Dr Andrei Khodakov, CNRS Research Director - P.I.
After graduating from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Andrei Khodakov obtained his PhD degree in 1991 from Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry of USSR Academy of Sciences under supervision of Prof. V.B. Kazansky. In 1992 -1999, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in academic and industrial laboratories in France, UK and USA: Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, Institut Français du Pétrole, synchrotron LURE, University of Edinburgh, University of Manchester, University of California in Berkeley and SABIC. From 1999, Dr Andrei Y. Khodakov is a researcher of the National Centre for Scientific Research in France. Since 2017, he is a CNRS Senior Research Director in the UCCS-CNRS Laboratory in the University of Lille and Centrale Lille Institute. With a high level of expertise in the field of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, the research of the group of Dr Khodakov has been extended to the synthesis of platform-molecules, valorization of methane and renewable resources (biomass, carbon dioxide) by thermochemical and photocatalytic processes, in-situ/operando catalyst characterization, new catalyst preparation methods as well as to process intensification.
Dr Robert Wojcieszak, Scientifique (CNRS) in Lille, France
Dr Robert Wojcieszak obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Chemistry from Henri Poincare University, France in 2006 and subsequently held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. Then, he was a FAPESP fellow at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. His research interests cover materials science and catalytic materials design. In particular he is working on the development of new advanced catalysts for biomass transformation especially for the oxidation and hydrogenation of bio-based compounds and hybrid catalysis. He is the scientific leader of several collaborative projects and coordinator of the CatBioInnov Platform. He is also the coordinator of the RECABIO (Catalyses and Bioeconomy) flagship project from the I-SITE ULNE.
Dr Mirella Virgnie, Associate Professor
Dr Chunyang Dong, Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr Vitaly Ordomsky, CNRS Researcher
Dr M. Ghazzal, Associate Professor, University Paris Sud
Di Hu, PhD student
University of Helsinki
Professor Pedro Camargo - P.I.
Prof. Pedro Camargo was born in Ourinhos-SP (Brazil) in 1981. He received his BS and MS in Chemistry in 2003 and 2005, respectively, both from the Federal University of Paraná in Brazil. In 2005, He was a recipient of a Fulbright/Capes Fellowship to pursue his Ph.D. in the USA and joined Professor Younan Xia’s group at the University of Washington (Seattle). In 2007, the Xia group relocated to Washington University in Saint Louis, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2009. In 2011, he was hired as an Assistant Professor at the University of São Paulo. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015 and to Full Professor in 2018. In February of 2019, he relocated to a Professor position at the University of Helsinki, Department of Chemistry. His research interests include the synthesis of designer nanomaterials for nanocatalysis and plasmonic nanocatalysis. He serves as an Editor of the Journal of Materials Science, as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society and the Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, as an Editorial Board member for iScience and Nanomaterials, and as an affiliated member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
Dr Jhon Quiroz – University researcher
Dr. Samir Belhout – Postdoctoral Researcher
Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry
Dr Dorota Rutkowska-Żbik - P.I.
Dorota Rutkowska-Zbik is currently employed as the Associate Professor at the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (Krakow, Poland) where she leads “Heterogeneous catalysis: theory and experiment” group. She obtained PhD in physical and theoretical chemistry from the Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (Krakow, Poland) in 2005. After graduation, she held a visiting post-doctoral fellow position at the Theoretical Chemistry Department at the Lund University (Lund, Sweden). Her scientific interests cover computational chemistry for catalysis and bio-inorganic chemistry. She focuses on structure – activity relationship analysis and elucidation of reaction mechanisms.
Dr Renata Tokarz-Sobieraj
Renata Tokarz-Sobieraj is currently employed as the Associate Professor at the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (Krakow, Poland) where she is currently Deputy Director and Head of Interdisciplinary PhD Studies "Interdisciplinarity for Innovation Medicine". Since 2014 she has been elected President of Polish Catalysis Club.
She obtained PhD in physical and theoretical chemistry from the Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (Krakow, Poland) in 1994 and habilitation in 2010. She was the Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Fritz-Haber-Institute der MPG in Berlin.
She specialises in theoretical modelling in the field of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis. The main goal is the correlation between a structure of an active centre and its catalytic properties, leading to the rational design of catalysts having active centres of a-priori defined electronic state. Her interests include metal oxides, heteropoly compounds, complex systems, and metallic clusters.