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QAFCO

2019 - Functional Materials

2019 - Functional Materials

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Lecture Hall 238, Engineering Building

In partnership with the American Chemical Society (ACS) Qatar Chapter

  • Welcome Session

    Chair:

  • Time

  • Event

  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

  • Registration and Light Breakfast

  • 9:00 a.m.

  • Dr. Hassan S. Bazzi

    Associate Dean for Research

    Texas A&M University at Qatar

  • 9:10 a.m.

  • Dr. César Octavio Malavé

    Dean

    Texas A&M University at Qatar

  • 9:20 a.m.

  • Dr. Hamed A Al-Marwani

    Chief Administration Officer

    Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO)

  • Session I

    Chair: Dr. Hassan S. Bazzi

  • Time

  • Event

  • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

  • Keynote Speaker

    Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

    Carnegie Mellon University, USA

    “Macromolecular Engineering by Taming Free Radicals”

  • 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

  • Coffee break

  • Session II

    Chair: Dr. Ioannis Economou

  • Time

  • Event

  • 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

  • Dr. Jay H. Lee

    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea

    “Reinforcement Learning — Overview of Recent Progress and Potential Applications for Process Systems Engineering”

  • 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.

  • Dr. John A. Gladysz

    Texas A&M University, USA

    “From Molecular Gyroscopes to Homeomorphic Isomerization: Molecules that Turn Themselves Inside Out”

  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

  • Lunch

  • Session III

    Chair: Dr. Konstantinos Kakosimos

  • Time

  • Event

  • 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

  • Dr. Gabriele Sadowski

    TU Dortmund University, Germany

    “Polymers as Excipients for Pharmaceutical Applications”

  • 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Dr. Christopher W. Bielawski

    Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Republic of Korea

    “Photoswitchable Carbenes: Using Light to Control Organo- and Metal-mediated Transformations”

  • 2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

  • Coffee break

  • Session IV

    Chair: Dr. Sherzod Madrahimov

  • Time

  • Event

  • 2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

  • Dr. SonBinh T. Nguyen

    Northwestern University, USA

    “Porous Organic Polymer (POPs) Possessing Well-defined Ligands as a General Platform for Deploying Single-site Catalysts”

  • 2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

  • Dr. Junwang (John) Tang

    University College London, UK

    “Efficient Photocatalysts for Water Splitting and CH4 Activation”

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