Engineering Sustainable Development 2020 co-hosted by AIChE-APRU

Co-hosted by AIChE and APRU Sustainable Waste Management Program, the Engineering Sustainable Development 2020 brought engineers, scientists, and policymakers together to discuss technical and engineering challenges of addressing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Event date: December 16-18, 2020 (GMT+9)

Topics of this year’s conference include:

  • Plastic waste/microplastics
  • Electronic waste: waste batteries, waste solar panels
  • Biowaste in the circular economy
  • Soil, water and air pollution
  • Biodiversity in ecosystems
  • Policy development toward sustainable waste management

View a program here.

Our speakers:

  • William Mitch, Professor, Stanford University
  • Yong Sik Ok, Full Professor, Research Director (Global), APRU Sustainable Waste Management
  • Binoy Sarkar, Lecturer, Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) of Lancaster University
  • Choonglai Cho, Secretary General, ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Center (ASEIC)
  • Daniel S. Alessi, Associate Professor, University of Alberta
  • Taku Fujiwara, Professor, Kochi University
  • Find out all the feature speakers here.

Best poster presentation

Tsz Yan Yu, The University of Queensland
Topic: Circular Economy Regulations on Waste Management and the Implementation in Australian Cities

Best student presentations

Antonella Cornelio, University of Brescia
Topic: New Porous Materials Derived from Industrial By-Products for Nanoparticles Capture

Sherif A. Khalifa, Drexel University
Topic: Environmental Impacts of Upscaled Mixed Cation Perovskite Precursors for Emerging Lead Halide Perovskite Solar Cells

Jessica MacDonald, Stanford University
Topic: Linking Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment to Non-Potable and Potable Wastewater Reuse

Kumuduni Niroshika Palansooriya, Korea University
Topic: Machine Learning-Based Prediction of Immobilization Efficiency of Potentially Toxic Elements in Biochar Amended Soils


APRU Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Engineering Sustainable Development 2020 co-hosted by AIChE-APRU are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (“APRU”) and its employees.  APRU is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy any of the information contained in the series.