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Dr Akeem Bolaji Wahab

Editor

Senior Lecturer
Department of Building
Obafemi Awolowo University
Ibadan, Oyo State
Nigerian.

Biography

Bldr. WAHAB Akeem Bolaji was born in the seventies to the noble family of Mr. and Late (Mrs.) Mustafa Wahab in Olaifa’s Compound of Oje Area in Ibadan. His grandfather, Late (Alhaji) Mustafa Olaifa was an High Chief in Ibadan Land. The Young Akeem finished his primary school education in St. John’s Anglican Primary School, Agodi N5, Ibadan in 1985. He proceeded to the famous Islamic High School, Orita-Basorun, Ibadan, for his secondary school education, and he was privileged to be among the first set of students that passed through the 6-3-3-4 Education System in the Old Oyo State. He was appointed as the Assistant Time-Keeper in his High School when he was in JSS 3. When he was in SS 2, his academic brilliance and good conduct made him to be appointed again as the Assistant Senior Prefect for the school. He won many academic laurels either singularly or with few of his colleagues in academic competitions that involved his school and most of the best secondary schools on the landscape of Ibadan.

Research Interest

My research activities revolve around the areas of building science, building management system, green building, building sustainability and environmental management services.The research works are focussed on how to effectively use and manage resources consumed during life cycle of buildings and how to sustainably manage streams of waste likely to be generated during human activities in the built environment. (Papers 3, 4, 10 and 12). The research work has shown the characterization, standardization and mode of use of  environmental resources such as water and energy indoor and outdoor (Papers 13 and 14). The work has focussed on  the patterns of utilization of household energy supply in residential buildings and how to mitigate its likely impact on the environment (Paper 14). The research has been directed to the design and use of buildings on how to give  consideration to passive design features, choice of  materials in order to ensure comfortability, safety and productivity of occupants; and how toensure that exit design points are best located to manage fire hazards in vulnerable buildings  (Papers 15 and 16). My work has also shown the disaster management practices with respect to the occurrence  of fire in  buildings, the features and facilities required in order to improve life cycle and performance of buildings (Paper 17). My work has also shown that that the use and procurement of building services equipment for comfort  needs of building occupants are potent sources of risks to both internal and external parts of environment, and  has been able to develop the  framework needed to enhance sustainability of service items used  in buildings (Papers 18, 19 and 20). It further shows the characterization of  generators used as alternative  power supply in buildings which reinforces the fact that the  country runs generator economy and depicts the associated impacts that its dependence might have on building occupants  (Papers 20 and 21). My research has also shown the likely changes and effects that building occupants and the environment can be subjected to (Papers 22 and 23).

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Dr Rustam B. Rustamov

Editor

‎Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Institute of Physics
National Academy of Science of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan

Biography

Associate Prof. Dr. Rustam B. Rustamov is an independent expert on space science and technology. In the past he was in charging of the Azerbaijan National Aerospace Agency activities as an Acting Director General. Rustam B. Rustamov has mainly specialized in space instrumentation and remote sensing and GIS technology. He has graduated PhD at the Russian Physical-Technical Institute (S. Petersburg). Rustam B. Rustamov was invited for the work at the European Space Agency within the Framework of the United Nations Program on Space Applications at the European Space Research and Technology Center, The Netherlands. Rustam B. Rustamov has appointed for the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs Action Teams (member, Vienna, Austria), United Nations Economical and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (national focal point, Thailand), International Astronautical Federation (Federation’s contact, France), Resent Advances in Space Technologies International Conference Program Committee (member, Turkey). He is an author of 11 books published by the Europe and United States famous publishers and more than 100 scientific papers.

Research Interest

Space technology
Earth monitoring
Remote sensing
Geographical Information System

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Dr Nirmal K Patel

Editor

Department of Industrial Chemistry
Sardar Patel Univeristy
India

Biography

I am member of Board of stuides of Industrial chemistry, Sardar Patel University.
Recognized Ph.D guide in the subject of chemistry, Industrial chemistry and Pharmaceutical chemistry.
Reviewers in the well reputed journals of elseveir, americal chemical society, taylor & francis
Nine years of teaching experience and associated in industrial research work since last fifteen years.
Sucessfully completed project sponsored by UGC, MHRD, NPTEL etc.

Research Interest

Pharmaceutical chemistry
Natural and modified natural Polymer
Biodegradation
Bioconversion
Renewable resorces and biodiesel

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Prof Bipin J. Agrawal

Editor

Department of Textile Chemistry
Faculty of Technology & Engineering
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Vadodara (Gujarat),  India

Biography

He is a Professor in the Department of Textile Chemistry, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara (Gujarat),  India

Research Interest

Textile chemistry (printing, dyeing & finishing of textiles)
Biotechnology (in Chemical wet processing of Textiles)
Neutral dyeing of reactive dyes for environmental protection
Nanotechnology (Nano-finishes, etc.)
Application of natural dyes to textiles
Designing of wellness textiles & hygienic textiles
Antimicrobial treatments for textiles
Medical/biomedical textiles
Plasma treatment technology for textiles
Electronic textiles for biomedical applications
Geo-textiles (geo-synthetics)
Study of ancient textiles & their preservation
Smart / technical textiles
Biopolymers
Agro-textiles

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Prof Yousif Abd Elaziz Elhassaneen

Editor

Prof and Head Department of Human Nutrition and Food Science
Ex-Dean Faculty of Home Economics (2009-2015)
Minoufiya University
Shebin El-Kom, Egypt

Biography

Yousif Elhassaneen (YE) is a Professor and Head Department of Nutrition and Food Science and Ex-Dean Faculty of Home Economics (2009-2015) of Minoufiya University (MU). Research fields' interest of YE includes food science, human nutrition, functional foods, food chemistry/biochemistry, food Analysis, food biotechnology, food toxicology, food quality control systems, agro and food industry by-products/wastes management etc. PI and/or I in 13 National research projects, refereed 9 International research projects, active member in 17 Scientific Societies, membership in 32 scientific & University committees and Civil Society Organizations, Editor-in-Chief and Editor in 36 international Scientific peer-reviewed Journals, Chairman and reporter/coordinator in organizing committees of 69 conference and Symposiums, and attendance as speaker in 104 international and national conferences. YE got 21 training courses in USA, UK, Egypt etc., refereed 255 papers/articles published in the peer-reviewed International & National Journals and Proceedings of the International/National Conferences. Also, YE have been Member of Minoufiya University Council since 2009. YE have postdoctoral fellows in Applied Biochemistry, Plymouth University, UK, 2003. For M.Sc. and Ph.D. thesis, YE have supervised 129 theses offered, Defense committee of 189 theses offered and Committee supervision in 35 theses in progress in food science, human nutrition, nursing, food biotechnology, agricultural sciences, biochemistry, public health etc. YE have reviewed 245 papers for International peer-reviewed Journals.YE authored more than 120 papers and have contributed in more than 10 books in the field of Therapeutic Nutrition and Food Science. YE have been working a scientific consultant, QS and labs manager, development consultant in more than 15 companies (stars in the field of Agricultural and Food Industries all over the world). YE have been awarded 20 decorations/Gold Madelia and 45 recognition/appreciations certificates from different International and National Universities, Associations, Foundations etc. More information about YE is available at http:// www.google.com (Yousif elhassaneen←). Email: yousif12@hotmail.com

Research Interest

Nutrition and Food Science: Therapeutic Nutrition & Dietitian, Phytochemicals and human nutrition, carcinogens and toxic compounds in foods, cancer and human nutrition, using of phytochemicals in food/drug industries applications (Functional foods), food industries development (dehydration, freezing, snacks, meat, sugar etc.), Food Quality Control Systems (QCS) and Quality Assurance (QA) including ISO, HACCP, GAP etc., Food Safety, Sustainable solutions for agro and food processing waste/by-products management and therapeutic nutrition.
Biotechnology: animal cell culture techniques development as in vitro biological model system, biosynthesis of macromolecules in vitro, cytotoxicity & genotoxicity assessment development in vitro, and bioremoval/ biodegradation of toxic and carcinogenic substances in food as affected by industrial process.
Biochemistry: Chromatography: HPLC system designer for separation and determination of the trace compounds in food, environmental and biological fluids samples up to subpicomole amount, novel techniques in food analysis (Chromatography, Spectrophotometry, etc.), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: sources,  toxicity, carcinogenicity, biotransformation in liver cells by using HPLC techniques, chromatographic determination in food, water & environmental samples.

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Dr Bin LI

Editor

Associate Professor
Jiaxing University
China

Biography

Dr. LI is an Associate Professor at Jiaxing University. He completed his graduate work (Master of Environmental Science, 2001 and Ph.D., 2005) at University of Tsukuba under the supervision of Dr. Yoshiro HIGANO, Prof. in Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences (until 2017). Dr. LI is a member of Zhejiang Circular Economy Academy council, P. R. China.

Research Interest

Environmental Engineering and Sciences, Framework and Simulation for Environment and Resource, Regional Science, E-waste Recycling, Terahertz Water

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Dr Muharrem Ince

Editor

Department of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Munzur University
Tunceli, Turkey

Biography

Dr. Muharrem INCE received his Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry at Firat University, Turkey in 2008.  He worked as a research analytical chemist in Science Education Department at Mus Alparslan University, Turkey from 2009 to 2012 as assistant professor. He has been working at Munzur University since 2012. From 2013-2016, he served as a Head of Department of Chemical Engineering at the Munzur University, Turkey. He becomes as an Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences since 2015. Currently, He is an Associate professor at Munzur University, Turkey. He is an author and co-author of more than 20 papers that published in journals with good impact factors.Dr. Muharrem INCE received his Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry at Firat University, Turkey in 2008.  He worked as a research analytical chemist in Science Education Department at Mus Alparslan University, Turkey from 2009 to 2012 as assistant professor. He has been working at Munzur University since 2012. From 2013-2016, he served as a Head of Department of Chemical Engineering at the Munzur University, Turkey. He becomes as an Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences since 2015. Currently, He is an Associate professor at Munzur University, Turkey.

Research Interest

Analytical Method Development, Spectroscopic Methods, Trace and Toxic Element Analysis, Environmental Sciences, Food Science, Food Analysis and Toxicology, Chromatography - HPLC-MS, GC and PAHs

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Dr M. Cuneyt Bagdatlı

Editor

Department of Biosystem Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
The University of Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli
Turkey

Biography

M. Cuneyt Bagdatlı is working as Assistant Professor in The University of Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Biosystem Engineering in Turkey since 2014. He completed Ph.D. level in Biosystem Engineering area of Namık Kemal University and M.S. Level in Selçuk University, Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation in Turkey. He worked as a research assistant in Namık Kemal University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Biosystem Engineering (2008-2013). He served as project head and researcher in 18 projects supported by Namık Kemal University, Bilecik Seyh Edebali University, Siirt University and The University of Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli, Scientific Research Projects Units. He is having 60 articles and Syposium, Conference on Irrigation, Hdrology, Climate Change, Hydrology, Watershed Management, Water quality, Remote sensing and GIS mapping, The system management in automatic irrigation, fertilization, pesticide and greenhouse.

Research Interest

Irrigation and Irrigation systems in agriculture
Global climate change, Hydrology and Watershed management
Agricultural Water Quality, Heavy metal pollution in soil and water
The Management of Water and Land Resources
The use of Remote Sensing and Geography Information Systems (GIS) in agriculture,
The System Management in Automatic Irrigation, Fertilization, Pesticide and Greenhouse

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Dr Mohan Kumar Subramanian

Editor

Department of Economics
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Tamilnadu, India

Biography

Assistant Professor in department of economics, Manonmaniam Sundaranr University, Tirunelveli, India.

Research Interest

Waste Management, Agriculture Development, Health Economics, Public Finance, Environmental Economics

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Dr Murat Eyvaz

Editor

Department of Environmental Engineering
Gebze Technical University
Gebze, Turkey

Biography

Dr. Eyvaz is a Research Assistant of Environmental Engineering Department (ENVE) at Gebze Technical University (GTU). He received his bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering from Kocaeli University in Turkey in 2004. He completed his graduate work (M.Sc., 2006 and Ph.D., 2013) at Gebze Institute of Technology (former name of GTU) in Environmental Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Mehmet KOBYA, Prof. in ENVE-GTU (for M.Sc.), and of Dr. Ebubekir YÜKSEL, Prof. in ENVE-GTU and Dr. Ömer AKGİRAY, Professor and Chair of ENVE at Marmara University, (for Ph. D.). He completed his post-doctoral research in National Research Center on Membrane Technologies (in Istanbul Technical University) under mentorship of Dr. İsmail KOYUNCU, Professor and Manager of the center, between March, 2014-March, 2015.

Dr. Eyvaz has been in Environmental Engineering Department of GTU as a research assistant (2005-present). His research interests are applications in water and wastewater treatment facilities, electrochemical treatment process and filtration systems at lab. and pilot scale, membrane processes (forward osmosis, reverse osmosis, membrane bioreactors), membrane manufacturing methods (polymeric membranes, nanofiber membranes, electrospinning), spectrophotometric analyses (UV, atomic absorption spectrophotometry), chromatographic analyses (gas chromatography, high pressure liquid chromatography). He has published his findings in the premier journals of his field, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Separation and Purification Technology, and Chemical Engineering Journal. He has produced more than 10 peer-reviewed publications (cited over 250 times) with an h index of 6. He serves as an editor in 22 various journals and a reviewer in 73 different various journals indexed in SCI or SCI-E.

 

Dr. Eyvaz and his co-authors’ peer-reviewed publications have continuously and increasingly been cited. By June 2016, the totals of citations to Dr. Eyvaz’s journal publications are 271, 293, and 436 and his h-indexes* are 6 for each of Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholars databases, respectively. This citation number belongs to only research papers without including any review paper.

 

*The h-index is an index that attempts to measure both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar. A scholar with an index of h has published h papers each of which has been cited in other papers at least h times.

Research Interest

Environmental Engineering and Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Drinking Water Quality, Irrigated Agriculture, Physicochemical Processes in Water and Wastewater Treatment, Electrochemical Processes in Water and Wastewater Treatment, Sand Filtration Plants, Ozone Disinfection, Anaerobic Operations in Wastewater Treatment, Membrane Processes

 

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Dr Venkataraman Sivasankar

Editor

Post Graduate and Research
Department of Chemistry
Pachaiyappa's College
Chennai, India

Biography

Venkataraman Sivasankar received his doctorate degree in Chemistry in the year 2009 from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India and presently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Post Graduate and Research Department of Chemistry, Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai, South India. He has a research experience more than a decade in the fi eld of water chemistry, materials synthesis and wastewater treatment which includes defl uoridation and, so far produced two doctoral students. He is a JSPS fellow of the year 2016, awarded and funded by Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan. In addition to two book chapters, he has written more than 40 original research articles in various journals of Springer, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Sage, Inder-Science and other reputed Indian publishers. He collaborates and performs research with professors in universities/research laboratories in Algeria, France, Japan, and South Africa.          

Research Interest

Water chemistry, Synthesis and applications of nano hybrid metal oxide composites for pollutants’ removal in water, Bio-sorbents, electro-coagulation-flotation, Solar powered electro-synthesis, Zeolite synthesis and environmental applications.

Development of new carbon materials dispersed with inorganic compounds.  These materials can work as potential anion scavengers from wastewater.  The raw materials used for carbonization are plant stems with fibrous nature, natural polymers and leaves.

Removal of azo dyes was attempted using alumino silicate microspheres (ASMS). The following figures depict the complete removal of dye using ASMS (Bonding with textile dye industries can be realized)

Synthesis of Zeolites from Fireworks ash (Bonding with Fireworks Industries can be realized)

 

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Dr Umesh Kumar

Editor

Principal
Department of HIgher and Technical Education
Government Women's Polytechnic, Ranchi
Government of Jharkhand
Ranchi, India

Biography

Dr Umesh Kumar serving at faculty of Electronics & Communication Engineering since 1985. He has varied experience and expertise ranging from Computers to Management, Human Rights and Law.

Research Interest

Electronic Waste
Power Electronics
Mobile Communication
VLSI / Embedded Technology
Manamgement
Law
Human Rights
Systems and cyber security

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Dr Ashutosh Tripathi

Editor

Amity Institute of Environmental Sciences (AIES)
Amity University
Uttar Pradesh, India

Biography

Working as a Assistant professor in Amity University since 4 years. Completed Ph.D. from IIT BHU (Varanasi), India

Research Interest

Bioremediation
Waste water treatment
Heavy metal and its removal
waste management
sustainable management tool

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Dr Korkmaz Belliturk

Editor

Assistant Professor
Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
Faculty of Agriculture
Namık Kemal University
Tekirdağ, Turkey 

Biography

I graduated from Trakya University, Faculty of Agriculture, and Department of Soil Science in 1996 as head of the class (department). At the same year, I both started to MS in institute of natural and applied sciences in Trakya University and started to work as research assistant in Trakya University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Soil Science. I assumed title “MSc Engineer” in 1998 and “PhD” in 2004.

I worked as research assistant in Trakya University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Soil Science between 1996 and 2007. I am working as Assistant Professor in Namık Kemal University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition since 2007.

I attended many meetings, courses, seminars, panels, workshops, congress and festivals at home and abroad.

I was assigned to lecture for one week each within the context of Erasmus teaching staff mobility at Trakia Democritus University in Greece in 2011 and at University of Technology and Life Sciences in Poland in 2013.

I was assigned for 3 months between 11 July and 10 October at “the University of Vermont” in Vermont-USA to take a part in a project called “use of soil earthworms in agriculture”. I was invited in November-December 2012 by the same university and attended some scientific collaborative studies in order to carry out projects about “vermicompost and soil earthworms” in the University of Vermont.

I served as project head and researcher in 15 projects supported by Tübitak, Trakya University, Namık Kemal University, Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, Bilecik Seyh Edebali University and Bozok University Scientific Research Projects Units.

I have 96 articles on soil science, soil ecology, plant nutrition, soil fertility, soil chemistry, soil-water pollution, ecologic agriculture and fertilization topics as research articles and papers presented in domestic and abroad scientific meetings. Also, 8 of them are the articles published in international periodicals cited by international science indexes (SCI).

I won 12 months research scholarship at “The University of Vermont” in Vermont-USA for the second term of 2013 in the context of TUBITAK 2219 International Postdoctoral Research Scholarship Program.

I study the subjects about soil earthworms, vermicompost production from different organic wastes, set up and control of modern vermicompost production plants which are popular subjects all around the world recently.

 

Research Interest

Soil Chemistry
Soil Productivity
Plant Nutrition
Soil and Water Pollution
Fertilization
Soil Ecology
Compost and Vermicompost

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Dr Muhwezi Lawrence

Editor

Department of Civil and Building Engineering
Kyambogo University
Kampala, Uganda

Biography

Dr. Muhwezi is a dynamic and ambitious Civil Engineer with experience of over 19 years of teaching at University and construction works with excellent track record of delivering projects in time, within budgets and observing all quality assurance requirements for clients. He holds a PhD in Construction Management from the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania; a Masters in Civil and Industrial Engineering from Voronezh State Academy of Architecture in Civil Engineering (former Soviet Union).He is well versed in curriculum development, project planning and budgeting, and policy analysis, procurement process both at national and international levels, bidding strategies and general resource mobilization and management. He has a valuable blend of research experience, education, and works with minimal supervision and is self-driven to meet deadlines. He has been extensively involved in University teaching, research and consultancy in construction and management of projects. He is a member of Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE); Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE); Member of Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)-UK

Research Interest
  • Waste Management, prediction modeling in construction projects.
  • Construction Productivity and Project management.
  • Construction resources efficiency and Project planning
  • Low cost housing solutions
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Dr Vikram Sharma

Editor

Associate Professor and Head
Department of Science and Humanities
R.V.S. College of Engineering and Technology
(An Affiliated College of Kolhan University, Chaibasa)
Jamshedpur, India

Biography

M.Sc from NIT Rourkela in Environmental Chemistry
Ph.D  from Ranchi University in Inorganic Chemistry
Teaching and Research more than 14 years
Associate Professor in Chemistry
Head Science and Humanities

Research Interest

Synthetic Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Waste Management

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Dr Amit Yadav

Editor

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)
Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Biography

Dr. Er. Amit Yadav University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, Sichuan, China

 

 

Research Interest

Data Mining
Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Structure Engineer
Economics Finance
Strategic Management
Supply Chain
Hazardous Waste Management
Risk Management
Management Science and Engineering

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Prof Samir Anwar Al-Gamal

Editor

Professor Emeritus
Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA)
Egypt

Foreign Faculty Professor
Taxila University
Pakistan

Biography

Prof. Dr. Samir Al-Gamal
An Egyptian, Foreign Faculty Professor (FFP) in Environmental Hydrology, University of Engineering and Technology, (UET), Taxila, Pakistan and ex. Advisor in water resources Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS),Tunisia(2006-2009).Before joining OSS he was the chairman of Siting and Environment Dept. and Nuclear Safety Division Director in Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority. He has joined both of Paris-6 University, France and Stockholm University,Sweden as a research fellow.

Prof. Dr Samir Al-Gamal is the author on over 50 journal articles and has written 18 reports, 5 book chapters and presented over 30 conference papers. Since his first journal publication in 1981, Prof.Dr Samir Al-Gamal research papers have been cited over 50 times, according to Anchor Science Citation Index 2009.

Prof. Dr. Samir Al-Gamal is a member of the Editorial Board of the following Internationally known, peer review Journals, J. Hydrology, J. of water resources and Environmental Engineering, African Journal for Geosciences and J. of Scientific Research and Review.
Prof. Dr Samir Al-Gamal primary research areas include climate changes impacted on water resources in Africa, quantifying water dynamics using environmental isotope tracers and integrating water resource assessments, currently focusing on transboundary aquifers in Africa (39 aquifers).

 

Research Interest

Transboundary aquifers in Africa (39 aquifers).
Groundwater Characterization and Management with emphasis on the impacts of climate change using environmental isotopes.
Climate Change and water resources of Africa
Water Resources assessment of Illumeden Basin West Africa, using Environmental Isotopes.
New dimensions in studying transboundary water resources in Africa.
Climate-induced conflict risks over shared water resources in Africa.
Isotopic and Radiological Characteristics of the Holy-Water of Zemzem, Mecca.

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Dr Gopal Krishan

Editor

Scientist-C
National Institute of Hydrology
Roorkee, Uttarakhand
India

Biography

Dr. Gopal Krishan is currently Scientist-C, at National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee and Ex-Researcher-Indo Gangetic Basin, Groundwater Resilience Project, British Geological Survey, United Kingdom. Dr. Gopal has over fifteen years of research experience in many facets of hydrological evaluations, surface water and ground water hydrology project management, and field investigations. Before joining NIH, he worked at IIRS-ISRO, Dehradun for 3 years in National Land Degradation, National Landuse/landcover and National Carbon Projects sponsored by Department of Space.

Dr. Gopal received his PhD. in Soil Science and Water Management from Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, Himachal Pradesh in 2001. He focused his doctoral research on development of biofertilizer technology.  Dr. Gopal is a member of the ISRS, IAH and AWRA.

He has developed skills in Isotope Hydro-meteorology and the work was presented in several International and national forums in India as well as abroad, hydro-geochemistry and water quality studies. He has also imparted training on instrumentation at IIRS-ISRO and on Isotope Hydrology in various training programmes at NIH.

Dr. Gopal has research expertise in applying isotope in air moisture studies for resolving sources of air moisture, monitoring south-west monsoon, identifying recharge sources, developed natural baseline for water quality, identifying zones for sub-marine groundwater discharge in coastal areas. He has published more than 150 research papers in international/national journals and conferences, 1 book, 11 book chapters, news letter and 7 reports.

He has research interest in isotope applications in SW monsoon monitoring, tracking recharge source, surface-water groundwater interaction, studying emerging organic contaminant in groundwater in urban areas.

  • Member International Advisory Board –International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, International Journal of Applied Environmental  Sciences
  • Associate Editor- International Journal – Current World Environment
  • Reviewer of the Journals: Journal of Hydrology, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Hydrological Sciences, Quaternary International, Journal of Earth System & Science, Environ Sciences group, Journal of Agricultural Sciences (International), African Journal of Environmental Science & Technology, International Journal of Agricultural Policy & Research, Journal of Indian Association of Hydrologists
  • Member Technical committees of international Conferences “ICWRCOE-2015” held at NITK, Suratkhal, Mangalore during March 12-14, 2015 and “ICEE-2015” held at NIT-Coimbatore during March 20-21, 2015
  • Member Advisory committee National Conference on “ Advances in Civil and Structural Engineering” Sponsored by Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP Phase II) held during 18-19 April, 2014 at Govt. college of Engineering, Karad, Maharastra
  • Member Coordination and Editorial committee of international conference “Advances in Water Resources Development and Management-2013” held during Oct. 23-27, 2013 at PU, Chandigarh
  • Member coordination committee of Regional workshop on “Water availability and management in Punjab” held at PU Chandigarh during Dec. 13-15, 2010
Research Interest

Hydrology
Hydrogeo-chemistry
Soil Science
Water Quality