Tau C. Ling Institute of Biological Sciences University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Biography
Biography of Tau C. Ling
Tau Chuan LING is currently a full professor at the Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council, United Kingdom (CEng) and has been a member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) since 2011. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Birmingham University, United Kingdom. He has more than 20 years of research experience in downstream processing and bioprocess engineering. To date he has published more than 130 ISI cited articles in international journals.
Encarnacion J. Alameda Department of Chemical Engineering University of Granada Granada Spain Biography
Biography of Encarnacion J. Alameda
E.J. Alameda was graduated from the University of Granada in 1975. She obtained her PhD in 1980 and became full professor of Chemical Engineering in the Science Faculty at the same University in 1996. She was head of the Chemical Engineering Department (1997-2012). At present, she also directs the “Surfactants, Enzymes and Emulsions” research group. Her main research areas are: enzymes, kinetic enzymatic , biodegradation and toxicity of surfactants, emulsions, and the physical chemistry and applications of surfactants. She has nearly 36 years of experience in the research. She has published over 130 papers in different fields. She has participated or is participating in 18 research projects awarded by public institutions. Principal Investigator of 9 of the 18 projects. She has presented more than 100 communication in different national and international conferences. She has 6 national patents and 1 International presented. She has directed 13 doctoral theses and she has conducted 10 research contracts with companies, in 9 of which she has been responsible researcher.
Pau-Loke Show Department of Chemical Engineering University of Nottingham Malaysia Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia Biography
Biography of Pau-Loke Show
Ir. Dr. Pau Loke SHOW is the director of Beacon of Excellent Future Food Malaysia Research Center and associate professor at Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham, Malaysia. He successful obtained his PhD in two years’ time after he graduated his bachelor’s degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He currently is a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineer Malaysia (BEM) and Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council UK. He is also a member of Institution of Chemical Engineers (MIChemE) UK and currently serves as honorary member in IChemE Biochemical Engineering Special Interest Group. Ir. Dr. Show obtained the Post Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (PGCHE) in 2014, and now a fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK (FHEA). He is a world leading researcher in bio-process and bio-separation engineering. He establishes international collaboration with researchers from various countries in the Asia, Europe, American and Africa. Since he started his career as academician in September 2012, he has received numerous prestigious domestic and international academic awards, including ASEAN-India Research and Training Fellowship 2019, The DaSilva Award 2018, JSPS Fellowship 2018, Top 100 Asian Scientists 2017, Asia’s Rising Scientists Award 2017 and Winner of Young Researcher in IChemE Malaysia Award 2016. He has graduated 6 PhD students & 2 MSc students and currently supervising 6 PhD students and has published more than 150 journal papers in less than 7 years of his career. He is now serving as an editor in Journal of Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology and, Advanced Biotechnology and Experimental Therapeutics, editorial board member in Biochemical Engineering Journal, Bioengineered, BMC Energy, International Journal of Bioprocess and Biotechnological Advances and Current Nutrition & Food Science, He also guest editor for SCI-indexed journals, which is Clean Technologies & Environmental Policy, BMC Energy, Processes, and Current Nutrition & Food Science, Bioengineered, and Journal of Chemistry.
Yu-Hong Wei School of Biotechnology and Bioengineering Yuan Ze University Taoyuan Taiwan Biography
Biography of Yu-Hong Wei
Yu Hong Wei is Professor of Graduate School of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at Yuan Ze University. His contributions to academia and bioindustry are numerous, including the fermentation processes development on biosufactants (such as surfactin), biopolymers (PHA) and biofuels (ethanol), and environmental engineering. He has authored more than 50 papers and book chapters and earned many awards and honors, including the Young Asian Biotechnologist Prize 2010. The main contribution Dr. Wei made is in the application of molecular biology methods and biochemical engineering techniques to production of many novel compounds. Some of these products are now developed by local industrial partners.
Hyun G. Park Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) Daejeon Korea Biography
Biography of Hyun G. Park
Dr. Hyun Gyu Park is a Professor at the department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST, Korea. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from KAIST in 1996. During the past 14 years after he joined the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at KAIST, he has published about 130 international papers in the prestigious journals including Angewandte, Nucleic Acid Research, Advanced Functional Materials, Small, ChemComm, Analytical Chemistry, and Biosensors and Bioelectronics. and holds 50 international or domestic patents. His research interests include nucleic acid bioengineering, microarray technology, electrochemical technology for biosensing, and nanobiotechnology. Now, he is serving as an editorial board member of Biotechnology Journal.
Felix Garcia-Ochoa Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering Universidad Complutense Madrid Spain Biography
Biography of Felix Garcia-Ochoa
Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Complutense University of Madrid since 1973. Currently,
Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Complutense University of Madrid.
He was Co-Director of the Master in Biotechnology of the U. Complutense, 1988-1995, as well as Director and
Co-Director of Summer Courses of the U.C.M. and teacher training and update courses
of Secondary, between 1991 and 2001.
He has made stays in various European universities: Erlangen (Germany), Swansea (Kingdom)
Kingdom), Wageningen (Holland), Manchester (United Kingdom), Edinburgh (United Kingdom) and Tucumán
Raja Ghosh Department of Chemical Engineering McMaster University Hamilton, ON Canada Biography
Biography of Raja Ghosh
Raja Ghosh is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and holds Canada Research Chair in Bioseparations Engineering at McMaster University, Canada. His research interests are primarily in the area of membrane science and technology as applied to separation and purification of protein biopharmaceuticals such as monoclonal antibodies. He has authored two books, Protein Bioseparation Using Ultrafiltration and Principles of Bioseparations Engineering, has published more than 70 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, and several chapters in edited books. Dr Ghosh obtained his doctorate degree in Engineering Science from University of Oxford, United Kingdom and worked there as Departmental Lecturer of Chemical Engineering.
Vijay K. Thakur School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing Engineering Cranfield University Pullman, WA USA Biography
Biography of Vijay K. Thakur
Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur is currently a Research Lecturer in Manufacturing at the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing. His former appointments include being a Staff Scientist in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University, U.S.A, (2013-2016); Research Scientist in Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (October 2009-2012), and a visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at LHU–Taiwan. He did his post doctorate in Materials Science & Engineering at Iowa State University and his Ph.D. in Polymer Science (2009) at the National Institute of Technology.
Section: Biocatalysts Engineering
S. Al-Zuhair Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department United Arab Emirates University Al Ain UAE Biography
Biography of S. Al-Zuhair
Sulaiman Al-Zuhair is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at UAE University and currently holds the
position of Head of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department. Before that, he held the positions
of Director of Project Management Unit and Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program. Prof. Al-Zuhair is
the recipient of several awards for excellence in research, including the Dubai Award for Sustainable
Transport (Best Academic Research) in 2019. Majority of Prof. Al-Zuhair’s research has been on using
biocatalysts in various applications, particularly in biofuels production. Prof. Al-Zuhair has two patents
under his name and published one authored book.
Maria Alice Z. Coelho Department of Biochemical Engineering Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil Biography
Biography of Maria Alice Z. Coelho
She is a professor at the School of Chemistry of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and responsible for the Laboratory of Enzymology since 1995. In the scope of the research, she develops works related to Bioprocess Engineering in order to increase productivity of study systems, such as biological macronutrient removal, enzymes, cell growth, among others. As tools, different operational strategies, descriptive models of the system, optimization and development of monitoring methods through simplified systems of analysis and digital processing of biological images are adopted.
Section: Bioremediation and Biodegradation
Sikandar I. Mulla Department of Biochemistry, School of Applied Sciences REVA University Bangalore India Biography
Biography of Sikandar I. Mulla
Dr. Sikandar I. Mulla received his Ph.D. degree from Karnatak University, Dharwad, India in
2012. Then, he worked as a Postdoc at Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of
Sciences (2013-2015), Xiamen, China and Chonbuk National University (2017-2018), South
Korea before joining the Department of Biochemistry, School of Applied Sciences, REVA
University, Bangalore, India. In 2019 he received the Assistant Professor position. His research
interests focus on the Bioremediation & Biodegradation, Green synthesis of nanoparticles,
enzyme fermentation and production of value-added products. He published several research
articles and Book chapters.
Section: Agriculture Engineering
Yang Tao College of Food Science and Technology Nanjing Agricultural University Nanjing China Biography
Biography of Yang Tao
Dr. Yang TAO is currently an associate professor in the College of Food Science and Technology, Nanjing
Agricultural University. He studied in the same university from 2003 to 2010. In 2007 and 2010, he was
awarded a bachelor's degree in bioengineering and a master degree in food science, respectively. After that,
he studied as a Ph.D student in the School of Food and Biosystems Engineering, University College Dublin,
Ireland. At the end of 2014, he was awarded a Ph.D degree in biosystems engineering. In June of 2015, he
returned to the College of Food Science and Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, working as a faculty
member. His research interests include fruit and vegetable processing (mainly drying, extraction, and
probiotic fermentation) using non-thermal technologies and simulation of food processes by numerical and
statistical methods. Up to now, he has published 24 SCI papers as first and corresponding authors in Chemical
Engineering Journal, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, Food Chemistry, Journal of Food Engineering and others, as
well as three book chapters.
Section: Chemical Engineering
Lee S. Ying Department of Chemical Engineering Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Selangor Malaysia
Editorial Board Members
Biswanath Bhunia Department of Bio Engineering National Institute of Technology Agartala India Biography
Biography of Biswanath Bhunia
Dr. Biswanath Bhunia received a PhD in 2012 from National Institute of Technology Durgapur’s
Biotechnology Program. Following completion of his PhD, Dr. Bhunia joined to academia as a
tenure-track Assistant Professor within the Department of Bioengineering at the National
Institute of Technology Agartala in 2013. Dr. Bhunia is working on various secondary
metabolite production using fungal, bacteria, cyanobacteria, algae etc. He has authored or co-
authored 40 peer-reviewed papers, ten book chapter, and presented at numerous national and
international conference on topics ranging from bioprocess engineering, enzyme and microbial
technology, advanced purification process and modelling. Dr. Bhunia’ teaching interests are
focused on Bioprocess Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, and Bioinformatics.
Dan Cascaval Department of Biochemical Engineering Gheorghe Asachi, Technical University of Lasi Lasi Romania Biography
Biography of Dan Cascaval
Dr. Dan Cascaval is an Professor in the Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania.
His research Interests are Bioreactors: rheology of fermentation broths, efficiency and distribution of mixing into the stirred bioreactors, optimization of mixing, oxygen and substrate mass transfer, improvement of oxygen transfer by using oxygen-vectors, bioreactors with mobile/stirred beds of immobilized cells for biosolvents production or wastewater treatment, Bioseparation (applied for individual or selective separation of antibiotics, amino acids, carboxylic acids, vitamins, solvents):
Physical and reactive extraction, synergetic extraction, extraction and transport through liquid membranes, (free and facilitated pertraction) and direct extraction from fermentation broths.
Jo-Shu Chang Department of Chemical Engineering National Cheng Kung University Tainan Taiwan Biography
Biography of Jo-Shu Chang
Dr. Jo-Shu Chang is a University Chair Professor in Department of Chemical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of California, Irvine in 1993. His research interests cover biochemical engineering, environmental biotechnology and applied microbiology with a recent focus on microalgae-based CO2 reutilization, biofuels production, and biorefineries. He plays an important role in Taiwan’s biomass energy R&D and policy making. He also serves as executive committee member of Asia Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB). He recently became fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2015 and has received numerous prestigious domestic and international academic awards. He has published nearly 350 SCI-indexed journal papers with a total citation of over 10,000 times. He also authored seven books and owns more than 40 patents.
Jyh-Ping Chen Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering Chang Gung University Kwei-San Taoyuan Taiwan Biography
Biography of Jyh-Ping Chen
Dr. Jyh-Ping Chen is currently working as Professor in Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Chang Gung University. His research interests are Biomaterials , Tissue Engineering, Nanomedicine, Drug and Gene Delivery ,Biomedical Nanotechnology, Biochemical Engineering. He has done PhD in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, USA in 1988.
Yinguang Chen School of Environmental Science and Engineering Tongji University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Yinguang Chen
Yinguang Chen received his Ph.D. degree Jiangnan University in 1999. Then, he worked as a Postdoc in Tongji University, University of Central Florida, and Virginia Tech from 1999 till 2003 before joining the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University. In 2003 he received the professor position. His research interests focus on the environmental microbial technology. Currently, he is the editorial board member of several Chinese and English Journals.
Chih-Ching Chien School of Biotechnology and Bioengineering Yuan Ze University Chung-Li Taiwan Biography
Biography of Chih-Ching Chien
Dr. Chih-Ching Chien has received his PhD in Microbiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs during the period of 1997. Currently, he is working as Deputy Manager and researcher, Biomedical Engineering Center, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan and Postdoctoral Associate, Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research interests is Applied and environmental microbiology and biotechnology.
Alessandro D'Annibale Department for Innovation in Biological
Agro-Food and Forest Systems (DIBAF) University of Tuscia, Via San Camillo de Lellis Viterbo Italy Biography
Biography of Alessandro D'Annibale
Dr. D’Annibale obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Microbiology at Imperial College at Wye (University of London, UK) in 2002. Currently, he is Associate Professor in the University of Tuscia (Viterbo, Italy). He has published 87 papers on peer-reviewed journals (Hirsch index 27) and is co-inventor of 2 U.S. Patents. His main research topics include: (i) biological degradation of recalcitrant molecules and xenobiotics (ii) purification and characterization of lignin-modifying enzymes (iii) cell and enzymes immobilization (iv) wastewater treatment and (v) upgrading of agro-industrial wastes.
Huiyu Dong Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing China Biography
Biography of Huiyu Dong
Dr. Huiyu Dong is an associate professor in Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences
(RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2012. At RCEES, he continued his research into
controlling water pollution with an emphasis on disinfection by-products, micro-pollutants
and advanced treatment processes for safe supply of drinking water. He has published more
than 40 SCI research papers including Accounts Chem. Res., Water Res., Chem. Eng. J., and J.
Ali F. Gargouri Centre de Biotechnologie de Sfax Route Sidi Mansour, B.P Tunisia Biography
Biography of Ali F. Gargouri
Prof. Gargouri is currently Laboratory head at Centre of Biotechnology of Sfax (CBS) • Lab. Valorisation de la Biomasse et Production des protéines chez les Eucaryotes Sfax, Tunisia. His research interests are Enzyme Biotechnology, Fungal Genetics and genome analysis and Prevalence of factor V Leiden in south Tunisian blood donors.
Anli Geng School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology Ngee Ann Polytechnic Singapore Singapore Biography
Biography of Anli Geng
Dr. Geng Anli is currently a Senior Lectuer of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology of Ngee Ann
Polytechnic. She currently holds the President position in BioEnergy Society of Singapore (BESS). She is
also the Co-founder and Director of Sunvisiae Biotech Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based industrial
Biotechnology company. Prior to joining Ngee Ann Polytechnic, she was working at Institute of
Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE) as a research scientist. Dr. Geng has more than 25 years
R&D experiences, working extensively environmental biotechnology, green energy technology and
industrial biotechnology. She has more than forty journal publications and her work has been presented
in many international conferences. Her current research focus at Ngee Ann Polytechnic is developing
novel microorganisms for the production of industrial enzymes, chemicals and fuels, novel
nutraceuticals and cosmetics ingredients. She obtained Ngee Ann Polytechnic Staff Excellence Award
and IChemE Award on Sustainable Technology in 2012.
Setiyo Gunawan Department of Chemical Engineering Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya Indonesia
Yejun Han Institute of Process Engineering Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing China
Ren-Cun Jin College of Life and Environmental Sciences Hangzhou Normal University Hangzhou China Biography
Biography of Ren-Cun Jin
Dr. Jin received his PH. D. in Environmental Engineering from Zhejiang University, 2007. Currently he is holding the position of Deputy Dean of College of Life and Environmental Sciences at Hangzhou Normal University. Prof. Jin mainly focuses on the water pollution control and environmental biotechnology, which includes biological nitrogen removal technology (i.e., anaerobic ammonium oxidation) development, high-efficient bioreactor design, and optimization of wastewater treatment system for energy-saving and pollutant-reduction. His selected Honors & Awards includes Special Government Allowance of Hangzhou, 2017, Zhejiang Science and Technology Progress Award, 2017, Outstanding Young Teachers Funding of Zhejiang Province, 2009.
Chyi-How Lay Department of Green Energy Science and Technology Feng Chia University Taichung Taiwan Biography
Biography of Chyi-How Lay
Dr. Lay is an Associate Professor of Master's Program of Green Energy Science and Technology, Feng Chia University (FCU), Taiwan. Prof. Lay experts on anaerobic bio-hydrogen production, microbial fuel cell and microalgae on wastewater bioremediation. He is also the chief of division of human resource in Green Energy and Biotechnology Industry Research Center at FCU and a researcher in APEC Research Center for Advanced Biohydrogen Technology. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and served as a peer reviewer for SCI Journals and more than 150 conference papers as well as 10 patents.
Wei Li Department School of Chemical and Biological Engineering Zhejiang University Zhejiang China Biography
Biography of Wei Li
Dr. Wei Li is currently a full Professor at Institute of Industrial
Ecology and Environment, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
He obtained a doctorate degree from Zhejiang University in 1998.
From March 2000 to April 2001, he was a visiting scholar at the
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of
California, Berkeley. He plays/played a leading role in several
research associations. He has undertaken various research
projects funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China,
with the outputs documented in over 100 publications, 5 books and
20 patents. During his career, Prof Li has advised over 50 PhD and
Jingbo Li Department of Chemical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA USA Biography
Biography of Jingbo Li
Dr. Jingbo Li is currently working at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral researcher with focus on metabolic engineering for bio-fuel production. He obtained his PhD from Aarhus University, Denmark with specialty in lipid technology. He received 3 awards from the American Oil Chemists’ Society due to his excellence during his PhD study. He has strong interests in developing green and sustainable technologies for bio waste valorization.
Dong-Qiang Lin Department School of Chemical and Biological Engineering Zhejiang University Hangzhou China Biography
Biography of Dong-Qiang Lin
Dong-Qiang Lin, graduated from Zhejiang University in 1992 and then obtained the PhD. Degree in 1997. He has published more than 160 papers and three books, and was authorized 28 patents. He got several technical awards, such as the First Award of Technology Progress (Education Ministry of China), Second Award of Technology Progress (Zhejiang Province, China), Second Award of Natural Science (Zhejiang Province, China) and First Award of Technology Progress in High Education (Education Committee of Zhejiang Province of China). In recent year he focused on novel bioseparation technology, separation materials, computer simulation and bioprocess design.
Iván López Institute of Chemical Engineering Universidad de la Repblica Uruguay Montevideo Uruguay
Kesen Ma Department of Biology University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON Canada Biography
Biography of Kesen Ma
Dr. Ma obtained his PhD from Philipps-University Marburg, Germany. He was a Max-Planck-Institute fellow and worked as a research associate at the University, and a postdoctoral fellow and then an assistant research scientist and a graduate faculty at the University of Georgia, United States. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Dr. Ma's research focuses on physiology, enzymology and alcohol metabolism of hyperthermophiles, a group of microorganisms growing optimally at 80°C and above or capable of growing at 90°C and above.
Eloane Malvessi Biotechnology Institute University of Caxias do Sul Caxias do Sul Brazil Biography
Biography of Eloane Malvessi
Eloane Malvessi is graduated in Biological Sciences from University of Caxias do Sul. She obtained a master degree (MSc.) in Biotechnology from University of Caxias do Sul and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Science from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
She is currently researcher and Adjunct Professor at University of Caxias do Sul. Has experience in Applied and Industrial Microbiology and Bioprocess Technology with emphasis on biochemical processes, mainly in the following areas: production of enzymes, organic acids, ethanol and butanediol.
She has manuscripts in international scientific journals and coordinates projects about the production of organic acids and sorbitol and pectinolytic enzymes. She is revising the national and international scientific journals.
Giorgio Mannina Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile Ambientale Università di Palermo Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of Giorgio Mannina
Giorgio Mannina is Professor of Sanitary-Environmental Engineering at the Department of Civil, Environmental, Aerospace, Materials Engineering (DICAM) of the Polytechnic School of the University of Palermo and member of the board of professors of the PhD program in Civil, Environmental, Materials and, from the academic year 2006/2007, teacher of the course of Environmental Sanitary Engineering and of the Laboratory of Sanitary-Environmental Modeling. In 2002 he graduated in Civil Engineering - Hydraulics (cum laude) at the University of Palermo.
Sonil Nanda Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK Canada Biography
Biography of Sonil Nanda
Dr. Sonil Nanda is a Research Associate at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He received his PhD degree in Biology from York University, Canada. His research areas are in biofuels, biochemicals ,biomaterials, gasification, pyrolysis, carbonization, torrefaction and fermentation. His parallel interests are in hydrothermal flames for hazardous waste remediation, waste-to-energy conversion, green catalysis, biochar functionalization, bioremediation and carbon sequestration. Dr. Nanda leads many interdisciplinary research projects on clean energy, multifunctional materials, sustainable environment and public health. He is the Editor of books entitled “Fuel Processing and Energy Utilization” by CRC Press as well as “Recent Advancements in Biofuels and Bioenergy Utilization” and “Biorefinery of Alternative Resources: Targeting Green Fuels and Platform Chemicals” by Springer Nature.
Shou-Qing Ni School of Environmental Science and Engineering Shandong University Jinan China Biography
Biography of Shou-Qing Ni
Dr. Shou-Qing (Nelson) Ni is currently a Professor at the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University. Supported by the Young Scholar Program of Shandong University, his research topics include: biological wastewater treatment technology, especially biological nutrients removal (BNR); environmental applications of micro-and nano-materials and their interaction with biological processes. He devotes to the full-scale application of anammox process with minus energy and process regulation of this autotrophic bioprocess using zero-valent metal. Dr. Ni is an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences and Jacob Journal of Hydrology. Additionally, he has served as a Guest Editor for the Science of the Total Environment, CLEAN-Soil, Air, Water and Journal of Environmental Biology. Dr. Ni has organized several international conferences including AETEE 2018, IANAS 2015, WRE 2015 and WRE 2016.
Lalit M. Pandey Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati India Biography
Biography of Lalit M. Pandey
Dr. Lalit M. Pandey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences and
Bioengineering, IIT Guwahati. His research area includes Bio-interfaces and Biomaterials,
Biopolymer adsorption and aggregation, Nanocomposites for biomedical applications and
Environmental Chemical Engineering. He has completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Prior to joining IIT Guwahati, he was working as a
Scientist with the Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of
India. He is recipient of DST-UKIERI award 2018, IEI (The Institution of Engineers [India])
Young Engineers Award 2017, Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)
Faculty Award 2014, Early Career Research Award from Science and Engineering Research
Board (SERB) by DST, Govt. of India and Erasmus Mundus India4EU fellowship. He is a life
member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG), the Indian Institute of Chemical
Engineers (IIChE), Nano and Molecular Society (India) and reviewer of several peer-reviewed
journals. He has supervised three Ph.D. students, four M.Tech. and eleven B.Tech. students and
and currently supervising ten PhD, two M.Tech. and one B.Tech. theses. His group has published
about fourty scientific articles in international journals, ten book chapters and thirty five
conference papers. He is editorial board member of various international journals. As a reviewer,
he has reviewed several articles from various leading peer-reviewed journals.
Jean-François Picimbon College of Bioengineering QILU University of Technology Jinan China Biography
Biography of Jean-François Picimbon
Dr François Picimbon has received his PhD in Marseille University (France). Currently, he is working as a Director of Agricultural Microbiology Institute in QILU University of Technology (Jinan, Shandong Province, China). His research has included pheromones and olfactory proteins of insects. Based on this research and fellowship training he has received several awards and honours, such as S.T.A. JISTEC - BRAIN Research fellowship (Japan), Alexander von Humboldt fellowship (Germany), one of the top ten most talented international young scientists, High-Level Oversea Scientist, and Taishan Scholar Oversea Scientist (China). He is serving as an Associate Editor of several reputed journals like GENE, Agri-GENE, GENE & Translational Bioinformatics, International Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry & Molecular Biology, SOJ Genetic Sciences and SOJ Microbiology and Infectious Diseases & expert Reviewers for more than 25 journals. His research interests focus on Microbiology, Genomics, and Pathology.
KSMS Raghavarao Department of Food Engineering Central Food Technological Research Institute Mysore India Biography
Biography of KSMS Raghavarao
Dr. Raghavarao serves as Head of Food Engineering at Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore. Dr. Rao is Senior Principal Scientist of CFTRI, Mysore. Dr. Rao is Member of Scientific Advisory Board at Richcore Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd. He holds Ph.D. (Tech) from University Institute of Chemical Technology (UICT), Mumbai and B.Tech. from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Research work is basically the application of principles of Chemical Engineering for process and produce development in area of Food Process Engineering as well as Food and Biotechnology.
A.K. Ray Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering University of Western Ontario London, ON Canada Biography
Biography of A.K. Ray
Professor Ajay K. Ray, Chair of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department at Western University (London, Canada), has made seminal research contributions in industrial process modeling and optimization; development of solar photocatalysis; and advancement of simulated moving bed technology for reactive separation. Dr. Ray has contributed to enhance engineering knowledge by devising innovative approaches to enhance process performance for applications in energy, environment, food and health, the key challenges facing the world. Dr. Ray is a prolific author, having written a text book on Engineering Mathematics and over 170 research articles in archival journals. The impact of his work is evident from high h-index and citations received. He has mentored over 80 graduate students. He is member of the editorial board of many journals, recipient of the Research, Teaching and Faculty Scholars award, CrayQuest award, Distinguished Speakers award, and Distinguished Alumni award from Calcutta University.
Mei-Jywan Syu Department of Chemical Engineering National Cheng Kung University Tainan Taiwan Biography
Biography of Mei-Jywan Syu
Dr. Syu holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA. Currently Dr. Syu is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. She is also a managing editor of “Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers”. Her research fields include preparation of functional materials and fabrication of biosensors.
Tingting Tang College of Optoelectronic Technology Chengdu University of Information Technology Chengdu China Biography
Biography of Tingting Tang
Tingting Tang received her Ph.D degree in Optical Engineering from University of
Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2010. In 2006, she joined the College of
Optoelectronic Technology in Chengdu University of Information Technology where she is
currently an professor. Her research encompasses Optical sensing, Metamaterial,
Photonic crystals and Optoelectronic devices.
Teresa Tavares Centre of Biological Engineering University of Minho Braga Portugal Biography
Biography of Teresa Tavares
Dr. Taveres is currently Executive Director at Chemical Engineering Laboratory (LEQ). She has completed PhD in Engineering Sciences from Universidade do Minho in 1991. Team led by Prof. Teresa Tavares wins the 2007 PNIA with a new "Chromium Recovery and Reuse Process ". New chromate or dichromate fixation technology in a synthetic zeolite, using a bacterial biofilm, allowing the recovery of chromium. It is a process of treatment of liquid effluents (chromium is a very toxic pollutant, present in the waste water of various industries), making the sustained reintroduction of a pollutant in the industrial process.
J.S. Torrecilla Complutense University of Madrid Avenida Complutense s/n Madrid Spain Biography
Biography of J.S. Torrecilla
He is a Professor of the Chemical Engineering Department of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from UCM in 2000. After that, in 2005, he obtained his Advanced Technician in Occupational Risk Prevention Degree, specialized on Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety, Ergonomics, and Applied Psycho-Sociology.
Francisco Valero Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona Barcelona Spain Biography
Biography of Francisco Valero
Dr. Francisco Valero is full professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of the Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain). His research career has been focused on Biochemical Engineering, especially in the fields of Bioprocess Engineering, Production of Recombinant Proteins in the cell factory Pichia pastoris, monitoring modelling and control of bioprocesses and Applied Biocatalysis (lipases). He is coordinator of the Bioprocess Engineering and Applied Biocatalysis Research group, cofounder of the Biotechnology company Bioingenium and treasurer of the Spanish Biotechnology Society (SEBIOT. He has experience as project manager for public and private projects (36). He has published over 110 scientific papers in refereed journals, 12 book chapters. and supervisor of 20 PhD Thesis.
Ao Xia School of Energy and Power Engineering Chongqing University Chongqing China Biography
Biography of Ao Xia
Dr. Ao Xia is an associate professor in School of Energy and Power Engineering at
Chongqing University (CQU). He completed his PhD research in 2013 from Zhejiang
University (ZJU). He worked as post-doctoral researcher at University College Cork
(UCC) during 2014-2016. He has published over 90 papers in high impact journals
such as Trends in Biotechnology, Applied Energy and Bioresource Technology. He
was awarded the Chu Kochen Scholarship for the highest honours at ZJU (2013), and
was selected as one of Young Elite Scientists sponsored by China Association for
Science and Technology (2018) and Hundred Talents Program of Chongqing (2019).
Associate Editorial Board Member
Nisha Sharma Department of Chemistry Sant Baba Bhag Singh University Jalandhar India
Zheyong Xue College of Life Sciences Northeast Forestry University Harbin China Biography
Biography of Zheyong Xue
Zheyong Xue is professor of College of Life Sciences at Northeast Forestry University. He is the director of “National Innovation Alliance for Plant Natural Active Substances Utilization”, and also was selected as reserve leader of Heilongjiang Provincial Leading Talent Team (2019). He focused on the key enzymes in steroids and triterpene biosynthesis to elucidate molecular mechanism of rising metabolic diversity. The main contribution Prof. Xue made is in the application of molecular biology methods and biochemical engineering techniques to production of triterpenoids.
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