Bimal K. Banik Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences; College of Sciences and Human Studies Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University Al Khobar Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of Bimal K. Banik
Bimal Krishna Banik is a Professor of the Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd University in Saudi Arabia. He was the President’s Endowed Professor of the University of Texas and Vice President of Research of the Community Health System of Texas. Professor Banik was awarded $7.25 million grants from NIH and NCI. Importantly, he has 560 publications and 15 books. Professor Banik has mentored approximately 300 students, 20 postdoctoral fellows, 7 research scientists and 25 university faculties. He was the advisor of students’ organizations. Dr. Banik chaired 20 symposiums at the ACS Meetings and over 2 dozen conferences including 1 at the Nobel Prize celebration. Professor Banik has received more than two dozen prestigious awards.
Chittaranjan Sinha Department of Chemistry Jadavpur University Kolkata, West Bengal India Biography
Biography of Chittaranjan Sinha
Prof. Chittaranjan Sinha by birth is an Indian, and is now serving as Professor of Chemistry at Jadavpur University (2nd in All India University Rank and 10th in All Indian Universities, Research Institutes, IITs, IISERs, etc.). Previously, he served at Vidyasagar University and at Burdwan University. Prof. Sinha was awarded Best Chemistry Teacher by Association of Chemistry Teachers, and he has visited countries in Europe, as well as Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan, in different capacities. So far, he has published more than 320 highly cited original research papers in Chemical Sciences, secured Scopus h-index of 36 and citations of 4,475. In addition, he has enjoyed 21 government-funded research projects.
M.L. Kantam Department of Chemical Engineering Institute of Chemical Technology Matunga, Mumbai India Biography
Biography of M.L. Kantam
Prof. Lakshmi Kantam is Dr.B.P. Godrej Distinguished Professor of Green Chemistry and Sustainability Engineering at Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai-400019, India. She has 32 years of experience in the research, design and development of catalysts for innovative green and economical processes for chemical industry. Earlier, she served as Director at CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad. She has authored more than 320 publications, 42 patents and five book chapters. She is an Adjunct Professor at Tezpur Central University , Tezpur, Assam and RMIT University, Melbourne , Australia.
Bartolo Gabriele University of Calabria Cosenza Italy Biography
Biography of Bartolo Gabriele
Prof. Gabriele received the PhD in Chemical Sciences from the University of Calabria (Italy). After a research position at the University of Parma (Italy) with Professor Gian Paolo Chiusoli, he joined Prof. Ronald Breslow’s group at Columbia University (New York, USA) as a post-doc fellow for one year. He them came back to the University of Calabria, where he was promoted to Full Professor in 2006. He is author of more than 140 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and 15 patents. His research interests include the development of novel catalytic methods for the production of high value added molecules under sustainable conditions and the development of novel synthetic processes for carbon oxide reutilization
John C.G. Zhao Department of Chemistry University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX USA Biography
Biography of John C.G. Zhao
Dr John C.-G. Zhao received PhD in Organic Chemistry, University of Würzburg, Germany, 1999, MS. in Organic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 1995, and BS in Applied Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Tongji University, China, 1992. He has been working as a Professor at theDepartment of Chemistry, the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) since 2011. He has published more than 100 scientific papers in well-reputed international journals. Moreover, he is a member of the professional societies like The American Chemical Society and New York Academy of Sciences. He has carried out research in the fields of organ catalysis/green chemistry, organic synthesis, bioorganic/medicinal chemistry, and nanomaterial chemistry (MOF, HOF, synthetic bone-like materials) at three Universities and one Academy of Sciences.
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Ahmet Bilgin Department of Mathematics and Science Education T.C. Kocaeli University Izmit Turkey Biography
Biography of Ahmet Bilgin
Ahmet Bilgin was born in 1971 in Yalvaç, Isparta (Turkey). He is a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at
Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey. He graduated from Karadeniz Technical University in 1997 with a
Master Degree in Inorganic Chemistry. He holds his Ph.D. on Phthalocyanines containing Macrobicyclic
Units at Karadeniz Technical University in 2002. After Ph.D., he joined to the Kocaeli University as an
Assistant Prof. Dr. on 5 November 2003. He founded the primary research laboratory in 2004 and has
been conducting his scientific studies as a group leader. His research interests include cryptands, crown
ethers, vic-dioximes and their transition metal complexes, metal extraction, supramolecular chemistry,
organometallic chemistry, phthalocyanines, porphyrazines, catalysists as well as polymer synthesis (ROP
and ATRP etc.) and characterizations, biodegrable polymers.
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Muhammad W. Ashraf College of Sciences & Human Studies Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University Al Khobar Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of Muhammad W. Ashraf
Dr.Muhammad Waqar Ashraf is Professor & Dean of College of Sciences & Human Studies at
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University. His research interests include Analytical Organo-
metallic Chemistry, Environmental Sustainability & Assessment. He is author of over 80
research publications and a book. Dr. Ashraf has successfully carried out funded research
projects related to these areas in relation to sustainable environment in the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia. He has presented his research work at various renowned international conferences held
in Europe, Canada and USA. He acts as a reviewer for government funding agencies and reputed
scientific journals. Dr.Ashraf is an active member of American Chemical Society (ACS),
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and
Environmental Technology & Management Association (ETMA).
Bubun Banerjee Department of Chemistry Indus International University Una India Biography
Biography of Bubun Banerjee
Dr. Bubun Banerjee received his Ph.D. degree from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India. He has nearly nine years of experience in the field of research related to green and sustainable developments. Since March 2016, he is working as an assistant professor of chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Indus International University, Bathu, Una, Himachal Pradesh, India. Dr. Banerjee published more than 50 research articles in the internationally renowned journals and authored two book chapters also.
Sukanta Bar Department of Structural Biology St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis, TN USA Biography
Biography of Sukanta Bar
Sukanta Bar studied chemistry from the University of Calcutta during 2000–2005. He received his Ph.D. degree from the IIT Kharagpur, India in 2011 under the supervision of Prof. Saumen Hajra. Then he moved to Technion Israel Institute of Technology and joined the research group of Profs. Alex Szpilman as a Schulich post-doctoral research fellow. He completed another postdoctoral research from the University of Michigan under mentorship of Prof. Corinna Schindler (2014-2016). He returned to India as a Senior Research Investigator at Syngene Int. Ltd (2016-2019). Recently, Dr. Bar accepted a Scientist position at the structural biology department of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (2020-till now). He is leading the chemistry initiative of Prof. Scott Blanchard’s group.
Goutam Brahmachari Department of Chemistry Visva-Bharati University Santiniketan India Biography
Biography of Goutam Brahmachari
Dr. Brahmachari presently holds the position of full professor of chemistry at Visva-Bharati (a Central University), India. He received Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry) in 1997 from the same University and joined his alma mater as assistant professor in 1998. He has about 18 years of experience in both teaching and research at the University level. He has supervised several PhD students so far, and produced nearly 160 scientific publications including original research papers, review articles, books and invited book chapters in the fields of natural products and green chemistry. He has authored/edited 17 books and more than 30 book chapters so far published by internationally reputed major presses. He is the Series Editor of the Elsevier Book Series ‘Natural Product Drug Discovery’, and Editor-in-Chief of Signpost Open Access journal of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (ISBN: 2321-4163). Prof. Brahmachari is a Who’s Who in the World-2015 & 2016 Listee, and also a recipient of Academic Brilliance Award-2015 (Excellence in Research).
Tore Brinck Department of Chemistry KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm Sweden
Jose M.C. Campos-Martín Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry, CSIC Madrid Spain Biography
Biography of Jose M.C. Campos-Martín
Dr. Campos-Martín is Scientific Researcher of CSIC and founding shareholder of Soluciones Cataliticas IBERCAT S. L. He is specialized in the development of novel homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic processes, with a strong emphasis on the efficient usage of raw materials and energy as well as on the minimal generation of unwanted by-products. In agreement with this objective, my research is focused in immediate technological application. In these studies, a great variety of techniques and experimental methodologies are usually applied, in which it can be pointed out: spectroscopic techniques (UV-Vis, NIR, FTIR, XPS, XANES), thermal analysis (TG, TPR, TPD, TPO), analytical techniques (GC, GC/MS, mass spectrometry), electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction etc.
A detailed listing of publications can be obtained at http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7913-9851
Sandeep Chaudhary Department of Chemistry Malaviya National Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT Jaipur) Jaipur India Biography
Biography of Sandeep Chaudhary
Dr. Sandeep Chaudhary obtained his Ph.D degree from CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow and
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. After carrying out two Postdoc from The City University of
New York, USA and Institute of Microbial Chemistry, Tokyo, Japan; He is presently serving as an Assistant
Professor at MNIT Jaipur, Department of Chemistry. He is also an Editorial Board of Referees in Arkivoc
Journal. His research interests encompasses mainly around the development of New Synthetic Methodologies,
Organocatalysed C―H bond activation and Medicinal chemistry, drug discovery & process development. He
also holds membership of several scientific professional bodies such as American Chemical Society, USA;
Chemical Research Society of India, Indian Society of Chemist and Biologist. He has been recognized 2012
Top 10 Best Reviewer Award for the “Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters” Journal. He has published
~100 peer reviewed journal and conference papers. A detailed listing of publications can be obtained at
Wei-Lin Dai Chemistry Department Fudan University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Wei-Lin Dai
Dr. Wei-Lin Dai is a faculty member and professor of chemistry in Fudan University (P.R. China) where he teaches experimental physical chemistry and some courses for graduate students. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the research and development of new catalysts and processes in catalysis and green chemistry. During his career at Fudan Univ., Dr. Wei-Lin Dai holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Fudan Univ.. Notably, he has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed articles, 25 patents, and three chapters of academic books.
Fatih Doğan Department of Chemistry Education Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Çanakkale Turkey Biography
Biography of Fatih Doğan
Dr. Fatih Doğan obtained his Ph.D. degree (2007) in Chemistry from Ege University, Izmir, Turkey. Dr. Doğan is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry (Faculty of Education) at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Material Characterization, Nanomaterials, Polymers, Polymeric Materials, Polymer Science, Polymer Synthesis, Thermal Analysis, DSC, TGA, Thermal Properties, Polymer Processing, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Polymer Technology, Differential Thermal Analysis, Thermogravimetry,
. Dr. Doğan, as an author/co-author, has published more than 210 articles in various journals, having a significant number of total citations,
Prabhuodeyara M. Gurubasavaraj Department of Chemistry Rani Channamma University Belagavi India Biography
Biography of Prabhuodeyara M. Gurubasavaraj
Dr P M Gurubasavaraj has obtained MSc., and MPhil from Gulbarga University, Gulbarga and
PhD with high honors from Gottingen University, Germany. He was a JSPS postdoctoral fellow at
Nara Institute of Technology, Japan and a Research Associate at University of Rochester, New
York. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Chemistry, Rani
Channamma University, Belagavi (RCUB) India. In 2016, he visited Northern Illinois University,
DeKalb, USA as a Raman Visiting Fellow. Dr Gurubasavaraj has extensive experience in
Synthetic chemistry, NMR spectroscopy and polymer chemistry and has patents, publications in
peer reviewed journals and book chapters. He has been recognised with awards including Japan
Society for Promotion of Science, Japan, UGC-Raman Fellow, India, Young Scientist award by
VGST, Karnataka and Vice Chancellor Appreciation award from Rani Channamma University. He
has been listed in Marques Who’s Who in the world 2010.
Alakananda Hajra Department of Chemistry Visva-Bharati (A Central University) West Bengal India Biography
Biography of Alakananda Hajra
Dr. Alakananda Hajra obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2003 from the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata (Jadavpur University), India. Dr. Hajra is working as an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Chemistry, at Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, India. His research activity mainly involves the development of methodologies in heterocyclic chemistry and green chemistry. Dr. Hajra, as an author/co-author, has published more than 150 articles in various journals, having significant number of total citations, i.e. over 5,110.
Wei Han Nanjing Normal University Nanjing China Biography
Biography of Wei Han
Dr. Wei Han received his PhD in organic chemistry from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen of Germany in 2011. Currently, Dr. Han is a professor of organic chemistry at Nanjing Normal University. And in 2016, he is honored with the title of the Young and Middle-aged Academic Leaders of the Qinglan Project of Nanjing Normal University; in 2019, he was awarded” the “Thieme Chemistry Journal Award”. His research interests focus on the design of “green” synthetic methodology and new approaches for synthesizing important bioactive compounds and organic functional molecules through the innovation of concepts, invention of novel reagents, reactions, catalysts and creation of new catalytic systems. So far, Prof. Han has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers in academic journals and held 16 patents.
Liangnian He Nankai University Tianjin China Biography
Biography of Liangnian He
Dr. He obtained a doctorate in Chemistry from Nankai University. Currently Dr. He is a Professor of Chemistry at Nankai University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Prof. He has authored over 190 scientific publications and held 21 patents. He edited 12 books and chapters (ACS book series, John Wiley & Sons, Springer, Elsevier，CRC Press Taylor @ Francis), delivered more than 60 invited lectures at international conferences. He is a Series Editor of “Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology”, editor-in chief of “Current Organic Synthesis” and on the editorial board of a dozen of international scientific journals.
Changwei Hu College of Chemistry Sichuan University Chengdu China Biography
Biography of Changwei Hu
Dr Changwei Hu received his PhD and Master of Science from Sichuan University in 1996 and 1991 respectively. Currently, he is a Staff member of Sichuan University. His research areas include Catalytic functionalization of C–H bond based on the viewpoint of atom economy, Catalytic conversion of bio-based materials (bio-oil, sugars, raw algae, and lignocellulosic biomass, etc.) to fuel and useful chemicals, Catalytic activation of small molecules (CO, CO 2, CH 4 and low alkanes, etc.), Molecular modelling on catalytic systems, preparation of catalytic materials including nano-scale material. He has published more than 200 papers, 24 patents authorized, and is awarded 11 times by MOE and Sichuan Province.
Sofian Kanan Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences American University of Sharjah Sharjah United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Sofian Kanan
Sofian Kanan received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Yarmouk University and earned his
Ph.D. in Inorganic & Material Chemistry from the University of Maine. He worked at the
Laboratory for Surface Science & Technology, University of Maine. He was a Senior Scientist
at Sensor Research and Development Corporation. Currently, he is a professor of Chemistry at
the American University of Sharjah. His research interests fall under the general umbrella of
developing material properties using surface chemistry. The primary goal is to obtain an
understanding of the relationship between the molecular surface chemistry and macroscopic
properties of materials. He has published 100+ peer reviewed articles and conference
György Keglevich Department of Organic Chemical Technology Budapest University of Technology and Economics Budapest Hungary Biography
Biography of György Keglevich
György Keglevich graduated from the Technical University of Budapest in 1981 as a chemical engineer. He became a professor in 1996. He has been the Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics since 1999. He deals with organophosphorus, P-heterocyclic and environmentally friendly chemistry including MW-assisted and catalytic reactions, the development and simplification of catalysts. He is the author or co-author of ca.480 papers and book chapters. He is the member of the Editorial Board of Heteroatom Chem. and Phosphorus,Sulfur, Silicon. He holds different editor responsibilities with Curr. Org. Chem., Curr. Org. Synth., Curr. Green Chem., Lett. Org. Chem. and Lett. Drug Design Disc.
Hu Li Center for R&D of Fine Chemicals Guizhou University Guiyang China Biography
Biography of Hu Li
Hu Li is Professor of Center for R&D of Fine Chemicals, Guizhou University (GZU), China. Dr. Li stayed as a visiting student researcher at Technical University of Denmark and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences prior to obtaining his Ph.D. from GZU. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Nanjing Agricultural University and Tohoku University. His research focuses on the catalytic conversion of renewable resources into chemicals and biofuels with functional catalytic materials. Dr. Li has published more than 10 patents and over 80 peer-reviewed papers on sustainable catalysis and green chemistry. Currently, He is Editorial Board Member of Current Organocatalysis, and Guest Editors of Current Organic Chemistry and International Journal of Chemical Engineering.
Pengfei Li Department of Chemistry Southern University of Science and Technology of China Guangdong China Biography
Biography of Pengfei Li
Pengfei Li received his PhD in organic chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Xinmiao Liang at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science in 2009. Then he moved to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2009-2011) and Hong Kong Baptist University (2011) as postdoctoral fellow in Albert Chan's research group. In 2012, he joined the department of chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology (China) as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. In 2019, he was appointed tenured associate professor. His research interests cover the chemistry of asymmetric organocatalytic transformation and developing multiprobes for proteomics.
Debabrata Maiti Department Of Chemistry Indian Institute Of Technology Bombay Mumbai India Biography
Biography of Debabrata Maiti
Dr. Debabrata Maiti has obtained M.Sc. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and he further got Ph.D. in Chemistry from johns Hopkins, USA. He is presently serving as an Associate Professor at IIT Bombay, Department of Chemistry. He is also an Associate Editor of The Journal of Organic Chemistry and Editorial Advisory Board of Organometallics. He has been recognized with awards and honors such as OPPI - Young Scientist Award, Alkyl Amines - Young Scientist Award, INSA - Young Scientist Award and NASI- Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award.
Sivakumar Manickam Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering University of Nottingham Malaysia Semenyih Malaysia Biography
Biography of Sivakumar Manickam
Professor Sivakumar Manickam (Siva) is a Chemical Engineer specializing Process Engineering of Nanomaterials especially Nanopharmaceuticals. Presently he is working with University of Nottingham, Malaysia campus and his research group concentrates on the process development of cavitation based reactors towards technologically important nanomaterials. The group also looking into the development of pharmaceutical nanoemulsions as well as utilizing novel carbon nanomaterials to design biosensor for the earlier detection of cancer and diabetes. He is also the Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange, Faculty of Engineering and is the Director of the Centre for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. He was also the recipient of JSPS fellowship, Japan. He has published ~200 peer reviewed journal and conference papers. He is the Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK), Fellow of RSC and member of Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN).
Luisa M. Martins Structural Chemistry Center IST The University of Lisbon Lisbon Portugal Biography
Biography of Luisa M. Martins
Professor Martins got her Chemical Engineering degree (1990), Ph.D. (1996) and Habilitation (2015) from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. She is Researcher (Core Member) at Centro de Química Estrutural (Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis Group) of Instituto Superior Técnico, since 1992 and member of the Research Core Team and of the Executive Committee of the PhD programme - Catalysis and Sustainability. She was appointed (1996) as Adjunct Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL), Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon. She is also the Vice-President of the said Department. Prof. Martins has authored more than 100 manuscripts, 13 patents, and 2 book chapters, and supervised several PhD (12) and Master (14) students. She is also President of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society.
Marcos A.P. Martins Department of Chemistry Federal University of Santa Maria Santa Maria Brazil
Ram C. Maurya Department of Science & Technology MITS Rani Durgavati University Lakshmangarh, Rajasthan India
Huanzhen Ni Department of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA USA Biography
Biography of Huanzhen Ni
I received my PhD degree in organic chemistry from National University of Singapore in 2018, and I was then a postdoc research assistant in the same university. I joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering in Georgia Institute of Technology in 2019. My PhD research mainly focused on asymmetric organocatalysis, more specifically, to develop novel reactions catalyzed by chiral phosphine catalysts. I have published 8 papers on high-ranking journals, and authored a comprehensive review on the whole field of asymmetric phosphine catalysis, which was then published in Chemical Reviews.
Musa Ozil Department of Chemistry Recep Tayyip Erdogan University Rize Turkey Biography
Biography of Musa Ozil
Musa Özil, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Recep Tayyip Erdogan University in Turkey. His research interests are design, synthesis and biological evaluation of new heterocyclic compounds such as triazole, oxadiazole, thiadiazole, benzimidazole, coumarine… etc. He is the member of the Editorial Board of Current Organocatalysis, Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds and Current Microwave Chemistry. He has published over 60 research articles, meeting abstracts, and book chapters.
Teresa M. Pinho e Melo Department of Chemistry University of Coimbra Coimbra Portugal Biography
Biography of Teresa M. Pinho e Melo
Teresa M. V. D. Pinho e Melo studied Chemistry at the University of Coimbra, where she obtained the PhD in Organic Chemistry in 1995. She was Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool (1992-1993). She received her Habilitation in Organic Chemistry in 2003. She is currently Director of the Department of Chemistry, Associate Professor with Habilitation and Head of the Organic Chemistry Research Group at the University of Coimbra. She is also President of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the Portuguese Chemical Society. She has published more than 115 peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals. Her research interests are in the area of synthetic and mechanistic heterocyclic organic chemistry. She is particularly concerned with the development of synthetic routes to new bioactive molecules.
Laxmidhar Rout Department of Chemistry Berhampur University Bhanjavihar India Biography
Biography of Laxmidhar Rout
Dr. Rout, L.D. obtained Ph.D. in 2008 from the IIT Guwahati, Assam, India. He had carried out post doctoral research in USA, Germany and France before joining Berhampur University Odisha in the year 2014. Dr. Rout has more than 13 years of research experience in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, He has been awarded with Alexander-von –Humboldt fellowship and FPGG Fellowship. He has more than 1900 Citation, He has been actively involved in the development of C-H, C-C, C-N, C-S, C-O bond Activation, Organocatalysis, New drug (Anti-malaria and anti-cancer)Discovery, Asymmetric Catalysis for organic synthesis.
Satyajit Saha Department of Dyestuff Technology Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai India Biography
Biography of Satyajit Saha
Satyajit Saha obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in the year 2011 from IIT
Kanpur, India. Thereafter as a FWO Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow he moved to Belgium and
conducted his postdoctoral research at the University of Antwerpen, Belgium. Subsequently, after
completing his second postdoctoral stint at the Universität Leipzig, Germany, he joined Institute
of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India in 2015 as an Assistant Professor at the Department of
Dyestuff Technology under UGC-Faculty Recharge Programme. His research interests are focused
on organic synthesis, catalysis, functional materials, stereoselective transformations, and green
Georgiy B. Shul’pin Institute of Chemical Physics Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow, 119991 Russia Biography
Biography of Georgiy B. Shul’pin
G. B. Shul’pin works at N. N. Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow). He is currently a Leading Scientific Researcher. Shul’pin is a Foreign Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon (Portugal). His research activities concern metal complex catalysis, oxidation of hydrocarbons, activation of C–H bond in saturated and aromatic hydrocarbons, organometallic chemistry. Other interests include photocatalysis, biomimetic oxidations and ecological chemistry. He is a member of Editorial Boards of journals “Journal of Organometallic Chemistry”, “Catalysis Communications”, “Catalysts” “Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science”, “Current Organocatalysis”, “American Chemical Science Journal”, “Journal of Engineering”, “The Scientific World Journal (Organic Chemistry)”, “International Journal of Advanced Chemistry Engineering Research”, “Modern Chemistry”, Shul’pin has published more than 250 papers in refereed international and Russian chemical journals, his Hirsch index is 48. He is the author of monographs published in Russian and English: particularly A. E. Shilov, G. B. Shul’pin, “Activation and Catalytic Reactions of Saturated Hydrocarbons in the Presence of Metal Complexes”, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/London/Moscow, 2002.
Hossein Tavakol Department of Chemistry Isfahan University of Technology Isfahan Iran Biography
Biography of Hossein Tavakol
I was born in 16 September 1976, Meymeh, Esfahan state, Iran. I earned my BSc in applied chemistry from the University of Isfahan in 1998, my MSc in organic chemistry from Tarbiat Modarres University in 2000 and my PhD in organic chemistry from Tarbiat Modarres University in 2004. Then, I joined to the University of Zabol as assistant professor in 2004 and as associate professor in 2009. At 2011, joined to Isfahan University of Technology and at 2013 (up to now), I have continued my career in this University as professor.
Ramon R. Torres University of Southampton Southampton UK Biography
Biography of Ramon R. Torres
Dr. Ramon Rios Torres obtained his Ph.D. degree (2000) in Organic Chemistry from University of Barcelona, Spain. Currently, Dr. Rios is Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry at University of Southampton, UK. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Organic Synthesis, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Catalysis, Asymmetric Synthesis, Small Molecule Synthesis, Organocatalysis, Organometallic Chemistry, Fluorine Chemistry, Organo Fluorine Chemistry,
Dr. Rios, as an author/co-author, has published more than 130 articles in various journals, having a significant number of total citations,
Georgios C. Vougioukalakis Department of Chemistry University of Athens Athens Greece Biography
Biography of Georgios C. Vougioukalakis
Georgios C. Vougioukalakis was born on Crete, Greece, in 1976 and received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Crete in 1999. In 2004, he completed his Ph.D. at the same university. During his graduate studies he spent short periods of time at the University of Sussex and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Bologna. In 2005 he moved as a Marie Curie Fellow to the California Institute of Technology where he worked for two years. Following another year of postdoctoral studies at the University of Athens, he joined the National Centre of Scientific Research "Demokritos". In 2012, he visited the University of California - Irvine, as a Visiting Scholar. In 2014, he moved to the Department of Chemistry of the University of Athens to take up a Lecturer position in Organic Chemistry. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry in 2016.
Linsheng Wang National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) Tsukuba-city Japan Biography
Biography of Linsheng Wang
Dr. Linsheng Wang is the pioneer for exploring the Mo/HZSM-5 catalysts for production of benzene and hydrogen directly from methane and the Re / HZSM-5 catalysts for production of benzene and hydrogen from methane with carbon dioxide. He found and developed a new type of Pd-Ag-Ru / α-Al2O3 ternary alloy composite membrane for ultra-pure hydrogen production with durability at higher temperatures. He has successfully fabricated Pt, Ir and Ni-based sub-nano-sized monometallic and bimetallic clusters in the pores as novel efficient catalysts for synthesis of phenol by selective oxidation with molecular oxygen.
C-H. Yang National University of Kaohsiung Kaohsiung Taiwan Biography
Biography of C-H. Yang
Dr. Chien-Hsin Yang is presently serving as a Professor at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering in National University of Kaohsiung. He obtained BS in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University of Technology and Science. He further obtained MS and PhD in the same field from National Cheng-Kung University in 1987 and 1994 receptively. He is interested in conducting polymers, polymer electrolytes, organic/inorganic nano-material hybrids in the application of optoelectronic devices, For example: solar cell, PLED, electrochromic devices, etc. He has contributed his valuable publications in different journals, having citations around 1,392.
Jin-Sheng Yu Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Molecular Therapeutics and New Drug Development East China Normal University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Jin-Sheng Yu
Prof. Dr. Jin-Sheng Yu received his PhD degree from East China
Normal University (ECNU) in 2016 under the guidance of Prof. Jian
Zhou. After two years as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow with Prof.
Masakatsu Shibasaki at Institute of Microbial Chemistry, he joined
ECNU as Zijiang Young Scholars. His research interests are focused on
the catalytic asymmetric synthesis of value-added chiral fluorine-containing compounds, and their application in medicinal research.
Guipeng Yu College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Central South University Changsha China Biography
Biography of Guipeng Yu
Guipeng Yu studied polymer chemistry at Xiangtan University during 2000-2004 and received his
PhD from the State Key of Fine Chemicals at Dalian University of Technology in 2009, and then
joined the Central South University in 2010. In 2016, he became a member of the catalysis and
polymer group of Prof. Dr Markus Antonietti at the Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and
Interfaces. In 2017, he returned to the Central South University and there he leads a research
group in the Department of organic chemistry. His research is focused on porous materials and
their potential in (photo)catalysis and energy applications.
Furen Zhang School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Shaoxing University Shaoxing China Biography
Biography of Furen Zhang
Dr. Furen Zhang is a professor in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang Key Laboratory of Alternative Technologies for Fine Chemicals Process, Shaoxing University,China. Dr. Zhang's expertise lies in the field of organic chemistry and his research interests include: 1) Design and development of novel MCR (Multi-component reaction) strategies for the synthesis of privileged medicinal scaffolds. 2) Development of catalysts based synthetic methodologies involving C-H activation bond forming reactions. 3) Synthesis and application of early transition metal complexes catalysts in organic transformations. 4) Development and synthesis of chiral reagents, catalysts in asymmetric synthesis to
synthesize novel bioactive and other compounds.
Tao Zhang College of Resources and Environmental Sciences China Agricultural University Beijing China Biography
Biography of Tao Zhang
Tao Zhang PhD. is currently an Associated Professor in the area of Environmental Technology at College of Resources and Environmental Sciences of China Agricultural University in China. He completed his PhD studies in Environmental Engineering awarded by Nanjing University, China. Over the years, he has led the team to focus on theoretical research and technological innovation in the field of agricultural waste utilization and nutrient cycling, and formed research directions represented by efficient nutrient nitrogen and phosphorus recovery, thermal conversion of waste biomass, and aerobic biological conversion of waste. His research results have been published as journals, chapters and patents.
Zhan-Hui Zhang College of Chemistry and Material Science Hebei Normal University Shijiazhuang China Biography
Biography of Zhan-Hui Zhang
Dr. Zhang received his PhD degree in organic chemistry at Nankai University, China.Presently,he is a professor at Hebei Normal Universityand head of a research group for green chemistry. His current research interests are dedicated towards the development of new green solvents, new reagents and catalysts in organic synthesis.He has publishedaround 100 scientific papers with h-index of 44 and total citations about 4400 times.
Grigory V. Zyryanov Department of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry Ural Federal Univeristy Yekaterinburg Russia Biography
Biography of Grigory V. Zyryanov
Dr. Prof. Grigory V. Zyryanov (born 1973) graduated from the Ural Polytechnical Institute in 1995. In 2000, he earned PhD in Organic Chemistry. In 2001–2003, he was doing his post-doctoral studies on calixarenes and supramolecular chemistry of gases with Prof. Dmitry M. Rudkevich (UT Arlington, TX). In 2004, he joined the research group of Prof. Pavel Anzenbacher Jr. (BGSU, OH) where he was working on themolecular recognition and photochemistry.In 2010, he joined the faculty of the Department of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry (Ural Federal University, Russia). In 2012, he earned a Doctor of Science Degree in Chemistry.
FATİH Şen Dumlupinar University Kutahya Turkey Biography
Biography of FATİH Şen
He is an Associate Professor of Inorganic and Nano Chemistry at the Dumlupinar University, Turkey. His PhD was conducted at Middle East Technical University (METU). In 2011, he spent almost two years at Massachusetts Institute and Technology (MIT) – USA as a Post-doc in the research group of Prof. M. S. Strano involving with different nanomaterials and their applications such as biosensors, biofuel cells, thermopower energy generation, carbon nanotubes, graphene etc. He has published over 80 international publications in scientific journals published within the scope of SCI, almost 2000 citations to these publications. He has got many popular research incentive awards.
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Mohammed Al-Hashimi Department of Chemistry Texas A&M University at Qatar Doha Qatar Biography
Biography of Mohammed Al-Hashimi
Dr. Al-Hashimi received his MSci Honours degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 2003 and PhD in 2007 from Queen Mary University of London, UK. In 2007-2008, Dr. Al-Hashimi subsequently worked as a Senior Development Chemist at Evotec OAI, Oxfordshire, UK. In 2008 he joined Imperial College London, UK as a PDRA in the chemistry department. In 2012 he joined Qatar University as an Assistant professor and currently he is a Research Associate Professor at Texas A&M University at Qatar. Al-Hashimi has received several research awards; Donald C. Bradley prize, UK (2003); ASPICC prize, UK (2004); Lefevre prize, UK (2005); Research Fellow Excellence Award at TAMUQ (2015); Research award in the energy and environment Pillar (2016), and ACMME (2016). His research focus on the design and synthesis of organic semiconductor materials for a range of optoelectronic applications. His other interests center on the development of well-defined novel polymeric materials for catalysis.
Saithalavi Anas School of Chemical Sciences Mahatma Gandhi University Kerala India Biography
Biography of Saithalavi Anas
Saithalavi Anas obtained his PhD in Organic Chemistry in 2008 from NIIST (CSIR), Thiruvananthapuram (India) and subsequently completed postdoctoral research studies at University of Paris-sud 11 (France) and Uppsala University (Sweden). He is presently working as Assistant Professor at School Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He is also serving as the Honorary Director of Advanced Molecular Materials Research Centre (AMMRC) and Institute for Integrated Programmes and Research in Basic Sciences (IIRBS) at Mahatma Gandhi University. His research interests include synthetic organic chemistry involving transition metal/polymer supported catalysis and polymer nanocomposites.
Chin F. Chee Intitute of Nanotechnology & catalysis research centre University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Biography
Biography of Chin F. Chee
Dr. Chin Fei Chee obtained his Ph.D. in organic synthesis from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dr. Chee is currently a Senior Lecturer at the same university. He was a senior scientist at Aurigene Discovery Technology, Malaysia, prior to joining this university. He has been actively involved in various research activities especially in the area of organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry. Dr. Chee has published over 40 scientific papers and book chapters, and he is a recipient of many research grants and awards.
Wen Chen Yunnan University Kunming China Biography
Biography of Wen Chen
Wen Chen is an Associate Professor of chemistry at Yunnan University. He obtained Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Yunnan University in 2014. He has authored more than 20 scientific papers and held 2 patents. He is interested in the total synthesis of bioactive natural products and goal-oriented synthetic methodology. He is also involved to design and synthesize bioactive natural-product-like compounds.
Ahmed I. EL-Seesy Mechanical Engineering Department Benha University Benha Egypt Biography
Biography of Ahmed I. EL-Seesy
Dr. EL-Seesy works as an Assistant Professor at Benha University, Egypt. Currently, he works as a postdoctoral fellowship at Institute for Energy Research, Jiangsu University, China from September 2019 to the present. He received his BSc with honors from Benha University, Egypt in June 2008, and he also got his MSc in February 2015. He got his PhD from Energy Resources Engineering from Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) in January 2019. He is interested in Combustion, IC Engines, Renewable Energy, Nanoparticle Applications, Biofuel, Biomass and Emulsion fuels as well as simulation work. He has published more than 33 papers.
Sergio A. Fernandes Departamento de Química Universidade Federal de Viçosa Viçosa Brazil
Ghasem Hassani Department of Environmental Health Engineering Yasuj University of Medical Sciences Yasuj Iran Biography
Biography of Ghasem Hassani
Dr. Ghasem Hassani received his doctoral degree in Environmental Engineering from the Ahvaz
Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Iran (2016). Currently he is working as an Assistant Professor
at Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences (Iran). His
current research mainly focuses on Water and Wastewater pollution and Treatment, and air pollution
and control. He has published more than 30 scientific papers.
Samaresh Jana Department of Chemistry Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Bhubaneswar India Biography
Biography of Samaresh Jana
Samaresh Jana earned Ph.D. in Chemistry from Indian Association for the Cultivation of Sciences (Jadavpur University, Kolkata), India in 2007. He did postdoctoral work with Prof. Iain Coldham (University of Sheffield, UK) and Prof. Nan Zheng (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA) in the field of Synthetic Organic Chemistry. He served as a Scientist in medicinal chemistry division of GVK Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., India during 2010-2012. Presently, he is associated with the Department of Chemistry, SAS, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) as an Associate Professor. He is interested in the synthesis of bioactive natural products and related compounds. He is also involved to develop novel synthetic methodology useful in organic chemistry.
Marta Meazza Department of Chemistry University of Southampton Southampton UK Biography
Biography of Marta Meazza
Marta Meazza was born in 1987 in Saronno (Italy). She graduated from the University of Milan in 2012 with a Master Degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology, under the supervision of Prof. Egle Beccalli. She obtained her PhD degree under the supervision of Dr Ramon Rios at the University of Southampton (UK) in 2016. After a postdoctoral position in the group of Prof Karl Anker Jørgensen at Aarhus University (DK), in 2017 she moved to the University of Southampton as a Research Fellow. Her research interests include synergistic, organocatalysis, organometallic chemistry, organocatalytic photoactivation of organic compounds, heterogeneous catalysis.
Sara Meninno Department of Chemistry University of Salerno Salerno Italy Biography
Biography of Sara Meninno
Sara Meninno is a PostDoctoral fellow at University of Salerno (Italy). She obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2015 from University of Salerno under the supervision of Prof. A. Lattanzi. She was awarded by Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei a Royal Society of Chemistry fellowship for Italian researchers to spend a research period in United Kingdom. She joined the group of Dr. Ramon Rios at Southampton University (UK). Dr. Meninno has co-authored more than 20 papers. His main research interests are in organocatalysis, in developlment of new asymmetric tandem and one-pot methodologies for the construction of chiral compounds.
Gökçe Merey Department of Chemical Engineering Hitit University Corum Turkey Biography
Biography of Gökçe Merey
Dr. Merey is an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering Department of Hitit University, TURKEY. She received her MSc degree in 2004 and PhD degree in 2010 from Chemistry Division of Istanbul Technical University, TURKEY. Dr. Merey worked as a research scholar at the Chemistry Department of Emory University, USA for one year in 2006 and performed postdoctoral research studies at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in University of Maryland, USA between 2011 and 2012. Dr. Merey has conducted several research studies at national and international level resulting several publications in prestigious journals and conferences on catalytic organic synthesis, carbene chemistry and chromatography techniques.
Pengpeng Qiu State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials College of Materials Science and Engineering Donghua University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Pengpeng Qiu
Dr. Pengpeng Qiu is an Assistant Professor at the State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering at Donghua University. He received his Ph.D. from Korea University, South Korea, in 2017. Then, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Fudan University under Professor Dongyuan Zhao. His research interests focus on the design and synthesis of mesoporous materials for energy and environmental application. Dr. Qiu has published more than 20 articles, including some high-impact journals such as Account of Chemical Research, Nano Letters, and Advanced Functional Materials.
Varun Rawat Department of Chemistry Amity University Haryana Haryana India Biography
Biography of Varun Rawat
Varun Rawat received his M.Sc. Chemistry degree from University of Delhi and Ph.D. from CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (with Dr. A. Sudalai). He then joined the group of Prof. Arkadi Vigalok as PBC postdoctoral fellow, where he worked on calixarene based complexes. He is presently a Assistant Professor of Chemistry in Amity School of Applied Sciences, Amity University Haryana, India. His research interest includes synthesis and application of calixarene based chemosensors and catalysts.
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Huan Li School at Shenzhen Tsinghua University Beijing China Biography
Biography of Huan Li
Dr. Huan Li received his Ph.D. in 2007 from the School of Environment, Tsinghua University. He is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, China. He is also a Visiting scholar at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He has published more than 30 journal papers in well-reputed journals and has discovered 8 patents.
Devalina Ray Amity Institute of Biotechnology Amity University Noida India Biography
Biography of Devalina Ray
Dr. Devalina Ray is an Assistant professor in Amity University, Noida, UP, India since 2017. She received her Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur, India in 2008. Thereafter, she pursued her postdoctoral research from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Texas followed by University of Nebraska Medical Centre, Nebraska, USA. She joined Myongji University, Yongin as Research Professor and further continued her postdoctoral research in Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea. She was employed as research associate at IIT-Delhi and then continued to work there as Young Scientist till October 2017.
Her current area of interest deals with transition metal-free greener synthetic approaches to various coupling reactions and C-H functionalization. She has approximately 25 research publications in reputed international journals, an international patent, and an Indian copyright. Four more Indian patents have been filed in the last 3 years. She has several national and international research collaborations.
She has more than 4 years of teaching experience and mentored 50 students till date. She has trained almost 40 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Currently, she is supervising 2 Ph.D students in their research work.
She is the recipient of B. N. Mankad award from Indian Chemical Society, India. She is an affiliate member of Royal Chemical Society, CRSI, and editorial board member of American Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry.