Invited Conference Talks

Plenary Presentation

  1. Low-carbon stabilization of arsenic and lead contaminated soil/sediment. 20th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment, 25-29 October, Seoul, Korea, 2020. (Plenary)

  2. Urban waste valorization for circular bioeconomy. 5th IIES Science and Policy Workshop, 13-14 November, Seoul, Korea, 2019. (40-min Plenary)

  3. Emerging applications of biochar for environmental remediation. US Biochar Initiative Conference, 30 June - 3 July, Fort Collins, USA, 2019. (60-min Plenary)

 

Keynote Presentation

  1. Carbon-efficient food waste recycling towards circular bioeconomy. 9th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry, 18-22 October, Athens, Greece, 2021. (Keynote) 

  2. Sustainable concerns of electron shuttle on iron-biochar composites for environmental decontamination. 5th International Symposium on Environment and Health, 2-8 August, Galway, Ireland, 2021. (Keynote)

  3. Sustainable development through carbon-efficient biowaste valorization. World Engineering, Science and Technology Congress, 14-16 July, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2021. (Keynote)

  4. Sustainable biorefinery of urban food waste. 8th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, 22-25 June, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2021. (Keynote)

  5. Biochar-mineral composites for sustainable remediation. 5th International Conference on Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation, 9-11 June, London, UK, 2021. (Keynote)

  6. Wood waste biochar for sustainable industrial wastewater treatment. AlChE 2nd Engineering Sustainable Development Conference, 6-8 December, Bangkok, Thailand, 2020. (Keynote)

  7. Food safety for vegetables from fast-growing economies. AlChE 2nd Food Innovation and Engineering Conference, 23-24 November, Seoul, Korea, 2020. (Keynote)

  8. Energy-efficient food waste valorization for sustainable development. AlChE Sustainable Waste Management Conference, 15-17 September, Glasgow, UK, 2020. (Opening Keynote)

  9. Circular bioeconomy through biomass waste valorization. 4th International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology, 6-9 September, Incheon, Korea, 2020. (Keynote)

  10. Carbon-supported catalysts for sustainable biorefinery in water. 5th International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology, 9-11 August, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2020. (Keynote) 

  11. Sustainable construction materials with wood waste biochar. 4th E2S2-CREATE Biochar Workshop, 17-19 January, Singapore, 2020. (Keynote) 

  12. Waste lignin depolymerization over two-dimensional CuO/BCN catalysts. 4th International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource, 10-13 December, Busan, Korea, 2019. (Keynote)

  13. Risk-based management and remediation of arsenic-containing soils. CleanUp Korea 2019 Conference, 5-6 December, Seoul, Korea, 2019. (Keynote)

  14. Biochar-based catalytic degradation of environmental pollutants. International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology, 20-24 November, Trivandrum, India, 2019. (Keynote)

  15. Ball milling-assisted, solvent-free fabrication of tin-functionalized biochar for food waste valorization. International Biochar Initiative (IBI) Biochar World Congress, 10-14 November, Seoul, Korea, 2019. (Keynote) 

  16. Sustainable biochar catalysts for advanced oxidation process. 12th International Conference on Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering, 3-7 November, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2019. (Keynote)

  17. Wood waste biochar for sustainable construction and biorefinery. 4th AWAM International Conference on Civil Engineering, 21-22 August, Penang, Malaysia, 2019. (Keynote)

  18. Emerging environmental applications of engineered biochar. 10th China National Conference on Environmental Chemistry, 15-19 August, Tianjin, China, 2019. (Keynote)

  19. Biochar-augmented bioretention column for stormwater treatment. 10th China National Conference on Environmental Chemistry, 15-19 August, Tianjin, China, 2019. (Keynote)

  20. Metal-biochar composites for advanced treatment of contaminated groundwater. 11th International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry, 7-10 August, Beijing, China, 2019. (Keynote)

  21. Advanced wastewater treatment by designing sustainable biochar catalysts. 5th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Health, 4-6 August, Harbin, China, 2019. (Keynote)

  22. Biochar for sustainable construction and land remediation. 3rd E2S2-CREATE Biochar Workshop, 15-16 January, Singapore, 2019. (Keynote)

  23. Urban food waste valorization into bio-based chemicals and energy. 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges, 18-21 December, Pauri Garhwal, India, 2018. (Keynote)

  24. Engineered biochar for contaminant adsorption and reduction. 256th American Chemical Society National Meeting, 19-23 August, Boston, USA, 2018. (Keynote)

  25. Biochar catalysts for environmental applications. 19th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment, 21-25 July, Atlanta, USA, 2018. (Keynote)

  26. Food waste valorization for platform chemical production. 2nd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology, 10-13 June, Hongcheon, Korea, 2018. (Keynote)

  27. Food waste recycling into bio-based chemicals. 3rd International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource, 17-19 December, Hong Kong, China, 2018. (Keynote)

  28. Value-added chemical synthesis by catalytic valorization of food waste. 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges, 1-3 January, Bangalore, India, 2018. (Keynote)

  29. Mobility and phytoavailability of arsenic and lead in a contaminated soil after stabilization by pine sawdust biochar under dynamic redox conditions. 14th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, 16-20 July, Zurich, Switzerland, 2017. (Keynote)

Invited Presentation

  1. Effective dispersion of MgO nanostructure on biochar support for glucose isomerization. Taipei International Conference on Catalysis, 25-28 June, Taipei, Taiwan, 2021. (Invited)

  2. Biochar for sustainable agriculture and soil health. International Conference on Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture, Health and Environment, 8-12 November, Jaipur, India, 2020. (Invited)

  3. Low impact development for stormwater treatment in densely populated areas. AlChE Engineering Sustainable Development Conference, 12-14 December, Seoul, Korea, 2019. (Invited)

  4. Novel and green biochar catalysts for advanced oxidation of environmental pollutants. Green Technologies for Sustainable Water Conference, 1-5 December, Ho Chih Ming City, Vietnam, 2019. (Invited)

  5. Sustainable biochar catalysts for emerging applications. 1st International Conference on Biochar Research and Application, 20-23 September, Shenyang, China, 2019. (Invited)

  6. Significance of emerging contaminants in complex environmental matrices in China and Hong Kong. INTERWASTE Workshop, 22-23 August, Kyoto, Japan, 2019. (Invited)

  7. Carbon-supported catalysts for microwave-assisted biorefinery in water. New Perspectives of Functional Porous Materials Workshop, 10-15 August, Jilin, China, 2019. (Invited)

  8. Groundwater remediation using sustainable biochar catalysts/adsorbents by design. 9th International Conference on Geochemistry in the Tropics & Sub-Tropics, 28-31 July, Queensland, Australia, 2019. (Invited)

  9. Biochar-mineral composites for catalytic degradation of environmental pollutants. US Biochar Initiative Conference, 1-3 July, Fort Collins, USA, 2019. (Invited)

  10. Biochar-supported catalysts for biorefinery and pollution control. International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Treatment and Management, 6-9 May, Yangling, China, 2019. (Invited)

  11. Biochar as a green admixture for sediment stabilization/solidification. 2nd Tsinghua Forum on Environmental Remediation, 3-5 May, Beijing, China, 2019. (Invited)

  12. Sustainable biorefinery using carbon-supported catalysts. 5th International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, 1-4 May, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2019. (Invited)

  13. Valorization of food waste into platform chemicals. AIChE Waste Management Conference, 12-14 March, Singapore, 2019. (Invited)

  14. Producing bio-chemicals and bio-energy from urban food waste. 1st International Workshop on Green Biorefinery of Biomass Waste and Environment, 6-7 December, Shanghai, China, 2018. (Invited)

  15. Mineral-biochar composites for contaminant adsorption and reduction. 4th International Symposium on Environment and Health, 4-6 December, Shanghai, China, 2018. (Invited)

  16. Fate of metals in solid waste streams. 1st Asia Resilience Center Conference, 26-28 November, Seoul, Korea, 2018. (Invited)

  17. From urban food waste to consumer and commodity chemicals. 1st Asia Resilience Center Conference, 26-28 November, Seoul, Korea, 2018. (Invited)

  18. Contrasting roles of maleic acid in metal-catalysed production of HMF from food waste. International Conference on Biotechnological Research and Innovation for Sustainable Development, 22-25 November, Hyderabad, India, 2018. (Invited)

  19. Amine- and tin-functionalized biochar catalysts for glucose isomerization in biorefinery. International Symposium on Environmental Technology and Smart Materials, 7-9 November, Hangzhou, China, 2018. (Invited)

  20. Biochar catalysts for high-value chemical synthesis. 4th Asia Pacific Biochar Conference, 4-7 November, Foshan, China, 2018. (Invited)

  21. From municipal solid waste to renewable energy and chemical building blocks. 3rd International Conference on Alternative Fuels, Energy and Environment, 28-31 October, Nanjing, China, 2018. (Invited)

  22. Efficacy and concerns of sludge-derived biochar in field. 2nd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology, 10-13 June, Hongcheon, Korea, 2018. (Invited)

  23. Biochar-nZVI composite for high-salinity wastewater treatment. 4th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Health, 18-20 May, Tianjin, China, 2018. (Invited)

  24. Fate of PBDEs in agricultural soil in the presence of metals/metalloids, natural organic matter, and fertilizers. 8th International Conference on Geochemistry in the Tropics & Sub-Tropics, 9-12 December, Shenzhen, China, 2017. (Invited)

  25. Emerging application of biochar-based catalysts for indoor air pollution control. Indoor Air Quality and VOC Clean Technology Workshop, 22 November, Seoul, Korea, 2017. (Invited)

  26. Arsenic-containing soils in urban development project: Assessment and management. 2nd Korea Risk Assessment Conference, 8-10 November, Seoul, Korea, 2017. (Invited)

  27. Regional characteristics of organic contaminants in agricultural soils. 2017 International Symposium of the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry, 15-17 June, Busan, Korea, 2017. (Invited)

  28. Kinetics of Brønsted acid catalyzed conversion of cellulosic waste into levulinic acid. 4th International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, 21-24 May, Wuxi, China, 2017. (Invited)

  29. Contaminated site remediation by biochars derived from various types of sewage sludge. 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, 2-6 April, San Francisco, USA, 2017. (Invited)

  30. Biochar produced from sewage sludge of chemically-enhanced primary treatment and secondary treatment plants in Hong Kong. 3rd Asia Pacific Biochar Conference, 19-23 October, Gangwon, Korea, 2016. (Invited)

  31. Nanoscale zero-valent iron for metal sequestration from fracturing flowback water and wastewater. 18th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment, 12-15 September, Ghent, Belgium, 2016. (Invited)

  32. Integrated Remediation and Emerging Concerns of Contaminated Sites. International Conference on Risk Assessment and Management of Contaminated Site, 24-28 August, Daejeon, Korea, 2015. (Invited)

  33. Assessing the sustainability of food waste recycling options. 1st International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource, 1-3 December, Hong Kong, China, 2014. (Invited)

  34. Facilitating remediation of e-waste recycling and timber treatment contaminated soils by selective dissolution pretreatment. 2nd International Conference on Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation, 5-8 October, Kangwon, Korea, 2014. (Invited)

Invited Seminars

  1. Food safety concerns and food waste biorefinery opportunities. Fudan University, October 2020.

  2. General issues related to food waste recycling. Fudan University, October 2020.

  3. Scientific writing and publishing. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, March 2020.

  4. Publishing: what an editor looks for. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, March 2020.

  5. Sharing on academic writing and publishing. Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia, March 2020.

  6. Food waste to energy, chemicals, and materials. Fudan University, October 2019.

  7. Biochar-supported catalysts for waste biorefinery and environmental degradation. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, October 2019.

  8. Dredged sediment and wood waste biochar for sustainable construction. Nanjing Institute of Geography & Limnology, Chinese Academic of Sciences, China, September 2019.

  9. On the applications of biochar for environmental remediation. Hunan University, China, May 2019.

  10. Remediation of arsenic-containing soils in new development area. Hunan Normal University, China, May 2019

  11. Food waste valorization into platform chemicals and bioenergy in Hong Kong. University of York, UK, April 2019.

  12. Clay-based and biochar-augmented immobilization of hazardous and radioactive waste. University of Sheffield, UK, April 2019.

  13. Waste valorization into bioenergy and chemicals. National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, April 2019.

  14. Pollution control using engineered biochar composites. Feng-Chia University, Taiwan, April 2019.

  15. Engineered biochar for waste valorization. National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, March 2019.

  16. From biomass waste to bioenergy. Central South University, China, February 2019.

  17. Biochar composites for waste biorefinery and pollution control. Hunan Agricultural University, China, February 2019.

  18. Regional contamination characteristics and engineered biochar for environmental remediation. Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic, February 2019.

  19. New synthesis strategies of engineered biochar for environmental applications. National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, December 2018.

  20. How to write and publish a scientific paper. Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, November 2018.

  21. Emerging applications and new strategies of engineered biochar. Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, November 2018.

  22. Multi-functional metal-biochar composites for environmental remediation. Tsinghua University, China, October 2018.

  23. Use of biomass waste for chemical/biofuel synthesis and environmental applications. China University of Geosciences, China, October 2018.

  24. Biorefinery of food waste in Hong Kong. Sichuan University, China, July 2018.

  25. Assessing and managing arsenic-containing soils for urban development. Yonsei University, Korea, June 2018.

  26. Engineered biochar for industrial wastewater treatment. Beijing Normal University, China, June 2018.

  27. Environmental treatment and applications of metals in waste streams. South China University of Technology, China, June 2018.

  28. Metal-biochar composites for industrial wastewater treatment. Guangzhou University, China, June 2018.

  29. Nanoscale zero-valent iron composites for industrial wastewater treatment. Tsinghua University, China, May 2018.

  30. Fabrication of engineered biochar for environmental and biorefinery applications. China Agricultural University, China, May 2018.

  31. Catalytic conversion for second-generation biorefinery. Beijing Forestry University, China, May 2018.

  32. Construction materials produced from alum sludge and dredged sediment. Hohai University, China, May 2018.

  33. Construction waste management and recycling in Hong Kong. Shanghai University, China, May 2018.

  34. Engineered biochar for soil remediation and wastewater treatment. Shanghai University, China, May 2018.

  35. Green recycling of wood waste into eco-particleboard. National University of Singapore, Singapore, April 2018.

  36. Biorefinery and bio-based products. Korea University, Korea, April 2018.

  37. Biowaste conversion in urban cities. Sun Yat-Sen University, China, April 2018.

  38. Waste valorization for chemical production. Guangdong University of Technology, China, April 2018.

  39. Bio-based chemical production from food waste and landscaping waste. University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA, March 2018.

  40. Green remediation and recycling of dredged sediment into construction materials. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, March 2018.

  41. Engineered biochar beyond soil remediation. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, March 2018.

  42. Catalytic valorization of food waste in Hong Kong. Fudan University, China, March 2018.

  43. Biochar for soil remediation and wastewater treatment. Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, March 2018.

  44. Biorefinery of food and landscaping waste into value-added chemicals. Kasetsart University, Thailand, March 2018.

  45. Nanoscale zerovalent iron for high-salinity wastewater treatment. Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, January 2018.

  46. Value-added chemical synthesis from food waste in Hong Kong. National Taiwan University, Taiwan, December 2017.

  47. Risk-based contaminated site assessment and remediation in Hong Kong. Korea University, Korea, November 2017.

  48. Overview of in-situ and ex-situ soil/groundwater remediation technologies. Korea University, Korea, November 2017.

  49. Contaminated land assessment and remediation technologies. Sejong University, Korea, November 2017.

  50. Emerging contaminants in soils: A regional study in China. Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, August 2017.

  51. Sharing on academic writing. National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan, March 2017.

  52. Soil stabilization and permeable reactive barrier for contaminated site remediation. National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan, March 2017.

  53. Designer biochar beyond soil applications. National University of Singapore, Singapore, January 2017.

  54. Integrated remediation of contaminated sites: What are the key performance indicators? Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, December 2016.

  55. Biorefinery of food waste into hydroxymethylfurfural and levulinic acid, University of Huddersfield, UK, November 2016.

  56. Valorization of food waste into value-added chemicals by one-pot catalysis, University of Poitiers, France, October 2016.

  57. Transforming dredged sediment into construction products. Hanyang University, Korea, December 2015.

  58. Management of contaminated sediment in Hong Kong. Chonbuk National University, Korea, December 2015.

  59. Value-added recycling of contaminated sediment. Ghent University, Belgium, November 2015.

  60. Soil washing for land decontamination: Physical separation and chemical extraction. Ghent University, Belgium, November 2015.

  61. In-situ and ex-situ metal extraction from contaminated soils. Seoul National University, Korea, July 2014.

  62. Metal contamination and remediation: My journey. Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China, April 2014.

  63. Resource recovery in urban settings. South China University of Technology, China, December 2013.

  64. In-situ stabilization of contaminated soils: Efficacy and concerns. Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, December 2013.

  65. Contaminant transport in the subsurface and its relevance to industrial pollution. Harbin Institute of Technology, China, September 2013.

  66. Permeable reactive barriers - Concerns and development. Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, November 2012.

  67. Developing sustainable solutions to regional challenges - Turning wastes into resources. Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School, China, June 2012.

  68. Sand filtration for drinking water treatment. National Technical Training Institute, Cambodia, November 2011.

  69. Subsurface transport of heavy metals in natural and engineered settings. National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, February 2010.

  70. Permeable reactive barriers and soil washing/flushing for contaminated site remediation. University of Hong Kong, China, February 2010.

  71. Soil washing and flushing with chelating agents for soil remediation. Sun Yat-Sen University, China, January 2010.

  72. Organic matter aggregation and metal complexation in groundwater and soil remediation. University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, November 2009.

  73. Humic acid impacts on zero-valent iron systems for contaminated groundwater and industrial wastewater treatment. Imperial College London, UK, February 2008.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University