The International Conference on Environment and Food Safety (Changzhou, China, May 16-17, 2014)




The International Conference on Environment and Food Safety will be held in Changzhou, China on May 16-17, 2014. The conference aims to cover all the aspects of environment, public health and food safety, and provide a valuable opportunity to gather researchers working in the field, share our latest research, and promote collaboration and discussion. For more information,

 If you have any question, please feel free to contact Dr. Hao Tang at 612-584-1588 or

2013 AEESP Workshop on Environmental Education and Research in China

2013 AEESP Workshop on Environmental Education and Research in China
July 14, 2013 Sunday, 9:00am-12:00pm, AEESP conference site, GC/MH

1. CAPEES Introduction (9:00-9:10am)
Organizing Committee: Jianmin Wang (Missouri S&T); Yuefeng Xie (Penn State); Zhiyong “Jason” Ren (Univ. of Colorado); Qilin Li (Rice Univ.)

2. NSF Environmental Engineering and International Programs (9:10-9:40am)
Debra Reinhart, Program Director, Environmental Engineering, US National Science Foundation

3. Environmental Higher Education in China (9:40-10:05am)
Gang Yu, Dean of the School of the Environment, Tsinghua University; China

4. Major Environmental Funding Sources in China (10:05-10:30am)
Xiaochang Wang, Vice President of Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology; China

Break (10:30-10:45am)
5. Collaborating with Faculty Members in China (10:45-11:10am)
John Crittenden, Director of the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems, Hightower Chair and GRA Eminent Scholar in Environmental Technologies, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

6. Environmental Challenges in China (11:10-11:35am)
Weixian Zhang, Director of State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, Tongji University; China

7. Panel Discussion (11:35am-12:20pm)
Jiuhui Qu (Chair), Professor and Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Chinghua Huang (Co-Chair), Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
8. Evening Program – CAPEES gathering and featured presentation to CAPEES members

Jiuhui Qu, Professor and Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yuefeng Xie, Professor, Pennsylvania State University (USA) & Tsinghua University (China) – Effective Communication for International Collaboration

Call for Abstracts



Special Session

The 28th International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management
Philadelphia, PA U.S.A. March 10-13, 2013

Landfill leachate represents one of the most challengeable wastewaters with extremely complex composition. Since the early 1970s, a variety of physical, chemical and biological methods have been attempted to address multiple contaminants in landfill leachate. Refractory organic matters and ammonia are two persistent traditional contaminants in leachate. Besides, emerging contaminants (e.g., estrogens) frequently found in leachate have recently become a new challenge.

This special session aims to cover all the aspects of landfill leachate treatment, and provide a valuable opportunity to gather researchers working in the field and share our latest research and engineering practice. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to,
• Physicochemical treatment of landfill leachate (advanced oxidation processes, adsorption, ion exchange, membrane processes, etc.);
• Biological treatment of landfill leachate;
• Other leachate treatment (e.g., wetlands)
• Landfill leachate for energy (e.g. MFC);
• Emerging contaminants in landfill leachate (e.g., PPCPs, fluorochemicals, and nanomaterials);
• Characterization of refractory organic matters in landfill leachate;
• Removal of ammonia in landfill leachate.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: please directly email your abstract (pdf or word files are preferred) to Dr. Yang Deng by email ( DO NOT submit your abstract through the conference online submission system.

ABSTRACT FORMAT: Please include the following information in your abstract.
• Title of your abstract
• Full names and affiliations of the authors
• Contact information (mail address, email, and fax) of the corresponding author
• Show your preference – oral or poster presentation? Or either?
• Max. 1,000 characters

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: October 31, 2012. Early submission is encouraged.

CONFERENCE INFORMATION: Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A., March 10-13, 2013. For more information,

CONTACT: If you have any question, please feel free to contact Dr. Yang Deng, Session Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey 07043, United States (Email:; Tel: 01-973-655-6678)

The 8th International Conference on Sustainable Water Environment

The 8th International Conference on Sustainable Water Environment (SWE2012) is to be held in Guilin, China at July 17-19, 2012.

Guilin (the host city) is one of the most beautiful cities not only in China but also in the world that offers its visitors picturesque natural scenery, and unique ancient architecture preserved amongst a beautiful mountain backdrop. It will offer our distinguished guests sincere friendliness and unique attractions.

We warmly welcome water scientists, researchers, engineers and administrators from all over the world to participate in this conference to exchange ideas on current challenges and strategies related to water sustainability, to put forward novel technologies and discuss how to meet future water demands.

Please find more details of SWE2012 on the conference website

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Call for Paper: The 3rd workshop on Circuits

Call for Papers

The 3rd workshop on Circuits and Systems for Medical and Environmental Applications (CASME 3rd workshop), January 9-10, 2012, Merida, Yucat¨¢n, Mexico.   (

This third CaSME workshop is jointly co-sponsored by the National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics (INAOE), the Texas A&M Analog and Mixed Signal Center, Biotroniks, Boston Scientific and endorsed by the IEEE (Circuits and Systems Society) and LiSSA (IEEE CAS Life Science System and Applications). CaSME invites you to participate in this exciting second workshop to advance Medical and Environmental applications with a Circuits and Systems perspective ¨C a highly multidisciplinary approach to leverage on the diversity of circuits and systems (including solid-sate circuits, neural networks, signal processing, etc) to improve health by the development and application of biomedical technologies, and to monitor and control environment influences on the development and progression of human diseases.

This workshop will highlight recent advances in the following areas:

¡¤         Environmental and Pollution Sensors / Electronics

¡¤         Harsh Environmental Sensors (Sensors Reliability)

¡¤         Energy Harvesting / Ultra-low Power Electronics

¡¤         Bioelectronic / Biomedical Interfaces and Miniature Instrumentation

¡¤         Biosensors / Smart Sensors and Networks / Biotechnology Sensors

¡¤         Embedded Circuits and Systems

¡¤         Sensors / Microfluids, Gas, Organic and Inorganic Materials

¡¤         Biomedical aids to the disabled

¡¤         Wireless Technology in Medicine / Telecare Systems

¡¤         Organic Semiconductors in Medical Applications

¡¤         Electronic Circuits and Systems for Brain Science

¡¤         Instrumentation for Image-guided Diagnosis and Therapy

¡¤         Medical Micro / Nano-Electronics, Nanodevices and Nanorobots

¡¤         Implantable / Wearable / Wireless Electronics and Prosthesis

Speakers scheduled to participate include:

–   Dr. Paul Bishop, National Science Foundation

–   Dr. Pedro Alvarez, Rice University

–   Dr. JB Lee, UT Dallas

–   Dr. Don Cropek, US Army of Corps of Engineers

–   Dr. Jin-Woo Choi, Louisiana State University

–   Dr. Arjang Hassibi, UT Austin

–   Dr. Kamran Entesari, Texas A&M University

You are encouraged to submit either a 250 word maximum abstract (not archived) or an IEEE 4-page manuscript format (for publication in IEEE Explore) with emphasis on original work, this is the author’s choice.  Potential topics are listed above (but not limited).

Presenters are required to submit an abstract by October 15, 2011 using the CASME online system at Please feel free to contact the symposium organizers with any questions.

CASME 3rd Workshop General Co-chairs:

Kung-Hui Chu, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University. Phone: 979-845-1403, Fax: 979-862-1542, E-mail:

Arum Han, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University.  Phone: 979-845-9686, Fax: 979-845-6259, E-mail:,

Samuel Palermo, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University. Phone: 979-458-4114, E-mail:


Abstract/Four page papers due:
October 15, 2011

Accept/reject papers:
November 7, 2011

Camera ready papers:
November 31, 2011

Workshop dates:
January 9-10, 2012