IC3E Keynote Speakers


Hossein Ganjidoust

Tarbiat Modares University, Iran


Hossein Ganjidoust received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas in 1976, 1st MS in Industrial Management from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri in 1977 and 2nd MS in Sanitary Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1978 and PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1988. From March 1995 to April 1996, he was on a Year of Sabbatical Leave At The National Institute for Resources & Environment (NIRE), Tsukuba Science City, Tsukuba, and Ibaraki, Japan. He has over 30 years experience in teaching and research in graduate levels and is presently engaged as Full Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering Faculty, at Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran, I.R. Iran. Dr. Ganjidoust’s research interests include water & wastewater, industrial and hazardous waste handling, treatment and disposal. He has supervised more than 20 research projects, and many PhD and MS students’ thesis. At present time, he has supervisor of 6 PhD theses and 8 MS thesis. He has published over 120 papers in scientific national and ISI Journals and over 150 conference proceedings on his research. He is co-author of the book entitled: "Application of Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) in Sanitary & Industrial Wastewater Treatment", Tarbiat Modares Univ. Published in February 2011 and a chapter on: “Hazardous Waste Management in Islamic Republic of Iran, HWM Policies and Practices in Asian Countries” published by Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Tokyo in October 2001. 

Gordon Huang

University of Regina, Canada


Dr. Gordon Huang is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Energy and Environment, and Executive Director of the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities at the University of Regina, Canada. He holds BSC from Peking University (China), MSc from Simon Fraser University (Canada) and PhD from McMaster University (Canada). Since the 1990s, Huang has led over 150 research projects, produced over 800 peer-refereed international journal papers (with an SCI-based H-index of 56 in Science Citation Index under Thomson Reuters' Web of Science), and supervised over 100 Master/PhD students (with degrees awarded). Over 20 Huang's PhD graduates were appointed as faculty members at universities in Canada, USA, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the President of the International Society for Environmental Information Sciences. He also acts as editor-in-chief for Journal of Environmental Informatics (http://www.iseis.org/JEI/ with an impact factor of 5.562 in 2017), and served the United Nations Development Programme as Chief Scientist for a program of Rural Water Resources Management and Drinking Water Safety. His pioneering work in energy and environmental risk management has been recognized as a significant innovation, and has influenced government and business approaches for tackling energy and environmental challenges and formulating related policies.

Yongping Li

Dean, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Xiamen University of Technology


Yongping Li is a Changjiang Scholar Professor at Beijing Normal University, China. She receives her MSc and PhD Degrees from the University of Regina, Canada. Her research interests involve in energy and environmental systems analysis, environmental pollution control, water resources management, and decision making under uncertainty. Since 2005, Li has led or involved in over 50 energy- and environment-related research projects supported by industrial, governmental and international organizations. She has produced over 270 peer-refereed international journal papers (with an SCI-based H-index of 35 in Science Citation Index under Thomson Reuters' Web of Science), and supervised over 50 Master/PhD students. Dr. Li was received a number of awards such as Distinguished Young Scientist Award, New Century Excellent Talents in University, the National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar, the National Award for Youth in Science and Technology, and the National Award for Youth Female Scientist.

IC3E Invited Speakers


Shao, Huaiyu

University of Macau, China

Speech title : 

Mg-based Hydrogen Absorption Materials with Unique Structures for Energy Storage



Dr. Huaiyu Shao, currently is an assistant professor at Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering (IAPME) at University of Macau. Before this position, he was an assistant professor at International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University. His research focuses on development of hydrogen energy materials and fuel cell based technology for energy storage application, especially to store fluctuating renewable powers in order to provide stable energy supply.(Read more)

Shuguang Wang

Shandong University, China


Wang Shuguang, who is a Professor, Ph.D. supervisor and vice president of environmental science and engineering, comes from Shandong University. He graduated from the Ecological Environment Research Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences in June 2002 with his Ph. D. degree-Doctor of Science. Since July 2002, Wang has been engaged in teaching and research work at the Shandong University, during which time he has also worked as a visiting scholar or senior researcher in Canada, the United States, France and other countries’ universities. Prof. Wang has hosted 3 projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1 national major water projects; he has totally published 80 SCI papers and has gained 15 national invention patents were authorized. Wang also won two second prizes of Natural Science in Shandong province. In 2010, Wang was selected in "The Ministry of Education in The New Century Excellent Talents”; and in 2011, Wang gained the "Shandong Province Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars"; and in 2015, Wang was selected as “Annual Shandong Province Young Experts with Outstanding Contributions”. Professor Wang Shuguang is mainly engaged in water pollution control theory and technology research as well as development of efficient ecological agriculture green inputs.

Duan Qingyun

Beijing Normal University, China


Advance in Hydrological Ensemble Predictions



Qingyun Duan is a professor of hydrology and water resources at Beijing Normal University (BNU) in China. Prior to his current position, he worked at NOAA Hydrology Laboratory from 1991 to 2003 and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 2004 to 2009. His research interests include: hydrology and water resources management, hydrological model development and calibration, hydrometeorological ensemble forecasting, and uncertainty quantification for large complex system models. He is the developer of several operational hydrological models used in US National Weather Service. His recent work includes the development of uncertainty quantification software platform for large complex system models – Uncertainty Quantification Python Laboratory (UQ-PyL), and the BNU Hydrological Ensemble Prediction System (BNU-HEPS). He is a recipient of Chinese “One-Thousand Talents Program” award, a Fellow of American Geophysical Union and American Meteorological Society. He is invited to present the Distinguished Lecture in Hydrological Science Section at the 2018 Asian Oceania Geophysics Society Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.



Shin-Cheng Yeh

National Taiwan Normal University, ROC



Huining Xiao

University of New Brunswisk, Canada


Green-based Bioadsorbentsand Foam Filter for Water Clarification: An Overview



Prof. Xiao obtained his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering at McMaster University in Canada in 1995. Before joining the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Canada in 2001, he was a Lecturer at the University of Manchester (formerly UMIST) in the UK from 1996 to 2001. Currently, Dr. Xiao is the full Professor in Chemical Engineering at UNB.  Prof. Xiao was elected to the Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE) in June 2015. Prof. Xiao’s key research interests include the functional-modified cellulose fibres as environmental friendly materials and bioadsorbent; smart or responsive polymers/nanoparticles; biodegradable polymers and mesoporous materials.  Prof. Xiao has enjoyed high reputation internationally in the areas of antimicrobial polymers and nanoparticles for cellulose-based products and enhancing barrier properties for green-based packaging materials.  Over the past decades, Prof. Xiao has attracted substantial research funding from various recourses, including Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF). To date Dr. Xiao has published over 350 scientific papers; among them, over 230 are SCI peer-reviewed journal papers with high impact in relevant areas.  Dr. Xiao had been actively involved in the research supported by NSERC Strategic Networks. He was the Theme leader for both Sentinel-Bioactive Paper Network and Innovative Green Wood Fibre Products Network, responsible for surface chemistry/antimicrobial polymer Theme and chemical modification of fibre Theme.





Past IC3E Speakers



Prof. Michael K. H. LEUNG
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prof. Hossein Ganjidoust
Tarbiat Modares University, Iran



Prof. Binlin Dou
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China

Dr. Shao, Huaiyu
University of Macau, China



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Conference Venue

IC3E 2018 will be hosted in Xiamen University of Technology, Xiamen, China during Mar.1-3, 2018.