Dr Haresh Manyar

Queen's University Belfast

Dr Haresh Manyar is Director of Internationalisation and Reader in Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, UK. His research focuses on decabonisation, sustainable energy and green chemical processes by using the design and development of new catalysts and integrated chemical processes in batch and continuous flow reactors. His ongoing research projects include (i) direct capture and conversion of CO2 to methanol, and C2-C4 hydrocarbons; (ii) lotus leaf technology for photoreduction of CO2 to methanol and formic acid; (iii) volatile fatty acids technology for sustainable aviation fuels; (iv) valorisation of glycerol to glycerol carbonate, glycerol esters; and (v) biofuel additives such as alkyl levulinates, gamma-valerolactone, and diethyl carbonate. He has received several awards including the 2021 Innovation Award by SHV Energy, 2019 American Chemical Society’s I&ECR Excellence in review award, and 2016 Queen's Teaching Award for excellence in Teaching. He has received over £3 million in research grants from Royal Society, EPSRC, Leverhulme trust, Invest NI, STFC and chemical industry. He has several industrial collaborations including Almac Sciences, SHV Energy, Shell, Coryton advanced fuels, Johnson Matthey, Chevron, and Oleon. His research output includes over 160 papers/book chapters, patents/invention disclosures and conference proceedings with an h-index 29 (google scholar). He is the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Fellow of Indian Chemical Society (FICS), and Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK (FHEA). He is on the advisory board of RSC journal Engineering Chemistry & Research. He is Associate Editor of the Journal Frontiers in Chemical Engineering. He is Secretary of SURCAT, RSC’s special interest group on Surface reactivity and Catalysis, and represents UK on the International Association of Catalysis Societies. He is a member of the UK Catalysis hub steering group, QUB Sustainable energy PRP, and research themes on Sustainability and Healthcare. He is also appointed to the Leadership forum of the IChemE Energy Centre Board. He has delivered numerous invited keynote and plenary talks worldwide.

Prof Bishnupada Mandal

the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Dr. Bishnupada Mandal is currently a full Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. He has more than 20 years of teaching and research experience in IIT Guwahati. He was Visiting Research Professor in The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State Engineering, Columbus, Ohio, USA during May-July 2017. He had been a recipient of the prestigious BOYSCAST fellow award of Department of Science and Technology (DST) Govt. of India and spent one year (2006-2007) as a visiting scientist at The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA. His research interest includes CO2 capture by absorption, adsorption, and membrane based processes from flue gas, natural gas and syngas; wastewater treatment using bio-sorption and enzymatic processes; Interfacial reactions; and modeling and simulation of separation processes, organic solvent nanofiltration membrane & fuel cell. He has guided 19 PhD and several MTech as well as BTech students. Currently he is involved in guidance of 8 PhD students. He has published two monographs (Lap-Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2010), five book chapters, 110 research papers in reputed international journals and more than 150 papers in referred conference proceedings. He has over 4900 citations and h-index is 36 (Google Scholar). He has served as a Member (Senate Nominee) of the Board of Governor (BOG), IIT Guwahati. He has served as the Editorial Board Member of Heliyon (Elsevier), & American Journal of Modern Chemical Engineering (Columbia International Publishing) and Guest Editor for Indian Chemical Engineer. He has served as reviewer of more than 50 ACS, Elsevier, Wiley, Springer and RSC journals. He was the Organizing Secretary of 68th Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (CHEMCON 2015). He has served as Chairman and Honorary Regional Secretary, Guwahati Regional Centre (GRC) of IIChE. He has server as elected Executive Council Member of IIChE for the years 2016-2019 and reelected for the years 2022-2024. He is involved in several research/consultancy projects. He has served Oil India Limited (OIL), Duliajan, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPCL), New Delhi, GAIL (India) Limited and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Bangalore as a consultant.  


Award and Recognitions  :

·      Herdillia award for Excellence in Basic Research in Chem.   Eng. by IIChE (2020)

·      Dr. A. V. Rama Rao award for guiding Best PhD thesis in   Chem. Eng. by IIChE (2020 & 2021)

·      Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), London (UK) (2020)

·      Fellow of Institute of Engineers (FIE), India

·      Fellow of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)

·      Fellow of Indian Chemical Society (ICE)

·      BOYSCAST fellow, DST, Govt. of India


Professor Vasilije Manovic

Cranfield University

Professor Vasilije Manovic is an esteemed academic and researcher, currently holding the Chair in Carbon Systems Engineering at Cranfield University. With over 25 years of expertise, he specializes in clean and sustainable energy, focusing on carbon capture and storage, industrial decarbonization, and direct air capture. Vasilije's impactful contributions are evident in numerous peer-reviewed papers and projects, and he has received prestigious awards, including The Engineer’s Collaborate to Innovate Award for the Energy and Environment category in partnership with EPSRC and EngineeringUK. These accolades highlight his outstanding achievements and align with the goals of the International Association for Carbon Capture. His notable work in calcium looping technologies further showcases his commitment to advancing innovative solutions in carbon capture and sustainable energy, with numerous examples of his work contributing to the commercialization of clean and low-carbon processes and technologies.

Prof Xia Jiang

SiChuan University

Prof. Xia Jiang is executive vice president in College of Carbon Neutrality Future Technology at Sichuan University, and executive deputy director of Carbon Neutral Technology Innovation Center of Sichuan. She is a Distinguished Professor of Changjiang Scholars of the Ministry of Education, supported by the Program for New Century Excellent Talents from Chinese Ministry of Education. Prof. Jiang’s current R&D pursuits focuses on Biomass Energy-Carbon Capture Utilization (BECCU), including laboratory research and pilot demonstration of biomass non-phase-change drying, rapid pyrolysis of biomass, bio-oil hydrodeoxygenation producing gasoline and diesel, and CO2 adsorption. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in the field of biomass energy-carbon capture, held 30 invention patents, compiled 5 industry standards, and won 1 first prize of Sichuan Science and Technology Progress Award. In addition, prof. Jiang, as the working expert team leader, compiled the Ministry of Education's "Carbon Neutral Science and Technology Innovation Action Plan for Institutions of Higher Education", and edited "Introduction to Carbon Neutral Technology" textbook.

Prof Luciana Porto de Souza Vandenberghe

Federal University of Paraná

Dr. Luciana Porto de Souza Vandenberghe is Full Professor of the Department of Bioprocess Engineering and Biotechnology, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil. Dr Vandenberghe obtained her PhD degree in Génie de Procédés Industriels - Biotechnologie from Université de Technologie de Compiègne (2000), France. Her areas of interest include Bioprocess Engineering & Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology, with focus on valorization of solid and liquid agro-industrial products through submerged and solid-state fermentation for biomolecules production including biofuels, industrial enzymes, organic acids, bioplastics and plant growth hormones. She has published 142 papers, 3 books, 63 book chapters and 25 patents. She is Associate Editor of Bioresource Technology (Elsevier) and Carbon Capture Science and Technology and Editorial Board Member of Biotechnology Research and Innovation Journal (Brazilian Biotechnology Association). She is in the top 2% of Brazilian researchers according to AD Scientific Index in 2022.

Prof Chew Tin Lee

University of Technology Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Dr Chew Tin Lee received her PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, U.K in 2004. She currently serves as the Professor in the School of Chemical & Energy Engineering, University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia. She is passionate about promoting sustainable organic waste management through the 3R campaign, biomass to energy, and composting. She published over 170 international scientific papers. Lee serves various editorial roles, including in the Journal of Cleaner Production(2018-2022) , Energy, and Chemical Engineering Transactions. She was the Director of Global Education at UTM (2008-2016). She is the Co-chair/Director of the International Conference on Low Carbon in Asia (www.iclcaconf.com); she runs international summer programs to promote sustainability. She was the Visiting Scholar at the University of Politechnica Madrid (2015) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2019). She is a chartered engineer of IChemE U.K. and a member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia.

E-mail: ctlee@utm.my

Research areas: Waste management, Circular Economy, Greenhouse gases inventory,

Prof Ben Bin Xu

Northumbria University

Ben Bin Xu (FRSC, FIMMM, FRSA, FSCI) is a Professor of Materials and Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering at Northumbria University, UK. Ben obtained his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering (2011) at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, then moved to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (US, 2011-2013) to work as postdoc. Since joining Northumbria in 2013, Ben has established a multidisciplinary research group with diverse interests in energy materials and technology, sustainable engineering, materials chemistry, responsive materials/surface, soft matter, mechanics and micro-engineering. Ben chairs the Materials Characterisation & Properties Group in the Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals (IoM3) and the Composites Division in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE, US). He holds the title of visiting professorship in 10+ universities globally, including UCLA (US), University of Alberta (CA), The University of Sydney (AU), etc. He has published 180+ peer reviewed journal articles, 8 books (incl. chapters), 6 patents, given 100+ invited talks and won multiple awards (2016 Young investigator award from the International Polymer Networks Group, etc.). BX is a council member for RSC Materials Chemistry Division, advisory council member for IoM3, etc.

Prof Jun Hu

East China University of Science and Technology

Dr Jun Hu is a professor at School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, ECUST. Her research interests are to combine experimental and computational chemistry to investigate the adsorptive and catalytical properties of complex matters, and to explore applications in Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU). Early in 2008, Jun Hu received her first funding of Adsorptive CO2 Capture from National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). From then on, she was involved in many different research projects, mainly focusing on CCU, such as the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (‘863’), and the National Basic Research Program of China (‘973’), EU FP7. She has published more than 130 journal papers, such as Energ. Environ. Sci., Nat. Comm., Angew. Chem., Adv. Fun. Mater., AIChE J. Chem. Eng. J.. Currently, she is particularly interested in CO2 capture and in-situ conversion (iCCC) from high-temperature manufactories and have received financial supports from the Original Exploration Program of NSFC and SINOPEC, and will develop a low energy consumption iCCC demonstration in 2024. 

Prof Hui Jin

Xi'an Jiaotong University

Dr Hui Jin is a professor of the State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering of the School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. He received Bachelor of Science (2005) from Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He received PhD (2011) from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. He is the winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in National Natural Science Foundation of China (2018). His research fields focus on a poly-generation technology for hydrogen production, power generation and heat supply based on coal gasification in supercritical water and relative multiphase thermal physical and chemical theory. 

He has published more than 200 paper with more than 6300 citations, 15 papers were indexed as ESI paper, and 3 papers were indexed as hot papers. He also has public or authorized 36 patents. He was invited to be the keynote speaker of the international conference 19 times. He was awarded by science and technology award in Shaanxi province (ranking 3rd, 2014), the top 10 scientific and technological progress of Chinese universities (ranking 3rd, 2017), " Chung-Hua Wu Outstanding Student (2012), and Outstanding Young Scholar Award (2022)" issued by the Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophsics, leader of Youth Innovative Research Team of Shaanxi Province (2022), and Particuology Young Scholar Award (2022) issue by Chinese Society of Particuology.

Prof Gaohong He

Dalian University of Technology

Dr. Gaohong He is a full professor in Dalian University of Technology, China. She was a winner of Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars of China in 2011 and appointed as a professor of Changjiang Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China in 2012. Her expertise includes membrane preparation for gas separation and ion transfer processes (such as fuel cell and redox flow battery), membrane processes, and materials for energy storage. Her research has been obtained the continuous support of National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Science and Technology, and petrochemical enterprises. She authored 400+ publications in peer reviewed journals. She won twice the National Science and Technology Progress Award (second prize) of China's State Council in 2010 and 2018, as well as Gold medal with the congratulations of the jury in 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in 2017. She was a research associate in Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (1997-1998), an adjunct professor in Chinese Academy of Science (1995-2001), a Croucher Foundation Fellow in Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (2001-2002), a senior visiting professor in University of Technology of Compiègne, France (2005) and University of California, Riverside, USA (2006-2007), Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (2011) and The University of Texas at Austin, USA (2018).

Prof Su Shiung Lam

Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

-          Professor Lam holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University, and is currently a Professor and Director of International Centre of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu.


-          He serves as Editor of Carbon Capture Science & Technology, Environmental Pollution and Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Associate Editor for Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Environmental Advances, Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Frontiers in Energy Research, and Energy & Environment.


-          He leads a research group working mainly on Chemical & Environmental Engineering, focusing on Waste and Biomass Utilization, Waste and Wastewater Treatment, Green Technology, and Pollution Mitigation. He is active in research on the application of thermochemical processes such as pyrolysis and microwave heating in transforming waste and biomass into green energy and products applicable to industry for carbon capture (e.g. CO2 absorption), carbon emission reduction (e.g. gasification/ pyrolysis of hydrocarbon feedstock, CO2 utilization and conversion), and environmental protection.


-          He has secured 30 research grants, file patent and commercialize inventions from his research team, and publishing over 440 articles in journals, some of which are published in journals such as Lancet, Nature, Science, and Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, and Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 

Prof Shujuan Wang

Tsinghua University

Shujuan Wang, professor in the Department of Energy and Power Engineering, Tsinghua University. She got her Ph.D in Tsinghua University in 2000. Her main research work includes CO2 capture, utilization and storage, renewable energy, clean coal technology, and ecological restoration. She was the CDM CCS working group member of UNFCCC, Director of Beijing Engineering Research Center for Ecological Restoration and Carbon Fixation of Saline-Alkali and Desert Land, member of Carbon Neutrality Council of Beijing. The related research projects undertaken by her are from the National Science and Technology Support Program, National Natural Science Foundation, and also EU FP6, FP7, H2020. She has published more than 100 papers. Her main research achievements were awarded the first prize of Science & Technology Award for Environmental Protection, and also second prize of Huaxia Construction Science & Technology Award. She was also awarded National Green Medal in 1998.

Prof Shengping Wang

Tianjin University

Shengping Wang earned her B.S. (1994) and M.S. (2000) degrees from Hebei University of Technology and her Ph.D. degree (2003) from Tianjin University, all in Chemical Engineering. She joined the faculty of Tianjin University in 2003, where she is currently a full Outstanding Professor in Chemical Engineering. She was a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley with the cooperation of Professor Enrique Iglesia in 2012-2013. Her research interests in surface science and catalysis include capture and utilization of CO2, and the utilization of synthesis gas, with particular emphasis on design and structure-performance relationship of catalytic and adsorbent materials. She has published more than 150 papers in prestigious journals such as Energy Environ. Sci., ACS Catal., Appl. Catal. B, J. Catal., J. Mater. Chem., Nanoscale, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, AIChE J., Chem. Eng. J.. She has also obtained 42 patents in China and 7 patents in U.S, Europe, Japan and India. 

Dr Asim Laeeq Khan

COMSATS University Islamabad

Dr. Asim Laeeq Khan is the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at COMSATS University Islamabad (Lahore Campus), Pakistan. With over 90 publications in the field of membrane-based carbon capture, Dr. Khan has made significant contributions to the advancement of carbon capture technologies. His research focuses on developing advanced membrane separation processes to address global challenges in climate change and environmental pollution. Dr. Khan leads the Membrane Systems Research Group at COMSATS University and is an Executive Council Member of the Pakistan Membrane Society. He is an Editorial Board Member of Carbon Capture Science & Technology, Separation & Purification Technology and Chemical Engineering Research & Design. Dr. Khan has successfully secured research grants and has been recognized internationally for his expertise, serving as a consultant, expert-panel member, and jury member for various prestigious organizations and awards. He is committed to fostering academic excellence, promoting community engagement, and mentoring the next generation of researchers in carbon capture technologies.

Prof Ben Anthony

Energy Process Systems at Cranfield University

Dr. Anthony (current citations, 27880, H index 79) was a Professor in Energy Process Systems at Cranfield University, and previously a senior research scientist with CanmetENERGY in Canada, where he headed the Gasification and Fluidized Bed Combustion Group. His interests include thermal energy processes that can offer pure CO2 streams for sequestration, and gasification technology, both in its high-pressure and atmospheric forms, and coal and waste combustion in FBC. Dr. Anthony is the author of 310+ journal papers on various aspects of combustion and gasification, along with a similar number of conference papers, 19 book chapters, and he is the co-editor of the first book on Pressurized Fluidized Beds and a book with Dr Paul Fennel on Ca and Chemical Looping. Dr. Anthony’s current R&D pursuits are strongly focused on calcium and chemical looping cycles, oxy-fired CFBC technology and pressurized, entrained-flow gasification and lime-based chemistry. He is an adjunct Professor with the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Ottawa, and a guest Professor with Southeast University in Nanjing, China.  He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Energy and a Chartered Engineer. 

Prof Liyuan Deng

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Dr. Liyuan Deng is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Her main research interests relate to membranes for carbon capture and clean energies. She has 20 years of experience in membrane research, including membrane material development, membrane absorption, membrane process design, and related modeling and simulations, from lab testing to pilot studies and demonstrations. She has led several national research projects on developing optimal membranes and membrane processes, including CO2 capture from various flue gas streams, biogas upgrading, natural gas sweetening, and hydrogen purification. She has also been the principal investigator in several EU projects on new CO2 capture technologies. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in the fields of membrane and CO2 separation. She is a Member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.

Prof Mengxiang Fang

Zhejiang University

Professor Mengxiang Fang is the Director of Qingshanhu Energy Research Center at Zhejiang University. He has developed a low energy consumption CO2 capture process by using a modified hollow fiber membrane contactor. Professor Fang also developed a new type aqueous alkanolamine blends biphasic solvents and water lean amine solvents for CO2 chemical absorption to decrease the regeneration energy consumption by more than 40% compared with traditional 30% MEA solvents, supported by Chinese National Science Foundation projects (NSF), National key basic research project (973), National high technology research project (863) from 2010-2020. He is currently the Associate Editor of International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.

Prof Jun Huang

University of Sydney

Professor Jun Huang received his PhD from University of Stuttgart in 2008. After his postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology and ETH Zurich, he joined the University of Sydney as a permanent faculty in 2010, moving up the ranks to Professor at Sydney. Jun is the Domain Leader of Materials in Nanoscale at Sydney Nano, Sydney Nano CO2Zero Grand Challenge Champion, and the Academic Leader of University of Sydney – Zhejiang University Joint Lab on Sustainable Environment. His research is to develop emerging sustainable technologies for CO2 capture and conversion, bio-refining, waste-to-chemicals, H2 and renewable fuel production, and green process using in situ characterization techniques, coupled with new catalyst design and innovative reaction engineering. Jun has published over 190 journal publications in high-rank Journals. He has been awarded over AU$ 10m research grants and many prestigious awards including 2021 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award, 2020 Australia’s Most Innovative Engineer, ARC Future Fellowship, and the 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence Outstanding Research. Jun is the Editor-in-Chief of Materials Today Sustainability, Editorial Group Member of National Science Review, and the Editorial Board member of other high-rank journals.

Prof Zhongyi Jiang

Tianjin University

Zhongyi Jiang is a Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering and Technology at Tianjin University. He received his PhD degree from Tianjin University (China) in 1994. He was a visiting scholar of University of Minnesota with Prof. Edward Cussler in 1997 and California Institute of Technology with Prof. David Tirrell in 2009. He is the winner of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in China, the Cheung Kong Chair Professor and the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. His group is interested in biomimetic and bioinspired membranes and membrane processes, biocatalysis, photocatalysis. He has co-authored over 600 publications. He is selected on the list of highly cited scholars (chemical engineering) in China and the list of highly cited scholars (chemical engineering) in the world.

Prof Zongli Xie

CSIRO Manufacturing

Dr Zongli Xie, is a Principal Research Scientist and a Research Group Leader of Materials for Energy, Environment and Health at CSIRO Manufacturing, Australia. She is also the current Vice President of Membrane Society of Australasia (MSA). Dr Xie has extensive research experience in collaboration wtih industries on advanced membrane materials/technolgies and catalysis for energy and environment. Dr Xie has author/co-authored over 130 journal publications (>6900 citations and h-index of 44), 5 patents, 4 invited book chapters, and over 30 confidential commercial technical reports. The highlight of her achievement includes the commercially scale up of the production of ceramic material for solid oxide fuel cell ($12M capital investment), commercial trial of the catalytic deodorisation technology and N2O abatment catalysts for industrial emission control, and development of dual layer nanocomposite membranes for hypersaline wastewater treatment. Her acehivement has led to many awards including the most recent MSA collaboration award (2021) and CSIRO Julius Award (2019). She also serves as an Adjunct Professor in Victoria University, a board member of Monash Centre for Membrane Innovation, Associate editor of Separation Science and Technology, and the editorial board member of Membranes, Advanced Membranes and Results in Engineering