Plenary Speakers

Dr. Zaiping Guo

Dr. Zaiping Guo

School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Professor Zaiping Guo is an Australian Laureate Fellow at School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide. She received her PhD from University of Wollongong in 2003 and was elected to Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 2023. Her research focuses on the design and application of electrode materials and electrolyte for energy storage and conversion, including rechargeable batteries, hydrogen storage, and fuel cells. Her research achievements have been recognized through numerous awards, including an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2010, an ARC Future Professorial Fellowship in 2015, an ARC Laureate Fellowship (2021), and the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher Award in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Furthermore, in 2020, she was honored with the NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering, specifically for her outstanding achievements in Engineering or Information and Communications Technology.

Dr. Svetlana Mintova

Dr. Svetlana Mintova

Laboratory of Catalysis and Spectrochemistry (LCS), CNRS, ENSICAEN, Normandy University, Caen, France

Svetlana Mintova is the Director of Research, 1st class at CNRS, France and Head of the Centre for zeolites and nanoporous materials. The focus of her research is in the fields of porous materials and physical chemistry with expertise in the synthesis of zeolites, advanced characterizations and their applications in catalysis, separation, chemical sensors, membranes and biomedicine. The novelty and originality of her multidisciplinary research in the synthesis and application of nanosized zeolites has been recognized with her being awarded with the Baron Axel Cronstedt Award by the European Zeolite Associations Federation (FEZA), the Donald Breck Award by the International Zeolite Association (IZA), the “Le Prix La Recherche Chimie” France, the Shandong International Science and Technology Cooperation Award, Qingdao award in recognition for social and research contributions with China. She is also Visiting Professor in China University of Petroleum (UPC), President of the International Zeolite Association (IZA), President of the European Zeolite Associations Federation (FEZA), and Chair of the “Synthesis Commission” IZA. Mintova is the Laureate of the ERC Advanced Grant 2021.

She is the Associate Editor of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers (RSC) and Editor of

Microporous Mesoporous Materials (Elsevier).

Prof. Berend Smit

Prof. Berend Smit

Laboratory of molecular simulation, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Professor Berend Smit is Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at the School of Basic Sciences.
Berend Smit received an MSc in Chemical Engineering in 1987 and an MSc in Physics from the Technical University in Delft (the Netherlands). He received in 1990 cum laude Ph.D. in Chemistry from Utrecht University (the Netherlands). He was a (senior) Research Physicist at Shell Research from 1988-1997, Professor of Computational Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) 1997-2007. In 2004 Berend Smit was elected Director of the European Center of Atomic and Molecular Computations (CECAM) in Lyon France. In 2007 he was appointed Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at U.C. Berkeley and Faculty Chemist at the Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Since July 2014, he is a full professor at EPFL.
Berend Smit’s research focuses on the application and development of novel molecular simulation techniques, with an emphasis on energy-related applications.
Together with Daan Frenkel he wrote the textbook Understanding Molecular Simulations and together with Jeff Reimer, Curt Oldenburg, and Ian Bourg, the textbook Introduction to Carbon Capture and Sequestration.
Dr. Marc Willinger,

Dr. Marc Willinger,

Chair of Electron Microscopy with research emphasis on Energy Materials Department of Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences, Technical University of Munich , Lichtenbergstrasse 4, 85748 Garching, Germany

Marc Willinger, born in Austria, studied physics at the Vienna University of Technology and received his PhD from the Technical University of Berlin for work carried out under the supervision of Prof. Robert Schlögl at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin. After a Post-Doc at the University of Aveiro in Portugal, he returned to the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the Fritz Haber Institute as a group leader with a permanent position. In the following years, he started to develop and implement tools for multi-scale in-situ and operando electron microscopy. In 2018, he accepted a new position as technical director at the Scientific Centre for Optical and Electron Microscopy (ScopeM) at the ETH in Zurich. Since 2022 he is full professor at the Technical University of Munich. Marc Willinger is interested in the relationship between structure/composition and the resulting physical/chemical properties of materials, in particular the emergence of synergistic effects and non-linear dynamics in non-equilibrium material systems.

Prof. Dongyuan Zhao

Prof. Dongyuan Zhao

Chair Professor (Cheung Kong and Hao-Qing Professorship) in the Department of Chemistry at Fudan University, the dean of the School of Chemistry and Materials Science, the director of Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, China

Professor Dongyuan Zhao was born in Northeastern of China, he received B.S. (1984), M.S. (1987) and PhD (1990) from Jilin University. He was a post-doctoral fellow in University of Houston (1995–96), University of California at Santa Barbara (1996–98). He was a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences and The World Academy of Science (TWAS). He has received many awards such as ACS Nano Award (2021); 1st Grade Award of Natural Science; Nano Research Award (2020); Khwarizmi International Award (KIA) (2019); JCIS Darsh Wasan Award (2018); Chemistry Contribution Award, China Chemical Society (2018); TWAS Lenovo Science Prize (2016); CRN Rao Award from India Chemical Research Society (2013); Muetterties Memory Award (2012); The Ho Leung Ho Lee Award (2009), TWAS Prize (2008); IMMS Award (2008); DuPond Award (2005). He is now appointed as senior Editor of ACS Central Science. He published more than 800 peer-review papers and is listed as one of highly cited researchers ISI in both Chemistry and Materials Science fields (Total citation ~ 145,000, h index 184). His research interests mainly include designed synthesis, assembly, structure and application of ordered mesoporous materials.

Invited Speakers

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INVITED SPEAKERS

Ana Arenillas de la Puente

Ana Arenillas de la Puente

Alain Walcarius

Alain Walcarius

LCPME - CNRS - Lorraine University

Alexander Eychmueller

Alexander Eychmueller

Cédric Boissière

Cédric Boissière

CNRS - Sorbonne Université

Andréa de Camargo

Andréa de Camargo

An Hardy

An Hardy

Hasselt University IMO-imomec-Energyville

Julian Jones

Julian Jones

Imperial College London

Alessandra Pinna

Alessandra Pinna

University of Surrey - Imperial College London - Francis Crick Institute

Yasuaki Tokudome

Yasuaki Tokudome

Osaka Metropolitan University

Sven Barth

Sven Barth

Goethe University Frankfurt

Galo Soler-Illia

Galo Soler-Illia

Universidad Nacional de San Martín

Glenna DRISKO

Glenna DRISKO

CNRS

Gunnar Westin

Gunnar Westin

Elodie Bourgeat Lami

Elodie Bourgeat Lami

Hyung-Ho Park

Hyung-Ho Park

Philippe Belleville

Philippe Belleville

French Commission for Atomic Energy

Bernd Smarsly

Bernd Smarsly

Go Kawamura

Go Kawamura

Toyohashi University of Technology

John Bartlett

John Bartlett

Shinji Inagaki

Shinji Inagaki

Toyota Central R&D Labs

Tangi AUBERT

Tangi AUBERT

Institut Charles Gerhardt, University of Montpellier

Delia Milliron

Delia Milliron

Hirokatsu Miyata

Hirokatsu Miyata

Luz Martinez Ricci

Luz Martinez Ricci

Paolo Colombo

Paolo Colombo

University of Padova

Stéphane Parola

Stéphane Parola

Rogeria Gonçalves

Rogeria Gonçalves

Stefan Guldin

Stefan Guldin

University College London

Sébastien Manneville

Sébastien Manneville

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Liu Yun

Liu Yun

The Australian National University

Xavier Cattoën

Xavier Cattoën

Institut Néel, Université Grenoble Alpes-CNRS