Scientific Program

Flavio Maran
Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova
Flavio Maran is Professor of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry at the University of Padova and a Research Professor at the University of Connecticut. Flavio Maran has always been an advocate of the molecular approach to address scientific problems and thus of the importance of explaining the fine details of electrochemical processes on a true molecular basis. His research focuses on monolayer-protected gold clusters, molecular electrochemistry, electron-transfer reactions, monolayers and biomimetic membranes on electrodes, and electrochemical biosensors.

Reginald Penner
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Reginald Penner is Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He is an electrochemist whose research group develops methods based upon electro-deposition for making nanomaterials, such as nanowires, composed of metals and semiconductors. With his students, he has more than 170 research publications to date.

Yogesh Surendranath
Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Surendranath lab has developed new methods of engineering electrode surfaces as the molecular scale. In particular, the group has established a method for linking molecular active sites to graphitic carbon surfaces through conjugated linkages that endow the molecular species with properties akin to metallic surfaces.