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Invited Speakers & Titles of Their Lectures

Professor Detlef Bahnemann, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

  • Isotope Effects in Photocatalysis

Professor Roberto Candal , National University of San Martin, Argentina

Dr. Yongjun Chen, PhosphorTech Corporation, USA

  • Design of Efficient Photocatalytic Structure for Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to Solar Fuels

Professor Laura Clarizia, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy

  • Photocatalytic production of hydrogen

Professor Xiaodi Duan, University of Shanghai, P.R. of China

Professor Dominik Eder, Technical University of Wein, Austria

  • Metal-organic frameworks  as next-generation photocatalysts

Professor Polycarpos Falaras, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Greece

  • Investigating the Effects of TiO2 Photocatalytic Action in Environmental Protection and Solar Energy Conversion Processes

Professor Ivana Grčić , University of Zagreb, Croatia

  • TBA

Professor Chantal Guillard, IRCELYON,University of Lyon, France

  • Temperature and pressure assisted photocatalysis under inert or aerated conditions

Professor Aziz Habibi Yangjeh , University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Iran

  • Rational design of TiO2‒based nanocomposites for photocatalytic wastewater treatment

Professor Valerie Hequet & Professor Cecile Raillard, IMT Atlantique – Campus de Nantes, France

  • TBA

Professor Philippe Heynderickx, Ghent University, Belgium

  • Advanced kinetic modeling for photocatalytic aqueous pollutant removal for and description of air purifiers: effect of process variables

Professor Ottó Horváth, University of Pannonia, Hungary

  • Photocatalytic degradation of various organic compounds of biological importance

Professor Ladislav Kavan , J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Republic

  • Peculiar photoelectrochemical activity of zinc oxide and tin dioxide

Professor Hyoung-il Kim, Yonsei University, Korea

  • Enhancing the Production of Reactive Oxygen Species through Photo(electro)catalytic Processes

Professor Peter Christian Kjærgaard Vesborg, Denmark Technical University, Denmark

  • Selenium as a top-cell absorber for tandem photovoltaic- and PEC-cells

Professor Kamila Koci , Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

  • Photocatalytic reduction of CO2 over Ti3+ self-doped TiO2‑based photocatalysts

Professor Josef Krysa, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic

  • Photocatalytic degradation of VOCs on nanostructured TiO2

Dr. Hana Krysova, J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Republic

  • Tungsten trioxide and hematite thin films for photoelectrochemical applications

Professor Hrvoje Kušić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

  • Photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceuticals and PFAS employing tailored solar-active materials

Professor Alex Kuvarega , University of South Africa, South Africa

  • Z- and S-scheme heterojunction photocatalysts for water treatment

Professor Gianluca Li Puma,  University of Palermo, Italy

  • Novel multifunctional microbial photo-electro-catalytic approaches for conversion of inorganic carbon to acetate using semiconductor Z-scheme heterojunctions

Professor Yao-Tung Lin, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

  • Enhancing chitosan/polyvinyl alcohol-based smart packaging with oxygen vacancy-rich TiO2 nanoparticles and anthocyanin from jaboticaba peel extract

Dr. Thomas Maggos, NCSR “DEMOKRITOS”National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”​, Greece

  • Development and application of a photocatalytic paint for Indoor Air Quality Improvement

Professor Claudio Minero , University of Turin, Italy

  • The long history of kinetic models in photocatalysis and their evaluation with initial rate and photoelectron density measurements

Professor Olinda C. Monteiro , University of Lisbon, Portugal

  • TBA

Professor Sylwia Mozia, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland

  • Photocatalytic membrane reactors in water and wastewater treatment.

Professor Miguel Angel Mueses, University of Cartagena, Colombia

  • Recent advances in modeling of Solar Photocatalytic Processes: A computational platform for evaluation of heterogeneous photocatalytic reactors

Professor Marica Muscetta , University of Naples Federico II, Italy

  • Preparation of Au-based photocatalysts from spent materials for the photocatalytic conversion of formic acid to hydrogen

Professor Bunsho Ohtani, Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University, Japan

  • How Can We Know Particle Shape? Macroscopic Morphology Analysis of Ceria Particles Based on Their Electron Trap-distribution Patterns

Professor Pierre Pichat , Photocatalysis and Environment”, CNRS/Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France

  • Infrared Spectroscopy and Heterogenous Photocatalysis

Professor Sotiris E. Pratsinis, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland

  • From flame-made photocatalysts to bactericidal nanosilver and breath sensor of liquor adulteration (methanol poisoning

Professor Selvaraj Rengaraj, Sultan Gaboos University, Sultanate of Oman

  • 2D Nanomaterials and Visible Light: A Great Combination for Green Hydrogen Production

Professor Refugio Rodriguez Vazquez, the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico

  • Water purification in a Nano-TiO2 photoreactor oxygenated with micro-nanobubbles

Professor Elena Selli, University of Milan, Italy

  • Charge separation and trapping vs. photoelectrocatalytic activity of ternary oxide semiconductors

Professor Panagiotis Smirniotis , University of Cincinnati, USA

  • N-doped Titania made via Aerosol Synthesis for the Photocatalytic Degradation of Toxic Organics with Visible Light

Professor Elias Stathatos (Co-authors:A. Nikolakopoulou, A. Karavioti, D.A. Chalkias), University of the Peloponnese, Greece

  • Down-conversion composite materials implementation to all printed carbon based perovskite and dye sensitised solar cells for enhanced performance and improved stability

Professor Jennifer Strunk, Technical University of Munich, Germany

  • Single-site and single-atom (photo)catalysts: The interplay between support, coordination, oxidation state and performance

Dr. Beatriz Trindade Barrocas, University of Lipson, Portugal

  • Novel supported photocatalysts for solar-assisted environmental remediation

Professor Beata Tryba, West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, Poland

  • Preparation of novel photocatalytic bed based on polystyrene spheres for degradation of air pollution

Professor Shujuan Zhang , Nanjing University, China

  • The application potential of solar/diketones

Professor Adriana Zaleska-Medynska, University of Gdansk, Poland

  • Progress in Photocatalysis in Last Decade

Professor Anna Zielinska Jurek, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

  • The growing problem of water pollution with pharmaceuticals. Challenges, prospects and solutions


Invited Speakers & Titles of Their Lectures

Professor Tünde Alapi, University of Szeged, Hungary

  • Application of LEDs in water treatment – investigation of the UV/Chlorine process in decomposing persistent organic pollutants

Professor Maria G. Antoniou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

  • Can peroxymonosulfate (PMS) outperform hydrogen peroxide treatment for the in-situ mitigation of cyanobacteria harmful blooms (cyano-habs)?

Professor Joseph Collin, University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

  • Remediation of detergent wastewater using catalytic and non-catalytic ozone gas treatment: Current updates and future directions

Professor Siegfried Denys, Antwerp University, Belgium

  • Computational moddeling as a design tool for combined air purification technologies

Professor Mohammad H. Entezari, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

  • Anticancer Activity of Synthesized Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites in the Presence and Absence of Ultrasonic Waves on the Human

Professor Antoine Ghauch, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

  • Affordable Advanced Oxidation Techniques for the treatment of Hazardous Industrial Effluents: Use of Activated Persulfate toward Water Decontamination

Professor Changseok Han, INHA University, Korea

  • Iron-based catalysts to activate oxidants for decomposing micropollutants in water and wastewater

Dr. Ahmed K. Hassan, Ministry of Science and Technology, Iraq

  • Biosynthesized Fe/Pd Nanoparticles from Eucalyptus Leaves and Used for Removing Remazol Black B in Aqueous Media

Professor Daphne Hermosilla Redondo, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain

  • Supporting nature-based technologies of wastewater treatment with advanced oxidation processes

Professor Zsuzsanna László, University of Szeged, Hungary

  • Potential applications of biochar-based nanocomposites for wastewater treatment

Professor Teik Thye Lim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • Persulfate Activation in Catalytic Membrane Environment for Intensified Degradation of Recalcitrant Micropollutants via Space-confined Catalysis

Professor Dan Meyerstein, Ariel University, Ariel, Israel

  • The mechanisms of the Fenton and Fenton-Like reactions

Professor Stephen Mezyk, California State University at Long Beach, USA

  • Comparison of AOT radical kinetics for wastewater remediations

Professor Natasa Novak Tusar, National Institute of Chemistry and University of Nova Gorica, Gorica, Slovenia

  • Catalysts for Heterogeneous Fenton Advanced Oxidation Processes

Professor Kevin O’Shea, Florida International University, USA

  • The ultrasonically induced degradation of emerging contaminants, from cyanotoxins to perfluorinated alkyl compounds.

Professor Yaron Paz, Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion, Israel

  • Water remediation by combining AOP and biodegradation

Professor Günther Rupprechter, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

  • Advanced Oxidation Technologies for Treatment of Water, Air and Soil

Professor Diana Sannino, Università degli Studi di Salerno Italy

  • AOPs assisted by modulated irradiation: energy saving or improved performances?

Professor Sammy Verbruggen, Antwerp University, Belgium

  • Direct Oxygen Activation on Plasmonic Metals Using Visible Light

Professor Christian Schoneich, University of Kansas USA

  • Photo-Fenton reactions in the site-specific modification of proteins

Tentatively Listed Invited Speakers

The following scientists have tentatively agreed to speak at the conferences depending on schedule and budget considerations.  Once they confirm their participation we will move them into invited speakers lists.

Professor Wojciech Macyk, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Professor Sixto Malato , Almeria Solar Platform, Spain

Dr. Marina Ratova, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Dr. Ivalina Trendafilova, National Institute of Chemistry, Bulgaria