Speakers*

The following are the Speakers for the 4th Conference
List for 5th Conference is yet to be announced

Prof. Hoffmann

James Irwine Professor of Enviromental Science California Institute of Technology, PASADENA, California, USA.
RESEARCH INTRESTS: Applicatons of homogenous and heterogeneous catalysis in water treatment, Degradation of pollutants by various physico-chemical methods. Application of photochemically-activated periodate solutions for chemical compounds oxidation


Prof. Wongyong Choi

School of Environmental Science and Engineering (SEE), Pohang, University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, Korea.
RESEARCH INTRESTS: Semiconductor photocatalysis for environmmental and energy applications, Solar fuel productions, artificial photosynthesis, Development of visible light photocatalysts, photochemical purification of water and air, advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), Environmental (Photo)Chemistry.


Prof. Dionysios Dionysiou

Professor and Graduate Program Director, School of Energy, Environmental, Biological and Medical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science. University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Advanced oxidation technologies for water treatment, environmental nanotechnology, use of ionic liquids in environmental applications, destruction of biological toxins in water, transition-metal oxidation and reverse electron transfer reactions.


Prof. Gianluca Li Puma

Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Loughborough University. UK
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Sustainable water engineering and treatment, environmental nanocatalysis and semiconductor photocatalysis, advanced oxidation processes for removal emerging contaminants,drinking water treatment, photoreaction engineering, design and modeling, solar engineering and solar energy conversion, solar fuels and hydrogen production, treatment and purification of indoor air.


Prof. Mehmet A. Oturan

Universite Paris-Est, Laboratoire Geomateriaux at Environnement, 5 bd Descartes, 77454 Marne-la-Vallee Cedex 2, France
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Water and soil pollution and treatment technologies, (Bio)alteration of complex materials of geological, environmental and cultural heritage interests, Evolution of Earth-like materials under extreme condition, Interaction materials-pollutants-environment, Waste storage matures.


Prof. Detlef W. Bahnemann

Institute of Technical Chemistry, Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Callinstr. 3, Hannover, Germany
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Photo catalysis, Self-cleaning, supehydrophilic, and antibacterial surfaces, Metal and semiconductor particles, Nanocristalyne transparent coatings, Functional test according to DIN, CEN and ISO.


Prof. Despo Fatta-Kassinos

Director of the Niresas-International Water Research Center. Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cyprus
RESEARCH INTERESTS Waste Water Treatment systems, solid waste management, environmental pollution monitoring and environmental risk assessment. She is Editor of Environmental Chemical Engineering.


Prof. Kevin G Mcguigan

Department of Physiology & Medical Physics, The Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
RESEARCH INTERESTS Solar Disinfection(SODIS) of drinking water for communities in the Developing World. Since 1992 he has been active in both laboratory & field studies of the efficacy of SODIS in a variety of environments such as: S. Africa (urban), Kenya (rural and peri-urban slum), Zimbabwe (peri-urban slum), Cambodia (rural) and Uganda (rural).


Prof. Dr. Jacob De Boer

Professor Jacob de Boer is director of Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU University, Amsterdam and Professor in Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Research work on contamination of the environment with persistent organic pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), brominated and organophosphorus flame retardants, chlorinated paraffins and many other contaminants.


Prof. Renato Falcao Dantas

Faculty of Technology, University of Campinas - UNICAMP, Paschoal Marmo, Limeira SP, Brazil
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Water treatment by means of advanced oxidation processes and ozonation applied for water decontamination and reuse.


Prof. Adrian M.T. Silva

Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto Area, Portugal.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: AOP, Catalysis.


Prof. Suresh C Pillai

Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Nanotechnology, Materials for Environment, Energy, Anti-Bacterial materials for medical devices and surfaces.


Prof. R. Ramaraj

Professor & Head, Department of Physical CHemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Palkalai Nagar, Maduari, India.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Photoelectrochemistry and Photoelectrocatalysis-Chemically Modified Electrodes-Artificial Photosynthesis and Solar Energy Conversion-Nanomaterials and their Applications, Catalysis and Sensors.


Prof. L. Gomathi Devi

Department of Chemistry, Bangalore University, Central College City Campus, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Photocatlysis, Photoelectrocatalysis, Homogeneous and Heterogeneous catalysis, Metal and non-metal doping, Deposition of noble metals on semiconductor particles, Fenton, Photo-Fenton, advanced photo-Fenton and modified photo-Fenton process, Design and development of photoreactor.


Prof. Ligy Philip

Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Bioremediation of contaminated soils, air and water with heavy metals, pesticides and other hazardous organic compounds, Water treatment and Rural Water Supply, Air pollution monitoring, modeling and control, Domestic and Industrial waste water treatment with emphasis on waste water reuse and recycling.


Prof. K. Indira Priyadarsini

Radiation and Photochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Development of antioxidants and radioprotectors, free redical reaction dynamics, radiation chemistry, enzyme kinetics and development of antioxidants and radioprotectors from natural products and organoselenium compounds.


Prof. D.B. Naik

Head, Applied Radiation Chemistry Section, Radiation and Photochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, India
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Radiation and photochemcial studies in homogeneous and micro-heterogeneous media, solar energy utilization, radiolysis of decontamination formulations, photodegradation/mineralization of organic compounds, treatment of solid wastes generated in cities.


Prof. Mark Constapel

Analytical Chemistry University of Wuppertal, Germany.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Development of various analytical methods and projects in the field of environmental chemistry. Treatment of industrial waste water, employing oxidative, reductive and adsorptive techniques as well as the characterisation of degradation products.


Prof. N. N. Rao

Chief Scientist, Waste Water Technology Division, NEERI, Nagpur, India.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Environmental photocatalysis and electrochemistry for air and water treatment, Waste Water management, Metrology in chemistry-Measurements in environmental analytes, Monitoring of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), Emerging Contaminants (ECs), Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) in urban and industrial environment.


Dr. Collin G. Joseph

Senior Lecturer, Industrial Chemistry Programme, School of Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Preparation and Characterization of semiconductor materials that can be catalytically activated by ultrasound and/or ultraviolet or visible-light radiation, Modifying commercially available activated carbons, Prepare activated carbons from materials using a novel process known as 'Destructive Distillation'.


Dr. S. Vasudevan

Principal Scientist, Electro Inorganic Chemicals Division, CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Electrochemical water treatment, hydrogen generation by water electrolysis, synthesis of electro-inorganic chemicals, electrochemical waste management, electro-catalysis, magnesium batteries.


Dr. C H Subrahmanyam

Associate Professor of Chemistry, IIT Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Nanomaterials, Energy, Environment, Waste Water Treatment.


Dr. Satyajit Shukla

Scientist, Materials Science and Technology Division, NIIST, CSIR, Pappanamcode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Dye-Removal Technology (Adsorption, Photocatalysis), 1-Dimensional Nanostructures (Processing, Characterization, Applications), Process Development (Hydrothermal, Sol-Gel)


Prof. Amrit Pal Toor

Dr. S. S. Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigrah, India.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Energy and Environment, Reaction Engineering.


Prof. Parag Gogate

Institute of Chemical Technology,
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Use of alternate energy sources for process intensification of physical and chemical processing applications including waste water treatment and converting waste into value added products. In particular area of waste water treatment, the focus of research has been development of combination approaches based on ultrasound, hydrodynamic cavitation, ozone, hydrogen peroxide, fenton and photocatalysis.


Prof. Ricardo A. Torres Palma

Coordinador del Grupo de Investigacion en Remediacion Ambiental y Biocatalisis Instituto de Quimica
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Advanced oxidation processes based in photochemical, sonochemical and electrochemical systems for water remediation.


Prof. Vasundhara Singh

Professor and Head in the Department of Applied Sciences (Chemistry), PEC University of Technology, Punjab, India.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Natural Product Synthesis, Green Chemistry and Materials based on Hetrogenous catalysis, Ionic liquids and Photocatalyic Solar detoxification of Organic pollutants.


Prof. Neppolian B

Professor SRM University, Chennai, India
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Advanced Oxidation Process, Graphene, Nanomaterials


Prof. Byeong-Kyu Lee

University of Ulsan (UOU), Korea (ROK)
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Combination of photocatalyst and adsorbent, Development photocatalyst working under visible light, Risk assessment of particles and heavy metals.