Thomas Bein received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Hamburg (Germany) and the Catholic University Leuven (Belgium) in 1984. He continued his studies as Visiting Scientist at the DuPont Central Research and Development Department in Wilmington, DE (USA). From 1986 to 1991 he was Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque (USA). In 1991 he joined Purdue University (Indiana) as Associate Professor, and was promoted to Full Professor of Chemistry in 1995. In 1999 he was appointed Chair of Physical Chemistry at the University of Munich (LMU), where he also served as Director of the Department of Chemistry. His current research interests cover the synthesis and physical properties of functional nanostructures, with an emphasis on porous materials for targeted drug delivery and nanostructured materials for solar energy conversion. More info on his personal website.
His keynote is titled “Optoelectronic Processes in Covalent Organic Frameworks” and the abstract can be downloaded here.