Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I


 Prof. Kokyo Oh
   Center for Environmental Science in Saitama, Japan

Kokyo Oh is a senior researcher in Center for Environmental Science in Saitama, Japan. He graduated with his MSci degree and Ph.D. degree (soil science) in Chinese Academy of Sciences, and was honored as a STA research fellow by Japan government from 1997 to 1999. The research areas include soil science, environmental conservation, environmental chemistry, and atmospheric environment. His current research is mainly on soil remediation, environmental agronomy, atmospheric PM2.5 and water environment conservation. He has published more than 90 publications.

Keynote Speaker II


Prof. Hyo Choi
Dept. of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences,Gangneung-Wonju National University, South Korea

Dr. Hyo Choi is meteorologist, environmental scientist and physical oceanographer with over 40 years experiences in numerical modeling researches as Overseas invited senior researcher by Korean Government of Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI (now, KIOST) of KAIST), Ministry of Science & Technology, a high-level Researcher (nominated by President of Korean Government) of National Fisheries & Research Development Institute (NFRDI), Ministry  of  Maritime  Affairs & Fisheries, and Full Professor of Gangneung-Wonju National University.  He obtained 2 Ph.D. degrees from Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, USA (1984) and College of Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing; China (2004).  His research interests cover a variety of fields in Meteorology, Environmental Science & Engineering and Physical Oceanography. He acted as not only Interpreter and Investigator of Korea Antarctic Scientific Expedition Team for two times (1985~1987), but also Korean Government Representative for Inter-governmental Meetings on Antarctic Treaty and Science Policies.  He has been President of Korean Environmental Sciences Society (2002~2003), President and Vice President of Asia-Oceania Geosciences Society, Singapore (Atmospheric Section-60 Nations), Director General of Donghae Coastal Region Research Institute (1989~1991) and Dean of the Graduate School, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Korea (2009~2011, 2011~2012).  In present, he is Director General of Atmospheric & Oceanic Disaster Research Institute, Korea (2014~Present), High-end Foreign Expert of South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, China (CAS; 2015~Presen), and also acting as Editor-in-Chief of 13 international journals (USA, Singapore, India) and Editor of 25 ones (USA, UK, Italy, Canada, etc.) in Environmental Pollution, Disaster, Agriculture, Food sciences, Water resources, Lake and rivers, GIS, Physical sciences, Oceanography, Fishery and Meteorology.

Keynote Spekaer III


Prof. Chiharu Ishii
Hosei University, Japan

Chiharu Ishii received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Sophia University, Japan in 1997. From 2002 to 2009, he was an Assistant Professor with Kogakuin University. Currently, he is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hosei University, Japan. His research interests are in medical robotics, assistive technology and robust control. He is a member of JSME, SICE, RSJ, IEEJ and IEEE.