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MatGas Seminar Series on CO2 and related issues

By Dr. Andrés PÉREZ-ESTAÚN

Researcher at CSIC and Director of the programme Geological CO2 Storage, CIUDEN (ES)

Date:  March 25th 15:30 h
Location: MATGAS conference room

 

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NOTE: We would be grateful if you can confirm your attendance to Ms. Helena Lundquist (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)We are looking forward to meeting you at the seminar.

MatGas, a non-profit, research organization, born as a joint venture among Carburos Metálicos- Air Products Group, the National Research Council of Spain (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-CSIC) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona-UAB) holds a Seminar Series on CO2 and related issues since the end of 2007, on monthly basis. This is one of the actions taken since the new focus, with the objective to become a center of excellence in CO2. 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 connected issues (including hydrogen) have been and will 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, ICMCB-CNRS-University of Bordeaux 1 (France),

•    Dr. J. Ángel Menéndez, INCAR-CSIC, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain),

•    Prof. Ken Seddon, University of Belfast (UK),

•    Prof. Mercedes Maroto-Valer, University of Nottingham (UK), Director of the Center for Carbon Capture and Sequestration

•    Dr. Santiago Sabugal, president of the Spanish CO2 Platform (Spain)

•    Prof. Bob Armstrong, Deputy Director of the MIT Center for Energy Initiative (USA)

•    Dr. Roberta Pacciani, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Cambridge University (UK)

•    Prof. Joan Ramon Morante, Catalonian Institute for Energy Research (Spain)

•    Prof. Jordi Marquet, Vice-rector for Strategic Projects and Director of the Parc de Recerca, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

•    Dr. Jara Imbers, University of Nottingham (UK)

•    Prof. Vicente Cortés, Director, CO2 Capture Programme CIUDEN, Fundación Estatal Ciudad de la Energía, Ponferrada (Spain)

•    Dr. Óscar Prado, Department of Chemical Engineering (UAB) and MATGAS 2000 AIE (Spain)

•    Dr. Mario Garma, Carburos Metálicos – Air Products Group (Spain)

•   Prof. Jose Luis Garcia-Fierro, Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, CSIC (Spain)

•   Dr. J.S. Dennis, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, (UK)

•    Prof. Rafael Moliner, Research Professor and Coordinator: Chemical Science and Technology Area, CSIC (Spain)

•    Dr. Jan V. Sengers, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and Research Professor Statistical Physics,

Institute for Physical Science and Technology – University of Maryland (USA)

•    Prof. Ricard García-Valls, Director of the School of Chemical Engineering – University Rovira i Virgili (URV), Spain

•    Dr. J.Carlos Abanades, Spanish National Carbon Institute (INCAR-CSIC), Spain

•    Dr. Mª Rosa Palacín, Researcher at ICMAB (Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona), Spain

•    Dr. Roger Gadiou, Researcher at the Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse, France


 

 

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

 

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Dr. Andrés Pérez-Estaún is currently the head of the Geology department of the CO2 Storage Programme, within the Foundation Ciudad de la Energía. Since 2007 he is also a correspondent member of the Royal Spanish Academy and A foreign correspondent member of its equivalent in the Dominican Republic. He obtained a PhD in Geology at the University of Oviedo and since 1994; he’s a Research Professor at CSIC at the Institute of Earth Science “Jaume Almera” in Barcelona.

His research work mainly focuses on Mountain Range Structures and Orogenic Processes, using the methodology of Structural Geology and Geophysics. He has been the Head Researcher of more than 30 national and international scientific projects, associate editor of the Tectonics and Scientific Board member of journals such as Tectonophysics and Journal of Structural Geology. He has also organized 15 congresses and participated as a member of national and international boards and representations.