In the image: Mario Pagliaro, Italian chemist.
Mario Pagliaro is a chemistry and energy scholar based in Palermo (Sicily, Italy) where he leads a research group focusing on nanochemistry, sustainability and the bioeconomy. He regularly works with scientits from Israel, China, Iran, Portugal, Canada, United States.
In the next weeks, Pagliaro will give plenary lectures at two international scientific conferences in Russia.
The first one is the XX International “Sol-Gel Conference”, to be held in St Petersburg, on August 25 – 30, 2019.
«I am particularly pleased for the invitation – Pagliaro said – as it recognizes scientific efforts which started in Sicily exaclty 20 years ago. Our lecture will pay special attention to today’s young researchers and to their multidisciplinary background, offering an insider outlook on 30 years of successful research on sol-gel catalysts for synthetic organic chemistry».
The Conference is organized in partnership with the International Sol-Gel Society (ISGS) and hosted by ITMO University.
Beyond the traditional lectures and parallel sessions, the international meeting will offer hands-on workshops and first-ever Science Communication workshops.
Supporting the new generation of materials chemistry scientists, the conference will host a competition for the best 100 MS and PhD students, open for applicants under 25 years, offering free access to the conference, workshops and accommodation.
The second one is the International Conference on “Catalysis and Organic Synthesis” (ICCOS-2019), to be held in Moscow, September 15 – 20, 2019.
The Conference covers contemporary trends in the development of catalysis and organic synthesis, including interdisciplinary areas of nano-science, structural studies, advanced materials and applications of the hybrid and organic functional materials.
Entitled “Sol-Gel Electrocatalysts for Waste-Free Synthetic Organic Chemistry”, his lecture will show how elegant sol-gel nanochemistry allowed to overcome the main problem with the first generation of sol-gel electrodes for synthetic organic chemistry materials.
Along with Italy’s scholar, many renowned chemistry scholars, including Carsten Bolm, Corey Stephenson, Gregory Fu, Mimi Hill and Bert Sels.
«After discussing the remaining hurdles for industrial uptake of these methods and materials for the synthesis of valued fine chemical, pharmaceutical and specialty chemical products – says Pagliaro – I will suggest avenues to incorporate electroorganic synthesis mediated by sol-gel electrodes in student education and training based on contemporary research outcomes».
The Conference is limited to 400 participants. For registration and fees: here.