Invited Speakers & Titles of their Lectures 

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Yusuf Adewuyi, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, USA

  • AOPs and AOTs for the Multi-Pollutant Treatments of Flue Gases: Recent Developments
  • Advances in Estimating Energy Requirements and Costs of AOPs and AOTs for Remediation of Emerging Water Pollutants

Tünde Alapi, University of Szeged, Hungary

  • Photocatalytic, Photolytic and Radiolytic Elimination of Pesticides from Aqueous Solution: Reaction Mechanism, Efficiency, Matrix Effect and Economic Considerations

Catherine Almquist, Miami University, USA

  • UV-LED Reactor Design for Gas-phase Photocatalytic Oxidation of Volatile Organic Compounds

Shin-ichi Aoqui, Sojo University, Japan

  • A new Proposal of Discharge Start Method by UV Irradiation in Atmospheric Pressure Gliding Arc Discharge Device for Large Scale Treatment

Antonio Arques, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

  • Novel Strategies in Iron Based Processes for Wastewater Treatment: Mild Photo-Fenton and ZVI-photo-Fenton Combination

Detlef Bahnemann, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany and Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia

  • Understanding the Mechanism(s) of TiO2 Photocatalysis. How much did our Knowledge Improve During the last 3 Decades?

Miray Bekbolet, Bogazici University, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey

  • TiO2 vs non-TiO2 Photocatalysis: Natural Organic Matter Degradation

Ana Loncaric Bozic, University of Zagreb, Croatia

  • Advanced Oxidation of Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Environmental Aspects

Roberto J. Candal, National University of San Martin, Argentina

  • Removal of Organic Pollutants in Water by Coupling Adsorption and Photo-Fenton Processes

Olinda Coelho Monteiro, Lisbon University, Portugal

  • Synthesis and Photocatalytic Performance of Titanate Nanotubes versus Titanate Nanowires: A Comparative Study

Christophe Colbeau-Justin, Université Paris-Sud – Université Paris-Saclay, France

  • Charge-carrier Dynamics in Photoactive TiO2 Plasmonic Core–shell Nanostructures and Photonic Films Followed by TRMC

José Angel Colina Márquez, University of Cartagena, Colombia

  • Recent Advances on Modeling and Design of Solar Photocatalytic Reactors for Environmental Applications

Siegfried Denys, Antwerp University, Belgium

  • TBA

Dionysios D. Dionysiou, University of Cincinnati, USA

  • Advances and Challenges for the Removal of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Wastewater Treatment

Shiying Fan, Dalian University of Technology, P. R. China

  • Rational Design of Tandem Peroxymonosulfate Activation and Photoinduced Catalytic Systems Toward the Artificial Conversion of Solar to Chemical Energy 

Chantal Guillard, IRCELYON, France

  • Preparation, Characterisation and Photocatalytic Degradation of Lactic Acid TiO2 Rutile Phase- Comparison with Commercial Anatase and Rutile Phase 

Liyuan Han, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

  • Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells Passivated by Molecules with D-pi-A Structure

Zhubing He, Southern University of Science and Technology, China 

  • Surface Molecular Doping of Metal Oxide Nanocrystals to Enhance Carrier Transport of Perovskite Solar Cells

Nathalie Herlin-Boime, CEA Paris, France

  • Improving Perovskite Solar Cells Performance by using TiO2/Graphene-based Nanocomposites as Electron Transport Layer

Scott Huling, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA

  • Hydroxyl Radical Scavenging Rate Constants for Solid Phase Mineral Surfaces in Oxidative Treatment Systems

Su-Il In, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea

  • Smart Photocatalysts for CO2 Conversion into Hydrocarbon Fuels

Nilsun H. Ince, Bogazici University, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Sonolytic Elimination of Methylparaben in the Presence of a Clay Mineral

Seigo Ito, Hyogo University, Japan

  • How to Use Synchrotron Soft X-ray for Analysis of Perovskite Solar Cell

Ladislav Kavan, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Republic

  • Engineering of Semiconductor Interfaces in Perovskite Photovoltaics

Peter Kelly, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

  • Enhancing the Performance of Photocatalytic Coatings Produced by Magnetron Sputtering Techniques

Ewa Kowalska, Hokkaido University, Japan

  • Surface Plasmon-enhanced Inactivation of Microorganisms and Decomposition of Organic Compounds on Mono- and Bi-metal (Au/Ag)-modified Titania

Josef Krýsa, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic

  • Hematite/Titania Photoanodes for Photoelectrochemical Applications

Ewelina Kusiak-Nejman and Antoni Morawski, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland

  • Activated Carbon Fibers Modified with TiO2 Nanoparticles for Air Purification – Present Situation and Future Approaches

Hrvoje Kušić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

  • TiO2-composite Photocatalytic Materials for Solar Driven Water Purification

Alex Kuvarega, University of South Africa, South Africa

  • Visible Light-responsive Carbon-based Nanocomposite Photocatalysts

Byeong-Kyu Lee, University of Ulsan, South Korea

  • Cesium and Boron Co-doped Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanosheets for Improved Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production

Xinyong Li, Dalian University of Technology, P. R. China

  • The Surface-Interface Charge-Transfer Process over Tailored Hierarchical Nano-Materials for Solar Harvesting and Conversions by In Situ Spectroscopy 

Yongfang Li, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China

  • High Performance Perovskite Solar Cells with Conjugated Polymer Anode Interfacial Layer

Baojun Liu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P. R. China

  • 0D/2D AgInS2/MXene Z-scheme Heterojunction Nanosheets for Improved Ammonia Photosynthesis of N2

Yaohua Mai, Jinan University, China

  • The Interface Engineering in Highly Efficient all Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells

Katrin Mackenzie, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ, Germany

  • PFAS Removal from Water by Adsorption, Oxidation or Coupling of Both?

Stephen Mezyk, California State University at Long Beach, USA

  • Chorine Radical Species Chemistry within AOPs

Claudio Minero, University of Torino, Italy

  • Electrochemical Measurements of Photocatalytic Efficiency for Fuel Production and Decontamination

Mohammad Muneer, Aligarh Muslim University, India

  • TBA

Nataša Novak Tušar, National Institute if Chemistry & University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia

  • AOP for Wastewater Treatment: Catalysis or Photocatalysis?

Bunsho Ohtani, Hokkaido University, Japan

  • Novel Mechanistic Concepts of Heterogeneous Photocatalysts to go Beyond Band-structure Model

David Ollis, North Carolina State University, USA

  • A Universal Power Law Representation for the Kinetics of Self-cleaning Photocatalytic Surfaces

Yaron Paz, Technion, Haifa, Israel

  • Transient Phenomena in Photocatalytic Materials, Studied by Step-scan FTIR Measurements

Anh Pham, University of Waterloo, Canada

  • In-situ Chemical Oxidation of Chlorendic Acid by Persulfate: Elucidation of the Roles of Adsorption and Oxidation on Chlorendic Acid Removal

Pierre Pichat, CNRS/Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France

  • An Overview of the State of the Art of TiO2-Based Self-Cleaning Glass

Qiquan Qiao, South Dakota State University, USA

  • Simple and Efficient Combination of Perovskite Solar Cells with Lithium Ion Battery

Juan Rodriguez Rodriguez, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Peru

  • ZnO/TiO2 (C-Ag-N) Photoactive Films for Photocatalytic Water Purification: Nanofibers vs Nanorods  

Marina Ratova, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

  • Photocatalytic Bismuth Oxide Coatings and Their Potential for Water Treatment Applications

Kohki Satoh, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan

  • pH Variation and H2O2 Generation in Water from Exposure to Pulsed Discharge

Christian Schoeneich, The University of Kansas, USA

  • Advanced Oxidation Processes Control the Stability of Protein Therapeutics in Formulations

Jason Scott, University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Defecting Metal Oxides with Light to Boost their Oxidative Capacity

Tetsuya Shishido, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

  • Selective Photo-oxidation of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural over Au/Nb205 Catalyst 

Siwaporn M. Smith, Mahidol University, Thailand

  • Reactivity and Stability of Layered Metal Hydroxide Catalysts in Degradation of Organic Pollutants

George Sorial, Cincinnati University, USA

  • Evaluation of Trickling Bed Air Biofilter for Removal of 2-ethyl-1-hexanol – A hydrophobic VOC

Ashraf Uddin, University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Interface Engineering of Solution Processed Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells

Sammy Verbruggen, Antwerp University, Belgium

  • Mechanistic Study of Plasmonic Photocatalysis Using Core-Shell Nanosystems

Peter Christian Kjærgaard Vesborg, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

  • Evaporative Deposition of MAI for Perovskite solar cells

Shaobin Wang, The University of Adelaide, Australia

  • Carbocatalysis for Advanced Oxidation Processes to Remove Aqueous Contaminants

Akira Yamakata, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan

  • Enhancement of Photocatalytic Activity of Ga2O3 Based Photocatalysts Studied by Time-Resolved Adsorption Spectroscopy

Keyou Yan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • Perovskite Photovoltaic-electroluminescent Bifunctional Device with Highly Comprehensive Performance Enabled by Interface Management

Shihe Yang, Peking University, Shenzhen, HKUST, Hong Kong

  • Engineering of Materials and Interfaces for Efficient Solar Energy Conversion

Adriana Zaleska-Medynska, University of Gdansk, Poland

  • TBA