EARTH 2019
October 13 - 17, 2019
Alpensia Resort Convention Center, Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do, Korea

‘Expansion of Recycling Field as an Indispensable Solution to the Circulating Economic Paradigm’

KOREA

"The Importance of Recycling for a Sustainable
Society"

Myung Ja Kim

President

Korean Federation of Science and
Technology Societies

Doctor Myung-Ja Kim is currently the President of the Korean Federation of Science
and Technology Societies. Dr. Kim received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia
and her bachelor degree from the Seoul National University. Dr. Kim has served
important positions of different renowned organizations in Korea in the past and
present. She has served as the Minister of Environment, Member of the National
Assembly, Chairperson of the Green Korea 21 Forum, Chairperson of the Korea Business
Council for Sustainable Development (KBCSD) among others. Currently, Dr. Kim serves
two positions as president in the Korean Federation of Science and Technology
Societies and The International Advisory Panel (IAP) of the Asian Infrastructure
Investment Bank (AIIB). Her contributions to the academy are numerous. Her scientific
publications include the Korean translation of “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”
by Tomas S. Kuhn, and “Entropy”; and published “Science and Modern Society”, “The
Oriental and Occidental Tradition of Science and Environmental Movement” and many
others. Finally, Dr. Kim has been awarded with the Proud Alumni Award of the Seoul
National University, The Blue Stripes Order of Service Merit of the Seoul National
University, The Presidential High Decoration of ‘Changjo-jang’ in Science and
Technology and other government condecorations from the Korean government
regarding Science and Technology.
TAIWAN

"Technical cycles applied to the electronic
industrial in Taiwan"

Wei-Sheng Chen

Associate Professor

Department of Resources Engineering,
National Cheng Kung University

Wei-Sheng Chen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Resources Engineering
at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan. Moreover, he is a Deputy
Director in the Recourse Recycling and Management Research Center (RRMRC) of the
NCKU. His research interests are in the field of solid waste treatment, mineral
processing, extractive metallurgy, resource recycling of general wastes and industry
wastes. He received his bachelor degree from the Department of Mining and
Petroleum Engineering at the NCKU in 1984 and obtained his master degree at the
Graduate School of Mining, Metallurgy and Material Science and Engineering of the
NCKU. He also received a master degree in Environmental Engineering at the University
of Southern California in the USA. His doctoral degree was obtained at the Department
of Resources Engineering of the NCKU. Regarding his work experience, he worked as
Chief Engineer of environmental projects at a consulting firm in Taipei, Taiwan.
CHINA

"Industrial Policy and Technological Progress of
Circulating Economy in China"

Haiying Wang

Professor and Ph.D.

Department of environmental engineering,
Central South University

Haiying Wang is a professor and Ph.D. supervisor in the Department of Environmental
Engineering at the Central South University. He is a visiting scholar at the Georgia
Institute of Technology (GIT), making him the first batch of experts in having a License
for Discharging Pollutants in China. His research mainly focuses on dealing with heavy
metal wastewater, resource utilization, and environmental material. He has published
more than 50 SCI papers in professional journals such as Environmental Science &
Technology, Nano Energy, and others. He has also been authorized 9 invention
patents. He has hosted 7 research projects, including the National Key Research and
Development Program in China. In the recent 5 years, Prof. Haiying Wang has won 7
national and provincial-ministerial awards such as the National Technological Invention
Award and the Provincial Natural Science Award. Moreover, he has presided over the
compilation of "Technical specification for application and issuance of pollutant permit
non-ferrous metal metallurgy industry - lead and zinc smelting - Copper, Nickel and
Cobalt Smelting in Non-ferrous Metals Industry", " Dioxin Emission Reduction Short-
term Plan and Long-term Planning Report in China's Recycled Metals Industry ", and
other policy standards and planning texts for national, provincial, ministerial and
industrial development.
THAILAND

"Urban mining in Thailand:
Policies and Practices"

Teerauwut Tunnukij

Senior Professional Metallurgical Engineer

Chief of Recycling Industry Innovation Group
Department of Primary Industries and Mines
Ministry of Industry, Thailand

Teerawut Tunnukij has over 20 years of extensive experience as a Senior Professional
Metallurgical Engineer at the Ministry of Industry in Thailand and. He is currently the
Head of the Recycling Industry Innovation Group at the Ministry of Industry in
Bangkok, Thailand. His work experience includes supervision on metallurgical
technologies, mineral/metal recycling technologies as well as disseminating their
applications in accordance with sustainable waste and resource management. His
outstanding accomplishments include the establishment of the 1st Recycling
Technology Research and Development Center in 2018 under Ministry of Industry in
Thailand. He obtained his Ph.D. in Manufacturing Systems at the Newcastle University
in the United Kingdom. Dr. Teerawut has been a guest speaker on metallurgical
technologies, mineral/metal recycling technologies, sustainable waste and resource
management, urban mining, circular economy, and related fields.
JAPAN

"Japanese Circular Economy for the
Sustainable Growth"

Makoto Harita

President

Harita Metals Co. Ltd.

Makoto Harita graduated in 1993 from the Faculty of Pharmacy at Setsunan University
in Japan. He worked as a pharmacist at a pharmaceutical company after his graduation.
Later in 1999, he joined Harita Metals Co., Ltd. and became president of that company
in 2010 where he continues to date. Currently, he is also a visiting lecturer at Toyama
University and Kanazawa University in Japan. Moreover, he is a member of the Circular
Economic Vision Committee at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.