In Honor of Nobel Laureate Prof. M Stanley Whittingham

Abstract Submission Open ! About 400 abstracts submitted from around 60 countries.

Featuring many Nobel Laureates and other Distinguished Guests


On Synthesis & Properties of Nanomaterials for Future Energy Demands (Intl. Symp.)

Bio | CV | Publications

This major symposium is in honor of the distinguished work and lifetime achievements of Prof. Luis Echegoyen, a very well-known professional with deep impact in the Chemistry field and its applications for sustainable development.

Luis Echegoyen has been the Robert A. Welch Chair Professor of Chemistry at the University of Texas at El Paso since August 2010 and was elected President of the American Chemical Society in 2018, so he served as president elect in 2019 and is the president in 2020. He was the Director of the Chemistry Division at the National Science Foundation from August, 2006 until August, 2010 where he was instrumental in establishing new funding programs and research centers. He was simultaneously a Professor of Chemistry at Clemson University in South Carolina, where he maintained a very active research program with interests in fullerene electrochemistry, monolayer films, supramolecular chemistry, endohedral fullerene chemistry and electrochemistry; and carbon nanoonions, synthesis, derivatization and fractionation. He served as Chair for the Department of Chemistry at Clemson from 2002 until his NSF appointment. Luis has published >510 articles, including 49 book chapters, and his current h index is 88 (Google Scholar, 2-4-22). He was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2003 and has been the recipient of many awards, including the 1996 Florida ACS Award, the 1997 University of Miami Provost Award for Excellence in Research, the 2007 Herty Medal Award from the ACS Georgia Section, the 2007 Clemson University Presidential Award for Excellence in Research, and the 2007 University of Puerto Rico Distinguished Alumnus Award. He was also selected as an ACS Fellow in 2011 and was the first recipient of the ACS Award for Recognizing Underrepresented Minorities in Chemistry for Excellence in Research & Development, also in 2011. He was selected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2019. Luis is a coveted speaker who has to his record >450 scientific invited lectures and presentations. He has delivered several named lectureships in places like Northwestern University, Georgia Tech., UC-Riverside and is a member of several international advisory boards, such as the IMDEA-Nanoscience Center in Madrid and Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces (PCOSS) Center at Xiamen University in China. He was the editor in chief of the Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, a Wiley publication, 2010-8.

Luis was born in Habana, Cuba in 1951. His family moved to Puerto Rico in 1960, where he spent his formative years. He received a BS in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a research scientist at Union Carbide Corporation in Bound Brook, New Jersey. Realizing that his vocation was in academic research and teaching, he returned as Assistant Professor to the University of Puerto Rico in 1977. Luis was invited to serve as Program Officer in the Chemical Dynamics Program at NSF in 1981, and he held a simultaneous Adjunct Associate Professor position at the University of Maryland, College Park during his work at the NSF. He moved to the University of Miami in 1982, where he served as Associate Professor and Professor for 18 years. While at Miami, he took two very rewarding sabbatical leaves: one at Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France in 1990, where he collaborated with Professor Jean-Marie Lehn, and a second one at the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland in 1997, where he worked with Professor François Diederich. Luis maintains active research collaborations with researchers in China, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Poland and all across the US. Luis has been continuously funded since the start of his academic career, and is proud to have directed the research of a very large number of undergraduate and graduate students in Puerto Rico, Miami, Clemson and Texas, all of whom have gone on to successful academic, professional, and industrial careers

A round table discussion open to everyone interested will be organized at a specific date and time during the symposium. It will be a platform for high level representatives of various industries, technologies, and academic disciplines to freely discuss and debate all topics of this symposium, and identify positive and efficient pathways towards sustainability in industrial practices, technologies, and research.

You are cordially invited to actively participate in this symposium by submitting and presenting a paper, or by attending the round table. We look forward to meeting you in Panama, December 2023

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Dr. Florian Kongoli
Canada, [Bio]

Dr. Marta Plońska Brzezińska
Medical U. of Bialystok
Poland, [Bio]

Dr. Miguel A. Alario Franco
Complutense U. of Madrid
Spain, [Bio]

Dr. Fernand Marquis
Integrated Materials Technologies and Systems (IMTS)
USA, [Bio]

Dr. Mohamed Sanad Noufal
Assistant Professor
Hampton U.
USA, [Bio]

Dr. Emilio Palomares
Inst. Chemical Research Catalonia
Spain, [Bio]

Dr. Josep Maria Poblet
Professor of Physical Chemistry
U. Rovira i Virgili (URV)
Spain, [Bio]

Dr. Dirk Michael Guldi
Head Dept Chemistry & Pharmacy
Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen
Germany, [Bio]

Dr. Alexey A. Popov
Group leader (Fullerenes)
Leibniz Inst.
Germany, [Bio]

Dr. Alain Rafael Puente Santiago
Goodenough's group
The U. of Texas at Austin
USA, [Bio]

Dr. Bernard Raveau
U. of Caen
France, [Bio]

Dr. David Gonzalez Rodriguez
Professor of Organic Chemistry
U. Autónoma de Madrid
Spain, [Bio]

Dr. Steven Stevenson
Professor of Chemistry
Purdue U. (Fort Wayne)

Dr. Tomas Torres
Emeritus Professor
U. Autonoma de Madrid

Dr Alain Tressaud
ICMCB-CNRS, U. Bordeaux
France, [Bio]

Dr. Marcos de Campos
UFF - Federal Fluminense U.
Brazil, [Bio]