Full list of plenary and keynote speakers will be updated soon.

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Mohammad J. Taherzadeh

Mohammad J. Taherzadeh is professor in Bioprocess technology since 2004 at University of Borås in Sweden and chairman of Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery. Prof. Taherzadeh has PhD in Bioscience from Sweden, and MSc and BSc in Chemical Engineering from Iran. He is developing processes to convert wastes and residuals to value added products with focus on pretreatment and fermentation using bacteria and filamentous fungi. He is also chair of COST Action FULLRECO4US. He has more than 400 publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals, 40 book chapters, 8 books.

More information about him at  www.taherzadeh.se

Prof. Huu Hao (Hao) Ngo

Ngo, Huu Hao (Hao) is currently a Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering and Deputy Director, Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater, and Co-Director, Joint Research Centre for Environmental Green Bioprocess, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, FEIT, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. He has been elected as Chairman, International Bioprocessing Association, Distinguished Fellow of International Bioprocessing Association, and Fellow of International Water Association. He is also a Founder and Executive Coordinator of a newly established Society namely “Australasia Practical Zero Emissions Society”. Hao’s expertise and practical experience include advanced biological wastewater/waste treatment technologies (e.g., membrane bioreactor, specific attached and/or suspended growth bioreactors, anaerobic digesters, wetland, and bio-sorption). His expertise spans green and sustainable bioprocessing technologies, biogas/biohydrogen production, greenhouse gas emission control/climate change mitigation, resource recovery, renewable resources, water management, environmental impact assessment and solid waste management. Hao is Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher since 2019 and currently published more than 700 publications including 16 books and 46 books chapters (citation number > 41,000, h-index = 98, February 2023).

Keynote Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Derya Y. Koseoglu-Imer

She is the faculty member in Environmental Engineering Dep. at Istanbul Technical University. She is focusing working on the intersection of environmental engineering and material sciences for ”innovative and sustainable separation materials development” and collaborated with many national/international researchers in project partnerships and joint scientific work. She is working on the development of separation technologies for water and air application with sustainable and circular design and the use of new eco-friendly/biobased/green materials at fit for purpose. She is the group leader of innobrane research group (http://innobrane.com/)

Prof. Dr. Timo Kikas

He received his PhD degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA in the field of Analytical Environmental Chemistry. He has worked as a researcher in USA, Japan, Finland and Estonia. He has also been a director of Türi College of Tartu University and Study Program manager of Environmental Engineering curriculum at University of Tartu. Presently, he is a Chair Professor of Biosystems Engineering chair in the Institute of Technology of Estonian University of Life Sciences. His main areas of interest include 2nd and 3rd generation bioenergy research, biosensors for environmental monitoring, flow injection analysis and lab-on-valve systems. Prof. Kikas is Editor in Chief of Agronomy Research journal and a guest editor of Energies, a member of the Board of Institute of Technology and the Board of Estonian University of Life Sciences, and national task leader of IEA Bioenergy Task 37 Biogas. Prof. Kikas has been awarded twice with the stipend of Estonian World Council. He is also a recipient of Tartu City Rae Foundation award.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gjore Nakov

He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Pedagogy, Food Technology and Tourism at College – Sliven. He was appointed as an external Associate Professor at the University Ss. Kliment Ohridski – Bitola, R.N. Macedonia at the Faculty of Technology and Technical Sciences. For the last several years, Dr. Nakov worked on valorisation and incorporation of food by-products in the production of new functional and innovative food products. He is also the coordinator of two national projects. He is part of the Management Committee from Bulgaria in two COST Actions (CA 20133 and CA 20128). So far, Dr. Nakov is the author of 78 scientific papers. He is an Editorial board member of the International Journal of Natural and Engineering Sciences (IJNES) from Türkiye.