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About the Editors

Subhas K. Sikdar
National Risk Management Research Laboratory
United States Environmental Protection Agency
26 W. M.L. King Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45268, USA
e-mail: sikdar.subhas@epa.gov
Dr. Subhas K. Sikdar is the Associate Director for Science of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati. As the Director of the Sustainable Technology Division until Jan 9, 2004, he was the primary spokesman of EPA's R and D on clean technologies, pollution prevention and sustainability. He directed research, both intramural and extramural on tools and methods for pollution prevention, cleaner process technologies, and demonstration and verification of cleaner technologies. His current research interests are sustainability of industrial processes, and membrane technologies. Dr. Sikdar is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Chemical Engineering, and an honorary Fellow of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Ravi Jain (Editor-in-Chief Emeritus)
University of the Pacific
School of Engineering and Computer Science
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211, USA
e-mail: rjain@uop.edu
Ravi Jain is Dean and Professor of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from California State University, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech. He studied public administration and public policy at Harvard, earning an M.P.A. degree and did additional graduate studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Associate Editor for Europe 

Neil Winterton
Department of Chemistry
University of Liverpool
Liverpool L69 7ZD, U.K.
e-mail: n.winterton@liverpool.ac.uk
Neil Winterton is Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool, UK. In 1999, he career-shifted to Liverpool after 25 years working in industrial R and D for ICI’s (then) halogenated products businesses. It was during this time he developed his interests in sustainable technology, being a founder member (and later Deputy Chairman) of the Industrial Advisory Board of the QUESTOR Centre at the Queen’s University of Belfast. A chemistry graduate of University College London, his current research focuses on seeking to understand (and thereby, possibly, circumvent) those characteristics of ionic liquids that prevent their wider use in chemicals processing. Professor Winterton is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Associate Editor for Europe  

Jiří Jaromír Klemeš
Pólya Professor
University of Pannonia
Veszprém, Hungary
Email: Klemes@cpi.uni-pannon.hu
Jiri Klemes is The Head of Centre for Process Integration and Intensification (CPI2) at the Research Institute of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology, Veszprém, Hungary. He previously was the Project Director and Hon Reader at Department of Process Integration at UMIST and The University of Manchester, UK. Dr. Klemes was honoured by the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences with Scientific Degree I – the highest Research Degree awarded by the Academy. He has comprehensive industrial experience in process integration, sustainable technologies, renewable energy, and numerous successful industrial applications. He has a track record of coordinating and managing 81 major EC, NATO, UK Know-How, and national projects with overall research funding attracted over 15 M€. He has authored more than 200 archive papers. Among his books are Sustainability in the Process Industry: Integration and Optimization (McGraw-Hill), edited Process Integration Handbook and Handbook of water and energy management in food processing (Woodhead Cambridge), “Engineering Feasibility of carbon dioxide capture and storage” chapter (Ashgate Publishing, Cambridge) and Water Integration for Recycling and Recovery in Process Industry (Springer) and Energy Efficiency and Carbon Footprint Reduction (WILEY-VCH).

Associate Editor for Asia 

Masaaki Hosomi
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Strategic Research Initiative for Sustainability and Survival
Institute of Symbiotic Science and Technology
2-24-16 Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan
e-mail: hosomi@cc.tuat.ac.jp
Masaaki Hosomi is Professor of Strategic Research Initiative for Sustainability and Survival. His teaching area is Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, particularly water and wastewater treatment and waste management. Research activities of Prof. Hosomi are development of non-combustion technologies for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) like PCBs and dioxins, development of renewable energy derived from biomass and ecological technologies for environmental quality improvement using macrophytes like reed and forage rice. From a viewpoint of social contribution, he has been deeply involved in legislation of “Law Concerning Special Measures against Dioxins”, “Law Concerning Special Measures against PCBs”, and “Soil Pollution Control Law” as advisor or committee member of central government.

Associate Editor for Asia 

Santanu Bandyopadhyay
Professor, Department of Energy Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Bombay, India
email: santanub@iitb.ac.in
Santanu Bandyopadhyay is Professor in Department of Energy Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India. He obtained his B.Tech. (Hons.) in Energy Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1992, and M.Tech. in Energy Systems Engineering from IIT Bombay in 1995. In 1999 he was awarded PhD from IIT Bombay and then he worked for Heat and Mass Transfer Division of Engineers India Limited, New Delhi. In 2001, he joined Department of Energy Science and Engineering (Formally, Energy Systems Engineering), IIT Bombay. His research interest includes Process Integration, Pinch Analysis, Industrial Energy Conservation, Modeling and Simulation of Energy Systems, Design and optimization of renewable energy systems, etc. Since 1994, he has been associated with and contributed towards various developmental, industrial, and research activities involving different structured approaches to process design, resource (including energy and water) integration and conservation, as well as renewable energy systems design.

News Editor 

John Glaser
National Risk Management Research Laboratory
United States Environmental Protection Agency
26 W. M.L. King Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45268
e-mail: glaser.john@epa.gov
Dr. John A. Glaser is a research scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory, where he leads the Biotechnology Research Program. Dr. Glaser’s research focuses on evaluating technology and products using sustainability criteria. One component of his research program is the application of sustainability criteria to transgenic crops expressing an insecticidal trait specific to certain pest insects. Transgenic crops can be viewed as beneficial environmental assets, since they reduce grower exposure to harmful chemicals by eliminating the need to apply toxic insecticides to the crop for insect pest management. Due to the environmental benefits accrued and the usefulness and reliability of transgenic crops, it is important to prolong their useful lifetime. The major risk to continued use of transgenic crops is evolution of insect pest resistance to the toxic proteins expressed by the plants. Dr. Glaser’s Biotechnology Program is evaluating numerous technologies and methods that may prove invaluable to maintaining the effectiveness of transgenic crops. Among the technologies currently being evaluated are remote sensing for crop monitoring, development and testing of spatially explicit stochastic resistance models, standardization of resistance detection methods, development of field scale protocols for studying non-target effects, management of transgenic pollen drift, and standardization of transgenic toxin testing. Dr. Glaser also is examining other applications of sustainability assessment regarding electronic waste and biobased production schemes that convert biomass into desirable chemicals and other products. Dr. Glaser is a member of the American Chemical Society.

WebWatch Editors 

Teresa Mata and Antonio Martins
University of Porto
4099-002 Porto, Portugal
e-mail: amartins@fe.up.pt
Resume – Dr. António Martins
Dr. António Martins is a graduate and a PhD in chemical engineering by the University of Porto - Faculty of Engineering (FEUP). He holds an MBA by the University of Porto’s Business School. Actually is researcher at the University of Porto, in the LSRE – Laboratory of Separation and Reaction and lectures in several higher education institutions, mainly in themes related to chemical and environmental engineering.
He is member of the NATO/CCMS Pilot Project on Clean Products and Processes and of the Portuguese Professional Engineers Association. His main research themes include life cycle assessment, design and operation of chemical reactors, transport phenomena in porous media, eco-efficiency, sustainability indicators, and education for sustainable development. He holds a Portuguese and a PCT patent of a static mixer, which is currently being explored by a Portuguese company.
Résumé – Dr. Teresa Mata
Born in 1972, Dr. Teresa Mata got her Graduation and PhD in Chemical Engineering in 1995 and 2004 respectively, at Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP). She holds an MBA - Master in Business and Administration by the University of Porto’s Business School (EGP) since 2007. Also she got an MSc in Environmental Engineering at FEUP in 1999 and a Post-Graduation in Packaging Technologies for Food Products, at Portuguese Catholic University - Biotechnology School in 1998. Since 2004, she is the director of UPIN-University of Porto Innovation, the technology transfer office of University of Porto (UP). Her main tasks at UPIN include the creation and promotion of the active cooperation and establishment of synergies between all agents in the university and with industry, looking for research results worth protecting, involving all stakeholders in the technology transfer, and promoting an entrepreneurship culture at the university. She is member of the NATO/CCMS Pilot Project on Clean Products and Processes, of ProTon Europe - Pan-European Network of Technology Offices, and of RICAI - Iberian Network of Innovation Support Centers. Her main research interests include: life cycle assessment, eco-design of products and processes, eco-efficiency, sustainability indicators, and education for sustainable development.