Invited Speakers

Prof. Paula Diaconescu

University of California, Los Angeles – Chemistry & Biochemistry

Dr. Paula Diaconescu’s current research efforts focus on the design of reactive metal complexes with applications to small molecule activation, organic synthesis, and polymer formation.

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Prof. Marika Schleberger

Universität Duisburg-Essen – Faculty of Physics and CENIDE

Prof. Marika Schleberger’s research expertise is 2D-materials (synthesis, properties, tailoring, devices, and applications); ion-solid interaction; surface science; scanning probe and correlative microscopy. She looks forward to the opportunities and challenges that AI and machine learning will open up in her field of research and in teaching.

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Prof. Sara Aldabe Bilmes

Universidad de Buenos Aires – Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales

Prof. Sara Aldabe Bilmes’ research is targeted to understand process at solid-liquid interfaces that are relevant for decontamination. This includes the soft synthesis of nanomaterials and nanostructures with controlled structure, porosity and defects that can host molecules, nanoparticles and living cells.

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Prof. Derya Baran

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology – Material Science and Engineering

Prof. Derya Baran’s​ research interests lie in the area of solution processable organic/hybrid soft materials, which possess a viable platform for printed, large area, stretchable and wearable electronics that can be used as solar cells, smart windows, OFETs, thermoelectrics, sensors and bio-electronics.

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Prof. Sophie Beeren

Technical University of Denmark – Department of Chemistry

Prof. Sophie Beeren’s expertise concerns supramolecular chemistry, physical organic chemistry, chemical biology, molecular recognition, carbohydrate enzymology, organic synthesis, and molecular design.

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Dr.  Marta Liras

IMDEA Energy

Dr. Marta Liras is using her expertise, specially in the polymer science, to develop new technologies in the energy field such as the design of multifunctional hybrid photo(electro)catalyst as well as the design of energy storage systems.

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Dr. Jenny Zhang

University of Cambridge – Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

Dr. Jenny Zhang’s research aims to develop smart bio-hybrid approaches that can serve as tools to understand the bioenergetics of complex biological systems and as a platform to launch new biotechnologies to address a range of societal needs (including for renewable energy generation, carbon capture, precision farming, environmental sensing, and medicine).

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