Special Session 5

Special Session 5 : Novel technologies and approaches for water and wastewater treatment and monitoring: from ideas to results

Chairman: Prof. Eng. Gregory V. Korshin- University of Washington (USA)

This special session is intended for a broad audience of environmental engineers, academic researchers and public health professionals. Presentations of this session will discuss the concepts and applications of novel technologies developed to detect and remove emerging contaminants, for instance trace-level residuals of pharmaceuticals and personal care products, and pathogens, notably viruses, from water and wastewater. Other topics of interest are the development of new materials and methods to improve membrane processes and control membrane fouling, and to remove recalcitrant contaminants generated in engineered systems. Research on novel methods for wastewater-based epidemiology is very welcome. 

Gregory V. Korshin Short Curriculum Vitae Educational History
Ph.D. Kirov State Technological University, Kazan, Russia 1984
M.S. Kazan State University, Kazan, Russia 1978
Professional History (recent)
Professor, University of Washington, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, September 2007-present
Member of the Academic Committee, the International Joint Laboratory of Regional Pollution Control, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2019-present.
Chair of the Council on Promotion and Tenure, University of Washington, College of
Engineering, 2016-present
Editor, International Journal Water Research, January 2010-present.
Visiting Professor (Distinguished Foreign Experts Program of the Chinese Government), Peking University, Beijing, China August 2013 - 2018
Visiting Professor, University of Catania, Italy, December 2014-May 2015
Member of the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research (ANVUR), January 2013-December 201Project Co-Director, Kazan National Research Technological University, November 2012-2013
Visiting Professor, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, July -September 2012
Awards and Honors (recent)
Top Reviewer of AWWA Water Science Journal, January 2020
Distinguished Foreign Expert Award of Peking University/Chinese Ministry of Education, June 2018
Invited Professor Award, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France, 2018 (deferred).
Fulbright U.S./Italy Scholarship award, March 2014
Distinguished Foreign Expert Award of Peking University/Chinese Ministry of Education, August 2013
Senior International Visiting Professorship with the Chinese Academy of Science, 2012