Prof. Zongjin Li
Macau University of Science and Technology, China
Dr. Zongjin LI is professor at Macau University of Science and Technology, China sicne September 2022. Before joinning MUST, he was chair professor at Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering at University of Macau (UM). He joined UM after his service Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 1994 to 2016. He received his B.E. from Zhejiang University, Hongzhou, China in 1982 and obtained both his M.S. and PhD from Northwestern University, Chicago, U.S.A, in 1990 in 1993, respectively. He is a fellow of American Concrete Institute and a registered professional engineer in Hong Kong, China. He is a member of committees of ISO/TC71, First vice Chair of China Group of RILEM and Founding President of ACI China Chapter. He has done extensive researches in the area of cement-based materials and non-destructive evaluations. As the chief scientist, he has led a China Key National Basic Research Project (973), ‘Basic study on environmentally friendly contemporary concrete’, which has made a great contributions to advance concrete technology in China. As the founding chair of Gordon Research Conference, “Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure Development” in 2014, he has brought the research conference of building materials into a higher scientific level. He has published 5 technical books, in which ‘Advanced Concrete Technology’ published by John Wiley has been collected by many national libraries and most major university libraries and used by many universities as text or reference books for civil engineering. He has also published more than 400 technical papers with a SCI H-index of 36 and Scopus H-index of 39. In 2016, he has been selected as the one of the 150 most cited authors in Civil engineering field. He has also been awarded five US and seven Chinese patents. Three of his patents have been developed into commercial products. He received the Arthur R. Anderson Medal from American Concrete Institute in 2017 and Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Award from British Royal Academy of Engineering in 2014.
Assoc. Prof. Naoki Kishimoto
Tohoku University, Japan
Dr. Naoki Kishimoto is Associate Professor of Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Japan.
He received his M.S. degree from Tohoku University and PhD degree from Tohoku University. He is the Director of NPO Institute for Quantum Chemistry Exploration (IQCE) since 2020.
In 2007, he got awards of Physical Society of Japan Young Encouragement Award (Area 1) and Chemical Society of Japan Special Lecture for Young Generations.
His research interests include: chemical reaction theory, Chemical Reaction Pathways Exploration, Quantum Chemistry and Chemical Reaction Dynamics.
Speech Title: Quantum Chemical Study on the Temperature Dependence of Separation of Molecular Hydrogen and Deuterium Using Dihydrogen Complexes (Read More)
Assoc. Prof. Shinya Takaishi
Tohoku University, Japan
Shinya Takaishi is associate professor of Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University. He was born in 1975 in Ube, Japan.
He received his B.S. degree (1998), M.S. degree (2000) and Ph.D. degree (2003) from University of Tsukuba, Japan, working under the supervision of Profs. Ryuichi Ikeda and Hiroshi Kitagawa.
After his graduation, he joined the Tokyo Metropolitan University. He worked as assistant professor at Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University. In 2011, he was appointed as associate professor at Tohoku University.
He also joined Northwestern university (Profs. Joseph T. Hupp and Omar K. Farha group) as a visiting scholar in 2011. He has been honored with the research encouragement awards of Japan society of coordination chemistry (2010), and the chemical society of Japan award for young chemists (2010).
His current interests include: Energy storage and conversion using solid-state coordination materials such as dihydrogen complexes and metal-organic frameworks.
Speech Title: H2/D2 Separation at Room Temperature Using Solid-state Dihydrogen Complexes (Read More)
Prof. Yujiro Hayashi
Tohoku University, Japan
Yujiro Hayashi is a professor of Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University. He received his B.S. degree(1984), M.S. degree(1986) , Ph. D. degree(1992) from Tokyo University, Japan, and his postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. He worked as assistant professor in Tokyo University in 1987, then he was promoted as associate professor in 1998. After that, he joined Tokyo University of Science as full professor. In 2012, Prof. Yujiro Hayashi joined Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Japan. His research interests include: Organic synthesis. Development of new synthetic methods. Synthesis of biologically active natural products. He is the in international advisory board of Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, The Open Organic Chemistry Journal, and The Open Natural Products Journal. Prof. Yujiro Hayashi is also the editor of Chemistry Letters, The Chemical Society of Japan.
Prof. Hiroyuki Nakamura
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Hiroyuki Nakamura was received his PhD from Tohoku University under the supervision of Professor Yoshinori Yamamoto in 1996. H e became an assistant professor at Kyushu University (1995-1997) and at Tohoku University (1997-2002). He worked as a visiting assistant professor at University of Pittsburgh with Professor D. Curran (2000-2001). In 2002, he was appointed as an associate professor at Gakushuin University and promoted as a professor in 2006. In 2013, he was appointed as a professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He received the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists in 1999 and the Incentive Award of the Japanese Society for Molecular Target Therapy of Cancer in 2007. He became president of the Japanese Society of Neutron Capture Therapy in 2015. His research interests include synthetic methodology, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, photodynamic therapy, and neutron capture therapy.
Prof. Ewa Dluska
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Ewa Dluska is currently a Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology, at the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering in Poland. She obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology in 1997. In 2011 she wrote the monographical habilitation thesis and was honored by her university with a D.Sc. degree in 2012. She was awarded a research fellowship at the University of Oxford in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering on the encapsulation of stem cells (2013). She also spent a year at the Clausthal University of Technology in Germany (1993-1994) investigating aerosol filtration. Her main research covers the encapsulation process of active ingredients (drugs, living cells, nutrients) and release processes, mass transfer in dispersed systems, development and creation of multiple emulsions with bioactive agents in a Couette-Taylor Flow bioreactor for a drug/active agent delivery. She uses both experimental and theoretical/computational approaches such as modelling of drug release processes from multiple emulsions and micro/nanoparticles. She also deals with separation processes for environmental protection: organic compounds and the extraction of ions of heavy metals by emulsion liquid membranes (ELMs), and the reduction of membrane fouling by using a Couette-Taylor flow device. Chemical Reactor Engineering in the multiphase flow (gas-liquid and liquid-liquid processes in a Couette-Taylor flow) is her core discipline. She is also involved in Flue Gas Cleaning: filtration of aerosols and alternative emulsion-based fuels preparation. She has taught a wide range of chemical engineering courses including physical chemistry, mass transfer processes and simple and multiple emulsions for new technologies at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels and has also written a book Macro- and nano simple and multiple emulsions in chemical and biomedical processes and environmental protection. Currently, she is a scientific supervisor of a Ph.D. student and supervised one doctor with distinction. She continues to conduct research in an interdisciplinary environment through her cooperation with the University of Warsaw, the University of Oxford, the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology.
Prof. Yasuteru Shigeta
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Prof. Yasuteru Shigeta, a Theoretical Chemist and Biophysicist, graduated from Department of Chemistry, Osaka University and obtained a Doctor of Science degree at there in 2000. He joined University of Tsukuba as a full professor since 2014. He has published more than 210 scientific papers and received the Presentation award for Young Scientists of the Chemical Society of Japan in 2006, PCCP award of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) in 2007, Young-chemists award of the Chemical Society of Japan in 2009, the Young-scientists award of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) Japan in 2010, the Young-scientists award of Japan Society for Molecular Science in 2012, and the QSCP Promising Scientist Prize of CMOA in 2017.
Prof. Xiaochun Cao
Northeast Petroleum University, China
Prof. Cao is a full Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Northeast Petroleum University, China. She graduated from the Southwest Petroleum University and obtained BE degree of Applied Chemistry in 1989, and since then, she has been working at Northeast Petroleum University, China. She specialized in the Oil/Gas Well Engineering at the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development for her master’s degree in 1991-1994, China. She carried out 3-year postdoctoral research on Oil and Gas Engineering at Northeast Petroleum University after she received her PhD degree in Municipal Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2006. She was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Malaya in 2014/15. She was promoted as Lecturer in 1996, Associate Professor in 2006 and Professor in 2014 at Northeast Petroleum University. The undergraduate and graduate courses she lectured and has been lecturing include Principle of Drilling Fluids Process, Well Completion Engineering, Drilling Engineering Design, Oilfield Chemistry, Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Oil Recovery Chemistry, etc. Her main research interests are in the design, synthesis, and characterization of chemicals and formula for oil/gas drilling engineering and water/wastewater treatment. She is the author/co-author of about 40 articles and a book. She was awarded funds from national and provincial postdoc research and China National Petroleum Corporation.