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Plenary and Keynote Lectures

Plenary Lectures

Prof. Andrea Di Cicco

(University of Camerino, Italy)
X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy investigations of disordered matter

Prof. Majed Chergui

(EPFL, Switzerland)
Time-resolved X-ray spectroscopic studies of solar materials and biological systems

Prof. Melissa Denecke

(University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
X-ray speciation studies of materials and processes related to the nuclear fuel cycle

Prof. Mikael Eriksson

(MAX IV Laboratory, Sweden)
SOLARIS and MAX IV; a unique cooperation based on new accelerator concepts

Dr. Alexei Kuzmin

(University of Latvia, Latvia)
Treatment of disorder effects in x-ray absorption spectra beyond conventional approach

Dr. Sakura Pascarelli

(European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France)
Science at High Pressure: the emerging role of X-ray absorption spectroscopies

Prof. Jason Shearer

(University of Nevada, USA)
Elucidating the Electronic Structure of Biologically Relevant Nickel-Centers Using X-ray Absorption and Emission Spectroscopies

Prof. Marek Stankiewicz

(SOLARIS, Poland)
Synchrotron Solaris – present and future research options

Prof. Hikaru Takaya

(Kyoto University, Japan)
XAS- and DFT-based Mechanistic Study on Homogeneous Iron Catalysis in Organic Synthesis

Prof. Tao Yao

(National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, China)
XAFS in Energy Materials

Keynote Lectures


Prof. Faisal Alamgir

(School of Materials Science and Engineering, USA)
XAFS using Combined Soft and Hard X-rays under Operando and In/Ex-situ Conditions to Solve Reaction Mechanisms in Batteries and Electrocatalysts


Dr. Jakob Andreasson

(ELI Beamlines, Czech Republic)
The study of ultrafast phenomena using X-ray spectroscopy and related techniques at the ELI Beamlines facility


Prof. Kiyotaka Asakura

(Hokkaido University)
Elucidation of local structure change of photocatalysts during the photoabsorption process by use of fs-ps pump-probe XAFS method


Dr. Andrew Berry

(Australian National University, Australia)
The quantitative determination of oxidation state ratios in minerals and melts


Dr. Corwin H. Booth

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
XAFS at the edge of the periodic table: Determining the role of 5f-orbital delocalization in bonding and magnetism


Prof. Federico Boscherini

(University of Bologna, Italy)
Studies of charge transfer in photocatalytic materials by resonant scattering methods


Dr. Wojciech Gawełda

(European XFEL GmbH, Germany)
Femtosecond X-ray Experiments: new observables for chemical dynamics studies


Dr. Keith Gilmore

(European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France)
First principles Calculations of Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering


Dr. Jörg Göttlicher

(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Application of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy in Earth and Environmental Sciences


Prof. Daniel Haskel

(Advanced Photon Source, USA)
X-ray resonant probes of magnetism at high pressures: towards realization of novel quantum spin liquids in 5d oxides


Dr. Antonella Iadecola

(RS2E, France)
Decoupling cationic-anionic redox processes in Li-rich cathodes using operando X-ray absorption spectroscopy


Prof. Jianzhong Jiang

(Zhejiang University, China)
Atomic structure changes in amorphous alloys


Dr. Amelie Juhin

(University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France)
Advanced magnetic spectroscopies for the fine characterization of magnetic nanomaterials


Prof. Birgit Kanngiesser

(TU Berlin, Germany)
Current and future possibilities of XAFS in the laboratory


Dr. Marcin Klepka

(Institue of Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
XAFS studies of non-crystalline metal organic-ligand complexes


Dr. Małgorzata Korbas

(Canadian Light Source)
From fruit flies to whales: probing mercury toxicity across the animal kingdom with X-ray fluorescence mapping and XAS


Dr. Valentina Migliorati

(Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)
Structural properties of disordered systems: a combined Molecular Dynamics and XAS approach


Prof. Alessandro Olivo

(University College London, United Kingdom)
Non-interferometric approaches to x-ray phase contrast imaging


Dr. Christoph Sahle

(European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France)
X-ray Raman scattering spectroscopy


Prof. Jacinto Sá

(Uppsala University, Sweden)
Atomic telemetry: in situ determination of anti-cancer drug mechanism of action


Dr. Ritimukta Sarangi

(SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA)
Homogeneous Catalysis at SSRL: From Metalloenzymes to Energy Materials


Dr. Marcin Sikora

(AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland)
Mixed valence oxides – interplay between structure and magnetism revealed by X-ray spectroscopy


Dr. Narcizo Souza-Neto

(Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory. Brazil)
X-ray spectroscopy at the Extreme condition Beamline of Sirius source: study of rare earths and actinides


Dr. Gloria Subías

(University of Zaragoza)
Spin and orbital orderings in single-layered La1.5Ca0.5CoO4 studied by resonant soft x-ray scattering


Dr. Jakub Szlachetko

(Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
X-ray spectroscopy of nonlinear interactions of X-rays with matter


Dr. György Vankó

(Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hung. Acad. Sci., Hungary)
Tracking chemical transformations of transition metal complexes


Dr. Tonya Vitova

(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
HR-XANES/RIXS structural studies of actinide materials


Dr. Przemysław Wachulak

(Military University of Technology, Poland)
Laser plasma source of the extreme ultraviolet and soft X-ray radiation for NEXAFS and imaging applications


Dr. Junko Yano

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
Taking Snapshots of Water Oxidation Reaction in Photosystem II at X-ray Free Electron Lasers


Dr. Andrea Zitolo

(Synchrotron SOLEIL, France)
Identification of catalytic sites in non-precious metal electrocatalysts for PEM fuel cells