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11th Micropol & Ecohazard
Conference 2019
October 20 (Sun) – 24 (Thu), 2019
Global Convention Plaza,
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Keynote Speakers
(In alphabetic order, Confirmed so far)
Diana S. AGA
University at Buffalo, USA

*Title (Tentative):
Global Reconnaissance of Antimicrobials in Surface Water by Target and Non-target Analysis
* Diana S. AGA
(University at Buffalo, USA)

Diana Aga is the Henry M. Woodburn Professor of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (USA). She is recipient of various prestigious awards including the National Science Foundation CAREER award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship, SETAC Menzie Environmental Education Award, and the ACS Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal. Dr. Aga’s current research involves investigating the fate, transport, treatment, and effects of persistent organic pollutants and emerging contaminants in the environment. She is actively involved with the World Health Organization in addressing antimicrobial resistance in the global environment. She is an expert in developing trace analytical methods for organic and heavy metal contaminants in complex environmental matrices, using chromatography and mass spectrometry. She is an editor of the Journal of Hazardous Materials, an Elsevier journal that publishes research papers that aim to improve our understanding of the hazards and risks that materials pose to public health, wildlife, and the environment.
Baylor University, USA

*Title (Tentative):
Comparative Aquatic Bioaccumulation of Ionizable Contaminants Across Environmental Complexity
* Bryan W. BROOKS
(Baylor University, USA)

Bryan W. Brooks is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Institute of Biomedical Studies, and Director of Environmental Health Science at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA. He also serves as Pearl River Scholar Chair Professor at the Guangdong Key Laboratory of Environmental Pollution and Health and School of Environment at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. Prof. Brooks’ research, which focuses on water quality and reuse, developing approaches to define and manage chemical hazards and risks, environmental, aquatic and comparative toxicology and pharmacology, bioaccumulation, sustainable molecular design and green chemistry, and the ecology and toxicology of harmful algae blooms, is ongoing on 6 continents. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Management (Springer Nature). In the U.S., Prof. Brooks’ current research is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science, National Science Foundation, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, U. S. Department of Agriculture and U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, local government and business. He is also Principal Investigator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s groundbreaking UNCOVER-EH initiative (www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/uncover-eh/index.html), which includes novel assessment of the environmental public health workforce in health departments of the U.S., including identification of emerging issues and grand challenges. Prof. Brooks coordinates the Global Horizon Scanning Project, which is identifying priority environmental quality research needs around the globe. He has previously served as Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Water and the Environment in the University of Lethbridge in Canada, as a Visiting Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and as a Visiting Professor at the University of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Prof. Brooks received the Kenaga Award from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, a Leadership Award from the Water Environment Federation, and two Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 2019, he received the Past Presidents Award from the National Environmental Health Association and the Recipharm International Environmental Award. Prof. Brooks is a Fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

*Title (Tentative):
Toward a better Understanding and Enhancement of Wastewater Reuse in Agriculture
(University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

Dr. Despo Fatta-Kassinos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director of Nireas-International Water Research Center at the University of Cyprus. Her research centers on the understanding of the fate and behavior of contaminants of emerging concern during wastewater treatment and reuse applications. Amongst others, she is the Coordinator of the ANSWER project (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015/675530) and she was the Chair of the COST Action NEREUS ES1403 (2014-2018). She is the recipient of the distinguished 2012 national research award 'Nikos Symeonides' from the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation, while she was ranked among the top 1% Highly Cited Scientists by Clarivate Analytics in 2018. Despo served as the Chair of the Scientific and Technological Board of Water JPI between 2015-2019 and, currently is the Chair of the Advisory Board of the African Center of Excellence in Water and Environment Research based in Nigeria, the leader of the WG5 'Wastewater reuse' of NORMAN Association, and Editor of the Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Elsevier. She had an advisory role to the European Commission participating in the 5-member committee for the DG RTD for Projects for Water Policy (P4P) in 2017, while she serves on numerous scientific evaluation panels for various countries, organisations and the European Commission.
Jaehong KIM
Yale University, USA

*Title (Tentative):
Toward Single Atom Catalysis for Environmental Application
* Jaehong KIM
(Yale University, USA)

Jaehong Kim is currently the Professor and Department Chair of Chemical and Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Yale University. Prior to joining Yale University in 2013, he was the Georgia Power Distinguished Professor and the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Seoul National University in Korea in 1995 and 1997, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002. He is interested in diverse aspects of environmental science and engineering, from fundamental photocatalytic and photoluminescent materials chemistry to water quality engineering in the developing world.
Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany

*Title (Tentative):
Green and Sustainable Chemistry Measures for Input Prevention of Micropollutants at the Source
(Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany)

Klaus KÜMMERER is full Professor of Sustainable Chemistry and Material Resources, Director of the Institute of Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry at the public Leuphana University and Director Research and Education of the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre. He received national and international awards for his work on pharmaceuticals in the environment, the Benign by Design concept for protection of water resources. Klaus Kümmerer serves in national and international committees including Global Chemical Outlook by UNEP and the EU Technology Platform SusChem Europe. He is also organizer of the annual interdisciplinary Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference. He is founding editor of Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, and Current Opinion in Sustainable Chemistry journals as well as associate editor of Chemosphere and Environmental Pollution.
Juan M. LEMA
University of Santiago de Compostela. Spain

*Title (Tentative):
Enzymatic Cometabolic Biotransformation of Organic Micropollutants
* Juan M. LEMA
(University of Santiago de Compostela. Spain)

Juan M. Lema is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Fellow of the International Water Association (IWA). Supervisor of 59 PhD Thesis, author of more than 400 papers and book chapters (H index: 56, Scopus) and 11 patents (3 European). His current research interests include: Removal of micropollutants from wastewater; Anaerobic co-digestion; Development of innovative wastewater treatment plants; Biorefinery.
More info: Researcher ID: F-6718-2016; Orcid Code: 0000000156162584; Google academics: Juan M. Lema
Kenneth M. Y. LEUNG
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

*Title (Tentative):
Environmental Fate and Ecological Risks of Retinoic Acids and their Metabolites in a Highly Urbanised Coastal City
* Kenneth M. Y. LEUNG
(The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)

Kenneth Mei Yee Leung is Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Toxicology at School of Biological Sciences in the University of Hong Kong. So far, he has published over 190 peer-reviewed articles which are principally related to marine ecology, pollution, ecotoxicology and environmental risk assessment as well as eco-shoreline engineering. He is among the Top 1% Cited Scientists in Ecology/Environmental Sciences in the world, according to Clarivate Analytics’ Essential Science Indicators. He is a founding Editor-in-Chief of the SCI journal, Regional Studies in Marine Science (Elsevier) and a Subject Editor for Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (Wiley) and Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer). He is currently serving as an expert member in various advisory committees for the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). In 2018, he was appointed as a Justice of the Peace by the HKSAR Government. Owing to his professional achievements and dedicated community services, he was selected as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons” for Hong Kong by Junior Chamber International in 2010. In 2017, he was awarded the 19th Biwako Prize for Ecology by the Ecological Society of Japan in recognition of his contributions to aquatic ecology and toxicology in Asia-Pacific region, and conferred as a Fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). In 2018, he was selected as one of the top 100 Asian Scientists by Asian Scientist Magazine (https://www.asianscientist.com/as100/).
Yoshihiko MATSUI
Hokkaido University, Japan
*Title (Tentative):
Pesticides and Volatile Compounds in Drinking Water Quality Standard: Chemical Mixtures and Indirect Exposure Assessment
* Yoshihiko MATSUI
(Hokkaido University, Japan)

Dr. Yoshihiko Matsui is a professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. He has been conducting research on physical-chemical water treatment and drinking water quality standard. He has published more than 80 papers in IWA journals, and his scholarship achievements have granted him an acclaimed academic career with several prizes, which includes Prizes for Science and Technology from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, The Government of Japan.
Colorado School of Mines, USA

*Title (Tentative):
Innovative Treatment Trains for Remediation of Groundwater Contaminated with Perfluoro- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
(Colorado School of Mines, USA)

Timothy Strathmann is currently a Professor in the Department Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and holds a collaborative research appointment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Dr. Strathmann is also a member of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Re-Inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure Systems (ReNUWIt). From 2003 to 2014 he was on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on the development innovative technologies for water treatment and waste valorization, and the study of redox transformation mechanisms for contaminants of emerging concern (CEC). Dr. Strathmann is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and currently serves as an Associate Editor for Environmental Science & Technology. Dr. Strathmann’s formal training includes a PhD in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins, BS and MS degrees from Purdue, and postdoctoral training at Princeton.
Eddy Y. ZENG
Jinan University, China
*Title (Tentative):
Transport of Microplastics from Rivers to Oceans
* Eddy Y. ZENG
(Jinan University, China )

Dr. Eddy Zeng is a professor and the dean of the School of Environment at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, and also a Fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California upon receiving B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Science and Technology and Sun Yat-sen University, respectively. He is currently serving as the editor-in-chief of Environmental Pollution and editorial advisory board member of Environmental Science & Technology, among others. Dr. Zeng’s group focuses on assessing the sources, fate and exposure effects of organic contaminants and microplastics, as well as on development of novel passive samplers for measuring freely dissolved organic chemicals in aquatic systems. He has co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in internationally well recognized journals, which have been cited more than 6000 times, and edited two books titled “Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): Analytical Techniques, Environmental Fate and Biological Effects” and “Microplastic Contamination in Aquatic Environments: An Emerging Matter of Environmental Urgency”.

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