Elnaz Mohammadi | Chemical Engineering | Best Researcher Award

 Dr . Elnaz Mohammadi | Chemical Engineering | Best Researcher Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

Innovative chemical process engineer and industrial water treatment specialist with over eight years of experience, adept at managing projects related to biological, chemical, and physical treatment of industrial wastewater. Passionate about sustainable solutions and a strong advocate for environmental stewardship. 🌱🔬

🌐 Professional Profiles

 

📚 Education

Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering University of British Columbia (UBC), BC, Canada (2017-2021) Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering University of New Hampshire (UNH), NH, USA (2015-2016) Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran (2007-2012)

💼Career Highlights

Professional Process Engineer, McCue Engineering Contractors (July 2023 – Present)

  •  Participated in proposal development, detailed design, construction, and operation of water treatment systems. 🛠 Conducted engineering tasks, including design, optimization, and troubleshooting.  Managed multiple projects, overseeing scope, schedule, and budget.  Identified and resolved operational issues in water treatment systems.  Implemented quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) measures.  Applied relevant regulations and standards for projects.

Water Treatment Consultant, WSP Canada Inc. (Formerly Golder Associates Ltd.) (2021-2023)

  •  Conducted concept development, pre-feasibility, and feasibility studies for water treatment facilities.  Designed biological treatment systems for the mining industry.  Acted as Technical Lead in bench and pilot scale trials.  Collaborated with local and international teams.

Doctoral Researcher, University of British Columbia (2017-2021)

  • Conducted multidisciplinary research on selenium bioremediation in mining-influenced wastewater. Designed, implemented, and operated an innovative biological treatment system. Conducted kinetic studies and developed models for selenium removal. Developed entrepreneurship skills for translating environmental information into commercial activities.

Teaching Assistant (UBC: 2017-19, UNH: 2015-16)

  •  Gained experience as a teaching assistant in various undergraduate and graduate courses. Interacted with up to 300 students, coordinated lab sessions, and delivered tutorial sessions. Developed leadership skills by mentoring students.

Project Engineer, ATI Company, Tehran, Iran (2012-2014)

  •  Conducted feasibility studies and risk assessments in the food processing industry.  Collaborated efficiently with a group, mentored junior engineers, and communicated project status with stakeholders.

Researcher, Research Center for Membrane Separation at IUST, Tehran, Iran (2010-2012)

  •  Synthesized, characterized, and optimized mixed matrix membranes for pervaporation dehydration. Patented zeolite RHO for gas separation (Iran Patent No.: 75249).

Engineering Intern, Pars Oil Company, Tehran, Iran (2010)

  •  Simulated the refinery process using Aspen HYSYS. Gained project and time management concepts, teamwork skills, and insight into policymaking.

🏆 Awards

NSERC CREATE ECOSCOPE Award ($40,000) 2019-2021, Recognition: Acknowledgment of exceptional contributions to the field of environmental sciences., President’s Academic Excellence Initiative Ph.D. Award 2020, Recognition: Awarded for outstanding academic performance and contributions to research., Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award, UBC ($5000) 2019, Recognition: Acknowledgment of excellence in graduate studies within the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia. International Tuition Award, UBC (2016-2018), Recognition: Honored with tuition support for five semesters in acknowledgment of international student status. International Student Full Scholarship, UNH ($40,000) 2015-2016 Recognition: Awarded a full scholarship for exceptional academic achievements as an international student at the University of New Hampshire.

🔧Technical Skills

Professional Software: Proficient in Visio, Microsoft Office, Project, SOLIDWORKS, Qiime, JMP PRO. Biological Skills: Expertise in cell culture, DNA extraction and sequencing, cell and biomass quantification. Chemical Skills: Proficient in ICP-MS, ICP-OES, COD, TOC, HPLC. Programming Languages: Proficient in R, Python, MATLAB.

 

📚Top Noted Publication

  1. Title: Developing a versatile tool for studying kinetics of Selenate-Se removal from aqueous solution using a chemostat bioreactor.
    • Authors: E. Mohammadi and S. Baldwin
    • Status: Manuscript under final review in Heliyon Journal.
    • Year: 2024

 

  1. Title: Effect of Carbon Source Acetate Concentration on the Kinetics of Total Dissolved Selenium Removal in a Chemostat.
    • Authors: E. Mohammadi and S. Baldwin
    • Status: Manuscript under final review in the Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology.
    • Year: 2024

 

  1. Title: Morphology of Selenium Nanoparticles Produced by Selenium Reducing Bacteria and Structural Features of the Biofilm.
    • Authors: E. Mohammadi and S. Baldwin
    • Status: Manuscript in preparation for submission.
    • Year: 2024

 

 

Elnaz Mohammadi | Chemical Engineering | Young Scientist Award

 Dr . Elnaz Mohammadi | Chemical Engineering | Young Scientist Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

Innovative chemical process engineer and industrial water treatment specialist with over eight years of experience, adept at managing projects related to biological, chemical, and physical treatment of industrial wastewater. Passionate about sustainable solutions and a strong advocate for environmental stewardship. 🌱🔬

🌐 Professional Profiles

 

📚 Education

Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering University of British Columbia (UBC), BC, Canada (2017-2021) Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering University of New Hampshire (UNH), NH, USA (2015-2016) Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran (2007-2012)

💼Career Highlights

Professional Process Engineer, McCue Engineering Contractors (July 2023 – Present)

  •  Participated in proposal development, detailed design, construction, and operation of water treatment systems. 🛠 Conducted engineering tasks, including design, optimization, and troubleshooting.  Managed multiple projects, overseeing scope, schedule, and budget.  Identified and resolved operational issues in water treatment systems.  Implemented quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) measures.  Applied relevant regulations and standards for projects.

Water Treatment Consultant, WSP Canada Inc. (Formerly Golder Associates Ltd.) (2021-2023)

  •  Conducted concept development, pre-feasibility, and feasibility studies for water treatment facilities.  Designed biological treatment systems for the mining industry.  Acted as Technical Lead in bench and pilot scale trials.  Collaborated with local and international teams.

Doctoral Researcher, University of British Columbia (2017-2021)

  • Conducted multidisciplinary research on selenium bioremediation in mining-influenced wastewater. Designed, implemented, and operated an innovative biological treatment system. Conducted kinetic studies and developed models for selenium removal. Developed entrepreneurship skills for translating environmental information into commercial activities.

Teaching Assistant (UBC: 2017-19, UNH: 2015-16)

  •  Gained experience as a teaching assistant in various undergraduate and graduate courses. Interacted with up to 300 students, coordinated lab sessions, and delivered tutorial sessions. Developed leadership skills by mentoring students.

Project Engineer, ATI Company, Tehran, Iran (2012-2014)

  •  Conducted feasibility studies and risk assessments in the food processing industry.  Collaborated efficiently with a group, mentored junior engineers, and communicated project status with stakeholders.

Researcher, Research Center for Membrane Separation at IUST, Tehran, Iran (2010-2012)

  •  Synthesized, characterized, and optimized mixed matrix membranes for pervaporation dehydration. Patented zeolite RHO for gas separation (Iran Patent No.: 75249).

Engineering Intern, Pars Oil Company, Tehran, Iran (2010)

  •  Simulated the refinery process using Aspen HYSYS. Gained project and time management concepts, teamwork skills, and insight into policymaking.

🏆 Awards

NSERC CREATE ECOSCOPE Award ($40,000) 2019-2021, Recognition: Acknowledgment of exceptional contributions to the field of environmental sciences., President’s Academic Excellence Initiative Ph.D. Award 2020, Recognition: Awarded for outstanding academic performance and contributions to research., Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award, UBC ($5000) 2019, Recognition: Acknowledgment of excellence in graduate studies within the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia. International Tuition Award, UBC (2016-2018), Recognition: Honored with tuition support for five semesters in acknowledgment of international student status. International Student Full Scholarship, UNH ($40,000) 2015-2016 Recognition: Awarded a full scholarship for exceptional academic achievements as an international student at the University of New Hampshire.

🔧Technical Skills

Professional Software: Proficient in Visio, Microsoft Office, Project, SOLIDWORKS, Qiime, JMP PRO. Biological Skills: Expertise in cell culture, DNA extraction and sequencing, cell and biomass quantification. Chemical Skills: Proficient in ICP-MS, ICP-OES, COD, TOC, HPLC. Programming Languages: Proficient in R, Python, MATLAB.

 

📚Top Noted Publication

  1. Title: Developing a versatile tool for studying kinetics of Selenate-Se removal from aqueous solution using a chemostat bioreactor.
    • Authors: E. Mohammadi and S. Baldwin
    • Status: Manuscript under final review in Heliyon Journal.
    • Year: 2024

 

  1. Title: Effect of Carbon Source Acetate Concentration on the Kinetics of Total Dissolved Selenium Removal in a Chemostat.
    • Authors: E. Mohammadi and S. Baldwin
    • Status: Manuscript under final review in the Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology.
    • Year: 2024

 

  1. Title: Morphology of Selenium Nanoparticles Produced by Selenium Reducing Bacteria and Structural Features of the Biofilm.
    • Authors: E. Mohammadi and S. Baldwin
    • Status: Manuscript in preparation for submission.
    • Year: 2024

 

 

Mohammed Aliouache | Hydrology | Young Scientist Award

 Dr . Mohammed Aliouache | Young Scientist Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

Mohammed Aliouache is a dedicated researcher and hydrologist, currently contributing to the scientific community through extensive work at HydroSciences Montpellier CNRS. His expertise spans hydrological, meteorological, and physico-chemical data processing, with a primary focus on the SNOKARST project. Holding a Ph.D. in Water and Earth Sciences from the University of Montpellier, his research has delved into inverse modeling for aquifer hydraulic property characterization, employing innovative approaches. Driven by a multidisciplinary approach, he has explored karst formation processes, with recent work on solute transport dynamics in the Lez spring conduit. His commitment to advancing scientific understanding is evident in numerous publications and contributions to the field.

🌐 Professional Profiles

 

📚 Education

2018 – 2021: PhD in Water and Earth Sciences, University of Montpellier Thesis: Coupling hydraulic tomography with hydrodynamic measurements for the characterization of the permeability field of heterogeneous geological reservoirs. 2016 – 2018: Master’s degree in Computer Science, University of Montpellier Dual competence in computer science, facilitating numerical modeling and software development. 2014 – 2016: Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering, University of Pau Specialized in Petroleum Engineering with detailed knowledge of relevant teaching units. 2010 – 2013: Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering, University of Boumerdes, Algeria 2010: Baccalaureate

💼 Professional Experience

Oct 2023 – Jan 2024: Researcher at HydroSciences Montpellier CNRS Worked on processing and analyzing hydrological, meteorological, and physico-chemical data of SNOKARST. Task included gathering, processing, and analyzing data from different Karst sites in France. Objective: Keep the SNOKarst database up to date while setting up a data paper. 2022 – 2023: Researcher at HydroSciences Montpellier UM Conducted experiments and numerical modeling of solute transport in the terminal conduit of Lez spring, Southern France. Investigated the effects of conduit geometry and morphology on flow dynamics and solute transport processes. Enhanced an incipient karst genesis model, including several boundary conditions, and developed its user interface for better interaction. 2018 Internship at HydroSciences Montpellier Numerical modeling of reactive transport and dissolution in fractured limestone. Developed a tool simulating incipient karst genesis, later improved and extended with various boundary conditions. Now available on GitHub. 2016 Internship at CSTJF-PAU, Total SA Pressure transient analysis in highly fractured reservoirs. Studied the effect of explicitly modeled DFN on pressure transient analysis and explored upscaling methods of sedimentary fractured rocks.

🔬Skills

Programming: Used to several programming languages including Matlab, R, Python…, Languages: French, English, Arabic, Kabyle (Mother tongue), Numerical modelling: Fluid mechanics, solute and reactive transport, Others: Autonomy, Team work, Adept and Versatile, Receptive

 

📚Top Noted Publication

The effect of seasonal variation of precipitation/recharge on karst genesis behaviors in different climatic contexts Paper Published in 2023

An inverse approach integrating flowmeter and pumping test data for three-dimensional aquifer characterization Paper Published in 2021 Cited by 7

The role of aperture heterogeneity in incipient karst evolution in natural fracture networks: Insights from numerical simulations Paper Published in 2021 Cited by 5

Incipient karst formation in carbonate rocks: Influence of fracture network topology Paper Published in 2019 Cited by 18

Characterization of horizontal transmissivity anisotropy using cross-hole slug tests Paper Published in 2018 Cited by 7

SNO KARST: A french network of observatories for the multidisciplinary study of critical zone processes in karst watersheds and aquifers Paper Published in 2018 Cited by 38

 

 

Deepty Ranjan Satapathy | Environmental Geology | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. Deepty Ranjan Satapathy | Environmental Geology | Best Researcher Award

 

👨‍🏫 🌍 Dr. Deepty Ranjan Satapathy is an accomplished Environmental Geologist with an illustrious career spanning over two decades. Currently serving as a Senior Technical Officer at CSIR-IMMT, a prestigious laboratory under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Dr. Satapathy’s expertise lies in applying Remote Sensing and GIS methodologies to diverse environmental studies. His extensive experience encompasses spatial analysis of environmental impacts, focusing on coastal, watershed, mining, and forest ecosystems. Proficient in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Digital Image Processing, and geostatistics, Dr. Satapathy has published prolifically in renowned international journals and conferences, contributing significantly to the field of environmental geology. His passion for environmental monitoring and impact assessment is evident through his comprehensive body of work. 🌿🔍 🌟

🌐 Professional Profiles

🌟Previous Experience

Technical Officer at CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur, another national laboratory under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India [From 30th October 2000 to 19th April 2009].

📊Current Position

Senior Technical Officer at CSIR-IMMT (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology), a national laboratory under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India [Since 20th April 2009].

🌐Experience Summary

Expertise in Remote Sensing and GIS: Extensive background in applying remote sensing and GIS techniques for diverse environmental studies. Spatial Analysis and Mapping: Proficient in monitoring and analyzing environmental impacts at landscape levels, specializing in various terrains like coastal, watersheds, mining, and forests. Skilled in spatial statistics to interpret patterns and visualize environmental monitoring data. Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Profound knowledge in GIS, digital image processing, geostatistics, and modeling using GIS tools. Expertise includes applying fuzzy logic and multi-index overlay analysis. Global Positioning System (GPS): Hands-on experience in using GPS for acquiring ground truth samples, collecting ground control points, and geocoding satellite imagery for remote sensing studies. Environmental Monitoring: Extensive background in large-scale environmental monitoring and impact assessment studies.

Professional Achievements of Deepty Ranjan Satapathy 🏆🌐

Patent DEEPTY RANJAN SATAPATHY and YASHWANT BHASKAR KATPATAL. “A SDSS Design Approach for Assessing Environmental Sustainability in Mining Areas.” (2019) IN Patent 323,595. Publications in National Journals D. Behera, D. R. Satapathy, S. K. Pattanayak, and Pawan Kumar. ‘Assessment of Decadal Change in Land Use/Cover Using Geospatial Technology for the Region of Proposed Alumina Refinery and Bauxite Mines in Karlapat, Kalahandi District, Odisha.’ Vistas in Geological Research, 2012, 11: 149-157. (ISBN: 81-900907-0-4) Book Chapter Sharda Dhadse, D. G. Gajghate, P.R. Chaudhari, D. R. Satapathy, and S. R. Wate. ‘Interaction of Urban Vegetation Cover to Sequester Air Pollutants from Ambient Air Environment’, Air Pollution – New Developments, Anca Maria Moldoveanu (Ed.), Chapter 14, 303-314, 2011, INTECH Open Access Publisher. (ISBN: 978-953-307-527-3)Technical Report T. Chakrabarti, S. Devotta, R. Kumar, I. Gupta, A. Gupta, D. R. Satpathy & S. Kamble. “Air Quality Assessment,

 

Professional Achievements of Deepty Ranjan Satapathy 🏆🌐 (Continued)

Publications in International Conferences Several presentations including studies on remote sensing, water quality, coastal impacts, and geochemical analyses in conferences conducted by ISPRS, ISCOBA, CEMEPE & SECOTOX, PORSEC, OSICON, NSE, ENMAT, etc. Poster Presentation in International Conferences Poster presentations on GIS for environmental management, water crisis challenges, and GIS-based modeling for environmental impact assessment. Exposure to Scientific Software Proficient in ArcGIS, GEOMATICA, MAP/INFO Professional, ILWIS, EASI/PACE, ERDAS, etc. Professional Memberships Life member of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, member of the International Society of Environmental Information Sciences, fellow member of The Society of Earth Scientists, India, and other affiliations. Fellowship and Scholarship Recipient of fellowship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Netherlands, and awarded national scholarships for academic merit. International Training and External Professional Activity Underwent advanced training in Remote Sensing and GIS and held various external professional roles including research guidance at Sambalpur University. Projects Involved (Major) Engaged in numerous significant projects focusing on carbon dynamics, pollution monitoring, environmental impact assessments, and land use planning using remote sensing and GIS.

 

Surface- and Air-Temperature Studies in Relation to Land Use/Land Cover of Nagpur Urban Area Using Landsat  Data Paper Published in 2007 Cited by 53

Spatio-temporal distribution of major and trace metals in estuarine sediments of Dhamra, Bay of Bengal, India—its environmental significance Paper Published in 2015 Cited by 31

Monitoring of environmental parameters for CO2 sequestration: a case study of Nagpur City, India Paper Published in 2007 Cited by 23

Application of geospatial technologies for environmental impact assessment: an Indian Scenario Paper Published in 2008 Cited by 22

Anthropogenic influence on the physico-chemical parameters of Dhamra estuary and adjoining coastal water of the Bay of Bengal Paper Published in 2021 Cited by 19

Contrasting intra-annual inorganic carbon dynamics and air–water CO2 exchange in Dhamra and Mahanadi Estuaries of northern Bay of Bengal, India Paper Published in 2020 Cited by 15