Invited Speakers

Jens Enevold Thaulov ANDERSEN
Botswana International University of Science and Technology
Jens E.T. Andersen studied Chemistry and Physics (PhD in 1991) atthe University of Copenhagen, Denmark and he studied Electrochemical Nanotechnology by in situ Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (in situ STM) at the Technical University of Denmark (D.Sc. in 2002). Former Chairman of the Danish Society of Analytical Chemistry and former Secretary of the European Society of Chemical and Molecular Sciences, Division of Analytical Chemistry (EuCheMS-DAC);Currently Head of Study Group Quality Assurance of EuCheMS-DAC. As an envoy of the COLEACP-EDES program, he participated as expert in science-based counselling for laboratories in Analytical Chemistry and Quality Assurance. He organized national and international conferences on Analytical Chemistry and Nanotechnology and published 100 articles and obtained 8 patents. Collaboration with industry resulted in production of active-pharmaceutical ingredients (API's) for treatment of osteoporosis, which is a continuing area of interest with focus on the role strontium ions resorption of bone and cartilage in the human body.Construction of apparatus for analysis of molecules adsorbed at surfaces with in situ STM lead to imaging of single-molecule proteins covalently adsorbed at surfaces in aqueous solutions of electrolytes. He contributed theory within the areas of digital-image processing, flow-injection analysis and electrochemistry. Recent advances are concerned with the relation between short-term and long-term precision in analytical chemistry in particular, and scientific methodology in general.
University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
Ecaterina Andronescu graduated The Faculty of Industrial Chemistry in 1972 and obtained her PhD degree in 1983. During the following years she attended many specializations within universities like Claude Bernard University in Lyon (France), Sevilla University (Spain), London University (UK), Darlington University (UK). Ecaterina Andronescu started her academic career in 1972 at University Politehnica of Bucharest as Assistant Lecturer, right after getting the bachelor’s degree. She gradually held positions of head of scientific papers, Associate Professor and Professor. In 1996 she gained the position of head of doctoral studies for chemical engineering field. The results obtained throughout her teaching and research career are being capitalized in more than over 300 scientific papers, either published or presented in scientific conferences in Romania and abroad (more than 160 papers indexed in Thomson database), 3 patent, 10 books and university courses. Positions held within the managerial structure of the University Politehnica of Bucharest, as vice-dean, dean (1992-2004) and rector (2004-2012) prove her large experience within university management as well as within the academic community interactions. In 2012 she became the President of the Senate of the university. She also had initiatives meant to improve and streamline the Romanian educational system. During 1995-1996, she was appointed Secretary of State for Higher Education, and afterwards, she fulfilled three mandates as Minister of Education and Scientific Research (2001-2003, 2009, 2012). In 2013 she became the President of this Commission for Education, Science, Youth and Sports.
Delft University of Technology
Wim Buijs (1958) studied Chemistry and did his PhD on Xenobiotics at Leiden University in 1985. He worked for 30 years in DSM and was involved in the optimisation and development of a wide range of industrial chemical processes. Transition metal catalysed oxidations and acid catalysed reactions in mesoporous materials have been major topics in the past. However his deepest research love is the application of molecular modelling in all research and education. Presently he works as a part time professor in the group Engineering Thermodynamics at TU Delft, and runs his own company Buijs Advice & Consultancy, directed to the application of molecular modelling in research and education.

Alexandre DIMIAN
University of Amsterdam
Alexandre Dimian is retired Professor from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he taught Process Design and Integration from 1993 to 2008, as well as at Technical University Eindhoven from 2009 to 2011. He worked for his PhD thesis in chemical engineering at the Technical University of Bucharest, Romania, and TU Hannover, Germany. He holds also an MSc title in Computer Science from Ecole Centrale de Paris, France. Prof. Dimian started using mathematical modelling and computer simulation since his first steps in research in Romania, in the early 1970’s, mainly in the field of Chemical Reaction Engineering. Later, in the 1980’s, after moving in France, he became one of the pioneers in Europe in the field of Chemical Aided Process Engineering (CAPE), being involved in both creation and utilization of process simulation software. He lived the revolution in computer science at its top, in both hardware and software. From 1983 to 1993 he was consultant by French Petroleum Institute (FPI) and other companies, having the privilege of working with the most advanced scientific computing systems and simulation software available at that time. Thus, he developed one of the worlds’ first process simulation package running on PC’s, and was also one of the first users of Computed Fluid Dynamics in process design. But the most important realization was putting large chemical plants as computer models in flowsheeting software (Aspen, Process, etc.) for analysis, design and operation. That period inspired fruitful research ideas when he was back in academia, namely integrating the Design and Control of complex plants with recycles. Due to his expertise, Prof. Dimian was appointed in 1993 for teaching Process Design and Integration at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), where he founded the first process simulation laboratory in The Netherlands. After the 1989 regime’s change in Romania, he resumed the collaboration with the former colleagues from “Politechnica”, supporting the implementation of a modern curriculum based on an effective use of computer simulation in education. He was also the supervisor of three Romanian PhD students, today well known university professors and experts. Putting in a nutshell, in the last 25 years the scientific activity of Prof. Dimian embraced the “process systems engineering” domain, namely the innovative design of sustainable chemical processes. He published over 100 scientific papers of which many in the highest ranked international journals, six printed books, from which three by Elsevier and Wiley, as well as five patents. His scientific contributions are acknowledged by a high rank of citations, including in Perry’s Chemical Engineers Handbook 7th and 8th editions. He has biographical records in Who’s Who in the World, as well as Who’s Who in Science and Technology. At presently, he is working for a new book regarding applications in the design of sustainable processes and the use of renewable raw materials.
Polytech Clermont-Ferrand
Professor DJELVEH was awarded B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from Institut National Polytechnique (INP) de Toulouse. He is also holder of Doctor ETAT from Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand. He is now professor of chemical engineering at Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand (ENSCCF) and also director of Chemical Engineering Department and permanent member of Institut Pascal of Universite Blaise Pascal. His main research field is multiphase food process engineering under batch or steady-state flow conditions applied in osmotic dehydration, emulsification, foaming process, biorefinery and membrane separation. Professor DJELVEH was project manager or participant in several national and international research projects (French National Research Agency (ANR), industrial companies, e.g., Nestlé, Mars, Danone). He published over 80 papers in international journals (CES, JFE, Food Hydrocolloid etc.), more than 80 communications in national and international conferences and 3 book chapters. Professor DJELVEH has a significant collaboration with the University VASILE ALECSANDRI of Bacau as well as with the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering of University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (e.g., the organization of the French Romanian Colloquy COFROCA in 2006, the co-direction of thesis and the double degree agreement between ENSCCF and University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest in 2010, a research program concerning the biomolecules separation from algae in 2015).
University "Babes-Bolyai" Cluj-Napoca
Prof. Dr., Dr. hc mult. Ionel Haiduc (1937) studied Chemistry at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He completed his PhD in 1963 at Lomonosov Institute of Fine Chemicals Technology, Moscow under the supervision of Acad. K.A. Andrianov – organosilicon chemistry and postdoctoral researches at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA (with prof. Henry Gilman) and University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA (with prof. R.B. King). He has comprehensive research and teaching experience in Inorganic, organometallic and supramolecular chemistry. Prof. Ionel Haiduc started his academic career in 1959 at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. From 1973 he is Full Professor Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In the period 2006-2014 Prof. Ionel Haiduc was president of the Romanian Academy (Academia Romana). He is Distinguished Visiting Professor at Instituto de Quimica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F., Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Brazil, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Anorganisch Chemisches Institut, Göttingen Universität, Germany, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA, Anorganisch Chemisches Institut, Göttingen Universität, Germany (Humboldt Fellowship). Prof. Ionel Haiduc was honored with the disction of Doctor Honoris Causa at “Gheorghe Assachi” Technical University, Iasi (2004), Politehnica University, Timisoara (2004), Politehnica University, Bucharest (2007). He has a comprehensive activity as membership in Academies being Honorary member of Academia Europaea (London), Academy of Sciences of Moldova (Chisinau), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Göttinger Akademie der Wissenschaften, Leibniz Sozietät der Wissenschaften, Berlin. He published over the 350 chemistry articles in specialized journals and chapters in books, including Inorg. Chem.; J. Am. Chem. Soc.; J. Organomet. Chem.; Polyhedron; Chem. Revs.; Anticancer Research; Inorg. Chim. Acta; J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans.; J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Commun.; Coordination Chem. Revs.; Rev. Roumaine Chim. The most relevant books are: Ionel Haiduc and Frank T. Edelmann: Supramolecular Organometallic Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, New York, 1999; Ionel Haiduc and Cristian Silvestru: Organometallics in Cancer Chemotherapy. Volume 2. Transition Metal Compounds, CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 1990; Ionel Haiduc and Cristian Silvestru: Organometallics in Cancer Chemotherapy. Volume 1. Main Group Metal Compounds, CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 1989; Ionel Haiduc and D.B. Sowerby (Editors):The Chemistry of Inorganic Homo- and Heterocycles; Academic Press, London, New York, 1987 (2 vols.); Haiduc and J.J. Zuckerman: Basic Organometallic Chemistry, Walter de Gruyter Publ. Co., Berlin, New York, 1985; Greek translation (Athens, 1987); Ionel Haiduc: The Chemistry of Inorganic Ring Systems, Wiley-Interscience, London, New York, 1970, 2 vols.; Ionel Haiduc: Introducere in chimia ciclurilor anorganice, Editura Academiei, Bucuresti, 1960 (Introduction to the Chemistry of Inorganic Rings, in Romanian); Polish translation: 1964.
Technische Universität München
Wolfgang A. Herrmann studied chemistry at TUM. After obtaining his doctorate and postdoctoral teaching qualification at the University of Regensburg and following a research fellowship in the USA, he was appointed professor, first at the University of Regensburg and later at the University of Frankfurt. In 1985 he took over the TUM Chair of Inorganic Chemistry from Professor Ernst Otto Fischer. His awards include the Leibniz Prize (1987) and the Max Planck Research Prize (1991). He is one of the most highly cited German chemists (ISI) with ca. 800 scientific publications and around 80 patents. Since 1995, Wolfgang A. Herrmann has been President of Technische Universität München (TUM). He has been a leading light in the development of TUM’s forwardthinking entrepreneurial university strategy. His efforts paid off in 2006 and 2012, when TUM was one of a small number of universities singled out under the German Excellence Initiative. Several of TUM’s reforms have had a trend-setting effect in the German higher education space. The TUM President has received 13 honorary doctorates from German and international universities. His many awards include the Bavarian Order of Merit in 2007, the Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art in 2012, the titles “University Manager of the Year” (Center for Higher Education / Financial Times Deutschland, 2009), and “President of the Year” (German Association of University Professors and Lecturers, 2012).
Universität Leipzig
Evamarie Hey-Hawkins has been a Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Universität Leipzig, Germany, since 1993. She received her diploma (1982) and doctoral degree (1983) at the University of Marburg, Germany. After stays at the University of Sussex, UK (Liebig Grant VCI, 1984/85), the University of Western Australia (Liebig Grant, 1985/86) and the ANU, Canberra, Australia (research grant, DFG, 1986/87), she returned to Germany and completed her habilitation (Marburg, 1988). From 1988-1990 she was a Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany. She was awarded a Heisenberg Grant from the DFG (1990-94), Visiting Professorships at Pamukkale University, Turkey (by TÜBITAK), the Université de Rennes 1, France (2007), and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2008, 2009), and has received a Visiting Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2007) and an ANU Fellowship (Canberra, Australia, 2009). In 2013, she was awarded the degree of “Distinguished Woman in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering” by IUPAC, and in 2014, an honorary doctoral degree (Dr. h.c.) was awarded by Babeş-Bolyai University, Romaina. From 2008 to 2013, she has been the Chair of the EU-COST Action CM0802 "European Phosphorus Sciences Network" (PhoSciNet, and since Oktober 2013, she is chairing a new COST Action on "Smart Inorganic Polymers" (CM1302, SIPs, Since 2007, she has been the Speaker of the Graduate School "Building with Molecules and Nano-objects (BuildMoNa)" ( Her scientific interests are in the field of organophosphorus chemistry, biologically active boron compounds, heterometallic transition metal complexes and catalysis. She is the author of more than 400 publications.
Henning HOPF
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Henning Hopf, born in 1940, studied chemistry at the University of Göttingen, where he completed his undergraduate education in 1963. Enthralled (excited? enthused?) by the "young" US under John F. Kennedy, he went to “America” to continue his education at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, financed by a Fulbright scholarship. Since he liked the academic life there so much, he stayed on until early 1967, when he received his ph. d. degree under the mentorship of Harlan L. Goering in physical organic chemistry. After his return to Germany he joined the group of Hans Musso, first in Marburg, later in Karlsruhe. These years were interrupted by a post-doctoral stay with H. M. Frey at the University of Reading, England, U.K. After obtaining his Habilitation, he received his first academic "call" to the University of Würzburg, from where – after several years - he moved on to Braunschweig. In Braunschweig he stayed for more than 30 years before officially retiring in 2006. Most of his scientific work is concerned with the preparation and study of unsaturated compounds – olefins, allenes, acetylenes, cumulenes, aromatic compounds (mostly cyclophanes), retinoids etc. He has summarized his work under the title "The π-Project" for many years. Henning Hopf is the recipient of numerous awards among them the Adolf-v.-Baeyer Denkmünze of the German Chemical Society, the Max-Planck Award, the Gay-Lussac Humboldt Award, the Gmelin-Beilstein Medal, the Hanus Medal, the UNESCO Decade Award etc. He has served the chemical community as editor and chief editor for many journals (Liebigs Annalen, Chemische Berichte, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry) and played an important role in establishing the European chemistry journals. From 2004-2006 he served as the President of the German Chemical Society. He is a convinced "internationalist" and has been visiting professor at numerous universities worldwide (Wisconsin, Oregon, Stanford, Bordeaux, Bar Ilan, Melbourne, Canberra etc.). Henning Hopf is married to Ulrike Hopf, a former district attorney; their (three) children, young women now, with whom he played with the Lego blocks (see text) are now a medical researcher at Freiburg and Johns Hopkins University, an architect and a judge, both working in Berlin.
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Industries Chimiques
Jean-Noël JAUBERT is Professor of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics at ENSIC (École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques. A Grande École like ENSIC is a state–run institution of higher education characterized by a highly selective admission procedure and is thus restricted to the best 10 % of high-school students. He currently runs the research group Thermodynamics and Energy of the LRGP (Laboratoire Réactions et Génie des Procédés). Date of birth: - born in 1967, Marseille, France. Education: - 1989: Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Saint-Jérôme (France). - 1993: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of La Méditerranée (France). - 2000: Habilitation thesis in Chemical Engineering, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (France). Scientific qualifications: - French delegate at the working party thermodynamics and transport properties of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering. - Member of the Steering Committee of ESAT (European Symposium on Applied Thermodynamics). - Member of the editorial board of two international peer–reviewed journals. - Chairman of the 2008 ESAT conference (Cannes, France). - Vice–Chairman in 2012 of the InMother (Industrial use of Molecular Thermodynamics) workshop (Lyon, France). - Chairman of the JEEP 2013 (Joint European days on Equilibrium between Phases) conference (Nancy, France). - Reviewer for over 40 leading international journals. Teaching: - chemical engineering thermodynamics (phase equilibria, separations, energy) at Master of Science and Ph.D. levels. Research interests: - development of predictive thermodynamic models based on the group contribution concept, - use of exergetic life cycle assessment in order to reduce CO2 emissions, - measurement and correlation of liquid-vapour equilibrium under high pressure, - enhanced oil recovery, - development of complex algorithms to compute global phase diagrams with emphasis to stability analysis. Publications in international peer–reviewed journals: - more than 100 research papers which received over 1500 citations (H–index of 26).
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Maryia Khodakovskaya studied Biology (PhD in 1997) at Far Eastern Federal University (former Far Eastern National University) Vladivostok, Russian Federation, and at Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russian Federation (MSc in 1992). She studied Nanobiotechnology, Advanced Materials for plant-related applications, Plant Stress Signaling, Functional Genomics, Plant Transformation and Plant Metabolic Engineering. Dr. Khodakovskaya is the Former Research Director and Head of Graduate School, Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation, Visiting/Research Scientist at University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA, Research and at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, being also an Invited Foreign Scientist (Award from Korea Institute of Science & Technology Evaluation & Planning (KISTEP)) - Chonbuk National University (Chonju, South Korea). She received over 10 Honors and Awards, lead over 15 US Research Grants, published 34 peer-reviewed scientific papers (ISI) and presented 64 plenary lectures to various International Conferences. Due to her scientific experience, currently she is UALR Campus Representative of Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, being also a member of team who discovered functions of H+-pyrophosphatase (AVP1 gene) in plants (Science, 2005). She performed the first experiment with transgenic tomato plants on International Space Station (ISS) and developed technology for increasing seed germination and plant growth by application carbon nanomaterials (PNAS, 2011; US patent application, 2009). Through her intensive scientific work she developed new biotechnologies for increasing branching, flower bud number and delay of leaf senescence in ornamental plants by genetic manipulation with level of cytokinins (US patent issued), also she established a new technology for increase of cold tolerance in plants by introduction of FAD7 gene under cold-regulated promoter cor15a (US patent application) and established technology for increase of lycopene in tomato plants by integration of CRT C-domain in tomato genome. Recent advances are concerned with the discovery of the effects of genetic manipulation of phosphoinositol pathway on light signaling and secondary metabolism in plants, the description of the functions of AtCLB protein as new negative regulator of abiotic stress response and the development of genetically modified InsP 5-ptase tomato plants exhibiting tolerance to water deficit stress and producing increased amount of antioxidants.
Jiri Jaromir KLEMES
University of Pannonia
The Head of Centre for Process Integration and Intensification CPI2 at the Research Institute of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology, Veszprém, Hungary. Previously the Project Director, Senior Project Officer and Hon Reader at Department of Process Integration at UMIST and The University of Manchester, UK. He has comprehensive industrial experience in Process Integration, sustainable technologies and renewable energy. He has many successful industrial applications. Track record of managing and coordinating 86 major EC, NATO and UK Know-How projects. Overall research funding attracted over 19 M€. He is Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Maribor - Slovenia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, University Technology Petronas, Malaysia, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, Tianjin University in China and Brno University of Technology – Czech Republic. Honorary Professor of Russian Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Moscow. Doctor Honoris Causa of Kharkiv National University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” in Ukraine, University of Maribor in Slovenia and University POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Romania. In 1998 he founded and from that time he has been the Chair of International Conference Process Integration, Mathematical Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution reduction – PRES . A Vice-Chair of SDEWES – Conference of Energy, Water and Sustainable Development Systems. Chairman of CAPE Working Party of European Federation of Chemical Engineering, Member of WP on Process Intensification and Sustainability platform. He authored more than 280 papers recorded in SCOPUS, the IF above 300 and more than 4,000 citations. Among his books are “Sustainability in the Process Industry: Integration and Optimization” (McGraw-Hill), edited “Process Integration Handbook” and “Handbook of water and energy management in food processing” (Woodhead Cambridge/Elsevier), Edited book “Engineering Feasibility of carbon dioxide capture and storage” (Ashgate Publishing, Cambridge) and Water Integration for Recycling and Recovery in Process Industry (Springer) and “Energy Efficiency and Carbon Footprint Reduction “(WILEY-VCH). He has many years of research and industrial experience, including research in Process Integration, sustainable technologies and renewable energy, which has resulted in extensive successful industrial case studies and applications. He consulted on energy saving and pollution reduction 36 major clients and delivered training and research workshops. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Chemical Engineering Transactions; Subject Editor of Journal of Cleaner Production and ENERGY – The International Journal; and Executive Editor of Applied Thermal Engineering and Cleaner Technologies and Environmental Policy. He is an Editor/Member of the Editorial Board of several journals published by Elsevier, Springer, AIDIC, KhSPU, IGI Global USA, and Chiminform Data.
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Neda Ion (1949) obtained his Degree in Organic Chemistry at The Faculty of Physic-Chemistry Timisoara, Romania. He obtained his PhD at Central Institute for Chemistry, Bucharest in 1985. In 1990 he received the diploma of Doctor of Natural Sciences, approval of Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Art. He worked in the last 40 years in research and education as Scientific Researcher III at Research Institute for Chemistry, Timisoara, Romania (1972-1990), as Lecturer at the Department of Organic Chemistry University “Politehnica” Timisoara, Romania (from 1982 to 1989); since 1991 he worked as Chemist Scientific Researcher at Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany and since 1999 as Manager Director (Scientific Researcher-SR1) at InnoChemTech GmbH, Braunschweig. From 2000 he works as Associate professor at University “Babes- Bolyai” Cluj-Napoca Romania, from 2001 Honorary Professor at the Technical University of Timisoara, Romania; since 2011 Profesor Dr. at the TU-Braunschweig, IAAC and Scientific Researcher CS I at National Institute of Research and Development for Electrochemistry and Condensed Matter INCEMC, Timisoara, Romania. He is author and coauthor of over 123 articles (110 in the journals ISI in west Europa, USA and Japan), 20 patents.
University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
Dr. Sorin ROSCA is a Professor of Organic Chemistry, Emeritus of “Politehnica” University Bucharest and it is the President of Romanian Chemical Society. He holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest and a Dr. Honoris Causa title from Ovidius University, Constanta (Romania). His academic career in the Department on Organic Chemistry, Politehnica University includes, in different periods, positions of Head of the Department, Dean of the Faculty and Vice Rector of the University. His research interests concern organometallic chemistry, enantioselective reactions, mechanisms of organic and electoorganic reactions, authentications of food products by modern physical methods. He was Visiting Professor at “Paul Sabatier” University Toulouse (France), and Kyu-shu University Fukouka (Japan) and has numerous scientific presentations in universities from USA, UK, Japan, France, Germany, Greece, Turkey, etc. Prof. Rosca is a member of Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences and a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences from Toulouse. He was co-director of PhD theses in the universities of Paris Sud, Orleans, Caen and Toulouse. His awards include Romanian (“Ordinul Muncii” si “Serviciu Credincios”) and French (“Palmes Academiques”) scientific decorations, Opera Omnia Award of the Politehnica University, the Prize of the chemical journal “Revista de Chimie” and others.
ETH Zürich
A. Dieter SCHLÜTER is since 2004 Professor for polymer chemistry at the Materials Department of the ETH Zürich. He studied chemistry and geophysics at the University of Munich and received in 1984 his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. G. Szeimies. After post-doctoral stays with Prof. K. P. C. Vollhardt (UC Berkeley, USA) and Prof. W. J. Feast (University of Durham, UK) he was head of the polymer synthesis research group in Prof. G. Wegner's department at the Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung (Mainz, Germany). 1991 he finished his habilitation, received a scholarship award of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (Dozentenstipendium) and started as Professor for polymer chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe. From 1992 to 2004 he was Full Professor at the Free University of Berlin. Since 2012 he is an elected member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences. His research interests are in the area of polymer synthesis with a visible component of organic chemistry. He presently has approximately 320 peer-reviewed publications and gave over 300 invited talks worldwide.
Corvinus University of Budapest
Livia Simon Sarkadi graduated as a Chemical Engineer at the Technical University of Budapest (BUTE) in 1980, she received a University Doctorate degree in Biochemistry from BUTE in 1986 and a CSc (Candidate of Science) degree in Food Chemistry from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) in 1991. She was awarded a Dr habil. from BUTE in 1999 and a DSc degree in Chemical Science from the HAS in 2010. She started her career at the BUTE at the Department of Applied Biochemistry and Food Science teaching biochemistry, food chemistry and food analysis. Since 2012 Livia Simon Sarkadi is full professor and head of the Department of Food Chemistry and Nutrition at the Faculty of Food Science, Corvinus University of Budapest. Hungary. Professor Sarkadi's research focuses on study of food quality and food safety with particular emphasis on amino acids, biogenic amines and proteins as well as the biochemical study of abiotic plant stress. She has supervised many PhD, MSc and BSc students. She is the author/co-author of over two hundred scientific papers in the areas of food chemistry and food analysis. Professor Sarkadi is a Member of the Editorial Board of International Journals (European Food Research and Technology, Food and Nutrition Research) and Member of different National and International Societies and Organisations. She has served as chair of the Food Protein Working Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 1996, and she became President of the Hungarian Chemical Society in 2011, being the first female President in more than 100 years. She has been the chair of the Food Chemistry Division of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) for two periods (2009-2014), and currently elected Member of the EuCheMS Executive Board.
"Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi
Bogdan C. Simionescu is Professor of polymer science (Department of Natural and Synthetic Polymers at "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi), and senior researcher of "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of Romanian Academy, Iasi, Romania. He obtained a polymer engineering degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Iasi (1971) and the PhD degree from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (1975). He is also the Director of the Centre of Excellence "Polymers" and of the Interdisciplinary Platform (education and research) "Multifunctional polymeric materials", "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi and vice-president of Romanian Academy (member since 2000). Prof. Simionescu was appointed as visiting/associate professorship/visiting scientist in several prestigious Universities: Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Mulhouse, Mulhouse, France (1991), Universite du Littoral, Dunkerque, France (1995), Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum, FMF, Freiburg, Germany (1996), Society of Polymer Science, Japan (1996), Centre of Polymer Chemistry, Zabrze, Poland (2001, 2005), Universite Montpellier 2, LEMP/MAO, Montpellier, France (2001), Universite d'Angers, Angers, France (2005), Universite de Rouen, Rouen, France (2007), University of Czestochowa, Czestochowa, Poland (2014). His main scientific interests are focused on: radical polymerization/ copolymerization, unconventional polymerizations, combined polymer synthesis techniques, solution properties of ultrahigh molecular weight polymers, polysiloxanes and siloxane-containing block and graft copolymers, functional micro- and nanoparticles, macromolecular architectures, biomaterials. Professor Bogdan Simionescu has more than 350 papers, books and book chapters and more than 100 lectures in Europe, Japan, Canada, USA.
Matthias TAMM
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Matthias Tamm was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1967 and studied chemistry at the Technische Universität Berlin, where he received his PhD in 1992 under the supervision of F. Ekkehardt Hahn. After spending one year as a Visiting Research Scientist at DuPont Central Research and Development, DE, USA with Anthony J. Arduengo, III, he returned to Germany in 1994 to complete his Habilitation in Berlin and Münster. Tamm was appointed to Privatdozent at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in 1999 and held a temporary professorship at the Technische Universität München from 2002 to 2005. He then moved to the Technische Universität Braunschweig in 2005 to become Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. At this institution, he is currently serving as the Director of the Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry and as the Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences. In 2015, he received an honorary doctorate from the University Politehnica of Bucharest. His research interests lie in the areas of preparative organometallic chemistry and coordination chemistry with an emphasis on the development of novel, unusual ligand systems and on the application of their transition metal complexes in homogeneous catalysis, organic synthesis and materials science.
Jeffrey Chi-Sheng WU
National Taiwan University
Jeffrey C. S. Wu is a professor and associate chair of the Chemical Engineering Department, National Taiwan University. He received his PhD D degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, USA in 1988. From 1989 to 1994 he was a Senior Research Engineer at Alumina Company of America (Alcoa), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Professor Wu is a member of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers and Taiwan Institute of Engineers. He is author and coauthor of over 100 SCI journal papers, one book chapter and two textbooks of Chemical Industry and Catalysis. His research interest is photocatalysis include (a) photoreduction of CO2 to fuel, (b) photocatalytic water splitting for H2 and (c) photocatalytic oxidation of air pollutants. He has received a number of awards including Outstanding Cross-Sector Collaboration Award, 2nd National Industrial Innovation in 2012, "Lai Tzai-Der award" of Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2009, "Chemical Technology Award" of Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2006, and "Silver medal of National Invention", Taiwan in 2004. He also serves as a member of editorial boards of Applied Catalysis A: General, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of CO2 Utilization, Journal of Advanced Chemical Engineering and Journal of Photocatalysis Science.