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Sustainable Chemistry Webinar | Efficient and Ecofriendly Chemical Synthesis of Advanced Materials for Energy and Environment

3 Jun 2021, 10:00

Materials Synthesis, Sustainable Synthesis, Energy & the Environment, Advanced Materials, Ecofriendly Procedures, Waste Reduction, Waste Precursors, Waste Management, Fuel Battery Catalysts
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Welcome from the Chairs

1st Sustainable Chemistry Webinar

Efficient and Ecofriendly Chemical Synthesis of Advanced Materials for Energy and Environment

This webinar “Efficient and Ecofriendly Chemical Synthesis of Advanced Materials for Energy and Environment“ is dedicated to the chemical synthesis of advanced materials for energy and environmental applications, with a special attention toward efficient and ecofriendly preparation methodologies.

Dr. Francesca Deganello (CNR-ISMN, Italy), Dr. Maria Luisa Testa (CNR-ISMN, Italy) and Dr. Sergio Gonzalez-Cortes (University of Oxford, UK) will chair the webinar. The first speaker will be Prof. Luisa de Cola, from Università degli Studi di Milano Statale (Italy). Her presentation will concern porous silica-based Materials. Dr. Aruna, from CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (India), will be the second speaker. She will discuss the advantages of solution combustion synthesis for the preparation of solid fuel cells components. Prof. Dr. S. Gross, from University of Padova (Italy), the third speaker, will explore hydrothermal and other low temperature syntheses for inorganic materials.

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A Session and Discussion moderated by the Chairs. The webinar is offered via Zoom and requires registration to attend. The full recording will be found on Sciforum website. Next webinars on Sustainable Chemistry will be announced on the journal website.

Date: 3 June 2021

Time: 10:00am CEST | 4:00am EDT | 4:00pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 828 0651 8288

Webinar Secretariat: suschem.webinar@mdpi.com

Chairs

Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials (ISMN)—Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy

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Dr. Francesca Deganello is a researcher at CNR-ISMN Palermo (Italy) since 2001. In March 1996 she got the Chemistry degree at the Università degli Studi di Palermo and in February 2002 she obtained her PhD certificate in Chemical Sciences at the same University. She is involved in several national and international projects on the preparation and characterization of sustainable nanomaterials, especially mixed oxides with perovskite-type structure for solid oxide fuel cells operating at intermediate temperatures, for metal-air batteries, and for the degradation of pollutants in the air and in industrial wastewater. In particular, she is responsible for the ISMN unit for the Eurostars project “NanoPerWater: Fabrication of a novel Water filtration membrane based on NanoPerovskite for abatement of CECs“, where she coordinates the synthesis of the catalytic perovskite-type powders. Among the preparation methodologies, she mainly uses solution combustion synthesis with sustainable precursors. Dr. Deganello is the author of 37 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 10 structures in the ICDD database, and about 60 oral, poster communications and invited presentations. Dr. Deganello is a reviewer for materials-related journals and is a topic editor for Sustainable Chemistry (MDPI). She is also involved in outreach activities for schools and the public.

Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials (ISMN)—Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy

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Dr. Maria Luisa Testa is a Permanent Research Chemist at CNR-ISMN Palermo (Italy). She completed her undergraduate studies in Palermo (Italy), then she received her European PhD at Valencia University (Spain). Nowadays, her research interests span from environmental heterogeneous catalysis, design and synthesis of hybrid organic-inorganic catalysts and development of supported metal catalysts applied to the transformation of biomass components in biofuels and added-value products. The research is also oriented to the synthesis of hybrid materials for wastewater purification. She had various research international experiences (India –CSIR; France – IRCELYON; Spain- Malaga and Valencia Universities; Ireland – Cork University; Bulgaria - Academy of Science). Part of the activity is also devoted to Chemistry dissemination, teaching, tutoring and thesis supervision. Dr. Testa is author of 45 peer-reviewed scientific publications, patents or book chapters and about 60 oral, poster communications and invited presentations. She is a reviewer for materials-related journals, Topic Editor in “Materials” and Guest Editor of special issues in “Materials” and “Sustainable Chemistry”- MPDI.

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford, UK

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Dr. Sergio Gonzalez-Cortes hold a Licentiate in Chemistry, Cumlaude honour, from University of Los Andes (ULA, Venezuela) in 1993. After several years working as assistant-associate professor at ULA and conducting research independently in C1 valorisation, he moved to the UK where he earned the D. Phil (PhD) in Heterogeneous Catalysis from University of Oxford in 2005. Sergio was awarded a Scholarship from University of Los Andes (ULA, Venezuela) and the National Funds of Science, Technology and Innovation (Venezuela) to complete PhD at Oxford University. He then joined to Oxford Catalysts Company (now Velocys) as Senior Research Scientist to conduct the development of hydroprocessing catalysts for ultraclean diesel fuel and then to Carbon Trust (Future Blends Ltd) in 2012 as Principal Research Scientist to lead research in the synthesis of biofuels. He is currently a Fellow Research at Oxford University focus on the potential applications of microwave energy in a variety of catalytic processes of interest in sustainable chemistry. Sergio was a visiting scholar at University of California at Riverside and at University of Oklahoma (USA). Sergio has published over 70 papers, including two edited books, several reviews, book chapters and patents that are currently in the development and commercialization stages.

Invited Speakers

Laboratory of Supramolecular Biomaterials and Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Milano Statale, Unimi, Italy

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Luisa De Cola moved in November 2020 to the University of Milano and Istituto Mario Negri from the University of Strasbourg where she has been the chair of Supramolecular and Bio-Material Chemistry. She is also part time scientist at the INT-KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany and since 2019 Honorary Professor at Tianjin University, China. She is a true European scientist: born in Messina, Italy, where she studied chemistry. after a post-doc in USA she was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna (1990). In 1998 she was appointed Full Professor at the University of Amsterdam, and in 2004 she moved to the University of Muenster, Germany. She is recipients of several awards, the most recent being the IUPAC award (2011), the International Prize for Chemistry “L. Tartufari” and the Catalan -Sabatier prize from the Spanish Royal Academy of Science in 2015. In 2019 she was awarded the Izatt–Christensen prize in Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry and the Prize Anassilaos Arte Cultura Economia e Scienze. In 2020 she is the recipient of the Natta Medal from the Italian Chemical Society and she was one of the 39 selected women chemists, from all times, at the Science Museum of Valencia (Ciutat de les Arts y de les Ciencies), Spain (2019-2020). She has been Nominated “Chevalier de la Légion d' Honneur” by the French President François Hollande, and she is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and of the Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere. In March she has been elected to the AIMBE (American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering) College of Fellows Class of 2021. Her main interests are luminescent and electroluminescent systems and their assemblies, and nano-, porous and soft structures for biomedical applications. She has published more than 370 papers (H index = 80), and filed 38 patents.

Surface Engineering Division, CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, India

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Dr. S.T. Aruna is currently working as a Senior Principal Scientist at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL), Bangalore, India. She has 27 years of research experience. She received her Ph.D. in the year 1998 from the Indian Institute of Science and she was a postdoctoral fellow at Bar-Ilan University, Israel before joining CSIR-NAL in 2001. Dr. Aruna’s research interests are in the area of nanomaterials synthesis, ceramic processing, plasma spray coatings and fabrication of high temperature electrochemical devices. She is well versed in the design and development of plasma sprayed thermal barrier coatings and coatings for bio-medical and wear resistant applications. She is the pioneer of the concept of mixture of fuels approach and synthesis of plasma sprayable powders by solution combustion method. Her other contributions in various disciplines include development of high emissivity paint coatings, solar selective black paint coating, superhydrophobic coatings and sol-gel based corrosion resistant coatings. She has authored 108 research papers in international peer reviewed journals, 6 review articles, 10 patents, co-authored a book and written 10 book chapters and 4 encyclopedia chapters. Her research papers have been well cited and her publications have an h-index of 39. One of her review papers published in Current Opinion in solid state and Materials science, has received the best cited paper award twice. She is on the editorial board of Surface Engineering Journal. Recently, her name featured in the list of top 2 per cent of the world scientists.

Department of Chemistry, University of Padova, Italy

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Silvia Gross is currently Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (SSD CHIM/03) at the University of Padova. Since 2021 she is also a TUM Visiting Professor at the Technische Universität München and, for the period 2021-2024, she is a DFG Mercator Fellow at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie within the DFG-funded SFB "Track-Act" project. Her current research activity is documented by about 162 scientific publications in ISI journals and is mainly focused on i) the sustainable and low temperature synthesis of crystalline metal oxide, sulphide and halogenide colloids by wet chemistry and colloidal routes, ii) investigation of crystallization mechanisms of inorganic materials under not standard conditions (e.g., confined space).

Registration

This is a FREE webinar. The number of participants to the live session is limited but the recording will be made available on Sciforum shortly afterwards. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.

Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST

Dr. Francesca Deganello

Chair Introduction

10:00 - 10:05 am

Prof. Dr. Luisa De Cola (introduced by Dr. Maria Luisa Testa)

Porous Silica-Based Materials. Synthesis, Functionalization and Applications

10:05 - 10:30 am

Q&A

10:30 - 10:35 am

Dr. S.T. Aruna (introduced by Dr. Sergio Gonzalez-Cortes)

Solution Combustion Synthesis: A Propitious Method for the Synthesis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Components

10:35 - 11:00 am

Q&A

11:00 - 11:05 am

Prof. Dr. Silvia Gross (introduced by Dr. Francesca Deganello)

Exploring Unconventional Conditions for Low Temperature, Sustainable Wet-Chemistry and Colloidal Syntheses of Inorganic Materials

11:05 - 11:30 am

Q&A

11:30 - 11:35 am

Closing of Webinar
Dr. Francesca Deganello

11:35 am - 12:00 pm

Announcement

Sustainable Chemistry is happy to inform you that from 26 April 2021 to 31 October 2021 all submissions (once accepted after peer review) will be published free of charge.

Webinar Content

On Thursday, 3 June 2021, MDPI and the Journal Sustainable Chemistry organized the 1st Webinar on Sustainable Chemistry, entitled "Efficient and Ecofriendly Chemical Synthesis of Advanced Materials for Energy and Environment". This online seminar was chaired by Dr. Francesca Deganello and Dr. Maria Luisa Testa, who are researchers at the Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials (ISMN)—Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy; and by Dr. Sergio Gonzalez-Cortes, who is currently a researcher at Oxford University. The webinar explored the chemical synthesis of advanced materials for energy and environmental applications.

After a short introduction by the chair Dr. Francesca Deganello, Prof. Dr. Luisa De Cola presented her research on porous silica-based materials. The second speaker was Dr. S. T. Aruna and her presentation showed the advantages of solution combustion synthesis for the preparation of solid fuel cells components. Finally, Prof. Dr. Silvia Gross presented the hydrothermal and other low temperature syntheses for inorganic materials.

The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found below. In order to stay updated on the next webinars on Sustainable Chemistry, be sure to sign up for our newsletter by clicking on “Subscribe” at the top of the page.

Relevant SIs

Special Issues in Sustainable Chemistry

Efficient and Ecofriendly Chemical Synthesis of Advanced Materials for Energy and Environment
Guest Editors: Francesca Deganello, Maria Luisa Testa and Sergio Gonzalez-Cortes
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021

Alternative Solvents for Green Chemistry
Guest Editors: Ana B. Pereiro and João M. M. Araújo
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021

Sustainable (Bio)Chemical Processes for Lignocellulosic and Lipid Waste Biomass Valorization to Fuels, Chemicals and Materials
Guest Editors: Konstantinos S. Triantafyllidis, Rafael Luque and Carol Sze Ki Lin
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021

Green Chemistry and Biofinery Concepts on Biomass Valorisation
Guest Editor: André M. Da Costa Lopes
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022

Click here to see a list of special issues in Sustainable Chemistry

Special Issues in Sustainability

Toward Sustainable Multifunctional Coatings
Guest Editors: Mariateresa Lettieri
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021

Sustainable Materials and Processes for Organic Electronics
Guest Editors: Mariacecilia Pasini, Varun Vohra and Alessandra Operamolla
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021

Design, Synthesis of Polymers-based Hybrid Materials for Biosensing and Building Stimuli-Responsive Architectures
Guest Editors: Chengfen Xing and Dong Gao
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 12 December 2021

Sustainable Innovation and Development of Advanced Materials
Guest Editors: Khara Grieger
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021

Click here to see a list of special issues in Sustainability

Special Issues in Catalysts

Carbon- and Metal-Based Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications
Guest Editor: Dr. Ganesh Shimoga, Dr. Ramasubba Reddy Palem
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021

Advanced Nanomaterials - Synthesis and Applications in Catalysis
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Ákos Kukovecz, Dr. Violeta Niculescu
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021

Novel Photocatalysts for Environmental and Energy Applications
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Dionysios (Dion) Demetriou Dionysiou, Dr. Sami Rtimi, Prof. Dr. Ewa Kowalska, Dr. Changseok Han, Dr. Marcin Janczarek
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2021

Recent Advances in Catalytic Materials toward Renewable Energy and the Removal of Environmental Pollutants
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Chao-Wei Huang, Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Chi-Sheng Wu, and Dr. Van-Huy Nguyen
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021

Click here to see a list of special issues in Catalysts

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