MatGas Seminar Series on CO2 and related issues

  By Professor Joan Ramón MORANTE
  IREC - Catalonia Institute for Energy Research
  EME/XarMAE/IN2UB, Electronics Dept., University of Barcelona

  Date:   November 28th 12:00
  Location: MATGAS meeting room

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NOTE: The seminar will also be offered on-line for those who cannot attend in person. Please, you must contact Ms. Montse Salas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), as soon as possible, to let her know your intention to participate on-line.


MatGas, a center of excellence on CO2 born as a joint venture among Carburos Metálicos- Air Products Group, the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-CSIC) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona-UAB) has initiated a Seminar Series on CO2 and related issues.

MatGas aims at contributing at different levels in the research and development of technologies for CO2 capture and utilization, working in the improvement of green technologies, friendly with the environment. The objective of this series of seminars is to acquire and divulgate a solid knowledge of the state of the art in the field of CO2 capture, utilization and energy issues associated to environmentally benign energy technology.

Several international experts on CO2 capture, sequestration, utilization and energy related issues (including hydrogen) have been and will be invited to participate at this series. Their expertise gives a broad perspective to the subject: from fundamental knowledge to well developed technologies. The complementary approach will enlighten the issues and challenges on this relevant topic.

The seminar series was inaugurated on December 2007. A list of invited speakers who already participated includes: Prof. Alain Demourgues, from ICMCB-CNRS-University of Bordeaux 1 (France), Dr. J. Angel Menendez, from INCAR-CSIC (Spain), Prof. Ken Seddon, from Belfast (UK), Prof. Mercedes Maroto-Valer from University of Nottingham (UK), Dr. Santiago Sabugal, president of the Spanish CO2 Platform (Spain) and Prof. Bob Armstrong, Deputy Director of the MIT Center for Energy Initiative (USA)


These seminars are held on monthly basis at the MatGas building (Campus Universitat Autonoma de  Barcelona), if you want to receive information, please contact Ms. Montse Salas  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).



Short Bio

Professor Dr. J.R. Morante received his Ph. D. in Physics from the University of Barcelona. Since 1985 he is professor of Electronics, and director of the research group on Engineering and Electronic Materials, EME, and director of XaRMAE (Reference Centre in Advanced Materials for Energy of the Generalitat of Catalunya).

From 2008 he is the head of the advanced materials area in the Catalonia Institute of Research for Energy, IREC.  His activities have been centred in electronic materials and devices. He is focused in the mechanisms of energy transfer in solid involving electrons. Likewise, he has particular interest in nanosciences and their use in the development  of devices and systems for applications in the field of energy. 

He has authored or co-authored more than 500 works in international specialized journals, several patents and has directed more than 25 doctoral theses; he is a member of international committees and editorial teams of journals, and has been guest editor of many special issues. He has been awarded the Narcís Monturiol of the Generalitat of Catalunya, and the "senior research distinction" of the Generalitat of Catalunya.