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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.

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.

Walter F. de Azevedo Jr.

Professor of Biophysics, Molecular Biophysics, Bioinformatics, and Drug Design at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul-Brazil. I'm Frontiers Section Editor (Bioinformatics and Biophysics) for the Current Drug Target and Section Editor (Bioinformatics in Drug Design and Discovery) for the Current Medicinal Chemistry. My research is focused on protein-ligand interactions. I study the interactions between proteins and ligands using methodologies such as molecular docking simulations, machine learning, QSAR, and molecular dynamics.

Biplab Joarder

I received my Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune in 2015 on functional properties of biomolecule-based coordination polymers. I was an AITF postdoctoral researcher with Prof. George Shimizu at University of Calgary. Currently, I am a JSPS postdoctoral fellow at Kyushu University, Japan. My current research endeavors are focused on the development of inorganic and organic hybrid porous materials for energy and environmental applications.

Mingda Li

Mingda completed his B.S. in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University in 2009, and his Ph.D. in Nuclear Science and Engineering from MIT in 2015. Before joining the department as a faculty, he carried out research as a postdoc associate at Mechanical Engineering Department of MIT. His research is to study the quantum and functional properties of materials using spectroscopic methods and many-body theory, particularly interplay with materials defects.

Charles LB Macdonald

Professor of Chemistry and the Dean of the Faculty of Science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of Windsor.

Sib Sankar Mal

In the course of my research career I have gained a thorough expertise in the successful handling and manipulation of air-sensitive compounds. I have obtained extensive experience in the use of Schelenk technique and Glove-box for such synthesis purposes also synthesis of air stable compounds. I have extensive knowledge of characterisation of compounds using multinulcear NMR and X-ray diffraction (powder and single-crystal) techniques, UV/vis, CV, TGA, FTIR (ATR).

Specialties: Inorganic Synthesis, Catalysis, Microwave Synthesis, Hydrothermal Synthesis, Multinuclear Solution NMR, Powder and Single-crystal X-ray diffraction, LC-MS (ESI and MALDI-TOF), GC-MS, TGA/DSC, DLS.

Key skills are in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysis, H2 Fuel Cell, Materials Chemistry.

Ho Leung Ng

Associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Kansas State University. Research in protein crystallography, computational structural biology, computational chemistry as applied to structure based drug design for cancer and immunology, biophotonics, applications of machine learning to chemistry and drug discovery.

Antonio Pereira Gonçalves

Dr. António Pereira Gonçalves is a Coordinator Researcher of the Department of Engineering and Nuclear Sciences of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon University. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry in 1996 at IST, on intermetallic uranium compounds. His research interests are in the fields of Solid State Chemistry, Materials Science, Exploratory synthesis, Phase diagram studies, Design of new materials, Nanostructured materials, Actinide and Rare Earth Intermetallics, Pnictide and Chalcogenide compounds, Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems, Thermoelectric materials and Nuclear materials for peaceful applications. Currently, he is working on uranium compounds for fundamental and applied studies and on compounds and thermoelectric systems for waste heat recovery. Dr. António Pereira Gonçalves has authored or co-authored more than 240 publications in peer review journals, having more than 350 conference presentations (22 invited). Since 2017 he is the Coordinator of the Platform for Nanotechnology and Materials of IST.

Michael T Ruggiero

Michael Ruggiero is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Vermont in the United States. He received undergraduate degrees in chemistry and mathematics from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Geneseo, and his Master’s and Ph.D. from Syracuse University, both in New York State. His doctoral work, performed under the guidance of Professor Timothy Korter, focused on combining experimental terahertz time-domain spectroscopy with ab initio density functional theory simulations, where he pursued the electronic origins of intermolecular forces in molecular crystals. Following a successful defense, he took up an EPSRC-sponsored postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, working with Professor Axel Zeitler in the Terahertz Applications Group. At Cambridge, his focus shifted to disordered molecular solids, with the goal of understanding the molecular dynamics responsible for solid-state crystallization of amorphous drugs. After almost three years in Cambridge, Ruggiero went back to America to take up a position of Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont, where he is currently combining theoretical simulations with experimental spectroscopy. His work is highly interdisciplinary, sitting at the intersection of chemistry, physics, pharmacy, materials science, and computer science, and as such he is a heavy collaborator with groups from around the world.

Rogerio R Sotelo-Mundo

Dr. Sotelo-Mundo works on the structure and function of proteins related to disease, and chemical structure of natural and synthetic molecules related to biomedical applications. The experimental approach is crystallography, along with biochemical and biophysical techniques. Our group collaborates with a range of groups from disciplines from genomics and metagenomics, biochemistry, supramolecular chemistry and material sciences.