Rui Hu | Urban Governance | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Rui Hu, Urban Governance, Best Researcher Award

Assistant Professor at Capital University of Economics and Business, China


Dr. Rui Hu is a dedicated researcher in urban governance and city dynamics. With a solid academic foundation from the University of Science and Technology Beijing, she has contributed significantly to the field through various research projects and publications. She has collaborated with numerous institutions and companies, providing valuable insights into urban business development, smart city construction, and grassroots governance. Dr. Hu’s research has practical implications, particularly in formulating policies and strategies for urban development and management. As a deputy secretary general of the Beijing Society of Urban Management, she continues to influence both academic and practical aspects of urban governance.

Professional Profile:


Dr. Rui Hu received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Science and Technology Beijing.

🏢 Professional Experience:

Dr. Hu has a distinguished career in academia and research. She served as an associate researcher at Beijing City University for six years. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Capital University of Economics and Business, focusing on urban governance and city development.

Research Interests:

Dr. Hu’s research interests are centered on urban governance, city development, city dynamics, low-carbon production, circular economy, smart city construction, innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems, and pandemic prevention and community responsibility. Her work aims to address critical challenges in urban management and sustainable development through innovative research and practical solutions.

Research and Innovations:

Completed/Ongoing Research Projects:

Beijing Social Science Fund: Research on Administrative System Reform in Beijing’s Urban Districts and Streets.

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC): Research on Urban Business Development of Enterprises.

University of Science and Technology Beijing: Research on Tobacco Marketing Strategies.

Beijing Manjing Zhixin Technology Development Co., Ltd.: Research on Smart City Construction Scenarios Based on Big Data.

Beijing Manjing Zhixin Technology Development Co., Ltd.: Application of ‘Urban Brain’ in Grassroots Collaborative Governance.

Beijing Youth Teacher Social Research Project: Research on Optimizing Grassroots Governance of ‘Street-Community’ Based on Citizen Needs.

Top Noted Publication:

Vehicle Scheduling Algorithm Based on Improved Immune-PSO with Adaptive Search Strategy

  • Authors: Rui, H., Peng, C., Chao, Z.
  • Publication: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 2018, pp. 18–22
  • Citations: 2

Discussion on Energy Conservation Strategies for Steel Industry: Based on a Chinese Firm

  • Authors: Hu, R., Zhang, C.
  • Publication: Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017, 166, pp. 66–80
  • Citations: 16

Study on Application of PSO with Time Window for User Recommendation in Research Social Networks

  • Authors: Rui, H., Chao, Z., Xinliang, H.
  • Publication: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 2017, Part F131932, pp. 116–120
  • Citations: 1

Study of a Low-Carbon Production Strategy in the Metallurgical Industry in China

  • Authors: Hu, R., Zhang, Q.
  • Publication: Energy, 2015, 90, pp. 1456–1467
  • Citations: 12

A General Transfer Station Location Model in Relay Delivery Considering Carbon Footprint

  • Authors: Zhang, Q., Wei, L., Hu, R.
  • Publication: 2014 International Conference on IT Convergence and Security, ICITCS 2014, 2014, 7021708



Minseok Ryu | Power Systems Computation | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. Minseok Ryu, Power Systems Computation, Best Researcher Award

Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, United States


Dr. Minseok Ryu is an Assistant Professor at the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence at Arizona State University. He completed his Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from KAIST. His postdoctoral research at Argonne National Laboratory has been recognized by the Department of Energy for its contributions to advanced scientific computing. Dr. Ryu’s research interests lie in developing scalable and privacy-preserving algorithms for complex systems, with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration. He has received numerous accolades, including the Alliance Fellowship from Mayo Clinic and ASU and highlighted research recognitions from the DOE-ASCR.

Professional Profile:


Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; May 2020

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea; February 2014

B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea; February 2012

🏢 Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; August 2023 – Present
    • Responsibilities: Leading research initiatives, teaching, and mentoring students. Participating in committee roles and overseeing various academic and administrative duties.
  • Postdoctoral Appointee, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL; August 2020 – July 2023
    • Responsibilities: Conducting advanced research in applied mathematics, computer science, and developing scalable algorithms for various applications.
  • Research Assistant, Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM; May 2019 – August 2019
    • Responsibilities: Engaged in research projects focusing on applied mathematics and plasma physics.
  • Post Baccalaureate Research Fellow, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; November 2014 – April 2015
    • Responsibilities: Conducted research in operations management and contributed to academic publications.

Honors & Award:

2024 Alliance Fellow, Mayo Clinic and ASU Alliance for Health Care

Highlighted Research, Department of Energy, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (DOE-ASCR) in 2022 and 2023

Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant, University of Michigan, 2016

MICDE Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2015

National Science Foundation Student Award, INFORMS Computing Society, 2015

National Scholarship, Government of Korea, 2010-2013

Department Honor, KAIST, 2010

Best Technical Poster Award, KAIST, 2010

Research Interests:

Dr. Minseok Ryu’s research focuses on the development of scalable algorithms and machine learning models for applications in industrial engineering, operations research, and augmented intelligence. His work encompasses privacy-preserving federated learning, optimization of power systems, and computational methods for enhancing system resilience against extreme threats. He is particularly interested in interdisciplinary collaborations that integrate advanced computational techniques with practical applications in engineering and healthcare.

Top Noted Publication:

Data-Driven Distributionally Robust Appointment Scheduling over Wasserstein Balls

  • Authors: R. Jiang, M. Ryu, G. Xu
  • Published in: arXiv preprint arXiv:1907.03219, 2019
  • Citations: 28

APPFL: Open-Source Software Framework for Privacy-Preserving Federated Learning

  • Authors: M. Ryu, Y. Kim, K. Kim, R. K. Madduri
  • Published in: IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops, 2022
  • Citations: 19

A Privacy-Preserving Distributed Control of Optimal Power Flow

  • Authors: M. Ryu, K. Kim
  • Published in: IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2022, 37(3), 2042-2051
  • Citations: 18

An Extended Formulation of the Convex Recoloring Problem on a Tree

  • Authors: S. Chopra, B. Filipecki, K. Lee, M. Ryu, S. Shim, M. Van Vyve
  • Published in: Mathematical Programming, 2017, 165, 529-548
  • Citations: 18

Nurse Staffing under Absenteeism: A Distributionally Robust Optimization Approach

  • Authors: M. Ryu, R. Jiang
  • Published in: arXiv preprint arXiv:1909.09875, 2019
  • Citations: 14


E.Laxmi Lydia | Computer Science | Best Researcher Award

Prof. E.Laxmi Lydia, Computer Science, Best Researcher Award

Professor at Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College, Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education (SAHE), India


Dr. E. Laxmi Lydia is a seasoned educator and researcher with over 20 years of experience in teaching, training, and research. Currently serving as a Professor and Dean of R&D at Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology, she has significantly contributed to the academic and research community. Dr. Lydia is recognized for her exceptional interpersonal skills, commitment to student development, and active involvement in curriculum design and institutional accreditation processes. Her extensive expertise and numerous accolades, including the Best Researcher Award for five consecutive years, highlight her dedication to advancing knowledge and fostering innovation in the field of computer science and engineering.

Professional Profile:


Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering (Year not specified)

Master of Computer Applications (MCA) (Year not specified)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) (Year not specified)

🏢 Professional Experience:

Professor & Dean of R&D Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology (A), July 2019 – Present
Dr. E. Laxmi Lydia leads the Research and Development department, overseeing various research initiatives and fostering collaborations both within and outside the institution. She plays an integral role in curriculum development and significantly contributes to the institution’s growth and academic excellence.

Associate Professor Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology (A), 2015 – 2019
In her tenure as an Associate Professor, Dr. Lydia taught both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, guided numerous research projects, and actively participated in various academic committees. Her efforts were pivotal in advancing the research capabilities and academic standards of the institution.

Associate Professor Raghu Engineering College, 2011 – 2015
At Raghu Engineering College, Dr. Lydia conducted lectures, supervised research activities, and contributed significantly to the academic community through her publications and participation in conferences. Her work helped in elevating the research profile and educational quality of the college.

Assistant Professor Ravindra and Rajendra PG College for MCA, 2003 – 2009
During her tenure as an Assistant Professor, Dr. Lydia was responsible for teaching MCA students, developing comprehensive course materials, and mentoring students. Her dedication to teaching and mentorship helped shape the careers of many students in the field of computer science and engineering.

Honors & Certifications:

  • Oracle Certified (2009)
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)
  • Outcome-Based Education (OBE) Certified
  • Engineering Education Certification
  • EPICS-Engineering Projects in Community Services Certified
  • Reviewer for JEET Scopus Journal
  • Best Researcher Award (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) at Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology
  • Distinguished Faculty in CSE-2021 by Ambitions, an educational entity

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of the Board of Studies (BOS) at Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology
  • Member of the International Accreditation Council of Quality Education & Research (IACQER)
  • Member of the Computer Society of India

Research Interests:

Dr. Lydia’s research interests encompass a wide range of topics within computer science and engineering, including but not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Data Science and Big Data Analytics
  • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • Software Engineering and Development
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Systems

Top Noted Publication:

An Optimal Least Square Support Vector Machine Based Earnings Prediction of Blockchain Financial Products

  • Authors: M Sivaram, EL Lydia, IV Pustokhina, DA Pustokhin, M Elhoseny, GP Joshi
  • Journal: IEEE Access
  • Volume: 8
  • Pages: 120321-120330
  • Year: 2020
  • Citations: 97

Concept of Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) as an Efficient Tool for Storing Document

  • Authors: ATR Rosa, IV Pustokhina, EL Lydia, K Shankar, M Huda
  • Journal: Journal of Critical Reviews
  • Volume: 6
  • Issue: 5
  • Pages: 85-90
  • Year: 2019
  • Citations: 91

Synergic Deep Learning Model–Based Automated Detection and Classification of Brain Intracranial Hemorrhage Images in Wearable Networks

  • Author: EL Lydia
  • Journal: Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Year: 2022
  • Citations: 90

Optimal Deep Learning Based Image Compression Technique for Data Transmission on Industrial Internet of Things Applications

  • Authors: B Sujitha, VS Parvathy, EL Lydia, P Rani, Z Polkowski, K Shankar
  • Journal: Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
  • Volume: 32
  • Issue: 7
  • Article: e3976
  • Year: 2021
  • Citations: 84

Data Encryption for Internet of Things Applications Based on Catalan Objects and Two Combinatorial Structures

  • Authors: MH Saračević, SZ Adamović, VA Miškovic, M Elhoseny, ND Maček, EL Lydia
  • Journal: IEEE Transactions on Reliability
  • Volume: 70
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 819-830
  • Year: 2020
  • Citations: 83


Shan Bian | Multimedia Security | Most Reader’s Article Award

Dr. Shan Bian, Multimedia Security, Most Reader’s Article Award

Doctorate at South China Agricultural University, China


Dr. Shan Bian is an Associate Professor at the College of Mathematics and Informatics, South China Agricultural University. With a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Sun Yat-sen University, he has made significant contributions to the field of information security. His professional journey includes a fruitful tenure as a lecturer and a visiting scholar position at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Bian has secured multiple research grants, including those from the National Natural Science Foundation and the Science and Technology Program of Guangzhou. His research focuses on developing advanced security technologies and cryptographic algorithms to enhance data privacy and network security. He is actively involved in academic research and has published extensively in reputable journals.

Professional Profile:


Ph.D. in Computer Science

  • Sun Yat-sen University, China
  • September 2009 – December 2014

Bachelor’s in Computer Science

  • Sun Yat-sen University, China
  • September 2005 – July 2009

🏢 Professional Experience:

Associate Professor
College of Mathematics and Informatics, South China Agricultural University
January 2020 – Present
Dr. Shan Bian is currently an Associate Professor at the College of Mathematics and Informatics, South China Agricultural University. His responsibilities include teaching various computer science courses, supervising postgraduate students, and leading research projects. He has been instrumental in securing and conducting research projects funded by national and regional grants, contributing significantly to advancements in information security and related fields.

Visiting Scholar
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
August 2018 – August 2019
As a visiting scholar at Nanyang Technological University, Dr. Bian engaged in collaborative research projects, participated in international academic conferences, and contributed to the host institution’s research initiatives. This experience allowed him to broaden his research perspectives and establish valuable academic connections.

College of Mathematics and Informatics, South China Agricultural University
January 2015 – December 2019
In his role as a lecturer, Dr. Bian taught both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, focusing on computer science and information security. He conducted extensive research, resulting in numerous publications in reputable academic journals. His dedication to education and research laid the foundation for his current role as an associate professor.

Research Interest:

Dr. Shan Bian’s research interests encompass a broad range of topics within computer science and information security. His primary areas of focus include:

  • Information Security: Developing advanced techniques for securing information systems against cyber threats. This includes research on cryptographic methods, intrusion detection systems, and network security protocols.
  • Data Privacy: Exploring methods to protect the privacy of individuals and organizations in data-driven environments. His work often involves designing algorithms and systems that ensure data confidentiality and integrity.
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Applying machine learning and AI techniques to solve complex problems in various domains, such as cybersecurity, data analysis, and decision-making processes.
  • Big Data Analytics: Investigating methods for processing and analyzing large datasets efficiently. His research in this area aims to extract valuable insights and patterns from vast amounts of data.
  • IoT Security: Focusing on the security challenges posed by the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. His work aims to develop robust security frameworks and protocols for protecting IoT ecosystems.
  • Blockchain Technology: Studying the applications and security aspects of blockchain technology in various sectors. This includes research on consensus algorithms, smart contracts, and decentralized applications.

Dr. Bian’s research is driven by a commitment to advancing the state-of-the-art in these fields, contributing to both theoretical foundations and practical applications.

Top Noted Publication:

A Customized Deep Network Based Encryption-Then-Lossy-Compression Scheme of Color Images Achieving Arbitrary Compression Ratios

  • Authors: Wang, C., Hu, J., Bian, S., Ni, J., Zhang, X.
  • Journal: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 2023, 33(8), pp. 4322–4336

CNN and Transformer-Coordinated Deepfake Detection

  • Authors: Li, Y., Bian, S., Wang, C., Lu, W.
  • Journal: Journal of Image and Graphics, 2023, 28(3), pp. 804–819

DS-UNet: A Dual Streams UNet for Refined Image Forgery Localization

  • Authors: Huang, Y., Bian, S., Li, H., Wang, C., Li, K.
  • Journal: Information Sciences, 2022, 610, pp. 73–89

Enhancing Performance of Lossy Compression on Encrypted Gray Images Through Heuristic Optimization of Bitplane Allocation

  • Authors: Wang, C., Liang, R., Zhao, S., Bian, S., Lai, Z.
  • Journal: Symmetry, 2021, 13(12), 2338

Improving Multi-Histogram-Based Reversible Watermarking Using Optimized Features and Adaptive Clustering Number

  • Authors: Wang, W., Wang, C., Wang, J., Bian, S., Huang, Q.
  • Journal: IEEE Access, 2020, 8, pp. 134334–134350


Sajad Zandi | Telecommunication | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Sajad Zandi, Telecommunication, Best Researcher Award

Sajad Zandi at University of technology Sydney, Australia


Sajad Zandi is an accomplished researcher and technical expert in the field of telecommunication engineering. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Telecommunication from Malayer University, Iran. With extensive experience in research and development, Mr. Zandi has contributed significantly to various projects and publications. He has worked as a technical project manager at Nokia-OM International Company and is currently a researcher in the R&D department at SINA Innovative Communications System Company. His research interests include telecommunication systems, data communication networks, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. He is also a senior researcher collaborating with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and the Department of Artificial Intelligence at Smart University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

Professional Profile:


Master of Electrical Engineering – Telecommunication

  • Malayer University, Hamadan, Iran
  • GPA: 17.33 out of 20
  • Sep. 2014 – Sep. 2017

Bachelor of Telecommunication Engineering (Transmission)

  • Safahan Institute of Higher Education, Esfahan, Iran
  • GPA: 16.76 out of 20
  • Sep. 2009 – Jul. 2011

🏢 Professional Experience:

Researcher, R&D Department
Dec. 2021 – Present
SINA Innovative Communications System Company, Tehran, Iran
Responsibilities: Conducting research on innovative communication systems, developing new technologies, and collaborating on R&D projects.

Technical Project Manager
Nov. 2017 – Dec. 2019
Nokia-OM International Company, Tehran, Iran
Responsibilities: Managing technical projects, overseeing project timelines, and ensuring successful implementation of telecommunication solutions.

Jul. 2011 – Sep. 2014
Nabius International Institution, Esfahan, Iran
Responsibilities: Conducting research on telecommunication technologies and contributing to various projects and publications.

Academic and Research Experience:

Senior Researcher (Research Collaboration)
Mar. 2021 – Present
School of Science, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Advisor: Dr. Mehdi Korki
Responsibilities: Collaborating on international research projects, focusing on telecommunication and data communication.

Senior Researcher (Research Collaboration)
Mar. 2021 – Present
Department of Artificial Intelligence, Smart University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Advisor: Dr. Vahideh Montazeri
Responsibilities: Conducting research in artificial intelligence applications in medical sciences.

Research Interest:

  • Telecommunication Systems
  • Data Communication Networks
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Optical Fiber and Transmission Lines
  • Wireless Networks and Communication
  • Signal Processing

Top Noted Publication:

A distributed algorithm for demand-side management: Selling back to the grid

  • Authors: M. Latifi, A. Khalili, A. Rastegarnia, S. Zandi, W.M. Bazzi
  • Journal: Heliyon
  • Volume and Issue: 3 (11)
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Citations: 28

Biosensor as an alternative diagnostic method for rabies virus detection: A literature review

  • Authors: M. Zandi, S. Zandi, R. Mohammadi, P. Hosseini, S. Teymouri, S. Soltani, et al.
  • Journal: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
  • Volume and Issue: 69 (4)
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Citations: 13

Biosensor as a novel alternative approach for early diagnosis of monkeypox virus

  • Authors: P. Halvaei, S. Zandi, M. Zandi
  • Journal: International Journal of Surgery
  • Volume and Issue: 109 (1)
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Citations: 8

Diffusion maximum versoria criterion algorithms robust to impulsive noise

  • Authors: S. Zandi, M. Korki
  • Journal: Digital Signal Processing
  • Volume: 126
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Citations: 7

Diffusion normalized maximum versoria criterion robust to impulsive noise

  • Authors: S. Zandi, M. Korki
  • Journal: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
  • Volume and Issue: 70 (4)
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Citations: 6


Sandeep Mahajan` | Semiconductor Single Crystal Growth | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Sandeep Mahajan, Semiconductor Single Crystal Growth, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), India


Dr. Sandeep Mahajan is a physicist with extensive expertise in the synthesis and characterization of advanced materials, focusing on ferroelectric ceramics and multiferroic systems. His research has contributed significantly to the field of material science, particularly in the areas of microwave sintering, piezoelectric materials, and MEMS devices. Dr. Mahajan holds a Ph.D. from the University of Delhi and has held research positions at prestigious institutions including Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and Solid State Physics Laboratory. He has published numerous papers in international journals and continues to explore innovative approaches in material processing and device applications.

Professional Profile:


Ph.D. in Physics from the Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi (2009)

M. Phill (Physics) from Devi Ahilya University, Indore (2004) with specialization in Material Science

M. Sc. (Physics) from Devi Ahilya University, Indore (2003) with specialization in Solid State Physics and Electronics

B.Sc. (Electronics) from Devi Ahilya University, Indore (2001)

🏢 Professional Experience:

Dr. Sandeep Mahajan has built a distinguished career in materials science and physics through various research and academic roles. His journey began during his M.Sc. studies at Devi Ahilya University in Indore, where he investigated the structural properties of pure and strontium-doped lanthanum orthoferrite using X-ray diffraction. This early research laid the foundation for his subsequent academic pursuits.

As a Ph.D. scholar at the Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Dr. Mahajan delved deeper into the field of ferroelectric ceramics. His doctoral work focused on synthesizing and characterizing barium titanate-based ceramics, exploring novel compositions and innovative processing techniques such as microwave sintering and mechanochemical alloying. These efforts were aimed at enhancing the materials’ piezoelectric and dielectric properties, crucial for their application in electronic devices.

Following his doctoral studies, Dr. Mahajan embarked on a series of impactful research positions. At the Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL), part of India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), he served as a Research Fellow from 2004 to 2009. Here, he contributed significantly to the development of microwave dielectrics, piezoelectric materials, and thin films for MEMS devices. His expertise in microwave sintering and characterization techniques, such as SEM and XRD, enabled him to optimize material properties for specific applications in advanced electronic systems.

During his tenure as a Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) from 2009 to 2010, Dr. Mahajan focused on multiferroic systems. His responsibilities included operating and maintaining SQUID magnetometer systems for characterizing magnetic materials and exploring non-lead-based multiferroic compounds. This role further honed his skills in experimental physics and solid-state chemistry, contributing valuable insights to the field of functional materials research.

Earlier in his academic journey, Dr. Mahajan pursued both his M. Phill and M. Sc. degrees under the UGC-Consortium for Scientific Research (UDCSR) at Indore. His projects involved advanced techniques such as Energy Dispersive X-ray Reflectivity Measurement and the study of phase transformations in complex oxide materials. These experiences not only broadened his experimental repertoire but also underscored his commitment to cutting-edge research in materials science.

Throughout his career, Dr. Sandeep Mahajan has demonstrated a steadfast dedication to advancing the frontiers of materials science, particularly in the synthesis, processing, and characterization of functional ceramics and thin films. His contributions continue to shape the field, paving the way for innovative applications in electronics, telecommunications, and beyond.

Research Interest:

Synthesis and characterization of advanced materials, particularly ferroelectric ceramics and multiferroic materials

Application of microwave sintering and mechanochemical synthesis routes in material processing

Development of lead-free piezoelectric materials for actuator applications

Top Noted Publication:

Ferroelectric relaxor behaviour and impedance spectroscopy of Bi2O3-doped barium zirconium titanate ceramics

  • Authors: S Mahajan, OP Thakur, DK Bhattacharya, K Sreenivas
  • Published in: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
  • Year: 2009
  • Volume: 42
  • Issue: 6
  • Pages: 065413
  • Citations: 97

A comparative study of Ba0.95Ca0.05Zr0.25Ti0.75O3 relaxor ceramics prepared by conventional and microwave sintering techniques

  • Authors: S Mahajan, OP Thakur, DK Bhattacharya, K Sreenivas
  • Published in: Materials Chemistry and Physics
  • Year: 2008
  • Volume: 112
  • Issue: 3
  • Pages: 858-862
  • Citations: 84

Study of Structural and Electrical Properties of Conventional Furnace and Microwave‐Sintered BaZr0.10Ti0.90O3 Ceramics

  • Authors: S Mahajan, OP Thakur, DK Bhattacharya, K Sreenivas
  • Published in: Journal of the American Ceramic Society
  • Year: 2009
  • Volume: 92
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 416-423
  • Citations: 66

Effect of Zr on dielectric, ferroelectric and impedance properties of BaTiO3 ceramic

  • Authors: S Mahajan, OP Thakur, C Prakash, K Sreenivas
  • Published in: Bulletin of Materials Science
  • Year: 2011
  • Volume: 34
  • Pages: 1483-1489
  • Citations: 65

Enhancement in electro-strain behavior by La3+ substitution in lead-free BaZr0.05Ti0.95O3 ceramics

  • Authors: S Mahajan, D Haridas, K Sreenivas, OP Thakur, C Prakash
  • Published in: Materials Letters
  • Year: 2013
  • Volume: 97
  • Pages: 40-43
  • Citations: 34


Fatin Alshibli | Supply Chain | Best Researcher Award

Ms. Fatin Alshibli, Supply Chain, Best Researcher Award

Fatin Alshibli at Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia


Ms. Fatin Alshibli is an accomplished professional with extensive experience in supply chain management and healthcare quality assurance. She holds a Master’s degree in Supply Chains and a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, complemented by certifications in international supply chain management, ISO standards auditing, Lean Six Sigma methodology, and project management. Her career has been marked by leadership roles in planning, efficiency, and quality management across medical supply and hospital settings in Aseer, Saudi Arabia.

Professional Profile:


Ms. Fatin Alshibli completed her Master of Science in Supply Chains in 2023 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy obtained in 2014. She has also pursued several certifications and training courses to enhance her skills in quality control, strategic planning, logistics, and project management. These include certifications as an International Supply Chains Consultant, Manager, and Professional, along with qualifications in ISO 9001 Lead Auditor QMS, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Management Professional (PMP), and more.

🏢 Professional Experience:

Ms. Fatin Alshibli has a robust professional background spanning various roles and responsibilities:

  • Director for Planning and Efficiency of Supply Chains, Aseer Cluster (2024 – Current): As the Director, she oversees strategic planning and decision-making processes for Aseer Supply Chains, aligning business strategies with organizational goals. She manages budgets, provides strategic insights to the Executive Director, and supervises staff development and training.
  • Quality Manager of Medical Supply, Aseer Region (2019 – 2024): In this role, Ms. Alshibli implemented quality systems and internal controls for medical supply operations. She trained teams on production operations and quality standards, conducted audits, and utilized audit findings for continuous improvement initiatives. She also played a key role in developing quality policies and procedures manuals.
  • Pharmacist, Aseer Central Hospital (2014 – 2019): Ms. Alshibli began her career as a pharmacist, progressing to roles including supervisor for an outpatient pharmacy and quality designee. She served as a preceptor for intern students and contributed significantly to hospital committees and programs, such as the Anti-microbial Stewardship Program and Drug Formulary preparation.

Research Interest:

Ms. Fatin Alshibli’s professional interests revolve around supply chain management, quality assurance in healthcare and medical supply, strategic planning, and logistics optimization. Her academic pursuits and certifications reflect her commitment to enhancing operational efficiencies and implementing quality management systems in various organizational settings.

Top Noted Publication:

Safiki Ainomugisha | Green Nanotechnology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Safiki Ainomugisha, Green Nanotechnology, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Makerere UniversityThis link is disabled, Uganda


Dr. Safiki Ainomugisha is actively involved in academia and research in the field of construction management. With a background in civil engineering and building economics, he combines teaching experience with a passion for sustainable construction solutions. His research contributions include multiple peer-reviewed publications and successful project executions aimed at enhancing the environmental sustainability of construction practices in Uganda and beyond.

Professional Profile:


PhD in Construction Management (Ongoing)

  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • Field of Study: Construction Materials

Masters in Civil Engineering

  • Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Completed: November 2016
  • Field of Study: Construction Management (Sustainable Construction)

Bachelor of Science in Building Economics

  • Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Completed: December 2011

🏢 Professional Experience:

Dr. Safiki Ainomugisha has amassed a diverse professional experience that spans both academia and industry. Currently serving as an Assistant Lecturer at Makerere University’s Department of Construction Economics and Management since August 2021, he is actively involved in teaching undergraduate courses focused on construction and quantity surveying. Prior to this role, Dr. Ainomugisha held positions as a Part-time Lecturer at Kyambogo University’s Department of Lands and Architectural Studies from August 2017 to 2021, where he imparted knowledge on subjects related to lands and architectural studies.

His academic career also includes a tenure as a Lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering in the International University of East Africa from August 2018 to 2022, where he delivered lectures on various civil engineering topics. Beyond academia, Dr. Ainomugisha gained extensive industry experience as a Quantity Surveyor at Uhudi Engineering Company Ltd. from August 2012 to 2018, focusing on quantity surveying tasks for construction projects. He also served briefly as a Quantity Surveyor at Multiplex Uganda Ltd. in 2012, further enriching his professional background in the construction sector.

Research Interest:

Dr. Ainomugisha’s research primarily focuses on sustainable construction practices and the development of eco-friendly construction materials. His current research involves the utilization of agricultural waste materials such as sugarcane bagasse and rice husks to produce supplementary cementitious materials. He has successfully executed projects exploring eco-cement production and the feasibility of nano sugarcane bagasse ash in cement-based materials.

Top Noted Publication:

Cost implications of building design plans: a literature review analysis

  • Authors: A. Safiki, M. Solikin, M.N. Sahid
  • Journal: Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
  • Year: 2015
  • Citation: 10

Application of green agro-based nanoparticles in cement-based construction materials: A systematic review

  • Authors: S. Ainomugisha, M. Matovu, M. Manga
  • Journal: Journal of Building Engineering
  • Year: 2024
  • Citation: 5

Blending Lime with Sugarcane Bagasse Ash for Stabilizing Expansive Clay Soils in Subgrade

  • Authors: Z. Teddy, B. Annette, S. Ainomugisha
  • Journal: Journal of Engineering & Technological Sciences
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 53
  • Issue: 5
  • Citation: 5

Analysing Cost Implications Of Building Design Variables As Areas Of Modelling To Achieve Value For Money A Study on Selected Buildings in Surakarta and Surrounding Areas

  • Authors: A. Safiki, M. Solikin, I.H.M.N. Sahid
  • Journal: Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
  • Year: 2016
  • Citation: 1

Influence mechanisms of silica nanoparticles’ property enhancement in cementitious materials and their green synthesis: A critical review

  • Authors: S. Ainomugisha, M.J. Matovu, M. Manga
  • Journal: Case Studies in Construction Materials
  • Year: 2024
  • Article ID: e03372


Hua Liu | Accounting | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Hua Liu, Accounting, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Anhui University, School of Business, China


Dr. Hua Liu is a lecturer at the School of Business, Anhui University. She holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China. Her research primarily focuses on supply chain risk management and IT management. Dr. Liu has published numerous papers in esteemed journals such as the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Transportation Research Part E, and Industrial Management & Data Systems. She is actively involved in ongoing research projects, including the Scientific Research Key Project of the Education Department of Anhui Province and the Innovative Development Research Project of Anhui Province Federation of Social Science. She is a dedicated member of the Association for Information Systems and has served as a track chair for WHICEB 2023 and 2024.

Professional Profile:


Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering

  • University of Science and Technology of China

🏢 Professional Experience:

Lecturer, School of Business, Anhui University

  • Hua Liu has been a lecturer at the School of Business, Anhui University, where she brings her extensive expertise in supply chain risk management and IT management to the classroom. She has contributed significantly to academic research and teaching, guiding students in understanding complex business and management concepts.

Research Interest:

Supply Chain Risk Management

Focused on examining how supply chain integration (both supplier and customer integration) influences supply chain resilience and robustness to improve performance.

Digital Innovation

Emphasizing the moderating role of Big Data Analytics (BDA)-enabled agility in the relationships between supply chain integration and risk management practices.

Academic and Professional Metrics 📊

Completed/Ongoing Research Projects

Ongoing Research Projects:

  • Scientific Research Key Project of Education Department of Anhui Province (2023AH050043)
  • Innovative Development Research Project of Anhui Province Federation of Social Science (2022CX192)

Top Noted Publication:

Leveraging Supply Chain Disruption Orientation for Resilience: The Roles of Supply Chain Risk Management Practices and Analytics Capability

  • Publication: International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management
  • Volume: 52(9-10), Pages 771–790
  • Year: 2022
  • Authors: Liu, H., Wei, S.
  • Citations: 12

The Effects of Information Technology Capability and Knowledge Base on Digital Innovation: The Moderating Role of Institutional Environments

  • Publication: European Journal of Innovation Management
  • Volume: 25(3), Pages 720–740
  • Year: 2022
  • Authors: Wei, S., Xu, D., Liu, H.
  • Citations: 33

How IT Integration and Relational Ties Affect Innovation Performance: Considering the Moderating Roles of Relationship Duration and Institutional Distance

  • Publication: Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing
  • Volume: 37(5), Pages 1063–1077
  • Year: 2022
  • Authors: Wei, S., Liu, H.
  • Citations: 5

Leveraging Interorganizational Governance for Bridging Responses to Supply Chain Disruptions: A Polynomial Regression Analysis

  • Publication: International Journal of Operations and Production Management
  • Volume: 41(8), Pages 1350–1378
  • Year: 2021
  • Authors: Liu, H., Wei, S.
  • Citations: 16

The Impact of iOS Use and Interpersonal Ties on Digital Innovation: Insights from Boundary Spanning and Institutional Theories

  • Publication: 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
  • Year: 2019
  • Authors: Wei, S., Gu, L., Liu, H.