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Hani Nasser Abdelhamid

2013-2017: PhD from Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden. Title ʺLanthanide Metal-Organic Frameworks and Hierarchical Porous Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks: Synthesis, Properties, and Applicationsʺ
2011-2013: M.Sc in Nanobiomedicine, National Sun-Yat Sen University, China (ROC)
2009-2010: Pre-Master–Physical Organic Chemistry-Assuit University, Egypt, Grade: 3.4 (87.71%).
2003-2007: B.Sc Chemistry Department–Assuit University- Egypt, Grade: 3.32 (84.059%)
Research Experience & interest
The research interest of Hani Abdelhamid is focused broadly on science and technology at the nanoscale and for material science to push scientific boundaries in diverse areas of biochemistry, biology, biomedicine biotechnology, nanocatalysis and laser based analytical. The main thrusts are concentrated on the topics as below:
1) Nanotechnology: synthesis, characterization, and applications.
2) Material Chemistry, synthesis, characterization, and applications.
3) Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), synthesis, characterization, and applications.
4) Inorganic and structural chemistry.
5) Analytical Chemistry.
6) Solar cells and Nanocatalysis.
7) Nano-Biomedicine and Nano-Biotechnology.
8) Biochemistry and Biochemical research methods.
9) Metallodrug-protein interactions using Nanomaterials based- laser analytical tools.
10) Biosensor based on nanomaterials for pathogenic bacteria and biomolecules.

Patrick S Barber

My professional goals center around the intertwined areas of research and education within science. I am passionate about discovering new science that addresses global needs and sharing these discoveries with a broad audience. I'm committed to technical excellence and exploration in the laboratory and enjoy learning new techniques that increase the breadth of my interdisciplinary background. As a scientist and educator, I want to promote the power of the scientific method through discussion of scientific literacy across disciplines and increase the general awareness of the importance of critical thinking. I seek to develop a balance between my professional life and my personal life in order to maintain a well-rounded view which will result in increased communication, productivity, and organizational skills, as well as to being open to new ideas and cultures, and, ultimately, to contribute to my community and society.

Emanuel Carrilho

Dr. Carrilho obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry and M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of São Paulo (USP) at São Carlos, Brazil, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. In 1997 he obtained his Ph.D. at the Northeastern University under the mentoring of Professor Barry L. Karger, from the Barnett Institute, in Boston, MA. He joined the faculty of the analytical chemistry program of the Institute of Chemistry at São Carlos, USP in 1998 where is full professor. During 2007-2009 he was a visiting professor at Harvard University in Professor George M. Whitesides group.

Dr. Carrilho’s group has been working on the development of new bioanalytical methods covering the broad aspects of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics for human health and applied microbiology in the search for cancer biomarkers and neglected tropical diseases. In the process translate the targeted biomarkers research to microfluidic platforms with biosensors and microchip electrophoresis for point-of-care applications. Recently, is developing microfluidic applications for low-cost diagnostics for developing countries using paper-based analytical devices (µPADs).

Huan-Tsung Chang

Professor Huan-Tsung Chang was born in Chung-Hua, Taiwan in 1962. He graduated from Iowa State University, USA in 1994 and became an associate professor and a professor in the Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan in 1996 and 2001, respectively.

His research focuses on preparation of functional gold nanoparticles for control of enzyme activity and for the detection of metal ions, proteins, and DNA. A number of fluorescent gold, silver and copper nanomaterials have been synthesized and used for sensitive and selective for cell imaging and for the detection of various analytes, including anions, metal ions, proteins, and DNA. Carbon nanodots and fluorescent polymeric spheres have been synthesized and applied for cell imaging in his group. In addition, he has developed nanoparticle based mass spectrometry techniques for the detection of polysaccharides, proteins, small analytes, and DNA. His research interests also include surface enhanced Raman scattering, fuel cells, removal of contaminants using nanomaterials, and capillary electrophoresis.

Professor Chang is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He was awarded the Academic Achievement Award, Chinese Chemical Society in 2015, and the Prof. Rudolph A. Marcus Award 2017. He has been named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics).

Giovanni D'Orazio

Giovanni D'Orazio is permanent full time contract as researcher level III at CNR. (Council National Research).
Research sectors: 1) Analytical chemistry field; 2) Miniaturized chromatographic techniques: Capillary Electrophoresis and Electrochromatography (CEC), and nanoscale Liquid Chromatography (Nano-LC); 3) coupling with mass spectrometry; miniaturized sample preparation.

Recent Scientific Activities: 1) Development of nano-spray interfaces for coupling miniaturized techniques with mass spectrometry; 2) Development of analytical methods for separation of chiral and achiral of pharmaceutical and agrifood interest; 3) Packing procedure of capillary column (50-100 um ID) used in CEC and nano-LC; 4) Miniaturized sample preparation.

Marc-André Delsuc

Marc-André Delsuc activity is mostly oriented toward the use and improvement of spectroscopies, in particular NMR and more recently FT-MS. This includes new experiment design, development of data processing methods, development of software programs. I have been deeply involved in field as diverse as protein structural analysis, protein-ligand screening, complex mixture analysis, quantum mechanic details of the NMR phenomenon, automatic data analysis, fractal dimension of proteins and polymers, etc.

Mohamed Ali Ali Farag

Specializing in metabolomics, natural products chemistry, and plant biochemistry, Mohamed A. Farag completed his PhD at Texas Tech University, USA, in 2003.
Since 2009, Dr Farag has been working as a part time visiting professor at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, to participate in teaching plant metabolomics and chemomterics modelling for master students, and in 2009–2010 he held the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the Leibniz Institute for Plant Biochemistry, Germany. Dr Farag now works full time as a professor at the American University in Cairo (AUC) where his research work focuses primarily around applying innovative biochemical technologies (metabolomics) to help answer complex biological questions in medicine, herbal drugs analysis and agriculture.

Dr. Farag has been recognized with several awards, including Abd el Hameed Shoman award (2016), Egypt Higher State Incentive Award (2012), TWAS award in science diplomacy (2014), and the Mass Spectroscopy Performance Award, TTU, USA (2004). For his highly cited publications of 100 scientific papers with close to 3500 citations and an H index of 26, Dr. Farag was selected as a top researcher in the field of plant biology in Africa by the American society of plant biology, USA.

Takashi Funatsu

Takashi Funatsu received his BS, MS and PhD degrees from Waseda University in 1982, 1984 and 1988, respectively. He was an associate professor at Waseda University in 1997. Since 2004, he has been a professor of Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo. His research interests are (1) Elucidating the molecular mechanism of bio-molecular machine, such as a molecular chaperonin, (2) Single molecule imaging of processing and transport of mRNA in a living cell, and (3) Development of micro/nano devices to analyze bio-molecular interactions.

Mohammed Gagaoua

The research of Dr. Mohammed GAGAOUA is focused on the use of proteomics in the field of muscle to meat conversion and the development of fast and efficient aqueous techniques for protein purification. His research interests are at the interface of chemistry and biology with a focus on the use of protein biomarkers quantified by western-blotting, Dot-Blot and reverse phase protein arrays (RPPA) to manage meat quality and also to understand the mechanisms behind meat tenderizing. As a career achiever, Dr. Gagaoua has received the International Meat Science Award in 2015, the ICoMST2018 award by Robin Shorthouse for outstanding contribution to advancing Meat Science and the ICoMST2018 Meat Science award for best presentation. He has published more than 60 publications among them 43 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, 6 book chapters and has more than 40 communications in national and international congresses.

Debabrata Goswami

Dr. Debabrata Goswami is the Prof. S. Sampath Endowed Chair Professor of Chemistry and Senior Professor of Center for Lasers and Photonics, Center for Cognitive Science and the Design Program of IIT Kanpur. He is Vice President of the IEEE Photonics Society India, Past Chairman, Photonics-2016. Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics (UK), OSA and the SPIE. He is the winner of the 2018 Galileo Gallelie Award, the Thatachary Award, the Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship, and the Swarnajayanti Fellow. He has written over 200 papers and was in the Editorial Board of the Rev of Scientific Reports (AIP).

Rachel Ann Hauser-Davis

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) Public Health and Environment researcher. Biologist and Master and PhD in Sciences - Analytical Chemistry. Her lines of research include Science Education, Environmental Chemistry, Ecotoxicology, Oxidative Stress and Proteomics and Metalloproteomics applying Bioanalytical techniques. Is part of the Sub-Committee on Small Cetaceans - International Whaling Commission - Conservation Management Plan for the Franciscana Dolphin (Pontoporia blainvillei) - Management Area Ib (threats).