Professor David Cole Hamilton, University of St Andrews
David Cole-Hamilton’s work in homogeneous catalysis includes the development of new reactions, providing early examples of the production of alcohols from rhodium catalysed hydroformylation, the thermal production of hydrogen from alcohols, isomerising methoxycarbonylation of unsaturated compounds and amide hydrogenation to amines. He has recently developed a range of processes starting from waste bio-oils. He also pioneered several processes for homogeneous catalyst / product separation using water, supercritical fluids, ionic liquids and supported catalysts. In many cases he has transferred these separation techniques to continuous flow processes.
Professor Zeger Hens, Ghent University
Prof. dr. ir. Zeger Hens is full professor at Ghent University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Ghent University, Belgium in 2000. After a postdoctoral stay at Utrecht University, he was appointed as a professor at Ghent University and started the research group Physics and Chemistry of Nanostructures on colloidal nanocrystals in 2003. The main focus of his research today are the synthesis, processing and characterization of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals or quantum dots for applications in opto‐electronics.
Dr. Eng. Shigeru Takahashi
Dr. Shigeru Takahashi has worked at Japan Cement Association (JCA) from 1978. One of main activities of JCA is developing the drafts of Japan Industrial Standard. He has engaged in work related to standardization. Further he has researched on the hydration of cement and the properties of hardened cement paste or concrete. He belonged to the department of “Production & Environment” between 2011 and 2014. The investigation of the use of wastes in cement industry of Japan was one of works related to environment.