Leonardo Palmisano Department of Industrial Engineering University of Palermo Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of Leonardo Palmisano
Leonardo Palmisano (1950) obtained his degree in Chemistry cum Laude in 1973 at the University of Palermo. He is Full Professor of Chemistry at the University of Palermo, Dipartimento di Ingegneria, from 01/11/2000. The scientific activity has been mainly focused in the field of heterogeneous photocatalysis, such as preparation, characterization with many bulk and surface techniques, and testing of various types of bare and doped polycrystalline photocatalysts. He has collaborated with many scientists all over the world producing many joint papers in international journals (about 300) and books, 5 patents. Citations 15759, h index 65 (Scopus). He is member of Editorial boards of Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., Curr. Org. Chem., Int. J. Photoenerg., and J. Membrane Sci. Technol.
Yi-Jun Xu Fuzhou University Fuzhou China Biography
Biography of Yi-Jun Xu
Yi-Jun Xu is currently a full professor at Fuzhou University, China. He received his PhD
degree from Cardiff University in 2006. From 2007 to 2009, he worked as a postdoctoral research
fellow at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of
Chemistry (FRSC) and has been selected as the Clarivate Analytics Global Highly Cited
Researcher in Chemistry from 2016-2020. He has published over 200 papers in different scientific
journals, including Nature, Nature Photonics, Nature Sustainability, Nature Communications,
Chemical Reviews, Chemical Society Reviews, Journal of the American Chemical Society and
Angewandte Chemie, with total citations more than 25000. His research group works in the area of
heterogeneous photoredox catalysis, mainly focusing on the design of composites-based catalysts,
the fundamental studies of catalyst structures and catalytic reaction mechanisms, and exploring
their versatile redox catalytic applications in heterogeneous photocatalysis.
Sedat Yurdakal Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Chemistry University of Afyon Kocatepe Afyonkarahisar Turkey Biography
Biography of Sedat Yurdakal
Sedat Yurdakal (1977) received his high degree in Chemistry, in 2000, at Anadolu University, Turkey. He performed his Ph.D. degree thesis work at the Palermo University, Italy, and Anadolu University from 2003 to 2010. He works as Associate Professor at Afyon Kocatepe University. He has published several papers in prestigious international journals, a European patent, a book and book chapters on many different areas of heterogeneous photocatalysis, such as selective photocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic oxidations, remediation of harmful compounds, thin films, photocatalytic reactor applications, photoadsorption determination and preparation of new materials containing TiO2. He is an Editor of “Journal of Chemistry” and he has been Guest Editor of a special issue of Catalysis Today. Citations ca. 2000, h index 22 (Scopus).
Jincai Zhao Key Laboratory of Photochemistry University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing China Biography
Biography of Jincai Zhao
Prof. Zhao (1960) obtained his Doctor degree in Chemistry in 1994 at Meisei University (Japan). He is a full professor of Environmental Chemistry since 1996 and now works at Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.The scientific activity has been mainly focused in the field of novel approaches for the photodegradation of environmental pollutants, photochemical cycling of iron species and the relative environmental photochemical processes, and photocatalytic selective oxidation of organic compounds. He has published ca. 330 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals. Citations ca. 28000, h Index 88 (Scopus).He is the Editor-in-Chief of Progress in Chemistry and Environmental Science. He is member of editorial boards or advisory board of Environmental Science & Technology, Energy and Environmental Science, ChemPhysChem, ChemCatChem, Chemistry – An Asian Journal.
Section: Contemporaneous photocatalytic H2 generation and high value products formation
Marianna Bellardita Department of Energy, Engineering and Mathematical Models (Deim) University of Palermo Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of Marianna Bellardita
Marianna Bellardita graduated in 2004 in Chemical Engineering and in 2008 obtained the PhD in “Technologies and New Chemical Materials" at the University of Palermo. She is currently assistant professor at the University of Palermo. Her research activity has been mainly focussed on heterogeneous photocatalysis and involves the preparation and characterization of photocatalysts for the degradation of pollutants, for the green synthesis of high added values chemicals, the CO2 reduction and the H2 production. She is co-author of several papers published in international journals and communications in national and international conferences. Citations 1732, h index 22 (Scopus).
Section: Advanced Applications of Micro- and Nanocrystals in Heterogeneous Photocatalysis of Organic Dyes
Laécio S. Cavalcante Department of Chemistry Universidade Estadual do Piauí Teresina Brazil Biography
Biography of Laécio S. Cavalcante
Dr. Laécio Santos Cavalcante holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the State University of Piauí (UESPI) in 2002. He completed his Master's Degree in Physics and Chemistry by the Federal University of Piauí (UFPI) in 2005.1 He completed his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar-SP) in 2009. Since 2013, He is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Center for Nature Sciences (CCN). He is also the Vice-Coordinator of the postgraduate program in Chemistry (PPPG) at the Master's level of UESPI.
Section: Heterogeneous Photocatalysis for pollutant abatement in gas-solid systems
Diana Sannino Department of Industrial Engineering University of Salerno Salerno Italy Biography
Biography of Diana Sannino
Diana Sannino obtained MSc in Industrial Chemistry (1991) from University of Naples and PhD in Thermomechanical Engineering Systems (1998) from University of Salerno, Italy. She is associate professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering, Salerno University, Italy. Her research interests focused on the heterogeneous photocatalysis deals with the synthesis and characterization of photocatalysts, the coupling with phosphors, as well as the mechanism and kinetics of photocatalytic reactions for pollutant removals, mild organic syntheses, photoreforming to produce hydrogen, and photoreactor engineering. She has published >160 prestigious articles (H index = 32 and 3237 citations, Scopus 03/2019) and many patents.
Section: Photocatalysis for selective transformations
Salvatore Scirè Department Chemical Sciences University of Catania Catania Italy Biography
Biography of Salvatore Scirè
Salvatore Scirè obtained his degree in Chemistry with Laude in 1984 from the University of Catania (Italy) and then the PhD in Industrial Chemistry in 1989. Now he is Full Professor of Industrial Chemistry at the Department of Chemical Sciences of Catania University. His research activity is focused on heterogeneous catalysis with special interest for oxide-supported mono and bimetallic catalysts and for application of photocatalysis to the environment protection and the energy production. He is guest editor of some special issues in international journals. He has more than 100 publications in international articles (H index = 30 and 3794 citations, Scopus 05/2021), several book chapters and 1 patent.
Editorial Board Members
Idil Arslan-Alaton Department of Environmental Engineering Istanbul Technical University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of Idil Arslan-Alaton
Idil Arslan-Alaton has a B.Sc. (1995) degree in Chemical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University. She has completed her Ph.D. (2000) in Environmental Technology, at Bogazici University, Institute of Environmental Sciences. She did her post-doctoral research at Berlin Technical University, Institute of Environmental Technology (2000), Germany, and at the University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Columbia, U.S.A. (2001). She works mainly on photocatalytic and photolytic advanced oxidation processes. She is currently working as a Full Prof. at the Environmental Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. She is co-author of more than 150 papers published in international journals. Citations 3638, h index 32 (Scopus).
Detlef Bahnemann Institute for Technical Chemistry Leibniz University Hannover Germany Biography
Biography of Detlef Bahnemann
Detlef Bahnemann is Head of the Research Unit “Photocatalysis and Nanotechnology” at Leibniz University Hannover and Director of the Research Institute "Nanocomposite Materials for Photonic Applications" at Saint Petersburg State University. His research topics include photocatalysis, photoelectrochemistry, solar chemistry and photochemistry focused on synthesis and physical-chemical properties of semiconductor and metal nanoparticles. His more than 500 publications have been cited 50,000 times (h-index: 87) according to Google Scholar. He is a visiting Research Professor at Queens University Belfast, DeTao Master of Photocatalysis, Nanomaterials and Energy Applications, and holds a Guest Professorship at Tianjin University (China) several visiting professorships in China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Britain.
Erick R. Bandala Divison of Hydrologic Sciences Desert Research Institute Las Vegas , NV USA Biography
Biography of Erick R. Bandala
Assistant Research Professor for Advanced Water Technologies at
Desert Research Institute. Dr. Bandala holds a Ph.D. in Environmental
Engineering; MSc in Organic Chemistry, and BEng in Chemical
Engineering. His research interests in Environmental Engineering
include A) The Water-Energy-Food NEXUS; B) Water Security; C)
International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IWASH); D) Advanced
oxidation processes (AOPs) for environmental restoration; E) Synthesis,
characterization and application of nanomaterials for environmental
restoration; G) Development of Climate Change adaptation
methodologies for water security. Dr. Bandala is author or co-author of
86 peer-reviewed papers in international journals (average impact
factor 2.7, >2300 citations, h-index 25); 5 books, 27 book chapters and 65 works published in
proceedings of international conferences.
Miray Bekbolet Institute of Environmental Sciences Boğaziçi University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of Miray Bekbolet
Miray Bekbolet obtained her double major B.S. degree of Chemistry in 1973 with high honors and her Ph.D. degree in Food Science at Ege University in 1979. Since 1986, she has been working at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University. Her research activities focus on advanced oxidation processes, mainly photocatalytic and photolytic processes, natural organic matter, interactions of natural organic matter with oxide surfaces and metals. She has many prestigious articles (84) and book chapters. Citations 2108, h index 28 (Scopus). She has been the Guest Editor of special issues for J. Hazard. Mater., J. Adv. Oxid. Techn., and Int. J. Global Warm.
Giovanni Camera-Roda Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering University of Bologna Bologna Italy Biography
Biography of Giovanni Camera-Roda
Giovanni Camera Roda (1954). Doctor degree in Chemical Engineering. Currently, Associate Professor at the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering of the University of Bologna. His research is carried out through a chemical engineering approach in different fields: radiant energy transport, photocatalysis, ozonation, water detoxification and green chemistry. The focus is on "process intensification", that is a substantial enhancement of the yield and of the exploitation of resources. This goal is usually fulfilled through the coupling of photocatalysis with separation or other different "Advanced Oxidation Technologies". The obtained results have been practically applied in the field of sustainability and green chemistry.
Lang Chen College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Hunan University Changsha China Biography
Biography of Lang Chen
Dr. Lang CHEN research interests are focused on the design, synthesis and application of efficient heterogenerous photocatalysts. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University (Changsha, China) in 2013. Currently, he is an Associate professor in Chemical Engineering at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University (Changsha, China).
Juan M. Coronado Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry Madrid Spain Biography
Biography of Juan M. Coronado
Juan M. Coronado received his PhD in Chemistry from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1995, and he is currently a tenured Scientist in Catalysis Institute (ICP-CSIC). Previously, he performed investigation on heterogeneous catalysis in different Spanish Institutions: IMDEA-Energy, CIEMAT and CSIC. Besides, he was a visiting scholar in Dundee (UK), Northwestern, Penn State and Wisconsin (USA) Universities. He is co-author of over 120 articles in SCI journals. Currently, his research is focused on the development of redox oxides and catalysts for cleaner fuel production and energy storage, with special focus on solar photocatalysis.
Ying Dai School of Physics and Microelectronics Shandong University Jinan China Biography
Biography of Ying Dai
Ying Dai is working as a professor at School of Physics, Shandong University, China. Her research interests focus on semiconductor photocatalytic, spintronics and new physics effects of novel materials by DFT calculation. More than 400 prestigious peer reviewed papers published (h index: 70, 18500 citations, Scopus). She was named as Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics in 2018. She received a number of awards and honors from diverse organizations, and served as organizations at international or domestic conferences. Now, she is a member of condensed matter theory and statistic physics committee of Chinese Physical Society, a photocatalytic committee member of Chinese photographic society.
Imre Dekany Doctoral School of Chemistry University of Szeged Szeged Hungary Biography
Biography of Imre Dekany
Imre Dékány is a professor emeritus of chemistry and material science at the University of Szeged in Hungary. He was former Alexander von Humboldt fellow in 1986-87 on LMU Munich and in 1999 on TU Munich and guest professor in Research Center Jülich 1991 in Germany. He was a guest professor at the University of Syracuse N.Y. USA 1997 and Canon fellow on Tohoku University in Japan. His research interests are preparation and characterization of functionalized nanoparticles, and photocatalysts, interfacial phenomena and self-assembled structures. He is a member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He published more than 400 papers in the international journals.
Dionysios (Dion) D. Dionysiou Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH USA Biography
Biography of Dionysios (Dion) D. Dionysiou
Dr. Dionysiou is currently a Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science at the University of Cincinnati. He teaches courses and performs research in the areas of drinking water quality and treatment, advanced oxidation technologies and nanotechnologies, and physical-chemical processes for water quality control. He is currently one of the editors of Chemical Engineering Journal, Editor of the Journal of Environmental Engineering (ASCE), and member of the Editorial Boards of several other journals. He served as Editor-in-Chief of J. Adv. Oxid. Technol. from 2008 to 2017. He is author of >550 journal publications, book chapters, and editorials. He has edited/co-edited 6 books on water quality, water reuse, ferrate/ferrite technologies, and photocatalysis.
Roberto Fiorenza Department of chemical sciences Università degli studi di Catania Catania Italy Biography
Biography of Roberto Fiorenza
Roberto Fiorenza is a PhD in chemical Science. He is a currently
researcher in industrial chemistry at the University of Catania. The main
scientific interests are focused on some environmental (VOCs oxidation,
air and water purification) and industrial (H 2 production and purification,
CO 2 valorization) applications of heterogeneous catalysis with particular
concern on semiconductor oxides photocatalysts and to the investigation
of hybrid catalysis (photo-thermo catalysis). He is author or co-author of
several articles, published in international peer-review journals.
Elisa I. García-López Department of Biological, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies University of Palermo Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of Elisa I. García-López
Elisa I. García-López was born in Madrid. She obtained BS degree in Inorganic Chemistry at the Autónoma University of Madrid in 1992. Then she worked at the Institute of “Catálisis y Petroleoquímica” (CSIC, Spain) and CIEMAT (Spain) and she obtained the PhD degree from University of Palermo in 2003, where she became assistant Professor the same year. She conducted a postdoctoral work at Meisei University (Japan) with Prof. H. Hidaka during the 2005-2006 period. She became Associate Professor at Palermo University in 2015. Her scientific activity has been focused on heterogeneous photocatalysis. She is co-author of 90 articles in international journals (H index 30; 3480 citations, SCOPUS April 2019).
Baibiao Huang Shandong University, State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials Jinan China Biography
Biography of Baibiao Huang
Baibiao Huang received his M.S. degree in 1986 and Ph.D. in 2002 at Shandong University under the supervision of Prof. Minhua Jiang. He became Lecturer at Shandong University in 1986 before becoming Associate Professor in 1996 and Full Professor in 1999. He is currently the group leader of the research unit for energy and environmental materials at the State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University. His research interests focus on photocatalytic materials for energy and environmental applications, semiconductor materials and devices, optoelectronic materials, and nanomaterials. He has 538 publications in prestigious international journals (H index 71, >20000 citations).
Adel A. Ismail Advanced Materials Department Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute Cairo Egypt Biography
Biography of Adel A. Ismail
Adel A. Ismail is a Research Scientist of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Program at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, KISR. He has published ca. 140 international scientific papers and his publications have been cited more than 4850 times with h-Index: 42. His research interests include sol-gel chemistry, design development porous photocatalysts and photocatalytic applications in destruction of organic compounds, hydrogen production, optical sensor, chemical engineering of photocatalytic processes, and self-cleaning. He has participated in 20 industrial projects in nanotechnology and photocatalysis applications. He also received 10 prestigious awards, fellowships and grants from different countries like US, Japan and Germany.
Nicolas Keller Department of Catalysis and Materials University of Strasbourg Strasbourg France Biography
Biography of Nicolas Keller
Nicolas Keller is CNRS Research Director at ICPEES (Institute of Chemistry and Processes for Energy, Environment and Health) at Strasbourg University, France. He received his PhD degree in catalysis and material chemistry in 1999 from the University of Strasbourg. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Berlin, he was appointed in 2001 by the CNRS. He co-authored >130 scientific papers and 13 patents. In 2016, he acted as Chairman of SPEA-9 (9th European meeting on Solar Chemistry and Photocatalysis: Environmental Applications) in Strasbourg, and was awarded by the Simone et Cino Del Duca Foundation under the aegis of the French Science Academy.
Igor V. Khudyakov Department of Chemistry Columbia University New York City, NY USA Biography
Biography of Igor V. Khudyakov
Igor V. Khudyakov got his Ph.D., D.Sc., and Professor degrees from the Academy of
Sciences of the USSR in Moscow, USSR. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at
the Chemistry Department of Columbia University (CU). He is an author of 250 peer-
reviewed publications. Currently Khudyakov works at CU and is an R&D Director at a
Hiroshi Kominami Department of Science and Engineering Kindai University Higashiosaka Japan Biography
Biography of Hiroshi Kominami
Hiroshi Kominami received his degrees of B. Eng. (1988), M. Eng. (1990) and PhD (1993) from Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University. He started his work at Faculty of Science and Engineering, Kindai University, where he had been an assistant professor from 1993, a lecture from 2000 and an associate professor from 2004, a full professor from 2014. His current research focuses on heterogeneous photocatalysis, especially for synthesis of highly active photocatalysts, green photocatalytic conversion, development of novel photocatalytic reactors, and utilization of industrial waste as chemical resources. He has 155 prestigious articles in international journals (h index: 43, 5200 citations, Scopus, 04/2019).He is member of Editorial board of Appl. Cat. B.
Marta Litter Department of Chemical Management National University of General San Martín San Martin Argentina Biography
Biography of Marta Litter
Marta Litter is Doctor in Chemistry from the Buenos Aires University, Argentina (1974) with Postdoctoral stage at the University of Arizona, USA (1983). She is Senior Researcher of the Research Council (CONICET) and Full Professor of the University of General San Martín, Argentina. Her research focuses on treatment of organic and inorganic contaminants in water and air by innovative advanced technologies, especially heterogeneous photocatalysis. She authored ca. 140 SCI publications (h index 40, citation 6811, SCOPUS, 03/2019), books and book chapters. She received the Mercosur Prize twice in 2006 and 2011. She was designated pioneer on photocatalysis in Argentina (2016).
Vittorio Loddo Department of Engineering University of Palermo Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of Vittorio Loddo
Dr. Loddo was born in Palermo on 27 March 1963. From August 2000 he has been researcher at the University of Palermo. In the course of his scientific activity, Dr. Vittorio Loddo has contributed to the following fields: chemical kinetics of heterogeneous photocatalytic systems; modelling of heterogeneous photoreactors, radiation field modelling in absorbing-reacting media, advanced oxidation processes for environment remediation and green synthesis. He is co-author of 116 scientific papers published in prestigious international journals, 1 book, 3 patents and more than 180 papers in proceedings of national and international congress (h index 38, citation 4927, SCOPUS, March 2019).
Wojciech Macyk Department of Chemistry Jagiellonian University Krakow Poland Biography
Biography of Wojciech Macyk
Wojciech Macyk graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (1997), completed his PhD (2000) from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, and habilitation (2009) from the Jagiellonian University, and working as a full professor since 2016. The head of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at Jagiellonian University, a deputy dean for research and cooperation. His research interests include: mechanisms of photocatalytic processes, activation of small molecules, redox properties of semiconductors, photocatalytic CO2 fixation, photoelectrochemistry and spectroelectrochemistry. The author of ca. 100 papers and book chapters (cited 3500 times, h = 30, Scopus). In 2014 and 2015 a visiting professor at the Hokkaido University, Sapporo, and the Western Sydney University and a leader of the Team of Photocatalysis (photocatalysis.eu).
Giuseppe Marci Department of Engineering University of Palermo Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of Giuseppe Marci
Giuseppe Marcì was born in Palermo. He obtained BS and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from Palermo University in 1992 and 1997, respectively. He was guest researcher at the Hahn Meitner Institute (Berlin), Okkaido University, Kinki University (Japan) and University of Cardiff (UK). He became Assistant Professor in 1996 and Associate Professor at Palermo University in 2015. His scientific activity is addressed in the field of heterogeneous photocatalysis: preparation, physico-chemical characterization and study of the photocatalytic activity of various types of catalysts. He is the author of ca. 120 scientific papers (H index 37 and 5867 citations, Scopus 03/2019). He also appears on the Top Italian Scientists list.
Raffaele Marotta Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Industrial Production University of Naples Naples Italy Biography
Biography of Raffaele Marotta
Raffaele Marotta has graduated in Chemistry from the University of Naples in 1993 and received PhD degree in Chemical Engineering in 1997. He is a Full Professor of Industrial Chemistry at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Industrial Production of the University of Naples Federico II. He is co-author of >100 scientific publications. He is involved in research activities of Advanced Oxidation Processes of biorefractory pollutants, fate of xenobiotics in the aquatic environment, kinetic modelling of oxidation processes of organic substances in water, hazard evaluation in chemical processes, removal of heavy metals from waters by solar photocatalytic technologies, solar chemical processes and photo-assisted selective oxidation processes for green and sustainable chemistry, hydrogen production by photocatalysis.
Gianmario Martra University of Turin Turin Italy Biography
Biography of Gianmario Martra
Gianmario Martra (1966, Torino - Italy) is a full professor of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Interdepartmental Centre “Nanostructured Interfaces and Surfaces” of the University of Torino. Along his career, he also worked as visiting scientist at the Global Environment Protection Laboratory (Director: H. Hidaka) of the Meisei University (Hino-Tokyo) and at Laboratory of Heterogeneous Photocatalysis (Director: M.Anpo) of the Osaka Prefecture University. He has been the scientific manager of the FP7 EU project “Shape-engineered TiO2 nanoparticles for metrology of functional properties: setting design rules from material synthesis to nanostructured devices” (SETNanoMetro, 2013-2017). He has 233 research papers (h index: 46, 7541 citations, Scopus).
Claudio Minero Department of Chemistry University of Turin Turin Italy Biography
Biography of Claudio Minero
Claudio Minero is full Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Torino (Italy) since 2000. In his research activity he was interested in processes and methodologies in analytical chemistry and environmental chemistry. In the field of photocatalysis he was the author of the first research works in the field. He has many publications mainly on different photocatalytic materials, the degradation mechanisms for different kinds of organic compounds, the development of analytical methods for the determination of by-products in trace level. He was a member of the editorial board of Chem.Sus.Chem. (2008-2015) and Int. J. Photoenerg. He has 279 research papers (h index: 58, 11607 citations, Scopus, 04/2019).
Sergio Obregón Department of Physical Mathematical Sciences Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León San Nicolás de los Garza Mexico Biography
Biography of Sergio Obregón
Dr. Sergio Obregón received his Ph.D. degree (2015) from the University of Seville, Spain. Since then, he has been working as a researcher at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, México. His research interests focus on the synthesis and application of nanostructured photocatalysts, up- and down-conversion processes, fluorescence sensing, electrophoretic deposition, and environmental pollution control and hydrogen production. Dr. Obregón has published more than 55 articles in well-reputed journals. Also, he is on some international editorial boards (SN Applied Sciences, Scientific Reports) and has guest-edited special issues of international journals as well.
Mario Pagliaro Instituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of Mario Pagliaro
Mario Pagliaro received his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Palermo in 1998. In 2000 he joined Italy’s Research Council at the Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Natural Products. He is the advisory board member of Chemical Society Reviews, Journal of Physics: Energy, Energy Science & Engineering, ChemistryOpen, Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy and Chimica Oggi/Chemistry and Board member of Chemistry Select, 4open, Silicon, Chemistry Central Journal, Coatings, General Chemistry and Letters in Organic Chemistry. He has authored or co-authored 22 books and 215 research papers (24 of them as cover). H index: 40, >7000 citations (Scopus).
Bonamali B. Pal School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Thapar University, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Patiala India Biography
Biography of Bonamali B. Pal
Bonamali Pal obtained his Masters degree in Physical Chemistry from Central University of Viswa Bharati, West Bengal in 1991 and did PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India 1998. He has received prestigious Monbusho Fellowship and worked as a research Scientist for 6 years in the Japan Science and Technology and Catalysis Research Centre, Hokkaido University, Japan. His research interest includes synthesis, characterization, surface morphology, optical, electrokinetic and photocatalytic properties of noble metals and semiconductors nanoparticles of different shapes and sizes for various photocatalytic applications under UV/solar irradiation. He guided 10 Ph.D. and 28 Master thesis/students, published 110 SCI research papers, granted 03 Japanese patents.
Simonetta Palmas Department of Information Engineering and Mathematical Sciences University of Cagliari Cagliari Italy Biography
Biography of Simonetta Palmas
Simonetta Palmas obtained her PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from Bologna University in 1992. She is full Professor of Industrial Chemistry and Technology at Università degli studi di Cagliari, Italy. Her research interests are advanced oxidation processes for wastewater treatment; development of electrochemical reactors for environmental applications; development and characterization of catalysts for oxygen evolution or reduction; synthesis and characterization of semiconductor nanostructured materials; electrochemical synthesis of TiO2 nanotubes; application of photo-electro-catalytic processes in the energetic and environmental field. She has ca. 100 articles in international journals (h index 22, 2330 citations, Scopus, 03/2019).
Giovanni Palmisano Department of Chemical Engineering Khalifa University of Science and Technology Abu Dhabi UAE Biography
Biography of Giovanni Palmisano
Giovanni Palmisano is an Associate Professor at Khalifa University (Masdar Campus), recipient of 2015 and 2017 Award for Research Excellence assigned by the Abu Dhabi Education Council. His research activities are mainly focused on photocatalysis applied to energy, environment, materials functionalization, and organic chemistry. He is co-author of ca. 100 highly cited journal papers (h index 32, 3840 citations, Scopus), seven patents, six books and six book chapters. He is in some international editorial boards and he has guest-edited special issues of international journals. He has been main advisor of ten graduate students, one of whom won the outstanding thesis award in Masdar Institute.
Jia-Hong Pan School of Renewable Energy North China Electric Power University Beijing China Biography
Biography of Jia-Hong Pan
Jia Hong Pan received his PhD (2007) from Inha University, Korea. After postdoctoral trainings at Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, and Leibniz Universität Hannover, he joined School of Renewable Energy, North China Electric Power University, China as a Full Professor in Oct. 2015, where he is now leading a research group working on photochemical conversion and storage over nanostructured semiconductors. He received Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Research Fellowship and International Water Association (IWA) Innovation Award. He is co-author of 60+ journal publications with H-index of 27 (Google Scholar). He is a Review Editor of Frontiers in Chemistry and served as Lead Guest Editor of Catalysis Today and International Journal of Photoenergy.
Yaron Paz Department of Chemical Engineering Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa Israel Biography
Biography of Yaron Paz
Yaron Paz is full Professor in Department of Chemical Engineering, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. The main scientific interest and challenge of Paz is to understand how to utilize light in order to efficiently de-contaminate water, air and surfaces. Within this framework he was among the first to develop the so-called “self- cleaning glass” and was the first to report on long range remote degradation effects, caused by diffusion of oxidizing species away from the photocatalyst surface. He then concentrated on finding ways to achieve specificity in photocatalysis, beyond the trivial control of adsorption through manipulating the surface’s electric charge.
Zhijian Peng School of Engineering and Technology China University of Geosciences Beijing China Biography
Biography of Zhijian Peng
Dr. Zhijian Peng is affiliated with School of Science, China University of Geosciences as a Full Professor. He did M. Sc. from Sichuan University, Inorganic Chemistry in 1999 and Ph.D. from Tsinghua University, Materials Science and Engineering in 2004. Dr. Peng has Published more than 300 papers and 50 patents.
Pierre Pichat Department of Photocatalysis and Environment Photocatalysis and Environment, CNRS / Ecole Centrale de Lyon (STMS) Lyon France Biography
Biography of Pierre Pichat
Pierre Pichat, as "Directeur de Recherche de pirimère classe" with the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), has been active in heterogeneous photocatalysis for many years and has founded in Lyon, France, a laboratory principally based on this field. His research activity involved both basic mechanisms and applications, such as self-cleaning materials, the purification of indoor air and the treatment of water. He has been invited to publish reviews, to edit books, to give lectures, to serve on committees, and to evaluate projects regarding these various domains ((H index 50, >9000 citations, Scopus). He has received an International Appreciation Award acknowledging his pioneering contributions.
Didier Robert Institute of Chemistry and Processes for Energy, Environment and Health (ICPEES) University of Lorraine Strasbourg France Biography
Biography of Didier Robert
Didier Robert is Assistant-Professor in the ICPEES (Institute of Chemistry and Process for Energy, Environment and Health-CNRS) at Saint-Avold in France (antenna of the Universities of Strasbourg and Lorraine). The axes of the current heterogeneous photocatalysis on which he works are mainly concerned with environmental applications: i) Treatment of wastewater, ii) Air treatment and iii) Self-cleaning surfaces. He is co-author of 110 international publications in the field of chemistry and photocatalysis and 7 books (or chapters). His Scopus h-index is 34 with total citation > 6200. He developed the international conference series of SPEA since 2000. He is editor in chief of Environmental Chemistry Letters (Springer) since 2003.
Sixto M. Rodriguez Solar Water Treatment Unit CIEMAT-Plataforma Solar de Almería Almeria Spain Biography
Biography of Sixto M. Rodriguez
Sixto Malato Rodriguez works at the Plataforma Solar de Almeria (PSA-CIEMAT) in all the EU R&D projects linked to the Solar Treatment of Water, being involved in 23 International, 30 National R&D Projects Since 1990. He has co-authored ca. 300 publications in indexed international journals, and 5 patents. He has directed 16 PhD Thesis. >17900 cites, h-index: 76. He is Assoc. Editor of “Environmental Chemistry Letters” and “Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences”. He is the editorial board member of journal Catalysis. His received the following awards: The Jury’s Grand Prix of “European Grand Prix for Innovation Awards” (2004, Mónaco) and Jaime I Price (Most important in science in Spain) in Environmental Protection, 2011.
Monica Santamaria Department of Chemical Engineering University of Palermo Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of Monica Santamaria
Dr. Monica Santamaria received her MSc in Chemical Engineering, and later obtained her PhD degree from the Politecnico di Milano. She is a full Professor in Palermo since 2010. She has received the Hans-Jürgen Engell Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry in 2010. Her scientific interests and publications are mostly in the areas of (a) electrochemical and photo-electrochemical characterization of corrosion layers and anodic films (b) break-down of oxide films on valve metals and alloys (c) photo electrochemical fabrication of inorganic-organic junctions (d) electrochemical growth of nanostructures (e) to proton conductors for low-temperature fuel cells. She has published more than 120 papers in international journals and book chapters
Elena Selli Department of Chemistry University of Milan Milan Italy Biography
Biography of Elena Selli
Elena Selli is a professor of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of Milano. She graduated in Chemistry cum laude at the Scuola Normale Superiore and at the University of Pisa (Italy). After postdoctoral training, partly at the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany, she joined the University of Milano in 1983. She has published over 170 peer-reviewed papers, in the last two decades mainly focused on the development, characterization and testing of photocatalytic materials and devices for solar energy conversion and environmental applications. From 2016-2018, she has been the president of the Physical Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society.
Youngku Sohn Department of Chemistry Chungnam National University Daejeon South Korea
Yousheng Wang College of Information Science and Technology Jinan University Guangzhou China Biography
Biography of Yousheng Wang
Dr. Yousheng Wang received his Ph.D. degree in Semiconductor and Chemical Engineering from Jeonbuk National University. He was a postdoctoral fellow for six months at the Advanced nano-Material Processing Laboratory (AMPL), Jeonbuk National University. He joined the Institute of New Energy Technology, Jinan University, China as an associate professor in September 2019. His research interest is in the development of hybrid perovskite composites and their applications for the next-generation solar cells.
Tao Wang College of Materials Science and Technology Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautic Nanjing China Biography
Biography of Tao Wang
Dr. Tao Wang, Ph.D., is currently affiliated with the College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Materials Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Porous Materials, Electrochemistry, Cyclic Voltammetry, Electrochemical Analysis, etc. Dr. Wang, as an author / co-author, has published over 140 manuscripts and his documents have received citations greater than 3,850.
Liqun Ye College of Materials and Chemical Engineering China Three Gorges University Yichang China Biography
Biography of Liqun Ye
Liqun Ye works at China Three Gorges University. He got Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Wuhan University (2008-2013) and worked in professor PK Wong's group as a Research Assistant in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2015-2016). His current research interest is to develop efficient photocatalytic approaches to solar energy conversion and utilization. He led a research group and has published over 100 professional papers cited more than 4000 times.
Zhiguo Yi Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter Chinese Academy of Science Beijing China Biography
Biography of Zhiguo Yi
Dr. Zhiguo Yi obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics (SIC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2006. Currently, he is a Professor in Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. His main research interests are materials physics and chemistry (especially involving ferroelectrics and photocatalysis). He has published more than 80 papers in internationally refereed journals such as Nature Materials, Nature Communications and Advanced Materials, etc.
Shu Yin Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials Tohoku University Sendai Japan Biography
Biography of Shu Yin
Shu Yin received his Ph.D. degree in applied chemistry from Tohoku University (Japan) in 1999. He has authored/co-authorized 380 original research papers (Scopus) with citation ca. 10,000 times (h index: 54, Scopus, 04/2019). His research interests include morphological control of nanostructured materials, photocatalytic materials, UV-shielding materials, hydrothermal/solvothermal process, soft chemical synthesis etc. He has also received some academic awards, including “The 59th Academic Award of the Society of Inorganic Materials Japan”, “The 69th CerSJ Awards for Academic Achievements in Ceramic Science and Technology” etc.
Jinlong Zhang School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering East China University of Science and Technology Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Jinlong Zhang
Jinlong Zhang received his PhD in 1993 from East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), Shanghai, China. He became a full professor in 2000. He has published over 400 original papers in “Chem. Rev.”; “Chem. Soc. Rev.”; “Nature Chem.”; “J. Am. Chem. Soc.”; “Angewandte” et al (H-index: 70, 19000 citations), serves on the editor of ‘‘Res. Chem. Intermed.’’ and the editorial boards of “Scientific Reports”, ‘‘Appl. Catal. B” et al. His research interests include photocatalysis, mesoporous materials, environmental science and materials science. He has been selected as the “Most Cited Chinese Researchers” in China by “Elsevier” in 2014- 2018. He was also awarded as "Highly Cited Scientists" by Clarivate Analytics in 2018.
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Sakar Mohan Centre for Nano and Material Sciences Jain University Ramanagara India Biography
Biography of Sakar Mohan
Dr. Sakar Mohan obtained his M.Sc., M.Tech in 2010 and PhD in 2015 from the University of Madras, India. Later, he moved to Laval University, Canada for his postdoctoral research in 2016. Presently, he is working as an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Nano and Material Sciences, Jain University, India since 2017. Dr. Sakar's research activities include the photocatalysts-design for various photocatalytic applications such as pollutant degradations, H 2 production, CO 2 reduction, biodiesel production and photocatalytic membranes for water purifications. Currently, he has published 50 papers in international journals, 5 invited book chapters and 65 papers in international conferences.
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Chunhua Cui Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Chengdu China Biography
Biography of Chunhua Cui
Prof. Dr. Chunhua Cui received his Ph.D. in Nanochemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). Currently, he is a Full Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. His research interests include Molecular Electrochemistry, In-Situ Spectroelectrochemistry, Semiconductor Electrochemistry, and Electrochemical Micro-Reactions. He has published several articles in well-reputed journals.
Gian Luca Guerrini University of Rome Unitelma Sapienza Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Gian Luca Guerrini
Dr. Gian Luca Guerrini is a chemical engineer, currently a consultant (innovation specialist) in the field of industrial photocatalysis (active surfaces and air treatment devices). He has about 25 years of experience in the field of photocatalysis of cementitious materials. Among the finalists of the "European Inventor Award 2014" in Berlin, as principal researcher of Italcementi for "Self-cleaning concrete". For several years, he has been the coordinator of the UNI (Italian) working group on photocatalysis and active member of CEN TC386 and ISO TC 206 / WG9 "Photocatalysis". He is author / co-author of about 100 scientific publications and 14 patents, professional trainer and university lecturer (Politecnico di Milano, UnitelmaSapienza (Rome), Green Building Council Italy).
Semih Gördük Department Of Chemistry Yildiz Technical University Istanbul Turkey
Henrik Jensen Photocat A/S Roskilde Denmark
Sakar Mohan Centre for Nano and Material Sciences Jain University Ramanagara India Biography
Biography of Sakar Mohan
Dr. Sakar Mohan has obtained his M.Sc., M.Tech in 2010 and PhD in 2015 from the University of Madras, India. Later, he moved to Laval University, Canada for his postdoctoral research in 2016. Presently, he is working as an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Nano and Material Sciences, Jain University, India since 2017. Dr. Sakar's research activities include the photocatalysts-design for various photocatalytic applications such as pollutant degradations, H 2 production, CO 2 reduction, biodiesel production and photocatalytic membranes for water purifications. Currently, he has published 50 papers in international journals, 5 invited book chapters and 65 papers in international conferences.
Arvind K. Yadav Department of Chemistry BRD PG College Deoria India Biography
Biography of Arvind K. Yadav
Dr. Arvind Kumar Yadav completed his M.Sc. in 2010 from the University of Allahabad and qualified for the CSIR (NET-Junior Research Fellow) in the same year. He then joined a group in 2011 for his Ph.D. degree on the topic “organic synthesis via organocatalysis”. Currently, he is working for the independent project of SERB entitled synthesis of novel fluoroorganic compounds employing photoredox catalysis. His specialization is unusually broad and spans from methodology work on basic organic transformations to modern methods of C-H activation. His main focus lies however on photochemical and particularly on photoredox-mediated transformations. Altogether, Dr. Yadav is a highly dedicated researcher, as can be seen from his continuous publications every year from 2012 to 2020.
Sheng Ye Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics Chinese Academy of Science Dalian China Biography
Biography of Sheng Ye
Sheng Ye received his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Can Li. Later, he joined Prof. Li’s group as a Research Assistant at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research topic mainly focuses on artificial photosynthesis for solar energy conversion (i.e. solar water splitting and CO2 reduction). He is interested in the exploration of photoinduced charge separation at nm/μm scale, interfacial charge transfer and surface catalysis.