2016 Speakers

Thallada Bhaskar <a href id=">

Thallada Bhaskar

CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, India

Dr Thallada Bhaskar (http://thalladabhaskar.weebly.com), Principal Scientist, is currently heading the Thermo-catalytic Processes Area, Bio-Fuels Division (BFD) at CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, India.

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Shulin Chen <a href id=">

Shulin Chen

Washington State University Pullman, USA

Shulin Chen is a Professor of Biological Systems Engineering at Washington State University. He received his BS and MS degrees in Agricultural Engineering in China and PhD in Biological and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University.

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André Faaij <a href id=">

André Faaij

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands

André P.C. Faaij (1969) is appointed as Academic Director Energy Academy Europe and Distinguished Professor Energy System Analysis at Groningen University (as by 1st of April 2014). In this position, he works with many stakeholders on energy transitions from regional to international level.

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Edgard Gnansounou <a href id=">

Edgard Gnansounou

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Dr. Gnansounou is Professor of modelling and planning of Energy Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) where he is Director of the Bioenergy and Energy Planning Research Group.

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Gerard Goma <a href id=">

Gerard Goma

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse, France

Pr Gerard Goma is an expert in chemistry, petro chemistry, industrial microbiology, enzymology, & in eco-technologies. Gérard Goma has an extensive experience including being a professor and researcher at INSA Toulouse (France) since 1966, developing the Biofood Engineering Department at INSAT, heading the Biotechnologies and Bioprocesses Laboratory and developing technology transfer activities.

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Sara González-García <a href id=">

Sara González-García

Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Dr. Sara González-García. She attained her doctoral degree in 2009 and is lecturer and post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

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Ruben Guisson <a href id=">

Ruben Guisson

VITO, Belgium

Ruben Guisson MSc is an expert researcher in the fields of biomass, bioenergy and biobased economy at VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research – www.vito.be).

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Samir Kumar Khanal <a href id=">

Samir Kumar Khanal

University of Hawaii, Hawaii

Dr. Samir Kumar Khanal is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Dr. Khanal obtained Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with focus in Environmental Biotechnology from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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Duu-Jong Lee <a href id=">

Duu-Jong Lee

National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Dr. Duu-Jong Lee is the Life-time University Professor of National Taiwan University and Vice President of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Dr Lee's expertise includes bioenergy recovery from waste, drinking water production using membrane, sludge treatment, and microscale heat and mass transport processes.

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Electo Silva Lora <a href id=">

Electo Silva Lora

Universidade Federal de Itajubá, Brazil

Electo Silva Lora has a research productivity grant from the National Research Council of Brazil. Graduated in thermal power engineering by the National Polytechnic University of Odessa in Ukraine (1981).

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Venkata Mohan <a href id=">

Venkata Mohan

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, India

Dr.S.Venkata Mohan is currently Scientist in the Bioengineering and Environmental Sciences of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad. He worked as AvH fellow at Technical University of Munich, Germany and Visiting Professor at Kyoto University, Japan.

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Bernd Nidetzky <a href id=">

Bernd Nidetzky

Austrian Center of Industrial Biotechnology, Austria

Deepak Pant <a href id=">

Deepak Pant

VITO-Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Belgium

Dr. Deepak Pant is a Senior Scientist at the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium. His research focuses on bioenergy, specifically, the design and optimization of bio-electrochemical systems for energy recovery from wastewater and microbial electrosynthesis for production of value-added chemicals through electrochemically driven bio-processes.

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Roger Ruan <a href id=">

Roger Ruan

University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA

Professor Ruan received his Ph.D. degree from University of Illinois in 1991, became faculty at University of Minnesota in 1994, promoted to Associate Professor and appointed to Director of Undergraduate Studies in 1998, and Full Professor in 2001 and appointed to Director of Center for Biorefining in 2002.

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Michael Sauer <a href id=">

Michael Sauer

Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology, Austria

Michael SAUER is Senior Researcher and PI at the Department of Biotechnology of BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria. His research aims at microbial production of base chemicals from renewable resources.

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Run-Cang Sun <a href id=">

Run-Cang Sun

Beijing Forestry University, China

Run-Cang Sun, ligniocellulosic chemist, graduated from chemistry department, North-western University, Xian, China in 1982. Then he worked at North-western Forestry College until Sep. 1991. Between Oct. 1991 and Feb. 1993, he studied at Lund University, Sweden as a visiting scholar.

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Patricia Thornley <a href id=">

Patricia Thornley

University of Manchester, UK

Patricia Thornley is a chartered physicist with over 20 years experience in bioenergy in the commercial and academic sectors.

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Mª Teresa Moreira Vilar <a hef id=">

Mª Teresa Moreira Vilar

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

MT Moreira receives excellent mentoring from Spanish Ministry of Innovation and from the Galician Autonomous Government.MT Moreira leads the application of bioreactors for the degradation of recalcitrant compounds (PAH, dyes, PPCPs, etc.) and the application of LCA methodology at the Group of Environmental Engineering and Bioprocesses (Biogrup – www.usc.es/biogrup).

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Jonathan Wong Woon Chung <a href id=">

Jonathan Wong Woon Chung

Hong Kong Baptist University

Prof. Jonathan Wong Woon Chung is currently a Professor of the Department of Biology at the Hong Kong Baptist University where he has taught since 1992.

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