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NMEE 2024 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Weihong Zhu
Director, Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science and Technology
Professor of Chemistry, Cheung Kong Distinguished Professor, and NSFC Distinguished Young Scholars

Prof. Weihong Zhu received his Bachelor degree of Chemistry in 1992 from Nanjing Normal University, Master degree of Organic Chemistry in 1995 from Nankai University, PhD degree of Applied Chemistry in 1999 from East China University of Science & Technology (ECUST), China. He worked in AIST Central 5, Tsukuba (Postdoctoral, 2001.10-2003.4) and in Tsukuba University (visiting professor, 2004.7-2005.3), Japan. He became a full professor in 2004, and has published more than 340 SCI papers in international journals with H-index of 82. He has received several awards, such as NSFC for Distinguished Young Scholars (2013), and Cheung Kong Distinguished Professor by the Education Ministry of China (2015). His current research interests are focused on photosensitized chemical products with functional chromophores, including fluorescent sensors, photochromism, and hole-transporting materials (HTMs) for solar cells.

Prof. Xin Chen
Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology
Expert of Shanghai Talent Plan, Director of Shanghai Microscopy Society
Project review expert of Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Education, Technology Award Review Expert of Shanghai and Guangdong Province

Bio: Prof. Xin Chen received his B.S. degree from the Department of Modern Applied Physics, Tsinghua University in 1991, and worked at the State Key Open Laboratory of Surface Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences from 1991-1996. From 1996-2000, he received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Physics at the University of Houston, U.S.A. He worked at the Center for Advanced Materials at the University of Houston, a NASA affiliate from 2001-2008, and was awarded an Assistant Research Professor position in 2006. He worked as a visiting professor at Peking University from November 2004 to January 2005, a product engineer at Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. from 2008 to 2009, and a visiting assistant research professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2010-2011. Since July 2011, he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology as a professor....more...

Research interests: Supercapacitor materials; Research and development of new nanomaterials with advanced microscopy techniques; New nanomaterials and devices

Prof. Qingguo Feng
Researcher, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Special Expert of Sichuan Province

Bio: Qingguo Feng took the undergraduate study in Lanzhou University, then studied in the institute of high energy physics (IHEP, CAS). From 2004 to 2009 he studied in Germany and obtained Doctor's degree in 2009 at Goethe-University Frankfurt. After that he worked as posdoc in Sweden and USA. From 2018 he worked in southwest jiaotong university as a researcher.

Research interests: Theory, methods and calculations in strongly correlated electronic systems; high-pressure physics; functional materials in 2D thin films/heterojunctions; defect behaviour in fusion reactor wall materials; catalytic materials

Prof. Ahmad Zuhairi Abdullah
Dean, School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, Malaysia

Bio: Professor Dr. Ahmad Zuhairi Abdullah is currently an academic member of School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He received his B. Tech (Hons), MSc and PhD in 1995, 2000 and 2004, respectively. His research works mostly encompass the synthesis of novel functionalized nanoporous materials as ordered catalysts in environmental catalysis, oleochemical reactions, agricultural waste treatments, waste utilization and the production of renewable energy sources from renewable sources. He is the recipient of several innovation and publication awards based on his research works. He has been involved in the dissemination of science and technology through more than 250 refereed publications in journals and book/book chapters mainly as the main author, and also involves as a technical committee member to nearly 150 international scientific conferences held across the globe. He is often invited to share his research experiences in international conferences held in Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia, Vietnam and China. In addition, he is an evaluator to research proposals received from the university, local ministries as well as several international scientific associations in the USA, Oman, Qatar and Chile. He is regularly appointed by the Department of Environment Malaysia as an expert panel for the evaluation of the Environmental Impact Assessment reports for various proposed projects relate to petrochemical complexes, paper mill, metal smelting, chemical plants, lead acid batter recycler etc. He is one of the recipients of the Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) award in 2014 and listed in the List of World’s Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University. His h-index (Scopus) currently stands at 52 with more than 9,000 citations.

Research interests: Catalysis, Reaction, Fuel Engineering, Nanoporous Materials, Wastewater Engineering

Prof. Dimitrios Karamanis
Professor of Alternative Energy Sources
University of Patras, Department of Environmental Engineering, Greece

Bio: Professor of Alternative Energy Sources at University of Patras. His research interest started with the development of appropriate countermeasures for the mitigation of the severe environmental consequences of the Chernobyl accident and followed by cross section measurements in the thorium fuel cycle for energy production and waste incineration. Expanded to the study of wind and solar energy systems in the last fifteen years and currently research focused on solar cooling of buildings and the integration of photovoltaics in buildings for electricity production towards carbon neutral cities. By participating in national and international research programs as a scientific coordinator and researcher, he has published more than 110 scientific papers in scientific journals, patents, undergraduate textbook on RES and book chapters with >3500 citations and h-index 35 (Scopus). Prof. Karamanis teaches courses in the subject of renewable energy sources and their applications since 2006 in Departments of the Universities of Ioannina and Patras.

Research interests: Wind potential and wind energy, Photovoltaics and solar energy, Μaterials and methods of passive cooling, Accelerator Driven Systems for energy production, Radiation metrology, Environmental impact of energy production and use, Applications of renewable energy sources

Prof. Guohua Xie
Professor, The Institute of Flexible Electronics (IFE, Future Technologies), Xiamen University, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, German Humboldt Scholar

Bio: He received the B.Eng. degree in Electronic Science and Technology, the M.Sc. degree in Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics, and the Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics from Jilin University, Jilin, China, in 2006, 2008, and 2011, respectively. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Applied Optical Physics, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany, between 2011 and 2012; a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Physics and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, UK, from 2013 to 2015; Associate Researcher at the School of Chemistry and Molecular Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, from 2015 to 2023; Professor at Xiamen University, Xiamen, China since 2023. He has published nearly 250 research papers in international journals such as Nature Communications, The Innovation, Advanced Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, etc., and has been granted 10 domestic patents.

Research Interests: Novel light-emitting materials and devices: organic light-emitting materials and devices, quantum dot light-emitting materials and devices, chalcogenide light-emitting materials and devices.

Prof. Tianpeng Gao

Professor of School of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Xi’an University, President of Academy of Eco Xi’an, Director of Gansu Mining Area Pollution Control and Ecological Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centre, Vice President of Gansu Provincial Institute of Urban Development, Vice President of Lanzhou Smart City Research Institute. He is the deputy director of the Ecological Restoration Professional Committee of China Society of Ecological Economics, a special researcher of the Counsellor's Office of Gansu Province, a member of the Decision-Making Advisory Committee of Xi'an City, the vice president of the Botanical Society of Gansu Province, the vice president of the Bioengineering Society of Gansu Province, and the executive director of the Microbiology Society of Gansu Province, etc. He is also an expert of the Expert Pool of Resource and Environmental Approval Technology in Xi'an City, and a postgraduate tutor of Shaanxi Normal University and Lanzhou Jiaotong University.

He is mainly engaged in the teaching and research work of damaged ecosystem evaluation and restoration; he has presided over 4 projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 5 projects of provincial key research and development, 5 projects of municipal and departmental key research and development.

Prof. Karim RAGUI
Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, (IET-CAS), Beijing, China

Bio: Dr. Karim RAGUI is a Senior Researcher in Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He graduated and worked as Associate Professor in USTHB University, Algeria, and ENS-Paris-Saclay University, France (2015-2021). His research focuses on supercritical fluids for green energy applications, heat & mass transfer, multiscale porous matrix, and nanotechnology. He won several Certificates of Excellence from Elsevier Researcher Academy (2018-2019) and Nature Master-Classes (2022-2023). He Co-Edited 02 Special Issues in Scopus Journals. He is currently an Editor-in-Board Member in SN Applied Sciences Journal (Springer Nature), and Guess Editor in MATEC Journal, edp-Sciences, Materials of FDMP, and Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing. He published innovative models on heat and mass coefficients for hazardous contaminants in porous annulus (IJHMT, 2018), flow-pattern & non-settling charts on nanoparticles/base-fluid instability for field-scale applications (Physics of Fluids, 2021), and transient model on dynamic of supercritical CO2 saturation in microchips for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) applications.

Research Interests: Carbon Capture and Storage, Structural nanomaterials, Heat and Mass Transfer, Supercritical media, Applications of renewable energy sources

Prof. Ping Xiang
School of Civil Engineering, Central South University, China

Research Interests: Computational Continuum Mechanics and Mathematics with Mesh-free methods; Steel reinforced concrete; Earthquake & Structures; Structure Mechanics and Design; Finite element methods; Multiscale modeling; atomistic-continuum modeling; Optical fiber technology in Civil & Structural Engineering; Structural Health monitoring; Biomechanics; Nano mechanics; Solid Mechanics; Numerical methods in engineering

Prof. Blaž Likozar
National Institute of Chemistry, Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering, Slovenia

Bio: Prof. Dr. Blaž Likozar has a permanent position as a researcher at the National Institute of Chemistry (head), and is also affiliated with the Pulp and Paper Institute. He graduated in Chemical Engineering, then obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering as well. He is an expert in chemical reaction, reactor and process engineering, as well as multi-scale modelling simulations. He is experienced in unit operation design, construction and optimization, as well as ab initio modelling. Previously, he worked for one year at the University of Leoben, as well as six months at the University of Delaware (Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation). He is the author of >180 documents (peer-reviewed) (h-index: 25; Scopus). He has been involved in 14 H2020 projects.

Research Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis materials, modelling, simulation and optimization of process fluid mechanics, transport phenomena and chemical kinetics

Assoc. Prof. Vincent WOON Kok Sin
New Energy Science and Engineering Department, School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University Malaysia

Bio: Dr Woon advocates achieving transformative resilience for environmental sustainability and is passionate about utilizing systems-analytical approaches on issues related to the environment-economic-social well-being nexus. He has over 10 years of academic and industrial experience in environmental management and green city planning. During the United Nations Conference of the Parties Marrakech 2016 (COP22), he presented a speech at Malaysia Pavilion on behalf of Malaysia under the invitation of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. He is the First-Prize Winner of the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development by the Global Development Network through the World Bank, Fulbright Young Leader under the U.S.'s government signature program - the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, CrossCulture Programme Fellow by the German Federal Foreign Office, UNFCCC-GIR-CASTT Fellow, HKPFS Scholar, and Vebleo Fellow (Jr). He is a Professional Technologist of the Malaysia Board of Technologists and a GreenRE Accredited Professional of REHDA Malaysia.

Research Interests: Carbon footprint analysis, life cycle assessment and life cycle costing, predictive climate modelling, artificial neural network, eco-efficiency, solid waste management, waste to energy, green building, and energy optimization.