Keynote Speakers


Prof. Marco Abbiati

Science and Technology Counsellor Embassy of Italy to Vietnam


Biography: Marco Abbiati, Master degree in Biology (cum laude) at the University of Pisa, PhD in Environmental Sciences at the University of Genoa, currently professor of Marine Ecology and Environmental Sciences at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. For more than 30 years in the academy he established innovative undergraduate and postgraduate degrees on Environmental Management, Conservation and Sustainability.
Marco Abbiati applies a multidisciplinary approach to investigate ecosystem functioning, biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and resilience, impact of pollution, focusing on marine habitats. Visiting scientist at University of Sydney, UCSC, Moscow Academy of Science, University of Adelaide, Wesleyan University, coordinator of several basic and applied research projects funded by the EU Framework Programmes, Italian Ministries and private enterprises. He is author and co-author of more the 100 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and of numerous presentations to national and international conferences.
Since June 2020 he is on temporary leave to take over the position of Science and Technology Counsellor at the Embassy of Italy to Vietnam. In Vietnam he collaborates with Vietnamese Universities and Academies, Ministries and UN Agencies to promote Italian-Vietnamese and multilateral partnerships in science and technology.

Prof. Pen-Chi Chiang

National Taiwan University, Taiwan


Biography: Dr. Chiang began engaging in teaching and research activities in National Taiwan University since he obtained PhD degree from the Department of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, USA in 1982. Currently, he is a Distinguished Professor of Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University, a Director of Carbon Cycle Research Center of National Taiwan University, a BCCE of American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES), a Fellow of Water Environment Federation (WEF), and a Diplomat of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He has been actively involved the international and national academic associations served as the Board of Director (1987-2007), Executive Committee (2001), Academic Committee (2008-present), WEF; Chairman, IAWQ Specialized Conference (2001); President, Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering (2004-2006); and AIChE Local Chapter (2009-present). Dr Chiang is known for his work in physicochemical treatment such as carbon adsorption, membrane and ozonation processes. In addition, he was also devoted to the research projects in the area of carbon capture technology, integrated watershed management, and sustainability for energy and industrial development. He has received numerous awards for research achievements, including Outstanding Research Award, National Science Council (1988-1999), Distinguished Chinese Institute of Engineer Research Award (1993), Outstanding Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering Research Award (1993, 1995), Best Paper Award, Environmental and Water Resource Institute, ASCE (2005), and Best Paper Award, Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering (2011, 2014). Dr Chiang has published more than 200 paper papers in the above area since 1990.



Prof. Dimitrios Karamanis, University of Patras, Greece


Biography: Professor of Alternative Energy Sources at the Department of Environmental Engineering of the University of Patras. He studied Physics at the University of Ioannina (1986-1990) where he submitted his doctoral thesis (1990-1997). With Postdoctoral Fellowships at CEN Bordeaux (Marie Curie 1999-2001) and at the University of Ioannina (Marie Curie 2001-2002 and until 2008), Prof. Karamanis has thirty years of research experience in the fields of alternative energy sources with special emphasis on wind and solar energy utilization technologies in the last decade. Participating in competitive National and International research programs as scientific coordinator and researcher, he has published over 110 scientific papers in scientific journals, patents and chapters in books with >3000 citations and h-index 35 (Scopus). Prof. Karamanis teaches courses on renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and RES applications in Departments of the Universities of Ioannina and Patras since 2006.









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