Keynote Speakers

Nadine Essayem

Nadine Essayem


IRC (France)

Title of the lecture: "Acid catalyzed transformation of Lignocellulosic Biomass in water and SC organic solvents"

Acid-base heterogeneous catalysis, Carbohydrates and renewable substrates conversion in hydrothermal conditions, Selective liquefaction of lignocellulosic biomass, Heterogeneous catalysis in supercritical fluidsAbout speaker

Antonella Gervasini

Antonella Gervasini


University of Milan (Italy)

Title of the lecture: "Going beyond the catalyst acidity: effective acidities in relation with catalytic activity"

Antonella Gervasini is professor at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Chimica; she holds courses of physical chemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics About speaker

Elena Gussevskaya

Elena Gussevskaya


Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)

Title of the lecture: "Reactions of Terpenes Catalyzed by Heteropoly Compounds: Valorization of Biorenewables"

Elena V. Gusevskaya received a master’s degree in chemistry from Novosibirsk State University in Russia and PhD in catalysis at the Boreskov Institute of Catalysis of Russian Academy of ScienceAbout speaker

Karen Wilson

Karen Wilson


Aston University (UK)

Title of the lecture: "Tailoring solid acid and base catalysts for biorefining"

Karen is currently a Chair of Catalysis and Research Director of the European Bioenergy Research Institute at Aston University in Birmingham (UK), where she previously held a Royal Society Industry Fellowship in collaboration with Johnson MattheyAbout speaker

Michael North

Michael North


University of York (UK)

Title of the lecture: "The importance of Lewis base catalysis in Lewis acid catalysed reactions"

Professor of Green Chemistry,Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, Department of Chemistry, University of York, York, UK, YO10 5DDAbout speaker

Carlos Apesteguia

Carlos Apesteguia


University of Litoral (Argentina)

Title of the lecture: "Acid catalysis for biomass valorisation: Conversion of D-xylose into furfural"

Carlos Apesteguía is Full Professor of the National University of Litoral (UNL) at the School of Chemical Engineering (FIQ) and Member of the CONICET's Research Staff at the Institute of Research on Catalysis and Petrochemistry (INCAPE)About speaker

Friederike Jentoft

Friederike Jentoft


University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA)

Title of the lecture: "Spectroscopic Observation of Hydrocarbon Reactions on Acid Sites"

Friederike C. Jentoft is Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. She studied Chemistry at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenAbout speaker

Bo-Qing Xu

Bo-Qing Xu


Tsinghua University (China)

Title of the lecture: "On the Role of Solution and Support Basicity to the Catalysis of Au for Glycerol Oxidation"

Bo-Qing Xu is a Changjiang Scholar Professor of Chemistry at Tsinghua University and serves as the vice-president of the Chinese Catalysis Society since 2012. About speaker

Zhongmin Liu

Zhongmin Liu


Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (China)

Title of the lecture: "Recent Mechanism Understanding on Methanol-to- olefin Reaction"

Prof. Zhongmin Liu got his Ph.D. in 1990 in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Now he is an Academician of CAE (Chinese Academy of Engineering)About speaker