Organizing Committee
OCM Member
Chair, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nanyang Technological University , Singapore
Biography :

Dr Rong Wang is currently a Professor and Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She also holds the position of Director, Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC). She is the founding President of Membrane Society in Singapore (MEMSIS). Dr Wang received her Bachelor degree from Zhejiang University, China in 1984 and PhD degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1992. Prior to joining CEE, NTU, she was a Senior Research Scientist/Group Leader/Deputy Centre Director/Centre Director at the Institute of Environmental Science & Engineering (IESE), Singapore. She also worked at the Institute of Processing Engineering (IPE), CAS as an Assistant Professor/Associate Professor before joining IESE in 1999. Dr Wang has over 25 years of experience in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Water and Energy related R&D. She specializes in novel membrane preparation and characterization for water and wastewater treatment, liquid purification and gas separation, and in development of novel hybrid membrane systems and process simulation. Dr Wang has over 200 SCI tracked journal publications (cited times: >7100, h-index: 48 @Web of Science) and over 100 conference contributions. She is the inventor of 23 patents/ technical disclosures for novel membrane fabrication. One patent led to the setup of a spin-off company, Aquaporin Asia in 2011 for biomimetic membrane commercialization. She has co-authored 12 book chapters. She is an Editor of Journal of Membrane Science, and also on the editorial board of Desalination. Dr Wang was a co-recipient of the Minister for National Development R&D Award (Merit) 2013 in Singapore. She was featured among the top 25 leading water researchers globally by Lux Research 2013. In 2016, Dr Wang won a prestigious award, “the Alternative Water Resources Prize” under the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) 2016.

OCM Member
Professor, Physics
Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais , Brazil
Biography :

Leonardo dos Santos Lima has completed his PhD at the age of 31 years from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Brazil and postdoctoral studies from Tecnische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany. He is professor of physics of Departamento de Física e Matemática Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Minas Gerais. He has published more than 40 papers in international journals .

Research Interest :

Physics of Departamento de Física e Matemática

OCM Member
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Pablo de Olavide University , Spain
Biography :

Gassan Hodaifa is a Food Engineer (Albaath University, Syria), Chemical Engineer (Granada University, Spain) and Dr. by Jaén University (Spain) in the Doctoral Program: Biotechnology and Agricultural Engineering. His research began in the year 1997 with a Doctoral Scholarship to perform in Spain, has joined to the research group “Bioprocesses TEP-138” (Government of Andalusia) and he work in the research lines of Biotechnology of Microalgae, Industrial and Urban Wastewater Treatment, Chemical Oxidation, Membrane Technology, Adsorption processes, Pesticides Removal, Biotechnology of Enzymes and Nematode biomass production. Participated in over 21 research projects (European, National, regional, and with companies), with which it has signed several contracts for research. As a result of this research activities has been published 40 articles in journals all included in JCR, 1 patent, 3 books, 24 book chapters, and has participated in 80 Congresses and Conferences. It has been repeatedly Associate Professor (University of Jaén), and Assistant Professor at the University of Jaén (05/06) and the Complutense University of Madrid (06/09). Now he works in Pablo de Olavide University, Seville (Spain) in the Chemical Engineering Area as Full University Professor.

Research Interest :

Industrial and Urban Wastewater Treatment & Membrane Technology

OCM Member
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati , India
Biography :

Education in Chemical Engineering Jan 1994 – Jul 1998: Doctor of Philosophy, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, Thesis title: Model Predictive Control of Chemical Processes using Nonlinear Laguerre Models. Jul 1992 – Dec 1993: Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, Specialization: Chemical Process Modelling and Control. Jul 1988 – Jun 1992: Bachelor of Engineering, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India. Experience in Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Jan 2013 – Till date: Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering. Nov 2008 – Dec 2012: Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering. Oct 2003 – Oct 2008: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering. Past affiliations Feb 2002 – Sep 2003: Research Officer, Cranfield Universiy, England, Department of Process and Systems Engineering. Aug 2000 – Jan 2002: Chemical Engineer, General Electric, USA, Corporate R&D at John F. Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore. Jul 1998 – Jun 2000: Research Engineer, National Universiy of Singapore, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. Research Interests Process Engineering: • System Identification, Modelling based on Orthogonal Basis Function, Wiener-Hammerstein Strategy, Neuro-Fuzzy Learning Scheme, Wavelet Network. • Control Systems, Controllability and Stability Analysis, H2/H1 Optimal Control, Model Predictive Control, Internal Model Control. Separation Process: • Liquid Membranes, Recovery of Bioactive Compounds, Removal of Heavy Metal. • Others, Amine based CO2 Absorption.

Research Interest :

Process Engineering, Separation Process

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