Organizing Committee

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Thomas F. George

Professor

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Thomas F. George (chancellor/professor emeritus) served as chancellor and professor of chemistry and physics at the University of Missouri–St. Louis from 2003 until his retirement in 2019. Prior to that, he was chancellor at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, provost at Washington State University, dean of science at SUNYBuffalo, and promoted by age 29 to full professor of chemistry at the University of Rochester. He received his B.A. degree (Phi Beta Kappa) with a double major in chemistry and mathematics from Gettysburg College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at age 23 from Yale University, with postdoctoral appointments at MIT and UC-Berkeley. Tom’s research specialty is chemical/materials/laser/nanophysics, including nanomedicine. He continues to be an active researcher with 800 papers, 7 authored and 18 edited books. His awards include the Marlow Medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), Medal of Honor from Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait, and Diploma of Honour from Seinájoki University of Applied Sciences in Finland. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Szeged in Hungary and Phranakhon Rajabhat University in Thailand, and he has been elected as a foreign member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology

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Riny Yolandha Parapat

Professor

Itenas Bandung-TU, Berlin, Germany

Riny Yolandha Parapat has her expertise in synthesis of nanocrystal via micremulsions technique. Her great passion is to create and develop nanomaterial especially in the field of catalysis. Because she is also concerned about the environment, her research is now heading to the field of green synthesis and biofuel production. Her advance knowledge and experience in microemulsions making her able to synthesize and design the super active nanocatalysts in a greener way. She has discovered a new method to synthesize higly active supported nanocatalysts, so-called thermo-destabilization of microemulsions. Not only is she active in doing research, she is also a lecturer in the course of kinetic and catalysis, experimental design, process control, and plant design.

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Anna Backerra

Theoretical Physicist

Anna Backerra has graduated in theoretical physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands. After working for several years on the science staff at the Philips Research Laboratories, she began an independent theoretical study on quantum mechanics and complementarity. To develop a way of complementary thinking, she studied composition at the Conservatory in Enschede (The Netherlands) and in Saint Petersburg (Russia). She discovered that new musical and physical developments in history usually occur simultaneously, revealing a deeper scientific understanding. Using this similarity, she constructed a complementary mathematical language and applied this on physics, obtaining twin physics. The results are described in two books and nine articles. The last one is titled “Relation between Planck’s Constant and Speed of Light, Predicting Proton Radius More Accurately” and published in Applied Physics Research; Vol. 11, No. 5; 2019.

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Jean-Paul Lellouche

Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Prof. Jean-Paul (Moshe) Lellouche is a member of the Department of Chemistry and the Nano Materials Center at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA). Lellouche’s main research interests include the chemical design, fabrication, and characterization of a wide range of functional nanomaterials for various energy, biomedicine, and (bio) sensing-driven applications. Prof. Jean-Paul Lellouche earned his PhD degree in 1981 (University Claude Bernard/La Doua, Lyon, France). In 1997, he moved to the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer-Sheva, Israel) as an Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry. Then, he joined the Department of Chemistry/Institute of Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials (BINA) at Bar-Ilan University since October 2000 as a Full Professor in Organic Chemistry/Nano(bio)technology (July 2008) & Dpt Head (Oct 1917-July 1918). He has authored 150 peer-reviewed papers, 15 patents, and 4 book chapters while attracting more than US$ 6,581,000 in external grant funding.

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Vincenzo Guidi

Professor

University of Ferrara

Owing to the experience gained on semiconductors, VG co-founded the Sensors and Semiconductors Lab (SSL) at Ferrara University with the aim to support INFN experiments and to seek for potential applications of the semiconductors that could be spinned-off to industries or capital venturers.

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Osman Adiguzel

Professor

Firat University

Dr. Osman Adiguzel graduated from Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received PhD- degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir-Turkey.Dr. Adiguzel served his directorate of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Firat . University in 1999-2004. He supervised 5 PhD- theses and 3 M.Sc theses.His scientific field include Shape memory effect and displacive phase transformations in shape memory alloys and other alloys, molecular dynamics simulations, alloy modeling, electron microscopy, electron diffraction, x-ray diffraction and crystallography.