Organising Members

Associate Prof Dr Seri Intan Mokhtar, Dean of Faculty of Agro Based Industry, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia. Associate Professor Dr Seri Intan by training is a microbiologist. She has been awarded local, international and industrial research grants to the value if more than RM1.5 million in natural vinegar production, phylogenetic studies and food product development. A versatile academician and also experinced adminstrator for the past 20 years. A certified intelectual property manager with excellent negotition track record especially in university and industrial inovation, licensing and commercilisation. Currently she is the Dean of Faculty of Agro-based Industry in Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. A Faculty dedicated to be in playing field of Agrotechnology, Animal Husbandary, Product Development and Food Security. She is steering the Faculty in embracing latest 4.0IR technology in agriculture and spearhading towards national product development revolution and global food security efforts.

Prof Joshua Chukwuere is an Associate Professor of information systems, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences in the North-West University, South Africa. Prof Chukwuere is a researcher and consultant in digital transformation, social media (digital technologies), and few others. He has published a number of accredited journals and conference papers and has presented papers in local and international conferences in his research area. For more information, check: Google Scholar ResearchGate

Dr. Krishnan Umachandran, General Manager, Nelcast Ltd, India. Dr. Krishnan Umachandran has 34 years of industrial experience. Graduated from Madras University as a Mechanical Engineer in 1988; went on to complete Masters in Technological Management from BITS in 1992, Pilani; PGDPMIR from MSSW in 1994; and PhD from Dr.MGR University in 2012. Started as, a shop floor Engineer, used various opportunities; became a consultant for a spectrum of industries ranging from Beverages, Batteries, Chemicals, Ceramic Tiles, Leather, Electricity, Mfg, Facilities, IT, ITES etc. Currently specialises in Industry 4.0 applications & innovations His interest areas include Pedagogy; Market promotions, Customer retention; and Leadership-Management-Organization Development. Dr. Umachandran is a Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Indian Society for Agricultural Engineers.

Prof. Valentina Della Corte, Strategic Management & Tourism, University of Naples Federico II, Italy. Valentina Della Corte is a Full Professor of Business Management and Academic Coordinator of the Hospitality Management BA Course. She received Phd at Ca’Foscari University. She teaches Tourism Business Management and Strategic Management and Marketing. She is author and reviewer of numerous articles in specialised journals, both national and International (Tourism Management, International Journal of Tourism Research), of contributions in books with plural authors and of monographic works. She has coordinated several research activities and cooperates actively Bachelor, Master degrees and PhD programs in Italy and Europe, also promoting international relations with the entrepreneurial world. She is member of Strategic Management Society and of Academy of Management.

Prof Barbara Sawicka


Professor, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland.


Prof. Dr Barbara Sawicka – Full professor, Faculty of Agrobioengineering, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland. Career: since 1999 − full professor at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin; from 2012 − Head of the Department of Plant Production Technology and Commodity, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland. Areas of interest: Agronomy, Agribusiness and Rural Development, Bioengineering, Environmental Protection, Food Sciences, Food Safety, Commodity Products. Writings and creative works: 880 publications. Teaching Activity: 10 PhD promoted; over 180 promoted the MSc; 250 promoted engineers. Civil and social activities: Guardian Student Scientific Farmers; a member of the Faculty Committee on Teaching, President of the Programme Council of the Commodity. Membership of scientific organizations: a member of the Polish Agronomic Society; a member of the Lublin Scientific Society, member of the Climatology and Meteorology Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Editorial Experience: member of some the Advisory Board scientific journals, Editor of one scientific journal; Honorary member of the Advisory Board of one scientific journal.



Prof Joshua Chukwuere


Prof. Joshua Chukwuere, North-West University, South Africa. 


Prof Joshua Chukwuere is an Associate Professor of information systems, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences in the North-West University, South Africa. Prof Chukwuere is a researcher and consultant in digital transformation, social media (digital technologies), and few others. He has published a number of accredited journals and conference papers and has presented papers in local and international conferences in his research area.

For more information, check:


Google Scholar
ResearchGate





Prof Valentina Della Corte


Prof. Valentina Della Corte, Strategic Management & Tourism, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.


Valentina Della Corte is a Full Professor of Business Management and Academic Coordinator of the Hospitality Management BA Course. She received Phd at Ca’Foscari University. She teaches Tourism Business Management and Strategic Management and Marketing.

She is author and reviewer of numerous articles in specialised journals, both national and International (Tourism Management, International Journal of Tourism Research), of contributions in books with plural authors and of monographic works. She has coordinated several research activities and cooperates actively Bachelor, Master degrees and PhD programs in Italy and Europe, also promoting international relations with the entrepreneurial world. She is member of Strategic Management Society and of Academy of Management.



Prof Craig Refugio


 Prof. Craig Refugio, Director-International Research and Linkages at Negros Oriental State University, Philippines.


Dr. Craig N. Refugio holds the following degrees on scholarship grants: PhD in Education major in Research & Evaluation from the University of San Carlos, Cebu City, in 2004; MA in Education major in Mathematics Education from Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga City in 1995; & BS in Mathematics from Andres Bonifacio College, Magna Cum Laude in 1987. He is currently an Associate Professor 5 and the Assistant Dean of the College of Teacher Education of Negros Oriental State University, Dumagute City. He has 23 professional affiliations including the American Mathematical Society & the American Statistical Association as well as the College Board of the United States of America for Advanced Placement Programs for Advanced Statistics & Advanced Calculus. On February 3-21, 2014, he was sent by the Philippine government in cooperation with the Indian government to attend the International Labor Studies Research Methods at the Indian National Labour Institute, Noida, New Delhi, India. Moreover, he has seven professional certifications and licenses, three from the Philippines and four from the United States of America. As a researcher, he has published 24 research articles in local, national & international refereed journals, seven of which are published in Scopus Indexed Journals. He presented 40 research papers in local, national & international conferences & conventions. In 2015, one of his mathematics education papers won the best mathematics education research paper during the 6th Conference in Science and Math Education in Penang, Malaysia and in 2010, he was awarded the Claes Nobel Educator Distinction Award by the US National Society of High School Scholar, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. At present, he serves as associate editor of the following refereed journals: Philippine Social Science Journal (https://philssj.org/index.php/main/about/editorialTeam) of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Bacolod City; Philippine Innovative Education Journal (https://philssj.org/index.php/main/about/editorialTeam) of Central Philippine State University, kabankalan City; PRISM (www.norsu.edu.ph) of Negros Oriental State University, Dumaguete City; and  the International Journal of Advance Study and Research (https://philssj.org/index.php/main/about/editorialTeam), India. His publication profile can be accessed by the following links: Scopus: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57208440246

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.ph/citations?user=H_rR4f8AAAAJ&hl=en

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1374-6103  

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Craig_Refugio


Prof. ESM Suresh


Professor in the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai, India.


Prof. Dr.E.S.M .Suresh is working as Professor and Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research , Chennai, India (MHRD, Govt. of India). He has more than 30 years of experience in Teaching and Research. He is conducting Faculty Development Programs for Polytechnic and Engineering College Teachers. His areas of interests include GIS Applications, Urban Planning ,Disaster Management, Instructional Design and Delivery Systems, Educational Video Production, Strategic Planning and Institutional Development, Outcome based Education and Accreditation. He has conducted more than 300 training programs for Polytechnic college faculty and more than 150 training programs for Engineering College faculty. He has more than 85 Publications and developed nearly 90 Video Programs.He has conducted about 20 International Training Programs. His trainees spread over more than 50 countries. He is guiding Ph.D Scholars in the area of Engineering Education and Civil Engineering. (7 got Awarded and 4 more are working under his guideship). He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), Fellow of Indian Geotechnical Society and Member of American Society of Engineering Education, Indian Society of Technical Education, Indian Society for Remote Sensing.He is an Expert Member/chairman of National Board of Accreditation and visited several Institutions for Accreditation.Recently he has been honoured as Distinguished Visiting Professor by Université des Mascareignes, Mauritius He has visited the countries viz. USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Mauritius for academic excellence.


Prof. VR Aravind


Prof. Vasudeva Rao Aravind, Associate Professor of Physics at Clarion University Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States.


Experienced professor and in physics education, and proficient practitioner of high impact practices in pedagogy. Recognized for expertise in employing computer based learning methods and intelligent tutoring systems in physics classrooms internationally. Presented over 14 invited talks and invited conference presentations worldwide, over 25 conference presentations, and authored over 20 peer reviewed publications cited internationally. Winner of 8 research and educational innovation grants. Reviewer for 5 journals in the field of education, nanotechnology, and sustainable energy.





Prof. D. Dinesh


Prof. D. Dinesh, Assistant Professor (Sr.Grade), Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam-638 401.


He is an Assistant Professor Level –II in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Tamil Nadu. He obtained 2nd Rank in his post-graduation in Computer-aided design (2011) from Mahendra Engineering College, affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the field of friction stir processing at Anna University, Chennai. He has 3 years of industrial experience and 10 Years of teaching experience. He is the author and co-author of 12 research articles in international refereed journals, 04 patents filed out of which 01 patent was published and more than 15 conference contributions in the field of Friction stir processing, welding, and Tribology of composite materials. He has reviewed more than 10 review articles in the peer-reviewed Journals (Elseiver, Springer). He became a lifetime member of the Indian welding society (IWS) and the Institution of Engineers (India)

Assoc Prof. Imran Aslan


Faculty of Health Sciences, Bingöl University, 12000 Bingöl, Turkey.


Assoc.Prof. Imran Aslan has done his four years healthcare education as Emergency Medical Technician at Batman Health Vocational High School between 1996-2000 years. Furthermore, he studied at Marmara University as Industrial Engineer, FHOOW/Germany as Technical manager master and at Atatürk University as PhD student. He has published more than 30 international articles at famous SSCI, ISI, scopus etc. indexed journals , 3 books and 7  book chapters.







Prof. S. Chand


Prof Subhash, Principal Scientist, National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research.


Prof Subhash Chand is Principal Scientist at National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research. He promotes integrated watershed and livelihood systems approaches for sustainable intensification and natural resource management (NRM) using participatory and quantitative tools, for watershed development and policy formulations. Enabling policies & institutions in water management led innovations. He contributes to theory led research understanding drivers of resource poor farming community of the country.







Dr. Zulhisyam Bin Abdul Kari


Dr. Zulhisyam Bin Abdul Kari, Faculty Agro-Based Industry, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus, 17600, Jeli, Kelantan, Malaysia.

Dr. Zulhisyam Bin Abdul Kari (PhD) is a lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Kelantan who works on aquaculture and animal science research. He has extensive experience in writing and publishing in high impact journals. He has published over 40 publications in national and international journals. His work has become a point of interest for the community as well as a reference for other researchers..  




Dr. Muhammad Nurfaiz bin Abd Kharim


Dr. Muhammad Nurfaiz bin Abd Kharim is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agro-based Industry, FIAT, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)..

Dr. Muhammad Nurfaiz bin Abd Kharim is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agro-based Industry, FIAT, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK). He pursued his Ph.D. study in a major of Agro Technology specialized in Precision Farming at Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Whilst he pursued his Ph.D. study, he co-founds a startup company under the UPM startup incubation program related to his expertise and agriculture work. He managed to receive many achievements throughout his managerial periods as a technopreneur and secured several high-impact commercialization grants and projects for his startup company. Before he joins the academic industry, he has vast work experience in various industries such as business management, strategic & marketing, and banking for local & international  companies. Thus, he had involved in the hard selling of  agricultural products throughout his undergraduate university period. Dr Muhammad Nurfaiz bin Abd. Kharim earned a bachelor of entrepreneurship in AgroTechnology from Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and a master's in plantation management from Universiti Putra Malaysia. His research interests are in the field of agro-technology, precision farming, organic-based farming, and urban farming related to vertical and indoor farming..  




Dr. Krishnan Umachandran


Dr. Krishnan Umachandran, General Manager, Nelcast Ltd, India.

Dr. Krishnan Umachandran has 34 years of industrial experience. Graduated from Madras University as a Mechanical Engineer in 1988; went on to complete Masters in Technological Management from BITS in 1992, Pilani; PGDPMIR from MSSW in 1994; and PhD from Dr.MGR University in 2012. Started as, a shop floor Engineer, used various opportunities; became a consultant for a spectrum of industries ranging from Beverages, Batteries, Chemicals, Ceramic Tiles, Leather, Electricity, Mfg, Facilities, IT, ITES etc. Currently specialises in Industry 4.0 applications & innovations His interest areas include Pedagogy; Market promotions, Customer retention; and Leadership-Management-Organization Development.

Dr. Umachandran is a Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Indian Society for Agricultural Engineers.  




Dr. Chijioke Onyebukwa


Dr. Chijioke Francis Onyebukwa, Eastern Palm University, Imo State, Nigeria. 


Dr Onyebukwa Chijioke Francis graduated with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria in 2000. He proceeded to North West University Mafikeng, South Africa , where he bagged his Master's of Arts and Doctoral degrees both in International Relations in 2013 and 2017 respectively.

Dr Onyebukwa is currently a lecturer in the Department of History and International Studies, Faculty of Arts, Eastern Palm University, Ogboko, Imo State Nigeria. He has also worked as an  Academic Writing Consultant at the Academic Development Center, North West University from 2014-2016. He was a researcher in Governance and Politics at the African Heritage Institution, Enugu Nigeria from 2018-2019. 

Dr Onyebukwa has published widely both in local and international journals. He has also attended and presented papers at local and international conferences. 

Dr. Onyebukwa can be contacted through his email: cfonyebukwa@gmail.com.

Dr. Leony Tham Yew Seng


Dr. Leony Tham Yew Seng Faculty of Agro-based Industry, Universiti of Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus.


Dr. Leony Tham Yew Seng Faculty of Agro-based Industry, Universiti of Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus. Leony Tham Yew Seng, he is serving Universiti Malaysia Kelantan as senior lecturer in mathematics and physics related subjects. He obtained his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in year 2013.

Dr. Dickson Adom


Dr. Dickson Adom, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.


Dr. Dickson Adom is a researcher in the pluridisciplinary fields of Place Identity History, African Art, Art Installations, and Cultural Anthropology for Biodiversity Conservation, Environmental Sustainability, and Heritage Sites Conservation. He lectures and undertake research activities in the Department of Educational Innovations in Science and Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He also holds an extraordinary researcher position in the School of Economic Sciences, Northwest University, South Africa. Dr. Adom holds a First Class BA, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in African Art and Culture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology as well as a Post-Diploma in Education with Distinction from the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. He  studied Egyptian Art History and Archaeology at the Harvard University, U.S.A. and won a scholarship to study Entrepreneurial in African Emerging Economies at the Harvard Business School. He is an expert in the use of traditional knowledge systems and community engagement strategies in nature conservation projects in rural communities. Dr. Adom was recognised as the RUFORUM Young Scientist 2019, a covetous award for honouring young and dynamic scientists in Africa who are extremely promising for their scientific achievements. His benchmark work has been the development of an innovative traditional strategy for biodiversity conservation that engages local communities and utilizes their rich indigenous knowledge systems. His Post Doctoral research at the Leipzeg University in Germany financed by the DAAD with funding from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany, aimed at capacity building in cultural and traditional craft enterprises among host communities in Protected Areas in Ghana to boost ecotourism development. This is a community engagement study to make community members take ownership of PA systems in their regions while supporting conservation interests. For his scholarly and academically rigorous peer review activities for top-ranked publishers and journals such as SAGE Open, Taylor and Francis (African Identities), Springer, Elsevier, and many others, he received the 1% Global Top Reviewer  Award from Publons, New Zealand in 2018. He is a certified Publons Academy mentor and a Diamond Level Author at Ezines (U.S.A.). with over sixty journal publications, more than ten book chapters, and over 200 e-articles.

Dr. Precious Chukwuere Chukwuere


Dr. Precious Chibuike Chukwuere, Nursing Science, North-West University, South Africa. 


Dr. Precious Chibuike Chukwuere obtained his Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from Madonna University, Elele Rivers State, Nigeria, and further obtained Master of Nursing Science and PhD in Nursing Science from School of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health Science, North-West University, South Africa. 

Dr. Chukwuere is a qualitative researcher and his nursing research areas are depression in adolescents and its psychosocial management, caring presence, nursing outcome, and social media research. Currently, Dr. Chukwuere is a postdoctoral fellowship candidate at the School of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health Science, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa. Dr. Chukwuere is an associate editor with the African Social Science and Humanities Journal (ASSHJ) and have so far published some articles and a book chapter, with other research projects underway.


Dr. S. Kalirajan


Dr. Kalirajan, Deputy Dean at L&T Institute of Project Management, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. 


Dr. S. Kalirajan is the Deputy Dean of L&T Institute of Project Management. He carries a professional experience of over 32 years in Nuclear Power industry. In his earlier role in L&T Construction, since 2015, as Head – Special Initiatives (Nuclear-LWR), he has significantly contributed to strategizing and executing partnerships with foreign technology providers like Westinghouse (US), Areva (France) and Rosatom (Russian Federation) for their nuclear power plant ventures in India and abroad. Essayed a key role in exploring international nuclear market by identifying business opportunities in South East Asian countries, Bangladesh and MENA region and converting them into profitable ventures through well researched strategies and focused on capability development initiatives. He started his career with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) in 1989 and served for 26 years. During this tenure he had handled various Project Management functions, managing large scale construction works of Nuclear Power Plants in India. He has also worked on various nuclear technologies like PHWR, PWR, FBR. He was instrumental in adoption of latest construction, contract & project management techniques and industry best practices to improve project performance on key parameters. His passion for teaching has led to delivering lectures in various forums and engineering colleges on need and Safety of Nuclear Energy, Construction Management of Nuclear Power Plant, Project management, Concrete Technology and Digitalisation in Construction. He has been a member of Board of Studies (Civil Engineering) and member of Academic Council for few autonomous Engineering colleges in Tamilnadu. He is also a visiting faculty in NITTTR, Chennai.

Dr. M. Arifullah


Institute of Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture (IFSSA), Faculty of Agro-based Industry, Universiti of Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus.


Dr. Arifullah Mohammed Graduated in 2007 from Sri Venkateswara University, India and continued postdoctoral studies at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore (2007-2010) and University of Calgary, Canada (2010-2011). Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia (Since Jan 2012). His areas of research interest include, Agriculture Biotechnology, Pharmacognosy of Medicinal Plants and Natural Products. He has more than 15 Years of teaching and research experience. He has published about 40 research articles in reputed journals and 5 book chapters, conference presentations and seminars in which he has been a keynote and invited speaker.  He received many honours and awards which include the Best Research Scholar Award – 2004; Junior Scientist of the Year Award – 2005; Young Scientist Award – 2013 and APC Award – 2013. He is the member of scientific societies like, The Indian Botanical Society, Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology and Society of Biological Chemists. He serves as Editoral member and reviewer for several journals. His inovations has been well recognized with Gold and Siver medals in MTE, ITEX and PECIPTA.   


Dr. AE Mahmoud


Dr. Alaa El Din Mahmoud, Environmental Sciences Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.


Dr. Alaa El Din Mahmoud is academic staff member in Environmental Sciences Department of Faculty of Science at Alexandria University in Egypt. Dr. Mahmoud is also a DAAD-Alumni member and a member of the UNESCO-Youth MAB (Man And Biosphere) program. His research focuses on Interdisciplinary Environmental issues and sustainable development that are related to water/wastewater treatment, remediation, nanotechnology, green chemistry, and green technology. He has many international peer-reviewed publications including scientific peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and conference papers.

 In 2013, he was recognized by Alexandria University during the Day of Excellence for scientific contributions in “teaching & research” and was awarded a National Commission Young Scientists Award from UNESCO - Man and the Biosphere program. Recently, he was awarded “2018 American Chemical Society Award for Environmental Chemistry Division” and “DAAD Award for conference and lecture travel in two consecutive years 2018 – 2019”. Among his current activities, Dr. Mahmoud is a reviewer for several prestigious journals in Elsevier, Springer, RSC society, MDPI, and IEEE.


Dr. FT. Tsabedze


Dr. Fundo Wandile Tsabedze, a researchers in African Psychology (Indigenous Knowledge).


Dr. Fundo Wandile Tsabedze currently joined Inside-out Outside-in Project as researcher. His research focus is African Psychology (Indigenous Knowledge), Adolescents’ emotional intelligence and mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of offenders in correctional centers (Covid-19 adjustment and wellbeing of incarcerated students). Covid-19 Pandemic impact on offenders’ wellbeing more special incarcerated students. I will also highlight on how culture and traditions of our diverse incarcerated population was affected by the pandemic.







Mr. U. Kandasamy


U. Kandasamy, Senior Director, Oracle Corporation, United States of America



Senior software development leader with extensive experience in leading cross-functional teams in the execution of DevOps projects. Highly skilled in hosting applications and technology products in private, public, and hybrid cloud models.


As part of the HCM Software Development Organization, my team is responsible for software life cycle activities, performance tuning, data integration, data quality of large-scale HCM public cloud.

Specialties: Cloud computing, High availability, Enterprise Applications, Multitenant Database systems, Data integration. Building and leading global organizations.







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