Program: Plenary Lectures
Prof. Ahmed Al-Shamma’a Country:
BEST Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University
Professor Ahmed Al-Shamma’a is the director of Built Environment and Sustainable Research Institute (BEST) at Liverpool John Moores University. He has established its credentials as an industry focused. Ahmed has extensive research area covers a wide range of applied industrial science including advance microwave technologies for chemical synthesis, renewable energies from waste including biodiesel, bioethanol and biobutanol, wireless sensors for the construction, healthcare, automotive and aerospace industries, Material processing, Bespoke software solution to monitor real time energy levels in various industrial applications and Near zero carbon initiatives for the energy sectors. Ahmed is one of the EU scientific officer on Renewable Energies and has obtained various supported applied research projects funded nationally and internationally by the EU, UK and USA Ministry of Defense, Carbon Trust, Technology Strategy Board and direct funding from industry with portfolio of various Knowledge Transfer Partnership between academia and Industry. The success of the research has led to the establishment of three spin out companies in Liverpool John Moores University. Ahmed has published over 250 per reviewed scientific publications, 15 patents and coordinated over 20 research projects. Prof. Marius AndruhCountry:
Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest
Marius Andruh is Chair of the Inorganic Chemistry Department at the University of Bucharest and Professor in Coordination Chemistry. His major research interests are focused on metallosupramolecular chemistry, molecular magnetism, with a special emphasis to molecule-based nanomagnets, and crystal engineering. He is a member of the Romanian Academy (2001), of the Academia Europaea (2004), and of the European Academy of Sciences (2010).Marius Andruh was a visiting Professor at several Universities (Bordeaux, Göttingen, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Angers, Manchester, Brno, Jena, Paris, Valencia, Niteroi - Brazil).He was awarded the Gauss Professorship from the Akademie der WissenschaftenzuGöttingen (2006), and the Nenitzescu-Criegee lectureship by the GesellschaftDeutscherChemiker(2008/2009). He authored over 200 papers, which received more than 4000 citations (h index = 32). Prof. Bart Van der Bruggen Country:
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Bart Van der Bruggen is a chemical engineer by education. After obtaining his PhD at KU Leuven, Belgium, he worked as a visiting scientist at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, the Institute for Membrane Technology in Calabria, Italy, and Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland. In 2004 he obtained a permanent position at KU Leuven in Belgium (professor since 2009), where he leads a group of 20 PhD students in the research division “Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems” within the department of Chemical Engineering. He authored over 180 publications in international journals (current h-factor: 34) and 25 book chapters. He received several national and international prizes as a recognition for his work, including the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water, 4th Award (2008-2010) in the 3rd Branch – Alternative (Non-traditional) Water Resources. In addition to his activities at KU Leuven, he also served as Executive Editor for Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, and as Editor for Separation and Purification Technology. He served in the Council of the European Membrane Society (EMS) between 2006 and 2010 and was Vice-President from 2008 to 2010. In 2012 he was re-elected for a new term (2013-2017) in the Council, where he serves as the current President of the EMS.
See also: https://cit.kuleuven.be/process/bart_van_der_bruggen
Prof. Dan CascavalCountry:
Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection - „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi
Dan Cascaval is Professor at the „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection. He is specialist in the field of biochemical engineering and biotechnology (bioseparations: separation of biosynthetic compounds by liquid-liquid extraction with and without chemical reaction, extraction and transport through liquid membranes – free and facilitated pertraction, synergetic extraction and pertraction, direct extraction from unfiltered broths, and bioreactors: rheology of fermentation broths, efficiency and distribution of mixing into the stirred bioreactors, oxygen and substrate mass transfer, improvement of oxygen transfer by using oxygen-vectors, new bioreactors with mobile/stirred beds of immobilized cells/enzymes for chemicals production or wastewater treatment, internal diffusion of substrate inside the biocatalysts). He is author and co-author of over 230 published papers (100 ISI ranked publications), 12 books and chapters, and 9 patents. He was involved in over 40 national and international grants, 14 as main coordinator (the newest European grant, funded since 2013, is an ERA-IB program „MICROTOOLS - downstream processes”, in collaboration with University College of London and Denmark Technical University). He was invited professor at The University of Manchester, Technology University of Vienna, Karlsruhe University of Technology. He received many awards at International Exhibitions of creativity and Innovations. Professor Dan Cascaval is Ph.D.-supervisor in the domain of Chemical Engineering (8 finalized Ph.D.-thesis, 6 Ph.D.-students and 3 postdocs included now in the research programs). Since 2008 he is the Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection from Iasi.Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Marius ENACHESCUCountry:
Center for Surface Science and Nanotechnology
Professor Dr. rer. nat. Marius Enachescu, with international recognition, is among the world pioneers in designing and building STM-AFM systems as basic instruments for investigations at atomic and nano-scale. He holds a Ph.D. in surface/materials science from Technical University of Munich. After a long period of research in world leading laboratories in the field of nanosciences and nanotechnologies (1997-2009 at Lawrence Berkley Laboratory, University of California – Berkeley-USA and CEO&CTO-Marena Systems Corporation, Hayward-Silicon Valley, USA) he is recently reintegrated in the origin country, Romania, bringing with him an invaluable expertise in exploiting quantum effects and nano-scale phenomena in order to design and develop new fundamental concepts and building innovative devices for various applications. Currently he is the Head of “Center for Surface Science and Nanotechnology” and holds a professor position with University Politehnica of Bucharest. His main professional interests are in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, Solid State Physics, Materials Science and Surface & Interface of Materials, Scanning Probe Microscopy. Professor Enachescu is the author/co-author of 9 international patents: USA-5, Taiwan-2, Europe-1, China-1; 3 books/chapters, all in international publishing houses; over 40 articles published in ISI journals; over 14 lectures to international conferences and universities; author or co-author of approximately 150 other invited and contributed presentations at various international conferences/congresses.
His awards include “ARA Award for Excellence in Physiscs/Chemistry”, 2010, USA, ”American Romanian Academy Award”, 2009, USA, Romanian Academy of Science Award, 1996, Romania and also he holds a few honors: Doctor Honoris Causa of University of Pitesti, (Romania), VicePresident of American-Romanian Academy of Science and Arts – USA, corresponding member of Romanian Academy of Scientists, etc.
Prof. Ion GrosuCountry:
Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering - Department of Chemistry at Babeș-Bolyai University
Ion Grosu is Professor in Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry at Babeș-Bolyai University. His major research interests are focused on organic supramolecular chemistry with a special emphasis to the synthesis and structure investigation of macrocycles, cyclophanes, cryptands and mechanically interlocked molecules and on the development of applications in the construction of molecular devices. H bonding based self-assembled aggregates, dynamic constitutional chemistry, molecular chirality and conformational analysis are also relevant domains for the research of his group. He is member of American Chemical Society and Romanian Chemical Society and he was awarded with the C. D. Nenitzescu Prize given by the Romanian Academy. Ion Grosu was visiting professor at several universities (Rouen, Angers, Montpellier, Würzburg, Humbold University in Berlin) and in the collaboration programs with these universities he included joint PhD Thesis (seven joints Thesis with Universities of Rouen, Angers or Lille 2 were already defended). He authored over 100 papers and held invited lectures at many important universities.Prof. Horia IovuCountry:
Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science - Politehnica University of Bucharest
Horia Iovu is professor of Polymer Composites and Engineering in the Department of Bioresources and Polymer Science from the University Politehnica of Bucharest. He is also the Head of Advanced Polymer Materials Group (www.tsocm.pub.ro/APMG) which is focused on research in polymer-based nanocomposites, biocomposites, controlled drug delivery systems, hybrid materials including thermosets and nanoreinforcing agents as carbon nanotubes, grapheme, silica, etc. He has authored over 100 papers in ISI rated journals in the field of polymer science and polymer-based composites. Between 2004 and 2012 he was the Dean of Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science and since 2012 he was appointed as ViceRector –Director of the Council for Doctoral Studies in the university.Prof. Jean-Nöel JaubertCountry:
Jean-Noël JAUBERT is Professor of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics at ENSIC (École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques. A Grande École like ENSIC is a state–run institution of higher education characterized by a highly selective admission procedure and is thus restricted to the best 10 % of high-school students.
He currently runs the research group Thermodynamics and Energy of the LRGP (Laboratoire Réactions et Génie des Procédés).
Date of birth:
- born in 1967, Marseille, France.
- 1989: Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Saint-Jérôme (France).
- 1993: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of La Méditerranée (France).
- 2000: Habilitation thesis in Chemical Engineering, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (France).
- French delegate at the working party thermodynamics and transport properties of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering.
- Member of the Steering Committee of ESAT (European Symposium on Applied Thermodynamics).
- Member of the editorial board of two international peer–reviewed journals.
- Chairman of the 2008 ESAT conference (Cannes, France).
- Vice–Chairman in 2012 of the InMother (Industrial use of Molecular Thermodynamics) workshop (Lyon, France).
- Chairman of the JEEP 2013 (Joint European days on Equilibrium between Phases) conference (Nancy, France).
- Reviewer for over 40 leading international journals.
- chemical engineering thermodynamics (phase equilibria, separations, energy) at Master of Science and Ph.D. levels.
- development of predictive thermodynamic models based on the group contribution concept,
- use of exergetic life cycle assessment in order to reduce CO2 emissions,
- measurement and correlation of liquid-vapour equilibrium under high pressure,
- enhanced oil recovery,
- development of complex algorithms to compute global phase diagrams with emphasis to stability analysis.
Publications in international peer–reviewed journals:
- more than 100 research papers which received over 1500 citations (H–index of 26).
Dr. Ir. Anton A. Kiss Country:
The NETHERLANDS Institute:
AkzoNobel - Research, Development & Innovation
Tony Kiss (Anton Alexandru) was born in Transylvania, and at a young age (14 yr) he was already recruited in the National Chemistry Olympic Team of Romania. At 23 yr, he was awarded a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, where he worked for several years as teaching assistant in the group of Prof. Serban Paul Agachi. During that period he completed a MSc in ChemEng, graduating again as the best student. By the time he was 29, he successfully earned a PhD in Chemical Enginnering, at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), under the guidance of Prof. Piet Iedema and Alexandre Dimian. After the PhD, Tony worked as PostDoc fellow at DeltChemTech (TU Delft), with Prof. Johan Grievink and Sorin Bildea, and then again as PostDoc at UvA with Prof. Gadi Rothenberg.
Currently, he works as Senior Project Leader in Separation Technology at AkzoNobel Research, Development & Innovation, acting as the key expert in distillation, reactive-separations, process intensification and integrated sustainable processes with 'green' attributes. During the last decade, he carried out more than 100 research & industrial projects, supervised numerous graduation projects, while also publishing several textbooks and book chapters, and over 50 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. He was rewarded for his pioneering work and remarkable achievements with the Hoogewerff Jongerenprijs 2013 – a very prestigious award recognizing the most promising young scientist in chemical engineering. More information is available at: www.tonykiss.com
Prof. Stanislaw Koter Country:
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Stanislaw Koter is a professor at Faculty of Chemistry, Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) in Torun, Poland. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1979, 1985, respectively, from the Nicolaus Copernicus University. Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellow in 1989-91 (Angewandte Physikalische Chemie, Universität Oldenburg), member of the editorial board of Membrane Water Treatment. Research interests: the fundamental study of membrane transport (non-equilibrium thermodynamics, extended Nernst-Planck equation), electro-membrane separation processes (electrodialysis, electro-electrodialysis), nanofiltration, liquid membrane transport.Prof. Richard W. Lo PintoCountry:
School of Natural Sciences - Fairleigh Dickinson University
Dr. Lo Pinto’s publications range from exploring the fundamentals of coral reef food chains to investigating water quality in temperate lakes and coastal waters. His research on methods to quantify and control water pollution combines biological, chemical, and mechanical approaches for analyzing ecologically stressed bodies of water. He has worked with a variety of industries and government agencies throughout Europe and in the Unites States to control surface and ground water pollution. Within the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency he was “Assistant to the Director of Analysis and Regulations (Washington D.C.), bringing together scientists and government representatives worldwide to agree upon a common but flexible approach to water quality assessment. Thereafter he served as head of the OECD “Programme on Biological Testing of Effluents and Receiving Waters” (Paris), which established the system currently used in European Union countries for assessing and controlling water pollution. This approach combines the skills of chemists, biologists, and hydrologists to form a cost effective pollution control system that is compatible with the environmental philosophies of all countries. Dr. Lo Pinto’s research on pollution assessment have been presented at scientific meetings in the United States, in Ispra Italy at the invitation of the scientific arm of European Union, and in Eastern Europe on invitations from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Slovak Academy of Sciences. He served for six years on the Board of Directors of “Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society”; is currently Professor of Biological Sciences at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and is Chair of the “Columbia University Seminar on Pollution and Water Resources”. This seminar offers a forum for multidisciplinary approaches to pollution and conserving water resources, has published 41 volumes of papers by scientists and engineers from around the world, and welcomes contributions from all who wish to share their expertise. Prof. Giulio MalucellliCountry:
Politecnico di Torino
Giulio Malucelli got his Msc degree in Chemical Engineering at the Politecnico of Torino in 1992. From 1992 up to 1995 he attended the PhD course in Chemistry for Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino doing research in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering. In 1996 he got the PhD degree in Chemistry for Engineering.
In 1995 he obtained the position of Assistant Professor at the Politecnico di Torino in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering.
In 2003 he was appointed as full time Associate Professor in Chemistry at the Politecnico di Torino in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering.
From April 2008 he was appointed as full time Associate Professor in Materials Science and Technology.
He is author of more than 140 papers published on International Journals and several Communications to National and International Congresses. He joined several finalized research projects of Italian CNR and MIUR, both as component and scientific coordinator.
He is member of the Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Division, of the Polymer Chemistry Division and of the Industrial Chemistry and Engineering Division of ACS, of Italian Society of Macromolecules (AIM) and of the Polymeric Materials Unit at the Politecnico di Torino of the Italian Consortium on Materials Science and Technology (INSTM); he participated in the “Nanofun-poly” Network of Excellence.
From 2009 he is member of the Academic Board of the PhD in Materials Science and Technology at Politecnico di Torino.
From 2012 he is member of the Committee of the Italian Association of Science and Technology of Polymers.
His main research activity includes the synthesis of new reactive oligomers and their photopolymerization, the modification of polymers with polar or fluorinated structures, their chemical and physical characterization and the investigation of the structure-property relationships. At present he is involved in the synthesis and characterization of nanocomposite structures, namely hybrid organic-inorganic coatings (ceramers) and polymeric nanocomposites containing phyllosilicates. His current research interests also include surface treatments of textiles and flame retardancy of polymers and polymer composites.
Prof. Joan Mata-AlvarezCountry:
University of Barcelona
Professor Mata-Alvarez graduated in Chemistry at the University of Barcelona and a Master on Environmental Sciences at the EOI in Madrid. His PhD thesis was related to the methods of optimisation in Chemical Engineering. He became Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Barcelona in 1985. He has been teaching topics of Chemical Engineering since 1974 and from Environmental Engineering since 1980. He has also been director of several courses addressed to professionals working in the environmental field.
He works in environmental related research subjects, especially biological (anaerobic) treatment, and wastewater nutrient removal since 30 years ago. He is the author of several books and he is also author or co-author of more than 300 papers and communications in different Symposia and Congresses. He has organised international symposiums on anaerobic digestion of solid waste and on sustainable winery effluent treatment. He has also been involved in various scientific committees of Spanish and International congresses. He is a member among others of the International Water Association (IWA), International Organization on Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Water Environment Federation (WEF), Europena Compost Network (ECN) and International Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Association (ISWA).
Prof. Lucia MutihacCountry:
Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest
Lucia Mutihac studied Chemistry at the University of Bucharest and completed her PhD in 1990 at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest in the field of host-guest chemistry of amino acids and macrocyclic receptors. After several years as Senior Researcher within the same Institute she was appointed Lecturer at the University of Bucharest, Department of Analytical Chemistry. In 1997, she was appointed Associate Professor and since 2000 she has been Professor in the same Department. Her current research interests concern molecular recognition of biological compounds by using calixarenes, cyclodextrins, and cucurbiturils, and transport through membrane and biomembranes of supramolecular systems directed towards bioanalytical applications. She is author/co-author of more than 125 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and has been often invited to hold lectures at many prestigious international conferences.Dr Marilena RadoiuCountry:
Royal Society for Chemistry, SAIREM SAS
Dr Marilena Radoiu (Chartered Chemist, Member of the Royal Society for Chemistry) received her M.Sc. in Organic Technological Chemistry from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest in 1993 and her Ph.D. in Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry from the same University in 1998. After 2 years of post-doctoral research, she joined the Exhaust Gas Management division of BOC Edwards, U.K. as the Section Leader Chemistry where she led a team involved in the Research & Development of plasma technologies with applications to the abatement of exhaust gases from the semiconductor manufacturing. Since November 2008 she joined SAIREM SAS as R&D Director where she focuses on the development of microwave equipment for microwave-assisted chemical synthesis, plant extraction and plasma for Laboratory and Industrial users.Prof. Sorin RoscaCountry:
Politehnica University of Bucharest
Dr. Sorin ROSCA is a Professor of Organic Chemistry, Emeritus of “Politehnica” University Bucharest and is the President of Romanian Chemical Society. He holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest and a Dr. Honoris Causa title from Ovidius University, Constanta (Romania). His academic career in the Department on Organic Chemistry, Politehnica University includes, in different periods, positions of Head of the Department, Dean of the Faculty and Vice Rector of the University. His research interests concern organometallic chemistry, enantioselective reactions, mechanisms of organic and electoorganic reactions, authentications of food products by modern physical methods. He was Visiting Professor at “Paul Sabatier” University Toulouse (France), and Kyu-shu University Fukouka (Japan) and has numerous scientific presentations in universities from USA, UK, Japan, France, Germany, Greece, Turkey, etc. Prof. Rosca is a member of Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences and a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences from Toulouse. He was co-director of PhD theses in the universities of Paris Sud, Orleans, Caen and Toulouse. His awards include Romanian (“Ordinul Muncii” si “Serviciu Credincios”) and Franch (“Palmes Academiques”) scientific decorations, Opera Omnia Award of the Politehnica University, the Prize of the chemical journal “Revista de Chimie” and others.Prof. Éric Saint-Aman Country:
Université Joseph Foureier Grenoble
born on the October 8th, 1958 in Besançon (Doubs, France)
1981: Graduate engineer at the ‘Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electrochimie et d’Electrometallurgie’ & Master degree of Electrochemistry at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble.
1983: PhD “Anodic dissolution of tin in basic medium and of gold in acidic medium.”
1989: Thesis es Physical Sciences “Electrochemical studies of inclusion compounds in cyclodextrins”.
1984-1990: Lecturer at the Université Joseph Fourier.
1990-1998: Assistant Professor at the Université Joseph Fourier.
Since 1998: Full Professor at the Université Joseph Fourier, ‘Département de Chimie Moléculaire’
Vice-Président Research for ‘Chemistry, Life Sciences & Health’
Main research activities: ‘Electrochemistry of bio-inspired molecular systems’ and ‘switchable molecular devices’
120 published papers, h-factor = 28, 2482 citations, average citation per item = 20.68 (WoK)
Dr. Marius SandruCountry:
Polymer Particles and Surface Chemistry group, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry
2012 - Researcher, Dep. of Synthesis and Properties, Polymer Particles and Surface Chemistry group, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Norway
2009–2012 Postdoc/researcher at NTNU, Chemical Engineering, Separation and Environmental Technology Group, Norway
2002–2004 Researcher at Univ. of Twente, Sustainable Technology & Membranes Technology, The Netherlands (Prof. M. Mulder and Prof. M. Wessling)
2000–2002 Researcher at Institute for Membranes and Macromolecular Compounds, Bucharest, Romania.
2005–2009 PhD student at NTNU, Chemical Engineering, Separation and Environmental Technology Group (Prof. May-Britt Hägg)
1998-2000 Master in Chemistry, International French-Romanian Organic-Physics Department, Chemistry Faculty, University of Bucharest
1994-1998 Bachelor in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry Department, University of Bucharest, Chemistry Faculty,
1989-1993 Military College (Lyceum) “Mihai Viteazul” Alba Iulia; mathematics-physics
International undergraduate scholarships
2002 Feb.–May Governmental grant (Romania) in The Netherlands, Univ. of Twente, Chemical Tech. Faculty, Membranes Group, Prof. Dr. M. Mulder
1999 March-Aug. Erasmus-Socrates exchange student in Belgium at ULB, Analytical Chemistry Dep., Electrochemistry, Prof. Dr. C. Herman-Buess.
•Dense and porous polymeric membrane preparation, surface modification, membrane testing and characterization for gas/liquid separations and fuel cells
•Hollow fiber membranes production (spinning), coating and optimization for gas, liquid separations and membrane contactors
•Pilot scale setup and membrane development for CO2 capture from flue gas; testing on power plat, durability and degradation studies
•Gas separation process parameters optimization for flue gas cleaning, air separation, natural gas sweetening and biogas upgrading
•Waste water treatment: membrane water filtration, pervaporation membranes, metallic ions removal by using modified membranes and inorganic porous particles
•Preparation and chemical modification of polymers, investigation of organic compounds with biological activity
•Direct Methanol Fuel Cell, specific materials preparation and testing
•Organic and analytical chemistry
•Process chemical engineering: gas/liquid separations
•Characterization and analysis methods: gas and water permeation; gas chromatography; SEM; DSC; XRD; AFM; gas sorption; ATR-FTIR, NMR, UV-Vis, Atomic Absorption spectroscopy; cyclic voltammetry; etc.
•Project management: small and large projects (EU projects), multinational and interdisciplinary teams
•Design and development of testing equipment for gas and liquid separations
•Writing scientific proposals for external funding
•Master student supervising (9), teaching (“felleslab” NTNU, 2006 and 2007), censor NTNU
•Nanolab clean room training (NTNU)
Fields of interests
•Flue gas treatment, natural gas sweetening, biogas upgrading
•Waste water treatment, pervaporation, reverse osmosis, filtration in metallurgical, food and pharmaceutical industry
•Medical applications: drug delivery, polymeric bio mimetic materials
•6 articles and 1 patent
•20 oral/poster presentations at international conferences
Kunder, prosjekter og nettverk
•EU, NFR,NTNU, Statoil, Petrobras, Norcem, E.On Germany, EDP Portugal
•“Natural Gas Processing by the use of New membrane Materials” (NAGAMA), from 2012-
•“FSC membranes” from 2012-
•Osmotic Membrane Pressure Actuator (OMPA) for Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery,2012-
•EU project NanoGLOWA - ”NanoMembranes against Global Warming” 2007-2011
•NFR project “CEPEME- Clean Energy by using High Performance Membranes” “Development of a FSC membrane for selective CO2 capture” 2005-2009
•“New membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Applications”, Univ. Twente, The Netherlands, 2002-2004
•European contract INCO COPERNICUS “Recycling heavy metal ions and organics of biological interest by innovative separation membranes”, Romania, 2002
•Various membrane producers, polymer and membrane research, oil & gas industry.
See Linkedin page: http://no.linkedin.com/pub/marius-sandru/6/a07/157
Prof. Patrik Schmuki Country:
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Patrik Schmuki studied physical chemistry at the University of Basel (M. Sc., 1988), and carried out his graduate studies at ETH-Zürich (Ph. D. degree in 1992). After an employment as Research Assistant at ETHZ (1992-1994), he worked at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, USA, (1994-95) and 1995-1997 at the Institute for Microstructural Sciences of the National Research Council of Canada. In 1997 he was named Associate Professor for Microstructuring Materials at the Department of Materials Science of EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne) and in the fall 2000 he became full professor (C4) at materials science departmentof the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
His key expertise is in the fields of electrochemistry, micro-/nanostructures, surfaces/interfaces, thin film characterization, and photo- and semiconductor chemistry.
Patrik Schmuki has authored more than 400 publications, with an H-index of 63and more than 15’000 citations, has edited various books and review type of chapters. He is member of Editorial boards of Electrochemistry Communications, ElectrochimicaActa, Chemistry Open, ActaBiomaterialia, and Corrosion Reviews.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, has served on the Board of Directors of the Electrochemical Society and as Division chair for the Electrochemical Society and the International Society of Electrochemistry, and was Chair of the European Section of the Electrochemical Society.
He has received various international awards such as the H.H. Uhlig award of NACE, the Volta Award of the Electrochemical Society and the H.H. Uhlig award of the Electrochemical Society.
Prof. Walter W. WenzelCountry:
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Habilitation 1995 Soil Science; Institute of Soil Science, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria; Thesis Title: Element Distribution, Fractionation, and Mobility in Soils: Methodology of Assessment, Variability, and Environmental Aspects.
Doctorate (Ph.D.) 1990 Soil Science; Institute of Soil Science, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria; Thesis Title: Soil Pollution by Fluorine and Heavy Metals in the Vicinity of the Aluminium Smelter at Ranshofen and its Impact on Soil Quality.
Diploma (M.S.+B.S.) 1987 Landscape Ecology / Forestry; Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria.
from 2012 - Full Professor for Soil Protection and Soil Management, Department of Forest & Soil Sciences, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria.
2000-present - Associate Professor, Department of Forest & Soil Sciences, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria.
2000 (8 months) Visiting Professor, Land & Water, CSIRO, Adelaide, Australia.
1997-1999 - Associate Professor, Institute of Soil Science, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria.
1991-1997 - Assistant Professor, Institute of Soil Science, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria.
1990-1991 - Assistant Professor, Institute of Soil Science, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria.
1990-1991 - Research Scientist, Institute of Soil Science, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria.
1987-1989 - Research Assistant, Institute of Soil Science, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria.
• Rhizosphere ecology and biogeochemistry
• Phytoremediation of inorganic and organic pollutants
• Biogeochemistry, fractionation and speciation of trace elements
• Arsenic in soil, plants and environment
• Soil chemistry
• Hyperaccumulation of metals and metalloids
• Analytical chemistry of soil with emphasis on ICP-MS
• Soil monitoring and risk assessment
• Soil pollution and protection
>300 Publications, >75 in SCI-listed journals, SCOPUS citations: >2557 (h = 26)