Make the Impossible Possible: Insects Digest Plastics 

Professor Jun YANG

Dept. of Biochemistry and Enzyme Engineering,

School of Chemistry, Beihang University (Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics), Beijing, China


Challenges in groundwater remediation 

Professor Brent Sleep

Department of Civil Engineering

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


“EcOilogy – Microbial life in oil” 

Professor Rainer Meckenstock 

Biofilm Centre, Faculty of Chemistry, 

Universität Duisburg-Essen,  Essen, Germany 

 "Bridge between physicochemical treatment and bioremediation: Soil washing" 

Professor Jong Moon Park


Department of Chemical Engineering,

Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering

Pohang University of Science and Technology,

Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea


"Emerging Opportunities of Nanotechnology at the Water-Energy Nexus" 

Professor Pedro J.J. Alvarez 

Director of NSF ERC on Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT)

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering,

Rice University, Houston, USA 

Waste-based biorefinery to convert organic waste into bioplastics and more: a short survey on three H2020 projects

Professor Mauro Majone

Department of Chemistry,

University of Rome – La Sapienza,

Rome, Italy


“Overview of the EU project: From Plastic waste to Plastic value using Pseudomonas putida Synthetic Biology - P4SB

Dr. Hermann J. Heipieper

Dept Environmental Biotechnology,

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZLeipzig, Germany

“REGROUND: Reclamation of toxic metal contaminated aquifers using iron oxide nanoparticles 

Dr. Sadjad Mohammadian

Biofilm Centre, Faculty of Chemistry,

Universität Duisburg-Essen,

Essen, Germany

 “Integration of a fourth generation biorefinery: challenges and perspectives”


Prof. Eugenia J. Olguín

Institute of Ecology,

Xalapa 91070, Veracruz, México 

“The BioResNova project: bio-technologies and smart process-engineering for the recovery and valorisation of contaminated soils and sediments”


Dr. Simona Di Gregorio

Department of Biology, University of Pisa,

Pisa, Italy