dr. felipe j. blas seminar matgas

MatGas Seminar Series on CO2 and related issues

By Dr. Felipe J. Blas

Universidade of Aveiro (Portugal)
Director of the Research Line in Biorefineries and Biomaterials, CICECO
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Physics, University of Huelva

September 27th – 15:30 h, MATGAS conference room (Download Brochure)

 

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Short Bio

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Felipe J. Blas studied Physics in University of Sevilla (1992) and did his PhD at Universitat Rovira i Virgili on Chemical Engineering. His thesis, supervised by Lourdes F. Vega, was about the application of molecular modeling techniques to the calculation of phase equilibria of multicomponent systems and characterization of adsorbent materials, was. After a one-year post doctoral position working in the George Jackson's group at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology, Imperial College London, he got an Assistant Professor position at the Department of Applied Physics at University of Huelva. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department and Head of the Physics of Complex Liquids group (FILICO).

The research interest of Dr. Blas includes the application and development of Statistical Mechanics theories for the prediction of thermodynamic properties of complex fluids and their mixtures, such as SAFT and density functional theory (DFT) for the description of inhomogeneous fluids. In addition to that, his group has an international reputation in the use and development of Monte Carlo simulation techniques for the determination of the phase diagram and interfacial properties of liquid crystals and molecular substances, among others.


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. Richard Noble, Alfred T. & Betty E. Look Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado (USA)

• Prof. Christoph Muller, Head of the Energy Science and Engineering Lab, ETH, Zurich (Switzerland)

 

• Dr Alcia Arce, Research Associate, MATGAS, 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.