Professor Hiroyuki Nishide
Hiroyuki Nishide is now a Specially Appointed Professor at Research Institute for Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo. He served as a Full Professor at Department of Applied Chemistry for 1987-2018, and Dean of School of Advanced Science and Engineering for 2010-15, Waseda University. He has conducted research in the field of syntheses and applications of functional polymers, recently focusing on the organic polymers for rechargeable batteries, photovoltaic cells, and energy-related new devices. He was awarded with The Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan, Prize for Science and Technology by the Ministry of Education and Science, Japan, and The Chemical Society of Japan Award. He is Past-President of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan, of the Federation of Asian Polymer Societies, and of Japan Union of Chemical Scienceand Technology.
Title of lecture:
"Solar-Driven Water Splitting with a Specialty Polymer"
Professor Gulzhian Dzhardimalieva
Gulzhian I. Dzhardimalieva, Dr. Sci. (Chem.), Ph.D. is the Head of Laboratory, Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics Russian Academy of Sciences and Professor of Department of Applied Mechanics, Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University). She received her Ph.D. in 1987 from the Institute of Chemical Physics, RAS in Moscow, and her Doctorate in Chemistry in 2010 from Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics RAS in Chernogolovka.The scope of her scientific interest is: metal-containing monomers and polymers on their base, macromolecular metal carboxylates, coordination polymers, metallopolymernanocomposites, and nanomaterials. Dr. Dzhardimalieva is author of about 170 articles and 6 monographs. She has been as invited researcher of Auburn University, USA (2001), Warsaw Technology University, Poland (2002, 2011), Bremen University, Germany (2007), Turin University, Italy (2008), and Institute of composite and biomedical materials CNR, Napoli, Italy (2011, 2013). She was issue editor of Journal of Inorganic and OrganometallicPolymers and Materials (2016, Vol. 26, 6).
Title of the lecture:
Cluster-containing and coordination polymers: from design to properties.
Professor Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy
Prof Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy is the Professor of Formulation Science in School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, UK. He has researched broadly in the area of new biomaterials for pharmaceutical and biomedical applications, with a particular emphasis on drug delivery, mucoadhesive materials, hydrogels, water-soluble polymers, their complexes and stimuli-responsive polymers. He was the recipient of the 2012 McBain Medal from the Society of Chemical Industry and Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom) for his imaginative use of colloid, polymer and interface science in the development of novel biomedical materials. He has published 148 original research articles and 20 reviews (>6100 citations; h-index 40, Google Scholar).
Title of lecture
New trends in the development of polymeric materials for transmucosal drug delivery
Professor Vladimir Lozinsky
Professor Vladimir I. Lozinsky since 1996 till the nowadays is the Head of the Laboratory for Cryochemistry of (Bio)polymers at the A.N.Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences. His main scientific interests are in the field of cryogenic processes in polymer systems (cryostructuration and cryotropic gelation phenomena, cryopolymerization, cryomodification and cryolysis, cryogenically-induced denaturation of biopolymers, etc.), as well as the application of the cryogenically-processed polymer systems in various practical areas: cryoprocessed food, biotechnology, polymeric materials of biomedical purposes, processing of the biopolymer-containing wastes of leather industry, modification of ices, fixation and reinforcing of thawed soils and grounds, and others. Title of the lecture: “Poly(vinyl alcohol) cryogels – modern advanced polymeric materials for the implementation in various areas that include biotechnology, medicine, chemical processes, environment protection, construction and others”.
Professor Hekki Tenhu
Professor of polymer chemistry at the University of Helsinki since 1992. Head of the Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki since 2016. Research activities: polymer synthesis by controlled and/or conventional radical polymerization; polyelectrolytes and polyelectrolyte complexes; thermally responsive and amphiphilic polymers, star block copolymers; hybrid nanomaterials; polymer characterization with light scattering, spectroscopic and rheological methods. Other academic activities: Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters (Finska Vetenskapsocietet) 2005; Finnish Academy of Science and Letters 2013; The Academy of Finland, member of the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Technology 2010-2015; Member of the scientific advisory board of the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland (CIFF) 2000–2007, 2017; Finnish national representative in IUPAC Macromolecular Division 2002-2006, IUPAC Fellow 2006; European Polymer Federation, national representative and board member 2013; Polymer Networks Group, Committee member 2002; Member of the editorial advisory board of the ACS journal Macromolecules, and the advisory board of Polymer Science (Russia). 250 refereed scientific publications, 4 patents/applications. Title of lecture: “Phase separation and remixing of aqueous responsive polymers”
Professor Oguz OKAY
Oguz Okay is currently a full Professor of Physical Chemistry at Istanbul Technical University and a principal member of The Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA). He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Istanbul in 1977, and a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry in 1981 at Vienna Technical University, Austria.
He was visiting professor at the University of Stuttgart, Technical University of Dresden, University of Colorado, Boulder, Technical University of Clausthal, and Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin.
He is the recipient of several awards including Georg-Forster Research Award from Germany (2015), the Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (TUBITAK) Science Award (2005), and Turkish Chemical Society Honorary Member Award (2006).
His research expertise includes design/synthesis of soft and smart polymeric materials. He has 4 patents and published around 200 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. His H-index is 50 with about 9000 citations.