Pr. Lingai LUO is Research Director of French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). She was Direction member of LTEN and the director of LOCIE, both Laboratories of CNRS. She was the cofounder and coordinator of Sino-French Collaboratory for Environmental and Process Engineering and the director of its successor Sino-French Laboratory for Sustainable Energy of French CNRS and Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is mainly engaged in the intensification of heat and mass transfer and the efficiency optimization in different energy components, systems and processes. She has developed an original strategy on the optimization of energy systems by a multi-scale approach associated with an innovative method of optimized management of fluid distribution. Shi is the author of 2 books and over 130 journal articles. She is serving as subject editor of Energy Journal, and associate editor of three other Journals.
Dr. Masato R. Nakamura is an environmental engineering scientist and Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Industrial Design at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), The City University of New York (CUNY), located in Brooklyn’s DUMBO area, known as the New York City’s highest concentration of tech start-ups. He obtained his BS in Metallurgical Engineering and MS in Materials Science and Engineering at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. After graduated, he worked as a systems engineer in Tokyo until he came to New York City in 2001. He obtained a Doctor of Engineering Science (Eng.Sc.D.) in Earth and Environmental Engineering from Columbia University, New York. After that, he worked for several R&D projects related to electric trading system, green data centers, and cloud/virtualization technologies in the financial services industry as a solutions architect at ITOCHU Technology, Inc, a New York-based solutions consulting firm. In 2010, he joined the Earth Engineering Center of Columbia’s Earth Institute as a postdoctoral research scientist working on renewable energy and environmental simulation. Since he was appointed in 2011 as an assistant professor in New York City Tech, CUNY, he has taught courses in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design Technology, and led a research group, Energy and Environmental Simulation Laboratory (EESL).
Earth and environmental engineering, recycling technology and waste management, data-driven sustainability, smart city technology, robotics, industrial design, renewable energy, ecodesign, public health, and 3D modeling.
Professor Akgün received his Bachelor’s degree from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Geological Engineering in 1981 and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arizona, Department of Geological Engineering in 1986 and 1990, respectively. Professor Akgün is a faculty member at the Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Geological Engineering, Ankara, Turkey since 1995 and Associate Editors of The Journal of Solid Waste Technology & Management and Environmental Geosciences journal. He was employed as a Senior Design Associate at Environtech Consultants, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, during 1990-1992 and, as a Senior Geotechnical/Geo-environmental Engineer at Geotech, Inc., Maple Shade, New Jersey during 1993-1995 before becoming a faculty member at METU. He is a Registered Professional Engineer with specializations in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering. Professor Akgün has authored a total of 2 international book chapters, 2 international encyclopedia chapters, 60 international journal papers and 74 international conference papers.
Engineering geology and geotechnical engineering emphasizing waste geotechnics, rock mechanics, numerical modeling and earthquake geotechnics
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.
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.
Guoqian Chen, Founder of Laboratory of Systems Ecology and Sustainability Science at Peking University, China. Prof. Chen has a wide spectrum of research interests including climate thermodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, renewable energy and resources, systems ecological modelling, ecological economics, global and regional sustainability studies, systems input-output technique. With distinguished contributions as marked by around 300 publications in prestigious journals, Prof. Chen has won a series of awards and honors, including Elsevier Atlas Award, Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers Award, Thomson Reuters China Citation Laureate. He served as editor, associate editor or advisory member for 50 international journals.
Szekely G received his MEng degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest, and he earned his Ph.D. 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.
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.
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.
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.