Ching-Hua Huang, Ph.D.

Turnipseed Family Chair and Professor
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Prof. Ching-Hua Huang is the Turnipseed Family Chair and Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

Prof. Huang’s research expertise includes environmental chemistry, advanced water treatment technology and reuse, emerging contaminants, waste remediation and resource recovery, with more than 160 publications in the leading journals. Prof. Huang serves as the Associate Editor of ACS ES&T Water and Editorial Advisory Board member of Environmental Science & Technology. The research by Dr. Huang and her students has received multiple honors from the American Chemical Society and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Seoktae Kang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Dr. Seoktae (Steve) Kang is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He also serves as the editorial board of Water Research and Korean Journal of Civil Engineering.

His research has been focused on overcoming economic and technological barriers of existing adsorption and membrane separation technologies with the aid of state-of-art analytical and modeling tools. He has also tried to merge emerging nanotechnologies with separation processes, and firstly proved the antibacterial activity of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in the aquatic environment. His recent research topics are the hybrid process with ozonation and catalytic ceramic nanofiltration membranes for water and wastewater treatment, novel electrochemical systems for CO2 conversion, environmental applications and implications of nanomaterials, colloidal and microbial interactions with solid surfaces for biofouling control of membrane processes.

Satoshi Takizawa

Director, Research Center for Water Environment Technology
Professor, Department of Urban Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan
Member, Board of Directors, International Water Association

Professor Satoshi Takizawa graduated from the University of Tokyo. He held positions including Assistant Professor at Nagaoka University of Technology, Senior Researcher at Public Works Research Institute, Ministry of Construction, Government of Japan, Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo, and Associate Professor at Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkoks.

He is currently Professor and Director of Research Center for Water Environmental Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. His research fields are urban water systems, advanced water treatment, urban groundwater management and management of water utilities.