Soumya Rai | 2D materials | Best Researcher Award

Ms. Soumya Rai | 2D materials | Best Researcher Award


Ms at Netaji Subhas University of Technology India

I am currently pursuing my M.Sc in Physics at Netaji Subhas University of Technology, Delhi, focusing on 2D materials and PEC photodetectors under the guidance of Prof. Ranjana Jha. Passionate about material science, I am committed to advancing research in optoelectronic applications, aiming to push the boundaries of scientific innovation.



🎓 Education

B.Sc. (Hons) Physics Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, New Delhi CGPA: 8.77. M.Sc. Physics Netaji Subhas University of Technology, Delhi 2022-2024 Dissertation on 2D materials and PEC photodetectors under Prof. Ranjana Jha’s guidance. XII (CBSE) Modern Convent School, New Delhi PCM, 95.2% Second position in school. X (CBSE) Modern Convent School, New Delhi CGPA: 10 First position in school

🔬Research Interests

Material Science/Nano Science, Synthesis and Characterization of 2D Materials, Electrochemical Analysis of thin films for PEC Photodetectors and Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, Study on Transition Metal Oxides and Chalcogenides Nanocomposites

🌐Professional Skills

English (Expert), Hindi (Native), French (Intermediate), Characterization techniques: XRD, UV, FESEM, TEM, FTIR, Electrochemical Analysis: Impedance Spectroscopy, Cyclic volt

Publications Top Notes📝


  • Title: Hydrothermal synthesis and characterization of selenium-doped MoS2 for enhanced optoelectronic properties
    Authors: S Rai, S Shreya, P Phogat, R Jha, S Singh
    Year: 2024
    Journal: MATEC Web of Conferences
    Volume: 393
    Article Number: 01008


  • Title: Wide absorption spectrum and rapid response time of PEC photodetectors based on MoS2–Se nanocomposites
    Authors: S Rai, Shreya, P Phogat, R Jha, S Singh
    Year: 2024
    Journal: Chemical Engineering Communications
    Pages: 1-16


RajeshKumar Samala | Power Systems | Best Researcher Award

 Dr.RajeshKumar Samala| Power Systems | Best Researcher Award

Rajesh Kumar Samala is an accomplished academic and engineering professional with extensive experience in teaching and research. He holds a PhD from Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology and Research, and an M.Tech in Power Engineering & Energy Systems from Mahaveer Institute of Science & Technology, JNTU Hyderabad. With over a decade of teaching experience at various engineering institutions, he specializes in power systems, renewable energy, and artificial intelligence applications. Rajesh has published numerous research papers in SCOPUS and SCI-indexed journals, authored a book, and contributed to multiple book chapters. He is proficient in C and MATLAB and has actively participated in national and international conferences.



  • Optimal allocation of distributed generations using hybrid technique with fuzzy logic controller radial distribution system
    • Authors: RK Samala, MR Kotapuri
    • Journal: SN Applied Sciences
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue: 2
    • Article: 191
    • Year: 2020
    • Citations: 48


  • Optimal allocation of multiple photo-voltaic and/or wind-turbine based distributed generations in radial distribution system using hybrid technique with fuzzy logic controller
    • Authors: RK Samala, K Mercy Rosalina
    • Journal: Journal of Electrical Engineering & Technology
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 101-113
    • Year: 2021
    • Citations: 15


  • Optimal DG sizing and siting in radial system using hybridization of GSA and Firefly algorithms
    • Author: RK Samala
    • Journal: Majlesi Journal of Energy Management
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue: 1
    • Year: 2018
    • Citations: 15


  • Distributed generation allocation in distribution system using particle swarm optimization based ant-lion optimization
    • Authors: RK Samala, MR Kotapuri
    • Journal: International Journal of Control and Automation
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 414-426
    • Year: 2020
    • Citations: 9


  • Model Predictive Control for Modeling Human Gait Motions Assisted by Vicon Technology
    • Authors: VT Minh, M Tamre, V Musalimov, P Kovalenko, I Rubinshtein, RK Samala
    • Journal: Journal Européen des Systèmes Automatisés
    • Volume: 53
    • Issue: 5
    • Year: 2020
    • Citations: 6


  • Power loss reduction using distributed generation
    • Authors: R Samala, M Kotapuri
    • Journal: Modelling, Measurement and Control A
    • Volume: 91
    • Issue: 104
    • Year: 2018
    • Citations: 6


  • Distributed generation in distribution system for power quality enhancement
    • Authors: RK Samala, MR Kotapuri
    • Journal: International Journal of Engineering & Technology
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 24
    • Year: 2018
    • Citations: 5


  • Multi distributed generation placement using ant-lion optimization
    • Authors: RK Samala, MR Kotapuri
    • Journal: European Journal of Electrical Engineering
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue: 6
    • Pages: 253-267
    • Year: 2017
    • Citations: 5


  • Load flow analysis of a 9-bus system using BFSLF algorithm
    • Authors: GK Babu, RK Samala
    • Journal: International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering (IJECE)
    • Volume: 4
    • Year: 2015
    • Citations: 5


  • Network and generator constrained economic dispatch using real and binary coded genetic algorithms
    • Authors: GK Babu, RK Samala
    • Journal: International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Advanced Engineering
    • Volume: 3
    • Pages: 1185-1192
    • Year: 2013
    • Citations: 4

Kehkashan Fatima | Electrical Engineering | Young Scientist Award

Ms. Kehkashan Fatima | Electrical Engineering |Young Scientist Award

A dedicated PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at UAE University, with an exceptional academic track record and a keen interest in power system resilience, smart grid, risk assessment, and machine learning. Experienced in research as a Research Assistant, collaborating with international scholars. Proficient in LabVIEW, MATLAB, and Python, with hands-on project experience in control system design and power system oscillation damping. Actively engaged in workshops and events, demonstrating a commitment to continuous learning and professional development. A proactive contributor, with a strong foundation in academic and practical skills, poised to make significant contributions to the field of electrical engineering.


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🎓 Academic Qualifications

PhD in Electrical Engineering (Ongoing) United Arab Emirates University, UAE (2020-2024), Aggregate GPA: 3.84. M.Tech in Electrical Engineering (Instrumentation & Control) Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University (2017), Honors with an aggregate CPI of 9.79 on a 10-point scale. B.Tech in Electrical Engineering Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University (2013), Honors with an aggregate CPI of 8.841 on a 10-point scale. Intermediate (Senior Secondary School for Girls) AMU Board (2008), Scored 81.50% marks with distinction in Physics, Mathematics, and English. High School Aligarh Public School, CBSE Board (2006), Scored 83.20% marks with distinction in Mathematics, General Science, Social Science, and Urdu

🧪 Research Interest/Experience

Research Interest:

  • Power System Resilience
  • Smart Grid
  • Risk Assessment
  • Machine Learning


  • Collaborating with Prof. Flavio Bezerra Costa, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan Technological University, USA, since February 2023.

Research Experience:

  • Research Assistant (RA) on the project entitled “Measurement of Synchrophasors for Monitoring of Dynamic Phenomena in the Power Grid”, funded by the Council of Sciences & Technology (State government) from Jan 2018 to June 2019.

🛠️ Projects Undertaken

M.Tech: Title: LabVIEW based control system design for Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL). B.Tech: Title: Power system oscillation damping using TCSC.

📚 Exams Qualified

  • GATE 2013

🎓 Workshops/Events Attended

Twelfth Annual International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM 2020) Location: Ras-Al-Khaimah, UAE Date: 23-25 February 2020. Five (5) Days – Entrepreneurship Development Program on Solar PV Rooftop Location: Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India Date: 04-08 September 2018. An International Workshop on Publishing in High Impact Journals Location: Z.H. College of Engineering & Technology, A.M.U, Aligarh, India Date: 25th April 2017 India Smart Grid Week (ISGW 2017) Location: Manekshaw Centre, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi, India Date: 07-10 March 2017 Renewable Energy India (REI) ExpoLocation: India Expo Center, Greater NoidaDate: September 2016One-week training program on Digital signal controllers & FPGA for control applications in electrical engineeringDate: August 2016One-week training program on Smart Grid TechnologiesDate: November 2015MATSPEAK-12: Technology workshop on Matlab, Image processing, & SimulinkOrganized by Innovatics E-systems & E-solutions Pvt. Ltd. in 2013Future of Electrical Engineering (Trends & Innovations)Date: March 2012

🎯 Responsibilities

Assisted in authoring for “Ministry Of Education (MOE) curriculum Material” from Nov 2021 to Jan 2022. Student Organizing Committee Member of “An International Workshop on Publishing in High Impact Journals”, organized by Z.H.College of Engg. & Technology, A.M.U, Aligarh, India, on 25th April 2017. Member of the organizing committee of Sports Quiz in the annual college fest “ZARF” during the 2012-2013 session.

💻 Computer Skills

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • MATLAB (Simulink)
  • LabVIEW
  • Python

Publications Top Notes 📝

Machine Learning for Power Outage Prediction During Hurricanes: An Extensive Review

  • Authors: Fatima, K., Shareef, H., Costa, F.B., Bajwa, A.A., Wong, L.A.
  • Journal: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
  • Year: 2024
  • Volume: 133
  • Article Number: 108056
  • Citations: 2


An Insight into Power System Resilience and Its Confounding Traits

  • Authors: Fatima, K., Shareef, H., Bajwa, A.A.
  • Conference: 2022 International Seminar on Application for Technology of Information and Communication: Technology 4.0 for Smart Ecosystem: A New Way of Doing Digital Business (iSemantic 2022)
  • Year: 2022
  • Pages: 226-231
  • Citations: 1


Durability Prediction of Glass/Epoxy Composite Using Artificial Neural Network

  • Authors: Hussain Idrisi, A., Fatima, K., Hamid Ismail Mourad, A.
  • Conference: 2022 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences (ASET 2022)
  • Year: 2022
  • Citations: 3


An Investigation of the Impact of Synchrophasors Measurement on Multi-Area State Estimation in Active Distribution Grids

  • Authors: Fatima, K., Sefid, M., Anees, M.A., Rihan, M.
  • Journal: Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 17
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 122-131
  • Citations: 2


LabView Based Control System Design for VTOL Aircraft System

  • Authors: Fatima, K., Idrisi, A.H., Mourad, A.-H.I.
  • Conference: 2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences (ASET 2020)
  • Year: 2020
  • Article Number: 9118372
  • Citations: 2

Farah Rehan | Nanotechnology |Best Researcher Award

Dr. ‌Farah Rehan |Nanotechnology| Best Researcher Award

Dr at Arabian Gulf University,  Bahrain

With a Ph.D. in Nano Drug Delivery from Monash University and extensive experience in academia and research, I am a dedicated professional specializing in drug delivery and development. Currently leading the Nanomedicine Lab at Arabian Gulf University, I excel in managing projects, mentoring students, and publishing research articles. Previous roles include lecturing at KPJ Healthcare University and serving as Assistant Professor at Forman Christian College. My research achievements include designing innovative drug delivery formulations for cancer treatment and publishing in top-tier journals. With expertise in nanoparticle characterization and cell culture techniques, I am committed to advancing pharmaceutical science and education.




Academic Qualifications 🎓

Ph.D. in Nano Drug Delivery, Monash University (2021) Major in Drug Delivery and Development. M.Phil. in Pharmaceutics, University of Central Punjab (2016) Major in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Bronze Medalist). Doctor of Pharmacy, University College of Pharmacy (UCP), University of Punjab (2010). BSc. (Hons), University of Punjab (2009)

Working Experience 💼

Postdoc, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain Duration: Jan 2023 – Present Responsibilities: Leading the Nanomedicine Lab Managing and performing various lab-related projects Mentoring undergraduate students in research projects Writing and reviewing research-related articles and funding applications Lecturer, KPJ Healthcare University, Malaysia Duration: Oct 2023 – Jan 2023 Responsibilities: Teaching modules on Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacy Conducting and Managing Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology Lab Involvement in curriculum design for pharmaceutics Assistant Professor, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)Duration: Nov 2021 – Nov 2023 Responsibilities: Teaching modules on Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy Research co-supervisor of MPhil students Conducting and Managing Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology Lab Research Assistant (M.Phil. student-Pharmaceutics), University of Central Punjab Duration: Oct 2014 – Nov 2016 Responsibilities: Assisting in laboratory research activities Publication of research articles Participation in seminars, conferences, and workshops Medical Writer/Clinical Research Analyst, Soliton Health Technologies Duration: Feb 2013 – Jan 2014 Responsibilities: Conducting meta and systemic analyses Preparation of patient profiles and education documents Handling Clinical Research Projects Student Counsellor, KIPSDuration: Nov 2012 – Jan 2013 Responsibilities: Providing counseling to higher secondary students Reviewing papers and creating critical analysis reports Clinical Support Executive, Sequel Systems Duration: Sep 2010 – Dec 2010 Responsibilities: Generating patient education documents Updating healthcare system protocols Apprenticeship, Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore Duration: Jul 2008 – Aug 2008, Responsibilities: Conducting ward rounds Handling inventories

Volunteer Work 🤝

Institution Ambassador, Shaukat Khanum Hospital Duration: Dec 2022 – Present Responsibilities: Liaison between the hospital and university Representing the hospital’s mission in the university Mentor, Monash University Australia 0 Comments in moderation Duration: March 2021 – Present Responsibilities: Career counseling of undergraduates/postgraduates Mentoring in professional development Mentor, Controlled Release Society Duration: Feb 2022 – July 2022Pharmacy School Representative, Monash University Postgraduate Association Duration: Jan 2019 – Dec 2019Responsibilities:Chairing conference committees Engaging with school management Providing insights on postgraduate student issues

Research Achievement 🏆

  • Designed novel casein nano micelles formulations for effective oral drug delivery against breast cancer, Published research articles and review articles in Q1 journals, Presented research results at international conferences, Won travel grants and publication awards during Ph.D.

Research Skills 🔬

  • Formulation of multi-functional nanoparticles, Characterization of nanoparticles and drug-loaded complexes, Cell culture techniques, Animal handling and toxicological studies


Publications Top Notes 📝

Casein Nanomicelle as an Emerging Biomaterial—A Comprehensive Review

  • Authors: F. Rehan, N. Ahemad, M. Gupta
  • Journal: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 179
  • Pages: 280-292
  • Citations: 118

Optimization and Formulation of Nanostructured and Self-assembled Caseinate Micelles for Enhanced Cytotoxic Effects of Paclitaxel on Breast Cancer Cells

  • Authors: F. Rehan, N. Ahemad, R.A. Islam, M. Gupta, S.H. Gan, E.H. Chowdhury
  • Journal: Pharmaceutics
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 12
  • Issue: 10
  • Pages: 984
  • Citations: 30

Risk Factors of Cardiovascular Disease in Developing Countries

  • Authors: F. Rehan, A. Qadeer, I. Bashir, M. Jamshaid
  • Journal: International Current Pharmaceutical Journal
  • Year: 2016
  • Volume: 5
  • Issue: 8
  • Pages: 69-72
  • Citations: 23


A Comparative Evaluation of Anti-Tumour Activity Following Oral And Intravenous Delivery of Doxorubicin In A Xenograft Model of Breast Tumour

    • Authors: N. Rehan, F., Emranul Karim, M., Ahemad
    • Journal: Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation
    • Year: 2022
    • Volume: 11
    • Citations: 1


Quantum Dots in the Biomedical World: A Smart Advanced Nanocarrier for Multiple Venues Application

  • Authors: SMG Siddharth Singh, Deepika Raina, Dinesh Rishipathak, Kamesh R. Babu, Riya …
  • Journal: Archives of Pharmazie
  • Year: 2022
  • Volume: 8
  • Citations: 8


Biosynthesized Metallic Nanoparticles: A New Era in Cancer Therapy

  • Authors: N.A. Gaffar, M. Zahid, A. Asghar, M.F. Shafiq, S. Jelani, F. Rehan
  • Journal: Archiv der Pharmazie
  • Year: 2024


Xu Lu | Electrolysis | Young Scientist Award

Assist Prof Dr. Xu Lu | Electrolysis | Young Scientist Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

Experienced Assistant Professor at KAUST’s Clean Combustion Research Center, with a background in Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry. Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong, specializing in Electrochemical CO2 Utilization. Served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University’s Energy Sciences Institute. Editorial Board Member for reputable journals and active in professional committees. Expertise in classical thermodynamics, electrochemical energy systems, and sustainability in chemistry. Committed to advancing research in clean energy and contributing to the academic community through teaching and service.

🌐 Professional Profiles


👨‍🏫 Work Experience:

Assistant Professor September 2020 – Present Mechanical Engineering (ME) & Chemistry (ChemS), Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC), KAUST Solar Center (KSC), Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Postdoctoral Fellow August 2017 – August 2020, Energy Sciences Institute, Department of Chemistry, Yale University


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering August 2013 – July 2017 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Dissertation title: Electrochemical Utilization of Carbon Dioxide: An Investigation into Intrinsic Thermodynamics, Microfluidic Network and Interface Control. M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (with Distinction) September 2012 – July 2013 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Thesis title: Energy Rating for Variable-speed Air Conditioners in Hong Kong. B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering (First Honor, Dean’s List)
September 2009 – June 2012, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong

Professional Services:

Committee Member

  • China Renewable Energy Society 2022 – Present

Editorial Board Member

Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports 2023 – Present, SmartMat 2021 – Present, Frontiers in Energy Research (Section: Fuel Cells) 2021 – 2022, Energies (Section: Advance in Fuel Cells & Metal-air Batteries) 2021 – 2022

👨‍🏫 Teaching Experience:

ME241 Classical Thermodynamics, ME 256 Electrochemical Energy Systems, ChemS 394A Contemporary Topics in Chemical Science – Sustainability in Chemistry

🏆 Awards and Fellowships:

2024 JMCA Emerging Investigators Award, Senior Reviewer Award The IAFOR International Conference, 2018, Croucher Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research Croucher Foundation, USD 151,480, 2017, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence
H2020 European Commission, 2017

📚Top Noted Publication

1. Parametric study and optimization of a low-cost paper-based Al-air battery with corrosion inhibition ability
Authors: Y. Wang, HYH Kwok, W. Pan, H. Zhang, X. Lu, DYC Leung
Journal: Applied Energy
Volume: 251
Pages: 113342
Year: 2019


2. An Integrated CO2 Electrolyzer and Formate Fuel Cell Enabled by a Reversibly Restructuring Pb–Pd Bimetallic Catalyst
Authors: X. Lu, Y. Wu, X. Yuan, H. Wang
Journal: Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume: 58
Issue: 12
Pages: 4031-4035
Year: 2019


3. A bio-inspired O2-tolerant catalytic CO2 reduction electrode
Authors: X. Lu, Z. Jiang, X. Yuan, Y. Wu, R. Malpass-Evans, Y. Zhong, Y. Liang, …
Journal: Science Bulletin
Volume: 64
Issue: 24
Pages: 1890-1895
Year: 2019


4. A pH-differential dual-electrolyte microfluidic electrochemical cells for CO2 utilization
Authors: X. Lu, DYC Leung, H. Wang, MM Maroto-Valer, J. Xuan
Journal: Renewable Energy
Volume: 95
Pages: 277-285
Year: 2016


5. Structural evolution and strain generation of derived-Cu catalysts during CO2 electroreduction
Authors: Q. Lei, L. Huang, J. Yin, B. Davaasuren, Y. Yuan, X. Dong, Z. Wu, X. Wang, …
Journal: Nature Communications
Volume: 13
Pages: 4857
Year: 2022


6. Combining Al-air battery with paper-making industry, a novel type of flexible primary battery technology
Authors: Y. Wang, HYH Kwok, W. Pan, Y. Zhang, H. Zhang, X. Lu, DYC Leung
Journal: Electrochimica Acta
Volume: 319
Pages: 947-957
Year: 2019


7. A flexible paper-based hydrogen fuel cell for small power applications
Authors: Y. Wang, HYH Kwok, Y. Zhang, W. Pan, H. Zhang, X. Lu, DYC Leung
Journal: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume: 44
Issue: 56
Pages: 29680-29691
Year: 2019


8. Liquid-free Al-air batteries with paper-based gel electrolyte: A green energy technology for portable electronics
Authors: Y. Wang, W. Pan, HYH Kwok, H. Zhang, X. Lu, DYC Leung
Journal: Journal of Power Sources
Volume: 437
Pages: 226896
Year: 2019


9. Acid–base interaction enhancing oxygen tolerance in electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction
Authors: P. Li, X. Lu, Z. Wu, Y. Wu, R. Malpass‐Evans, NB McKeown, X. Sun, H. Wang
Journal: Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume: 59
Issue: 27
Pages: 10918-10923
Year: 2020


10. Printing Al-air batteries on paper for powering disposable printed electronics
Authors: Y. Wang, HYH Kwok, W. Pan, Y. Zhang, H. Zhang, X. Lu, DYC Leung
Journal: Journal of Power Sources
Volume: 450
Pages: 227685
Year: 2020


11. Interface Engineering of Silver-Based Heterostructures for CO2 Reduction Reaction
Authors: X. Yuan, Y. Wu, B. Jiang, Z. Wu, Z. Tao, X. Lu, J. Liu, T. Qian, H. Lin, Q. Zhang
Journal: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Volume: 12
Issue: 50
Pages: 56642-56649
Year: 2020