Plenary Speakers

Joanna  Aizenberg

Harvard University, USA

Joanna Aizenberg pursues a broad range of research interests that include biomimetics, dynamic materials, wetting phenomena, bio-nano interfaces, self-assembly, and crystal engineering.

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Ray Dagastine

University of Melbourne, Australia

Raymond Dagastine is a Professor and the Deputy Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He completed his degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware and then received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University.

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David Julian McClements

University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

David Julian McClements is a Distinguished Professor at the Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts.

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Fiona Meldrum

University of Leeds, UK

Fiona Meldrum holds a Chair in Inorganic Chemistry at the School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge and her doctorate in bio-inspired crystallization from the University of Bath.

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Kathleen J. Stebe

University of Pennsylvania, USA

Kathleen J. Stebe is the Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation and the Goodwin Professor in the School Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Keynote Speakers

Romain Bordes

Chalmers University, Sweden

Romain Bordes is researcher at the division of Applied Chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Joao T. Cabral

Imperial College London, UK

João T. Cabral is Professor of Soft Matter Engineering at Imperial College London.

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Paul Chen

National University Singapore, Singapore

Paul Chen has been a professor in environmental engineering, National University of Singapore since 1998. Dr. Chen has worked in the field of chemical and environmental engineering, focusing on R&D in the areas of membrane, adsorption, heavy metals, oily water treatment, resource and energy recovery, exhaust gas treatment and new contaminants (e.g. microplastics).

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Valeria Garbin

Imperial College London, UK

Valeria Garbin is a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London.

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Elena Ivanova

RMIT Melbourne, Australia

Elena Ivanova received her PhD from the Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Ukraine, ScD from the Pacific Institute of Bio-organic Chemistry, Russian Federation, JD from the University of Melbourne and GradDip from the Law Institute, Victoria.

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Carla Meledandri

University of Otago, New Zealand

Carla Meledandri is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Otago and a Principal Investigator in the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. She obtained her PhD in Chemistry in 2009 from Dublin City University and held a postdoctoral appointment at the same university before moving to New Zealand in late 2009.

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Alison Paul

Cardiff University, UK

Alison Paul obtained her PhD in 2001 from the University of Bristol, for her work on the synthesis and characterisation of fluorinated surfactants for forming microemulsions in supercritical carbon dioxide.

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Laurence S. Romsted

Rutgers University, USA

Laurence S. Romsted obtained his A.B. degree from DePauw University; Ph.D. from Indiana University, E. H. Cordes Advisor and carried out his Post-Doctoral Studies at the University of California, S.B., Ca. with C. A. Bunton; finally, from 1980 to present he has been an Asst., Assoc., and full Professor at Rutgers University.

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Amy Shen

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Amy Shen leads the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan. She was a tenured faculty member in Mechanical Engineering at University of Washington before moving to Japan in 2014.

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Conxita Solans

IQAC-CSIC Barcelona, Spain

Conxita Solans is Professor Ad Honorem of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC) in Barcelona (Spain).

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Lynn Walker

Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, USA

Lynn M. Walker is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Hai Xu

China University of Petroleum, China

Hai Xu received his PhD in chemical engineering from China University of Petroleum (UPC) in 2002.

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