International Symposium on Dyes & Pigments

Keynote Speakers

Maria João Melo

University NOVA of Lisbon, Portugal

Presentation title: Brilliant dyes after centuries in illuminated manuscripts: how did medieval alchemists do it?

Maria João Melo is President and Full Professor at the Department of Conservation and Restoration of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology-New University of Lisbon. After a PhD in Physical Chemistry (1995), specifically in Photochemistry, she decided to apply her expertise towards conservation of works of art. As Italy is a leader in this area, she chose to do her PostDoc in Florence (1996-98), working at the Italian Research Council (CNR). She became an expert in infrared spectroscopy applied to cultural heritage (CH) and started research on the photodegradation mechanisms in polymeric systems, predicting performance lifetimes.

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Ramón Martínez Mañez

Polytechnical University of Valencia, Spain

Presentation title: Recent advances in optical probes for chemical and biochemical applications

Ramón Martínez-Máñez is full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Head of the Interuniversity Research Institute for Molecular Recognition and Technological Development (IDM) in Valencia and Scientific Director of the Biomedical Research Center Network in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER BBN).

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Klaus Müllen

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany

Presentation title: New Chromophores by Molecular and Supramolecular Designs

Klaus Müllen was director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. Prof. Dr.  Müllen now holds an emeritus position for continuation of his research there and is fellow of the Gutenberg Research College of Mainz University.

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Soo Young Park

Seoul National University, The Republic of Korea

Presentation title: Luminescent Organic Semiconductor

Soo Young Park
earned his PhD degree from Seoul National University in 1988. He was a senior researcher in the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, Korea) from 1985 to 1995. Prof. Park joined Seoul National University as a faculty member in 1995 and was promoted and tenured to be full professor of Materials Science and Engineering in 2004.

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Ben Zhong Tang

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Presentation title: Modern Luminogens with Aggregation-Induced Emission

Ben Zhong Tang is Stephen K. C. Cheong Professor of Science, Chair Professor of Chemistry, and Chair Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). His research interests include macromolecular chemistry, materials science and biomedical theranostics.

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Juyoung Yoon

Ewha Womans University, The Republic of Korea

Presentation title: Recent Progress on Activatable Photosensitizers and Fluorescent Probes

Juyoung Yoon received his PhD (1994) from The Ohio State University. After completing post-doctoral research at UCLA and at Scripps Research Institute, he joined the faculty at the Silla University in 1998.

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