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The International M.Sc. "Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water Process Engineering" (WASTE) Presents:

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November 4-5th, 2021, 01:00 PM (CET)

The Fifth International M.Sc. WASTE Symposium on Current Challenges in Sustainability will discuss the emerging and ongoing technologies, environmental impacts of Covid -19 pandemic and different countries perspectives. It is intended to provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary professionals to exchange their academic and technical knowledge in environmental topics.

Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (United Nations). The industrial and economic development have always been a concern, but currently the discussion on how to  achieve these goals while protecting the environment became a relevant trending topic that must be discussed and considered worldwide.

What are the positive and negative impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on the environment?

How can we build a more sustainable global economy?​

What have we learned so far as a society from the pandemic?

How are developed and developing countries achieving sustainability?

What are the current challenges to achieve United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals?

The first step to address such questions is offering the chance to hold discussions about environmental technologies. The Symposium is aimed to find a coalition point for international speakers to share their experiences working and researching on environmental technologies in the fields of Solid Waste, Waste Water Process Engineering along with Air Quality Control.

Students are also welcome to contribute and foster the Symposium through the Call for research posters and projects, where they are invited to present their work in the frame of the event. Further details of the event registration and deadlines will be published soon. Due to Covid-19, this year the V International WASTE Symposium will be held online (Depending on the Corona regulations).


The Symposium is organized by the students of the International Master of Science: Air Quality Control, Solid Waste, and Waste Water Process Engineering (WASTE) at the University of Stuttgart. All attendants will receive a certificate according to their participation mode.


We are looking forward to your participation in our Symposium!

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Current Challenges on Sustainability

On behalf of the Organization Committee of the Fifth International Symposium, we are glad to present the topics that the International Speakers will be presenting during  their conferences.


Emerging and Ongoing Technologies – “Trending technologies and processes”

COVID - 19 – “Environmental impacts and new challenges faced throughout the pandemic”

Germany and developing countries’ perspectives – “Placing sustainability into context”

International speakers and  M.Sc. WASTE Alumni speakers from around the globe will hold research and industry-oriented presentations to share their experience and knowledge in the field of sustainability and to provide fresh insights about their national contexts.
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Dr. Jelena Barbir

Lead Project Manager of the H2020 project BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

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Dr. Lucia Cattani

Ph.D. in technologies for energy and environment
R&D manager of SEAS sa - Société de l'Eau Aérienne Suisse
Topic editor of Applied Energies, MDPI
100 Italian female experts in STEM area:
100 Esperte (Link)
​Nationality: Italy

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Maryam Aliabadi
M.Sc. Dipl.-Ing.

Scientific Researcher, Competence Center Textile Chemistry, Environment, and Energy, German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research (DITF)

Alumni M. Sc. Waste Generation 2015

Nationality: Iranian

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Mirella Lehtiö

Lifa Air Oy Ltd

Quality & Environmental Manager

M.Sc. Medicinal Chemistry

Nationality: Finland

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Tobias Manuel Prenzel

Project Manager at Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP, Department Life Cycle Engineering
And Research Associate at University of Stuttgart, Institute for Acoustics and Building Physics (IABP)
 Nationality: German

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Mayron España Burgos

E-Waste de Guatemala Executive Director, Environmental Consultant, United Nations University Certified Expert in electronic and electrical waste
Nationality – Guatemalan

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Manuel Lorenz

Research associate and Project manager at the Department of Life Cycle Engineering of the University of Stuttgart 
Focus on sustainability assessments of packaging and circularly economy solutions

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Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Vogt

Head of Department of Flue Gas Cleaning and Air Quality Control at the Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology (IFK) (University of Stuttgart)


Dr. rer. nat. Gabriela Garcés S.

Research Associate - expertise Waste, water, sustainable res. Management
Chair of Waste Management and Emissions Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Solid Waste Management (ISWA) (University of Stuttgart)
Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS)


Dr. Bilge Alpaslan Kocamemi

Assoc. Prof. at Marmara University Environmental Engineering- Turkish Water Institute (Suen) 
Nationality – Turkish

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Macarena San Martin Ruiz M.Sc.

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Stuttgart 
Alumni M.Sc. WASTE Generation 2014
Nationalities: Chilean-Costa Rican

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Aurora Rios Islas M.Sc.

Project manager | International Business Development | BlackForest Solutions GmbH

Alumni M.Sc. Waste generation 2015

Nationality – Mexican

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Cynthia Kroumian

Research Scientist at the Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology (IFK), University of Stuttgart
Alumni M.Sc. Waste generation: 2016
Nationality – German

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Cecille Marie Cassar

Circular Economy Consultant at RethinkResource GmbH
Alumni M.Sc. WASTE Generation 2016
Nationality: Maltese

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Javier Larragoiti Kuri

Founder and CEO of Xilinat an internationally awarded startup that solves environmental and social issues through biotechnology
2017’s Top Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review
Nationality – Mexican

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Adolfo Uribe Poblete

Industrial Engineer, MSc. Waste (Gen, 2013).
Student at the Doctoral Program in Economics in Universidad de Talca, Chile. Topic of research: Evaluation of environmental policies with focus on Energy Poverty
Nationality: Chilean

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Milena Jiménez Gutiérrez

Chemistry Lecturer in the Chemistry Department at University of Costa Rica
Ph.D Candidate, University of Costa Rica
Alumni M.Sc. Waste generation 2013
Nationality- Costa Rican


Rinusha Maharjan

Master Thesis Student at Fichtner Consulting Engineers Ltd Alumni M.Sc. WASTE Generation 2018
Nationality – Nepalese

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Bernardo Villasuso

Country Manager Tr/Mn en Nalco Water, An Ecolab Company
Alumni M.Sc. WASTE Generation 2011
Nationality – Mexican

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If you are a student currently conducting a Project, Master/Bachelor Thesis or you have already finished a research in the field of environmental technology, we will be pleased to invite you to participate in our call for abstracts. This is a contest-oriented activity, therefore, rewards will be provided to the three best research works according to our evaluation panel (Consolidated by our International Speakers). Research on the following core topics could be presented during our Symposium :

  • Emerging and Ongoing Technologies  –    “Trending technologies and processes”

  • COVID - 19 –    “Environmental impacts and new challenges faced throughout the pandemic”

  • Germany and developing countries’ perspectives  –   “Placing sustainability into context”


This is an excellent opportunity for all young professionals and students to be recognized as speakers at international conferences, meeting the community involved in the field. As an incentive, the authors of all accepted abstracts will receive a certificate of participation in our Symposium under the modality “Speaker”. If you are selected to participate in our Symposium with your abstract, you will be asked to present your topic in a 15 minutes’ conference with 5 additional minutes for answering questions from the audience and evaluators. Just, in that case, you must also provide your presentation. The deadlines to submit the documents are shown below:


Deadline for submitting Abstracts: 30.09.2021 

Deadline for submitting Presentations: 11.10.2021


The documents must be sent to the following Email address:, the registration form must also be filled up. The templates for the abstracts and presentations  could be found in the following link:  

Abstracts              Presentations      Research Posters

 We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts!

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Registration Form

To participate in the Symposium, please click on the registration button and fill out the registration form, upon submitting the form you will receive your login details on your registered email address.

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Contact us

Do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions. We will be glad to contact you as soon as possible!

Your M.Sc. WASTE Team!

© 2021 WASTE Club Stuttgart e.V.


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