Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers:


Dr. Isabel Oller Alberola

holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Almeria (2008). She is the head of the Solar Treatment of Water Unit at the Plataforma Solar de Almeria (CIEMAT, Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities).
Dr. Isabel Oller has 15 years of experience in the field of industrial and urban wastewater treatment and reuse by using advanced oxidation processes (with and without solar energy) and their combination with physic-chemical pre-treatment systems, advanced biological treatments, membrane systems and other purification technologies. She has developed her research activity under the participation in more than 20 R+D national and European Projects (5th, 6th, 7th and H2020 EU Framework programs). She is author/co-author of 4 National Editorial books and co-author of 18 International Editorial books chapters. Furthermore, she is co-author of 105 publications in SCI Journals (with more than 4500 total citations) and more than 130 contributions to different International Congresses and Symposiums. She has supervised 4 PhD students for graduation. H-index: 37 (Scopus-March 2019).


Dr. Fernando Fresno

is a Senior Assistant Researcher at the IMDEA Energy Institute in Madrid. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2006 with a thesis carried out at the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry of CSIC. He has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at CIEMAT and ICP-CSIC, and as Research Associate at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. He has spent visiting periods in IRCELYON and ICPEES (France), and in the Universities of Aberdeen (UK) and Niigata (Japan). His scientific activity focuses on the development of photoactive materials and processes for an efficient use of solar light in energy and environmental applications. He has authored more than 40 papers and over 100 communications to conferences. He is co-inventor of two patents in the field of photocatalysis. He has co-edited the book “Design of Advanced Photocatalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications” (Springer, 2013, ISBN 978-1-4471-5060).


Prof. Dr. Josef Krýsa

is the leader of the group Photocatalysis at the Department of Inorganic Technology, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague and expert advisor in the group of Photocatalytic materials and technologies in Technopark Kralupy. He graduated from the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT), where he obtained also PhD degree in 1995. In 2008 he obtained full professorship at UCT, Department of Inorganic Technology, where he is at the moment a leader of the group Photocatalysis ( He published more than 120 papers, h-index is 26. His research interest is the preparation and characterization of nanostructured photocatalysts materials, photoelectrochemistry, energy and environmental applications of photo(electro)catalysis.


Prof. Dr. Urška Lavrenčič Štangar

started her career at National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, with research on sol-gel materials for devices using sustainable energy. She was postdoc at Vienna University of Technology with Lise Meitner and Marie Curie grants. Then she joined University of Nova Gorica, where she started pioneering work on photocatalysis in Slovenia. She was also head of Laboratory for Environmental Research and later dean of the School of Environmental Sciences. She was the president of the organizing committee of the 3rd European Symposium on Photocatalysis. In 2016, her principal institution became University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, where she is professor in Inorganic Chemistry and leads the national research program “Chemistry for Sustainable Development”. She is a co-editor of Chemical Engineering Journal and an evaluator for higher education study programs in Slovenia. She published more than 110 articles and holds over 2200 citations.


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