Organizing Committee Members - GREEN-CHEMISTRY-2022
University of Massachusetts Boston
Prof. Wei Zhang is the Director of the Center for Green Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He had positions of Research Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Senior Chemist at DuPont Agricultural Products, and Director of Discovery Chemistry at Fluorous Technologies, Inc. (FTI). His research is in the areas of green chemistry, fluorous chemistry, synthetic free radicals, organocatalysis, and medicinal chemistry. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers including three Chem. Rev. and four Tetrahedron Reports, and a book Ã¢â‚¬Å“Green techniques for organic and medicinal applicationsÃ¢â‚¬Â (Willey 2012 & 2017). He is currently severing as editor and editorial advisory member on seven international journals including ACS Combinatorial Science and Green Processing and Synthesis. He received the International Fluorous Technology Award in 2015
Wei Zhang(Research Area)
Georgia State University
Gabor Patonay is Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. In 1982 he left Hungary and became a Postdoctoral Associate in Professor Isiah WarnerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s group in the Department of Chemistry at Emory University specializing in fluorescence spectroscopy, separations and instrument development. He joined the faculty of Georgia State University (GSU) in 1987, where he is currently Professor. Dr. PatonayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s research interests at GSU include many analytical and environmental chemistry areas, specifically NIR fluorescence related research developing new bioanalytical and biomedical applications using NIR probes and labels; biomolecule separations using HPLC and CE; development of presumptive forensic analytical techniques and use of nanotechnology in bioanalytical chemistry. Dr. Patonay published over 200 papers and presented over 250 conference presentations. He also is the Editor-In-Chief of Analytical Chemistry Insights.
Gabor Patonay(Research Area)
University of York
Dr. Vitaliy Budarin graduated from Kiev State University (Ukraine) with an MSc (1983) and PhD (1988) in Chemistry. Following postdoctoral research at Kiev State In 1996 he was appointed to a Lectureship in Chemistry at Kiev State University and was promoted rapidly to Associate Professor in 1998. In 2002 he moved to the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE. From 2012 he became Head of the Microwave technology platform group. From 2017 he is Head of Mesoporous Materials TP and the GCCEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Principle Scientist. Dr. Vitaliy Budarin experience has led to more than 140 research papers in peer reviewed journals, three patent, four patent applications and five book chapters. Dr. BudarinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s h-factor is 33.
Vitaliy Budarin(Research Area)
Technical University of Munich
Prof. Dr. Thomas BrÃƒÂ¼ck holds the Werner Siemens Chair for Synthetic Biotechnology at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. His research group focuses on the development of new bioprocesses from biological waste materials targeted at the chemical, feed and pharmaceutical industry. Thomas Brueck studied Chemistry, Biochemistry and Management Science at Keele University, UK, where he graduated 1996 with a Dual BSc.. In 1997, he obtained his M.Phil. degree in Molecular Medicine from the same University. Thomas received his Ph.D in 2002 for studies in Peroxidase Enzymology from the University of Greenwich (UK). His post-doctoral career was spent at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, USA). In 2006, he returned to Germany, were he joined SÃƒÂ¼d-Chemie AG, where he held various research and high level managerial positions including the position Portfolio Manager IP and Technology.
Thomas Bruck(Research Area)
Gertz I. Likhtenshtein
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beer-Sheva
Gertz I. Likhtenshtein(Biography)
Gertz I. Likhtenshtein received his PhD (1963) and Doctor of Science (1972) degrees at the Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian academy of Science, Moscow. In 1976 this Institute granted him the Professor title. In 1965 he was appointed on the position of Head of Laboratory of Chemical Physics of Enzyme Catalysis. In 1992 Likhtenshtein moved to the Department of Chemistry, the Ben-Gurion University of Negev (Israel) on the full Professor position, and was in charge of the Laboratory of Chemical Biophysics and has been emerited in 2003. In 2015 he returned in th Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics as the director adviser. Among his awards are the Medal of the Exhibition of Economic Achievement (1968), the Diploma of Discovery USSR for works on nitrogen fixation (1969) , the USSR State Price for pioneering research on spin labeling in molecular biology (1977), the Diploma of the Israel Chemical Society (2000), the Academician V. V. Voevodsky International Price for ESR in biology (2008) , the Medal from President of Academy of science of Republic Tadjikistan (2008) , the Academician N.M. Emanuel Golden Medal (2015)/ He was a member of the International ESR Society, the American Biophysical Society, the Israel Chemical Society and the Israel ESR Society. At present his main scientific interests focus on mechanism of the light energy conversion and on novel methods of immunoassay, NO and antioxidants analysis. Likhtenshtein authored 11 scientific books and about 390 papers.
Gertz I. Likhtenshtein(Research Area)
Polytechnic University of Bari
Graduated in Industrial Chemistry (Engineering course) in 1990 at University of Tirana (ALB). Graduated for the second time in Chemistry Science at University of Bari (Italy) in October 2011, she received her Ph.D in "Civil Engineering, Environmental, Land Planning and Chemistry Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Curriculum: Chemistry" in April 2014 at Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy), defending her Ph.D. thesis entitled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Integrated Assessment of Harbour SedimentsÃ¢â‚¬Â. During her Ph.D., she spent five months at Analytical Laboratory of University of Basques Country (Spain) and working on Ã¢â‚¬Å“Integrated Hazard Assessment of Harbour Sediment: metal bioavailability in sediments of Southern Adriatic PortsÃ¢â‚¬Â flanked the research group of Prof. Madariaga J.M. e Prof. De Diego A. After PhD courses she started a post-doctoral research at the Polytechnic University of Bari at the same thematic area. Since her Ph.D activity, that has started at 2011, she has been dealing with the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Sediment characterisation and integrated evaluation of hazard risks within coastal areaÃ¢â‚¬Â. She deals also with Green Catalysis applicated to Environmental Issues (i.e. hydrogenation of nitro-arenes pollutants or dehalogenation of PCB by using metal nano catalysts (Pd, Ni), etc.). She has also involved as project manager in different international/European projects for Enviromental Management System (EMS) for Port Areas, dealing with the coordination of projects financed by Cross-Border or other EU programmes and funds. Her research activity is documented by several articles in Scopus/ISI journals.
Matilda Mali(Research Area)