Dr. Catherine Dendrinou-Samara is Professor and Director of Inorganic Chemistry Lab., Faculty of Chemistry, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, GREECE. She obtained her PhD thesis in 1992 from Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki while she was visiting Researcher at Inorganic Chemistry Lab of Freie Universitaet Berlin and The Manchester University, UK. Her research interest are on synthesis and characterization of a variety of inorganic compounds and materials ranging from mononuclear complexes to polynuclear one and farther to nanoscale particles that permits to investigate magnetic properties and biomedical applications. She works on controlled synthesis through wet chemical approach of magnetic spinel ferrite nanoparticles for Imaging Diagnostics (MRI) and Therapeutics (Drug carriers, Hyperthermia); Bioactivity of Cu-based nanoparticles and Bimettallic nanostructures. She has an h-index of 30 for 80 indexed publications, with >2600 citations(Scopus).
He has published 515 SCI papers (h-index 40) with 8000 citations, 37 book chapters and 2 patent applications. He has given over 45 talks at conferences, supervised 10 post-doctoral fellows, 24 PhD and 32 MSc students and coordinated some financed projects. Also he has organized many national and international scientific events. In 2004 he received the Portuguese National Science Foundation prize for Scientific Excellence and the APDF Scientific Award in 2005.
Prof. Su’s current research fields include the design, the synthesis, the property study and the molecular engineering of nanostructures and highly organized and hierarchically self-assembled porous materials, bio-integrated living and bio-inspired materials including leaf-like materials by the immobilization of living organisms and biomaterials for catalysis, photocatalysis, CO2 reduction and water splitting, artificial photosynthesis, nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, energy storage and conversion, cell therapy and biomedical applications.
Figalli’s research embraces several areas of mathematics, including Partial Differential Equations, Calculus of Variations, and Geometric Measure Theory. These areas have applications to physics, biology, and economics. For instance, one of Figalli’s main focuses of research is the “optimal transport problem,” which states, given a distribution of mass, find the most efficient way to transport it from one place to another. Of course, this problem has important applications in economics. However, more recently, this problem has found new unexpected applications to other areas of mathematics, as well as biology and meteorology.
Glancing angle deposited nanorods have attracted a great attention in many applications such as heat transfer, renewable energy, communication, electronic and electrical field, material science and engineering due to their unique properties. These nanorods are grown randomly with different morphologies and uncontrolled lengths and separation among the nanorods on flat substrates due to the shadowing effect occurs during the glancing angle deposition (GLAD) technique. Further enhancement of the performance of the GLAD nanorods is expected by controlling the morphology and separation among the nanorods by surface patterning. Hence, the goal of this work is to investigate the effect of surface pattering on the morphology and separation among the GLAD nanorods. To reach our goal, a combination of modified-nanosphere lithography (m-NSL) technique and GLAD technique is proposed to fabricate periodic and well-separated nanorods. For demonstration, Molybdenum (Mo), Chromium (Cr), and Copper (Cu) were used as source (target) materials due to their low cost and their availability in the laboratory. The results shows that the periodic Mo, Cr, and Cu nanorods has better separation among the nanorods than those grown on flat substrates, while they are larger in diameter and shorter in length. The periodic GLAD nanorods are also exhibited amazing structure that is flower-like or honeycomb-like structure since they are replicating the underlying patterned substrates.
The scientific work of Kurt Kremer focuses on theoretical physics and physical chemistry of ‘soft matter’, i.e. synthetic as well as biological macromolecules and macromolecular assemblies. For more than 30 years now he especially develops and employs advanced computer simulation methods, most notably multiscale approaches, which combine chemistry specific local aspects with more generic physical models and schemes. Properties of soft matter combine chemistry specific and universal scaling physics aspects in a unique way resulting in the ubiquitous versatility and presence of soft matter. This comes at the price that analytical theoretical work in most cases only can deal with highly idealized model systems, making computer simulations indispensable. His name is linked to two very efficient simulation models for Monte Carlo simulations (Bond Fluctuation Model) and molecular dynamics simulations (coined Kremer Grest model) for polymer simulations. Until now the vast majority of simulation studies investigating generic physical properties of macromolecules employ these two models or variants. The latter model was already used in 1990 to demonstrate the microscopic validity of the reptation concept, which is central for our understanding of polymer melts, elastomers and many aspects in biophysics like the problem of chromosome territories. Other work concerns polyelectrolytes, membranes and surface and interface problems.
O.E. Glukhova, Doctor of science in physics and mathematics, now is a head of Department of Radiotechnique and electrodynamics at Saratov State University and leads the Division of Mathematical modeling in Educational and scientific institution of nanostructures and biosystems at Saratov State University. She received her DSc degree in solid state electronics and nanoelectronics from Saratov State University in 2009. Her main fields of investigation are: nanoelectronics, molecular modeling of biomaterials and nanostructures, molecular electronics, mechanics of nanostructures, quantum chemistry and molecular dynamics, carbon nanostructures (fullerenes, nanotubes, graphene, graphane). She has published about 170 peer-reviewed journal papers and four monographs.
Kurt Kremer was one of the first to point out that the huge diversity of synthetic and biological soft matter results from the interplay of universal and chemistry specific contributions. Already in 1998 he and coworkers published a paper dealing with scale bridging simulations for polymers, which by now developed into a truly quantitative and predictive tool. Beyond plain structural properties organic electronic materials pose additional challenges. His group systematically linked structural and morphological properties with electronic properties of the individual molecular moieties. They demonstrated that the conventional approach to study systems only at T=0K neglects fluctuations and disorder, often leading to qualitatively wrong results. Recently he combined field based, particle based coarse grained and all atom models for P3HT, the ‘fruit fly’ of organic electronics. His scientific work typically connects physical problems with methodological advances. Such an advance e.g. is the particle based adaptive resolution simulation, where different regions with different resolution freely exchange molecules. First applications concern quantum classical systems or the problem of co-nonsolvency of organic macromolecules in mixed solvents.
As novel laser media, polymers are particularly attractive because they can be easily and inexpensively formed into flexible shapes and structures that are inaccessible to crystalline materials.
Antje Boetius is Professor of Geomicrobiology at the University Bremen, and leader of a joint research group on Deep Sea Ecology and Technology of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research and the Max Planck Institute of Marine Microbiology. She is Vice Director of MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences. Antje has studied Biology and Biological Oceanography at the University of Hamburg and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Her PhD thesis dealt with deep-sea microbiology and biogeochemistry. She became Professor for Microbiology in 2001 at the Jacobs University in Bremen, and was Group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology from 2003-2008. Antje Boetius is an expert of marine biogeochemistry, biological oceanography, deep-sea biology and microbial of the ocean. She works on polar seas, on chemosynthetic ecosystems and other extreme habitats of the ocean. Antje Boetius has lead or participated in over 45 seagoing expeditions, and she has coordinated many national and international ocean research programs. Antje Boetius and her team are renowned for their contributions to the diversity and function of life associated with seafloor processes, including pelagobenthic coupling, gas seepage and fluid flow, and the structure, function and dynamics of microbial communities of the ocean floor. The group uses novel technologies and methods for the study of life at the bottom of the ocean. Current studies include the exploration of Arctic deep-sea life under the ice, and the long-term observation of the effects of global warming on polar ecosystems as well as on hypoxic aquatic ecosystems. Antje Boetius was head of the Science Commisstion of Germany’s Science Council. She is member of the advisory boards of many international and national research programs, marine research institutes and museums. She has been awarded with the Medaille de la Societe d’Oceanographie de France, the Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz Prize of the DFG, the Advanced Grant of the ERC, the Petersen Price and Hector Fellow, among many other honors. Antje Boetius has been elected as an external scientific member of the Max Planck Society, to the German National Academy Leopoldina (Section Geology), and to the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz. She is an elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and of the American Academy of Microbiology. She engages much in public outreach and transfer of knowledge on the role of the ocean in the Earth System, as well as on the value of (bio)diversity.
Barbara Wohlmuth works in the field of numerical simulation techniques for partial differential equations with special focus on discretizations, a posteriori error analysis, fault tolerance, multi-scale and massively parallel iterative solvers, variational inequalities, and the mathematical modeling of coupled multi-field problems. Interdisciplinary cooperation with engineers and computer sciences play an important role in her work. After studying mathematics at the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the University of Grenoble she completed her PhD in 1995 at TUM and habilitated in 2000 at the University of Augsburg. As a PostDoc she stayed at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University and as a visiting professor in France and Hong Kong. In 2001 she accepted a full professor position for Numerical Mathematics at the Universität Stuttgart and in 2010 at TUM. She holds the Magne Espedal guest professor at the University Bergen. She serves on numerous Editorial Boards, acts as a reviewer for national research foundations and is member of international scientific advisory boards. Currently she is the Director-Elect of the International Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering at TUM.
Barbara Wohlmuth is elected member of the DFG Review Board 312 for Mathematics and a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. In 2012 she was awarded the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG).