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WPCE 2017 Speakers

Prof. Irene Man Chi Lo
The Hong Kong University of Science and 
Technology, Hong Kong

Title of Speech: Magnetic Nanoparticles for Removal and Recovery of Metal Anions from Wastewater

Prof. Irene M. C. Lo is currently a full professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of Environmental Engineering and Management Program at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). She has been joining HKUST since 1992. Prof. Lo is an elected Academician of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA). She is the first Hong Kong scholar inducted into the EASA. She is an elected Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (FHKIE), and elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (FASCE), She received her Ph.D. degree in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992. She is also Adjunct Professor of Tongji University, Tianjin University, Jilin University and Harbin Institute of Technology in China. She had been Visiting Professor of Technical University of Denmark and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Prof. Lo was the recipient of the 2004 ASCE James Croes Medal, the 2007 ASCE Samuel Arnold Greeley Award, the 2008 EWRI Best Practice-Oriented Paper Award, the 2009 ASCE Wesley W Horner Award, and the 2012 ASCE EWRI Best Practice-Oriented Paper Award. Prof. Lo has held 3 Patents, edited 7 technical books, and published over 270 SCI journal articles and conference papers with citation of 7380+ and H-index of 45. Her research areas include magnetic nano-particles and nano-photocatalysts for environmental applications; pollutant migration in soils; food waste and solid waste treatment and management; and remediation technologies for river sediment, contaminated soils and groundwater.


Prof. Baolin Deng

 Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Title of Speech: Designing nanocomposite membranes for specific water treatment applications

Dr. Baolin Deng is Chair Professor in Environmental Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology. He is currently on leave from the University of Missouri where he is LaPierre Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.  Deng’s research concerns with drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment and reuse, membrane fabrication and application, and important environmental process kinetics and mechanisms relevant to contaminated site remediation. He has been PI/co-PI for over three dozen research projects including the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. He published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters with >5000 citation and H-index 38 (Google Scholar).  Deng has served on the EPA Science Advisory Board Drinking Water Committee, and is the Asian Regional Editor for Environmental Engineering Science.




Prof. Rao Y. Surampalli

President and CEO, Global Institute for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

Editor-in-Chief, ASCE Journal of Hazardous and Toxic Waste
Editor-in-Chief, Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering, a Springer Journal



Dr. Chunming Su 

National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development,

United States Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Title of Speech: Aggregation, sedimentation, transport, and retention of nanohybrids of reduced graphene oxide/carbon nanotubes and metal/metal oxides in aqueous solutions and saturated porous media

Dr. Chunming Su is a Soil Scientist in the Groundwater, Watershed, and Ecosystem Restoration Division, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development (ORD), United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Dr. Su’s research area includes applications and implications of environmental nanotechnology with respect to the fate and transport of nanomaterials in the subsurface and use of nanomaterials for soil and groundwater remediation; in situ treatment of organic (chlorinated solvents) and inorganic (chromate, arsenic, nitrate, etc.) contaminants in groundwater and soil using permeable reactive barrier technologies and monitored natural attenuation approaches; and green infrastructure for storm water management. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He has served as a reviewer for 90 scientific journals. He is a winner of USEPA Bronze Medal, ORD Honor Awards, and USEPA Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards.










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