Yuan Sun | Civil Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Yuan Sun | Civil Engineering | Best Researcher Award🏆

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

Yuan Sun embarked on his academic journey in the field of civil engineering at Central South University, Changsha, China, where he pursued both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees under the guidance of Professor Xing-wang Sheng. During this period, he developed a strong foundation in structural engineering and gained valuable insights into the principles of bridge design and analysis. His academic pursuits continued at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, where he pursued a Ph.D. in Bridge Engineering under the supervision of Professor Dong Xu. This phase of his education provided him with advanced knowledge and expertise in the specialized area of bridge engineering, laying the groundwork for his future contributions to the field.

Professional Endeavors:

His professional career has been dedicated to advancing the fields of bridge design, analysis, and monitoring. After completing his Ph.D., he joined Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) as a Postdoctoral Fellow, where he conducted research in bridge engineering. Subsequently, he transitioned into a lecturer role at HUST, where he continued to contribute to both research and teaching in civil and hydraulic engineering. His commitment to excellence and dedication to his field led to his promotion to the position of Associate Professor at HUST, where he continues to inspire and mentor the next generation of engineers.

Contributions and Research Focus:

His research focuses on two main areas: design and analysis methods of bridge structures, and bridge monitoring and construction control. His work encompasses both theoretical advancements and practical applications, addressing critical challenges in the field of bridge engineering. He has led several national and international research projects, including studies funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Ministry of Science and Innovation in Spain. His research contributions have resulted in the development of precise identification methods for chronic damages in suspension bridge cable systems and analytical models for self-anchored suspension bridges with spatial cables.

Accolades and Recognition:

His significant contributions to the field of bridge engineering have been recognized through various accolades and awards. He was honored with the Outstanding Young Researcher Award by Huazhong University of Science and Technology in recognition of his exceptional research achievements. Furthermore, his research papers have received acclaim, including the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Bridge Engineering (ICBE). These accolades underscore his impact and influence in the academic community and highlight the quality and significance of his research contributions.

Impact and Influence:

His research has had a significant impact on the advancement of bridge engineering practices, both in China and internationally. His innovative approaches to design optimization, structural health monitoring, and construction control have contributed to enhancing the safety, durability, and performance of bridge structures. His collaborations with industry partners and government agencies have facilitated the transfer of research findings into practical applications, leading to the implementation of improved methodologies and technologies in bridge engineering projects.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

His legacy in the field of bridge engineering is characterized by his dedication to excellence, innovation, and knowledge dissemination. Through his research, teaching, and professional endeavors, he has inspired and mentored numerous students and researchers, shaping the future of the profession. Looking ahead, He remains committed to advancing the frontiers of bridge engineering through continued research, collaboration, and knowledge exchange. His vision for the future includes further exploration of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and advanced materials to address the evolving challenges faced by the bridge engineering community.


A total of  310 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations             310
  • h-index                9
  • Documents         27

Notable Publications 

Multifrequency-based tension intelligent identification for cables with unknown end-restraints using a metaheuristic algorithm

Fatigue test and life evaluation of rib-to-deck connections in orthotropic steel bridge decks

Nonlinear shape analysis for constructional multiwire cable structures with clamps considering multi-stiffness properties


A structural reanalysis assisted harmony search for the optimal design of structures

Stiffness identification of deteriorated PC bridges by a FEMU method based on the LM-assisted PSO-Kriging model

Determining launching construction parameters of superlong superwide bridges: A multiobjective optimization method using machine learning techniques

Constructional Safety-Based Cost Optimization for the Buckling-Anchorage System of Cantilever Casting Concrete Arch Bridges

Complete stress indicator system for the design of concrete box-girder bridges


Niyi Babatunde Ishola | Chemical Engineering| Best Researcher Award

Dr. Niyi Babatunde Ishola | Chemical Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Borealis Polymer Oy | Finland

Professional Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Niyi Babatunde Ishola commenced his academic journey with a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Nigeria, in 2011. Building upon this foundation, he pursued a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ife, Nigeria, completing it in 2016. Subsequently, he ventured into doctoral studies at Universite de Lyon1, Lyon, France, achieving a Ph.D. in Process Engineering in 2022.

Professional Endeavors

His professional trajectory encompasses diverse roles across international borders. Notably, at Borealis Polymers Oy, Finland, he contributed significantly to research and development, focusing on olefin polymerization catalysts, bench-scale polymerization behavior, and catalyst performance evaluation. Concurrently, as a Doctoral Researcher at CP2M Laboratory, CPE, Lyon, France, he delved into extensive research involving gas phase ethylene polymerization, catalyst synthesis, sorption experiments, and high-throughput reactor studies. Furthermore, Ishola has served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Chemical Engineering Department of OAU, Nigeria. In this capacity, he mentored students, assisted in tutorials, and explored biodiesel synthesis and catalyst production methodologies.

Contributions and Research Focus

Hisresearch contributions are prolific and multidimensional, spanning numerous publications across esteemed journals. His research primarily revolves around process engineering, polymerization kinetics, catalyst development, biodiesel synthesis, sorption experiments, and modeling techniques. Notably, he has investigated the application of machine learning, genetic neuro-computing models, and artificial intelligence for insights into various industrial processes such as membrane performance, biodiesel production, and pollutant degradation. His expertise encompasses diverse methodologies, including Design of Experiment, Response Surface Methodology, Neural Networks, and Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems, applied in optimizing and modeling chemical processes.

Accolades and Recognition

Ishola's dedication and scholarly prowess have earned him prestigious scholarships, including the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (Nigeria) scholarship in collaboration with Ministere Affaires Estrangeres (France), along with the NRF-TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral Scholarship at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Impact and Influence

Through his extensive research and scholarly publications, Niyi Babatunde Ishola has significantly contributed to the field of chemical engineering, particularly in polymerization kinetics, catalyst development, and alternative energy sources such as biodiesel production. His utilization of advanced modeling techniques and innovative methodologies has widened the horizons of process engineering and sustainability studies.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As a researcher and educator, Ishola leaves a legacy of rigorous scientific inquiry, innovative problem-solving, and multidisciplinary exploration. His commitment to advancing the frontiers of chemical engineering and sustainability science is evident through his prolific publications and ongoing contributions to academia. His future endeavors are anticipated to continue shaping the field through cutting-edge research, mentorship, and scholarly contributions.



A total of  103 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations            516
  • h-index               8
  • i10-index            8

Notable Publications 

E Betiku, VO Odude, NB Ishola, A Bamimore, AS Osunleke, AA Okeleye
(135 ) 2016
Development of a Novel Mesoporous Biocatalyst Derived from Kola Nut Pod Husk for Conversion of Kariya Seed Oil to Methyl Esters: A Case of Synthesis …
E Betiku, AA Okeleye, NB Ishola, AS Osunleke, TV Ojumu
( 81) 2019Application of agricultural waste-based catalysts to transesterification of esterified palm kernel oil into biodiesel: A case of banana fruit peel versus cocoa pod husk
VO Odude, AJ Adesina, OO Oyetunde, OO Adeyemi, NB Ishola, AO Etim, ...
( 75) 2019

Performance evaluation of adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system, artificial neural network and response surface methodology in modeling biodiesel synthesis from palm kernel oil …
E Betiku, AS Osunleke, VO Odude, A Bamimore, B Oladipo, AA Okeleye, ...
( 56 ) 2021

Process modeling and optimization of sorrel biodiesel synthesis using barium hydroxide as a base heterogeneous catalyst: appraisal of response surface methodology, neural …
NB Ishola, AA Okeleye, AS Osunleke, E Betiku
( 43 ) 2019

Optimization of sorrel oil biodiesel production by base heterogeneous catalyst from kola nut pod husk: Neural intelligence‐genetic algorithm versus neuro‐fuzzy‐genetic algorithm
E Betiku, NB Ishola
( 32 ) 2020

Modelling of synthesis of waste cooking oil methyl esters by artificial neural network and response surface methodology
AR Soji-Adekunle, AA Asere, NB Ishola, IM Oloko-Oba, E Betiku
( 30 ) 2019

Adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system-genetic algorithm vs. response surface methodology: A case of optimization of ferric sulfate-catalyzed esterification of palm kernel oil
NB Ishola, OO Adeyemi, AJ Adesina, VO Odude, OO Oyetunde, ...
( 29 ) 2017

Crude rubber seed oil esterification using a solid catalyst: Optimization by hybrid adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system and response surface methodology
CF Jisieike, NB Ishola, LM Latinwo, E Betiku
( 7 ) 2023

AS Yusuff, NB Ishola, AO Gbadamosi, KA Thompson-Yusuff
( 7 ) 2022


Dr. Mukul Bajpai | Environmental Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Mukul Bajpai | Environmental Engineering | Best Researcher Award🏆

Professional profile:

Early Academic Pursuits

His commenced his academic journey with a strong foundation in Science from Central Academy, excelling in subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and languages. His scholastic inclination led him to pursue Civil Engineering at Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, where he graduated with distinction in 2014. His early education laid the groundwork for his subsequent specialization in Environmental Engineering.

Professional Endeavors

His pursuit of knowledge in Environmental Engineering saw him pursue an M.Tech at the esteemed National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur. His research interests expanded significantly during this period, focusing on Water and Wastewater Treatment, Microbial Electrolysis Cell, and Hydrogen Production. His professional endeavors encompass an extensive range of subjects, including Electrochemical Analysis, Environmental Engineering, Reactor Design for Bio-electrochemical Wastewater Treatment, and Electrocoagulation Reactor Design. His academic pursuits were not only confined to theoretical understanding but also focused on practical applications, evident in his project on the "Design of Net Zero Energy Sports Complex, Lucknow."

Contributions and Research Focus

His research has centered around improving Water Quality and developing innovative technologies for industrial Wastewater Treatment. Notably, his Ph.D. dissertation, "Investigation of Graywater and Clinical Wastewater Treatment with Electrocoagulation: Optimization by Response Surface Methodology," stands as a testament to his commitment to sustainable environmental solutions.

Dr. Bajpai's focus on Technology Transfer and providing support to industries underscores his practical approach to implementing academic research in real-world scenarios. His expertise in Project Management, Report Writing, and Proposal Development showcases his holistic skill set beyond research.

Accolades and Recognition

His contributions to the field have earned him recognition, reflected in his 200 citations and an h-index of 8, as per Google Scholar. His active participation in various webinars and seminars on pertinent environmental topics demonstrates his commitment to continuous learning and knowledge dissemination.

Impact and Influence

His work has impacted the field of Environmental Engineering, particularly in advancing knowledge related to Water and Wastewater Treatment methodologies. His research outputs and active engagement with industry experts have contributed significantly to the development of sustainable technologies.

Legacy and Future Contributions

His legacy lies in his dedication to advancing environmentally sustainable solutions, especially in Water and Wastewater Treatment. His future contributions are anticipated to bridge the gap between academia and industry, ensuring the practical implementation of novel technologies for environmental conservation and industrial sustainability.

Notable Publications 

Comparative study on decentralized treatment technologies for sewage and graywater reuse–a review
M Bajpai, SS Katoch, NK Chaturvedi
(38 ) 2019

Treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater containing cefazolin by electrocoagulation (EC): Optimization of various parameters using response surface methodology (RSM), kinetics …
M Bajpai, SS Katoch, A Kadier, PC Ma
(37) 2021

Performance optimization of microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) for palm oil mill effluent (POME) wastewater treatment and sustainable Bio-H2 production using response surface …
A Kadier, J Wang, K Chandrasekhar, P Abdeshahian, MA Islam, ...
( 32 ) 2022

Optimization and economical study of electro-coagulation unit using CCD to treat real graywater and its reuse potential
M Bajpai, S Singh Katoch, M Singh
( 25 ) 2020

Techno‐economical optimization using Box–Behnken (BB) design for chemical oxygen demand and chloride reduction from hospital wastewater by electro‐coagulation
M Bajpai, SS Katoch
( 22 ) 2020

A review on electrocoagulation process for the removal of emerging contaminants: theory, fundamentals, and applications
M Bajpai, SS Katoch, A Kadier, A Singh
( 19 ) 2022

Reduction of COD from real graywater by electro-coagulation using Fe electrode: Optimization through box-behnken design
M Bajpai, SS Katoch
(19 ) 2021

A state-of-the-art review on electrocoagulation (EC): An efficient, emerging, and green technology for oil elimination from oil and gas industrial wastewater streams
A Kadier, Z Al-Qodah, GK Akkaya, D Song, JM Peralta-Hernández, ...
(10 ) 2022


A total of  208 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations           208      208
  • h-index             8           8
  • i10-index          8           8