Li Xia | Plant biotechnology |Best Researcher Award

Prof. โ€ŒLi Xia |Plant biotechnology | Best Researcher Award

Prof at Qingdao University of Science and Technology China

Li Xia is a distinguished professor at the College of Chemical Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology. With a PhD in Chemical Engineering, his research expertise spans process system engineering, chemical thermodynamics, dynamic simulation, process optimization, and energy-saving technologies. He has contributed extensively to the fields of chemical process simulation and intelligent chemical industry through numerous high-impact publications and patents. Li Xia has led and collaborated on several national research projects, focusing on innovative energy-saving strategies and the development of new chemical processes. His work has significantly advanced the application of thermodynamic models and optimization techniques in industrial processes.




PhD in Chemical Engineering Qingdao University of Science and Technology, China [2010-2016]

ย ๐Ÿข Professional Appointments

  • Professor College of Chemical Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology [2006-present]

Research Projects ๐Ÿ“

Project Title: Research on energy saving strategies and methods for chemical processes based on fire accumulation Duration: January 2015 – December 2017 Funding Source: National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant Number: 21406124 Role: Project Leader Outcome: Concluded Project Title: Intelligent method and application research of low-temperature waste heat extraction and utilization Duration: January 2022 – December 2025 Funding Source: National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant Number: 22178190 Role: Second completer Status: Amidst Research Project Title: A new method and its application research for vapor-liquid equilibrium prediction based on elements and chemical bonds Duration: January 2012 – December 2015 Funding Source: National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant Number: 21176127 Role: Third completer Outcome: Concluded

Publications Top Notes ๐Ÿ“

  1. Benzoic Acid Catalyzed Production of Xylose and Xylooligosaccharides from Poplar
    • Authors: Li, L., Wan, Q., Lu, Y., Xu, J., Gou, J.
    • Journal: Industrial Crops and Products
    • Year: 2024
    • Volume: 213
    • Pages: 118460
    • Abstract: This study explores the catalytic production of xylose and xylooligosaccharides from poplar using benzoic acid, focusing on optimizing yield and process efficiency.


  1. A Matrix Completion Method for Imputing Missing Values of Process Data
    • Authors: Zhang, X., Sun, X., Xia, L., Tao, S., Xiang, S.
    • Journal: Processes
    • Year: 2024
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 659
    • Abstract: This open-access article presents a matrix completion method aimed at imputing missing values in process data, potentially improving data integrity and analysis in various industrial applications.


  1. Design Method of Extractant for Liquidโ€“Liquid Extraction Based on Elements and Chemical Bonds
    • Authors: Wei, Y., Zhang, C., Zhang, Y., Sun, X., Xiang, S.
    • Journal: Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering
    • Year: 2024
    • Volume: 68
    • Pages: 193โ€“202
    • Abstract: The study proposes a novel design method for extractants used in liquid-liquid extraction, focusing on the role of elements and chemical bonds to enhance extraction efficiency.


  1. A Projected Newton Algorithm Based on Chemically Allowed Interval for Chemical Equilibrium Computations
    • Authors: Lu, H., Tao, S., Sun, X., Xia, L., Xiang, S.
    • Journal: Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering
    • Year: 2024
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 27
    • Abstract: This article introduces a projected Newton algorithm designed to improve chemical equilibrium computations by using chemically allowed intervals, aiming to enhance accuracy and computational efficiency.


  1. Enhancing Working Fluid Selection for Novel Cogeneration Systems by Integrating Predictive Modeling: From Molecular Simulation to Process Evaluation
    • Authors: Wang, L., Zong, F., Liu, Z., Sun, X., Xiang, S.
    • Journal: Process Safety and Environmental Protection
    • Year: 2024
    • Volume: 183
    • Pages: 587โ€“601
    • Abstract: This research focuses on the selection of working fluids for cogeneration systems, integrating predictive modeling from molecular simulation to process evaluation to optimize performance and safety.


  1. Development of Special Process Simulation System for Sulfuric Acid Alkylation Process
    • Authors: Zhao, T., Xia, L., Sun, X., Chen, Y., Xiang, S.
    • Journal: Gao Xiao Hua Xue Gong Cheng Xue Bao/Journal of Chemical Engineering of Chinese Universities
    • Year: 2024
    • Volume: 38
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 121โ€“127
    • Abstract: This study details the development of a specialized process simulation system for the sulfuric acid alkylation process, aiming to improve efficiency and reliability in industrial applications.



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.

๐Ÿ”ฌ 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


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

Publications Top Notes ๐Ÿ“


Haonan Xie | Energy Economics | Best Researcher Award

Haonan Xie | Energy Economics | Best Researcher Award



๐ŸŒ Professional Profiles


  • He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Management Science and Engineering at the University of Hunan, China, a program that commenced in September 2021. Prior to this, he completed his Master’s degree in Business with a focus on Supply Chain Management and Organization Sustainability at the University of Queensland, Australia, spanning from February 2018 to December 2019. As part of his academic journey, he participated in an exchange program at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, during July-August 2019, where he delved into Sustainable Finance and FinTech through the UZH International Summer School. His undergraduate studies include a Bachelor of Business in International Business achieved at the University of Canberra, Australia, from February 2015 to December 2017. Furthermore, he laid the foundation for his academic pursuits with a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Hunan, China, from September 2012 to September 2014. This diverse educational background reflects his commitment to a comprehensive understanding of management science, engineering, and business across various international institutions.


In the course of his professional journey, he undertook the role of Warehouse Supervisor Trainee at Star Express Brisbane Branch from October 2018 to June 2019. As part of one of the top five logistics companies operating across China and Australia, he leveraged 20 years of international logistics experience. In this capacity, he collaborated with third-party companies to analyze transportation data and cargo exchange information, demonstrating his proficiency in import and export policies and customs standards between China and Australia. His responsibilities extended to predicting shipments, reviewing pre-shipments, ensuring timely deliveries through the operation of EMS logistics software, and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction above 98.7% by tracking shipping order efficiency.

Before his role at Star Express, he contributed to the dynamic marketing efforts at Magic TV Media Platform as a Dynamic Marketing Staff member from April 2018 to September 2018. His responsibilities included managing marketing promotion programs, consulting with local Brisbane retailers, and actively participating in the creation of commercial promotion films, including film editing and post-effects. Additionally, he played a crucial role in assisting retailers with contract details, overseeing platform account operations, and coordinating the implementation of overseas mobile payment functions such as Alipay and WeChat Pay. Furthermore, he showcased his creative skills by designing promotional posters and regularly collecting customer feedback.

Earlier in his career, he gained valuable experience working with Alaska Seafood as a Chef Assistant and Waiter, demonstrating his versatility and adaptability in different professional domains.


With an impressive academic performance reflected in a GPA of 5.3/7, he has consistently demonstrated his commitment to excellence in his educational pursuits. Recognizing his academic achievements, he was awarded a bilateral scholarship for the summer international exchange program between the University of Queensland and the University of Zurich, underscoring his global perspective and cross-cultural experiences.

In addition to his formal education, he has further enriched his professional knowledge by successfully completing the MicroMasters certificate program in Supply Chain Management offered by MIT, USA. This certification attests to his dedication to staying abreast of industry-relevant skills and emerging trends in the field of supply chain management, showcasing a proactive approach to professional development. Together, his academic accomplishments and professional certifications underscore his well-rounded and forward-thinking approach to both academic and career endeavors.

๐Ÿ“šTop Noted Publication

โ€ข [1] Lin, M., Xie, H., & Yang, C. (2024).A hybrid crude oil price forecasting framework: Modified
ensemble empirical mode decomposition and hidden Markov regression. Published online.
โ€ข [2] Lin, M., Xie, H., & Shan, M. (2022). A Hybrid Multiscale Permutation Entropy-Based Fault
Diagnosis and Inconsistency Evaluation Approach for Lithium Battery of E-Vehicles. IEEE Access,
10, 104757-104768.