Prof. Yoav Yair is the Dean of the School of Sustainability at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC). He holds the UNESCO chair in Sustainability in Israel. His main research fields include atmospheric electricity, thunderstorms and lightning (on Earth and other planets), space weather, climate effects of solar-terrestrial relations and transient luminous events (sprites). Prof. Yair earned his PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from Tel-Aviv University, 1995 (com laude). He is the author of several text books in meteorology and the atmospheric sciences and authored (and co-) over 75 refereed papers. He is also an expert on ICT and Learning Technologies, and served as head of the Center for Technology in Distance Education at the Open University of Israel (2004-2009), and Dean of Development and Learning Technologies at the Open University (2009-2012). From 2012-2014 he headed the Israeli national Inter-University Center for Learning Technologies.
) School of Sustainability Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya Israel
Dr. Qie got her Master and PhD degree in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Currently Dr. Qie is a Professor in the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She has published more than 200 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 10 issued Chinese patents.
Dr. Qie is currently the Co-Editor of this journal published by Bentham Science Publishers. She is also an associate Editor of Atmospheric Research published by Elsevier, and an Editor of Advances in Atmospheric Sciences and Journal of
Meteorological Research published by Springer Publishers.
) Institute of Atmospheric Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing China
Dr. Ying I. Tsai has received his Ph.D. degree in National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, in 1999. Currently, he is working as Tenured Professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering and Science and Director at the Indoor Air Quality Research and Service Center, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan. He has honored many times as Yearly Talent Subsidy Incentives of Distinguished Talents Award of Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He was interested in the chemical properties and long-range transport of aerosol, but recently he extended his attention to the emission identification in nano/micron aerosol from incense burning.
) Department of Environmental Engineering and Science Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science Tainan City Taiwan
Prof. Amedeo Andreotti received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University Federico II, Naples, Italy. He is currently an Associate Professor at the same university, and his teaching activity is in the fields of power systems and electromagnetic compatibility. His research interests include transients in power systems, lightning effects on power systems, electromagnetic compatibility, power quality, and smart grids. He is Associate Editor of numerous technical journals in the field of power systems. Dr. Andreotti is a Member of the IEEE Working Group “Lightning Performance of Distribution Lines” and has been a Member of the Section MT600 of the TC1 of the International Electrotechnical Commission. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.
) Department of Electrical Engineering University of Naples “Federico II” Naples Italy
Joan Bech is Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Physics - Meteorology of the University of Barcelona, Spain. He was formerly Head of Remote Sensing (weather radar, total lightning and satellite systems and applications) at the Meteorological Service of Catalonia. Current activity includes teaching at university graduate and post-graduate level and research mainly focused on atmospheric physics, precipitation processes, remote sensing, and weather radar applications.
) Department of Applied Physics – Meteorology University of Barcelona Barcelona Spain
Dr. Cao obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bologna (Italy). Dr. Cao also holds a Master in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cagliari (Italy). Currently Dr. Cao is also Chairman of the Department of Mechanical, Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Cagliari (Italy) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sardinian Aerospace District. He has published more than 170 scientific publications and is a named inventor of more than 10 issued worldwide patents.
) Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials University of Cagliari Cagliari Italy
Prof. Piero Di Carlo is assistant professor with tenure of atmospheric sciences at the University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara (Italy). He graduated (BS+MD) in Physics from University of L’Aquila (Italy) summa cum laude. His Ph.D. degree is in Physics with emphasis on atmospheric science from University of L’Aquila, with a year and half of study abroad at the Pennsylvania State University (USA). He held an appointment as a postdoctoral fellow and assistant professor at the University of L’Aquila. He developed a TD-LIF system for measurements of NO2 and organic nitrates, installed on-board the UK research aircraft BAe-146, and used in different field campaigns. He was visiting professor at Harvard University, USA (2016), University of York, UK (2014) and at the Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan (2010). In 2011 and 2017 he was the director of summer schools organized by a EU network of research aircrafts (EUFAR).
) Department of Psychological, Health and Territorial Sciences University "G. d'Annunzio Chieti Italy
Professor Chandrasekar obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in the area of Fluid Mechanics from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Professor Chandrasekar served as faculty member at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India for 21 years including a one year stint as Head, Center for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences at IIT Kharagpur. Currently Professor Chandrasekar is serving as a Senior Professor in Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvanathapuram, India since July 2009. He is also the Dean (Academics) at IIST and is also presently holding the additional charge of Registrar of IIST. Professor Chandrasekar has authored a book titled ′Basics of Atmospheric Sciences′ published by Prentice Hall India Limited in 2010. He has published several scientific publications and has recently contributed a chapter to the monograph titled ˈData Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrologic Applications (Vol. II)ˈ eds. by Seon Ki Park and Liang Xu and published by Springer in 2013.
) Department of Space, Govt. of India Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram India
Over 15 years of experience in modeling and data analysis with emphasis on meso-tropical research including tropical cyclogenesis, dust outbreak, long-range transport of aerosols and trace gases, and cloud microphysics. My goal is to advance our understanding of fundamental science in the areas of weather and climate change, and their linkages to our environment. My research activities are conducted using many different methods striving to achieve high standards of understanding, depth and completeness.
) Department of Meteorology and Climate Science San José State University San Jose, CA United States
Jose L. Domingo was born in Tortosa (Catalonia, Spain) in 1951. He became Full Professor of Toxicology at the Universitat “Rovira i Virgili” (Tarragona/Reus, Spain) in 1993. Prof. Domingo is author or co-author of almost 600 papers (Scopus) published in international peer-reviewed journals. According to Google Scholar, these papers mean over 19,000 citations (h-index 70). Prof Domingo has received recognition by Thomson Reuters as Highly Cited Researcher (2002-2012) in the field of Agricultural Sciences and again in December 2015 (period 2003-2013). This makes him one of the top 1% of the most cited for his field.
) Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health Rovira i Virgili University Tarragona Spain
Dr Alexandre Gagnon is a Lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland with research interests in Climatology, notably vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. He obtained a PhD in Physical Geography from the University of Toronto, a MSc in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Alberta and a BSc in Physical Geography from Concordia University. Dr Gagnon is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Meteorological Society and also serves as co-leader of the Transformations in Society and Environmental Policy theme of the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES).
) Centre for Environmental Research School of Science and Sport University of the West of Scotland Paisley Scotland
Dr. Gupta is lead of NASA ARSET Air Quality Team and a research scientist in Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR), USRA at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has nearly 15 years of experience in research on atmospheric aerosols and remote sensing techniques of earth-atmosphere system. Dr. Gupta holds a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has published more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics related to air quality and climate change around the globe.
) GESTAR/USRA NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD USA
Dr. Gordon Huang is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Energy and Environment, and Executive Director of the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities at the University of Regina, Canada. He holds BSC from Peking University (China), MSc from Simon Fraser University
(Canada) and PhD from McMaster University (Canada). Since the 1990s, Huang has led over 150 environment-related research projects, produced over 800 peer-refereed international journal papers (with an SCI-based H-index of 55 in Science Citation Index under Thomson Reuters' Web of Science), and supervised over 100 Master/PhD students. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the President of the International Society for Environmental Information Sciences.
) Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities University of Regina Regina, SK Canada
Degree in Physics; he is an Associate Professor of Meteorology and Climatology about University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy; he is head of Meteorological Observatory of University of Naples Federico II Naples, Italy; he is coordinator of different European and National projects of Environment Meteorology and Climatology; he has published more than 100 peer review papers on environmental topics like Urbanization and climate, Global warming and Chaotic and fractal characterization of natural phenomena.
) Department of Earth Science University of Naples Federico II Naples Italy
Dr. Liang Ning is an associate professor in the School of Geographical Sciences at the Nanjing Normal University, and is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts.
Dr. Liang Ning got his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University on 2012. His research expertise includes climate change and variability, climate dynamics and modeling, climate extreme events, and applications of climate changes on hydrological, ecological and environmental studies.
) Department of Geosciences University of Massachusetts Massachusetts United States
Dr. Farhad Rachidi (IEEE Fellow) is currently a Titular Professor and the head of the EMC Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. He is also an Honorary Professor at the Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. Dr. Rachidi is the author or coauthor of 150 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals and over 350 papers presented at international conferences. He has received numerous awards including the 2005 IEEE EMC Technical Achievement Award, the 2006 Blondel Medal from the French Association of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Information Technology and Communication, and the 2016 Karl Berger Award.
) Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) Lausanne Switzerland
Dr. Weidinger obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in geography (meteorology) from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He also C.Sc (Candidate of Sciences) in Mathematical and Physical Sciences from Russian State Hydrometeorological University (Sankt Petersburg). Dr. Weidinger holds a Master’s degree in Meteorology from the Eötvös Lorand University (Budapest, Hungary). Currently Dr. Weidinger is a habilitated Associate professor at Department of Meteorology, Eötvös Lorand University. His main research topics are surface-biosphere-atmosphere exchange processes (measuring and modeling), boundary layer meteorology, dynamical meteorology. His main teaching activities are general meteorology, dynamical meteorology, micrometeorology and applied numerical modeling. He is author or co-author of more than 70 refereed scientific journal publications.
) Department of Meteorology Eotvos Lornad University (ELTE) Budapest Hungary
Dr. Yang joined Institute of Atmospheric Physics (CAS) in 2008. She has focused on studying lightning, sprites, jets and their effects in near-earth space environment. Her research involves building optical imaging systems, developing magnetic field measurement tools and analyzing data collected from ground- and satellite-based measurements. Her work has been published in JGR, Atmos. res., JASTP, TAO, Chin. Sci. bull., Adv. Atmos. Sci., etc. She received Award for Meteorological Science and Technology Outstanding Paper for Young and Middle-aged Scientist in 2014, Youth Innovation Promotion Association of CAS in 2013, Xie Yibing Meteorological Science and Technology Award for Yong Scientist in 2012, President Scholarship of CAS in 2008.
) Key Laboratory of Middle Atmosphere and Global Environment Observation (LAGEO) Institute of Atmospheric Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing China
J.L. Awange Department of Spatial Sciences Curtin University of Technology Perth Australia
D. Ducci Department of Civil Engineering University of Naples Federico II Naples Italy
B. Yu Climate Research Division Environment and Climate Change Toronto, ON Canada
A. Arola Atmospheric Research Centre of Eastern Finland Finnish Meteorological Institute Kuopio Finland
Z. Cao National Research Lab for Nowcasting and Remote Sensing Meteorological Service of Canada Toronto, ON Canada
K. Dethloff Research Unit Potsdam Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research Potsdam Germany
N. Hatzianastassiou Laboratory of Meteorology Department of Physics University of Ioannina Ioannina
R.B. Singh Department of Geography University of Delhi Delhi India
Dr. Ahmadi is a Clarkson Distinguished Professor, and Robert R. Hill Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University. He has obtained his MS and Ph.D. from Purdue University. He is a Fellow of ASME, ISME and ISCE. Among his many awards, he received the 2016 ASME Freeman Scholar Award.
He has authored three books and over 600 publications in archival journals. He also has made more than 1100 presentations including 20 plenary and keynotes at national and international technical conferences, and has given more than 160 invited talks and short courses at other institutions. He has been serving as the editor, editorial board and/or editorial advisor board of fifteen international journals.
) Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Clarkson University Potsdam, NY USA
Christine Böckmann is a Professor of Numerics of Inverse Problems at the Institute of Mathematics, Potsdam University. She holds a PhD in Mathematics from Dresden University of Technology and a Habilitation degree in Atmospheric Physics and has more than 35 years’ experience in numerical research with respect to inverse ill-posed problems and regularization techniques as well as in application of mathematical methods in atmospheric physics. Christine Böckmann has published more than 60 scientific papers in international, peer-reviewed journals and she works as reviewer for international journals. She has more than 20 years’ experience in management and coordination of several research projects at national and European Union level. Christine Böckmann has been a principal investigator within EARLINET-Project (2000-2003), EARLINET-ASOS-Project (2006-2011) and Marie-Curie-Project ITaRS (2012-2016).
) Institute of Mathematics University of Potsdam Postdam Germany
Federico Delfino is Full Professor of Power Systems Engineering at the University of Genoa. His scientific activity is mainly related to: integration of renewable energy sources and storages into the power delivery system; modeling and control of smart power grids and sustainable microgrids; distributed generation for smart cities applications, power systems transients, power systems management and lightning modeling. He teaches “Circuit Theory & Applications” and “Power Systems Management”, at the Polytechnic School of the University of Genoa, respectively in the B.Sc. program in Industrial Engineering and in the M.Sc. program in Energy Engineering.
Prof. H Chandra obtained masters in Physics from Agra University in 1964 and started research work in ionospheric physics at Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad. He was awarded Ph. D. in 1971 for work in equatorial ionosphere based on ionospheric drifts and radio soundings from Thumba near magnetic equator. Prof. Chandra, currently honorary Professor at PRL has worked on a variety of ground-based radio and optical methods to probe middle-upper atmosphere-ionosphere and on rocket-borne Langmuir probe experiments to study equatorial spread-F and mesospheric turbulence. He has worked at the University of Adelaide in South Australia and University of Wales in UK for a number of years. He has published over 220 papers in scientific journals and is in the editorial board of Asian journal of physics.
) Department of Space Physical research Laboratory (PRL) Ahmedabad India
Dr. Choi received 2 Ph.D. degrees from Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (USA, 1984) and College of Environmental Sciences, Peking University (China, 2004) was an overseas invited senior researcher of Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (now, KIOST) by Korean Government, a high level researcher of National Fisheries & Research Development Institute (NFRDI) nominated by President of Korean Government, and Dean of the Graduate School of Gangneung-Wonju National University, Korea. He is Editor-in-chief of 10 International journals (Editor of 20 ones) in USA, UK, India, and Director General of Atmospheric & Oceanic Disaster Research Institute (Korea), High-end foreign expert of South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (China) and Adjunct Professor of Zhejiang Ocean University (China).
) Department of Atmospheric Environmental Sciences Kangnung National University Gangneung South Korea
Dr. Contini is a physicist and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Florence in 1999. He became senior researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate of the Italian National Research Council (ISAC-CNR) and became Head of Division in 2009 at ISAC-CNR. His research interest is in atmospheric sciences, micrometeorology and pollution dispersal with specific focus on particulate matter and atmosphere composition. He his member of the Directive Committee of the Italian Aerosol Society (from 2012) and Secretary General of the European Aerosol Assembly (2016-2018). He coordinated several research projects at national and international levels and supervised several Ph.D. works being member of the Ph.D. evaluation board in environmental sciences at the University of Urbino. He has published more than 70 papers on International Scientific Journals.
) Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC) Italian National Research Council (CNR) Lecce Italy
Dr. Deshusses' interests are in novel reactors and processes for air, water and sludge treatment. Applications include treatment of odors, air toxics, biogas production, and novel sanitation technologies for developing countries. Dr. Deshusses holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. He is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University, Director of the Energy Engineering Program and a fellow of AAAS.
) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Genoa Durham, NC USA
Researcher of the Environmental Chemistry and Cultural Heritage at the Department of Biology of the University of Bari Aldo Moro. Environmental Chemistry Lecturer at the Degree in Chemistry of the University of Bari (from 2011). Chairman of the Master's Degree "The REACH and CLP Regulations: value to sustainability of production processes and the protection of health" at the Uni of Bari. Vice President of the Company Italian Aerosol (IAS). Atmospheric chemistry expert and monitoring air quality indoor and outdoor, with particular reference to particles into the atmosphere and volatile organic compounds. It deals with the evaluation of emissions from materials, odor emissions, the human breath characterization. It has expertise on REACH and CLP Regulations and to the assessment of environmental sustainability of methodologies processes and products. He is the author of numerous publications on national and international scientific journals in which works as an editor and a referee. He is a member of scientific committees of numerous conferences and schools organized by national and international scientific societies.
) Department of Chemistry University of Bari Bari Italy
Luis Gimeno is a professor of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Vigo, Spain. He received the Ph.D. degree in atmospheric physics from Complutense University, Madrid, in 1994. From 1991 to 1997, he worked for the Spanish Meteorological Institute. In 1997, he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Physics at University of Vigo at Ourense, Spain and since 2009 as Professor. Dr. Gimeno is a Member of the American Geophysical Union, the European Geophysical Union, and the American Meteorological Society. He has been working on several aspects of atmospheric sciences, mainly in troposphere-stratosphere coupling, climatic validation of synoptic conceptual models, and atmospheric moisture transport. He serves or has served in the Editorial Board of multiple journals such as Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Journal of Geophysical Research or Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology.
) Faculty of Ourense University of Vigo Ourense Spain
Teaching and research at IIT Kanpur since june, 2006. Graduated 6 PhD and 31 M.Tech. students.
Has published more than 85 articles in ISI indexed journals, 4 book chapters, numerous conference papers and filed 3 applications for Indian Patent and 3 design applications.
A submicron aerosol sampler designed, developed and evaluated at IIT Kanpur has been commercialized by Envirotech (Delhi). Has developed several low flow rate as well as high flow rate impaction based samplers and a non-selective membrane based diffusion denuder.
Awards and Distinctions: Selected member of INYAS (2016), NASI Scopus Young Scientist (2015), INSA Young Scientist (2011), INAE Young Engineer (2009), IEI Young Engineer (2008).
) Department of Civil Engineering Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur Kanpur India
Dr. Anthony R. Lupo, is currently a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences in the Atmospheric Science Program at the University of Missouri. He earned his BS in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1988. His M.S. and Ph.D. degrees came from Purdue University in 1991 and 1995 respectively. His research has been in the areas of large-scale atmospheric dynamics, climate dynamics, and climate change including modeling. He has several peer-reviewed publications in each of these significant areas.
Vincenzo Naddeo joined the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Salerno in 2006, after earning his MSc degree with honors in Civil Engineering, and his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. From 2014 dr. Naddeo is associate professor in Sanitary Environmental Engineering. He is expert of the European Union from 2007 in the seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) first and now in Horizon 2020.
) Department of Civil Engineering University of Salerno Fisciano Italy
Dr. Zhao is a professor and the vice president of the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences. He is in charge of the Third Tibetan Plateau Atmospheric Science Experiments of China as the chief scientist. Dr. Zhao got his PhD in the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences. His research fields are in East Asian monsoon, climate mechanisms, and Tibetan Plateau meteorology. He has published more than 150 scientific publications.
) Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences Beijing China
Dr Chris G. Tzanis is an Assistant Professor in Atmospheric Physics at the Section of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. His research interests include Climate Physics, Climate Dynamics, Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, Remote Sensing, Air Pollution, Aerosols.
) Section of Environmental Physics and Meteorology National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Athens Greece
Dr. Kumar is a research Scientist at Texas A&M university, Corpus Christi, USA. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the weather-climate research, multi-model ensemble schemes, downscaling, extreme rainfall prediction, modeling suing WRF and data handling. Dr. Kumar holds a Ph.D. in Meteorology from Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), India and MTech from Pune University, India in Atmospheric Science. Notably, Dr. Kumar has authored more than 30 manuscripts including 2 book chapters.
) Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, TX USA
P. Alpert Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences Tel-Aviv University Tel Aviv Israel
K.N. Dirks School of Population Health The University of Auckland Auckland New Zealand
X. Liang Department of Natural Resources University of Illinois Champaign, IL USA
U. Akkemik Department of Forest Botany Istanbul University Istanbul Turkey
C. Baumstark-Khan Institute of Aerospace Medicine German Aerospace Center (DLR) Porz Germany
M.E. Conti SPES - Development Studies Research Centre Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy
G. Gerosa Department of Matematics and Physics Università Cattolica del S.C. via Musei 41 25121 Brescia Italy
G.V. Jandieri Physics Department Georgian Technical University Tbilisi Georgia
M.D.P.C. Troncoso Geography and Civic Education Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Santiago Chile
I’m a professor from Shanghai Typhoon Institute. My research interest is mainly focused on numerical weather prediction, e.g., physical parameterization, data assimilation, and numerical simulation. I have proposed a new convective parameterization scheme with cooperation of Prof. Tan Z -M (Ma and Tan, 2009) for improving rainfall prediction, which has been introduced into the NCAR/WRF numerical model (V3.3~3.8). According to WRF’s official report, the scheme was verified effective in improving the false alarm problem of the original Kain-Fritsch scheme.