ISHHC18

Sunday, 22 July 2018 to Wednesday, 25 July 2018 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

ICC Sydney, Sydney, Australia

 

Speakers

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Organisation: Instituto de TecnologĂ­a QuĂ­mica (CSIC-UPV)

Position: Professor at the Institute of Chemical Technology

Avelino Corma, Professor and founder of the Instituto de Tecnología Química (CSIC-UPV) in Valencia (Spain), he has been carrying out research in heterogeneous catalysis in academia and in collaboration with companies for nearly 35 years. He has worked on fundamental aspects of acid-base and redox catalysis with the aim of understanding the nature of the active sites, and reaction mechanisms. With these bases has developed catalysts that are being used commercially in several industrial processes. He is an internationally recognized expert in solid acid and bifunctional catalysts for oil refining, petrochemistry and chemical process, especially in the synthesis and application of zeolite catalysts. He has published more than 900 research papers, and inventor on more than 130 patents. He holds many prestigious prizes, awards and Fellowships – he has 13 Honorary Doctorates.

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Organisation: University of Rostock

Position: Director of the Leibniz-Institute for Catalysis and Professor of Catalysis at the University of Rostock

Matthias Beller is Director of the Leibniz-Institute for Catalysis and Professor of Catalysis at the University of Rostock.

He has received several awards including the Otto-Roelen Medal and the Leibniz-Price of the DFG, the “Entrepreneur of the Year” of Rostock and the German Federal Cross of Merit. He received the first European prize for Sustainable Chemistry, the Paul-Rylander Award of the Organic Reaction Catalysis Society of the USA, the Gay-Lussac-Alexander-von-Humboldt-Prize of the French Academy of Sciences and the Emil Fischer Medal of the German Chemical Society.

Most recently, he was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Antwerp, Belgium and received the Wöhler price for Sustainable Chemistry from the German Chemical Society as well as an ERC grant from the European Commission. Dr. Beller is also the Vice President of the Leibniz Society – one of the major science organizations in Germany and a member of the German National Academia of Science “Leopoldina” and three other Science Academies.

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Organisation: Max Plank Institute

Position: Director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion

Serena DeBeer is currently Director of Inorganic Spectroscopy at MPI CEC, She currently holds associate and honorary professorships at the Cornell University and the Ruhr University Bochum, respectively. Serena’s work focusses mainly on the development and application of advanced X-ray spectroscopic tools for understanding processes in biological and chemical catalysis using both static and time-dependent probes of transition metal electronic structures. Serena has been awarded several prestigious prizes including the 2015 Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, Early Career Award, the 2013 European Research Council Consolidator Grant Awardee and 2012 Kavli Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

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Organisation: Faculty of Science - Utrecht University

Position: Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis

Bert Weckhuysen (49) received his master and PhD degree from Leuven University (Belgium) and has worked as a postdoc with Prof. Wachs at Lehigh University (USA) and with Prof. Lunsford at Texas A&M University (USA). In 2000 Weckhuysen was appointed Full Professor at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) and is currently Distinguished University Professor at the same institute. He received several awards, including the Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis of the North American Catalysis Society, the International Catalysis Award of the International Association of Catalysis Societies, the Royal Society of Chemistry Bourke Award, the Spinoza Award from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research and the Tanabe Prize in Acid-Base Catalysis. In 2015 he has been appointed Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion. Weckhuysen is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts, and the European Academy of Science.

The Weckhuysen group has been active for many years in the design, synthesis, characterization and application of catalytic solids for the conversion of fossil (crude oil & natural gas) and renewable (biomass) feedstock into transportation fuels, chemicals and materials. More recently, research is devoted to the catalytic activation of CO2 and the splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen. The group is internationally renown for the development of in-situ and operando spectroscopy and microscopy. The goal is to shed detailed new insight in the working principles of catalytic solids while they really work (i.e. high temperatures and pressures, and real-life conditions) and to achieve this he strives to build a “powerful camera” to chemically image heterogeneous catalysts from the level of the reactor down to the level of single atoms and molecules.

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Organisation: University of Amsterdam

Position: A/Professor of Sustainable Materials Characterisation

A/Professor of Sustainable MaterialsCharacterisation at the University of Amsterdam, Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, in the Netherlands; a visiting Professor at the Technical University Munich, Catalysis Research centre in Munich, Germany and visiting professor at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Moniek has been awarded many prestigious grants during her career, predominately using x-ray spectroscopy techniques to investigate the in-situ nature of catalytic mechanisms. Her previous appointments having included Professor of Catalyst Characterisation at the Technical University, Munich in Germany and EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom developing resonant inelastic X-ray scattering spectroscopy in single site catalysis.

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Organisation: Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

Position: Deputy Director of the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

Nick Turner is the Deputy Director of the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. He is a Professor of Chemical Biology in the School of Chemistry and Director of the Centre for Biocatalysis, Biotransformations and Biocatalytic Manufacture (www.coebio3.org3). Nick obtained his DPhil in 1985 with Professor Sir Jack Baldwin and from 1985-1987 was a Royal Society Junior Research Fellow, spending time at Harvard University with Professor George Whitesides. He was appointed lecturer in 1987 at Exeter University and moved to Edinburgh in 1995, initially as a Reader and subsequently Professor in 1998. In October 2004 he joined Manchester University as Professor of Chemical Biology. He is also a co-founder and Scientific Director of Ingenza (www.ingenza.com), a spin-out biocatalysis company based in Edinburgh. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Chemical Communications.

Nick has research interests in the area of biocatalysis with particular emphasis on the discovery and development of novel enzyme catalysed reactions for applications in organic synthesis. His group are also interested in the application of directed evolution technologies for the development of biocatalysts with tailored functions.

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Organisation: Lanzhou University

Position: Director of the State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry

Wei Wang received his PhD in physical organic chemistry from Lanzhou University in 1998. After his postdoctoral research at University of Stuttgart (2000–2001) and at University of Southern California (2001–2002), he worked at the Institute of Chemical Technology, University of Stuttgart until 2006. He then moved back to Lanzhou University and was appointed as the Changjiang Professor from the Ministry of Education of China. Currently he serves as the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry (SKLAOC). The research in his laboratory focuses on homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, organic porous materials, and solid-state NMR spectroscopy.Wei Wang received his PhD in physical organic chemistry from Lanzhou University in 1998. After his postdoctoral research at University of Stuttgart (2000–2001) and at University of Southern California (2001–2002), he worked at the Institute of Chemical Technology, University of Stuttgart until 2006. He then moved back to Lanzhou University and was appointed as the Changjiang Professor from the Ministry of Education of China. Currently he serves as the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry (SKLAOC). The research in his laboratory focuses on homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, organic porous materials, and solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

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Organisation: Humboldt University

Position: Professor of Theoretical Chemistry

Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at the Humboldt University in Berlin, and since 2006 external member of the Fritz Haber Institute (Max Planck Society). He is member of the Berlin-Brandenburg (formerly Prussian) Academy of Sciences, the German National Academy Leopoldina, and the Academia Europaea.

His research has explored the application of quantum chemical methods in chemistry, with emphasis on surface science, particularly adsorption and catalysis. He has published 365 research papers, notably in the area of modeling the structure and reactivity of transition metal oxide catalysts and zeolites, and he has given 455 invited lectures.

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Organisation: Imperial College London

Position: Professor of catalysis

Mimi Hii graduated with a BSc (First Class Honours) degree from the University of Leeds, where she conducted postgraduate research under the supervision of Prof. B. L. Shaw, FRS, supported by the ORS award, Tetley-Lupton, and Edward Boyle Memorial Scholarships. After receiving her PhD (1994), she joined Dr John M. Brown, FRS at Oxford University to examine aspects of the Heck arylation reaction (funded by EPSRC). During this period she was awarded a Keeley Junior Research Fellowship by Wadham College, and held a Teaching Fellowship at St. Hilda's College.The award of a Ramsay Memorial Fellowship in 1997, with additional support from ICI Strategic Funding, enabled her to initiate independent research at University of Leeds. Her first lectureship appointment was at King's College London (1998), followed by a Senior Lectureship at Imperial College

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Organisation: Georgia Tech

Position: Associate Vice President for Research

Chris Jones started as an Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech in the summer of 2000 and is currently the Associate Vice President for Research at Georgia. Dr. Jones directs a research program focused primarily on catalysis and CO2 separation, sequestration and utilization. In 2010 he was honored with the Ipatieff Prize from the American Chemical Society and was selected as the founding Editor-in-Chief of ACS Catalysis, a new multi-disciplinary catalysis journal. In 2013, Chris was recognized by the North American Catalysis Society with the Paul E. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis and by the American Society of Engineering Education with the Curtis W. McGraw Research Award.  The 2016 Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering distinguishing him as one of the top academic chemical engineers under 45.
Dr. Jones has been PI or co-PI on over $48M in sponsored research in the last fifteen years, and as of July 2017, has published over 250 papers that have been cited >15,000 times. He has an H-Index of 60(ISI), 65 (Google Scholar).
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Organisation: University of Pennsylvania

Position: Professor of Chemistry

Marisa Kozlowski is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.
She was awarded her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994 under the direction of Paul Bartlett. After studying asymmetric catalysis in the laboratories of David A. Evans at Harvard University as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow, she joined the faculty and the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.
The major focus of her research is the development of methods for the design of asymmetric catalysts.
In addition to over 75 independent publications, Professor Kozlowski coauthored with Professor Patrick Walsh of the book “Fundamentals of Asymmetric Catalysis".
She is currently a member of the Organic Reactions Editorial Board and isan Associate Editor for the Journal of Organic Chemistry.
Professor Kozlowski has received numerous awards including a DuPont Young Investigator Award in 1998, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and her election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012.
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Organisation: University of Science and Technology, China

Position: Executive Dean of Chemistry and Materials Science

Jinlong Yang is the Executive Dean of Chemistry and Materials Science, Deputy Director of Laboratory of Bond Selective Chemistry and Changjiang Professor at the University of Science and Technology, China. Furthermore, Professor Jinlong is also Head of Division of Theoretical and Computational Sciences at the Hefei National Laboratory of Physical Sciences at the Microscale. His current research includes DFT and TDDFT studies of atomic clusters, STM imaging and mapping simulations, electronic structure of novel surfaces and the development of new computational methods and codes.

 

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Organisation: University of Cordoba,

Position: Leader of the Nanoscale Chemistry and Biomass/Waste Valorisation Group

Rafael Luque has published over 250 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of (nano)materials science, heterogeneous (nano)catalysis, microwave and flow chemistry, biofuels and green chemical methods in synthetic organic chemistry, filed 3 patent applications and edited 8 books as well as numerous contributions to book chapters and invited, guest, keynote and plenary lectures in scientific events worldwide. Prof. Luque is also member of the Editorial Board of prestigious journals including Chemical Society Reviews (RSC), Catalysis Communications (Elsevier) and Sustainable Chemical Processes (Chemistry Central) as well as Editor-in-Chief of the Porous section of the journal Materials and Series Editor of Topics in Current Chemistry (Springer). Recent awards include the Marie Curie Prize, Green Talents award, the TR35 Spain from Technology Review and MIT as one of the top 10 young entrepreneurs in Spain (2012) and very recently the RSC Environment, Sustainability and Energy Early Career Award (2013) from the Royal Society of Chemistry UK.

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Organisation: King Abdullah University of Science & Technology.

Position: Distinguished Professor for Chemical Science

Professor Jean-Marie Basset is the Distinguished Professor for Chemical Science in the Physical Science and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology.
Prof. Basset, who has authored more than 500 scientific papers 50 patents, pioneered the field of “Surface Organometallic Chemistry", which focuses on possible relationships between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.
Professor Basset received his PhD in 1969 from the University of Lyon, France. After a postdoctoral position in Toronto he moved to the Institute of Catalysis in Lyon where he became vice-director.
In 1987, he founded the Laboratory of Surface Organometallic Chemistry that became later the laboratory of Chemistry, Catalysis, Polymer, Process (C2P2). Professor Basset’s Lyon lab was home to 100 scientists, including Nobel Laureate Yves Chauvin who got his Nobel in 2005.
In 2009 he moved to the King Abdulla University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia as director of the KAUST Catalysis Center.
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Organisation: Macquarie University

Position: Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Professor Barbara Messerle is the Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering at Macquarie University.
She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Sydney in 1987, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellow at ETH Zürich, Switzerland from 1987 to1989. She returned to University of Sydney in 1990 as a Gritton Research Fellow and was subsequently awarded an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow in 1992, and an ARC Senior Research Fellow in 1997. She then moved to UNSW, initially as an ARC Senior Research Fellow in 1999 and rose to become Professor in 2008. She moved to Macquarie University in 2015 to take up her current position.
Barbara has more than 118 publications and her research interests involve organometallic synthesis, catalysis, computational molecular modelling and advanced NMR Spectroscopy, with an overall goal to create highly active catalysts that promote atom-efficient organic transformations.
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Organisation: University College London / Cardiff University

Position: Professor of Catalytic and Computational Chemistry

Professor Richard Catlow earned a BA Hons in 1970, and DPhil in 1974, from University of Oxford.  He joined University College London’s centre of materials research in 2015 and holds a joint position with UCL and Cardiff University.
Professor Catlow has worked for over thirty years in the field of computational and experimental studies of complex inorganic materials. His group has pioneered a wide range of applications of computational techniques in solid state chemistry to systems and problems including microporous and oxide catalysts, ionic conductors, electronic ceramics and silicate minerals.
Professor Catlow's research has led to over 800 publications, and in 2004 he was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society for 'pioneering the development and application of computer modeling in solid state and materials chemistry.
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Organisation: Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS

Position: Professor of Organic Chemistry

Yan Liu studied chemistry at Lanzhou University (China) and then moved to the State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry at the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry to obtain his PhD degree under the supervision of Prof. Kuiling Ding in 2006. After three years of postdoctoral studies with Prof. Li Deng, Brandeis University (USA), he joined Prof. Can Li's group at the State Key Laboratory of Catalysis at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in 2010 as associate professor and was promoted to full professor in 2013. 
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Organisation: Oslo University / University of Torino

Position: Professor of Chemistry

Professor Serina Bordiga graduated in chemistry magna cum laude from the University of Torino in 1988 and gained her PhD in Chemical science from the University of Rome in 1993. She currently is a Professor II at Oslo University and  an associate professor in physical chemistry at the department of chemistry at Torino University
The scientific activity of Prof. Bordiga in the last 10 years has been mainly devoted to the characterization of the physico-chemical properties of nanostructured materials with large surface area used as heterogeneous catalysts, photo-catalysts or materials for adsorption, separation and storage of gases. She has over 340 publications, been cited 18500 times and has a h-index of 78.
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Organisation: Australian National University

Position: Leader of the Biochemical reactions & molecular recognition group

Chris Easton is Professor of Chemistry and leader of the Biochemical reactions & molecular recognition group at the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University.
Chris is a graduate of Flinders University and the University of Adelaide. He held positions at Harvard University (1980-1981), the Research School of Chemistry (1982), the University of Canterbury (1983-1986) and the University of Adelaide (1986-1994), before his appointment as a Senior Fellow in the Research School of Chemistry, in 1995.
He was awarded a D.Sc. from the University of Adelaide in 1998. He was promoted to Professor at the Research School of Chemistry in 2001 and elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2004.
His more than 295 publications encompass a number of fields including:
Organic Chemical Synthesis; Physical Organic Chemistry; Characterisation Of Biological Macromolecules; Nanotechnology and Supramolecular Chemistry; Free Radical Chemistry, especially applied to amino acids and Peptides; Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry and Theoretical And Computational Chemistry.
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Organisation: Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

Position: Chair for Organic Chemistry at the Institute of Organic Chemistry

Stephen Hashimi is the Chair for Organic Chemistry and Vice Rector for Research and Transfer at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany, He is the founding member of the Hector Fellow Academy (https://www.hector-fellow-academy.de/en.html).
Stephen holds honorary posts at the German University in Cairo, guest professorships at The University of Milan, Gakushuin University, Tokyo and The Tokyo Institute of Technology. 
Stephen currently serves as a member of the editorial board of Chemistry—A European Journal (Wiley-VCH), is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis (Wiley VCH) and a member of the editorial board of the journal “Gold Bulletin” (London, UK)
His more than 250 publications focus on the areas of Transition metal catalysis and he is the recipient of numerous awards including 1998 Dr. Otto Röhm memorial prize; the 2001 Karl-Ziegler fellowship; the 2002 ORCHEM Prize for Natural Scientists and the 2010: Hector Research Prize 2010.
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Organisation: Curtin University

Position: Professor at Department of Chemical Engineering

Prof. Wang obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Queensland, Australia. He is now a Professor at Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University, Australia. His research interests focus on nanomaterial synthesis and application for adsorption and catalysis, fuel and energy conversion and environmental remediation. He has published more than 300 refereed journal papers with citation over 14,000 and H-index of 64

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Organisation: University of Newcastle

Position: Global Innovation Chair Professor for Advanced Nanomaterials

Prof. Vinu is currently working as a Global Innovation Chair Professor for Advanced Nanomaterials and the Inaugural Director of Global Innovative Center for Advanced Nanomaterials at the University of Newcastle

He has made a tremendous contribution in the field of nanoporous materials and their application in sensing, energy storage, fuel cells, adsorption and separation, and catalysis. 

His contribution in the field of nanoporous materials is  clearly reflected by his international ranking by Science Watch as one of the top 15 researchers in the field and has led to ca. 325 papers in high impact factor journals with ca. 14,600 citations and a H-index of 62.

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Organisation: University of Adelaide

Position: Senior Lecturer: School of Physical Sciences

Dr Stephen Bell, Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, University of Adelaide. Dr Bell’s interests span aspects of biocatalysis, enzyme mechanism and protein structure and function with a focus on heme proteins and iron-sulphur clusters. The group studies a range of proteins from a range of diverse bacteria.

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Organisation: Technische Universiteit Delft

Position: Professor of Biocatalysis

Ulf Hanefeld grew up in (West) Berlin and London. In 1993 he received his PhD from the Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen, having performed the research both with Prof. H. Laatsch (Göttingen) and Prof. H. G. Floss (Seattle). After postdoctoral years with Prof. C. W. Rees (Imperial College London), Prof. J. Staunton (Cambridge) and Prof. J. J. Heijnen and Dr A. J. J. Straathof (TU Delft), he received a fellowship from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). He rose through the ranks at the Technische Universiteit Delft and his research in Delft focuses on enzymes, in particular those that enable the formation of C-C bonds or catalyse reactions that are chemically extremely difficult to perform, their immobilisation and application in organic synthesis.

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Organisation: University of Sydney

Position: ARC Australian Professorial Fellow

Prof Radom’s graduated from the University of Sydney with a BSc, MSc and PhD and obtained a DSc from the ANU. His area of research is computational quantum chemistry using computer calculations to investigate the structures of molecules and the mechanism of reactions in which they are involved. He has published over 460 papers.

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Organisation: State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemical, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China

Position: Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

Chunying Duan is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and the academic leader of research at the State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology (DUT). His research Interests are the Chemistry of Werner Type Architectures, focusing on the Biomimetic Sensing and Molecular Imaging, Asymmetric Catalysis and Enzyme-inspired Catalysis, including:
1.           Self-assembly of Metal-organic Frameworks and Cages.
2.           Asymmetric Catalysis within Confined Environments.
3.           Supramolecular Photocatalysis and Enzyme-inspire Catalysis