Advisory Board and Editors Food, Water & Energy Nexus

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Abinash Agrawal

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.

My Ahmed Said Azizi Samir

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.

Vladimir Badenko

Current positions:
* St.Petersburg Polytechnic University
Professor of Water Management and Hydraulic Construction Department
* St.Petersburg State University
Professor of Cartography and Geoinformatics Department

Research Interests:
Geoinformation systems (GIS) in regional planning and land use management
BIM & laser scanning; Coupling of environmental physics models and GIS; Agroecosystem modeling in GIS environment; Fuzzy logic methods for decision support in GIS environment.

Research Projects:
2011-2014 GIS for drainage system monitoring in Leningrad oblast'
2009-2010 GIS for support of investment program of "RusHydro" company
2001-2004 Information system for the register of the underwater potentially dangerous objects of Russian Federation
1998-2001 GIS for natural resource evaluation in Leningrad oblast'
2017-…. Research and development of algorithms and software for the processing, storage and visualization of laser scanning and photography data

Jesse O Bash

A Research Physical Scientist, in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Exposure Research Laboratory, Computational Exposure Division; Past Physical Scientist in U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Air Resources Laboratory, Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division.

Research is focused on developing and expanding the capabilities of current air-quality and biogeochemical models to better represent the nitrogen cycle, mercury cycle and atmospheric mercury chemistry, and the coupling of ecosystem and air-quality models.

Barry W Brook

Barry Brook, a conservation biologist and modeller, is an ARC Australian Laureate Professor and Chair of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Tasmania. Leader of the Dynamics of Eco-evolutionary Patterns (DEEP) research group and the UTAS node of CABAH, Barry is a highly cited scientist, having published three books, over 350 refereed papers, and many popular articles. His awards include the 2006 Australian Academy of Science Fenner Medal, the 2010 Community Science Educator of the Year and 2013 Scopus Researcher of the Year. He focuses on global change biology, ecological dynamics, paleoenvironments, energy systems, and statistical-simulation models.

Douglas A Burns

I study the effects of anthropogenic activities on the cycling of chemical elements in ecosystems. My particular area of interest is on the biogeochemical and hydrological processes that control the cycling of mercury, nitrogen, carbon, and sulfur at the watershed scale. A recent focus is the effects of climate change on streamflow with an emphasis on high flows and implications for water quality.

Junkuo Gao

Dr. Junkuo Gao is professor at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China. He obtained his PhD in Zhejiang University, China in 2010. Then, he worked at Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) as a postdoctor. In 2013, he joined the College of Materials and Textiles at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University as Distinguished professor of Zhejiang Province. His research interest is metal-organic frameworks based nanomaterials for clean energy and green chemistry applications. He has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals with more than 2400 citations.

Andrea Ghermandi

Dr. Andrea Ghermandi is a tenured Senior Lecturer at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Haifa (Israel) and a member of the Global Young Academy. He received a Ph.D. in Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development from the University of Venice (Italy) in 2008. An environmental engineer by training, his research spans over a range of fields including the economic valuation and mapping of ecosystem services, ecological engineering, and the technical and economic evaluation of water technologies. He has published in leading environmental science and environmental economics journals. He has contributed to high-profile international initiatives such as TEEB-The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, the UNEP/GEF Project for Ecosystem Services (ProEcoServ), the Ocean Health Index, and the Ecosystem Service Partnership.

Christian Hoffmann

Assistant Professor of Microbiome and Nutrition, at the Dept of Food Sciences and Experimental Nutrition, at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Applied Immunology, at the University of Brasilia. His experience is focused on the molecular ecology of microbial systems, especially host-associated microbial ecosystems. For the last 10 years, he has centered his research questions on the human gut microbiome, using both human studies as well as animal models. Key aspects of this research include the influence of the gut microbiome on health and disease, the modulation of the gut microbiome through diet and the immune system, especially through the use of unavailable carbohydrates.

Blanca Jimenez-Cisneros

She holds a degree in Environmental Engineering, (1980), a Masters degree (1982) in Environmental Engineering and a PhD (1985) in Water and Wastewater Treatment. With 31 years of professional experience, some of the positions she has occupied include engineer at Lyonnaise des Eaux, Paris (1985); deputy coordinator of the Water Quality Department (1991-1992) and coordinator of the Human Resources Development Department of the Water Sector at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA); coordinator of the Environmental Engineering Department at UNAM (1988-1989); Deputy Director of the Hydraulics and Environmental Department at UNAM (1991-2001), leader of project at the University of Pretoria in South Africa (2005). From 2009 to September 2012, she was a Professor and Head of the Treatment and Reuse Group at UNAM.

She is currently the Director of the Division of Water Sciences at UNESCO and Secretary of the International Hydrological Programme. She was the co-coordinator of leading authors for the freshwater resources chapter under the adaptation group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for AR5. Dr Jiménez has authored more than 460 publications (books and book chapters, papers in journals, norms, standards and patents). Her fields of expertise include: water and wastewater treatment and reuse technologies and urban water, Dr Jiménez is the recipient of several prestigious honours and awards.

Roger N Jones

Roger Jones is a Professorial Research Fellow at the Victoria Institute for Strategic Economic Studies (VISES) at Victoria University, Melbourne. He leads a small team who work on climate-related risk, ecological and institutional economics and research into practice. The group applies a transdisciplinary approach to understanding and managing risk that bridges science, economics and policy. Roger previously worked for Australia’s CSIRO for 13 years, developing methods for climate risk assessment. Qualified in earth science, he has worked on urban ecology, been a museum curator and technical essayist, public radio host and researcher working on past, present and future climates and their impacts. He was Coordinating Lead Author on the chapter Foundations of Decision Making in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group II Fifth Assessment Report. He was also Coordinating Lead Author on the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report and a lead author on the Third Assessment Report.

Ida Kubiszewski

Dr. Ida Kubiszewski is an Associate Professor at Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. Prior to this, she was an Assistant Research Professor and Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Solutions, at Portland State University.

Dr. Kubiszewski was a climate change negotiator for the country of the Dominican Republic, following adaptation and loss & damage. She was a delegate at the 19th through 21st Conference of Parties.

She is the founding managing editor and current co-editor-in-chief of magazine/journal hybrid called Solutions and a co-founder and former-managing editor of the Encyclopedia of Earth, an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.

Dr. Kubiszewski is the author or co-author of over a dozen scientific papers and five book. She is a Fellow at the National Council for Science and the Environment and Associate Research Fellow at the Institut Veblen pour les réformes économiques (Veblen Institute for Economic Reforms) in Paris, France. She sits on the steering committees, editorial boards, or advisory boards of various organisations including the Ecosystem Service Partnership, the journal Ecosystem Services, and the Environmental Information Coalition. Dr. Kubiszewski is also a member of the Club of Rome.