Sharma, Vishal, PhD, is Associate Professor of Botany in the Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Secror-11, Chandigarh (India). He is the recipient of “International Best Scientist Award in Plant Biotechnology,” awarded by a Malaysia-based research organization accredited by US-based World Research Council (WRC) and United Medical Council (UMC). He was awarded “Scientist of the Year 2019” at the 10th International Conference on Agriculture, Horticulture and Food Sciences (ICAHFS) held in New Delhi and organized by “The Society of Tropical Agriculture.”
Dr Sharma has also been conferred the “66 Skoch Award (2020; Merit of Semi-finalists) in Solid Waste Management (Windrow Composting), which recognizes projects that go the extra mile to make India a better nation. Dr Sharma was awarded the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Action award in the Individual category and was recognized with the 26th International Congress of IFHE-International Award 2020 in Italy. The project was also awarded as Innovative Environment Project by CII; 2021 (8th edition) of National Awards and in Business World (BW) “Recycling for Greener Tomorrow Conclave Awards 2022, for their Carbon foot print benefits. Dr Sharma's project is shortlisted as one of the finalists of the United Nations Green Gown International Awards 2022, a pioneer project from India. Recently, on Environment Day, the National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi conferred ‘Green Technology Innovative Awards-2022' to Dr. Vishal Sharma at the International Conference on Agriculture Science and at ICAR-IGFRI, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, for his contribution in the field of mitigation of Carbon footprints and Green awards for Innovation & Environment Awareness at World Environment Expo (Pragati Maidan, New Delhi).