Profº Carlos Alberto Martinez Huitle (Universidade Federal Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil)

He is graduated in Chemistry at Universidad de las Américas-Puebla (México) under supervision of Prof. Dr. Marco Antonio Quiroz Alfaro. After a work experience in Ciba Specialty Chemicals (currently acquired by the German chemical company BASF), he moved to Ferrara (Italy) where he received his PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Ferrara under supervision of Prof. Achille De Battisti. During the same period, he worked as visiting scientist in the group of Prof. Christos Comninellis at the EPFL Institute, Switzerland. From since 2005 to 2008, he has served as faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Milan. In 2008, he also moved to Brazil where he currently is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Chemistry at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. He was awarded with the Oronzio and Niccolo` De Nora Foundation Prize by the Italian Chemical Society (2005) and the Oronzio and Niccolò De Nora Foundation Prize on Environmental Electrochemistry by the International Society of Electrochemistry (2009). The Mexican scientist was also recognized by German Government, in 2009, with the Green Talent Award for his contributions in the field of water disinfection-treatment by new electrochemical technologies. During these years, he has studied and worked in Mexico, conducted research in Switzerland and both taught and researched in Italy, Chile and Brazil. He has published 190 publications on international Journals with more than 6099 citations (H index 35), 8 chapters of books and co-editor of the books entitled Synthetic Diamond Films (Wiley & Sons) and Electrochemical Water and wastewater Treatment (Elsevier) as well as contributions to national and international meetings. Also, he participates in the Editorial Boards of RSC Advances (Royal Society of Chemistry), Air, Soil and Water Research (SAGe), Journal of Chemistry (Hindawi), Applied Catalysis B Environmental (Elsevier) and Scientific Reports (Nature group) journals. His research interests include electrochemical advanced oxidation processes for water treatment, electrocatalytic materials, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis and electroanalysis. He actuated as vice-coordinator of Graduate Program in Chemistry from 2012 to 2016, and currently, he is coordinator of the Graduate Program in Petroleum Sciences and Engineering. He participated as general chair of organizing committe of the XXI Simpósio Brasileiro de Eletroquímica e Eletroanalítica on April, 2017 in Natal (Brazil) and he is also the general chair of organizing committee of the 4° Iberoamerican Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies (III CIPOA) which will be held in Natal on 2019. Currently, he is a visiting scientist in the Institut für Organische Chemie at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany) supported by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Profº Aicheng Chen (University of Guelph, Canadá)

Aicheng Chen is a Professor of Chemistry, Director of the Electrochemical Technology Centre at the University of Guelph, and Senior Canada Research Chair in Electrochemistry and Nanoscience. He received his PhD in Electrochemistry from the University of Guelph in 1998 under the direction of Prof. J. Lipkowski. Subsequent to working in the chemical industry as a Research Scientist and Electrochemical Specialist for four years, Chen joined Lakehead University in 2002 as an Assistant Professor, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005, Canada Research Chair in 2006, and Full Professor in 2010. He relocated to the University of Guelph in 2017. Chen’s research interests span the areas of electrochemistry, green chemistry, biorefining, materials science, and nanotechnology. He has published over 200 journal articles and book chapters with over 9,800 citations and an h-index of 56. Chen has also authored/co-authored over 100 industrial technical reports. He was the Chair of the Electrochemical Society Canadian Section and the Canada Regional Representative of the International Society of Electrochemistry. Chen has been Associate Editor of Canadian Journal of Chemistry since 2013 and Editor of Electrochimica Acta since 2016. For his accomplishments, Chen has received a number of awards, including the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2003), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship (2006), the 2009 Fred Beamish Award of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the Lash Miller Award of The Electrochemical Society Canada Section (2009), the NSERC DAS Award (2010), the Keith Laidler Award of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (2012), the Lakehead University Distinguished Researcher Award (2013), the Canadian Catalysis Lectureship Award (2013), the RBC Innovation Award (2015), and the W.A.E. McBryde Medal of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (2016). In addition, Chen was named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) in 2011, a Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry in 2014, and a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada in 2017.

Profº Dr. Hubert Girault (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Suíça)

Professor of Physical & Analytical Chemistry - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Martigny – Sion, Valais. The scientific output of Prof. Hubert Girault can be quantitatively summarized as more than 500 publications with more than 17’000 citations and a H-index of 69 (ISI Web of Knowledge). 17 patents have been granted and most are under licensing agreement. During his career, he has supervised more than 60 PhD students (+ few in progress) and trained many postdoctoral fellows. 27 former PhDs or post-docs are now professors in Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, UK & USA.

Profª Dra. Julie MacPherson (University of Warwick, Reino Unido)

Development of new electrochemical based diamond sensors for a variety of different applications in healthcare, pharmaceutical analysis, environmental, and security (often in collaboration with industry). Carbon materials, in particular boron doped diamond. Scanned probe techniques for nanoscale imaging of surface activity related to fuel cell catalysis, sensor activity; sensor device fabrication using 3D printing and lithographic techniques; microfluidic flow cell development for novel ways to deliver fluid flow in sensor device platforms; new analytical technique development for species analysis in solutions. I am significantly involved in the UK's first Collaborative Doctoral Training (CDT) Centre in Diamond Science and Technology (DST), I hold a Royal Society Industry Fellowship with Element Six, aimed specifically at the development of boron doped diamond electrochemical sensors. I was awarded (2017) the Royal Society Innovation award for my work in this area. Contact: .

Profº Dr. Kouakou Boniface Kokoh (Universidade de Poitiers, França)

Dr. K. Boniface Kokoh received in 1991 his Ph.D. degree in applied catalysis from the Université de Poitiers (in France) where he became associate professor in 1994 and full Professor of physical chemistry in 2006. He manages an electrocatalysis group that develops nanomaterials for sustainable conversion and storage of energy. His research interests involve hydrogen production in a solid polymer electrolyte water electrolyzer, abiotic electrodes design for hybrid (bio)-fuel cells and the CO2 electroreduction to platform molecules. His research also focuses on HER and ORR in acid and alkaline media, and nanomaterial synthesis and characterizations.

Profº Lorenzo Fedrizzi (University of Udine, Itália)

Graduated in Chemical Engineering at the University of Padua in 1981. Has been appointed Doctor Honoris Causa in “Applied Sciences” at the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium) in September 2008. Awarded with the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC) Medal in Montpellier in September 2016 in the occasion of the EUROCORR 2016 International Conference. Member of the Board of Administrator of the University of Udine since 2016. Head of Department of Chemical Science and Technology at the University of Udine since 2009 and of the Department of Chemistry Physics and Environment since 2011 to 2013. Vice Head of Polytechnic Department of Engineering and Architecture since 2016. Full Professor of Material Science and Technology at the University of Udine since 2003. From 1998 to 2003 Associate Professor of Material Science and Technology at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” teaching “Corrosion and corrosion protection” in the Faculty of Engineering. From 1983 to 1988 researcher at the Institute for the Scientific and Technological Research (IRST) in Trento studying Physical Vapour Deposition and Ion Implantation processes. From 1989 to 1997 researcher at the University of Trento, Faculty of Engineering. Now is teaching “Materials Science and Technology”, “Corrosion” and “Materials for Environment and Energy” at the Polytechnic Department of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Udine. Director of the Master in Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Udine since 2006. Visiting Professor at the Université AIX-MARSEILLE I in academic years 1989/90 and 1997/98 Chairman of the Working Party “Coatings” of the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC) since 2001 to 2011 and member in the same period of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) of EFC. Vice President of EFC in 2011 and 2012 then President of the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC) in 2013 and 2014. Past President of the same Federation in 2015 and 2016. Member of the Editorial Board of the following international and national journals: Progress in Organic Coatings Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology Materials and Corrosion The Open Corrosion Journal Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials Trattamenti e Finiture. Director of the Laboratory “Metallurgy and surface technology of advanced materials” of Friuli Innovazione since 2006. Director from 1999 to 2000 of the Consorzio Innovazione d'Impresa, Public Society of the Provincia Autonoma di Trento for the promotion of enterprises innovation. Member of the Executive Council of the “National Inter-University Consortium for Material Science and Technology” (INSTM) since 2008.

Profº Dr. Pawel Josef Kulesza (University of Warsaw, Polônia)

Specialization: (i) main field: Electrochemistry, Materials and Surface Chemistry, Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry
 (ii) other fields: Inorganic Chemistry, Organic and Inorganic Polymers, Surface Analysis (Spectroscopic and Nanoscopic Techniques), Electrochemical and Catalytic Interfaces, Carbon Nanomaterials
 (iii) current research interest: characterization of thin solid films on electrodes, organized structures, composite materials. Nanomaterials, noble metal nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes. Charge storage and electrochemical capacitors, electrochromic systems, molecular electronics. Electrocatalysis, fundamentals and applications (fuel cells); electron transfer in biological, systems, bio-electrocatalysis. Corrosion protection. Development of amperometric sensors. Honours, Awards, Fellowships, Membership of Professional Societies: • The Polish Chemical Society Annual Award (1989); The University of Warsaw Award (1st Degree) for Scientific Achievements on occassion of 40th Anniversary of Department of Chemistry (1995); Professor Wiktor Kemula Award (for achievemens in research in electrochemistry) founded by University of Warsaw (1997); Professor Arkadiusz Piekara Award (for excellence in teaching) founded by University of Warsaw (1998). • Chairman (since 1997) and Vice-Chairman (1995-1997), Electrochemical Section, Polish Chemical Society; • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry (since 1997); Member of Advisory Board, Electrochimica Acta (since 2002); • Chairman of European Section, Electrochemical Society (2003-2007); General Secretary, Polish Chemical Society (1992-95); Chairman of Organizing Committees, 14th International Symposia of Electrochemical Section, Polish Chemical Society, Gdansk, Poland, 1999; NATO Workshop, Poraj, Poland, 2000, Electrode Processes, Szczyrk, 2003, ECS Symposium on Nanostructured Materials, Quebec City, Canada, 2004 • National Representative of Poland to International Society of Electrochemistry (since 2007) Publications: Number of papers in refereed journals: 150
 Number of communications to scientific meetings: 190
 Books (chapters): 2. review articles: 3.

Profº Dr. Thiago R. L. Da Paixão (Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil)

Possui graduação em Química com Atribuições Tecnológicas (2001), mestrado (2004) e doutorado (2007) em Química (Área de Concentração: Química Analítica) pela Universidade de São Paulo (2004). Atualmente é Professor Associado do Instituto de Química da Universidade de São Paulo e coordena o Laboratório de Línguas Eletrônicas e Sensores Químicos sediado na mesma Instituição. Tem experiência no desenvolvimento de sensores químicos e arranjos de sensores do tipo língua eletrônica visando à resolução de problemas analíticos nas áreas ambientais, clínicas, forense e alimentícia. Entre os anos de 2009 e 2018 teve 11 projetos aprovados e financiados pelo CNPq, FAPESP, ONGR e CAPES. Atualmente é Presidente da Comissão de Pós-Graduação do Instituto de Química da Universidade de São Paulo e já foi Coordenador do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Química entre 2014 e 2018. Orientou 3 dissertação de mestrado, 5 teses de doutorado e supervisionou 3 pós-doutorandos. No início de 2018 foi nomeado membro afiliado da Academia Brasileira de Ciências na categoria para jovens cientistas.