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4th Edition of

Chemistry World Conference

June 17-19, 2024 | Paris, France

Chemistry 2022

Thomas J Webster

Speaker at Chemistry World Conference 2022 - Thomas J Webster
Hebei University of Technology, China
Title : Beating COVID with nano chemistry


COVID-19 has stopped our normal way of life across all parts of the world. This presentation will cover how nano materials are being used to help prevent, detect, and treat COVID. Specifically, it will cover how self-assembled materials can be formulated to bind to regions of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID) to keep it from attaching to mammalian cells, entering mammalian cells, and replicating. It will emphasize targeting regions of SARS-CoV-2 in therapeutics that have not been mutating, thus, providing a versatile technique to fight COVID. Further, it will demonstrate how such nanomaterials can be used to improve the detection of SARS-CoV-2 as well as prevention. It will include a wide range of research from scientists all over the world, including in vitro and in vivo analysis, and discuss how such nano chemistries can better prepare us for future pandemics.

Audience take-away:

  • How nanomaterials are being used to passivate SARS-CoV-2 and treat COVID
  • How nanomaterials are being used to detect SARS-CoV-2 and COVID
  • How nanomaterials may be versatile materials to treat numerous viruses including future SARS-CoV-2 mutations
  • How nano chemistries can be used in diverse fields as tissue engineering to treat viruses


Thomas J. Webster’s (H index: 118; Google Scholar) degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995; USA) and in biomedical engineering from RPI (Ph.D., 2000; USA). He has served as a professor at Purdue (2000-2005), Brown (2005-2012), and Northeastern (2012-2021; serving as Chemical Engineering Department Chair from 2012 - 2019) Universities and has formed over a dozen companies who have numerous FDA approved medical products currently improving human health.  Dr. Webster has numerous awards including: 2020, World Top 2% Scientist by Citations (PLOS); 2020, SCOPUS Highly Cited Research (Top 1% Materials Science and Mixed Fields); 2021, Clarivate Top 0.1% Most Influential Researchers (Pharmacology and Toxicology); and is a fellow of over 8 societies.