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Sadia Ameen

Jeonbuk National University

Dr. Ameen has achieved a gold medal in academics and is the holder of a merit scholarship for the best academic performance. She is the recipient of the Best Researcher Award, Excellence in Research Award, Outstanding Scientist Award. She has published more than 130 peer-reviewed papers in the field of solar cells, catalysts, and sensors.


M. Shaheer Akhtar

Jeonbuk National University

Dr. Akhtar is working as Associate Professor at Jeonbuk National University, the Republic of Korea. His research interest constitutes the photo-electrochemical characterizations of thin-film semiconductor nanomaterials, composite materials, polymer-based solid-state films, solid polymer electrolytes, and electrode materials for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), hybrid organic-inorganic solar cells, small molecules based organic solar cells, and photocatalytic reactions.

Hyung-Shik Shin

Jeonbuk National University

Prof. Hyung-Shik Shin received Ph.D. in the kinetics of initial oxidation Al (111) surface from Cornell University, USA. He is the President of the Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI). He has been a promising researcher and visiting professor/invited speaker worldwide. He is an active executive member of various renowned scientific committees such as KiChE, copyright protection, KAERI, etc.


Biomaterials Functionalization Biomimetic Artificial Photosynthesis Chlorophyll Fluorescence Fluorescence Spectroscopy Fast Repetition Rate (FRR) Pulse-Amplitude-Modulated (PAM) Chlorophyllin Chemopreventative Gene Expression Antioxidant

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Chlorophyll is a plant pigment that is green in color. It is found in the chloroplast, a type of cellular organelle found solely in plant cells. Chlorophyll is an essential component of photosynthesis and has a unique capacity to trap light energy and utilize it in the photolysis of water molecules to replenish the reducing power of the cells. Apart from that, other key actions of chlorophyll have been discovered, adding to the molecule's usefulness for many uses.

This book describes the developments in the study of chlorophylls, and the state of knowledge in the more established areas of physics, chemistry, and biology of chlorophylls. The book includes the topics deal with the chlorophylls as chemical entities, and their analysis, organization, and the photochemical and photophysical behavior of chlorophylls.

This book is intended for use by postgraduates and researchers in plant sciences, including botany, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, plant pathology, virology, entomology, and molecular biology. All the chapters will be written by professionals that make this book an especially valuable and reliable source of information. To illustrate the scope of chlorophyll, the chapters will be presented with simple diagrams, charts, and graphs.

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Sadia Ameen

Jeonbuk National University

Professor Sadia Ameen obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry (2008) and then moved to Jeonbuk National University. Presently she is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bio-Convergence Science, Advanced Science Campus, Jeonbuk National University. Her current research focuses on dye-sensitized solar cells, perovskite solar cells, organic solar cells, sensors, catalyst, and optoelectronic devices. She specializes in manufacturing advanced energy materials and nanocomposites. She has achieved a gold medal in academics and is the holder of a merit scholarship for the best academic performance. She is the recipient of the Best Researcher Award, Excellence in Research Award, Outstanding Scientist Award. She has published more than 130 peer-reviewed papers in the field of solar cells, catalysts and sensors, contributed to book chapters, edited books, and is an inventor/co-inventor of patents.

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