Organizing Committee Members - Separation Techniques 2019
Boise State University
Dr. Martin Schimpf is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Schimpf earned his Ph.D. in physical/analytical chemistry from the University of Utah. Since coming to Boise State University in 1990. He has been Principal Investigator on a variety of projects, including grants funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. The provost supervises all academic units and programs, including 43 departments and 625 faculty serving nearly 20,000 students. Schimpf is responsible for ensuring the quality of the faculty and student body through leadership in areas such as academic policies, promotion and tenure, faculty recognition, library, the Honors College and academic support services. Professional Awards: Review of more than 230 research proposals and manuscripts for funding agencies and professional journals, including the National Science Foundation, Petroleum Research Fund, Departments of Energy and Defense, Analytical Chemistry, Macromolecules, Environmental Science and Technology, J. Chromatography, Advances in Chemistry, Separation Science, J. Chemical Society, Entropie, Physical Reviews. Member of Permanent Scientific Committee for International Symposium on Field-Flow Fractionation (1998-2007). Member of Scientific Committee for International Meeting on Thermodiffusion (1999-2002, 2008- 2010). Associate Editor of Chemical Educator (1996-2000). President-elect and President of Sigma-Xi Research Society, Boise Chapter (1994-1998). Boise State University Foundation Award for Distinguished Research (1999).
Martin Schimpf(Research Area)
materials characterization, environmental analysis, thermophoresis, and field-flow fractionation. Dr. Schimpf has published his work in a variety of journals within the fields of chemistry and physics, and has presented at conferences and symposia around the world.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dizdaroglu has obtained his PhD at the Karlsruhe Technical University, Germany, and subsequently worked for 7 years at the Max-Planck-Institute for Radiation Chemistry, before moving to USA. He has been at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for more 30 years. In 2006, Dr. Dizdaroglu was conferred upon the rank of NIST Fellow. To date, he published highly cited 247 papers. Dr. Dizdaroglu received numerous scientific awards including the Hillebrand Prize of the American Chemical Society, and the Silver and Gold Medal Awards of the US Department of Commerce. He was also awarded two Honorary Doctorates.
Miral Dizdaroglu(Research Area)
Measurement of DNA repair proteins in cancer by mass spectrometry,LC-MS
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Prof. Rogatsky serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Chromatography and Separation Techniques (OMICS publishing group). During the last 10 years (from 2005) he has published over 30 scientific papers in per-reviewed journals (mostly as the first author) and has presented over 50 posters and lectures. Overall, he has made more than a hundred scientific presentations and publications. Eduard completed his M.Sc. in physical chemistry at Belarus State University (former USSR) in 1990. He completed his PhD in bioanalytical chemistry (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) in 1998. At the end of 1999, he started his post-doctorate at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and became a faculty member since 2001 and was a mass spectrometry director at the Biomarker Analytical Resource Core. From October 2015 Dr. Rogatsky is a supervisor of the Chemical Threat Laboratory in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at Wadsworth Center, Albany NY, USA and continue to be an Adjunct Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Eduard Rogatsky(Research Area)
Design and development of ultra sensitive LC/MS, analytical assay of clinical biomarker and metabolomics, analysis of peptide hormone and protein, design and development of multi-dimentional chromatography platform.
Institute of Spectroscopy
Mikhail A Bolshov(Biography)
Mikhail A. Bolshov is the Head of the group in the Molecular Spectroscopy Department of the Institute of Spectroscopy, Academy of Sciences of Russia and has been a recipient of many award and grants.He is an expert in Chemistry of separation. His research group works in the field of separation mainly reversible preconcentration of different analytes in different matrix. His research interests as a Professor reflect in his wide range of publications in various national and international journals. He has been invited as a keynote speaker in more than 50 International Conferences
Mikhail A Bolshov(Research Area)
Interaction of the intense laser beams with nonlinear media Nonlinear optics Laser spectroscopy Detection of extremely low concentrations of free atoms Detection of trace concentrations of the impurities in pure materials Detection of trace concentrations of toxic metals in environmental samples Diagnostic of the remote gas objects using diode lasers Analysis of the variety of samples by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometric technique,sample pretreatment
Specialized Water Systems Inc
Hector Alvarez-Vazquez is a systematic energetic leader, Doctor in wastewater treatment position involved in water management schemes through team work and resources. Researching and developing novel and appropriate water conservation methods, and implementing water/wastewater treatment technologies, providing leadership and contribution for water protection issues and potable water supply. REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS AND DATES OF INVOLVEMENT Director Research; Boydel Waseater Technologies; September 2018 up to date. Projects included: Developing the new BoydelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s electrochemical system to reduce soluble BOD to treated effluents <10 mg/L and NH3 to < 5 mg/L, from regular sanitary wastewater. Coordinating and responsible of various treatment trials to achieve best performances of the Boydel technology. Results: Found a new treatment configuration to constantly achieve < 5 mg/L of soluble BOD from sewage treated wastewaters, as well as < 5 mg/L for NH3. Achieved removals > 85% for industrial wastewaters containing selenium, and >87% COD removals for dairy processing wastewaters. Director; Conventional and Wastewater Department and Research and Development, Hyflux, Singapore; March 2015 to March 2017. Projects included: Project management to develop containerized Membrane Bioreactors and Standard Systems to treat domestic type and industrial wastewaters of smaller flows (<1 to 50 MLD). Developing the new generation of submerged HF membranes for MBRs. Supporting business development by designing equipment requested by sales personnel. Responsible of growing the department to produce wastewater treatment plants treating large flows (>100 MLD). Supporting troubleshooting, and operation and maintenance of plants designed and installed by Hyflux. Developing operators training and plant startup protocols. Producing new knowledge on treatment of wastewater by creating new products and developing microbial products for the removal of contaminants from difficult to treat wastewaters. Results: Increased sales portfolio for BD and Channel Sales; effective removal and control of hydrocarbon refractory COD and landfill leachate in Singapore and Malaysia; effective color removal from textile wastewaters for one of the largest textile manufacturers in the world; a 68% of increased flux in HyfluxÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s MBR membranes. Project and Product Manager/Research and Development consultant for Electrolytic based Systems; Canada; March 2009 up to March 2015. Projects included: Developing a containerized Electro Coagulation-Membrane based system to treat produce water in various Oil and Gas camps in Alberta. Project and research management to develop electrolytic cells to treat industrial and municipal type wastewaters. Design of a variety of reactor cell configurations and evaluation performance of alternative operating parameters, electrodes material and treatment trains at bench scale level, pilot scale and full scale. Development and design of the pilot plant system to be installed at OrangevilleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s WWTP with a capacity to treat influent flows up to 20 LPM. Preparation of proposals and design of full scale industrial wastewater treatment electrolytic cell reactors and coordination to manufacture, test, install and commissioning of 3 small scale electrolytic reactors coupled to a micro gasification solid waste unit, for the treatment of sewage and oily water for one Canadian commercial vessel, one Canadian Coast Guard vessel and a remotely located Bed and Breakfast. Results: Elucidation of appropriate electrolysis treatment trains for industrial and sewage waters, determination of suitable electrodes materials and reduction of 97% in energy consumption requirements. These results were achieved in a record time of 6 months with a $25,000 budget, compared to the previous developed art designed within 7 years and a $7Ã¢â‚¬â„¢000,000 research and development budget. $1Ã¢â‚¬â„¢000,000 savings in pilot plant design costs. On time and under budget manufacturing, testing, installation and commissioning of 6 electrolytic treatment systems. Senior Technologist; CH2M HILL, Canada; March to December 2008. Projects included: Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Project management for evaluation and design of the City of Calgary landfill leachate treatment bench scale and pilot testing. Results: Development of appropriate design parameters of a full-scale membrane based treatment system to meet sewer bylaw standards and to produce a high quality effluent, avoiding toxicological effects in the Elbow River. Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Value engineering for the Membrane Bioreactor Component in the final design of an oil sand camp. Results: Savings in the order of 7% from preliminary design. Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Participated in the evaluation and design of a membrane-based reclaimed wastewater treatment system, and the 30 km conveying system, of an oil refinery to reuse wastewater treated effluent as boiler feed water. Results: Two pilot units are being tested under site-specific conditions to determine membrane design hydraulic parameters and operation and maintenance costs. Full-scale plant detailed design awarded by the client. Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Analyzed the toxicological effects of chloraminated water recycles from an oil refinery to the local WWTP in Fort Saskatchewan. Results: Eliminated effluent discharge surcharge costs for the client and developed potential recycling opportunities of the disposed water back to the refinery. Senior Process Engineer; Earth Tech, Canada; April 2006 to February 2008. Projects included: Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Evaluation of process equipment and pre-purchase packages to upgrade wastewater treatment plant effectiveness, effluent quality, and plant capacity of the Municipal WWTP for the City of Grande Prairie, Alberta. Responsible for coordinating and approving equipment suppliers; served as support to process lead to interact and coordinate with other disciplines (mechanical, structural, and instrumentation) during design and tender stages, developed equipment specification documents. Addressed and resolved outstanding issues with contractor during pre-construction and construction phases. Results: Developed suitable design to meet customer needs and future effluent criteria. Met construction schedule and customer satisfaction. Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Development of project proposals to evaluate, design and install submerged and sidestream membrane technologies coupled to Biological Nutrient Removal reactors (BNRs) to investigate their suitability to biologically remove Total Phosphorus (TP) parallel to the effective elimination of ammonia, E. Coli, and Total and Fecal coliforms to meet Alberta Environment (AENV) effluent discharge criteria. Responsible for design of equipment bid package and selection of membrane BNR supplier. Led and coordinated final design, fabrication and onsite installation, and developed biological and hydraulic analytical protocols. Results: System rendering effluent levels that exceeded imposed AENV regulations. Development of an appropriate configuration of this novel technique capable to meet stringent treated effluent standards. Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Evaluated existing Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) facilities to determine the need for upgrading to accommodate increased population in oil and mine camps in Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories. Results: Significant cost savings to customer by recommending adequate upgrading needs for existing equipment. Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Evaluation and approval of compost building equipment and biosolids handling and mixing systems supplied to the new WWTP facility in the Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Fort McMurray, Alberta. Results: Guaranteed processed bio-solids production suitable for land-filling or reuse. Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Developed hydraulic profiles in existing municipal WWTP facilities and recommended actions to avoid flooding onsite due to spring runoff. Results: Alleviation of spring runoff flooding. External Water and Wastewater Consultant; Sistemas Especializados Para Agua SA de CV; Tijuana, Mexico; 1994 to 2006. Projects included: Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Design of an industrial laundry wastewater treatment system to recover and reuse the water employed to wash rags contaminated with truck oil. Results: Direct process reuse of treated effluent, generating savings in the order of 35% of potable water consumption. Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Design and installation of a hybrid (submerged and sidestream) pilot-scale Membrane Bio-Reactor (MBR) for the treatment of stabilized landfill leachate. Analyzed and studied physical, chemical, and biological characteristics (including kinetics) of the sludge, along with membrane aeration and hydrodynamics. Results: Elucidated the direct causes of membrane fouling during the treatment of leachates. Obtained the appropriate loadings and environmental conditions to develop suitable biomass groups to achieve >99.9 percent and 70 percent removals of ammonia and refractory COD respectively. Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Design and installation of water and wastewater reclamation and reuse systems for the electronic, mechanical, and laundry industries. Analyzed and evaluated customer motivations for water recovery; conducted laboratory investigations and studied wastewater treatability; made ample cost analyses on investment and payback times; managed meetings with customers, technicians and engineers, and supervised the design and installation of the systems. Results: Reduction on water supply needs, and maintenance costs achieving an average investment payback time from six months to two years, compliance with environmental legislation, and protection of potable water sources. Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Design and manufacture of a membrane-based, industrial wastewater reclamation system for the dyeing industry. Carried out feasibility studies and pilot scale trials; examined costs and risks associated to the reuse of the water in the process line. Results: Installation of pilot-scale equipment capable of producing water up to process quality standards; and offering the customer the possibility to save over 75 percent of its potable water supply costs, in an average payback time of eight months. Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Introduced the KINETICO brand to the state of Baja, California, as an exclusive dealer of one of the largest water treatment manufacturers worldwide. Searched for the most advanced and user-friendly technology for water conditioning, managed talks and meetings with the manufacturer and customers. Results: Assured constant (24 hours) quality water supply to our customers, and boosted their savings between 35 percent and 45 percent from their previous maintenance and operational costs. Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Opened and developed the assembling and manufacturing department. Analyzed and understood market needs, studied most suitable system technologies applicable to cover customer requirements according to water quality standards. Gathered and trained a team of technicians and engineers to begin with the design and manufacturing of water and wastewater treatment systems. Results: High penetration of our products at the commercial and industrial market; increased company profits. Biology, Physics, and Chemistry Instructor; Instituto MÃƒÂ©xico/Colegio NiÃƒÂ±os HÃƒÂ©roes; Tijuana, Mexico; 1994 to 1997. Environmental Surveyor; SecretarÃƒÂa de Desarrollo Urbano y EcologÃƒÂa (SEDUE); Tijuana, Mexico; 1991 to 1992. Duties included: Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Surveying and identifying companies using water in their production processes Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Developing the first all-inclusive database of companies treating their own effluents Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Coordinating analyses and studies of treated effluents Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Assessing treatment schemes Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Implementing water discharge regulations Environmental Engineer; HYUNDAI; Tijuana, Mexico; 1991. Duties included creating the environmental engineering department. Reviewed federal, state and local environmental legislations. Designed a comprehensive management program for wastewater treatment and hazardous waste production; planned hazardous waste storage and handling facilities; formed the network with external environmental consultants. Results: Minimized operational costs, assuring environmental protection and enhancing sustainable development. PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS ACPA: Former Certified Professional Chemist (P.Chem) APEGA: Eligible for P.Eng certification EDUCATION Ph.D., Waste Water Engineering of Membrane Bioreactors, Cranfield University, School of Water Sciences; United Kingdom, 2006 M.S., Marine and Water Pollution, Oregon State University, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences; United States, 1994 B.S., Chemical Oceanography, UABC, Marine Sciences Faculty, MÃƒÂ©xico, 1990 PATENTS Inventor of the "System and Method for oil sands tailings treatment" under Patent WO2013016821 A1, published in February 7, 2013 (Patent Owner: Xogen Technologies, Inc.) Co-inventor for "treatment of waste stream through production and utilization of oxyhydrogen gas for the removal of radioactive isotopesÃ¢â‚¬Â under Patent WO2013075240 A1, published in May 30, 2013 (Patent Owner: Xogen Technologies, Inc.) LANGUAGES Spanish (100%), English (100%), French (basic)
Hector Alvarez-Vazquez(Research Area)
25 years of experience in designing and implementing water and wastewater treatment plants; researching and analyzing water quality/quantity standards and supplies; managing interdisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers for wastewater reuse and water conservation; investigating and designing electrolytic systems and membrane bioreactor practices for the treatment of landfill leachate and recycling of industrial and domestic wastewater; analyzing and evaluating potential hazardous waste and marine pollution problems; examining, developing and implementing remedial biotechnology designs; estimating cost and bid preparations; supervising and monitoring of laboratories and analytical processes; developing and leading presentations at international conferences and publishing in a number of international journals. PRESENTATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Large MBR design and Residual handling, WEF webcast, June 12, 2007 Evaluation of operational parameters of a pilot scale MBNR for simultaneous pathogen and biological nutrient removal. WCWWA Annual Conference, Edmonton Alberta, October 23 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 26, 2007. Membrane fouling and control in water and wastewater treatment. Membrane and filters in water and wastewater treatment seminar, Calgary Alberta, January 29, 2007 Membrane Bio Reactors for wastewater treatment. New developments in wastewater treatment technology, Red Deer Alberta, November 30, 2006 4th International symposium on wastewater reclamation and reuse. International Water Association-UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico, November 12 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 14, 2003 6th Symposium for environment and water. Regional Center for Water Studies, Albacete, Spain; September 3 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 5, 2003 Young membranes network. INSA, Tolouse France, July 5 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 7, 2002 Wastewater treatment and normativity. CICESE, Ensenada B.C. Mexico, May 6 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 20, 2000 Water conditioners, backwashing filters and reverse osmosis. Water Group Systems Intl, Cabo San Lucas B.C.S. Mexico, June 24 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 27, 1997 Wastewater treatment: reverse osmosis membrane technology, KINETICO water treatment systems, wastewater treatment systems, pump selection and sizing, chemical treatment. Water Group Systems Intl, San Diego CA. USA, March 26 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 29, 1996 Industrial wastewater treatment. ENCB IPN, Tijuana B.C. Mexico, April 26 and 27 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ May 3 and 4, 1995 Extended aeration on wastewater treatment. JET Inc., Cleveland OH USA, December 6 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 9, 1994 PUBLICATIONS Character of extra polymeric substances and soluble microbial products and their effect on membrane hydraulics during airlift membrane bioreactor applications. Water Environment Research, 2008. Alvarez-Vazquez H, Pidou M, Holdner J and Judd S. Evaluation of operational parameters of a pilot scale MBNR for simultaneous pathogen and biological nutrient removal. WCWWA proceedings, Annual Conference, Edmonton Alberta, October 23 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 26, 2007. Alvarez-VÃƒÂ¡zquez H, Yangang F, Zeljko N, Antrim B and Johnston J. Fouling potential and membrane fouling determination during the treatment of sewage and stabilized leachate using a pilot scale submerged MBR. WEFTEC proceedings; San Diego California, USA October 13 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 17, 2007. Alvarez-VÃƒÂ¡zquez H, Pidou M, Holdner J, and Judd S. The impact of intermittent aeration on the operation of air-lift tubular membrane bioreactors under subcritical conditions. Separation Science and Technology. Judd SJ and Alvarez-VÃƒÂ¡zquez H. Separation Science and Technology 41(7): 1293-1302 (2005). Membrane bioreactors vs conventional biological treatment of landfill leachate: a brief review. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 79:1043-1049 (2004), Alvarez-VÃƒÂ¡zquez H, Jefferson B, and Judd S. Fluid hydrodynamics in submerged and sidestream membrane bioreactors. Water Science and Technology 48:3, 113-119 (2003). Le Clech P, Alvarez-VÃƒÂ¡zquez H, Jefferson B, and Judd S. Biological treatment of landfill leachate. VI Symposium for Environment and Water, Albacete, Spain (2003), Alvarez-VÃƒÂ¡zquez H, Jefferson B, and Judd S. Industrial water recycling with membranes. 4th International Symposium on Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse, Mexico City, 2003 Jefferson B, Alvarez-VÃƒÂ¡zquez H, and Judd S.
University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
Yi Harvey Huang(Biography)
Dr. Yi Huang is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh (UoE), Scotland, UK. He received a dual degree from Harbin Engineering University in China and Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) from the Monash University in Australia. In the period of Ph.D. study, he also worked at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIRO) as a research scientist (2008-2010) and visited the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (US) as a research specialist (2010-2011). Prior joining UoE as a faculty member, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, US. He has published over 35 peer-reviewed paper, many of which were published in Science, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry of Materials, Journal of catalysis, Advanced Materials Interfaces, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Scientific Reports, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Chemical Communications, etc. Currently, he leads a research team at UoE, studying advanced adsorption and membrane separation, novel nanofabrication methods, and nanotechnology to address some of the most challenging issues in many industrial processes, e.g. high-performance mixture separation, gas storage, and clean water supply.
Yi Harvey Huang(Research Area)
Carbon Capture, Separation Processes, Materials Design, Processing and Characterization, studying advanced adsorption, membrane separation, novel nanofabrication methods, and nanotechnology His Specialties are Nanofabrication of porous materials and their growth/crystallization mechanisms Adsorption and membrane materials in 2D/microporous/hierarchical porous forms Preparation of ultra-thin inorganic/hybrid membranes/films/coatings Hydrothermal stability of porous crystalline materials (e.g. Zeolites and Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs)) Adsorption and membrane separation (gas/liquid) Drinking water purification, wastewater treatment, and desalination Other interests: Hydrothermally stable materials for catalytic bio oil upgrading and novel controlled delivery systems for small drug delivery
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
Dr. Sharma received a M.S in Chemistry from University of Connecticut and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the Northeastern University, Boston under the direction of Professor Paul Vouros. Dr. Sharma Ph.D research was focused on the LC-MS/MS method development and software development for the identification and sequencing of genotoxic DNA adducts. He began work as a Scientist at the Technical Development, Novartis Vaccines in 2012 and worked on the Analytical method development and characterization for HIV gp120 envelope glycoprotein. He joined IAVI in 2014 and has since been working on the various recombinant protein based HIV vaccines (bNAbs, engineered gp120, trimer gp120 etc.). Dr. Sharma has authored 12 articles in the field of analytical chemistry and presented his work in more than 15 national meetings & international conferences.
Vaneet Sharma(Research Area)
Analytical Chemistry, Method Development, HPLC/UPLC, Mass Spectrometry, Gas Chromatography, SDS-PAGE, Agarose Gel electrophoresis, UV/Vis, MassLynx, ESI-MS, TOF-MS, Bioanalysis, Solid Phase Extraction, Xcalibur, HPLC-MS, LC-MS, Chromatography, HPLC, SEC-MALS, Waters empower 3, Agilent Chemstation, Ion exchange chromatography, Protein Chemistry, Purification, Assay Development, Proteomics, Electrophoresis
Industrial Filter & Pump Mfg. Co.
Paul Eggerstedt (Biography)
A Chemical Engineering graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Paul Eggerstedt has been committed to separation technologies and processes for nearly four decades. He has been a named inventor on sixteen United States patents related to filtration and separation technology, has served as Principal Investigator on numerous U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency research efforts, and has written, presented, refereed, and reviewed many dozens of technical and research papers and publications in the field of solids separations. A guest lecturer at Nagoya University, the University of Karlsruhe, and Texas A&M University, Mr. Eggerstedt was also one of the authors of the Handbook of Separation Techniques for Chemical Engineers. He has been a member and contributor to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and American Ceramic Society, and served as a research contractor at Argonne National Laboratory. The former President of an internationally recognized filtration company for over fourteen years, Mr. Eggerstedt is now active as a consulting engineer and mentor.
Paul Eggerstedt (Research Area)
Large scale liquid filtration applications of all types; large scale pressure filtration equipment design; separation equipment design and separation process optimization; membrane filtration; filter aid technology and optimization; non-ambient filtration and separation techniques involving elevated temperatures or highly corrosive liquids; high temperature gas filtration using ceramic filter elements.
Italian Institute on Membrane Technology
Lidietta Giorno is the director of the Italian Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM-CNR). She is an expert in membrane technologies, in particular for applications in biotechnology. She has a background in biological sciences and new materials. Lidietta coordinates research projects at national, European and international level and develops collaborations with China (International Centre of Weihai) and South Korea (Hanyang University in Seoul). She brings to EMH her broad knowledge in the food, biotech and biomedical fields.
Lidietta Giorno(Research Area)
Her research experience includes membrane bioengineering, bio-catalytic membrane reactors, membrane integrated systems for bioseparation and bioconversion, downstream processing based on molecular separations.
University of Coimbra
Jorge Costa Pereira(Biography)
Jorge Costa Pereira has completed his BsC, MsC and PhD in University of Coimbra in 2000 at the age of 35 years. Since than he was BsC fellow, Assitant Professor and is Full Proffesor in Department of Chemistry of Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Coimbra. His main work is on Chemical Analytical Control and Environment Quality Control field in specially related with Statistics, Analytical Method Validation and Chemometrics. At the present moment have 32 published works in well reputed international journals, supervised over 90 MsC thesis and 1 Postdoc, and is member of the editorial board or Protuguese Electrochimica Acta.
Jorge Costa Pereira(Research Area)
Chemometrics, Statistics, Modeling (soft and hard) Unsupervised Analysis Quality Control, Analytical Method Validation Alternative analytical methods, screening tests Environmental Chemistry Quality conformity
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Ebrahim Abouzari-Lotf (Biography)
Ebrahim Abouzari-Lotf is a senior lecture in the Centre for Hydrogen Energy, Institute of Future Energy at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He obtained his PhD-degree in Polymer Chemistry from Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran, in 2010. Dr. Ebrahim has extensive experience in polymer and hybrid materials synthesis and modification for various electronic and energy applications. He has strong history of working collaboratively with scientists from industries and academic organizations to develop membranes for high temperature fuel cell and flow batteries as well as processable high performance polymers. Currently, the advanced materials research group is one of the active material development groups in the Department of Chemical Engineering. The group on-going researches to develop anion exchange membranes for fuel cells, adsorbents for environmental applications, and green methods and process to prepare various functionalized materials.
Ebrahim Abouzari-Lotf (Research Area)
Ion exchange separations, Polymeric and composite membranes and coatings; High performance polymers for energy related applications including FCs and RFBs; Multi-step organic material and polymer synthesis; Stimuli-responsive materials
Ex- Seniour Technical Manager
AcwaPower International IWPP O&M Co NOMAC
Ghazi Ozair is Ex-Senior Technical Manager in NOMAC (an AcwaPower International IWPPO&M Co.) with the +40 years of practical experience in Desalination & Power Industry. He also worked as Chief Lead Engineer for many projects since 1981 in institues like Saline Water Desalination Research Institute, Al-Khobar (Ph-I & II) Power & Desalination Plants, SWCC Saline Water Conversion Corporation, Power & Utility Company for Jubail & Yanbu (Marafiq) for Al-Jubail & Yanbu Industrial Cities which are the WorldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest Independent Water & Power Projects Operating Company. He is a honorable member of many associations Like, International Desalination Association (IDA), American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA), GCC Power & Water, Saudi Arabian National Center for Science & Technology,Pakistan Desalination Association (PakDA), Arab Science & Technology Foundation, GCC Power & Water Desalination, Membrane Science & Technology Network (MSNT), Water Environment Federation (WEF), Water Industry Executives, Water Professionals, Water Technologies, Seawater Desalination, etc. Technical reports & publications: Critically reviewed and scientifically evaluated 210 technical reports of various Research Projects (i.e., 20 Applied, 30 Material Evaluation and 160 Troubleshooting), 253 Research Project Proposals (i.e., 25 Applied, 51 Material Evaluation and 177 Troubleshooting) and more than 100 Papers for presentations/publications at different Conferences. He has been a peer reviewer of ElsevierÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Journal Ã¢â‚¬Å“DesalinationÃ¢â‚¬Â, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and also a member of the ReviewersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Panel of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Singapore International Water WeekÃ¢â‚¬Â since 2013. He has published more than 100 publications in the peer reviewed Journals Awards: He has received Memento Shield from H.E. the SWCC Governor for active participation in winning the most prestigious "Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz International Award for Water (2006/2008)". He also received many merits & Scholarships while doing his honors.
Ghazi Ozair(Research Area)
Research Interest: Desalination, Research, Water Treatment, Materials/Chemicals, Sustainability, Process Optimization, Reverse Osmosis Membranes, Modeling & Simulation, Water Quality Management, Failure Analysis, Thermodynamic Analysis, Efficiency/Performance Evaluation, Root Cause Analysis, Troubleshooting, Plant Inspections, Waste Disposal Management, Renewable Energy, Water Resources, Environmental Impact Assessment, Water Chemistry, Ion Exchange, etc. Expertise & Specialization: These are the major ares where he specialized Thermal Desalination (MSF, MED, TVC) and Membrane Desalination (RO, NF, UF, MF) Processes, Hybrid and Cogeneration Systems, Pretreatment and Post-treatment, Materials and Corrosion, Fouling & Scale Control, Effluent Water Treatment, Ecology & Marine Biology, Research & Development, O&M Management, Design Review, Material Selection, Specification Review and Detailed Engineering Review.
Dr. H. Nadaroglu has completed her Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees at Ataturk University, Graduate Institute of Sciences, Department of Biohemistry (Erzurum, Turkey) on Bioorganic Reactions using purified carbonic anhydrase isoenzymes. She is scientific expert on process development on bioremediation of waste water, some nanobiotechnological applications onto environmental pollution and some industrial enzyme applications onto food technology (clarification of fruit juice, hydrolyzation of phytate ext.). She has published more than 120 papers in the field of biochemistry, food technology and nanobiotechnology journals and conferences.
Hayrunnisa Nadaroglu(Research Area)
Biochemistry, Enzymes Purification and Characterization, Biotechnology, Green synthesis Nano particles, immobilization of some industrial enzymes, synthesis magnetic Nanoparticles, Bioorganic Reactions, Spectroscopic Techniques, Protein Characterization, Electrophoresis, Chromatography, Enzyme Catalysis, Protein Separations.
Western Sydney University
Dr Abbas Amini is an associate lecturer, a registered member of Western Sydney University graduate supervisory board at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, and the member of Work Health and Safety Committee of the same university. Before joining the Western Sydney University, he had conducted research with other Australian universities and CSIRO, at Monash University, Deakin University, and the University of Melbourne. His fine outcomes have been presented in high impact factor journals, e.g., Nature publication group, and a book published in 2016. Abbas started his teaching, industrial and scientific journey from obtaining an associateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s degree in mathematics, BSc and MSc in mechanical engineering, and PhD in both nanotechnology and mechanical engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has also updated himself by several Australian and Canadian nationally recognized professional certificates and diplomas, e.g., FULT (Foundations of University Learning and Teaching from Western Sydney University), TAE, WHS, CNC etc., since then. With his intense schedule, he has been extensively involved in teaching for many years, and worked in industry, e.g., Magna Powertrain, Toronto, Canada, as a professional engineer and industrial designer for a period of seven years. Dr Amini is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), an active reviewer for and editor of several ISI journals like Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques, Mass Spectrometry and Purification Techniques, Journal of Organic & Inorganic Chemistry, Heighten Journal of Chemistry, Journal of Advances in Applied Science and may moreÃ¢â‚¬Â¦, including International Advisory Board (along with Noble Prize Laureates: Prof. Ferid Murad, Prof. Sidney Altman), Global Biotechnology Congress 2017, Boston, MA, USA, Jul. 10-13, 2017. Dr Amini is supervising many PhD candidates, and is open for scientific and funding collaborations.
Abbas Amini(Research Area)
Dr Aminis research focus in particular covers a wide range of multidisciplinary aspects related to Bio-NanoTech: indentation methods, shape memory alloys, water treatment, drug delivery systems, piezoelectric materials, biomedical materials, graphene, graphene, CNTs, biodegradable Nano-composites, TiO2, ZnO, environmental sustainability and water efficiency, Instrumentation Techniques, experimental analysis, multi-scale (Nano to Macro) modelling of multi-physics phenomena, phase transition, mechanics of materials, fabrication of modern composites, 3D printing, and modern manufacturing Bio-applications of carbon-base materials indentation methods.
Chair and Professor
Dr. Fawzi Banat is currently the Chair of Chemical Engineering Department and Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Petroleum Institute (PI) in Abu Dhabi. During his profession, Dr. Banat served as a Department Chair and Dean of Research at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Dean of Graduate Studies and Acting Dean of Natural Resources Engineering & Management at the German-Jordanian University.Dr. Banat reported his research in numerous publications and received support for research projects from different sources. In recognition of his research, he received several awards. Lately, he was awarded Khalifa Award for Education, Higher Education within the UAE and the Arab world, Distinguished University Professor in the Field of Scientific Research 2013/2014 edition.He also a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE). He has been active on many university committees and external boards. Furthermore, he was involved in scientific committees of many international conferences.
Fawzi Banat(Research Area)
His main research interest is in the area of Membrane Desalination, Water Treatment, Gas Treatment and Foaming. Much of his research in membrane distillation emphasized the development and evolution of the process. He also conducts general research in the area of thermodynamics, multicomponent mass transfer, and renewable energy. Dr. Banat taught a wide variety of courses, which include mass transfer, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, water and wastewater treatment, air pollution, reaction engineering, and process dynamics and control.
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Joseph H Banoub(Biography)
Joseph H. Banoub obtained his Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry in 1976 from the University de Montreal, under the supervision of Stephen Hanessian.He spent 3 years as a ResearchAssociate with MDS Health Group at the National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, synthesizing neoglycoconjugate human vaccines. In 1979 he moved to St.JohnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, Newfoundland, to take a position as a Research Scientist with the Federal Government of Canada, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, during this period he worked on the structural elucidation of various biomolecules, and climbed through the ladder of ranks successfully. He is currently Principal Senior Scientist and Head of the Special Project Program of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. He has held the appointment of Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry since 2006 and Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, since 1984. His present research interests include tandem mass spectrometry of biologically active molecules.
Joseph H Banoub(Research Area)
Tandem mass spectrometry of biologically active molecules
Russian Academy of Sciences
Alexander A Kamnev(Biography)
Professor Alexander A. Kamnev, DSc in physical chemistry, is a Leading Scientist at the Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences (Saratov, Russia). His current research has been focused on the application of spectroscopic techniques in studying biomolecules (including biopolymers), biocomplexes, supramolecular structures and microbial cells; spectroscopic detection of biospecific interactions using functionalised plasmonic nanoparticles; bioanalytical applications of vibrational (FTIR, Raman) and MÃƒÂ¶ssbauer (nuclear gamma-resonance) spectroscopies. Professor Kamnev has published over 120 papers in peer-refereed international journals, has been regularly involved as an organiser of, and as an invited/plenary lecturer at a number of international conferences and in refereeing manuscripts for many scientific journals published by Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, RSC, ACS, etc. He is a member of Editorial Boards of several specialised scientific journals including Spectrochimica Acta Part A (Ã¢â‚¬Å“ElsevierÃ¢â‚¬Â) and Current Enzyme Inhibition (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Bentham Science PublishersÃ¢â‚¬Â).
Alexander A Kamnev(Research Area)
The application of spectroscopic techniques in studying biomolecules (including biopolymers), biocomplexes, supramolecular structures and microbial cells; spectroscopic detection of biospecific interactions using functionalised plasmonic nanoparticles; bioanalytical applications of vibrational (FTIR, Raman) and MÃƒÂ¶ssbauer (nuclear gamma-resonance) spectroscopies.
AGH University of Science and Technology
MirosÃ…â€šaw Kwiatkowski in 2004 obtained Ph.D. degree at the Faculty of Fuels and Energy, AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, in the discipline: technology of chemistry. Currently he is working an assistant professor at the AGH University of Science and Technology, at the Faculty of Energy and Fuels. His published work includes more than 40 papers in international journals and 72 conference proceedings. He is a member of the editorial board of internationals journals as well as a member of the Organizing Committee international conferences, and a regular reviewer in a reputable scientific scientific journals. Main field of his interests is mathematical modelling of the adsorption process, description of the porous structure, practical aspects of adsorption, an analysis of the influence of the production method on the formation of the porous structure of carbon adsorbents, numerical analysis, computer science, energy efficiency, renewable energies and problems connected with municipal waste management. Apart from scientific work MirosÃ…â€šaw Kwiatkowski also does some teaching. Runs classes on computer science, numerical methods, chemistry and is a tutor of a student scientific society called Ã¢â‚¬Å“Green EnergyÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Miroslaw Kwiatkowski(Research Area)
Sustainable Energy Development.
University of Central Florida
Suren A Tatulain(Biography)
Dr. Suren A. Tatulian completed his doctorate in biophysics at the Institute of Cell Biology in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1979. He studied interactions of ions with lipid bilayer membranes, effects of lipid thermal phase transitions on ion-lipid interactions, and intermembrane interactions using particle electrophoresis, light scattering, neutron diffraction and other biophysical techniques. In 1992 he moved to the University of Virginia, USA, where he worked on interactions of peptides and proteins with membranes using infrared spectroscopy, circular dichroism, and fluorescence spectroscopy. Dr. Tatulian worked at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, from 1999 to 2001 and then moved to the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, FL, as an associate professor. Currently Dr. Tatulian is at the Department of Physics of UCF, where he is teaching courses of physics and biophysics and is conducting research on protein-membrane interactions and structural aspects of interfacial enzymology.
Suren A Tatulain(Research Area)
Molecular biophysics, Biotechnology, Structure and Function of Proteins Studied by Protein Engineering, spectroscopy, and computational techniques, Amyloidogenesis, Biomembrane structure and function, Interfacial enzymology, Protein-membrane interactions, Membrane Electrostatics, Adhesion and Fusion, Enzymatic Biofuel Technologies.
Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
Natalia P Zaksas(Biography)
Dr. Zaksas has graduated from Novosibirsk State University and completed her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry with specialization in Atomic Emission Spectrometry at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences. The present position in this institute is Senior Researcher. Among her research interests are the development of impurity concentration methods for spectral analysis of high purity substances and the study of excitation mechanisms in different analytical plasmas. Her current research has been focused on the developing atomic emission spectroscopy with a high-power two-jet plasma being a promising excitation source for analysis of various solid samples. She is closely cooperating with the company Ã¢â‚¬Å“VMK-OptoelektronikaÃ¢â‚¬Â developing a new powerful plasmatron.
Natalia P Zaksas(Research Area)
Atomic emission spectrometry, two-jet plasma, excitation mechanisms, high-purity substances, environmental samples, participation in biomedical interdisciplinary research on the biological role of metals in living organisms.
Dr. Mustafa Tuzen is Professor in Chemistry Department, Gaziosmanpasa University in Turkey. He administrated seven masters and five doctoral theses under his supervision. He completed several national and international projects. He is member of Turkish Academy and Sciences. He is well known specialist in analytical environmental chemistry. He is working on analytical chemistry, trace element analysis, enrichment and separation, speciation analysis, adsorption, biosorption, green extraction techniques, sample preparation methods, microextraction of trace organic and inorganic species. He has got 243 paper in SCI journals, cited papers in SCI journals: 10316, H factor: 62 according to Web of Science.
Mustafa Tuzen(Research Area)
Analytical chemistry, trace element analysis, enrichment and separation, speciation analysis, adsorption, biosorption, green extraction techniques, sample preparation methods, microextraction of trace organic and inorganic species
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Liang An (Biography)
Dr. Liang An received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has authored and co-authored more than 70 journal papers. His research interests include advanced energy conversion and storage technologies, such as fuel cells and batteries.
Liang An (Research Area)
Thermo-fluid, Energy conversion and storage technologies; Advanced materials
National School of Applied Sciences
Abdelkrim Abourriche (Biography)
Abdelkrim Abourriche is a Professor in the Industrial Engineering Department at the National School of Applied Sciences in Safi, Morocco, taking on the role of Head of the department in 2008. Abdelkrim's specialist areas are the development of original natural resources such as Moroccan oil shale, He is the author of over 30 publications in international journals and conference proceedings refereed and a hundred oral presentations or by posters. He is the member of scientific and organizing committees of several national and international conferences
Abdelkrim Abourriche (Research Area)
Extraction of oil shale, Carbone fibres, microporous and mesoporous materials
Elsayed Ahmed Elnashar(Biography)
ELSAYED AHMED ELNASHAR, Full-Professor of textiles Apparel, Kaferelsheikh University, Egypt. Born in 19 /8/1965. Have Ph.D. 2000, Msc.1995, Bsc.1989, Helwan University. Diploma1985advanced industrial textiles institute. He holds several academic administrative positions: Dean, Vice Dean, Head of Department, He has many textiles patents, Member of international scientific committees. Development of Faculties of Education, commissioned of Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities. Has design books published in Germany. Has published 136 scientific Articles. Founder and editor two scientific journals. And Smartex Conference Egypt. Member of the editorial board of several international magazines and conferences, He has made many scientific agreements with European &Africa universities
Elsayed Ahmed Elnashar(Research Area)
-Antimicrobial Throw Volume Porosity -Membrane Technology for Filtrations: Water/Wastewater, Air Conditions, Cement Factory, Gas And Petroleum - Solar textiles (SOLATEX) of composite fabrics structures as alternative energy. - Functional Nano biodegradable - Computational Mathematics - Fluid Mechanics - Composites fabrics structures -Automotive of - Composites fabrics structures so airbags systems - Energy Effective Method of Modeling and Manufacturing - MULTISTITCHED 3D NANO COMPOSITE - Composites made of multilayered - Nanoart, and Nanotechnology in textiles and apparel branch. -improved simulating fitting cloth model of apparel surfaces. -the influence of the bulky woven fabrics on thermal insulation properties of clothing. -Design curtains fringe and passementerie strips of lace design elements in current high fashion. -Representative volume of design elements and mathematical of pile and velvets woven fabrics. -Volume porosity and permeability in fabrics. -Porosity and permeability in multi-layer woven fabrics. -The influence of weave and the method of stitching on some mechanical properties of woven double fabrics. -Effect the design and materials of eyes swathe dressing and diapers clothes for infantâ€™s incubator. -The effective of some difference between the methods of the embroidery on some performance properties to the clothing product. -The effective of some difference structures on quality of pilling cloth -Effect of some different care systems process on dyeing cotton fabrics -Effect of some fabric constructional on comfort and the aesthetic properties for kid clothes -Using remote sensing technology for monitoring of chemical pollutions and bioremediation of chemical -contaminated water -Automatic pattern unwrapping technology -Energy saving and improving stretch properties -Spring-mass based modeling for fabrics physics to 3D garment -Cloth design and application -Clothing simulation and animation -Body shape analysis of Hispanic women