The age of methanol and hydrogen economies. The conversion of green-house gases CO2 and methane. The influence of alcohol reaction kinetics in gas phase and liquid phase on size-controlled Pt nanoparticles
Gabor A Somorjai
Gabor A. Somorjai has been a leader in the field of Catalysis for more than 45 years. He has published almost 1200 papers and 4 books. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1960 and he was appointed to the faculty there in 1964. Since then, he has won just about every honor in his field. In 2011 he was the recipient of the Honda Prize, the ENI New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons Prize and the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award. He has received the Priestley Medal (2008), the National Medal of Science (2002) the Wolf Prize (1998). Somorjai became a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1979 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1983
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Marta I Litter, Argentina
Current state of the art on green synthesis of iron-based nanoparticles. Case study: iron nanoparticles from Argentine yerba mate and green tea extracts useful for removal of pollutants in soil and water
Marta I Litter
Prof. Litter has a Ph.D. in Chemistry (Buenos Aires University, Argentina), with postdoctoral studies at the University of Arizona, USA. She was head of the Division of Environmental Chemistry Remediation (National Atomic Commission of Argentina), Senior Researcher of the National Research Council and Full Professor at the University of General San Martín. She has more than 200 scientific publications in international journals, books, and book chapters. She received the Mercosur Prize in Science and Technology (2006 and 2011) and was President of the International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (2014). She was designated pioneer on photocatalysis in Argentina (2016).
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Michael B. Hall , USA
Intriguing Aspects of Non-innocent Ligands in Transition-Metal Catalysts
Michael B. Hall
Professor Hall obtained his B. S. degree in Chemistry from Juniata College. Following his Ph. D. work with Richard Fenske at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he was awarded an AEI postdoctoral fellowship in theoretical chemistry at the University of Manchester, England, where he studied with Ian Hillier. Professor Hall’s career at Texas A&M University began in 1975 when he accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor of Chemistry. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1980 and Professor in 1983. He served as Head of the Department from 1986 to 1994, and as Executive Associate Dean in the College of Science from 1997 to 2017. He founded and has directed the Laboratory of Molecular Simulation since 1997 and was named Davidson Professor of Science in 2004.
His research interests are directed toward understanding chemical structures, reactions, and catalysis through state-of-the-art quantum calculations. Applications transition-metal activation of carbon-hydrogen and carbon-carbon bonds, and biocatalysis by metalloenzymes are among his current interests. He has served on the editorial advisory board of the Organometallics and Theoretical Chemistry Accounts; and on the Advisory Board of the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis an EFRC center at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
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Huijun Zhao, Australia
Unlocking Catalytic Powers of Nonprecious Nanomaterials
Huijun Zhao obtained his PhD in Chemistry (1994) from the University of Wollongong, Australia. He held Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow positions during 1994-1997 in the University of Wollongong and University of Western Sydney. He took a Lecturer position at Griffith University in 1997 and was subsequently promoted to Senior Lecturer (2001), A/Professor (2003), Chair Professor of Griffith Commercialization Laboratory (2005). He currently holds a professorial position in School of Environment and Science and is the Direct of the Centre for Clean Environment and Energy at Griffith University. He is also the Director of the Centre for Environmental and Energy Nanomaterials at the Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Zhao has won a number of awards such as The R.H. Stokes Medal and University Research Leadership Award, and is the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and the Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI). He has expertise in energy and environmental nanomaterials, water source control and management system, field-based sensing technologies and aquatic environmental quality assessment. One of his current pursuits is to explore new means to unlock the catalytic powers of nonprecious materials as high performance catalysts for important catalysis reactions. Prof. Zhao has published over 400 refereed journal papers that attracted over 22,000 citations and earned him an H-index of 78. He has also gained 68 international patents within 8 world-wide patent families in functional nanomaterials & nanotechnology, photoelectrocatalysis and environmental monitoring systems.
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Christophe V. Deraedt , France
Use of dendrimers in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis
Christophe V. Deraedt
Christophe V. Deraedt received his master’s degree in nanoscience, life science, and chemistry in 2011 at the University of Bordeaux 1. He worked on the synthesis and uses of green nanoreactors (dendrimers and polymers) for catalysis of reactions including C−C bond formation and transformation, CuAAC “click” reactions, and hydrogenation chemistry for his Ph.D. with Prof. Didier Astruc. In 2016, he started a postdoctorate in the group of Prof. Gabor A. Somorjai on the heterogenization of homogeneous catalysts. His main work involved synthesis and use of metallic nanoparticles stabilized by dendrimers and supported on silica for C−C, C−H bond activation, and dehydrogenation reactions. After one year as a temporary researcher/teacher (ATER) at the University of Bordeaux in the group of Prof. Frederic Castet, in January 2019 he joined the group of Jean-Pierre Djukic at the University of Strasbourg as a CNRS researcher. His work is now focused on the C-H and Si-H activation.
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Guangren Qian, China
Fabrication of catalyst from heavy metal-containing waste
Guangren Qian is currently the deputy director of Advanced Research Institute, Shanghai University. He is also a professor of School of Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Shanghai University; Director of Professional Committee of Shanghai Solid Waste Management, Shanghai; Deputy Director of Professional Committee of National Industrial Ecology, China. Prof. Qian’s research interesting included MSW solid waste Management and Hazardous Waste Management, Heavy metals bearing waste-derived environmental materials exploring and application, Biomass waste-derived biomass energy utilization and biochar utilization, Biogas utilization of MSW solid waste leachate by EGSB bioreactor and enhanced AOD purification of refractory organic substances. At present, Prof. Qian focused on the high-value added utilization of environmental waste and its direct conversion into energy and energy-conversion catalyst. In the field of his research interests, Prof. Qian has more than 160 publications, including 35 patents, 5 books/chapters, 120 original and review papers with >3,000 citations.
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Jia Zhang, China
Effective decomposition of greenhouse gas SF6 via heavy-metal solid waste derived catalyst
Jia Zhang is currently an Associated Professor in SHU Center of Green Urban Mining & Industry Ecology, School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai University. He also works in Shanghai Institute of Materials Genome. Dr Zhang’s research interest and expertise mainly focused on high-value-added utilization of hazardous solid waste. To this aim, he synthesized catalyst from heavy-metal containing waste, and applied it in various catalysis, including decomposition of greenhouse gas SF6, selective catalytic reduction of nitric oxide, catalytic oxidization of hydrogen sulfide, photocatalytic decomposition of organic waste and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Besides, he is working on CH4/H2S conversion to H2 from landfill gas by heavy-metal containing waste-derived catalyst at present. Dr Zhang has authored/co-authored >20 journal publications in the areas of high-value-added utilization of hazardous solid waste.
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Ge Wang , China
Constructing of ultrathin 2D material for highly efficiency electrocatalysis
Two dimensional materials possess inherent advantages to improve electrocatalytic performance. First, two dimensional nanosheets have large surface–volume ratio, which can promote the adsorption of substrates and provide high specific surface area for electrocatalytic reactions. Moreover, the 2D nature of the nanosheets indicates short diffusion distance for electrons, which causes faster charge transfer rate and better turnover frequency. Therefore, Constructing of 2D ultrathin nanosheets is an effective strategy to achieve high electrocatalytic performance.
Our group recently reported a series of 2D ultrathin materials: (1) Bimetal ultrathin metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) nanosheets were successfully prepared through a simple ultrasonic oscillation method. Due to the ultrathin feature, the surface metal atoms are highly coordinated unsaturated, which greatly benefit the adsorption process, thus offering outstanding performance. Besides, two kinds of metal atoms could generate the coupling pair, which could effectively promote the charge transfer.1 (2) On the basis of ultrathin nanosheets, novel 3D flower-like Ni2P were synthesized through the self-assembly of ultrathin Ni2P nanosheets, which retain the 2D structural advantages and offer faster electrons transfer compared with dispersed unassembled 2D nanosheets.2 (3) To further optimized the catalytic performance, 3D porous core-shell ultrathin nanosheets were prepared via a facile stepwise hydrothermal method. The ingenious architecture possess numerous channels for the diffusion of substrates, ideal pathway for electron transfer and larger area for adsorption compared with imporous nanosheets. Collectively, our constructing strategy provided a successful practice to prepare a series of high-efficient catalysts.
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Kongkiat Suriye, Thailand
Alternative green technology for reducing bromine index value of industrial benzene feedstock
Kongkiat Suriye obtained his BE degree (1st ranking in class) in Chemical Engineering from King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thonburi, Thailand, and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from a joint programme between Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and University of California, Davis, USA. He has been working as a researcher in SCG Chemicals for almost 10 years. He has authored more than 37 international papers and one book chapter in fields of heterogeneous catalyst and catalytic process. He has also invented more than 20 international patents in these fields. One of his own developed technologies has been already commercially implemented. Two have been on the processes of implementation and licensing. Moreover, two of his newest technologies have been on the pilot plant proven stage.
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Pawaphat Sartsri, Thailand
Effect of temperature, pressure, and acidity of zirconia on catalytic cracking of methyl stearate via ketonic decarboxylation
Miss Pawaphat Sartsri was born on December 14, 1994, in Thailand. She received a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in 2017. When she was an internship student, she got the great opportunity to intern relate to the petrochemicals industrial project innovation at Siam Cement Group (SCG) in Chemicals Business. Furthermore, she was especially interested in the field of catalysts and catalysis. So, she continued with her graduate studies in Chemical Engineering, Center of Excellence on Catalysis and Catalytic Reaction Engineering (CECC), Chulalongkorn University.
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Pimchanok Nakchuai, Thailand
Impact of alcohols as the H2 source for the selective photocatalytic hydrogenation of nitroaromatics to aminoaromatics
Miss Pimchanok Nakchuai was born on September 23, 1994, in Thailand. She received her bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in 2017. During she was an internship student, she got the great opportunity to intern relate to the petrochemicals industrial project innovation at Siam Cement Group (SCG) in Chemicals Business. She has mainly interested in the fields of nanomaterials for catalytic hydrogenation and photocatalysis. So, she currently continued with her graduate studies in Chemical Engineering at Center of Excellence on Catalysis and Catalytic Reaction Engineering (CECC), Chulalongkorn University.
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Ashish Bohre , Slovenia
Synthesis of methacrylic acid from biomass derived itaconic acid over high surface area solid base catalysts
Dr. Ashish Bohre received his Ph.D. in 2012 from Dr. H. S. Gour Central University, India. Immediately after completing his Ph.D., he has joined Dr. Basudeb Saha’s research group in the department of chemistry, University of Delhi, as a post-doctoral fellow. Currently, he is working as a researcher at the Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana. The focuses of his research are catalytic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into next-generation biofuels and fine chemicals.
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Kalpana Awasthi, Slovenia
Synthesis of Bio-based Styrene by The C-H Activation of Benzene over Palladium based Catalyst
Dr. Kalpana Avasthi received her Ph.D. in 2017 from Dr. H. S. Gour Central University, India. Immediately after completed the Ph.D. she has joined the research group of Prof Blaž Likozar at the Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering, National Institute of Chemistry (NIC), Ljubljana, Slovenia. The postdoctoral work of Dr. Avasthi at NIC is focused on developing a unique process involving catalysis to produce high-value chemicals, monomers, and fuels from biomass, with a special emphasis on preparation and characterization of a heterogeneous catalyst, reaction optimization, and understanding reaction mechanism. Dr. Avasthi is the author of over 12 papers, and 3 books, and 1 chapter. Among recent awards, Dr. Avasthi has received the Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Award from University Grant Commission, Government of India. She is also involved in peer review activities of many top-tiered journals of RSC, Elsevier, and Springer publications.
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Jin An Wang , Mexico
Rietveld refinement and catalytic properties of of nanosized WO3 and V2O5 dispersed on SBA?15 mesoporous solid
Jin An Wang
Dr. Jin An Wang is a full professor in Chemical Engineering in the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City, Mexico. He is a Mexican National Researcher and a member of Mexican Academy of Sciences. Dr. Wang is coauthor of more than 160 scientific publications and 5 patents and coeditor of 3 books in advanced new catalytic materials and 3 special volumes in Catalysis Today. He served as chair of the First to Fifth International Symposium on New Catalytic Materials. Dr. Wang was a visiting professor of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-A, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in USA. His research interest focuses on the synthesis of new catalytic materials, catalysis for petroleum refining, catalysis for clean fuel production and environmental catalysis.
05:00 PM-05:20 PMHall 1
Xing Zhang , China
Alloying of gold with palladium: An effective strategy to improve the chlorine-resistant behavior and catalytic stability of 3DOM CeO2-supported catalysts in trichloroethylene combustion
Xing Zhang is a PhD student and working in Beijing university of technology in China. My major is applied chemistry and my doctoral supervisor Prof. Hongxing Dai is a Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences, Co-Editor-in-Chief, The Global Environmental Engineers, Co-Editor-in-Chief, The Open Conference Proceedings Journal, Editor, Journal of Applied Chemistry, Head of Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Beijing Key Laboratory for Green Catalysis and Separation, Key Laboratory of Beijing on Regional Air Pollution Control, Laboratory of Catalysis Chemistry and Nanoscience, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, College of Environmental and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology.
05:20 PM-05:40 PMHall 1
Muhammad Ajaml, Pakistan
Synthesis and characterization of stimuli-responsive microgel containing silver nanoparticles for sensing and catalytic applications
Dr. Muhammad Ajmal completed PhD in 2016. His area of research is synthesis of nanoparticles in novel polymer hydrogels and to investigate the catalytic, optical and adsorption properties of the as-prepared nanocomposites. Dr. Ajmal has published 20 research articles in international journals of impact factors. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry in Department of Chemistry University of Wah, Wah Cantt, Pakistan.
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Montserrat Gómez , France
Metal-based nanoparticles in environmentally-friendly media: from design to synthesis
Montserrat Gómez received her PhD from the University of Barcelona (UB, 1991) in organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. She carried out a post-doc in I. Tkatckenko’s group (Toulouse, 1992) and sabbatical stays in P.W.N.M. van Leeuwen (Amsterdam, 1998) and B. Chaudret (Toulouse, 2002) teams. During 1993-2004, she was Lecturer in the UB working on chiral ligand design and enantioselective catalysis. Since 2005, she is full professor and group leader at the University of Toulouse 3-Paul Sabatier. Her current research work is focused on transition-metal catalyzed processes mainly using non-conventional solvents (ionic liquids, glycerol) and original supports (biochars, halloysites), covering polymetallic complexes and well-defined nanocatalysts for applications in synthesis.
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Renal Backov , USA
Inorganic, hybridized and living macrocellular foams: "Out of the box" heterogeneous catalysis through the integrative chemistry path
Professor Rénal Backov obtained his Ph.D. in 1997 at the University of Montpellier II, France. After being an associate researcher at the University of Florida (Gainesville, USA), to address inorganic chemistry, he was hired as associated Professor at the University of Bordeaux (France) in 2001 while being full Professor since 2010. He has currently invited professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge USA). With more than 140 articles, 35 patents and 380 contributed papers, his field of research encompasses the domains of energy conversion (hydrogen storage, batteries, biofuel cells), drug delivery, sensors, heterogeneous catalysis (enzymatic, metallic, bacteriologic), photocatalysis, photonics, and beyond.
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Anjali Uday Patel, India
Stabilized Heterogeneous Palladium Nanoparticles: Designing and Applications in some Aqueous Organic Transformations
Anjali Uday Patel
Dr. Anjali Patel, Prof. of Inorganic Chemistry, after receiving her Ph.D. in 1992, pursued Post-Doctoral studies at Institut de la Recherch Sur la Catalyse, CNRS, Lyon, France during 1992-93 and currently is Head, Department of Chemistry, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, INDIA. Her research interest focuses on Polyoxometalates, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Green Chemistry and Material Science. She has 117 papers in international journals including two review articles in Green Chemistry (RSC) and Catalysis Reviews Science and Engineering (Taylor and Francis), 3 patents, 5 book chapters and 2 books to her credit. She has visited various countries like USA, UK, China, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Japan at various international conferences as invited speaker. Further, she has been awarded the prestigious Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and a three year membership at the American Chemical Society (ACS).
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Nguyen Ba Duc, Vietnam
Temperature dependence of the cumulants for CuAg72 and CuZn45 alloys in extended X-Ray absorption fine structure
Nguyen Ba Duc
Nguyen Ba Duc born and grew up in Thai Nguyen province and now is a lecturer in faculty of Physics in the University of Tan Trao in Tuyen Quang province, one of the province in the region north mountainous of Vietnam. He holds a doctor of Phylosophy of Physics and currently he is teaching some subjects of fields theoretical physics and computational physics. Duc has been involved many conferences of science in Association of Southeast Asian Nations and in the world. Recently, he has presented an abstract “The influence of confined phonons on Ettingshausen effects in Quantum well with parabolic potential in the presence of electromagnetic wave” at the 43rd National Conference on Theoretical Physics in Quy Nhon, Vietnam, August 2018.
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Micha Asscher, Israel
Reactivity of small hydrocarbons on Pd-Cu alloy nanoparticles supported on thin silica films
Prof. Asscher received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) in Israel in 1981, then spent three years as a post-doc fellow in The University of California at Berkeley. He then joined the Faculty of The Institute of Chemistry at HUJI in 1984 and became a full professor in 1997. Prof. Asscher has been the Chair of the Institute of Chemistry between 2001-2004 and then a Vice Dean for research of the Faculty of Science at HUJI between 2005-2008. In 2004, Professor Asscher was nominated among "Scientific American Top 50" list of top research leaders for his innovative research on laser ablation induced surface patterning. Prof. Asscher's research interests today include model charging of objects in the interstellar space that behave as nano-capacitor, plasmonic-induced surface photochemistry, and ultra-high vacuum model heterogeneous catalysis studies.