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


Haonan Xie | Energy Economics | Best Researcher Award

Haonan Xie | Energy Economics | Best Researcher Award



🌐 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.

📚Top Noted Publication

• [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.
• [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.