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MatGas Seminar Series on CO2 and related issues

By Dr. Andreas Podias

Researcher, Laboratory of Alternative Energy Conversion Systems, University of Thessaly (Greece)

Date: September 1st 12:00 h
Location: MATGAS conference room

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NOTE: Attendance by ON-LINE LIVE MEETING is also possible. For details regarding call conference participation, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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


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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Andreas Podias conducted his diploma and PhD studies with the Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics Department of the University of Patras where he conducted research in biomechanics of biomaterials, blood-biomaterial interactions in extra-corporeal devices and liquid-fluidised bed adsorption.

Before associating with the Alternative Energy Conversion Systems Lab. of the University of Thessaly as a scientific researcher in 2007, he was a Cat. 30 research fellow (2000-2002) and subsequently served at European Commission’s Directorate General - Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy (EC, DG-JRC, IE) as a Scientific Officer (2002-2006) in the Clean Energies Unit. During his service at EC’s DG-JRC, IE, he assumed management and co-ordination responsibilities of multi-disciplinary European collaborative research projects on testing, harmonisation of testing and advanced numerical simulation code development for the performance assessment of fuel cell components, stacks and systems.

Major research interests include: experimental diagnostic techniques and computational methods for the study of transport phenomena in hydrogen, reformed hydrocarbon and alcohol proton conducting membrane fuel cells.