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Who we are:

 

Professor Dr.-Ing. Werner Bidlingmaier

Profession

  • 1989  1993: Privatdozent at the University Stuttgart
  • 1993 -1997: Professor for Waste Management at the University of Essen
  • 1997 - 2011: Professor for Waste Management at the Bauhaus-University Weimar (retired)
  • Current: Docent at the University of Padua (Waste Management in Developing Countries)

Awards

  • Scientific Award University of Brussels
  • "A Life for Waste" Sardinia 2015

Professional Activities, research, planning and construction

  • biological utilization of refuse (technical examination, processing, biological and chemical research)     
  • biogas production
  • composting
  • mechanical recycling technologies
  • compost quality and compost use
  • Development of Waste Management programs for communities and the industry
  • emissions from composting, AD and incineration plants
  • biological degradation and compostability of bio degradable plastics (e.g. creation of test methods)     
  • emissions from landfill sites
  • biological and mechanical pretreatment of waste before landfilling
  • long-term emissions from landfilling
  • infrastructure planning
  • Recycling of bio polymers
  • Waste Management in developing countries

Publications

  • 12 scientific books
  • 87 publications
  • 69 Conference papers

Assignments Abroad

  • Projects in over 45 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the US
  • Lesson at 21 Universities out of Germany

 


 

Dr.-Ing. Christian Springer  

Profession

  • 2004 - 2005: Project engineer at Knoten Weimar GmbH
  • 2005 - 2010: Researcher at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • 2011 - 2013: Founder and Manager of Encover GbR
  • 2012 - 2013: Research Coordinator at MFPA Weimar
  • 2013: Visiting professor at IITM Chennai, India
  • 2014 - today: Manager of distance Masters course Water and the Environment at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • 2015 - today: Docent at the University of Padua (Waste Management in Developing Countries)

Awards

  • Award Gütegemeinschaft Kompost Berlin - Brandenburg - Sachsen-Anhalt e.V. for Ph.D. theses

Professional Activities, research, planning and construction

  • biological utilization of refuse,
  • advanced oxidation processes in purification of water and air,
  • balancing and modelling of energy and material flows,
  • new alternative sanitation systems,
  • mechanical recycling technologies,
  • compost quality and compost use,
  • development of Waste Management programs for communities and the industry,
  • emissions from landfill sites,
  • biological and mechanical pretreatment of waste before landfilling,
  • long-term emissions from landfilling,
  • infrastructure planning,
  • waste Management in developing countries,
  • distance learning and blended learning concepts.

Publications

  • 1 scientific book
  • 10 publications
  • 17 Conference papers

Assignments Abroad

  • Projects in 10 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
  • Lesson at Bauhaus - Universität Weimar, IITM Chennai and University of Padua

 


 

 

Dr. – Engineer. Luis F. Diaz

 

Education
Doctorate, Engineering (h.c.), Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
Doctorate, Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, San Jose State University, California, USA

Other Training
Odor Emission Evaluation

Honors
Chair, Task Group on Developing Countries, IWWG (2004 to present)
Member, Executive Committee of Advisory Board, College of Engineering, San José State University (1994 to 2004)
Recipient, Dean’s College of Engineering Service Award, San Jose State University, 1998
Recipient, 1982 Engineering Award of Distinction, San Jose State University
Awarded medals and certificates as “Distinguished Visitor” by several Municipalities around the world.

Employment
1975 to Present: Principal, CalRecovery, Inc. USA
1980 to 1981: Instructor, San Francisco State University, USA
1972 to 1977: Research Engineer/Instructor, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Currently: Docent at the Bauhaus University , Weimar, Germany.

Professional Activities
• Planning. 
• Composting. 
• Waste Processing Design and Analyses. 

• Recycling.
• Collection and Waste Processing.
• Waste Characterization and Toxicity.
• Landfilling.
• Marketing.
• Energy from Biomass.
• Hazardous Wastes.
• Health Care Wastes.
• Waste-to-Energy.
• Wastepaper Processing.
• Landfill Mining and Reclamation.
• Technology Transfer and Training.
• Waste Management in Developing Countries

Technology Transfer
• Has given lectures at several Universities in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.


Publications
Has published 14 books and more than 400 articles on the subject of solid waste and the production of energy from renewable resources.

 


 

Dr. Maria Cristina Lavagnolo

 

Graduated in Hydraulic Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Milano.
PhD in Environmental Engineering.
Assistant Professor since 2002, teaching: 'Environmental Sanitary Engineering' and 'Environmental Project Work-part II' at University of Padova; 'Solid Waste Management' at ENSTP- Yaoundè', Cameroon; 'Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries' at the University of kwaZulu Natal-Durban, South Africa.
Member of the IWWG-International Task Group 'Education in Waste Management' which main aim is to support education and training for professionals in the waste sector worldwide.
Promoter of the Literary Cafè at Yaoundè, a bottom up cultural project to enhance the social awareness on the environmental topics, involving local people of different educational levels.
Research fields: sustainable technologies for wastewater and solid waste treatment in developing countries; wastewater reuse; phytoremediation with different crops; biorefinery of organic waste (Hydrogen and Methane production).