Keynote Speakers


Prof. Vincenzo Belgiorno

University of Salerno, Italy


Biogrpahy: Professor of environmental engineering, Vincenzo Belgiorno carries out scientific research in the areas of wastewater and solid waste treatment. He is head of the SEED, Laboratory of Environmental Engineering of University of Salerno in Southern Italy where on-field experiences are combined with scientific research. Vincenzo Belgiorno published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has been often involved in international research projects and conferences organization. He has a professional experience on the design of wastewater treatment plants, solid waste treatment facilities and restoration of contaminated sites and he has been responsible for several consultancies of the University of Salerno to Institutions and private companies. He served as a consultant for Italian Parliament in the waste emergency and its connections with criminality and as commissioner for Regione Campania for the construction of an anaerobic digestion plant for organic waste treatment. Vincenzo Belgiorno is currently the coordinator of the Doctorate School in Environmental Engineering at the University of Salerno and associate editor of Desalination and water treatment and Global Nest Journal.



Prof. Aysegul Tanik

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey


Biogrpahy: Prof. Aysegul Tanik has been a Full Professor at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) (Turkey), since 2002.
In 1991, she earned her PhD in Environmental Engineering and got her degree from ITU, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, where she has been a member of teaching staff since 1992. From 1984 to 1992, she was a Project and Research Engineer in various Contracting Firms dealing with treatment of water and wastewater. From 1983 to 1984, she worked as a Research Assistant at Bogazici University and as a Chemical Engineer in the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey, from 1981 to 1983. In 1984, she obtained her M.Sc. Degree in Environmental Engineering and got her B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, in 1981.
Her current fields of interest are in determination and management of diffuse sources of pollutants, water quality management, water quality modeling, and integrated watershed management. She has more than 90 papers appearing in international SCI journals, and more than 70 papers in the selected international proceedings besides many national conference papers.
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Previous Speakers



Prof. Roberto San Jose
Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain



Prof. Roberto San Jose is a Professor of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). He studied Physics in the University of Valladolid (Spain) and made the Ph. D. in 1983 on relation to Atmospheric Boundary Layer. He became associated professor in University of Valladolid in 1986. He was on leave in the Max-Planck Institute of Meteorology in Hamburg (Germany) in 1989-1990 and He was a guest senior scientist in the IBM-Bergen Environmental Sciences and Solutions Center in Bergen (Norway) in 1990-1992. In 1992 he moved to the Computer Science School of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in Madrid (Spain). In 2001 he became head professor of the UPM. In 1992 He started a laboratory in UPM called Environmental Software and Modelling Group. Up to now, Prof. San Jose has been principal investigator in more than 200 projects related with Air Quality and Climate issues. The projects were down with private and public companies and also with European Union. More than 20 EU projects on the environmental area and Information Technology have been carried out.




Prof. 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.




Prof. Eng. PhD Marco Casini
SAPIENZA University of Rome, Italy



Prof. Marco Casini is a leading academic in the Green and Smart Building sector with over 20 years experience in Building Sciences.
He is an environmental engineer, PhD in Environmental Engineering and Research Fellow in Architecture Technology at Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Urban Planning, Design and Architecture Technology. Since 2002 he has been Professor of Architecture Technology and of Environmental Certification of Buildings at the Faculty of Architecture of Sapienza University where he also teaches in several Master's, PhD and Graduate schools on subjects pertaining to Energy and Environmental Sustainability for Buildings. Dr. Casini's research activities cover a wide spectrum of topics within sustainable architectural design and energy efficiency of buildings, focusing on advanced materials and nanotechnologies for smart building envelopes as well as integrated renewable energy systems. He worked as scientific coordinator on major projects including the development of "Italian regional system for the certification of environmental sustainability of buildings - Protocollo ITACA Lazio" (2014) and the preparation of the "Sustainable Energy Action Plan of Rome" within the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (2012). Dr. Casini's professional activity has included scientific and technical consultancy on technological, environmental and energy aspects related to the design and construction of complex building structures worldwide, as well as training on Green Building and Smart Cities strategies and policy making for Italian public authorities (Prime Minister's Cabinet, Ministry of Internal affairs, Regione Lazio).




Assoc. Prof. Yubao Wang
Deputy Director of Shaanxi Economic Research Center, Xi 'an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China





l  Doctor, PostDoctor and Associate Professor (Grade 5), Doctoral supervisor and MBA supervisor

l  Deputy Director of Shaanxi Economic Research Center (CTTI Think Tank) in Xi'an Jiaotong University

l  Deputy Director of Enterprise Committee of Shaanxi Provincial Committee of Chinese Democratic League

l  Visiting scholar in the University of Saskatchewan sponsored by China Scholarship Council

l  Mayor‘s Assistant of Wujiang People's Government, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province

l  Deputy Director of Management Committee of FOHO High-tech Zone in Jiangsu Province

l  Chief expert of Grant fund of China Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project

l  Training professor of the training project on building the capacity to address climate change for China and German(GIZ and NDRC)

l  Member of the Special review committee of the National Key Scientific Research Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology

l  Experts in concluding assessment of major projects funded by the National Social Science Foundation

l  Director of China Regional Economic Association

l  Director of China Soft Science Research Association

l  Member of Shaanxi Think Tank Alliance

l  Member of Shaanxi Convention and Exhibition Technical Standards Committee

l  Expert in the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Compilation and Carbon Emission Verifications of Shaanxi province

l  Advisor of Suzhou Talent Science and Technology


Activities and Achievements


l  Main engagement in the teaching, research and consulting of Regional (Industrial) Economy, International Economy, Resource Environment Economy and Climate Change Economics

l  More than 40 various projects(funds)are completed as a host, including the National Social Science Foundation, Grant Project of China Clean Development Mechanism Fund (National Fund), Philosophy and Social Science planning project of the Ministry of Education, the key project of Shaanxi Soft Science Foundation major, the planning project of philosophy and social science in Shaanxi Province. There are 15 projects (funds) of provincial-level or above and 1 project of international cooperation.

l  More than 80 academic papers published (including international conference papers) in Statistical Research, China Soft Science, China's Population, Resources and Environment, Resource Science, Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports and so on.

l  Four monographs published in Economic Science Press, China Financial and Economic Press and the Xi’an Jiaotong University Press.

l  The research results have been adopted for many times by Central Committee of China Democratic League, the China Communist Party Committee and People's Government of Shaanxi Province , the Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of Shaanxi Province , National Bureau of Statistics, and grassroots departments

l  Third prize of Philosophy and Social Science Excellent Achievement of Shaanxi Provincial People's Government once

l  Third prize of Science and Technology Award of Xi 'an Municipal People's Government for 3 times

l  Second prize of Xi 'an Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China Excellent research results once

l  First and second prizes of the outstanding Humanities and Social Sciences Achievements of Colleges and Universities of Shaanxi Province in five times

l  More than 10 times in other awards.