Sustainable Waste Management Workshop

Microplastics in the Environment
January 7-9, 2020
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This workshop will offer a timely opportunity for knowledge exchange among professionals all over the world to support the formulation of an efficient sustainable management agenda for plastics and microplastics and remediation of soil, land and groundwater in the world.

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  • Plastics/microplastic in aquatic ecosystems: marine and freshwater bodies
  • Plastics/microplastic in terrestrial ecosystems
  • Plastics/microplastic and food security, food safety and human health
  • Social and economic impacts of plastics and microplastic in the environments
  • Policy implications for plastics and microplastic in the environments

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  • Yong Sik Ok, Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea


  • Chi-Hwa Wang, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Xiaonan Wang, Department of Chemical and B iomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Steering Committee

  • Yiu Fai Tsang, Department of Science and Environmental Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Ajit K Sarmah, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Nabeel Khan Niazi, Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Ondřej Mašek, UK Biochar Research Centre, School of Geosciences, Crew Building, The King's Buildings, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Binoy Sarkar, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • Siming You, Division of Systems, Power & Energy, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Carol Sze Ki Lin, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Chen, J. Paul, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • S.M. Praveena, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • S.H. Fauziah, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Important Dates

  • Call for Abstracts Opens November 1
  • Registration Opens November 15
  • Call for Abstracts Final Deadline: December 15
  • Abstract Acceptance Notifications will be sent on a rolling basis weekly
  • Early Bird Registration rates end December 6
  • Conference Dates January 7-9, 2020

Featured Speakers

  • Shane Ward, University College Dublin, School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, Agriculture and Food Science Belfield, Dublin, Ireland
  • Loo Say Chye Joachim, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Jin Shang, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Meththika Vithanage, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Richelle Delia, Housing Joint Venture, USA
  • Yao Dingding, National University of Singapore Environmental Research Institute, Singapore
  • S.H. Fauziah, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Cheng Gu, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, China
  • Ming Hung Wong, Department of Science and Environmental Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Teresa Rocha-Santos, Principal Researcher, CESAM & Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Featured Speakers

Richelle Delia

Richelle Delia, Ph.D. is Co-Founder and COO of Housing Joint Venture. Dr. Delia’s responsibilities cover financial underwriting, investment oversight and day-to-day property management for 100,000+ sqft, as well as seeking strategic partnerships to advance the mission for the company.

With experience as a materials scientist, investor and Fulbright scholar, she brings technical expertise in building materials development and practical know-how from redeveloping over $2 million of property for her personal investment portfolio. Dr. Delia holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and...Read more

Jin Shang

Dr. Jin Shang obtained his Bachelor (2007) and Master (2009) degrees both in Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University in China. He completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Melbourne in 2013. His PhD thesis was on the separation of carbon dioxide from flue gas and natural gas streams using porous adsorbent materials. The study discovered a new separation mechanism (i.e., molecular trapdoor mechanism) which changed the conventional understanding of how these adsorbents discriminate between molecules in gases. After his PhD, he worked as research fellow on an...Read more

Meththika Vithanage

Dr. Meththika Vithanage is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, an Adjunct Associate Research Professor at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia and Visiting Associate Research Professor of the National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Dr. Vithanage’s research approach builds on environmental science; key/emerging pollutants in the environment, assess their fate and transport and remediate those using geo/bio/nano materials. She is a Young Affiliate of the Third World Academy of Sciences and she became the Chairperson...Read more

Ming Hung Wong

Professor Wong is currently Advisor/Research Chair Professor of Environmental Science, The Education University of Hong Kong; Distinguished Visiting Professor of School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology; Emeritus Chair Professor of Hong Kong Baptist University, and Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Geochemistry and Health (Springer).

Professor Wong served as the Coordinator of Central and North-East Asia of the project “Regionally based assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances”, and as a Panel Member (of three experts) of another...Read more