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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

 

Professor R. J. (Dick) Haynes
Soil and Environmental Science, School of Land Crop and Food Sciences/CRC CARE,
The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland

Professor Haynes works in the areas of soil and environmental science. His present research interests are in the use and recycling of industrial, agricultural and municipal wastes and minimising their effects on the environment. He has extensive experience having worked as both an applied research scientist and as a university professor and has worked in New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. He has published over 170 original research papers in international journals, over 20 review papers in international volumes as well as many conference and extension papers and contract reports. He has been an invited keynote speaker at 7 international conferences and has served on the editorial board of 4 international research journals. He has acted as principal supervisor and co-supervisor of PhD, MSc and honours students in both South Africa and Australia. Professor Haynes has carried out research in commercial horticultural, pastoral, arable and forestry production as well as in small-holder semi subsistence agriculture. He has also worked on bioremediation of soils contaminated with organic pollutants, rehabilitation of mined sites, application of organic and inorganic wastes to soils and the effects of heavy metal contaminants on soil processes. His research has been mainly in the areas of applied soil chemistry and soil microbiology/biology with links to soil physical properties and to pollution of air and water. He has specialised in working on applied problems and maintains strong links with industry. Major areas of research have included the role of grazing animals in the fertility of pastoral soils, N cycling and gaseous and leaching losses from arable and pastoral systems, soil quality and soil degradation under agricultural land use, effects of soil contaminants on soil processes, rehabilitation and remediation of contaminated, degraded and mined sites and use of wastes as soil amendments.

 

 

Keynote Speaker II

 

Prof. Chak K. Chan
Dean and Chair Professor of Atmospheric Environment, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

Professor Chan is currently the Dean of School of Energy and Environment and Chair Professor of Atmospheric Environment in City University of Hong Kong. He obtained BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986 and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1992. He joined the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) as Assistant Professor in 1992 and rose to the rank of Professor in 2006. In 2010, he was appointed Founding Head of Division of Environment at HKUST. He joined CityU in 2015.

Professor Chan has over 30 years of research experience in air pollution and aerosol science. He specializes in aerosol water uptake and phase transformation, gas-aerosol interactions and the formation of secondary aerosols in the atmosphere, and laser spectroscopy of aerosols. Professor Chan received Haagen Smit Award of Atmospheric Environment in 2015, Second Prize of the State Natural Science Award in 2010, and First Prize of the Natural Science Award in 2007 in China. He was the first winner of the Asian Young Aerosol Scientists Award. He has been an Editor-in-Chief of Atmospheric Environment since 2008. He has published over 200 articles with a total citation of over 11000 to date.

 

 

Keynote Speaker III

 

Prof. James T. Anderson
West Virginia University, USA

Dr. Jim Anderson is a professor of wildlife ecology and management, Davis-Michael Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources, Program Coordinator for the Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program, and the Director of the Environmental Research Center at West Virginia University. He earned a B.S. in wildlife from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, an M.S. in range and wildlife management through the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and a Ph.D. in wildlife science from Texas Tech University. Jim has published over 120 scientific research articles on wetland ecology and management, wildlife-habitat relationships, and restoration ecology.


 

Keynote Speaker IV

Prof. Tjokorda Gde Tirta Nindhia
Udayana University, Indonesia


Tjokorda Gde Tirta Nindhia received Doctor Degree from Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Yogyakarta, Indonesia on August 2003, with major field of study was Material Engineering. He participated in various international research collaborations such as with Muroran Institute of Technology Japan (2004), Toyohashi University of Technology Japan (2006), Leoben Mining University Austria (2008-2009), Technical University of Vienna Austria (2010), Institute Chemical technology of Prague Czech Republic (2012-now) and very recently with Michigan State University (MSU) and University of Hawaii in the USA under Fulbright Scholarship. His current job is as Full Professor in the field of Material Engineering at Engineering Faculty, Udayana University, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia. His research interest covers subjects such as, Biomedical Engineering, biosensor, biomaterial, waste recycle, failure analyses, advance ceramic, metallurgy, composite, renewable energy, and environmental friendly manufacturing.