Invited Speakers

Prof Pegie Cool

Head of the Laboratory of Adsorption and Catalysis (LADCA)
Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Pegie Cool received her PhD degree in Science in 1998 at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. For 6 years she was postdoctoral fellow of the FWO-Flanders. As a postdoctoral researcher she was associated at the Texas A&M University, USA and at the University of Queensland, Australia. In 2004 she became assistant professor and since 2012 she is full professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Antwerp and head of the Laboratory of Adsorption and Catalysis.

P. Cool is treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the European Nanoporous Materials Institute of Excellence (ENMIX), and also Board Member of the Dutch Zeolite Association (DZA). At the University of Antwerp, she is leading the Research Centre of Excellence on Green Chemistry (AGRECHEM) and she is member of the Sustainable Chemistry Network Antwerp (SusChemA). She is member of the editorial board of Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (Elsevier). P. Cool published over 200 papers in international journals and gave more than 30 invited lectures worldwide.

Her main area of expertise is on the development of novel nanoporous materials, such as zeolites, silicas, clays, metaloxides, involving pore size modification and activation for sorption and (photo)catalysis. The main focus is on environmental applications, such as wastewater purification, CO2 conversion, and automotive exhaust gas conversion.

Prof Feng-Shou Xiao

Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University

Prof. Feng-Shou Xiao received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in the Department of Chemistry, Jilin University, China. From there he moved to Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China for Ph. D. research, then to the Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan, where he was involved in collaborative research between Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics & Jilin University, China with Hokkaido University, Japan. He was a Ph.D. student in Dalian for one year and in Sapporo for two years. In 1990, he was awarded his Ph.D. degree at Jilin University. After postdoctoral work at the University of California at Davis, USA, he joined the faculty at Jilin University in 1994, where he became a full professor in 1996 and distinguished professor in 2003. Since the end of 2009, Dr. Xiao as a distinguished professor has moved to Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University. Currently, he is an associate editor of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, also serving as secretary of the Asia-Pacific Association of Catalysis Societies. His research is mainly focused on zeolites, porous materials, and catalysis. He has more than 400 peer-reviewed papers with over 15 000 citations, an H-index of 60, ~ 50 granted patents and over 40 plenary and keynote lectures at international conferences.


Dr Teng Xu

ExxonMobil Chemical



Prof Ganapati Yadav

ICT Mumbai


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