Mr. Benoie Mathew | Smart City | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Benoie Mathew | Smart City | Best Researcher Award

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies , India 🎓

Professional Profile

🎓Early Academic Pursuits

Benoie P. Mathew’s academic journey began with a B.Tech. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Calicut, India, in 1999. His pursuit of excellence continued as he completed an Executive Programme in Financial Risk & Investment Management from the Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta (IIM-C) in 2012. Demonstrating a commitment to lifelong learning, Benoie earned a Master’s in Business Administration (Commendation) from the University of Bedfordshire, UK, in 2021. Currently, he is a part-time Ph.D. researcher at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India, focusing on a people-centric governance model for smart cities, which he began in 2022.

📚Professional Endeavors

Benoie P. Mathew is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 25 years of extensive experience in managing major and portfolio projects. His career highlights include spearheading high-net-worth projects valued up to USD 1.3 billion in sectors such as Onshore, Offshore, Renewables, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Oil & Gas. Benoie has directed entire project lifecycles, from front-end development to execution, for prestigious clients like Basra Gas Company (JV Shell), Petroleum Development Oman (JV Shell), ARAMCO, Al-Khafji Joint Operations, Qatar Petroleum, and Murphy North Sea Field Development.

🏫Contributions and Research Focus

Benoie has significantly contributed to project management by conducting Project/Portfolio Opportunity Assurance Framing Sessions and developing Project Value Drivers & Critical Success Factors. His research focuses on sustainable smart city developments, emphasizing a people-centric governance model. He has managed portfolio capital expenditures (CAPEX) and professional services, prepared strategies, risk assessments, governance guidelines, and policies, and conducted tendering, contract preparation, procurement management, and planning.

📝Accolades and Recognition

Benoie’s leadership benchmarks include delivering the first commercial produced water treatment wetland in the world – the “Nimr Reed Bed Project” – and achieving the Final Investment Decision for the Marmul Polymer Phase 3 project with a 37% UTC reduction. He secured high ratings in team leadership (88%) and employee engagement (91%) in the PDO People Survey as FEDM. Benoie has received multiple recognitions, including accomplishing eight consecutive PDO Corporate Milestones from 2014 to 2021 for the MPP3 project.

🌐Impact and Influence

As a strategic, visionary, and risk-taking leader, Benoie has left a mark of excellence on major project implementations. His expertise spans opportunity framing and assurance, portfolio project management, techno-commercial operations, stakeholder management, CAPEX management, front-end development, concept selection, procurement, contract management, cost optimization, MC, PSUA, start-up, and commissioning. Benoie has also excelled in interface management administration, financial risk opportunity, contracting, procurement strategy, and time and budgetary control.

🌟Legacy and Future Contributions

Benoie’s legacy includes delivering gas processing and flare recovery projects in line with PDO’s “No Flaring Policy,” managing major hook-up and shutdown campaigns, and ensuring technical solutions for system improvement. His future contributions focus on sustainable smart city developments, aiming to create a positive impact on urban governance and project management.

📖Publications Top Noted: 

Abhishek saxena | Electrical engineering | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Abhishek saxena | Electrical engineering | Best Researcher Award

ITM University Gwalior, India

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Early Academic Pursuits:

Abhishek Saxena's academic journey began with a strong foundation at Saraswati Vidya Mandir in Gwalior, where he completed his high school education in 1998 and his higher secondary education in 2000. He then pursued his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Maharana Pratap College of Technology in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, where he graduated with distinction in 63.03%. Continuing his academic pursuit, he completed his Master of Engineering with a specialization in the 'ISD' branch from Madhav Institute of Technology & Science in Gwalior, achieving a commendable 67.77%. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. from RGPV, Bhopal, under the guidance of Dr. Laxmi Srivastava and Dr. Seema N. Pandey.

Professional Endeavors:

Abhishek Saxena has honed his skills and expertise through various professional endeavors. He has served as an Assistant Professor at ITM University in Gwalior and gained three years of teaching experience as a Lecturer and Electrical Maintenance Head in the Electrical Department at NRI-ITM, Gwalior. Additionally, he contributed to the academic sphere as a part-time Lecturer in the Electrical Department at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Polytechnic College in Gwalior.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Abhishek's research interests lie in the realm of Electrical Engineering, particularly in congestion management in open access and wheeling prices methodology. His publications in international journals and presentations at national conferences underscore his dedication to advancing knowledge in these domains. Furthermore, his participation in workshops and SDPs focused on signal processing, soft computing techniques, and evolutionary computing techniques highlight his commitment to staying updated with the latest advancements in his field.

Accolades and Recognition:

His academic achievements have been recognized through awards such as qualifying in GATE-2008 from the Electrical stream and securing 'A' grade in the OPENMAT-2009 entrance for MBA. Additionally, he is a lifetime member of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), acknowledging his contributions to the field.

Impact and Influence:

Through his teaching endeavors and research pursuits, His significant impact on the academic and professional spheres of Electrical Engineering. His dedication to learning and contributing to the development of his field serves as an inspiration to his peers and students.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

His legacy lies in his commitment to academic excellence, research contributions, and dedication to teaching. As he continues his Ph.D. journey and further refines his expertise, he is poised to make substantial contributions to the advancement of Electrical Engineering, leaving a lasting impact on the field and inspiring future generations of engineers.

V V Rajagopal Peesapati | Electrical Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Raghu Engineering College, India

Dr. V V Rajagopal Peesapati | Electrical Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Raghu Engineering College, India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Rajagopal Peesapati began his academic journey with a strong foundation in electrical engineering, completing his Bachelor's degree at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. He continued to excel in his field, pursuing post-graduation at the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, where he specialized in Power Systems. His academic pursuits culminated in a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the same institute, where he conducted research on the efficacy evaluation of Indian power distribution utilities in a deregulated environment.

Professional Endeavors

His embarked on a distinguished career in academia, holding positions as an Assistant Professor at B.A. College of Engineering and Technology and as an Associate Professor at Raghu Engineering College. Additionally, he served as an AD-Hoc Faculty at the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, further solidifying his expertise in electrical engineering.

Contributions and Research Focus

His research focuses on various aspects of Electrical Engineering, with a particular emphasis on power systems, energy optimization, and artificial intelligence. He has made significant contributions to the field through his work on topics such as congestion management in power systems, optimization of electric vehicle charging/discharging patterns, and efficiency evaluation of thermal power plants.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his career, His received recognition for his scholarly contributions. He has authored numerous research papers published in prestigious international journals and presented his findings at renowned conferences. His work has garnered attention for its innovative approach to addressing challenges in the field of electrical engineering.

Impact and Influence

His research has had a notable impact on the field of electrical engineering, particularly in the areas of power system optimization and congestion management. His work has contributed to advancements in energy efficiency, grid stability, and renewable energy integration, ultimately shaping the future of sustainable power systems.

Legacy and Future Contributions

His continues to advance in his career, his legacy as a respected researcher and educator in electrical engineering is firmly established. His ongoing research endeavors hold promise for further advancements in energy optimization, grid management, and renewable energy technologies. Through his continued dedication to scholarship and innovation, he remains poised to make significant contributions to the field in the years to come.

Notable Publications 

Flower pollination algorithm based multi-objective congestion management considering optimal capacities of distributed generations

Electricity price forecasting and classification through wavelet–dynamic weighted PSO–FFNN approach

Transmission congestion management considering multiple and optimal capacity DGs

GSA–FAPSO-based generators active power rescheduling for transmission congestion management

An empirical study of performance improvement in product delivery system through six sigma DMAIC approach

Design and analysis of renewable-energy-fed UPQC for power quality improvement

Constrained Static/Dynamic Economic Emission Load Dispatch Using Elephant Herd Optimization

Optimal Congestion Management Strategy by probabilistic distributed generators with losses and voltage stabilities

Estimation of GSR to ascertain solar electricity cost in context of deregulated electricity markets

Estimation of GSR to ascertain solar electricity cost in context of deregulated electricity markets

Swee Sen Teo | Environmental sustainability | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Swee Sen Teo | Environmental sustainability | Best Researcher Award

UCSI University, Malaysia

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Teo Swee Sen began her academic journey with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biology from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2001. Her initial foray into research involved a collaborative project with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at UPM, focusing on aquatic resources and environmental studies in the Straits of Malacca. Under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Akito Kawamura and Prof. Dr. Iwata, she catalogued local mudskipper species.

Professional Endeavors

After completing her bachelor's degree, He pursued a Master of Science in Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology from April 2002 to December 2004. Her master's research involved developing and analyzing expressed sequence tags from Gracilaria changii, a significant agarophytic seaweed in Malaysia. She created a gene sequence library for this species, investigating its defense mechanisms against environmental changes. She then advanced to a Ph.D. in the same field, working under Prof. Dr. Ho Chai Ling (UPM) and Prof. Dr. Phang Siew Moi (Universiti Malaya). Her doctoral research isolated differentially expressed genes in Gracilaria changii in response to various stress factors, such as salinity, temperature, light intensity, and pollutants. She also successfully cultivated the seaweed in artificial environments to aid her studies.

Contributions and Research Focus

Her research has primarily focused on seaweed species, particularly their genetic response to environmental stress and their potential applications in biotechnology and environmental sustainability. Her expertise extends to biomedical research involving seaweeds, with a keen interest in their natural habitats and commercial applications while ensuring ecosystem preservation. She has been actively involved in projects related to sustainable development, particularly aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and 14 (Life Below Water).

Accolades and Recognition

Her joined UCSI University as a lecturer in May 2008, rising to the rank of Associate Professor by January 2017. Her contributions to the field have been recognized through numerous publications in reputable journals. She has collaborated extensively with other researchers, contributing to the understanding and application of seaweed in various scientific domains. Her research on seaweed's potential in bioremediation, biomedical applications, and sustainable development has garnered attention and respect within the academic community.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Teo's work has significantly impacted the fields of genetic engineering, molecular biology, and environmental science. Her research has paved the way for advancements in seaweed biotechnology, highlighting its potential in addressing environmental challenges and contributing to sustainable practices. Her studies on the antimicrobial properties of seaweed extracts and their application in wastewater treatment and bioplastics demonstrate the versatility and importance of her research.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As an active researcher and academic, Her continues to explore new frontiers in seaweed research. Her ongoing projects include investigating the biomedical applications of seaweeds, developing sustainable practices for their cultivation, and enhancing their commercial viability. She remains committed to contributing to the scientific community through her research and collaborations, aiming to leave a lasting legacy in the fields of biotechnology and environmental sustainability.

Notable Publications 

Optimisation of RNA extraction from Gracilaria changii (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta)

Perovskite oxide for emerging photo (electro) catalysis in energy and environment

Analyses of expressed sequence tags from an agarophyte, Gracilaria changii (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta)

Analyses of expressed sequence tags from an agarophyte, Gracilaria changii (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta)


Eicosane, pentadecane and palmitic acid: The effects in: In vitro: Wound healing studies

Effective microorganisms in producing eco-enzyme from food waste for wastewater treatment

Profiling the Transcriptome of Gracilaria changii (Rhodophyta) in Response to Light Deprivation

DPS RATHORE | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr. DPS RATHORE | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research, Department of Atomic Energy, India

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Early Academic Pursuits and Professional Endeavors

Dr. DPS Rathore embarked on his academic journey with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from A.M.U., Aligarh, India, in 1981. Subsequently, he joined the esteemed Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research in 1981, where he dedicated over three decades to advancing analytical chemistry, particularly in the realm of uranium analysis and environmental science.

Contributions and Research Focus

Throughout his illustrious career spanning 41 years, His primary focus has been on analytical chemistry, specializing in metal complexation, spectrophotometric determinations, metallochromic indicator synthesis, and chelating polymeric resins. His expertise extends to various analytical techniques such as fluorimetry, spectrophotometry, atomic absorption spectrophotometry, and inductively coupled optical emission spectrometry.

Accolades and Recognition

His contributions to the field have earned him prestigious recognitions, including Fellowships from the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Fellow of the International Congress of Chemistry (FICS), and Membership in the American Chemical Society (M-ACS). He has also received the ITSR Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, a testament to his outstanding contributions and leadership in analytical chemistry and environmental science.

Impact and Influence

His impact extends beyond his research endeavors. He has actively contributed as a reviewer for over 30 international journals, demonstrating his commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and quality standards in the field. His expertise has also been acknowledged through numerous invited talks at national and international conferences, where he shares insights and advancements in analytical chemistry and uranium analysis.

Legacy and Future Contributions

His continues his research activities through publications, reviewer engagements, and mentorship roles, his legacy as a distinguished analytical chemist and researcher grows stronger. His contributions in uranium analysis and environmental science remain pivotal for the sustainable growth of the nuclear industry worldwide, ensuring scientific rigor and technological advancements in metal complexation and spectroscopic determinations.


A total of 1415 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations        1415
  • h-index          14
  • i10-index        20

Notable Publications 

Metal ion enrichment with Amberlite XAD-2 functionalized with Tiron: analytical applications
M Kumar, DPS Rathore, AK Singh
(6), 2000

Advances in technologies for the measurement of uranium in diverse matrices
DPS Rathore
(1), 2008

Salicylic acid functionalized polystyrene sorbent amberlite XAD-2. Synthesis and applications as a preconcentrator in the determination of zinc (II) and lead (II) by using …
DPSR Reena Saxena, Ajai K. Singh

Pyrogallol immobilized Amberlite XAD-2: a newly designed collector for enrichment of metal ions prior to their determination by flame atomic absorption spectrometry
M Kumar, DPS Rathore, AK Singh

Spectrophotometric determination of nitrite in water
PK Tarafder, DPS Rathore
(7), 1988

Quinalizarin anchored on Amberlite XAD-2. A new matrix for solid-phase extraction of metal ions for flame atomic absorption spectrometric determination
M Kumar, DPS Rathore, AK Singh
Fresenius' journal of analytical chemistry 370, 377-382

Application of a differential technique in laser-induced fluorimetry: simple and a precise method for the direct determination of uranium in mineralised rocks at the percentage …
DPS Rathore, PK Tarafder, M Kayal, M Kumar
(2), 2001

Uranium in groundwater in parts of India and world: A comprehensive review of sources, impact to the environment and human health, analytical techniques, and mitigation …
DPS Balaram, V., Rani A. , Rathore
Geosystems and Geoenvironment 1 (2)

Analytical applications of a differential technique in laser-induced fluorimetry: accurate and precise determination of uranium in concentrates and for designing …
(2), 2004