The 5th Annual Conference on Engineering and Information Technology
March 27-29, 2018 Kyoto
Dr. Anthony Johnson
Seoul National University of Science and Technology
Introduction of Dr. Anthony Johnson
After my apprenticeship with the Royal Navy as a Precision Tool Maker I gained a first class honours degree in engineering design and gained a position of Assistant Chief Designer with construction plant manufacturer. My duties included hands-on engineering design and management of a busy design office. As a senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield from 1986 to 2014 I gained my Ph.D. in Sustainable Engineering.
In 2014 I took up a post of Professor at Seoul National University of Science and Technology, South Korea, continuing my research in Sustainable Engineering and in particular Kinetic Energy Storage Systems. As an academic I have taught diverse engineering subjects from Dynamics and Mechanics to Engineering Design and from Alternative Energy Systems to CAD and more recently Sustainable Engineering. I have held; academic management positions, external examiner positions both in the UK and overseas, Educational consultancy posts, held the post of CEO of several limited companies and successfully completed over 400 and engineering consultancy projects. I have published numerous journal and conference papers and have been the major author in the publication of three books, “Foundations of Engineering”, “Sustainability and Its Incorporation into the Engineering Design Process” and “Sustainability in Engineering Design”
Sustainability: First Aid for Planet Earth
Some of the earliest recorded environmental protection efforts were during the seventh century A.D. but environmental protection has been common throughout the centuries, gaining ground during the Industrial Revolution (circa 1750) and becoming increasingly important up to the present day. In 1987 the United Nations, Brundtland report introduced concept of sustainable development covering almost every aspect of human existence which might impact the planet. In the intervening years a great deal of work has been done by many researchers, companies and nations to define environmental systems and explain and identify environmental problems. General environmental awareness and action has markedly grown but the question must be asked, “Is the current effort enough against the backdrop of a burgeoning population and its ravenous need for goods and products?”
This paper reviews how humans use and abuse the planet and goes on to define sustainability by suggesting improvements to current practice to reduce waste and improve the longevity of “Lifeboat Earth”. Furthermore attention is given to the increasing needs of the population in terms of consumerism and the general impact that this leaves on the planet. Some defining examples are included.
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