Keynote Speaker

Ilona Kretzschmar, The City College of New York, USA

Ilona Kretzschmar Ilona Kretzschmar received her Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin in 1999. During her graduate research with Prof. H. Schwarz, she studied reactions of metal cations with organic molecules in the gas phase, employing Fourier-transform ion-cyclotron resonance and guided-ion beam mass spectrometry. From 2000 to 2002, she was a Feodor-Lynen postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, working on hydrocarbon radical-rearrangement reactions on clean and modified metal surfaces. In 2002, she joined Prof. M. A. Reed’s Molecular Electronics group in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Yale University as research associate to familiarize herself with the field of molecular electronics. Currently, she serves as chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and is a professor at the City College of New York. Her research interests range from Janus and patchy particle preparation and the experimental and theoretical study of their molecular and field-directed assembly to their behavior at fluid/fluid and fluid/solid interfaces and application in directed delivery.