Dr. Manoj B. Gawande received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry in 2008 from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India. After several research stays in Germany, South Korea, Portugal, and England, he recently worked as a Visiting Professor at CBC-SPMS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Presently, he is senior researcher at RCPTM, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. His research interests are nanocatalysis, design of nanocatalysts, and their applications in greener organic synthesis; he has published over 50 scientific papers.

BNL | Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)

MW-assisted methods have been employed for the convenient and reproducible synthesis of well-defined noble and transition core–shell metallic nanoparticles with tunable shell thicknesses. Some of the distinctive attributes of MW-selective heating in the synthesis and applications of magnetic nanocatalysts in organic synthesis under benign reaction conditions are highlighted. Sustainable nanomaterials and their applications in benign media are an ideal blend for the development of greener methodologies in organic synthesis; MW heating provides superb value to the overall sustainable process development via process intensification including the flow systems.

Nanomaterials, an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal.

Microwave-Assisted Chemistry: Synthetic Applications for Rapid Assembly of Nanomaterials and Organics

Norbert Stock has received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry with Prof. Schnick in 1998 at the University of Bayreuth and has spent the next 15 months as a postdoc in the groups of Prof. Ferey, Prof. Cheetham, and Prof. Stucky at the University of Versailles and University of California at Santa Barbara. In 2000, he joined the group of Prof. Bein at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, where he finished his habilitation in 2004. In the same year, he became Professor at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel. His research interests are within the field of inorganic–organic hybrid compounds. He has been involved in the development and application of high-throughput methods for reactions under solvothermal conditions. Thus, he is interested in the discovery of new hybrid compounds, in understanding their formation, as well as in setting up synthesis–structure relationships.