Professor of marine pollution, an expert in physicochemical water/ wastewater treatment. my interest concerns water/ Wastewater treatment by different techniques. Design of different suitable set-up and conducting experiments for the removal of different pollutants or hazards such as heavy metals, dyes, phenolic compounds and oil spills.
Spiros N. Agathos, Ph.D. is Professor of Bioengineering at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium since 1993 and, since 2015, he is Inaugural Dean of Biological Sciences and Engineering at Yachay Tech, the first research-intensive university in Ecuador and a hub of innovation in South America.
He is an expert in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, with interests in biocatalyst development, bioprocess optimisation, bioreactor design and scale-up, ecogenomics, and biotechnology for sustainability. He has a PhD in biochemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and served on the faculties of the University of Western Ontario (Canada) and Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA) and as a visiting professor in Europe and the Americas.
He has published over 200 articles, 4 books and 4 patents. He has been Editor or Editorial Board member of many journals and serves on numerous committees for science and technology policy. He is a consultant to governments and industry, while his former students and postdocs have significant academic and industrial positions across the globe. Among his many awards, he is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE), of the Society for Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology (SIMB) and of the International Water Association (IWA).
Dr. Agrawal is a Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Wright State University. In the past, he served as Director of Graduate Programs, and Associate Chair, in Earth & Environmental Sciences dept., Wright State University.
Dr. Agrawal has been visiting professors/scholars at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (2014); School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (2013); Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2004); Center for Higher Learning, NASA’s Stennis Space Center, MS (2003). Prior to his appointment at Wright State University in 1995, he worked as a post-doctoral Research Associate at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1995), and a Fellow of the National Science and Engineering Research Council, Canada (1994-95).
Dr. Agrawal has presented invited talks at the numerous national and international academic institutions, which include Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India (2017); Ministry of Human Resource and Development of the Gov’t of India (2016); Harbin Institute of Technology, State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resources and Environment, Harbin, P.R. China (2015); Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India (2014); School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University (2014), etc. In Spring 2016, Dr. Agrawal organized a symposium titled 'Advances in In-situ Pollutant Destruction by Nanoscale Zero-Valent Iron & Other Engineered Nanoparticles' at the 251st American Chemical Society Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Research interests include: crop physiology, Agroecosystems modeling, simulation Modeling, forage modeling and Climate Change with experience in teaching, field/laboratory experiments, model parameterization and simulations, soil water dynamics, modeling nutrient use efficiency, forecasting using climatic drivers.
Professor of Soil Science and Microbial Ecology in the Dept. of Natural Resources Science, University of Rhode Island.
The research of our lab spans various aspects of the ecology and microbiology of soil, water, and wastewater. We are interested in understanding the interplay among microorganisms, flora and fauna, and the physical environment, and how this affects the biogeochemical processes they carry out, as well as their fate. This knowledge can be used to address a variety of contemporary environmental problems, from optimizing soil-based wastewater treatment, to identifying the sources of bacterial contamination in surface waters, to improving soil quality and sustainable food production. We are also interested in science education, including novel pedagogical approaches to teaching soil science, teacher training, and experiential education.
Canada Research Chair in Global Change Ecotoxicology, professor of biological sciences, Université de Montréal. Director of NSERC CREATE network Mine of Knowledge.
Presidential Research Excellence Professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology and The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University. Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2005. Board Certified Environmental Scientist (BCES), by eminence, from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES).
Dr. Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari, Tenured Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Group Leader, Plant Biotechnology Research Group at the Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Dr. Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari's expertise covers a range of subjects including, Molecular Biology, Plant Science, Environmental Science, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology and Genomics; more specifically his research covers the areas of plant biotechnology, biosafety and environmental biotechnology.
Carmen Arena is Associate Professor in Ecology at the Department of Biology of the University of Naples Federico II. She conducts researches in the ecological disciplines, dealing with studies concerning photosynthesis and morpho-functional adaptation strategies of higher plants in response to mono and multiple stresses in natural and controlled environments, with applications in ecological and agronomic field and space-oriented research.
The research activity holds three main issues:
1) Regulation of the photosynthetic process in response to abiotic ecological factors in the context of environmental change.
2) Study of plant growth in an extra-terrestrial environment.
3) Plant-soil interactions in natural and anthropized ecosystems.
These researches include a) the eco-physiological response of crop species to light quality; (b) the morpho-functional strategies of plant in phytoremediation studies (c)) the relationship between soil pollution, edaphic communities and photosynthesis in higher plants used in biomonitoring studies.
C. Arena is author of more than 120 publications, 80 of them peer-reviewed ISI-WoS/Scopus, and participated to more than 150 National and International congresses and workshops, most of them as speaker and invited speaker.
Professor andFormer Chairman of the Bioengineering Department and Former Director of the Center for Environmental Sciences at Ege University (EGE CEVMER).
Research areas include Biofuels (biohydrogen, biomethane, bioethanol), valorization of waste organic material using biorefinery concept (biopolymer production), bioseparation, application of the industrial ecology concept in industry and environmental friendly production.
Dr. Azizi Samir is manager at “Nanocomposites & Bioconcepts”, a company focusing on new innovative projects in green chemistry, environment and biomaterial sciences. After earning his PhD at the University of Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1, he accepted a position as researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology KTH Stockholm Sweden. Dr. Azizi Samir works on biopolymer nanocomposites and has published two patents and many scientific papers.
Professor Teri Balser is Dean of Teaching and Learning for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Curtin University, where she came after having been Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida. She received a Ph.D. in soil microbiology came from the University of California at Berkeley, and she completed postdoctoral research in ecosystem ecology at Stanford University. She is a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America, and was recently named to the Australian Research Council College of Experts.
Her research centers on understanding microbial community-level ecophysiological responses to stress, disturbance, and change, and the consequences of these for ecosystem functioning. She has worked in countries worldwide studying restoration, carbon sequestration, invasive species, biodiversity, and land use/land cover.
In addition to international recognition as an accomplished research scholar, Dr. Balser is widely known in higher education as a change agent and leader in Science, Technology Engineering and Math education (STEM). She is a co-founder of the Society for Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER), a National Vision and Change Fellow with the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE), and was a Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair to India in 2015 to help build capacity at the national level for pedagogically advanced and responsive STEM education.