Sixth International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials

Featured speakers symposium C: Functional porous materials

Featured speakers

Thomas Bein

Ludwig-Max-University, Germany

Thomas Bein received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Hamburg (Germany) and the Catholic University Leuven (Belgium) in 1984. He continued his studies as Visiting Scientist at the DuPont Central Research and Development Department in Wilmington, DE (USA).

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Christophe Copéret

ETH, Switzerland

Prof. Christophe Copéret (CCH) was trained in chemistry and chemical engineering in CPE Lyon (France) and then undertook a PhD in chemistry at Purdue University (USA), where he studied the development of highly efficient synthesis of complex molecules via Pd-catalyzed carbonylation reactions in the group of Prof. E.i. Negishi (1991-1996).

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Mohamed Eddaoudi

KAUST, Saudi Arabia

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Lyndon Emsley

EPFL, Switzerland

Lyndon Emsley completed a PhD at the Université de Lausanne doing NMR spectroscopy of solutions with Geoffrey Bodenhausen, and then moved to the University of California Berkeley as a Fellow of the Miller Institute for basic Research in Science, working with Alex Pines, where he was introduced to solid-state NMR.

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Susumu Kitagawa

Kyoto University, Japan

Susumu Kitagawa received his Ph. D. at Kyoto University in 1979. He is now Director of Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University.

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Kazuyuki Kuroda

Waseda University, Japan

Kazuyuki Kuroda received his doctorate degree in Applied Chemistry from Waseda University in 1979. He has been a full professor since 1989 at the same university. His carrier includes presidents of Japan Association of Zeolite, Japanese Sol-Gel Society, and Clay Science Society of Japan, and vice-presidents of the Ceramic Society of Japan and the Chemical Society of Japan.

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Jeffrey R Long


Jeffrey R. Long is a Professor of Chemistry and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and a Senior Faculty Scientist in the Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Johan Martens

University of Leuven, Belgium

Johan A. Martens was born in Brussels, Belgium, on January 22, 1958. He is professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Leuven in Belgium.

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Ferdi Schüth

MPI- Mulheim, Germany

Prof. Ferdi Schüth studied Chemistry and Law in Münster. He received his doctorate in Chemistry in 1988 and passed the First State Exam in Law in 1989.  In 1995 he became Professor of Chemistry and worked until 1998 at the University inFrankfurt.

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Christian Serre

ENS, CNRS, France

Christian Serre is a CNRS Research Director. Previously at Institut Lavoisier de Versailles, he created in 2016 a new research Institute dedicated to the Porous Materials, at the interface between CNRS, the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) and the Physics and Chemistry Engineer School of Paris (ESPCI).

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Michael Silverstein

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Professor Michael S. Silverstein holds the Sherman–Gilbert Chair in Energy at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and is the Chairman of the Technion's Interdepartmental Program in Polymer Engineering.

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María Vallet-Regí

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

María Vallet Regí, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at UCM. Intelligent Biomaterials (GIBI) group leader. Main researcher CIBER-BBN and at Hospital 12 de Octubre Research Institute (i+12). Recognized as pioneer in the field of mesoporous ceramic materials with applications in biomedicine.

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Pascal Van Der Voort

UGent, Belgium

Pascal Van Der Voort is a full professor at Ghent University and Director of the COMOC research group. He obtained his PhD in Antwerp, Belgium and did postdoctoral research at Georgia Tech (School of Chemical Engineering) and at the ENSC-Montpellier (F. Fajula). He was tenured at UGent in 2006 and founded the COMOC group in 2007. He became full professor in 2013 and is a Fellow of the Royal Chemical Society (FRSC).

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