Open Chemistry Journal




ISSN: 1874-8422 ― Volume 6, 2019

Editor-in-Chief:

Bimal K. Banik (Biography
Bimal K. Banik

Dr. Banik is the Vice President of Research & Education Development of Community Health Systems of South Texas. He has been involved in research, teaching, mentoring, advising and administration in USA for the past 27 years. He was a Tenured Full Professor and President’s Endowed Professor at the University of Texas-Pan American. Dr. Banik has been awarded several million dollar grants by NIH, NCI and Private Foundation. Importantly, he has published and presented approximately 700 papers and patented numerous discoveries. He has received many national and international prestigious awards in diverse areas. Currently, he is the editor-in-chief of 4 journals.

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Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
College of Sciences and Human Studies
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
Al Khobar
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



Senior Honorary Advisor:

Christopher M.A. Brett (Biography
Christopher M.A. Brett

Christopher Brett is a professor of chemistry in the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Research interests include nanostructured electrode materials, electroactive polymers, corrosion inhibition, green chemistry, electrochemical sensors and biosensors, with applications in environment, foods and pharmaceuticals. He is Director of the Electroanalysis and Corrosion Laboratory, Instituto Pedro Nunes, the technological innovation link between the University of Coimbra and the industrial sector.

He is Vice-President (President Elect) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) 2018-19, having been an elected member of the IUPAC Bureau 2012-17, and President of the Physical and Biophysical Division 2006-7. He was President of the International Society of Electrochemistry in 2007-8 and President of the Analytical Chemistry Division of the Portuguese Chemical Society in 1996-9 and 2003-5.

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Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Sciences and Technology
University of Coimbra
Coimbra
Portugal


Associate Editors:

Marcello Andreeta (Biography
Marcello Andreeta

Marcello R. B. Andreeta received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil (2001). In 2002 he joined the faculty staff of Physics Institute of São Carlos, São Paulo University (USP-Brazil). In 2013 he became a professor at the Materials Engineering Department of Federal University of São Carlos (DEMa-UFSCar). He published more than 50 research articles in laser-heated materials processing (crystal growth and Glass crystallization). Currently he develops new glasses and crystalline compounds for optical and electronic devices at DEMa-UFSCar, São Carlos, SP, Brazil."

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Department of Materials Engineering
Federal University of São Carlos
Sao Carlos
Brazil

Alexey Bubnov
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Institute of Physics
Prague
Czech Republic

Sean L. Kitson (Biography
Sean L. Kitson

Dr Kitson is an Investigator of Radiochemistry at Almac, UK. He has over 15 years of experience in the synthesis of carbon-14 labelled compounds. Dr Kitson is the Editor-in-Chief of Current Radiopharmaceuticals published by Bentham Science Publishers and the Journal of Diagnostic Imaging in Therapy. He has published over 45 research, reviews and commercial articles in the area of carbon-14 synthesis and medical imaging. His contribution to radiochemistry was acknowledged by winning the 2006 Wiley Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals Young Scientists Award. Since, 2007 he has been a Member of the Scientific Committee for the International Isotopes Society (IIS) UK group.

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Department of Biocatalysis and Isotope Chemistry
Almac House
Craigavon
Northern Ireland

Edward P.C. Lai (Biography
Edward P.C. Lai

Ed Lai obtained his Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Florida (U.S.A.) in 1982. He has been serving as a full Professor at Carleton University since 1999. He possesses 36 years of research experience in biochemical, environmental and pharmaceutical analytical chemistry. He serves as a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada. He has contributed 141 scientific papers, and presented 137 talks/posters at conferences. His research uses photochemical, electrochemical, chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques to develop new analytical methods for the enhancement of sensitivity and selectivity.

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Department of Chemistry
Carleton University
Ottawa, ON
Canada

Vladimir Bredikhin (Biography
Vladimir Bredikhin

Dr. Bredikhin is Leading Scientist of Institute of Applied Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences. He has nearly 50 years of experience in the research in frontier regions of science: crystal growth, their investigation and applications, laser nonlinear spectroscopy, laser nanotechnology and laser applications in medicine. Dr. Bredikhin holds a Ph.D. in radiophysics (1977) from Lobachevsky State University (Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia) and Dr. of Sci. in Phys. & Math (2011) from Prokhorov Institute of General Physics (Moscow, Russia). Dr. Bredikhin has authored more than 100 scientific publications, 9 patents; he is winner of Russian Government State Prize in science & technology (1998).

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Institute of Applied Physics of Russian
Academy of Sciences
Nyzhnii Novgorod
Russia

Lung-Chien Chen (Biography
Lung-Chien Chen

Dr. Chen obtained a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from National Tsing Hwa University, Taiwan. In 2002, he joined National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, as a faculty member of Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering. He is a Distinguished Professor of National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan. He has published more than 130 scientific papers and is a named inventor of 80 issued patents.

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Department of Electro-optical Engineering
National Taipei University of Technology
Taipei
China

Hanumantha R. Kota (Biography
Hanumantha R. Kota

Kota Hanumantha Rao is a Professor at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. Dr. Rao is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Minerals Processing and Bioengineering, Central South University, Changsha, China. Prior to NTNU, he worked at the Division of Mineral Processing of Luleå University of Technology (LTU) in Luleå, Sweden. He has authored more than 175 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed high impact journals and international conference proceedings. His research interests include surface and pulp chemistry of flotation; mineral-reagent interactions based on wet chemistry methods and advanced in-situ and ex-situ FTIR and XPS techniques; molecular modelling; minerals bioprocessing; flotation of sulphide, industrial, silicate and iron minerals; and coal preparation.

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Department of Geoscience and Petroleum
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim
Norway

Richard J. Spontak (Biography
Richard J. Spontak

Dr. Richard J. Spontak is an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. He received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering (with honors/high distinction) from the Pennsylvania State University in 1983 and was later awarded the Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering (under the supervision of Mike Williams) from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988. Spontak has published over 275 research papers, and his work has been featured on 20 journal covers.His primary research interests related to the phase behavior and morphology/property development of nanostructured polymers, polymer nanocomposites, electron microscopy, and stimuli-responsive (electroactive and shape-memory) media.

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Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
USA


Frontiers Section Editor:

H. Boughzala (Biography
H. Boughzala

I’m Chemist, Crystallographer, interested in hybrids, MOF’s for optoelectronics, energy storage and conduction. I’m using mainly single crystal and powder diffraction for solving new crystal structures and QPA. The powerful spectroscopic techniques (IR, PL, Raman…) and the thermodynamic experiments (DTA, TGA, DCS…) are often unavoidable to validate and proof the structural investigation results. Discovering new smart materials endowed with original behaviour is probably the dream of every researcher team in materials science.

I’m teaching crystallography, thermodynamics, chemistry and powder diffraction (Rietveld). Since 2014, we organize once a year the “Spring Tunisian Rielveld Workshop” in the Engineering School of Nabeul.

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Faculty of Science
Laboratory of Materials and Crystal-Chemistry
Tunis
Tunisia


Section Editors:

(Environmental Chemistry)
H.T. Chang (Biography
H.T. Chang

Dr. Huan-Tsung Chang obtained his Ph.D. degree (1994) from Iowa State University, USA. Since 2001, Dr. Chang is Professor in the Department of Chemistry at National Taiwan University, Taiwan. He, as an author/co-author, has published more than 300 articles in various journals, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. over 13,435, and he has an h-index of 58 (Scopus accessed on 20-Nov-2017). He has published mainly in the subject areas of Chemistry, Materials Science, Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology. Dr. Chang has been bestowed with the following honors and awards during his career: Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2013), Award for Outstanding Research (by National Science Council – 2007), etc.

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Department of Chemistry
National Taiwan University
Taipei
Taiwan

(Environmental Chemistry)
A. Mittal (Biography
A. Mittal

Dr. Alok Mittal has earned highest academic degree, Doctor of Science (D.Sc.). He is an alumnus of University of Roorkee (Presently, I.I.T., Roorkee) and obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from there. Presently he is working as Professor, Department of Chemistry, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal and possesses a long academic, research and administrative experience. His research papers have been cited more than 10000 times and his present H -factor is 47. He also contributes his expertise as reviewer for many international journals of environmental field and has guided several Ph.D.s on the topics related to environmental problems.

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Department of Chemistry
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology
Bhopal
India

(Organic Chemistry)
T. Thiemann (Biography
T. Thiemann

Thies Thiemann obtained a PhD degree (1992) from the University of Hamburg. He was Associate Professor at Kyushu University (1997 – 2009). In 2009, he moved to his present position as Professor of Chemistry at the United Arab Emirates University. His interests include novel organic synthetic methodology, heterocyclic and steroidal chemistry, and synthetic electro- and photochemistry. He published 197 original publications, 16 reviews, 3 book chapters, and 8 patent applications. He serves on the scientific advisory board of journals such as Chemistry Monthly and the Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan, and of chemistry conferences such as ECSOC.

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Department of Chemistry
United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain
UAE

(Molecular Spectroscopy)
L.F.C. de Oliveira (Biography
L.F.C. de Oliveira

Professor de Oliveira has obtained his MSc. in Inorganic Chemistry from UNESP, Araraquara, Brasil and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from University of São Paulo, Brazil. Currently Prof de Oliveira is full professor in the Chemistry Department at Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, working on the applications of vibrational spectroscopy, mainly Raman spectroscopy, in model and real systems; he has published about 200 scientific publications.

Prof. de Oliveira was Associate Editor of The Open Crystallography Journal (Bentham), and is currently the Associate Editor of this Journal (The Open Chemistry Journal), since 2014, published by Bentham science Publishers.

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Department of Chemistry
Center for Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy
Federal University of Juiz de Fora
Juiz de Fora
Brazil

(Synthetic Chemistry)
A. Guerrero (Biography
A. Guerrero

Dr. Guerrero obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona. He has been serving at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Barcelona and is currently Professor of Research and leader of the Chemical Ecology Unit. He has also served as Head of the Department of Biological Organic Chemistry at the Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (CSIC), and as Councilor of the International Society of Chemical Ecology. He has published more than 180 papers, and is author or coauthor of 7 patents. He has been reviewer for a number of national and international funding agencies.

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Department Biological Chemistry and Molecular Modelling
IQAC, (CSIC)
Barcelona
Spain

(Inorganic Chemistry)
C. Sinha (Biography
C. Sinha

Chittaranjan Sinha by birth is an Indian and now is serving as Professor of Chemistry, Jadavpur University (2nd in All India University Rank and 10th in All Indian Universities, Research Istitutes, IITs, IISERs etc.). Previously he served Vidyasagar University and Burdwan Universities. Prof. Sinha awarded Best Chemistry Teacher by Association of Chemistry Teachers and visited Europe, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan in different capacities. So far he has published more than 320 highly cited original research papers in Chemical Sciences, secured Scopus h-index, 36 and citations 4475.

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Department of Chemistry
Jadavpur University
Kolkata
India

(Drug Delivery)
J. Zhou (Biography
J. Zhou

Dr. Jia Zhou is currently a tenured Professor in the Chemical Biology Program at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), USA. He was educated with a PhD degree and trained as a postdoctoral research fellow from Nankai University, University of Virginia, and Georgetown University Medical Center, respectively. He has over 20 years of research experience in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery and development including 7 years of industrial experience in pharmaceuticals. Dr. Zhou’s research interest is drug discovery and development of novel small molecules as potential therapeutics for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, cancer, inflammation, and infectious diseases. He is an author of more than 130 papers, 7 book chapters and an inventor of 18 patents.

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Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Member
University of Texas
Galveston
United States


Editorial Board Members:

M.N. Abbas (Biography
M.N. Abbas

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nooredeen Abbas is a Professor of Analytical Chemistry; He graduated at Cairo University with Special degree in Chemistry (Very good, Honour). He gets his Ph.D. in Inorg. and Anal. Chem. from Eötvös Loránd Science University, Budapest. Since 1992 Prof. Abbas major interest was directed to the field of Biochemical Sensors; where he established a Bio/Chemical Sensor group. Prof. Abbas has published more than fifty-five papers. He is manager of several bilateral and international projects in the field of Sensor Technology with USA, France, Spain, NATO SFP and EU FP7.

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Applied Organic Chemistry Department
National Research Centre (NRC)
Giza
Egypt

H. Arslan (Biography
H. Arslan

Hakan Arslan is an Professor of chemistry at Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey. He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry (1993) from Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey, an M.S. degree in chemistry (1995) from Erciyes University, and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry (1998) from Nigde University. Professor Arslan did his first postdoctoral research at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga, USA, and his second postdoctoral research at the Department of Natural Sciences, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC, USA. In addition, he has authored and coauthored more than 110+ technical papers in peer-reviewed journals. Arslan also made about 80+ presentations at various major national and international conferences. He is editor of European Journal of Chemistry. Moreover, he is also an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Chemistry (HINDAWI), International Journal of Spectroscopy (HINDAWI), Heliyon (ELSEVIER), Rasayan Journal of Chemistry, E-Journal of New World Sciences Academy and Karbala International Journal of Modern Science. He also acts as a Referee for major international and national journals. His research interests include synthesis and characterization of redox active ligands, novel thiourea derivative compounds and N-heterocyclic carbene derivative ligands and their metal complexes, thermal behavior and decomposition kinetic studies, single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction studies, theoretical molecular spectroscopy, and vibrational spectroscopy.

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Department of Chemistry
Mersin University
Faculty of Arts and Science
Mersin
Turkey

H. Bertrand (Biography
H. Bertrand

Dr Hélène C. Bertrand is an assistant professor at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC, Paris, France) in the Laboratoire des Biomolécules (http://www.chimie.ens.fr/?q=en/accueil_umr_7203). Her main research activities concern the synthesis and evaluation of metal complexes for imaging and biological activities. She obtained her PhD in molecular chemistry at UPMC in 2008. Prior to joining UPMC as an assistant professor in 2011, she did her postdoctoral research studies at the School of Pharmacy (University College London, UK) and at Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie (IECB, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires, Bordeaux, France).

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Department of Chemistry
Laboratory of Biomolecules (LBM)
Paris
France

O. Carugo (Biography
O. Carugo

Born in Italy, Oliviero Carugo studied Chemistry at the University of Pavia. Initially interested in structural chemistry and structure correlation studies, he extended progressively his scientific interests towards structural bioinformatics and structural biology. After research experiences at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Heidelberg, Germany) and at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Trieste, Italy), he presently teaches Structural Bioinformatics and Chemistry at the University of Pavia, Italy and at the University of Vienna, Austria.

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Department of Chemistry
University of Pavia
Pavia
Austria

H.-W. Cheng (Biography
H.-W. Cheng

Dr. Han-Wen Cheng received her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Hunan University, and was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry at State University of New York at Binghamton. Her research focuses on synthesis, characterization and application of nanoparticles as bioanalytical nanoprobes and functional materials. Her broad interests are in the interdisciplinary areas focusing on sensors, biosensors, and medical devices.

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Department of Chemistry
Shanghai Institute of Technology
Shanghai
China

D.K. Dutta (Biography
D.K. Dutta

Dr. Dipak Kumar Dutta is presently serving as an Emeritus Scientist at CSIR, NewDelhi. He completed his B. Sc (Hons) and M. Sc in Chemistry. He further obtained PhD in the same field. He has been recognized with awards such as Bronze Medal from Chemical Research Society of India, CSIR Technology Award for Innovation 2010 and Durlabh Deka Memorial Award. He has contributed his valuable publications in different scientific journals, having citations around 1,855. His experience and interest are in Inorganic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Materials Science, Agglomeration of ore fines, Ceramic powders.

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Materials Science and Technology Division
North East Institute of Science & Technology
Jorhat
India

C. Estournes (Biography
C. Estournes

Dr. Claude Estournès, CNRS Research Director (http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Claude_Estournes) is leader of the team “Nanocomposites et Nanotubes de Carbone (NNC) at CIRIMAT in Toulouse. Its main activities are devoted to the synthesis, preparation and densification of materials (with nano and micro scales, composite, multilayered system, alloys, ceramic, polymer, glass etc…) by "Spark Plasma sintering" technology and to the development of novel, specific and multi-functional architectures (FGM, micro- and meso-porous composite structure, sandwiches ...) to tailor specific properties.

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Institut Carnot CIRIMAT
Université Paul Sabatier
Toulouse
France

P. Jia (Biography
P. Jia

Dr. Puyou Jia obtained a Ph.D. in 2016 at the Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF) and Beijing Forestry University, China. Then, he joined Institute of Chemical Industry of Forestry Products, Chinese Academy of Forestry(CAF). He is an associate professor and focuses on the chemical utilization of biomass resources and bio-based polymer materials. He has publised more than 100 scientific papers.

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Institute of Chemical Industry of Forest Products
Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF)
Nanjing
China

D.C. Ghosh (Biography
D.C. Ghosh

Working in the wide field of Quantum Chemistry and Density Functional Theory: Charge Transfer and Binding in Donor-Acceptor complexes; Chemical periodicity and exploring the inter-relationship between the seemingly different quantities which are periodic in nature.Predicting, interpreting and quantifying the chemical descriptors like the hardness, the electronegativity, electrophilicity and radii/ sizes of the atoms, the polarizability.The quest for hardness equalization principle. Quest for the origin of barrier to internal rotation and inversion of molecules: .QSAR and QSPR paradigm In studying drug design cycles.

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Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology(IIEST)
Shibpur
India

Z. Haibo (Biography
Z. Haibo

Zhao Haibo is now a full professor in State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He received doctor degree at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2007 and then finished his post-doctoral research at University of Duisburg-Essen in April 2009 (supported by research fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation). His research field covers the control and utilization of particles and CO2 from combustion. He published more than 100 International Journal papers.

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State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion
Huazhong University of Science & Technology
Wuhan
China

K-L. Huang (Biography
K-L. Huang

Dr. Kuo-Lin Huang obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2001) from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, USA. Presently, Dr. Huang is employed as Professor, in the Department of Environmental Engineering and Sciences, at National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung County, Taiwan. His research interests include the following: Electrochemical Technology, Mediated Electrochemical Oxidation Technology, Environmental Technology, Emission of Air Toxicants, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, and Membrane Technology. Dr. Huang has published over 90 manuscripts and his documents have received citations greater than 1,765.

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Department of Environmental Engineering and Science
National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
Pingtung
Taiwan

F.P.S. Junior (Biography
F.P.S. Junior

Dr. Floriano Paes Silva Junior is a Full Researcher, Head of the Laboratory of Experimental and Computational Biochemistry of Drugs, and Coordinator of the Bioassays and Drug Screening Platform, IOC, FIOCRUZ. He is currently the P.I. of several research projects on drug discovery (including schistosomiasis and other neglected diseases) funded by the CNPq, FAPERJ, Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (FBMG). He currently leads a group of more than 10 investigators (staff researchers, post-docs and post-grads) within the Institute, has a sit on the Computational and Systems Biology graduate program committee, and supervises masters as well as doctoral students within this and other graduate programs in his institution (Molecular and Cellular Biology program) and in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry program).

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Laboratory of Experimental and Computational Biochemistry of Drugs
Oswaldo Cruz Institute
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

G. Kouraklis (Biography
G. Kouraklis

Dr. Gregory Kouraklis obtained an M.D. from the University of Athens, Greece. He had postgraduate education in Greece and USA and he hold the specialty of General Surgery, with special interest in Surgical Oncology. His current position is Chairman of Surgery in the School of Medicine at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece He has published more than 225 scientific publications in peer reviewed international journals, plus 150 in National journals. Dr. Kouraklis is Editor in 2 books, Guest Editor in 3 special issues of Eur Surg Res, Senior Editor in 1 journal and Editorial Board in 20 journals.

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School of Medicine
University of Athens
Athens
Greece

F. Liang (Biography
F. Liang

Dr. Liang received his Ph.D. from Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT), Japan. After his Ph.D., he worked as postdoctoral fellowship in TIT. Currently, he is an associate professor at State Key Laboratory of Complex Nonferrous Metal Resources Clean Utilization, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China. He is an advisory panel member of Nanotechnology. His research topic includes electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices (sodium-air battery, lithium ion battery) solid electrolyte, carbon nanomaterials (graphene, carbon nanotube) synthesis and their application for energy storage, plasma technology for nanomaterial synthesis.

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Kunming University of Science and Technology
Kunming City
China

M. Monajjemi
Department of Chemical Engineering
Islamic Azad University
Tehran
Iran

R. Nandhakumar (Biography
R. Nandhakumar

Dr. R. Nandhakumar, Associate Professor, specializes in Organic Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2004 from the Department of Chemistry, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. His research interests include Bio Organic Chemistry, Chemosensors and Chirality towards the development of novel heterocyclic molecules for varied applications in Chiral discrimination, sensing of biologically and environmentally important small molecules. To his credit, he has two international patents and published more than 100 research papers in peer reviewed journals including J. Am. Chem. Soc., J. Org. Chem., Chem.Comm., Inorg. Chem., Chem. Euro. J., J. Phy. Chem., C., RSC Adv., Sensor Actuat B-Chemical, Tet. Lett., Ind. J. Chem., etc., with a h index of 20 and i index of 40.

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Department of Chemistry
Karunya University
Coimbatore
India

F. Perdih (Biography
F. Perdih

Dr. Franc Perdih obtained his Diploma and PhD from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (during that time he was also an exchange student at Technical University Munich, Germany). After his postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley, he then moved back to University of Ljubljana in 2004. Dr. Perdih is currently an associate professor for inorganic chemistry and in the year 2013 received the Best Teacher Award. His current research interests are: V and Zn coordination compounds with potential antidiabetic action and the use of X-ray crystallography to study weak intermolecular interactions in connection with supramolecular chemistry and crystal architecture of organic and coordination compounds.

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Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
University of Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Slovenia

C. Pettinari (Biography
C. Pettinari

In the last four years the interest of Claudio Pettinari has moved to new frontiers and emerging research fields as those represented by MOFs (Metal-Organic Frameworks) and PCPs (porous coordination polymers) mainly based on heterocyclic N-donor ligands, as perspective materials for gas-sensors, luminescence, catalysis and biological activity. More recently he also developed new precursors (based on Cu, Ru, Rh and Ir) able to catalyze in mild conditions the oxidation of alkanes to alkenes and alkynes, alcohols and aldehydes, in collaboration with the main European Research Groups active in the field. Claudio Pettinari is also considered as one of the most experts in the field of tin(IV) and organotin(IV) derivatives and of their possible uses and applications and on scorpionates coordination chemistry. Finally he has reported relevant studies on solution behavior and solid-state structures of a number of Ru(arene) complexes as also on their uses as biological models in bioinorganic and bio-organometallic chemistry.

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General and Inorganic Chemistry (School of Pharmacy)
University of Camerino
Camerino
Italy

M. Rezakazemi (Biography
M. Rezakazemi

Dr. Mashallah Rezakazemi received his BSc. and MSc. degrees in 2009 and 2011, respectively, both in Chemical Engineering, from the Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), and his Ph.D. from the University of Tehran (UT) in 2015. In his first appointment, Rezakazemi has been served as professor of the Faculty of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the Shahrood University of Technology since 2016. Dr. Rezakazemi’s research is in the general area of the water-energy nexus, CO 2 capture, gas separation, desalination, to the service of the broad areas of learning and training. Dr. Rezakazemi has coauthored numerous highly cited journal publications, conference articles and book chapters at the interface of several disciplines.

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Faculty of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Shahrood University of Technology
Shahrood
Iran

B. Saha (Biography
B. Saha

Dr. Saha did his B.Sc (H) in Chemistry & M.Sc from Visva-Bharati, a central university of India founded by Noble laureate R. N. Tagore. He did his Ph.D on electron transfer reaction under the guidance of Prof. Asim K. Das of Visva Bharati. Dr. Saha joined Burdwan University as an assistant professor in 2005. He was the recipient of the prestigious BOYSCAST fellowship, 2008-2009 by DST, India to carry out advance research in UBC, Vancouver, Canada with Prof. Chris Orvig. Dr. Saha has research interest in synthetic application of micellar catalysis, bioremediation of toxic metals & inorganic reaction mechanism.

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Chemistry Department
Burdwan University
Bardhaman
India

V.F. Samanidou (Biography
V.F. Samanidou

Dr. Samanidou obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She is a Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Thessaloniki. She has published more than 160 original research articles in peer reviewed journals and chapters in scientific books. She has reviewed almost 500 manuscripts in around 100 scientific journals. She was also guest editor in numerous special issues of scientific journals. Recently, she was listed within the Top 50 Women with high impact in Analytical Chemistry. She is currently the President of the Division of Central and Western Macedonia of the Greek Chemists’ Association.

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Department of Chemistry
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Greece

H. Suleria (Biography
H. Suleria

Dr Hafiz Suleria is currently working as Honorary Fellow in the Diamantina Institute - Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia. Previously, he has been awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) for his PhD research at UQ School of Medicine, the Translational Research Institute (TRI) in collaboration with Commonwealth, Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO, Australia). His major research focus was on food science and nutrition particularly in screening of bioactive molecules - isolation, purification and characterization using various cutting-edge techniques from different plants, marine and animal sources followed by their in vitro bioactivity, in vivo, cell culture and animal modeling. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific papers in different reputed/impacted journals.

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UQ School of Medicine
The University of Queensland
Brisbane
Australia

Z. Yang (Biography
Z. Yang

Zhengjin Yang, obtained his PhD degree from Tsinghua University in 2014 and then he conducted two years of postdoctoral research in University of Science and Technology of China. From 2016 to 2017, he joined the Harvard School and Engineering and Applied Science as postdoctoral research fellow and nominated as Associate in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is an associate professor of University of Science and Technology of China. His research interests covered several important fields in both chemistry and energy-related process, for instance the preparation and modification of polymeric membranes, polymers of intrinsic microporosity, redox flow batteries, etc.

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School of Chemistry and Materials Science
University of Science and Technology of China
Hefei
China

E.N. Zare (Biography
E.N. Zare

Ehsan Nazarzadeh Zare is Assistant Professor in Polymer Chemistry at Damghan University, Damghan-Iran. He received his B.Sc. (2006) in Pure Chemistry in Lorestan University, Iran and received M.Sc. (2009) and Ph.D (2015) degrees in Polymer Chemistry in Urmia University and University of Mazandaran, Iran, respectively. Also, from May 2015 until May 2016, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Mazandaran, Iran. His current research interests include Biosensors, Conductive polymers and nanocomposites, Chelating polymers for removal heavy metals ions, Synthesis of nanostructures and dyes and Synthesis of nanocomposite as an anticorrosion coating.

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Damghan University
Damghan
Iran

A.V. Raghu (Biography
A.V. Raghu

Dr. Anjanapura V. Raghu is currently a Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Center for Emerging Technology, School of Engineering & Technology, Jain Global Campus. He did his M.Sc. in Polymer Science from University of Mysore, Mysore, India in 1996 and Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from Center of Excellence in Polymer Science, Karnatak University, India in 2006. Dr. Raghu has numerous internationally recognized publications to his credit.

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Department of Chemistry
Jain University
Bangalore
India

M. Bagherzadeh (Biography
M. Bagherzadeh

Mojtaba Bagherzadeh completed his BSc at the Department of Chemistry, University of Kashan in applied chemistry in 2002. Then, he continued his graduate studies at the Department of Chemistry, University of Isfahan (UI) where he completed his MSc in 2004 with excellent degree. He is completed his PhD in electroanalytical chemistry on functionalization of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) to develop new sensors for recognition of inorganic and biological species, mainly ions, by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. He is also interested in nanotechnology (graphene, CNT and magnetic nanoparticles), supercapacitor, corrosion, and fuel cells.

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Department of Chemistry
University of Shahreza
Isfahan
Iran

T.C. Ramalho (Biography
T.C. Ramalho

Teodorico C. Ramalho obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry from UnB in 1999 and his Master Degree in Chemistry from the Military Institute of Engineering (IME) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2001. He received his PhD in chemistry from IME and was a doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute für Kohlenforshung in 2004. After a post-doctoral training at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and University of California, he joined the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA) as a professor of Chemistry. His research areas are medicinal chemistry, theoretical chemistry, catalysis and solid-state chemistry of molecules of biological interest.

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Department of Chemistry
Universidade Federal de Lavras
Lavras-MG
Brazil

L. Szilagyi (Biography
L. Szilagyi

Dr. László Szilágyi has got Ph.D. in Chemistry from University L.Kossuth, Debrecen, Hungary. He was postdoc with Jean-Marie Lehn in Strasbourg and with Oleg Jardetzky at Stanford.He was principal investigator in several national and some EU-funded research projects since 1985. He had international collaborations with groups in Orsay, Bochum, Zagreb, Madrid, Ljubljana, CapeTown, Buenos Aires, Bangalore, etc.; currently having projects with partners in Munich, Montevideo and elswhere. Dr. Szilágyi's research interests are focused in carbohydrate chemistry, and protein-carbohydrate interactions. He has contributed more than 140 papers and reviews in international chemistry journals .

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Department of Organic Chemistry
University of Debrecen
Debrecen
Hungary

A.E. Shalan (Biography
A.E. Shalan

Dr. Ahmed Esmail Shalan is currently working as a researcher at Central Metallurgical R&D Institute, Egypt after finishing his PhD. He had obtained his PhD (2017) from the Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University, Japan (Prof. Dr. Hiroaki Misawa with the collaboration of Prof. Dr. Eric Diau -NCTU- Taiwan). He has published around 30 papers in highly reputed journals (with h index of 14) and 6 book chapters so far.

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Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute
Cairo
Egypt

X.Y. Sun
Department of Physics
Jinggangshan University
Ji'an
China

A. Al-Amiery (Biography
A. Al-Amiery

Ahmed Al-Amiery (h-index= 22), is a Professor at University of Technology. Prof. Al-Amiery is the he ad of Energy and Renewable Energies Technology Center, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq. He has over 100 scientific papers and projects either presented or published and 10 patents. He is a n internationally expert in many areas of applied chemistry (Synthesis of Organic Molecules and appl ied these molecules as corrosion inhibitors, antioxidants, scavengers, antimicrobial and anti-cancer). Dr. Al-Amiery is the Editor for many journals like, Graphene; New Century Publishing Group; Internat ional Journal of Chemistry. Recent publications include a paper on the use of novel coumarin derivat ives as corrosion inhibitors. Dr. Al-Amiery is a faculty member of The Environmental Research Cente r, University of Technology. He is Visitor professor at Department of Chemical and Process Engineer ing Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Al-Amiery has Post-doctoral from Department of Chemical and Process Engineering Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Dr. Al-Amiery has been awarded the Medal of scientific excellence (2014), and also Hold Science Day Awards from the Ministry of Higher Educatio n and Scientific Research for four consecutive years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 ). Al-Amiery selected for the Who’s Who for International Executives 2015. Al-Amiery selected for th e one of the best mentalities of the world for 2016 by the University of Cambridge. Al-Amiery is a TW AS- Young Affiliates.

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Environmental Research Center
University of Technology
Baghdad
Iraq

Y.M.Z. Ahmed (Biography
Y.M.Z. Ahmed

Prof. Yasser Momtaz Zaki Ahmed completed his M. Sc in Chemistry from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. He further obtained PhD in the same subject from the same institution in 1997. He is presently serving as a Head of Electronic and Magnetic Materials Lab at Central Metallurgical R&D Institute, Cairo, Egypt. He has got award of the scientist of the year from IBC- England in 2009. He is professionally associated with different societies such as Egyptian Scientific Professional Syndicate, American Ceramic Society and Poland Mineral Processing Society. He is also reviewing more than 20 manuscripts in the field of Material Sciences in various Peer -Reviewed journals.

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Advanced Materials Department
Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI
Cairo
Egypt

K. Biradha (Biography
K. Biradha

Prof Kumar Biradha is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He received his PhD from the University of Hyderabad (Hyderabad, India) in 1997 under the supervision of Prof. G. R. Desiraju. Subsequently he did his postdoctoral research with Professors M. J. Zaworotko (Halifax, Canada) and M. Fujita (Nagoya, Japan). He is the author of over 160 research publications (H-index 46) which covers his research interests in supramolecular chemistry, crystal engineering, solid state reactions, soft materials and materials chemistry. He has received Scopus young scientist award in chemistry for 2006 by Elsevier and became FRSC in 2010. He served as editorial board member of New Journal of Chemistry, R. Sc. (2008-2011) and served as co-editor for Acta Cryst. Sec-E in 2011. Currently he is Associate Editor of Crystal Growth & Design, ACS publications.

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Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
West Bengal
India

Z.N. Chen (Biography
Z.N. Chen

Zhong-Ning Chen received his PhD in Chemistry from Nanjing University in 1994. Since 2001, He has been a professor in Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was selected as a member of “Hundreds Talents” by Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2000. He received the prize fund for outstanding young scholars from National Science Foundation of China in 2006. His research fields include structural chemistry, photophysics and photochemistry, organometallic wires and switches, and organic light-emitting devices. He has more than 200 peer review publications.

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Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Fuzhou
China

I. Dierking (Biography
I. Dierking

Dr Dierking is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Manchester, UK. He has spent more than two decades of research into the physics of liquid crystals and liquid crystal based composites. Prior to joining the University of Manchester, he was at Darmstadt University, Germany, Chalmers University, Sweden, and the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, USA. He has published more than 120 peer reviewed journal papers, is the recipient of the Hilsum Medal (2009) and the Samsung Mid Career Award for Research Excellence (2016). He is the past Chairman of the British Liquid Crystal Society and the current Secretary of the International Liquid Crystal Society.

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School of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Manchester
Manchester
UK

A.A. El-Sherif (Biography
A.A. El-Sherif

My name's Ahmed Abdou El-Sherif. I had obtained my M.Sc. and doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in inorganic chemistry from Cairo university in 2003. I am currently a full professor of inorganic chemistry in the chemistry department at Cairo university of Egypt. I got a Holder of estate incentive award in 2007 from Egypt. I am a member of Who is Who in 2010. Currently, I am an associate editor for journal of solution chemistry and journal of pure and applied chemical sciences. My research interest is focused in synthesis of novel ligands and their complexes of expected antitumor, antibacterial, antifungal and, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, ...etc activity in addition to their solution equilibria and kinetics. I published about 65 papers in these areas of scientific research.

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Chemistry Department
Cairo University
Cairo
Egypt

C. Fang (Biography
C. Fang

My research covers several multi-disciplines, from electrochemistry to prepare nano/micro-porous materials including semiconductors and noble metals, to sensors to monitor pollutants from waters water using SERS (surface-enhanced Raman scattering), AIE (aggregation induced emission), electrochemistry, nano-device (nanowire, nanogap, nanomembrane etc.), to environmental monitoring and remediation using advanced electrochemistry, nano-materials, lab-on-chip etc., to development of portable devices for field test and application. To strengthen my background, I have worked in several countries including China (-2004), Germany (2006-2006), Singapore (2006-2010) and Australia (2010-).

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Global Centre for Environmental Remediation
University of Newcastle (UON)
Callaghan
Australia

A. Girigoswami (Biography
A. Girigoswami

Dr. Agnishwar Girigoswami is an Indian Professor at Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE). Dr. Girigoswami received his doctoral degree from the University of Kalyani in Chemistry in 2004 after completing M.Sc. in Biochemistry. He joined KAIST in 2006 as postdoctoral researcher to work on Zip-code microarray technology for the diagnosis of human genetic mutations. His current research projects focus on the development of nanoparticles based theranostic tools, targeted drug delivery systems and bio-molecular spectroscopy.

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Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE)
Chennai
India

A. GÖLCÜ (Biography
A. GÖLCÜ

Dr. Ayşegül Gölcü obtained her Ph.D. degree (in 2001) in Analytical Chemistry from Ankara University (Faculty of Pharmacy), Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Gölcü is currently serving as a Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. Her skills and expertise include Spectrometry, Analytical Chemistry, Synthesis, Method Validation, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Analytical Instruments, and Dosage Forms. Dr. Gölcü, as an author/co-author, has published more than 55 articles in various journals, having over 1,020 total citations.

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Department of Chemistry
Istanbul Technical University
Istanbul
Turkey

M. Hasanzadeh (Biography
M. Hasanzadeh

Mohammad Hasanzadeh is an assistant professor of pharmaceutical analysis at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences at Drug Applied Research Center. He studied Electrochemistry at K. N. Toosi University of Technology (Tehran, Iran) and gained his M.S.c in 2008. In 2010, he founded Drug Applied Research Center and worked at that center as the PhD candidate for 4 years. He has published more than 120 original research papers in peer-reviewed journals. Recently, he has focused on the application of advanced nano-materials towards biosensing and healthcare.

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Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Tabriz
Tabriz

F. Jamali-Sheini (Biography
F. Jamali-Sheini

Farid Jamali-Sheini received his M.Sc. degree at the Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran, in 1998. He earned his Ph.D. for research activities in Puna University, India on optical and field emission properties of ZnO nanostructures (doped and undoped) in 2010. He became the head of advanced surface engineering and nanomaterials research center in 2014. He is an associate professor of physics at 2015, all in Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz Branch, Ahvaz, Iran. His research interests include optical, electrical, photovoltaic, photocatalytic, gas sensing and field emission behavior of semiconductor nanostructures.

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Department of Physics
Islamic Azad University
Ahwaz
Iran

C. Kim (Biography
C. Kim

Dr. Kim is a Professor of Seoul National University of Science & Technology in Korea. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the teaching of chemistry and research aimed to develop new hydrocarbon oxidation catalytic systems and chemosensor. He received the PhD degree in 1993 at University of California, San Diego in USA. He is now interested in development of chemical sensors, reactivity study of the transition metal complexes, DNA cleavage by their metal complexes and MOF. Notably, Dr. Kim has authored more than 250 manuscripts and 40 patents.

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Department of Fine Chemistry
Seoul National University of Science & Technology
Seoul
South Korea

A. Laguna (Biography
A. Laguna

Prof. Laguna is Emeritus Professor at the University of Zaragoza. He received the Ph.D. degree in 1973. He made a post-doctoral stay at the University of Bristol with Prof. F.G.A. Stone. Dr. Laguna is mainly interested in the study of the gold and silver chemistry: synthesis, structural and theoretical characterization of mono- and poly-nuclear compounds, and the study of their luminescent and biological properties. He has authored more than 440 research papers (including 27 full reviews and book chapters), 2 patents, and edited “Modern Supramolecular Gold Chemistry”. He has received the Gold Medal from the Organometallic Chemistry Group of the Spanish Royal Chemical Society.

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Departamento de Quimica Inorganica
Facultad de Ciencias
University of Zaragoza
Zaragoza
Spain

T. Maiyalagan (Biography
T. Maiyalagan

Dr T. Maiyalagan is an Associate Professor of Chemistry & Research Institute at SRM University. He received his Ph.D in Physical chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and completed postdoctoral programs at the Newcastle University (UK), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and at the University of Texas, Austin (USA). His current research is focused on new materials for energy conversion and storage devices, fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors and electrolysers. He published more than 90 papers (3700 citations, H- index- 26), 2 book chapters (Wiley), 1 book (Wiley).

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Department of Chemistry
SRM University
Kattankulathur
India

M.M. Musa (Biography
M.M. Musa

Musa M. Musa obtained his Ph.D. from University of Georgia in 2007 and then carried out a postdoctoral research at University of Minnesota. In 2009, he joined King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) as an Assistant Professor. He is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry at KFUPM. His research interests include employing enzymes in organic synthesis. More specifically, he is interested in enzyme- catalyzed racemization, deracemization, stereoinversion and dynamic kinetic resolution of alcohols.

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Department of Chemistry
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dhahran
Saudi Arabia

D. Nematollahi (Biography
D. Nematollahi

I received my PhD from Tabriz University (Tabriz, Iran) in 1996 under the supervision of Prof. S. M. Golabi in Chemistry where my doctoral thesis was on “Electrochemical Study of Catechol and some of Derivatives in Various Solvents. Application to Synthesis of some Organic Compounds”.I am the author of over 280 scholarly journal articles on organic electrochemistry, electrosynthesis (organic and inorganic), environmental electrochemistry and electroanalytical chemistry.

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Department of Analytical Chemistry
Bu-Ali Sina University
Hamedan
Iran

F. Pertusati (Biography
F. Pertusati

Dr. Fabrizio Pertusati obtained his Ph.D. degree (2006) in Synthetic and Organic Chemistry from the School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, UK. Since May 2011, Dr. Pertusati is a Research Fellow in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Cardiff University. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of DNA, Organic Synthesis, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, HIV, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Heterocyclic Chemistry, etc. Dr. Pertusati, as an author/co-author, has published more than 25 articles in various journals.

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School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales
UK

D.P.S Rathore (Biography
D.P.S Rathore

Dr. D. P. S. Rathore FICS FRSC (b. March 27,1955) did his Ph.D. Chemistry (1981) from A.M.U., Aligarh, India. He joined Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research in 1981and now superannuated as Scientific Officer-G. He was involved as Incharge in setting up of new chemical laboratories. He has contributed significantly in the development of new methods for the determination of Uranium, Chromium, Manganese, Cerium, Zirconium, Vanadium, Calcium, Magnesium and Nitrite. He has investigated new chelating polymeric resins as metal ion extractant. Dr Rathore has pioneered in developing reference measurement procedures for uranium determination in diverse matrices.

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Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research
Department of Atomic Energy
Jaipur
India

N. Russo (Biography
N. Russo

Nino Russo received his Degree in Chemistry at University of Rome in December 1971 and after he was a postdoc in University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and Universite' de Montreal (Canada). From 1981 to 1994 he has been associated professor of Theoretical Chemistry and since 1995 he is full professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technologies of University of Calabria . He was invited professor at Universite' de Provence, Universite' Pierre and Marie Curie and Universite' de Grenoble (France). His research activity is devoted to the development and application of theoretical methods with particular interest in the density functional ones. N.R. is author or co-author of more than 400 publication and co-editor of six books.

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Department of Chemistry
University 'of Calabria
Rende
Italy

M.Z.M Salem (Biography
M.Z.M Salem

Mohamed Z.M. Salem, born in Alexandria, Egypt on June 30, 1977, is working as an associate professor at Forestry and Wood Technology Department, Faculty of Agriculture (El–Shatby), Alexandria University. He has many published international articles in the field of formaldehyde emission from wood and wood based panels, natural extracts and essential oils, antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant bio-agents.

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Forestry and Wood Technology Department
Alexandria University
Alexandria
Egypt

N. Shadjou (Biography
N. Shadjou

Nasrin Shadjou received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. She currently is an assistant professor of Nanochemistry at Department of Nanochemistry, Nano Technology Research Center, Urmia University. She is a Researcher with over 145 publications and research interests in nano-catalyst and nanomaterial based electrochemistry. Her research interests include the preparation of metal silica mesoporous and graphene quantum dot materials in particular smart silica materials, and their applications in health science and environmental technology.

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Nanotechnology Research Center and Faculty of Science
Uremia University
Uremia
Iran

K. Wieszczycka (Biography
K. Wieszczycka

Dr hab. inż. Karolina Wieszczycka is academic staff of Poznan University of Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology and Engineering. In 2000 she graduated from Poznan University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology. In 2004 she defended PhD thesis in the branch of chemical technology. She habilitated at the Poznan University of Technology in 2015 with a thesis "Hydrophobic oximes of alkyl-pyridyl ketones as extractants of copper(II), zinc(II), cadmium(II), iron(III), nickel(II) and cobalt(II) ions from different aqueous solutions". K. Wieszczycka specializes in the design, synthesis, characterization and application of extracting agents for metals separations and recovery.

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Instytut Technologii i Inżynierii Chemicznej
Politechnika Poznańska
Poznan
Poland

S. Yusa (Biography
S. Yusa

Dr. Shin-ichi Yusa is a native of Japan and received B.S. (1993) and M.S. (1995) degrees in polymer chemistry from Osaka University under the direction of Professor Mikiharu Kamachi and Professor Yotaro Morishima. He received a Ph.D. from Osaka University (2000) for a thesis. He joined Himeji Institute of Technology as an assistant professor in 1997. He became associate professor of University of Hyogo (2008). His research interests are in controlled radical polymerization and characterization of water-soluble polymers. He is currently on the associate editor of Polymers (MDPI Publishing), and the editorial board member of more than 20 journals.

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Department of Applied Chemistry
Graduate School of Engineering
University of Hyogo
Himeji
Japan

F. Zhou (Biography
F. Zhou

Dr. Fei Zhou is now a full professor in State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures and College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He received his Ph.D in materials science from Zhejiang University in 1998, and then finished his postdoctoral research in Kyungpook National University (South Korea) in 2002 and Tohoku University (Japan) in 2005 (supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science). His research field covers the tribology and corrosion of hard coatings in water environments and green synthesis of electrode for lithium ion battery. He published more than 100 international journal papers.

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Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Nanjing
China

A. Kumar
Department of Physics and School of Material Science and Nanotechnology
National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra
Kurukshetra
India

E. Gutheil
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
Heidelberg University
Heidelberg
Germany

V.M. Starov (Biography
V.M. Starov

Professor Victor Starov, Ph.D., D.Sc. fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK. Victor is involved in research related to kinetics of wetting and spreading. He has contributed more than 250 scientific papers and he is also a member of editorial board of 10 Journals.

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Department of Chemical Engineering
Loughborough University
Loughborough
UK

M. Naushad (Biography
M. Naushad

Prof. Mu. Naushad is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He obtained his M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry (2002) from A.M.U., Aligarh, India. He received his PhD in Chemistry (2007) from A.M.U., Aligarh, India. Dr. Naushad has 270 Research papers, 20 Book /editing, 20 Book chapters and 06 Patents publications to his credit so far.

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Department of Chemistry
King Saud University
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

N. Wei (Biography
N. Wei

Dr. Ning Wei is currently a Staff Scientist University of Pittsburgh & UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. She obtained her Master of Medicine (Pharmacognosy) from Liaoning Medical University & Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Science in 2007. Later, she received her PhD (Cancer Pharmacology) from Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College in 2011. Dr. Wei’s research interests include Investigate the biological role of PKD2 in human colorectal cancer and Discovery of novel anti-tumor agents from Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicines.

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University of Pittsburgh & UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Pittsburgh, PS
USA

A. Sabu
Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology
Kannur University
Kannur
India


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S.A. Abdel-Mohsen (Biography
S.A. Abdel-Mohsen

Shawkat Ahmed Abdel-Mohsen is a professor of organic chemistry from Assiut University, Faculty of Science. He got his B.Sc. (1988) and M.Sc. (1994) degrees from Assiut University, and completed his Ph.D. though a channel program at Hannover University, Institute of organic Chemistry, Germany under the supervision of Prof. Dr. H.M.R. Hoffmann until 2001. His Ph.D was on the synthesis of stereogenic compounds via application of Baylis-Hilmann reaction using natural products as a catalyst such as Dabco and other synthesized Cinchona alkaloids. Now, his work has centered around the design and pharmacological study of biologically active heterocycles, which obtained via multi-component and green reactions conditions.

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Department of Chemistry
Assiut University
Assiut
Egypt

S. Deniz (Biography
S. Deniz

Dr. Sabahattin Deniz obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2011) in Analytical Chemistry from Marmara University (Institute of Pure and Applied Sciences), Istanbul, Turkey. Presently, Dr. Deniz is employed as Assistant Professor in the Textile Engineering Department (Faculty of Technology) at Marmara University. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of PCR, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Materials Science, Chromatography, Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Heavy Metal Pollution, etc. Dr. Deniz has published a number of manuscripts in various international peer-reviewed journals.

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Textile Engineering Department
Marmara University
Istanbul
Turkey

R. Echemendia (Biography
R. Echemendia

Dr. Radell Echemendía Pérez obtained his Master of Science degree in 2013 from the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Havana, Havana, Republic of Cuba. Dr. Echemendía is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Chemistry at University of Havana. His research interests include the following: Natural Product Synthesis, Multicomponent Reaction, Organocatalysis, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Peptide Synthesis, and Bioorganic Chemistry. Dr. Echemendía, as an author/co-author, has published a number of articles in various journals of international repute.

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Faculty of Chemistry
University of Havana
La Habana
Cuba

S.B. Hammouda (Biography
S.B. Hammouda

Dr. Samia Ben Hammouda received her PhD in Applied Chemistry in November 2015 from the University of Carthage (Tunisia), where she also completed her master degree in industrial chemistry in 2011. Ben Hammouda received on 2009 her engineering diploma i n analytical chemistry and instrumentation from the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia. She has over five year’s expertise in green chemistry, analytical chemistry and environmental engineering. More specifically, she has worked with adsorption, photocatalysis, advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), heterogeneous catalysis, as well as electrochemical technologies and various chromatographic methods.

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University of Hannover
Hannover
Germany

M. Kouhnavard (Biography
M. Kouhnavard

Dr. Mojgan Kouhnavard studied applied physics between 2007 and 2009 and received her PhD degree in chemical energy conversion and sustainable energy development from Malaysia–Japan International Institute of Technology at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2016. She is also collaborating with the Solar Energy Research Institute at the University Kebangsaan Malaysia. Currently, she is an editorial board member for the Journal of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering. Her research interest lies in renewable energy material and devices and to study the electrochemical properties of electrodes (study of semiconductor/electrolyte, metal/electrolyte, carbon based catalyst/electrolyte interface) and their electronic properties through optoelectronic and impedance properties. Her special interest is the development of different carbon-based counter electrodes and organic dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells and quantum dot-sensitized solar cells.

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University Technology Malaysia
johor bahru
Malaysia

R. Liu (Biography
R. Liu

Dr. Ruiheng Liu obtained PhD from Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Science. He is presently serving as an Associate Professor of Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Science. He has contributed his valued publications in different journals. His skills and expertise are in Material characterization, Materials, X-Ray diffraction, Material Characteristics, Material Processing, Advanced Materials, XRD Analysis, Crystal Structure and Thermal Conductivity.

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Shanghai Institute of Ceramics
CAS
Shanghai
China

R. Narlawar (Biography
R. Narlawar

Dr. Rajeshwar Narlawar obtained his Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.) degree in 2008 from the Department of Chemistry, Clemens-Schöpf-Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany. Dr. Narlawar is currently employed as a Senior Staff Scientist by VIB-Leuven, Belgium. He is working in the field of Neuroscience−Medicinal Chemistry at Janssesn Research and Development, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Beerse, Belgium, on a project in collaboration with VIB Center for Brain and Disease Research. He is leading the chemistry efforts towards the development of subcomplex selective γ-secretase inhibitors. Dr. Narlawar, as an author/co-author, has published more than 20 articles in various journals, having over 755 total citations.

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VIB Center for Brain & Disease Research
Leuven
Belgium

A. Prkić (Biography
A. Prkić

Dr. Ante Prkic obtained PhD in Chemistry from the faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb. Dr. Prkic has been employed at the faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split. His interest is particularly in Electroanalytical methods, Atomic spectroscopy, UV/Vis spectrophotometry and Flow and Sequential injection analysis. He has been awarded the best young scientist of faculty in 2013. He has contributed many of his articles in different national and international journals. He is also a member of American Chemical Society.

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Department for Analytical Chemistry
University of Split
Split
Croatia

I. Al-Masri
Faculty of Pharmacy
Al-Azhar University
Gaza
Palestine

G. Nageswaran (Biography
G. Nageswaran

Dr. Gomathi Nageswaran obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2009) in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Dr. Nageswaran is currently Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, India. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Polymers, Biomaterials, Materials Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Carbon Nanotubes, Surface Modification, Biomaterial Engineering, Atomic Force Microscopy, Surface Chemistry, etc. Dr. Nageswaran, as an author/co-author, has published a number of articles in various journals of international repute.

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Department of Space
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
Kerala
India

C. Zhao (Biography
C. Zhao

Dr. Chao Zhao obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2011) in Molecular Biology from Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Dr. Zhao is currently affiliated with University of California (Department of Chemistry), Davis, California, USA. His research focus is towards the following areas/fields: 1. Gut microbiota and biomics-based mechanism of hypoglycaemic effects by macroalga oligosaccharides; 2. Crystallization and mutagenesis of glycosyltransferases and carbohydrate biosynthetic enzymes; and, 3. Chemoenzymatic approaches for synthesizing structurally complex glycans. Dr. Zhao, as an author/co-author, has published more than 35 articles in various journals of international repute.

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Department of Chemistry
University of California
Davis, CA
USA

P. Das (Biography
P. Das

In brief, I, Prasanta Das, am currently holding an Adjunct Faculty Position while continuing my Research Associate work at Jackson State University, Mississippi. Having master from IIT Kanpur and Ph.D. from IIT Bombay, my current research interest is mainly focusing on the Total synthesis of biologically active natural products. A collaborative based Drug Discovery Program also becomes the part of our ongoing research interest, where we mainly target anticancer, antimalarial, and antiviral agents. Over the past 15 years, the experience is not only enabled me to publish articles and serve as a peer reviewer for several Chemistry Journals; it also instills the capability to be established in the professional world. Therefore, as an adjunct faculty and researcher, I am now seeking further prospect that reinforces my professional surroundings for which I believe my experience, training, and successes made me capable enough. Therefore, If an opportunity is given, I will happily and sincerely maintain the board membership.

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Department of Chemistry
Jackson State University
Jackson, MS
USA

K. Eskandari (Biography
K. Eskandari

Dr. Khadijeh Eskandari research interests are Biosensor, Immunosensor, Nanobiothechnology, Elecchtrochemistry, biochemistry, Enzyme Kinetics and protein structure. She did BA in chemistry in 2004, MSc in analytical chemistry in 2008 and PhD in Biophysics in 2013 from Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.

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Nanobiotechnology Research Center
Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences
Tehran
Iran

R.B. Figueira (Biography
R.B. Figueira

Dr. Figueira finished her PhD in Science (Chemistry) in February 2015. She has worked more than 10 years as researcher fellowship at National Laboratory for Civil Engineering – Department of Materials. During her PhD, she developed organic-inorganic hybrid sol-gel materials, doped and undoped with corrosion inhibitors; to mitigate corrosion on galvanized steel when in contact with concrete. Dr. Figueira has published more than 15 papers and 1 book chapter, where she was both the first and corresponding author. Dr. Figueira is also an active member of several scientific societies such as The Royal Society of Chemistry and an active reviewer for 30 journals overall. Currently, she is working at Engiprojects, Lda as consultant for research projects in the area of corrosion.

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University of Minho
Braga
Portugal

A.R. Jalalvand (Biography
A.R. Jalalvand

I received my PhD-degree in Chemometrics and Electrochemistry from Razi university (Kermanshah, Iran) in 2015 and I am also a member of Prof. Hector C. Goicoechea's research group (LADAQ), Santa Fe, Argentina. I am working with Chemometrics groups of Copenhagen and Barcelona universities and AgroParisTech (France). My research interests include applications of chemometric methods in different areas of electrochemistry and applications of chemometric methods for resolving interactions of biomacromolecules-small molecules interactions.

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Research Center of Oils and Fats (RCOF)
Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Kermanshah
Iran

M. Kwiatkowski (Biography
M. Kwiatkowski

Dr. Mirosław Kwiatkowski obtained his doctor’s degree in chemical technology from the Faculty of Energy and Fuels at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland. Dr. Kwiatkowski is currently affiliated with the same university, i.e. AGH University of Science and Technology, in the Faculty of Energy and Fuels. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Material Characterization, Nanomaterials, Material Characteristics, Advanced Materials, Numerical Analysis, Nanomaterials Synthesis, Nanostructured Materials, Materials Engineering, etc. Dr. Kwiatkowski, as an author/co-author, has published more than 35 articles in various journals, having over 340 total citations.

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Faculty of Energy and Fuels
AGH University of Science and Technology
Krakow
Poland

M.A. Moni (Biography
M.A. Moni

Dr Mohammad Ali Moni is research fellow in the Cancer Research Network of Faculty of Medicine in Sydney University and bone division of Garvan Institute of Medical Research. He is also visiting research fellow in the University of Cambridge and assistant professor in the Pabna University of Science and Technology. He did his PhD in clinical bioinformatics from the University of Cambridge. He published more than 30 articles and book chapters. His research interest is Cancer and bone genetics, disease comorbidities, diseasome, co-infection and cancer, data science, AI and machine learning.

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Sydney Medical School
The University of Sydney
Sydney
Australia

M.B. Patil (Biography
M.B. Patil

Dr. Patil completed his Ph.D in the area of Polymer Science in 2008 from Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka India. He worked as Manager R & D at Reliance Industries Limited, Vadodara Manufacturing Division from Jan-2008 to Dec-2010. Later he moved to Chemical Engineering Department, Qatar University, Doha and Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University as Post Doctoral research Associate from Dec-2010 to March-2012. Presently he serves as Assistant Professor, P. G. Department of Chemistry, Basaveshwar Science College, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India. He has 25 reputed peer-reviewed journals on his credits and gained 08 Patents (International) and presented his research work in more than 30 National and International Conferences/Symposium. He reviewed 15 research articles from various prestigious journals. His area of interest is Polymeric Membranes and their applications in Separation and Purification Technology, Adsorption, Fuel Cells and Nanotechnology.

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Department of Chemistry
Basaveshwar Science College
Bagalkot, Karnataka
India

S.K. Upadhyay (Biography
S.K. Upadhyay

Dr. S.K. Upadhyay has done PhD in Chemistry. He is a DST INSPIRE Faculty at the CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, India. Dr. Upadhyay research focus is on understanding structure and function of protein-nucleic acid complexes using high resolution NMR and other biophysical techniques. He has interdisciplinary expertise in NMR, protein NMR and Biophysical Chemistry. He is also working in the area of drug-DNA interaction, protein-protein and protein-DNA/RNA interaction, host-guest chemistry etc. Dr. Upadhyay has published peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals and has ardent interest in teaching.

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CSIR-Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology
New Delhi
India

S. Ilyas
Department of Chemistry
University of Agriculture Faisalabad
Punjab
Pakistan

H. Benhaoua (Biography
H. Benhaoua

Dr. Hadj Benhaoua is a Professor and he teaches at all levels of graduation and Post-Graduation students in the University of Oran, Algeria. He was organizer of the First Congress of the Algerian Society (Chemistry) held in 1991 and also been a president of various organizing committees in the past. Dr. Benhaoua has around 28 publications to his credit so far.

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Institute of Chemistry
University of Oran,
Oran
Algeria

C.P. Fernandes
Federal University of Amapa
Macapa
Brazil












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