Yin Leng Kua | Waste-to-Wealth | Women Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. Yin Leng Kua | Waste-to-Wealth | Women Researcher AwardūüŹÜ

Xiamen University Malaysia, Malaysia

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Early Academic Pursuits

Her academic journey commenced with a strong foundation in Chemical Engineering. She earned her Master of Engineering (MEng) with first-class honors from the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia in 2011. Building upon this accomplishment, she pursued a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering from the same institution, graduating in 2017.

Professional Endeavors

Her professional journey is characterized by a blend of academic excellence and practical application. As an Assistant Professor, she currently holds a prominent position at the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University Malaysia. Her administrative role as the Advisor for XMUM IChemE Student Chapter showcases her commitment to fostering student development and engagement.

Contributions and Research Focus

Her research interests span a wide array of topics within the realm of analytical chemistry and green technology. Her pioneering work in utilizing natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) for the extraction of phytonutrients demonstrates her dedication to sustainable practices in the field. Additionally, her exploration of novel food formulations, such as utilizing durian seed and black soldier fly larvae, underscores her innovative approach to addressing contemporary challenges in the food industry.

Accolades and Recognition

Her contributions to academia and research have been recognized through various accolades and achievements. Her involvement in research grants as Principal Investigator, including grants from both academic and industrial sources, highlights the significance of her work in attracting external funding and industry partnerships. Furthermore, her publications in reputable journals and her students' successes in competitions and fellowships underscore her impact on the scholarly community.

Impact and Influence

Her research has the potential to catalyze significant advancements in the fields of analytical chemistry and food technology. By championing sustainable practices and innovative solutions, she not only contributes to academic discourse but also influences industry practices and policies. Her mentorship of postgraduate students and active involvement in academic conferences further amplify her influence in shaping the next generation of researchers and professionals.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As She Leng continues to expand her research portfolio and mentorship endeavors, her legacy in academia and research is poised to endure. Through her interdisciplinary approach and commitment to sustainability, she leaves a lasting imprint on the scientific community. Her future contributions are anticipated to further advance knowledge in her areas of expertise while inspiring others to pursue excellence in research and education.


A total of  213 citations for her publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of her research within the academic community.

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Notable Publications 

Tunable durian seed gum-derived eutectogel as a novel coating material: Rheological, thermal, textural and barrier properties for enhanced food preservation

Simultaneous Fractionation of Low-gluten Flour and Gum from Durian Seed: Process-Properties Relationship

Sugar-based natural deep eutectic solvent (NADES): Physicochemical properties, antimicrobial activity, toxicity, biodegradability and potential use as green extraction media …

Insights on the potential of natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) to fine-tune durian seed gum for use as edible food coating

Ethyl lactate as a potential green solvent to extract hydrophilic (polar) and lipophilic (non-polar) phytonutrients simultaneously from fruit and vegetable by-products

Natural Deep Eutectic Solvent (NADES) as a Greener Alternative for the Extraction of Hydrophilic (Polar) and Lipophilic (Non-Polar) Phytonutrients

Simultaneous Recovery of Carotenes and Tocols from Crude Palm Olein Using Ethyl Lactate and Ethanol



Mustapha Aazza l Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Mustapha Aazza l Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

Université Moulay Ismail-Meknès, Morocco

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Early Academic Pursuits:

Mustapha Aazza began his academic journey with a Master's Degree in Materials and Applied Analytical Techniques. During this time, he gained proficiency in various analytical methods such as Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), UV-visible spectrophotometry, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) method, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). These foundational studies provided him with a solid understanding of materials science and analytical chemistry.

Professional Endeavors:

His professional journey led him to pursue a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, focusing on the development of composite materials and supported catalysts for applications in the adsorption and catalytic reduction of nitrophenolic compounds. During his academic pursuits, he also engaged in various training programs and workshops, including remote training on author, article, and journal metrics conducted by the Moroccan Institute of Scientific and Technical Information (IMIST).

Contributions and Research Focus:

Throughout his career,He has been dedicated to advancing knowledge in the field of chemistry, particularly in the areas of materials science, analytical chemistry, and catalysis. His research on composite materials and supported catalysts has significant implications for environmental remediation and sustainable chemistry practices. By combining his expertise in analytical techniques with his research focus, He has made notable contributions to understanding and addressing environmental challenges.

Accolades and Recognition:

His contributions to the field of chemistry have earned him recognition and accolades. His work on antibacterial activities of various materials and catalysts, conducted as part of the Erasmus+ Project "KA107," demonstrates his commitment to interdisciplinary research with practical applications. Additionally, his participation in training programs and workshops reflects his dedication to continuous learning and professional development.

Impact and Influence:

Dr. Aazza's research and professional endeavors have had a significant impact on both academia and industry. His work contributes to the development of sustainable materials and processes with applications in environmental remediation and public health. By supervising undergraduate students and engaging in collaborative research projects, Dr. Aazza fosters a culture of scientific inquiry and innovation, inspiring future generations of researchers.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

As He continues his academic and professional journey, his legacy lies in his dedication to advancing knowledge and addressing societal challenges through interdisciplinary research in chemistry. His expertise in materials science and catalysis positions him as a valuable contributor to the fields of environmental chemistry and sustainable development. Through his continued research, mentorship, and engagement in collaborative initiatives, Dr. Aazza will continue to make meaningful contributions to the scientific community and leave a lasting impact on the world.


A total of  637 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

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Notable Publications 

Performance of first derivative UV/Visible spectra for kinetic and isothermal study of simultaneous adsorption of o-nitrophenol and p-nitrophenol onto Al2O3 and HDTMA+/Al2O3 composite

Electronic, Optical, Thermoelectric and Elastic Properties of RbxCs1‚ąíxPbBr3 Perovskite

Chemical profile, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anisakicidal activities of Thymus zygis subsp. gracilis essential oil and its effect against Listeria monocytogenes

HPLC-PDA/ESI-MS Analysis of Phenolic Compounds and Bioactivities of the Ethanolic Extract from Flowers of Moroccan Anacyclus clavatus

Study of the Effectiveness of Alumina and HDTMA/Alumina Composite in the Removal of Para-Nitrophenol and the Deactivation of Bacterial Effect of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp.

Phenolic Composition, Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities of Extract from Flowers of Rosa damascena from Morocco

Determination of the Phenolic Profile, and Evaluation of Biological Activities of Hydroethanolic Extract from Aerial Parts of Origanum compactum from Morocco

Kinetics and Langmuir‚ÄďHinshelwood mechanism for the catalytic reduction of para-nitrophenol over Cu catalysts supported on chitin and chitosan biopolymers

Interfacial electrochemical properties of natural Moroccan Ghassoul (stevensite) clay in aqueous suspension



Marwan Kobeissi | Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Marwan Kobeissi | Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

Lebanese University, Lebanon

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Early Academic Pursuits:

Marwan Kobeissi embarked on his academic journey by earning a Bachelor's degree in General Chemistry from the University of Rennes I. He continued his studies with a DEUG A in Physics-Chemistry from the same institution. Subsequently, he pursued a Master's degree in General Chemistry, specializing in Molecular Chemistry, at the University of Rennes 1. Following this, he completed a DEA in Molecular Chemistry and later obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Rennes 1, focusing on the synthesis and spectroscopic studies of Iron Chlorins as models for naturally occurring Iron Chlorin Proteins.

Professional Endeavors:

His professional career spans several prestigious institutions and research laboratories. He has held positions at PCM2E and ULFS5, where he currently serves as a Professor of Organic Chemistry. Additionally, he has served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Tours, France, and has been actively involved in research collaborations with institutions such as CEISAM, Nantes University, and University of Camerino, Italy.

Contributions and Research Focus:

His research interests primarily lie in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, with a focus on projects such as the synthesis and study of anticancer agents combining cytotoxic and photodynamic activities, and the development of new hole transporting materials (HTMs) for perovskite solar cells. He has demonstrated expertise in managing and implementing Synthetic Organic Chemistry projects and has utilized various experimental techniques and analyses, including organic and organometallic synthesis, catalysis, and spectroscopies.

Accolades and Recognition:

Throughout his career, Marwan Kobeissi has received recognition for his contributions to the field of Chemistry. Notably, he has been the recipient of the "high level scientific stay" grant (SAFAR) from the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and has been awarded research grants from UL and CNRS-L.

Impact and Influence:

His research and teaching endeavors have had a significant impact on both academia and industry. His work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry has contributed to advancements in the field, particularly in the areas of cancer therapy and renewable energy. Moreover, his role as a coordinator of various chemistry courses has helped shape the education and training of future chemists.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

As He continues his academic and research journey, his legacy of excellence and dedication in the field of Chemistry will undoubtedly endure. Through his ongoing research projects, collaborations, and teaching efforts, he is poised to make further contributions to the advancement of Synthetic Organic Chemistry and its applications in addressing societal challenges.


A total of  166 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

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Notable Publications 

New Quinoid Bio-Inspired Materials Using Para-Azaquinodimethane Moiety

Development of targeted photodynamic therapy drugs by combining a zinc phthalocyanine sensitizer with TSPO or EGFR binding groups: the impact of the number of targeting agents on biological activity

Interface compatibility: how to outperform classical spiro-OMeTAD in perovskite solar cells with carbazole derivatives

Study of cytotoxic and photodynamic activities of dyads composed of a zinc phthalocyanine appended to an organotin

Synergetic anticancer activity of gold porphyrin appended to phenyl tin malonate organometallic complexes

Application of records theory on the COVID-19 pandemic in Lebanon: Prediction and Prevention

Cyclopentadithiophene and Fluorene Spiro-Core-Based Hole-Transporting Materials for Perovskite Solar Cells