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Section Board for 'Resources and Sustainable Utilization' (40)

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Dr. Salvador García-Ayllón Veintimilla
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Dr. Vanessa Bach
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Chair of Sustainable Engineering, Technische Universität Berlin, 10623 Berlin, Germany
Interests: product environmental footprint; life cycle assessment; abiotic and biotic resources; environmental impact assessment
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Dr. Emilio Bastidas-Arteaga
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Research Institute in Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Université de Nantes, Nantes, France
Interests: Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation of Built Infrastructure; Stochastic Lifetime Assessment of Deteriorating Structures; Sustainable Design and Maintenance of Infrastructure
Dr. Emmanuel K. Ackom
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UNEP DTU Partnership, Denmark Technical University (DTU), UN City, Marmorvej 51, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: Intersection of clean energy policy, technologies, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability in energy transitions; Energy (in)accessibility to informal settlements in peri-urban communities in developing countries; food-energy-water-climate nexus; Modern bioenergy systems and environmental sustainability considerations; Institutional development of energy and low carbon development in countries; Energy justice
Dr. Fausto Cavallaro
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Department of Economics, University of Molise, Italy
Interests: renewable energy; multi-criteria; fuzzy set; sustainability; technology assessment
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Prof. Dr. Saeed Chehreh Chelgani
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Minerals and Metallurgical Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden
Interests: mineral processing; flotation; surface chemistry; rare earth processing; coal preparation; graphite processing; leaching; modeling; neural network; random forest
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Prof. Saeed Chehreh Chelgani
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Luleå tekniska Universitet, Lulea, Sweden
Interests: mineral processing, flotation, modeling, rare earth
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Prof. Dr. Mohammad Elahinia
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Dynamic and Smart Systems Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Toledo, OH 43606, USA
Interests: additive manufacturing; 3D printing; shape memory alloys; materials engineering; finite element analysis; control systems engineering; product design and development; electrical engineering; design engineering; product development; manufacturing process mechanics; mechanical processes; machining; experimental analysis of behavior; design optimization; MR fluids; mechanical vibrations; medical devices; computer-aided engineering
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Dr. Gabriela Ionescu
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Departement of Energy Production and Use, Faculty of Power Engineering , University Politehnica of Bucharest, Splaiul Independenţei 313, Romania
Interests: integrated waste management; circular economy; waste to energy; renewable energy; energy and environmental sustainability; intermediate bioenergy carriers; environmental impact assessment
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Prof. Dr. R.W. (Rolf) Künneke
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Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) of Delft University of Technology; Mekelweg 5, 2628 CD Delft, Netherlands
Interests: Künneke applies an institutional economic perspective towards responsible innovation, institutional design, regulation, and modelling of energy systems. He analyses the interrelatedness of technical and institutional features of sustainable energy infrastructures. He worked with Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom on the governance of social-ecological and socio-technical systems
Prof. Dr. Rajesh Kumar Jyothi
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Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) & University of Science and Technology (UST), Daejeon, South Korea
Interests: Hydrometallurgy, Urban mining, Establish Policy for Resources Recycling
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Dr. Stanislav Martinat
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1. Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geonics, Department of Environmental Geography, Drobneho 28, 608 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2. Palacky University, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography, 17. listopadu 12, 771 46 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Interests: diffusion and uptake of renewable energy technology; socio-spatial consequences of occurrence of anaerobic digestion plants; agricultural change; brownfield regeneration; perception of brownfields; their alternative re-use options; regional brownfield prioritization
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Dr. John R. McIntyre
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Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Interests: International business strategy; Export-import management; Comparative management; International technology transfer; International political economy; Issues relating to the globalization of the management; curriculum
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Dr. Bradley Todd Hiller

Asian Development Bank; World Bank; Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK; Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Interests: sustainable development; climate change; international development; water resources management; poverty alleviation / livelihood improvement; landscape scale approaches; ecosystem restoration / rehabilitation; food-water nexus; social enterprise sector; decentralized essential service provision
Dr. Dimitrios Komilis
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Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Kimmeria Campus, Xanthi, GR 671 00, Greece
Interests: compost quality and compost stability indices; landfill processes; solid waste characterization and decomposition processes; life cycle analysis and mathematical optimization in solid waste management
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Dr. Grigorios L. Kyriakopoulos
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School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electric Power Division, Photometry Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, 9 Heroon Polytechniou Street, 15780 Athens, Greece
Interests: engineering; environment; energy; renewable energy sources; waste management from organic pollutants; properties of polymer materials; business administration; education; culture; human resource management; psychology; urban and regional development; forest resource management; extroversion and internationalization of small and medium enterprises (SMEs); development economics; environmental systems; circular economy; behavioral ecology
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Prof. Dr. Antonio Messineo
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Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Enna Kore, Cittadella Universitaria - 94100 Enna, Italy
Interests: renewable energies; energy efficiency; energy planning; environmental impact; sustainable engineering
Prof. Dr. Beelee Chua
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School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Korea
Interests: wearable diagnostics and therapeutics; disposable devices; edible sensors; insulin pumps; glucose sensors
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Dr. Elena Cristina Rada
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University of Trento Civil Environmental and Mechanical Engineering Department - DICAM, via Mesiano 77, 38123 Trento, Italy
Interests: waste management; air quality; renewable energy; environmental sustainability; circular economy
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jaehak Jeong
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BREC, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University, Temple, Texas, USA
Interests: crop model; water; irrigation; drainage; agricultural water management; salinity; sustainable water use; water efficiency; water productivity; water reuse; climate change; water quality
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Prof. Dr. Gbekeloluwa B. Oguntimein
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Department of Civil Engineering, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 21251, USA
Interests: environmental impact and risk assessment; water supply engineering; biological wastewater treatment; civil engineering project management; sustainable energy.
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Assoc. Prof. Shashi Kant Bhatia
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Department of Biological Engineering, Konkuk University, Korea
Interests: biocatalysis and enzyme engineering; biofuel; biomaterial; biochemical engineering; antibiotics; metabolic engineering; glycosylation; bioencapsulation; mutagenesis; protein purification; molecular biology
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Prof. Dr. Alan Randall
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The Sustainability Institute, The Ohio State University, 3018 Smith Laboratory, 174 W. 18th Avenue Columbus, 43210 OH, USA
Interests: sustainability criteria; weak sustainability; resilience; environmental economics; resource economics; valuation of environmental services; cost benefit analysis; integrated assessment modeling; environmental markets; conservation; restoration; biodiversity
Dr. Prajal Pradhan
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Urban Transformations Group, RD2 Climate Resilience, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam, Germany
Interests: sustainable transformation, sustainable food systems, food security, climate change impact, adaptation, mitigation, sustainable cities, ecosystem services, urban transformation
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Graziano Salvalai
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Department of architecture built environment and construction engineering - ABC, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Interests: energy efficiency in buildings; zero energy building design; passive heating and cooling systems; innovative materials for buildings; building energy simulation and monitoring
Prof. Dr. Miklas Scholz
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Division of Water Resources Engineering, Department of Building and Environmental Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, P.O. Box 118, 22100 Lund, Sweden
Interests: civil engineering; environmental engineering; environmental science; water resources engineering; agricultural water management; pollution control; wastewater treatment; decision support systems; treatment wetlands; integrated constructed wetlands; hydrology; sustainable flood retention basins; sustainable drainage systems; permeable pavement systems; ponds and capillary suction time
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Dr. Zachary A. Smith
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Environmental and Natural Resources Policy, Politics and International Affairs, Box 15036, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA
Interests: sustainability environmental policy, water policy, natural resources law, public land law and natural resources administration
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Prof. Dr. Ahjeong Son
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Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at Ewha Womans University, 52 Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea
Interests: Environmental sensors, Environmental microbiology, Water sustainability, Nano-biosensors, Microbial population dynamics, Environmental monitoring, Water and wastewater treatment, In-situ portable system
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Prof. Dr. Tomas Baležentis
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Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics, Vilnius University, Vilnius 01113, Lithuania
Interests: sustainable development; sustainability assessment; efficiency and productivity; energy economics; assessment of willingness to pay
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Prof. Dr. Giovanni De Feo
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Department of Industrial Engineering (DIIn), University of Salerno, via Giovanni Paolo II, 132, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: life cycle thinking; life cycle assessment; waste management; environmental sociology; environmental education; environmental communication; water and wastewater management; technologies of water and wastewater in ancient civilization
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Dr. Ashraf Dewan
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Department of Spatial Sciences, Curtin University, Kent St, Bentley WA 6102, Australia
Interests: climate change; disaster and natural hazards; health geography; resources management; coastal dynamics
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Prof. Antoni Sánchez
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Departament of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193-Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
Interests: waste valorization; organic wastes biological treatment; solid-state fermentation; composting; anaerobic digestion; nanotechnology for the environment
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Prof. Dr. Ozgur Kisi
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Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering Ilia State University, 0162 Tbilisi, Georgia
Interests: Developing novel algorithms and methods towards the innovative solution of hydrologic forecasting and modeling; suspended sediment modeling; forecasting, estimating, spatial and temporal analysis of hydro-climatic variables such as precipitation, streamflow, suspended sediment, evaporation, evapotranspiration, groundwater, lake level and water quality parameters; hydro-informatics
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Dr. Miguel Ángel Reyes
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Department of Chemistry, Energy and Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28932, Mostoles, Spain
Interests: solar thermal energy; integration of renewable energy sources; energy optimization; thermal energy storage; advanced power cycles; combined heat and power; power plant technologies; thermodynamics optimization; turbomachinery characterization; additive manufacturing
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Dr. Riccardo Testa
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Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: consumer behavior; farm and supply chain management; green economy; sustainable food productions
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Dr. Giuseppe Todde
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Department of Agricultural Science, University of Sassari, Viale Italia 39, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: energy and environmental impact of dairy farms; environmental sustainability of agricultural systems: energy and environmental performance of photovoltaic irrigation systems; precision livestock farming; wearable technologies; mechanization of livestock farms; smart glasses for augmented reality; logistics of milk collection; life cycle assessment; direct and indirect energy analysis of livestock farms
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Dr. Domenico Ronga
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Centro Ricerche Produzioni Animali - CRPA, Viale Timavo, 43/2, 42121, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Interests: low input system; organic agriculture; sustainability; crop production; composting; digestate; by-products; biostimulant; biofertilizer; abiotic stress; precision agriculture
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Dr. Kristof Van Assche
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1. Faculty of Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2. Centre for Development Research/ ZEF, Bonn University, Bonn, Germany
Interests: governance for sustainability and resilience; evolutionary governance; resource management; social ecological systems; materiality and governance; environmental policy; planning and design; community development; transition and reinvention; systems theories; post-structuralism; social memory and sustainable futures
Prof. Dr. George Xydis
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Department of Business Development and Technology (BTECH/AU Herning), Aarhus University, Engineering & Technology Research Group–EngTech, Center for Energy Technologies–CET, Birk Centerpark 15, 7400 Herning, Denmark
Interests: energy planning and resources optimization; wind resource assessment; exergy analysis; energy demand; electricity markets
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