Cantech Environmental Services, Toronto
Dr. Chih C. Chao is principal of Cantech Environmental Services, specializing in strategic planning and advisory assistance to sustainability-related projects worldwide. Prior to this, he was a Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering and Vice President at Tunghai University, Taiwan.
Trained as a chemical and environmental engineer, Dr. Chao has a grave concern over the social and environmental impacts that are caused by un-thoughtful economic activities. Most recently, he has worked with natural and social scientists to search for and implement feasible approaches that will lead to the establishment of sustainable low-carbon circular economic systems.
Dr. Chao has more than 40 years’ experience in North America, EU and Asia, covering a wide spectrum of sustainability driven issues, such as: green technology development and application, integrated waste/resource management, value-added waste/resource recycling, cleaner production, eco-industrial network development and implementation, cross-disciplinary global research, etc.