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Dr. Marzio Monagheddu

Organiser
VITO
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  • Dr. Marzio Monagheddu

    Dr. Marzio Monagheddu received his Master (1997) and PhD (2000) degrees in Chemistry at the University of Sassari, and afterward completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Material Science at the National Research Council in Milano.

    After almost a decade of operative roles with chemical companies and EPC contractors as process chemist, start-up engineer and licensing manager, he took the position of National Business Manager with a leading disinfection and sterilization provider.

    Since 2015 he develops synergistic partnerships between VITO, industry and academia, fostering sustainable industrial development and helping leading edge innovations to become business successes.

     

    Email: marzio.monagheddu@vito.be

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Prof. Dr. Fady Nahra

Organiser/Speaker
VITO/UGent
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  • Prof. Dr. Fady Nahra

    Prof. Dr. Fady Nahra is responsible for the membrane modification platform within the nanofiltration technology team at VITO. He is also a guest professor at Ghent University (Belgium), since February 2020, in the field of green chemistry, ligand design and solid-state chemistry.

    He holds a PhD in chemistry from UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium). His work experience spans more than a decade in 3 different countries and 4 different universities (UCLouvain-Belgium, UPMC/Sorbonne-Paris, St Andrews University-UK and UGent-Belgium), covering a wide range of topics mainly in materials chemistry, organic chemistry, transition metal catalysis, coordination and fluorination chemistry. Prior to joining VITO, he worked at UGent as research fellow where he was awarded the incentive award (Belgian national award) in 2017 for excellence in research. He is the (co)author of over 80 publications, including articles, reviews and book chapters in several high impact journals.

    Since joining VITO in May 2019, he has been mainly focused on developing a new platform for hybrid/ceramic membrane technology, along with new processes for sequential catalysis/separation applications.

     

    Email: fady.nahra@vito.be

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Prof. David Cole-Hamilton

Moderator
St Andrews University
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  • Prof. David Cole-Hamilton

    Prof. David Cole-Hamilton is Emeritus professor at St Andrews University. Following degrees (BSc and PhD) at Edinburgh University, David worked with Nobel Laureate, Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson at Imperial College, where he developed a strong interest in organometallic chemistry and especially homogeneous catalysis. His independent career started at Liverpool University (Lecturer and Senior Lecturer) before moving to be Professor of Chemistry at the University of St. Andrews in 1985.

    He has published more than 400 articles and patents. He also has developed many new methods for catalyst separation often using water, supercritical fluids and/or ionic liquids. He has edited a book in this area: Catalyst separation, recovery and recycling, Chemistry and Process Design Eds. D. J. Cole-Hamilton and R. P. Tooze, Springer, Dordrecht, 2006.

    He has won a number of prizes from the Royal Society of Chemistry as well as 5 prizes for teaching. In 2017 he was awarded the Alwin Mittasch Prize of the German Catalysis Society and was made a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

    David is a past President of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS) having been President from 2013-7. This gave him extensive contact with chemical societies and policy makers throughout Europe. On behalf of EuChemS he led a team celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table, which developed a new version of the Periodic Table highlighting element availability and vulnerability as well as which elements can come from conflict minerals and which appear in smart phones.  

     

    Email: djc@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Dr. Pieter Vandezande

Speaker
VITO
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  • Dr. Pieter Vandezande

    Dr. Pieter Vandezande holds a Master degree in Bioscience Engineering from the University of Leuven (Belgium) and a PhD from the Centre for Surface Science and Catalysis of the same university. Pieter has been working at VITO since 2008 within the Separation and Conversion Technology unit. As expert in membrane technology, he deals with advanced membrane separation processes in connection with sustainable chemistry, focusing particularly on challenging molecular scale, often non-aqueous, organic solvent based separations, with applications in diverse industries ranging from oil & gas, bulk and specialty chemicals to pharma, food and biorefinery. His work comprises membrane process design and experimental development from lab to pilot scale as well as more fundamental studies. Pieter has been coordinating and participating in various collaborative research projects at the national and international level, leading about 100 contract research studies for industrial parties, and is (co-)author of 40 peer-reviewed SCI publications, 3 book chapters and 7 patent applications.


    Email: pieter.vandezande@vito.be

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Dr. Dominic Ormerod

Speaker
VITO
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  • Dr. Dominic Ormerod

    Dr. Dominic Ormerod is a senior researcher in the Separation and Conversion Technology unit at VITO (Belgium) which he joined in February 2012. After obtaining a PhD in organic chemistry in 1998 from UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) in the group of Prof. I. E. Markó, he moved to the department of chemical process development at Janssen Pharmaceutica (Beerse, Belgium), where he worked from 1998 until January 2012. He is the (co)author of over 50 publications, including patents, articles and reviews in several high impact journals.

    In his current role he leads research projects that can be both contract research for industrial partners or strategic basic research in collaboration with academic partners that are directed towards membrane assisted process intensification.

     

    Email: dominic.ormerod@vito.be

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Dr. Thomas Seidensticker

Speaker
TU Dortmund
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  • Dr. Thomas Seidensticker

    Thomas Seidensticker studied chemistry at TU Dortmund University and received his master’s degree in 2012. During his masters studies he was working at the University of St. Andrews/Scotland with Prof. David J. Cole-Hamilton. Thomas worked as a PhD student at the laboratories of industrial chemistry from 2013 and received his doctorate in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Arno Behr. Since 2017, he has been a junior research group leader in the group with Prof. Dr. Dieter Vogt. His research is dedicated to sustainable process design for homogeneous catalysts, including the development of innovative recycling methods and the conversion of renewable resources. Since January 2021, he has been setting up his own junior research group "renewlysis" at TU Dortmund University combining catalysis with renewable resources.

     

    Email: thomas.seidensticker@tu-dortmund.de

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