The Thinking Institute at the University of Vigo
The Thinking Institute aims to bring together scientists from around the world to discuss science with an open mind, so that new research directions may emerge from a multidisciplinary environment. Organized by Prof. Luis Liz-Marzán and supported by CINBIO, this first edition will take place on July 4th and 5th, 2022, with a splendid list of speakers. Attendance to lectures will be free but registration will be required. Students and researchers from CINBIO will have the opportunity to meet and discuss with the invited speakers, who will also meet privately for further joint thinking.
Catherine J. Murphy
Larry R. Faulkner Endowed Chair in Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor Murphy received two B.S. degrees, one in chemistry and one in biochemistry, from the University of Illinois in 1986. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1990. From 1990-1993, she was first an NSF and then an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. From 1993-2009 Professor Murphy was a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina. In August 2009 she joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois.
University of Michigan
Nicholas A. Kotov received his degrees from the Moscow State University with his diploma and PhD studies centered on bioinspired harvesting of solar energy. His postdoctoral studies in Syracuse University encompassed the synthesis and self-assembly of biomimetic nanocomposites. After taking a position of an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University he expanded the field of biomimetic processes and materials by establishing a research program on self-assembly of nanostructures. Nicholas is currently holding the rank of Irving Langmuir Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan. He heads the laboratory and international team of scientists working on practical implementations and theoretical foundations of Biomimetic Nanostructures. Self-assembly and optical properties of chiral nanoparticles and their superstructures represent a focal point for the continuum of bioinspired nanoscale materials with significance to physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine. Nicholas is a co-founder of five startup companies and a passionate advocate for scientists with disabilities.
Professore di Chimica Organica, Università di Trieste
Carbon Nanobiotechnology Group Leader at CIC biomaGUNE. Research line: Development of functional carbon-based interfaces with enhanced performance in the field of biosensing and diagnostics. Federchimica Prize, Association of the Italian Chemical Industries (1995). National Prize for Research, Italian Chemical Society (2002). Ciamician-Gonzalez Prize, Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (2008). Nominee for the Descartes Prize for Excellence. Previous research experience in USA (Yale University, University of California), Italy (University of Trieste), France (Ecole Normale Superieure, Université de Strasbourg), Belgium (Université de Namur) and China (Xi'an Jiaotong University). Doctor in Chemistry (1978) from University of Padova, Italy, Honoris Causa Laurea in Materials Science and Technology at the University of Roma Tor Vergata (2014), Honoris Causa PhD in Chemistry, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (2016).
Mónica Olvera de la Cruz
Lawyer Taylor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University https://innobiome.csic.es/
Olvera de la Cruz obtained her B.A. in Physics from the UNAM, Mexico, in 1981, and her Ph.D. in Physics from Cambridge University, UK, in 1985. She has been a faculty member at Northwestern University since 1986. From 1995-97, she worked as a Senior Staff Scientist at the Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique, Centre de’Etude, Saclay, France. Olvera de la Cruz is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences as well as the American Philosophical Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Physical Society. She directed the Northwestern Materials Research Center from 2006–2013, which she grew in research, funding level and education, and expanded it by developing the Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS), an outreach program aimed at advancing the role of science and engineering in society. She is the Director of the Center for Computation and Theory of Soft Materials (CCTSM) at Northwestern University.
University of Michigan
PhD in Macromolecular Chemistry, RWTH Aachen, 1998. MS in Chemistry, RWTH Aachen, 1995. BS in Chemistry, University of Saarland, 1993. Experience: Wolfgang Pauli Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2019-Present; Director of Biointerfaces Institute, University of Michigan, 2012-Present; Co-Director, Institute of Functional Interfaces, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, 2009-Present
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institute of Materials, and Bioengineering Institute
Francesco Stellacci graduated in Materials Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in 1998 with a thesis on photochromic polymers with Prof. Giuseppe Zerbi and Mariacarla Gallazzi. In 1999 he moved to the Chemistry Department of the University of Arizona for as a post-doc in the group of Joe Perry in close collaboration with the group of Seth Marder. In 2002 he moved to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an assistant professor. He was then promoted to associate without (2006) and with tenure (2009). In 2010 he moved to the Institute of Materials at EPFL as a full Professor. He holds the Alcan EP Chair. Francesco was one of the recipients of the Technology Review TR35 "35 Innovator under 35" award in 2005, and the Popular Science Magazine "Brilliant 10" award in 2007. He has been a Packard Fellow starting 2005.
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