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Nallapaneni Manoj Kumar
Nallapaneni Manoj Kumar is an interdisciplinary energy and sustainability engineer with a PhD in Energy and Environment (Digital Circular Economy), City University of Hong Kong. He has done two Masters, one in Renewable Energy Technologies from Karunya University and the other in Environmental Economics from Annamalai University. His doctoral dissertation was focused on blockchain, smart contracts and internet of things facilitated sustainable and resilient circular business models for electric vehicle (EVs), e-waste (solar and batteries), co-production of grapes and solar, and industrial symbiosis. Before joining the School of Energy and Environment, Nallapaneni worked as a Research Fellow at the Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia on the project focused on using solar photovoltaics as urban and rural infrastructure. Earlier to this he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, at Bharat Institute of Engineering and Technology affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad.

Dr. Nallapaneni's studies mainly focus on sustainable and resilient built environment with an emphasis on circular business models and emerging technologies across critical infrastructure sectors. He has worked on key sustainability challenges that include energy systems modelling and analysis, waste valorization and material passports, carbon accounting and pricing. He possesses an interdisciplinary skillset that includes performance analytics, techno-economics, life cycle assessment and nexus systems design, especially for the food-energy-water-waste nexus. His research works are real-time empirical and location or climate-specific studies.

Dr. Nallapaneni is an active member of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) organizations and one of the founding directors of "SusSo (Sustainable Solutions) Foundation Cares", a Non-Profit Organization for uplifting public health in India and "Afro Intergreen Energy Limited", a private limited startup for digitalizing Africa's power sector.
Syeda Batool Zehra
Helping Developers and Architects to deliver Smart High-rise Buildings and growing Sky-Scrapers. Discovering Innovative trends in Mixed-Use Development and Construction, while Implementing Novel design solutions for more adoptive sustainable design and efficient tall Buildings. Newcomer to Toronto, Canada and P.Engg Application in Process. PMI Toronto Chapter member (working towards PMP).

Structural Design Experience (Canada & Pakistan) – Over 5+ years in RCC & Steel Structures design and well conversant with Indigenous Structures utilizing Performance-Based and Prescriptive design along with Assessment, Retrofitting, and Restoration of existing structures.

Always willing to learn Innovative Structural Systems for Buildings, Bridges, and other support structures. Worked on Design and Analysis for Serviceability and Sustainability of Concrete Structures, Lightweight Steel Structures, and Retrofits. Computational Modelling of Reinforced and Pre-stressed Concrete Structures. Project to deliver design for Dynamic and Seismic Performance of vehicular bridge.

Carried out challenging projects comprising of Structural Integrity inspections and Fire Damage assessment of Buildings and Heritage Structures. Since 2014, Renowned Lead Structural Consultant mentored and taught me things that are not found in the world’s top university curriculum. Design strategies for cost-efficient solutions and aiding architects in pitching competitive proposals to Clients helped me to adapt new ideas and products to evolve our design standards and methodologies in compliance with the latest publications and standard code regulations.

Proficient user of ETABS, SAP2000, SAFE, GRASP, Response2000, MS Project, and Microsoft Office Suite with hands-on familiarity with AutoCAD, STAAD pro, CSI Bridge, Revit, and Primavera P6