Prof. Tatiana Perova
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Biography: Prof. Perova completed her PhD at Leningrad State University in 1979. She joined the staff of Vavilov State Optical Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia) in 1979, where she was involved in the characterization of condensed matter using far-infrared and Raman spectroscopy. In 1998 Prof. Perova took a position of the Research Director of Microelectronic Technology Laboratory (MTL) at Trinity College Dublin and from 2007 she is the Director of MTL. Since 2011 she is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin and since 2013 she is a Fellow Emeritus. Prof. Perova’s research interests are principally related to the optical characterization of condensed matter, with an emphasis on the analysis of the composition, stoichiometry, molecular orientation, stress and strain in amorphous solids, liquid crystals, photonic crystals and semiconductors. She has over 270 publications in books and referred journals. Prof. Perova has given numerous invited talks at Universities and Research Institutes in Europe, Russia, Australia and Mexico and several invited and keynote talks at International Conferences. Prof. Perova is acting as a Reviewer Editor for the journal Frontiers: Frontiers in Materials and is a member of the Editorial Board of Asian Chemistry Letters journal.
Prof. Lluís Soler
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), Spain
Biography: Lluís Soler received his PhD in Chemistry from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2010. In 2012, he joined the Institute for Integrative Nanoscience at the IFW Dresden (Germany) as a Postdoctoral Fellow and later on he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart (Germany). In 2014 he joined the group of Prof. Jordi Llorca at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech (UPC) with a “Beatriu de Pinós” (Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND) grant. He is currently Adjunct Professor of the Chemical Engineering Department at the UPC. He was recently granted as a principal investigator of a JIN type project (2019-2021) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Sciences and the ERDF. He published over 40 publications in books and referred journals (h-index=22) and authored over 4 patents. His research interests include heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis and reaction engineering.