Speakers

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Michael Graetzel

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Michael Graetzel directs the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces.
He pioneered research in the field of energy and electron transfer reactions in mesoscopic systems and their use in energy conversion systems, in particular photovoltaic cells and photo-electrochemical devices for the splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen and the reduction of carbon dioxide by sunlight as well as the storage of electric power in lithium ion batteries.

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Rafael Luque

Nanoscale Chemistry and Biomass/Waste Valorisation Group, University of Cordoba, Spain

Topic: Biomass and Valorization of Organic Waste

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Audrey Moores

Department of Chemistry, McGill University, Canada

Topic: Synthesis and Catalysis

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Christian Stevens

Head of Department of Sustainable Organic Chemistry and Technology, University of Gent, Belgium

Topic: Microreactors and Electrochemistry

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John Warner

President & Chief Technology Officer, The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry LLC, USA

Topic: Start-ups and Sustainable Chemistry

John is the recipient of the 2014 Perkin Medal, widely acknowledged as the highest honor in American Industrial Chemistry, and was named a 2016 AAAS‐Lemelson Invention Ambassador. He received his BS in Chemistry from UMASS Boston, and his PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University. After working at the Polaroid Corporation for nearly a decade, he then served as tenured full professor at UMASS Boston and Lowell (Chemistry and Plastics Engineering).

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