Wikan Sakarinto completed his bachelor degree at Gadjah Mada University in the Mechanical Engineering Program in 2001; Masters at the University of Twente, Netherlands and Dortmund University, Germany in the Mechanical Engineering Program in 2005; and a Ph.D in the 2016 Mechanical Engineering Program at Kobe University in Japan.
His career began by becoming Dean of the Vocational Program at Gadjah Mada University, then since May 8, 2020 became Director General of Vocational Education, the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.
Kathleen B. Aviso is a Professor of the Chemical Engineering Department of De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. Her main research interest is the development of decision support tools for environmental decision-making, which have been applied for the design of systems such as eco-industrial parks and low-carbon energy systems. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and her MS in Environmental Engineering and Management from De La Salle University and her Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from De La Salle University. She is the author of more than 130 Scopus-indexed publications with an h-index of 24. She is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Cleaner Production (published by Elsevier) and part of the editorial board of Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability (published by Springer Nature), Computers in Industry (published by Elsevier) and Heliyon (published by Elsevier). For her scientific work, Prof. Aviso has received awards from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Philippine National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP). She was also the country finalist for the ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women in 2016.
Dr Philipp R. Thies is an Associate Professor in Renewable Energy (E&R) in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences (CEMPS) at the University of Exeter. He holds a Dipl.-Wi.-Ing. degree in Energy and Environmental Energy from the University of Flensburg (Germany) and a PhD in Renewable Energy from the University of Exeter (UK). His research interest lies in the reliability engineering of renewable energy technologies with a focus on offshore energy. He has developed novel component reliability testing approaches, Bayesian statistical analysis approaches for situations of data uncertainty and has been deeply involved in several national and international research and industry-led projects seeking to technology demonstration in the field and at large-scale in the lab. His work has aligned computational modelling with application-driven design improvements and extensive planning, execution and evaluation of component reliability and testing campaigns. He was the Principal Investigator in the UK-China Newton Fund Marine Energy Challenge project “Energy absorbing mooring systems: Risk-based investigation for high-intensity typhoon conditions in China” (EP/M019942/1). The project investigated novel mooring solutions for extreme load conditions in China. He also the academic PI on an industry-led project funded by Innovate UK, titled “Dynamic Load Reduction and Station Keeping Mooring System for Floating Offshore Wind” (Grant Ref:101970) and is acting as the Program Lead for the BEng/MEng Energy Engineering.
Dr Wahidul Biswas is an Associate Professor at the Sustainable Energy Group, Curtin University, Western Australia. Wahidul was trained as a Mechanical Engineer, researching the performance of diesel engines using biogas fuel. He has a Masters in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London, and a PhD in Sustainable Futures from the University of Technology, Sydney. A/Prof Biswas teaches and coordinates postgraduate units on Life Cycle Management, Eco-Efficiency Strategies, Industrial Ecology, Environmental Systems, and Sustainable Energy and a core undergraduate Engineering unit, Engineering for Sustainable Development. He has so far carried out extensive life cycle assessment, industrial symbiosis and sustainability related research projects for the Australian agricultural, alternative fuels, building and construction, manufacturing, livestock, mining, gas and water sectors in collaboration with the Department of Climate Change, the Grains Research and Development Commission, Department of Agriculture and Food, University of Western Australia, Department of Primary Industries, Meat and Livestock Australia, Worley Parsons, Water Corporation, Alcoa World Alumina, Enterprise Connect, Recom Engineering, Cedar Woods, Earth Care, Department of State Development, Kwinana Industrial Council, Cockburn Cement and Waste Authority. A/Prof Biswas expanded his LCA research overseas as he completed the LCA of water treatment process and developed environmental product declaration (EPD) of building materials for Gulf Organization of Research and Development (GORD), Qatar. He is the recipient of USD545K competitive grant provided by Qatar National Research Fund to carry out a project entitled, “Techno-economic and environmental assessment of future water supply options for Qatar’s water supply”.
Life cycle assessment (LCA) tool can potentially assist in the development of circular and green economy principles. Life cycle thinking assists innovation of products and processes (e.g. resource recovery, remanufacturing, multi-functional devices, energy storage system, digitization) during the product/service life cycle to help achieve closed loop material flow and to decouple emissions and resource use from economic growth. LCA is an approach that estimates the environmental, social and economic impacts of a product or service over its entire life cycle. Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (ELCA), Life Cycle Costing (LCC) and Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA) tools of LCA are not only used to assess the environmental, economic and social implications of goods and services but also to reduce a product’s resource use and environmental impact, improve its social and socio-economic performance throughout its life cycle, help redesign more efficient product supply chains and to avoid shifting problems from one stage of life cycle to another, from one geographic location to another. This analysis is used as a decision making tool to reduce energy, water and material consumption and associated environmental impacts of products and services during all phases of their life cycle in order to enable businesses to achieve circular and green economy.
Dr Krista Danielle S Yu is an Associate Professor at the School of Economics, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. Her research interests and areas of specialization are inoperable input-output models, economic systems analysis, and economics of climate change. She received her BS in Applied Economics, MS Economics, and PhD in Economics from De La Salle University. Her professional experience as a visiting researcher, University of Derby (2016) and visiting research fellow, George Washington University (2013-14).
Yuli Yetri is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politeknik Negeri Padang (Padang State Polytechnic), Padang, Indonesia. She received her Dr. degree from Andalas University, Padang, Indonesia in material chemistry expertise. She specializes in corrosion inhibitor from a natural product, material, and green chemistry. Currently, she has published papers in International RefereedJournals, and also participated in many seminars or conferences, both national and international level. Since the year 2017, under the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, Republic of Indonesia, she has been appointed and approved to be one of the reviewers for several international refereed journals and grant competition, helping to develop one of the Ministry’s programs in improving lecturer’s performance. In addition, she is now an active member of the Indonesia Chemical Society, Global Illuminator, Global Research & Development Service (GRDS), the IRED Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors, Hong Kong Chemical, Biological & Environment Engineering Society (HKCBEES), and Association of Chemical Physics Indonesia.