Engineering Sustainable Development 2019

Technical and Engineering Challenges of Addressing Sustainable Development
December 12-13, 2019
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Engineers, scientists and policy makers will gather at the Korea University in Seoul to discuss technical and engineering challenges of addressing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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Steering Committee

  • Yong Sik Ok, Korea University, South Korea, Conference Chair
  • Jae Woo Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea, Conference Co-Chair
  • Young-Kwon Park, University of Seoul, South Korea, Conference Co-Chair
  • Yinlun Huang, Wayne State University, USA
  • David Shonnard, Michigan Technological University, USA
  • Additional members to be announced shortly


Organized By

The conference is co-organized by the AIChE Institute for Sustainability and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).



Important Dates

  • Call for Abstracts Opens June 12
  • Registration Opens July 1
  • Call for Abstracts Closes September 12
  • Abstract Acceptance Notifications September 26
  • Early Bird Ends October 12
  • Conference Dates December 12-13

Featured Speakers

Carol Sze Ki Lin

Dr. Carol Lin is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Energy and Environment at the City University of Hong Kong.  She was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Bioengineering Program in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the HKUST from January 2010 to June 2011. Prior to this, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the research group of Professor Wim Soetaert at the Centre of Expertise – Industrial Biotechnology and Biocatalysis ( at the Ghent University in Belgium.

Dr. Carol Lin graduated in Chemical and Materials Engineering from...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

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