Sitotaw Erena | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Ms. Sitotaw Erena | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

 

Dr at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Sitotaw Haile Erena, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Food Security Studies, College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University, specializing in environmental planning. His expertise lies in mitigating urban and peri-urban flood hazards through flood mapping, vulnerability assessment, and landscape-based management strategies. With a robust academic background from Ethiopian and international universities, he has conducted extensive research and published numerous papers on flood risk analysis, urban flood vulnerability, and environmental management. Sitotaw also leads impactful projects in environmental and social compliance audits, demonstrating his commitment to sustainable development in Ethiopia.

 

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🌟Qualification

PhD in Environmental Planning Mitigating and Adapting to urban and peri-urban flood hazards through flood mapping, vulnerability assessment and landscape based management strategies

💼Work Experience

March 24, 2023 – Present Assistant Professor Center for Food Security Studies (CFSS), College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia Teaching and Research. March 2019 – March 23, 2023 Assistant Professor Haramaya University, Ethiopia Teaching and Research. August 10, 2010 – October 2013 Haramaya University, Ethiopia Teaching and Research Lecturer High school teacher Gute High School, East Wollega zone, Wayyu Tuka Woreda, Ethiopia Teaching

 

🎓Education and Training

October 2013 – March 2019 Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Planning Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building, construction and City Development (EiABC), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. September 11, 2008 – July 22, 2010 Master of Art in Geography and Environmental Studies Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. September 11, 2000 – July 29, 2004 Bachelor of Education in Geography Dilla University, Ethiopia

🧑‍🔬Research Experience

  • Detailed list of research projects and publications available upon request

Publications Top Notes📝

 

  • Title: Impacts of Land Use/Land Cover Changes on the Hydrology of the Fafan Catchment Ethiopia
    Authors: Amare, M.T., Demissie, S.T., Beza, S.A., Erena, S.H.
    Year: 2024
    Journal: Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis
    Volume: 8(1)
    Article Number: 10

 

  • Title: Flood vulnerability mapping and local mitigation strategies: The case of Adama City, Ethiopia
    Authors: Erena, S.H., Reddy, R.U., Wodnimu, M.A., Mohamed, A.
    Year: 2024
    Journal: Urban Climate
    Volume: 55
    Article Number: 101906

 

  • Title: Land Cover Change Detection and Prediction in the Fafan Catchment of Ethiopia
    Authors: Amare, M.T., Demissie, S.T., Beza, S.A., Erena, S.H.
    Year: 2023
    Journal: Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis
    Volume: 7(2)
    Article Number: 19

 

  • Title: Customers’ satisfaction towards Addis Ababa City’s minibus taxi service
    Authors: Deyas, G.T., Woldeamanuel, M.G., Erena, S.H.
    Year: 2023
    Journal: Heliyon
    Volume: 9(11)
    Article Number: e22102

 

  • Title: Spatiotemporal trends of NDVI and its response to climate variability in the Abbay River Basin, Ethiopia
    Authors: Hussien, K., Kebede, A., Mekuriaw, A., Beza, S.A., Erena, S.H.
    Year: 2023
    Journal: Heliyon
    Volume: 9(3)
    Article Number: e14113

 

  • Title: Determinant factors hinder urban structure plan implementation: The case of Nekemte Town, Ethiopia
    Authors: Negeri, M.D., Guta, M.S., Erena, S.H.
    Year: 2023
    Journal: Heliyon
    Volume: 9(3)
    Article Number: e13448

 

  • Title: Modelling spatiotemporal trends of land use land cover dynamics in the Abbay River Basin, Ethiopia
    Authors: Hussien, K., Kebede, A., Mekuriaw, A., Asfaw Beza, S., Haile Erena, S.
    Year: 2023
    Journal: Modeling Earth Systems and Environment
    Volume: 9(1)
    Pages: 347–376

 

Thinh Duy Do| Rural Planning | Best Researcher Award

Ms.Thinh Duy Do| Rural Planning | Best Researcher Award

Thinh Duy Do is a dedicated researcher and lecturer at Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education, specializing in architectural design and urban planning. With a Ph.D. from Hokkaido University, his research focuses on enhancing urban street spaces amidst Vietnam’s rapid urbanization. Thinh’s academic background includes an MEng.L.Arch from Southeast University and a B.Arch from the University of Danang. He has contributed significantly to the fields of landscape architecture and sustainable urban development. As a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago, he furthered his expertise in sociology and global studies, enriching his interdisciplinary approach to urban planning challenges.

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🎓 ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2023 ⎯ Present: Researcher & Lecturer, Architecture Division, Civil Engineering Faculty, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education2021 ⎯ 2022: Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology and Global Studies Program, University of Chicago2010 ⎯ 2023: Researcher & Lecturer, Urban Planning Division, Architecture Faculty, Mien Tay Construction University

🏆 FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2021: Fulbright Scholar Program Award (USA) (Accepted)2018: Best Conference Paper Presentation, Asian Pacific Planning Society2016-2019: MEXT’s Scholarship for PhD program (Japan) (Accepted)2016-2020: Hungaricum Stipendium Scholarship for PhD program (Hungary) (Renounced)2015-2019: SEU’s Scholarship for PhD program (China) (Accepted)2015-2020: DAAD-MOET Scholarship for PhD program (Germany) (Renounced)2015: Southeast University’s Most Distinguished Thesis Award2012-2013: Nanjing Government Scholarship for Excellent Achievement (R.P.C) (Accepted)2013-2014: US Exchange Fellowship for Postgraduate Student (USA) (Accepted)2011-2015: Vietnamese Government Scholarship – Under Scheme 322 (Vietnam) (Accepted)

📚 EDUCATION

2019: Ph.D. in Architectural and Structural Design, Hokkaido University2015: MEng.L.Arch in Landscape Architecture, Southeast University2009: B.Arch., The University of Danang – Danang University of Technology

👨‍🏫 TEACHING

2010 – 2023: Lecturer, Mien Tay Construction University (Urban Design, Architectural Structure, Graduation Thesis Instruction, Urban Planning with Community Participation, Housing Management Strategic Planning)2020 – 2021: Visiting Lecturer, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education (Technical Drawing & Descriptive Geometry, Principles of Architectural Design, Architecture Design Studio Instruction, Urban Design/Planning Studio Instruction)2022 ⎯ Present: Visiting Lecturer, University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City (Committee member – Graduate School), University of Economics Ho Chi Minh (Design Studio I & II, Structural Detail of Architecture & Design, Architectural Analysis), Ton Duc Thang University (Technical Drawing & Descriptive Geometry, Customization & Prototyping – Graduate School)

🔍 ACADEMIC & NON-ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2012-2013: Designer and Researcher, Professor Cheng YuNing’s firm, Landscape Architecture Department, Southeast University, R.P. China2009-2010: Architect, VCC Engineering Consultants Joint-Stock Company – DaNang Branch, Danang, Vietnam2016-2019: Researcher, Professor Suguru Mori’s lab, Architecture Planning and Urban Design, School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Japan2019: VEBS Design & Planning Studio, Hochiminh, Vietnam

🔬 RESEARCH PROJECTS

2019-2021: Resettlement Planning Theory (Japan), Main member2013-2014: Landscape Pattern in Vietnamese Urban Region (Southeast University – China), Main member2020-2021: Private Open Space: Relationship between Users and Coffeeshop Space (MTU- Vietnam), PI2021-2022: Understanding Urban and Psychological Ecosystem (Fulbright – USA), PI2021-2023: Relationship between Urban Space Environment and Staycation Perception: An Investigation of Urban Attractive Factors of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMUTE – Vietnam), Main Member2023: The Impacts of Urbanization to Tau Hu-Ben Nghe Canalscape (HCMUTE – Vietnam), Main Member2024: Research on Urban Residents’ Perceptions of Factors that Make Ho Chi Minh City Attractive (HCMUTE- Vietnam), PI

🎤 INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Vietnamese Delegate in HEP Research Project, Salford University, Manchester City – UK (2019) Keynote Speaker at 2nd Young International Scholar in Shanghai Transportation University, Shanghai City – China (2019)Keynote Speaker at Taichung National University, Taichung – Taiwan (2019)Keynote Speaker at Global Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA (2022)Lecture Note at Cultural Diversity & Sustainable Development in Asia, Eurasia Foundation held at Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (2024)

🌍 COMMUNITY SERVICE

Contribution to Editorial Decisions (Peer-Reviewer): Various international and national scientific journals and conferences

📚 BOOKS

Urban Landscape Architecture: Theories, Design and Planning Methods (Forthcoming)Community Relocation, Disasters and Climate Change in Asia-Pacific Region (2024)

👥 MEMBERSHIP

City Planning Institute of JapanArchitectural Institute of JapanVietnam Association of ArchitectsVietnam Urban Planning and Development Association

🌐 LANGUAGES

Vietnamese: Native. English: Professional Working Proficiency. Chinese: Limited Working Proficiency

📝 Publications Top Notes 

 Relationship between land use and user’s behavior along the street: A case study of Da Nang City, Viet Nam

Authors: Do, D.T.

Journal: Frontiers of Architectural Research, 2024, 13(1), pp. 144–163

Sustainable development in Mekong Delta, Vietnam: designing resilient cities based on landscape ecological principles

Authors: Do, D.T., Nguyen, H.Q., Do, X.S.

Journal: Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 2024

 Urban staycation attraction factors: a case study of Ho Chi Minh city

Authors: Do, D.T., Do, X.S., Nguyen, T.T.T., Vo, D.T., Dinh, T.G.H.

Journal: Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 2024, 23(2), pp. 829–842

 From a Hard to Soft Approach for Flood Management in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta: Integrating Ecological Engineering for Urban Sustainability in My Tho City

Authors: Long, N.V., Le, T.D.N., Nguyen, H., Do, D.T., Cheng, Y.

Journal: Water (Switzerland), 2022, 14(7), 1079

 Developed vs. undeveloped streets in Da Nang, Vietnam: which are more usable, and for whom?

Authors: Do, D.T., Mori, S.

Journal: Journal of Urbanism, 2022, 15(3), pp. 340–366

 Public park behavior relationship in Danang: an impact of physical environment on user’s behaviors

Authors: Do, D.T., Vo, T.V.P.

Journal: Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 2020, 80, pp. 175–184

 Public park behaviour in Da Nang: An investigation into how open space is used

Authors: Do, D.T., Cheng, Y., Shojai, A., Chen, Y.

Journal: Frontiers of Architectural Research, 2019, 8(4), pp. 454–470

 

Fisayo Fagbemi | Climate change |Excellence in Research

 Mr. Fisayo Fagbemi | Climate change | Excellence in Research

Passionate and energetic economist with strong research and analytical skills, specializing in public policy formulation. Experienced in using statistical and economic models to analyze data, with a focus on institutional quality and financial development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Adept at writing research proposals, contributing to grant applications, and conducting policy advisory consulting. Proven track record in academic publishing and active participation in international research collaborations. Proficient in various data analysis tools, with excellent communication skills in English and Yoruba, and a valid driving license. Committed to impactful research and advancing economic development.

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Career Objective➢ 📊

Passionate and energetic economist with excellent research and analytical prowess. Well-informed researcher adept at analyzing data using statistical and economic models. Quick learner with a strong desire for gathering information to formulate effective public policy.

Education🎓

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

  • M.Sc. Economics
    Dissertation: “Natural Resources, Institutional Quality, and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan African Countries (2005 – 2014)”
    2015 – 2017

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics; Second Class (Upper Division)
    2008 – 2013

Professional Qualification🏅

Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered)

  • Proficiency Certificate in Management (Graduate Member)
    March 2015

Work Experience💼

Research Fellowship (Remote) University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran October 2023 – Present. Research Fellow Economic Policy Analysis Centre (EPAC), Ibadan, Nigeria March 2022 – June 2023. Writing research proposals Contributing to grant writing in economic development and social sciences Capacity development in data analysis and public policy design Engaging in research, policy advisory consulting, and operations on public policy issues. Research Fellow European Xtramile Centre of African Studies (EXCAS), Liège, Belgium 2020 – 2021. Administrative and Research Assistant Dr. J.O. Ajibike, Department of Banking and Finance, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Nigeria 2017 – 2018 Data gathering and analysis. Research Assistant Dr. A.A. Adegboye, Department of Economics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria 2016 – 2017. Data gathering and analysis. Assistant Lecturer & Administrative Assistant Niger State College of Education, Minna 2014 – 2015

Awards and Honors🏆

Recognition for publishing three (3) open access articles with Elsevier (2019–2021). Ondo State Annual (Sessional) Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence (2011/2012). Ondo State Annual (Sessional) Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence (2009/2010)

Seminars and Training Attended🌟

Workshop on Proposal Writing Department of Economics, OAU, Ile-Ife January 2016 “Writing Internally Consistent Academic Proposal” by Prof. Olarewaju Olaniyan. “Academic Writing Skills” by Prof. I. O. Olurinola

Voluntary Activities/Leadership Experience

Research Article Reviewer for multiple journals including Journal of Capital Market Studies (Emerald Journal, UK), Sage Open (Sage Journal), Africa Review Journal (Taylor and Francis Journal), Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences (Emerald Journal, UK), and Issues in Business Management and Economics (Journal, Malaysia). Presiding Officer (INEC Ad hoc Staff) for Niger East Senatorial Bye-Election, Tundu Wada South (014), Minna (2014). President, MDGs Development Knowledge Facilitators (DKF) Training (2014 – 2015)

Skills & Qualities💻

Proficient in research and computer skills (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Stata, SPSS & Eviews). Excellent communication skills in English and Yoruba. Ability to work individually and in teams towards achieving organizational goals. Valid driving license

Publications Top Notes 📝

    • Climate change vulnerability-foreign direct investment linkage: Why climate change preparedness matters in Sub-Saharan Africa
      • Year: 2024
      • Authors: Fagbemi, F., Oke, D.F.
      • Source: Research in Economics, 78(1), pp. 52–60
    • Trade–Finance Nexus: The Centrality of the Quality of Institutions in Sub-Saharan African Leading Economies
      • Year: 2024
      • Authors: Fagbemi, F., Fajingbesi, A., Nzeribe, G.E.
      • Source: Foreign Trade Review, 59(1), pp. 7–25
    • Carbon emissions and food production: why climate change is a threat to Nigeria’s food security
      • Year: 2024
      • Authors: Fagbemi, F., Oke, D.F., Akinyele, O.D., Bello, K.M.
      • Source: Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences
    • Sustainable Poverty Reduction in Nigeria: Does Process Innovation Matter?
      • Year: 2024
      • Authors: Fagbemi, F., Ajibike, J.O.
    • Life Expectancy: Exploring Climate Change-Human Longevity Nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa
      • Year: 2024
      • Authors: Fagbemi, F., Nzeribe, G.E., Osinubi, T.T.
      • Source: Economic Growth and Development in the Tropics, pp. 16–29
    • THE MODERATING ROLE OF GOVERNANCE IN THE GLOBALISATION-LIFE EXPECTANCY NEXUS: IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIOECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
      • Year: 2023
      • Authors: Osinubi, T., Ajide, F., Fagbemi, F.
      • Source: Economics and Culture, 20(2), pp. 46–63
    • The role of governance in girl-child education: Insights on the odds against Nigerian women in leadership
      • Year: 2023
      • Authors: Fagbemi, F., Oke, D.F., Akinyele, O.D.
      • Source: Sexuality, Gender and Policy, 6(4), pp. 217–241

 

Julia Mindlin | Climate science | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. Julia Mindlin | Climate science | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Julia Mindlin I am a PhD-trained atmospheric and ocean sciences researcher with expertise in the effects of anthropogenic climate forcing on Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation. My academic journey includes a master’s equivalent in Geophysics from UNLP and a robust background in physical and statistical modeling, data analysis (Python, R), and interdisciplinary environmental studies. I have excelled in international collaborations, notably at University of Leipzig and University of Reading, and contributed significantly to workshops and conferences worldwide. As an Assistant Professor at UBA, I lead research initiatives, mentor students, and actively engage in scientific outreach and leadership roles within global climate research communities.

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Education 🎓

PhD in Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) Feb 2020 – March 2024 Thesis title: Effects of anthropogenic climate forcing on the variability of the Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation Supervisor: Carolina S. Vera, Co-supervisor: Theodore G. Shepherd. University Degree in Geophysics (Master’s Equivalent) Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) Feb 2013 – April 2019. High School Degree, Bachillerato de Bellas Artes March 2008 – December 2012

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards 🏆

”WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Award” January 2024. ”Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship” October 2021. ”CONICET- Doctorate Scholarship” April 2022 – March 2024 Supervisor: Carolina S. Vera, University of Buenos Aires. ”UBACyT – Doctorate Scholarship” September 2019 – September 2022 Supervisor: Carolina S. Vera, University of Buenos Aires. ”Friends of Fulbright Fellowship” January 2017 – March 2017 College Undergraduate Exchange, University of Central Arkansas, USA Fulbright Foundation. ”Exceptional Undergraduate” Scholarship May 2015 – September 2018
Award for Academic Merit, YPF Foundation

Employment History 💼

Postdoctoral Researcher University of Leipzig April 2024 – March 2026. Assistant Professor Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Science, FCEN, UBA August 2023 – present. Internship YPF – Offshore Exploration Division March 2018 – May 2019. Teacher’s Assistant School of Engineering, UNLP August 2018 – July 2019. Teacher’s Assistant Course: Introduction to Programming May 2017 – August 2017

International Experience 🌍

Research Visit – University of Leipzig May 2023 – July 2023 Collaboration supervised by Prof. Dr. Marlene Kretschmer
(Financed with Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship). Research Visit – International Center for Theoretical Physics
April 2023 – May 2023 Collaboration supervised by Dr. Erika Coppola (Financed with Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship). Visiting Student – University of Reading October 2022 – April 2023 Worked with PhD co-supervisor Theodore G. Shepherd. Visiting Student – Barcelona Supercomputing Center February 2022 – July 2022 Worked with Climate Services group, supervised by Nube Gonzalez and Paco Doblas-Reyes. Visiting Student – University of Reading
May 2019 – November 2019 Worked with PhD co-supervisor Theodore G. Shepherd

Recent Participation in Workshops, Conferences, and Meetings 🗓️

Invited co-organizer, WCRP RIfS ”Robustness of Climate Change Information for Decisions” workshop – April 2024. Co-convener, EGU General Assembly – April 2024. Two oral presentations (one highlight talk), EGU General Assembly – April 2024. Two oral presentations, IUGG General Assembly – July 2023. Oral presentation, EGU General Assembly – March 2023. Poster presentation, AGU General Assembly – December 2022. Virtual participation, Congremet – November 2022. Oral presentation, SPARC 7th General Assembly – October 2022. Oral presentation, Advancing Subtropical Climate Dynamics: Diagonal Convergence Zones, Droughts, and Floods in Past, Present and Future Climates – August 2022. Poster presentation, AGU General Assembly – December 2022. Oral presentation, SPARC General Assembly – October 2022. Oral presentation, Stormtrack Workshop – June 2022. Oral presentation, Royal Meteorological Society Student and Early Career Scientists Conference – June 2021. Poster presentation, Online Workshop on Storylines, University of Tokyo – February 2021. Poster presentation, AGU Fall Meeting – December 2020. Participant, Regional Climate Information Workshop, Independent workshop – June 2020. Poster presentation, 6th UK National Climate Dynamics Workshop, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge – June 2020. Poster presentation, Workshop: Stratospheric Predictability and Impact on the Troposphere, ECMWF, Reading, UK – November 2019. Poster presentation, DynVarMIP/CMIP6 and SPARC DynVar and SNAP Workshop, Universidad Computense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain – October 2019. Participant, GC Teleconnections workshop, Met Office, Exeter, UK

Extracurricular Scientific Activities 🌟

Fresh Eyes for CMIP – Steering group, World Climate Research Program (WCRP) South American representative, August 2023 – present. My Climate Risk – Regional Hub, Group member, April 2022 – present. My Climate Risk – Early Career Researcher group, Co-lead, April 2022 – present. Young Earth System Sciences (YESS) community, Executive committee member, April 2022 – present. Young Earth System Sciences (YESS) community, Co-chair of Online Events working group, April 2022 – April 2023. Young Earth System Sciences (YESS) community, Regional representative for South America, April 2021 – April 2022. Departmental Seminars, Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Science, FCEN, UBA, Organizer, April 2021 – April 2022

Outreach and Volunteer Experience 🌱

”Ozone, Planet Earth’s protective sunscreen” at Prociencia Virtual – Speaker, UBA, October 2020. ”Learning Mathematics with the Rural Communities of La Plata” – Head of project Project financed by UNLP Grant of 1000 USD, March 2018 – March 2019. ”Conociendo la Tierra” – Project Participant, September 2016 – September 2018. ”Wonders of the Ocean” – Speaker, UNLP, September 2018. ”Groundwater Resources for Small Rural and Aboriginal Communities – Participant In Chaco Province, Geoscientists Without Borders – SEG, March 2015 – December 2017

Technical Capabilities 💻

  • Physical modelling and reasoning applied to geosciences
  • Statistical modelling
  • University-level teaching
  • Data analysis and visualization: Python, R
  • Machine learning applications
  • Model design and coding
  • Interdisciplinary approaches, specifically related to environmental studies
  • Scientific writing: English and Spanish, Office, LaTeX
  • Group management and leadership

Graduate Courses and Schools 🎓

Physical Climatology (Grade: 10/10), Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Science, FCEN, UBA, 2020. Nonlinear Dynamics (Grade: 10/10), Physics Department, FCEN, UBA, 2020. Climate as a Complex System (no grading), Mathematics of Planet Earth PhD program, Mathematics Department, University of Reading, 2020. AI and Pattern Recognition (Grade: 10/10), Computer Science Department, FCEN, UBA, 2021. Climate Change Leadership: Actors and Strategies for Transitions (no grading), Cemus Research Forum (CEFO), University of Uppsala, 2021. Forecast Verification (no grading), Mathematics of Planet Earth PhD program, Mathematics Department, University of Reading, 2021. XAIDA Training School (no grading), ’Attributing Impacts of Climate Change (I2C): Challenges, Methods and Perspectives’, 2024

Publications Top Notes 📝

    • Storyline description of Southern Hemisphere midlatitude circulation and precipitation response to greenhouse gas forcing
      • Year: 2020
      • Authors: J Mindlin, TG Shepherd, CS Vera, M Osman, G Zappa, RW Lee, …
      • Source: Climate Dynamics 54, 4399-4421
    • A storyline attribution of the 2011/2012 drought in Southeastern South America
      • Year: 2022
      • Authors: L van Garderen, J Mindlin
      • Source: Weather 77 (6), 212-218
    • Combined effects of global warming and ozone depletion/recovery on Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation and regional precipitation
      • Year: 2021
      • Authors: J Mindlin, TG Shepherd, C Vera, M Osman
      • Source: Geophysical Research Letters 48 (12), e2021GL092568
    • Assembling the climate story: use of storyline approaches in climate‐related science
      • Year: 2023
      • Authors: E Baulenas, G Versteeg, M Terrado, J Mindlin, D Bojovic
      • Source: Global Challenges 7 (7), 2200183
    • The Role of the Stratosphere in Driving Uncertainties in the Southern Hemisphere Future Climate
      • Year: 2024
      • Authors: J Mindlin, CS Vera, TG Shepherd, M Osman
      • Source: EGU24
    • Dynamical systems analysis of the” El Niño Southern Oscillation” phenomenon
      • Year: 2024
      • Authors: J Mindlin, GB Mindlin, P di Nezio
      • Source: EGU24
    • Plausible Drying and Wetting Scenarios for Summer in Southeastern South America
      • Year: 2023
      • Authors: J Mindlin, CS Vera, TG Shepherd, M Osman
      • Source: Journal of Climate 36 (22), 7973-7991
    • Plausible Drying and Wetting Scenarios for Summer Rainfall in Southeastern South America: a storyline approach
      • Year: 2023
      • Authors: J Mindlin, CS Vera, TG Shepherd, M Osman
      • Source: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, EGU-9513

 

MELKAMU MEKONEN | climate change | Best Researcher Award

Mr. MELKAMU MEKONEN | climate change | Best Researcher Award

I’m Melkamu Kassaye Mekonen; I graduated with my BSc in Forest and Nature Conservation at Mekelle University in Ethiopia, and the University of Gondar in Ethiopia awarded me a MSc degree in Forest Management and Utilization. Currently, I serve as a researcher and instructor in the department of forestry and climate science at Injibara University, Ethiopia. I bring with me four years of research and five years of education, research, and community-based project experiences in the forestry, environment, and agricultural fields. My aspiration is to pursue a PhD in Forestry, focusing on natural forest optimization and ecological interaction and management of bamboo forest resources, either in China or Ethiopia, in collaboration with supervisors.

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💼Work Experience

Forestry Researcher

Employer: Sekota Dryland Agricultural Research Center, Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute, City: Sekota | Country: Ethiopia, Role: Forestry research project and team coordinator, Responsibilities: Proposal development, conducting experiments and research in forestry, final paper writing, presenting, and publishing.

Forestry Lecturer and Researcher

Employer: Injibara University, City: Injibara | Country: Ethiopia, Department: Forestry and Climate Science, Role: Head of department, Responsibilities: Conducting research and community service in agriculture and forestry, overseeing departmental activities.

🎓Education and Training

BSc. in Forest and Nature Conservation University: Mekelle University, Ethiopia, Field of Study: Forest and Nature Conservation, Thesis: Floristic diversity in area exclosures in Northern Ethiopia. MSc in Forest Management and Utilization University: University of Gondar, Ethiopia, Field of Study: Forestry, Thesis: Role of area exclosures for forest restoration in Northeastern Ethiopia

 Management and Leadership Skills

Forestry Research Directorate Coordinator: Coordinated over 38 forestry research programs at Sekota Dryland Agricultural Research Center. Head of Department of Forestry and Climate Science: Served as department head at Injibara University for two and a half years.

🌿 Project

A potential cause for extensive dieback of Acacia mearnsii plantation in highlands districts of Awi zone, Northwestern Ethiopia Status: To be published in Journal of Cogent Agriculture. Biomass, Carbon, and CO2 Sequestration in Natural Forests: Variations Across Environmental Factors, Forest Ecosystems, Degradation Levels, and Conservation Measures Status: To be published in Journal of Ecology and Evolution. Floristic Diversity of Natural Forest Patches Across forest ecosystems in Northwestern Ethiopian Status: To be published in Journal of F1000Research. Composition, Medicinal Values, and Threats of Plants Used in Indigenous Medicine in Jawi District, Ethiopia: Implications for Conservation and Sustainable Use. Status: Submitted to Journal of Ethnobotany

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • A Uniformly Convergent Collocation Method for Singularly Perturbed Delay Parabolic Reaction‐Diffusion Problem
    • Year: 2021
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa
    • Source: Abstract and Applied Analysis, 2021 (1), 8835595

 

  • Sixth-order compact finite difference method for singularly perturbed 1D reaction diffusion problems
    • Year: 2017
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa, TA Bullo
    • Source: Journal of Taibah University for Science, 11 (2), 302-308

 

  • Parameter-uniform numerical scheme for singularly perturbed parabolic convection–diffusion Robin type problems with a boundary turning point
    • Year: 2022
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa
    • Source: Results in Applied Mathematics, 15, 100324

 

  • A parameter-uniform numerical method for singularly perturbed Robin type parabolic convection-diffusion turning point problems
    • Year: 2023
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa
    • Source: Applied Numerical Mathematics, 190, 50-64

 

  • A novel numerical approach for singularly perturbed parabolic convection-diffusion problems on layer-adapted meshes
    • Year: 2022
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa
    • Source: Research in Mathematics, 9 (1), 2020400

 

  • Computational method for singularly perturbed parabolic reaction-diffusion equations with Robin boundary conditions
    • Year: 2022
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa
    • Source: Journal of Applied Mathematics & Informatics, 40 (1-2), 25-45

 

  • Tenth Order Compact Finite Difference Method for Solving Singularly Perturbed 1D Reaction-Diffusion Equations
    • Year: 2016
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa, TA Bullo
    • Source: International Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences (IJEAS), 8 (3), 15-24

 

Raja Timilsina | Sustainability | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Raja Timilsina | Sustainability | Best Researcher Award

PHD at the Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan

Raja Rajendra Timilsina, Ph.D., an Economist at the Asian Development Bank Institute, specializes in development economics, behavioral economics, and mechanism design. With a Ph.D. from Kochi University of Technology, he focuses on sustainability, agriculture, and economic behaviors. Timilsina has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications and research projects, showcasing his expertise in education, health, and cultural sustainability. Fluent in Japanese and English, he holds multiple awards and scholarships, including the ADB-JSP Scholarship for Masters. With extensive teaching experience and professional activities, he continues to influence policy and research in economic development and sustainability.

🔬 Experience

Economist-consultant, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), July 2023-Current Assistant Professor (Project based), Kochi University of Technology, April 2021-March 2022 Research Associate, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), April 2022-June 2023 Research Associate, Research Institute for Future Design, April 2018-March 2021 Plus various roles prior

🎓Education

Ph.D. in Economics, Kochi University of Technology, 2015-2018 Research Interest: Development economics, Experiment and Behavioral economics, Mechanism design Dissertation Title: Social design and sustainability of environmental resources: Learning from field experiments Masters in International Development Program (Economics), International University of Japan, 2009-2011 Bachelors of Business Administration (Finance), Tribhuvan University, 2003-2007

Awards and Scholarships

Multiple awards and scholarships including the ADB-JSP Scholarship for Masters

Research Interests

Education, Health, and Nutrition Agriculture, Climate Change, and Livelihood Economic Behaviors and Preferences Cultural Change and Intergenerational Sustainability Experimental and Development Economics

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