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Keynote Speakers


Professor Sandeep Narayan Kundu

Department of Geology, Ravenshaw University, India

Brief Introduction:

Sandeep Narayan Kundu, Ph.D., is a geoscientist with over 20 years of experience in industry and academics alike. He last served as a faculty member in the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore. Dr. Kundu worked in various capacities in the energy exploration industry where he was as a geoscientist at multinational corporations such as
BHP Billiton, Fugro Surveys, and Reliance Industries. He also performed research at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany); the Institute of Geoinformatics, Muenster (Germany); and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India). Dr. Kundu is a British Council Fellow and has continuously championed the use of geospatial technologies in geoscience and environmental research. He has delivered keynote addresses at international forums, which include the likes of the Institute of Indian Geographers, QAPC, and Praxis. As a SEAPEX (South East Asian Petroleum Exploration Society) Senior Lecturer, he developed the Petroleum Geoscience and Petroleum Exploration programs at the Geography and Civil Engineering Departments at NUS. His primary research interests are in the use of geospatial technologies on natural resource management, which includes environmental change and energy exploration and production.


Assistant Professor Feng Wang

SUStech University, China

Brief Introduction:

Assistant Professor in SUStech University. Doctor Wang’s got an engineering doctoral degree in Kyoto University and worked in Japanese university and research institute for several years. With rich research and engineering experience in the field of environmental engineering, he focusses on the following research field. (1) Wastewater treatment, including biological denitrification process of sewage, anaerobic digestion of high concentration organic waste water, treatment and recycle of sewage sludge and its environmental assessment; (2) Solid waste management and disposal, including incineration of solid waste and treatment of fly ash, stabilization of heavy metals in soil, utilization of solid waste as construction materials; (3) Carbon neutrality, including research on carbon emission calculation and verify, methodology development of carbon trade mechanism, research on the realization path of carbon neutrality, carbon sink calculation and research on methods of carbon sink enhancement based on nature process, low-carbon technology for biomass waste treatment; (4) Degradation mechanism of poly lactic plastics and other biodegradable materials.  He has published more than 40 research articles and applied for 5 invention patents. Doctor Wang is the member of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, Japan Society on Water Environment, Japan Society of Civil Engineering, and reviewer of Bioresource technology, Water Research, Hazardous Materials, Chemosphere and other international journals. 


Dr. Nadia A. Samak

Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Brief Introduction:

Dr Nadia Samak, a postdoc researcher at University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), has a good experience in the field of enzyme engineering, metabolic engineering, antimicrobial peptides synthesis, laccase production, biosurfactant, and biodegradation of plastics and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Her research focuses on metabolic engineering and fermentation strategies for enzyme production for environmental contaminants degradation. Currently, she is working on phenanthrene biodegradation and the production of tailored polyester degrading enzymes and microbial degradation using mixed thermophilic and halotolerant microbes for mixed plastic use. She is (co-)author of 24 metabolic engineering, enzyme expression, and waste biodegradation publications. She won the outstanding award “Homboldt fellowship”, and “CAS President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI)” for postdoc research at UDE and IPE, and many other international awards. During her research career, she got the chance to be trained in Russia, Japan, Italy, South Africa, Jordan, and Germany. Dr. Nadia is very open to collaborate with the industry sector for projects related to enzymes, biosurfactants, and antimicrobial peptides.


Dr. Wentao Shang

Jinan University

Brief Introduction:

Dr. Shang Wentao graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2021, obtaining a Ph.D. in Engineering. In the same year, he received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the City University of Hong Kong. Now I am a lecturer at the School of International Energy, Jinan University. My research focuses on the application of membrane separation technology in energy and environmental fields, wastewater treatment and energy conservation, water-energy-environment nexus, seawater desalination, and marine energy development. In the past five years, I have have published over 20 SCI papers in related fields, with 8 papers as the first author. I have been awarded second place in the HK Tech 300 Hong Kong Innovation and Entrepreneurship Patent Challenge, National Scholarship Award, Hong Kong Government Scholarship, and Outstanding Graduate, among others.

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