Feng Wang (PhD Theoretical/Computational Chemistry, Spectroscopy) is Professor of Chemistry and Deputy Chair of Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Feng received her PhD degree at the University of Newcastle (Australia, 1994), worked at the University of Waterloo (1994-1996) as an NSERC Canada International Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Fellow at School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne (1996-2000). After a short period at a supercomputer centre, she joined Swinburne University of Technology in 2003. Feng has led many theoretical/computational chemistry driven discoveries in a broad spectrum of applications in medicinal, biological, solar energy etc in chemistry and physics and has published over 150 peer reviewed journal articles. Feng is Honorary Professor at School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Fellow of RACI and Fellow of the AIP. She also serves on national scientific research committees such as the National Computational Merit Allocation Committee (NCMAC, Australia) and has been an expert panel member for National Research Councils including Ireland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Romania and Canada (Quebec) etc.
Deputy Chair of Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology at Swinburne University of Technology
Wilfred van der Wiel (1975) obtained his M.Sc. degree in Applied Physics (cum laude) from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands in 1997. He did his Ph.D. research on electron transport in quantum dots and electron interferometers both at Delft University of Technology and NTT Basic Research Laboratories in Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. degree (cum laude) in 2002. After that he joined the University of Tokyo as a postdoc and in the same year he was appointed Pioneer (Sakigake) Fellow of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). In 2005 he moved to the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in The Netherlands, where he took the position of Program Leader of the interdisciplinary Nano Electronics program. Presently he is full professor, holding the Chair Nano Electronics. In 2006 he was awarded the VIDI grant of the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO). He was a member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) from 2006 till 2012, and a member of the Global Young Academy (GYA) from 2012 till 2017, where he served two years in the Executive Committee. He has led the bottom-up Nano Electronics research section within the Dutch nanotechnology network NanoNed. He received a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) in 2009, and two ERC Proof of Concept Grants in 2014 and 2015. Van der Wiel is author of over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, receiving over 5,800 citations.
He received a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) in 2009, and two ERC Proof of Concept Grants in 2014 and 2015.
Felix von Stetten studied agricultural sciences at the Technical University of Munich and obtained his doctorate in biotechnology postgraduate studies in food microbiology. He switched to the diagnostics industry in 1999 and developed methods for sample preparation and real-time PCR. In 2003 he moved to the Institute for Microsystems Technology (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg on the field of "Lab-on-a-Chip". His activities led to the founding of the " Lab-on-a-Chip " division at Hahn-Schickard in 2008 and to the spin-off of the Hahn-Schickard-Institute for Microanalysis Systems in 2016, which Mr. von Stetten is deputy director.
His activities led to the founding of the " Lab-on-a-Chip " division at Hahn-Schickard in 2008 and to the spin-off of the Hahn-Schickard-Institute for Microanalysis Systems in 2016
Prof. Dr. Marek W. Urban is the J.E. Sirrine Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor of Materials Science andEngineering and Chemistry (courtesy) Departments at Clemson University. He received MS in Chemistry from Marquette University, PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Eng. Department from Michigan Technological University, and postdoctoral at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining Clemson University, he was a professor, department chair, and director of polymer science programs at NDSU and USM, where he also directed the Materials Research Science and Engineering (MRSEC) as well as Industry/University Cooperative Research (I/U CRC) Centers funded by the National Science Foundation. He is the author of over 400 research publications and 11 patents, author of four and editor of seven books. His research on self-healing polymers and antimicrobial polymer surfaces has been featured by many media, including NY Times, Forbes, BBC, NBC, Discovery, USA Today, Yahoo, ACS, NSF, and many others. He is the Fellow of American Chemical Society PMSE Division, the Royal Society of Chemistry, American Institute of Chemists, and recipient of numerous awards, most recently the Chemical Pioneer Award from Chemical Heritage Foundation (2017) and University Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Award (2018). His research group current research efforts focus on the development of polymeric materials and interfaces with ‘living-like’ functions. Of recent interests are self-healing commodity polymers, new generations of stimuliresponsive materials with adaptable, sensing, and signaling functions, including colloidal nanoparticles and other nano-objects, as well as spectroscopic imaging methods enabling molecular detection of stimuli-responsiveness.
He is the author of over 400 research publications and 11 patents, author of four and editor of seven books.
Ahmad has two MSc degree from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden; one in Electric Power Engineering and the other in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. Ahmad got his PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems from MIT Portugal Program. He is a focused and proactive strategy and innovation leader with 16 years of academic/industry work experience. He has wide experience in utilities with deep understanding of the business and economy. Ahmad has spent all his career providing knowledge and gaining experience from strategic and innovative projects within renewable energy sector.
He is the Senior Scientist at VTT Ltd, CEO and co-founder of SIR Analytics Ltd, Helsinki Area, Finland Research. He was previously the researcher at theCentre for Metrology and Accreditation, MIKES, EMPA, Tampere University of Technology.
CEO and co-founder of SIR Analytics Ltd
Andrés E. Dulcey was born in Cali, Colombia. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from The Ohio State University, he joined the laboratory of Professor Virgil Percec at the University of Pennsylvania. His doctoral research focused on the design, synthesis and structural characterization of biologically-inspired libraries of amphiphilic compounds which self-assemble into functional, helical, porous channels. After completion of his doctoral degree, Andrés joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH), first as a Postdoctoral Fellow and then as a Research Scientist, where he has spent over 10 years working in different modalities of medicinal chemistry. Currently, Andrés is at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the NIH, where he works as a Research Scientist at the forefront of translation, advancing programs in target identification and validation, assay development and screening, probe development and lead optimization, and drug repurposing, with the goal of furthering the understanding of biochemical pathways and aiding the development of new medicines.
Andrés is at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the NIH, where he works as a Research Scientist
Julietta V. Rau (Dr, PhD) is currently researcher, head of the laboratory and research group at the Institute of the Structure of Matter of the Italian National Research Council (ISM-CNR, Rome, Italy). She is the author of more than 120 publications in International Journals and about 145 psentations and Invited talks at International Conferences. She received several international awards for her research achievements. Her psent H-index is 24.
Her psent research interests regard innovative biomaterials for regenerative medicine, among them calcium phosphates and glass-ceramics based materials for tissue engineering applications.
Christophe Len received his Ph.D. from the University of Picardie-Jules Verne (UPJV) in Amiens (France) under the supervision of Professor P. Villa in the field of carbohydrate chemistry. In 1996, he joined Doctor G. Mackenzie's group at the University of Hull (UK) as a post-doctoral fellow to work on the synthesis of nucleoside analogues. In 1997, CL became Assistant Professor at the Laboratoire des Glucides of UPJV and worked on the chemistry of antiviral nucleoside analogues specialising on those with novel glycone systems. In 2003, CL received his habilitation and was promoted to full Professor in 2004 at the University of Poitiers (France) where he was the supervisor of the team "Biomolecules: Synthesis and Molecular Organization". For 2008, CL had a secondment to the University of Technology of Compiègne - UTC (France) where he created a new scientific team called "Organic Chemistry and Alternative Technologies" with the perspective to develop research activity on green chemistry and sustainable development. In 2010, CL became full Professor at the University of Compiègne - UTC (France). Since November 2017, CL has developed his research at Chimie ParisTech (France) in the group "Catalysis, Synhesis of Biomolecules and Sustainable Development" diriged by Dr Virginie Vidal.
The principle interests of Len's research are organic synthesis including: (i) the reactivity of biomass-derived molecules (glycerol, fatty acids, lignin, cellulose) for the formation of new chemical bonds
Graduated in biochemistry, bio-organic chemistry and food chemistry; PhD on structure-function relationship of the enzyme; postdoctoral work in X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Bachelor and master teaching on the subjects of organic chemistry, (bio)-inorganic chemistry, instrumental analysis, advanced spectroscopy, and advanced molecular structure determination; master and advanced courses on biocatalysis, homogeneous catalysis, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, and chemistry of metals in biological systems.
Graduated in biochemistry, bio-organic chemistry and food chemistry
Prof. Nissim Garti is a full professor of chemistry and the director of the Casali Center of Applied Chemistry, The Department of Chemistry of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Garti was announced as a ‘distinguished professor’ and is a ‘Ratner Chair of Chemistry of the Hebrew University’ (from 2011). In 2013 Garti was recognized by the Hebrew University as one of the 23 most important inventors and contributors to innovation in Israel for his contributions in Food Science, Nutraceuticals and delivery vehicles for bioactives and he and his work were placed in the 'Hall of Fame' of the University . Garti was awarded with many international and national prestigious prizes. Among the important awards are: Life-Time Scientific Achievements in Food Science (,AOCS, Orlando, 2015); Surfactants in Solution Society (SIS) - K. Mittal Award (Coimbra, Portugal 2014); Supelco/Nicolas Pelick Award of the AOCS (St Antonio, USA, 2013) . “Chang Award” of the American Oil Chemists Society (Montreal, 2011), “Corporate Research Award” of the AOCS (Kansas City, 2012); “The International Food Technologists (IFT) Society Award (Cincinnati, USA, 2009,)”; Lord Kaye (British) Awards of the Hebrew University (1996), the Rockefeller Foundation Award (Bellagio, 2004).The Japan Promotion of Forein Scientists (Nara, Japan, 2004). Garti was twice the Director of the Casali Institute, and the Director of the School of Applied Science and Technology. He served (2010-2013) on the Management Committee (Board of Directors) of the Hebrew University. Garti’s scientific achievements include over 400 peer reviewed publications, 13 edited books , 85 chapters in books and over 90 patents. In the last three years Garti devotes much of his time in establishing new stratup (Lyotropic Delivery Systems (LDS ltd) that specializes in applying the nano technology that was developed by Garti to bioactives delivery.
Over 95 MsC and 60 PhD students graduated under Garti’s direct supervision.
Jorge Loredo, Dr. Mining Engineering, has his expertise in environmental geochemistry associated to abandoned mine sites, risk assessment and restoration processes. Currently he is Professor of Mining and Environmental Exploration in the School of Mining, Energy and Materials Engineering of the University of Oviedo (Spain). Leader researcher in national and international research projects in the field of geochemistry of mine wastes and mine water, environmental and risk assessment and management. He has been author or coauthor of papers in reference publications, and Chairman of International Conferences.
He has been author or coauthor of papers in reference publications, and Chairman of International Conferences.
György Keglevich graduated from the Technical University of Budapest in 1981 as a chemical engineer. He got “Doctor of Chemical Science” degree in 1994, in the subject of organophosphorus-chemistry. He has been the Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology since 1999. Within organophosphorus chemistry, his major field embraces a P-heterocycles involving selective syntheses, as well as bioactive and industrial aspects. He also deals with environmentally friendly chemistry involving MW chemistry, its theoretical aspects, phase transfer catalysis, the development of new chiral catalysts, and the use of ionic liquids. He is the author or co-author of ca. 550 papers (the majority of which appeared in international journals) including ca. 70 review articles and 40 book chapters. He is, among others, the member of the Editorial Board of Molecules, Heteroatom Chemistry and Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon, and the Related Elements, and Current Microwave Chemistry. He is the Editor-in-Chief for Current Organic Chemistry and Current Green Chemistry, the co-Editor-in-Chief for Current Catalysis, Associate Editor for Current Organic Synthesis and Letters in Drug Design and Discovery, and Regional Editor for Letters in Organic Chemistry.
Associate Editor for Current Organic Synthesis and Letters in Drug Design and Discovery, and Regional Editor for Letters in Organic Chemistry.
Research Specialities Chemical Biology, Chemistry of Materials, Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry, Photochemistry, Spectroscopy and Dynamics, Supramolecular Chemistry, Synthesis and Catalysis
Dr. María-Paz Zorzano is a researcher at the Centro de Astrobiología (CAB), of the National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA, Spain) and a Professor in Atmospheric Science at the Luleå University of Technology (LTU, Sweden). She is a planetary physicist, investigating space exploration and astrobiology. She is involved in multiple NASA and ESA missions of exploration of the Earth, Moon and Mars, including the Curiosity rover of the Mars Science Laboratory mission (NASA), the Exomars Trace Gas Orbiter (ESA), the ExoMars Rover (ESA) and the ExoMars Surface Platform (Roscosmos / ESA), as well as on proposals for the future international exploration of the Moon through the ESA Moon landers missions or the Deep Space Gateway. She is member of the COSPAR Planetary Protection Panel. She has received multiple awards related to space, such as the 2018 finalist award of the Space Exploration Masters Challenge and 2nd prize of the InnoSpace Masters call of 2018. She was also awarded in 2013 with a NASA Group Achievement for her contributions to the instrument REMS on board the Curiosity Rover. She is author of 85 refereed articles and several book chapters.
She is author of 85 refereed articles and several book chapters.
Lingxue Kong was awarded his PhD from the University of New South Wale in Australia in 1997. One of his research interests lies on the development of nanomaterials for colorectal cancers by incorporating targeting reagents to improve the efficacy of drugs. He has published more than 245 scientific articles in leading international journals with a citation of more than 5500 and a h-indexof 41.
He has published more than 245 scientific articles in leading international journals with a citation of more than 5500 and a h-indexof 41.
Yuh-Lin Wang, Dr. Physics, specializes in the creation and applications of novel nanostructures that are formed solid surfaces via constrained self-organization processes. He is a co-author of more than 150 papers and the recipient of several awards including the Prime Minister Award for Outstanding Contribution in Science and Technology, Taiwan and Academic Award, Ministry of Education, Taiwan. He is an adjunct professor of the department of physics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
He is a fellow of American Physical Society, U.S.A.
Professor of Biochemistry at Uppsala University in Sweden and a specialist in enzymology and biosensor-based drug discovery. Helena Danielson has applied biophysical methods for enzymology and drug discovery. Her current focus is on discovery of leads targeting epigenetic enzymes and establishing a fundamental understanding the dynamics of molecular interactions. She has extensive experience of the commercial drug discovery process through 30 years of collaborative research with partners in pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry. An important collaboration with Biacore AB was initiated in 1997 and has resulted in adapting biosensor technology for drug discovery and the development of new biosensor products for the drug discovery industry. Academic career: Master of Science in Chemical Engineering at Lund University (1982), Fulbright scholarship (1982-84) and Master of Science in Biochemistry (1984) at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA. Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Stockholm University (1987). Researcher at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (1987-88). At Uppsala University since 1988. Professor of Biochemistry from 2002. Co-founder of Beactica AB (2006), Chief Scientific Officer until 2014. Board member and scientific advisor.
Co-founder of Beactica AB (2006), Chief Scientific Officer until 2014. Board member and scientific advisor.