International Conference on Ionic Liquids in Separation and Purification Technology


Plenary speakers:

Jared Anderson

Iowa State University, USA

Talk title: Advances in ionic liquid-based stationary phase and sorbent materials for multidimensional gas chromatography and sample preparation

Professor Jared L. Anderson 
earned his B.S. in 2000 from South Dakota State University and his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 2005.

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Isabel Billard

Université Grenoble Alpes, France

Talk title: Acidic aqueous biphasic systems with ionic liquids: Fundamental aspects and applications to metal extraction

Isabel Billard studied the fundamental aspects of solvation, complexation, and extraction of metallic ions in Ionic Liquids, focusing on lanthanides and actinides and extending my work to Platinum Group Metals These studies may have impacts onto possible industrial processes, such as industrial recovery of precious metals.

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Joan Brennecke

The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Talk title: Separating gases with ionic liquids

Joan F. Brennecke is currently Cockrell Family Chair in Engineering #16 in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. She began her academic career at the University of Notre Dame after completing her Ph.D. and M.S. (1989 and 1987) degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her B. S. at the University of Texas at Austin (1984).

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João Coutinho

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Talk title: DES – Do they exist? And why you should you be concerned about it...

João A. P. Coutinho is Full Professor at the Chemistry Department of University of Aveiro, Portugal where he is vice-director of CICECO, one of the leading European Laboratories in Materials Science.

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Mara Freire

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Talk title: Purification of biopharmaceuticals using ionic-liquid-based strategies

Mara G. Freire is a Coordinator Researcher at CICECO, Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro, the Director of Group 5 - Biomedic and Biomimetic Materials - within CICECO, and member of the Scientific Council of University of Aveiro and of the Young Scientists Seminar of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences.

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Hiroyuki Ohno

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Talk title: Thermoresponsive ionic liquid/water mixtures for separation and purification technologies

Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Ohno is known as one of the leading scientists on ionic liquids. He is working on ionic liquids for more than 20 years. He received his Ph. D. degree from Waseda University (Japan) in 1981.

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Keynote speakers:

Urszula Domanska

Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Talk title: The petrochemical and biotechnological preferential separation processes - measurements and modelling

Prof. Urszula Domańska, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland and Industrial Chemistry Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland, Professor since February 1995. Honorary Professor at Thermodynamic Research Unit, School of Chemical Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa 2010-2018.

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Maria Gonzalez-Miquel

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Talk title: Thermodynamic insights into the role of ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents for biorefinery applications

Maria Gonzalez-Miquel obtained her Bachelors in Chemical Engineering followed by a Master in Industrial Process Engineering at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). She was awarded her PhD in Chemical Engineering (summa cum laude) in 2013 working as a researcher between Complutense University of Madrid and Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), as well as a visiting PhD scholar at Georgia Institute of Technology (USA).

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Peter Hesemann

University of Montpellier, France

Talk title: Ionosilicas as tailor-made anion exchange materials

Dr. Peter Hesemann graduated in 1991at the Philipps-Universität Marburg/Germany and obtained his PhD in 1994 from the same University. After a post-doctoral fellowship with R. J. P Corriu at the Université Montpellier 2 in 1995-96, he joined CNRS as research scientist in 1997.

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Pavel Izak

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the CAS, Czech Republic

Talk title: Gas and liquid separation taking advantage of ionic liquids

Ing. Pavel Izák, Ph.D., DSc. was born in Prague in 1971. In 1996 he graduated from the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague and at the same university he defended his PhD in 2002. In the same year he joined the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, where in 2014 he defended the DSc, a Doctor of Chemical Sciences, and in 2015 he became a senior scientist and head of the scientific department.

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Alistair King

University of Helsinki, Finland

Talk title: Refinement of ionic liquids for cellulose dissolution and regeneration applications

Alistair King is a Docent at the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, University of Helsinki. He earned his B.Sc. Hons and Ph.D. from The Queen’s University of Belfast. Since then he has spent several years working in custom synthesis, drug development and cellulose, and wood, chemistry.

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Kathryn Mumford

University of Melbourne, Australia

Talk title: Room temperature ionic liquids for carbon dioxide separation processes

Dr Kathryn Mumford is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. She has focused her research, which lies in the field of separation processes, on improving the sustainability of chemical processes and reducing the impact of human activity on the environment.

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Inmaculada Ortiz

University of Cantabria, Spain

Talk title: Polymer/ionic liquid composite membranes for complex gas separations

Inmaculada Ortiz is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cantabria, Spain, since 1996. She received her Ph.D in Sciences (Chemistry) from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) in 1985 and completed her training at Giessen University, Germany (1980) and Imperial College, University of London (1985-86, 1987).

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Esteban Quijada

University of Santiago, Chile

Talk title: Solvent extraction of metal ions with ionic liquids: possibilities and challenges

Esteban Quijada-Maldonado completed his PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology in the group of André de Haan in the field of separations using ionic liquids. After this period, he came back to Chile an started an academic career at Santiago University of Chile.

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Mark Shiflett

University of Kansas, USA

Talk title: Commercial applications of ionic liquids

Mark B. Shiflett is a Distinguished Foundation Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas (KU).  Prior to joining KU in 2016, Dr. Shiflett worked for the DuPont Company for 28 years and retired as a Technical Fellow.

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