Keynote Speakers

Speaker I

Prof. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

Biography: Prof. Shen-Ming Chen (h-index > 60) received his PhD degrees in chemistry from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He was a visiting postdoctoral fellow with the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 1997. He joined Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan in 1985. He had been an associate professor of Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan from 1991 to 1997. Since August 1997, he has been a full professor of Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology. He has been the Dean (Curator) of library, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 2000 to 2006 and the Director of Extracurricular Activity, office of student affairs, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 1995 to 2000.
Prof. Shen-Ming Chen has published over 500 research and review papers in internationalSCI journals. Some of their papers have been selected as the most cited papers in theJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and Biosensor & Bioelectronics. He received threetimes Distinguish Professor awards. He also received three times Outstanding Research Award from National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan. He have edited or attended two books for NOVA publications titled “Nanostructured Materials for Electrochemical Biosensors” and “Biosensors: Properties, Materials and Applications” and contributed four book chapters. His research interest includes nanocomposites, bionanomaterials, bionanotechnology, electrochemical biosensor, biosensors, bioelectrochemistry,, chemical materials, electroanalytical Chemistry, electrocatalysis and electroanalysis, photoelectrochemistry, metalloproteins, metalloporphyrins, nanotechnology, spectroscopic techniques, scanning probe techniques, quartz crystal microbalance, materials research, fuel cells, solar cell and photovoltaic cells.

Speaker II

Prof. Kuo-Lin Huang
National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Biography: Dr. Kuo-Lin Huang is a Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST). Previously, he worked as an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor at the same Department. He earned a Master degree in Environmental Engineering from National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan) in 1985 and a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineer from Clarkson University (USA) in 2001. His current research interests are broadly clustered in the areas of environmental and electrochemical technologies. He is particularly interested in developing electrochemical techniques for resource recovery, removal/degradation of (emerging) inorganic/organic pollutants, emission/monitoring of toxic air pollutants, fabrication of electrodes/sensors, and proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Prof. Huang has participated in the scientific committee of several conferences and associations and serves as a reviewer in a wide range of international renowned journals and for grant proposals of some institutes. He has published more than 85 papers in international journals with Science Citation Index (SCI) since 2002. He is on the editorial boards of several international journals. He also serves as a supervisor for Taiwan Association for Aerosol Research (TAAR) presently.

Speaker III

Assoc. Prof. Hiroshi Takagi
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Biography: Hiroshi Takagi is Associate Professor at School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech). He has been related to a number of disaster mitigation projects over the last 19 years as researcher, engineer, and officer through his work experiences in three universities (Tokyo Tech, Yokohama National University, Waseda University), contractor (Penta-Ocean), and international organization (JICA). His present research interest is to assess the vulnerability of developing countries against coastal disaster, in the context of economic development and climate change, and also come up with feasible countermeasures, including not only hard structures but also coastal ecosystem and innovative early warning mechanisms.
He has been published many journal articles on storm surge, tsunami, typhoon, flood, sea-level rise, land subsidence, and coastal erosion problems. His research field covers many Asian countries. Particularly, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand are the four countries where he has been actively carrying out the research projects over the last 10 years led by himself or his colleagues funded by JST, JSPS, Ministry of Environment, AUN/Seed-Net JICA, and many private funding agencies. Recently, he in association with Dr. Nguyen Danh Thao and Dr. Miguel Esteban published a book Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam –Engineering and Planning Perspectives (Elsevier), which is the first book that focuses specifically on coastal disasters and climate change in Vietnam. He also edited Handbook of Coastal Disaster Mitigation for Engineers and Planners (Elsevier), which presents a coherent overview of 10 years of coastal disaster risk management and engineering, together with Dr. Miguel Esteban and Prof. Tomoya Shibayama.
He is the editor of the international journal, Coastal Engineering Journal (Taylor & Francis). He has been serving as an active member in many committees of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE). He has been awarded several notable prizes, including NISTEP Award, Maeda Engineering Prize, and Coastal Engineering Journal Best Paper Award.