Prof. Bai is a professor of Urban Environment and Human Ecology at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at Australian Nationa University (ANU). Prio to ANU, she was a Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO, visiting professor at Yale University, and senior researcher at environmental research institutes in Japan. She is an Adjunct Professor at Beijing Normal University. Professor Bai's research focuses on several frontiers of urban sustainability science and policy, including drivers and consequence of urbanization, structure, function, processes, and evolution of urban socio-ecological systems, urban metabolism, urban sustainability experiments and transition, cities and climate change, and urban environmental policy and governance. Professor Bai authored/co-authored over 100 publications, including several in Nature and Science. She served as a Lead Author for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the Global Energy Assessment, and is a Lead Author for IPBES Global Assessment and IPCC AR6. Professor Bai servied as an inaugural member of the Science Committee of Future Earth where she ha been leading the development of the Urban Knowledge-Action Network, and a Council member of International Society of Industrial Ecology. She served as the Vice Chair of the Science Committee of the International Human Dimensional Program for Global Environmental Change (IHDP); Science Steering Committee of IHDP Industrial Transformation Core Project; and Steering Committee of US National Academies Sustainable Cities Initiative. She served on the European Research Council assessment panels for Consolidator and Advanced grants, and is a member of Global LafargeHolcim Award Jury for 2018. She is a Deputy Editor of Global Sustainability, and serves on the Editorial Board of Current Opinion; Environment; Computer, Environment and Urban Systems; Ecosystem Health and Sustainability; Urbanization; International Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society. She was elected a Fellow of Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in 2017, and was the Volvo Environment Prize Laureate in 2018.
Prof. Horne is Professor of Geography and focuses on social and policy change to support sustainable urban development, housing and households. The spatial, material and contingent social and policy structures at play are the main focus of his work on both the making and shaping of urban environments. He is Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation for the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT University, and Director of the Cities Programme, the urban arm of the United Nations Global Compact. He combines research leadership and participation in research projects concerning the environmental, social and policy context of production and consumption in the urban environment.
Prof. Klemeš is the Head of “Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory – SPIL”, NETME Centre, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno, Czech Republic and Emeritus Professor at “Centre for Process Systems Engineering and Sustainability”, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary. He was the Project Director, Senior Project Officer and Hon Reader at Department of Process Integration at UMIST, The University of Manchester and the University of Edinburgh, UK. He was the founder and a long-term Head of the Centre for Process Integration and Intensification – CPI2, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary. He was awarded by the EC with Marie Curie Chair of Excellence (EXC) with a track record of managing and coordinating 93 major EC, NATO and UK Know-How projects. Research funding attracted over 31 M€. He serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cleaner Production, Subject Editor of Energy and Emeritus Executive Editor of Applied Thermal Engineering. He is the founder and President for 22 y of PRES (Process Integration for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction) conferences, seven years Chairperson of CAPE Working Party of EFCE (European Federation of Chemical Engineering), a member of WP on Process Intensification and of the EFCE Sustainability platform. He has been awarded by the Web of Science and Publons a Highly Cited Researcher, Top Peer Reviewer and Top Handling Editor. He authored and co-authored more than 500 papers, h-index in Google Scholar 53, in Scopus without self-reference 47. His Publons profile (a branch of Web of Science) shows 1,175 reviews for 85 scientific journals and 3,390 Editors Merits for 18 Editorial boards.
Prof. London is Professor Built Environment and Urban Transformation at Western Sydney University where she is also Deputy Dean of School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics. She was the first female chair in construction management in Australia. She has an international research reputation and is a considered a leader in construction supply chain theory and practice. Her work focusses on adoption of innovative technologies. She is also well known for conducting research that crossing discipline boundaries and has led numerous nationally competitive grants and initiatives towards this end. She has published more than 160 peer reviewed publications, won over $4.0M and supervised 11 PhD students since 2003. She has given various international keynotes at both industry and academic conferences. She currently is a Chief Investigator on five ARC grants. Dr. London is Chair of the NFP Australasian Lean Construction Institute professional association. She has held numerous leadership positions in academia. She held Ministerial appointments on the Built Environment Industry Innovation Council as well as the NSW Architects Registration Board. She is currently Deputy Chair of the Australian Deans built Environment and Design Council. She is a Fellow and Past President of the Chartered Institute of Building Australasia. She is a founding member of the Australian Housing Supply Chain Alliance.
Dr. Schandl is a senior principal scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, based in Canberra, Australia where he leads the social systems research group and research on sustainable use of natural resources. His research links social theory, social metabolism and public policy to explore pathways for sustainable consumption and production and green economy based on measuring and modelling sustainability, and policy analysis. He has extensive experience in project leadership and in providing research that informs public policy in the domain of sustainable natural resource use and sustainable development with a focus on Asia and the Pacific. He is a member of the United Nations International Resource Panel and has been a consultant for the OECD, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Currently he serves as the President of the International Society of Industrial Ecology.
Prof. Shen joined Chongqing University of China in late 2012 as a distinguished professor in the Faculty of Construction Management and Real Estate. He is Director of International Research Centre for Sustainable Built Environment in Chongqing University. Professor Shen used to work for the Department of Building and Real Estate in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 1992 to 2012, as University Lecturer (1993), Assistant Professor (1995), Associate Professor (1998) and Professor (2002). Professor Shen received his first class BSc (1982) in Mechanical Engineering in Construction from Chongqing University, PgD (1984) in Management Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in China, and his PhD (1990) in Construction Management from University of Reading of UK. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Reading for 1990-1991, and demonstrator in Hong Kong University for 1991-1992. Shen’s major research interests are in the areas of Sustainable Built Environment; Risk Management for Built Environment; and Competitiveness for Construction and Real Estate Business. Shen has published research works widely in international journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Construction Management which is published by the international publisher Taylor & Francis. He is the Founding President of the Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM). Shen has a number of external appointments in the capacity of Honorary Professor and Visiting Professor.
Prof. Tam is the Associate Dean (International) at School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. She has also nominated as College of Expect, Australian Research Council (ARC). She received her Ph.D. in sustainable construction from the Department of Building and Construction at City University of Hong Kong in 2005. Her research interests are in the areas of environmental management in construction and sustainable development. She is currently the Editor of Construction and Building Materials and International Journal of Construction Management. She has published over 3 books, 19 book chapters, 236 referred journal articles and 136 referred conference articles. She has been awarded forty research grants (totalled $7.55 million), including two ARC Discovery Projects.