Keynote Speakers


Prof. Yujiro Hayashi
Tohoku University, Japan

Yujiro Hayashi is a professor of Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University. He received his B.S. degree(1984), M.S. degree(1986) , Ph. D. degree(1992) from Tokyo University, Japan, and his postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. He worked as assistant professor in Tokyo University in 1987, then he was promoted as associate professor in 1998. After that, he joined Tokyo University of Science as full professor. In 2012, Prof. Yujiro Hayashi joined Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Japan. His research interests include: Organic synthesis. Development of new synthetic methods. Synthesis of biologically active natural products.
He is the in international advisory board of Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, The Open Organic Chemistry Journal, and The Open Natural Products Journal. Prof. Yujiro Hayashi is also the editor of Chemistry Letters, The Chemical Society of Japan.

Prof. Hiroyuki Nakamura
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Hiroyuki Nakamura was received his PhD from Tohoku University under the supervision of Professor Yoshinori Yamamoto in 1996. He became an assistant professor at Kyushu University (1995-1997) and at Tohoku University (1997-2002). He worked as a visiting assistant professor at University of Pittsburgh with Professor D. Curran (2000-2001). In 2002, he was appointed as an associate professor at Gakushuin University and promoted as a professor in 2006. In 2013, he was appointed as a professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He received the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists in 1999 and the Incentive Award of the Japanese Society for Molecular Target Therapy of Cancer in 2007. He became president of the Japanese Society of Neutron Capture Therapy in 2015. His research interests include synthetic methodology, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, photodynamic therapy, and neutron capture therapy.

Plenary Speaker

Prof. Ewa Dluska

Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Ewa Dluska is currently a Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology, at the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering in Poland. She obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology in 1997. In 2011 she wrote the monographical habilitation thesis and was honored by her university with a D.Sc. degree in 2012. She was awarded a research fellowship at the University of Oxford in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering on the encapsulation of stem cells (2013). She also spent a year at the Clausthal University of Technology in Germany (1993-1994) investigating aerosol filtration. Her main research covers the encapsulation process of active ingredients (drugs, living cells, nutrients) and release processes, mass transfer in dispersed systems, development and creation of multiple emulsions with bioactive agents in a Couette-Taylor Flow bioreactor for a drug/active agent delivery. She uses both experimental and theoretical/computational approaches such as modelling of drug release processes from multiple emulsions and micro/nanoparticles. She also deals with separation processes for environmental protection: organic compounds and the extraction of ions of heavy metals by emulsion liquid membranes (ELMs), and the reduction of membrane fouling by using a Couette-Taylor flow device. Chemical Reactor Engineering in the multiphase flow (gas-liquid and liquid-liquid processes in a Couette-Taylor flow) is her core discipline. She is also involved in Flue Gas Cleaning: filtration of aerosols and alternative emulsion-based fuels preparation. She has taught a wide range of chemical engineering courses including physical chemistry, mass transfer processes and simple and multiple emulsions for new technologies at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels and has also written a book Macro- and nano simple and multiple emulsions in chemical and biomedical processes and environmental protection. Currently, she is a scientific supervisor of a Ph.D. student and supervised one doctor with distinction. She continues to conduct research in an interdisciplinary environment through her cooperation with the University of Warsaw, the University of Oxford, the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology.

Invited Speakers

Prof. Yasuteru Shigeta

University of Tsukuba, Japan

Prof. Yasuteru Shigeta, a Theoretical Chemist and Biophysicist, graduated from Department of Chemistry, Osaka University and obtained a Doctor of Science degree at there in 2000. He joined University of Tsukuba as a full professor since 2014. He has published more than 210 scientific papers and received the Presentation award for Young Scientists of the Chemical Society of Japan in 2006, PCCP award of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) in 2007, Young-chemists award of the Chemical Society of Japan in 2009, the Young-scientists award of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) Japan in 2010, the Young-scientists award of Japan Society for Molecular Science in 2012, and the QSCP Promising Scientist Prize of CMOA in 2017.

Prof. Xiaochun Cao

Northeast Petroleum University, China

Prof. Cao is a full Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Northeast Petroleum University, China. She graduated from the Southwest Petroleum University and obtained BE degree of Applied Chemistry in 1989, and since then, she has been working at Northeast Petroleum University, China. She specialized in the Oil/Gas Well Engineering at the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development for her master’s degree in 1991-1994, China. She carried out 3-year postdoctoral research on Oil and Gas Engineering at Northeast Petroleum University after she received her PhD degree in Municipal Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2006. She was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Malaya in 2014/15. She was promoted as Lecturer in 1996, Associate Professor in 2006 and Professor in 2014 at Northeast Petroleum University. The undergraduate and graduate courses she lectured and has been lecturing include Principle of Drilling Fluids Process, Well Completion Engineering, Drilling Engineering Design, Oilfield Chemistry, Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Oil Recovery Chemistry, etc. Her main research interests are in the design, synthesis, and characterization of chemicals and formula for oil/gas drilling engineering and water/wastewater treatment. She is the author/co-author of about 40 articles and a book. She was awarded funds from national and provincial postdoc research and China National Petroleum Corporation.