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Keynote Speakers  

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Eng. PhD Marco Casini
Department of Urban planning, Design and Architecture Technology
SAPIENZA University of Rome

Speech Title: Designing the third Millennium's buildings: the integration of renewable energy and Internet of things

Prof. Marco Casini is a leading academic in the Green and Smart Building sector with over 20 years experience in Building Sciences.
He is an environmental engineer, PhD in Environmental Engineering and Research Fellow in Architecture Technology at Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Urban Planning, Design and Architecture Technology. Since 2002 he has been Professor of Architecture Technology and of Environmental Certification of Buildings at the Faculty of Architecture of Sapienza University where he also teaches in several Master's, PhD and Graduate schools on subjects pertaining to Energy and Environmental Sustainability for Buildings. Dr. Casini's research activities cover a wide spectrum of topics within sustainable architectural design and energy efficiency of buildings, focusing on advanced materials and nanotechnologies for smart building envelopes as well as integrated renewable energy systems. He worked as scientific coordinator on major projects including the development of "Italian regional system for the certification of environmental sustainability of buildings - Protocollo ITACA Lazio" (2014) and the preparation of the "Sustainable Energy Action Plan of Rome" within the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (2012). Dr. Casini's professional activity has included scientific and technical consultancy on technological, environmental and energy aspects related to the design and construction of complex building structures worldwide, as well as training on Green Building and Smart Cities strategies and policy making for Italian public authorities (Prime Minister's Cabinet, Ministry of Internal affairs, Regione Lazio).

Keynote II

Assoc. Prof. Wong Wah Sang
Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong

Dr. Wong Wah Sang is an architect and teaches at the Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong. He is member of Editorial Board for a few international journals on Architecture, Interdisciplinary studies, Psychology and Buddhism. He have published on international journals and a few books on various aspects of architecture.

Keynote Speaker III

Prof. (Dr.) C.T. Aravindakumar

Director, School of Environmental Sciences, Dean of Faculty of Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India

Speech Title: Advanced Oxidation Processes for water purification: Challenges and Opportunities

Prof. C.T. Aravindakumar received his Master of Science in Chemistry from University of Pune in 1986. He completed his Ph.D. from University of Pune (thesis title: Radiation Chemical Studies of Some DNA Model Systems) in collaboration with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai and the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) fuer Strahlenchemie, Muelheim a.d. Ruhr, Germany. He was an ICSC-World Laboratory (Switzerland) fellow. Later he joined the Division of Biochemistry of Katholieke Universities Leuven, Belgium for post-doctoral research in 1997 to work on nitric oxide - protein interaction. He did another post doctoral work at the Max-Plank-Institute f. Strahlenchemie in 2000 in the field of radical chemistry of environmentally relevant compounds. He also worked as a Visiting Faculty for one year at the Department of Biophysics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2001 (in the field of Laser (femtosecond) spectroscopy related to charge transport in DNA).  Some of his present collaborative research programmes include the work with the Environmental Engineering Division of the California Institute of Technology, USA, the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea, the Radiation Biology Division of GSF-National Research Centre for Environment and Health, Germany, University of Paris (S), the University of Paris (E), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, the Duke University, USA (at the Centre for Environmental Impact of Nanotechnology)  etc. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Valee, France in 2013 and 2015.


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