Speakers

International speakers

Eric Scerri (University of California Los Angeles, USA) Renowned thinker on the history and philosophy of the periodic table. Author of 13 books and of numerous articles and letters on the subject, Professor Scerri offers new insight on the evolution and growth of scientific knowledge in Chemistry. He is also founder and editor-in-chief of the journal Foundations of Chemistry.

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Heather Allen (Ohio State University, USA) A leader in the field of interfacial chemistry, Professor Allen works with state-of-the-art nonlinear optical spectroscopy to answer key questions on molecular organization and reactivity at interfaces. Professor Allen is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), as well as recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow Award and of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award.X

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William Casey (University of California, USA) Professor Casey has pioneered the study of chemical weathering through the study of metal aquo clusters, predominantly by ambient and high-pressure heteronuclear Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Mass Spectrometry. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, recipient of the Clair C. Patterson Award, and of the Werner Stumm Medal.X

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Liane G. Benning (GFZ German Research Centre, Germany)
Head of the Interface Geochemistry Section of the GFZ and former president of the European Association of Geochemistry, Professor Benning works bridges experiment and field work to resolve inorganic and biogenic reaction mechanisms in nature. Her work includes crystal nucleation and growth of inorganic geomaterials.XXX

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Mari-Ann Einarsrud (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway) An authority in the field of inorganic materials including ceramics, functional oxides, thin films and nanostructured materials. She is an elected member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters and of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.

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Ian Bourg (Princeton University, USA)  Professor Bourg’s work couples geochemistry, geomechanics and mass fluxes to predict mass transport in (nano)porous media. His research integrates atomistic simulations, laboratory experiments, and reactive transport modelling to investigating complex questions as varied as barrier properties of engineered shales and geological storage of CO2.X

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Christine Joy McKenzie (University of South Denmark, Denmark) Professor McKenzie’s work mixes organic, organometallic, inorganic synthesis and biocoordination chemistry.  Some of her work includes controlled self-assembly of molecular metal clusters, and  homogenous catalysis for energy conversion processes. She is the recipient of the Carlsberg Chemistry and Bjerrum-Brønsted prizes.X

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James R. Rustad (U.S. Department of Energy, USA)
Dr. Rustad is program manager for the Office of Basic Energy Sciences for the U.S. DOE. His career spans three decades previously spent as Chief Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Professor at UC Davis, and Research Associate at Corning Incorporated. He has published over 100 publications in materials chemistry and physics, resource scarity and energy materials.

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National speakers

Sofi Jonsson (Stockholm University) will be speaking about mercury biogeochemistry

Dirk Rudolph (Lund University) will  provide a historic perspective and latest developments on the discovery of  the heavy  elements

Ann Terry (Lund University / MAX IV Laboratory) will be speaking about MAXIV and ESS

Lars Öhrström (Chalmers University of Technology) will give a Plenary lecture on the periodic table of elements