FEMTO Online Conference 2021
Join us for an in-depth look at innovative ideas that will shape the future. You will hear from leading senior researchers about key developments and have an opportunity to pose questions and share ideas.
16:00 - 16:15 Introduction of Ultrafast Sciences in an upstream context (Theis Solling)
16:20 - 16:45 Ultrafast Phenomena in Micelles (Nancy Levinger)
16:50 - 17:15 Ultrafast wettability alteration: The decisive moments of adsorption (Thorsten)
17:20 - 17:30 Panel and General discussion
Dr. Nancy E. Levinger
Nancy Levinger is a Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University where she holds a tenured faculty position in Chemistry and courtesy appointment in Electrical Computer Engineering. Since joining the faculty at Colorado State University in 1992, her work has focused on dynamics of molecules in the condensed phase, especially water and molecular assemblies, molecules at liquid interfaces and in confined environments structure. She utilizes a broad range of techniques from ultrafast spectroscopies to NMR to neutron scattering to understand details for complex systems. Levinger also has a strong interest in educational issues. She incorporates innovative teaching ideas to her courses and is a strong proponent of involving students at all levels in research.
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bernhardt
Thorsten M. Bernhardt is Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Ulm, Germany. He received his Ph.D. from Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, in 1997. After spending two years as a postdoctoral fellow with Professor Ahmed Zewail at CalTech he joined the laboratory of Professor Ludger Wöste at the Free University of Berlin and obtained his Habilitation degree in Experimental Physics in 2006. He currently serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Ulm. His research focuses on the exploration of size effects in finite systems. He applies mass spectrometry and ultrafast laser spectroscopy to study chemical reactions on small metal clusters in the gas phase and at oxide surfaces.
Dr. Theis Ivan Solling
Dr. Solling is currently a Senior Research Scientist and the Program Lead of the Oilfield Chemicals program in the Center for Integrated Petroleum Research, College of Petroleum Engineering & Geoscience, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Dr. Solling has a background in Physical Organic Chemistry as studied with ultrafast lasers, and interest that came from his postdoc years at Caltech under the guidance of late Professor Ahmed H. Zewail. After a three year position as a Researcher at Risø National Labs, Dr. Solling became Associate Professor (Organic Chemistry) at the University of Copenhagen and worked on ultrafast phenomena until he was appointed team lead at Maersk Oil Research and Technology Centre in Qatar. He returned to the University of Copenhagen as a Full Professor in 2016 to set up an educational specialization in Chemistry for the oil and gas sector. In 2018 he moved to the KSA to be a part of CIPR.