Organizing Committee Members - Green Technologies 2018
Aligarh Muslim University
Mohammad Arif Kamal(Biography)
Dr. Mohammad Arif Kamal graduated with Honors in Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India in 2000 and Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) on a MHRD GATE Fellowship from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, in 2002 with 7.67 CGPA and Ph.D. in â€˜Energy Responsiveness in Traditional Residential Buildings of Lucknowâ€™ on MHRD Research Fellowship, from IIT, Roorkee in 2007. The authorâ€™s major fields of interest are Environmental Design, Sustainable Architecture, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Climate Responsive Architecture, Traditional Architecture etc. Dr. Kamal has around 14 years of Teaching, Research and Professional Field Experience in the field of Architecture and Building Construction Technology. He is presently working as Associate Professor at Architecture Section, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He has edited 5 Special Topic Volumes related to Sustainable Building Materials, published by Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. Dr. Kamal is Editorial Board Member of many International Journals and Conference related to the Field of Architecture and Construction Engineering. He is life time member of Council of Architecture, India and Associate member of Indian Institute of Architects, India. He is also panel member of many International Research Organizations and Professional Bodies.
Mohammad Arif Kamal(Research Area)
Architectural Design, Environmental Design, Sustainable Architecture, Energy Conservation in Buildings, Climate Responsive Architecture, Traditional Architecture
Dr. Hwung-Hweng Hwung is an emeritus Professor of National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. He was the former president of National Cheng Kung University (2011-2014). Now, he is the chairman of Aviation Safety Council, the president of Chinese Ocean & Underwater Technology Association, and the advisory board member of National Energy Program of Economic Affair Ministry, Taiwan.
Hwung-Hweng Hwung(Research Area)
Associate Vice President
Colorado School of Mines
Ryan M. Richards(Biography)
He is the Professor of Chemistry, the Associate Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer. He his Interim Director, Renewable Energy, and Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC), a Joint appointment with National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Ryan M. Richards(Research Area)
United Arab Emirates University
Sulaiman Al-Zuhair is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at UAE University. He has two patents and published a Book, 62 journal papers and three book chapters. Majority of his research work is on the uses of enzymes in various industrial applications. Prof. Al-Zuhair is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, and was the Editor-in-Chief of a Special Issue on Enzymatic Biodiesel Production, in the Journal of Enzymes Research and a Guest Editor in the Journal of Renewable Energy. He held positions on the scientific and organizing committees of several international conferences.
Sulaiman Al-Zuhair(Research Area)
Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering
Universidad Castilla-La Mancha
Fausto Pedro GarcÃa MÃ¡rquez(Biography)
Fausto obtained his European PhD with a maximum distinction. He has distinguee with the prices: Runner (2015) Advancement (2013) and Silver (2012) by the International Society of Management Science and Engineering Management (ICMSEM). He works at UCLM as Senior Lecturer (with tenure, Accredited as Full Professor), Spain, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Birmingham University, UK, Lecturer at the Postgraduate European Institute, and he was Senior Manager in Accenture (2013-2014). He has > 150 papers (65 % ISI, 30% JCR and 92% internationals), some recognized as: â€œRenewable Energyâ€ (as â€œBest Paper 2014â€); â€œICMSEMâ€ (as â€œexcellentâ€), â€œInt. J. of Automation and Computingâ€ and â€œIMechE Part F: J. of Rail and Rapid Transitâ€ (most downloaded), etc. He is author and editor of 18 books (Elsevier, Springer, Pearson, Mc-GrawHill, Intech, IGI, Marcombo, AlfaOmega,â€¦), and 5 patents. He is Editor of 3 Int. Journals, Committee Member > 25 Int. Conferences.
Fausto Pedro GarcÃa MÃ¡rquez(Research Area)
Management Science, Engineering Management
The Ohio State University
Bharat Bhushan Publication Cleaning Up Major Oil Spill Disasters Mesh developed at OSU could clean oil spills Science Helps Squeeze Out Every Last Drop Social Biography Dr. Bharat Bhushan is an Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor in the College of Engineering, and the Director of the Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLB2) and affiliated faculty in John Glenn College of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. In 2013-14, he served as an ASME/AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, House Committee on Science, Space & Technology, United States Congress, Washington, DC. He holds two M.S., a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering/mechanics, an MBA and two honorary and two semi-honorary doctorates. His research interests include fundamental studies with a focus on scanning probe techniques in the interdisciplinary areas of bio/nanotribology, bio/nanomechanics and bio/nanomaterials characterization and applications to bio/nanotechnology, and biomimetics. He has authored 8 scientific books, 90+ handbook chapters, 800+ scientific papers (One of Google Scholarâ€™s 1612 Highly Cited Researchers.) He has also edited 50+ books and holds more than 25 U.S. and foreign patents. He is co-editor of Springer NanoScience and Technology Series and Microsystem Technologies, and member of editorial board of PNAS. He has organized various international conferences and workshops. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and international fellowships including the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize for Senior Scientists, Max Planck Foundation Research Award for Outstanding Foreign Scientists, Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Life Achievement Tribology Award, and Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK) Global Award. His research was listed as the top ten science stories of 2015. He is a member of various professional societies, including the International Academy of Engineering (Russia). He has previously worked for various research labs including IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA. He has held visiting professorship at University of California at Berkeley, University of Cambridge, UK, Technical University Vienna, Austria, University of Paris, Orsay, ETH Zurich, EPFL Lausanne, Univ. of Southampton, UK, Univ. of Kragujevac, Serbia, Tsinghua Univ., China, Harbin Inst., China, and KFUPM, Saudi Arabia.
Bharat Bhushan(Research Area)
Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Biomimetics Biomimetic Materials Nanotechnology Biomechanics
University of Missouri
Yuwen Zhang is a James C. Dowell Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of Missouri in the USA. His research interests are in the areas of thermal-fluids science and engineering, including multiscale and multiphase heat and mass transfer, ultrafast and ultraintense laser-mater interaction, and sustainable and renewable energy. He has published five books, over 285 journal articles, and more than 160 conference papers/presentations. He is a recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the US Office of Naval Research (2002), and the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity from the University of Missouri (2010). He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief for two international journals, as well as editorial board members of other 10 international journals.
Yuwen Zhang(Research Area)
His research interests are in the areas of thermal-fluids science and engineering, including multiscale and multiphase heat and mass transfer, ultrafast and ultraintense laser-mater interaction, and sustainable and renewable energy.
University of South Carolina
Esmaiel Jabbari is Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at University of South Carolina. He is internationally known for his work on synthesis and processing of biomimetic bioinspired materials for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications. His research interests include bioinspired materials, skeletal tissue engineering, stem cell encapsulation and delivery, self-assembled nanogels for growth factor delivery, drug targeting to cancer stem cells, and engineering the microenvironment of cancer cells. He has published extensively in the areas of biomaterials, drug delivery, and tissue engineering. He has edited four books, published two encyclopedia entry, 20 book chapters, over 110 refereed journal papers, over 100 refereed conference proceedings, presented over 60 invited seminars, and >200 presentations at national and International conferences. He received his PhD in Biomaterials from Purdue under the supervision of Professor Nicholas A. Peppas and his Masters degrees, in chemical engineering and chemistry, and his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering AIMBE in 2013. He received the Berton Rahn research prize award in Orthopedic Research from the Arbeitsgemeinschaft fÃ¼r Osteosynthesefragen AO Foundation in 2012. In 2008 he received the Stephen B. Milam Research Award from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation for contribution to auto-inductive biomaterials for repair of maxillofacial and cranial tissues. He serves as Academic Editor of PLOS ONE. He also serves as North America Editor of the Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and serves on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Biomaterials and International Journal of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He is a member of the Outstanding College Students of America, the New York Academy of Sciences, Who is Who in Engineering Education, and Who's Who in America. He is also a member of honorary engineering society Tau Beta Pi, Chemistry Society Phi Lambda Upsilon, and Research Society Sigma Xi.
Esmaiel Jabbari(Research Area)
Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Center for BioDiversity Research
Ke Chung Kim(Biography)
Professor Emeritus and Curator Emeritus, Frost Entomological Museum; Founding Director Emeritus, Center for BioDiversity Research
Ke Chung Kim(Research Area)
Biodiversity Science: Exploration, Documentation, Taxonomy/Systematics of Arthropod Biodiversity, Conservation and Protection Policy; Biodiversity Inventory, Assessment and Monitoring. Forensic application of Entomology. Biology and Evolution of Intraspecific Variations. Ecology and Coevolution of Animal Parasites and Host Interactions. Impacts of Anthropogenic Stressor on Biodiversity and Mitigation for Biodiversity Impacts of Climate Change.
University of Florence
Graduated cum laude in Civil Engineering â€“ Structural Section at the University of Rome â€œLa Sapienzaâ€, in 1991. In 1996 she received his PhD in Structural Engineering at the University of Florence. From February 2001 to September 2015 she was a researcher in Structural Engineering at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Florence. Since October 2015 she is Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at the same Department, where she is currently teaching Structural Engineering â€“ Section II, and Earthquake Engineering. The main research fields concern various topics within earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, finite element modelling, and structural assessment, testing and rehabilitation. She is author of about 150 scientific papers, 30 of which printed in Scopus/ISI Web of Scienceinternational journals. Two among these papers were jointly awarded the 2001 edition of the â€œMunro Prizeâ€, for the best paper published every year in Engineering Structures journal. Another paper was awarded the 2002 â€œIABSE Outstanding Paper Awardâ€, for the best paper published every year in Structural Engineering International journal. A fourth paper received the Key Scientific Article Certificate for Excellence in Engineering from Advances in Engineering international scientific organization. She was and is committed as reviewer for more than 10 Scopus/ISI Web of Science-indexed international journals. She was member of Research Units participating to international research Projects financed by the European Commission within the Fifth Framework Program, as well as in national Projects financed the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. She was and is currently, the Scientific Responsible person for the University of Florence in the Executive Programme DPC (Italian Department of Civil Defence)-ReLUIS (University Network of Seismic Engineering Laboratories) â€“ Research Line: Isolation and Dissipation. She is member of the Scientific Board of the joined Doctoral School of the University of Florence and the Technical University â€œCarolo Wilhelminaâ€ of Braunschweig, Germany.
Gloria Terenzi(Research Area)
Civil and Environmental
The University of Salford
Prof. (LU) Prof. (UoS) DProf. (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, Chair in Civil Engineering (UoS)
Miklas Scholz(Research Area)
University of Regina
Dr. Gordon Huang is the University of Regina Tier Canada Research Chair in Energy and Environment. He is an international leader in the field of environmental systems studies. He and his research team are using inexact optimization approaches to tackle many complexities of energy and environmental management. In particular, they are examining environmental management under uncertainty, and energy systems planning under changing climatic conditions. Huangâ€™s technologies have already been used in multiple sectors, and in many regions and jurisdictions, as the scientific bases for formulating policies that have enormous socioeconomic implications. The resulting findings revealed various complexities in energy and environmental systems and obstacles that hinder sustainable energy development. Huangâ€™s research will help strengthen Canada's ability to be an international leader in managing energy and environmental concerns in the future.
Gordon Huang(Research Area)
Water resources and environmental systems engineering, Simulation of hydrological and environmental systems, Planning of energy and environmental management systems, Climate modeling and downscaling
Agricultural University of Athens
Prof. George Papadakis was born in Chania, Crete, Greece. He has obtained his Diploma on Agricultural Engineering from the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) in 1983. He then continued his studies as PhD candidate at AUA in 1984 and he received his doctoral degree (PhD) on agricultural engineering in 1989. In the following two years (1991-1992) he worked as researcher at the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources in Athens, Greece. Then, from 1993 to 1996, he continued his work as researcher at the Agricultural University of Athens mainly involved in renewable energy projects. In September 1996 he was appointed Assistant Professor (tenured) at the Dept of Natural Resources and Agricultural Engineering of AUA. Since 2009 he is Full Professor on â€œRenewable Energy Technologiesâ€ at AUA.
George Papadakis(Research Area)
Renewable Energy Technologies, Heat and Mass transport processes, Agricultural Machines, Hydraulic Machines Etc..
Dr. (Ms) T.Theivasanthi of Kalasalingam University doing research in nanomaterials / nanotechnology; has 15 years of teaching experience; published many research articles/ books and h-index 10; life member of Indian Science Congress Association and Magnetics Society of India; member of International Association of Advanced Materials; serving as Editorial Board Member/ reviewer for some scientific journals; lead editor in JNNN special issue (SAGE Publications, UK); achieved many awards/ honours/ recognitions including - Madurai Women Achievers Award - 2013, Motivational Award - 2015 and 2015 Womenâ€™s Day Award of St.Annes College; achieved World Record in LIMCA Book of Records-2015 for nanotechnology invention â€œWorldâ€™s first superparamagnetic plants materialsâ€ â€“ named â€œSanthi Particlesâ€, World Recordâ€“ 2016 for innovative products "The Worldâ€™s lowest priced graphene" & "Worldâ€™s Smallest Particles of Vegetables" and World Recordâ€“ 2017 for the invention "The Worldâ€™s Smallest Anti-Viral Plant Particles". Other innovative products- Superparamagnetic lead nanoparticles, semiconducting lead Nanoparticles, Low cost-mass production of graphene, agricultural nanofertilisers, vegetable powder for diabetes, plants materials for diabetes & psoriasis and nanoparticles for treatment of EBOLA, DENGUE, HIV & H1N1 virus infection. Govt. of India shows interests to develop her inventions for the benefits of public; since Dec-2014, she has delivered lectures (more than 120) in International / National scientific conferences, foreign countries and renowned institutes like National Institute of Technology, Anna University, Central University of all over India; she delivered Motivational Lectures for women, students and staff of institutes / Multi-national corporate companies (Cognizant Technologies); Artha Nyana Academy (Malaysia), Intelligent Society of Malaysia etc. NanoDigest, Economic Times and Telegraph have published news about her research; Thanthi TV, All India Radio, Minnal FM (Malaysia) and Bernama TV (Malaysia) have broadcasted her interviews.
Theivasanthi Thirugnanasambandan(Research Area)
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory
Shuanggen Jin is Professor at the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, CAS, China and Academician of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS). He received the B.Sc degree in Geodesy from Wuhan University in 1999 and the Ph.D degree in Geodesy from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2003. From 2004 to 2010, he has been a Visiting Fellow at University of New South Wales, Australia, Post-Doc and Senior Scientist at Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Professor at Korea University of Science and Technology, Visiting Scientist at Royal Observatory of Belgium, and Research Fellow at University of Texas at Austin, USA. His main research areas include Satellite Navigation, Space Geodesy, Remote Sensing, Climate Change, Geophysics, and Planetary Sciences. He has published over 400 papers in JGR, IEEE, EPSL, GJI, Icarus, JG, Proceedings etc. with more than 3200 citations and H-index>35, 8 books/monographs and 8 patents/software copyrights.
Shuanggen Jin(Research Area)
G.Q. Chen is a professor of systems ecology and sustainability science at Peking University, China and a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at King Abudulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. He has a wide spectrum of research interests including climate thermodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, systems ecological modelling, ecological economics, global and regional 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 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers Award, Thomson Reuters China Citation Laureate. He served as editor, associate editor or advisory member for 50 international journals.
G.Q. Chen(Research Area)
Climate thermodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer
Prof.dr.ir. Gustaaf Schoukens was professor of polymer technology at the Ghent University (Belgium), faculty of Engineering, retired since October 1, 2014. He received his degree in Chemical Engineering from the K.U. Leuven (Belgium) in 1971 where he also obtained his Ph.D. in 1978. The subject of his Ph.D. research was â€œNon-linear viscoelastic behaviour of dispersionsâ€. He worked as senior researcher from 1978 till 2004 in the private industry (Solvay; Central Research Laboratory) in the field of polymerization and polymer processing. In 1994 he obtained the part-time position of lecturer at the Ghent University, teaching â€œpolymer processingâ€. In 2004 he obtained the fulltime position of professor at the Ghent University teaching all courses concerning polymer technology, including processing and polymerization processes. He is also involved in the courses concerning â€œenvironment and sustainable developmentâ€ in general and teaching the course of â€œrational use of materialsâ€ in particular. Polymer technology in general and polymer processing, including synthetic and biopolymers, in particular are the main leads in his research program and of its publications. The main research topics are now the development of artificial turf for sport applications and the development of biopolymers based on chitin or chitosan with biomedical properties. A more recent research is the study of nanostructures, especially nanoparticles obtained by reaction engineering. These nanoparticles are already used in large quantities for the coating of paper and paperboards. I am an expert in the production of monofilaments for artificial sport applications and founded ERCAT (European Research Centre for Artificial Turf).
Gustaaf Schoukens(Research Area)
polymerization and polymer processing
Constantinos S. Psomopoulos(Biography)
Constantinos S. Psomopoulos is an Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Dept of TEI Piraeus, Greece. He also holds the position of Director of Electric Power Division and Vice President of WTERT â€“ Greece & Research Associate in Earth Engineering Center Columbia University NY since 2011.
Constantinos S. Psomopoulos(Research Area)
His research interests include Eco-Design of EuPs and Energy Efficiency, RES, Materials & Energy Recovery from wastes, Electromechanical Installations and Apparatus, Electrical Measurements & High Field Effects, High Voltage Engineering & Power Systems.
Said Elshahat Abdallah(Biography)
Dr. Said Elshahat Abdallah is working as a Professor of Agricultural Process Engineering, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt. He was born on January 6, 1972. He obtained his Ph. D. degree in Technical Sciences in November 2005 from the Faculty of Design, Don State Technical University, Russia. He prepared many scientific literatures such as Engineering of Food Factories and Dairy Plants, Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, introduction to agricultural process engineering, Instrumentation, Properties and Testing of Engineering Materials, Fitting of Curves and Differential Equations and Differentiation & Integration, etcâ€¦ He published more than thirty research articles in international peerreviewed journals. He supervised, has done and examined about twenty M. Sc. and Ph. D. dissertations. He participated in several either local or international conferences on the topics of Agricultural Process Engineering. He contributed in the attendance of many meetings, workshops and training courses. He was awarded: Food Engineer of the Year Award â€“ 2010; Excellence Award in International Scientific Publication â€“ 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017; Arab Papers Published on Agriculture â€“ 2012; Egypt 25 Foundation Award â€“ 2012; Who's Who in the World â€“ 2013, 2014 and 2015; 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century â€“ 2013; Top 100 Engineersâ€“ 2013; International Biographical Center Man of The Yearâ€“ 2013; Cambridge Certificate for Outstanding Engineering Achievement â€“ 2013 and Cambridge Certificate for Outstanding EducationalAchievement â€“ 2013. He served as: Editor-in-Chief; Associate Editor; Editorial Board Member; Food Expert; Reviewer, etcâ€¦ in more than five hundred international peer-reviewed journals.
Said Elshahat Abdallah(Research Area)
Agricultural Process Engineering; Postharvest Technology; Bioengineering; Food & Dairy Engineering; Agro-Industrial Waste Management; Process and Bioprocess Engineering; Thermal & Non-Thermal Process Engineering; Agricultural Production Engineering; Postharvest operations Engineering; Composting and Vermicomposting Process; Non-Conventional Forages Processing; Farm Wastes Bioconversion; By-Products Recycling Engineering.
De Wrachien Daniele(Biography)
Education Master in Geology , State University of Milan Ph. D. in Advanced Engineering Geology,State University of Milan Professional experiences Senior Professor of Agricultural Hydraulics ( 2010- ) Full Professor of Agricultural Hydraulics (1986-2010) Associate Professor of Agricultural Hydraulics (1983-86) Professor of Geopedology (1970-1983) Director Institute of Agricultural Hydraulics (2000-2006); Director Computer Centre of the Faculty of Agriculture,(1992-95); Tutor of MPhil and PhD students of the Faculty of Agriculture; External Examiner to MPhil and PhD students of the Politecnico Milan ,State University of Palermo , State University of Basilicata , Welsh University ; Visiting Professor at the Wessex Institute of Technology ( WIT ) Honours and Awards -Award for Truthful Support and Help in Organizing and Improving Scientific Level of the Symposia "Actual Tasks on Agricultural Engineering", Croatian Agricultural Engineering Society, Opatija , Croatia, February 2006 ; -Award in Recognition of Services to the European Society of Agricultural Engineers, Bonn ,Germany ,September 2006 ; -Award for outstanding contribution to Engineering Sciences ,Wessex Institute of Technology ,The New Forest ,UK, June 2008 ; -Award for the Best Performing Working Body ,International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, Lahore ,Pakistan ,October 2008. Over 150 scientific publications: papers, key-note lectures, books and technical reports. Creative works: -Co-author "Land Reclamation and Conservation", CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, 1999; -Author "Land Use Planning: A Key to Sustainable Agriculture", FAO Handbook of Conservation Agriculture, 2003. -Co-organizer and Key-note Speaker: over sixty International Conferences, Congresses, Symposia, Workshops in Africa, America, Asia Australia and Europe ,among which is worth mentioning: - XII CIGR World Congress/AgEng'94 International Conference organised by CIGR and EurAgEng, 29 August-1September 1994, Milan, Italy - International Workshop Irrigation Scheduling: From Theory to Practice ,organised by FAO and ICID and EurAgEng , 12-13 September 1995, Rome, Italy - Conference Operation Management and Maintenance of Large Irrigation Networks ,organised by AIIA (Italian Association of Agricultural Engineering) and EurAgEng , 5-7 June 1996, Novara, Italy - AgEng'96 Madrid International Conference, organised by EurAgEng, 22-25 September 1995, Madrid, Spain - World Water Day '97 ,organised by ITAL-ICID and EurAgEng ,21 September 1997, Rome, Italy - International Conference Sustainable Irrigation in Areas of Water Scarcity and Drought ,organised by the ICID W.G. on Sustainable Crops and Water Use ,CIGR and EurAgEng ,11-12 September 1997, Oxford, U.K. - International Conference Water Management, Salinity and Pollution Control towards Sustainable Irrigation in the Mediterranean Region, organised by CIHEAM ,CIGR and EurAgEng ,22-26 September 1997, Valenzano, Italy - XIII CIGR World Congress ,organised by CIGR and EurAgEng ,2-6 February 1998, Rabat, Morocco - World Water Day'98 ,organised by ITAL-ICID and EurAgEng ,23 March 1998, Rome, Italy - International Workshop Groundwater Management: Guidelines for Sustainable Identification, Control and Reclamation Strategies organised by IRIS (Italian Association of Ground water Engineering) , IAHR and EurAgEng ,16 April 1998, Rome, Italy - International Symposium Experimental Data and Validation of Groundwater Mathematical Models for Reclamation of Polluted Sites ,organised by IRIS , IAHR, and EurAgEng ,6-10 July 1998, Cosenza, Italy - International Workshop Sustainable Tillage Systems, organised by CIGR and EurAgEng, 8-10 July 1998, Auburn, Alabama (USA) - International Workshop The Use of Saline and Brackish Water in Irrigation: Implication to the Management of Irrigation, Drainage and Crops, organised by the ICID WG on Sustainable Crops and Water Use ,CIGR and EurAgEng ,23-24 July 1998, Bali, Indonesia - AgEng'98 Oslo International Conference, organised by EurAgEng 24-27 August 1998, Oslo, Norway - Conference Irrigation and Research: Progress in the Use of Water Resources, organised by GRUSI (Italian Group of Research on Irrigation) and EurAgEng ,1-2 October 1998, Bari, Italy - International Conference Subsoil Compaction and Soil Dynamics: Processes and Environmental Consequences ,organised by IUSS and EurAgEng ,24-26 March 1999, Kiel, Germany - 2nd Inter-Regional Conference Emerging Technology for Sustainable Land Use and Water Management ,organised by CIGR, EurAgEng and ICID ,1-3 September 1999, Lausanne, Switzerland - 17th ICID International Congress ,organised by ICID ,11-19 September 1999, Granada, Spain - International Workshop Modelling of Transport Processes in Soils organized by EurAgEng ,24-26 November 1999, Leuven, Belgium - 8th International Workshop on Drainage ,organised by ICID, CIGR and EurAgEng ,31 Jannary-4 February 2000, New Delhi, India - 3rd Inter-Regional Conference Water Resources Management in the 21st Century, organised by ICID European Regional W.G ,CIGR and EurAgEng., 1-3 June 2000, Budapest, Hungary - International Workshop on Control of Adverse Impacts of Fertilizers and Agrochemicals ,organized by ICID,22-27 October 2000,Cape Town ,South Africa - 29th International Symposium Actual Tasks on Agricultural Engineering, organised by the Croatian Agricultural Engineering Society, CIGR, EurAgEng and AAAE,6-9 February 2001,Opatija,Croatia - 19th European Regional Conference Sustainable Use of Land and Water ,organised by the Czech ICID Committee, CIGR and EurAgEng,4-8 June 2001,Brno,Czech Republic - International Conference Sustainable Land Management: Environmental Protection, organised by IUSS,CIGR and EurAgEng,2-7 July 2001,Florence,Italy - International Workshop on Wastewater Reuse Management ,organized by ICID ,The World Bank,EurAgEng,NOWRA,19-20 September ,Seul, Korea - International Conference Water and Irrigation Development, organised by Lombardy Region, ANBI, ICID and EurAgEng,25-27 September 2001,Cremona,Italy - 1st World Congress Conservation Agriculture ,organised, by FAO,ECAF (European Conservation Agriculture Federation) and EurAgEng,1-5 October 2001,Madrid, Spain - 30th International Symposium Actual Tasks on Agricultural Engineering ,organised by the Croatian Agricultural Engineering Society, CIGR, EurAgEng and AAAE,12-15 March 2002,Opatija, Croatia - International Conference Drought Mitigation and Prevention of Land Desertification ,organised by the ICID Slovenian National Committee, CIGR and EurAgEng ,21-25 April 2002,Bled, Slovenia - International Workshop Crop Water Management for Food Production Under Limited Water Supplies ,organised by the ICID W.G. on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources for Crop Production., and EurAgEng ,21-28 July 2002, Montreal, Canada - 31st International Symposium Actual Tasks on Agricultural Engineering organised by the Croatian Agricultural Engineering Society, CIGR, EurAgEng and AAAE , 24-28 February, 2003, Opatija, Croatia. - 3rd International Workshop Research on Irrigation and Drainage organised by the Macedonian National ICID Committee and EurAgEng,19 March 2003, Skopje, Macedonia. - International Conference. Land Reclamation and Water Resources Development, organised by Lombardy Region ,ANBI,ICID,CIGR and EurAgEng ,27-29 May 2003, Mantua, Italy - 6th Inter-Regional Conference on Environment-Water Land and Water Use Planning and Management ,organised by the University of Castilla La Mancha, CIGR and EurAgEng , 3-5 September 2003, Albacete, Spain - 9th International Drainage Workshop Drainage for Secure Environment and Food Supply organised by ILRI ,ICID,CIGR and EurAgEng,10-13 September 2003, Utretcht, The Netherlands - International Workshop Improved Irrigation Technologies and Methods: Research Development and Testing ,organised by CEMAGREF ,ICID and EurAgEng ,17-19 September 2003, Montpellier, France - International Conference Land is Thirsty ,organised by ANBI and FAO and EurAgEng ,29 October 2003, Rome, Italy - 32nd International Symposium Actual Tasks on Agricultural Engineering ,organised by Croatian Agricultural Engineering Society, CIGR ,EurAgEng and AAAE , 23-27 February 2004, Opatija, Croatia - 4th International Workshop Research on Irrigation and Drainage . organised by the Macedonian National ICID Committee and EurAgEng ,24-25 March 2004, Skopje, Macedonia - International Conference Energy Efficiency and Agricultural Engineering 2004 ,organised by the Bulgarian National Society of Agricultural Engineers. ,CIGR and EurAgEng,3-5 June 2004, Rousse, Bulgaria - International Conference on Olympics of Agricultural Engineering 2004,organized by CIGR,11-14 October 2004,Beijing ,China - World Congress Agricultural Engineering for a Better World , organized by CIGR,EurAgEng,VDI,FAO,3-7 September 2006,Bonn ,Germany - First International Conference on Monitoring, Simulation, Prevention and Remediation of Dense and Debris Flows ,organized by WIT, EurAgEng,CIGR,June 2006,Rhodes,Greece - First International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation Management ,Technologies and Policies ,organized by WIT, September 2006, Bologna,Italy -22nd European Regional Conference on Water Resources Management and Irrigation and Drainage Systems in the European Environment organized by ICID ,EurAgEng, CIGR, FAO, September 2007,Pavia, Italy - Second International Conference on Monitoring, Simulation, Prevention and Remediation of Dense and Debris Flows ( Co-Chairman ), organized by WIT, EurAgEng, CIGR, June 2008, The New Forest, UK - First International Conference on Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response ,organized by WIT ,University of Wolverhampton ,July 2008,London,UK - Third International Conference on Monitoring ,Simulation , Prevention and Remediation of Dense and Debris Flows ( Co-Chairman ) ,organized by WIT ,EurAgEng ,CIGR, University of Milan , May 2010 ,Milan ,Italy - Second International Conference on Flood Recovery , Innovation and Response ( Co-Chairman ) ,organized by WIT ,EurAgEng ,CIGR ,ICID ,University and Politecnico of Milan ,University of Wolverhampton , May 2010 ,Milan , Italy - Fourth International Conference on Monitoring , Simulation ,Prevention and Remediation of Dense and Debris Flows ( Co-Chairman) ,organized by WIT ,EurAgEng , CIGR ,University of Milan ,May 2012 , Dubrovnik , Croatia -Third International Conference on Flood Recovery , Innovation and Response ( Co-Chairman),organized by WIT, EurAgEng ,CIGR ,ICID, University and Politecnico of Milan , University of Wolverhampton ,May 2012,Dubrovnik , Croatia -Fourth International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation and Drainage Management , Technologies and Policies Systems , December 2012 ,Adelaide , Australia . Co-Editor Books and Proceedings of International Conferences: -Water and Irrigation Development,2001 ,Editor : Lombardy Region; -Crop Water Management for Food Production under Limited Water Supplies, 2002 ,Editor : ICID; - Land Reclamation and Water Resources Development, 2003, Editor : Lombardy Region; -Sustainable Irrigation Management ,Technologies and Policies , 2006 ,Editor :WIT Press ; -Water Resources Management and Irrigation and Drainage Systems Development in the European Environment, 2007,Editor : ICID; -Monitoring , Simulation, Prevention and Remediation of Dense and Debris Flow II ,2008, Editor WIT Pres; - Dam-Break Problems , Solutions and Case Studies ,2009, Editor : WIT Press; - Monitor ,Simulation ,Prevention and Remediation of Dense and Debris Flows III , 2010 ,Editor WIT Press ; - Flood Recovery , Innovation and Response II , 2010 , Editor WIT Press. International Expert ; -Monitoring , Simulation ,Prevention and Remediation of Dense and Debris Flows IV,2012,Editor WIT Press; -Flood Recovery ,Innovation and Response III,2012,Editor WIT Press. Coordinator of world-wide investigations on : -Question 39 "Irrigation and Drainage of Problems Soils" ,Fort Collins ,USA, 1984 , -Question 48 "Irrigation under Conditions of Water Scarcity" ,Granada., Spain, 1999, of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage. Co-leader of world-wide (FAO-ICID-EurAgEng) investigations : - -"Conjunctive Use of Surface and Groundwater" 2002,in cooperation with Costantino Fasso, Hon. Vice Pres. ICID ; -"Irrigation and Drainage Systems : Research and Development in the 21st Century", 2002, in cooperation with Bart Schultz ,Pres. ICID; -"Global Warming and Drainage Development", 2004 ,in cooperation with Reinder Feddes ,Wageningen University, The Netherlands; -"Climate Variability Agriculture and Food Security : A World-wide View" ,2004 ,in cooperation with Bart Schultz,Reinder Feddes, and Ragab Ragab, Wallingford Institute, UK. Memberships: -International Commission of Agricultural Engineering (Section 1 : Land and Water Engineering, 1995 - , Executive Board, 2004 -2014 ); - International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (Working Group on Drainage, 1988 -2006, Permanent Committee for Technical Activities, 2005 -2012 ,Working Group of the EB Journal Irrigation and Drainage ,1998- ,Hon. Member ITAL â€“ ICID ,2010 -) -European Society of Agricultural Engineers (Chairman of the Field of Interest on Soil and Water, 1993-2006; Chairman of the Fields of Interest, 1999 - 2004; President, 2002 - 04; Past President 2004- ;Hon. Chairman of the Field of Interest on Soil and Water 2006- ) - WIT ( Board of Directors , 2011.- ) Editorial Boards of International Journals : -Irrigation and Drainage ( Associate Editor ), 1998 -; -Progress in Agricultural Engineering Sciences, 2004 - 2008 ; -Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 1998 - 2010; - International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 2009- . - Journal of Agricultural Sciences ( Editor-in-Chief ) ,2010 - ;. - Journal of Irrigation&Drainage Systems Engineering ,2010-; - International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements ,2010- - Journal of Smart Grid and Renewable Energy , 2010 - ; - Journal of Safety and Security Engineering ,2011- ; - International Journal of Advanced Renewable Energy Research , 2012- ; - American Journal of Experimental Agricultural ( Editor-in-Chief ),2013 â€“ - Journal on Frontiers in Soil Science , 2013- ; - Journal of Agricultural Science and Application,2013-; - As President of the European Society of Agricultural Engineers he established Agreements with national, regional and world-wide Organisations: -AESEE (Association of Agricultural Engineering in South-Eastern Europe),Rousse ,Bulgaria , October 2002 -CIHEAM (Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques MÃ©diterranÃ©ennes) Valenzano, Italy, January,2003; -CIOSTA (Commission International pour l'Organisation Scientifique du Travail in Agriculture) ,Tourin, Italy, October 2002; -CIGR (International Commission of Agricultural Engineering) Rome, April,2003; -ESA (European Society of Agronomy) ,Taastrup, Denmark September 2003; -FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) Rome, Italy, April,2003; -ICID (International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage) ,Montreal, Canada, July 2002; -IUSS (International Union of Soil Sciences) Reading,UK,March,2004; -VDI-MEG (German Association of Agricultural Engineering), Leuven, Belgium ,September ,2004; -RURALIA (Italian Association for the Unitary - Restoring of Rural Heritage and Sites), Milan, Italy, September 2004. Listed in : -Who's Who in the World, 23rd ,24th and 25th Editions, Marquis ( USA ) Editor ; -Dictionary of International Biography ,33rd ,34th Editions ,International Bio- graphical Centre (UK) Editor; -Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century ,5th Edition, International Biographical Centre (UK ) Editor.
De Wrachien Daniele(Research Area)
The scientific activity deals with the following fields of interest:. -water resources management; -irrigation and drainage technology; -classical and quantum water droplet trajectories in an irrigation spay; -performance assessment of sprinkler irrigation systems; -modelling of transport processes in porous media ; -modelling and fluid-dynamics of debris and hyper-concentrated flows; -flood control and mitigation measures; -desertification and environmental impact of climate change.
University of Laghouat
Dr. Ali Cheknane is working as a full-time professor, Faculty of Technology, Laboratory of Semiconductors and Functional Materials, University of Laghouat, Algeria. 20 years teaching graduate and post-graduate teaching experience at the university as temporary, associated and permanent position. He has published many papers in various journals and conference proceedings on renewable energy subjects. He served as an editorial board for several journals and committee member for international conferences. He has supervised 10 Ph.D. students (07 theses have been defended). He has supervised 14 post-graduation memories (Magister). He has supervised more than 40 graduation memories (Engineer and Technician) in electrical engineering and Computing. He had an incentive award from â€˜â€™ Centre de DÃ©veloppement des Ã‰nergies Renouvelables- CDERâ€. He was awarded for the best publication in physics in Algeria from the ANDRU agency in 2008. He is the Head of the research team: â€œPhotovoltaic Systems & Devicesâ€. He is a reviewer in many Journals as Solar Energy, Conversion Energy and Management Journal, Electronics Journal, International Journal of Engineering Innovations and Research, Measurement, International Journal of Electronics, Energy and Buildings and Journal of Applied Electrochemistry. He was the President of the Scientific Committee at the Electrical Engineering Department- the Amar Telidji University of Laghouat for two years. He was the Vice Dean of Research and Post-graduation at the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering. The University of Laghouat for two years. He was the Responsible for Quality Assurance at the Amar Telidji University of Laghouat. He is the President of an Association of Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development. Laghouat. ALGERIA.
Ali Cheknane(Research Area)
An innovative method based on satellite image analysis to check fault in a PV system lead-acid battery, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Simulation and modelling of charge transport in dye-sensitized solar cells based on carbon nano-tube electrodes
University of Calgary
Dr. Raafat El-Hacha joined the department in 2004. Prior to his appointment, he was a Research Associate at North Carolina State University (2001-2003) and an NSERC Postdoctoral fellow at the Royal Military College of Canada (2000-2001). He is currently the Faculty representative to the Calgary local chapter of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.
Raafat El-Hacha(Research Area)
Blast Mitigation and Repair using Innovative Materials Assessment, repair, and rehabilitation of concrete and steel structures, FRP hybrid-concrete composites girders for bridge construction, Using high strength materials in new construction.
University of Salerno
Pierluigi Siano received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information and electrical engineering from the University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. He is an Associate Professor with accreditation for Full Professor of Electrical Energy Engineering with the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno. His research activities are centered on demand response, on the integration of distributed energy resources in smart grids and on planning and management of power systems. He has co-authored more than 330 papers including more than 170 international journal papers. He is Chair of the Technical Committee on Smart Grids and a member of the Technical Committee on Renewable Energy Systems of the IEEE IES. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS.
Pierluigi Siano(Research Area)
University at Buffalo
Presently he his working in Department of Materials Design and Innovation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Jung-Hun Seo(Research Area)
Prof. Seo's research focuses on the development of new semiconductor materials for micro/nano devices that enable a high efficient energy conversion, a high power/frequency operation, extreme environmental conditions. Prof. Seo's group also focuses on the development of novel low dimensional materials and their next generation flexible electronic and optoelectronic devices.
Jan Dlugosz University
Jaroslaw Krzywanski is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science at Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Poland. He received the M.Sc. degree from Czestochowa University of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Institute of Thermal Machinery, Poland and a Ph.D. degree from Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Poland. Last two years he obtained a D.Sc. degree (Doctor Habilitatus). He has published more than 100 refereed works, including papers, a monograph, conference proceedings and serves as an editorial board member of several international journals. He has participated in the scientific committee of several conferences and serves as a reviewer in a wide range of international journals. He is interested in modeling of energy devices and processes, including solid fuels combustion, gas emissions and hydrogen production from biomass combustion and gasification. He uses both programmed and AI methods to predict pollutants emissions from biomass co-combustion in large-scale circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers, chemical looping combustion (CLC) of biomass in a pilot-scale fluidized bed (FB) systems as well as the hydrogen concentration in syngas during the H2 production via CaO sorption enhanced anaerobic gasification of sawdust in FB units.
Jaroslaw Krzywanski(Research Area)