Organizing Committee
OCM Member
Cairo University , Egypt
Biography :

B.S. (1971) and MS. (1973) Mechanical Engineering, Cairo University, and DIC (1976) and PhD (1977) from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University, UK. Currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Cairo University since June 1988. Over 46 years of experience in design and simulation of combustion chambers for terrestrial and aerospace applications. Published 13 books in English and over 880 papers in journals and conference proceedings on combustion, energy and indoor air quality control. Fellow ASME, Fellow ASHRAE, and Fellow AIAA, ASME George Westinghouse Gold Award recipient 2009. ASME Harry Potter Gold Award recipient, 2012. Director at Large ASHRAE, USA Prof.Khalil is convenor of ISO TC205 WG2: Design of Energy Efficient Built Environment. Convenor of ISO TC163 WG4 Holistic approach to Energy Performance of Buildings. Member of CEN TC371 WG1. Chair of Egyptian and Arab HVAC Code Committee Chair of Egyptian Ventilation Code Committee Chairman of Egyptian Indoor Air Quality Code Committee. Member of Egyptian Smart Cities Code Committee

Research Interest :

Developed and delivered advanced courses in heat transfer, gas turbine combustion and terrestrial energy.

OCM Member
National Laboratory of Engineering and Geology (LNEG) , Portugal
Biography :

Dr. Miguel Nuno Miranda received the degree in Energetic Engineering (University Autonomous of Lisbon) in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science (University of Aveiro) in 2009, Portugal. Dr. Miguel Miranda has authored more than 60 scientific works (including chapters, papers in international journals and book of proceedings, and poster presentations) and serves as Editorial Board Member of several scientific journals as well as Organizing Committee Member in International Conferences. His main research interests include waste management through thermochemical conversion processes (pyrolysis, gasification and hydrothermal liquefaction), production of fuels and biofuels and solar energy concentration (SEC) solutions towards the production of solar fuels.

Research Interest :

waste management through thermochemical conversion processes (pyrolysis, gasification and hydrothermal liquefaction), production of fuels and biofuels and solar energy concentration (SEC) solutions towards the production of solar fuels.

OCM Member
Linnaeus University , Sweden
Biography :

Prof. Hogland became MSc of Civil Engineering in 1978 and PhD in 1986 at Lund University Sweden. In 1988, Hogland established the Waste Management and Recovery Division, Department of Water Resources Engineering at Lund University. Since then, he has been a member of several national and international committees in Urban Hydrology and Waste Management.In 2010, William Hogland became Professor of Environmental Engineering and Recovery, at the School of Natural Sciences, Linnaeus University, Campus Kalmar, Sweden and Guest Professor at Beihua University in China. During recent years he has been running the project “Closing the Life Cycle of Landfills - Landfill Mining in the Baltic Sea Region for future” sponsored the Swedish Institute which engages professors, researcher, students and companies around the Baltic Sea. During 2015 he got the Elsevier Atlas Award for “Research for a Better World” and inn 2017 his research project “Integrated approach for Industrial Wastewater and Stormwater Management in Wood-Industry Sector Phases I and II” got the honorable Sweden Impact Award 2017 in the category “Physical Sciences&Engineering”. In 2017 he became Guest Professor at Latvian University of Agriculture, Latvia.

OCM Member
Université Hassan II de Casablanca , Morocco
Biography :

Khalil El-Hami, Moroccan citizen born in 1965 and earned his Ph.D in 1996 in material sciences and engineering from Université des Sciences et Techniques de Franche-comté in Besançon (France). After being a Senior Research Scientist for CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scieitifique) in Besançon, France, he joined Max-Plank Institute in Stuttgart, Germany for synthesis and production of carbon nanotubes. From 1998 to 2005, he moved to Kyoto University in Japan as associate professor and was promoted to full Professor Position in the Department of Electronic Science and Engineering. Since 2006 at present, he has been Professor and Director of Laboratory of Nanosciences and Modeling at the University of Hassan 1st , Faculty of Khouribga, Morocco. Prof. Dr. El-Hami is member of several boards and committees, including Associate Editor of international scientific journals. He earned the first price of idea contest of Kyoto University in 1999 (Japan). He has 2 patents protected in TLO and JPO, Technology Licensing Organization, and Japanese Patent Organization, and over 80 refereed international publications (including nature publishing group in September 2017) and communications with over 1400 citations.

Research Interest :

His major fields of study are related to nanomaterials, nanocomposites for nanosciences towards nanotechnology and technologies of renewable energy systems and components.

OCM Member
University of Central Lancashire , United Kingdom
Biography :

Dr Antonios Kelarakis is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Polymers and Nanomaterials at the University of Central Lancashire, U.K. Before undertaking his current position he worked in world-leading academic institutions in Europe and U.S.A. including the universities of Athens, Bayreuth, Manchester and Cornell. He emphasises on the advancement of green approaches for the preparation of nanomaterials for environmentally conscious applications. He has authored more than 75 scientific articles in high impact journals that have been cited in excess of 2500 times, yielding h-index of 30.

OCM Member
Tsinghua University , China
Biography :

Dr. Xianlai Zeng is an Associate Professor at the School of Environment at Tsinghua University. Dr. Zeng is also the Fulbright visiting scholar (2018-2019), the chief technical advisor of Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, UNEP, the Editorial Board member of four international journals related to resource & environment, and Deputy Secretary-General, Circular Economy Branch of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences in China. He ever worked as technical advisor of United Nations Development Programme (2015), visiting staff of Coventry University (2012), and visiting professor of Macquarie University (2017). Dr. Zeng has chaired or organized a couple of leading international meeting or workshop on resource flow and environmental management. He has established the close and strong collaboration with many leading scientists in resource and environmental sustainability.

Research Interest :

Developed and delivered advanced courses in heat transfer, gas turbine combustion and terrestrial energy.

OCM Member
Nazarbayev University , Kazakhstan
Biography :

He is a professor with MSc degree from the University of Missouri and a PhD degree from the Colorado School of Mines in the USA. He has authored over 80 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and proceedings and also a book; Modified CSM Model for Predicting TBM Performance in Rock Mass. He is a recognized reviewer/editor of numerous mining, rock mechanics, engineering geology and geotechnical journals. He is known for the studies of developing the Modified CSM Model, TBM performance prediction formulas, and also proposing rock brittleness index and classification.

Research Interest :

His main research interests are geotechnical; engineering rock mechanics, rock testing, rock mass characterization, mechanical excavation and tunneling.

OCM Member
National Cheng Kung University , Taiwan
Biography :

Dr. Chih-Ta Tsai is an associate research fellow of Sustainable Environment Research Laboratories (SERL) at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan, where he received the Master (on 1995) and PhD (on 2005) degrees in construction engineering at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taipei, Taiwan. He has been the author of more than 70 publications (including chapters, papers in international journals and book of proceedings, poster presentations, and 1 R.O.C. invention patent), as well as serviced as Editorial Board Member of several scientific journals as well as Organizing Committee Member in International Conferences.

Research Interest :

His main research topics: Building, construction, cement and concrete materials, e.g. construction materials, cement-based composites, science & technology of concrete: HPC, SCC, FRC; Innovative construction materials & processes; Recycling green building materials; Recycling of innocuous construction residual soil, slag, ash, sludge, and sediment; Cold-pressing recycling technique, and Geopolymer technique; Mechanical behavior of engineering materials

OCM Member
National University of San Luis , Argentina
Biography :

Martin Masuelli is a scientist at Instituto de Física Aplicada – CONICET – UNSL, San Luis, Argentina. He holds a master’s degree and a PhD thesis in Membrane Technology from National University of San Luis (UNSL). He is Coordinator of Physics Chemistry Area and Director of Physics Chemistry Service Laboratory, UNSL. He is expert in polysaccharides and physics chemistry of macromolecules. He is author or co-author of more than 23 peer-reviewed international publications, six book chapters, 65 communications in national and international congresses, editor of five books. He is a member of the Sociedad Argentina de Ciencia y Tecnología Ambiental and Asociación Argentina de Fisicoquímica y Química Inorgánica. He is Editor in Chief and Founder, in July 2013, of Journal of Polymer and Biopolymers Physics Chemistry, Science and Education Publishing. He is editorial board of numerous Journals.

Research Interest :

Membrane technology and design (NF-UF-MF), Separative processes. Hydropolymers and Biopolymers (separative and purification processes). Physicochemistry of macromolecules.

OCM Member
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia , Malaysia
Biography :

Professor Dr. Mohd Razman Salim is currently the Senior Fellow at Centre of Environmental Sustainability and Water Security (IPASA), Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He was appointed as Deputy Director IPASA from 2011 to 2015. Before that he held the post of Head Department of Environmental Engineering at the Faculty of Civil engineering, UTM (2003-2011). Dr Razman received his BSc of Civil Engineering from Brighton Polytechnic, UK (1980); Masters in Civil Engineering (Sanitary) from North Carolina State University, USA (1985); and PhD Environmental Engineering from University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (1992). For the past 30 years, he devoted his works in teaching and research in the field of environmental engineering. He was awarded a Commonwealth Fellowship (Association of Commonwealth Universities) to develop research for a year in the field of biotechnology at University of Newcastle upon Tyne. From 1996-2002, he was appointed the University coordinator and research fellow for JSPS/LIPI-DOST-VCC programme in Biotechnology. As a researcher under CICHE, SIDA and DUCED programmes, he carried out study on capacity building in wastewater treatment technology and solid waste management. He was involved in more than 60 research and consultancy projects, publishing more than 180 articles, both in journals and proceedings, filing seven patents, including two patents granted. He was appointed as a member for a task force by the Akademi Sains Malaysia, involving in a study on water and wastewater management in Malaysia. He was also one of the researchers conducting study on the project "Low Carbon Society for Iskandar Regions" under sponsorship of JICA. Currently, he is the committee member for a registered NGO called Malaysian Society of Waste Management and Environment (MSWME).

OCM Member
University of Hyogo , Japan
Biography :

Shin-ichi Yusa is a native of Japan and received B.S. (1993) and M.S. (1995) degrees in polymer chemistry from Osaka University under the direction of Professor Mikiharu Kamachi and Professor Yotaro Morishima. He received a Ph.D. from Osaka University (2000) for a thesis entitled: “Synthesis of Cholesterol Bearing Polymers and Their Self-Assembling Properties.” He joined Himeji Institute of Technology as an assistant professor in 1997. He became associate professor of University of Hyogo (2008). He is currently on the editorial board of Polymers (MDPI Publishing), E-Journal of Chemistry (Hindawi Publishing), Open Journal of Polymer Chemistry (Scientific Research Publishing), Dataset Papers in Chemistry (Hindawi Publishing), Academic Editor of International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry (Sciencedomain international), and Nanocontainers (Versita).

Research Interest :

His research interests are in controlled radical polymerization and characterization of water-soluble polymers.

OCM Member
Taibeh University , Saudi Arabia
Biography :

Tarek Madkour is an award-winning chemistry professor, a Fulbright scholar and a pioneer in the research area of computational modeling of polymers. He obtained his PhD from University of Cincinnati, OHIO, USA under the supervision of Professor James E. Mark, a distinguished research professor and a member of Nobel Laureate P. J. Flory’s research group. Madkour was awarded the Fulbright research scholar award in 1996 supported by both the Fulbright organization and the United States Air Force. He has been awarded the Harry M. Showman Award in chemistry from Jordan in recognition for his pioneering research regarding computational modeling and simulation in the area of polymer chemistry in the Middle East. He has been also awarded the Polymer Society of Japan Award and the State of Egypt Award in chemistry. Madkour has successfully secured research fellowships including the U.S. peace fellowship and a supreme council research fellowship from the Catholic University of Leuven (also currently known as the University of Leuven) in Belgium. He has over 55 international peer-reviewed publications and has delivered presentations in more than 14 international conferences worldwide. He has supervised eight graduate-level theses and secured funding for over nine major research grants as the primary research investigator. After completing his PhD, Madkour finished his postdoctoral research on the modeling and simulation of gas diffusion through polymers supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 1993, Madkour returned to Helwan University in Egypt as a lecturer of physical chemistry and spent three years there establishing the polymer modeling and simulation research lab at the Faculty of Science. In 1996, Madkour traveled once again to the United States on the Fulbright research scholar award where he spent over six months researching and delivering a graduate-level course on polymer simulation. In 1997, Madkour joined the ICI-Europe, a leading British chemical industry, as a senior research scientist, where he helped to establish the molecular modeling and simulation research facility in the organization's research and development center in Belgium. In 2001, Madkour returned to academia as a visiting professor of physical chemistry of polymers at the Catholic University of Leuven, and in 2002, joined the United Arab Emirates University as an associate professor of physical chemistry of polymers and as the chair of the Department of Chemistry. In 2005, Madkour was recruited by the American University (AUC) in Washington, D.C. as a member of the founding team of AU's new campus in West Africa. Following his work with AU, Madkour began working as the director of academic planning on a collaborative EU-Turkish project in 2009, which sought to establish a new Turkish University. In 2010, Madkour accepted a position at Taibah University in Saudi Arabia prior to joining AUC as a professor of physical chemistry of polymers in 2011. Madkour is a member of several societies and groups, including: The American Chemical Society, Rubber Division, American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society; and the Belgian Polymer Group. Additionally, he is a member and reviewer for the Fulbright Association. Madkour is also a European Commission consultant for the chemical and educational development sectors since 2002.

Research Interest :

• Polymer Recycling • Water treatment and desalination using tailored-design polymeric systems • Nanoporous material applications in food packaging and drug delivery systems • Nanoporous polymeric membranes for selective separation of gas mixtures • Computational modeling and simulation of polymeric systems

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