2019 E2S2-CREATE and AIChE Waste Management Conference

March 11-13, 2019

The 2019 E2S2-CREATE and AIChE Waste Management Conference invites international academic, government and industrial speakers to share their professional insights in their respective waste management fields.

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Conference themes:

  • Recycling and waste sorting behavior
  • Food waste and anaerobic digestion technology
  • Gasification technology
  • Conversion of waste to resource
  • System and industrial ecology
  • Waste handling technology and circular economy
  • Environmental technology for waste management
  • Solar thermal processing
  • Urban Metabolism model
  • Distributed WTR Systems

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Conference Organizers

The conference is co-organized by the AIChE Institute for Sustainability and the E2S2-CREATE.

Conference Chair:

Conference Co-chairs:

  • Yen Wah Tong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Yong Sik Ok, Korea University, South Korea
  • Jeffrey Seay, University of Kentucky, United States
  • Xiao Liu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Adil Dhalla, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Scientific Committee:

  • Yinghong Peng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (Committee Chair)
  • Xiaotao Bi, The University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Yanjun Dai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Tianshu Ge, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Shih-Hsin Ho, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Deyi Hou, Tsinghua University, China
  • Duu-Jong Lee, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Wojciech Lipiński, The Australian National University, Australia
  • Grzegorz Lisak, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Yong Sik Ok, Korea University, South Korea
  • Filip Tack, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Seck Tan, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
  • Daniel CW Tsang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Yiu Fai Tsang, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Ruzhu Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Xiaonan Wang, National University of Singapore
  • Siming You, University of Glasgow, UK

Important Dates

Rolling Deadline for the submission of abstracts

 20 February 2019

Notification of early abstract acceptance

 18 January 2019

Early bird registration ends

 31 January 2019

Conference Date

 11-13 March 2019

Featured Speakers

Xiaotao Bi

Dr. Xiaotao (Tony) Bi is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia, and is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering. He has been an associate director of the Clean Energy Research Centre (www.cerc.ubc.ca), director of China-Canada Bioenergy Centre (c-cbc.center), and manager of the Fluidization Research Centre (www.frc.engineering.ubc.ca/). His current research has been focused on electrostatics of powders in fluidized beds and the...Read more

Yanjun Dai

DAI Yanjun (Y.J.Dai) is a full professor in the School of Mechanical engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University(SJTU), P. R. China, Head of Department of power and energy engineering, SJTU, as well as Vice director of engineering research center of solar energy, Ministry of Education, China.

He has been the research associate in the Department of Mechanical engineering in the University of Hong Kong (2001), visiting professor in North Dokota state university, USA (2009). Principal investigator (PI) for E2S2 project of CREATE program, sponsored by NRF, Singapore (2012-2017)....Read more

Yong Geng

Professor. Yong Geng is a distinguished Professor on Circular Economy and Industrial Ecology and also dean at the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

His main research field covers industrial ecology, environment management, climate change, carbon emission accounting and sustainable development. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers in international journals such as Science, Nature, Environmental Science & Technology, etc.

In 2013, he received the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars from the...Read more

Deyi Hou

Prof. Hou is the associate Editor, Science of the Total Enviornment (Impact Factor: 4.610); Editorial Board Member, Remediation Journal; Guest Editor, Chemosphere (Impact Factor: 4.208); Guest Editor, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Sediment and Environmental Pollution) (Impact Factor: 2.145); Invited Reviewer for nearly 40 academic journals including EST, JHM, JCP, STOTEN, etc; Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF), Member; American Geophysical Union (AGU), Member/Annual Conference Session Chair; ASTM International, Member/Working Group Member; and Higher...Read more

Jiří Jaromír Klemeš

Dr. Hab Jiří Jaromír Klemeš is the Head of “Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory – SPIL”, NETME Centre, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno, Czech Republic and Emeritus Professor at “Centre for Process Systems Engineering and Sustainability”, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary.

He was previously the Project Director, Senior Project Officer and Hon Reader at Department of Process Integration at UMIST, The University of Manchester and the University of Edinburgh, UK. Founder and a long-term Head of the Centre...Read more

Eilhann E. Kwon

Prof. Kwon completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering (Interdisciplinary department between chemical and environmental engineering) at Columbia University in the City of New York, USA in 2008. Immediately following, Prof. Kwon was appointed as Associated Research Scientist at the Earth Engineering Center of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Afterwards, Prof. Kwon returned to South Korea and worked at the Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (RIST) from 2010 to 2013. In 2013, Prof. Kwon joined as a faculty member in the...Read more

Wojciech Lipinski

Wojciech Lipiński is Professor and Leader of the Solar Thermal Group at the Australian National University. His research interests are in thermal, chemical and optical sciences, with applications in energy, materials and environmental engineering. His core research program encompasses transport phenomena, in particular radiative transfer, chemically reacting flows, and high-temperature solar thermal processing.Read more

Jie Lu

Distinguished Professor Jie Lu is a Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of IFSA, an internationally renowned scientist in the areas of computational intelligence, specifically in decision support systems, fuzzy transfer learning, concept drift, and recommender systems. She is the Director of Centre for Artificial Intelligence (CAI) and the Associate Dean in Research Excellence in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). She has published six research books and over 400 papers in Artificial Intelligence, IEEE transactions on Fuzzy Systems and...Read more

Ashok Pandey

Professor Ashok Pandey is currently the Distinguished Scientist at the Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India and Executive Director (Honorary) at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability – India. Formerly, he was Eminent Scientist at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali and Chief Scientist & Head of Biotechnology Division and Centre for Biofuels at CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum. His major research and technological development...Read more

Patrick Pang

Mr Patrick Pang is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore. He heads the Technology & Systems Integration Division (TSID) of the Joint Operations & Technology Group, which incorporates NEA’s Environment Technology Department (ETD).

He leads ETD in the strategic management of NEA’s overall research and development (R&D) plans and project portfolio, which entails operations-technology visioning, technology master-planning, project pipe-lining and providing oversight of fund allocation. TSID is also responsible for providing...Read more

Young-Kwon Park

Prof. Young-Kwon Park received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the Chemical Engineering of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 1992, 1994, and 1999, respectively. Then Prof. Park worked at Industrial Technology Institute of Hyundai Heavy Industries as a senior researcher. Since 2002, Prof. Park has been employed as a Professor in the School of Environmental Engineering of The University of Seoul, Korea. His current research interests include nanoparticle preparation, environmental catalysis, pyrolysis/gasification of wastes and catalytic process for renewable energy. Prof...Read more

Shane Snyder

Dr. Shane Snyder is a Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, and holds joint appointments in the College of Agriculture and School of Public Health, at the University of Arizona. He also co-directs the Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants (ALEC) and the Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center.

For nearly 20 years, Dr. Snyder’s research has focused on the identification, fate, and health relevance of emerging water pollutants. Dr. Snyder and his teams have published over 150 manuscripts and book chapters on emerging contaminant analysis,...Read more

Daniel C.W. Tsang

Dr. Daniel C.W. Tsang research emphasizes a strong link to real-life environmental challenges in the regional context. To ensure sustainable urban development, we need to enhance our engineering infrastructure and create new ways in which we manage contaminated land, solid waste, and urban water. Our research group aims to develop cost-effective and low-impact solutions that are informed by fundamental science of natural and engineered systems. Specific topics are: Environmental assessment and sustainable remediation of contaminated land; Biomass valorisation of food waste, wood waste,...Read more

Yiu Fai Tsang

Dr. Yiu Fai Tsang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Science and Environmental Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). He received his BEng and PhD in Environmental Engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Prior to joining EdUHK, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and a Research Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at PolyU. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Energy & Environment (SAGE), Subject...Read more

Haiping Yang

Prof Yang is a professor in State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion (SKLCC) at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. Her research interests are focused on Biomass pyrolysis/gasification for H2 enriched gas fuel, liquid bio oil and carbon contained materials and chemicals. She also working on the fundamental mechanism exploration of biomass thermochemical conversion process. So far she has published over 100 SCI papers, and 5 were cited in ESI, and the highest SCI cite for 1 paper is over 2000. Now she owns Newton Advanced Fellowships (UK, 2018) and the Chinese Most Cited...Read more

Yong-Guan Zhu

Dr Yongguan (Y-G) Zhu, Professor of Biogeochemistry and Environmental Biology, is the Director General of the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He has been working on the biogeochemistry of nutrients, metals and emerging pollutants (such as antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes). Professor Zhu is a leader in taking multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approaches to soil and environmental problems. Before returning to China in 2002, he was working as a research fellow (Supported by the Royal Society London), the Queen's University of Belfast, UK (1994-...Read more


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