Plenary Speakers


Prof. Hyunook Kim is a professor and the Chairperson of School of Environmental Engineering, the director of the R&D Center of Core Technology for Water Treatment, an Associate Editor of Chemosphere, Critical Review in Environmental Science & Technology, Energy, Ecology, and Environment, and Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering. He is the Editor-In-Chief of Water-Energy Nexus. He got his B Sc in Environmental Science at Yonsei University in 1994 (Seoul, Korea), M Sc in Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in 1997 (Baltimore, MD, USA), Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland in 2000 (College Park, MD, USA). After he had been awarded his Ph.D. degree, Prof. Kim had worked for the US Department of Agriculture for about 3 years until he joined the University of Seoul as an assistant professor in September 2002.Currently, Prof. Hyunook Kim’ researches focus on the modeling and automatic control of water or wastewater treatment processes, and anaerobic digesters. He also develops sensors or analytical techniques to measure trace organic pollutants, which can be used for the purpose of process control.





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Prof. Dr. Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah is a Professor in Transport Studies and the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Since March 2017, he has been appointed as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International) of USM. Preceding his term as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, he was the Dean of the School of Civil Engineering and the Director of the USM’s Engineering campus.  He is widely regarded as a leading expert in transport matters in Malaysia.  He is presently a Commission Member of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD). He was appointed as the Director General of the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) between 2008 and 2011 and was critical behind many road safety strategies of the country. In 2016, Ministry of Transport (MOT) Malaysia appointed him as the Cluster Head for the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) for MOT on road safety. For his work in road safety, he was accorded the Road Safety Icon Award by the Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ) in 2015. Preceding his term at MIROS, he was Dean of the School of Civil Engineering of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Research Dean for the Engineering and Technology Platform and was also the pioneering Innovation Director of USM. In January 2012, he was appointed as the Director of the Transformation Office, a newly formed outfit at Universiti Sains Malaysia to oversee USM’s transformational agenda.