Viridis Graduate Institute: Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities
Ecopsychology; Ecological Psychology; Human Ecology; Environmental Biology
Dr. Pye is the founder and president of Viridis Graduate Institute: Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities. Dr. Pye is a leader in the development of the field of ecopsychology. She has founded several international NGO organizations and teaches ecopsychology internationally. She has worked with NGO’s from Cocos Island to the Galápagos Islands to co-develop the Eastern Pacific Biological Seascape Corridor with the Ministers of the Environment in Latin and South America. Dr. Pye has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and serves on the Editorial Board for Ecopsychology Journal. She is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Commission on Education and Communication, European Ecopsychology Society, and the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE). Dr. Pye also lectures at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital Psychiatric Residents, and teaches at Viridis Graduate Institute.
University of New South Wales
Mike Archer has been researching modern and fossil mammals since he returned to Australia. He has been Curator of Mammals at the Queensland Museum, Director of the Australian Museum in Sydney, Dean of Science at the University of New South Wales and Professor and member of the PANGEA Research Center at the University of New South Wales. His research has focused on the deep past such as fossil deposits at Riversleigh, the fragile present such as conservation through sustainable use of native resources including having native animals as pets, securing the future based on the wisdom of the fossil record, and trying to bring extinct species (e.g., the Gastric-brooding Frog) back into the world of the living. He has supervised/co-supervised more than 50 higher degree research students and produced over 315 scientific publications.
University of Houston
Environmental application of Horizontal Well in inland and coastal Aquifers; Flow and contaminant transport in fracture media; Aquitard control of flow and transport.; Stream-aquifer interaction; Experimental and in-situ groundwater and soil remediation techniques; Hydrogeophysics; especially application of GPR; Scaling issue in vadose zone hydrology; Spatial variability and evolution of near surface hydrologic processes; GIS application in groundwater and small watershed modeling.
Dr. Sun is Associate professor in Environmental Geology at University of Houston, Clear Lake. She obtained Ph.D. in Hydrology from Texas A&M University in 2005. She served as Assistant Professor at Hardin-Simmons University from 2005-2007. After that She joined University of Houston, Clear Lake in 2007 as Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate professor in 2013. Dr. Sun has played leading role in the Environmental Geology program. She has extensive experience in teaching and research in environmental science. Her research papers are published in Journal of Hydrology, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Ecohydrology, Vadose Zone Journal, Advances in Water Resources and etc.
Jaan H Pu
University of Bradford
computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling; water resources modelling; multiphase flow; flow turbulence; coastal flow; flood wave; hydraulic experimental techniques and fluid-structure interaction
Dr Jaan H Pu received both his BEng (1st Class Honours) and PhD degrees from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom in 2003 and 2008, respectively. Dr. Pu has been appointed to the Lectureship of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Faculty of Engineering and Informatics, University of Bradford by January 2014 after working at five different engineer, research fellow and academic positions at Singapore, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, France and the UK. He is currently a visiting research scientist at Tsinghua University, China. He has also been invited and involved as the editorial board member or reviewer in many internationally well-reputed journals.
Middle East Technical University
Orhan Yenigün was born in Istanbul in 1954. He received B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara; M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Swansea University in the U.K. He started working in Bogazici University, Institute of Environmental Sciences in 1984 as an assistant professor. He became associate professor in 1989, and full professor in 1995. He is presently the Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences of Bogazici University and a member of the University Senate. He is a board member and national representative of the International Water Association (IWA); executive board member of the Turkish National Committee for Water Pollution Control and a member of the Science Academy of Turkey. His main areas of scientific research are water and wastewater treatment, renewable energies, environmental biotechnology and air pollution. He has supervised 12 PhD dissertations and 57 MS theses. He has more than 55 research articles in journals covered by Science Citation Index and numerous conference papers. His Web of Science h index is 21 and has about 1400 WoS citations
Jay L Newberry
Jay L Newberry past research has dealt refugee secondary migrations as He can easily bring this into the coursework on the sustainability of the receiving urban settlements. This occupies a prominent part in the book I am currently completing. He rely heavily on quantitative methods in his research (my next monograph, for example, will use linear programming procedures to examine precinct efficiency in New York City), and while the book’s primary focus is on mass migration into ill-prepared cities, the overall goal is to tie these Actions to unsustainable practices that lead to accelerated resource depletion. This is why He admire the goal of your publication because, as you stated, it aims to create public awareness about issues related to protection and sustainability of environment and natural resources. Why is that necessary? Because the majority of Americans-despite suffering through the deadly heat dome that just covered the vast majority of the U.S-still dismiss the changes our planet is experiencing as a result of human actions.
Jay L. Newberry is an Assistant Professor at Binghamton University’s Department of Geography where he has been a faculty member since 2011. He completed his undergraduate studies at West Virginia University, his Masters at Marshall University, and his Ph.D. at Michigan State University. His geographic research interests are quantitative in approach and varied in subject centering around social urbanism, urban inequalities, migration, and community sustainability. His class load includes courses such as Transportation Geography & Planning, Urban Planning Analysis I & II, and Planning for Urban Sustainability as well as Urban Geography - Race and Place and Ethnic Geography. He sits on the Board of Directors for both the Applied Geography Conference and the Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference. He is also active in the American Association of Geographers serving various positions within the Ethnic Geography Specialty Group.
David Lopez Carr
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Links among population; health; rural development; agriculture; marine; forest resource use and conservation.
David Lopez-Carr is a Professor of Geography at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he directs the Human-Environment Dynamics Lab and is co-director of the Univ. of the University of California Global Health Institute Planetary Health Center of Expertise (PHCOE). He received a PhD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in geography and a BA in Hispanic Literature with a minor in geology from Bates College. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has lived, worked, and traveled extensively in Latin America and in over 70 countries worldwide and speaks six languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and Qeqchi Maya.
University of Tennessee
Statistical methods for the analysis of genetics/genomics data; analysis of high dimensional data and large data sets; data mining; computational statistics; multivariate analysis.
Dr. Gao is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) in USA. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Mississippi in USA in 2010. After graduation, she had been working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Biostatistics at St. Jude Children Research Hospital in Memphis in USA from 2010 to 2012, where she developed statistical methods and conducted the design and analyses of laboratory-based experiments, including genetics and genomic studies for pediatric brain tumors. After joined UTC in 2012, she continues her research interestsin statistical methods in genetics/genome, computational biology and analysis of next generation sequencing data. Many of her research articles are published on top journals such as Cell, Cancer Cell and Bioinformatics etc. She won several research grants and awards at UTC based on her research projects in genomic studies. Dr. Gao is also an excellent teacherand advisor and always engages herself actively in curricular and student advising activities. She won the 2016 Alumni Outstanding Teacher award across the University of Tennessee system. She has advised numerousundergraduates and graduate students including an Honor Thesis in the past years.Most recently, shesuccessfully obtained a NSF grant:Interdisciplinary MATHproject ($500,000, 2015-2018). This NSF funded project aims to develop background in biology, data science, computer and engineering math. Dr. Gao plays a lead role in I-Math on the Data MATH core.
Mohammed Muzibur Rahman
King Abdulaziz University
Field of nanotechnology; semiconductor materials; bio - & chemo - sensors ; self - assembled monolayers; nano - composites; conductive p olymers; carbon nanotubes; ferrocene moieties; photocatalysis;and smart micro - & Bio - chips .
Dr. Mohammed Muzibur Rahman is a world renowned Materials Scientist from Bangladesh. He is an Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry (with CEAMR Research-Center) at King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia since 2014. Before joining to the King Abdulaziz University as an Assistant Professor in 2011, he served for two years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry (with CAMNE Research-Center) at Najran University. He completed his B.Sc. (Chemistry; 1999) and M.Sc. (Physical Chemistry; 2002) from Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh. He received his Ph.D. degree from Chonbuk National University, South Korea in 2007. Before becoming an academician, he worked as a Postdoctoral research fellow at Pusan National University (2007/2008, South Korea) and at Toyohashi University of Technology (2008/2009, Japan) consecutively. He published over 175 papers in peer-reviewed journals and delivered more than 50 talks to national and international conferences. He published three patents among them two are US patents, and three Books (One of the book named Nanomaterials; All chapters downloaded 109740 times until 2014) and several Book-chapters. He is a potential reviewer of several peer-reviewed international journals, including ACS, RSC, WILEY, Elsevier, Springer’s, Bentham, PLoS, ASP, ESG, Dove publishers, etc. He has been serving as a member of the editorial board of many well-known international journals since 2008. As a Guest Editor, he launched a special issue on “Doped and Un-doped Semiconductor Nanomaterials and Applications” in Micro and Nanosystems, Bentham Science Publishers (2013). He maintains research collaboration with many research groups in top-ranked universities, such as University of California LA (USA), Fudan University (China), Universitat Jaume I de-Castelló (Spain), Hanyang University (Korea), Kumamoto University (Japan), Najran University (KSA), Taif University (KSA), University Malaysia Sarawak (Malaysia), SUST (Bangladesh) etc.
Shanghai Jiaotong University
the impacts of human activity in geo-chemical cycles of substances on water and soil quality change (trace metals, arsenic, nitrogen, phosphorus and persistent organic pollutants) in natural and engineered systems (water, soil, and polluted material treating systems). Favorite researches are in four main areas: (1) Metals, nitrogen, phosphorus in soil and sediment systems; (2) Arsenic geochemistry and health; (3) Behaviors and controlling for pollutants (inorganic and organic) in the treatment of sewage sludge; and (4) Inactivation remediation for the metal contaminated soil
De Sheng Pei
Research Center for Environment and Health
Development of novel monitoring methods on environmental pollutants; the mechanisms of toxicology and carcinogenesis of environmental pollutants
Desheng Pei, Ph.D, the professor, and the recipient of “Hundred Talents Program” of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the dean of Research Center for Environment and Health (RCEH), Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CIGIT, CAS). Dr. Pei got his Ph.D. degree from Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IHB, CAS) in 2003. From Jun 2006 to Feb 2009, Dr. Pei worked on the Center of Aquatic Environment and Human Health in IHB as an assistant professor. From Feb. 2009 to Feb. 2011, as a Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dr. Pei concentrated his study on the mechanisms of DNA damage and repair in Northeastern University. Thereafter, Dr. Pei worked as Research Fellow in Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School to study on the mechanism of carcinogenesis of neuroblastoma from Feb. 2011 to Feb. 2013. His discoveries have been published in PLOS Genetics, Nucleic Acids Research, Cancer Cell, BMC Development Biology, Theriogenology, Analytical Biochemistry and Development Dynamics, etc.
Behbahan Khatam Alanbia
Maulin Pramod Shah
Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Enviro Technology Limited
Cellular & molecular microbiology; advanced genetic engineering; Industrial microbiology; applied & environmental microbiology; waste water microbiology; waste water genetics; fermentation.
Maulin P. Shah, currently Chief Scientist & Head – Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India, received his Ph.D. (2002-2005) in Environmental Microbiology from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat. He has served as an Assistant Professor at Godhra, Gujarat University in 2001.Maulin P. Shah, currently Chief Scientist & Head – Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India, received his Ph.D. (2002-2005) in Environmental Microbiology from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat. He has served as an Assistant Professor at Godhra, Gujarat University in 2001. He has more than 160 research publication in highly reputed national and international journals.He is an active Editorial Board Member in 75 highly reputed Journal’s in the field of Environmental & Biological Sciences. ”. He has been appointed as an Editor-in-Chief in two journals viz. (1) Research Journal of Microbiology & (2) Journal of Biotechnology and Biomaterials.
University of Tennessee
V. Ashok Kumar
University of Madras