Massimo Lucarini, He got a master Degree in Industrial Chemistry "cum laude" of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy (1992) and a PhD in Chemistry also of the University of Rome "La Sapienza". The research activity is mainly aimed at the evaluation of nutrient content, molecules with biological and anti-nutrient activity in foods and diets, studies of stability to technological treatments of food products using specific process markers. Particular interest is addressed to the evaluation of the nutritional quality of foods, the bioavailability of nutrients and bioactive components and their interaction with the food matrix (using in vitro models and cellular models), and to applications in the nutraceutical field; recent attention in the exploitation of waste from the agri-food industry, with a view to sustainable agri-food production.
In relation to the study of bioactive molecules, the experience gained in this field is wide ranging from carotenoids to phenolic substances, from caseinophosphopeptides (CPP) to the components of dietary fiber. An integral part of the research carried out is linked to institutional activity, including: Food Composition Tables, Guidelines for Healthy Nutrition, evaluation of fraud risk in the agri-food system. In relation to the production system, the effects of technological treatments on molecules of nutritional interest are also evaluated. He is also interested in using natural substances with strong antioxidant properties to improve the shelf-life of food products.
The research activity is also aimed at the development of new analytical methods, the exchange of scientific information and the acquisition of new skills both at national and international level, through training courses, participation in congresses and seminars. The dissemination activity is carried out through the production of scientific articles, interviews released in national journals and broadcasting systems, creation of web pages, participation in congresses, educational and informative activities. Publications: Author ID 7004303581 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Massimo_Lucarini https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7004303581
Natural compounds; nutraceuticals; natural products; food science and nutrition; food composition databases; bioaccesibility; dietary intake
Amir M. Molan, PhD., is a Postdoctoral Fellow at California Polytechnic State University. He obtained his BS and MS degrees from Azad University in Tehran, Iran, and his doctoral degree from Wayne State University in 2017. Amir worked for Michigan State University and the University of Wyoming before moving to California Polytechnic State University. To date, he has been first author and co-author of over 20 peer-reviewed scientific articles in civil engineering journals and conferences. One of Amir's recent article has been selected as the 2018 best paper in the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering. His main research interest is on proposing new designs for improving the performance and extending the serviceability of existing interchanges and intersections. Amir has invented a new design called a super DDI (super diverging diamond interchange) as an alternative for failing interchanges.
AmirArsalan M. Molan, Ph.D., P.E. Lecturer at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD of Civil Engineering, Transportation Sep 2014 – Aug 2017 Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA Master of Civil Engineering, Highway and Transportation Sep 2011 – Aug 2013 Science and Research Branch of Azad University, Tehran, Iran Bachelor of Civil Engineering Sep 2007 – Aug 2011 Karaj Branch of Azad University, Tehran, Iran Principal Investigator, “Proposing the Super DDI Design to Improve the Performance of Failing Service Interchanges in Mountain-Plains Region (MPR) (Project #MPC-573)”, Funded by Mountain-Plains Consortium (MPC), $118,156, July 2018 – July 2022.
Principal Investigator, “Proposing New Speed Limit in Mountainous Areas Considering the effect of Longitudinal Grades, Vehicle Characteristics, and the Weather Condition (Project #MPC-574)”. Funded by Mountain-Plains Consortium (MPC), $162,424, July 2018 - July 2022.
Co-Principal Investigator with Khaled Ksaibati, “Developing a New Barrier Condition Index (BCI) to Optimize Barrier Improvements in Wyoming (Project #RS03218)”. Funded by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), $179,675, March 2018 – May 2020.
Co-Principal Investigator, “Improving Counts and Forecasting of Non-motorized mode share in California”, California State University Transportation Consortium (CSUTC).
Principal Investigator, “Optimizing Median Traffic Barrier Maintenances on Interstate Roads in California”, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Javid Khan Postdoc Fellow at School of Chemistry, Sun Yat-Sen University 2017-2019 2014-2017 Postdoc PhD Major: University: Major: University: Dissertation: Advisor: Material Sciences Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Chemistry (Inorganic) Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Studies on Multi-Dimensional Anatase TiO2 Materials for High-Performance Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Prof. Wu Mingmei 2011-2014 MPhil Major: University: Dissertation: Advisor: Chemistry (Inorganic/ Analytical Chemistry) Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan, Synthesis and Characterization of ZnO nanomaterials via xerogel from Zn(II) beta-diketonates Dr. Hameedullah 2008-2010 MSc Major: University: Dissertation: Advisor Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry) University of Science and Technology Bannu, Pakistan Physico-Chemical Analysis of the Drinking Water Sources of Village Khadar Khel Tehsil Lachi, District Kohat. Dr. Abdul Niaz 2007-2008 B.Ed University: University of Malakand 2005-2007 BSc Major: University: Chemistry, Botany, Zoology University of Malakand 2003-2005 HSSC Major: Board Chemistry, Physics, Biology BISE Malakand 2001-2003 SSC Major: Board Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics ,Biology BISE Malakand
Synthesis of Metal Oxide Nanostructures
Fabrication of Thin Film Devices
Dye Sensitized/ Perovskite Solar Cells
Prachi Srivastava Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Lucknow Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow Campus Malhaur (Near Railway Station), Gomti Nagar Extension, Lucknow- 226 028, Uttar Pradesh, India
During the course of my research period, work was focused on the biochemical assays. Involvement of free radicals has been monitored in different ocular disorders like Eales’ Uveitis and Diabetic retinopathy. Different parameters like LPO, GSH, SOD, Catalase etc. were estimated by using standard protocols. Further therapeutic aspects of antioxidant “Ridage” (commercial available antioxidants) and Curcumin (A natural herbal antioxidant) were also observed. All studies were carried out in platelets. It was predicted during the study that platelets could be used as an effective model to monitor the oxidants-anti-oxidant status in such disease conditions at follow up treatment.
Stepping in the career of Bioinformatics I have gone through different database developments. Otherin silico identified areas were Gene identifications and expression analysis, proteins secondary to tertiary structure prediction studies, Insilico characterization, Molecular Docking, Microarray data analysis and Nano bioinformatics.
Bioinformatics, Genomics Proteomics, Computational biology , Animal sciences, Computational Systems biology Virtual Screening and Drug Designing, Systems biology approaches,Genomics and Proteomics with reference to Neuro, ocular and Animal biology.
Master (Crop cultivation and farming system)
Muhammad Ahsan Asghar Mohallah Rehmanabad, Kachehri Road, Tehsil Ahmad Pur East, District Bahawalpur, Province Punjab, Pakistan Become a good agri-scientist 2017- 2020 Master (Crop cultivation and farming system) Sichuan Agricultural University, P. R. China (http://english.sicau.edu.cn/)During my master degree, I worked on the combined effect of shade and drought stresses on soybean seedlings.
I did the experiment in order to investigate the hypothesis that shade pretreatment enhanced drought resistance of soybean. The main finding of this study is that, shade enhanced drought resistance due to the biosynthesis of abscisic acid. This study reported that, ABA contents were significantly enhanced under shade at 12 hours. Moreover we found that shade had significantly up-regulated the expression of ABA biosynthetic (AAO3 and NCED3) and signaling genes (ABI4 and ABI5), suggesting that 12 hours of shade can enhance the ABA contents which are able to mitigate the drastic effects of drought stress.
On the other hand, another part of the project was about the combined effect of shade and drought stresses on the morpho-physiological and biochemical attributes of soybean. The main finding of this research is that, shade enhanced the drought resistance in soybean by increasing the antioxidant defence system, enhancing the osmolytes production and scavenging more reactive oxygen species via ABA and auxin biosynthesis. Interactive effect of shade and drought on the physio-hormonal, biochemical and molecular mechanisms of soybean seedlings.
Expected to be completed in June 2020 (86%) 2013-2017 Bachelor of Agriculture (Agronomy) University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan (http://uaf.edu.pk/) Specialized in Agronomy, actively participated in agriculture conferences and symposiums. Served as conferences and seminars organizer. 2011-2013 Intermediate (Fsc.) Government Sadiq Abbas Degree College, DNS, BWP, Pakistan Studies focused in medical subjects such as Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Learned basic concepts and applied these concepts to practical issues. 2009-2011 Matriculation Muslim Public High School, APE, BWP, Pakistan
I have been working in quality control and research laboratories related to agro-food and environment, topics in which I am interested in, during three years. During this time, I have been able to acquire different instrumental technique skills as well as research projects development capacity. In 2018, I joint the Water and Environmental Health Research Group (University of Zaragoza, Spain), where I focused my research on wastewater treatments, chemical and microbiological water quality and studies about intestinal parasites, free-living amoebae and endosymbiont bacteria.
Since then, I have participated in several national and international conferences, I have attended several courses related to environment and sustainability, I have taught some laboratory practice courses for students, I have reviewed an article submitted for an international journal and, recently, I have published an article on a Q1 International Journal.
My current research and PhD project addresses the relationship between the presence of antibiotics, antibiotic-resistances, free-living amoebae and amoebae-resistant bacteria in water and their public health and environmental related risks. I consider myself as an organised, hard-working, rigorous and persistent person, full of aptitudes and motivation for success in multiple tasks.
PREVIOUS POSITIONS AND ACTIVITIES Employing entity City employing entity Professional category Start date Duration Universidad de Zaragoza Zaragoza, Spain Researcher 18/10/2018 1 year - 14 days Employing entity City employing entity Professional category Start date Duration Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral Guayaquil, Ecuador Biotechnologist, Researcher 02/04/2018 3 months - 29 days Employing entity City employing entity Professional category Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral Guayaquil, Ecuador Intern
Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technologies, Department Environmental Technologies (Engineering and Architecture)
Dr. Damir Vali? Research associate, Division for Marine and Environmental Research, LABORATORY Laboratory for Aquaculture and Pathology of Aquatic Organisms Education: 2010: PhD in Biology at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology, Croatia; 2006: MSc in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology, Croatia; 2001: Bachelor (BA) degree in Biology - Ecology and professor of Biology at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology, Croatia Employment: Ru?er Boškovi? Institute, Division for Marine and Environmental Research, Zagreb, Croatia: 2013 – present: Research Associate; 2010 – 2013: Senior Research Assistant; 2004-2010: Research Assistant; Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Laboratory for Aquaculture, Split, Croatia: 2001-2004: Research Assistant Research interest: Systematics and phylogeny of freshwater fishes using cytogenetic and molecular methods, disease diagnostics of marine and freshwater fishes, especially parasitological diseases, fish management studies and monitoring. Research projects:
1) Project of Croatian Science Foundation: ''Aquatic microbial ecology as an indicator of the health status of the environment'' 2015 – 2019; 2) ''Evaluation of water quality of the river Krka and the potential risks to the Krka National Park using the new bio-indicators and biomarkers’’, Adris Foundation 2014 – 2016; 3) ''Study of growth, development and resistance to diseases in different populations of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) originating from the IHOR PARK dd, Crna Mlaka fish farm'', University of Zagreb 2015; 4) „Pathology of organisms from the water in relation to contaminants and aquaculture“, no. 098-0982934-2752, MZOŠ, 2007 - 2013; 5)
Co-leader „Bacterial and parasitical communities of chub as indicators of the status of environment exposed to mining activities“ Collaborative research project between Republic of Croatia and Republic of Macedonia, 2012 – 2014; 6) Project SARIB: „Sava River Basin: Sustainable use, management and protection of resources“ (EU FP6 project, no. INCO-CT-2004-509160); WP3.B Availability and impact of pollutants on biota, 2004 - 2007; 7) Project „Jadran“ - „Systematic Research of the Adriatic Sea as a Base for Sustainable Development of the Republic of Croatia“, 2004 – 2010, RH; 8) „Aquaculture and maintain of the ecological characteristics of the water“, no. 0098125, MZOŠ, 2004 – 2006; 9) Biology and ecology of new species in aquaculture, MZOŠ 0001004, 2004 – 2004; 10) Scientific project Octopus aquaculture (VIP), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, 2003 – 2004; 11) „ Mariculture – biological, genetic and ecological evaluation”, MZOŠ, 2001 – 2004; 12) Small farms model for cage farming of marine fish (VIP), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, 2001 – 2002 Relevant publications: Vali? et al. (2013) Identification, phylogenetic relationships and a new maximum size of two rudd populations (Scardinius, Cyprinidae) from the Adriatic Sea drainage, Croatia. Biologia 68 (3) 539-545; Vardi? Smrzli? et al (2012) Molecular characterization of Anisakidae larvae from fish in Adriatic Sea. Parasitol Res 111(6):2385- 2391; Vali? et al. (2010)
The karyotype and NOR phenotype of Telestes ukliva (Cyprinidae). Folia Zoologica 59: 169-174 Awards: Coauthor of two awarded posters on international conferences Membership and functions: Reviewer of the journals: ''Science of the Total Environment'', ''Croatian Journal of Fisheries'' and ''African Journal of Biotechnology'', Evaluator for national scientific projects - Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia; Member of the Croatian Ichthyological Society, Member of the Croatian Botanical Society, Member of the organizing committee for International scientific workshop ''Influence of active mines on freshwater ecosystems'' at RBI, 2014; Member of the organizing committee for ZS3V at RBI, 2011; Member of the Board of Research Assistants at RBI. Teaching: 2014–2017 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Postgraduate specialist study: Applied fish forensics Papers: Coauthor of one chapter in the book, published over 160 scientific papers and studies, 20 papers cited in WOS, 75 citations, h-index=5; participation on over 50 national and international conferences
Systematics and phylogeny of freshwater fishes using cytogenetic and molecular methods, disease diagnostics of marine and freshwater fishes, especially parasitological diseases, fish management studies and monitoring.
Assistant Lecturer and Quality Manager
Mohamed Abdelatty Saleh Assistant Lecturer Kafrelsheikh University Kafr El Sheikh, Egypt Assistant Lecturer of Aquaculture Biotechnology, Kafrelsheikh University, Faculty of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, Department of Fish processing and Biotechnology, Egypt. • Quality Manager of the project entitled " Qulifying and International accreditation Central Laboratory for Aquatic Organisms Health and Safety (CLAHS), Kafrelsheikh University", HEI Labs accreditation Project , according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 from Egyptian Accrediation Council (EGAC), 24 Apil 2019 to present.
Educations and Academic History ? M.Sc in Microbiology , Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt. o Thesis title: Screening Study on Some Multi-Drug Resistant Food-Borne Pathogens in Beheira Fresh Produce: Control and Prevention. ? B.Sc in Biotechnology & Chemistry , Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt. o Major: Biotechnology Minor: Chemistry o CGPA: 3.59 from 4, (Excellent). o My academic rank is second on the Biotechnology Class.
Graduation Project: (Excellent) Project Title: Production of Biodiesel from Microalgae. Teaching Experiences ? I participate in teaching the lectures for the following courses: • Food-Borne Diseases and Toxicology • Food Microbiology • Food Chemistry and Analysis ? I teach the practical parts for the following Courses: • Food-Borne Diseases and Toxicology • Food Microbiology • Food Chemistry and Analysis
Food-Borne Diseases/Toxicology • Food Microbiology • Food Chemistry and Analysis ? I teach the practical parts for the following Courses: • Marine Biotechnology • Food-Borne Diseases/Toxicology • Food Microbiology • Food Chemistry and Analysis
Mamdouh EL Haj Assad Associate professor College of Engineering | Sustainable & Renewable Energy Engineering Department Address: University of Sharjah, Department of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering, P. O. Box 27272, United Arab Emirates EDUCATION 1990: B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
1992: M. Sc. in Nuclear Engineering Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey 1998: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland Major subject: Thermal Engineering, minor subject: Power Plant Engineering COURSES TAUGHT 1- Classical thermodynamics 2- Chemical thermodynamics 3- Technical thermodynamics 4- Irreversible thermodynamics 5- Heat transfer 6- Mass transfer 7- Fluid mechanics 8- Geothermal energy systems 9- Solar energy systems 10- Statics and dynamics 11- Engineering management 12- Maintenance 13- Wind energy Lab 14- Heat transfer Lab 15- Energy storage Lab 16- Workshop for mechanical engineers
Geothermal energy, applications of renewable energy in industry, absorption chillers, heat exchangers , artificial neural network analysis of renewable energy systems. RESEARCH INTERESTS Renewable energy systems, energy efficiency, energy and exergy analysis, evaporative cooling, energy conversion systems and industrial ventilation. COMPUTER SKILLS Microsoft Office, Origin, COMSOL, Maple and Matlab.
Geothermal energy, applications of renewable energy in industry, absorption chillers, heat exchangers , artificial neural network analysis of renewable energy systems.
Renewable energy systems, energy efficiency, energy and exergy analysis, evaporative cooling, energy conversion systems and industrial ventilation.
Zhenci Xu School of Environment and Sustainability University of Michigan, EMPLOYMENT Postdoctral Fellow., School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan Advisor: Dr. Arun Agrawal, Dr. Meha Jain 2019-2020 summer. EDUCATION: Ph.D., Sustainability Science, Michigan State University Advisor:
Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu 2014 - 2019 B.A., Hydraulic engineering, China Agricultural University 2010-2014 AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Sustainable Development Goals, food-energy-water nexus, China development, human environment interactions, ecology EMPLOYMENT: 2014 - 2019 - Research assistant, Michigan State University, Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu).
PUBLICATIONS: Manuscripts under peer-review Xu, Z., Chau, S., Connor, T., Li, Y., & Liu, J. Food-energy-water-CO2 nexus across metacoupled systems. Under major revision in Nature Communication. Xu, Z., Li, Y., Chau, S., Diets, T., Zhang, L., .. & Liu, J. Impacts of International Trade on Global Sustainable Development. Under 2nd round of review in Nature Sustainability. Published papers Xu, Z., Chau, S.N., Chen, X….& Liu, J. Assessing progress towards sustainable development over space and time. Nature 577, 74–78 (2020) doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1846-3
Environment and Sustainability
Manuel António Pinto da Silva Amaral Prof., since October 1998, at School of Technology & Management - Department of Civil Engineering - PORTUGAL PhD in Civil Engineering, by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), having prepared a thesis entitled "Natural and Mixed Ventilation Systems in Residential Buildings", supervised by Prof. Vasco Freitas (DEC-FEUP), completed in February 2009.
As part of his research activity, he prepared the following articles (indexed scientific journals): - Pinto, M.; Viegas, J.; Freitas, V., Air Permeability Measurements of Dwellings and Building Components in Portugal, Building and Environment, vol. 46, n.º 12, p. 2480-2489, 2011 (DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.06.009); - Pinto, M.; Viegas, J., The Influence of Ventilation Systems on Domestic Gas Appliances: an Experimental Study, Building and Environment, vol. 69, p. 1-13, 2013 (DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2013.07.008); - Pinho P.; Pinto M.; Almeida, R.; Lopes S.; Lemos L., Aspects Concerning the Acoustical Performance of School Buildings in Portugal, Applied Acoustics, vol. 106, p. 129-134, 2016 (DOI: 10.1016/j.apacoust.2016.01.002); - Almeida, R.; Pinto, M.; Pinho, P.; Lemos, L., Natural Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Educational Buildings:
Experimental Assessment and Improvement Strategies, Energy Efficiency, vol. 10, n.º 4, p. 839-854, 2017 (DOI: 10.1007/s12053-016-9485-0); - Pinto, M.; Viegas, J.; Freitas, V., Performance Sensitivity Study of Mixed Ventilation Systems in Multifamily Residential Buildings in Portugal, Energy and Buildings, vol. 152, n.º 1, p. 534-546, 2017 (DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.07.048); - Pinho P.; Pinto M.; Almeida, R.; Lopes S.; Lemos L., Aspects Concerning the Acoustical Performance of School Cafeterias, Applied Acoustics, vol. 136, p. 36–40, 2018 (DOI: 10.1016/j.apacoust.2018.02.020);
- Pinto, M.; Lanzinha, J.; Viegas, J.; Infante, C.; Freire, T., Quality of the Indoor Environment in Elderly Care Centers in Two Cities in Central Portugal: Viseu and Covilhã, Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 16, n.º 20, 3801, 2019 (DOI:10.3390/ijerph16203801). As part of his research activity, he prepared the following articles (international conferences): - Pinto, M.; Freitas, V., Characterization of Natural Ventilation Systems in Residential Buildings in Portugal - The Importance of Standardization, 30th IAHS World Congress on Housing, Vol. III, p. 1487-1494, Coimbra, FCTUC, 2002; - Pinto, M. et al, Air Change Rates in Multi-Family Residential Buildings in Northern Portugal, Healthy Buildings 2003, Vol. II, p. 333-338, Singapura, 2003; - Pinto; M.; Freitas, V.; Viegas, J., Experimental Characterization of Hybrid Ventilation Systems in Residential Buildings, 26th AIVC Conference, p. 129-134, Bruxelas, Bélgica, 2005; - Pinto, M.; Freitas, V., Caracterização Experimental de um Sistema de Ventilação Misto em Edifícios de Habitação, 2.º Encontro Nacional sobre Patologia e Reabilitação de Edifícios (PATORREB), p. 349-358, Porto, FEUP, 2006;
Sustainability, Green Building, Energy Efficiency in Building, Natural Ventilation, Building Technology, Building Simulation, Indoor Environment Quality, Indoor Air Quality, Thermal Comfort, Envelope Airtightness
João Carlos Gonçalves Lanzinha, Assistant Professor Civil Engineering and Architecture University of Beira Interior Institutional address: Faculty of Engineering Universidade da Beira Interior Edifício Engenharia II Calçada Fonte do Lameiro 6200 Covilhã - Portugal LABSED - Buildings Rehabilitation - Diagnostic and Intervention Methodology (Buildings Rehabilitation - Diagnostic and Intervention Methodology), Doctoral Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal (Nov06)
MASTER THESIS Hygrothermal properties of building materials (Hygrothermal properties of building materials), MSC Faculty of Thesis, Science and Technology, University of Coimbra, Portugal (Jun98) Building Health Laboratory - Coordinator of LABSED - Building Health Laboratory Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture -
Professor of the Department of Civil and Architecture C-MADE | Center of Materials and Building Technologies - Researcher Inspection, Diagnosis and Intervention in Buildings (9754) Sustainable Building Technology (9763) Works Direction and Management (10296) Construction Pathology (10308) Building Evaluation, Quality and Rehabilitation (10312) Sustainable Construction (12004) Networks and Facilities (14114)
Sustainable Construction (14129)Researcher of C-Made - Centre of Materials and Building Technologies, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal Foreign collaborating member in the research group GPAC - Grupo de Pesquisa no Ambiente Construído da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Brasil since 4Aug2017 Foreign collaborating member in the research group IGNIS: Grupo de Pesquisa em Tecnologia e Ciência do Incêndio da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais UFMG - Brasil since 8feb2017
Civil Engineering, Retrofit / Rehabilitation, Quality Assessment of Buildings, Housing and Health. Energy Efficiency in buildings
Kartlos Kachiashvili has his expertise in Mathematical Statistics, Data Analysis, Mathematical Mo¬deling and Simulation, New Computer Technologies Development, System Analysis, Com¬pu¬ting He developed his activities in scientific production associations, research institutes and universities of different countries (Georgia, Russia, Pakistan).
Developed by him methods, models, systems, methodologies, program packages were practically realized in real systems of different countries of former USSR. His research results are published in 216 scientific articles and 7 monographs published in many well-known, international journals and publishing houses. He obtained scientific degree “Candidate of Sciences” in March, 1978, in Moscow Power Institute (Technical University) – ??? (Russia).
The next scientific degree “Doctor of Sciences” (Dr. of Sc.) he obtained in October, 1990, in D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia (Moscow). Research Interest: Mathematical Statistics, Data Analysis (Environmental, Agricultural, Medical), Mathematical Modeling and Simulation, New Computer Technologies Development, System Analysis (Environmental Water Pollution), Computing Mathematics.
School (1957-1967). Graduated with Gold Medal. Electronic engineer. Georgian Polytechnic Institute. Specialty “Electronic computing Machinery”. Diploma with Honors. Tbilisi (1967-1972). M-4000 super computer maintenance, Kiev, Ukraine (SeptemberDecember of 1972). Applied mathematics. Post-graduate course at the Moscow Power Institute (Technical University) – ???, chair of applied mathematics, Moscow, Russia (1974-1977). Candidate of Sciences (Cand. of Sc.). (Ph.D.) (March, 1978) Specialty: “Technical Cybernetics and Information Theory”.
Thesis was defended in Moscow Power Institute (Technical University) – ??? (Russia). Thesis theme: “Detection and Tracking of moving object on the basis of radio location measurement information”. Doctor of Sciences (Dr. of Sc.) (October, 1990) Specialties: “Application of computer science techniques, mathematical simulation and mathematical methods in research” and “Instruments and Methods for controlling the natural environment, substances, materials and goods”. Thesis was defended in D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia (Moscow). Thesis title: “Mathematical models, methods and algorithms of the system automation of water media contamination level control”.
Mathematical Statistics, Data Analysis (Environmental, Agricultural, Medical), Mathematical Modeling and Simulation, New Computer Technologies Development, System Analysis (Environmental Water Pollution), Computing Mathematics.
V L Mangesh Associate Professor Department of Marine Engineering Coimbatore Marine College Affiliated to Indian Maritime University Passionate for research, teaching, new projects, and solutions to environmental pollution, which can benefit society. • PhD research findings focussed on finding solutions to convert waste plastics to diesel. • PhD work resulted in confirmation of advanced technology for sustainable waste plastic disposal. • PhD experimental work done in collaboration with the National Centre for Catalysis Research, IIT Madras, Chennai, India.
Applied 5 US patents in 2019 with claims to the conversion of waste plastic to diesel. • Published two web of science papers during PhD work in Journal of Cleaner Production (IF 7.0) and Journal of Hazardous Materials (IF 7.65). • Awarded the Best Faculty in 2019 for Research and Academics by Coimbatore Marine College. EDUCATION • 2020, PhD, (Thesis submitted), Mechanical Engineering, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed University), Chennai-60119, India. • 2015, M.Tech., Automobile Engineering, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (Deemed University), Chennai-60073, India. (University First in M Tech and Page | 1 Gold medalist with CGPA of 9.6 /10). • 2007, MBA, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, India. • 1991, A.M.I.E., Mechanical Engineering, Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata, 700020, India.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE • April 2018 – to date: Associate Professor, Coimbatore Marine College, Coimbatore, India. • 2015-2018: Assistant Professor, School of Maritime Studies, Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies (Deemed University). • 2010-2013: • Lecturer, School of Maritime Studies, Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies (Deemed University), Chennai, India. • 1997-2010: Marine Engineer, onboard ocean-going ships, Anglo-Eastern Ship Management, Hong Kong. 1996-1997: • Marine Engineer, onboard ocean-going ships, Univan Ship Management, Hong Kong. • 1994-1996: • Trainee Marine Engineer, onboard ocean-going ships, Neptune Orient Lines, Singapore. • 1992-1994: Trainee Marine Engineer, Chennai Port Trust, Chennai, India • 1988-1991: Service Engineer, Ashok Leyland Ltd, Chennai, India • 1986-1988: Trainee Service Engineer, Ashok Leyland Ltd, Chennai, India.
Marine Engineering, environmental pollution
Dr. Chee Kong YAP (Male; Chinese) is a Malaysian and was born in Kuala Lumpur in July 1973. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) since May 2009 and previously he was appointed as a lecturer and senior lecturer in 2003 and 2007, respectively, at the same Department. He obtained his Bacelor of Science with Education (Hons), Masters of Science and Ph.D. degrees in 1998, 2000 and 2003, respectively, from the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies from UPM. As an academician for more than 15 years in UPM and 20 years as a researcher, he has been active in teaching and doing research since his first degree.
He has been teaching the courses of Biological Concepts, Ecology, Ecotoxicology, and Aquatic Ecosystem Management in the undergraduate level, and Research Methodology at the postgraduate level, with more than 180 credit hours since 2003. He has supervised more than 78 undergraduates and 31 postgraduate students (as a Chairman and Member of Supervisory Committee) in the fields of ecotoxicology, environmental pollution, environmental biology, environmental sciences, water quality and ecotoxicological genetics. His research area is mainly focused on biomonitoring and monitoring of inorganic pollutants (heavy metals) in the aquatic environment using mollusks and sediments.
Under his chairmanship, three PhD and seven Master students have successfully graduated so far in UPM. In recognition of his expertise and research capabilities, he has been awarded ten research grants as principal investigator (PI) including from Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI, Malaysia), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE, Malaysia) and Research University Grant Scheme (RUGS, Universiti Putra Malaysia), with nine successfully completed projects and one is still going on. In addition, he has also been a Co-PI with three completed projects nationally and internationally currently with University of Tabuk (KSA) under University of Tabuk Deanship for Scientific Research.
Owing to recognition in his field, he has been invited as a reviewer in various prominent impact factor journals besides some non-cited journals. Until November 2018, he has reviewed voluntarily more than 380 citation-indexed and noncitation–indexed journal manuscripts for more than 110 different academic international journals. Dr. Yap has been active in publications as evidenced with his research ouputs with more than 261 published in refereed academic journals, 5 books, 32 book chapters, more than 22 international conferences/ proceedings, 45 national conferences/ proceedings, 9 invited papers and 32 poster presentations (with 1 Gold Medal, 6 Silver Medals and 14 Bronze Medals at UPM’s Invention, Research and Innovation Exhibition (PRPI). His single-authored book entitled ‘Mussel Watch in Malaysia: Past, Present and Future’ (UPM Press, 2012) is his significant output of his 20-year research endeavour.
Two papers were ranked among the Top 25 Hottest (Most Downloaded) Articles in the Environment International (Q1 journal) and Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (Q2 journal). From 2002 until December 2018, he has already published 261 peer-reviewed papers in which he is the first author/ corresponding author for more than 200 papers. In addition, he has published 21 papers (8.60%) as single author of the paper. Until December 2018, 192 of them (including book chapters) have now been indexed in Elsevier’s Scopus with an H-index of 22 (>2072 citations) and H-index of 26 (>3284 citations) based on Google Scholar.
1. ecotoxicology, 2. environmental biology, 3. environmental sciences, 4. water quality and 5. ecotoxicological genetics
Research Assistant/Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher
Collins Amoah-Antwi Warsaw University of Technology · Spatial Planning and Environmental Sciences M.Sc Advanced Food Safety EDUCATION Ph.D. Agricultural and Soil Sciences Jan. 2017 to June 2020 Warsaw University of Technology (Warsaw, Poland) MSc. Advanced Food Safety Sept. 2015 to Dec. 2016 Queen’s University Belfast (Belfast, United Kingdom) BSc. Biochemistry (Honours) Aug. 2009 to June 2013 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Kumasi, Ghana)
WORK/RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Research Fellow (Secondment) May to August 2019 University of Sheffield (Sheffield, United Kingdom) Summary of Roles • Illumina MiSeq sequencing and analysis of data fragments for fungal DNA extracted from soils amended with different low-cost organic materials (farmyard manure, brown coal, biochar) • Quantitative PCR (qPCR) for fungal DNA extracted from soils amended with different low-cost organic materials • Specific surface area analysis organic-amended soils and humic acids by BET • Spectroscopic/analytical characterization of humic acids from organic-amended soils by attenuated total reflectance FTIR (ATR-FTIR), CP/MAS 13C-NMR, HPLC, DSC, EPR. Research Fellow (Secondment) July-October 2018 University of Sheffield (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
Summary of Roles • Assessed the effects of different organic amendments (biochar, brown coal, farmyard manure) on soil fungal diversity as an index of the efficiency of soil amendment by PCR using internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of fungal DNA • Characterized the dynamics of soil organic matter transformation by characterizing humic acids extracted from different organic amendments with ATR-FTIR. • Characterized morphological and surface properties of soils, organic amendments and humic acids - scanning electron microscope (SEM) Research Assistant Jan. 2017 to Jan. 2020 Warsaw University of Technology (Warsaw, Poland) Summary of Roles Conducting research on ‘Dynamics of soil organic matter transformation to improve soil function and productivity by addition of reusable waste materials’
• Review of scientific literature relevant to the research • Conducting field and laboratory experiments in line with research objectives in collaboration with other network partners to investigate: o Effects of organic amendments (farmyard manure, brown coal and biochar) on bioavailability of soil heavy metals o Effects of organic amendments on soil nutrients cycling and biomass production o Changes in fungal diversity following soil amendment with different organic amendments o Quality changes in humic acids from organic-amended soils
• Interpretation of research results and writing scientific articles for publication Visiting Research Fellow University of Nanjing/Chinese Academy of Sciences (Nanjing/Xiamen, China) July to August 2016 Summary of Roles • Designed a double-sided multi-gel micro diffusive gradient in-thin-films (DGT) probe for in situ measurement of bioavailable multi-elements (arsenic, iron, lead and sulfur) at three different depths in rice paddy soil. • Installation of micro DGT probes with ferrrihydrite, zirconium and chelex gels, with DET probes for simultaneous real-time multi-element measurements in a commercial rice paddy field. • Laser Ablation Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) measurements of elements from dried gels.
• Mapping of biogeochemical distribution of elements to provide information for development of management solutions to control trace element contamination in paddy soils. Food Quality Evaluation Analyst Sept 2013 to August 2014 Ghana Standards Authority (Accra, Ghana) Summary of Roles • Laboratory food quality analysis - composition/proximate analysis and quality evaluation. • Analysis of contaminants in drinks, food and feed raw materials - chemical and physical sample preparation and instrumental analysis. • Regular in-training on GLPs and HACCP • Reporting of laboratory analyses using ISO references and regulatory limits/ranges for food
Environment, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Analysis, Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Impact Assessmen,t Soil Organic Carbon, Soil Organic Matter Nutrient Recycling Soil Science Heavy metal bioavailability
Shoichiro Ozaki, Japanese, male Date of birth April 17,1930 Place of birth: Okayama, Japan Marital Status: Married, two children Home address: 4 -14-1 Dai Kamakurashi, Japan Telephone Fax 81- 0467-67-0991 Educational: 1953.3 BS.Okayama University 1958.3 Ph.D in Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Prof.Hoshino Toshio, Prof. Mukaiyama,Teruaki)
Ozaki’s primary contribution is to achieve the first total synthesis of optically active myo-inositol trisphosphate, and a wide range of other inositol phosphates and lipids for subsequent physiological studies. Ozaki found that DAB (Diphenyl (amino acidonate O,N )borane ) and many other boron compounds inhibited Huntington cell aggregation proportionally at SOCE inhibition activity of compounds and Huntington cell aggregation inhibition activity. Osaka discovered anti-aging reagent (sulfo disaccharides) which cooperate with the anti-aging gene (Klotho) to regulate Ca2+ homeostasis and consequent anti-aging and long life Ozaki is proposing method to protect global warming. His method is promotion of CO2 assimilation by effective use of NOx and drainage nitrogen, phosphorous,. Many countries hating NOx as pollution gas and eliminating by ammonia. Ozaki is considering that NOx is best promotor of CO2 assimilation . For the promotion of CO2 assimilation, NOx elimination should be stopped. Drainage NP elimination should be stopped.
Professional: 1958.4-1981.3 Mitsui Chemical Industries Ltd. 1962.2-1963.8 Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn .Post Doctoral (Prof.C.G.Overberger)(Fulbright ) 1963.9-1964.10 Universitat Mainz Post Doctoral (Prof.H.Kammerer)(Alexander von Fumboldt) 1981.4-1996.3 Professor at Ehime University,Department of Chemical Industry Present Professor Emeritus Ehime University University of Konstanz Visiting Professor (Prof.Pfleiderer) 1996.4-7 NewYork State University at Stony Brooks Visiting Professor (Prof.G.Prestwich) 1996.8-1997.8 Shangdong University, Visiting Professor(Prof.Kong,X.Z) 1997.9-2002.9 the University of Utah,
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Post Doctoral(Prof.G.Prestwich) 2002.10-2012.11 The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research. Research Chemist A wards: 1. 1995 Gakujutsusho (Academic Prize)(Japan Chemical Society) for the synthesis of biologically active compounds (Carmofur, IP3). 2. 1984 Hatsumeishou(Invension Prize) (Hatsumei kyoukai) for the invention of Carmofur (antitumor agent). 3. 1961 Fulbright Award 4. 1963, 1989 Alexander von Fumboldt Award.
Chemistry, Physical and Chemical Research, Climate, Global warming, Promotion of CO2 assimilation
Research Assistant/Contact tracer
Jonathan Mawutor Gmanyami, SUMMARY I am a trained, experienced and skilful environmental officer, field epidemiologist, and researcher who contributes to the field of public health and positively transforms the lives of individuals, groups and communities. I always bring my expertise to bare, meet set objectives, enhance productivity and avail myself to learn quickly on any given assignment.
EDUCATIONAL HISTORY 2019 Master of Philosophy (Applied Epidemiology), University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho 2016 Bachelor of Public Health (Environmental Health), University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho 2012 WASSCE Certificate (General Science), Labone Senior High School, Accra OTHER TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION (ONSITE) 2019 Certificate of Completion, Field Epidemiology Training Program Frontline Course (May 6 to August 1, 2019) 2019 Certificate of Participation in Safe Abortion Care Workshop, Marie Stopes Ghana, International Health Students Summit- University of Ghana, Accra (27th 2019) 2017 Certificate of participation in malaria workshop, Centre for Malaria Research Institute for Health Research, UHAS; UHAS-SPH Seminar (2nd November, 2017)
OTHER TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION (ONLINE) 2018 Introduction to Clinical Research, Global Health Training Centre 2018 ICT Good Clinical Practice E6 (R2), Global Health Training Centre 2018 Ethics of Ancillary Care in Research, Global Health Training Centre 2018 Diploma in Legal Studies, Alison 2018 Understanding the Ebola Virus and How You Can Avoid It, Alison 2018 Data Safety and Monitoring Boards for Clinical Trials, Global Health Training Centre 2018 Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis, Global Health Training Centre 2018 Introduction to Informed Consent, Global Health Training Centre 2018 Ethics and Best Practices in Sharing Individual-Level Research Data, Global Health Training Centre 2018 The Research Question, Global Health Training Centre 2018 The Study Protocol: Part One, Global Health Training Centre 2018 The Study Protocol: Part Two, Global Health Training Centre
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY April, 2020 till date Contact tracer, COVID-19 pandemic, Hohoe Municipality February, 2020 till date Research Assistant, The dynamics of healthcare utilization in the context of RTS,S/AS01 Vaccine introduction in Ghana. A qualitative longitudinal study June- August 2019 Project consulting team member, Formative Research Report on WASH in the Oti Region, Ghana ‘Contribute to improve the control of Buruli Ulcer and achieve elimination of Leprosy and Yaws in two (2) endemic districts in the Oti Region of Ghana’. March 2018 Field Epidemiologist; Ghana Field Epidemiology Laboratory and Training Program, Ghana Health Service. 2016/2017 Teaching Assistant; School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Hohoe (National Service). 2016 Part-Time Tutor; ICare Health Training College, Hohoe. June – August 2015 Student Intern; Hohoe Municipal Health Directorate. June – August 2014 Student Intern; Adaklu District Health Directorate June – September 2013 Student Intern; Ho Municipal Health Directorate
Health Education Health Promotion Public Health Education Epidemiologic Studies Health Care Management Preventive Medicine Community Medicine Health Statistics Health Literacy Public Health Communication
Era Upadhyay, Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Amity University Rajasthan, EDUCATIONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PhD in Botany (Environmental Sciences) awarded in 2004 from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Title of PhD: Impact of Particulate Air Pollutants on Brassica juncea L. and Linum usitatussimum L. Masters of Science in Botany (Plant Pathology) in 1997 from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra RESEARCH INTEREST Biochemical and morphological analysis of plants Physico-chemical properties of soil and plant samples Amendment of particulate matters in soil and their impacts on plants Monitoring and Modeling of Air Quality Data Analysis Risk Assessment
WORKING EXPERIENCES Ansal Institute of Technology, Gurgaon o Research Officer (September, 2008 - September, 2010) o Assistant Professor (September, 2010 - August 2011) Job profile: Research & Teaching Ansal Institute of Technology & Management, Lucknow o Assistant Professor ( August 2011 - August 2015) Job profile: Academic- Research & Teaching Administrative- Head-International programs and Administrative Hostel Warden Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur o Assistant Professor (November 2015 to January 2017) Job profile: Research & Teaching Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur o Associate Professor (January 2017 to till date)
Job profile: Research & Teaching Research Profile: Invited as an expert in the workshop on “Orienting Audit for SDGs: Ideas to Work Upon” held at the International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development (iCED) on 1st June 2018 on the occasion of iCED’s 9th Foundation Day. Core-committee member in “Rajasthan Science Congress” at Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur (13-15 August 2017). Core-committee member in “International conference on Nano-Technology in Energy, Nano-bio interface & Sustainable Environment (INTENSE-2017)” at Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur (19-21 August 2017). Coordinated ‘FDP on ‘Developing high resolution figures for research publications’ at AIB, AUR (May 29- June 02, 2017)’ at AIB, AUR in May 2017. Organized a National Conference on ‘Impact of Climate Change on Air Quality, Biodiversity & Agriculture’ as Organizing Secretary at Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur on 13-15 October 2016)
Environmetal Science SAS & MATLAB Industrial Waste management Management of food industry waste Research Interests:
Air Quality Environmental Science Statistics
Muhammad Abdul-Hady El-Alfy, Muhammad Abdul-Hady El-Alfy, Department of Marine Pollution, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), Egypt
Qualifications: ? PhD. in Botany Science, Plant Ecology, entitled "Comparative Ecological Studies on the Northern Deltaic Lakes using Geographic Information System - Egypt". Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, Egypt, 2015. ? MSc. in Environmental Sciences, quality monitoring, entitled "An integrated approach for monitoring the effect of industrial activities on the north-eastern part of Manzala Lake - Egypt", Faculty of Science at Damietta, Mansoura University, Egypt, 2012.
? BSc. in Environmental Sciences Department, Faculty of Science at Damietta, Mansoura University, Egypt, 2008. Occupation ? Assistant Researcher at Marine Pollution Department, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), Egypt (2013-2016). ? Researcher at Marine Pollution Department, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), Egypt.(2016 till now).
? Hydroponics, Introduction and Applications by using different types of water. ? Water and Sanitation in Africa and the Middle East, Bibliotheca Alexandria 10/2013. ? 5th International Conference on Biological and Environmental Sciences from 21- 25 March, 2016 Mansoura – Sharm El-Sheikh. ? Conference titled with " water pollution, reasons, hazards, solutions", 12/2016. ? GIS Applications in Climate Change (By: ARCA) ? Training workshop "An Introduction Course of GIS" ? Training workshop "the modern knowledge cycle & introduction on the EKB, 4/2017.
? Workshop " the modern knowledge cycle ", 3/2017. ? 1st Castle conference of advanced sciences, 3/2017. ? Workshop entitled with:" Sustainable development of Lake Burullus in light of environmental challenges and climatic changes" 12/2018. ? Advanced webinars of several training courses by NASA's applied remote sensing training program (ARSET); 1- processing satellite imagery for monitoring water quality, September 5-19, 2018. 2- change detection for land cover mapping, September 28- October, 5, 2018. 3- Remote sensing for conservation & biodiversity, January 22-24, 2015. 4- Earth observation for indigenous-led land management, Feb 5-19, 2019. 5- SAR for land cover applications August 28 & September 4, 2019.
? Workshop titled with " An Overview of Pollution in Different Egyptian Ecosystem Environments" Part (I): Mediterranean Sea Coast, 6/2019. Scholarships: ? The National Committee of Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) Scholarship for Local Young Researchers and produced a research within 6 months on "A Study on the Environmental Impacts of Petrochemical Industries on Ashtoum El-Gamil Protectorate-Egypt.” 2009 - 2010.
Botany Science, Plant Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Marine Pollution
Master of Engineering/Site engineer
Khem Prasad Bhattarai is a master's graduate majoring in Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering from Hohai University, China. His research works mainly include Water Conservancy and Hydropower projects. Their most recent publication is 'Assessment of Hydrological Alteration and Selection of Representative Hydrological Indicators in Erdu River, China'.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: BACHELORS DEGREE (2011-2015, 64.88%): College: IOE, Pulchowk Campus, Lalitpur, Nepal. Major: Civil Engineering Final Year Project Work: Design and Analysis of Multi-Storied Apartment Building. MASTERS DEGREE (2016-2019, 87.26%): College/University: Hohai University, Nanjing, China. Major: Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering Master’s Thesis: Numerical Modeling and Hydraulic Optimization of Surge Tank by Using Particle Swarm Optimization.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Research and works based on water conservancy and hydropower projects. SKILLS: MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), AutoCAD, MATLAB, GIS, SAP Software, FLUENT, MS Project. Curriculum Vitae 2 020 Experience: 1. Site engineer at Super Madi Hydroelectric Project, 44MW (Nov 2019 - Apr 2020). AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS: 1. The college full scholarship in IOE, Pulchowk Campus. 2. Second runner up in the external model competition in the first National Civil-Mechanical Engineering Exhibition 2071. 3. CSC full scholarship for masters’ study through collaboration between MOE, Nepal and China Government 2016. 4. Organizer and dais member of Model United Nations’ Society Conference held at Hohai University (HUMUNS) 2018. 5. Participation in various conferences, seminars and symposiums.
Water conservancy and hydropower projects