Invited / Plenary speakers


New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Plenary lecture

Membrane Contactors: a Brave New World or the same old story?

Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Science and Technology – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. Director of the Laboratory of Membrane Processes at iBET, Potugal. Former Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation at NOVA and former Coordinator of NOVA Doctoral School. Former Vice-President of the Portuguese National Science Foundation. Honorary Member of the European Membrane Society. Member of “Academia de Engenharia”, Portugal. Member of the editorial board of “Journal of Membrane Science”, “Journal of Biotechnology”, “Desalination and Water Treatment” and “Membranes”. Author of circa 310 papers in peer reviewed journals (h factor 55). Founder of the spin-off company “Zeyton Nutraceuticals”.


State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

Plenary lecture

Development and Application of Multifunctional Nanocomposite Membrane in Water Treatment

Graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology (BS, MS and PhD), Postdoctoral Fellow at Imperial College of UK (recipient of first class Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship). Senior Visiting Scholar at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the Gust Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) at Switzerland (Under the scheme of Federal Science Foundation of Switzerland). He is the Changjiang Scholar Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology and the Deputy Director of the National Engineering Research Center of Urban Water Resources, China. His interest has been in the area of Water and Wastewater Treatment. He has been working in the processes of oxidation, reduction, coagulation, dissolved air flotation, carbon related adsorbents and adsorption processes, nanoparticles and membranes, disinfection and by-products control. He is also interested in iron and manganese and arsenic removal from water, he has been devoted to heavy metal removal from water. He is the recipient of “Sustainable Water Award” of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2016), He is the recipient of Honor Award for Scientific Excellence by the American Chemical Society in 2017, in the ACS conference in honor of Professor Jun Ma. He also received two National Inventory Awards from the Chinese Government. He is the recipient of China Young Scientist Award (one of the ten recipients in 2006), and the recipient of Achievement Award of Chiangjiang Scholars (Engineering Science Award, the single recipient in 2007 in China). He holds 6 US patents and 120 Chinese Invention patents and over 300 peer reviewed international journal papers. He is the recipient of Super Reviewer Award and Excellence in Review Award of the journal of Environmental Science and Technology. He is Associate Editor of ACS ES&T-Engineering, and the IWA official journal of Water Research, and the journal of Applied Water Science, and the journal of Advanced Oxidation Technology. He is also the Advisory Board Editorial Member of “Environmental Science and Technology Letter” and RSC Journal of “Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology”.

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