4th International Conference of Recent Trends in Environmental Science and Engineering (RTESE’20)
We are very happy to announce the following keynote speakers for the 4th International Conference of Recent Trends in Environmental Science and Engineering (RTESE'20):
Dr. Lynda McCarthy
Ryerson University, Canada
Dr. Lynda McCarthy is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology at Ryerson University in Toronto. Her research includes aquatic ecotoxicology, Great Lakes pollution and remediation, and assessing the impact on organisms exposed to land-applied pulp mill and municipal biosolids.
In the past decade, she has received funding for her research from sources such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC Discovery and Strategic Grants) and the National Centres for Excellence’s (NCE) Canadian Water Network (CWN). She attended Queen’s University and the University of Waterloo where she gained a BSc and a PhD respectively and was a Department of Fisheries and Oceans federal government scientist for many years at the Great Lakes institute Canada Centre for Inland Waters (CCIW).
At Ryerson University, Dr. McCarthy received the prestigious Dean’s Teaching Award for excellence in teaching and she is the founding visionary behind Ryerson Urban Water (RUW). She is also leading an initiative that brings Ontario school boards and the Ministry of Education together with education experts in an effort to develop a deep environmental literacy in our children. Her motto is: from the classroom to the boardroom to the legislature.
Topic of Keynote: “Silent Spring” to “The Lorax”: Environmental Science and Using Answers from the Past to Find Solutions for the Future
Dr. Xingmao Samuel Ma
Texas A&M University, USA
Dr. Xingmao (Samuel) Ma is an associate professor in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology in 2004. Before he joined Texas A&M University in January 2015 as a tenured associate professor, he was an assistant and then associate professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for seven years. His current research interests include environmental fate and transport of engineered nanoparticles in plant-soil ecosystems and sustainable applications of nanotechnology in agriculture and environment. He is also interested in understanding the biogeochemistry of conventional and emerging environmental pollutants and how the biogeochemical processes of concerned environmental pollutants are affected by co-existing pollutants. His research efforts also extend to water reuse and membrane technologies. He has published over 75 journal articles and book chapters and delivered more than 80 presentations in national and international conferences. He has been a keynote speaker in several international conferences. He is an associate editor of Environmental Chemistry Letters, an editorial member of the International Journal of Phytoremediation, and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Phytotechnology Society. He has supervised and co-supervised 5 Ph.D students, 18 M.S students, 1 postdoctoral researcher, and 6 visiting scholars.
Topic of Keynote: Elucidating the underlying physical, chemical and biological mechanisms for the altered plant uptake and accumulation of heavy metals by engineered nanoparticles