Keynote talks announced for FEMS Junior EUROMAT 2022

The keynote talks have been announced for FEMS Junior EUROMAT 2022 ERC awarded. The conference will be held from 19–22 July 2022 at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Keynote speakers include:

Goreti Sales, Associate Professor at University of Coimbra, Portugal.

She is Associate Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of Sciences and Technology Coimbra University and Coordinator of BioMark research group at the University of Coimbra (BioMark@UC).  Her research interests are mainly devoted to research on biomimetic nanomaterials and biosensing devices. She was awarded (in 2012) a Starting Grant by the European Research Council, targeting a new technical approach that merges biosensors with solar cells, and nominated by the European Innovation Council an EIC National Champion. She is the coordinator of the FET-Open project (H2020) MindGAP.

Title of talk: Innovative designs in (bio)sensors with plastic antibodies.

Damien Voiry, CNRS researcher at University of Montpellier, France.

Damien Voiry received B. Eng degree in Materials Science from the Graduate School of Chemistry and Physics of Bordeaux, France in 2007. He obtained his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the Center Paul Pascal, University of Bordeaux in 2010 under the supervision of Dr. Alain Pénicaud. His PhD focused on the dissolution and covalent functionalization of carbon nanotubes. In 2011, he joined the group of Professor Chhowalla as postdoctoral associate to work on exfoliated 2D materials. Since February 2016, he is a CNRS researcher at the European Institute of Membranes (IEM, UMR5635) in Montpellier and was awarded the European ERC-Starting Grant in July 2018. Damien Voiry has deposited 8 patents and published more than 55 research articles for a total number of citations greater than 15,000. He was received the CRNS Bronze Medal in 2020 and was nominated to the Young Academy of Europe in 2020. His research deals with the engineering of low dimensional materials for novel membranes and energy conversion.

Title of talk: Molecular doping of metal catalysts for improving the electrochemical conversion of CO2 to multicarbon products.

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