Prof. Silvia Giordani
Dublin City University, Ireland
Biography: Silvia Giordani is full Professor (Chair) of Nanomaterials within the School of Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University and a PI of the strategically important National Centre for Sensor research. She received her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Miami, USA and carried out postdoctoral research at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland and at the University of Trieste, Italy. In 2007 she received the prestigious President of Ireland Young Researcher Award and was a Research Assistant Professor at TCD from 2007 to 2013. Since September 2013 she has been leading the new “Nano Carbon Materials” research lab at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) and in December 2016 she was appointed Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry at the University of Turin, Italy. Her main research interests are in the design, synthesis, and characterization of a wide range of nanomaterials for applications in smart and responsive bio-related nanotechnologies. She is the author/co-author of approx. 100 manuscripts, reviews and book chapters. In 2018 she was awarded the William Evans Fellowship from the University of Otago (New Zealand) and is Visiting Scientist to the Bio-Nano Institute at Toyo University (Japan).
Prof. Jorge Loredo
University of Oviedo, Spain
Biography: Graduated in Mining Engineering from the University of Oviedo (Spain) in 1976, PhD from the University of Oviedo (Spain) in 1981. Specialized in Mining Geology at the Paris School of Mines in 1981-1982. Professor of Mining and Environmental Exploration at the Oviedo School of Mines of the University of Oviedo (Spain). Visiting Professor in the University of California at Berkeley in 1987/88, in La Rioja and San Juan Universities (Argentina) in 1997 and 1999, in the University of Piura (Peru) in 1998 and 1999, in the Academy of Mines and Metallurgy of Cracow in 1992, and in the University of Sofía (Bulgaria) in 1993. Coordinator of National and International Research Projects focussed in mine water (CAMINAR, ERMITE, PIRAMID, TRANSCAT, ERBLASEN, CENIT-CO2, GEOCIMA, …. ). Author of papers in specialized magazins and ponent in international conferences in the area of mine water. Currently is member of the Executive Committee Council of the International Mine water Association.