Prof. Jae-Jin Shim
Yeungnam University, South Korea

Bio: Prof. Jae-Jin Shim received his BS degree from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1980, his M.S. degree from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1982, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, USA, in 1990. He worked at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) as a research scientist (1982-1986), at the University of California, Berkely as a postdoctoral research associate (1990-1991), and at KIST as a senior research scientist (1991-1994). He has been a professor at Yeungnam University since 1994, served as Vice-Dean of Engineering, and has been a professor emeritus since September 2023. He also served as the President of the Korean Society of Clean Technology and the Vice President of the Korean Society of Engineering Education. He was the Director of the Institute of Clean Technology (2006-2008, 2014-2023) and the Director of the Clean Energy Priority Research Center supported by the Korean Government (2014-2023). He has written and edited 14 books, published 310 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and filed 37 patents. He served as the Chief Editor of CLEAN TECHNOLOGY and Editor of the Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering and is now a guest editor of NANOMATERIALS.


Prof. Anja Pfennig
HTW-Berlin University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Bio: Prof. Anja Pfennig was born in Büdelsdorf, Germany in 1970. She studied Minerology at the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University Bonn, Germany, where she graduated in 1997. Her Ph.-D. in the field of ceramic moulds for liquid metal casting was earned in 2001 from the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen, Germany. She then worked for Siemens Energy in charge of ceramic shields for stationary gas turbines and transferred to Berlin in 2008 where she conducted scientific research on the oxidation of high temperature materials and corrosion behavior of steels used in Carbon Capture Techniques. 2009 she became full professor at the Applied University Berlin, HTW where she currently teaches material science for engineering students. Anja Pfennigs research interest and expertise is in the field of corrosion fatigue of materials at high temperature and high pressure simulating geothermal environments.