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Keynote Speech of ICSDWE2022




Keynote Speech of ICSDWE2021

Prof. Han-Yong Jeon

Inha University (South Korea)

Speech Title: Review of Environmental Application of Biodegradable Geosynthetics to Consider Field Installation Circumstances

Prof. Han-Yong Jeon, geosynthetics/technical organic materials researcher, graduated from textile engineering department, Hanyang University in 1979. He worked for Hyejeon College, 1982-1990 and Howon University, 1990-1992, Chonnam National University, 1992-2005 and now works for Inha University. Since 1998, he is the director of Geosynthetics Institute (USA)-Korea Directory. He worked in International Geosynthetics Society as Council member (2006~2012) and he was the 6th president of Korean Geosynthetics Society (2011~2013). Also, he is members of ASTM D35 and ISO TC221 on geosynthetics from 1998.He was the 32nd President of Korean Fiber Society (2014~2015). He has published more than 842 procedings in the domestic and international conferences. He wrote 20 Korean and English texts including 'GEOSYNTHETICS’ and also published 143 papers in domestic & international journals. He has awards of Marquis Who'sWho - Science and Engineering in 2003~2017 and Top 100 Scientists in the World: 2005/2011 of IBC (International Biographical Centre, UK). Also, he got the 33rd Academy Award of Korean Fiber Society in 2006 and “Excellent Paper Award of 2012” by The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies.


Prof. Gordana Medunić

University of Zagreb (Croatia)

Speech Title: Is there a brilliant future for coal-derived selenium, the essential toxin found in Croatian coastal karst waters?

Prof. Gordana Medunić is a full professor of environmental geochemistry at the Department of Geology (Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia). She completed her M.Sc. thesis in geochemistry of fresh-water carbonate rocks, and Ph.D. in environmental geochemistry of river floodplain sediments. Her ongoing scientific as well as teaching interests span the topics related to the health and environmental impacts of the coal industry. Through her multidisciplinary research, she has collaborated with coal geologists, water treatment technologists, physicists, chemists, biologists, toxicologists, and veterinary as well as occupational medicine professionals. Hereby, her research employs environmental indicators in terms of actual monitoring and assessment problems. She is currently interested in the fate of selenium (Se) and uranium (U) in the coastal karst environment, and risk assessment methods.

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Dr. Zhugen Yang

Cranfield University, (UK)

NERC Fellow, MC Fellow, MRSC, AFHEA

Speech Title: Paper-based device enabling rapid diagnosis and sewage testing for early warning of pandemic: COVID-19

Dr Zhugen Yang is faculty member at Cranfield University (UK), heading up Cranfield Sensors Laboratory. He received a prestigious UKRC Personal Fellowship in 2018 to start his independent academic at the University of Glasgow, where he was appointed as a Lecturer (UK tenured) at James Watt School of Engineering before the group moved to Cranfield University in 2019. He completed a postdoc at the University of Cambridge before he was awarded EU Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Bath. He earned his PhD from the University of Lyon in France after MSc and BSc in China.His group is developing low-cost and point-of-use sensors (e.g. paper-origami device) for environmental science (e.g. microbial contamination, AMR), public health (e.g. drug of abuse, COVID-19 for wastewater epidemiology), and biomedical diagnostics (e.g. infectious disease). He is recently involved UK national wastewater epidemiology surveillance programme (N-WESP) for COVID-19. His research has been sponsored with over £2.5M from UK research council (EPSRC, NERC, BBSRC), Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and industry, leading to over 50 peer-reviewed articles (such as PNAS, Anal Chem, ES&T, Water Res, H-index =21). He serves as editor of special issue on Biosensors for Wastewater at “TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry”(IF 9.8), and editor of the book on Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry (Elsevier). His recent work has been featured in Science, and widely reported by public media including BBC news/television, Washington Post, Daily Mail etc.


Georg Johann

Flood Competence Center & Emschergenossenschaft (Germany)

Speech Title: Empower Citizens’ Resilience - The Floodlabel

Georg Johann is Managing Director of the Flood Competence Center, Germany. Moreover, he is head of hydrology & hydraulics department of the Emschergenossenschaft, Germany's largest water board association with 4 million inhabitants in a watershed of 4,000 km². Furthermore, he is a member of the Advisory Board ‘Hydrological Sciences Community’ of the German Association for Water and Waste Management. He has lectureships at several universities on sustainable flood risk management. Based on the experience of numerous pluvial and fluvial flood events, he developed the Floodlabel together with his colleagues from science and economy and with the involvement of the citizens concerned. The Floodlabel supports self-precaution and makes society more resilient to the risks of flooding, which are ever increasing with climate change. Now, the Floodlabel concept, developed in Germany, will be transferred to selected countries in Europe, and in Africa to Ghana and in Middle East to Iran within the framework of research projects. Therefore, there is potential to transfer and introduce the Floodlabel to other countries, including those in Asia.




Keynote Speech of ICSDWE2020

Prof. Han-Yong Jeon

Inha University (South Korea)

Speech Title: Analytical Review of Wet-Laid Nonwoven Fabrics by Application of Thin Layer Dimensional Model with Hydraulic Parameters

Prof. Han-Yong Jeon, geosynthetics/technical organic materials researcher, graduated from textile engineering department, Hanyang University in 1979. He worked for Hyejeon College, 1982-1990 and Howon University, 1990-1992, Chonnam National University, 1992-2005 and now works for Inha University. Since 1998, he is the director of Geosynthetics Institute (USA)-Korea Directory. He worked in International Geosynthetics Society as Council member (2006~2012) and he was the 6th president of Korean Geosynthetics Society (2011~2013). Also, he is members of ASTM D35 and ISO TC221 on geosynthetics from 1998.He was the 32nd President of Korean Fiber Society (2014~2015). He has published more than 842 procedings in the domestic and international conferences. He wrote 20 Korean and English texts including 'GEOSYNTHETICS’ and also published 143 papers in domestic & international journals. He has awards of Marquis Who'sWho - Science and Engineering in 2003~2017 and Top 100 Scientists in the World: 2005/2011 of IBC (International Biographical Centre, UK). Also, he got the 33rd Academy Award of Korean Fiber Society in 2006 and “Excellent Paper Award of 2012” by The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies.


Prof. Jae K.(Jim) Park

University of Wisconsin-Madison (United States of America)

Speech Title: Sustainable River Restoration and Environmental Issues

Dr.Park is a professor of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering at Yonsei University in 1977 and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering at Seoul National University in 1979. He worked as a consulting engineer in Korea and Australia for two years after serving two and a half years of military service. He received a Ph.D. in Public Health Engineering at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom in 1985. He worked as a research engineer at the Sanitary and Environmental Health Research Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley from 1985 to 1988.

Since he joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988, he has taught environmental engineering courses such as water treatment plant design, wastewater treatment plant design, biological treatment, physical/chemical treatment, hazardous waste management, solids, and hazardous waste engineering, industrial water pollution control, etc. His research is in the areas of water quality management and river restoration; biological treatment of toxic organic compounds; biological nutrient removal, hazardous waste treatment; mass transport in the environment; fate of organic compounds in water and wastewater treatment processes; computer-aided design of water and wastewater treatment plants; and reuse of scrap vehicle tires as a contaminant sorbent. He has published one book and over 100 journal articles.He has been a consultant to many governments, institutions, utilities, and companies from all over the world.




Keynote Speech of ICSDWE2019

Professor Abdulrazag Y. Zekri

United Arab Emirates University (United Arab Emirates)

Title: Optimization of Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Hydrocarbons from a contaminated soil: An Experimental Approach

Professor Abdulrazag Y. Zekri received his B.Sc., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California. He has spent more than two decades in the petroleum industry. Professor Zekri worked as a consultant to the management committees of Waha Oil Co., Agip Oil Company, and the Petroleum Research Centre of Libya. He has authored or co-authored more than 90 papers on new developments and technical issues in the areas of improved oil recovery, flow through porous media, environmental aspects of petroleum production, and petroleum contracts. He has edited and refereed technical papers in widely respected journals. Professor Zekri is currently working as a professor of petroleum engineering at the United Arab Emirates University.


Prof. Han-Yong Jeon

Inha University (South Korea)

Prof. Han-Yong Jeon, geosynthetics/technical organic materials researcher, graduated from textile engineering department, Hanyang University in 1979. He worked for Hyejeon College, 1982-1990 and Howon University, 1990-1992, Chonnam National University, 1992-2005 and now works for Inha University. Since 1998, he is the director of Geosynthetics Institute (USA)-Korea Directory. He worked in International Geosynthetics Society as Council member (2006~2012) and he was the 6th president of Korean Geosynthetics Society (2011~2013). Also, he is members of ASTM D35 and ISO TC221 on geosynthetics from 1998.He was the 32nd President of Korean Fiber Society (2014~2015). He has published more than 842 procedings in the domestic and international conferences. He wrote 20 Korean and English texts including 'GEOSYNTHETICS’ and also published 143 papers in domestic & international journals. He has awards of Marquis Who'sWho - Science and Engineering in 2003~2017 and Top 100 Scientists in the World: 2005/2011 of IBC (International Biographical Centre, UK). Also, he got the 33rd Academy Award of Korean Fiber Society in 2006 and “Excellent Paper Award of 2012” by The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies.


Prof. Dr. Keiji Ujikawa

The Graduate School of International Social Sciences, Yokohama National University (Japan)

Professor, the Graduate School of International Social Sciences, Yokohama National University, Japan. He specializes in environmental economics, environmental policy studies, environmental valuation and economic statistics. Professor Ujikawa's research interests include indicators, decision-making and impact assessment of sustainable development. He is also interested in economic/social/environmental effects of renewable energy (energy conservation) expansion. In 1996, He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Faculty of Economics, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. And in 1998 and 2002, He got his Master's degree in Economics and Ph.D. degree from Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. In 2007, He was a visiting researcher in the Business School at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. He published several books and a lot of academic articles, and the representatives of research projects. And He has trained many Master's/Ph.D. students from abroad. He is a director of Japan Environmental Council (JEC), a director (general affairs) of Japan Association on the Environmental Studies (JAES). He is also a editorial committee member and program committee member of (PAPAIOS), a program committee member of Japan Evaluation Society (JES). And He is a member of Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies (SEEPS); Japanese Association for Chinese Economy and Management Studies (JACEM) etc. He will be an executive committee member(chairperson) of annual meeting of JES, Yokohama, Japan in 2018 and JAES, Yokohama, Japan in 2020.


Dr. SOMNATH BASU

Vice President – Global Process Engineering, Headworks International, Inc., USA.

Title: Impact of Nutrients on Water Environment: Global Perspectives, Control Technologies and Policy

Over 30 years of experience in multiple areas of process engineering – design; operation, start-up and commissioning; R&D and permit support. Primary roles – management of complex projects requiring technology based innovative solutions to municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. Experience in multiple business sectors - large municipal wastewater treatment plants, industrial wastewater treatment for Oil & Gas, chemical and petrochemical, food and beverage, and power plants.


Mr. Afnan Din

Vice President and Process Manager, Headworks International, Inc., USA.

Afnan Joined Headworks Bio Inc. with over 10 years of experience in the water industry in both Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Headworks Bio, Afnan worked for two of the largest and well- respected Engineering consultants in the industry. He began his career in the United Kingdom working with MWH as a process engineer where he developed skills working on several leading water, waste water, and sludge treatment processes. During this time, he developed in-house process design tools, acted as lead design process engineer for nutrient removal schemes, and was responsible for process commissioning of several wastewater and sludge treatment sites. Afnan was the lead process engineer part of a sludge strategy team responsible for carrying out feasibility studies to develop sustainable solutions for sludge management for several UK utilities, including treatment and disposal. Afnan developed for Southern Water a 30-year sludge master plan which included provision for anaerobic digestion, sludge drying and incineration. Subsequently Afnan joined Halcrow (Now CH2MHill) in UAE where he was primarily responsible for developing Halcrows process capability and process team in the region. During this time, he gained significant experience in several advanced water and wastewater technologies, including working on the detail design and commissioning of MBR, MBBRs, RO and ozone treatment plants. Currently Mr. Din is closely supporting engineering and consulting firms in Hong Kong on the conceptual design of several wastewater treatment plants in the region.


Mr.Murat Kunelbayev

Institute of Information and Computing Technologies of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Title: Interaction Of A Hydraulic Stream And Lattices Of Profiles Of The Hydro Turbines In Micro Hydroelectric Power Station

 




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