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 AdvPhotoCat-E 2017 will take place at the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete, Heraklion, Greece, between July 14 and 16, 2017 in “Kamari” Amphitheater

Note: Invited 20 min. +10 min. discussions//Oral 15 min. +5 min. discussions

Posters permanent exhibition -discussions during coffee breaks

Friday 14th of July 2017

09:30 – 11:15 Registration, late arrivals, coffee

11:15 – 12:00 Welcome speeches 

Prof E. Koudoumas

Prof. Nikolos Katsarakis

12:00 – 12:30 Invited Presentation

“Photocatalytic materials for improved charge carriers separation”

Dr. Elena Selli – Italy

12:30 – 13:00 Invited Presentation

“Disinfection of Wastewater by Solar Photocatalysis

Danae Venieri – Greece

13:00 – 13:30 Invited Presentation

“Photocatalytic metal-oxide nanofibers fabricated by electrospinning

Petronela Pascariu – Romania

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch break – light lunch

14:30 – 15:00 Invited Presentation

”New class of ionic conductors based on metal-closo-boranes”

Dr. Zbigniew Lodziana – Poland

15:00 – 15:30 Invited Presentation

“Enhanced water oxidation at photoanodes”

Nuria Lopez – Spain

15:30 – 16:00 Oral Presentation

“Electronic properties engineering of transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers and nanostructures”

George Kopidakis – Greece

16:00 – 16:20 Oral Presentation

“TMD nanoribbons: metallic edge semiconductors”

Daphne Davelou – Greece

16:20 – 17:20 Coffee break during posters presentation

17:20 – 17:40 Oral Presentation

“Porous Networks of Assembled CoO Nanoparticles Showing High Performance for the Photocatalytic Reduction of Aqueous Cr(VI)”

Georgia Velegraki – Greece

17:40 – 18:00 Oral Presentation

“Size Effects of Platinum Nanoparticles in the Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production Over 3D Mesoporous Networks of CdS and Pt Nanojunctions”

Ioannis Vamvasakis – Greece

20:00 Festive Dinner “Petousis” Tavern

Saturday 15th of July 2017

10:00 – 10:30 Invited Presentation

“Photocatalytic challenge of carbon dioxide conversion into fuels supported by spectroscopy”

Yasuo Izumi – Japan

10:30 – 11:00 Invited Presentation

“3-D Printing of Photocatalytic Materials for Energy Applications”

Kostas Sierros – USA

11:00 – 12:00 Coffee break and posters presentation

12:00 – 12:30 Invited Presentation

 “New Type of Conductive Materials Based on Carbon Fibers”

Alexandra Mocanu – Romania

12:30 – 12:50 Oral Presentation

“ZnTe-Sensitized TiO2 Coral-Like Nanostructures for Visible-Light Photoreduction of CO2 into CH4

Muhammad Fahad Ehsan – Pakistan

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break – light lunch “Krasas”

14:00 – 14:30 Invited Presentation

“Preparation and evaluation of photocatalytic activity of efficient semiconducting photocatalysts based on nano-titania

Hossam El Nazer – Egypt

14:30 – 15:00 Invited Presentation

“Ruthenium complexes for dye-sensitized solar cells – state of art and perspectives”

Maciej Zalas – Poland

15:00 – 15:20 Oral Presentation

“Mesoporous TiO2 oxides templated by tri-block copolymer and modified with nano-sized CeO2 as catalysts for photoenergy applications”

Mihaela Mureseanu – Romania

15:20 – 15:40 Oral Presentation

“Spectroscopic Analysis of Proton Exchange for the Photocatalytic Transformation of Aqueous Acetic Acid: An Isotopic Study”

Saher Hamid – Germany

15:40—16:00 Oral Presentation

“ZnO-TiO2 core-shell flower-like structures for enhanced photocatalytic performance”

Eva Vasilaki – Greece

16:00 – 17:00 Coffee break and posters presentation

17:00 – 17:30 Invited Presentation

“Novel facile method for obtaining CdSe/polyaniline/C60 composite material”

Aurel Diacon – Romania

17:30—18:00 Presentation

“Quantronics crystals”

Michael Schmidt – sponsor presentation – Germany

19:00 Optional Social Event – Cretan evening: Visit to Anopolis village followed by dinner at Anopolis Pallas Tavern during the show “A night with the Gods”. Attendance with reservation before 12th of July. Price 46euros/person (includes transportation from TEI of Crete and back, guide, dinner, show tickets)

Attendants who wish to register for the OPTIONAL SOCIAL EVENT in 15th of July evening should send a message to before 12th of July 2017. The event takes place only for minimum 15 registered attendants.


Sunday 16th of July 2017

10:00 – 10:30 Invited Presentation

“Ehanced photoelectrocatalytic water splitting over a bilayer WO3 n-n heterojunction prepared by RF diode sputtering

Gianluca Chiarello – Italy

10:30 – 11:00 Invited Presentation

“Space-and time-resolved aerosols emission spectroscopy: advanced LIDAR techniques for environmental approach”

Silviu Gurlui – Romania

11:00 – 12:00 Coffee break and posters presentation

12:00 – 12:30 Invited Presentation

“Redox dynamics of Cu, Pt and Cu/Pt nanoparticles on TiO2 during methanol photo-steam reforming studied by in-situ modulated excitation X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (MEXAS)

Massimo Bernareggi – Italy

12:30 – 12:50 Oral Presentation

“Tuning the photocatalytic properties of gold nanoparticles by exposure to green light”

Felicia Iacomi – Romania

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break – light lunch “Maggevmata”

14:00 – 14:30 Invited Presentation

“Materials for Photocatalytic & Photovoltaic Energy Applications

Theivasanthi Thirugnanasambandan – India

14:30 – 14:50 Oral Presentation

“Metal Chalcogenide based Nanocomposite Photocatalysts for Energy and Environment”

Muhammad Fahad Ehsan  – Pakistan

14:50 – 15:10 Oral Presentation

“Composites of the self-assemblies of plasmonic nanoparticles – layered double hydroxides for efficient UV and solar-driven photocatalysis”

Gabriela Carja – Romania

15:10– 15:30 Oral Presentation

“Dyeing process for recovery of textile reactive dyestuffs from wastewaters using photocatalytic ability of garnet and turquoise gemstones”

Iuliana Cocean – Romania

15:30 – 16:00 Closing remarks and future perspectives- round table

16:00 – 17:00 Cocktail-coffees– farewell


“Nanoparticles of silver/layered double hydroxides as nanoarchitectonics with solar photocatalytic response in environmental catalysis”

Gabriela Carja – Romania

“Lithium-ion capacitor for Photovoltaic-Supercapacitor Energy System”

Viaceslav Barsukov  – Ukraine

“Sm3+ – Lindqvist polyoxotungstate type: synthesis, characterization and photocatalytic activity”

Doina Humelnicu, Ionel Humelnicu – Romania

“Photocatalytic Ag doped TiO2 nano-coatings for biologic contaminants removal from waters”

Andreas Kaliakatsos – Greece

“A versatile tool for mosquito repellency: solar activated IR3535 release from TiO2 -functionalized polyurethane microcapsules”

Carlos Jose Tavares – Portugal

“Photocatalytic efficiency of TiO2-Au/graphene oxide catalysts on amaranth degradation under sun light irradiation”

Florina Pogacean – Romania

“TiO2-Pt based photocatalysts containing graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide for sunset yellow degradation under natural solar exposure”

Maria Coros – Romania

“Synthesis and characterization of ternary ferrites as potential photocatalysts”

Dr. Constantin Virlan – Romania

“Effects of silver interaction with light over textile dyestuffs chromophore groups in the reaction with hemp fabrics

Alexandru Cocean – Romania

“Photocatalytic device for air purification applications”

Mirela Suchea – Greece

“Electronic structure calculations for transition metal dichalcogenide alloys”

Michail Minotakis – Greece

Sponsors posters



The 2nd International Workshop Advances on Photocatalysis, AdvPhotoCat-E 2017 that will take place at the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete, Heraklion, Greece, between July 14 and 16, 2017.