Invited Speakers

Prof. Mohammed Baalousha

Associate Professor
Center for Environmental Nanoscience and Risk
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Arnold School of Public Health

Dr. Susanne Boye

Scientist in Polymer Separation Group
Analytical Department
Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden

Her research interests are in the detailed characterization of complex biofunctional polymers, biohybrid structures, branched architectures and polymeric drug delivery systems. She applies AF4 in combination with light scattering as a versatile tool to obtain information about their sizes, molar masses, conformation and loading properties.

Prof. Gaëtane Lespes

Full professor in Analytical Chemistry
Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (UPPA)

Her research area is the development, evaluation and validation of strategies for the characterization of nano-objects. She has developed multi-technique methods based on Field Flow Fractionation (FFF) coupled with light scattering and atomic mass spectrometry, combined with imaging techniques. Her research focuses on the physicochemical study of the behaviour and fate of natural and anthropogenic nanoparticles and associated trace elements in matrices of environmental and biological interest.

Prof. Harald Pasch, PhD, DSc

SASOL Chair in Analytical Polymer Science
Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science
University of Stellenbosch
South Africa

Harald Pasch is a Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. His research focuses on the development of advanced analytical methods for complex polymers. Pasch holds the SASOL Research Chair in Advanced Analytical Polymer Science. His research topics include:

  • Development of analytical techniques for complex polymers
  • Multidimensional column- and channel-based fractionation techniques
  • Analytical techniques for combinatorial materials research
  • New techniques for polyolefin analysis
  • Synthesis and characterization of polymers with unusual architectures
  • Advanced analytical techniques for nanomaterials

He is the author/co-author of more than 350 scientific papers and he promoted more than 50 postgraduate students (MSc and PhD). In 2013, he published the textbook ‘Multidimensional HPLC of Polymers’. The textbook ‘Advanced Separation Techniques for Polyolefins’ appeared in 2014 and his latest textbook ‘Thermal Field-Flow Fractionation of Polymers’ was published in 2019.

Prof. Pierluigi Reschiglian

Full Professor of Instrumental Bioanalytical Chemistry at Dept. of Chemistry “G. Ciamician”, University of Bologna, Italy. Over 30-year experience on FFF and related methods, former graduate student at FFFRC, Salt Lake City, UT, US. Since 2009 he’s been dealing with technology transfer from academic research to entrepreneurship. Founder of two academic spinoffs, byFlow Srl e Stem Sel Srl, CEO. Stem Sel Srl brings to the market a novel instrument for fractionation, counting, and sorting of living cells, in particular stem cells. He will report about method, instrumental aspects and relevant applications.