Organizing Committee Members - Climate 2023
Glen is the executive director of the Pembina Institute, CanadaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s leading energy think tank. Prior to joining the Institute, Glen was an Ontario cabinet minister, and oversaw several portfolios, including transportation; training, colleges, and universities; research and innovation, and most recently, environment and climate change. In his role as environment minister, Glen led the development and implementation of the cap-and-trade system, and extended producer responsibility in Ontario. His work was foundational to the creation of the Quebec-Ontario-California carbon market. Glen has held a number of leadership roles, including serving as mayor of Winnipeg from 1998-2004, and was chair of the Big City MayorsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Caucus. During his time as mayor, he led the successful fight to transfer the five cents/litre federal gas tax to municipalities. He also served as chair of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, under Prime Ministers Harper and Martin. Glen was also president and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute
Glen Murray(Research Area)
Environment, Climate change
University of Regina
Dr. Gordon Huang is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Energy and Environment, and Executive Director of the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities at the University of Regina, Canada. He holds BSC from Peking University (China), MSc from Simon Fraser University (Canada) and PhD from McMaster University (Canada). Since the 1990s, Huang has led over 150 environment-related research projects, produced over 900 peer-refereed international journal papers (with an SCI-based H-index of 60 in Science Citation Index under Thomson Reuters' Web of Science), and supervised over 100 Master/PhD students. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the President of the International Society for Environmental Information Sciences. He also acts (or acted) as editor-in-chief for 2 international journals and editorial board member for over 10 journals, and was conference chair or keynote speaker at over 40 international events. He has also served the United Nations Development Programme as Chief Scientist for its Program of Rural Water Resources Management and Drinking Water Safety
Gordon Huang(Research Area)
Water resources and environmental system engineering,Simulation of hydrological and environmental systems ,Planning of energy and environmental management systems,Climate modeling and downscaling
Russian State Agrarian University
A. Ivlev has completed his PhD (1968) at the age of 27 years from Chemical Technology Institute of Mendeleyev (Moscow) and completed his postdoctoral studies from Institute of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences and got his 2-nd PhD (1986). In 1995 he became a full Professor of Russian State Agrarian University. He has published more than 100 papers in the reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of 4 of them. He is an author of 4 scientific monographs and of 2 discoveries. He was awarded by the medal of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Ã¢â‚¬Å“To Author of Scientific Discovery.
Alexander Ivlev(Research Area)
isotope fractionation, cell metabolism, plant physiology, evolution, organic geochemistry, biogenesis, carbon cycle.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Professor Emeritus Faculty for Technology and Systems Novo Mesto
Peter Novak completed his PhD degree in Technical Sciences, University of Belgrade in 1975. He was Professor for HVAC, Renewable Energy and Environment and Dean at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. He is Professor Emeritus of Faculty for Technology and Systems, Novo Mesto. He is the Owner of consultant company, Energotech. At present, he is involved in preparation of energy concept of Slovenia for Slovenian government. He is associated with ASHRAE (Fellow and Life Member). In the International Institute of Refrigeration, he served eight years as President of Commission E1 for Air Conditioning (now Honorary Member of IIR) and past-Vice Chairman of Scientific Committee at European Environmental Agency, Copenhagen (2012-2016). He is also Honorary Member of REHVA, SLOSE, and SITHOK. More than twelve years, he served as Member of Environmental Council of Slovenia.
Peter Novak(Research Area)
At present, he is involved in preparation of energy concept of Slovenia for Slovenian government
Director of SINIF
University of Alicante
Psychologist and Environmental Consultant. He completed doctoral studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment of the UNED. Chief of Brigade in a Forest Fire Service with more than 20 years of experience. He collaborates with several companies and institutions in the area of training in Psychology in Emergencies and Human Resources. He is Professor at the University of Valencia in the Master in "Intervention and operational coordination in emergencies and catastrophes" and other postgraduate courses on emergencies. Director and President of the International Scientific-Professional Committee of the National Symposium on Forest Fires (SINIF). He has lectured internationally and has been part of the Organizing Committee of several International Congresses on Earth Sciences and Climate Change. He has published articles on forest fires, stress, psychosocial risks and emotional trauma, mainly in relation to emergency services and natural disasters. Currently, he is assigned to the Research Group on "Climate and Territorial Planning" (University of Alicante), where he researches on the social perception of forest fire risk and behavior in the event of possible disasters.
Jaime Senabre(Research Area)
Forest fires, risk perception, natural hazards, environmental psychology and human behavior in emergency situations. Currently, he is assigned to the Research Group on "Climate and Territorial Planning" (University of Alicante), where he researches on the social perception of forest fire risk and behavior in the event of possible disasters
Middle East Technical University
: Professor AkgÃƒÂ¼n received his BachelorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s degree from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Geological Engineering in 1981 and his MasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arizona, Department of Geological Engineering in 1986 and 1990, respectively. Professor AkgÃƒÂ¼n is a faculty member at the Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Geological Engineering, Ankara, Turkey since 1995 and Associate Editors of The Journal of Solid Waste Technology & Management and Environmental Geosciences journal. He was employed as a Senior Design Associate at Environtech Consultants, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, during 1990-1992 and, as a Senior Geotechnical/Geo-environmental Engineer at Geotech, Inc., Maple Shade, New Jersey during 1993-1995 before becoming a faculty member at METU. He is a Registered Professional Engineer with specializations in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering. Professor AkgÃƒÂ¼n has authored a total of 2 international book chapters, 2 international encyclopedia chapters, 45 international journal papers and 58 international conference papers.
Haluk Akgun(Research Area)
Engineering geology and geotechnical engineering emphasizing waste geotechnics, rock mechanics, numerical modeling and earthquake geotechnics
Georgian Technical University
Kartlos Joseph Kachiashvili(Biography)
Prof., Dr. of Sc. Kartlos Joseph Kachiashvili: He is Professor of Georgian Technical University, Faculty of Informatics and Control Systems and Senior Scientific Worker of the I. Vekua Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia). He was working in many scientific research institutes and universities in Georgia, Russia and Pakistan on the positions: engineer, scientific worker, Head of Laboratory, Head of Department, Director of National Center, Professor, Rector of Institute. He has 208 scientific papers published in various esteemed reputable International Journals. He is a Member of Various Professional Bodies and Editorial Boards of international scientific journals. He published seven monographs and three text-books in Georgia, Ukraine, USA and Indonesia. He has received many prestigious awards and rewards. His research interests are: Mathematical Statistics, Data Analysis (Environmental, Agricultural, Medical), Mathematical MoÃ‚Â¬deling and Simulation, New Computer Technologies Development, System Analysis (Environmental Water Pollution), Com-puÃ‚Â¬ting Mathematics.
Kartlos Joseph Kachiashvili(Research Area)
System Analysis (Environmental Water Pollution),Mathematical Modeling and Simulation
University of Kafr El-Sheikh
Ahmed Masoud had his Ph.D degree at the age of 32 years old from Humboldt University (Berlin) and then earned a professorship in 1987 at the age of forty. 1988 he holds a state Prize in the field of Environmental Science. He was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture Tanta University from 2002- 2006, and Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of Kafr El-Sheikh from 2006 -2007. From 2007 until now he is a Professor Emeritus and he has more than 40 papers in the field of Chemistry and Toxicology of pesticides and Supervised more than 30 Master and Ph.D. In 2006 he was a visiting Professor of the University of Hohen Heim, Germany. Now Member of Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities, Sector Agricultural Sciences. Members in DAAD founder, in German. In Egyptian member in the Egyptian Society of Toxicology and member of the Arab Society of plant protection. Member in American Chemical Society .
Ahmed Masoud(Research Area)