Dr. Hari Bhakta Sharma, currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology in Rangpo, Sikkim, is a researcher in the field of waste management. With a Ph.D. earned from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, Dr. Sharma has contributed significantly to national and international research projects. His expertise lies in the critical realm of integrated waste management, addressing some of the most pressing environmental concerns. Dr. Sharma's impactful research is evident in his extensive publication record, which includes over 25 research papers and numerous book chapters in reputable peer-reviewed international journals. His work is widely referenced and cited globally, attesting to its significance in the academic community. In addition to his research contributions, Dr. Sharma serves as an editorial board member for several international journals. His dedication to scholarly excellence is further acknowledged through the receipt of the Most Cited Paper Awards from Elsevier journals, highlighting the influence and recognition of his work in the academic landscape.