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 â€œGreen techniques for organic and medicinal applicationsâ€ (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
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 Warnerâ€™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. Patonayâ€™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.
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 GCCEâ€™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. Budarinâ€™s h-factor is 33.
Prof. Dr. Thomas BrÃ¼ck 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 SÃ¼d-Chemie AG, where he held various research and high level managerial positions including the position Portfolio Manager IP and Technology.
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.
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 â€“ Curriculum: Chemistry" in April 2014 at Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy), defending her Ph.D. thesis entitled â€œIntegrated Assessment of Harbour Sedimentsâ€. During her Ph.D., she spent five months at Analytical Laboratory of University of Basques Country (Spain) and working on â€œIntegrated Hazard Assessment of Harbour Sediment: metal bioavailability in sediments of Southern Adriatic Portsâ€ 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 â€œSediment characterisation and integrated evaluation of hazard risks within coastal areaâ€. 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.
Laszlo T. Mika received his Ph.D in organic- and organometallic chemistry at Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary. He works as an associate professor and head of Laboratory of Catalysis at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and became the head of Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering in 2016. His research activity documented by about 40 scientific papers covers different area of green chemistry (biomass conversion, applications of alternative reaction media, and design new catalytic systems).
Dr. Marcel Risch leads a group at the Institute of Materials Physics at the University of Goettingen. He earned his PhD degree in Experimental Physics at Free University Berlin and subsequently performed postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the electrochemical energy lab. He is enthusiastic about unraveling fundamental relationships between oxide physics and catalytic mechanisms that are relevant to energy storage and conversion processes in electrolyzers, fuel cells and metal-air batteries. Development of operando methods is a cornerstone of his research efforts. He authored 45 manuscripts and his work was cited more than 4200 times in total. His research has previously been awarded with the IAAM Scientist Medal 2018, the Hans-JÃ¼rgen-Engell Prize of the ISE and the Carl-Ramsauer Award of the Physical Society of Berlin
Marcel Risch(Research Area)
Green chemistry Green Energy, renewable energy Electrochemical materials
I hold a Ph.D. degree in Electrochemistry from the University of Southampton, England, (1989). From 1989 till 1990, I worked as an Assistant Research Scientist at the "Wolfson Center for Electrochemical Science" in the University of Southampton. From 1990 till 1998, I worked as an Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the American University of Beirut (AUB), the Lebanon, where my research interests expanded to include corrosion, metal finishing, radioactive labeling, and scanning probe microscopy. In 1998, I took up an Assistant Professorship position of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, where I am currently an Associate Professor carrying out my duties. I have published more than 40 papers. I am a reviewer at several international journals.
Dr Mahmoud Mohsin has a Bachelor degree in chemistry, from Mosul University/ Iraq. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Polymer Science and Technology from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) UK. Immediately after graduation in 1984, he worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Stirling University, UK. In 1990 he joined the newly established the Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC) in Polymer Science and Technology at Leeds University, UK. In September, 2000 he moved from Leeds to join the Chemistry Department at the United Arab Emirates University where he taught several courses in Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, for both Graduates and Undergraduates students. In September 2011, he was offered a place at the University of Sharjah, where he is currently working as an Associate Professor of Organic Polymer Chemistry.
Professor Dr. Mohammad Hadi Dehghani (PhD) is a Full Professor at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Tehran, IRAN. His scientific research interests include the Environmental Health Science. He is the author of various research studies published at national and international journals, conference proceedings and Head of several research project at the TUMS. He has authored 8 books and more than 150 full papers published in peer- reviewed journals. He is an editorial board member and reviewer in many internal and international journals and is member of several international science committees around the world. He has supervisor and advisor PhD and MSc theses at the TUMS. He is currently also member of the Iranian Association of Environmental Health (IAEH) and member of the Institute for Environmental Research (IER) at the TUMS.