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Keynote speech of ICSDWE2018

Advanced Research Associate Dr.L. De Los Santos Valladares

University of Cambridge (UK)

Title:Chemical and minerological composition of sediments from the Moquegua River, Peru

Dr. Luis De Los Santos Valladares is an Advanced Research Associate at the University of Cambridge (UK). He graduated and studied the Mastery in Physics at the University of San Marcos (Peru), PhD in Physics at the University of Cambridge (UK), Post Doc at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) and the University of Pernambuco (Brazil). He is a specialist in the preparation, characterization and applications of different functional materials. He has published more than forty research articles, peer reviewed in different specialized journals, given talks at many conferences and Universities around the world and has evaluated many dissertations and projects. His grants and fellowships include the European Commission, the Cambridge Overseas Trust, the JSPS (Japan), the EPSRC (UK), Innovate Peru, the Ministry of Education and Science (Kazakhstan) and the CAPES (Brazil)

Associate Professor Hui Zhu

Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Science

Title: Constructed wetlands for the treatment of saline wastewater: Literature review, mesocosm-scale studies, and speculation for the future

Pro.Huizhu research interests include biogeochemical processes of nutrients, heavy metals and other contaminants in surface waters (rivers, lakes, wetlands) and farmlands, ecological engineering for wastewater treatment, e.g. phytoremediation, treatment wetlands, ecological ditches, etc. She has published over 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals related to biogeochemical processes of contaminants and ecological treatment technologies, in which more than 40 papers were published in international journals indexed by SCI.

Professor Isam SHAHROUR

Université de Lille (France)

Title:Smart Water: Implementation and Feedback

Professor Isam SHAHROUR is distinguished professor and former vice-president of University of Lille (France), He is also chair professor at Tongji University. Now he is the director of Laboratoire Génie Civil et géo-Environnement. He is the founder of the project “SunRise – Smart City”, which consists in the construction of a large- scale demonstrator of the Smart and Sustainable City. He conducts various Smart City projects with local government and private sector. His research activity resulted in more than 100 refereed journal papers and 200 conferences papers. He supervised 70 PhD dissertations in the fields of geo-environment, urban engineering and smart cities. He is frequently invited for key-note lectures concerning smart cities, urban development, knowledge society and digital transformation. He gave two TEDx talks concerning Smart Cities

Associate Professor Hanbing BIAN

Université de Lorraine (France)

Title: Innovative Smart Water System: Application for the leak detection

Hanbing BIAN, tenured associate professor at University of Lorraine (France), researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) laboratory: Laboratory of microstructure and mechanics of materials (LEM3 CNRS 7239). He is a specialist in the numerical simulation of multi-physics coupling processes. In recent years he is also interested in the application of smart technologies in civil engineering. He has published more than fifty research articles peer reviewed in different specialized journals, given talks at many international conferences.

Scientist (Sr.Hydrogeologist)Dr.M.Senthilkumar

Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources Government of India (India)


He is an expert groundwater and environmental modeller and his areas of interests are Hydraulics, Groundwater flow & solute transport modeling, Seawater intrusion and environmental hydrogeology. He has more than 51 publications in the reputed international, national journals and book chapters. He has authored two manuals which has formed the guidelines/protocol for aquifer mapping and is followed by Central and State water agencies in India. He is a JICA awardee. Recently, he was conferred with the National Geosciences Award for his outstanding achievement in the field of groundwater exploration. He received the award from His Excellency the President of India Sh.Pranab Mukherjee on 6th April 2015.

Professor Chang-Hyun Sohn

Kyungpook National University(Korea)

Title:Air Core Phenomenon during Draining of Water

Chang Hyun Sohn, tenured full professor at Kyungpook National University (South Korea).He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1991 from KAIST. He worked in ADD for 3 years.He worked in Cambridge University as a visiting professor in 1996.His research interests are CFD, Flow Induced Vibration and Thermal-hydraulics in Mechanical Engineering Field.He has published more than hundred research articles peer reviewed in different specialized journals, given talks at many international conferences.

Professor Han-Yong Jeon

Inha University(Korea)

Title:Effect of Material parameter on Durable Function of Geomembranes by Considering Depletion Lifetime through Stress Crack Resistance Test

Prof. Han-Yong Jeon, geosynthetics/technical organic materials researcher, He works for Inha University. Since 1998, he is the director of Geosynthetics Institute (USA)-Korea Directory. He worked in International Geosynthetics Society as Council member (2006~2012) and he was the 6th president of Korean Geosynthetics Society (2011~2013). Also, he is members of ASTM D35 and ISO TC221 on geosynthetics from 1998.He was the 32nd President of Korean Fiber Society (2014~2015). He has published more than 842 procedings in the domestic and international conferences. He wrote 20 Korean and English texts including 'GEOSYNTHETICS’. He has awards of Marquis Who'sWho - Science and Engineering in 2003~2017 and Top 100 Scientists in the World: 2005/2011 of IBC (International Biographical Centre, UK). Also, he got the 33rd Academy Award of Korean Fiber Society in 2006 and “Excellent Paper Award of 2012” by The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies.

Professor Teresa Valente

University of Minho(Portugal)

Title:Acid mine drainage as an environmental problem in mining regions: global properties and case studies of monitoring of contaminated rivers

Teresa Valente is professor in the University of Minho, Portugal. She develops her research in the domains of environmental geochemistry and environmental mineralogy, with focus on acid mine drainage and rehabilitation of mining areas. She has been participating in several collaborative projects in mining regions worldwide, namely Europe, Africa and South America.She is Associate editor of the Mine water and the Environmental journal (IMWA, ISSN 1025-9112), and has published more than fifty five research articles in ISI/Scopus journals.


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