Organizing Committee
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Western Sydney University , Australia
Biography :

Dr Abbas Amini is currently an assistant professor at ACK and Western Sydney University, Australia. After obtaining PhD from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (ranked 17th in Engineering among the universities worldwide), he conducted research with Australian universities, as a postdoctoral research fellow at Monash and Deakin Universities, and as a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne. His fine outcomes have been presented in high impact factor journals, e.g., Nature publication group, and a recent published book in 2016. Abbas is the editor of more than 20 reputed journals, and served as the chair/committee member of more than 120 international conferences to date.

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University of Reggio Calabria , Italy
Biography :

Adele Muscolo A graduated in Biological Sciences (MSc), has completed her PhD in Food Science at the Policlinic Federico II University of Naples, Italy. In 1988, she started is professional career as Researcher at “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria where she is still working as Full Professor in Soil Chemistry and Ecology. Since 1990, she is reviewer for international scientific journals and since 2008 she is evaluator of projects for European Community, International Funding Research Agencies and Italian and Foreign Research Ministries. She is Chair of many regional, national and international research projects. She is examiner of international PhD dissertations. She published more than 180 papers in international journals with IF and has been serving as an Editorial Board Member of many international journals. She is Associate Editor for JFR.

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French National Center for Scientific Research , France
Biography :

Lingai LUO received her Ph.D. degree (1991) in mechanic and thermal engineering from National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (INPL), Nancy, France. She worked as associate professor at University of Nancy I and at INPL, France. From 2003 until 2012 she was a full professor at University of Savoie, France. She is now senior research director of French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the laboratory of thermo-kinetics, Nantes (LTN), France

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Mohammed V University of Rabat , Morocco
Biography :

Professor Nour-Eddine ES-SAFI completed his PhD in organic chemistry in 1997 from Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco and postdoctoral studies at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research. He leads the Team of Organic Chemistry and the Physico-Chemical Studies at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco where he is currently working as deputy director and a full professor. His research focuses on natural products, especially polyphenols, their structural elucidation, their antioxidant activity and their role in food technology and human health. He has published many research papers and he is reviewer for various international scientific journals. He is Editorial Board Member of various scientific journals and is Editor in Chief of the Green and Sustainable Chemistry journal.

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Oregon Health Sciences University , USA
Biography :

Dr. Gilbert C. Sigua is a Research Soil Scientist at the USDA-ARS Coastal Plains Soil, Water, and Plant Research Center in Florence, South Carolina, USA. Gilbert is a nationally and internationally recognized expert and authority in his field because of his work on agronomic, soil quality, water quality and environmental management research as evidenced by his various international projects in Brazil, Australia, Philippines, Japan, Singapore and Cambodia. Dr. Sigua’s scholarly achievements and expertise have been widely recognized through numerous honors and awards. As a testimony to this, he was recently awarded major fellowship awards, to wit: a) Fellow of American Society of Agronomy; b) Fulbright Fellow; c) Japan Society for Promotion of Science Fellow; d) “Balik Scientist” Fellow; and e) Fellow of Soil Science Society of America.

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Peking University , China
Biography :

Hefa Cheng is a tenured associate professor in environmental science at Collee of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University. He received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a Ph.D. minor in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University in 2006. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow and a consulting assistant professor at Stanford University between 2006 and 2009. He joined the State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry as a research professor, supported by the Outstanding Oversea Talent (“One Hundred Talents”) program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. In 2015, he moved to the College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University as a tenured associate professor. He is the author/co-author of over 100 journal papers including in Nat. Clim. Change, Nat. Commun., Environ. Sci. Technol., Wat. Res., and contributors of two book chapters. He received the SCOPE-Zhongyu Young Scientist Award from the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) in 2012, and Hou Defeng Award from the Chinese Society of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry in 2014. He serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Journal of Hazardous Materials, and Environmental Chemistry (China). His research focuses on understanding the mechanism of organic pollutant degradation on natural minerals, developing mineral-based treatment for destruction of organic pollutants, as well as on developing novel approaches for apportioning the sources of heavy metal pollution in surface soils.

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Memorial University of Newfoundland , Canada
Biography :

Dr. Saady is an assistant professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL. He received his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Technology in Iraq, and a Ph.D. from the University of Windsor, Ontario. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in general and environmental engineering programs at the University of Windsor, Ontario. Dr. Saady worked as an associate researcher at Dairy and Swine Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Sherbrooke, Quebec, where he investigated extensively management and treatment of livestock and agricultural waste. He has been awarded seven prestigious scholarships including three Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) scholarships. He published more than 30 peer-reviewed research articles, two book’s chapters, and presented in 10 international conferences. He serves as an Editor-in-Chief for Advances in Recycling & Waste Management Journal published by OMICS International. He served as a handling editor for the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM) and International Journal of Environmental Engineering (IJEE) published by Inderscience Publishers. He served as a panel speaker and a member of the organizing, program or scientific committee for more than 15 international conferences in Canada, the USA, and Europe. Dr. Saady is licensed as a professional Engineer in Ontario and Newfoundland.

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University of Regina , Canada
Biography :

Dr. Gordon Huang is the University of Regina’s Tier I Canada Research Chair in Energy and Environment. He is an international leader in the field of environmental systems studies. He and his research team are using inexact optimization approaches to tackle many complexities of energy and environmental management. In particular, they are examining environmental management under uncertainty, and energy systems planning under changing climatic conditions. Huang’s technologies have already been used in multiple sectors, and in many regions and jurisdictions, as the scientific bases for formulating policies that have enormous socioeconomic implications. The resulting findings revealed various complexities in energy and environmental systems and obstacles that hinder sustainable energy development.

Research Interest :

Huang’s research will help strengthen Canada's ability to be an international leader in managing energy and environmental concerns in the future.

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'Nippon Institute of Technology , Japan
Biography :

Dr. Takashi Amemiya received M.S. degree of Electrical Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 1978. He joined Toshiba Corporation where he engaged in for 30 years in the various fields of engineering, research and development work such as fuel cell systems, environment related systems, and material/energy recycling technology of industrial wastes and E-wastes. Among them one of his eminent achievements was development of automobile waste gasification-to-energy technology. He was awarded Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo with research on the LCA and investment profitability evaluation of ASR (Automobile Shredder Residue) recycling system. In 2013, He was appointed as a professor at Nippon Institute of Technology, Japan, and is doing research achievements in the field of material and resource circulation engineering for the application in environmental area. He received Advanced Technology Prize Award from Japan Society of Corrosion Engineering in 2004.

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Peking University , China
Biography :

G.Q. Chen is a professor of systems ecology and sustainability science at Peking University, China and a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at King Abudulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. With distinguished contributions as marked by around 300 publications in prestigious journals, Prof. Chen has won a series of awards and honors, including Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers Award, Thomson Reuters China Citation Laureate. He served as editor, associate editor or advisory member for 50 international journals.

Research Interest :

He has a wide spectrum of research interests including climate thermodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, systems ecological modelling, ecological economics, global and regional studies, systems input-output technique.

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University of Manchester , United Kingdom
Biography :

Szekely G received his MEng degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest, and he earned his PhD degree in Chemistry under the European Commission’s Marie Curie Actions from the Technical University of Dortmund. He worked as an Early Stage Researcher in Hovione PharmaScience and an IAESTE Fellow at the University of Tokyo. He was a Research Associate working with Andrew Livingston on molecular level separations in Imperial College London. He is currently a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at The University of Manchester. His multidisciplinary professional background covers supramolecular chemistry, molecular recognition, molecular imprinting, process development, waste utilization, nanofiltration and pharmaceutical impurity scavenging. He serves as an Academic Editor for the journal Advanced Materials Letters, the Secretary General for the Marie Curie Fellows Association, and a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has over 40 publications including 4 patents and 4 book chapters.

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University of Strasbourg , France
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Prof Luc Avérous is a Group (Bio Team) Leader, Head of Polymer Research Department at ICPEES (UMR CNRS 7515) - University of Strasbourg (France), and former Lab Director. He started as Polymer Engineer (EAHP-Strasbourg). Then in 1995, he obtained his PhD in Polymer Science & Eng. (Ecole des Mines de Paris). After two post-doctoral positions (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal-Canada,), he became A/Prof. at the Packaging Engineering School (Reims) in 1997. Finally in 2003, he became a Full Professor at ECPM (Strasbourg), where he teaches biopolymers science, biomaterials, composites, polymers characterization & processing. During the last two decades, his major research projects have dealt with bio based and/or biodegradable polymers for environmental & biomedical applications. As a leading international expert in these fields, he has developed strong collaborations with several foreign labs (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Spain,) and major companies (Total, Soprema, Tereos, PSA,). He serves as a member of research advisory boards for different companies. In France or overseas, he is regularly invited to co-organize Conferences, to chair Symposia, and to give plenary or keynote lectures. He has co-edited 4 books (2 Wiley, Elsevier & Springer). He is a member of several Editorial Boards, and Guest Editor for scientific journals. He is a referee for many scientific journals, books and international projects. He has published hundreds of scientific communications with more than 6000 citations & H-Index ? 40 (Scopus data)

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Canadian Scientific Research and Experimental Development , Canada
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Dr. Reza Shadnam, P.Eng., is a science manager in the R&D Incentives Practice within the KPMG. He is in contact with technical side of tens of companies in his current position. His research areas are micro/nano surface science/engineering and mechanical and mathematical dynamics and stability. He has completed a Ph.D. in the Surface Engineering and Instrumentation Laboratory at the National Institute of Nanotechnology. He has also received a Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering (Structural Dynamics) from Sharif University of Technology in 2002. His background is in Civil Engineering. He has received an International medal in Chemistry and nationally recognized in Physics, Mathematics and Computing Science. He has presented in relevant conferences and he has reviewed manuscripts for 19 journals, e.g. Journal of Physics, International Journal of Mechanics of Solids, Nanotechnology, Natural Science and Applied Mathematical Modelling. He has contributed over 30 peer reviewed technical publications, 35+ (invited) talks and panel discussions to professional & technical communities, e.g. CUCC, BCLNA, APS, ACS, etc. He has taught in University of Alberta, Sharif University of Technology, IUST and NODET

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JUST( Jordan University of Science and Technology) , Jordan
Biography :

Professor Moh'd Ahmad Al-Nimr received his Ph.D. (1991) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor - USA. He then joined the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, where he has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Energy and Thermal Power while conducting research. He has published about 264 articles in different fields of energy (energy storage, generation, conversion, management, saving, renewable, etc.) and in the areas of heat transfer (macro and micro-scale heat transfer, heat transfer in porous media, thermal and hydrodynamics behaviour of micro-channels, etc.). He was elected as a TWAS Fellow (2016). He was awarded the World Academy of Sciences Award (TWAS) in Engineering Sciences (2013), the Khalifa Award for Education in the category of Distinguished University Professor in the Field of Scientific Research (2012), the Khwarizmi International Award (2012), King Abdullah II Award for Innovation (2010), Scopus Award for Distinguished Researchers (2009), the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Award for the Distinguished Researchers in Engineering (2006), the Abed-Alhameed Shoman Award for Arab Scientists (1994), the Jordan University of Science and Technology medal for distinguished scientific and academic achievements three times (1997, 2006, 2015), the Hisham Hijjawi Award (2003), the Ali Mango Award for Distinguished Researcher in Jordan (2012 ), the Khalil Al-Salem - Philadelphia University Award for the best research paper in Renewable Energy (2014) and many others. He worked many times as an expert in evaluating the EU projects of Tempus, FP7 and Erasmus Mundus programs. He acted as an Editor of Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier during the period 2011-2012. He acted as an Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Applied Engineering Research for 3 years (2005-2008). Besides, he is acting now as an Associate Editor for 12 other journals such as Energy-The International Journal, Int. J. Thermo physics, Jordanian Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, The Open Thermodynamics Journal, Journal of Thermodynamic, International Journal of Engineering and many others. He participated in the international committees of more than 55 international scientific conferences.

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Universiti Sains Malaysia , Malaysia
Biography :

Hamidi Abdul Aziz is a professor in environmental engineering in the School of Civil Engineering and the Head of the Solid Waste Management Cluster, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Professor Aziz received his PhD degree in civil engineering (environmental engineering) from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland in 1992. To date, he has published over 200 refereed articles in international journals and proceedings. He is the Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Scientific Research in Environmental Sciences (IJSRES), and the Managing Editor of the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM) and International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEE). Professor Aziz's research focuses on alleviating problems associated with water pollution issues from industrial wastewater discharges and from solid waste management via landfilling, such as landfill leachate. Advanced oxidation processes is one of his research focuses. He also has strong interest in biodegradation and bioremediation of oil spills and also in noise pollution. The details of his published works are available through Researcher ID: F-6836-2010 and SCOPUS ID: 7005960760.

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Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute , Egypt
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Dr. Mohamed Deyab is a full Professor Researcher at Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute (EPRI). He is also working as Professor Visitor at the department of engineering for innovation of the University of Salent, Italy. In addition, he was appointed as Member of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Research Council (Academy of Scientific Research & Technology). His research interests include: (a) Electrochemistry and Corrosion, (b) Nanotechnology, (c) Energy production (d) coating and nano-caoting, (f) Corrosion inhibitors, (g) Petroleum industries. He is a co-author of 100 scientific papers, 6 books and has participated in 20 scientific conferences. He is a member of the Editorial Board and a Critic of many international journals. He has also developed a number of collaborations worldwide. He has awards of State Incentive Award in Chemistry 2014. He also got many of international appreciation such as: TOP 100 Scientist (2010, Cambridge), Who's Who in the World (2009, 2010 and 2013) and Leading Scientist of the World (2013, Cambridge).

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University of Queensland , Australia
Biography :

Anthony Halog joined the University of Queensland from the University of Maine, USA where he was an Assistant Professor in Industrial Ecology (2008 – 2012). His research focuses on the sustainability of the human-nature complexity through understanding the nexus of material and energy systems. Over the past years, he has been working on the theoretical foundations and practical applications of Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA), Sustainable Production and Operations Management, Corporate Environmental Magement, and Greening Supply Chains. Dr. Halog is interested in the life cycle of manufactured goods—the processes in the form of energy and material flows that are related to transforming raw materials into products and, ultimately, wastes—and in the environmental and economic potential of reuse and recycling activities. Prior to his position at the University of Maine, he was a Professor in Operations Management in the School of Business at Brock University, Canada (2006-2008). Dr Halog has held various positions as Visiting Faculty Fellow at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory of US Department of Energy, USA; as an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Research Fellow at the Finnish Forest Research Institute; as Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan and at the University of Tokyo; and as an Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Research Council of Canada. His qualification in environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) has been officially certified by the American Centre for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) since January 2009.

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