International Journal of Earth Science and Environmental Toxicology (IJESET)

Atul Bhargava Ph.D

Assistant Professor
Biotechnology
Amity Institute of Biotechnology
Address:India
Biography

Dr. Atul Bhargava completed his Ph.D in 2005 from National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow and postdoctoral studies from Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Cytogenetics at the University of Delhi. He is a senior faculty at Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Lucknow and Programme Leader for the prestigious B.Sc (H)-BT programme at Amity University Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow Campus). He has more than 40 research papers in reputed journals, 2 books and numerous book chapters to his credit. Dr. Bhargava is also serving as an editorial board member of several international journals of repute. 

Research Interests

PCR, RAPD, ISSR and RFLP 
Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization (FISH)
Microdensitometry and Flow Cytometry
Gel electrophoresis
Karyotyping
Qualitative analysis of nutrients and antinutrients 
Genetic upgradation of underutilized crops like Cuphea and vegetable and grain chenopods (Chenopodium spp.) amaranthus (Amaranthus spp.).
Production and characterization of nanoparticles
Formulation and planning of research experiments

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Anirban BiswasPhD


Department of Environmental Science
Kanchrapara College
Address:India
Biography

It was long back I saw a man with skin lesions, horrified me of my innocence. I was not in the stage of understanding the term ‘toxic chemical’, later I came to know about the disastrous toxic element arsenic; its origin- physicochemistry in our body- painful outcome-how to solve the problem? During my B.Sc Honors course in Botany at Ram Krishna Mission VC College, University of Calcutta, I deeply inclined to ecological system knowledge. In my M.Sc in Environmental Science, University of Kalyani, I did dissertation on forest nutrient cycling, and experienced practical ecology. I got worked to arsenic risk related issues in Nadia district during M.Phil in Environmental Science, Jadavpur University; and I started my research concentrating on arsenic, there are so many things to do.
As a PhD researcher I worked among the people suffering from arsenic and at the risk in the  endemic areas of West Bengal, India. My research focused on arsenic accumulation mechanism and potential in rice and vegetable, response of human biomarkers after arsenic, bio-methylation of arsenic in human, bioavailability study from different dietary sources. Teaching is exciting for me as well like research. My desires to engage, challenge, and inspire growth in my students not limited to classrooms. That I am following in my short span of teaching in the Department of Environmental Science, Kanchrapara College, West Bengal, India-743145. Besides my current research focus on biomethylation of arsenic in human, bioavailability study from different dietary sources, arsenic in planktons and food chain contamination.

Research Interests

Human Health Risk Assessment and bioavailability of arsenic and metals
Arsenic Bio-Geochemistry in Rice
Field ecosystem
Plant-metal interaction proteomics
Arsenic Speciation chemistry in water
Soil and diets
Gastro-intestinal transformation of arsenic species-SHIME
Arsenic Bio-methylation and speciationMetal Biogeochemistry
Tropical forest nutrient cycling
Fresh water plankton

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Herminia García-MozoPhD

Associate Professor
Botany
University of Córdoba
Address:Spain
Biography

Herminia García-Mozo is Researcher at the University of Córdoba (UCO), Spain. Her research area is focused on Aerobiology and Phenology Modelling (modelling). She teaches courses on Biology and Botany. She performed her Post-Doctoral formation in CNRS, France working on pollen forecast modelling and Climate Change.  From 1998 she is member of the UCO Aerobiology Research Group and member of Spanish Aerobiology Network (REA). She has been involved in several projects at national and international level. These results have been published in more than 50 ISI papers and collaborated in several books.

Research Interests

Aerobiology
Phenology
Modelling
Pollen
Climate Change

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Anju MalikPhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Energy and Environmental Sciences
Chaudhary Devi Lal University
Address:India
Biography

Dr. Anju is currently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Energy and Environmental Sciences, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, Haryana (India). She is actively engaged in research activities on various health and environmental issues of this educationally backward region of Haryana state. She has also worked as Scientist with Indian Council of Forestry and Research. She has Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences. She has completed her M.Phil. and Ph.D. from School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her doctoral thesis was on “Chemical Speciation and Mobility of Cadmium, Lead and Zinc in the Soils of Zawar mining area”. Apart from this she has keen interest in the area of trace elemental speciation, solid waste management, groundwater contaminations, eco-toxicology, water pollution, air pollution and Impact Assessment studies. Dr. Anju is associated with various professional and scientific bodies. She has authored over 45 research papers in peer reviewed reputed international and national journals, conferences, seminars, symposiums, and book chapters. Also, she is reviewer for various International Journals such as Journal of Hazardous Materials, Environmental Science and Pollution Research etc. related to her area of research interest. She has supervised three M.Phil. and more than 35 Masters students for dissertation work. She is also supervising Ph.D. students. She has qualified NET examination in Earth Sciences conducted by Council of Scientifc and Industrial Research as well as in Environemntal Sciences conducted by University Grant Commission and Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board. Dr. Anju has been a recepient of International Scholarship from Belgian Government, Natioal scholarships from University Grant Commission and Council of Scientifc and Industrial Research.

Research Interests

Chemical speciation and source apportionment of heavy metals in different kind of environmental matrices
Monitoring and Management of Water, Air and Soil systems.
Assessment of the potential mobility and bioavailability of heavy metals under different  environmental conditions.
Restoration of polluted areas
Environmental Impact Assessment studies

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Pasquale AvinoPhD

Professor
Environmental Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry
University of Rome
Address:Rome
Biography

Pasquale Avino received Master in Chemistry at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1992 and Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1997.From 1997 to 1998 he was appointed as post graduate researcher at the University of California, Irvine (USA) studying the separation of non-methane compounds and the halocarbons and their behavior in atmosphere. The year was spent at the Rowland’s Laboratory.In September 1997 he participated in the SONEX project funded by NASA on the determination of hydrocarbons in troposphere: he was a recipient of the NASA SONEX award for the contribution to the project.
From 1999 until now he has appointed as researcher at the ISPESL Research Center. Dr. Avino is involved in the Air Chemical Laboratory: his studies are devoted to the different aspects of the atmospheric pollution but the main regard is the characterization of areas at high sensibility both residential (urban and suburban) and industrial sites.
In 2003 he was the recipient of the “Environmental Sapio” Award for his research in the environmental field and in particular in the atmospheric particulate matter problems (characterization, physical and chemical composition, health effects, etc.).From 2002 to 2005 he was responsible for ISPESL in the European Project (FP VI) “Methodology to develop Acute Exposure Threshold Levels (ACUTEX) in case of chemical release” (P.I. dr. Annick Pichard, INERIS, France): in the implementation of the “Seveso II” Directive, the project would be increase the methodologies, softwares and guidelines to establish acute exposure levels in case of accidental release of toxic chemical substances.From 2004 dr. Avino has appointed Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Molise, Campobasso and Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Rome.Dr. Avino attends to many national and International Committee Panels for problems connected with environmental efforts.Dr. Avino is author and co-author of more than 100 scientific publications indexed in Scopus database.

Research Interests

Atmospheric Chemistry
Aerosol Chemistry
Water Analysis
Analytical Chemistry for developing new analytical methods

 

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Arshad MehmoodPhD

Assistant Professor
Environmental Sciences
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Address:Pakistan
Biography

Dr. Abbasi is working as Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan Since 2013, and at present serving as Post doc, research fellow and foreign expert in South China University of Technology Guangzhou, China. He has completed his PhD in Plant Sciences with specialization in Ethnobotanical and Nutraceutical aspects of wild edible fruits and vegetables of Lesser Himalayas, Pakistan from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Pakistan in 2013. His research and professional activities have been in ethnobotany, ethnomedicines, medicinal and wild food plants biodiversity, mineral composition, phytochemistry and nutraceuticals. He has published a number of research articles in the Journals of international repute on these areas and also author of two books title:“Medicinal Plant Biodiversity of Lesser Himalayas-Pakistan” and "Wild edible vegetables: ethnobotanical and nutraceutical aspects" published by Springer, USA in 2012 and 2014. He is also editor of Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicines and reviewer of many international scientific Journals. He has been awarded “Outstanding research award in best paper category” for the year 2010-2011, and Best book category for the year 2012 by Higher Education Commission Government of Pakistan. 

Research Interests

Ethnobotany
ethnomedicines
Medicinal plant biodiversity
Wild edible food resources 
Phytochemicals and antioxidant activity of plants
Trace elements and Health risk assessment
Nutritional assessment

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Guanyi ChenPhD

Professor
Bio-energy System and Environment
Tianjin University
Address:China
Biography

Professor Guanyi Chen was born in Yushan, Jiangxi Province in 1970. He graduated from the Department of Energy & Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1992, and he received his master's degree from the Department of Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University in 1995. Professor Chen obtained his PhD degree in Energy Engineering from Zhejiang University in 1998. Then he went to the University of Hong Kong as an research assistant. In 1999 to 2003 ,he did his research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, as a senior research fellow. In 2003 he served as a professor in Section of BioEnergy and Energy-efficient Buildings, school of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University. From 2009, he became the Dean of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University. He has been responsible for large research and development projects at local, national and international level in last 5 years focusing on sustainable energy technology. The donors for those projects are National Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Tianjin Municipality, and European Commission as well as domestic and international industrials. He participated in number of professional international/domestic conferences as co-organiser, oral speaker, plenary session speaker, and technical committee member. He has made the contribution to more than 80 scientific papers, 6 patents, and several professional Scientific Journals. Currently he is the senior member of International Solar Energy Society, Executive member of China Renewable Energy Society, Secretary-general of Technology Innovation Alliance for Solid Waste Industry (in China), Executive Member of association of China Urban Environment and Sanitation. He is an expert committee member of China National Sustainable Development Zone and Ministry of Science and Technology.

Research Interests

Biomass to energy technology and integrated system using innovative process
Algae-based energy plant and biomass energy system assessment 
Energy efficiency and environmental issue
Sustainable development index and modeling as well as assessment 
Municipal solid waste recycle and re-use
Low tar biomass gasification for basic research and application

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Shilpi SrivastavaPhD

Assistant Professor
Biotechnology
Amity University
Address:India
Biography

Dr. Shilpi Srivastava has completed her Ph.D in Biotechnology (Specialization: Nanotechnology) in the year 2013. She is currently serving as Assistant Professor as (Biotechnology) at Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow Campus). Dr. Srivastava has about 10 years of research and teaching experience in biotechnology. She has published 2 books, numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals, many book chapters and over 108 citations in Google Scholar. She has also presented her research work in several national and international conferences. 

Research Interests

Nanoparticle production
Nano-informatics
Antibacterial activity of nanoparticles

 

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A. NAGARAJUPhD

Professor
Department of Geology
Sri Venkateswara University
Address:India
Biography

I have worked in the field of Environmental Geochemistry involving soils, plants and ground water in the mica and barite mining areas with a main focus on biogeochemistry. Biogeochemical cycling of elements in fluorine affected areas of Andhra Pradesh, India has also been undertaken. Further, biogeochemical characteristics, primarily involving the interaction of uranium, and certain other associated trace elements, in banana (Musa sapientum), are ompared between the uranium mineralized Tummalapalle area in the Cuddapah District and non-mineralized Tirupati area in Andhra Pradesh. I have visited Japan and attended IHP Training Course on Limnology in 1999 at the Institute for Hydrospheric-Atmospheric Sciences, Nagoya University. I have received Commonwealth Fellowship during Sep. 2003 – Mar. 2004 and Oct – Dec 2012 and visited University of Aberdeen and University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Further, I have received Royal Society Visiting Fellowship during Oct 2004 – Jan 2005 and conducted research in University of London, London. I have visited Hungary under Indo-Hungarian Cultural and Educational Program during Oct – Nov 2008. I have worked on Bioremediation with Prof. Ken Killham who is leader in this field of science in UK. Further, I have visited Germany, USA, China, Italy and Bangkok with regard to various academic assignments. I have received Research Grants from University Grants Commission and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi to conduct research at the Sree Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India. I have presented/attended 18 International and 6 National conferences and published 44 research papers in both International and National Journals. I have written 8 technical reports. I am guiding for PhD and MPhil research degrees and successfully awarded four PhD and two MPhil Degrees

Research Interests

Environmental Geochemistry
Hydrogeology and Remote sensing

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Abuzar KabirPhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Florida International University
Address:Florida, US
Biography

Dr. Abuzar Kabir is a Visiting Research Assistant Professor at the International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI),Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Florida, USA. He has received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, Florida, USA. The major focus of his research interest has been the synthesis and applications of novel sol-gel derived advanced material systems (chromatographic stationary phases, surface coatings of high-efficiency microextraction sorbents, nanoparticles, microporous and mesoporous functionalized sorbents) for analyzing trace and ultra-trace level concentration of polar, medium polar, nonpolar,ionic analytes, heavy metals, and organometallic pollutants from biological/pharmaceutical/clinical/environmental complex sample matrices. He is an ardent advocate of Green Analytical Chemistry (GAC). He integrates green sample preparation techniques, efficient analytical separation methods and chemometric design of experiment (DoE) to obtain high quality analytical data in a cost-effective manner. His recent inventions, fabric phase sorptive extraction (FPSE), and dynamic fabric phase sorptive extraction (DFPSE) have drawn tremendous interest from researchers and academics working in the field.He has developed and formulated more than thirty high efficiency sol-gel hybrid inorganic-organic sorbents based on Silica, Titania, Zirconia chemistries. Sol-gel mediated molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP), biosensors, chemical sensors, field deployable sample preparation devices are among his diversified research interests. He is the author and co-author of more than 30peer-reviewed journal articles.

Research Interests

Analytical Chemistry
Bioanalytical Chemistry
Separation Science
Sample Preparation
Chemometrics
Sol-Gel Synthesis
Environmental Pollution
Forensic Chemistry

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Adam BownikPhD

Associate Professor
Department of Physiology and Ecotoxicology
Catholic University of Lublin
Address:Poland
Biography

I got my master's degree  at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in Poland in 1996 and started working at the Department of Biology and Toxicology as an assistant. I performed experiments on the effects of pesticides, bacterial toxins and immunomodulators on immunity of lower and higher vertebrates with Prof. Maria Studnicka and prof. Andrzej K. Siwicki and in collaboration with Nika Heath Products, USA.  In 2000 my interests were focused on the effects of bacterial toxins on fish immune system. At that time I got my PhD and cooperated with prof. Gilles Prevost from Institut de Bactériologie de la Faculté de Médecine in France and prof. Stanislaw Szmigielski from the Military Institute in Warsaw, Poland.  In 2006 I accepted an associate professor position and together with prof. Tadeusz Skowronski I started research on the influence of cyanotoxins on fish immunity together with Centre for Ecological Research in Lublin and was a coinvestigator in 2 extramural research project on the influence of microcystins and anatoxin-a. In 2013 I started investigation with prof. Stepniewska on the influence of bacterial osmoprotectant, ectoine on animals. We have been included in an international research project on the industrial production bacteria-derived compounds for biotechnological purposes. I am an author or a co-author of more than 60 publications including 1 book. 

Research Interests

Environmental Toxicology
Fish and Invertebrate Immunology
Immunotoxicology
Toxinology 

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Bing-Mu Hsu Ph.D

Professor
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
National Chung Cheng University
Address:Taiwan
Biography

Bing-Mu Hsu was born in Yunlin, Taiwan, in 1970. He received the B.S. degree in Bioengineering from Tatung University and ph.D.degree in environmental engineering from National Chiao Tung University, in 1992 and 2000, respectively. During 1994-1995,He worked as a Research Assistant in the Institute of Physiology, National Defense of Medical Center in Taiwan. He joined the faculty of Yuanpei University of Science and Technology, where He was employed as assistant professor in 2000 and promoted to Associate Professor in 2003. In 2004, He joined the faculty of National Chung Cheng University in the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He promoted to Professor in 2010.
He has published more than 65 original papers in SCI journals since 1996 (including more than 60 main-author papers). The total cited number of his papers is 590 and the average cited number is 8.64. The H-index number is 13. Also, He has received the 2008 Wu Ta You Memorial Award of the National Science Council and 2008 CCU Young Scholar Research Award in Taiwan. His current research interests include environmental microbiology, environmental biotechnology, environmental pathogen analysis, environmental sampling technique, environmental risk assessment, and so on.
He has got great harvest in research recent years. He is also improving himself in the research topics, ranging from the pure environmental sciences to the fields of environmental biotechnology and environmental pathogen analysis. Moreover, He is planning extending his vision to the fields of green energy, biogeotechnology, molecular microbiology and environmental medicinein the near future. 

Research Interests

Environmental Microbiology
Environmental Biotechnology 
Environmental Pathogen Analysis
Biogeochemistry

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Sandipan PalPhD


Department of Environmental Science
AKPC Mahavidyalaya (College)
Address:India
Biography

Dr Sandipan Pal is a Contractual Whole Time Teacher in the Department of Environmental Science, Aghore Kamini Prakash Chandra Mahavidyalaya, West Bengal, India. He has done his Ph.D. on Ecological Restoration and EIA of Abandoned Opencast Coal Pits lakes in Environmental Science from The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India. His areas of researches are ecotoxicity of different chemicals like metals, pesticides and PAHs; monitoring and assessment of different surface water quality. He has enjoyed Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarship as a research student in Kagoshima University, Japan.

Research Interests

Environmental Toxicology
Ecotoxicology
Environmental Pollution
Metal
Pesticide and PAHs Pollution
Histopathology

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