SICV&GIS 2018

Plenaries

Songi Han

Songi Han is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara. With her research group she develops concepts and hardware for dual electron and nuclear spin magnetic resonance that enables the study of biomolecular structure, dynamics and interactions with unprecedented sensitivity, resolution and information content. A key focus is pulse shaped manipulation of electron spin dynamics and distribution for rational dynamic nuclear polarization.

Ron Naaman

Ron Naaman is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Physics of the Weizmann Institute in Israel. Over the years, Ron investigated new electronic properties that emerge when organic molecules are interacting with an inorganic substrate and with electrons to discover a new phenomenon known as Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS) effect. This means that electron transport through chiral molecules is spin dependent, an effect of great relevance in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Frank (Günther) Neese

Frank (Günther) Neese is a Director of the Max Plank Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mühlheim and Honorary Professor at the University of Bonn. His work focuses on theoretical chemistry and spectroscopies for the investigation of a wide range of systems and phenomena. These include electronic and geometric structure, as well as reactivity, of transition metal complexes and metalloenzymes. He is lead author of the ORCA program, which is currently the second most widely used quantum chemistry program world-wide.