Edrisi, MPhil, PhD
Thapar School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology
Sheikh Adil Edrisi is working as an Assistant Professor at the Thapar School of Liberal Arts & Sciences (TSLAS), Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology in Patiala, India. He pursued his Doctoral Research from Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (IESD), Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India. His research is focussed on utilising geospatial modelling to systematically classify and explore the marginal and degraded lands for their efficient management in producing various value-added bioproducts including biomass and bioenergy, regaining ecosystem services and attaining multiple UN-SDGs for sustainable future. He has screened various multipurpose plant species for this purpose and developed a novel polyculture zonation technique. He suggests the exploration and utilisation of indigenous, fast-growing, multipurpose, climate-adaptive plant species for the restoration of degraded lands. He is peculiarly interested in the areas of soil quality indexing, restoration ecology, emergy-based product sustainability assessment for policy outline. In line to the recognition for his work, he has been awarded with the prestigious Green Talents Award-2019 by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany. He has also been awarded with the National Travel Grants (DST-SERB) to present his research work in abroad (Slovenia, Europe) and awarded as the NASI-Springer Award-2018 from the National Academy of Science, India (NASI). He is currently handling a Special Issue "Restoring Degraded Lands to Attain UN-SDGs" as a Guest Editor in Land, MDPI and also an active Reviewer Board Member of leading journals subjectively focussing on the Land Degradation, Restoration, Cleaner and Greener Productions such as: Land, Resourcesand Plants (MDPI). He is also been recognized as a Review Editor of Frontiers in Energy Research and also reviewing for various International peer-reviewed journals of various prestigious publishers like Elsevier, Wiley, Nature Publishing Group, Springer, Plos, Cell Press, Taylor & Francis. He is also contributing in the International Reports particularly the Global Status Report of Renewable Energy Policy Network of 21st Century (REN21+). He also co-authored the "Land Restoration for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: An International Resource Panel Think Piece" by IRP-UNEP and serving as an active member of GLP, ISDS, ISPRS, GSBI and IUCN Commissions (CEM, CEC and CEESP) for tackling global challenges in sustainability.