Plenary & Keynote Speakers

7th International Conference of Recent Trends in Environmental Science and Engineering (RTESE’23)



We are pleased to announce our plenary and keynote speakers for the 7th International Conference of Recent Trends in Environmental Science and Engineering (RTESE'23):



Dr. Parisa A. Ariya

Dr. Parisa A. Ariya
McGill University, Canada
Plenary Speaker

Professor Ariya is James McGill Chair in Chemistry, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Her physical-analytical chemistry laboratories explore particles, bridging chemical, physical and biological-health processes in air, and interfaces with water/snow, soil, and building surfaces. This lab currently designs novel analytical chemistry technologies at McGill University to track individual single and clusters of particles, including airborne virus droplets and aerosols, without needing particle trapping in milliseconds. They also develop ultra-trace chemical detection capabilities and remote-sensed (AI) recyclable nano-sensors. This lab contributes to solving the pollution enigma by developing sustainable remediation-recycling methods and technologies for pollutants (gaseous and particles, including bioaerosols such as airborne viruses, and emerging contaminants) with zero-net energy. It allows understanding of feedback mechanisms between atmospheric, biogeochemical and microphysical processes. Dr. Ariya has published >150 internationally peer-reviewed publications, four patents, a book, and > 300 proceedings. She has presented >140 invited lectures on four continents. Several of her research contributions have been distinguished internationally. She has had the privilege of mentoring over 180 bright, highly qualified personnel in her laboratories who all follow their career of choice; many have become global leaders in academia (26 faculty members), governments, industries (4 CEO), or start-ups. Dr. Ariya has served in several leadership positions, e.g., the principal investigator of major grant applications, leading or acting as a member of grant agencies in Canada, the U.S., the EU, Asia and South America, notably serving as the chairperson of the Joint European Union Panel on Arctic Climate Change. She has served as an Editor and on the Editorial Boards of several international journals, including Analytical Chemistry (ACS), Cambridge Press and the Royal Society for Chemistry- CSR (U.K.). Dr. Ariya has also served as the chairperson of McGill’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Professor Ariya has served as the lead author of two United Nations Environmental Protection (UN-EP) chapters on metal transformation in the environment. In addition, she has contributed to policy-related scientific reports on toxic contaminants, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, the Clean Air Regulatory Agenda, an advisor to the House of Commons (CEPA revisions), Arctic assessment reports. Her numerous interviews have been distributed through major international mainstream and web-based media, from Spiegel and Washington times, translating science to the public and stakeholders.

Topic of Keynote: On The Importance of Airborne Nano-Size Particles: Air Quality, Health, Sustainability, and Climate Change
Plenary Abstract

Dr. Jun XIA

Dr. Jun XIA
Wuhan University, China
Plenary Speaker

Dr. Jun Xia is an Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Chair Professor & Director, The Research Institute for Water Security (RIWS), Wuhan University. He has ample experiences on hydrology, water resources management in China and international since 1987, severed as the President of International Water Resources Association (IWRA, 2009-2012), Co-Chair, InterAcademy Council for Water Programme (2004-2010), Bureau Member of International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG, 2019-2023) etc. He was awarded “International Hydrological Prize -Volker Medal”, given jointly by IAHS, UNESCO and WMO in 2014, the 2017’s State Natural Science Award in China, 2019’s IUGG Elected Fellow and 2022’s ICWRER Lifetime Achievement Award.

Topic of Keynote: Integrated Water Management & Development of Yangtze River Simulator
Keynote Abstract

Dr. Ning Lin

Dr. Ning Lin
Princeton University, USA
Keynote Speaker

Topic of Keynote:


Registration fee includes the following:

  • Publication of 1 accepted paper in the proceedings. Publication of each additional paper requires a $250 CAD registration
  • Conference package including a USB of the proceedings with all registered accepted papers
  • Buffet lunch for each day of the conference
  • 2 coffee breaks for each day of the conference
  • 1 banquet dinner OR cruise tour

Important information for accompanying person(s): Please be informed that the accompanying person can NOT be a co-author.
Co-authors, regardless if 1 author is attending, must pay the full registration fee.
The accompany person fee is only for spouses and/or children. Please contact us if you are unsure.

Virtual registration fee includes the following:

  • Publication of 1 accepted paper in the proceedings. Publication of each additional paper requires a $250 CAD registration
  • Access to all the sessions of the conference