The 5th International Conference on Water Resource and Environment (WRE 2019)
Keynote Speakers
Prof. Tianfu Xu
Professor and Dean, College of Environment and Resources, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130021, China

Tianfu Xu is currently a chair professor at Jilin University of China. He has been working at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) of USA for 16 years, in which he joined in 1996, initially as post-doctoral fellow, then become a scientist, and staff scientist. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1984 from Jilin University, an M.S. degree in 1993 from Delft University of Technology of The Netherlands, and a Ph.D. in 1996 from University of La Coruña, Spain. For the last 25 years, Tianfu has been working on developing new approaches to modeling multiphase non-isothermal fluid flow and chemical transport in unsaturated and saturated porous media and fractured rock systems. He is the chief developer of LBNL’s multi-phase non-isothermal reactive flow and chemical transport simulator TOUGHREACT. The program is widely used internationally for geothermal energy development, CO2 geological sequestration, nuclear waste disposal, environmental remediation, and increasingly for petroleum applications. Tianfu has authored and co-authored about 70 peer-reviewed journal papers. His papers have been cited by other researchers more than 4000 times (SCI citation).

Prof. Slobodan P. Simonovic
Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering; Professor of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering/Director of Engineering Works, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, the University of Western Ontario, Canada

Slobodan P. Simonovic is globally recognized for his unique interdisciplinary research in Systems Analysis and the development of deterministic and stochastic simulation, optimization, multi criteria analysis, and other decision-making methodologies for addressing challenging system of systems problems lying at the confluence of society, technology and the environment, with applications in water resources management, hydrology, energy, climate change and public infrastructure, from a sustainable development perspective. His main contributions include modelling risk and resilience of complex systems. Professor Simonovic has influenced academia, industry and government via university teaching, publication of leading-edge research, mentoring of young people, delivering stimulating research seminars at institutions around the world, carrying out joint research projects, and consulting work. He has received awards for excellence in teaching, research and outreach. Dr. Simonovic has published over 500 professional publications (216 in peer reviewed Journals) and three major textbooks. He has been inducted to the Canadian Academy of Engineering in June of 2013.

Prof. Jimmy (C.M.) Kao

Professor, Institute of Environmental Engineering at National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan

Prof. Jimmy (C.M.) Kao is a chair professor in the Institute of Environmental Engineering at National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan. Prof. Kao was the former Coordinator of Environmental Engineering Program at Ministry of Science and Technology, former President of The Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering, and former President of The Taiwan Association of Soil and Groundwater Environmental Protection. He received his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1989 and 1993, respectively. Prof. Kao has more than 27 years of experiences as a researcher and environmental engineer in constructed wetland design and operation, watershed management, and soil and groundwater remediation. He is a fellow member of several international associations including IWA, ASCE, EASA, AAAS, and EWRI. He is also a registered professional engineer in USA.

Prof. Chih-Huang Weng

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Professor, Chih-Huang Weng received his Ph.D. degree and Master degree in Environmental Engineering from The University of Delaware, USA. Currently, he is a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Ecological Engineering at I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He has published about 75 technical papers in SCI journal and 26 of them H-index. He is also serving as an editorial board member and guest editor of several academic journals. His research interests focus on using advanced oxidation processes, adsorption, and electrokinetic technologies for wastewater treatment and groundwater remediation.

The 5th International Conference on Water Resource and Environment (WRE 2019)
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