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4th International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology (BEEM2020)
September 6 (Sun) – 9 (Wed), 2020 / Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea

Keynote Speakers

(In alphabetical order, confirmed so far)
  • Daniel ALESSI

    University of Alberta, Canada

    Title (Tentative) - Assessing Global Water Sustainability in the Recovery of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources

    HOMEPAGE

    Daniel ALESSI

    University of Alberta, Canada

    Daniel S. Alessi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta, who specializes in environmental geochemistry and geomicrobiology. Since 2013, his research group has focused on understanding the surface chemistry and reactivity of environmental materials such as iron oxides, bacteria, and biochar, on lithium extraction from oilfield brines, and on improving our knowledge of the water cycle in unconventional oil and gas operations. Dr. Alessi holds the Encana Chair in Water Resources at the University of Alberta, and was named a 2017-2018 Petro-Canada Young Innovator. He sits on the editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals including Marine and Petroleum Geology, Geobiology, Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology and Chemical Geology.
  • Amit BHATNAGAR

    University of Eastern Finland, Finland

    Title (Tentative) - Microalgae-based Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery – A Synergistic Approach

    Amit BHATNAGAR

    University of Eastern Finland, Finland

    Amit Bhatnagar is working as Full Professor in University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Campus, Finland. He obtained his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, in 2003. He has conducted postdoc research in various international universities/institutes such as Linnaeus University, Sweden; University of Porto, Portugal; Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany; University of Kuopio, Finland; Yonsei University, South Korea; Swiss Federal Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland; Central Building Research Institute (CBRI)/CSIR, India. He has published 170 research/review articles in peer-reviewed journals so far and few book chapters. His current H-index is 53 (Google Scholar) with over 12,000 citations. He is serving as an Associate Editor for Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, and included in the Editorial Board of Nature Scientific Reports and PLOS ONE journals. He has also served as special issue guest editor for Journal of Hazardous Materials and Bioresource Technology. He has been identified as one of the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science).
  • Buyan CHULUUN

    National University of Mongolia, Mongolia

    Title (Tentative) - Oil Field Contamination and Remediation in Mongolia

    Buyan CHULUUN

    National University of Mongolia, Mongolia

    Dr. Buyan Chuluun is currently working as associate professor at Department of Chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences in National University of Mongolia. She received my PhD in Environmental Engineering (2013) from University of Science and Technology, South Korea. She was working as a research associate in Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea. She was awarded “Outstanding Young Teacher” a gold medal from The Mongolian Youth Federation in 2017. Her main research areas are biological remediation of organic pollutants and heavy metals in soil and water and environmental microbiology and toxicology.
  • Marco J. CASTALDI

    The City College of New York, City University of New York

    Title (Tentative) - A Review of the Health Impacts of WTE Facilities

    HOMEPAGE

    Marco J. CASTALDI

    The City College of New York, City University of New York

    Dr. Castaldi is the Director of the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council (WTERT) in the United States, an international organization that supports several students and post doctoral researchers; also, his group is recognized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as the foremost research group on chemical kinetics of converting wastes to energy. Dr. Castaldi’s research will lead to the development of advanced waste-to-energy processes and in particular the high-efficiency recovery of energy from biomass processes using catalysis. Understanding the fundamental reaction sequences and their associated kinetic parameters is the sure way to provide the requisite capability to explore and develop new technologies while improving existing ones for converting “waste” resources into renewable energy. Currently Dr. Castaldi has established the Earth Engineering Center at City College, City University of New York. The goal of EEC|CCNY is to bring to bear rigorous engineering solutions that enable responsible use of energy and materials for the advancement of society. Through industry collaborations and research sponsorship EEC|CCNY develops novel solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. EEC|CCNY routinely engages students with industry professionals enabling a holistic approach to creative realistic, forward-looking applications. The reach of EEC|CCNY is international in scope with many projects connecting international students and companies with a global presence.
  • Wei-Hsin CHEN

    National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

    Title (Tentative) - Advances in Biofuel Production from Microalgal Biomass

    Wei-Hsin CHEN

    National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

    Professor Wei-Hsin Chen received his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University in 1993. After receiving his Ph.D. degree, Dr. Chen worked in an iron and steel corporation as a process engineer (1994-1995). He joined the Department of Environmental Engineering and Science, Fooyin University in 1995 and was promoted to a full professor in 2001. In 2005, he moved to the Department of Marine Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University. Two years later (2007), he moved to the Department of Greenergy, National University of Tainan. Now he is a faculty member and distinguished professor at the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Professor Chen visited the Princeton University, USA, from 2004 to 2005, the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2007, the University of Edinburg, UK, in 2009, the University of British Columbia, Canada, from 2012 to 2013, and the University of Lorraine, France, in 2017 as a visiting professor. He was also an invited lecturer at the University of Lorraine in 2019 and 2020. His research topics include bioenergy, hydrogen energy, clean energy, carbon capture, and atmospheric science. He has published around 550 papers in international and domestic journals and conferences. He is the associated editor of International Journal of Energy Research, and the editorial members of Applied Energy, Energies, BMC Energy, Energy, Ecology and Environment, etc. He is also the author of several books concerning energy science and air pollution. In recent years, his important awards include 2015 and 2018 Outstanding Research Award (Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan), 2015 Highly Cited Paper Award (Applied Energy, Elsevier), 2017 Outstanding Engineering Professor Award (Chinese Institute of Engineers), 2019 Highly Cited Review Article Award (Bioresource Technology), and 2016-2019 (4 consecutive years) Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher Awards.
  • Akash DEEP

    Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Lab, India

    Title (Tentative) - Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOF) for Electrochemical and Optical Sensing of Bacteria

    Akash DEEP

    Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Lab, India

    Dr. Akash Deep is working as a Senior Scientist at the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology lab (H-1) of CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIR-CSIO), Chandigarh. He has more than 20 years of research experience in the areas of material science and analytical chemistry. His current areas of research include advanced functional materials (graphene, 2-D dichalcogenides, MOFs, conducting polymers), molecular sensors, energy harvesting and storage systems, and environmental sciences. He has published more than 150 research papers in international journals and also transferred technologies to industrial partners. He has so far guided 8 Ph.D students, while 8 more are pursuing their experimental work. Dr. Akash Deep has also been awarded with CSIR India’s Raman Research Fellowship. He has active collaboration with a number of universities and research labs.
  • Xiaomin DOU

    Beijing Forestry University, China

    Title (Tentative) - Phosphate Adsorption on Amorphous Alumina Nanoparticles: Insights on Making Engineering Nanoscale Adsorbents

    Xiaomin DOU

    Beijing Forestry University, China

    Dr. Xiaomin Dou received his Ph.D. degree from the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China in 2006. He is presently an associate professor at the College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Beijing Forestry University, China. His recent research interests include pretreating pharmaceutical wastewater through physical-chemical methods, converting biomass to value-added functional materials, and mitigating hazardous ions (As, F and Sb, etc.) from water. He has published 47 scientific papers on the above-mentioned fields with more than 1900 citations.
  • Longbin HUANG

    The University of Queensland, Australia

    Title (Tentative) - To be announced

    HOMEPAGE

    Longbin HUANG

    The University of Queensland, Australia

    Longbin Huang is currently a full professor and the Program Leader of Ecological Engineering of Mine Wastes, in Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Prof Huang has been leading many large industry projects (worth > $15 million) directly/jointly funded by governments and large mining and minerals companies, to develop game-changing technologies for cost-effective and sustainable tailings rehabilitation. From research background in soil-plant relations and plant environmental physiology, Prof Huang has been focusing on developing new technologies of ecological engineering of mine wastes, for rehabilitating ferrous and base metal mine tailings (e.g., magnetite tailings, bauxite residues (or red mud), Cu/Pb-Zn tailings). His translational research achievements were recognized in the 2019 UQ’s Partners in Research Excellence Award in the “Resilient Environments” (together with Rio Tinto and Queensland Alumina Ltd). He also serves as Section/Coordination editors for Plant and Soil, and Environmental Geochemistry and Health. Longbin graduated with Bachelor’s Degrees in Agronomy (with Soil Science & Plant Physiology double major) and Computer Studies, and a PhD in Plant Environmental Physiology.
  • Zeng-Yei HSEU

    Nation Taiwan University, Taiwan

    Title (Tentative) - Geochemical Distribution of Gallium, Indium, and Thallium and their Availability in Highly Weathered Soils

    Zeng-Yei HSEU

    Nation Taiwan University, Taiwan

    Professor Hseu is a professor of soil quality and environmental sciences in the Department of Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan. He had been employed as a guest professor at Kyoto University in 2010 and at Meiji University in 2011, Japan. He had also been a visiting scholar at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2018. Professor Hseu has been the president of the Chinese Society of Soil and Fertilizer Sciences (Taiwan) in 2016-2019 and the president of East and Southeast Asian Federation of Soil Science Societies (ESAFS) in 2018-2019. His major topics of interest are heavy metal dynamics and mineralogy of serpentine soil, morphology and genesis of wetland soil, soil chronosequences on river and marine terraces, and soil heavy metal contamination and remediation. Professor Hseu is the author or coauthor of approximate 100 scientific papers and book chapters.
  • Shih-Hao JIEN

    National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

    Title (Tentative) - Mineralization and Nutrient Releasing of Biochar Compound Fertilizer in a Highly Weathering Soil

    Shih-Hao JIEN

    National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

    Prof. Jien now is a full professor of soil sciences, and served in Department of Soil and Water Conservation, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST). Prof. Jien also hosts Circular Material Research Center and Multi-modal Disaster Prevention Technology Research Center in NPUST. During Dr. Jien’s academic career at NPUST, Prof. Jien has supervised over 60 undergraduate students, 20 postgraduate students, and 2 Ph.D. students. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles until now and has awarded the NPUST Excellent Researcher Reward in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Dr. Jien now is focusing on researches regarding soil quality improvement for sustainable soil environments by using innovative methods such as biochar techniques. He also conducted 20 projects associated biochar application from Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and other Taiwan governmental units. Now, Dr. Jien devotes to the research associated with soil erosion prevention and soil organic carbon sequestration. Dr. Jien now also hosts the Soil Survey and Conservation Laboratory in NPUST and he has played an important leadership role in establishing teaching, research and conservation programs in his laboratory.
  • Eakalak KHAN

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

    Title (Tentative) - Fate of (E)- and (Z)-Endoxifen in Water and Secondary Treated Wastewater under Sunlight

    Eakalak KHAN

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

    Eakalak Khan is a Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Department and the Director of Water Resources Research Program, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. From 2002 to 2017, he was a Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, North Dakota State University (NDSU). He also served as the Chair of Civil Engineering Department, NDSU from 2010 to 2013. Prior to NDSU, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Polytechnic University, New York from 1999 to 2002. He received his Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering from Chiang Mai University, Thailand in 1990, M.S. in Agricultural Engineering from University of Hawaii in 1993, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1997. In 1998, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute of Environment, UCLA. Eakalak has published more than 115 refereed journal articles. He was awarded a CAREER grant from NSF in 2005. His honors include the NDSU Odney Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008, Researcher of the Year, College of Engineering, NDSU, 2005, and Water B. Booth Endowed Distinguished Professorship, NDSU, 2017.
  • Naomi KLINGHOFFER

    Western University, Canada

    Title (Tentative) - Utilization of Biochar in Catalytic Applications

    Naomi KLINGHOFFER

    Western University, Canada

    Dr. Naomi Klinghoffer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Western University in London, Canada, with an appointment at Western’s Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR). Her research focuses on catalytic and thermochemical conversion of biomass, waste, and CO2 into chemicals and fuels. Research projects include activation of char derived from biomass gasification and pyrolysis for catalytic or adsorption applications, enhanced gasification processes, and CO2 activation. Prior to her academic appointment, Dr. Klinghoffer worked at the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), developing a catalytic membrane reactor for production of dimethyl ether from CO2, and on design and testing of a pilot plant for CO2 capture from flue gas using a hollow fiber membrane contactor. Dr. Klinghoffer received her PhD from the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University.
  • Sandeep KUMAR

    Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, India

    Title (Tentative) - To be announced

    Sandeep KUMAR

    Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, India

    Dr. Sandeep Kumar is working as Associate Professor at the Department of Bio and Nano Technology, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana, India. Dr. Kumar did his PhD from Panjab University, Chandigarh. His research interests include synthesis of nanomaterials, nanocarriers for healthcare applications, nanomaterials-based sensors, biomaterials, and nanotoxicology. He has one patent and published more than 100 research papers in many reputed SCI journals. Dr. Kumar runs both international and national sponsored research projects from different funding agencies. Dr. Kumar visited Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea as a visiting Professor and University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA as Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) fellow. Dr. Kumar also visited Australia, UK, Scotland, Germany, Spain, Belgium, France under different supporting schemes (DST) of Govt of India. Dr. Kumar received the Haryana Yuva Vigyan Ratna Award in 2017.
  • Su Shiung LAM

    Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

    Title (Tentative) - Microwave Vacuum Pyrolysis Conversion of Biomass Waste into Cleaner Biofuel, Bioplastic Feedstock and Value-added Carbon

    Su Shiung LAM

    Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

    Dr. Su Shiung Lam holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University, and is currently a tenured Associate Professor at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. He leads a 12-member research group working mainly on Chemical & Environmental Engineering, focusing on Waste Management, Thermal Process (Pyrolysis, Gasification, Microwave Heating), Waste & Biomass Utilization, and Clean Technology. He has collaborations and is active on the research, development, optimization, and application of thermal technology (especially pyrolysis) in many aspects, currently ranked No. 4 in the world in microwave pyrolysis and No. 1 in Malaysia for pyrolysis with respect to the number of SCI-indexed publication. He is also active in servicing as Associate Editor for Energy & Environment and Frontiers in Energy Research, and Guest Editor for Journal of Hazardous Materials, Bioresource Technology, Environmental Research, Environmental Pollution. He has secured 20 research grants, both international and in Malaysia, worth nearly RM 2.5 million (~USD 600,000), publishing about 87 articles in journals, file patent and commercialize inventions from his research team.
  • Keat Teong LEE

    Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

    Title (Tentative) - The Role of Renewable Energy in Global Transformation for a Sustainable Energy Future?

    Keat Teong LEE

    Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

    Dr. Lee Keat Teong obtained his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2004 and upon graduating he joined the School of Chemical Engineering, USM as a faculty staff. He was promoted to full professorship in 2014 and is currently holding the position; Director of Research Creativity & Management Office, since 2013. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Dean (Research & Postgraduate Studies) for School of Chemical Engineering from 2010 to 2012. Dr. Lee has co-authored 2 books, 10 book chapters, 30 review articles and more than 150 technical research articles in peer reviewed international journals with Scopus bibliographic database recorded H–Index of 57 and total citation of more than 10,000 (access on 21 Aug 2019). He has also graduated more than 10 PhD students as main supervisor and many more Master’s and PhD students as co-supervisor. Dr. Lee is currently the Co-Editor for Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier) and Editorial Board Member for Bioresource Technology (Elsevier), Biotechnology for Biofuels (BioMed Central) and Energy Science & Engineering (Wiley). He has also won numerous awards including Young Scientist Award 2011 by The International Forum on Industrial Bioprocess and 2012 Top Research Scientists Malaysia by the Academy Sciences of Malaysia. He is one of the four Malaysian researchers that was recognized as the most cited researchers in the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016 by Subjects (Energy Science & Engineering). Dr. Lee is now working on the production of biofuels (biodiesel and bioethanol) from biomass (including macro and microalgae) using various technologies. Apart from that, he also has special interest on the social and sustainability aspects of biofuels.
  • Jörg RINKLEBE

    University of Wuppertal, Germany

    Title (Tentative) - Can Biochar`s a Solution to Remediate Contaminated Paddy Soils?

    Jörg RINKLEBE

    University of Wuppertal, Germany

    Dr. Jörg Rinklebe is a Professor for Soil- and Groundwater-Management at the University of Wuppertal, Germany. His academic background covers environmental science, bioavailability of emerging contaminants, and remediation of contaminated soils. He works at various scales, ecosystems, and spheres including pedosphere, hydrosphere lithosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere and has a certain experience in fundamental soil science. His main research is on soils, sediments, waters, plants, and their pollutions (trace elements and nutrients) and linked biogeochemical issues with a special focus in redox chemistry. He also has a certain expertise in soil microbiology. Professor Rinklebe is internationally recognized particularly for his research in the areas of biogeochemistry of trace elements in wetland soils. He published plenty of scientific papers in leading international and national journals. Professor Rinklebe is nominated as Highly Cited Researcher. According to SCOPUS (Sep-17-2019) he published over 195 research papers, 20 were nominated as "Highly Cited Papers" and 3 were nominated as "Hot Papers"). His h-index is 36. Also, he published two books entitled "Trace Elements in Waterlogged Soils and Sediments” (2016) and “Nickel in Soils and Plants” (2018) as well as numerous book chapters. He is serving as Editor of the international journal Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (CREST) and Special Issue Editor for Environmental Pollution and Journal of Hazardous Materials, and as guest editor of the international journals Environment International, Chemical Engineering Journal, Science of the Total Environment, Chemosphere, Journal of Environmental Management, Applied Geochemistry, and Environmental Geochemistry and Health. Also, he is member on serval editorial boards (e.g., Ecotoxicology, Geoderma, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, Archive of Agronomy and Soil Science) and reviewer for many leading international journals. He organized many special symposia at various international conferences such as “Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements” (ICOBTE) and “International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment” (ICHMET). He was an invited speaker (plenary and keynote) at a plenty of international conferences. In 2016 he got an appointment as Honorable Ambassador for Gangwon Province, South-Korea which was renewed in June-2018. Also, he got an appointment as Visiting Professor at Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea, Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, and Guest Professor at the China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. Recently, Professor Rinklebe was elected as Vice President of the International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry (ISTEB).
  • Binoy SARKAR

    Lancaster University, UK

    Title (Tentative) - To be announced

    HOMEPAGE

    Binoy SARKAR

    Lancaster University, UK

    Prior to commencing at Lancaster University, Dr Binoy SARKAR was a Research Associate at the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation, University of Sheffield (2017 – 2019). He also worked at the Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia, as a Research Associate and then Research Fellow (2011 – 2016). He was an honorary Adjunct Research Fellow of University of South Australia during 2016 – 2019.
    Dr Binoy SARKAR was awarded the Australian Government sponsored Endeavour Research Fellowship to visit and conduct research at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA (2016). He is also a recipient of the Geof Proudfoot Award from the Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council, and Desai-Biswas Medal from ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute.
  • Ajit Kumar SARMAH

    The University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Title (Tentative) - Mechanical, Durability and X-ray Micro-computed Tomography Investigation of biochar-admixtured Cement-Mortars

    Ajit Kumar SARMAH

    The University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Ajit K Sarmah is an Associate Professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has a multidisciplinary background with training in both science and engineering disciplines and obtained his PhD (Soil and Water) from the University of Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining The University of Auckland, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Landcare Research, a Crown Research Institute in Hamilton, New Zealand for nearly 10 years. Earlier he worked in the School of Civil Engineering and School of Agronomy of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA as a Visiting Scientist, as a Research Officer in University of Western Australia, and as a Research Associate at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. He currently leads projects on: production of biochar and characterisation using novel techniques; development of novel adsorbents using biochar to remove contaminants from aqueous and soil systems; design, development and testing of wood plastic biochar composite and testing their mechanical, and thermal properties; development of sustainable green concrete using waste-derived carbon material; fate and transport behaviour of endocrine disrupting chemicals, veterinary medicines and personal care products in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. He served as Associate Editor for Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier) and currently is an Associate Editor for Environmental Management (Springer) and Editorial Board Member for two Springer Journals: Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineers and BIOCHAR.
  • Meisam TABATABAEI

    University Technology Mara (UiTM), Malaysia

    Title (Tentative) - The 2019 Report of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: Ensuring that the Health of a Child Born Today is not Defined by a Changing Climate

    Meisam TABATABAEI

    University Technology Mara (UiTM), Malaysia

    Meisam Tabatabaei is an Associate Professor of Environmental Biotechnology (Universiti Teknologi MARA-UiTM, Malaysia) and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Biofuel Research Journal (BRJ) in Canada. Meisam has been working closely with the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) to promote waste-oriented biofuels in the developing world. Since 2016, he has been the lead collaborator of the Lancet Commission on Public Health and Climate Change (UCL, UK) and has published over 250 publications including original research papers and reviews in journals such as The Lancet (Impact Factor: 59.102), Progress in Energy and Combustion Sciences (Impact Factor: 26.467), etc. (Citations: >6600, h-index: 42, i10 index: 136; November 2019, Google Scholar). The Cumulative Impact Factor of Meisam’s publications stands at over 1000. He is currently also a Guest Professor at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport (Vietnam). Dr. Tabatabaei has been listed on the Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers List (Top 1% scientists in the world) in Engineering Category since 2017. He is the Editor of the Book Volumes "Biogas: Fundamentals, Process, and Operation” and "Biodiesel: from Production to Combustion" which have been published by Springer Nature in 2018 and is on the Editorial/Advisory Board of International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (Springer), Data In Brief (Elsevier), MethodsX (Elsevier), and Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects (Taylor & Francis). Meisam is the Associate Editor of Frontiers in Energy Research. Dr. Tabatabaei is also the Guest Editor of Special Issues in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (Elsevier) and Energies (MDPI). Meisam is the Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier Book Series on Biomass and Biofuels.
  • Daniel CW TSANG

    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

    Title (Tentative) - Effective Dispersion of MgO Nanostructure on Biochar Support for Glucose Isomerization

    HOMEPAGE

    Daniel CW TSANG

    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

    Prof. Daniel CW Tsang is currently an Associate Professor and Programme Leader (EOSH) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was an IMETE Visiting Scholar at Ghent University in Belgium, Visiting Scholar at Stanford University in the US, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and Post-doctoral Fellow at Imperial College London in the UK and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. With a strong link to real-world environmental challenges, Dan’s research group strives to develop low-impact solutions to ensure sustainable development and foster new ways in which we utilize biomass waste, contaminated land, and urban water. Dan has published over 300 SCI journal papers, and currently serves as Editor of Journal of Hazardous Materials, Associate Editor of Science of the Total Environment, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Geochemistry and Health, and Journal of Soils and Sediments, as well as Editorial Board Member of Bioresource Technology, Environmental Pollution, and Chemosphere. Dan has also served as Guest Editor of 20+ Special Issues at Environment International, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Journal of Cleaner Production, Bioresource Technology, etc., and received the Young Scientist Award (International Bioprocessing Association) and Excellence in Review Award (Environmental Science and Technology, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, and Chemosphere). Dan is the Chair and Organizer of 2nd Biological Waste as Resource Conference (BWR2017), 4th Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation Conference (CLEAR2018), 3rd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology 2018 (BEEM2019), and 5th Asia Pacific Biochar Conference (APBC2020).
  • Aijie WANG

    Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

    Title (Tentative) - To be announced

    Aijie WANG

    Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

    Aijie Wang obtained her doctoral degree from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in environmental engineering in 2000. Currently, she is a professor at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) and the Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences (RCEES), CAS. She served as the Deputy Director of National Engineering Laboratory for Wastewater Treatment and Head of Key Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology at RCEES, CAS. Dr. Wang is specialized in water pollution control and resource recovery, which includes bio-based technology for highly efficient wastewater treatment and water reclamation, augmented bioremediation of polluted aquatic environment and waste organic recycling and resource recovery. A well-recognized feature of her researches is the effective integration of fundamental (interdisciplinary) and practically applicable research. Her work on anaerobic acidogenic of recalcitrant organic compounds based on the concept of biological phase separation has been proved to bring substantial benefits to the Chinese industries, which suffer from heavy pollution for a long time. She has published more than 300 papers in reputed journals and authorized more than 80 invention patents. Her research has been recognized with numerous awards, which included Distinguished Professor of Yangtze River Scholar by Ministry of Education in 2011, the prestigious National Outstanding Youth Science Fund Award in 2012, the Ten-Thousand People Program: Leading Talent Award in 2016, and the National Science & Technology Progress Awards in 2004 and 2010. She was awarded as a member of the IWA Fellows in 2015 and a member of the China Invention Association (CIA) Fellows in 2018. She was elected as the chairman of the Management Committee of AD-SG in IWA in 2018, as a Core Group member of the IWA Resource Recovery Cluster, Vice Chairman of the IWA AD China Chapter, the Adjunct Professor of the University of Oklahoma. She serves as Co-Editor in Chief of Environmental Research, and as the associate editor or editorial board member of 5 international academic journals.
  • Hailong WANG

    Foshan University, China

    Title (Tentative) - Responses of Plant and Soil to Iron-Modified Biochar in a Paddy Soil Contaminated with Heavy Metals

    Hailong WANG

    Foshan University, China

    Hailong Wang is a distinguished professor in environmental science at School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Foshan University, China. He is also an adjunct professor at Zhejiang University and Zhejiang A&F University. His research program focuses mainly on environmental functions of biochar and environmental remediation. He has published >200 papers in SCI journals, including 18 ESI highly cited papers. Prof. Wang is the Director of Biochar Engineering Technology Research Center of Guangdong Province, China, a director of the Biochar Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance of China, a member of the International Biochar Initiative (IBI) Advisory Committee, and an editor of "Environmental Science and Pollution Research", "Journal of Soils and Sediments” and “Biochar”.
  • Haiping YANG

    Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

    Title (Tentative) - Recent Developments of Biomass Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis: Strategies for the Optimization of Bio-oil Quality and Yield

    Haiping YANG

    Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

    Prof Yang’ research is focused on Biomass pyrolysis/gasification for H2 enriched gas fuel, liquid fuel and carbon contained materials and chemicals. So far she has published over 100 SCI papers, and 5 were cited in ESI, and the highest SCI cite for 1 paper is over 2000. Now she owns Newton Advanced Fellowships (2018) and the Most Cited Chinese Researchers (Elsevier, 2014-2018). She gained the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars program in 2016 (China). She is a member of the editor board of Fuel and Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, also managing guest editor of Fuel and guest editor of Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Science of Total Environment.
  • Siming YOU

    University of Glasgow, UK

    Title (Tentative) - Distributed Waste-to-Resource Development in Glasgow

    Siming YOU

    University of Glasgow, UK

    Dr. Siming You is a lecturer in the James Watt School of Engineering of Glasgow University. Before joining the School, he worked as a Research Fellow at NUS (National University of Singapore) Environmental Research Institute. He also served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Nanyang Technological University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Dr. You received his Ph.D. in Thermo-fluids from Nanyang Technological University in 2014. He has an area of expertise in the design and analysis of waste management and waste-to-resource generation, and the valorization of waste-derived products like biochar and hydrogen. Dr. You was awarded the Outstanding Young Researcher Award by the American Institute of Chemical Engineering, Singapore Local Section in 2018. He serves as a guest editor for various special issues in prestigious journals including "Waste-to-Hydrogen and Related Technologies", 2019 in Applied Energy, "Waste Lignin to Resources", 2019 in Bioresource Technology, and "Sustainable Energy Technologies for Energy Saving and Carbon Emission Reduction", 2017 in Applied Energy. He also sits in the Editorial Board of a leading journal on waste management - Journal of Hazardous Materials (IF=7.650).
  • Shicheng ZHANG

    Fudan University, China

    Title (Tentative) - Preparation of Aromatic Compounds by Catalytic Hydrogenation of Lignin in Biphasic System

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    Shicheng ZHANG

    Fudan University, China

    Dr. Shicheng Zhang is a Full Professor and a Vice Chair at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. His research group is focusing on the biofuel, biochemical and bio-based materials production from biomass wastes by chemical, biological and biochemical methods, especially hydrothermal conversion of biomass waste to high value-added products. He has been involved in more than 30 research projects as PI or Co-PI. Has published more than 120 journal papers, 30 patents, and has more than 3200 ISI citations with H index 29. He has served as Guest Editor of Bioresource Technology (2017) and Green Chemistry (2019). Dr. Zhang has been an active member of numerous national and international commissions and committees, and regularly serves as external judge for national and international funding institutions.
  • Wei ZHANG

    Zhengzhou University, China

    Title (Tentative) - Effect of Microplastics on the Removal of Pollutants from Aqueous Medium by using Carbon Materials

    Wei ZHANG

    Zhengzhou University, China

    Dr. Wei Zhang is associate professor from Zhengzhou University. He is currently served as Executive deputy director of Zhengzhou key laboratory of water resources and environment, Deputy secretary-general of the first high level forum about "Yellow River Protection and Development". He is also the member of IWA-China YWP and member of water resources committee from China Natural Resources Association. His research covers design of complex materials, recycling of WEEE and removal of heavy metal from polluted water or soil. He is also emphasizing on removal of Microplastics from natural water. During recent years, Dr. Wei Zhang has made much scientific progress in the field of environmental materials and water restoration. As first author or corresponding author, he has already published 8 SCI papers, 1 EI paper and 6 Chinese core papers. He has published one monograph about environmental materials as second chief editor. Dr. Wei Zhang has served as chairman of some conferences, such as the Battery Session of the Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit, and Solid Waste Session of the National Doctoral Academic Conference in 2015 and 2016, and also won the "best thesis award" of the 10th National Doctoral Academic Conference.
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