He is an honorary member of the Institute of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Greece, as well as an honorary Member of the Philological Society Parnassos, Greece. He is an honorary citizen of Oinousses and of Delphoi.
He is the President of the Governing Body of the National Library of Greece, a member of the Advisory Board of the Goulandris Natural History Museum, a member of the International Advisory Board of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Imperial College, UK, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Nonlinear Mathematics and Applications, Loughborough University, UK. He is or has been a member of the Editorial Board of more than twenty scientific journals, including Proceedings of the Royal Society (Series A), Journal of Mathematical Physics, Selecta Mathematica, Studies in Applied Mathematics and Nonlinearity. He is also Co-Editor in chief of the Journal of Nonlinear Science and Associate Editor of the following three series: Progress in Physics and Mathematical Physics (Birkhauser), Modern Mechanics and Mathematics (CRC) and Publishing Program in Mathematics (de Gruyter).
He has delivered more than 250 invited talks and colloquia at international conferences and major universities including Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, Berkeley, MIT, Caltech, Columbia, Oxford and Tokyo. Among his recent presentations are the opening address of the 45th Mathematical Olympiad, Greece, 2004, an invited address at the celebration of the Royal Irish Academy for the Bicentennial of W.R. Hamilton, Ireland, 2005, the SIAM Invited Address at the Annual meeting of AMS and MAA, USA, 2006, the opening plenary address of the international conference “Nonlinear Waves - Theory and Applications”, China, 2008, and the opening plenary address at the 2nd World Congress of Controversies in Neurology, 2008. He has also given several presentations addressing relations between mathematics, philosophy and neuroscience, including talks at Oxford, Beijing and the Athens Concert Hall.
He is the author or co-author of three monographs and of more than 250 papers, as well as the co-editor of seven books. He has published in different areas of science ranging from abstract areas such as differential geometry and bi-Hamiltonian structures, to applied areas such as models of chronic myelogenous leukaemia (with J.B. Keller) and protein folding (with I.M. Gel’fand). In particular, he has made seminal contributions in the field of integrability and has played a significant role in the solution of important mathematical problems arising in medical imaging. In the Special Millenium Issue: Mathematical Physics - Past and Future of the Journal of Mathematical Physics, June 2000, which summarised the “most important developments in mathematical physics in the 20th century”, A.S. Fokas was asked to contribute an article on integrability.
He has published over 170 articles in prestigious international journals (including Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., Journal of the American Chemical Society, Advanced Functional Materials, Nanoletters, ACS Nano, Biomaterials, Small, Physical Review Letters, Chemical Communications, Applied Physics Letters, Physical Review B, Nanoscale, etc.), has been invited to speak at over 160 international conferences and has given over 150 seminars and colloquia and 20 public lectures in 40 countries on all inhabited continents. His publications have been cited over 4400 times and his H index is 38.
Ray Baughman became the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and Director of the NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas in Dallas in 2001, after 31 years in industry. He is a Member of The National Academy of Engineering and The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas; a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry; an Academician of The Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; an honorary professor of six universities in China; and is on editorial or advisory boards of Science and other journals. Ray has 72 issued US patents and over 380 refereed publications, with 29,000 citations and an H-index of 76. His current research focuses on such areas as artificial muscles; energy storage, conversion, and harvesting; the science and technology of nanomaterials; thermoacoustic sound projectors; solid-state synthesis; smart textiles; novel known and unknown forms of carbon; and materials with extreme and rare properties.
His main research interests include electronic materials and devices, photonics, nanostructures and nanotechnologies, with a particular emphasis to semiconductor materials. Of particular interest his results on silicon-based nanophotonics. He is an author of over 350 papers on international journals, author of several reviews, author of 1 book, editor of 10 books, he holds 3 patents and is a frequent invited speaker at international conferences (over 80 invited talks). He holds an h-index of 47 and its publications count overall over 10,000 citations according to ISI Web of Science.
In addition to two well-known textbooks on electronic materials and devices, and optoelectronics and photonics (with translations in Greek, Korean and Chinese), Prof. Kasap has published more than 250 articles in refereed international journals. Since 2002, he has been the Deputy Editor for J. Materials Science: Materials in Electronics (Springer). He has been the Chair of the Steering Committee and the International Advisory Committee of the International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications (ICOOPMA) since 2005. In 2006, with Dr. Peter Capper (UK), he edited a major comprehensive reference work entitled The Springer Handbook of Electronic and Photonic Materials (Springer Heidelberg, Germany, 2006).
His research has explored the application of quantum chemical methods in chemistry, with emphasis on surface science, particularly adsorption and catalysis. He has published more than 350 research papers, notably in the area of modeling the structure and reactivity of transition metal oxide catalysts and zeolites, and he has given more than 440 invited lectures. From 1999 to 2011 he was chairman of the Collaborative Research Center of the German Research Foundation (DFG) "Aggregates of transition metal oxides – Structure, dynamics, reactivity" and he is co-founder and principal investigator of the DFG-funded Cluster of Excellence “Unifying concepts in catalysis” in Berlin. He is one of the editors of the Journal of Catalysis.
He has pioneered the development of new type of metal-catalyzed cycloadditions to make complex carbo- and heterocycles, and the discovery of new DNA binding modes of synthetic peptides. He has been the founder, president of the “Chemical Biology group” of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry, a group that counts now with more than 200 members. He has supervised 28 PhD theses and published over 180 articles in top journals.
Qiang Xu received his PhD degree in Physical Chemistry in 1994 at Osaka University, Japan. After one year working as a postdoctoral fellow at Osaka University, he started his career as a Research Scientist in Osaka National Research Institute in 1995. Currently, he is a Chief Senior Researcher at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and adjunct professor at Kobe University, Japan. He received the Thomson Reuters Research Front Award in 2012 and was recognized as among the highly cited researchers (2014 & 2015 & 2016) in both fields of Chemistry and Engineering by Thomson Reuters. His research interests include chemistry of nanostructured materials, in particular porous materials, and related functional applications, especially for clean energy. He has published more than 300 papers in refereed journals with citation > 16000 and h-index > 65 (Web of Science). He is involved in a number of editorial/advisory boards of journals, including as an associate editor of Coordination Chemistry Reviews (Elsevier) and an advisory board member of Chem (Cell Press).
He is currently the co-editor of the Communications in Partial Differential Equations and sits in the editorial board of ten academic journals. He has received many awards and distinctions, has given numerous invited lectures and tutorials, and has been mentor to a number of graduate students and postdocs.
Using experimental psychology and brain imaging techniques, he studies cognitive development and learning in children and adults (specifically, the role of cognitive inhibition in strategy selection). He has published over 100 scientific journal articles and book chapters. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Dictionary of Cognitive Science (London and New York, Routledge – Psychology Press, 2004 – E-Book, 2010) and the author or co-author of 16 popular books in French, namely the follow-up to Jean Piaget’s book titled “The Child Psychology” by the Presses Universitaires de France in Paris.
Angelos Michaelides obtained a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry in 2000 from The Queen′s University of Belfast. Following this he worked as a post-doctoral research associate and junior research fellow at the University of Cambridge and then at the Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin, as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow. Subsequently he was promoted to staff scientist and research group leader at the Fritz Haber Institute. In 2006 he moved to University College London, where since 2009 he has been Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.
He has received a number of honours and awards for his research including the Royal Irish Academy Young Irish Chemist of the Year, a visiting professorship at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, a Miller Visiting Professorship at UC Berkeley, a European Young Investigator Award, two European Research Council Grants (Startup and Consolidator), and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. He was also the 2010 recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) Marlow Award "For his innovative contributions in broad areas of surface and physical chemistry, with particular relevance to heterogeneous catalysis and improved understanding of the water-ice interface". In 2016 he was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) Coday-Morgan Prize for “the development of computational methods and applications that have significantly advanced understanding of several important chemical systems”. In 2012 became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and in 2013 a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK). Since 2011 has been a Director of the Thomas Young Centre and since 2013 he has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Chemical Physics.
Research in his group () involves computer simulations of catalytic and environmental interfaces, aiming at reaching a fundamental new understanding of elementary processes at such interfaces. Water is a major focus of their work.