2024 Invited Speaker

Assoc. Prof. Anatoly Zinchenko

Nagoya University, Japan

Anatoly Zinchenko is currently an Associate Professor of the Materials and Energy Design unit at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan. He earned his master’s degree at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2001 and received his PhD degree from the University of Nagoya in 2004 working on the physical chemistry and biophysics of DNA. After completing his PhD, he continued his work as a postdoc at the Science Department of Kyoto University (Japan) on the construction of artificial systems mimicking DNA assembly in nature. In 2007, Anatoly accepted a Lecturer position at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University where he began developing materials based on biopolymers such as chitosan and cellulose for environmental cleaning. He was promoted to Associate Professor at the same Graduate School in 2011 where Anatoly established the Sustainable Materials Laboratory in 2019 which works on the utilization of waste plastics and biomass for environmental and civil engineering applications including wastewater treatment, soils improvement, and others. Anatoly has authored about 100 refereed publications that received over 2000 citations.