Dr. Freddy Kleitz is a University-Professor in the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna, Austria. Since 2016, he is the director of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry - Functional Materials.

He received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry in 2002 from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung and the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. In 2002-2003, he was a postdoctoral researcher in KAIST in South Korea. In 2005, he joined the Department of Chemistry of Université Laval, Canada, where he was awarded the Canada Research Chair on Functional Nanostructured Materials. He was then promoted Full Professor in 2014.

His research focuses on the design of functional nanoporous inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid materials and their applications as selective sorbents, heterogeneous catalysts, and biomedical materials. He has published 180 refereed research articles, reviews and book chapters and has also been a guest Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia, and at the China University of Petroleum in Qingdao, China.

He is currently the chairman of the Chemical Physical Society in Vienna (CPG).

Hans Flandorfer is Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Vienna and Deputy Head of the Institute for Didactics of Chemistry. He conducts research on mostly binary and ternary intermetallic systems and their thermodynamic behavior. This concerns phase equilibria, phase transformations and crystal structures as well as the thermochemical behavior. For this purpose, different methods of sample preparation, X-ray structural analysis, metallography, thermal analysis and calorimetry are mainly used. The selected systems are related to technical applications such as lead-free soldering or new materials for high-performance Li-ion batteries. Currently, systems containing lithium are being investigated with regard to intermetallic anodes.

Hans Flandorfer studied chemistry at the University of Vienna and received his PhD from the Institute of Physical Chemistry in 1995. After a total of three years as a project-funded research assistant and in private industry (Bartelt Labortechnik), he took up a position as a university assistant at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Vienna in 1998. In 2002, he completed additional studies for teaching chemistry and physics. He habilitated in inorganic chemistry at the University of Vienna in 2008, where he has been an associate professor since 2009. Hans Flandorfer has published more than 120 scientific papers and has supervised more than 15 master's theses and dissertations as part of numerous research projects. He is also active in the field of public relations (BeSt, Kinderuni, etc.) and the didactics of chemistry.

Klaus Richter is associate professor for Inorganic Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Vienna and deputy head of the Center for X-ray structure analysis at the Faculty of Chemistry. His research interests include different aspects of structure and properties of intermetallic compounds, experimental determination of phase equilibria in complex multi-component systems and their thermodynamic characterization. These studies include materials systems with high potential for application as well as fundamental investigations of structure-property relations in nonstoichiometric intermetallics. Major topics of the last years were aluminindes of the transition metals, misfit layer compounds and BiMn-based ferromagnetic systems.

Klaus Richter studied Chemistry at the University of Vienna and obtained his PhD in 1995 at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry. After four years as (partly project-funded) research assistant he worked on an Erwin-Schrödinger Fellowship at the Ames Laboratory (Iowa, USA) in 1998/99. He got his Habilitiation for inorganic Chemistry in 2005 and was promoted to associate Professor in 2006. He published more than 120 scientific papers, was active in numerous research projects and supervised more than 20 theses. He is Erasmus- and International coordinator of the Faculty of Chemistry and active member of several faculty boards.

Jia Min Chin studied in Singapore and completed her PhD studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She conducted research in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hull, UK, from 2014 before taking up a tenure-track position in the Department of Chemistry in November 2019. In 2013, the researcher was awarded the L'Oréal Singapore For Women In Science National Fellowship. In 2020, she was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. Her research group at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry - Functional Materials focuses on the fabrication, assembly, and patterning of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and other colloidal materials and composite systems for optical and catalytic applications across different size scales.