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MatGas Seminar Series on CO2 and related issues

By Prof. Juan Pedro Bolívar

Vice-Rector of Masters and Doctorate, University of Huelva (Spain)

Date: November 3rd 12:00 h
Location: MATGAS conference room

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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,  Director of the Center for Carbon Capture and Sequestration, University of Nottingham (UK)

• 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

• Dr. Andrés Pérez-Estáun, Research Professor, CSIC, Director of the programme Geological CO2 Storage, CIUDEN

• Dr. Gara Villalba, Associate Professor at the UAB (Autonomous University of Barcelona), department of Chemical Engineering, Barcelona, Spain

• Dr. Pedro Gómez-Romero, Research Professor, CIN2, Center of Investigation for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Barcelona, Spain

• Dr. Andreas Podias, Researcher at the Lab. of Alternative Energy Conversion Systems, University of Thessaly, Volos (Greece) – Performance Testing, Modelling & Simulation in PEM Fuel Cells

• Dr. Niall MacDowell, Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering Imperial College, London, (UK)

• Dr. Francisco Cuadros, Professor in Applied Physics, University of Extremadura, (Spain)

• Prof. Bruce Logan, Kappe Professor, Penn State University, (USA)

• Prof. Lidia Lombardi, researcher at the Dipartimento di Energetica “Sergio Stecco” – University of Florence (Italy)

 

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

 

 


Short Bio

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Prof. Juan-Pedro Bolívar obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Seville (1995) with Distinction, and teaches and researches at the University of Huelva from 1993. Prf. Bolivar has directed more than 10 competitive public projects and another 20 with private companies, in several lines related to the environment, like “Radioactivity: measurement and environmental applications”, “wastes valorization”, “tropospheric ozone”, or “NORM wastes”. He is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, and he has participated in the organization of five International Congress and Conferences. In relation to his academic job, Prof. Bolivar has been Director of the Department of Applied Physics for five years, Director of the Doctorate Program “Environmental Engineering” during four courses, and Vice-Rector of Masters and Doctorate for more than four years at the University of Huelva.