AD Scientific Index of Ranking of Scientists – World World and University Rankings 2021 has released a list of the most influential scientists in the world, Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná is represented by the citation of 101 research professors.
In total, 707,846 scientists from 204 countries in 13,466 universities are mentioned in this list.
Among the scholars mentioned in the ranking There’s a teacher from Rondon, Dion Olschuk Suts and Professor Armin Vidin, who since 1995 has taught at the Marechal Candido Rondon Campus in Bachelor’s courses in Agricultural Engineering and Animal Sciences, as well as in the Master’s and PhD programs in Energy Engineering in Agriculture, at the Cascavel Campus, and in the Master’s and Doctorate in Sustainable Rural Development at Marechal Rondon .
Armin Feiden sees the citation in the AD scientific index ranking as a result of the maturity of scientific research at Unioete, and expresses serious concern about the future of research programmes, mainly due to reductions in resources that finance scientific production in the country.
“I see this as the result of the maturity of scientific research at Unioete, which focuses on research groups and graduate programs. It is the result of long-term systematic work by a team of researchers, including professors, students, advisors and mentors, as well as collaborators. Unfortunately, the reductions in resources Available for research and postgraduate funding already affects the completion of ongoing research and threatens the initiation of new research, on a scale unprecedented in Brazil and in the medium and long term, our institution will have problems in maintaining the continuity of scientific productivity that has already been entrenched in recent decades “
The professor explains that his research projects are linked to the lines of research in two postgraduate programmes.
In the first, in Energy Engineering in Agriculture, engaged in research into biofuels, with research projects in the production of biogas and biomethane from residual biomass of rural origin; Combined use of biogas and photovoltaics in rural areas; bioethanol production from residues from cassava processing; Cultivation of the microalgae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in effluents and wastewater from pig farming for biodiesel.
In the second division, in Sustainable Rural Development, he is engaged in research on social and technological innovations and extension work, with research projects on: Models for evaluating public policies in the context of sustainable rural development; Environmental management constraints in the use of water for public supply; Challenges in the sustainable management of rural agro-ecological properties; Factors affecting organic production in Western Parana.
Armin holds a degree in animal sciences from Maringa State University (1981), a degree in agronomy from Paraná Federal University (1986), a master’s degree in forest engineering (nature conservation) from the federal university of Parana (1994) and a doctorate in agricultural engineering (energy in Agriculture) from São Paulo State University, Júlio de Mesquita Filho (2001).
He is currently an Associate Professor at Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná and has expertise in agronomy and animal husbandry technologies, with a focus on environment and energy in agriculture, primarily working on the following topics: sustainable rural development, watershed environmental management, biomass energy, and bio-digester, biogas, bio-ethanol and bio-diesel. He is a permanent professor in the Master’s and Doctoral Program in Energy Engineering in Agriculture, since 2010, and in the Master’s and Doctoral Program in Sustainable Rural Development, since 2012.
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