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Most recently, she served as Managing Director of the Shanghai OnStar Telematics Company, where she oversaw business operations, innovation and strategy for the leading telematics company in China. Diane has a strong technology background and rich international operations experience, including nearly ten years working and living in China. In her current role, Jurgens is based in Singapore. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus in international business from Seattle University.

In September , Diane received the Magnolia Award from the Shanghai Municipal Government for her contributions to the social and economic development of Shanghai. Building on his background in economics,Angus was appointed to parliamentary committees on employment, trade and investment and public accounts.

He was also chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties. He was reappointed to the front bench after the Federal election. He has a focus on regional cities and outer suburban cities.

With a passion for cutting edge technology and the benefits for citizens of the digital age, Angus authored an essay The Promise of Digital Government, which was published by the Menzies Research Centre in He has gained a reputation amongst his constituents as a keen problem solver, focusing in his electorate on growth opportunities for regional communities and improving telecommunications.

Prior to entering parliament in Angus was a Director at Port Jackson Partners where he was a strategy and business advisor on the resources, agriculture, energy and infrastructure sectors. His thesis was in the field of competition policy. In his private capacity Angus has founded or advised a number of small, fast growing start-up businesses, particularly in the agriculture sector.

He lives at Goulburn with his wife Louise and their four children. David served as President of the Parliamentary Press Gallery from — He has also served as a Director of the National Press Club since Werner Steinmüller joined Deutsche Bank from Citibank in and was responsible for the origination of investment banking products and for the execution of ECM transactions.

Werner Steinmüller studied at the University of Darmstadt and holds a master degree in mechanical engineering and business administration. For eight of those years Justin ran an economic advisory and research service covering the Asia region. His clients were governments and companies from around the world with deep interest in the region. His work focused on economic development, cross-border trade and investment, and business strategy.

Before running the advisory business, he worked as a journalist, covering economics and business across Asia. Justin is a graduate of the London School of Economics and has completed post-graduate studies in corporate finance at London Business School He is married with three children.

Long-standing relationships with co-innovation partners in key markets enable the SAP to deliver best-of-breed solutions to its worldwide customer base. SAP Labs are often ranked among the best employers.

Neumann is recognised for his business achievements in Asia, evident through his many membership in high-level business circles and associations.

He has co-authored several books and articles on innovation and business practice in emerging markets. Dr Stephanie Fahey is the Chief Executive Officer of Austrade, the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting trade, investment and international education, and tourism policy, programs and research.

Dr Fahey brings an international perspective to her work and a wealth of experience across business and academia. She speaks Melanesian Pidgin. It was established in to research and promote economic growth policies for the benefit of the nation and all Australians. Jennifer Westacott has been Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia since ,bringing extensive policy experience in both the public and private sectors.

For over 20 years Jennifer occupied critical leadership positions in the New South Wales and Victorian governments. Jennifer was also a board director for the firm. Grant has extensive experience in the Australian energy industry. Mr Lange believes Human Rights clauses in trade agreements should be binding.

He has released a paper in June calling for a reform of the TSD chapters in EU trade agreements and recommending the establishment of a sanctions-based mechanism in particular.

Reflecting his Lower Saxony constituency, Lange has an interest in the automotive industry. He is co-founder and co-chairman of the Forum for the Automobile and Society in Brussels and a member of the advisory board of the Auto Club Europa. Three years later, he began his studies of Communication Science with an emphasis on Marketing at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster.

Following his graduation, Mr. Kersting started his career at the Mercedes Benz AG in the sales department, where he worked for two years. Kersting was appointed Authorized Representative and member of the Executive Board of the Olsberg GmbH, a year old family-run company in the fields of metal processing and iron foundry.

Kersting is married and has three children. He is a board member of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce to foster the business relationships between both countries. As an avid skydiver, Jens enjoys jumping out of perfectly good aeroplanes which earned him multiple national skydiving titles in Germany and Australia as well as a world record.

He is a triple Australian skydiving champion and was among German skydivers who leapt into history 18,ft above the Arizona desert to break a world record in October With this diversity of experience, Brett has brought a strong track record and unique insights to IFM Investors. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of the paper and he writes on Australian politics, public policy and international affairs. He is a regular television commentator on the Sky News program, Australian Agenda.

He is the author of nine books including the End of Certainty on the politics and economics of the s, Triumph and Demise on the Rudd-Gillard era and The March of Patriots , providing a re-interpretation of Paul Keating and John Howard in office. Paul is a long-standing participant in the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue.

Peter has worked at senior levels in the Australian Public Service on defence and national security. Peter is a member of the Australia-Germany Advisory Group, appointed by the Prime Minister and German Chancellor in to develop closer bilateral relations. Nick Greiner is a former Premier and Treasurer of New South Wales , a prominent company director with extensive linkages to Europe, and a regular contributor to public policy debate in Australia.

In Elizabeth was made an Officer of the Order of Australia AO for distinguished service to public administration and to business, through leadership roles in government and private enterprise, as a mentor to women, and to the community through contributions to arts, charitable and educational bodies.

Janine Perrett is a senior journalist and commentator who appears across the Australian media landscape from television and radio to newspapers and online. She began her journalism career at The Australian newspaper in and during the s worked in London and New York as a foreign correspondent for that paper.

During the s she worked as a television reporter for the Nine Network on the Sunday and Business Sunday programs. She also founded The Small Business Show and was presenter of that program for its nine-year run. Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and author. He has served as a member of the Policy Advisory Group headed by the foreign minister of India.

As a specialist on international strategic issues, he held appointments at Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, the Paul H. His scholarly essays have been published in numerous journals, including International Security, Orbis, Survival, Terrorism, Washington Quarterly, and Nature.

He is the author of nine books, including an international bestseller, Asian Juggernaut: His latest books focus on the geopolitics of natural resources, especially water: In addition to being a strategic thinker and author, he is a columnist and commentator, including for Project Syndicate.

Senator Reynolds was elected to the Australian Senate in and is a passionate representative for her State of West Australia. Senator Reynolds served for 29 years in the Australian Army as a Reserve Officer, serving in a wide range of part and full time appointments. She also has corporate experience. Key career appointments include: Senator Reynolds was the first woman in the Australian Army Reserves to be promoted to the rank of Brigadier and was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross.

She has completed a Master of Arts Strategic Studies. She also chairs the Australia-Indonesia parliamentary friendship group and co-chairs the Defence Friendship Group. Senator Reynolds is pursuing new defence industry opportunities in WA, Innovation, gender equality and federation reform.

A political scientist from education, he started his career at the Research Institute for International and Strategic Studies of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik in Ebenhausen near Munich. His background covers both secondary and university education in Australia. Rod has been involved in international education since and is recognised as one of the leaders in the successful establishment of the sector in Australia. He is one of the co-founders of Navitas and has been instrumental in the expansion and development of the Navitas model into the various markets in which it now operates.

In April , he received an honorary Doctor of Education from Edith Cowan University in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of the international education sector both in Australia and overseas, and was the Australian Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. In , Rod was recognised by his colleagues with an International Education Excellence Award from the International Education Association of Australia for his leadership in the field of international education.

Bridging policy and academia, Dr. After earning a Professional Engineer Degree, he took jobs in Switzerland, Canada and Germany, designing road machinery and managing work sites. Martin Herrenknecht has received many honours, including an honorary doctorate Dr. In December , he was presented with the Werner von Siemens Ring — one of the most prestigious technical engineering awards. Jemma, as the Chair, provides the strategic external relations, risk management and leadership development for Power Ledger.

Whilst there, she completed a Masters degree and two postgraduate diplomas from Cambridge University. Jemma is experienced in the challenges of sustainable cities through her role as an independent Councillor of the City of Perth. Johannes Regenbrecht is married and has two children. During this time he advised the thyssenkrupp Group on numerous projects.

After receiving his doctorate in economics from Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, Germany, Michael held middle-management position in large and medium-sized enterprises. From on, he worked on the establishment of the first EU-funded technology and start-up centre BIC, Frankfurt Oder , Germany , in the states of the former East Germany and on raising the first seed fund of the New Länder. From to , he was in charge of establishing, raising and managing six venture capital funds in the fields of early stage and first expansion.

During this time period, he therefore was responsible for venture-capital investments in more than small and medium-sized businesses.

He has also served on the supervisory board of the Stemme AG and of a Berlin-based software enterprise. He graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School with honors in He has won over 25 prestigious research awards and prizes. Since his appointment in July , Fortescue has more than quadrupled its production to over million tonnes per annum and through an unwavering focus on productivity and efficiency has positioned itself as the lowest cost supplier of seaborne iron ore to China.

Fortescue and its contractors employ 1, Aboriginal people, Nev became a White Ribbon Ambassador in to influence, educate and show leadership on the issue of family and domestic violence in workplaces and the wider community and in , he was named WA Business Leader of the Year.

Prior to joining Fortescue, Nev held Chief Executive positions at Thiess and the Smorgon Steel Group adding to his extensive background in the mining, steel and construction industries. Nev also has a long history in agribusiness and aviation holding both fixed wing and helicopter commercial pilot licenses. He is a passionate advocate for the development of northern Australia and for its communities to reach their full potential.

Nev was raised on a grazing property in western Queensland and continues to run the family cattle business. He is married with three adult sons. She has been with the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation since This was followed by a four-year term as director of the Paris office where she was responsible for France, Italy, the Vatican and Spain. In March , the new Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific, based in Canberra, was established under her directorship.

Kennedy Center at Brigham Young University. In addition, he is the Asia-Pacific Middle Market leader where he leads the firm across Asia-Pacific in their focus entrepreneurship, private equity, venture capital, strategic transactions, family business, trade flows and innovation. These programs continue to be extremely successful in supporting entrepreneurs to scale their businesses globally.

He continues to lead transactions across multiple sectors including consumer products, technology, healthcare and the resources sector utilising his cross-border and industry expertise. Michael has been involved in a number of community bodies over the years.

He has been working for BayWa AG since From to , he focused on agricultural machinery sales and services and held several management positions — in the last period as the deputy head of this business unit. Since , he has been responsible for ICT and Digitlisation for the whole company.

BayWa is a leading international trading and services group with activities focused on the core segments of agriculture, energy and building materials. BayWa is based in Munich and operates in 40 countries.

The annual turnover was Smart Farming helps the farmers to optimise costs and yields, reduce red-tape paperwork, and reducing the negative effects of farming on the environment. BayWa offers its customers advisory services, high-quality products and state-of-the-art business processes to help them to optimise their businesses. In March he became Chief Sales Officer. The company consults and supports international clients and develops innovative and economic green solutions for mobility and transportation services.

Greg joined Cochlear in with 20 years of experience in supply chain management and operations consulting positions across industrial equipment manufacturing and financial service industries in Australia. At Cochlear Limited his responsiblities include new product industrialisation, global procurement, manufacturing and logistics, global warranty and repair and the global property portfolio.

Kristina Sinemus was born on 16 September in Darmstadt and also lives in Darmstadt. She is married and has two children. She worked and researched there in the Politics and Public Affairs Department on topics such as participation and risk communication.

Since May , the entrepreneur has been president of the Darmstadt CCI and so is the first woman to head a chamber of commerce and industry in Hesse. It is one of the most prospering company locations in Germany with an outstanding infrastructure and quality of living — and a highly qualified technical workforce. Its focus is on Darmstadt as an engineering and science-oriented city. The export rate of the regional firms lies at over 60 percent, significantly exceeding the German average.

With expenditures of 6. The region is, for example, the most important European location for business software and IT security. Prior to BASF in , David held a number of roles in a world-leading Australian subsidiary of a UK glass manufacturing business, including manufacturing management, strategy, business re-engineering, systems design and implementation. As NERA chief executive, Miranda is a strategic leader at the forefront of innovation and collaboration within the Australian energy resources sector.

Her work at NERA transforms thinking and processes within the sector for the benefit of the Australian economy — now and into the future. Her interest in transformative and disruptive thinking, coupled with her significant industry experience, ensures NERA plays a vital role in leading the future of the energy resources sector.

Miranda has overseen NERA since its inception in Sarah has a strong focus on Human Services, and is passionate about maximising innovation inservice delivery to drive better outcomes for our clients, our communities and our citizens. She has been involved in a variety of large complex service and asset transactions for both private and public sector teams from planning through to execution.

Sarah is also the Oceania Innovation leader. She represents the region at the global level to design and implement innovation initiatives. These initiatives have included those externally supporting our clients navigate change, to internally to driving a culture of curiosity and enablement.

After a year international career with Bayer CropScience, Richard returned to Australia in to lead technology scouting and sustainability strategy development.

Richard is focused on strengthening dialogue across Australian society to improve the understanding of the critical role of innovation in meeting the sustainability, food supply and health challenges that we face in the future. After working in government extension and agricultural insurance, Richard held various management positions with Bayer in France, Singapore, Japan, China and Germany, accumulating experience in strategy, food production systems, marketing and distribution issues.

Dr Mayfield has qualifications in Chemical Engineering, graduating from the University of Queensland. He has worked in research and development in the energy and resources industry for over 20 years, holding a number of senior roles with BHP Billiton. Gekko is a world leader in gold and silver processing technology, and energy processing efficient modular plants, designing, construction and operation.

The company was established in and in addition to its head office in Ballarat, has offices in Perth, Vancouver, and Johannesburg. Internationally, the company has specialised for over 20 years in the sale of capital equipment. Elizabeth lead the charge on strategic amalgamation and acquisition of large projects from a sales process, as well as target marketing and also a strong oversite of the major sales projects and key strategies, such as multi-tier selling and key account management.

Through the business, she understood organised and directed many major selling projects in addition to having opened offices in Johannesburg, Vancouver, Santiago, Perth and Moscow, as well as establishing an agency and associates network. Founder and now Patron of CEEC Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution , Elizabeth was visionary in the formation of this not-for-profit organisation which aims to accelerate knowledge and change transfer in the field of eco-efficient comminution.

Before entering the mining industry Elizabeth worked in stockbroking and strategic planning. In , Federation University Australia honoured Elizabeth with a Doctor of the University Honoris Causa degree in recognition of service and contributions to the mining sector, mineral processing, business leadership, and environmental management.

Most significantly, he has lived and worked in China for a total of seven years. Siemens has been active in the Pacific region for over years. Jeff lives on the Mornington Peninsula, is fluent in German, has four sons and his interests include golf, sailing and tennis. Dirk Hoke holds a mechanical engineering degree from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.

In , he began his professional career in the automotive industry at Renault in Paris. Much of his professional focus at Siemens has been on transportation systems, including building the Maglev Train in Shanghai and making Siemens the largest foreign railway supplier in China. Tom studied at Bristol University in the UK, after which he joined Exxonmobil as a graduate and worked in a variety of positions over nine years. Prior to his time in the commercial sector, Ben served as an Officer in the Australian Army with a decade of experience in various roles including active service in East Timor and time with the Australian Defence procurement organisation.

Keith McLean has a Ph. This team designed a polymer, surface and surgical methods for an implantable contact lens application which entered a phase 1 clinical trial. He was the Research Theme Leader for Biomedical Materials and Devices in CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering from to leading an 80 member team of polymer and surface chemists and biologists developing biomaterials for tissue engineering, stem cell propagation and implantable devices.

He has been part of the German Chamber System AHK for 15 years and has a deep knowledge of the international trade and investment environment.

Kristian has led multiple initiatives to bring more innovation into bilateral chambers and overseen substantial growth at the organisations he has led. Kristian is a frequent speaker and panellist on international trade and investment matters with a focus on the Australian economy, German industry, advanced manufacturing, the start-up ecosystem and infrastructure.

Kristian holds a Bachelor Degree B. Her year career within the Australian public service, included nearly 15 years as Secretary of the Deparments of Finance and Health and Ageing.

She has extensive experience in the delivery of the Australian Government budget and the management and performance of Australian Government agencies. She has also held a number of significant roles in Global Health Governance. Under his leadership, in , the High-Z Supernova Search team made the startling discovery that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating. The daughter of Calabrian post-war migrants, Rita Saffioti was raised in the family orchard in Roleystone.

Following the Labor election victory in March , she was appointed the Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands, giving her the opportunity to deliver to a more integrated approach to transport and land use planning, and responsibility for delivering important commitments including the METRONET project and planning for the future Outer Harbour.

Rita is married with three young children, a six year old and five year old twins. They keep her busy but also focused on making sure we continue to make Western Australia a better place to live.

When not at Parliament or with her family, Rita can usually be found at the footy cheering on her team, the Fremantle Dockers. Peter has played a major role in shaping policy in VET, Higher and Post Compulsory Education in Australia for over 25 years as a researcher, senior public servant, consultant, and adviser to national and state governments, companies and peak industry bodies.

He has also worked extensively overseas. His research spans the areas of migration studies, social theory and life-course studies. He is the author of numerous papers which have appeared in some of the key international journals. His books include Cosmopolitanism: She is a world-leading expert in Ti alloys and in advanced powder processing, in particular 3D printing of metals.

Prof Wu has been actively involved in the research and design of alloys and manufacturing processes for aerospace and biomedical industries. Her research ranges from fundamental material sciences to their implementation in engineering components, from design to manufacturing, from laboratory demonstration to qualification and field testing.

Prof Wu was awarded in the Ti award by IoM3, UK, for her outstanding record of world-class research in titanium and its alloys. In she received the top Innovation Award and Jury committee award from global aerospace giant Safran. This experience has equipped Kate with the knowledge and skills to manage the development of major capital equipment acquisition submissions for the Government.

As the Assistant Secretary Investment Analysis, Kate was responsible for overseeing and directing the activities of the Investment Analysis staff in the contestability function and preparation of Ministerial and Cabinet submissions for the acquisition of new major capital equipment. In , he passed the first second exam. From to he worked for the German energy utility company EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG and was responsible for investments in the renewable energy business in the Czech Republic from to He has 18 years of experience in energy business and also served as the President of the German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce from to He was educated at the University of Copenhagen, majoring in biochemistry and chemistry, has a Master of Science degree in biochemistry and genetics, a PhD in photosynthesis, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Copenhagen and the University of South Australia.

He is a senior consultant to Hanban in the Oceania Region. Following ten years as a research scientist in the UK he has been involved in commercialisation of technologies from Universities and Research Institutes around the world since , including four years at Cambridge Enterprise at the University of Cambridge. Since arriving in Australia in , he has worked at Monash University where he has been responsible for commercialisation activities.

He had considerable deal-making and negotiating experience, including over licences and multiple spin-outs. He is the Chair of Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia, the peak body for Commercialisation Offices in Australasia and sits on the course review committee for the Association of Technology Transfer Professionals. He is responsible for ensuring we meet the needs of our customers and works to position the company for future growth opportunities.

He is an expert in cybersecurity strategy, information security management, ethical hacking, cloud and big data security, IT contingency planning, information system security auditing and compliance for various industries including transportation, digital government, big four consulting, banking, financial and education sectors. He was involved with many high-profile international investigations and led the UK policing response to crimes associated with child exploitation.

As Head of the Regional Cyber Crime Unit, Ed has supervised serious cybercrime investigations including the compromise of large retailer systems, data theft from large companies, and ransomware investigations involving public services, councils, industry and academia. She was responsible for HR and Communications in a workforce of 20, people, across three continents.

Peter began his career with ExxonMobil following graduation from Monash University and stayed with the company until joining Woodside. He carries out various mandates in boards of trustees.

Born in in Wiesbaden, Germany,as the son of a protestant Pastor he spent 9 years in Tehran, Iran. Daniel Bernbeck began his career as a lawyer for a well-known law firm specialising in bankruptcy proceedings in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, followed by a few years in the position of an Executive Assistant to a Board Member as well as in-house legal consultant in one of the largest German corporations.

Daniel Bernbeck has a profound background in rendering consulting services to German companies seeking investment and trade opportunities in Malaysia. The main focus of his work lies in the meeting the specific demand of the typical German family-owned SME.

He prefers the hands-on approach to work across cultures and national borders in order to best promote the well-known the German values: In this field, MGCC is the first source of information and advice for the bilateral trade and industrial relations between Malaysia and Germany.

Thomas has specialised experience in advising companies on acquisitions, joint ventures, project developments and financings within the energy and infrastructure sectors and has specific knowledge with energy regulation and contract law.

Thomas leads the German renewable energy team at Linklaters Germany and, over the last 15 years, has advised investors, developers and banks with regard to numerous national and international projects onshore and offshore wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, conventional power plants, electricity and gas grids, power and gas storage. Craig regularly consults with industry and government, focusing on the security of networks and critical infrastructures, detection of network borne threats, forensic analysis of cybersecurity incidents and network security and digital forensics.

Mark Woodland joined his mother in her new childcare business after he left the army in , devising an idea for an app-based sign-in for children enrolled at childcare centres. In January , he sold Woodland Education to focus on Xplor.

Xplor is one of the first apps to integrate iBeacon technology, which allows parents to automatically sign their children in and out of a childcare centre through Bluetooth-enabled smart phones. The fuel is expelled, not burnt. Click on this link to read the full article.

The results, presented in the journal The Plant Cell , could help improve the growth of health-promoting blood oranges and lead to novel solutions for patients suffering from cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. The study was partially supported by two EU-funded projects: Led by the John Innes Centre in the United Kingdom, researchers said blood oranges usually need a period of cold as they ripen in order to develop red pigmentation.

While many areas around the world produce these oranges, the Sicilian area around Mount Etna in Italy is the best place to produce them reliably. Sunny days and cold nights, as well as sunny days and warm nights make for the best orange-producing conditions, found in this Italian area. In their study, researchers gave the name Ruby to the gene they identified as playing a key role in the pigmentation of the blood orange.

Former studies, based on research regarding other high-anthocyanin foods, identified how the consumption of blood orange juice reduces oxidative stress in diabetic patients, protects DNA deoxyribonucleic acid against oxidative damage and could potentially reduce cardiovascular risk factors more generally. The Ruby gene was isolated from the flesh of blood and blonde oranges. The team found that it is controlled by mobile genetic elements activated by the stress of cold.

This latest study confirmed that sweet oranges are a hybrid between the south-east Asian pomelo and mandarin. Click on this link to see the full article. These pellets are made of cyanobacteria and fermentation residues from biogas facilities. The organic farming industry could stand to benefit from this innovative development since organic farmers stand to lose entire crops when pests, such as cabbage root flies, lay their eggs on freshly planted vegetables.

But organic farmers must deal with the challenge of keeping their plants safe from pests, a task that is next to impossible.

So when cabbage root flies, for instance, lay their eggs in the spring and fall on freshly planted greens, an entire harvest can be lost. But good news has finally arrived for these farmers.

Soil flora degrade the cyanobacteria, which release a scent that repels cabbage root flies, after the pellets are placed around the planted vegetables. The fermentation residues, which are rich in nutrients, also fertilise the plants. The team used a flat-panel airlift reactor originally developed for microalgae to cultivate cyanobacteria.

They used only light, carbon dioxide CO2 and mineral nutrients to cultivate the bacteria. The task was not easy, especially because the bacteria had to be mixed thoroughly and to rise to the surface. Both air and CO2 had to flow into the reactor. It should be noted that the cyanobacteria are very sensitive. Their structure looks like a long string of pearls, which can be damaged if too much pressure is placed on it.

The researchers regulated the air inflow to allow the mass to be thoroughly mixed without damaging the bacteria. They later used super-heated steam to dry the cyanobacteria, which was then mixed with the fermentation residues and pressed into pellets. The team acquired the fertilising fermentation residues from eco-certified farms in which liquid manure is decomposed into biogas.

Within 2 weeks, they generated litres of biogas per kilogram of organic dry mass. The remnants that cannot be further fermented are dried. The pellets were tested in open-field studies in Spain and Hungary. They found that the cabbage root flies did not attack any of the growing cabbage or kohlrabi. The Euro-Mediterranean Conference in Barcelona April , all the presentations from the Euro-Mediterranean Conference are now available on the website. The historical changes taking place in the Southern Mediterranean region since December call for a focused, innovative and ambitious response from the European Union.

Research and Innovation play a major role in promoting sustainable and inclusive economic growth and job creation. The CKIS is meant to cover policy dialogue, national and regional capacity-building, cooperation in research and innovation, increased mobility opportunities for students, researchers and academics. The main objectives are:. The Conference will be opened by Mrs. Kent Johansson , Member of the European Parliament. Please, click on this link to see the presentations feedback and the press articles.

The institute is a world leader in education and research in steel technology. Lee keeps fruitful scientific collaborations with the Polytechnic of Milano. It can be summarised as follows: One of the instruments used for the implementation of this policy is the multi-annual Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development FP RTD which helps to organise and financially support cooperation between high schools, research centres, and industries - including small and medium sized enterprises SME.

Click here to download the Simposium invitation. Click here to reach the website of the University of Central Florida and read the article by Kimberly J. Peter Brody, George H. The Liquid crystal display LCDs is used by virtually everyone in the modern world on a daily basis. It is the medium through which people get information from a variety of everyday devices — including calculators, clocks, computer monitors, smart phones, and television screens.

Heilmeier, Wolfgang Helfrich, and Martin Schadt each made substantial contributions to its development. Liquid crystals are materials that have properties of both liquids and crystals. DSM allows them to scatter light when a voltage is applied.

Unlike the DSM, the twisted nematic field effect electrically controls the polarization state of transmitted light of LCDs. It requires virtually no power and small electric fields. The contrast of light is very large, allowing short switching from dark to bright and vice versa. Such capabilities consist of the display of high resolution motion pictures combined with fast response which are prerequisites for television.

Peter Brody worked at Westinghouse, where he discovered the first active matrix displays. He later started his own firm, Panelvision, and then went on to become the president and CEO of Amedeo. In addition to his contributions to LCD technology, his numerous patents include a low-cost color filter process and a high-resolution printing process.

Brody is also the co-founder of the Advantech in-line fabrication process, designed to create backplanes for the next generation of OLED displays.

Brody passed away in September ; the award will be presented to his family. George Heilmeier joined RCA in where he discovered the dynamic scattering- and a guest-host electro-optical effect in liquid crystals. After serving as a White House fellow at the U. He then became senior vice president and chief technical officer at Texas Instruments. Heilmeier later served as the president and CEO of Bellcore, and eventually as chairman and chairman emeritus.

Wolfgang Helfrich, while at RCA, set up a theory of conduction-induced alignment of nematic liquid crystals as a first step towards a theory of dynamic scattering. Afterwards he accepted a professorship at the Free University of Berlin. Since then his theoretical and experimental research centered on fluid bilayer membranes and their vesicles.

Two years later he became a member of the newly founded research group at the Central Research Center of Hoffmann-La Roche working on liquid crystal field-effects and LC-materials. He was appointed head of the liquid crystal department inventing many new electro-optical effects, commercial liquid crystal materials and the photo-polymer liquid crystal alignment technology.

From he headed the spin-off company Rolic Ltd. He is active as a scientific adviser to governments and industrial research groups. It also comes soon after the launch of our first ever fully open access journal, Open Biology. Click here to access the online version. October 19th, Hyderabad, India, Prof. This is the highest and most prestigious national recognition given to a scientist in India by the Government of India for a major contribution of a path-breaking nature in any branch of science, engineering and medicine.

The award consists of a gold medal, plaque with photo and citation, and cash of Rs. On January 6, , the President Barak Obama honored USA scientists and researchers for their mentoring efforts in the areas of math, science and engineering. Such awards are the highest recognition from the USA government for a small 10 individuals and one institution per year group of mentors selected from universities, research laboratories and industry.

Due to the change of the US administration a ceremony for the group of year awardees that includes Professor Leszczynski was postponed for two years and carried out this January, along with the ceremony for the awardees. The enclosed picture features President Obama along with and Presidential award recipients during their visit to the White House. Only 10 such medals have been conferred during the 52 years long history of the Polish Chemical Society.

The enclosed photograph was taken during his plenary lecture at the PCS Congress. He is author and co-author of almost research papers that have been cited in scientific literature more than 10, times H Index In addition, he also co-authors more than 50 book chapters.

He has edited 22 books for various publishers including Elsevier, Word Scientific, and Springer. To boost visibility of the EAS Annals, as a member of the editorial board he initiated collaboration with the Springer to develop a special issue of the Annals that would be available for the broad scientific community. The book includes 23 contributions from leading computational chemists and is being distributed by the professional publisher network.

Her research lies in the area of algebraic geometry mostly over the field of complex numbers and its links with other parts of geometry, especially symplectic and hyperkähler geometry. She is particularly interested in classification problems in algebraic geometry and the construction and study of moduli spaces. After completing her undergraduate degree in Cambridge and her doctorate in Oxford, supervised by Michael Atiyah, she was a Junior Fellow at Harvard before returning to Oxford, first as a Fellow by Examination at Magdalen College and then as a Tutorial Fellow in Mathematics at Balliol before being appointed to the Savilian Professorship.

He specializes in structural coordination and materials chemistry and have investigated a range of intermetallic bi- and polynuclear systems. By Dec , he has published international papers, filed several patents in battery materials and supervised over PhD, MSc and other research students. His annual citations in is about 1, He was a graduate of Imperial College [B. Hon ] and University of Oxford D.

He was conferred D. His research addresses the activation of small molecules with industrial, environmental or biological significance, including: He was Chairman of the 25th Internat. Conference on Organometallic Chem. Conference on Non-covalent Interactions and the 22nd Internat. He was is member of organizing or scientific committees of over 40 international conferences or schools. He authored one book and is Editor of 6 books on the fields of: He co- authored ca. Ch laboratory, at UCM, heading it between and His mentoring activities benefited a large number of scientists, many of them foreigners, in particular Ibero-American.

Fourteen professors and four associate professors, working at present in various Spanish Universities were there trained. Vicent, of the first text on Superconductivity in the Spanish language and co-editor of five meetings Proceedings. Among the different research lines that he has followed, stand out his studies on non-stoichiometry and extended defects, and also the relationships between structure, microstructure, composition and properties of non-molecular materials mainly, but not exclusively, High Tc Superconductors and Ionic Conductors.

On-going research projects deal with natural polymers bacterial cellulose and silk fibroin , organic-inorganic hybrids, waveguides optical fibers and thin films , porous materials and luminescent markers for Medicine. She received her diploma and doctoral degree at Philipps University, Marburg, Germany.

In , she was awarded an honorary doctoral degree Dr. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia. She acts as a reviewer for several national research foundations and serves on several editorial and international scientific advisory boards. Her scientific interests are in the field of organophosphorus chemistry, biologically active boron and transition metal compounds, heterometallic transition metal complexes and catalysis.

More than 75 doctoral students have already graduated from her group. She has authored more than publications in refereed journals.

Research in her group focuses on applying polar organometallic reagents incorporating cooperative effects to key organic transformations. Recently she had made important advances in both the activation of N-heterocyclic molecules and Green Chemistry, including the first applications of polar organometallics in Deep Eutectic Solvents DESs as well as developing new s-block-based metal catalysts. Eva received both her MSci degree in Chemistry and her Ph.

Subsequently she was promoted to Senior Lecturer in , Reader in and to Professor in Richard Kaner received a Ph. He has published over papers in top peer reviewed journals and holds 31 U.

His papers have been cited over 58, times with an H-index of His research interest ranges from wave physics to biomedical imaging and technology for health. He is a world-renowned expert in biomedical ultrasound.

Mickael Tanter co-invented several major innovations in Biomedical Ultrasound: Transient Elastography, Ultrafast Ultrasound and Shear Wave Elastography, functional Ultrasound imaging of brain activity introducing Ultrasound as a new neuroimaging modality and more recently Ultrasound Localization Microscopy leading to deep non invasive Superresolution Ultrasound.

Sessler received a B. He obtained a Ph. In September Dr. Sessler was a co-founder of Pharmacyclics, Inc. As of December, Dr. Sessler had authored or coauthored over research publications, co-written or co-edited 4 books, and been an inventor on over 75 U. His h-index is Web of Science. After receiving her PhD in from the University of Würzburg, she was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship with C.

Returning to Vienna she received her Habilitation in and became a full professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Ulm University in Since she is a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She has published more than peer-reviewed articles. Her research interests focus on the liquid phase synthesis sol-gel processes, hydrothermal approaches, etc. Stefaan De Smedt studied pharmacy at Ghent University. Following his doctoral studies he joined Janssen Pharmaceutica.

He served as dean of his faculty between and Since he is a member of the Board of Directors of Ghent University. Later, he was member of the CDF collaboration that discovered in the top quark, one of the 12 elementary particles that constitute matter. In , he comes back to CERN in order to perform research on radiation detectors in the groups of F.

When he returned to Spain in , he started a research group on Medical Imaging. Since then, he has developed several medical imaging devices based on the detection of gamma rays, X-rays, and magnetic resonance, that have been successfully transferred to industry for instance, BRUKER and installed in the best research and medical centers of the World.

Author of around articles in international peer reviewed publications, with an H index of Advisor of 10 PhD theses.

Author of more than 20 patents related to imaging equipment for medical diagnosis. He earned his Ph. He has worked on multiscale numerical methods, domain decomposition methods, stabilized finite element methods, and, more recently, on isogeometric analysis efficient solvers, unstructured isogeometric spaces, isogeometric differential forms, She has been the head of the Applied Maths Department at Ecole polytechnique from to Award La Recherche Born in Granada, Spain, in He was a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin They constitute the basic language in which most of the laws in physics or engineering can be written and one of the most important mathematical tools for modelling in life and socio-economical sciences.

More precisely, his expertise comprises long-time asymptotics, qualitative properties and numerical schemes for nonlinear diffusion, hydrodynamic, and kinetic equations in the modelling of collective behaviour of many-body systems such as rarefied gases, granular media, charge particle transport in semiconductors, or cell movement by chemotaxis.

He was the chair of the Year of Mathematical Biology. He is editor in more that 15 journals in PDEs and their applications. He received his diploma in electrical and mechanical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in and the M. His research interests are in stochastic control, manufacturing, sustainability and climate change. Phillis is member of the editorial board of several technical journals.

He has published over scientific papers, six technical books, and fifteen poetry collections and novels. He is an award winning writer in Greece and the US. He obtained his PhD at the same university in the group of Prof. Ahmed Zewail, and returned in to his alma mater. He has a strong interest in nanochemistry and supramolecular chemistry on surfaces. Molecular self-assembly on surfaces is a central theme of his research, with a focus on the relation between structure and function.

Recent research activities cover a broad range of topics such as two-dimensional crystal engineering e. The liquid-solid interface is his preferred research environment. He also investigates biomolecular systems DNA, proteins, their complexes, etc.

Scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy techniques are particularly useful in this respect. He was awarded an Advanced ERC grant in He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He created a research team dedicated to non-crystalline solids in the early years of his career. Dubois was the founding and first director of Institut Jean Lamour in Nancy, the largest public research laboratory dedicated to materials science and engineering in France.

He served on several conference organisation committees, administrative and editorial boards among which the French National Research Council in the area of inorganic chemistry, thermodynamics and metallurgy, which he chaired for a period of 4 years. Dubois was awarded several scientific prizes in materials science and vacuum technologies such as e. He owns a state doctorate in physics from Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine Nancy, France and was elected a fellow of Churchill College during the period when he was a researcher at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, UK.

He was hired by CNRS in as a research scientist and was promoted to a director of research position in Of special interest in this context are metallic glasses, quasicrystals, and intermetallics with a giant unit cell.

Modelling of the lattice structure and experimental characterization using a variety of techniques such as neutron scattering, EXAFS, Mössbauer spectroscopy, soft X-Ray spectroscopy SXS for the determination of electronic structures and transport properties measurements were performed over the years until more recently, his attention turned to surface properties such as friction, adhesion and surface energy.

He collaborated on these topics with a large number of colleagues from four continents, and especially with Philip H. Dubois is the author, or co-author, of about papers in scientific journals, 8 books and 14 international patents. He has supervised more than 40 PhD students and post-docs and has delivered a good invited conferences and seminars in many European, American and Asian countries. Fabiola Gianotti obtained a Ph. Her field of interest is experimental particle physics. Dr Gianotti is the author or co-author of more than publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Her research aims at understanding the role of clouds in climate and in climate change through modeling, observational and theoretical approaches. Her research does not only advance the physical understanding of how the climate system works and responds to external perturbations.

It also helps distinguish aspects of the model projections of climate change that may be considered as robust and credible from aspects that remain uncertain and should be considered with caution.

Her research has shown in particular that the response of low-level clouds to warming tends to amplify the global warming associated with the increase of carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere, but that the strength of this positive feedback remains very uncertain in climate models. She is co-organizing an international airborne field campaign that will take place over the tropical Atlantic in to help reduce this uncertainty. In the past decade, she has been coordinating several activities of the World Climate Research Programme WCRP related to the modeling of climate change and the understanding of interactions between clouds, circulation and climate sensitivity.

He is known for making metal-organic frameworks with permanent porosity and pioneering the basic science and applications of these materials in hydrogen storage, methane storage, carbon capture, and harvesting water from air. He also developed the chemistry and methods to linking organic building units into crystalline covalent organic frameworks, thus expanding organic chemistry beyond molecules and polymers to 2D and 3D extended structures.

He named the building block chemistry used to make MOFs and COFs as reticular chemistry, which is currently being practiced in hundreds of labs worldwide. He published over articles, which have received over , citations.

He is listed among the top five most highly cited chemists worldwide. Professor Lacidogna is currently the Director of the Doctorate Course in Structural Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino, and an active member of several associations; among them: Professor Lacidogna is author of more than publications, among which: Professor Lacidogna is currently or has been involved in teaching the following courses at the Politecnico di Torino: He received his PhD degree from the Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics Department of the University of Patras in and his diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the same department in His main area of interest includes characterization of cementitious materials, expanding also to composites and metals by use of non-destructive inspection techniques focused on elastic wave propagation.

He has published papers in international journals and more than in conference proceedings along with 12 chapters in books or stand-alone books. He is reviewer for more than 40 journals. He is married with a child. Professor Riffat has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Science DSc from the University of Oxford for his research contribution in the field of heat pumps and ventilation technology.

He is named as the inventor on 30 International Patents. Professor Riffat has been involved in teaching and research on low carbon buildings in China and other part of Asia. He is an advisory Member of the National Energy Foundation. Professor Riffat has strong links with industry and has been a member of the Advisory Boards of several companies. Francesco Tornabene was born in Bologna, January 13, Author of the 11 books.

Some of them entitled: Meccanica delle Strutture a Guscio in Materiale Composito. Differential and Integral Quadrature. Strong Formulation Finite Element Method, Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journals: Editor-in-Chief of the International Journals: Author of more than one hundred and ninety research papers since His research focuses on Structural Mechanics and Computational Mechanics.

His research interests cover novel approaches for the photodegradation of environmental pollutants, photochemical cycling of iron species and the related environmental photochemical processes, and photocatalytic selective redox of organic compounds. He has published over peer-reviewed papers in well-known international journals received citations, H-index85 Scopus, April Zhao is also the Editorial Advisory Board member of several international journals such as Environ.

ACS , Energy Environ. She is part of the expert groups advising the government in the topics of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. She took part in the creation of a global scale of the area of Ontologies and Semantic Web from its beginning, in the nineties. The main achievement in all her scientific career is Methontology and its evolution into the NeOn Methodology.

Methontology is a well-structured methodology to develop ontologies. Main papers on Methontology have achieved up to now almost 7, citations. She has been supervisor of 24 doctoral thesis. She has also supervised more than 20 postdocs financed by national and international programs. Activities to bring the science and the technology over to the citizen: In she got Ph. Since she is professor and since she is guiding ICSC. She is also doctor honoris causa of the Polytechnic University in Rzeszow.

Witko gave over lectures at the international conference and was involved in organization of about 50 conferences in Poland and abroad. Professor Malgorzata Witko specializes in theoretical chemistry and catalysis. Her main achievements are: Her research focuses on the impacts of climate change on wild plants and animals. Her research spans from field-based work on butterflies to synthetic analyses of global impacts on a broad range of species across terrestrial and marine biomes. She has also authored numerous assessments of impacts of climate change on agricultural pests and on human health, through changes in the wild animal vectors and reservoirs of diseases.

Parmesan has received numerous scientific awards, including being ranked the second most highly cited author in the field of Climate Change from by T Reuters, being named the " Distinguished Scientist" by the Texas Academy of Sciences, and elected a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America.

Her paper in Nature was ranked the most highly cited paper on Climate Change Carbon Brief, She works actively with governmental agencies and NGOs to help develop conservation assessment and planning tools aimed at preserving biodiversity in the face of climate change. Roger Falconer graduated from: Throughout his career he has managed a range of research projects on water-environmental engineering and modelling and has published over papers in journals and international conference proceedings.

His main research activities are currently in the fields of: He has delivered over 30 keynote lectures at major international conferences and has given over presentations on his research to a wide range of learned societies etc. He is a Fellow of: His computer models have been used extensively in over Environmental Impact Assessment studies worldwide and he consults regularly on major UK and international water environmental and engineering projects.

Shuanggen Jin received the B. Sc degree in Geodesy from Wuhan University in and the Ph. His interests are in climate change mitigation and impacts, greenhouse gases fluxes, ecosystem modelling, soils, agriculture, bioenergy and food security. John Arnold began studies at Salford University in , where he studied Applied Chemistry and nuclear technology and obtained a first class Honours in Applied Chemistry in He returned to the U.

In he returned to the U. Berkeley, where he is now a full Professor. Arnold recently became the Undergraduate Dean of the College of Chemistry. He has played an active role in working with and promoting Dalton Transactions for many years, acting as the longest-serving Associate Editor In January , he stepped down as Associate Editor and became Chair of the editorial board. He is also a member of the board of Inorganic Syntheses since and an editorial board member of Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews since Other professional service commitments during the review period included: Chair of the U.

She studied chemistry at the University of Valencia Spain where she graduated in with the highest honours. Her doctorate work was devoted to the chemistry of cubane-type molybenum and tungsten sulfides and received Ph.

In the area of university management, Prof. At present her research is focussed on the chemistry of transition metal clusters with special emphasis in their physicochemical properties directed towards their technological applications in fields such as catalysis and photocatalysis. Llusar leads the molecular materials research group of the University Jaume I http: She is co-author of more than one hundred sixty publications in high impact international scientific journals and has supervised eleven Ph.

He spent one year as an exchange Ph. After a 2-year post-doc with F. He then moved to France, first to the University of Dijon in , then to his current position in He has disparate research interests, all focused on the chemistry and reactivity of molecular transition metal compounds, spanning across the effects of the spin state in organometallic reactivity, hydrides and dihydrogen complexes, metal-mediated controlled radical polymerization, high oxidation state aqueous organometallic chemistry and oxidation catalysis, the coordination chemistry and catalytic applications of chiral ligands, and on biphasic catalysis with polymeric nanoreactors.

Jian-Ping Lang received his Ph. During , he was served as vice-dean, executive-dean and dean of this college. From , he served as the vice-dean and dean of the Graduate School of Soochow University. Currently he is working as the vice-chairman of Academic Degree Evaluation Committee and vice-director of Academic board of Soochow University.

His research interests cover the synthesis, structural chemistry and third-order nonlinear optical NLO properties of metal sulfide clusters, photochemical synthesis within crystalline MOFs, development of new coordination complex-based catalysts, and bioinorganic chemistry related to mimicking metal sites of enzymes and proteins, and so on.

He has published more than research papers in the international and domestic journals and obtained 22 Chinese patents. He has also been named as one of the most cited Chinese researchers in Physics and Astronomy during He is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Bath since , prior to which he was a faculty member of the Department of at the University of Cambridge for 25 years.

In Cambridge he worked with Professor the Lord Lewis and Professor Brian Johnson FRS on the chemistry of transition metal cluster compounds and on the organometallic chemistry of platinum acetylide complexes. At the University of Bath Raithby has developed research interests that span aspects of chemical crystallography, including time-resolved crystallography, structural coordination chemistry and organometallic polymer characterisation.

His research focusses in surface and interface science, from ionic liquids, porphyrins, liquid metals and liquid organic hydrogen carriers to chemically modified graphene.

He published peer-reviewed papers. After a postdoc in Berkeley K. In he accepted a position as a Chair of Organic Chemistry at Heidelberg.

His research interest is in the broader realm of alkyne and arene chemistries. Here he and his group have developed a number of novel approaches for the synthesis of larger N-heteroacenes and N-heteroarenes.

A particular achievement was the synthesis of derivatives of 6,diethynylquinoxalino[2,3-b]phenazine, a tetraazapentacene-derivative. This material is a superb organic n-channel semiconductor and has been used in thin film transistors.

Currently he and his group stitch together multiple azaacenes and azaarenes with unusual properties, topologies and structures.

Here, a specific class of water soluble, charged fluorescent polymers, poly para -phenyleneethynylene s PPE are the ground structural motifs for these hypothesis free sensor arrays. In several cases combinations of these structurally related PPEs alone and often in jucture with different adjuvants discriminate and differentiate complex analytes. Investigated sets of successfully discriminated analytes include whiskies, white wines, teas, bacteria, proteins etc.

The overall goal would be to create a generalized sensor array, that could be used in strip form and allows read-out by cellphone. After one-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, he joined the City University of Hong Kong in and was promoted to Chair professor of Mathematics in He has also been a visiting chair professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He works in partial differential equations and kinetic theories.

He has made contributions to the L1 stability of BV solutions to hyperbolic conservation laws by introducing the Liu-Yang functional, fluid dynamic phenomena in kinetic models, boundary layer theories and high Reynolds number limit. He authored more than papers in refereed journals. He served as co-editor-in-chief of Analysis and Applications and is one of the founding co-editors-in-chief of Kinetic and Related Models in , and sits in the editorial board of three other academic journals.

After postdoctoral training in Nuclear Medicine at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke CHUS , he established the Laboratory of Positron Emission Tomography LabPET with the aim of designing, developing and exploiting multimodality imaging instrumentation and methods for preclinical studies in small animals.

Further developments in PET methodology and multimodality imaging resulted in numerous applications of molecular imaging in new radiotracer validation, pharmacokinetic modeling, cardiac disease assessment, tumor characterization and cancer treatment follow-up.

He is an author of over refereed journal papers and conference papers, a frequent invited speaker with over invited lectures, and he holds 7 patents with many more pending. Lecomte has received several awards, including: Mitchell Award of Distinction from the Ernest C. He was also invited to present the William Feindel Neuroimaging Honorary Lecture for outstanding contributions to the field of medical imaging. He has published more than two hundred research papers, eight high profile research-oriented books and edited eight books on contemporary issues in applied mathematics.

He joined the Oxford faculty in He is best known for his experiments in which electromagnetic radiation is used to control complex materials and to induce new quantum phases. He has for example pioneered the field of nonlinear phononics, in which intense TeraHertz pulses are used to drive large amplitude and coherent lattice distortions in solids to create new crystal structures. He has also demonstrated that one can induce non-equilibrium superconductivity far above the thermodynamic transition temperature.

Motivated by the need to probe driven lattices, he has also been majorly involved in the development of ultrafast X-ray techniques, since their inception in the late s through their modern incarnation at X-ray Free Electron Lasers. In , he was elected Member of the Academia Europaea.

He received his Ph. He then moved to New York University in to create the Molecular Design Institute within the Department of Chemistry and was appointed Department Chair for six years from through He has been an invited Professor at several institutions, frequently at the University of Strasbourg.

Ward has published more than peer-reviewed manuscripts in highly ranked journals and presented more than invited seminars. His current research interests include organic solid-state chemistry, crystal growth, polymorphism, active matter, the role of biominerals in biomedicine and disease, organic epitaxy, and atomic force microscopy.

Her research program at FU Berlin focuses on peptide and protein engineering with applications to current problems in biomedicine, biotechnology, and materials science. The structural and functional diversity of peptides and proteins depends upon the physical and chemical properties of the amino acid building blocks that they are composed of. Tanja Weil received her Ph. Her current research interests include the synthesis of functional macromolecules to address current challenges in biomedical and materials research.

She is an elected member of the Heidelberger Academy of Sciences since Professor Dionysiou was born on the Island of Cyprus.

He received a Diploma B. He teaches courses on drinking water quality, treatment and reuse, advanced unit operations for water treatment, environmental nanotechnology, advanced oxidation technologies, and physical-chemical processes for water quality control.

He has industrial experience with W. Grace where he performed research on investigating environmental problems in masonry formulations and he is serving as consultant of several environmental companies in the field of treatment of water, air, and soil. Dionysiou is the author or co-author of over refereed journal publications received over 22, citations, H-factor of 77; Google Scholar , over 86 conference proceedings, 32 book chapter publications, 26 editorials, and more than presentations.

He frequently serves as organizer and member of international scientific committees in conferences throughout the world and he frequently participates in European conferences in the fields of materials, nanotechnology, advanced oxidation processes, water quality, sustainability, and environmental science in general.

He has extensive collaborations with many research groups throughout the world. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of more than ten journals including: His students also received numerous awards.

Professor Dionysiou has trained over graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral associates, and visiting scholars in his laboratories. He worked as a post-doctoral fellowship with Professor M. Herrmann, Technisch Universität München in His current research interests lie in the area of organometallic chemistry for metal-catalyzed organic transformations, including direct amination of alcoholic substrates, asymmetric hydrogenation, and polymerization catalysis as well as enzyme-like catalysis composed of polynuclear assembled metals.

Vice-President of the Grenoble Institute of Technology. Her habilitation in engineering was awarded at Stuttgart University. Since , she is professor of Physical Chemistry, since Senior Professor, at Bielefeld University, addressing topics in combustion chemistry, biofuels and diagnostics in high-temperature reactive systems.

She has received guest and honorary professorships in several European and Asian universities and is an elected member of the academies of sciences, technology and arts Leopoldina, acatech, Göttingen and Northrhine-Westphalia, respectively.

She belongs among the most-cited researchers in her field. Among her academic activities count membership in the Senates of the National Research Foundation DFG and of the Helmholtz Association , in the international advisory board of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and of its central selection committee , in the German Council for Science and Humanities and in a number of international advisory boards.

She was president of the German Bunsen Society and of the International Combustion Institute , and editor-in-chief of Combustion and Flame Kohse-Höinghaus has received a number of high-level international awards, including most recently the Chinese National Friendship Award as well as the International Science and Technology Cooperation Award presented to her by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Beyond her research, her pioneering science outreach programs have been awarded with the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic by then German President Horst Köhler. Moniek Tromp finished her MSc in Chemistry, with specialisations in spectroscopy and catalysis, at the University of Utrecht Nld in She then obtained a PhD from the same university, in the fields of homogeneous catalysis and time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy with Profs. Koningsberger and van Koten.

She moved to Germany in , where she took up a position as professor in Catalyst Characterisation at the Technical University Munich. In , she decided to come back to the Netherlands, where she is now working at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focusses on the development and application of operando spectroscopy techniques in catalysis and materials research incl. Novel time resolved X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy methods have been developed as tools in catalysis research.

This includes the development of the required operando instrumentation and cells, as well as data analysis and theoretical methods. Application of the techniques to fundamentally or industrially interesting catalytic processes and materials has been pursued, providing unprecedented insights in catalysts properties and reaction mechanisms.

In she won the NWO Athena price, which rewards excellent female chemists who act as a role model for other researchers. She is active in numerous science advisory and review panels of large research facilities and universities internationally, has published over 80 papers in high profile journals, given over 70 invited lectures worldwide. Additionally, Tromp develops gender bias and science and engineering programs for primary schools and is active in science outreach and education via lectures as well as TV programs.

She has also been elected as the first Fellow of the American Chemical Society in Europe, is member of the Platform Chemistry of the Swiss Academy of Sciences and acts as mentor to a group of young talents via the Swiss Study Foundation. Her research interests emerge from the coordination chemistry of alkali, alkaline earth and transition metal elements via antimicrobial properties of silver compounds to nanoparticles and nanorattles for batteries and implants. A current focus lies on the bioinorganic chemistry of silver, as well as silver resistance and biomineralisation mechanisms by bacteria.

Furthermore, she is active in public outreach activities and pushing the MINT areas. In , she received the call the University of Fribourg. Wen-Hua Sun heads a group of catalytic polymerization oriented organometallic chemistry at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences as a professor since October of Moreover, he has been a professor with teaching duty in the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences from He has made numerous innovative contributions to organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis in academic and industrial considerations; which has had international impact across the areas of polymerization catalysts for conversional alpha-olefins, polyolefins, biodegradable polymers and bio-massive process as well as intermediates and mechanism of organometallic chemistry.

Since October , he has promoted as the current position. Moreover, his group has accepted many visiting researchers from those organizations mentioned above and also India, Pakistan, Poland, Ukrain and US. Those collaborations have visually recognized according his publications including coauthor members from different affiliations. His major subjects include: Bao-Lian Su, received his B.

After his post-doctoral stay in the University of Namur and his research stay at Catalytica Inc. He held the Belgian Francqui Chaire of Materials in He has published more than scientific papers and book chapters and is the editor of one Wiley-VCH book and five special Themed issues of high profile journals with a number of citations around and an h-index of He is the inventor of 27 patents and is coordinator and principle leader of more than 70 research and collaborative projects.

He is a member of the editorial boards of 18 international scientific journals in the fields of chemistry and materials science.

From to , he was the R. These areas have applications to physics, biology, and economics. Of course, this problem has important applications in economics. However, more recently, this problem has found new unexpected applications to other areas of mathematics, as well as biology and meteorology. Figalli has authored more than papers and has also published three books. His editorial duties include several international journals and he has organized important conferences in many places all around the world.

In addition, he has been an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Torn between her taste for abstract theories and her wish to understand a little bit more the world surrounding us, Laure Saint-Raymond has studied mathematics and physics.

Her recent publications include Scientific Pluralism Reconsidered. His research interests include the social epistemology of science, the philosophy of applied science, the political philosophy of science and philosophy of mathematics. His publications include a book on why and in what sense science ought to be free Die Freiheit der Forschung , Suhrkamp and one on why mathematics is applicable in the empirical sciences Zahl und Wirklichkeit , Mentis He has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto on a Feodor Lynen fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation and acting Professor of Philosophy of Science and Technology at Stuttgart University, before joining the faculty at Hannover as a tenured professor in Erhard Kemnitz secured his Dr.

Hass in , and received the Dr. He started his independent research career at the Humboldt-University in the Chemistry Faculty in when he entered into an Assistant Professor position.

To date, he has supervised 40 PhD graduations to completion, about ten are presently under progress. His research is related to solid state fluorine chemistry with special emphasis on heterogeneously catalysed fluorination reactions. His group explored the so-called fluorolytic sol-gel synthesis approach, which gives unique access to a wide variety of monodispersed nanoscopic metal fluorides.

Water-clear metal fluoride sols and powders obtained via this synthesis open access for optical, dental, luminescent, ceramic, catalytic and other applications. He published about research papers, including 14 reviews, 15 books or book chapters, respectively, filed more than 20 patents and has given more than invited lectures. His expertise covers organic chemistry; macromolecular chemistry; catalysis in polymer materials; and reactive processing of nano composites and nanohybrid materials, including biosourced polymers.

He is a member of the editorial boards of 18 international scientific journals in the fields of polymer chemistry and materials science.

Dubois is titular member of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Belgium since He worked on different topics such as atomic physics, inertial fusion, laser plasma interaction. His works now is mainly devoted on relativistic laser plasma interaction and on laser plasma accelerators, in which he makes several breakthrough contributions.

He has published about articles and has been invited in more than international conferences. Since , he has coordinated many European projects structuring the laser, plasma and accelerators communities. Since as Group Leader at IMP Vienna, he developed synthetic virus-like gene transfer, including adenovirus-enhanced transferrinfection AVET , which led to the first-in-world polymer-based gene therapy study IL-2 gene-modified cancer vaccines in , developed under his function as Director for Cancer Vaccines at Boehringer Ingelheim Austria His current research focuses on chemical evolution of sequence-defined carriers for drugs, proteins and therapeutic nucleic acids, with a medical focus on tumor-targeted therapies.

He is an author of more than scientific papers more than of them published in refereed international journals and 13 patents, and edited more than 30 books and special issues on journals. He was listed also in the Engineering field He was elected in in the World Academy of Ceramics. During — he spent one year as a postdoc with K. In , he moved to Uppsala University as a full Professor. In he moved to his current position at Stockholm University.