ICOSSE 2016

5th International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering
October 24-27, 2016

Clock building on the campus of Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, PRC

The 5th International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering will be held in 2016 at the Jinji Lake Shilla Hotel in Suzhou, China. 

The purpose of the Congress is to exchange emerging ideas about ways and means of protecting the environment and its resources so that humans can achieve sustainable development and societal benefits throughout generations. The Congress provides a common platform for researchers and practitioners of various physical and ecological sciences, engineering fields, economics, and social sciences.

ICOSSE '16 Key Themes

ICOSSE ’16 is organized on these and other key themes in sustainability:

  1. Sustainable Technologies in Processing Industries (agri-food industry, pharmaceutical industry, process intensification)
  2. Sustainable Manufacturing (product, process and system design and innovations; operations at plant, enterprise and supply chain levels; sustainability assessment and decision making, including computational methods)
  3. Nanotechnology Sustainability (health, material toxicity, nanoparticle release)
  4. Energy for Sustainability (fossil and non-fossil energy production and sustainability assessment)
  5. Environmental Sustainability & Industrial Ecology (water, waste water, waste heat, emissions, energy-water nexus, ecosystems)
  6. Sustainability Education (curriculum development, workforce training)

Featured Speakers

Fazleena Badurdeen

Fazleena Badurdeen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and also affiliated to the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing, at the University of Kentucky, USA. She is also the Director of Graduate Studies for the Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program. Prof. Badurdeen received her PhD in Integrated (Industrial and Mechanical) Engineering and MS in Industrial Engineering both from Ohio University, Athens, OH. She also holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, Sri Lanka and BS in Engineering from the University of...Read more

Bhavik Bakshi

Bhavik Bakshi is a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University.  He also holds appointments in Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at OSU and as a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India.  His research is developing methods and applications for assessing and designing sustainable systems that respect nature's limits and reduce the chance of unintended harm.  He received his chemical engineering degrees from the University of Bombay and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a minor in technology and...Read more

Jian-Feng Chen

Prof. Jian-Feng Chen is Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Dean of College of Chemical Engineering at Beijing University of Chemical Technology. He is also Director of State Key Laboratory of Organic-Inorganic Composites and Director of Research Center of the Ministry of Education for High Gravity Engineering and Technology. Prof. Chen received a BSc degree and a PhD degree from Zhejiang University in Chemical Engineering in 1986 and 1992, respectively. He finished his postdoctoral research in Zhejiang University in 1994, and then joined Beijing University of Chemical...Read more

Yi Cheng

Prof. Yi Cheng received his B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1994 and 2000. He worked as a research fellow at Delft University of Technology (11/1998-11/2000), and then as a postdoc research associate at University of Western Ontario (02/2001-03/2003). In March 2003, he joined Tsinghua University as an associate professor, and was promoted as a full professor in December 2007. His research interests lie in the field of multiphase reactor engineering in relation to the applications for energy, environment and materials. In the early...Read more

Cliff Davidson

Cliff Davidson is the Thomas and Colleen Wilmot Professor of Engineering at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. He currently holds appointments at the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems and in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department where he is the Program Director for Environmental Engineering. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering Science from California Institute of Technology.  Following his PhD, he joined the Carnegie Mellon faculty in the...Read more

Ana Deletic

Ana Deletic is a Professor in Water Engineering and Associate Dean of Research (Engineering) at Monash University.  She is also Director of Monash Infrastructure which co-ordinates infrastructure-related research across Monash to deliver maximum impact.  Her area of expertise is integrated urban water management, and in particular stormwater management. She led the development of a number of green stormwater treatment systems that are now widely adopted in Australia and abroad.

Ana is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and...Read more

Sybil Derrible

Sybil Derrible is a Professor of Sustainable Infrastructure Systems in Civil and Materials Engineering and the Director of the Complex and Sustainable Urban Networks (CSUN) Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research is at the nexus of urban metabolism, infrastructure planning, complexity science, and data science to redefine how cities are planned and built for smart, sustainable, and resilient urban systems. He obtained his PhD from the University of Toronto.Read more

Sakamon Devahastin

Dr. Sakamon Devahastin is currently a full professor in the Department of Food Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) in Bangkok, Thailand. His main research interests are in both thermal and non-thermal processing of foods and biomaterials, in particular the development and study of novel drying technologies for heat- and oxygen-sensitive materials, and also in particulate systems and computational fluid dynamics and heat/mass transfer. He has so far published more than 130 papers in referred international journals and given some 80 presentations at various...Read more

Jinlong Gong

Jinlong Gong studied chemical engineering and received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tianjin University and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin under the guidance of C. B. Mullins. After a stint with Professor George M. Whitesides as a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University, he joined the faculty of Tianjin University, where he currently holds a Pei Yang Professorship in chemical engineering. He was a visiting scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2007. He has served on the editorial boards for several journals including Chemical Society...Read more

Wanqin Jin

Dr. Wanqin Jin is a professor of Chemical Engineering at Nanjing Tech University, the Deputy-director of the State Key laboratory of Materials-oriented Chemical Engineering and the Chief-scientist of the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program). He received his Ph.D. from Nanjing University of Technology in 1999. He was a research associate at Institute of Materials Research & Engineering of Singapore (2001), an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow (2001-2013), visiting professors at Arizona State University (2007) and Hiroshima University (2011, JSPS invitation...Read more

Bradley Morrison

Dr. Morrison is Senior Vice President of Operations & Site Management of Greater China at BASF. He began his career at BASF in Germany in 1993 and holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Sydney.

Prior to 2013, when Morrison became the Senior Vice President of Operations & Site Management Greater Chine, BASF Co. in Shanghai, he served as the Vice President of Technical Operations, Dispersions & Pigments Asia Pacific, BASF East Asia Regional Headquarters in Hong Kong starting in 2009.

In 2006, Morrison was...Read more

Subhas Sikdar

Subhas Sikdar graduated with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona in 1975, and after 41 years of service in various capacities, recently retired from the US Environmental Protection Agency, as the Associate Director for Science of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio. He worked for 10 years in industry, first for Occidental Research Corporation in Irvine, CA and then for General Electric Central R&D in Schenectady, NY. He started his Federal service with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) before moving to...Read more

Ganapati D. Yadav

Professor Ganapati D. Yadav is the Vice Chancellor and R.T. Mody Distinguished Professor of the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai. He is J.C. Bose National Fellow and Adjunct Professor at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia and University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He is internationally recognized by many prestigious awards, fellowships and honours for his seminal contributions to education, research and innovation in green chemistry and engineering, catalysis, chemical engineering, biotechnology, nanotechnology, energy engineering and development of clean...Read more

Ning Yang

Ning Yang is a Professor and the dean of Research Center of Meso-Science (COM) at the Institute of Process Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences. His earlier work is about the multiscale simulation of gas-solid two-phase flow in fluidization. This pioneering work is devoted to develop the EMMS drag model (Energy-Minimization Multi-scale) to improve the multiphase CFD simulation of circulating fluidized beds. His current work is about the CFD modeling of gas-liquid and gas-liquid-solid systems. He developed a EMMS method with consideration of...Read more

Wayne Yao

Dr. Wayne Yao is currently Asia Pacific Core R&D Director at Dow and leads the team in implementing the Corporate research and development strategy to support regional business growth in Asia Pacific. He also represents R&D organization at the Greater China Leadership Team at Dow. Besides, he is a Council Member of Chinese Chemical Society.

Prior to Dow, he held multiple positions at Honeywell Specialty Materials in China, and GE Plastics in China, respectively.  He became certified DFSS Black Belt at GE Plastics in 2006.

Wayne Yao received a Ph.D. degree in Inorganic...Read more

Fengqi You

Fengqi You is the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University. Prior to his appointment at Cornell in 2016, he was an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University (2011-2016) and an Argonne Scholar at Argonne National Laboratory (2009-2011). Fengqi earned a B.Eng. from Tsinghua University and received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, both in chemical engineering. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, some of which have been editorially highlighted in Nature, featured on journal covers (e.g. Energy...Read more

Suojiang Zhang

Suojiang Zhang, Professor & Director of Institute of Process Engineering (IPE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Main research: Ionic liquids and green process engineering, including molecular simulations, properties, preparation and applications of ionic liquids. He has secured and solely managed a number of important projects, such as the Key Program of National Natural Science Funding, National Science Funding for Distinguished Young Scholars, National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program), 863 High-tech Project, international cooperation projects with Mitsubishi Material...Read more

Fu Zhao

Fu Zhao is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering at Purdue University. His research is mainly focused on sustainable design and manufacturing, with particular interests in conceptual design, manufacturing process characterization, process planning, energy-efficient scheduling, and product end-of-life management. He also conducts research on advancing life cycle analysis for sustainability assessment and policy development related to renewable energy systems. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers and conference...Read more