Plenary Speakers

Nikolai Denkov

Sofia University, Bulgaria

Talk title: Drop Self-Shaping and Self-Bursting: New Approaches to Obtain Regularly Shaped Micro- and Nanoparticles

Prof. Nikolai Denkov is Head of laboratory “Active formulations and materials” at Sofia University, Bulgaria. His research includes studies on the formation, stability, rheology and applications of various disperse systems.

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Taeghwan Hyeon

Institute for Basic Science, Korea

Talk title: Inorganic Nanomaterials for Medicine and Energy

Taeghwan Hyeon joined the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering of Seoul National University in 1997. His research has focused on the synthesis and applications of uniform-sized nanoparticles and related nanostructured materials and he has published > 350 papers in prominent international journals (> 52,000 citations and an h-index of > 120).

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Jennifer Strunk

Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Germany

Talk title: The Role of Noble Metal Nanoparticles in Photocatalysis Unraveled to the Atomic Scale

Prof. Strunk received her diploma and PhD degree in Industrial Chemistry from the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, in 2004 and 2008, respectively.

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Jackie Ying

NanoBio Lab, Singapore

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Keynote Speakers

Rob Atkin

University Western Australia, Australia

Talk title: Switching on Superlubricity Using Ionic Liquids

Rob Atkin is a physical chemist with research interests that span fundamental to applied areas including ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents, surfactant and polymer adsorption, surface coatings, lubricants, electrolytes, production of biofuels from coal and biomass, microencapsulation, preparation of 2D materials, and protein droplet formation in cells.

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Alireza Bahramian

Tehran University, Iran

Talk title: Bold Ideas on the Structure of Fluid-Fluid Interfaces

Prof. Bahramian is a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Tehran. His interests are focused on the interfacial thermodynamics of complex fluids, e.g. micellar/surfactant, polyelectrolyte, nanofluids, etc.

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Gemma-Louise Davies

University College London, United Kingdom

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Maria Pilar De Lara

CSIC Madrid, Spain

Talk title: First-Principles Modelling of the New Generation of Subnanometer-Sized Metal Catalysts and Photocatalysts

María Pilar de Lara-Castells is a theoretical chemist and an expert in computational chemistry and spectroscopy, fundamental physics, and material science.

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Jean-Paul Douliez

French National Institute for Agricultural Research INRA, France

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Yujun Feng

Sichuan University, China

Talk title: Self-Assembly of Long-Chain Surfactants under Subzero Conditions

Prof. Feng is currently a research professor at Sichuan University, P.R. China.He has been focusing on soft materials including viscoelastic surfactants, smart polymers, as well as colloidal materials for oil and gas production. He holds 13 issued patents and has published two books and more than 150 publications in international journals.

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Emilia Nowak

Massey University, New Zealand

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Margarita Sanchez-Dominguez

CIMAV Monterrey, Mexico

Talk title: From Nano to Macro: Bicontinuous Microemulsions as Confined Reaction Media for the Synthesis of Metallic and Bimetallic Hierarchical Superstructures

Margarita Sánchez-Domínguez received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from University of Bristol in 2004. She was a postdoctoral researcher at Institute Charles Sadron (CNRS, Strasbourg), and at the Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC-CSIC, Barcelona).

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John Texter

Eastern Michigan University, USA

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Ilja Voets

Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

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Hai Xu

Chinese University of Petroleum, China

Talk title: Left or Right: What Determines the Handedness of Nanofibers Self-Assembled from Short Peptides?

Prof Hai Xu received his PhD in chemical engineering from China University of Petroleum (UPC) in 2002. He then spent three years working as a research associate in the Biological Physics Group led by Prof Jian R. Lu, at the University of Manchester.

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Roseanna Zia

Stanford University, USA

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