Program and Invited Speakers

SPEA 10 will be held in Almería, Spain, on June 4 – 8, 2018.
Welcome and on-site registration of the participants will take place on Monday June 4th morning.

SPEA 10 will start at on June 4th at 18:00 with scientific opening session, followed by a convivial welcome reception. SPEA 10 will be closed on June 8th at 13:00 after morning sessions by Awards and closure ceremony.


Here you will find the program updates and final version, our scientific committee will keep you updated at every stage of the meeting.

Final Programme Available, click the download button to download the Scientific Programme

Poster size: A0 maximum (1189 mm high and 841 mm wide). Materials to secure posters to the boards will be provided.

Invited Speakers


Prof. Angelo Albini

University of Pavia, Italy

Photocatalysis for green organic synthesis. Pitfalls and opportunities.

Prof. Angelo Albini spent most of his career studying photochemistry and its applications, from synthesis to medicinal chemistry, after postdoctoral and visiting work in Germany, Canada, Denmark. He is coauthor/editor of three books, the editor of the yearly Specialist Periodic Reports on Photochemistry (RSC) since 2008, as well as coauthor ca. 300 research articles. He has been chair of two interest groups of the Italian Chemistry Society, in photochemistry and green chemistry. He has been the recipient of the Federchimica Prize for creativity in chemistry in 1990 and the SCI Prize for mechanistic chemistry in 2011 and the medal for a distinguished career in 2016.


Prof. Hermenegildo Garcia

Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ, UPV-CSIC), Valencia, Spain

Defective graphenes from biomass as photocatalysts for the production of solar fuels.

Hermenegildo Garcia is Professor at the Instituto de Tecnologıa Quimica of the Technical University of Valencia and Honorary Adjunct Professor at the Center of Excellence in Advanced Materials Research of King Abdulaziz University. Prof. Garcia has been active in the field of heterogeneous catalysis working with porous catalysts and nanoparticles, has published over 700 papers and has filed over 25 patents. Prof. Garcia is Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Bucharest and the recipient of the 2016 Rey D. Jaime I award on New Technologies.


Prof. Jaime Gimenez

Chemical Engineering Dep., University of Barcelona, Spain

Environmental and economic impact of photocatalysis: an approach.

Jaime Giménez is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Barcelona. In the last years, his teaching was focused on industrial safety, risk analysis and environmental impact. He has supervised over 90 Degree and Master Final Projects. He has also participated in more than 15 projects of Teaching Innovation. His research task currently focuses on the treatment of emerging contaminants by AOPs. He has supervised ten doctoral theses. He has published over 85 research papers and presented over 180 communications to congresses. He was the organizer of SPEA3 conference and is a member of several Scientific Committees. He has participated in over 25 research projects.


Prof. Nicolas Keller

Institute of Chemistry and Processes for Energy, Environment and Health. CNRS, University of Strasbourg, France

Heterogeneous photocatalysis in the gas phase.

Nicolas Keller is CNRS Research Director at ICPEES (Institute of Chemistry and Processes for Energy, Environment and Health) at the University of Strasbourg, France. He received his PhD degree in catalysis and material chemistry in 1999 from the University of Strasbourg. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Fritz-Haber-Institut of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Berlin, he was appointed in 2001 by the CNRS. He co-authored over 120 scientific papers and 13 patents. His current research focuses on the design of materials for heterogeneous photocatalysis and solar photoconversion, with main applications in environmental and sustainable energy-related reactions as well as at the interface with life science. In 2016 he was awarded by the Simone et Cino Del Duca Foundation under the aegis of the French Science Academy.


Prof. Kevin McGuigan

Physiology & Medical Physics Dept. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Solar Water Disinfection: The journey from the laboratory to the field and back again.

Kevin brings over 25 years of experience in the field of Global Health to his research. He teaches on the Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy programmes and is Director of the Solar Disinfection Research Group which develops technology interventions against waterborne disease in developing countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, S. Africa and Cambodia funded by the EU and the Irish government. He currently coordinates the €3.6M EU Horizon 2020 WATERSPOUTT Project (contract 688928, see in which 18 partner organisations across European and African countries are developing new solar water treatment technologies which will be piloted in Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda and S Africa. Kevin is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. His research interests cover the topics of appropriate technologies for the Developing World; Disinfection; Acoustic Analysis and Solid State Physics. His pioneering research into sustainable and appropriate household water treatment has resulted in more than 5.5 million people in over 50 low-income countries, who were previously without access to safe drinking water, being able to disinfect their drinking water with the solar disinfection (SODIS) technique to meet their daily water requirements (see ).