Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Miklas Scholz
Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden

Prof. (LU) Prof. (UoS) Prof. (UoJ, visiting) Dr Dr Miklas Scholz, cand Ing, BEng (equiv), PgC, MSc, PhD, DSc, CWEM, CEnv, CSci, CEng, FHEA, FIEMA, FCIWEM, FICE, Fellow of IWA, VINNOVA Fellow, Marie Curie Senior Fellow, holds the Chair in Civil Engineering at The University of Salford (UoS, UK), is also a Professor in Water Resources Engineering at Lund University (LU, Sweden) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg (UoJ). He has published three books and 206 journal articles. Prof. Scholz has citations of more than 3978, resulting in an h-index of 31 and an i10-Index of 91.

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Khalil Hanna
Graduate Engineering School of Chemistry of Rennes, France

Khalil Hanna is currently a full Professor of Chemistry at the Graduate Engineering School of Chemistry of Rennes (France). He earned his PhD (2004) in Environmental Science and Technology from INSA de Lyon. His research interests focus on iron-mediated reactions for soil and water treatments and an improved understanding of sorption and heterogeneous redox reactions taking place at oxide/water interface. His research group in Rennes is engaged in elucidating molecular-scale reactions at mineral surfaces, and in translating molecular-level information to observations made at the larger scales using thermodynamics and reactive transport modeling. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed original research articles in top international journals (h-index=31 and over 3000 total citations). He has developed several programs and collaborations with international research institutes, and has been invited to give talks and seminars at numerous prestigious universities and international conferences. He also serves as a guest editor of the international journals including Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer), and as an Associate Editor of Applied Geochemistry (Elsevier).

Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Slav Hermanowicz
University of California at Berkeley, USA

Slav Hermanowicz is a professor at the University of California at Berkeley where he has conducted research and teaching in the area of environmental protection with special emphasis on physical sustainability, water and wastewater treatment, and water management. The focus of his research is on metrics of sustainability, integrated water management, water reuse, biological processes in water and wastewater, membrane bioreactors, and biostability of drinking water. He was a National High-End Foreign Expert of China at the Tongji University in Shanghai where currently he manages projects on wastewater treatment and water reuse as 111 Program Honorary Visiting Professor.  Recently, Slav became a Core Principal Investigator at the Tsinghua Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI), a collaborative project between Berkeley and Tsinghua University. He was a Fellow at the Institute of Earth System Preservation of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.  Among his most important awards was the inaugural Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Sustainability at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna. Slav is also involved in entrepreneurship both as an academic activity in teaching entrepreneurship and as a practitioner. He has been educated in his native Poland (M.Sc.) and at the University of Toronto (Ph.D.).

Keynote Speaker IV

Prof. Susan Richardson

University of South Carolina, USA

Susan D. Richardson is the Arthur Sease Williams Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina.  Prior to coming to USC in January 2014, she was a Research Chemist for several years at the U.S. EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory in Athens, GA.  For the last several years, Susan has been conducting research in drinking water—specifically in the study of toxicologically important disinfection by-products (DBPs).  Susan is the recipient of the 2008 American Chemical Society Award for Creative Advancements in Environmental Science & Technology, has received an honorary doctorate from Cape Breton University in Canada (2006), and was recently recognized as an ACS Fellow (2016).  She also serves as an Associate Editor of Environmental Science & Technology and for Water Research and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, and Journal of Environmental Sciences.  Susan has published more than 130 journal articles and book chapters and has written many invited biennial reviews for the journal Analytical Chemistry—on Emerging Contaminants in Water Analysis and Environmental Mass Spectrometry, She has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Emory University and a B.S. in Chemistry & Mathematics from Georgia College & State University.

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