keynote SpeakerS





Shane Snyder
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore




Dr. Shane Snyder is a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and is the Executive Director of the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. He joined NTU after serving as a Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering and the co-Director of the Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center at the University of Arizona, USA. For over 20 years, Dr. Snyder's research has focused on the identification, fate, and health relevance of emerging water pollutants. Dr. Snyder and his teams have published over 200 manuscripts and book chapters on emerging contaminant analysis, treatment, and toxicology (h-index = 68 with over 18,000 citations as of February 2018). He currently serves as an editor-in-chief for the international journal Chemosphere. Dr. Snyder has been invited to brief the Congress of the United States on three occasions on emerging issues in water quality. He is a Fellow of the International Water Association and a member of the World Health Organization's Drinking Water Advisory Panel. He has served on several US EPA expert panels and is currently a member of the EPA's Science Advisory Board drinking water committee and the US EPA's Board of Scientific Counselors Sustainable Water committee. He was a member of the US National Academy of Science's National Research Council Committee on Water Reuse and currently serves on the WHO's guiding committee on development of potable reuse guidelines. Dr. Snyder has also worked as a Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore (2011-2017).



Hua Wang
Hohai University, Nanjing, China




Hua Wang is the professor and the deputy dean of the College of Environment, Hohai University. Meanwhile, he works as the senior visiting scholar of Cambridge University, the member of the Ecological Environment Engineering Professional Committee of China National Committee on Large Dams, the director of Jiangsu Society for Environmental Sciences, and the deputy director of the Environmental Professional Committee of Jiangsu Province Biotechnology Association. He was awarded the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award in Jiangsu Province, the Outstanding Young Backbone Teacher of the "Qinglan Project" in Jiangsu Province, the Teaching Achievement Award in Jiangsu Province, the Science and Technology Prize of Ganpo Water Conservancy in Jiangxi Province, the Science and Technology Prize of Yangtze River Water Conservancy Commission, and the Science and Technology Prize of Huaihe Water Conservancy Commission. His main research interests are watershed water pollution control and numerical modelling of water environment, and he has chaired or participated multiple national and local scientific research projects. At present, he has published more than 100 academic papers in domestic and international academic journals as the first author/corresponding author, with 50 SCI retrievals. He has been authorized 12 national invention patents, edited 2 monographs and 4 associate edited monographs, and trained more than 70 postgraduates, including 8 international postgraduates.






Wannawit Taemthong
King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand




Prof. Wannawit Taemthong, Ph.D., is a distinguished civil engineer renowned for his expertise in cost control, productivity enhancement, and sustainable construction methods. With a rich academic background from esteemed institutions like the University of Michigan and the Asian Institute of Technology, his knowledge transcends borders.
Throughout his career, Prof. Taemthong has led various projects focused on advancing sustainable infrastructure and energy-efficient constructions. Noteworthy among these are his initiatives in green building renovation, energy-saving townhouse development, and feasibility studies for projects along the Gulf of Thailand.
A prolific researcher and author, Prof. Taemthong has contributed significantly to the discourse on green building technologies and air quality improvement strategies in educational settings. His publications offer valuable insights for industry professionals and policymakers.
Committed to education, Prof. Taemthong mentors the next generation of civil engineers, instilling in them a passion for innovation and sustainability. His dedication to excellence and his advocacy for environmentally-friendly practices have earned him respect both nationally and internationally, making him a driving force in the field of civil engineering.





C.W. Lim
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong




(FASME, FASCE, F.EMI, FHKIE, RPE, 2020 JN Reddy Medalist) Currently a fellow of ASME, ASCE, EMI and HKIE, Ir Professor Lim received a B.Eng. from University of Technology of Malaysia, M.Eng. and PhD from National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, respectively. Prior to joining City University of Hong Kong, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at The University of Queensland and The University of Hong Kong. He is also a visiting professor at various universities worldwide. He has expertise in theory of plates and shells, dynamics of smart piezoelectric structures, nanomechanics, metamaterials and symplectic elasticity. He is currently the subject editor for Journal of Sound and Vibration, joint-editor for Journal of Mechanics of Material and Structures, subject editor for Applied Mathematical Modelling, Managing Editor (Asia-Pacific Region) for Journal of Vibration Engineering & Technologies, Associate Editor for International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, etc. and also on the editorial board of some other top-ranked international journals. He has published one very well-selling title entitled “Symplectic Elasticity”, co-authored with W.A. Yao and W.X. Zhong from Dalian University of Technology, as recorded by the publisher, World Scientific, in Engineering Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering. He has published more than 370 international journal papers and have more than 13,000 citations. Recently Professor Lim was awarded the prestigious 2020 JN Reddy Medal as a recognition “for significant and original contributions to vibration of plates and shells, smart piezoelectric structures, nanomechanics, and symplectic elasticity”. He will deliver a plenary lecture and chair another plenary lecture at WCCM-APACM 2022, the largest biennial meet for computational scientists worldwide. In another scientific forum of four speakers organized by Chinese Science Bulletin and broadcasted on five online platforms, Professor Lim presented the opening lecture and the forum attracted accumulatively over 30,000 audience. He was also previously awarded Top Referees in 2009, Proceedings A, The Royal Society. Professor Lim is a registered professional engineer in Hong Kong.









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