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.
Dr Parasuraman Selvam
Head, National Centre for Catalysis Research, and Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-Madras), Chennai, India; Adjunct Faculty, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, Manchester, and Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Dr Parasuraman Selvam is currently Head, National Centre for Catalysis Research, and Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-Madras), Chennai, India; Adjunct Faculty, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, Manchester, and Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K.
Prof. Selvam’s research work mainly involves on the development of novel synthetic procedures for the preparation of ordered nanoporous (zeolitic) materials including silicates, aluminosilicates, aluminophosphates, carbons and a variety of transition metal oxides as well as size- and shape-controlled nanomaterials. His research interests also comprise nanostructured materials as heterogeneous catalysts for green chemical routes, environmental remediation processes, and energy conversion and storage methods. Prof. Selvam has published over 250 original research papers and filed about 20 patents to his credit. For details see: https://www.iitm.ac.in/info/fac/selvam
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
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