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University of TexasAustin
Prof. Tennyson received his S.B. (with Honors) and S.M. concurrently in 2003 from the University of Chicago, where he worked in the laboratory of Prof. Greg Hillhouse on the reactivity of Ni(I) and Ni(II) chalcogenide complexes. He then obtained his Ph.D. in 2008 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the mentorship of Prof. Steve Lippard for his research in the fluorescent detection of reactive nitrogen species and their reactivity with transition metal complexes. This research yielded, what was at the time, the first instance of a turn-on fluorescence sensor that was selective for HNO over NO in an aqueous solution. From 2008–2010, Prof. Tennyson was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, where he investigated how the electrochemical and photoluminescent properties of organometallic complexes could be modulated using N-heterocyclic carbene ligands. In his independent career, Prof. Tennyson explores the fundamental mechanisms by which normal and abnormal redox states contribute to human health and disease. Of particular interest are immune diseases that are triggered by oxidative stress and sterile inflammation, such as the foreign body reaction, transplant rejection, diabetes, cardiomyopathy, and stroke. A major goal of these research efforts is to develop redox catalyst therapeutics that alleviate or prevent redox diseases, without immunosuppression, via catalytic redox reactions that harness endogenous terminal reductants and oxidants. Another of Prof. Tennyson's research areas is the conversion of pollutants, waste products, and low-value byproducts into high-value chemicals and materials that are useful to human industry and agriculture. The focus of this area is to exploit redox reactions between common waste products as a means to create covalently cross-linked materials. A major goal of these efforts is to create building materials that can be thermally recycled and reused, in addition to having a negative carbon footprint. Recently, Prof. Tennyson has begun a program to develop biocompatible materials that actively resist infection and disrupt biofilm formation, do not trigger an inflammatory cascade, and can be non-surgically repaired using non-invasive exogenous stimuli.
The Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany
Woll studied physics at the University of Gottingen and received his Ph.D. in 1987 at the Max-Planck-Institut of Dynamics and Self-Organization with Prof. Peter Toennies. After a postdoctoral time (1988 to 1989) at the IBM research laboratories, San Jose, USA he accepted a position equivalent to Assistant Professor at the University of Heidelberg at the Institute of Applied Physical Chemistry. After his habilitation, he took over the chair for Physical Chemistry at the University of Bochum (until 2009). In 2000 he founded the collaborative research center SFB588 “Metal-substrate Interactions in Heterogeneous Catalysis”. Since 2009 he is the director of the Institute of Functional Interfaces at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Heisenberg scholarship funded by the German DFG 1994-1996 Spokesperson of the Surface Physics Division of the German Physical Society 2016 - 2018. Elected member of the Council on Physical Chemistry of solid-State Bodies, Surfaces, and Characterization of Materials of the German Science Foundation (DFG) (2016 until 2019). Recipient of the van Hoff Prize of the German Bunsen Association (DGB) 2016 Member of German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) Awarded an honorary doctorate by the Southern Danish University of Odense for his services in the development of organic thin films in general and especially for his work in the development of so-called organometallic scaffold compounds (SURMOFs) 2019
The research work on photocatalysis by Professor Ohtani started in 1981 when he was a Ph.D. course student at Kyoto University. Since then he has been studying photocatalysis and related topics for more than 30 years and has published more than 300 original papers (h-index: 71) and two single-author books. After gaining his Ph.D. degree from Kyoto University in 1985, he became an assistant professor at the university. In 1996, he was promoted to an associate professor in the Division of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, and was then awarded a full professor position in the Catalysis Research Center (presently Institute for Catalysis), Hokkaido University in 1998. For the education of graduate students, Professor Ohtani's laboratory has belonged to the Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University since 1999. He was awarded the 2005 Scientific Achievement Award of The Electrochemical Society of Japan, The Japanese Photochemistry Association Award 2006, Catalysis Society of Japan Award for 2013, The Japanese Photochemistry Association Lectureship Award (2017), and The Award of The Electrochemical Society of Japan (Takei Award), 2018.
University of Erlangen-NurembergGermany
Hans-Peter Steinrück did his Ph.D. in physics at TU Graz 1985, was a postdoc at Stanford University 1985/86, received his Habilitation at TU München 1992, and became Professor of Physics at Würzburg University in 1993. Since 1998, he holds a chair of Physical Chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He was Guest Professor at USTC/Hefei in China, holds an honorary doctorate degree from Szeged University in Hungary, is a member of the European Academy of Sciences, the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Academia Europaea, and is a Fellow of APS and AAAS. In 2016 he received an ERC Advanced Grant, in 2017 the AVS Medard W. Welch Award in the USA, and in 2019 the Morino Lectureship in Japan. His research focuses on surface and interface science, from ionic liquids, porphyrins, liquid metals, and liquid organic hydrogen carriers to chemically modified graphene. As experimental tools, he applies a variety of ultra-high-vacuum-based techniques, ranging from the lab- and synchrotron-based electron spectroscopy and diffraction to scanning probe methods and molecular beams. He mentored more than 60 Ph.D. students and 25 postdocs and published more than 380 peer-reviewed papers.
Bulgarian Academy of SciencesBulgaria
Education and degrees: 1. Education (1954 – 1960) - Higher Institute of Chemical Technology (Sofia, Bulgaria); 2. Ph.D. (1968) – USSR, Moscow Institute of Chemical Mechanical Engineering; 3. Doctor of Technical Sciences (1978), Higher Institute of Chemical Technology (Sofia, Bulgaria). Awards: Bulgarian Order of Cyril and Methodius (first-class); Russian Federation Order of MihailoLomonosow (National Committee for Public Prizes). Employment: Institute of Chemical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Science, since 1962; Professor in Chemical Engineering, since 1981; Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Science – 2008. International activity: Editor-in-Chief of the “Transactions of Academenergo” (Scientific journal of the Russian Academy of Science); Member of the Editorial Board for the “British Journal of Engineering & Technology”; Chairman of the Scientific Council of the International Scientific Centre for Power and Chemical Engineering Problems (http://www.int-sci-center.bas.bg); Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Workshop on “Transport Phenomena in Two-Phase Flows” (No.1 - 15). Publications: Scientific papers 221. Monographies 9 (www.iche.bas.bg/Books_BG.htm)
Dr. Habil. Vaidotas Kazukauskas is a Professor at the Faculty of Physics of Vilnius University, Lithuania. He was awarded Dr. Habil. degree in 1999. The topics of his research work are carrier transport, generation, recombination and trapping phenomena in advanced materials and structures for (opto-)electronic and photovoltaic applications. Prof. V. Kažukauskas is/was involved as a team leader into the six large-scale international projects and other numerous projects. He was awarded the National Science Award of Lithuanian Republic, the National Science Award for the Distinguished Scientist, the Science Award of the Rector of Vilnius University and others. V. Kazukauskas has more than 380 publications, had delivered more than 60 invited lectures at the international conferences, and authored three textbooks.
Carnegie Mellon University USA
Professor Gellman received a B.Sc. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1981 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985. After spending one year as a postdoctoral researcher at CambridgeUniversity in England he started his academic career as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois. He joined the faculty of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon in 1992 and is now Lord Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science. During the year 2000 he was the Zeneca Senior Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Cambridge University in the U.K. and then a visiting professor in the Department of Materials at the ETH-Zurich in Switzerland. He served as the Department Head of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon from January 2003 to November 2013. In February 2008 he was named the first Consortium Director of the NETL Regional University Alliance (NETL-RUA, 2008-2014), a consortium formed by Carnegie Mellon University and regional universities to work with the DOE National Energy Technology Lab. In September 2012 he was named Co-Director of the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon. Professor Gellman’s independent research is in the area of surface chemistry with particular emphasis on catalytic surface chemistry, enantioselective chemistry on chiral surfaces, tribology and high throughput study of alloy surfaces. He has developed a number of experiments and experimental methodologies for exploring fundamental aspects of surface chemistry in each of these areas. The most recent focus of his research group has been the study of enantioselectivity on naturally chiral metal surfaces. His research is now turning towards the development and application of high throughput methods for study of alloy surface properties such as catalysis.Professor Gellman has won a number of national and international awards for his research including: Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2011) and of the AVS (2012),Welch Foundation Lectureship (Texas - 2001), the Zeneca Fellowship (University of Cambridge - 2000), the Ipatieff Prize (American Chemical Society - 1998), Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship(A.P. Sloan Foundation 1991-93), Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering(David and Lucile Packard Foundation - 1989-94), and the Distinguished New Faculty in Chemistry Award (Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation - 1986).
Dr. JieshanQiu is Cheung-Kong Distinguished Professor of Carbon Science and Chemical Engineering at Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), and Dean of Chemical Engineering Collegeat BUCT. He is an internationally-recognized research and thought leader in chemical engineering and carbon science. His research encompasses both fundamental and applied aspects of carbon materials and science, with a focus on the methodologies of producing carbon materials for energy storage and conversion, catalysis and environment protection. He has published 700+ papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Mater., Adv. Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., Adv. Energy Mater., Energy Environ. Sci., PNAS, Nature Commun., Nano Energy, ACS Nano, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Chem. Soc. Rev., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Joule,Matter, Nano Today, etc., with a citation 29000+ times and H-index of 85 (web of sci.). He has a strong record of innovation-with 140+ Chinese and International patents issued. Currently, he is the Vice President of Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology, Associate Editor of CIESC Journal, and is on the advisory board of 22 high profile journals, including Chemical Engineering Science, and Science China Materials. He is a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and Elsevier Highly Cited Researcher in the field of chemical engineering in China in 2019. He has served as Associate Editor of three international journals for years, including: Carbon, FlatChemand ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.
Reseda Lifesciences Private Limited
Dr Gayatri is a Masters in Organic Chemistry - Phytochemistry and Doctorate in Chemistry, dietary antioxidants. She comes with reputed National Institutes, Bhabha Atomic Research Center (Mumbai) and Indian Institute of Sciences (Bangalore). She also has extensive international research experience, with Medical Research Council (UK), École normale supérieure (France), Texas Medical Center (USA) and National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan). She is an expert in Phyto Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry, Nanotechnology, and other modern technologies. She has hands-on experience in R&D, technology and innovation, testing services, IP management, Business Development & Customer Support in technology development companies in the space of Hygiene, Agriculture, Personal Care & Cosmetics and Textiles. She is a Serial Entrepreneur and a Goldman Sachs 10K alumnus from NSRCEL, IIM, Bangalore. She is a TiE Women – Bangalore Chapter Finalist. She founded Reseda Lifesciences Private Limited with a vision to reverse the impact caused by the excessive use of chemicals that deteriorate the immunity of humans and enhance the immunity of pests. Reseda uses rich alternatives like plant extracts and backs it by modern technology. Reseda Lifesciences Private Limited, Bangalore was incorporated on 9th August 2017. Reseda is into R&D and B2B sale of plant extract-based formulations which have equivalent efficacy or better performance, and safe products compared to similar products in the market. These products use a patentable cutting-edge technology developed by Reseda. Two patents are under process. The intent is to reverse the imbalance created due to the indiscriminate use of synthetic chemicals in the field of Agriculture, House-hold Insecticides, cosmetics, personal care and related industries. Reseda is creating a niche with its plant-based, and healthy products that will provide a safe lifestyle impacting the end users, thereby reducing the adverse effect of chemicals on the environment. Dr Gayatri is also founder Director of R2Phyto Corp (New Jersey, USA), Ehtnys Foundation (Section 8 Company) and Orieus Labs Private Limited. She is an advisor for FWC Community, Bangalore which is an Entrepreneurship Enablement Platform for Global Indian Diaspora. She has established a Joint Venture Company in North America - R2Phyto` Corp in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, USA. She is also working in partnerships with companies from Srilanka, Malaysia, Philippines and South Africa and is in talks to establish a facility in the Hague, Netherlands. She is also the founder Director of Ethnys Foundation, a foundation for like-minded, purpose-driven individuals to Generate IDEAS & SOLUTIONS for “Reversing the impact created by the IRRATIONAL use of Chemicals”. Ethnys Foundation brings together people from different backgrounds for a common cause. The motive that knits a set of different people together to bring back the natural, happy, safe and healthy environment. As a trained Classical Dancer in Bharatanatyam, Classical Music, and Theatre, Dr Gayatri trains children on Indian Traditional System through Dance, Music and Theatre, in collaboration with “SOUL VIBES”.
Dr. Yang Wenming is currently the Dean’s Chair Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore. He is also the editor-in-chief of Energy Engineering. His research interests include the development of Lower Temperature Combustion (LTC) Technologies, combustion and emissions control of biomass boilers and coal boilers, fuel design, and its application in internal combustion engines, etc. He has authored/co-authored more than 340 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences, of which, more than 270 papers are SCI index, and most of his papers are published in the top 10% journals. His papers have been cited more than 11000 times with an H-index of 56. He is currently the Principal Investigator or Co-PI for 14 competitive research grants funded by National Funding Agencies and Ministry of Education of Singapore, worth more than $30 million US dollars. He has won a series of awards including the Dean’s Chair professor, 4 times scientific progress award (2nd prize) by the Ministry of Education of China and the Society of Mechanical Engineering of China; two papers was awarded the best paper by Applied Energy (Elsevier) in 2014 and 2016 respectively; He is also the regular reviewer for a lot of peer-reviewed reputable journals such as Nano Energy, Applied Energy, Energy Conversion and Management, Fuel, Combustion and Flame, Progress in Energy and Combustion Sciences, etc.
University of KentuckyKentucky
Dr. Buchang Shi was graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1991. After working as a senior scientist in the Center for Applied Energy Research of the University of Kentucky for 14 years, he moved to the Department of Chemistry of Eastern Kentucky University, he is currently a Professor of chemistry at the university. His research interests are the mechanisms of organic and catalytic reactions using isotopes as the tracers
Zahira Yaakob received her BS (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Toledo Ohio USA in 1988, MSc and Ph.D. degrees from the university of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), the United Kingdom in 1991 and 1995, respectively. She joined Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1995 until now. Prof Yaakob is currently engaged in research on reaction engineering, catalysis, renewable energy, and nanomaterial. She received Commonwealth Fellowship in 2003 and spend one year at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the area of Reaction Engineering. Prof Yaakob is one the recipient of Woman in Science award in 2016 from The Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. She has published more than 260 articles in peer-reviewed journals with H-index of 42. She is amongst the top 2% of scientists in energy cited an article published by Stanford University.
University of PeradeniyaSri Lanka
Mr. Suresh Aluvihara is a postgraduate research scholar at the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka that related to the disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Material Engineering, and Water Engineering. He received his B.Sc. (Hon’s) degree from a government university in Sri Lanka in the year 2017 with the scopes of Earth and Mineral Resources. Since his university research works he has achieved some valuable research publications that associate with much-recognized research symposiums, conferences and journals as the abstracts, conference papers for proceedings, and full research papers. In his contribution to scientific activities, he has participated in some recognized research conferences as a keynote speaker, featured speaker, and invited speaker around the world. According to his other academic works, he has gained much valuable experience in the reviewing of both science and engineering research papers associate with some high indexed journals and he is having a few memberships in recognized research associations in the world.
University of AlbertaCanada
Dr. Ojus Mohan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His research interest includes rational design of efficient and thermodynamically stable catalytic materials, optimization of reactions, rapid screening of potential materials, and design of novel catalysts by employing theoretical methods. During his Ph.D. he was invited to the University of Alberta twice as a Research Award Recipient to work as a student research fellow in the Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering.
ElMhamdi Abdelhakim Postdoctoral researcher in Materials Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Gebze Technical University, Turkey. I'm graduated from the chemistry department at the University of Carthage, Tunisia in collaboration with the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry of Madrid, Spain. My Ph. D. research, being done focuses on the investigation of new formulations of catalysts based on combinations of copper and ceria in which various spinel compositions were considered and employed for processes of production/purification of hydrogen for its use in fuel cells. My research interests include morphologically and/or dimensionally controlled synthesis and characterization of nanomaterial, as well as an investigation of the relationships between their structures and properties.
University of BritishColumbia
Chester Upham is an Assistant Professor in the Chemical & Biological Engineering department at the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining UBC, Dr. Upham was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University in the SUNCAT Center for Interfacial Science and Catalysis. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from McGill University. Dr. Upham worked in multiple roles with C-Zero to commercialize his Ph.D. work to produce CO2-free hydrogen using high-temperature molten catalysts. He was also the Director of Development for Carbon Sciences from 2010-2013 and a Process Engineer at Kimberly-Clark. His work has resulted in 7 provisional patent applications, 18 publications in journals such as Science, Nature Catalysis, and ACS Catalysis. It has been highlighted in Chemistry World and Nature Energy.
Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan
Hajime Shirai received his MS and Doctoral degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 1985 and 1988, respectively. Currently, he is a Professor of the Department of Functional Material Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University. His research focuses on the development of organic/inorganic heterojunction solar cells using functional nanomaterials, synthesis, and characterization of two-dimensional atomic layer transition metal dichalcogenides and theirapplications in electronic devices.
Kojun Yokoyama is a first-year master’s student at the Department of Functional Materials, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Japan. He focuses on developing a unique deposition methods of oxide and oxide compound materials and their application in MIS-FETs.
Abdul Kuddus received his BSc. Engineering and MSc. Engineering in Applied Physics and Electronic Engineering from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh in 2015 and 2016, respectively. He joined as PhD fellow in Shirai Lab, Saitama University in 2019 and continues till to date. His current research focuses on developing a new deposition approach Mist Chemical Vapor Deposition (mist CVD) forTwo-dimensional metal dichalcogenides and their application in MIS-FETs.
Energy Research InstituteUK
Dr. Abdeen Mustafa Omer (BSc, MSc, Ph.D.) is an Associate Researcher at Energy Research Institute (ERI). He obtained both his Ph.D. degree in the Built Environment and Master of Philosophy degree in Renewable Energy Technologies from the University of Nottingham. He is a qualified Mechanical Engineer with a proven track record within the water industry and renewable energy technologies. He has been graduated from the University of El Menoufia, Egypt, BSc in Mechanical Engineering. His previous experience involved being a member of the research team at the National Council for Research/Energy Research Institute in Sudan and working as director of research and development for National Water Equipment Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Sudan. He has been listed in the book WHO’S WHO in the World 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2010. He has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 300 review articles, 25 books, and 200 chapters in books.