Organizing Committee
OCM Member
Researcher, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
NU(Northwestern University) , USA
Biography :

Dr. Xiaowei Zhou received his B.Sc. from Chang’an University, China, in 2007, and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, in 2012 with Prof. Bolun Yang. He did his postdoctoral training at Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University with Prof. Linda J. Broadbelt. His major research interests include biomass pyrolysis, fluid catalytic cracking, kinetic modeling of complex reaction systems, and catalysis for energy applications

Research Interest :

Biomass pyrolysis, Fluid catalytic cracking, Kinetic modeling of complex reaction systems and Catalysis for energy applications.

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Professor
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.

Research Interest :

soil chemistry and biochemistry, focusing on the dynamic of organic matter and on the effects of humic substances separated in fractions (different molecular weight and composition) on seed germination and plant growth and metabolism.

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Professor
Canadian Scientific Research and Experimental Development , Canada
Biography :

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

Research Interest :

Mechanical Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering, Engineering Science, Engineering Mathematics, Education Engineering

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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

Research Interest :

Recycling and thermal waste recovery, solar systems, heat recovery

OCM Member
Professor, Polymer Research
University of Strasbourg , France
Biography :

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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Lecturer, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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.

Research Interest :

Industrial Ecology, Circular Economy, Green Economy,Transitions to Sustainability, Corporate Environmental Management, Green Supply Chain Management

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Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering
SJTU (Shanghai JiaoTong University) , China
Biography :

Prof. Changying Zhao got his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, now he is the Chair professor and Director of the Institute of Engineering Thermo physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Before Prof Zhao joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2011, he was an associate professor in the University of Warwick, UK. Prof Zhao’s research mainly covers heat transfer in porous media, thermal energy storage, and Nano/micro thermal radiation heat transfer. Prof Zhao has published more than 100 papers, and serves as the peer review college member of the EPSRC, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of UK, and member of China Engineering Thermo physics Society. Prof Zhao was elected as the chair professor of the “1000 Plan” by China central government. He has honoured by the China Highly Cited Scholar, 2014, 2015 (Most Cited Contemporary Researters, 2014, 2015) and Shanghai Jiao tong University Excellent Teacher Award - Grand Prize, 2016

Research Interest :

Porous media phase change heat transfer; micro-nano-scale thermal radiation; efficient heat storage; heat enhancement and electronic device cooling

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Professor, Civil Engineering
Universidade de Lisboa , Portugal
Biography :

Dr. Rui Cunha Marques .,Graduated, Post-graduated, MSc, PhD and Postdoc (habilitation), is a Full Professor of the Scientific Area of Systems and Management of Infrastructure in the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geo-resources at the Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon (IST), Portugal. He is a researcher of the Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability of IST (CERIS / CESUR), of the Public Utility Research Center (PURC) at the University of Florida and of the Center of Local Government (CLG) at the University of New England in Australia, where he is a Visiting Professor at the Business School. His areas of expertise include regulation of public services, performance assessment, project management, procurement, particularly public-private partnerships and infrastructure services. He is the author of over 400 scientific publications in several countries, including 11 books and two theses and more than 160 referred journal articles. He also produced more than 300 technical reports. Currently he is a consultant of the World Bank and in the past he collaborated with other international organisations, such as the European Investment Bank, the European Union, the United Nations and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, as well as with other government entities and public and private companies from several countries. He has developed work in more than 20 countries in the five continents.

Research Interest :

Water; Solid Waste;Regulation; Benchmarking; Public Policies; PPPs; Privatizations; Local Public Services; Infrastructure

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Professor, Mechanicl Engineering
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.

Research Interest :

Mathematical Modeling for Various Thermal Systems, Radiation and Acoustical Properties, Heat Transfer in Porous Media, Macro-and Micro-scale Heat Transfer, Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Micro-Channels, Heat Transfer in Magneto-hydrodynamic Systems, Thermal Behavior of Different Solar Systems; Particulate Collectors, Air Heaters, Solar Pond, Storage Tanks, etc...

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Professor, Physical Chemistry
Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute , Egypt
Biography :

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).

Research Interest :

Electrochemistry and Corrosion of Metals and Protection Methods; Nanotechnology; Energy (hydrogen, diesel, biodiesel, ethanol, fuel cell); coating and nanocaoting; Environmentally Friendly Corrosion Inhibitors; Corrosion Inhibition in refinery petroleum industries

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Professor, Environmental Engineering
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.

Research Interest :

Water Supply Engineering, Wastewater Engineering, Solid Waste Management

OCM Member
Researcher
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.

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