Photochemistry: Volume 50
Published:09 Dec 2022
2022. "Author biographies", Photochemistry: Volume 50, Stefano Crespi, Stefano Protti
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Angelo Albini is currently Emeritus Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Pavia, Italy. A native of Milan, he completed his studies in Chemistry at Pavia in 1972. After postdoctoral work at the Max-Plank Institute for Radiation Chemistry in Muelheim, Germany (1973–1974), he joined the Faculty at Pavia in 1975 as an assistant and then associate (since 1981) professor. He accepted a Chair of Organic Chemistry at the University of Torino in 1990 and then moved again to Pavia in 1993. He has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Western Ontario (Canada, 1977–78) and Odense (Denmark, 1983). He is coauthor/editor of five books (among the others, Heterocyclic N-Oxides, CRC, Orlando, 1990; Drugs: Photochemistry and Photostability, RSC, Cambridge, 1998; Handbook of Preparative Photochemistry, Wiley-VCH, 2009), the senior reporter of the Specialist Periodic Reports on Photochemistry since 2008, as well as coauthor of several reviews and research articles.
José Alemán is Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He received a Consolidator Grant awarded by the European Research Council, a PoC-ERC-2019 and has obtained more than 15 projects in competitive calls. Since 2019, he has been the scientific director of the Institute Advanced of Chemistry-University Autonoma de Madrid and has received different prizes such as Lilly Research Award (2005), Sigma-Aldrich prize (2013), Lilly Youth Researcher Prize (2015) and José Barluenga Medal (2022). His research interests include asymmetric synthesis, materials and catalysis.
Ghewa AlSabeh is a doctoral student at the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at EPFL and the Adolphe Merkle Institute of the University of Fribourg in Switzerland since October 2021. She obtained her master's degree at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. Her research focuses on layered hybrid perovskites with enhanced functionalities for energy conversion in photovoltaics.
Tanmay Banerjee is a Ramanujan Fellow at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, Pilani Campus, India since 2021. He obtained his BSc (Hons) and MSc in Chemistry from the University of Calcutta and obtained his PhD from CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, India in 2014. After a postdoctoral stay at Florida State University, USA, he joined and worked at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research as a Scientist till 2021. Tanmay's research interests include electron- and energy-transfer processes pertinent to photocatalysis and DSSC applications.
Andrea Basso was born in Genova in 1971. He graduated from the University of Genova in 1995 and obtained the PhD degree from the University of Southampton in 2000. He is currently full professor of organic chemistry at the University of Genova. His main research interests focus on sustainable synthetic methodologies based on multicomponent reactions and photoinduced transformations.
Valentina Benazzi received her bachelor's degree in Chemistry and chemical technologies at University of Genoa, then she finalised her master's degree in Organic Chemistry at University of Pavia. Leveraging on the Erasmus + Traineeship, she carried out her master thesis at the Max Planck Institute in Potsdam, with a project focused on the synthesis of glycans chains for the preparation of peptidoglycans for diagnostic purposes. She is currently a PhD student in Pavia and her research interests are focused on the valorisation of fish and agri-food waste for the production of advanced polymers and photo-responsive carbon nanomaterials.
Javier Carmona-García graduated in chemistry at the University of Murcia (Spain) in 2018. In 2020, he completed his European master's degree on Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling at the Institut de Ciència Molecular, Universitat de València (Spain). He is currently pursuing a PhD in theoretical and computational chemistry inside the Quantum Chemistry of the Excited State (QCEXVAL) group, under the supervision of Dr Daniel Roca-Sanjuán and Dr Alfonso Saiz-Lopez. His research project revolves around the study of the photochemical properties of molecules of atmospheric interest and the impact of their photochemistry in atmospheric modelling.
Luis Cerdán completed in 2006 his studies on Physics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid UCM (Spain). In 2007 he finalized the Master in Fundamental Physics, oriented to Optics, offered by the same University. He obtained his PhD degree in Physics in 2013 from UCM for his Thesis on Solid State Dye Lasers, that was supervised by Profs A. Costela and I. García-Moreno, Instituto de Química-Física “Rocasolano” (IQFR), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain). From 2013 to 2017 he was a postdoctoral researcher and visitor at IQFR and UCM. Since 2021, he holds a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher position at Quantum Chemistry of the Excited State (QCEXVAL) group Institut de Ciència Molecular, Universitat de València (Spain). His research interests are centred on the simulation and characterization of light/mater interactions in molecular laser materials, and he is currently focused on the application of Machine Learning techniques to Quantum Chemistry problems and on the theoretical study on active nanophotonics.
Juliana Cuéllar-Zuquin graduated in chemistry at the University of Valencia (Spain) in 2018 by doing an undergraduate thesis in quantum chemistry under the supervision of Dr Daniel Roca-Sanjuán. From 2019 to 2021 she studied the European Master in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling at the Institut de Ciència Molecular (ICMOL-UV) and she carried out her master's thesis, centred in the study of the dark photochemistry involved in the production of melanomas in absence of light, with Dr Daniel Roca-Sanjuán, Dr Angelo Giussani and Dr Begoña Milián-Medina as her supervisors. Since 2021, she is carrying out a PhD in theoretical chemistry and computational modelling under the supervision of Dr Daniel Roca-Sanjuán and Dr Javier Segarra-Martí at the ICMOL-UV, where she is studying the photo- and chemi-induced mechanisms of DNA damage.
Luca Dell'Amico completed his PhD at the University of Parma (Italy), under the supervision of Professor Franca Zanardi, in 2014. He spent a research period with Professor Karl Anker Jørgensen at Århus University (Denmark), where he was introduced to the field of organocatalysis. From 2014 to 2016, he was a Marie Curie fellow in Professor Paolo Melchiorre's group at ICIQ (Spain). In 2017, he started his independent career at the University of Padova. In 2022, he was awarded an ERC starting grant to investigate new mechanistic pathways in organophotoredox catalysis. His research targets the development and mechanistic investigation of novel photochemical processes.
Valentina Antonia Dini received her Master's degree in Chemistry from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2019 working on covalent adaptable networks based on Diels–Alder adducts in collaboration with the University of Chile (Chile). She held a one-year post-graduate fellowship at the Polymer Science and Biomaterials group of the Chemistry Dept. “Giacomo Ciamician”, at the University of Bologna. She currently holds a PhD fellowship in Nanoscience for Medicine and the Environment from the same university. Her research activity is focused on the development of new “smart” polymeric materials with self-diagnostic and mechanochromic properties.
Jiaxu Feng was born in 1993 in Shanxi, China. She received her PhD degree from Nankai University in 2020 under the guidance of Professor You Huang. She joined the Tianjin University of Science & Technology in 2020. Her research interests focus on organic small-molecular catalysis.
Ben L. Feringa obtained his PhD degree in 1978 at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands under the guidance of Professor Hans Wynberg. After working as a research scientist at Shell he was appointed full professor at the University of Groningen in 1988 and named the distinguished Jacobus H. van't Hoff Professor of Molecular Sciences in 2004. He was elected foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. His research interests include stereochemistry, organic synthesis, asymmetric catalysis, molecular switches and motors, photopharmacology, self-assembly and nanosystems.
Antonio Francés-Monerris graduated in pharmacy in 2009 at the University of València (Spain). In 2011, he received a MSc in organic chemistry at the Polytechnical University of València after a short stay in a pharmaceutical company. He received his PhD in chemistry in 2017 at the University of València for his theoretical studies on radiation damage to DNA/RNA nucleobases under the supervision of Dr Daniel Roca-Sanjuán and Professor Manuela Merchán. Currently, he works as a Juan de la Cierva post-doctoral researcher at the Physical Chemistry Department of the University of Valencia under the supervision of Professor Iñaki Tuñón. His main research interests span the development and use of multiscale computational protocols applied to the study of photoinduced and photosensitization events in nucleic acids, organic and inorganic luminescence, chemiluminescence phenomena and photochemistry of transition metal complexes.
Raquel E. Galian obtained her PhD in Chemistry Science at the National University of Cordoba, Argentina (2001). She did postdoctoral stays at Polytechnic University of Valencia (2002–2003, Professor Miguel A. Miranda), University of Valencia (2004–2005, Professor Julia Pérez-Prieto) and University of Ottawa, Canada (2005–2006), Professor J. C. Scaiano. In 2007, she was awarded with a Ramon y Cajal Contract at the University of Valencia and she obtained her permanent position as Researcher in 2017. Her research line is focused on the “synthesis and functionalization of photoactive nanocrystals based on metal chalcogenide and inorganic/hybrid lead halide perovskites nanocrystals and novel hetero-architectures for sensing, photocatalysis and photodynamic therapy”. She has published more than 60 scientific reports mainly in Q1, as a corresponding author since 2007, 2 book chapters and h = 26, and presented more than 120 contributions at National and International Conferences. Moreover, presented several Invited talks at the City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Buenos Aires y Santiago del Estero (Argentina), Università degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy), University of Wuppertal, University Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany) and Tampere University (Finland). She is Guest Editor in Nanomaterials Journal, for the special issue “Synthesis and Applications of Nanomaterials Based on Perovskites” and “Synthesis and Applications of Nanomaterials Based on Perovskites”.
Damiano Genovese received his PhD in Chemistry at University of Bologna in 2011, and two grants to fund research stays at Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris, France) and Harvard University (USA). He was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany). He was awarded the ENI prize 2013 for his “Debut in Research” and the GIF Young Investigator Award 2018. He is now in a tenure-track for associate professorship (RTD-b) at University di Bologna, Department of Chemistry ‘G. Ciamician’. His research spans from self-assembly to nanostructured photoactive materials for optoelectronics, sensing, and biomedicine.
Maciej Giedyk completed his PhD in 2016 under the supervision of Professor Dorota Gryko, working on the catalytic properties of vitamin B12 derivatives. At the beginning of 2018, he took up a postdoctoral position in the group of Professor Burkhard König at the University of Regensburg. In 2019, he was appointed an assistant professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, PAS. His research interests include the development of photocatalytic strategies, which utilize aqueous solutions as the reaction environment. In particular, he explores methods for converting stable and readily accessible starting materials through selective activation of strong chemical bonds.
Angelo Giussani graduated in Chemistry in 2008 at the Università degli Studi di Milano. In 2011 he finalized his European MSc in “Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling” at the Universitat de Valencia. In 2014 he received his PhD at the Universitat de Valencia, where he was working in the QCEXVAL group studying aromatic chromophores performing CASPT2//CASSCF calculations. From 2014 until 2016, he moved at the Universita di Bologna where he was involved in the simulation of 2D spectra and in the study of DNA photoreactions using a QM/MM approach. In 2016 he moved as a Marie Curie Fellow in the group of Dr Graham Worth, were he was performing quantum dynamics simulations using the DD-vMCG method. Since 2018 he moved back at the Universitat de Valencia, working in the MolMatTC and QCEXVAL groups. His main research interest is in the study of photophysical and photochemical phenomena performing both ab initio and quantum dynamics computations.
Giulio Goti obtained his Master's degree in Chemical Sciences at the University of Florence in 2013. He received his PhD at the University of Milan under the supervision of Professor Anna Bernardi and in 2017 he undertook postdoctoral training with Professor Paolo Melchiorre at ICIQ in Tarragona (Spain). In 2021 he was awarded the MSCA Seal of Excellence @Unipd grant by the University of Padova (Italy) where he is currently working under the guidance of Professor Luca Dell'Amico on the development of innovative photocatalytic synthetic methods.
Chiara Gualandi received her PhD degree in Industrial Chemistry in 2010 from the University of Bologna. In 2011–2013 she worked as post-doc at the Advanced Mechanics and Materials Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research (CIRI MAM) of the University of Bologna and in 2013–2021 she was fixed-term researcher at the Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician”, Bologna, Italy, where she is currently Associate Professor. Her research interests span from polymers for biomedical applications, where the technology of electrospinning is exploited to develop innovative nanostructure scaffolds, to stimuli-responsive and functional polymers, including mechano-responsive materials, thermo-reversible polymeric systems and shape-memory polymers.
Alexandra Jorea received her education in chemistry at the University of Pavia and graduated with honors in 2020 with a thesis entitled “Photocatalysed functionalisation of (bio)-crotonic acid”. During 2021, she collaborated with Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico “San Matteo”, working on the functionalization of carboxylic acids under photocatalyzed flow conditions. She is currently a PhD student under the guidance of Professor Davide Ravelli and her research interests focus on the functionalization of platform chemicals via the hydrogen atom.
Agnieszka Kamińska is a student of Chemical Technology at the Warsaw University of Technology, specializing in Medical Chemistry. From September 2021, she has been associated with the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, where she works in the field of photocatalysis. In addition, her research interests include nanomaterials for biomedical applications.
Chiara Lambruschini received a master's Degree in Chemistry in 2009 at the University of Genova (Italy) working on the synthesis of photochromic compounds, under the supervision of Professor G. Guanti and Professor L. Banfi. In 2010 she started her PhD at the Italian Institute of Technology working on the synthesis of fluorinated compounds for the fragment-based drug discovery approach. During her PhD, she was a visiting student in the lab of Professor T. Ritter at Harvard University (Boston, MA, USA), working on the preparation of a PET tracer. In December 2013 she received her PhD in Drug Discovery and from 2014 to 2018 she worked in the Professor Banfi's lab as post-doc. Since 2019 she is an assistant professor at the University of Genova. Chiara Lambruschini's research interests are in the organic synthesis field, both in methodological aspects and in the preparation of small molecules with potential applications. In the last years, she has worked on the use of multicomponent reactions for the efficient preparation of complex molecules starting from simple bio-based inputs and the study of their biological activity, and on the preparation of organic molecules for the coating of metallic nanoparticles. More recently, she has started to work on photochemistry.
Daniele Loco received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Pisa in 2018, working in the group of Professor Benedetta Mennucci, and from 2018 to 2021 He has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at Sorbonne Université, under the supervision of Professor Jean-Philip Piquemal. His work has been focused on the development of computational methods to model systems in complex environments and their interactions with light. Since 2021 he is a Research Engineer in Quantum Chemistry and Physics at Qubit Pharmaceuticals.
Bettina V. Lotsch is the Director of the Nanochemistry Department at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research at Stuttgart, Germany, and an honorary professor at the Universities of Munich (LMU) and Stuttgart. She studied Chemistry at the Universities of Munich and Oxford and received her PhD from LMU Munich in 2006. After a postdoctoral stay at the University of Toronto, she became a professor at LMU Munich in 2009 and was appointed Director at MPI-FKF in 2017. Bettina's research explores the rational synthesis of new materials for energy conversion and storage by combining the tools of molecular, solid-state, and nanochemistry.
Kui Lu was born in Jiangxi Province, China, in 1981. He received his BS degree from China Agricultural University in 2002 and then a PhD degree in organic chemistry from Peking University, China, in 2007 under the supervision of Professor Zhen Yang. After the postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Professor Ohyun Kown at the University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A., he came back to China and worked as groupleader of medicinal chemistry in Bioduro Co., Ltd. In 2011, he started his independent career as an associate professor at Tianjin University of Science & Technology and promoted to full professor in 2020. His research involves total synthesis of natural product, organosulfur chemistry and organofluorine chemistry.
Anouk Lubbe received her PhD in 2017 from the University of Groningen, working on molecular motors in the group of Ben Feringa. After travelling for a year, she returned to the Feringa group as a research manager in the Molecular Motors and Smart Materials subgroups.
Weifan Luo is a doctoral student at the Adolphe Merkle Institute of the University of Fribourg in Switzerland since May 2021. He has obtained his master's degree at the Friedrisch Schiller University Jena in Germany. His research focuses on supramolecular engineering of layered hybrid perovskites for photovoltaic applications.
Leyre Marzo received her PhD in 2015 from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid under the direction of Professor José Luis García Ruano and Dr José Alemán. Then she joined the group of Professor Burkhard König at the University of Regensburg with an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship. In 2018 she returned to Spain to the FRONCAT group with an Atracción de Talento Investigador fellowship. She is currently Associate Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Her research interests focus on the development of new stereoselective photocatalytic transformations and the study of their reaction mechanisms.
Jovana V. Milić is an assistant professor and Swiss National Science Foundation PRIMA Fellow at the Adolphe Merkle Institute of the University of Fribourg in Switzerland since September 2020. She has obtained her PhD in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zurich in 2017 and, since then, she has worked as a scientist at the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at EPFL in Switzerland. Her research focuses on the development of (supra) molecular materials for energy conversion, with a particular interest in photovoltaics.
Kazuhiko Mizuno was born in Osaka, Japan in 1947 and obtained his PhD degree in 1976 at Osaka University. He began his academic career at Osaka Prefecture University and was promoted to full professor in 1996 and retired in 2012. He became Professor Emeritus. He joined as an adjunct professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2012–2019). He was Secretary of the Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (APA) (2004–2008) and President of the Japanese Photochemistry Association (JPA) (2008–2009). He has received Progress Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (1986), the JPA Award (1996), and Award for Distinguished Achievements to APA (2012). His current research interests focuses on photoinduced electron transfer chemistry and microflow photochemistry.
Miriam Navarrete-Miguel graduated in chemistry at the University of Valencia in 2017. Then, she studied the European Master on Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling at the Institut de Ciència Molecular, Universitat de València (Spain) supervised by Dr Daniel Roca-Sanjuán and receiving the diploma in 2019. She is currently carrying out a joint theoretical and experimental PhD in the QCEXVAL group on the study of the photophysical and photochemical mechanisms of DNA damage and repair.
Shilpa Palit obtained BSc(Hons) in Chemistry from Kazi Nazrul University in 2019 and MSc in Chemistry from the University of Calcutta in 2021. She has been working in the group of Tanmay Banerjee at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus as a PhD candidate since 2022. Her research interests include molecular synthesis and heterogeneous photocatalysis.
Julia Pérez-Prieto is the leader of the Photochemical Reactivity Group at the Institute of Molecular Science of the University of Valencia (http://jperezprieto-prg.com/julia_perez-prieto/). She has been a full Professor at the University of Valencia since 2007. Professor Pérez-Prieto's research interests are currently focused on the design and synthesis of new photoactive nanomaterials, such as lead halide perovskites, gold nanoparticles and gold nanoclusters, upconversion nanoparticles and hybrid nanomaterials, as well as lanthanide complexes, to address major challenges in sensing, imaging, therapy, and sustainability. Dr Julia Pérez-Prieto has made a number of significant contributions to the area of synthesis, catalysis, photochemistry and photoactive nanomaterials and she has published over 180 articles in peer-reviewed journals and (co) authored 10 book chapters. She is co-editor of the book “Photoactive Inorganic Nanoparticles: Surface Composition and Nanosystem Functionality”, (ISBN: 9780128145319), Elsevier, 2019. She has been the Principal Researcher in a considerable number of “I + D + I state programme” projects and has also been awarded a PROMETEO grant (PROMETEO/2019/080) by The Generalitat Valenciana for research groups of excellence and has also been granted with funding for acquiring state-of-the-art equipment for the photophysical characterization in the UV-NIR II wavelength range of the materials prepared in her group. She was one of the PIs in the CMST COST Action CM1403 and member of its Steering Committee as well as the organizer of the 2nd Conference and Spring School on Properties, Design and Applications of Upconverting Nanomaterials, in Valencia, 2018. Professor Pérez-Prieto was a collaborator of the Spanish Research Agency in the Area of Chemistry June 2015–June 2020 and a member of several international committees.
Jean-Philip Piquemal is distinguished Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at Sorbonne Université (SU) and Director of the Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique (SU/CNRS). He is also Principal Investigator of the Extreme-Scale Mathematics-based Computational Chemistry European Research Council (ERC) Synergy project. His research is performed in strong interdisciplinary interaction with applied mathematics and high-performance computing.
Daisy R. S. Pooler received her MChem degree in 2018 from the University of Manchester, UK, where she worked under the supervision of Professor David Leigh towards the synthesis of a fuelled molecular walker. During her degree, she spent one year working at Domino Printing Sciences (Cambridge, UK) on the formulation of a blue food-grade ink for eggshell coding. She is currently pursuing her PhD at The University of Groningen, The Netherlands in the group of Professor Ben Feringa on the development of molecular motors. Her other research interests include artificial molecular machines and switches, photochemistry and nanotechnology.
Davide Ravelli is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Pavia, where he also obtained his PhD in Chemistry in 2012 (with Professor A. Albini as supervisor). His main research interests focus on the generation of radical intermediates through photocatalyzed hydrogen atom transfer and their application in sustainable organic synthesis. In 2017, he received the Ciamician medal and the Vincenzo Caglioti international award.
Daniel Roca-Sanjuán received his PhD degree in 2009 for his quantum-chemistry studies on DNA photochemistry carried out at the Quantum Chemistry of the Excited State (QCEXVAL) group of Professors Manuela Merchán and Luis Serrano-Andrés, Institut de Ciència Molecular, Universitat de València (Spain). In 2010, he moved to the group of Professor Roland Lindh at the Department of Chemistry − Ångstroöm, Uppsala University (Sweden), with a Marie Curie postdoctoral grant, where he researched on the development and application of quantum-chemical methods with the MOLCAS program to the bioluminescence and chemiluminescence phenomena. In 2013, he returned to the QCEXVAL group as a postdoctoral “Juan de la Cierva” fellow and since 2017 he is working as a “Ramón y Cajal” fellow (tenure track researcher) on computational photochemistry and chemiluminescence.
Javier Segarra-Martí received his PhD degree at the Instituto de Ciencia Molecular, Univeristy of Valencia (Spain) in 2014 under the supervision of Professor Merchán and Dr Roca-Sanjuán. He then worked at the University of Bologna (Italy) and the École Normale Supèrieure de Lyon (France) in QM/MM excited state processes and DNA photo-sensitisation monitored with non-linear spectroscopies. He was then a Marie Curie Fellow in the group of Profs Bearpark and Robb FRS at Chemistry, Imperial College London (UK), and returned in 2020 to Instituto de Ciencia Molecular, University of Valencia (Spain), first as a GenT fellow and currently as a MSCA La Caixa Junior Leader fellow. His research interests span the development and application of theoretical photochemistry and spectroscopy models to study photoinduced events in organic molecular systems of biological interest.
Wesley B. Swords received his BSc in Biochemistry/Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego in 2013. He completed a PhD in Chemistry (2018) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the guidance of Professor Gerald Meyer. There he received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. His doctoral research covered applications of non-covalent interactions in fundamental research related to solar energy conversion. He spent eight months as a visiting doctoral student with Professor Leif Hammarström at Uppsala University in Sweden through the NSF Graduate Research opportunities Worldwide program. He moved to the University of Wisconsin–Madison as an NIH Kirschstein-NRSA postdoctoral fellow with Professor Tehshik Yoon. His research focused on the development of asymmetric photocatalytic reactions and the fundamental investigation of photocatalytic reaction mechanisms.
Takashi Tsuno obtained his PhDs at the University of Shizuoka under the supervision of Professor Dr M. Sato in 2005 and at the University of Regensburg under the supervision of Professor Dr H. Brunner in 2007. Currently, he is a professor at Nihon University and has also been a contributor to SPR, Photochemistry, since 2009.
Tehshik P. Yoon is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he has served on the faculty since 2005. He received his PhD from Caltech working with David MacMillan (2002) and conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard with Eric Jacobsen. His independent career to date has focused on the applications of photocatalysis to organic synthesis, with an emphasis on the control of stereochemistry in photochemical reactions. He also serves as an associate editor for ACS Catalysis, a member of the Board of Editors for Organic Synthesis, and co-chair of the editorial advisory board for ChemPhotoChem.
Nelsi Zaccheroni obtained her PhD in Chemical Sciences (1997) at the University of Bologna (Italy), where she is now Full Professor in General and Inorganic Chemistry since 2021. She was postdoctoral fellow within a TMR-CEE project at the University College of Dublin (Ireland) and then visiting professor in Australia and Canada. Her research interests are mainly focused on luminescent systems for imaging and sensing, spanning from molecular to nanostructured materials (including responsive polymers), for biomedical and environmental applications. The results have yielded several patents.
Xia Zhao was born in Tianjin, China, in 1983. She received her BS degree from Nan Kai University in 2006, and then a PhD degree in organic chemistry from Peking University, China, in 2011 under the supervision of Professor Jianbo Wang. After that she started her independent career as an assistant professor at Tianjin Normal University and promoted to full professor in 2021. Her research interests focus on organosulfur chemistry.