Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Young Sun Mok
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea

Professor Young Sun Mok received the B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 1989, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), in 1991 and 1994, respectively. He has been with the Department of Chemical Engineering, Jeju National University, Korea, since 2000. He spent a year at the University of Manchester (School of Chemistry), UK, as a visiting researcher in 2007. During the last two decades, he has studied applications of non-thermal plasma to pollution (air/water) control, energy production and material syntheses, and he is widening his plasma research horizon to meet various industrial needs, including plasma-mediated hydrophobic coating of powdery materials, sterilization of microorganisms, heterogeneous catalyst preparation, etc. He is a life member of the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. 

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Ki-Hyun Kim 
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, South Korea

Prof. Ki-Hyun Kim  Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, South Korea Prof. Ki-Hyun Kim has been working on the following areas: -Development and establishment of detection methods for hazardous/odorous pollutants and heavy metals along with the establishment of basic QA for those pollutants.  -Carbon capture and storage based on development and performance evaluation of diverse sorbent materials. -Sorptive removal and regeneration cycle in the treatment of airborne pollutants He was awarded a National Star Faculty offered by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in 2006.  He is currently serving as editorial members of journals like Sensors, Scientific World, and several others.  He has published more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed international SCI journals.

Keynote Speaker III

Assoc. Prof. YU Liya E.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore

Dr. Yu's teaching and research interests focus on air quality and aerosol sciences, with emphasis on characterization of aerosols emitting from combustion sources, and behavior of oxygenated organic compounds in atmospheric particulates, in particular, processes of photooxidation and chemical transformation of dicarboxylic acids. Dr. Yu's research group also strives to better understand impacts of transboundary biomass burning smoke on urban atmospheric environment.

In collaboration with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS, Dr. Yu expands her research interests to explore potential health effects of engineered nanomaterials. Dr. Yu also works with a multi-disciplinary team at NUS to examine potential impacts of engineered nanomaterials on environment and biological systems.