ICCMP 2021 Speakers
Prof. Maria Tomoaia-Cotisel
Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Professor Maria Tomoaia-Cotisel completed PhD at Babes-Bolyai University (BBU, 1979) of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and postdoctoral studies from London University, King’s College (1981, 1986, 1989), UK. She was the visiting scientist at Philipps University of Marburg, (1989/1990), Germany, State University of New York at Buffalo (1990/1991), US, National Institutes of Health, (1991-1993) and Molecular/Structural Biotech., Inc., (1994-1997), Bethesda, MD, USA. She is the founder and director of Research Center in Physical Chemistry (2007- ) at BBU. She published over 250 original research papers, 5 patents, and 10 books in physical chemistry, including thermodynamics, chemical structure, biophysics, bionanomaterials, colloids and interfaces. She got awards, e.g., Gheorghe Spacu Award (1983, from the Academy of Sciences in Romania), Alexander von Humboldt Award (1986, Germany), Japan Society for Promotion of Science and Technology Award (1986, Japan) and Fogarty Award (1991, USA) for science and technology. Research Interests: Nanomaterials, advanced nanotechnology for biomedical applications, nanostructured advanced biomaterials, multi-substituted hydroxyapatite based bioceramics for osteoporotic bone remodeling and regeneration, nanomaterials for tissue engineering, nanomicrobials, biocomposites, biomimetic self-assembled scaffolds, porous bioresorbable scaffolds, regenerative medicine, cancer cellular therapy, nanoparticles of gold and silver for cancer therapy, nanoscale materials for drug delivery, Biomolecular immobilization and surface modification strategies.
Dr Alessandra Gianoncelli
Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy
Dr Alessandra Gianoncelli is
leading the TwinMic X-ray Microscopy beamline at Elettra Sincrotrone
Trieste (Trieste, Italy) since 2011.
Her research activities involved soft X-ray Microscopy and X-ray Fluorescence but also other complementary analytical techniques including AFM, FTIR, and SEM for biological systems and materials.
She is the co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and she holds an international patent on an innovative X-ray Diffraction (XRD) system.
Alessandra is part of several international committees such as the Peer Review Committee of the Canadian Light Source, the advisory committees for the design and construction of the Nanoprobe beamline at the Australian Synchrotron and of SoftiMAX beamline at MAXIV (Lund, Sweden), and the International Scientific and Advisory Committee of the ICXOM (International Congress on X-ray optics and Microanalysis) conference.
She holds a degree and a PhD in Electronics Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. Before joining Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste in 2007 she held a two years PostDoctoral Research Assistant position at Department of Physics of King’s College London (London, UK), followed by a two years PostDoctoral Research Assistant position at C2RMF (Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France), at the Louvre Museum (Paris, France).
ICCMP 2020 Speakers
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. Zhanfeng Cui (FIChemE , FREng)
University of Oxford, UK
Professor Zhanfeng Cui, PhD,
DSc, FIChemE, FREng: Prof Cui is the Donald Pollock Professor of
Chemical Engineering, University of Oxford since the Chair was
established in 2000. He is the Founding Director of Oxford Centre
for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing, and Founding Director of
the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR). He was
educated in China (BSc, Inner Mongolia Polytechnic University, MSc
and PhD from Dalian University of Technology). After a postdoc in
Strathclyde University, he became a lecturer in Edinburgh University
in 1991, moved to Oxford in 1994 as a University Lecturer and was
elected to the first Chemical Engineering Chair in 2000. He is a
Fellow of the Insitution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE) and a
Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
(FAIMBE). He was elected to a Fellow of the Royal Academy of
Engineering (FREng) in 2013.
His main research interest is to develop enabling technologies for regenerative medicine including bioreactors, monitoring, three dimensional culture, cryopreservation and scale-up. His centre conducts translational research targeting on cancer, diabetes, neural degeneration and musculoskeletal conditions.
Prof. Maya Kiskinova
Maya Kiskinova was born in
Sofia (Bulgaria). She graduated from Sofia State University “Kliment
Ohridski” in 1972 with Master in Chemistry, received her Ph.D in
1977 and Sc. D. Habilitation in 1989 in Physical Chemistry. She had
research positions in Bulgarian Academy of Science and joint
appointment as associate professor in Sofia State University before
moving to Elettra Laboratory as a senior scientist in 1990 to
supervise the development of X-ray and IR microscopy and imaging
research programs. Presently she is the Elettra Research
Coordinator, teaches a PhD Course in the University of Trieste and
lectures at international schools. She was a visiting scientist at
the National Bureau of Standards, now NIST (USA) in 1980, IGF-KFA,
now FZJ (Germany) in 1982-1984 and University of Pittsburgh (USA) in
1987-1988. In 2002 she received Italian citizenship for scientific
merits and in 2005 was awarded Distinguished Humboldt Research
Maya Kiskinova was/is member of many scientific and review panels in Europe (Germany-DESY, XFEL in Hamburg and HZB in Berlin, France-SOLEIL, Switzerland-SLS, Spain-ALBA, Sweden-MaxLab, Poland-SOLARIS, USA (LCLS-SLAC, ALS-Berkeley and NSLS–Brookhaven) and Asia (SESAME – Amman). She has chaired and co-chaired a number of international conferences, workshops and schools and is a member of numerous steering and program committees.
Expertise: Research interests and achievements cover different aspects of nano-structured organic and inorganic materials, thin films, interfaces, surface reactions and catalysis, chemical reactivity, mass transport, electronic and magnetic properties, fuel and solar cells, nano-toxicology and transient states of matter. Last 20 years of research activities have been focused on exploring the properties and transient states of matter at sub-micrometer length scales and development of relevant synchrotron and FEL-based methodology.
Publications and Dissemination: Over 330 articles in reviewed journals, 14 invited reviews and articles, one book, three book chapters and 2 U.S. Patents. Over 100 invited, keynote and plenary lectures at International Congresses, Conferences, Symposia and Workshops. h-index (SCOPUS) – 48.
Assoc. Prof. Zhigang Tang
Tsinghua University, China
Zhi-Gang Tang was born in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, China, on April 1, 1970. He got his bachelor degree at Chemical Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing, in June of 1993. He got his Ph.D. at Chemical Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing, in April of 1998. In 1998, he was hired as Lecturer of Chemical Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing. In 2000 (to now), he was hired as Associate Professor of State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing. He teaches two graduate-oriented courses “Fundamental in Separation Process” and “Generality of low-carbon process”. His current research interests cover 1) Fundamental and application of identified methods in vapor-liquid mass transfer; 2) Process and equipments in clear and low-carbon industrial production; 3) Trapping CO2 from syngas by hybrid technology.