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Hani Nasser Abdelhamid

Education
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.

Mukund S Chorghade

Dr. Mukund Chorghade is President and Chief Scientific Officer, THINQ Pharma / MVRC Research/ Chicago Discovery Solutions. He has had Adjunct Research Professor / Visiting Fellow / Scientists appointments at Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Cambridge, Caltech, Univ. of Chicago, Rutgers, Strathclyde and others. He provides synthetic chemistry and pharmaceutical development expertise to academic laboratories, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. His research interests are in Traditional Medicine derived New Chemical Entities and the discovery of “chemosynthetic livers” that find utility in drug metabolism, valorization of biomass and environmental remediation.

Dr. Chorghade earned B. Sc. M. Sc. degrees from the University of Poona, and a Ph. D. at Georgetown University. He completed postdoctoral appointments at the University of Virginia and Harvard, visiting scientist appointments at University of British Columbia, College de France / Universite’ Louis Pasteur, Cambridge and Caltech and directed research groups at Dow Chemicals, Abbott Laboratories, CytoMed and Genzyme. He received three “Scientist of the Year Awards”, and is on the Scientific Advisory Board of several corporations / foundations. He is a Fellow of the ACS, AAAS, AIC and RSC, the Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana Academy of Sciences and has been a featured speaker in national and international symposia

Jordi Cirera

Jordi Cirera (Barcelona, 1979) graduated in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona (2002) and received his doctorate with honors from the same university in 2006. His first postdoctoral stage was at Stanford University (2007-2010) working on spectroscopic studies and theoretical modeling of copper metalloproteins, under the supervision of Prof. Edward I Solomon. Later, he moved to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), for a second postdoctoral stage at Prof. Francesco Paesani ́s group, working in the development and implementation of novel methodologies for the computational modeling of spin-crossover processes in Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs). He has been visiting researcher at the Max-Planck Institute für Festkörperforschung (MPG-FKF) in Stuttgart and the Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux (ICPMS) in Strasbourg, under the supervision of Prof. Jens Kortus, developing new methods for the calculation of the zero-field splitting parameters in transition metal compounds. Dr. Cirera has been awarded with several grants, including a PhD grant from the Spanish government, a grant from Generalitat de Catalunya for his first postdoctoral stage, and a Beatriu de Pinos/Marie Curie COFUND fellowship grant. He has been speaker at 32 conferences and invited speaker at 5 seminars in international research centers, and is co-author of 36 publications in peer review journals (h-index 21, total citations 2371, 7 as a corresponding author) and two book chapters.

P. Davide Cozzoli

P. Davide Cozzoli received his MSc degree in Chemistry in 1999 and his PhD in Chemical Sciences in 2004 from the University of Bari, Italy. From 2004 to 2005 he worked as post-doctoral fellow at the University of Bari. In 2005 he joined the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (NNL) of CNR Institute Nanoscience, Lecce, Italy. As CNR Associate Researcher, he led the Nanochemistry group of NNL from 2009 to 2014. Since 2015 he holds a permanent position as Associate Professor of Experimental Matter Physics at the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy, and he responsible for Nanochemistry Facility of the CNR Institute of Nanotechnology, Lecce. Currently, he serves as Associate Editor of Sci. Adv. Mater. J. Nanoengineering & Nanomanufacturing, Mater. Focus, J. Nanomater., Intern. J. Photoenergy, and Front. Mater., and as editorial board member of Science China Materials, AIMS Materials Science, and General Chemistry. So far, he has published about 120 scientific works, edited one book (a second book is under preparation) and two conference proceedings. His scientific work has overall attracted over 7700 citations (H-index=42). His research focuses on the development of advanced colloidal inorganic nanocrystals with controlled structural and topological features for applications in (photo)catalysis, photovoltaics, optoelectronics and biomedicine.

Jiang Cui

Dr. Cui is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research is focused on the development of electrode materials for energy storage applications. He is also interested in applying first-principles calculations and in-situ TEM to study the thermodynamics and kinetics of battery materials.

Damien P. Debecker

Damien P. Debecker is Associate Professor at the UCLouvain (Belgium), teaching physical chemistry, process engineering, principles of biorefining, and industrial waste treatment. His research group aims at developing new heterogeneous catalysts and biocatalysts, paving the way to the design of more sustainable chemical processes. At the interface between green chemistry, materials chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering, his expertise lies in the preparation of innovative solid (bio)catalysts and in their evaluation in relevant reaction conditions. Catalyst preparation methods include the aerosol-assisted sol-gel, emulsion-templating, non-hydrolytic sol-gel, colloidal methods, enzyme immobilization. Targeted applications cover biomass upgrading, volatile organic compounds total oxidation, biocatalyzed organic synthesis, CO2 methanation, olefin metathesis, etc.

Carlos O. Della Védova

Public primary school Nº 79 José M. Bustillo, public secondary school ENET Nº 4 Juan B. Alberdi, public Faculty of Exact Sciences – National University of La Plata (Fac. Cs. Ex., UNLP).

Doctor in Chemistry, Fac. Cs. Ex., UNLP. (Director Prof. Dr. Pedro J. Aymonino).

Postdoctoral studies at the Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB), Germany. (Director Prof. Dr. mult. Dres. h.c. Alois Haas).

Subsequent achievement of the degree of Doctor, Dr. rerum naturalium (Dr. rer. nat.), RUB, Germany.

Emma Gallo

Emma Gallo, received her PhD in Chemistry at University of Lausanne (CH) (supervisor: Prof. C. Floriani).
In 2013 and 2017 received the National Academic Qualification as Full Professor (Abilitazione Nazionale).
In 2007 she was Visiting Professor at the University Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI (France).
Since 2015 she has been Erasmus Coordinator for the Chemistry Department at University of Milan and Vice-president of the Inorganic Division of the Italian Chemical Society.
She is a member of the Italian Chemical Society and the Society of Porphyrins & Phthalocyanines. Her research interests focus on the synthesis of fine chemicals by using sustainable catalytic processes, Heterogenization of homogeneous catalysts, Synthesis of porphyrin-based chemosensors.
E. Gallo is the author of 96 peer-reviewed publications 2 chapters of books and 80 communications at national and international conferences (24 invited oral presentations).

Junkuo Gao

Dr. Junkuo Gao is professor at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China. He obtained his PhD in Zhejiang University, China in 2010. Then, he worked at Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) as a postdoctor. In 2013, he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University as Distinguished professor of Zhejiang Province, director of Institute of New Energy Fiber Materials. His research interest is metal-organic frameworks based nanomaterials for clean energy and green chemistry applications. He has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as J. Am. Chem. Soc., Small, Coord. Chem. Rev., J. Mater. Chem. A etc. with more than 8900 citations and a H-index of 49.

Steven N Girard

Steven N. Girard is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, where he teaches general and inorganic chemistry courses. He earned undergraduate degrees in chemistry and music from Lawrence University and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Northwestern University, and later was an NSF Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellow at UW–Madison. Buoyed by astute and enthusiastic undergraduate researchers, the Girard lab at UWW investigates nanostructured thermoelectric materials, sustainable synthesis of inorganic and nanostructured compounds, innovative new ways of blowing things up, and flux chemistry.

Clara Gomes

Dr. Clara Gomes is an Assistant Researcher at Laboratório Associado para a Química Verde (LAQV), NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA), in the Molecular Synthesis group. Since November 2018, she is also the Service Responsible and Service Scientist in the Single Crystal X-Ray Crystallography Service, with duties of implementing and managing the Structure Determination Service and the X-Ray Facility (Department of Chemistry, FCT NOVA). She graduated in Chemistry from the University of Coimbra and finished a MSc in Organic Chemistry in 2003 at the same University, working on the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds. In 2009, she completed a PhD in Chemistry, with specialization in Organometallic Chemistry, at Instituto Superior Técnico (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa), under the supervision of Dr. Pedro T. Gomes. From 2010 to 2018, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Centro de Química Estrutural (IST), where she continued to work on the development of new organometallic/coordination catalytic systems for polymerization of olefins and in the application of boron molecules as luminescent materials, on mechanochemistry and crystallography (SCXRD).

Her research spans the areas of synthetic coordination/organometallic chemistry, whenever possible employing green chemistry synthetic methodologies, such as mechanochemistry, catalysis, and supramolecular chemistry, in the synthesis of flexible metal-organic frameworks and cages for structure elucidation of important non-crystalline target guests, such as oils, liquids or amorphous solids.

Citation metrics in Scopus (ID 24343503400) indicate 72 articles with citation data, 1 of them as corresponding author (>780 citations and h-index 16, August 2022), 2 book chapters, 1 encyclopedia entry and 2 datasets (as corresponding author), 2 patents, 26 oral communications (11 invited and 8 co-authored) and co-authored 55 poster communications.

She has been successful in obtaining financial funding. In 2018, she was awarded a 238k project (PTDC/QUI-QIN/31585/2017), as Principal Investigator. Currently, she is co-PI due to the change in her professional affiliation from IST-ULisboa to LAQV, FCT NOVA, but still assuming coordination duties. She is/was a team member in 13 other projects, including the recently approved Horizon Europe project IMPACTIVE (nr. 101057286) to be started in 2022. She is a Core Group (Gender Balance Coordinator and Grant Awarding Coordinator), Communications Team and a WG1 member of COST Action CA18112.

In the last 5 years, she supervised 14 students (2 MSc, 1 MSc research fellow, 3 internships, 7 BSc projects and 1 ongoing), and tutored 4 PhD students in XRD. In the last 5 years, she was in the jury in 18 academic examinations (including PhD), being the main examiner in 9. She is an Independent Expert for the European Commission (Expert ID: EX2021D410077, Chemical Sciences) and participates in international panels for evaluation of projects and individual grants (Poland, Czech Republic).