A. Prof. Razif Harun
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr Razif Harun is an associate professor at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). He received his Doctorate Degree (PhD) from Monash University, Australia. His background in microalgae bioprospecting, biochemical engineering and renewable energy. After his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Laboratoire Laboratoire de Biotechnologie de l’Environ in Narbonne, France, for 2 years on microalgae-related projects. He has published more than 70 publications in international refereed journals, 20 publications in conference proceedings, and 8 chapters in scientific books, 2 copyrights, and 1 Patent. He received Vice-Chancellor Award for young academia in 2016 and several other awards including publication and innovation. As of December 2021, more than MYR1million research grants related to microalgae projects has been granted from public and international agencies. He has been actively involved in consultation projects with some industries related to microalgae such as carbon capture and storage using microalgae with Tenaga Nasional Research Sdn. Bhd. His current research interest on developing a low cost and high energy efficiency for cultivation of microalgae, extracting various bioproducts from microalgae biomass including DHA, EPA and amino acids, and integrating microalgae with aquaculture industries.
A. Prof. Jia Wen
Hunan University, China
Dr. Jia Wen obtained her Ph.D. in soil science at the University of Adelaide in 2010. She served as Environmental Consultant in Arris Pty. Ltd., Australia, from 2010 to 2013. During this period, she worked on some major industrial consulting cases of suitability assessment for irrigation water and contaminated soil assessment. In 2013, she joined Hunan University as a full-time lecturer. She is the associate editor in the open-access journal Sustainable Environment (Taylor & Francis). She was awarded as the Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad by the Chinese Government in 2009 and Yuelu Scholar by Hunan University in 2020. She, as the first/corresponding author, has published 30+ research/conference papers in reputed journals, such as Chemical Engineering Journal, Environmental Pollution, Journal of Hazardous Materials, etc. Her research interests are functional materials for remediation of heavy metal pollution in water and soil systems.
Prof. I.Neethi Manickam
Anna University, India
His area of research is bio energy. My research includes biomass collection, characterization, densification, gasification, pyrolysis of biomass, bio oil production, bio char production etc.
Prof. Xiaomin Kang
South China University, China
He achieved his bachelor and Ph.D degree in Material Sciecne and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University in 2011 and 2017, respectively. After graduation, he further served as a postdoctor and research fellow in Prof. Luo Jinglli’s group (Fellow of the Canadian Academay of Engineering) to fulfil his job in the research of next generation energy conversion and storage devices, with an emphasis on exploring the oxygen evolution/reduction reaction and electrochemical carbon dioxide conversion at room temperatures. In 2022, he worked as an Associated Professor in School of Mechanical Engineering, South China University. Till now, He is hosting a National Natural Science Foundation of China, Shenzhen Postdoctral innovatiove research progam, respectively. As a core-participant, he is a member in Shenzhen Innovative Research Team Program: Hydrogen energy and fuel cell electrocatalytic materials and Innovative project of Shenzhen graphene manufacturing innovation center: Development of graphene based materials for anti-corrosion and antifouling of marine equipment and facilities, respectively. Besides, he once hosted a China Postocroral Science Foundation in 2019. Till now, he has published over 15 papers and 4 patents in Chemical Communication, Polymer Chemistry, Journal of Material Chemistry A, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, etc.