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Publication of selected papers in a peer reviewed journal


First Impact Factor: 1.056 (Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® 2015)

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Plenary Lectures


4 Plenary Lectures scheduled:

Professor Paul Williams


Thermochemical Conversion of Waste Plastics to Fuels, Chemical and Materials

Energy research Institute – School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Prof Paul T. Williams

Paul Williams is Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of the Doctoral Training Centre in Low Carbon Technologies at the University of Leeds, UK. He has published more than 400 academic papers with more than 11,500 citations. He has been awarded research grants, totalling over €20M and his research work has been honoured by awards from the UK Energy Institute and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a member of several journal Editorial Boards.

S. Thomas


Production of Nanomaterials from Biowastes

Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Prof Sabu Thomas

Sabu Thomas is full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India since 1997. He is also the Hon. Director of International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University. He received his PhD from IIT, Kharagpur. He has published more than 650 papers and account more than 20985 citations. He has also published number of books in polymer engineering. The research group of Prof. Thomas received numerous awards and honors in polymer science and engineering. Prof Thomas has been ranked at the 5th position in the panel of the most productive researchers in India.



Environmental Opportunities and Limits of Material Recycling and Energetic Recovery from Waste

Institute for environmental Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland

Prof Stefanie Hellweg

Stefanie Hellweg is full professor for ecological systems design at the Institute of Environmental Engineering of ETH Zurich (Switzerland). After completing her Ph.D. on the environmental assessment of thermal waste treatment processes she worked as a post-doc and senior scientist at the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering at ETH Zurich. Between 2004 and 2005 she was a visiting scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Since 2006 she holds the Chair for Ecological Systems Design at ETH Zurich. In 2014 she was a visiting fellow at Yale University. She is a member of the Swiss National Research Council since 2011. Her main research interests are the environmental assessment of products and processes, e.g. food products, chemicals and waste treatment technologies.

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Environmental and Economic Analysis of the Conversion of Wastes and Energy Crops to Biofuels: We Need to Think Big

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Michigan State University, USA

Prof Bruce E. Dale

Professor Dale received his doctorate from Purdue University in 1979.  He is currently University Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University. He serves as Editor in Chief and Founding Editor of Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining.  Dale has won the Charles D. Scott Award (1996), the Sterling Hendricks Award (2007), the Award of Excellence of the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (2011) and was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2011). Professor Dale is the highest-ranked academic in the Top 100 People in Bioenergy (Bioenergy Digest). He has published over 250 journal papers and has received 42 US and international patents.  His research interests are cellulosic biofuels, the relationship between energy and societal wealth, life cycle assessment and the design of integrated agroecosystems for producing sustainable fuels, chemicals, food and animal feed. 




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WasteEng2016 Conference

May 23-26, 2016

Summer School

May 19-21, 2016

Important dates

Deadline early bird registration
February 19, 2016

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Publication of Special & Topical Issues

Following the successful experience of previous WasteEng conferences, high-quality and original contributions will be selected for publication in Waste and Biomass Valorization, a Springer peer-reviewed journal now included in the Web of Science, with other journals considered as well.