International Scientific Committee and Invited Speakers

Since the invited speakers are significantly contributing to the success of our conferences, we always considered them members of the international scientific committee.

Professor Detlef Bahnemann, Saint-Petersburg State University, Germany
• After So Many Years: Do We Understand Photocatalysis

Professor Yu-Wen Chen, National Central University, Taiwan
• Phtocatalytic Antibacteria Properties of Ag/TiO2-CeO2 Thin Film Prepared by Peroxo Sol-Gel Method

Professor Juan Carlos Colmenares, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
• From a Confined Multidimensional Nanostructured Environment to a Microspace: Alternative Solutions for Advanced Photocatalytic Methods in Wastewater Treatment

Dr. Christophe Colbeau-Justin, CNRS UMR 8000, Université Paris-Sud, France
• Increased Photocatalytic Properties of TiO2 by Bimetallic Nanoparticles Deposition

Professor Imre Dékány (Co-Authors: Ágota Deák and László Janovák), Szeged University Hungary
• Structural, Morphological and Photocatalytic Characterization of Photoreactive Hybrid Thin Films with Tunable Wetting Properties

Professor Siegfried Denys, University of Antwerp, Belgium

• Multiphysics Investigation of Photocatalytic Reactors

Professor Goran Dražić, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
• Atomic Level Structural Characterisation of Photocatalytic Materials

Dr. Mohamad El-Roz, Normandie University, ENSICAEN, UNICAEN, CNRS, France
• FTIR Spectroscopy with Isotopic Exchange: A Powerful Technique to Elucidate Photocatalytic Reaction Mechanisms

Dr. Shiying Fan, Dalian University of Technology, China
• Tailored Heter- and Nano- Junction between Transition Metal Oxides and Chalcogenides for Solar Energy Utilization and Conversion

Dr. Chantal Guillard (Co-authors: Son Ngo, Lynn M. Betts, and Frederic Dappozze), IRCELYON, University of Lyon 1, France
• Mechanism of Degradation of Carboxylic Acid and Alcohol under Air and under N2

Professor Klara Hernadi, University of Szeged, Hungary
• Hollow Structured Materials in Photocatalysis

Professor Michael R. Hoffmann, California Institute of Technology, USA
• PV-Powered Semiconductor Electrochemistry: Achieving Low Schottky Barriers Without IrO2 or RuO2 as Ohmic Contacts to Base Metals

Professor Jan Hupka, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
• TBA

Professor Alex Kokorin, N. Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
• Photoaccumulating Syatems Based on Nanostructured TiO2/MoO3 and TiO2/MoO3:V2O5 Photocatalysts

Professor Ewa Kowalska, Hokkaido University, Japan
• Noble Metal-Modified Faceted Anatase Particles with Enhanced Photocatalytic Activities for Decomposition of Chemical and Microbiological Pollutants

Professor Urska Lavrencic Stangar, University of Ljubljana and University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia
• Transparent Thin Films with Self-Cleaning Efficiency and Improved Durability Prepared at Low Temperatures

Professor Xinyong Li, Dalian University of Technology, China
• In Situ Spectroscopy Investigation of the Surface-interface Charge-Transfer Process over
Highly Efficient Solar Harvesting Photoactive Systems

Professor Yao-Tung Lin, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
• To Study the Visible-Light-Reponsive Photocatalytic Inactivation of Microbial Cell Using Combined Ultrahigh Resolution Full-Field X-Ray Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscope

Professor Gongxuan Lu, Chinese Academy of Science, China
• Enhanced Visible Light Water Splitting Via Inhibition of Hydrogen-Oxygen Recombination

Professor Mano Misra, University of Utah, USA
• Applications of Titanium Dioxide Nanotubes for Photocatalytic Splitting of Water and inactivation of Pathogens in Water

Dr. Olinda Coelho Monteiro, Universidade de Lisboa, Porugal
• Custom-Made Photocatalysts: Playing with the Properties of Semiconductor Nanomaterials

Professor Antoni W. Morawski, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland
• On the Adsorption and Photocatalytic Decomposition of Dyes on Hybrid TiO2/Graphene Materials

Professor Nataša Novak Tušar (Cofernce Chair), National Institute of Chemistry and University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia
• Silica Supported Photocatalysts for Air and Water Cleaning: Benefits and Drawbacks

Dr. Gerko Oskam, CINVESTAV-IPN, Unidad Mérida, Mexico
• Charge transport and recombination properties of nanostructured oxide materials for photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion.

Professor Horváth Ottó, University of Pannonia, Hungary
• Photocatalytic and Photolytic Degradation of Nitrofurantoin: A Widely Used Drug

Professor Gianfranco Pacchioni, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
• Oxides Doping for Photocatalysis: Pros and Cons

Professor Maria Cristina Paganini, 10125 Torino, Italy
• New Photoactive Materials Based on Transition Metal Oxides Doped With Rare Earth Metal Ions

Dr. Zsolt Pap, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania & University of Szeged, Hungary
•Modelling the Synthesis Pathway of ZnO Shape-Tailored Photocatalysts Using the Box-Behnken Approach

Professor Yaron Paz, Technion, Haifa, Israel
•Transient Phenomena in Photocatalysis, as Studied by Ultrafast FTIR Measurements

Professor Albin Pintar, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
• Novel Approaches Towards Enhanced Charge Separation and Visible Light Utilization in TiO2 Photocatalysis

Professor Sotiris E. Pratsinis, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland
• Scalable Flame Aerosol Synthesis of Highly Efficient Atomically-Dispersed Pd on TiO2 for NOx Removal by Solar Light

Professor Xie Quan, Dalian University of Technology, China
• g-C3N4 Based Photocatalyts for Efficient Visible-Light Induced Photocatalytic Degradation of Pollutants

Dr. Hynd Remita, Université Paris-Sud, France
• Conjugated Polymer Nanostructures for Photocatalysis under Visible Light

Professor Elena Selli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
• TBA

Dr. Adrian M.T Silva (Co-authors: Joaquim L. Faria and Cláudia G. Silva) Porto University, Portugal
• Carbon-Based Photocatalytic Materials

Professor Sammy W. Verbruggen, University of Antwerp, Belgium
• Tunable and Broadband Plasmonic Photocatalysis with Pure Visible and Solar Light Activity

Professor Nataša Zabukovec Logar, National Institute of Chemistry and University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia
• TBA

Dr. Zhifan Yin, Dalian University of Technology, China
• Facile Template-free Synthesis of CaFe2O4 Hierarchically Hollow Microspheres: Applications in Visible Light-driven Degradation of Gaseous 1,2-Dichlorobenzene

Professor Chen Zhong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
• Towards More Efficient BiVO4 Photoanode for PEC Water Oxidation Though Doping and Codoping