Qaisar Mahmood: University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Qaisar Mahmood has over twenty-seven years of local and international academic and research experience in life sciences, environmental sciences and engineering in application of living process biochemistry for the environmental remediation of toxic metals, dyes, inorganic and organic pollutants. He has special experience in phytoremediation of toxic metals, dyes and anaerobic treatment of domestic and industrial wastewaters through processes like denitrification, Anammox and related biotechnologies. Qaisar has published >300 research articles with cumulative impact factor of >700 with >13230 citations (h-index = 62). He has won many awards in the field of his research.
Sunil Kumar: Technology Development Centre, India
Sunil Kumar is a Senior Researcher with more than 23 years of experience in leading, supervising and undertaking research in the broader field of Environmental Engineering and Science with focus on Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. His primary area of expertise is solid waste management (Municipal Solid Waste, Electronic waste etc.) over a wide range of environmental topics including contaminated sites, EIA and wastewater treatment. His contributions in these fields led to a citation of 15000, h-index of 62, and i10-index of 250 (Google scholar). Dr. Kumar was visiting Researcher at United Nations University Germany, Hongkong Baptist University Hong Kong and University of Calgary, Canada. He was awarded as Outstanding Scientist in 2011 and 2016 at CSIR-NEERI for his Scientific Excellence in the field of Research & Development in Solid Waste Management, and was also awarded with the most prestigious award Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Jean-Paul-Str.12 D-53173 Bonn, Germany as a Senior Researcher for developing a Global Network and Excellence for more advanced research and technology innovation. In 2022, Dr. Kumar was awarded Envirocare Green Awards. Dr. Kumar is also appointed as the Honorary Adjunct Senior Researcher at Tasmania University, Australia.
Paromita Chakraborty: SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India
Paromita Chakraborty is the Professor and Head of the Center for Research in Environment, Sustainability Advocacy and Climate Change (REACH) at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India. Her research domains include multimedia movement of legacy and emerging organic pollutants, their bioavailability and cost-effective remediation techniques. Prof. Chakraborty’s has 14 years of research experience and received research grant awarded by national and international funding agencies. She has a granted patent and published 84 peer-reviewed research articles, 17 book chapters. She has edited and published a book for Springer titled “Legacy and Emerging Contaminants in Water and Wastewater: Monitoring, Risk Assessment and Remediation Techniques”. Three books in Springer and Elsevier publishing that she is authoring/editing are in press. Prof. Chakraborty is an Associate Editor in Science of the Total Environment and the Arabian Journal of Geosciences. She is the proud recipient of prestigious honours including the prestigious WARI Fellowship 2016 by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum & Hiyoshi Environmental Award 2020”. Prof. Chakraborty has successfully guided 5 PhD scholars and is currently mentoring 6 PhD scholars. Every year several MTech and BTech students pursue research in her Environmental Science and Technology Laboratory at SRMIST. Prof. Chakraborty has also served as the Association of Common Wealth Universities (ACU) mentor for the Blue Charter Fellowship and world-class research in innovation and Climate Change.
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