Plenary Speakers

Professor Jeroen van Bokhoven

Jeroen van Bokhoven is Professor at ETH, Zurich and Head of Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry at Scherrer Institute

Associate Professor Ahmad Alshammari

Ahmad Alshammari is Associate Professor of Chemistry at the National Research Center of Nanotechnology at KACST

Doctor Alexander van Bavel

Sander van Bavel is currently program lead for the Long Range Research program Methane to Products at Shell

Doctor Anissa Bendjeriou-Sedjerari

Anissa Bendjeriou-Sedjerari is Research Scientist at KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Professor Chad A. Mirkin

Chad A. Mirkin is the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology. He is Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and of Medicine at Northwestern University

Professor & Associate Dean Christopher J. Cramer

Christopher Cramer is a Distinguished McKnight and University Teaching Professor at University of Minnesota. He is also Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Science & Engineering

Professor Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones is Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and the Associate Vice President for Research at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Dr. Daniel Curulla-Ferre

Senior Scientist @ Total Research & Technology Feluy, Total Refining & Chemicals, Belgium.

Professor Ding Ma

Ding Ma is Professor at Peking University, China. He is the Advisory Member for various journals and has been Associate Editor for the catalysis journal of RSC, Catalysis Science & Technology since 2014

Professor & Dean Emiel Hensen

Emiel Hensen is full Professor inorganic materials chemistry and Dean of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry of the Eindhoven University of Technology

Professor Frederick Kapteijn

Frederick Kapteijn is currently Professor and leader of the Catalysis Engineering section at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Professor Gabor Laurenczy

Gabor Laurenczy is currently Professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Head of the Group of Catalysis for Energy and Environment

Distinguished Professor Jean Marie Basset

Jean Marie Basset is a Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences and Engineering Division and was, from 2009 to 2017, the Director of the KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)

Assistant Professor Jovana Zecevic

Jovana Zecevic is currently Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Professor Kazuhiro Takanabe

Kazuhiro Takanabe is Professor of Chemical Science at KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Doctor Khalid Almusaiteer

Khalid Almusaiteer, Senior Manager, CO2 Transformation, Sabic

Associate Professor Kuo-Wei Huang

Kuo-Wei Huang is Professor of Chemical Science at KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Professor Laura Gagliardi

Laura Gagliardi is currently a Distinguished McKnight Professor at Minnesota University

Professor Luigi Cavallo

Luigi Cavallo is Professor of Chemical Science at KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Professor Mohammed R. Siddiqui

Mohammed R. Siddiqui is a full Professor, Department of Chemistry, at King Saud University, Riyadh

Professor Nanfeng Zheng

Nanfeng Zheng is a full Professor at Xiamen University, China

Professor Omar K. Farha

Omar K. Farha is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, Distinguished Adjunct Professor at King Abdulaziz University, President of NuMat Technologies

Doctor Sai Katikaneni

Sai P. Katikaneni is presently working as research Science Consultant at Carbon Management R&D Division, R&D Center, Saudi Aramco

Professor Silvia Bordiga

Silvia Bordiga is Full Prof. in Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Torino. Since 2012 she is also Prof. II at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Oslo

Professor Unni Olsbye

Unni Olsbye is Professor and leader of the Catalysis Section at the Chemistry Department of the University of Oslo (UiO)

Doctor Xu Wei

Wei Xu is a research science consultant of Saudi Aramco. He is currently leading the Chemicals R&D Laboratory of Saudi Aramco and R&D Satellite center at KAUST

Professor Yu Han

Yu Han is Professor of Chemical Science at KAUST, Saudi Arabia