Vesna MIŠKOVIĆ-STANKOVIĆ, Professor at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Serbia, and Visiting professor at Kyung Hee University, Yongin, South Korea. She obtained her BSc, MSc and PhD degree in Chemical engineering from Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 1981, 1984 and 1990, respectively. She got a fellowship at University of Trento, Italy, in 1992. and 1993. She has been also Visiting Professor at the University of Trento, Italy, Ohio University, USA, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada, and Shandong University, Jinan, China. Her teaching activity includes Physical Chemistry, Non-Metallic Coatings, and Electrochemical methods for biomaterials formation, while research interest refers to electrochemistry, electrodeposition, electrosynthesis, biomaterials, corrosion, surface modification. She published 7 textbooks, 1 monograph, 8 chapters, 3 patents, 122 scientific papers in the leading international and 35 in the national journals, 37 invited lectures, 250 conference papers (159 international and 91 national), 2 prototypes, and was leading 23 scientific projects. She was cited 1500 times, h index 22 (according SCOPUS, since 1996), i.e. 2014 times, h index 24 (according Google scholar). She serves as the Reviewer in leading international journals.
Prof. Mišković-Stanković is a member of The International Society of Electrochemistry, The American Electrochemical Society, European Federation for Corrosion, Associate Member and National representative of the Division Committe of Physical and Biophysical Chemistry in IUPAC, National representative in Division of Electrochemistry in EuCheMS, Vice-President, Board member and member of Presidency of the Serbian Chemical Society, and member of the Serbian Scientific Society. She was a chair/member of Scientific and Organizing Committes of numerous interational and national Meetings.
Conference title: ELECTROCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF NOVEL ANTIBACTERIAL SILVER DOPED POLY(VINYL ALCOHOL)/GRAPHENE COMPOSITES
Eric SAINT-AMAN is the director of the Inorganic&Redox Chemistry laboratory at the Molecular Chemistry Department (Université Grenoble-Alpes & CNRS). He is also coordinator of the laboratory of excellence ARCANE which is a network including all chemistry laboratories of the Grenoble site. After holding various responsibilities at the Faculty of Chemistry (Master of Chemistry, the International Affairs), he became responsible for coordinating the chemistry research at the Joseph Fourier University between 2005 and 2007. In 2007 he became Vice President Research in charge of Chemistry, Life Sciences, and Health. He was also member of the National Council of Universities from 2005 to 2013. He has held various expertizes for international (European Union, Polish Academy, Norwegian Academy …) or national organizations (High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education). He got an engineering degree from the Grenoble Institute of Technology. He defended in 1983 an engineering PhD thesis and in 1989 a PhD Thesis es Physical Sciences. He is professor at the University Joseph Fourier since 1998. He conducts research in electrochemistry and molecular chemistry. Its thematic scope is the development of molecular architectures whose shape and features can be changed under the influence of an external stimulus. He has authored 130 publications in international journals with a citation rate above 3000 (h = 31).
Conference title: A MULTI-ADRESSABLE SWITCH BASED ON THE DIMETHYLDIHYDROPYRENE PHOTOCHROM
Vessela TSAKOVA has graduated in physics at Sofia University. Later she obtained PhD and DSc degrees in physical chemistryat Institute of Physical Chemistry, Sofia. She was DAAD and Alexander-von-Humboldt fellow in Germany and worked also as visiting researcher in several universities in Germany, Belgium, and Italy. Since 2001 she is heading a research group at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Sofia, active in the field of electrochemistry of conducting polymers. Prof. DSc Vessela Tsakova is director of Institute of Physical Chemistry, Sofia, since 2012.
The scientific work of Prof. Tsakova covers the fields of electrocrystallization of metals, electrochemical synthesis and properties of conducting polymers, synthesis and characterization of electroactive organic and inorganic/organic composite materials, electrocatalytical and electroanalytical applications. She has more than 80 publications in peer reviewed journals and book chapters, the latter concerning conducting polymer-based composites and their medical applications. The publications have more than 1500 citations in the scientific literature.
Prof. Tsakova is lecturer at the Doctoral school of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences with two courses: Fundamentals of Electrochemistry and Electrochemistry of conducting polymers.
Prof. Tsakova is member of the Advisory board of the “Workshops of Electrochemistry of Electroactive Materials” (WEEMs) series, co-organizer of Electroactive materials symposia within the ISE Annual Meetings, guest editor of Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry and Electrochimica Acta.
Conference title: CONDUCTING POLYMERS IN ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSING– FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ELECTROANALYTICAL SIGNAL