This year, the award ceremony will be held in June during the International Workshop on Advances in Cleaner Production (IWACP) in Barranquilla, Colombia. Two researchers representing the new and the senior generation of Advances in Cleaner Production Network (ACPN) were chosen.

The winners of the ACPN Medal Award 2018 are:

Young Researcher

Gengyuan Liu (Beijing Normal University - China)

Dr. Gengyuan Liu is Associate Professor and Doctor Tutor of School of Environment, Beijing Normal University. His Research interests cover Urban Ecological Planning and Management, Emergy Analysis, Food-Energy-Water Nexus and Circular Ecology.

He produced over 50 peer-reviewed papers on the journals like: Applied Energy, Science of the Total Environment, Energy Policy, and Ecological Modelling. He was also involved in over 15 research projects and delivered over 10 oral presentations at conferences, workshops, symposiums, or seminars.

He is the Secretary-in-Chief for China Chapter of International Society for Advancement Emergy Research. He is also the Center Director of Advances in Cleaner Production Network, Regional Center: Asia and Africa. He is working as the Managing Editor for Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management and Guest Editors for Applied Energy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Ecological Modelling, Journal of Environmental Informatics.

Highlighted Academic Work (6th IWACP):

Megacity Food-Energy-Water Pathway Analysis Based on a Systems Thinking Dynammic Circular Economy Calculator - JINGYAN XUE; GENGYUAN LIU (BNU - China); CASAZZA, M. (Parthenope University of Naples - Italy) [abstract] [paper]

Senior Researcher

Carlo Vandecasteele (University of Leuven - Belgium)

Professor Carlo Vandecasteele is professor emeritus at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Leuven (Belgium), where he was a full professor of environmental technology for almost 25 years. He headed the division 'Environmental Technology' (now: Process Technology for Sustainable Systems) for 15 years; was program director of the masters 'Chemical Technology' and 'Environmental science and technology' and headed the Departement of  Chemical Engineering for 3 years.

Prior to this he was researcher (finally with the grade of research director) of the National Fund of Scientific research, active at the University of Ghent, Institute for Nuclear Sciences for 18 years. He holds a Ph.D. and an 'aggregaat hoger onderwijs' (Dr. Sc., habilitation) from the University of Gent, Belgium. Carlo has special research and teaching interests in waste management, treatment and recycling; environmental impact assessment of industrial production processes, sites and regions; industry and sustainability.   Earlier research concerned membrane processes.

He is also active in development cooperation (Vietnam, Bolivia, Cuba, and so). He authored and coauthored several books, and more than 300 peer-reviewed journal papers. Carlo is president of the International Society for the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials (ISCOWA), member of ISWA, board member of WWF (Belgium) and member of the SRI Advisory board of KBC Asset management. He is a member of the scientific committee for the ISWA 2015 world conference.

Highlighted Academic Work (4th IWACP):

Electricity from Poultry Manure: A Clean Alternative to Direct Land Application - BILLEN, P. (University of Leuven - Belgium); COSTA, J. (BMC Moerdijk - Belgium); VAN CANEGHEN, J.; VANDECASTEELE, C. (University of Leuven - Belgium) [abstract]  [paper]

realization by
Universidade Paulista - UNIP
organized by
Universidade Paulista - UNIP
in participation with
ACPN Global Center
ACPN Asian and African Center
ACPN North American Center
ACPN Latin American and Caribbean Center
ACPN European Center
ACPN Oceanian Center