Pr. Bin REN, Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China

Tip-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Nanoscale Characterization of Electrochemical Systems

 Bin Ren is a Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor in Chemistry and vice director of the State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Xiamen University. He obtained his bachelor and Ph.D in the Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University. He was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow and worked in Fritz-Haber Institute, Germany on tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. He was awarded the Distinguished Young Scholar Fund by NSFC, and the National high-level talents special support plan. He has published over 200 scientific papers with citations over 11000 times. His research field is on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and electrochemistry, and their application in studying the fundamental aspect of surface and interfaces of energy and bio-related systems. He is now an associate editor of Analytical Chemistry (ACS).


Website: http://bren.xmu.edu.cn/prof-ren/


Pr. Pooi See LEE, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Redox nanomaterials for electrochemical energy devices


Prof. Lee received her Ph.D. degree from National University of Singapore in 2001. She joined Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd (now Globalfoundries) in research and technology development department from 2001-2003. In January 2004, she joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University where she is now Full Professor. She is interested in synthesizing innovative nanomaterials, and harnessing its multi-functionality through understanding the structural-property characteristics. She has developed high energy capacitors, energy saving electrochromic coatings, novel transparent conductors, flexible and stretchable devices. She is keen in advancing the frontier of green nanotechnology and to translate research outcomes into real solutions.

Pooi See has authored and co-authored many publications in the field of nanomaterials for energy and electronics applications. She holds more than 30 patents filed/provisional applications at present. She is recipient of many awards and honors. She is a member of Materials Research Society and she serves as the editorial board member of Advanced Energy Materials, Scientific Reports and Frontier.


Website: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/pslee/


Pr. Louis de Smet, Wageningen University, Netherland

Electrochemically prepared Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for capacitive gas


Louis de Smet obtained his PhD degree from Wageningen University in 2006 on the topic of covalently attached organic monolayers on silicon surfaces. After postdoctoral work at the Ian Wark Research Institute (Adelaide, Australia) on biocompatible polymer coatings he was awarded an NWO Veni Grant to study molecular interactions involving polysaccharides. In 2007 he joined TU Delft (NL) as an Assistant Professor to teach Chemical Thermodynamics and to start a research group on organic coatings, mainly to detect volatile organic compounds and ions in water. In 2016 he was appointed as an Associate Professor at Wageningen University where he now teaches Analytical Chemistry. His research group is part of the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry and focuses on the preparation and characterization of organic materials for ion sensing, ion separations and ion recovery, for which he was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. Since 2017 he also serves as a Senior Advisor to Wetsus (Leeuwarden, The Netherlands) on organic materials for sustainable water technology.

Website: https://www.wur.nl/en/Persons/Louis-dr.ir.-LCPM-Louis-de-Smet.htm

Dr. Frédéric KANOUFI, ITODYS, CNRS-Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France

In operando optical monitoring of the electrodeposition of


Frederic Kanoufi obtained his PhD degree in electrochemistry from the University of Paris Diderot in 1998. After spending one year as a postdoctoral fellow in A.J. Bard’s group at UT at Austin he was appointed by CNRS at ESPCI ParisTech. He is now CNRS Research Director at ITODYS laboratory at Université Paris Diderot. His research focuses on the development of electrochemical microscopies strategies (SECM and coupled electrochemistry and optical microscopies) for the inspection and modification of surfaces. Kanoufi is a distinguished member of the French Society of Chemitry (SCF), recipient of the 2006 Bronze medal of CNRS and of 2015 SCF Instrumentation Prize.

Website: http://www.itodys.univ-paris7.fr/fr/annuaire-itodys/directeurs-de-recherche/111-frederic-kanoufi

Pr. Tim Albrecht, School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Probing structural diversity in molecular adlayers by tunnelling spectroscopy


Tim obtained his PhD from the MPI for Radiation Chemistry and TU Berlin in 2003, with a project on interfacial charge transfer processes in artificial and natural heme proteins, studied (mainly) by SERRS. During several visits to Jens Ulstrup's group at DTU, he got introduced to single-crystal electrochemistry and electrochemical STM, which he then applied as a postdoc in the same group to studying single-molecule charge transport, i.a. in small transition metal complexes. In 2006, he moved to Imperial College London, Department of Chemistry, to take up a lecturer position in Interfacial and Analytical Sciences. He was made Senior Lecturer in 2011 and then Reader in 2014. In 2017, he joined the School of Chemistry at Birmingham University as Chair of Physical Chemistry. His research interests include single-molecule charge transport in different environments, surface electrochemistry, single-molecule biosensing with nanopores and nanopipettes, and advanced data analysis tools such as Deep Learning.


Website: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/chemistry/albrecht-tim.aspx

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