Abstract Submission Deadline: 21 September 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 14 December 2018
Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
Markus Antonietti, has studied Chemistry in Mainz and did his doctorate with Hans Sillescu. His habilitation about nanostructured polymergels in 1990 fueled his enthusiasm for complex materials
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After a professorship for Chemistry at the University of Marburg he was appointed director for the department of Colloid Chemistry at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in 1993. Markus Antonietti’s contributions to the chemical community comprise many things, but first of all he is interested in the creativity in research. He loves to share and impart this passion. He likes cooking and loud music.
Collège de France, France
Today Clément Sanchez , is Professor at the Collège de France chair of the « Chemistry of Hybrid Materials ». He was Director of The Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris (UMR 7574, University of Pierre and Marie Curie-Collège de France-CNRS) (1999-2013). He did a large part of his career at the CNRS where he was Director of Research and he was also Professor at l'Ecole Polytechnique.
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He received an engineer degree from l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris in 1978 and a “thèse d'état” (PhD) in physical chemistry from the University of Paris VI in 1981. He did a post-doctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently performing research at the Collège de France in Paris. He is specialised in the field of nanochemistry and physical properties of nanostructured porous and non-porous transition metal oxide based gels and porous and non-porous hybrid organic inorganic materials shaped as monoliths, microspheres and films. He was organiser of several international meetings associated to the field of soft-chemistry, hybrid materials and related bio-aspects.
Hybrid materials are obviously also of interest to manufacturers. The researcher is also sensitive to the "useful" side of his inventions. Clément Sanchez is not only very interested in science but also in innovation and application, as evidenced by the seventy patents he has already filed with his collaborators. Knowing how to translate an industrial problem into a basic research question can also be a source of inspiration for research. But it also allows itself to create new materials out of curiosity, for pleasure without immediate application or clear industrial valorization today. Because basic research is essential. It's a way to understand the present, to prepare for the future ... and to remain a researcher, or an artist, who takes risks.
To explore widely, not to rely on one's achievements and to open oneself to the public, is what Clement Sanchez appreciates in the constantly renewed courses he gives today at the Collège de France, where he was appointed in January 2011. Each year, we must invent a new way of "disseminating recent scientific advances" to a wide variety of audiences. An activity that the researcher pursues on the scale of his "dynamic and brilliant" research team. Even though he now has less time to spend on these experiences, he wants to remain available to talk with and support young researchers and students, to pitch ideas and to promote new topics. Create rich links to secure the future of others.
2017 – 2018 Becomes a Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor, receives the Grand Prize of the French Society of Metallurgy and Materials (SF2M), is appointed to the "World Academy of Ceramics" and elected to the French Academy of Technology, gets the chair "International Francqui Professor" in Belgium
2014 Winner of the Eni Grand Prize "Protection of the Environment"
2011 Is elected professor at the College of France with the Chair of "Chemistry of Hybrid Materials" and member of the Academy of Sciences
2010 Elected to the European Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europaea and wins the IFPEN Grand Prize of the Academy of Sciences
2009 Winner of the P. Süe Grand Prize of the Société Chimique de France
2008 Winner of the Gay-Lussac-Humboldt Award
University of New South Wales, Australia
Martina Stenzel studied chemistry at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, before completing her PhD in 1999 at the Institute of Applied Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany. She started as a postdoctoral fellow at UNSW in 1999 and is now a full Professor in the school of chemistry as well as co-director of the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD).
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Her research interest is focused on the synthesis of functional nanoparticles for drug delivery applications. Martina Stenzel published more than 230 peer reviewed papers mainly on polymer and nanoparticle design.
She is scientific editor of Materials Horizons and serves currently on a range of editorial boards. She received a range of awards including the 2011 Le Fèvre Memorial Prize of the Australian Academy of Science.
Molly M. Stevens
Imperial College London, UK
Molly Stevens is Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine and the Research Director for Biomedical Material Sciences in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London. She joined ICL after Postdoctoral training in the field of tissue engineering with Professor Langer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Prior to this she graduated with a PhD in Biophysics and Surface Analysis from the University of Nottingham. She has received numerous awards including the the Polymer International-IUPAC award for creativity in polymer science, the Rosenhain medal and the Norman Heatley Prize for Interdisciplinary research from the Royal Society of Chemistry. She was also recognised by the TR100 as of the top young innovators transforming technology, and the world, with their work. The highly multidisciplinary research in her group focuses on the design of bioactive materials for regenerative medicine and biosensing applications. She is the founder of spin-out companies and won the ACES pan-European Amgen Life Sciences Award in 2009 for transforming outstanding science into healthcare products.
Luis M. Liz-Marzán, CIC, Spain
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