ICOSSE '18: Industry, Innovation and Sustainability

7th International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering
August 12-15, 2018
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ICOSSE '18: Industry, Innovation and Sustainability

The 7th International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering serves as the international platform for innovation in sustainability science and engineering. Focuses include industrial and environmental sustainability areas such as manufacturing, bioproducts, & resilient socio-environmental systems. Download Brochure

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ICOSSE '18 is chaired by:

  • Raymond Smith, U.S. EPA
  • David Shonnard, Michigan Technological University
  • Wendy Young, Chemstations, Inc.

Featured Speakers

  • Bhavik Bakshi, Ohio State University
  • Heriberto Cabezas, U.S. EPA; Pazmany Peter Catholic University
  • Mike Gromacki, Dixie Chemical
  • Andrew Mangan, Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Ignasi Palou-Rivera, RAPID Institute
  • Mathy Stanislaus, World Economic Forum
  • Emily Tipaldo, American Chemistry Council
  • Tracy YoungThe Dow Chemical Company

The Congress will focus on the following themes in sustainability:

Food, Energy, Water, and the FEW Nexus: 

Food, energy, water, and their intersections offer fertile ground for breakthrough advances toward sustainability, while simultaneously older technologies and focus areas (fracking, water systems, etc.) reemerge to prominence. 

Industrial Innovation: 

Sustainable manufacturing, circular economy, environmental product declarations, and life cycle assessment highlight the broad area of industrial innovation, where product, process, and system areas are the focus of efforts on the economic, environmental, and social aspects of sustainability.

Bioenergy Sustainability:

A multi-disciplinary systems approach is essential for development of a sustainable biofuels and bioenergy sector. This track within ICOSSE '18 will explore innovative solutions to socioeconomic and environmental challenges and opportunities for commercialization of emerging advanced biofuels and bioenergy.  

Modeling and Simulation:

Evaluating the sustainability of new or existing systems, processes, or products involves modeling methods and simulation tools that vary widely in levels of scale and detail.  Examples in this area include high-level ecosystem health and community resilience down to process life cycle assessments and even individual product design.

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Select presenting authors will have the opportunity to submit a manuscript to be considered for publication in a special issue of Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy.

Featured Speakers

Heriberto Cabezas

Heriberto Cabezas serves as Senior Science Advisor to the Land and material Management Division in the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD), and Research Professor at the Institute for Process Systems Engineering and Sustainability at the Pazmany Peter Catholic University in Hungary. His wards include: 1998 U.S. EPA Science Achievement Award in Engineering, 2007 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2011 Research Excellence Award in Sustainable Engineering from the AIChE, ORD Sustainability Award (team) from the U.S. EPA, 2013...Read more