Keynote Speakers

Keynote I

 Prof. Kokyo Oh
   Center for Environmental Science in Saitama, Japan

Kokyo Oh is a senior researcher in Center for Environmental Science in Saitama, Japan. He graduated with his MSci degree and Ph.D. degree (soil science) in Chinese Academy of Sciences, and was honored as a STA research fellow by Japan government from 1997 to 1999. The research areas include soil science, environmental conservation, environmental chemistry, and atmospheric environment. His current research is mainly on soil remediation, environmental agronomy, atmospheric PM2.5 and water environment conservation. He has published more than 90 publications.

Keynote II

Prof. Chiharu Ishii
Hosei University, Japan

Chiharu Ishii received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Sophia University, Japan in 1997. From 2002 to 2009, he was an Assistant Professor with Kogakuin University. Currently, he is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hosei University, Japan. His research interests are in medical robotics, assistive technology and robust control. He is a member of JSME, SICE, RSJ, IEEJ and IEEE.

Keynote III

Assoc. Prof. Teppei Nunoura
The University of Tokyo, Japan

Teppei Nunoura was born in Hakodate, Japan, in 1975. He received his Ph.D. degree in Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2003. After his graduation he worked as apost-doctoral fellow in Department of Mechanical Engineering, HiroshimaUniversity and as a research assistant in Hawaii Natural Energy Institute,University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is currently an associate professor at Environmental Science Center, The University of Tokyo. He also belongs to Department of Environment Systems, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences in thesame university. His research interest includes hazardous wastewater treatmentand waste-to-energy conversion. Especially, he is working on physicochemicaltreatment of refractory wastes using supercritical water technique.

Plenary Speaker

Assoc. Prof. Chi-wai KANInstitute of Textiles and Clothing, 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Dr. Kan graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic with a BSc in Textile Chemistry. He gained his PhD degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He had worked in private and public sectors in the area of textile evaluation and safety and health management for more than five years before joining the Institute. His main duties in the Institute are in the area of teaching colouration and finishing. Dr. Kan's research interests are also in the area of colouration and finishing. 
Dr. Kan holds the professional qualification of Chartered Colourist, Chartered Textile Technologist and Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner; also Fellowship of the Society of Dyers and Colourists and Textile Institute, U.K. In addition, Dr. Kan is a member of Royal Society of Chemistry, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel.