Dr. Philippe de Larminat (Graduate Engineer, 1964, Ph.D., 1972), is a world famous scientist and author in the field of climate change. He was Professor at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (Rennes, France) and École Centrale (Nantes). He is the author of 6 books and more than 100 papers in journals and international conferences. Since 2001, he is an independent consultant and author of several patents (e.g. power plants control, satellite guidance). His research interests include mathematical modeling, system identification, signal processing and control theory. Since 2012, he has conducted a pioneer work on identification of the Earth climate system. In 2014, Dr. Larminat published the book Climate Change: identification and projections whose originality lie in the method of identification of the functions that connect the surface temperature of the Earth in three parameters: solar radiation, the greenhouse effect and volcanic activity. Identification, a well-known tool for automation engineers, seems to have never been applied to the climate of the Earth.
Since 2012, he has conducted a pioneer work on identification of the Earth climate system.
Dr. Pouyan Nejadhashemi is an Associate Professor of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at the Michigan State University. He received his PhD in Biological Resources Engineering from the University of Maryland in the year 2006. Dr. Nejadhashemi is a world-renowned scientist in the field of Hydrology and does extensive research on the subject. His specific research interests are in ecohydrology, sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of water quality mitigation approaches to address climate change, environmental impact assessment, development of models for evaluating water quality, development of models for evaluating human impact on ecosystem sustainability and pollution prevention in watersheds.
Ganesh Raj Joshi joined UNCRD in May 2012 as a EST Researcher. Prior to this, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Natural Environment, University of the Ryukyus, Japan and actively involved in research in the field of earth and environment sciences. He has published numerous articles in peer-review journals in areas of environment, disaster and earth sciences. From 2001 to 2005, he was based in Nepal and worked as a Lecturer in the various colleges including Tri-Chandra Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He holds a Master's degree in Geology from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He also earned his second Master's degree in Physics and Earth Sciences and Ph.D. in Marine and Environment Science from University of the Ryukyus, Japan.
Miklas Scholz, cand ing, BEng (equiv), PgC, MSc, PhD, CWEM, CEnv, CSci, CEng, FHEA, FIEMA, FCIWEM, FICE, Fellow of IWA, is a Professor in Water Resources Engineering at Lund University, Sweden. He also holds the Chair in Civil Engineering at The University of Salford, UK. He is a Professor and the Head of the Civil Engineering Research Group in Salford. Moreover, Miklas is a Distinguished Professor at Johannesburg University. Prof. Scholz has shown individual excellence evidenced by world-leading publications, postgraduate supervision and research impact. His research interests include civil engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, water resources engineering, agricultural water management, wastewater treatment, decision support systems, treatment of wetlands, integrated constructed wetlands, hydrology, sustainable flood retention basins, sustainable drainage systems, permeable pavement systems, ponds and capillary suction time. He has published three books and 214 journal articles. Prof. Scholz has total citations of more than 4594 (above 2794 citations since 2013), resulting in an h-index of 33 and an i10-Index of 106 (19 January 2018).
Dr. Costas Varotsos is a Greek physicist known for his contribution to the global climate-dynamics research and remote sensing. Dr. Varotsos pointed out the occurrence of major sudden stratospheric warming over Antarctica in September 2002, an event which resulted in both the smaller-sized ozone hole over Antarctica and its splitting into two holes. Varotsos has contributed to the fields of Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Physics & Chemistry, and Environmental change with 10 international books published by Springer Publishing during 2000-2013.
Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Physics & Chemistry and Environmental change