Session Organizers and Chairpersons





The opening address "Chemistry with Methane. Concepts Rather than Recipes" was given by Helmut Schwarz (Technical University Berlin, Germany). World experts like Jean-Marie Andrè (U. Namur, Belgium), Paul Bagus (U. North Texas, USA), Vittorio Bellotti (U. Pavia, Italy), Enrico Clementi (Como, Italy), Roberto Dovesi (U. Turin, Italy), Michel Dupuis (Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA), Fahmi Himo (U. Stockholm, Sweden), Kimihiko Hirao (Riken, Japan), Kwang S. Kim (Poh-ang U. Sci. Tech., Korea), Wenjiam Liu (U. Peking, China), J. Andrew McCammon (U.C. San Diego, USA), Marianna Safronova (U. Delaware, USA), George C. Schatz (Northwestern U., USA), Daniel Vercauteren (U. Namur, Belgium), Dongqing Wei (U. Jiao Tong, Shanghai, China) have helped the conference Chairman, Enrico Clementi in the organization of conference sessions. Six sessions of invited oral contributions were added with chairpersons Vincenzo Carravetta (CNR-IPCF, Italy), Jaime Fernandez Rico (U. Autonoma de Madrid, Spain), Antonio Largo (U. Valladolid, Spain), Marco A. Nascimento (U. Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Carlo Petrongolo (CNR-IPCF, Italy, Antonio Rizzo (CNR-IPCF, Italy). The last session was chaired by Sigrid Peyerimhoff (U. Bonn, Germany).