Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Teresa Bandosz

Teresa Bandosz

City College of New York, USA

Dr. Bandosz is a full professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the City College of New York (Ph.D. In Chemical Engineering  (Krakow Polytechnic); D.Sci. in Physical Chemistry (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University). She has a broad experience in the field of materials preparation, and their applications to environmental problems related to development of adsorbents for gas separation.

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Xiangfeng Duan, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Juan Ramón Morante, University of Barcelona/IREC, Spain
Yongfa Zhu, Tsinghua University, China

Keynote Speakers

Luca Artiglia

Luca Artiglia

Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

Luca Artiglia is staff scientist at the energy and environment research division at the Paul Scherrer institute in Villigen (Switzerland). He got his master degree in industrial chemistry in 2007 and his PhD in materials science and engineering in 2011 from the university of Padova (Italy).

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Carlos Alejandro Figueroa

Carlos Alejandro Figueroa

University of Caxias do Sul, Brazil

Carlos Alejandro Figueroa received his Bachelor Degree in chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 2000 and his PhD in physics from the State University of Campinas (Brazil) in 2004. His current interest focuses on fundamental physical mechanisms of friction at the nano/microscale (theory and experimental) and adhesion mechanisms of carbon-based thin films on steels by using interlayers.

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Yung-Jung Hsu

Yung-Jung Hsu

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Yung-Jung Hsu is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. He received his bachelor's degree and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.

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Monika Jenko

Monika Jenko

Institute of Metals and Technology, Slovenia

Prof. Dr. Monika Jenko is a senior researcher who completed her PhD in Material Science at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. For 11 years she was the Director of the Institute of Metals and Technology (IMT). She initiated IMT’s joining the Jožef Stefan Postgraduate School in the frame of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology study program.

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Tanja Kallio

Tanja Kallio

Aalto University, Finland

Dr. Tanja Kallio, D.Sc.(Eng.), has been appointed as a Professor at the Aalto University Department of Chemistry and Materials Science (Finland) in the year 2015. She received a D.Sc.(Eng.) degree on Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry from the Helsinki University of Technology in the year 2003. Since then she has been visiting scientists in groups with excellence in electrochemistry and material science including Univesidad de Alicante, Tartu University and Skolkova Institute of Science and Technology.

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Rie Makiura

Rie Makiura

Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Rie Makiura graduated from the University of Tsukuba. Following an extended spell as a researcher at the Frontier Device Research Center of SEIKO EPSON Cooperation in Nagano, where she worked on the development of organic electronic (OLED, TFT) devices and thin film all-solid batteries, she returned to academia as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Kyushu University.

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Ana Clara Lopes Marques

Ana Clara Lopes Marques

Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Portugal

Ana C. Marques graduated in Materials Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa (IST-UL), Lisbon, Portugal, in 2000 and obtained her Ph.D. degree in Materials Sci. & Eng. from the same institution in 2005. She was a Post-Doc at the International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass of Lehigh University, USA, before joining the chemical company Dow Corning in Belgium, as an R&D Chemist, from 2007 to 2011.

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Isabella Nova

Isabella Nova

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Isabella Nova is full Professor in Industrial Chemistry at the Department of Energy, Politecnico of Milan, Italy.

She has got her Degree in Chemical Engineering (Politecnico di Milano, 1996), her P.h.D.in Industrial Chemistry (1999) from university of Milano.

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Hyunwoong Park

Hyunwoong Park

Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea

Prof. Hyunwoong Park received a B.S. in Environmental Science at Hallym University (Chuncheon, Korea) in 1999 and a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering at POSTECH (Pohang, Korea) in 2004. After postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, California: 2006 – 2008), he moved to the School of Energy Engineering at Kyungpook National University (Daegu, Korea) as assistant professor (2008) and was then promoted to full professor (2017). He stayed at Caltech for two years as a visiting associate. His research interests include solar hydrogen productions and artificial photosynthesis with photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical processes, solar desalination water-energy nexus technology, and electrocatalysis for water treatment and energy recovery.

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Marco Smerieri

Marco Smerieri

Italian National Research Council, Italy

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Sergio Tosoni

Sergio Tosoni

Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Sergio Tosoni is assistant professor at the Department of Materials Science, University of Milano-Bicocca. He graduated in Chemistry at the University of Torino in 2003, where he also received his PhD in Chemical Sciences in 2007.

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Yan Yu

Yan Yu

University of Science and Technology of China, China

Prof. Dr. Yan Yu is a Professor of material science in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). She received her Ph.D. in material science at USTC in 2006. Then, she worked as a postdoctoral at Florida International University.

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Vassilia Zorba

Vassilia Zorba

University of California, Berkeley, USA

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