Ramon G. Rubio has been a Professor of Physical Chemistry since 1995, and the director of the Physical Chemistry Department since 2010. He has also been the manager of the National Program of Chemistry (2009-2012) and the director of the Spectroscopy facility of the Complutense University (2015-2018). His current research interests are to understand the interfacial rheology, including particle-laden ones, in connection with the stability of emulsions and foams; understanding the dynamics of particles in bulk and confined and crowded systems; developing colloidal systems for delivering insecticides and to study polymer+surfactant systems for cosmetic applications. He is the author of 211 papers and 26 book chapters, and editor of a book and two special issues of Advances in Colloid and Interface Science. He is member of the advisory board of three journals.
Jingcheng Hao is employed at the Shandong University (Jinan, China) where he is currently Full-Professor and Director of the Key Laboratory of Colloid and Interface Chemistry, Ministry of Education. His research focuses on colloid and interfacial sciences, including surfactants in solution and self-assembly at all scales in bulk solutions and at surfaces. He has published over 450 articles including original papers, reviews, books and book chapters as well as 8 patents. Since 2018, Dr. Hao serves as a Senior-Editor of Langmuir and he is member of the Editorial Boards of many scientific journals, such as Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. or Colloids Surf. A..
Brian Grady is employed at the University of Oklahoma as Douglas and Hilda Bourne Chair in Chemical Engineering in the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering. He has over 150 refereed journal papers and book chapters. He has served in a number of leadership roles in professional societies, including President of the Society of Plastics Engineers and Chair of the Surfactants and Detergents Division of the American Oil Chemists Society. He is also the Director of the Institute for Applied Surfactant Research at the University at Oklahoma, only the 3rd person to hold this title since the inception of the Institute 30 years ago. His research interests include surfactants in solution, surfactant adsorption at the liquid-solid interface, biodegradable polymers, structure-property relationships of polymers, polymer composites, carbon nanotubes in polymers, polymer-coated surfaces, polymer film recycling, ion-containing polymers, X-ray characterization techniques (scattering, absorption).
Kazimiera Anna Wilk obtained her both PhD (1979), and DSc (1991) from the Wrocław University of Technology, Poland (currently Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, WUST). In 2001 she was promoted to a full profesor title in chemical sciences/chemical technology. At present she is a head of Organic and Pharmaceutical Technology Laboratory (Department of Engineering and Technology of Chemical Processes, Faculty of Chemistry, WUST). She is also actively involved in activities for science in Poland, being a member of the Scientific Excellence Council in the Chemical Engineering discipline. Her scientific activities focus on design, synthesis and characteristics of innovative colloidal materials, such as products with added value (specialty surfactants and decorated block copolymers or polyelectrolytes), as well as colloidal drug micro- and nanocarriers for mono- or combination therapies and nanotheranostics. She is the author of more than 250 international papers, patents and book chapters.