was a postdoctoral fellow at National Taipei University of Technology, and National Taiwan University and recipient of the Brain-Pool Scientist Fellowship from Korea Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea. She has published more than 90 articles, 3 book chapters, and 1 patent. Her article published in Electroanalytical Chemistry received the best citation award in 2009. Currently, she is a Registrar at the Madurai Kamaraj University and course coordinator for PG Diploma in Industrial Metal Finishing.
Dr. S.Karthikeyan is presently working as Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Syed Ammal Engineering College, Ramanathapuram, Tamilnadu, India. He has 21 years of teaching experience and 5 years of industrial experience. He has produced four Ph.D. scholars and presently guiding 5 Ph.D. scholars. He has published 63 (SCI) and 26 (Scopus) research papers in international and national journals. His specialized area is Thermal engineering, Biofuel, Engine, and solar technology.
Dr. Lakshmanan Rajendran is a Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Academy of Maritime Education and Training (Deemed to be University), Chennai, India. He has 30 years of expertise in mathematical and computational modelling. He has published 150 papers in international / SCI and over 140 articles in national journals. He executed many research projects from different funding agencies including DST, CSIR, UGC in India. He visited Germany and Poland under INSA fellowships. More than 35 students completed their PhD degrees under his guidance. At present, eight students are doing research under his guidance without fellowship. He has scientific lineage and collaboration from several eminent scientists and professors at the national and international levels.
Dr. Hari Prasanna Deka Boruah did his masters in Botany with specialization in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Gauhati University. He had 25 years of research experience in soil microbiology, biotechnology, environmental Biotechnology and in Plant Sciences. Before joining the present assignment as 1st Principal of Government Model College, Kaziranga, he served as Sr. Principal Sct. at CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat. He was the Head of the Division of Biotechnology and subsequently in Biological Sciences and Technology Division (BSTD) at CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat where he was leading seventeen Scientists working in different fields of Biological Sciences. His work was both basic and applied in nature and executed several projects in basics and applied in nature sponsored by government agencies and industry. His field validation work on oil degraded environment as well as mine degraded environment is remarkable. To his credit he has published good numbers of SCI publication of repute, supervised 17 PhD's with many masters, and M.Tech dissertations. He has four patents, and two technologies commissioned with a production capacity of one ton per day.
Dr. Subrota Hati has been working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Dairy Microbiology, SMC College of Dairy Science, Kamdhenu University, Anand, Gujarat, India since 2012. Dr. Hati did Master and Doctorate from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India in Dairy Microbiology. Dr. Hati also did postDoc from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2018 under the Indo-Australian Career Boosting Gold Fellowship sponsored by DBT, New Delhi.
Dr. Tabish Qidwai is an Associate Professor at SRM University, Lucknow, India. He previously served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, and Assistant Professor at Raja Balwant Singh College Agra, UP. He did Master of Technology in Biotechnology from Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow. He received a Ph.D in Biotechnology from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, India. His research interests are focused on functional genomics and immunology, especially polymorphisms, immunogenetics, and computational biology. He has received various prestigious awards including the Rashtriya Gaurav Award, Chancellor Gold Medal. He has published more than 30 research and review articles in peer-reviewed international journals and authored numerous book chapters.
Dr. Suneetha V. is currently working as professor in the department of Biotechnology, Vellore Institute of Technology. She was awarded gold medal in under-graduation and post-graduation for scoring the highest marks. She received the BEST research paper award in the SAARC conference 2002. She completed her PhD thesis evaluation and declaration by Antony Kris Oxford University, UK, Best Red Cross programme officer award from IRCS, Prathibha jyothi award from India, YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD/ fellowship (under FAST TRACK scheme) from Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. Her Scopus indexed score is 132 publications with total -199 including non-Scopus and TR impact. Under her supervision, 5 students have completed and 6 are currently working for doctoral degree.
Dr. Kamalakanta Behera is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry (CBFS, ASAS), Amity University Gurgaon, Haryana, India. He obtained his PhD degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi in 2010. Then he went to Nagoya University Japan & Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore as a postdoctoral research fellow. He was selected for the prestigious JSPS postdoctoral Fellowship in 2012. He also worked as a DST fast track young scientist in Jamia Millia Islamia from 2016 - 2019. His research group mainly focuses on ionic Liquids, Deep Eutectic Solvents, Colloids, Photophysics, Sensors and Biosensors.
Dr. Bubun Banerjee received his Ph.D. degree in 2016 from the Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India. He has six years of teaching as well as research experience. Presently, he is working as an assistant professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Akal University, Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Punjab, India. He has published more than 85 research as well as review articles all in internationally reputed peer reviewed journals. He is the author/co-author of ten book chapters and co-edited seven books. As a guest editor, he has edited seven special thematic issues for the journals like Current Organic Chemistry, Current Green Chemistry, Current Organocatalysis, Current Microwave Chemistry, Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry published by Bentham Science Publishers. He has already supervised one M.Phil as well as one PhD student. Presently, four other PhD students are carrying out their research work under his active supervision. His research interests are focused on the development of novel synthetic methodologies for biologically relevant compounds with special emphasis on greener aspects. He is an honorary member of ACS, RSC and SIGMA XI.
Professor H M Chawla received PhD from University of Delhi in 1974. He taught chemistry at Delhi University during 1971-82 and at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi from (1982-2015), where he became Head of the Department (2001-2004) and Professor [HAG]. He has been a postdoctoral Fulbright scholar at SUNY Binghamton, New York (1981-1982) and a visiting Professor at several reputed institutions. He gave numerous invited lectures in more than ten prominent countries and functioned as National Advisor to Government of India (2016-2020). Professor Chawla has been the President of Organic Chemistry Section of Indian Council of Chemists. He worked in diverse areas of Organic Chemistry and distinguished himself for calixarene based investigations for ionic and molecular recognition. He has authored more than 210 original research papers, 6 patents, 10 books, in addition to mentoring over 33 PhDs and 40 Postdoctoral associates. He is the winner of several academic recognitions like Lockheed-Martin Gold Medal and Burhani foundation NEERI (CSIR), National Research and Development Corporation and Prof. M N Desai awards and 6 Patents in addition to prestigious oration presentations.
Dr. Gaonkar received his PhD degree in synthetic organic chemistry from University of Mysore, India (2007). He was the JSPS postdoctoral fellow at AIST, Japan and worked on microwave assisted synthesis of drug seeds (2008-2010). He was a postdoctoral fellow at AstraZeneca India and worked on drug development (2011). Also worked with pharmaceutical companies and got rich experience in pharmaceutical development. His areas of research interest are Organic Synthesis, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, Drug discovery/development and Material Chemistry. Currently, working as Professor at Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, Manipal. He published more than 100 research papers and got 6 patents into his credits, has Scopus H-index of 20.
Prof. Rakesh Kumar Sharma is the Coordinator of Green Chemistry Network Centre, University of Delhi, India. He is a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Honorary Secretary of RSC London (North India Section). Apart from this, he is also a member of American Chemical Society (ACS) and the faculty advisor of the International Student Chapter of ACS at the University of Delhi. He is also an Honorary Professor at Deakin University, Australia. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 1986 from University of Delhi, Prof. Sharma worked on the JSPS Post- Doctoral Fellowship at University of Tokyo and Kumamoto University. He has successfully supervised the research work of 43 Ph.D. and M. Phil students and published more than 160 research as well as review articles in renowned international journals of RSC, ACS, Wiley and Elsevier. Recently, he has been nominated as the series advisor of RSC Green Chemistry Book Series. Apart from this, he is also the editorial board member of Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, a primary research, gold open access journal of Elsevier Publications and the ambassador of Bentham Publications. Prof. Sharma has authored several books of World Scientific, Wiley and Stanford Publications. His research interests primarily focus on the fabrication of organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials for their applications as scavengers, sensors and catalysts, etc. He has been awarded the Certificate of Appreciation for being the "Highly Cited Researcher-2021" by RSC. He has also been identified among World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University.
Dr. T. R. Swaroop is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Studies in Organic Chemistry, University of Mysore, Mysuru. He received a Ph. D from the University of Mysore. He has worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada and the Guangxi Normal University, China. He is a visiting scientist at the Yildiz Technical University, Turkey and the Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He has received eleven gold medals and eight cash prizes. In addition, he has witnessed the Republic Day Parade as a guest of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. He has published more than 59 research articles.
Dr. Md. Ahmaruzzaman is currently working as a full professor in the Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India. He received his postgraduate degree in M.Sc. (Chemistry) from North Bengal University after his graduation from the same University. He also received his postgraduate degree in M.Tech. (Energy Science & Technology) from Jadavpur University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He has supervised several projects at the post graduate level and produced several PhDs. He has published more than 175 research papers in international journals as well as in various national and international conferences. He has more than 10000 citations in international journals. He is a reviewer of various peer-reviewed reputed international and national journals.
Dr. Narendra Kumar is an Associate Professor in Department of Environmental Science, and presently, he is also working as Head in the Department of Geology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh, India. He has guided 5 Ph. D. and 45 M.Sc. research projects for their respective degrees. He has two ongoing and one completed research project. Further, he has over 42 refereed international publications and 23 book chapters, 5 books and several other articles with around 925 citations. His h-index is 15 and i10-index is 19. His area of research includes phytoremediation, water pollution and aquatic toxicology etc.
Dr. Sandeep Kumar is presently working as a scientist at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India. The author has an experience of more than six years as a scientist and has published more than 30 research articles and book chapters in well-reputed and renewed national and international journals. He has expertise in heavy metals toxicity assessment of contaminated vegetables, greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions from different vegetables cultivation practices, and water and air pollution.
Dr. Jyoti Mittal is an alumnus of I.I.T., Roorkee (India) and presently working as faculty in the Department of Chemistry, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal (India). In the year 2018, she has been designated as Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers and appeared amongst 4000 most influential scientists of the world. Her research interests include removal of hazardous organic and inorganic substances from wastewater. Her present h-index is 35 and her research papers have been cited more than 9000 times. She is an editorial board member and a reviewer of a number of international journals of the environmental field.
Dr. Prakash C. Sahoo is currently working as a Research Manager at Indian Oil R&D Center, Faridabad. He has more than 10 years of research experience in Biochemistry and Petroleum Biotechnology. Dr. Sahoo co-authored over 23 peer-reviewed scientific articles in the leading journals, 2 book chapters and more than 20 conference proceedings. He is co-inventor of 8 US, 2 Indian and 3 Korean patents. Dr. Sahoo is the winner of 2nd overseas exchange program to France at UST (2013) and received several best presentation awards. Dr. Sahoo completed his PhD from UST-KIGAM (2013), South Korea and was the recipient of BK21 Plus postdoctoral fellowship for his postdoctoral research in KAIST, South Korea (2014).
Dr. Nabajyoti Saikia is an Associate Professor in Chemistry, The Assam Kaziranga University, Jorhat, Assam. He did his Ph. D work from the CSIR NEIST (formerly Regional Research Laboratory) Jorhat, Assam and received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Dibrugarh University, India. He has extensive postdoctoral research experience in solid waste management and has published numerous scientific publications in this field. He is the co-author with Prof. Jorge De Brito, at the IST, University of Lisbon, of a major reference book, Recycled Aggregate in Concrete: Use of Industrial, Construction and Demolition Waste. He also serves as a reviewer of more than thirty SCI/SCOPUS journals.
Pradeep Verma is a professor in the Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, CURAJ, Ajmer, India. He worked as associate professor and reader-founder head at GGV, Bilaspur, and Assam University, Silchar. He received his Ph.D. from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, and master's and bachelor's from MDS University, Rajasthan. He worked as visiting scientist at UFZ Centre for Environmental Research, Halle, Germany, and postdoctoral fellow at ASCR Prague, Gottingen University Germany, and RISH Kyoto University Japan. He also worked at Reliance Life Sciences, Mumbai, India. His stay at Japan and Reliance Life Sciences resulted in several commercialized national and international patents. He is a recipient of various prestigious awards and fellowships, such as the Ron- Cockcroft award by Swedish society, UNESCO Fellow, DFG fellow, and JSPS PDF. He is a fellow of Mycological Society of India and Biotech Research Society of India. His area of expertise involves microbial diversity, bioremediation, bioprocess development, lignocellulosic, and algal biomass based bio refinery. He has contributed to 73+ research papers, 32 book chapters, and 11 edited books. He is editorial board member and reviewer of several prestigious high impact journals.
Dr. Thippa Reddy Gadekallu is currently working as Associate Professor in School of Information Technology and Engineering, VIT, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. He obtained his B.Tech. in CSE from Nagarjuna University, India, M.Tech. in CSE from Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and completed his Ph.D in VIT, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. He has more than 14 years of experience in teaching. He has published more than 100 international/national publications. Currently, his areas of research include Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Deep Neural Networks, Blockchain, Computer Vision.
Professor Harish Kumar Chopra completed his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Punjabi University, Patiala (INDIA) in 1992. He has been working as professor since 2009 of Chemistry at Sant Longowal Institute of Engg. & Technology (SLIET), Longowal, Punjab, INDIA. He has additional administrative experience and has served as Dean (Planning & Development) and presently having additional duties of Registrar at SLIET), Longowal in addition to becoming full time professor. He was selected under Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP) of MHRD, GOI and underwent training at Penn State University, USA. He has also worked for the welfare of Persons with Disability. He was the founder Head of the Department of Disabilities Studies for 3 years, in addition, he was Head of the Department of Chemistry for more than 6 years. He has published more than 100 research papers in reputed international/national journals in the area of organic Chemistry/Biotechnology. He has authored 06 international books; has guided 10 students for Ph.D. Degree and 35 students for M. Tech./M. Sc. Dissertations. He is Editor/Reviewer of many national/international journals. He has also visited UK, USA, Singapore, Thailand etc. to present his research work. Recently, during COVID-19, he has uploaded more than 200 VIDEO LECTURES (on Organic /Bio-Organic/Engineering Chemistry) on YouTube to help the student community during these emergent times. Dr. Harish Kumar Chopra has been conferred with “Lifetime Achievement Award” at International Scientist Awards 2020 on Engineering, Science and Medicine and “Best Academician of the Year (Male) Award” at 2nd International Academic & Research Excellence (IARE) Award by GISR Foundation, INDIA. He was also Awarded “Young Scientist Fellowship” by “Punjab State Council for Science & Technology”. He is FELLOW, of the International Congress of Chemistry & Environment (FICCE).
Dr. Navin K. Rastogi is an M.Tech., M.B.A., Ph.D. in Food Engineering. He is the Chief Scientist & Head of the Department of Food Engineering, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India. His Major work includes application of Chemical Engineering Principles for process and product development in the area of Food Science and Technology. HE performed pioneering R&D work on various research aspects such as high-pressure processing, graphene nano-composite, forward osmosis, infusion of bioactive compounds, downstream processing of enzymes and proteins, encapsulation of anthocyanin, modelling of synthesis of PHA, designer oils, biofilms from chitosan, thermos-sonication for the preservation of fruit juices, which led to generation of fruitful results for potential applications. All these research initiatives culminated in 17 patents besides more than 178 original publications in reputed international journals having high total citations (10440 Nos) and h-index (57). His contributions have generated a cash inflow of ~Rs. 5.50 Crores. He is a Co-Editor of the journal, "Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies" (Elsevier), Associate Editor of the "Journal of Food Process Engineering" (Weily), Executive Editor of the "International Journal of Membrane Science & Technology" and board member in a number of other scientific journals.
Dr. Anandakumar Haldorai is an associate professor and research head in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Sri Eshwar College of Engineering, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. He did Master’s in Software Engineering and PhD in Information and Communication Engineering from PSG College of Technology under, Anna University, Chennai. His research areas include Big Data, Cognitive Radio Networks, Mobile Communications and Networking Protocols. He has authored more than 128 research papers in reputed International Journals and IEEE conferences. He has authored 11 books and many book chapters with reputed publishers, such as Springer and IGI. He is Editor in Chief of KeAi – Elsevier IJIN and served as a reviewer for IEEE, IET, Springer, Inderscience and Elsevier journals. He is also the guest editor of many journals with Elsevier, Springer, Inderscience, etc. He has been the General Chair, Session Chair, and panelist in several conferences. He is a senior member of IEEE, IET, ACM and fellow member of EAI research group.
Dr. M.A. JABBAR is a Professor and Head of the Department CSE (AI & ML), Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. He obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from JNTUH, Hyderabad, and Telangana, India. He has been teaching for more than 20 years. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Bioinformatics, Cyber Security, Machine Learning, Attack Graphs, and Intrusion Detection Systems. He Received best faculty researcher award from CSI Mumbai chapter and Fossee Labs IIT Bombay, and Recognized as an outstanding reviewer from Elsevier, Received outstanding Leadership award from IEEE Hyderabad Section. He published 5 patents (Indian) in machine learning and allied areas and published a book on “Heart Disease Data Classification using Data Mining Techniques”, with LAP LAMBERT Academic publishing, Mauritius in 2019. He is a senior member of IEEE, and Lifetime member of Computer Society of India (CSI) and the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA). He is serving as a chair, IEEE CS chapter Hyderabad Section. He is also serving as a member of Machine Intelligence Laboratory, USA (MIRLABS) and USERN, IRAN, Asia Pacific Institute of Science and Engineering (APISE) Hong Kong, member of Internet Society (USA), United States, member of data science society USA, and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Society of India (AIML), Bangalore.
Prof. Vinod Patidar is currently the Professor and Dean Research at Sir Padampat Singhania University, Udaipur. He has over two decades of rich experience in teaching, research and administration. His research interests include Bifurcation & chaos in nonlinear dynamical systems, Control & synchronization of chaos, Cryptography using chaotic dynamical systems, quasigroups & fractional transforms, Dynamical behaviour of q-deformed nonlinear dynamical systems and charged particle impact ionization of atoms/ions/molecules, robust chaos and chaotification in dynamical systems. He has been a Visiting Guest Scientist at the Helmholtz Institute for Supercomputational Physics, University of Potsdam, Germany and International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy in 2003 and 2005, respectively. His research papers have received more than 3950 citations in WoS/SCOPUS journals raising his individual h-index to 20 and one of his papers has also received MOST CITED PAPER AWARD for Image and Vision Computing (Elsevier) journal. He has also presented research papers in various international conferences held in Italy, Germany, Greece, Canada, Nepal, UK, South Korea and Brazil. He has been awarded various research & travel fellowships /grants/awards like DST Young Scientist Research Grant, SERB-MATRICS Grant, UGC Junior and Senior Research Fellowships. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) of India a Senior Member of IEEE, IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Information Theory Society, IEEE Computer Society, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT), and International Association of Engineers (IAENG). He is the Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Indian Physics Association (IPA), Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), Indian Physical Society (IPS) and Indian Society of Atomic and Molecular Physics (ISAMP), Indian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ISIAM) and Indian Mathematical Society (IMS).
Dr. S.Vimal is working as Associate Professor, Data Analytics Lab Department of Artificial Intelligence & DS, Ramco Institute of Technology, Tamilnadu, India. He has around Fourteen years of teaching experience, he is an EMC certiﬁed Data Science Associate and CCNA certiﬁed professional too. He holds a Ph.D in Information and Communication Engineering from Anna University Chennai and he received Master's Degree from Anna University Coimbatore. He is a member of various professional bodies and organized various funded workshops and seminars. He has wide publications in the highly impact journals in the area of Data Analytics, Networking and Security issues and published 04 book chapters. He has hosted two special sessions for IEEE sponsored conferences in Osaka, Japan and Thailand. He has acted as Session chairs, organizing committee member, advisory committee and outreach committee member in various international conferences in IEEE and Other prestigious conferences. His areas of interest include Game Modelling, Artiﬁcial Intelligence, Cognitive radio networks, Network security, Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics. He is a Senior member in IEEE and holds membership in various professional bodies. He has served as reviewer for Springer, Elsevier and Wiley journals. He has hosted 9 special issues in Elsevier, Springer and CMC tech science journals. He has served as Guest editor for SCI journals and edited 3 books in Scopus indexed. He is a Senior Member in IEEE and listed among Top 2% scientists in Artificial Intelligence by Stanford University USA for the year 2022.
Dr. Sumanta Bhattacharya is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, The University of Burdwan. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from The University of Burdwan in 2003 and performed post-doctoral research as a JSPS fellow in SUMS, Japan during 2005-2007. He joined The University of Burdwan in 2007 as a Reader in Chemistry. Dr. Bhattacharya has completed 8 research projects of various funding agencies like CSIR, SERB-DST, UGC, WB-DST and DAE during his service and is the recipient of many awards like S. R. Palit Young Scientist Research Award from Indian Chemical Society in 2003, FAST Track Research award in 2007, DAE Young Scientist Research award in 2010, UGC Research Award in 2014 (ranked 1st among all the candidates in India) & William J. Acree award from COGNIZURE in 2015 for outstanding research in Physical Chemistry. Very recently, Dr. Bhattacharya was nominated as a Member of National Academy of Sciences India. Dr. Bhattacharya has published more than 115 research papers in journals of high national and international repute including one in Nature Nanotechnology in 2007. Till date, six numbers of research students have got their Ph.D. degree under his supervision. He is a potential reviewer for various national and internal research journals.
Prof. Goutam Kumar Patra did Ph.D. from Jadavpur University, under the supervision of Prof. Dipankar Datta at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata. Then he joined Tel Aviv University, Israel, as a postdoctoral research fellow with Prof. Israel Goldberg (2000–2002). Subsequently he moved to the Carnegie Mellon University, USA where he worked with Prof. Catalina Achim. Then he joined as Asst. Prof. in Vijoygarh Jyotish Ray College, Kolkata in December 2003. He visited Max Planck Institute of Bioinorganic Chemistry, Mülheim, Germany as a BOYSCAST fellow during 2006–07 and worked with the then Director, Prof. Karl Wieghardt. He is a Professor in Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur since 2012 and former Dean School of Physical Science (2012-15 and 2018-21). His research interests include chemosensor, redox activity, azamacrocyclic chemistry, crystal engineering, porphyrin and supramolecular chemistry, peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) and free radical chemistry. So far, he has published more than hundred research papers in the journals of national and international repute.
Prof Sahab Dass joined DEI in the year 1986 as Assistant Professor where he is currently serving as Head of the Department of Chemistry. He is actively involved in the research pertaining to Solar Water Splitting for Hydrogen Generation for the past 20 years and his group has produced more than 40 PhD’s in this area. Prof. Dass has an h-index of 35 and has co-authored more than 120 publications in scientific journals of repute. He was recently granted two patents by the Government of India for twenty years on the development of materials for PEC water Splitting for Hydrogen Generation. He has completed two international projects funded through DST-NSF and Indo-US 21st Century Knowledge Initiative with University of Maryland and Arizona State University, respectively. Prof Dass was honoured with the visiting Professorship in the NANOCAT, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur for three years from 2013-2016. Prof. Dass was appointed Member of the Editorial Board of General Chemistry journal in 2019 and Bronto Library of Energy Science & Technology in 2020. He has successfully completed six federally funded research projects with a financial outlay of Rs 4.34 crores, while one worth Rs 3.49 crores is ongoing.
Gopal Krishna Dhali is currently a Professor and Head of the Department of Gastroenterology, School of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education And Research, Kolkata, India. His research interests include Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Portal Hypertension and Irritable bowel syndrome.
Prof. Asad U Khan graduated in Chemistry and did his post graduate in Biotechnology and obtained a doctorate in Biochemistry from Aligarh Muslim University and later proceeded for his post doc in RUTGERS University New Jersey, USA during 2000-2003 for three years. Currently, he is a Professor and Ex-Coordinator Biotechnology Unit, AMU, Aligarh India. He has been involved in teaching microbiology at post-graduate and doctoral level for the last 24 years and has guided 27 PhDs, 17 MDs/MPhil and >57 Current Indian Science Masters dissertations in the area of antibiotic resistance and therapy. He has published over 240 research articles in the area of antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in peer reviewed high impact Q1/Q2 journals with H-Index 42 (Scopus). His work has been cited in Nature, Science, Cell, EMBO J, JBC etc. He has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at the University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia for the period of two years. He is a member of several international committees.
Dr. Vigneswaran Dhasarathan received his Ph. D in Information and communication Engineering and specific areas of research included optical communication, photonic network, wireless optical communication in the higher end of 5G network. He is also working with Space division multiplexing application for avoiding the cross-talk effects of dense network optical systems. In addition, he is also working in the field of photonics 2D materials, Photonics sensing, Nonlinear photonics, UWB antenna, Flexible antenna. He currently works as Assistant Professor at Kathir College of Engineering, Coimbatore and he is also a visiting researcher of Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam. He has published around 60 papers in well reputed journals including, IEEE, Nature, Springer, Wiley, SPIE, world scientific publisher, Taylor francis, IET, OSA. As a reviewer, he has reviewed more than 100 articles from various journals including IEEE, Nature and OSA. He has been declared as the fastest reviewer from Elsevier and springer.
Dr. Rampal Pandey is currently working as Senior Assistant Professor (Gr-1) at National Institute of Technology Uttarakhand, INDIA since 2018. He is currently Asso. Dean (Faculty Welfare and International Affairs). Prior, he worked as DST-Inspire Faculty in Dr. Harisingh Gour University Sagar, India during 2013-2018. He received PhD in 2012 from Banaras Hindu University, MSc in 2004; Inorganic Chemistry and BSc in 2002 from APS University Rewa. His areas of research involve Inorganic Chemistry, MOFs, Soft & Responsive Materials, Chemosensors, Catalysis & Photocatalysis. He has 12 Awards to his credit including prestigious “THE PRESIDENT’S INSPIRED TEACHER” recognition by Hon’ble President of India. He has more than 43 odd international publications in reputed publishers. He has delivered numerous invited talks and organized many conferences/workshops.He has developed several e-contents and in MHRD-UGC e-PG pathshala programme and MOOCs as coordinator. He has been actively involved as reviewer and editorial board member in some reputed publishing platforms.
Md. Ahmaruzzaman is currently working as senior associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India. He has been ranked among the top 2% scientists in the world for the last two consecutive years and also declared as the "Best Scientist in University'' in the world scientist and university ranking 2021, published by AD SCIENTIFIC INDEX. His worldwide ranking (subject wise) is 24. He received his postgraduate degree in M.Sc. (Chemistry) from North Bengal University after his graduation from the same University. He also received his postgraduate degree in M.Tech. from Jadavpur University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He has supervised several projects at the post graduate level and produced more than ten PhDs. He has published more than 170 research papers in international journals as well as in various national and international conferences. He has more than 9000 Citations in international journals. He is a reviewer of various peer-reviewed reputed national and international journals.
Shakeel Ahmed (PhD, 1987, Mines ParisTech, France) is Professor at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, India. Being an Earth Scientist, he has worked extensively for Groundwater Hydrology in his 37 years' career at CSIR's National Geophysical Research Institute and Chair Professor in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He led a number of national and international projects on Groundwater including a mega program of National Aquifer Mapping in India with more than 150 SCI publications, supervised 40 doctoral theses. He is the Managing Secretariat of the Asian GWADI as its Secretary. His awards include National Geoscience Award, International Prize for water Science, National Mineral Award, INC-IAH Excellence Award, NGRI-AHI National Lecture Award, IGU-Annie Talwani Memorial Prize, Young Scientist Award etc. He is the Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), and National Academy of Sciences of India. Ahmed has led an Indo-French Centre for Groundwater Research in Hyderabad for almost 2 decades as its founder head. He has been the visiting fellow to the Aligarh Muslim University and visiting professor to Kashmir University.
Dr. Vijay Kumar is a government servant and working as Scientist with Government of India. He is an internationally recognized Chemistry Scientist, with more than ten years of groundbreaking research on various multidisciplinary issues described in over 130 publications with an H-Index 33. In his short research period, he has attained a very good reputation. He is editorial member and reviewer of more than 25 reputed journals and he has been recognized many times for his reviewing contributions which highlights his research interest and contributions towards science & technology and society. More significantly, in his early stage of research career, he is a member of various national and international research societies and editorial boards. He has contributed to the Pharma sector, quality control, pesticides studies, environmental, drug standardization, metals, nano-chemistry and natural product chemistry. He has worked on burning issues like "effects of pesticides on food/ crops/ environment/ soils/ metal ions/microorganisms". Presently he is working as departmental head of a well-established and reputed Lab at Central Ayurveda Research Institute, Jhansi where herbal drugs standardization and their quality control is the primary aim.
Prof.(Dr.) G.S. Shekhawat presently works as Professor in the Department of Botany (UGC-CAS), Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. Dr. Shekhawat completed his M.Sc. and PhD from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur and since then continuously engaged in teaching and research; after completion of PhD; Prof. Shekhawat has received CSIR Post-Doctoral fellowship and successfully completed this project. Dr. Shekhawat has received a prestigious BOYSCAST fellowship and worked in the Department of Interdisciplinary Science, University of South Florida Tampa, USA, on Nano-Biotechnology. Moreover, Dr. Shekhawat has also been awarded the National Fellowship of Slovak Republic, INSA International Exchange Fellowship, and honored by the Young Research Award. Prof. Shekhawat was also awarded the Professor YS Murthy Gold medal by Indian Botanical Society for his significant contribution in plant biotechnology.
Dr. Arun Dev Sharma has 17 yrs of rich experience in teaching and research. He has published about 80 papers in national and international journals. He has supervised more than 40 students at PG level and 1 student at PhD level. He is also the coordinator of DST govt. of India INSPIRE and unnat bharat abiyan programmes. He received about 5 research projects from UGC, DBT and DST govtf India. Dr. Sharma received the best teacher award from the Punjab academy of sciences. In addition, he has presented his findings in various countries like the USA, Italy, China and Poland. He has conducted various conferences and workshops at national and state level and has received grants from DBT, DST and UGC Govt of India. At present, he is working in the area of phytochemistry. During his research, 3 herbal products have been launched, including eucalyptus oil, lemongrass powder and herbal pesticide. At present, he is actively working on the role of eucalyptus oil on covid-19 and black fungus diseases in India. Under DST-SEED govt of India programme, and kind support from Principal Dr. GS Samra, he has trained many people across Jalandhar on the extraction of essential oils and their use from underutilized crops for the upliftment of scocio-economic conditions of citizens in Jalandhar district.
Dr. Gayatri Tripathi is a recognized researcher in the field of fish disease diagnosis and health management. Currently, she is working as a Principal Scientist, Division of Aquatic Animal and Health Management at ICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai. She is holding memberships of highly acclaimed professional societies and effectively working as an editor and reviewers for reputed journals. She has completed 3 projects as PI and 10 projects as Co-PI. She has led technical presentations at different scientific forums and the assessment of project applications and reports. She has an enviable track record of scientific achievements through scientific publications as well as researching and implementing new scientific concepts and procedures. Dr. Tripathi has the competencies to independently design projects and experiments and is known for superior written and verbal communication, documentation skills along with the ability to effectively work in interdisciplinary teams. She has been awarded the Best Scientist and Best Extension Scientist Award by the Institute for her excellent performance. She has guided several Ph.D. and M.F.Sc. students. She has published more than 50 research papers in both national and international peer reviewed journals, 15 popular and review articles, 41 manual chapters, 4 technical bulletins and 3 book chapters. Her total citations are 1450, h-index-19 and i10-index-29.
Dr. Samson Jerold Samuel Chelladurai working as Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology (SKCET), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. He received a Gold Medal and secured University First Rank in post-graduation. He obtained a Ph.D. in Composite Materials in 2018. He specialized in manufacturing engineering. He has published many research articles in journals and served as editor for special issues in international journals. He has also published five books, five patents, and received grants worth $89,000 USD. He has received several awards from SKCET and other organizations and societies.
Dr. D.K. Dwivedi is currently a Professor in the Department of Physics and Material Science and Dean of Faculty Affairs, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. He started his career as Scientific Officer in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai in 2001. He has served as Lecturer in Physics, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University for nearly 8 years. He joined as a reader in Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur in 2009. He to his credit has 178 publications in international Journals and Conferences. He has authored four books and one book is in press. Dr. Dwivedi has supervised 10 Doctoral theses and 6 are in progress. He has been awarded two major research projects. He has organized four national level conferences. His area of interest is amorphous semiconductors, nano structured materials, solar cell devices and fiber optic sensors.
Prof. S. Harikrishnan is a Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kings Engineering College, Chennai, India. He received his B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Madras in 2002 and M.E. in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineering and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University in 2007 and 2015, respectively. He has organized four international conferences and delivered invited talks in many colleges in India. He has published 32 research articles in different journals of national and international repute. He guided two Ph.D. scholars successfully. His areas of research include phase change materials, nanofluids, and supercapacitors.
Dr. N.Kanagathara is a Professor in the Department of Physics. She received her B.Sc in 1995 from Government College for Women (affiliated to Bharathidasan University), Kumbakonam, Tanjore District. She got her M.Sc in 1997 from the Department of Physics, Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Trichy (affiliated to Bharathidasan university). She finished her M.Phil., in 2001 from the Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Trichy (affiliated to Bharathidasan university) and Ph.D in 2014 from Presidency College, Triplicane (affiliated to University of Madras) Chennai. Her research work is mainly focused on synthesis and characterization of new organic, inorganic and semi-organic compounds for nonlinear optical applications, Theoretical evaluation by DFT analysis also forms a part of her work. She has 24 years of teaching experience and 10 years of research experience in the field of Crystallography, Crystal Growth, Density Functional Theory, Spectroscopy and Materials Science. She has published more than 60 papers in refereed international journals and presented more than 60 papers in the various national or international conferences. As an appreciation of her commendable work, she has received Best Paper award from SathybamaUniversity and Pachiyappa’s College, Chennai. Presently, she is a recognized supervisor of Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai. She has guided students in pursuing their Ph.Ds. She is a life member of Indian Association for Crystal Growth, Indian SpectroPhysics Association, and Indian Society for Technical Education. She is also an active reviewer for the many national and international reputed journals like Journal of Molecular Structure, Spectrochimica Acta, and Journal of Materials Science etc.
Professor Partha S Mallick, presently working as a Sr. Professor of Electronics Engineering. He served in the same university as the Dean of School of Electrical Engineering (2011-15). He worked as the Technical Head, IAAB Electronics, a Swedish Electronics Industry in Bangladesh (1992-96). Dr. Mallick led various research teams and developed "Online Lab ", "Monte Carlo Simulator ", "Nanostructured MIM Capacitor", "Low cost Electric Fencers" and published 126 research papers in reputed Journals and Conferences. Dr. Mallick received the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship for his PhD Research work. He is a Sr. member of IEEE, past Chapter Chair and present Chapter Adviser of IEEE-EDS VIT of Region 10 Asia pacific. He authored different books and book chapters published by IET (UK), Springer (Singapore) and Scitech (India). Dr. Mallick organized three major International Conferences - in 2014 at VIT India (jointly with KTH, Sweden), in 2018 at University of Cambridge, UK and in 2019, at Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI), USA. Dr. Mallick is a reviewer of IET, IEEE Transactions, Bentham Science, Elsevier and journals of other reputed publishers. At present, he is finding new materials and technology for future nanoscale electronics, Integrated circuits engineering and sensor technology.
Dr. SOUMEN SHAW is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Dinabandhu Andrews College (University of Calcutta), Kolkata, India. His expertise is in the development of Non Fourier thermoelastic models in local and nonlocal regions and its applications in various fields in engineering and sciences. In this regard, he developed data-driven and physics-based simulation models to study uncertainty quantification in a wide variety of problems ranging from non-Gaussian heat impact in human skin to nonlocal elastic materials with finite strain. The developed models use theories of continuum mechanics at various lengths and timescales. Dr. Shaw has used computational techniques such as the Discrete Fourier-Laplace inversion, FFT, Finite Element Method (structures) and improved Regulation Falsi Method to build research tools that leverage high-performance computing.
Dr. Amit Roy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India. He obtained his Ph.D degree in 2009 from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India and was awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship from "Danish Cancer Society, Denmark" in February 2010 and Carlsberg Foundation, Denmark in January 2011. He has completed his postdoc from Aarhus University, Denmark. He is a recipient of INSA Young Scientist Award (2011) by Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Govt. of India. His areas of specialization are molecular parasitology, drug development and therapeutics.
Dr. Tamal Mandal is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the National institute of Technology, Durgapur. He did PhD in Chemical Engg from the Jadavpur University, Kolkata, M.Tech in Chemical Engg from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, M.Tech in Biotechnology from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and B. Tech in Chemical Engg from the Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Dr. A. Murugesan did post graduation in chemistry from C. B. M. College, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. He did his doctoral studies during 2010 to 2013, from the Dept of Applied Science and Technology, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India under the supervision of Dr. S. Sivanesan. He worked as Research Associate, from 2013 to 2014. Then from 2014 to 2016, he worked as CSIR-Research Associate at Polymer Advanced Materials Lab, Dept of Polymer Science and Engineering, CSIR-NCL, Pune under the guidance of Dr. S. Sivaram. Dr. A. Murugesan became the Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Polymer Science at Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India in 2016. He obtained Bharat Vikas Award for Publications - ISR/BVA/2017-18 and Scibay Young Researcher Award by Society for Chemical and Synthetic Biology at Scibay International Conference on Science, Engineering, Technology and Management, at Chennai. Murugesan has researched on various fields like Conversion of plastic waste into alternative fuels and value-add chemicals, Pyrolysis of catalytic depolymerization, Polymeric membrane synthesis, Upcycling of polymer wastes, Porous polymers for energy related applications, Adsorption Separation Technology and Wastewater treatment. He has published 26 journal papers and 1 patent work. He is supervising five Ph.D. scholars and guiding many UG and PG students. He has completed four faculty funded and seven student funded sponsored projects. He is a reviewer in many international journals like Chemical Engineering Journal, Environment Progress and Sustainable Energy, etc. He has Lifetime membership in the Society of Polymer Science, India, MS No: 452; and a lifetime membership in Association of Chemistry Teachers, Maharashtra, India, MS No: 2268 professional bodies.
Dr. Venkatesha R. Hathwar is UGC-Assistant professor of physics in the School of Physical and Applied Sciences at Goa University, Goa. He received his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Later he moved to the University of Augsburg, Germany and Aarhus University, Denmark for his postdoctoral research works. He was appointed as assistant professor of Overseas Education and Research Unit in the Faculty of Pure and Applied sciences at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. He received the ‘Rising star award’ from the Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA) in 2009. His research interests include quantum crystallography, crystal engineering, structural materials science, and photoluminescent materials. He has published several research papers in leading journals published by Nature, IUCr, ACS, RSC, Elsevier and Wiley.
Dr. Christian Jelsch is the director of research at CNRS, Lorraine University, Nancy, France. Initially, he was trained in structural biology. Later, he expanded his research in the area of charge density and ultra-high resolution crystallography methodologies, applied notably to macromolecular crystallography. He is the main developer of software MoPro and ELMAM2 databank dedicated to charge density refinement and modelling. He has developed the contact enrichment ratio within MoProViewer software for statistical analysis of intermolecular interactions and enables pinpoint driving forces in crystal packing formation. Current research interests include molecular docking rescoring and interaction energy studies.
Dr. Susanta K. Nayak is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur, India. He obtained his PhD degree from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore (2010). He went to Centre for Nano Science and Technology @ Polimi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) & NFMLab-DCMIC "Giulio Natta" Politecnico di Milano, Italy to pursue his postdoctoral study. He was awarded with Marie Curie Research Fellow (IIF) to work at the Université de Rennes 1, France (2012-2014). His research group at VNIT mainly emphasizes on organic based molecules utilizing Crystal Engineering, Supramolecular chemistry, Liquid crystals for biological activity study as well as material application along with the establishment of Structure-Property relationship through experimental and computational analysis.
Dr. Susanta K. Nayak is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur, India. He obtained his PhD degree from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore (2010). He went to Centre for Nano Science and Technology @ Polimi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) & NFMLab-DCMIC "Giulio Natta" Politecnico di Milano, Italy to pursue his postdoctoral study. He was awarded with Marie Curie Research Fellow (IIF) to work at the Université de Rennes 1, France (2012-2014). His research group at VNIT mainly emphasizes on organic based molecules utilizing Crystal Engineering, Supramolecular chemistry, Liquid crystals for biological activity study as well as material application along with the establishment of Structure-Property relationship through experimental and computational analysis.
Prof. Pankaj Dixit is a well-known academician and a researcher in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacology. He is an alumnus in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur (MH). His research interests include pharmacokinetics, diabetes and behavioural pharmacology. He has 40+ research publications in journals of international repute and h-index of 16. He has two Indian patents to his credit and he has written one book chapter. He is a reviewer of many reputed pharmacology journals and is a life member of numerous Indian bodies.
Vijay M Khedkar is a highly optimistic and proactive computational medicinal chemist with Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Computational Medicinal Chemistry). Dr. Vijay has a successful track record of executing lead identification and optimization projects by applying molecular modeling techniques.
Raghuvir Pissurlenkar PhD (Tech) MRSC is an Associate Professor at Goa College of Pharmacy, Goa, India, since 2014. He has over 16 years of teaching and research experience in Organic Medicinal Chemistry and Biostatistics. Dr. Pissurlenkar has expertise in quantum chemistry, structure-based and ligand-based drug design approaches, and methods involved in the estimation of free energies of binding and solvation using techniques like molecular simulations. Dr. Pissurlenkar has graduated from Goa College of Pharmacy / Goa University (2002) and completed Masters (2004) and PhD (2010) from Bombay College of Pharmacy / Mumbai University. Dr. Pissurlenkar has 43 research papers to his credit published in peer-reviewed international journals. His research work has crossed 800 citations. He has been an invited speaker at interactional conferences, Beijing, China in 2015 and Madrid, Spain in 2019. Both his talks were supported by Travel Grants Schemes from University Grant Commission, New Delhi. He has been a member of the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry since 2017.
Prof. (Dr.) Neeraj Verma is working as Dean Academics at Goel Institute of Pharmacy & Sciences, Faizabad Road, Lucknow. She did his Doctorate from Siksha O Anusandhan University Bhubaneswar, Odisha, (2014) M.Pharm from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, UP (2006), B. Pharm from Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, UP (2004) and D. Pharma from Govt. Polytechnic Lakhimpur-Khiri, UP (1999). She has more than 17 years of Professional experience in teaching & research. She is an Associate member of The Sugar Technologists' Association of India, Life member of APTI, India (UP/LM-172), Life member of IPA, India (UP/LUCK/LM/0064). She has Published 22 research Papers in indexed journals with h index: 9, i10 index: 9, authored 2 books and has two filed patents and one granted patent. She has made scientific deliberations in many national and international conferences and has given several invited lectures. She has supervised 12 students who later received the PG degree. She is editorial board member of Acta Scientific Medical Sciences, Journal of Drug Discovery & Development, Indian Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology. She has received a number of awards, such as Certificate of Appreciation from EET CRS Research wing for Excellence in Professional Education & Industry in 5th Science & Technology Award -17, 'Best Educationist award' for outstanding contribution in Pharmacy Profession at Dehradun by Loqman National and international award, 'Rising Star award' for outstanding contribution in Pharmacy Profession at Delhi by Nirali Prakashan, 'Best Principal of the year Award -2020' etc. She is the Founder of OMA Welfare Trust and works as a social activist for society.
Dr. Thrimurtulu Neetipalli completed his Bachelor Sciences (B.Sc) and Master Sciences (M.Sc) from Andhra University, India. He then obtained a CSIR-JRF fellowship for Ph.D and joined CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, India. Subsequently, Dr. Thrimurtulu gained research experience from different universities. Before joining Harvard University, Thrimurtulu worked in 11T-Bombay as the Principal Investigator under the DST-Young Scientist Scheme in the Department of Science and Technology. In 2017, he joined Prof. Andrew G Myers group at Harvard University, USA, as a postdoctoral fellow. He is currently working in Adesis, a pharmaceutical company in the USA as a Senior Research Scientist (Chemist). His research interest is in synthesis of biologically active molecules for human medicine development and OLED materials for devices.
Dr. Meghshyam K. Patil is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Sub-Campus Osmanabad. His research interest is photo-catalysts, heterogeneous catalysts, and organic transformations. He has published thirty-four research papers in well-reputed international journals.
Dr. Talasila Eswara Gopala Krishna Murthy, obtained Master's Degree in Pharmaceutics Specialization from Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi. He did Doctoral Degree in the field of Controlled release formulations from JNT University, Hyderabad. He became Assistant Professor in Bapatla College of Pharmacy, Bapatla, Guntur District in the year 1995 and promoted to Associate Professor and Professor, and then became the Principal in 2006. Dr. T.E.Gopala Krishna Murthy served as an academic supervisor to more than 80 Master Degree dissertations and 23 PhD Degree dissertations for the award of M.Pharm and PhD Degrees. He has published more than 250 research articles in reputed national and international Journals. He shared his research experience on the platforms of 25 national and international conferences, workshops, seminars and symposia. At present he is the coordinator for AP Akademi of Sciences for the Guntur region. He is also the Central Executive Committee Member for Indian Pharmaceutical Association. He received fellowship from Association of Pharmacy and Biotechnology and is a recipient of the meritorious teacher award and best researcher award from JNTUK, Kakinada. He is acting as Editorial Board Member for various journals; has authored 4 text books, granted four patents and filed for 9 patents. He acted as Convener for two National Seminars, two Staff Development Programmes sponsored by AICTE and one DBT Sponsored National Seminar. He was granted generous funds from AICTE under RPS and MODROBS Schemes during his academic service till now. He recently received the Sir CV Raman Award from Science City of Andhra Pradesh state Government and Academisthan Foundation.
Dr. Prijitha R. G. is working at CORAL, IIT Kharagpur availing Women Scientist – A fellowship by Department of Science and Technology. She holds a master's degree in Physics from Cochin University of Science and Technology and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics from Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI/LATMOS/CNRS, France. She has participated in various international programmes and contributed to Chapter 2 of WMO 2010 report on Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion. She is an editorial board member in International Journals. She has done research on cosmology, ozone and Indian rainfall. Her works include identification of ozone recovery and studies on the drivers of Indian rainfall using statistical models.
Dr Priyanka Sharma is presently working as Assistant Professor in Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ganeshkhind, Pune. She completed her BSc (Hons), MSc (Hons) and PhD in Botany from Guru Nanak Dev University Campus, Amritsar. She has 12 years of research and teaching experience at postgraduate and graduate level. She was awarded UGC-Dr. D.S. Kothari Post-doctoral fellowship and highly prestigious DBT BioCare Women Scientist fellowship by the Dept. of Biotechnology (DBT) Govt. of India, New Delhi. She has been elected the fellow of Young Academy of India (YAI)-India’s first young academy in 2021. She has published various research articles and book chapters in reputed international journals by Elsevier and Springer Nature with high impact factor. She has also reviewed articles for several journals of international repute e.g. Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (Elsevier) and Acta Physiologiae Plantarum (Springer) etc.
Dr. Nadhir Abbas Al-Ansari received his Ph.D. from Dundee University in 1976. Currently, he is serving as a Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden, as well as a Professor in the Department of Environmental management, The Arab Open Academy in Denmark. His principal research interests are in water resources and environment. He has published more than 800 papers in scientific journals and International conferences as well as 12 books in these fields.
Dr. Mohd Dilshad Ansari is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at CMR College of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad, India. He received his M.Tech and Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering from Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Solan, HP, India in 2011 and 2018, respectively. He has more than 10 years of Academic/Research Experience; and has published more than 70 papers in the International Journals (SCIE/Scopus) and conferences (IEEE/Springer). His research interests include Digital & Fuzzy Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, IoT and Cloud Computing.
Hossein Bonakdari, Ph.D., P.Eng., is a faculty member of the department of Soil and Agri-Food Engineering at Laval University, Quebec, Canada. With a decade of research and teaching reputation, he has achieved extensive experience to highlight new insight for creating comprehensive methodologies in the fields of fundamental and applied sciences through the decision-making abilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques. Results obtained from his research have been published in more than 250 published papers in international journals. His h-index=42 with more than 5000 citations. Recently, he was ranked in the world 39 top scientists in various fields.
Prof. P K Joshi is a Professor at the School of Environmental Sciences (SES), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India has immensely contributed in understanding geosphere and biosphere interactions while using inputs from earth observation systems and geospatial technology. He has addressed some of the pressing questions related to climate change while integrating dataset from a variety of land use land cover, and glacier, precipitation and temperature regimes. His research work also contributes to disaster risk reduction while assessing the impact and vulnerability of climate change. He is a recipient of Indian Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Sciences India - Young Scientist Medals, and National Remote Sensing Award of ISRS/ISRO. He is a Fellow of Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences (FIAES), Fellow of Indian Geophysical Union (FIGU) and Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FNAAS).
Dr. Manoj Khandelwal is the Program Coordinator of mining engineering at Federation University and is an Australian Endeavour Fellow. Dr. Khandelwal has completed his bachelor's degree in mining engineering from Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, India, master's in rock mechanics from Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi and PhD in rock engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Before joining Federation University Australia, He worked as an Assistant Professor of mining engineering at Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology. He was also a postdoctoral researcher at Monash University. He has more than fifteen years of research and academic teaching experience in Australia and India. Dr. Khandelwal has been recognized as a leading expert in 'Mining Geomechanics' and 'Rock Blasting'. So far, he has published more than 140 research papers in different reputed journals and conference proceedings. His total citations are more than 4500 and his current h index is 38. He is also the author of a technical book. He has successfully completed several research and consultancy research projects in his area of interest. He has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, such as the Young Scientist Award received from the President of India during the 93rd Indian Science Congress, the Young Engineers Award by Institution of Engineers' India, Dr. Khandelwal is a member of the editorial board of several international journals published from various continents and a reviewer of more than 100 international journals.
Dr. Dookie Kim is a licensed professional engineer both in Korea and in the United States. He received his Bachelor degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Korea University in 1993, and he earned his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He spent almost three and half years from 1999 - 2003 as a post-doctoral researcher at Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), University of California, Irvine (UCI), and University of California, Berkeley, and as a senior researcher at UNISON Co. Ltd. Since March 2003, Dr. Kim has been teaching, researching, and consulting in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kunsan National University. He has published several books and more than 100 international journal papers. His research interests are: a) structural dynamics such as vibration control, seismic design, and system identification, b) artificial intelligence such as neural network, support vector machine, and c) probability engineering such as reliability design, LCC analysis, etc.
Since 2019, Dr. Anurag Malik is serving at Punjab Agricultural University as a Scientist (Agril. Engg.). He received his Bachelor’s degree (Agril. Engg.) from Aligarh College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh in 2011, and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand during 2014 and 2019, respectively. His research fields are modeling hydrological variables using artificial intelligence techniques, trend analysis, watershed prioritization, groundwater quality analysis, drip irrigation system, and crop modeling. He has published more than 74 publications in national and international journals of repute and 6 book chapters. He is also serving as a reviewer for more than 39 international journals. Dr. Malik is also a recipient of the Young Scientist Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Agricultural Engineering by the Agricultural Technology Development Society (ATDS) in 2021.
Sharnil Pandya (Senior Member, IEEE) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Maharashtra, India, and a Research Faculty with the Symbiosis Centre for Applied AI (SCAAI), Maharashtra. He has also worked on two national-level funded projects: Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), New Delhi, India, and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi. He has published more than 50 international publications in reputed journals and published six patents. Furthermore, he has also served as a reviewer for reputed journals such as the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, the IEEE INTERNET OF THINGS, IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, IEEE JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL AND HEALTH INFORMATICS. His research interests include healthcare informatics, smart sensing, acoustics and sound.
Dr. Binh Thai Pham is a researcher, lecturer, Head of the Department of Geotechnical Engineering, Vice Head of Science, Technology and International Corporation Department at the University of Transport Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. He has also been appointed as a special assistant professor at Hiroshima University, Japan (2019 up to now). He received a PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the Gujarat Technological University, Gujarat, India. His research focuses on natural hazard modelling and assessment, machine learning, artificial intelligence, geographic information system, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering problems, and construction materials. Dr. Binh Thai Pham has published more than 150 scientific publications mainly on peer-reviewed international journals indexed SCI, SCIE, SCOPUS. Out of these, 02 papers were classified on top 0.1% of papers having the highest number of citations (hot papers), and 40 papers were classified on top 1% of papers having the highest number of citations (highly cited papers). He is also a scientific reviewer of more than 50 ISI journals. He is one of the Editors who edited a book entitled: "Big Data Analysis for Green Computing" published in CRC Press. He is also a member of Vietnam society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and Editorial board member of several journals like Vietnam Journal of Earth Sciences.
Dr. Rajiv Singh is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Banasthali Vidyapith, India. He has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience in the field of computer vision and image processing. He has received PhD in Computer Science from University of Allahabad, India. He has published more than 40 articles in indexed journals (SCI/SCIE) and conference proceedings. He is Senior Member of IEEE, Life Member of Computer Society of India and professional member of ACM. He has served as a designated reviewer for a few journals of repute including IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging, Information Fusion, Journal of the Franklin Institute, The Visual Computer etc. He has served as a Member of Technical Program Committee for many conferences and was Publication Chair in the IEEE IAC3T 2018, technically sponsored by IEEE.
Manik Sharma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Applications, DAV University Jalandhar. He is MCA, UGC-NET qualified and has received his PhD degree in "Distributed Query Optimization" from IKG Punjab Technical University, Kaputhala, India. Dr. Sharma has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. His research interests include Machine Learning, Optimization Techniques, Health Informatics and Smart Systems. The thrust area is to design a smart and innovative Decision Support System for the effective diagnosis and management of different behavioral and mental disorders. Dr. Sharma authored/co authored over 40 International Journal articles, Conference Proceedings, and Book Chapters. He is an Editor-in-Chief of EAI Endorsed Transaction on Pervasive Health and Technology (Scopus Indexed) and Co-Editor- in-Chief of EAI Endorsed Transaction on Scalable Information System (ESCI indexed). Additionally, he is a part of the editorial board of several reputed international journals including Soft Computing (Springer), Cluster Computing (Springer), and IEEE Access. Moreover, he has been on program committees of over 100 international conferences as a member of International Program Committees, Technical Program Committees, and Advisory Committees of several academic conferences (United Kingdom, Singapore, Mauritius, Thailand, Vietnam, USA, Hong Kong, Canada, UAE, and India).
Dr. Amit Kumar Verma is currently an Associate Professor in the department of Mining Engineering at Prestious Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi. He obtained his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay and worked at several renowned institutes across globe like Indian School of Mines Dhanbad, 3S Laboratory, Grenoble, France and University of California Davis, USA. He was a visiting faculty at Clausthal University of Technology, Germany and Endevour Executive Fellow at Monash University, Australia. He is a recipient of prestigious awards like Institute of Engineers Young Engineers Award 2014- 15, Inspire Faculty Fellowship – 2012 by DST and INSA, Endevour Executive Fellowship by Australian Government and Dr. K.S. Krishnan Research Associateship-24 in 2012 by Board of Research on Nuclear Sciences. Dr. Verma has published more than 70 papers in the field of Mining Engineering. He is a member of the reviewer board of several SCI journals.
Dr. Wengang Zhang is currently a full professor in the School of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University, China. His research interests focus on impact assessment on the built environment induced by underground construction, as well as big data and machine learning in geotechnics and geoengineering. He serves as Associate Editor for Geoscience Frontiers, and editorial board member for Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and Georisk. He is now a member of the ISSMGE TC304 (Reliability), TC309 (Machine Learning) and TC219 (System Performance of Geotechnical Structures). He has been selected as the World’s Top 2% Scientists 2020.
Ambati Ranga Rao is a Senior Scientist and Associate Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at Vignan's University, India. His research interests are in biotechnology, food science and technology, and plant secondary metabolites. Previously, Dr. Ranga Rao holds various scientific positions at Arizona State University, USA; Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University, China; and University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is the author of more than 100 publications including research and review articles, books, book chapters, International/national conferences/symposia/invited talks/FDPs/workshops/STC. His research citations exceed 3500 with h-index (21) and i10-index (30) as Google Scholar. He has edited Five (5) books (CRC Press, Academic Press, and Springer Nature) as coeditor. He was selected for the prestigious Young Scientist Award at the World Food Science Congress by International Union of Food Science and Technology, Canada; Carl Storm International Diversity Fellowship Award by Gordon Research Conferences, USA; TWAS-Young Affiliate by Regional Office of SouthEast Asia and the Pacific Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He is a life member of various scientific bodies. He is an associate fellow of Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, and also a fellow of the Society of Applied Biotechnology, India. He is also serving as an editorial board member, guest editor for special issues, and reviewer for reputed international and national journals.
Dr. Jitendra Kumar Sundaray presently working as Head, Division of Fish Genetics and Biotechnology at ICAR- Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Kauaslayaganga, Bhubaneswar since April 2013. He has served as Director ICAR CIFA during January 2017 to April 2018. He has published more than 102 research publications in both national and international peer reviewed journals. In addition to this, he has 20 conference proceedings, 22 book chapters, 30 extension brochures, 3 technology bulletins and has edited 2 books as chief editor and 3 books as associate editor. He has completed 7 projects as PI and is heading 6 external funded projects. He has guided 15 M.Sc students and two students have completed PhD and one has completed Postdoc. Dr. Jitendra has completed a Center of Excellence project from DBT for the genetic improvement of Catla. He is the associate editor of Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, Canning Town. He is chief editor of the International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic studies. He is the editorial board member of Journal of Fisheries and Life Sciences. He is the associate editor for special issues on fish reproduction in the Journal Frontiers in Aquatic Physiology and Biotechnology reports. He is the fellow of NESA, BRSI, ZSI, OES, ISCAR and AZRA. His total citations are 1417, h-index-19 and i10-index-40.
Dr. Pritish Kumar Varadwaj received his Ph.D. in Information Technology from the Indian Institute of Information Technology-Allahabad, India in the year 2009. He is currently a Professor at Indian Institute of Information Technology-Allahabad (IIITA), India. In addition, he is also leading the Systems Biology Group at IIITA. His main research interests are in the field of Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, and Data Mining of Biological Data. He has co-authored in more than 120 peer review journal publications of national and international repute.
Sushil Kumar Gupta is a Professor of Chemistry at Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India. He is the Chairman, Board of Studies in Chemistry, Coordinator Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Head of the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Gupta received master’s level training in Inorganic Chemistry from the L. N. Mithila University, Darbhanga and doctoral training in Coordination Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. In addition to conducting research, Dr. Gupta teaches Inorganic Chemistry, Spectroscopy and X-ray Crystallography to postgraduate students. He also made contributions in Chemistry Textbooks of NCERT and in designing postgraduate level courses dealing with instrumentation and commercial methods of analysis, environmental chemistry and chemical sales & marketing management.Dr. Gupta’s professional interests are in the area of synthesis, structural coordination and organometallic chemistry with profound focus on structure-property relationship and its therapeutic use
Dr. Abhinav Kumar did PhD in Chemistry from Banaras Hindu University, and joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Lucknow in 2009. Dr. Abhinav did research in the area of Coordination Chemistry dealing with transition as well as main group metals, where his research group worked on the synthesis and characterization of targeted dithiolate complexes. Besides, his group is working to develop targeted Coordination Polymers (CPs)/Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) as sensors for nitroaromatic explosives and as photocatalysts for safe degradation of aromatic dyes in waste-water discharge. He is also doing some exceptional work in the area of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells especially encompassing ferrocenyl moiety and Single-Source Precursors for binary and ternary metal chalcogenide
Dr. Prabhakara M.C. is serving as Assistant Professor from the past 13 years in the Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Industrial Chemistry, Sir. M.V. Govt. Science College, Bommanakatte, Bhadravathi, Karnataka, INDIA and actively involved in teaching as well as research. The underlying research theme of his work is DNA binding and cleavage studies of metal complexes. He completed one minor research project from University Grants Commission (UGC) as a principal investigator. He published more than 40 research papers in national/international journals and also delivered invited talk and presented research findings at national/international seminars/conferences/workshops. Besides this, he is a professional member of different academic bodies, such as Society for Material Chemistry, BARC. Indian Society of Analytical Scientists (ISAS, Belagavi Chapter).
Prof. M. Shakir is an Inorganic Chemist having teaching and research experience of more than three decades. He has published over 148 research papers in reputed National and International journals, with 2192 citations and h-index-28. He has guided 21 Ph.D. and 07 M. Phil students. He has received Certificate of recognition from International Centre for Diffraction Data, USA for his significant contribution to Powder diffraction file-2018. Prof. Shakir has been a member of a number of National Scientific Bodies and American Chemical Society (ACS). He has also been a member of important University bodies like Board of Studies, Academic Council, Executive Council and University Court. Prof. Shakir has organized a number of National and International Conferences in the Department of Chemistry, A.M.U, Aligarh and has represented Aligarh Muslim University as a speaker in several International Conferences.
Dr. Har Lal Singh, Ph. D. in Chemistry from Rajasthan University Jaipur, has more than 20 years of professional experience in various capacities like Assistant Professor and Associate Professor and Professor, and Post-Doctoral Fellow (CSIR, MHRD Group, Govt. of India). He has published more than 60 research papers in various National & International reputed Journals of Chemistry and has presented many research papers at various National & International conferences. Moreover, Dr. Singh is on the editorial board of reputed journals of Chemistry. He is also a reviewer of the Royal Society of Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Springer, Taylor & Francis, Elsevier, Hindawi, and Bentham Science Publications, etc. His research interests include synthesis and characterization of novel oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur donor ligands and their metal complexes.
Dr. Shahid obtained Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from AMU, Aligarh, India in 2011. During his Ph.D., he worked on Synthesis, spectral and single crystal X-ray crystallographic characterization of novel mono or polynuclear complexes of transition, rare earth and tin metal ions and designing of 1D, 2D and 3D networks. He did his B.Sc.in Physics, Chemistry & Maths and M.Sc. in Chemistry from CSJM Kanpur. He did his Post-Doctoral fellowship of DST, New Delhi on designing of molecule based MAGNETS. He has been teaching Inorganic Chemistry to the undergraduate and postgraduate students in Department of Chemistry, AMU, Aligarh India. He has an expertise in Synthesis of polynuclear clusters which are characterized employing Single Crystal X-ray Crystallography and other modern Spectroscopic techniques like FTIR, Mossbauer, NMR, MS and EPR. He has been awarded Fast Track Young Scientist award by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India and Research Associate award by CSIR, New Delhi. Recently, He has been awarded the "Outstanding Faculty Award in Science (Major-Chemistry)" by Venus International foundation, Chennai in July 2019. Currently, he is involved as Principal Investigator in a Research Project of DST, New Delhi, on Designing and magnetic studies of Molecular Nano-magnets which are described as Single Molecule Magnets or SMMs (Aug 2012-July 2015). He is a member of various societies including American Chemical Society (Inorganic Chemistry Division). He has read research papers in various national and international conferences/symposia. He is also Academic Editor of some international journals of repute like PLOS ONE (IF = 4.0) and Associate Editor of J. Trans. Met. Comp., International journal of chemical reactions and synthesis (Journals Pub). He has published more than 90 papers in International Journals of Repute.
Dr. A.S. Aswar is presently working as Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in 1986 and Ph.D degree in 1989 from Nagpur University, Nagpur. His research interests are in coordination and solid state chemistry, catalysis, solvent extraction and molecular interactions. He has guided 30 Ph.D’s and 15 M.Phil students. Dr. Aswar made a notable contribution in different areas of chemistry and published over 188 research papers in various national and international journals of repute and also authored two text books for B.Sc.III. He has organized more than 14 national conferences /workshops/seminars in various thrust areas of chemistry and organized six refresher courses in chemistry. He has participated in several symposia / conferences/workshops in India and abroad and presided over many technical sessions and worked as a jury also. He is a referee for several scientific journals in chemistry as well as for Ph.D. thesis of various Indian universities and has also worked on the panel of selection committee in various universities, research institutes and colleges. Dr.Aswar is a fellow and life member of several professional societies.
Dr. Vijay K Bharti has more than 16 years of research experience in Veterinary Science, Life Sciences, and Biomedical Sciences at different organizations in different capacities. He is presently working as a Scientist. His fields of interest are High-Altitude physiology and nutrition, Gut-microbial biology, Water quality and metal toxicology, Metal nanoparticles, and Chronobiology-pineal gland.
Prof. Dr. G. Bez obtained a doctorate in Chemistry from CSIR North-East Institute of Science and Technology (formerly, RRL), Jorhat. Currently, he is a Professor of Chemistry at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India. He works in the area of asymmetric catalysis, heterocyclic chemistry and medicinal chemistry. He has authored around 70 scientific research publications and has also delivered more than 30 invited lectures at various national and international conferences.
Prasenjit Mal obtained his MSc degree from Indian Institute of technology Kharagpur, followed by PhD from the Indian Institute of technology Kanpur in 2005. Then he undertook postdoctoral studies from the University of Siegen in Germany as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (2006-2007) and from the University of Cambridge in the UK as Marie Curie Fellow (2008-2009). In December 2009, he started an independent research career at NISER Bhubaneswar. His research is focused on photochemistry and supramolecular catalysis in organic chemistry.
Prof. Benjaram Mahipal Reddy did his PhD (1986) at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, where he held a Chief Scientist and Head of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Division position. He has been a visiting scientist or an award fellow at various institutes and universities in the USA, Russia, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Switzerland. So far, he has guided 40 PhD theses and a good number of bachelor and master students for their degrees. He has more than 300 research publications (h-index 69) in high impact journals and holds 8 patents to his credit. He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences India, Indian National Academy of Engineering, and Royal Society of Chemistry. He has been serving as an editorial board member or a guest editor for a good number of high impact journals.
Mariadoss Arokia Vijaya Anand is a Research Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hallym University Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University, Suwon, South Korea. Dr. Mariadoss AVA received his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the Annamalai University, India. He received postdoctoral training at Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, India, and Kangwon National University, South Korea. Before moving to Thiruvalluvar University in 2016, he served as an Assistant Professor at St.Joseph University in Tanzania, Republic of Tanzania. Dr. Mariadoss AVA's research interests have focused on the biomedical applications (physical, chemical, biological, and psychological) of diverse nanoparticles, which includes free radical scavenging, cell stress research, improving the host defenses against pathogens, cancers, diabetes mellitus, and promotion of autoimmune diseases. His current research mainly focuses on the acceleration of wound healing in diabetic foot ulcers using advanced nanomaterials. Also, he served as an editorial board member and reviewer in several international journals.
Dr. Gund is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, Mahatma Phule Arts, Science and Commerce College, Panvel, M.S., India. After receiving Ph.D. from Shivaji University, Kolhapur (India) in 2014, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea (2014) and Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Barcelona, Spain (2015). Further, he joined as a KRF fellow at Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea (2016-2019) and worked as Research Professor (2019) in the same University on his own National Research Foundation Funded research project. His research area includes design and development of material and electrochemistry for smart and functional applications.
Dr. Sanjay S. Latthe is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, Raje Ramrao College Jath, (Affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur), Maharashtra, India. His area of research is Superhydrophobic Surfaces for Self-cleaning, Oil-Water Separation and Anti-Icing Applications. He has completed Doctoral study in Shivaji University, Kolhapur (2007-10) and Postdoctoral studies in Koc University, Turkey (2010-12), Korea University, South Korea (2012-13), and Tokyo University of Science, Japan (2013-15). He earned the prestigious award of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS),Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 2013. He got the DST-INSPIRE Faculty Award in 2015. He participated as a Young Scientist in the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to Physics held in Lindau, Germany in 2016. He has also participated in the 2nd BRICS Young Scientists Conclave held at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China in 2017. He has published more than 60 research articles in prestigious international journals with an h-index of 41, i-10 index of 56 and total citations of 5108. He has completed minor and major research projects and 03 doctoral students are currently working under his guidance.
Dr. Dang Viet Quang is currently working at the Phenikaa University, Vietnam as a lecturer. His research interests have revolved around the syntheses of advanced nanomaterials including porous silica, titanium dioxide, titanium nitride, metallic nanoparticles, metal chalcogenide and their functionalized derivatives to apply in solving various challenging environmental and energy problems, such as CO2 capture and utilization, H2 recovery from H2S, water treatment, and solar energy harvesting. He has published more than 70 articles with >1800 citations and H-index 27 according to Google Scholar.
Dr. Tarwal is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India. He did his post doctorate from Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Energies (RISE), Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea. His area of research is Solar cells, Supercapacitors, Electrochromism, Gas sensors, and Nanomaterials. He has published more than 67 research articles in prestigious international journals with h-index of 27, i-10 index of 49 and total citations of 1871. He attended several national and international conferences. He is supervising four research students for their PhD degrees and several students for their master's degree.
Dr. Prashanth Reddy Hanmaiahgari is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. His research interests include experimental and numerical modelling of free surface flows in open channels, fluvial hydrodynamics and pressurized flow in closed conduits. He frequently reviews manuscripts of reputed journals and he is an associate editor for a couple of reputed journals. He is actively involved in consultancy projects in his domain. He has published journal papers on turbulence, sediment transport, open channel hydraulics and unsteady flows in pipelines. He teaches open channel flow hydraulics, turbulence, water resources engineering, unsteady flows in pipelines, hydraulic structures and sediment transport.
Dr. Kasiviswanathan K S is an assistant professor in the Department of Water Resources Development and Management, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, India. He graduated with BE in Civil Engineering, MTech in Water Resources Development and PhD in Quantification of uncertainty in hydrological models. His current research at IIT Roorkee mainly focused on reservoir operation, flood forecasting, geospatial data analysis, multi-objective optimization, uncertainty, and risk quantification. He has published more than 30 papers in reputed high-impact factor international journals and conferences. He is a recipient of several prestigious awards such as the Berkner fellowship from American Geophysical Union, USA, Sivapalan Young Scientist award from International Association of Hydrological Sciences, United Kingdom, Early Career Research Award, Department of Science and Technology, India, and Eyes High Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Calgary, Canada. He is currently holding a research project worth approximately—half a million US dollars in collaboration with institutes from India and abroad.
Dr. Ravindra B. Chougale completed his undergraduate, postgraduate studies as well as his Doctoral degree from Karnatak University Dharwad, Karnataka, India. He is currently serving as an Associate Professor of Chemistry in the same University. He has a wide teaching experience of more than 20 years in Physical chemistry. His current research team includes 5 Ph.D. students and 3 students have already been awarded their Ph.D. degree under his supervision. His research area includes Biodegradable Polymer based blend films/composites and nanocomposites for food packaging applications. He has published more than 50 research papers in International Journals of high repute.
Dr. M.G.H.Zaidi is a physical chemist, educator, inventor and academic administrator He has conferred his B.Sc. (1985), M.Sc. (1987) and Ph.D. (1992) from Lucknow University, U.P., India. He has served for various Indian Universities in different academic capacities since 1987. Currently, he is serving as Professor at Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Uttarakhand, India with great distinctions & dedications. His contributions to R & D are collaborative with reputed national and international Universities & laboratories. Currently, he holds six patents, advised more than thirty students for postgraduate research, authored more than one hundred twenty research publications, reviews, monographs and book chapters in refereed international journals.
Dr. Bivudutta Mishra received his Ph.D. degree from Sambalpur University, Odisha, India in 2003. His main area of research is Cosmology and Relativity and currently working on the theoretical aspects of Dark Energy and Modified Theory of Gravity. He has already published more than 100 research papers in these areas of research in journals of national and international repute. He has presented several research papers and delivered invited talks in these areas in national and international conferences held in India and abroad. He has conducted several academic and scientific events in the department. He has become a member of the scientific advisory committee of national and international academic events. He has successfully completed two sponsored projects: one each from University Grants.
Prabir Rudra received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, India in 2016, working on the gravitational collapse of stars and the dynamics of some dark energy models. Then he joined Asutosh College, Kolkata, India as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics, where he is serving till date. He is a visiting associate of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India. His research interest includes gravitational collapse of stars, dynamics of dark energy models, modified gravity theories, astronomical data analysis, black holes, naked singularities, etc. Till date he has published over 40 research papers in reputed international journals and has collaborated with various national and international researchers. He has refereed for over a dozen of international journals. He is also a reviewer of the American Mathematical Society.
Dr. Sunil Kumar Tripathy obtained his Ph.D. Degree in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from Sambalpur University and was involved in teaching students at different institutes in the state of Odisha. Presently, he is working as an Associate Professor of Physics at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang, an autonomous institute of the Odisha State Govt. Dr. Tripathy has a keen research interest in the fields of Neutron Star, Nuclear Equation of State, Cosmology, Modified Gravity, Astrophysics and Semiconducting materials. To his credit, Dr. Tripathy has published more than 75 articles in the national and international journals.
Dr. Devesh Tewari is a researcher in the field of Natural product drug discovery, Pharmacognosy, and Ayurvedic pharmacognosy with main focus in exploration of medicinal plants of the Himalayan region through ethnopharmacology and reverse pharmacology approach. Dr. Tewari has significant research achievements in the field of pharmacological validation and phytochemistry of western Himalayan plants. Dr. Tewari served as Visiting Scientist to the Institute of Genetics and Animal Biotechnology of the prestigious Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland, and received important accolades for plant drug research from various government and non-government organizations. Dr. Tewari has an h-index 28 and citations more than 2460. He is among the "World Ranking of Top 2% Scientists" by Stanford University; Elsevier.
Dr. Shailendra Kumar Arya is an Assistant Professor of Biotechnology at the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), Panjab University, India. He did Ph.D in Biochemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi. His research areas included Enzyme engineering, Waste water engineering, and Bioreactor modeling. Since 2006, he has been associated as a teacher in the dept. of biotechnology, UIET, Panjab University Chandigarh. He has 18 publications to his credit.
Dr. Bhupendra Singh Chauhan is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, GLA University, Mathura (UP), India. He graduated from the Institution of Engineers (India) in 2002 and did Masters in Engineering from Delhi University (Delhi College of Engineering) in 2008. Dr. Bhupendra Singh Chauhan did his Ph.D. from Kongju National University, South Korea in 2011 and Post Doc from Pusan National University, South Korea. Dr. Bhupendra Singh Chauhan published more than 75 papers in SCI, Scopus and other Indexed Journals and International Conferences, till date. He is a reviewer of more than 15 SCI Journals for more than 80 papers. He guided 4 Ph.D., 7 National and International Scholarships, with a teaching and research experience of more than 18 years. Dr. Bhupendra Singh Chauhan is a member of 5 different International Societies. He received more than 150 awards from various National and International Organizations. He has delivered many invited talks and lectures in different reputed organizations. His Google Citations are over 1825, h-index is 13 (till April 2022), Scopus Citation is over 1313, h-index is 11, Current total SCI-Impact Factor is 97.741. He has to his credit 4 Indian patents, 7 books published by International publishers, and has edited 8 books.
Dr. Sankar Chakma is presently working as Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. His research interest includes mechanistic investigation of sono-hybrid physical, chemical and biological processes for sustainable energy and environmental applications including production of renewable and alternative energy. He has received many awards, such as Hiyoshi Young Leaf Award-2017, Young Associate Fellowship-2017, IEI Young Engineers Award-2018, ISEES Young Scientist Award-2020 etc. for outstanding contributions in the field of engineering research and excellence in engineering technology development.
A. M. Vinu Mohan is currently working as an INSPIRE Faculty (DST) at the Electrodics &Electrocatalysis Division, CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India. He received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India in 2014. He completed postdoctoral research from Dr. Joseph Wang’s research group at the University of California, San Diego, USA. Currently, he is focused on the development of flexible and stretchable energy storage devices, wearable biofuel cells for energy harvesting, multiplexed electrochemical transducers for healthcare monitoring and microfluidics based biosensing systems.
Dr. Meivelu Moovendhan did his postdoctoral research from the Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras and completed his M.Sc., and M.Phil degrees in Marine Biotechnology from MS University and PhD from Annamalai University. His area of research is Marine derived Natural Products Research and Biopolymers Chemistry. He has published 29 research papers with cumulative impact factor of 131.724 in the international peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Y.V.D. Nageswar is the Former Chief Scientist (CSIR-IICT) and Dean (NIPER-Hyderabad). After Obtaining M.Sc., PhD, he joined Regional Research Laboratory, Hyderabad in 1980. He worked in synthetic organic chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, and nanocatalysis. He has published nearly 120 papers in national and international journals and 20 books and book chapters and reviews. He was associated as an expert in a number of academic institutes and government bodies.
Dr. Umer Rashid has been working as a Fellow Researcher and Associate Professor at the Institute of Advanced Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia since 2011. He did Post Doctorate in Green Engineering from the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia, and PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. His research is focused on the development of metal and bio-based heterogeneous nano-catalysts from waste biomass and renewable fuels from non-conventional oils to enhance agricultural utilization, using conventional and microwave technologies, while simultaneously replacing existing conventional catalysts and fuels based on petroleum.
Dr. Giovani Leone Zabot is a professor at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM) – Brazil since 2015. He became a permanent professor in the Post-Graduate Program of Agricultural Engineering (UFSM) in 2016. He received a bachelor’s degree in Food Engineering in 2011 and his DSc. in Food Engineering from the Current Indian Science University of Campinas – UNICAMP/Brazil in 2015. His main subjects of research are Chemical Processes, Food Process Engineering, Supercritical Technology, Extraction, Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass, and Biofuels.
Dr. Sinosh Skariyachan is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, St. Pius X College Rajapuram, Kasaragod, Kerala, India. He has pursued his post-graduations in Microbiology (M. Sc) and Bioinformatics (M. Sc) and obtained his Ph. D in Biotechnology. He has more than sixteen years of experience in teaching and research. His key research domains are Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Molecular Modeling and Computational Drug Designing, Chemoinformatics, Genomics and Proteomics, Medical Microbiology (Antimicrobial resistance), Environmental and Food Microbiology.
Afroz Alam has been involved in teaching and research since the year 2000 in various areas of Plant Science, especially, Bryology and stress plant physiology. He has completed his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Lucknow, U.P. (India) in 2006, and qualified for the National Eligibility Test in 2004. Since 2010, he has been working as Associate Professor in the Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith (India). He has extensive publications in reputed journals to his credit. He has authored 12 books and guided 10 students for their doctoral degree. He is an active member of various botanical associations and Fellow of CMS (India).
Prof. Chanchal Deep Kaur is one of the eminent known Pharmacist and she is currently working as a Professor and Principal at the Rungta College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Raipur, Chhattisgarh affiliated to Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekananda Technical University, Bhilai, C.G. She has done D.Pharm, B.Pharm, M.Pharm, PhD and MBA. Her key areas of interest include Targeting approaches, NDDS for plant actives, skin cancer, ovarian cancer and lymphatic disorders.
Dr. Kanika Khanna has been involved in research and teaching since 2015 in different areas of Plant Sciences, specifically Plant Stress Physiology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Plant-Nematode Interactions, Abiotic/Biotic stresses, Heavy metal toxicity and Plant Growth and Development. She completed her Ph.D in Life Sciences (Botany), from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India in 2019 and qualified for ICAR-NET-2016 and GATE-2017. She is currently working in D.A.V University, Jalandhar, in the Department of Microbiology. She has extensive publications in reputed journals and authored nearly 40 book chapters and 27 research articles and reviews and many are under the process of publication. She has also been awarded many prestigious awards, Young Scholar Award (2019), Excellence Award (2020), Best Women Young Scientist Award (2021) and Appreciation Awards by M.P of Canada (2019). She has also presented her research work in many International and National Conferences and won Best Presenter Awards. Her Google Scholar Citations are 870 with an h-index of 15 and i-10 index 18. She has been reviewer and editorial member in many well-reputed journals of Elsevier, Springer, Willey, Frontiers and Taylor and Francis group.
Dr. Ashwani Kumar is a Plant Physiologist and working on various aspects of Crop Improvement for salt affected areas. He is a PhD student in Moroney Lab, Dept. Of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University. He made significant contributions for studying the physiological and biochemical mechanisms of different crop plants in varying environments of salinity or drought. The identified salt tolerance mechanism of halophytes is a milestone in identification of their survival and tolerance mechanism along with phytoremediation property. In addition, he has been associated in the research crops namely, rice, wheat, chickpea, garden pea, okra, tomato, Ber, Beal, Peach, Guava, Sapota etc for their response under abiotic stresses and their output is being utilized for breeding of climate smart crop varieties and fruit trees. He has Google Scholar Citation of 545 with an h-index of 12. Dr. Ashwani has more than 35 peer-reviewed research papers, 10 book chapters, 15 popular articles, 4 technical bulletins and 9 training manuals, success stories etc along with his teaching experience of more than 8 years.
Dr Prashant Kumar Singh central research area focuses on plant and cyanobacterial stress and developmental biology covering the omics approach for decoding and targeting the signalling, regulatory and metabolic networks (including epigenetic modifications). He has published ~75 articles and four books. Dr Singh also has exposure to various national and international institutes. Dr Singh has also been awarded the Young Scientist Award, UGC, New Delhi Start-up research grant, ICMR-Seed grant, a lifetime member of various scientific societies, and a reviewer of multiple peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Meena is working as Senior Scientist at ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur (Rajasthan), India. He has more than 12 years of research experience and published more than 30 research articles in well reputed National and International peer reviewed journals apart from other publications like books, book chapters, popular and technical articles etc. He has been awarded the Young Scientist Award and Scientist of the Year Award, holding post of Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member of many International journals, acting as reviewer for highly reputed National and International journals. His major fields of research work are crop management (specialized in weed management), nutrient management, soil water pollution, wastewater reuse, heavy metal remediation etc.
Dr. Asha B. Thomas is the Research and Development Coordinator, HOD and Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Pune, MS, India. She has 22 years of teaching experience in various capacities. She has also 18 years of experience in research and is actively involved in guiding undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral students in Savitribai Phule Pune University on various research projects. Her areas of expertise include analytical/bioanalytical method development and validation, drug design and synthesis, herb-drug interaction studies and Phytopharmaceutical product development. Dr. Thomas has authored more than 69 manuscripts, published 02 patents with IPO and has been listed in the AD Scientific Index 2021 under World Scientist and University Ranking 2021. She had received the Vishwakarma Awards, AICTE, India; Dr. P. D. Sethi Annual Award 2013, 2015 and 2016 Certificate of Merit for her research contributions.
Dr. Anil Ramdas Bari has completed his PhD from Kavayitri Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. He is the Head of the Department of Physic, IQAC / NAAC Coordinator and NSS Programme Officer of Arts, Commerce and Science College, Bodwad. He has published 50 research papers in reputed journals and presented more than 80 research papers in seminars, conferences and workshops and over 100 on online mode. He attained more than 120 online webinars. He has been serving as an editorial board member of reputed journals. He has participated as an Organizing Committee Member in the Scientific Committee of various conferences and associations as well as served as a reviewer in a wide range of National and International Journals. His Scopus h-index is 12, Google Scholar h-index is 16 and Google Scholar i10- index is 21. He is an Academic Counsellor: Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. He is the Member of Advisory Committee of National Service Scheme of Kavayitri Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. He has been awarded with Platinum Medal and Leadership Certificate by Samabhand Foundation for noteworthy efforts in promoting the SPIT FREE INDIA MOVEMENT through NSS to prevent the spread of COVID19. Under his Leadership College is awarded One District One Green Champion Award by Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India.
Dr. Aman Bhardwaj is currently working as an Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc) Chemistry, Hindu College, University of Delhi, India. He is a visiting professor in National University of Science and Technology (NUST) MISiS, Moscow, Russia. He is also an Editorial Board Member of Current Materials Science. He obtained his PhD from CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, India. Dr. Bhardwaj has done Postdoctoral research with two most prestigious postdoctoral fellowships including DST-SERB-National Postdoctoral Fellow (NPDF) and UGC- Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral (Higher Fellowship) from School of Physical Sciences (SPS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, India. He has over 27 research publications in SCI indexed journals along with two book chapters to his credit. He is a Fellow of Renewable Energy Society of India. His research focuses on synthesis of thermoelectric materials and devices, superconducting materials, carbon based nanomaterials for energy applications. He has received many national and international awards and contributed to more than 20 international and national conferences across the world.
Dr. Manisha Devi completed her M.Phil. from Himachal Pradesh University Shimla in 2010. She joined Indian Institute of Technology Mandi as a Ph.D. student and completed her Ph.D. in 2017. She received a prestigious National Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue research as a postdoctoral fellow at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali since 2017. Presently, she is working to design and develop biosensors based on fluorescent molecules and liquid crystal aqueous interfaces. She has published 19 articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has also published 1 book chapter. Her research work has been featured as a cover image in an international journal.
Dr. Sivasankar Koppala is an Associate Professor at Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS) India. He worked as a Principal investigator at Panjin Institute of Industrial Technology, Dalian University of Technology, China and Post-Doctoral Researcher at Kunming University of Science and Technology, China. He obtained PhD degree from VIT University, India. He also worked as a visiting researcher at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Presently, he holds 40 peer-reviewed research articles. He is experienced in Materials Science & Engineering, Environmental Science & Engineering, Nano Science & Technology for the past 10 years.
Dr. Krishna Kumar obtained his PhD degree in Organic Polymer Chemistry from the Banaras Hindu University of India. He is currently Assistant Professor in Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology. His research interests concern Material Chemistry; Polymer Chemistry; Microgel; Hydrogel; Polymer Enzymes Bioconjugates; Nanocomposites and degradation of hazardous materials in various environments. Prof. Kumar has published more than 50 journals & conference papers, currently writing 3 books & 11 book chapters in publication of national and international repute, and over 14 conference/FDP/Workshops presentations (including invited talk and speeches). His publications have been SCI-cited over 340 times with an h-index of 10 according to the ISI Web of Science.
Dr. Ravita Lamba is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur. She completed her Ph.D and M.Tech. from Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi under the supervision of Prof. S.C. Kaushik. She was a visiting researcher at the University of South Florida, FL, USA through BHAVAN internship provided by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and Indo US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) to work on radiative cooling systems for building space conditioning. Prior to MNIT, she worked as Assistant Professor in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at National Institute of Technology Delhi and as Project Engineer in Solar Water Pumping Division at National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Gurugram, an autonomous institute of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. She is actively involved in the research fields including Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Solar Thermal Systems, Solar Thermoelectric Systems, and their various Hybrid Combinations for Power Generation and Space Conditioning, Modeling & Optimization of Energy Systems, Building Integrated Photovoltaic & Thermoelectric Systems and Radiative Cooling Systems. She has published more than 40 research papers in peer reviewed journals including 5 book chapters. She has presented her research work in international conferences and symposiums. She is the member of IEEE society and The Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), The Institution of Engineers India (IEI) and life member of Soft Computing Research Society and Solar Energy Society of India (SESI) and Advisory Board Member of Renewable Energy Society of India (RESI). She is also the reviewer of peer reviewed journals in Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, IET Inderscience, IOP Publishing and MDPI. She is also the member of editorial board in the Journal of Modern Mechanical Engineering and Technology, Zeal Press.
Dr. MURALI NANDIGAM, M.Sc, Ph.D Obtained Ph.D. from Department of Physics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is working as faculty at Andhra University College of Engineering (A), Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He published many research articles around 62 in National and International journals. He also presented 30 research papers, attended 40 conferences, and 40 online Webinars. His research areas are Materials Science, Computational Physics and Condensed matter Physics. In addition, he is working as a reviewer and editorial board member of various journals.
Dr.P.Pardha Saradhi received UG, PG and Ph.D degrees from Acharya Nagarjuna University, A.P, India. He worked as lecturer in Hindu College, Machilipatnam from 2000-2012. He worked as Associate Professor in Sri Vasavi institute of engineering and technology, Nandamuru in 2012 to 2014. From 2014 till date, he is working as Professor, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Associate Dean R and D Publications, K.L. University, Vaddeswaram. He has published more than 93 articles (54 SCI + 39 Scopus) in international journals and conferences. He is a reviewer for several international journals including Elsevier and Taylor and Francis and served as Resource person, reviewer, session chair, co-chair and advisory committee member for a number of international conferences. He has to his credit four national patents and three International patents. Three Ph.Ds have been awarded under his guidance and 5 more are in the pipeline. His research interests include LC antennas, Image processing, LC nano composites and its applications. He received Excellence in research Award from Navodaya Research Academy, Puducherry in 2021 and Distinguished Scientist award from IJIEMR –Elsevier SSRN Research Awards-21. He is a life member of IACSIT, IAENG, UACEE and IIRJC.
Dr. Akhil Saxena is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Chandigarh University Mohali. His area of research is -Natural products as corrosion inhibitors, Electrochemical analysis (Tafel & EIS), Surface analysis, Characterization techniques, Computational chemistry. He is an expert in Potentiostate/Galvanostate, SEM, AFM, XRD, Quantum chemical calculations, GC, HPLC and FTIR, UV.
Dr. N. Sivakumar has completed UG degree from Aringar Anna Govt. Arts College, Villupuram (Madras University) in the academic year 2004-2007. He received PG degree from Presidency College, University of Madras in 2009. He entered the field of crystal growth research in 2011 and has successfully completed Ph.D degree in 2015.He has 13 years of research experience and has published about 45 research papers in reputed Journals. He has presented his research outcome in many national and international conferences and attended many scientific events like seminars and workshops. His research publication reveals his expertise in growth of 2D single crystals. He has wide knowledge in growing crystals by many growth techniques like slow cooling, unidirectional growth and melt growth methods.At present, he is concentrating on developing materials for various applications including solar cells and laser devices. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching as a Guest lecturer as well as Assistant Professor in Physics.He received the best thesis award in crystal growth by Indian Association for Crystal Growth in the year 2018, during the National Seminar on Crystal Growth held at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, Tamil Nadu. He has completed Postdoctoral Research work during the year 2017-2020 awarded by University Grants Commission (Dr. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow), Government of India. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor of Physics, Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai.
Dr. Jagadeesh Sure received M.Sc in Materials Science from Andhra University in 2008. In 2014, he received a Ph.D. from Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI). After completion of his PhD, he moved to the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK to pursue a Postdoctoral Associate assignment (2014–2018) to work on high-entropy materials and alloys. He worked at University of Nizwa, Oman as a Researcher (2018–2019) for the preparation of nanocarides. Later he worked as a full time Research Associate (2019–2019) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, USA to work on Ni-based materials for molten salt breeder reactors. He is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, School of Advanced Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, TN, India. He has worked in the field of Materials Science for the past one and half decade in the field of carbon materials, corrosion, coatings, nanomaterials and alloys for a wide range of applications. He has specialized in preparation of high-entropy alloys and titanium alloys for the structural and biomedical applications. He has authored and published more than 30 articles in peer reviewed international journals, five book chapters and various national important reports. He has received 'Best PhD Thesis Award' from NACE-NIGIS India in 2014 in the field of 'Corrosion'. He has received various national and internal travel awards and three times best presentation awards. He is also meticulously performing his duties in teaching and guiding UG, PG and PhD students.
Dr. Budheswar Dehury holds a Master Degree in Bioinformatics with a Ph. D. in Bioinformatics from Assam University Silchar (2016). Currently, he is working as a DHR-Young Scientist at ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar in a project to develop novel inhibitors targeting proteases of SARS-CoV-2, which is supported by the Department of Health Research, Ministry Health & Family Welfare Govt. of India. He has more than 6 years' of research and teaching experience in the frontier areas of Computational Biophysics, Transcriptomics, Metagenomics, and Molecular Mechanics.
Dr. Sen has done his masters from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar and then Ph.D. from AMU, Aligarh in 2009. He has published 35 research articles in peer-reviewed journals reputed across the globe, and has an Indian patent registered. He is a life member of Society for Biological Chemists, India. Currently, he is working on a process engineering of the expression of recombinant anti-TNFα scFv, and development of a microfluidic system for amyloid detection in clinical and other biological samples. He is currently working at Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore.
Dr. S. Srinivasan completed Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry from Annamalai University. He is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University. He has 22 years of teaching experience and 16 years of research experience. He has published more than 24 papers in reputed journals and 5 book chapters, and serves as a reviewer and editorial board member of several reputed journals. His research citations are 883, h-index is 14 and i10-index is 17. He is an active member of about 4 medical societies and received research grants from the Govt. of India Research fund. He has organized and coordinated many educational seminars, scientific symposia and workshops and attended national and international conferences. Dr. S. Srinivasan received the Young Investigator Award in Science and Engineering Research Board from the Govt. of India. Currently, he is committed to exploring the naturally occurring phytochemicals for intervention (treatment) of diabetes mellitus and related complications in animal models.
Dr. Vivek, H.K, obtained his Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Mysore. Later, he joined Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru, where he worked on the purification and isolation of taste peptides, and its taste peptide sequence. After completing the project, he joined for Ph.D in Applied Science (Biotechnology) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. During his doctoral studies, he was awarded CSIR-Senior Research Fellow, and Ph.D Student Assistantship from TEQIP (Govt. of India). In the year 2016, he was awarded a Ph.D degree and joined M/s. Syngene International (ranked as one of the top 25 fastest growing companies in India and 4th rank in Asia) as Senior research associate at the Discovery Chemistry-Analytical Research and Development division. He specialized in Venom Biology, Analytical Biochemistry, Medical Chemistry, Enzyme Technology, and Computational Biology. He has published 58 research papers (h-15 as on Dec 2021) and guided more than 30 Master students for their dissertation and 1 Ph.D. He is also working on academic-industry collaboration and consultancy with Nutraceutical Companies. He is also a regular reviewer for several international journals. Besides, Dr. Vivek is nominated as Associate Editorial Board member for Venom and Toxins, and Guest editor for Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry.
Amit Kumar Yadav is a Computational Biologist working as Senior Research Scientist at the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India. His major research focus is to understand the posttranslational modifications (PTM) and their crosstalk in regulating disease progression in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). He develops computational and statistical tools for quantitative proteomics, multiplexing and PTM identification, proteogenomics and metabolome-proteome integration. He has received- Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award, 2013 from DBT, Innovators under 35 (TR35) from MIT-Tech Review in 2013, and several grants for his research.
Dr. Rais Ahmad is presently working as Professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry, AMU Aligarh, India. Dr. Ahmad has also worked as a PDF fellow in South Korea and carried out his research in the field of nanotechnology. Dr. Ahmad has published more than seventy-five (75) research articles in the journal of international repute. Dr. Ahmad has also reviewed more than seventy-seven (77) research articles in (Elsevier) and twenty-three (23) research articles published by (Nature, ACS, RSC, Springer, Taylor & Francis, Bentham Science). Dr. Ahmad's research article has been cited in the world top ten articles in the domain of adsorption. Dr. Ahmad is also working as Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board member & Advisory member in the journals of international repute. Total citations of Dr. Ahmad's research papers are 4500, h-index-30 and i10-index-58. Dr. Ahmad's name has been cited in the world top 2% scientists, India ranking (23) conducted by Stanford University, USA (2020). Dr. Ahmad's name has also been cited in the world top 1 lac scientists and 4th rank in AMU published by Elsevier B.V. (2021).
Dr. Hirakendu Basu is working in Analytical Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre of India. He completed his B.Sc. from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, under Calcutta University in 2005 and M.Sc. from Calcutta University in 2007. He then joined 52nd batch of the BARC training school. He completed his M. Tech and PhD (Synthesis, characterization of hybrid materials and their application for potable water decontamination) from Homi Bhabha National Institute. His areas of research interest are environmental analytical chemistry, colloidal migration study, development of hybrid materials, polymeric nanocomposites, core-shell nanoparticles, natural radioactivity and colorimetric sensors. He has published more than 70 papers in International peer reviewed journals and more than 60 conference publications. His h-index is 24 and i10-index is 47.c
Dr. Pushpender Kumar Sharma is working as an Associate Professor at Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Rajasthan, India. Previously, he has worked as an Assistant Professor at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib Punjab, India. He completed his PhD from Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University Chandigarh and postdoctoral studies from Indian Institute of Sciences Education and Research Mohali, Punjab, India. He has more than 14 years of teaching and research experience and has guided four students for their PhD degree. His research interest focuses on metagenomic and meta transcriptome analysis of microbial communities in different environments. Expression and purification of novel proteins, protein engineering, and antimicrobial peptides. Bio catalysts engineering and their applications. He has published more than 42 research/review articles in journals of international repute and several book chapters. He has been awarded with the young scientist project award by SERB, New Delhi. He has also been awarded a patent for engineering a thermostable protein. He has reviewed several research papers for international journals from Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, ACS etc. He got awards of excellence for reviewing Elsevier's International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.
Dr. Saraboji Kadhirvel received his PhD in Crystallography and Biophysics from the University of Madras (India) and continued his postdoctoral research at Lund University (Sweden). Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Computational Sciences, Central University of Punjab, India. Before joining the Central University of Punjab, he served at SASTRA University as an Associate Professor. His research areas are Structural Biology, Macromolecular Crystallography, Protein Biophysics, Structural Bioinformatics, Structural & Functional genomics, and Sequence data analysis. He has published several research articles in reputed journals and serves as a reviewer of many scientific journals and is a life member of the Indian Biophysical Society and Indian Crystallographic Association.
Dr. Sk. Hasane Ahammad received the B.Tech. Degree and the M.Tech Degree in electronics and communication engineering from JNTU Kakinada in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He has received a Doctor of Philosophy from KLEF Deemed to be University, Vaddeswaram, Guntur, AP. He works as Associate Dean R & D at Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram, Guntur, India. He has published more than 68 papers in IEEE Journals, International Journals, and conferences in Bio-Medical Image processing, Machine learning, Deep Learning and Communications. He is a student Member of IEEE.
Dr. Raja Chakraborty, PhD, FICS, Associate Professor, Adamas University, India is associated with teaching and research for the last 14 years. He completed his PhD in 2014 in Pharmaceutical Sciences. A few 71 research and review articles with total IF 46.622(JCR 2020), 2 books, 3 edited books and 23 book chapters published with reputed publishers like Springer, Studium press, ACS publishers etc.,1 DBT funded mega-projects, 3 PhD guidance are evident for his research experience. He is associated with different scientific bodies as fellow member and life member and also charged with editorial board member, and reviewer of different journals.
Dr. Subhash Chander is currently working as Assistant Professor-II, at Amity Institute of Phytochemistry & Phytomedicine (AIP&P), Amity University, Noida. Dr. Chander completed Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Dept. of Pharmacy, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus and M.S. from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER). He has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience in Academia and Industry. His expertise is in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Designing. His research work mainly focuses upon the drug discovery against human pathogens involving HIV-1, Leishmania and bacterial as well as fungal strains including MTb. His team has discovered several nano molar potent hits against HIV-1, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Leishmania. His team has published more than 42 publications in SCI/Scopus indexed journals, three book chapters and completed two industry-sponsored projects, while one project is in progress. He has filed four patents and transferred one technology to industry.
Dr. Lokesh Deb completed Diploma in Pharmacy (1999) under Drug Control Department, Government of Karnataka, India. Thereafter, he completed B. Pharma (2003) and M. Pharma (Pharmacology)(2005) from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka. He obtained a Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Science) from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad. He joined Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal, Manipur (A national Institute of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India) as a Scientist. Presently, he is working as Scientist (Pharmacology) in IBSD-Regional Centre, Gangtok, Sikkim, India. He also worked as a visiting scientist at Cytokine-Research-Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutic, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas, USA.
Dr. Meenakshi Dhanawat, M.S. (Pharm) (NIPER-Mohali), Ph.D. (IIT-BHU, Varanasi) Currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, MM College of Pharmacy, MM (DU), Mullana. She has more than 13 years of teaching and research experience. She has attended several national and international conferences in India and abroad. She is the recipient of the travelship award in the DDD section of AAPS-2010, National Biotechnology Conference, California, USA. Apart from this she also received twice the international travel grant from DBT and DST, Govt of India. She has been awarded with many other fellowships and awards, she has 38 publications to her credit.
Dr. Sheshagiri Dixit is currently affiliated to the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSSAHER, Mysuru, Karnataka, INDIA. His research interests include, Molecular Modelling, QSAR, Molecular Dynamics, and Synthesis of heterocyclic compounds. Dr. Dixit has published in more than 50 reputed international and national journals.
Dr.R.Elancheran is a Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry, Annamalai University under DST PURSE PHASE II. He was the CSIR-Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati, India from 2017 to 2018. He did M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India during 2008-2010. He became the Research Executive in the Medicinal Chemistry Department at Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceutical Ltd, Chennai during 2010-2012. He received Ph.D. in Chemistry from Gauhati University. His current research interests are focused on Heterocyclic and Organic Catalysis, Crystallography and Medicinal Chemistry.
Dr. Vikas Jain is presently working as professor and Dean at Mahakal Institute of Pharmaceutical studies Ujjain. He has completed his B. Pharmacy from B. R. Nahata College of Pharmacy, Mandsaur (M.P.) in 2003, M. Pharmacy from B.N. Collage of Pharmacy, Udaipur (Rajasthan) in 2006 and Ph.D. from Shobhit University Meerut in 2010. He has published more than 40 research and review articles and 05 book chapters in international and national journals of repute. He has guided 01 Ph.D. and 15 M.pharm students. He also has attended and coordinated several Seminars, Workshop, Awareness Camps and Conferences. Dr. Jain has research skills on Novel Drug Delivery System, Colonic Drug Delivery System and Various Targeted Oriented Drug Delivery System.
Dr. Kajal Ghosal is serving as an academician for the last 14 years. Presently, she is working in the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India as an assistant professor. She has done her graduation, post-graduation and PhD in the field of pharmaceutical technology from the same university. She has received a prestigious Kothari Postdoctoral fellowship in India for doing postdoc. She has carried out her postdoctoral research in the Central European Institute of Technology in Czech Republic. She has also visited University of Novi Sad, Serbia and University of Münster, Germany under European COST action. She has published one book on Electrospinning from Royal Society of Chemistry and another two books on polymer science which are in the final stage of publication from RSC and Elsevier. She has collaborated with many international scientists from the USA, Egypt, Quatar, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Australia and Poland. She has been awarded with the National Scholarship program of Slovakia for carrying short term research in Slovak Academy of Science and she has been selected for Poland-Ulam fellowship for carrying short term research in IPPT-PAN, Warsaw, Poland. She has published 29 research and review articles from peer-reviewed journals. Her research areas are Magnetite Nanoparticles, Electrospinning, Drug Delivery, Formulation Development, Microemulsion/Nanoemulsion, Solubility enhancement techniques, Nanotubes, Nanofibers, Transdermal drug delivery systems, and Nano-composites.
Prakash Katakam is a Pharmaceutical Scientist working as Professor and Principal at Indira College of Pharmacy, Nanded, India. He has more than 23 years of Professional Experience as a Teacher and Researcher. He published over 120 research articles in indexed journals and guided 10 PhD students. His research areas are 3D Printing for Personalized Drug Delivery, Pulmonary Delivery of Vaccines, Micro/Nanoparticles, Phyto-Formulations and Drug Discovery. His major research focus is on identifying applications of various polymers for 3D Printing for Personalized Medication. He has been co-principal investigator for a sponsored research project of National Tea Research Foundation, India.
Dr. Bijo Mathew is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi, India. Dr. Bijo Mathew obtained his M.Pharm in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Tamilnadu, India in 2008, and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India in 2016. Dr. Mathew's primary areas of focus are drug discovery of neurodegenerative disorders, cancer and molecular modelling. He has published 161 papers, his h-index = 31; with the number of citations: 2659 in Google scholar; h-index = 30; the number of citations: 2287 in Scopus. Dr. Mathew has authored 1 book, 1 edited book, 5 book chapters and 26 invited talks at the national and international level. Dr. B. Mathew is serving as the chief executive guest editor of the journals of Molecules, Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, and Current Drug Targets.
Dr. Nimmala Manga Thayaru (B.Tech, M.Tech., Ph.D., MIEEE, MCSI, MISTE, MIAENG) is a professor in the department of Information Technology at the VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, India. She obtained her PhD degree in 2010 from Andhra University, India, with specialization in Computer Science & System Engineering. Overall, she has over 21 years of teaching experience, and her areas of interests are mainly focused on Computer Networks, Software Engineering, Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Compiler design Database Management System, Operating Systems, etc., and she has research interests in various sub-topics related to Bioinformatics and Security. Dr. Thayaru has published more than 40 papers, on a diverse range of topics in various journals of international repute.
Dr. Bhupendra works as a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics, Shree S.K.Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ganpat University, North Gujarat, India. He did his Ph.D. from Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan, Gujarat, India. He did his PG and UG from M.S.University, Baroda, Gujarat. He has 19 years of experience in academic/industry (17+2). He was awarded the Carrier Award for Young Teacher by AICTE, New Delhi in 2013. He was also awarded for Distinguished Associate Professor in TechNExt India 2017 by CSI, Mumbai. He claims on his name more than fifty national and international publications. He fetched grants for Research Projects, Staff Development Programs, Seminars, Conferences, and Travel Grants from National and State Government agencies. He has also given his guidance in industrial consultancy projects conducted at the institute. His two patents were published and one application was submitted at the Indian Patent office. He has delivered expert talks and invited scientific sessions in several national and international conferences and seminars. He is actively working in the field of lipid-based drug delivery and nanotech formulations. He has guided 7 Ph.Ds. and 45 PG research scholars supervised and 5 Ph.Ds. and 3 PG research scholars are currently working under his guidance in the field of Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery and Bioavailability Enhancement.
Dr. Vaishali M. Patil is working as Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at KIET Group of Institutions, GZB, India. Dr. Patil has completed her graduation in pharmacy (B. Pharm), post graduation (M. Pharm) and doctoral degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. She has expertise for CADD, QSAR and medicinal chemistry. She has experience in handling computational software and interpretation of analytical data (IR, NMR, MS). Dr. Vaishali has authored papers published in peer reviewed Journals and 16 book chapters (Elsevier, Springer, and Nova). She has received funding from various national and international agencies.
Dr. C.Rajkuberan did PhD in Biotechnology in 2016, from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapplli, India. At present, he is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore, India. He is actively teaching both UG/PG students and has guided more than 30 PG students for project dissertation. He has published 35 papers to his credit with average cumulative impact factor 87.8 and h-index 14 with 771 citations. He has expertise in Nanomedicine, drug delivery, Polymers and Toxicology.
Dr. Sachchida Nand Rai did Masters in Applied Biochemistry from Purvanchal University in 2009. Dr. Rai did Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Banaras Hindu University on the topic “Immunomodulation of Parkinson’s disease using Mucuna pruriens” in “Neuroscience” stream. Presently, he is pursuing Postdoctoral Research on exploring the Autophagic potential of Mucuna pruriens in Parkinson’s disease from Centre of Biotechnology, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj under the mentorship of Prof. M. P. Singh.
Dr. Rajkumar Sahani is a postdoctoral researcher working at the Medicine institute, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA. He received his PhD from the National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, (Homogeneous gold-catalysis) and postdoctoral training at the Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. He is working on designing, synthesizing, and evaluating HIV-1 capsid protein inhibitors. His research interests are in targeting different viruses including Retroviruses, Cytomegaloviruses, and Flaviviruses. Currently, he is working to improving the cost effective and efficient processes for the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Dr. Velma received his BSc (2009) and MSc (2011) degrees in chemistry from the Osmania University, Hyderabad. He earned his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry (2019) from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India. During his Ph.D. final year, he moved to RMIT-University, Australia as a Visiting Research Fellow, then continued as postdoc fellow and later he joined as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Arizona, USA (Jan-2021,) where he is actively involved in the AD, T2D and breast cancer drug discovery projects. Dr. Velma has extensive experience in the development of lead molecules for the treatment of cancer and gained superior experience in-vitro in cell culture works. He authored nearly 30 international peer-reviewed journal articles and two (2) of the US patents granted among the 3 filed. In addition, he is serving as a reviewer for several international reputed peer-reviewed journals.
Subham Bhattacharjee completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from North Bengal University. After completing his Ph.D. from the Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India under the supervision of Prof. Santanu Bhattacharya, he continued in the same group as a post-doc and worked in collaboration with Prof. C. N. R. Rao. Then, he moved to the Netherlands and joined Prof. Rint Sijbesma's group in February 2016 as a post-doc and continued until joining as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol in March 2019. His current research interest lies in developing various supramolecular nanostructured materials and their applications.
Dr. Samir Kumar Mandal received his Ph. D. degree from The Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India. Dr. Mandal did his Post-Doctoral Research from the City College, City University of New York. His research field is synthetic development of some medicinally active chemicals mainly based on radical methodology and green methodology, chemicals toxicology and medicinally important fluoro-organics synthesis. He had adequate experiences in GMP and cGMP practices of APIs and of CRO based pharmaceuticals. He worked as a lecturer at the Prasannadeb Womens’ College, University of North Bengal and a prestigious Young Scientist in the Department of Chemistry, Kalyani University. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor at Saldiha College, Bankura University. He has published review articles, seminar books, proceedings and more than 20 research articles in different journals of National and International repute. He is serving as reviewer of national and international journals. He is a life-member of several scientific associations.
Dr. Hitendra M. Patel is a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India. He was admitted as a Fellow and an Elected Member of the Organic Division Council, The Royal Society of Chemistry, London. He is a Review Editor in Organic Chemistry section, Frontiers in Chemistry Journal and Editorial board member of Frontiers in Chemistry and in Arkivoc journal. He has 22 and 15 years of rich experience in Teaching and Research, respectively. He has membership in many national and international professional organizations like RSC, ACS, ICS, ISCB etc. His research group focuses on Organic Chemistry for the Development of Bioactive Heterocyclic Scaffolds via Multi-component reactions, utilizing a Sustainable Chemistry approach and results have been published in more than 30 research papers in reputed journals related to Organic Chemistry. He has been granted two projects of rupees 51.81 lakh from National agencies like DST-SERB and UGC, New Delhi. He was selected as a Brand ambassador of Bentham Science Publisher for the Year of 2018-2019. He has given many invited talks at the National and International level in Conferences and Universities and has received many awards. He is an expert reviewer in many highly reputed Journals with more than 140 reviewed papers.
Dr. S. Rajasekhara Reddy did M.Sc in organic chemistry from Andhra University in India in 2002. He worked as a Junior Research Fellow at IITG, India, under Dr. T. Punniyamurthy (2003-04). In 2010, he received a Ph.D. from IITM, India, under Professor Anju Chadha. He served as an Assistant Professor at VIT University in Vellore till 2014. Currently, he is serving as an Associate Professor. He did his postdoctoral work at NTNU, Taiwan with Prof. Ching Fa Yao. His major research focuses on synthetic organic chemistry applied to catalysis, medicinal chemistry, asymmetric synthesis, and chemistry from natural carbohydrates. He is also meticulously performing his duties in teaching and guiding UG, PG students, and has been awarded five Ph.D. 's and currently guiding six.
Dr. Debayan Sarkar is presently an associate professor of chemistry at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, Odisha, India. He has completed his M.Sc. with organic chemistry specialization from University of North Bengal (NBU) in 2005 followed by a PhD in organic synthesis from IACS Kolkata in 2011 under the supervision of Prof. R. V. Venkateswaran. He completed his post-doctoral studies from the Stanford University (USA) under the mentorship of Prof. Barry M.Trost. He has been recently deputed as a visiting senior assistant professor at Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University (Japan) under the mentorship of Prof. M. Yamaguchi (2015-2016). He has been the recipient of prestigious awards like INSPIRE, BRNS-DAE Young Scientist Award (2014), Indo-US Research Award (2012) etc. His research interest includes dearomatisation reactions, atom economic couplings, complex total synthesis of natural products. he has published 50 papers in International Journals of repute, guided 5 Ph.D students and presently 15 Ph.D students are working under his supervision.
Dr. Awasthi has over 16 years of professional experience and presently working at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India. Dr. Awasthi obtained his Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India. His scholarly interests range widely from the development of novel micro and nanoparticulate drug delivery systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 130 scientific documents in various high impact journals (Cumulative IF over 200 & H-index of 22). He has one national & 2 international patents to his credit. Dr. Awasthi has supervised more than 16 graduate students and 1 Ph.D. scholar as the main supervisor. He is serving as an active reviewer for more than 15 international journals. His name has been included in Who's Who in the World® recognizing his achievements in pharmaceutical research.
Srinivasa Reddy Bonam obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in pharmacy from the Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Guntur, India. He obtained his PhD in 2018 from the AcSIR at the IICT in India, where he focused on the development of novel immunomodulators and vaccine, and Current Indian Science adjuvants against infectious diseases under the supervision of Dr. H.M. Sampath Kumar. He was awarded a Raman Charpak Fellowship to work at the University of Strasbourg's IBMC. He trained as a postdoctoral researcher at IBMC, University of Strasbourg, France, from 2018 until early 2020, under Prof. Sylviane Muller's supervision. He worked at IBMC on the P140 (Lupuzor®), a 21-mer peptide that fights systemic lupus erythematosus. Currently, he is continuing his postdoctoral research on the 'next-generation flu vaccines for the world' with Prof. Jagadeesh Bayry at INSERM, CRC, Paris, France. He has an h-index of 18 with over 70 publications and over 1,000 citations. He has three patents, one of which has just been licensed to a private organization. He is an editorial board member of a number of journals. He has been a member of various professional associations and also serves as a professional development committee member for the Society of Leukocyte Biology.
Dr. Vipin Dhote is an academic researcher having specialization in Pharmacology and working towards integrating multidisciplinary research from the fields of metabolic and inflammatory diseases. Presently, he completed his Ph.D from M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara and is working as a Professor in Pharmacology at Faculty of Pharmacy, VNS group of Institutions, Bhopal. Earlier his robust experience in R & D center with industries and academic exposure of more than 20 years drives understanding of societal role of Pharmacists. He has multiple publications and book chapters to his credit. During professional journey, he was awarded for his publications, received international travel grants and garnered opportunities to enhance knowledge about social pharmacy and its practices in India. With the objective of integrating different aspects of social, therapeutic and exploratory sciences in traditional and modern medicines, he fosters worthwhile research with scientific value.
Dr. Md. Faiyazuddin is a Professor in the School of Pharmacy, Al – Karim University, INDIA. He is the Dean of Research & Development of Al – Karim University and oversees all research activities at the university. Prof. Faiyazuddin has been actively engaged in teaching & research in the frontier areas of Pharmaceutical Sciences for the last 15 years. Dr. Faiyazuddin's expertise is in Respiratory Nanomedicine and drug delivery. Internationally, Dr. Faiyazuddin has worked with Nano Drug Delivery© USA, University of Hail KSA, and Malaysian and Canadian Enterprises. He is the founder president of International Pharmaceutical Forum- a worldwide community of pharmaceutical fraternity. In recognition of his work, he was nominated as a Fellow member of the prestigious George Washington University USA for three years (2019 -2022). He has honorary membership of the British Society of Nanomedicine, International Society of Aerosol in Medicine, Chicago, Institute of Nanotechnology, Scotland. Most recently he earned 'Executive Degree in Strategic Leadership Management' from the Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute for Leadership Studies, USA. Dr. Faiyazuddin's credentials include 04 grants, 64 research and review papers, 05 books, 09 book chapters, and 05 awards. He was the recipient of prestigious P. D. Sethi Award (2010), DST Young Scientist (2013), Highest Citation Award (2012), and Dettol Protector Icon (2021). Dr. Faiyazuddin is in the editorial boards of various national and international journals.
Dr. Akhlesh K. Jain is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur, India. He received his PhD degree in Formulation Science from Jamia Hamdard University, India in 2007 and postdoctoral training at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland and National University of Singapore, Singapore during 2008-2011. He also worked as a Senior Scientist at Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow India. He is the recipient of many reputed fellowships including Junior Research Fellowship and CSIR- SRF for research. His research focused on nanoparticles, nanocarriers based delivery systems, mucosal vaccination, non-invasive protein delivery and ligand conjugated colloidal carriers for cancer therapy. Dr. Jain has authored more than 50 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals along with an international patent.
Fazlurrahman Khan obtained his PhD in Microbiology from Jawaharlal Nehru University in India. He is a Research Professor at the Research Center for Marine Integrated Bionics Technology, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea. His most recent research focuses on (1) Isolating and characterizing natural molecules that may inhibit the biofilm and virulence properties of both fungal and bacterial pathogen, (2) chemical synthesis of molecules with antimicrobial potential, (3) polymeric and metallic nanoparticles synthesis as potential antimicrobial and antibiofilm drugs, and (4) investigating the molecular mechanisms of bacterial and fungal pathogens interactions in the polymicrobial biofilms.
Nagavendra Kommineni worked as a Research Associate in Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL-USA. Currently, he is working as a Research fellow in the Population Council at Rockefeller University, New York, USA. His area of expertise includes Liposomal technology for delivering small molecules, Stem cell derived Exosome delivery of small molecules for cancer, Lipid nanoparticles for cancer, Topical and Transdermal product development and development of complex and sterile injectables, developing nanotechnology-based products for HIV and contraception.
Dr. Lalit Kumar, MPharm, PhD is currently working as Assistant Professor-Selection Grade in the Department of Pharmaceutics at Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal. Dr. Lalit completed his PhD in the area of Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery System. He has around 13 years of teaching and research experience. He has around 70 peer reviewed journal publications, 20 book chapters and filed 2 patents. He has successfully completed five research projects in the specified area funded by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi; Karnataka State Government Vision Group of Science and Technology (VGST), Bengaluru; and Science; Engineering Research Board (SERB), New Delhi and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi. Presently, he is working on five research projects funded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi; AICTE, New Delhi and sponsored by Pharmaceutical companies. He has received awards for his best research works in several national and international conferences. Few of them are Best Research Poster Presentation Award in Louis Pasteur Memorial Symposium (ICMR Sponsored) at Coimbatore in August 2008; He was also awarded for his best research publications. He has also received the Young Scientist Award 2021 from Society of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (SPER). He has successfully guided 19 MPharm students for their final year research work. Presently, he is guiding 3 MPharm and 8 PhD students for their research work in the area of Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery System.
Dr. Rishabha Malviya completed B. Pharmacy from Uttar Pradesh Technical University and M. Pharmacy (Pharmaceutics) from Gautam Buddha Technical University, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh. His PhD (Pharmacy) work was in the area of Novel formulation development techniques. He has 11 years of research experience and presently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, School of Medical and Allied Sciences, Galgotias University for the past 8 years. His area of interest includes formulation optimization, nanoformulation, targeted drug delivery, localized drug delivery and characterization of natural polymers as pharmaceutical excipients. He has authored more than 150 research/review papers for national/international journals of repute. He is editorial board member/reviewer of more than 40 journals. More than 10 patent grants from different countries are to his credit, while 40 patents are either published or under evaluation.
Dr. Bijo Mathew is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi, India. Dr. Bijo Mathew obtained his M.Pharm in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Tamilnadu, India in 2008, and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India in 2016. Dr. Mathew's primary areas of focus are drug discovery of neurodegenerative disorders, cancer and molecular modelling. He has published 161 papers, his h-index = 31; with the number of citations: 2659 in Google scholar; h-index = 30; the number of citations: 2287 in Scopus. Dr. Mathew has authored 1 book, 1 edited book, 5 book chapters and 26 invited talks at the national and international level. Dr. B. Mathew is serving as the chief executive guest editor of the journals of Molecules, Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, and Current Drug Targets.
Dr. Sabu MC has diverse and significant Postdoctoral research experience in Japan and Malaysia. He has an extensive experience in scientific research for more than 20 years in drug discovery using in vivo cell culture assays, in vitro animal models for screening pharmacological activities. He has teaching experience in physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, phytochemistry and pharmacognosy for more than 18 years. Besides, he has experience in Herbal Pharma as Research Associate in Kancor Flavors and Extracts, Angamali, Kerala and conducted their extracts for Pharmacological screening. He has presented research in 50 national and International publications. He is editorial board member and journal reviewer for 12 international journals.
Kalpana Swain is a post graduate and doctorate in Pharmaceutical sciences from Berhampur University. She has industrial, teaching and research experience of about two decades. She is currently working as Professor and Head in the Talla Padmavathi College of Pharmacy, Warangal. She is a member of various professional bodies like Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, etc. She is actively engaged in research in broad areas of novel drug delivery systems and has published many papers in the journals of international and national repute. She has patents to her credit and has authored a few books /book chapters, she has presented about 40 abstracts of the papers in scientific forums. She has been actively contributing to the research community as an editor and reviewer in few international journals of repute and has h-index of 11.
Dr. Saroja Kumar Barik completed his master degree from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, India in Environmental Chemistry. He has done his PhD in Environmental Geochemistry from Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. He has professional experience with over 17 years of rich research, management and industrial experiences on Environment issues. He is directly and indirectly Associated with national and international organization: World Bank, UNICEF, JICA, ICMAM-MOES, ICAR- CIFRI, CSIR- IMMT, SPCB-Dept. of Forest and Environment-Govt. of Odisha, Dept. of Drinking water and sanitation-Govt. of Jharkhand, DHI, Merck India limited and BARC-DAE. He has expertise in the area of water and sediment quality monitoring of lake, estuaries, port and rural drinking water supply scheme to the community with 22 number of strong research publications in peer review SCOPUS index journals. He is a reviewer of national and international journals and associated with Springer, Elsevier and Tylor and Francis. He presented his research papers at national and international (Japan) level.
Dr. Sovik Das completed doctoral research work in the field of environmental engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. He got engaged in research work pertaining to bioelectrochemical systems like microbial electrosynthesis cell, microbial fuel cell and microbial electrolysis cell for the treatment of different waste streams with concomitant valuable recovery
Mr. Nadeem A Khan is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering since 01 Aug 2012. He also acted as Academic Coordinate of the Civil Engineering department from 2014 to 2017. He is currently serving as an Editorial board member of Nature journal- Scientific Reports (IF= 4.3), Springer journal special issue of Discover water and working for Hindawi Journal special issue (IF= 4.2). His recent accomplishments included 15 Coursera course completion certificates and were awarded as Best Young Scientist Award(Male) by LWT India and GECL for Scientific contribution in the field of Environmental Engineering. He got his M. TECH. (Civil Engineering) in 2011 with Honors in Environmental Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University. Mr. Khan was associated with the Ministry of Environment and Forest for two years as Junior Research Fellow (J.R.F) in 2009-11 and also worked with UNICEF as a Research Assistant (R.A) on the topic of GIS mapping and Water quality parameter estimation including monitoring of Agra Region for six months in 2012. He has professional experience in DLF-LAING'S ROURKE INDIA LTD in an SEZ Project at Gurgaon as Construction Engineer during 2008-09. He qualified for the GATE examinations in 2010. His area of activity in the industry was post contract works, reconciliation, planning, and budgeting. He has attended a number of conferences, workshops, seminars, research and engaged in research projects. He has published 50 papers in SCI. He has also published more than 10 PATENTS in the field of Civil Engineering and water treatment. He is Joint-Secretary of an Environmental Awareness Society ENVIRONSENSE which has organized more than 25 events
Dr. Pankaj Kumar Tyagi's research area is in green nanomaterial synthesis, their conjugations and he evaluated their toxicity as in vivo by using Drosophila species. He is working as professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh India. He has published more than 65 research papers in refereed international and national journals and more than 15 research papers in various national and international conferences. He has nineteen years of teaching/research experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. During this period, he has supervised 4 Ph.D., 16 Master and more than 65 bachelor students, in Environmental Engineering, Nanobiotechnology, Genetics and Molecular Biology, and published his research work frequently in reputed journals and proceedings in both India and abroad. He also fetched two grants for research and three grants for organized workshops and conferences from funding agencies of DBT, UP-CST and LSFI in the field of nanobiotechnology and Drosophila biology.
Dr Shikha Agrawal is Director, Centre for University Placement, Training & Corporate Affairs, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya and Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University Institute of Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal (M P) India. She obtained B.E., M.Tech. and Ph.D in Computer Science & Engineering from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya Bhopal. She completed her Summer Research Fellowship from IIT Delhi. She has more than Eighteen years of teaching experience. She guided more than 50 Post Graduates and 5 PhD scholars. Her area of interest is Artificial Intelligence, Soft Computing, Computational Intelligence and Particle Swarm Optimization. She has published more than 50 research papers in different SCI/SCIE/Scopus/UGC approved reputed international journals and 01 international & 03 national patents. She authored one book on “Advanced Database Management System” and 12 chapters with international publishers. She is heading research projects of more than 14 lakhs from various government organizations. She has received a number of awards. She had also participated in numerous (more than 40) conference presentations. She is also a member of various academic societies, such as Senior Member IEEE, Life Member Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), Life Member Indian Society of Institute of Researchers, Life Member Computer Society of India (CSI), IACSIT, ACM etc.
Dr Jhilik Bhattacharya is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. Her research interests include image processing, enhancement & feature extraction in images, image visualization, computer vision, pattern recognition & image understanding, and deep learning techniques for image processing and scene understanding. She has more than 13 years of experience in designing and implementing predictive algorithms to solve complex problems in the areas of image processing, computer vision, neural computing and electric vehicles. She led more than 7 industry/government funded projects across India, Italy and Ireland and has published +50 articles in peer reviewed journals and conferences.
Dr. Nurcihan Ceryan is an Associate Professor in the Balıkesir Vocational School, Balıkesir University. His research interests include rock mechanics, engineering geology, slope stability and soft computing methods. He has published around 60 articles in reputed international journals (with SCI impact factors), and conferences. Dr. Ceryan also has edited 1 book with a reputed international publisher.
Dr. Kuntal Ghosh is an Associate Professor at the Machine Intelligence Unit, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), former In-charge at the Center for Soft Computing Research, an Associate Institute of ISI, and Head of the Theoretical and Applied Sciences Unit, ISI North-east Center. He did his PhD (Science) from Jadavpur University and Post-MSc diploma (Biophysical Sciences) from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, MSc and BSc in Physics from Presidency College, Calcutta University and schooling at South Point School, Kolkata. His research interests are in Cognitive Science, Cybernetics, Neuroscience, Biophysics, Data Science, Signal & Image Processing, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, and the history and philosophy of science. He has more than 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals, edited books, and conference proceedings.
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Dutta is presently working as Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, and Himachal Pradesh, India. He has completed his doctoral study from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and published 171 papers in various international and national journals of repute. His research interest includes environmental geotechnics, rock mechanics, application of soft computing techniques in civil engineering and ground improvement
Dr Sanjiban Sekhar Roy is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology. His research interests include deep learning and advanced machine learning. He has published around 51 articles in reputed international journals (with SCI impact factors), conferences and editorial board members to a handful of international journals and reviewer to many highly reputed journals. Dr. Roy also has edited around 7 books with reputed international publishers. Besides, the Ministry of National Education, Romania & "Aurel Vlaicu" University, Romania has awarded Dr. Roy with "Diploma of Excellence" for the scientific research activity in 2019.
M.S.P. Subathra received the B.E. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, the M.E. degree in Power Systems from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai Kamaraj University, India, in 1995 and 1997, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Karunya University, India in 2015. She is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Robotics Engineering, Karunya University. She has publications in reputed international journals and in a number of conference proceedings. She has more than 25 years of experience in implementing predictive algorithms to solve problems in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Signal, and image processing. Optimization techniques, Machine learning, and deep learning are applied to biomedical signal processing, Power Systems, and Renewable Energy. She has published more than 52 research papers in different SCI/SCIE/Scopus international journals and 02 National Patents. She also received funded projects worth more than 50 lakhs from DST and ICMR. She is also a member of various academic societies, such as Life Member Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), and the International Association of Engineers (IAENG).
Karan Veer has done his B.Tech and M.Tech in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from Kurukshetra University, Haryana, India in the year of 2005 and 2008, respectively. He received PhD in Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering from Thapar University, Patiala (India) in the year of 2015. He was a recipient of a Postdoctoral Fellowship (Dr. D S Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship) instituted by University Grants Commission (UGC) of Govt. of India in the year of 2016 and carried out his research work at Panjab University, Chandigarh; and recipient of Research Associateship (RA) instituted by ICMR of Govt. of India in 2018. At present, he is working as Assistant Professor in the Instrumentation and Control Engineering Department at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar, India. His current areas of research include Biomedical Instrumentation, signal processing, statistical applications, prosthetic devices and soft computing.
P.M. Durai Raj Vincent, received his B.E. and M.E. from Anna University, Chennai, India. He also received his Ph.D., from VIT University Vellore in 2015. He is presently working as an Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology and Engineering at Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), India. He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience and 7 years post Ph.D. He has more than 85 publications in the peer-reviewed Scopus indexed journals and among that 36 publications are SCI indexed with impact factor. His average impact factor per publication is 3.08. His current h-index in Scopus database is 12. He has published 5 Indian patents. He is currently guiding five research scholars in the field of Machine Learning and Deep Learning and three Ph.D scholars already completed under his guidance.
Dr. ADEYEYE, Samuel Ayofemi Olalekan got Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology in 1992, Master of Science degree in Food Technology in 1997 from University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He did PhD in Food Processing and Storage Technology in 2017. He remained a Researcher at Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria between 2011–2017, and an International Researcher in the Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Food Technology at Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, Hindustan University, Padur, Chennai, India.