4th International Conference on Desalination using Membrane Technology

Speakers

Plenary speakers

Amanda Ellis

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Amanda Ellis graduated with a Ph.D (Applied Chemistry) from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2003. After two postdocs in the USA, including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and New Mexico State University she secured a prestigious Foundation of Research Science and Technology Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Industrial Research Ltd (now Callaghan Innovations).

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Greg Leslie

University of New South Wales, Australia

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Tom Pankratz

Global Water Intelligence, USA

Tom Pankratz is a Texas-based independent consultant and the editor of the weekly Water Desalination Report.

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Huanting Wang

Monash University, Australia

Huanting Wang is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean International of Faculty of Engineering at Monash University, Clayton Campus, Australia.

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Xiao-Lin Wang

Tsinghua University, China

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Keynote speakers

Bruce Biltof

Evoqua Water Technologies Membrane Systems Pty Ltd, Australia

Bruce Biltoft has more than 30 years’ experience with Memcor, from its start-up through to a mature global business.

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Yung Chang

Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan

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Vicki Chen

University of New South Wales, Australia

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Amy Childress

University of Southern California, USA

Dr. Amy Childress is Professor and Director of Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Childress’ research and scholarly interests have been in the area of membrane processes for water treatment, wastewater reclamation, and desalination.

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Jaeweon Cho

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea

Jaeweon Cho is social engineer and the professor of Environmental Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST). He is the author of book titled Climate Change Humanities.

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Emile Cornelissen

KWR Watercycle Research Institute, The Netherlands

Prof. dr. ir. Emile Cornelissen is a Senior Scientific Researcher at KWR Watercycle Research Institute in the Netherlands and part-time Professor at the Particle and Interfacial Technology Group at the University of Ghent in Belgium (since 2017). He works also as a Visiting Scientist at the Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) at the NTU in Singapore (since 2014).

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Robert Field

University of Oxford, UK

Professor Robert Field graduated with a PhD (chemical engineering) from University of Cambridge where he had also read Natural Sciences.

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Raed Hashaikeh

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE

Dr. Hashaikeh is a Professor at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Masdar Institute. Dr. Hashaikeh received his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from McGill University in Canada (2005).

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Nick Hankins

University of Oxford, UK

Nick Hankins is an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at the Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. He holds an M.A. from the University of Cambridge, a PhD from the University of Oklahoma and is a Chartered Chemical Engineer.

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Tao He

Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, China

Dr. Tao He is the head of Laboratory for Membrane Materials and Separation Technologies at Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

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John Lienhard

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

John H. Lienhard V is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Water and Mechanical Engineering at MIT. During three decades on the MIT faculty, Lienhard’s research and educational efforts have focused on heat and mass transfer, desalination, and thermodynamics.

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Hideto Matsuyama

Kobe University, Japan

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Graeme Pearce

Membrane Consultancy Associates, UK

Dr Graeme K Pearce is an Oxford educated membrane technology specialist with more than 35 years’ experience in the membrane industry.

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Rong Wang

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Prof. Rong Wang has been a Full Professor and Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore since 2014.

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Luke Zappia

Water Corporation of Western Australia, Australia

Luke Zappia has played a defining role in the Australian Water sector. He is a leading water scientist and industry professional recognised for major state, national and international
contributions and collaborations to environmental microbiology and engineering sciences, science and technical leadership, education and water management in Australia.

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