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.
Gonzalo Campillo-Alvarado is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Reed College in Portland, OR, USA. His research focuses on designing functional and dynamic (i.e., stimuli-responsive) crystalline materials, with an emphasis on boron, for applications of chemical separations, pharmaceutics, petrochemistry, and electronics. His lab integrates knowledge of organic-, supramolecular-, reversible- and mechanochemistry.
Before joining Reed, he was an Illinois Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). He received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Iowa (USA) as a CONACyT fellow, and his BSc in Biopharmaceutical Chemistry from Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico).
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.
Dr. Mahesh Gokara is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Cancer Biology at the Mayo Clinic. He has a Ph.D biochemistry with an experience of over 10 years in multidisciplinary research areas including biochemistry, biophysics and bioinformatics.
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).
Dr. Łukasz Jaremko is Associate Professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
Research in Dr. Jaremko's Molecular Diagnostics and Drug Discovery (MD3) group focuses on atomic-level insight into essential and topical questions from biochemistry and medicine.
He received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune in 2015 on functional properties of biomolecule-based coordination polymers. He was an AITF postdoctoral researcher with Prof. George Shimizu at the University of Calgary followed by a JSPS postdoctoral fellow at Kyushu University, Japan. His current research endeavors are focused on developing inorganic and organic hybrid porous materials for energy and environmental applications.
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.
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.
Dr. Sweta Maheshwari is a protein biochemist and structural biologist at Baylor College of Medicine. Her expertise includes enzymology, biochemical and biophysical assay development, enzyme mechanisms, x-ray crystallography, and protein purification using eukaryotic and prokaryotic expression systems.
Principal Scientist, Atomwise. Adjunct associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Kansas State University. Research in computational/AI and structure-based drug design, biophotonics, machine learning for chemistry and drug discovery, protein crystallography.
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, Crystal growth, Design of new materials, Nanostructured materials, Actinide and Rare Earth Intermetallics, Oxides, 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 250 publications in peer review journals, having more than 350 conference presentations (22 invited). Since 2017 he is the President of the Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (C2TN), a Research Unit of IST.