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Dr. Ms. Salmabanu Ismailbhai Luhar Celebrates Numerous Achievements and World Records in STEM Field of Concrete Engineering as a Young Woman of Only 32 Years!

Researcher, inventor Dr. Ms. Luhar has worked for a research project in the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi (Government of India) as Principal Investigator under "WOMAN SCIENTIST" scheme.

    JAIPUR, INDIA, November 30, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Ms. Salmabanu Ismailbhai Luhar, a young woman scientist, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With years of academic and research experience to her credit, Dr. Ms. Luhar has worked as a researcher and invented an Indian Patent in civil (structure) engineering for the Malaviya National Institute of Technology. An eco-friendly scientist with passion for researching low-cost, sustainable, durable and eco-friendly construction materials for the betterment of mankind, she additionally holds the positions of an approved valuer with the Institution of Valuers and a chartered engineer for the Institution of Engineers, of which she is also an associate member. Previously, she served in the positions of assistant professor and principal coordinating supervisor for the Gandhinagar Institute of Technology in 2013. Dr. Luhar's career as a postdoctoral researcher for esteemed universities around the world, either in Canada, Australia, China or Malaysia, is just about to begin as they have approved her proposed advanced research plan in the field of concrete technology.

Before embarking on her professional path, Dr. Luhar pursued an education at the Government Polytechnic Dahod, earning a diploma in civil engineering. She continued her academic efforts at Nirma University, obtaining a Bachelor of Technology in engineering, with honors, and a Master of Technology in engineering, with honors. She concluded her studies at the Malaviya National Institute of Technology, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy in civil (structure) engineering. Following these accomplishments, Dr. Luhar accepted Doctor of Letters from the University of Asia, North Korea, and the International Economics University for SAARC Countries.

Beyond her responsibilities within the field, Dr. Luhar has participated in numerous endeavors outside of her professional circles. She has notably completed a basic course in the French language in the department of humanities and social sciences of the Malaviya National Institute of Technology as well as summer training for pre-engineering building in the Kirby Building System, Ltd., in 2012. A presenter at many conferences within her industry, Dr. Luhar also holds an Indian patent for "fly ash-based geopolymer concrete incorporating rubber tire fibers as partial replacement of natural sand thereof useful for construction and infrastructure industries," which was published in 2018.

Dr. Luhar found success with her written works as well, having authored 43 published/communicated to publish articles of which 31 articles for reputed high impact international journals, such as the Journal of Building Engineering, Journal of Australian Ceramic Society, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology-Transactions of Civil Engineering, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Cement Wapno Beton, Journal of Engineering and Technology, Indian Concrete Journal, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Research In Civil Engineering, Architecture & Design, the Journal of Civil Engineering Research, the SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering and the International Journal of Engineering, Research and Applications, among others. Contributing on the editorial boards as well as reviewer for a number of international publications, she was appointed as the guest editor for a recent edition of the Journal of Civil Engineering Research. In addition, 12 research articles in reputed international conferences have also been published. Likewise, Dr. Luhar penned her first book as independent author in a lucid language on, "Fly Ash and Slag-Based Geopolymer Concrete – Experimental Facts," in 2016, which was released by Lap Lambert Academic Publishing in Germany, Europe. Just recently, Dr. Luhar's promulgated second book on "Green Concrete: Incorporation of E-Wastes – a green concept", ISBN: 978-620-2-31939-3, Scholars' Press, Latvia, Europe, in 2018.

In addition to her primary vocation, Dr. Luhar remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to her areas of expertise. She maintained involvement as an associate member of the Asian Concrete Federation, the India section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Indian Road Congress and the Institutional of Valuers. Dr. Luhar is also a lifetime member of the American Concrete Institute, the Indian Concrete Institute, and the Indian Society of Technical Education.

In light of her exceptional undertakings, Dr. Luhar has accrued many accolades throughout her impressive and inspirational career. In 2018, she was presented with both the Best Researcher Award from the DK International Research Foundation and the Young Woman in Engineering Award from the Venus International Foundation. That same year, she was bestowed with the prestigious award of "Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award 2018" for her hard work and dedication to her profession from the USA. She was recognized as a finalist nominee for the Best Academic Researcher Award by the Association of Scientists Developers and Faculties, London, U.K. and she also represented nomination ID 201942841/15.9.2018 for the Padma Shri Award from the Government of India, the latter of which is renowned as the fourth highest civilian award a citizen of India can receive to recognize "work of distinction" for distinguished and exceptional achievements in the fields, including science and technology. Her work was additionally cited as the Highest Research Paper Publication by a woman at the age of 31 years in concrete technology by the International Women Researchers Connect and Awards in 2018.

Moreover, Dr. Luhar was recently honored as the Best Presenter by the International Conference on Concrete Engineering and Technology at University of Malaya, Malyasia and an Innovative Strategy Leader in Education by UBS Transformance. From the Government of India, she has received grants from the Ministry of Science and Technology and a research fellowship from the Ministry of Human Resources and Development during her research project and doctorate program respectively. However, Dr. Luhar is perhaps most noteworthy for the multiple world records she has attained during her career thus far, including two records in Assist World Records, one record with the official world record (OWR), Spain; one record in the United Kingdom Registry of Official World Record, one record in the International Books of Record, one record in the Asia Book of Records, and one record in the India Book of Records.

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