Dr. Duan has completed his PhD from Institute of Policy & Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, and postdoctoral studies from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China. He is now an associate professor of UCAS, also a visiting professor at University of Kansas (KU), USA. He is authors/co-authors of more than 40 papers in reputed journals like Energy Journal, Environmental Modeling & Assessment, Ecological Economics, Energy Economics, and has been serving as associate editors, managing guest editors and editorial board members of many peer-reviewed journals. His paper is praised as one of outstanding studies that potentially ‘Change the World’ by Springer Nature.
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Dr Abhishek Asthana is the Director of Hallam Energy, the energy research group at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). In 2009, he co-founded Hallam Energy and has since led and delivered more than 50 projects of industrial energy research, consultancy and knowledge transfer. He has won £3.5 million funding for SHU, co-authored 37 scientific papers and 1 book, invented 4 patents and developed 5 commercial software packages. He is the course director for BEng Energy Engineering and MEng and BEng Chemical Engineering programs at the university.In 2015, he established a Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) in Energy to train PhD students conducting energy research. The DTA has now grown to 90 PhD students and 180 Supervisors across 19 British Universities in the University Alliance, UK, and Abhishek is currently its Deputy Director. He also recently led the alliance to success in winning €6.5 Million funding from the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND to further expand the DTA program.
Lyudmyla Symochko was born in 24.06.1977 (Ukraine). Education: Master's degree of Ecology and Environment Protection (2000); Doctor's degree (PhD) by Specialty - 03.00.16 Ecology (2005); Associate Professor since 2008. Professional Career: Prof. Assoc., Dr., lecturer at the Faculty of Biology. Senior researcher at Scientific Research and Educational Centre of Molecular Microbiology and Mucosal Immunology, Uzhhorod National University, Ukraine.
Lyudmya Symochko – a specialist in environmental microbiology and soil ecology. Since 2008 she has focused on autecology and synecology researches of soil microbiota. Explores the soil resistome and the role of natural and transformed ecosystems as reserves of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. She developing new and improving existing methods of bioindication and biotesting the edaphotops in different biogeocenosis. Held microbiological monitoring of soil in different types of ecosystems. Estimates effect of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems including soil microbiome and soil resistome. Detects antibiotic-resistant opportunistic pathogens in the environment and provide they risk assessment to the human health. Author of over 135 scientific publications, incl. 60 in professional journals. Member of the editorial board of scientific journals: «American Journal of BioScience» (USA); «Journal of Earth Science and Engineering» (USA); «EC Microbiology» (USA); «International Journal of Ecosystems and Ecology Science» (USA).
Dr Chinedum Onyemechi graduated from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria, Department of Maritime Management Technology, 1989.After some years in the private sector ,part of which includes the Nigerian Ports Authority(NYSC),Shipping and Ports Administration programme (UNILAG CONSULT),he proceeded for his M.Sc in 1998 and took employment with the Federal University of Technology Owerri as a Research Assistant. He was awarded an M.Sc in the year 2003 and appointed as an Assistant Lecturer the same year. In the year 2011,he was awarded a PhD in Maritime Management Technology. Dr Chinedum Onyemechi also consults for Port Technology Consultancy Services Owerri. Besides having experience in marine consultancy,
Dr Chinedum Onyemechi is an accomplished academic with over eighty published works in Maritime Management Technology most of which has been presented in academic and industry based conferences in countries including but not limited to United Kingdom, Egypt, South Africa, United States of America, Canada, India, Spain, Russia and Nigeria. Chinedum Onyemechi was promoted Lecturer II in 2006 and Lecturer I in 2009.He became a Senior Lecturer in the year 2012 and has been promoted Reader in the professorial cadre ‘Maritime Management Technology’ in the year 2015. Dr Chinedum Onyemechi became a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Shipping in 1990 and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in the year 2008. He became the Acting Head of Department of the Department of Maritime Management Technology, an office he assumed in the month of July, 2016 until November 2017