Plenary Speakers

Prof. Peter G Mahaffy
Edmonton, Canada
The King's Unniversity & The King's Centre for Visualization in Science

Peter Mahaffy is a 3M National Teaching Fellow, Professor of Chemistry and director of the King’s Centre for Visualization in Science, which provides digital learning resources used by a half-million students, educators, and the public from over 100 countries each year. His current work is at the interfaces of chemistry education, systems thinking and sustainability, the uses of interactive technological tools to facilitate the learning of science, and the responsible uses of chemistry.

Prof. J Catherine Ngila
African Foundation for Women & Youth in Education & STI

Prof Jane Catherine Ngila, Interim Executive Director of AFoWYESTI, Visiting Professor, IOCD Vice President for Emerging Economies. Former AAS Acting Executive Director, DVC-AA, MIOG Deputy Director. Fellow of World Academy of Sciences, Africa Academy of Sciences. Award-winning researcher in Analytical/Environmental Chemistry, mentor, author of 480+ publications on water quality, nanotechnology, chemical analysis.

Dr. Krissanapong Kirtikara

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Ron Blonder
Weizmann Institute of Science

Ron Blonder is a Professor in the Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. She is the head of the Chemistry Group and the head of the Rothschild-Weizmann Master’s Program for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Since January 2023 she has been the co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Science Education. Prof. Blonder is the recipient of the 2023 NARST Fellows Award.

Professor Emerita Mary Garson
The University of Queensland

Professor Emerita Mary Garson AM is the 2022-2023 Chair of IUPAC's Committee for Ethics, DIversity, Equity and Inclusion and a global champion for diversity in science through the Global Women's Breakfast (GWB) event which is hosted each year in >70 countries. Her research interests include marine natural products and phytochemistry

Professor Emerita Mei-Hung Chiu
National Taiwan Normal University, Graduate Institute of Science Education

Mei-Hung Chiu is a Professor Emerita of the Graduate Institute of Science Education of the National Taiwan Normal University. Her research interests include promoting students' modeling competence and finding optimal moment of learning via facial recognition systems.

KhunYing Sumonta Promboon
Prof. Thomas A. Holme
Iowa State University

Tom Holme is a Morrill Professor of Chemistry at Iowa State University and the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Chemical Education.

Dr. Samia Khan
University of British Columbia

Samia Khan is in the Faculty of Education at UBC. Her research interests are in model-based reasoning and teaching in science.

Prof. Jorge G. Ibanez
Universidad Iberoamericana-Mexico City

Ph.D., postdoc at U. of Houston and Texas/Austin. At Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico) since 1985. Visiting lecturer in five continents. 11 books, 145 papers, 2 patents, 10 national and 2 international awards.

Prof. Vicente Talanquer
University of Arizona

Vicente Talanquer is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on student reasoning in chemistry.

Prof. Glenn Adam Hurst
United Kingdom
University of York

Glenn Hurst is an Professor of chemistry education at the University of York where he works within the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence to integrate green chemistry throughout the curriculum using a systems thinking-based framework.


Invited Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Ekasith Somsook
Mahidol University

I have been working on the development of new materials as catalysts for circular economy. I have been working for a long time to develop new contents for inorganic chemistry classrooms.

Dr. Junming Ho
University of New South Wales

Junming obtained his PhD at the Australian National University and has held appointments at Yale and A*STAR. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemistry in UNSW.

Assoc. Prof. Chris Slootweg
The Netherlands
University of Amsterdam

Chris is currently Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam. His mission is to educate students at the intersection of fundamental physical organic chemistry and circular chemistry.

Assoc. Prof. Chatree Faikhamta
Kasetsart University

Prof. Faikhamta’s research areas focus on STEM education, model and modelling in chemistry education, and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK).

Prof. Santiago Sandi-Urena
USA/Costa Rica
Pomona College/University of Costa Rica

Prof. Sandi-Urena conducts Chemical Education Research and has taught in the US and Costa Rica. For the past 20 years he has been involved with international chemistry education and outreach.

Dr. Debora Marchak
Weizmann Institute of Science

Dr. Marchak is Head of the Israeli National Centre for Chemistry Teachers. She also studies the implementation of an arts-integrated approach to chemistry teaching which she developed based on Neuropedagogical principles.

Assoc. Prof. Saksri Supasorn
Faculty of Science, Ubon Ratchathani University

Saksri Supasorn is an associate professor in Science Education at Faculty of Science, Ubon Ratchathani University. His research areas of interest are in chemistry and science education focusing on development of experimental kits and multimedia learning tools as well as investigation of their effects on students. He was awarded the TRF-OHEC-SCOPUS Young Researcher Awards in Humanities & Social Sciences in 2015 by Thailand Research Fund (TRF).

Dr. Michelle Brooks
United States
American Chemical Society

Dr. Michelle Brooks is the Assistant Director of Higher Education at the American Chemical Society where she is responsible for developing and implementing programs that promote excellence in teaching at the collegiate level, both in the U.S. and globally.

Asst. Prof. Hendra Agustian
Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen

Hendra Agustian focusses on epistemic orientation in university chemistry education. He has been investigating various aspects of laboratory curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and is currently working on epistemic practices in wicked problems inquiries.

Dr. Seamus Delaney
School of Education, Deakin University

Senior Lecturer (Science and Chemistry Education), School of Education, Deakin University, Australia. Discipline Head - Science, Technology, Environmental Education (STEE); Strand co-leader - Socio-Ecological Nexus (SEN) within the Centre for Regenerating Futures.

Prof. Javier Garcia Martinez

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Director of the Molecular Nanotechnology Lab, a world leading research center working on nanomaterials for the efficient production of chemicals and energy at the University of Alicante. IUPAC President during the 2022-2023 biennium.

Dr. Shelley Rap
Weizmann Institute of Science

Dr. Shelley Rap research focuses on exploring innovative teaching methods and technological tools to enhance chemistry teaching and learning. She leads the research and development of programs dealing with the SDGs.

Assoc. Prof. Mihye Won
Curtin University

Mihye investigates how to encourage students to explore science in meaningful and relevant ways. Her current research focuses on collaborative immersive Virtual Reality and student-generated scientific representations.

Assoc. Prof. Nicole Graulich
Justus-Liebig University Gießen

Nicole Graulich is Head of the Institute of Chemistry Education. She focuses her research on student reasoning in organic chemistry, and how this is influences by visual process and instructional design.

Prof. Renee Cole
University of Iowa

B.A. from Hendrix College, M.S. & Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma; faculty positions at the University of Central Missouri and the University of Iowa

Dr. Christine M Straut Langlinais
Sandia National Laboratories

Dr. Straut Langlinais designs, develops, and implements trainings on numerous topics related to chemical safety and security including chemical inventory management systems and tool, Know Your Customer (KYC), curriculum development and eLearning improvements in chemical risk management.

Dr. David Stephen Warren
New Zealand
University of Otago

Dave is an ex-high school teacher who runs the chemistry outreach program at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He was awarded the Denis Hogan Education prize by the NZIC in 2018 and an award for a Distinguished Contribution to Chemical Education by FACS in 2019.

Assoc. Prof. Hooi Ling Lee
School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Associate Prof. Dr. Hooi Ling Lee has been an academic staff at School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia since 2012. She holds a Ph.D. awarded by Dublin City University, Ireland, and has been actively researching nanomaterials and nanotechnology. Since 2022, she has been teaching chemical security education to undergraduate students.

Prof. Delmar Scott Larsen
United States
University of California, Davis

Delmar Larsen is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Biophysics Graduate Group in the University of California, Davis. Delmar received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (Chemistry) and did postdoctoral stints at the Free University Amsterdam (Biophysics) and the University of Southern California (Chemistry). In 2005, Delmar moved to the UC Davis as an Assistant Professor, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012, and was promoted to Full Professor in 2019.

Assoc. Prof. Anna Garden
New Zealand
MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and the University of Otago

Assoc. Prof. Garden is a researcher in computational chemistry at the University of Otago and the Deputy Director Outreach and Education in the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.

Dr. Fun Man Fung
National University of Singapore

Dr. Fung co-edited two book in Chemistry. He researches on integrating digital technologies to help learners learn better, and how psychological safety and videography techniques improve learning outcomes.

Prof. Claus Bolte
Freie Universitaet Berlin - Chemistry Education

Claus Bolte is professor and head of the division of chemistry education at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. His research focuses on various topics how to enhance scientific literacy. He has been the coordinator of the PROFILES Project.

Dr. Rachel Mamlok-Naaman
Weizmann Institute of Science

Dr. Rachel Mamlok-Naaman from the Weizmann Institute of Science, studied chemistry and chemistry education, got her PhD with highest distinction, and several national and international awards, e.g., ACS, IUPAC.

Dr. Solange Wagner Locatelli
Federal University of ABC

Professor at Federal University of ABC, she has been investigating metacognition and self-regulated learning in the classroom, the inquiry-based learning approach, and the use of drawings to learn science/chemistry.

Prof. Fakhri A. Elabbar
University of Benghazi

Prof. Fakhri Elabbar, a Libyan from Benghazi, holds a PhD in organic chemistry and has been teaching at the University of Benghazi since 1992. He founded the Libyan Chemical Safety and Security Society, providing training programs.

Professor Emeritus Fortunato III B Sevilla
University Of Santo Tomas

Fortunato Sevilla III is a Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. His research interest includes chemical sensors, low-cost chemical instrumentation, and microscale chemistry.