报告--Catalytic Solutions for Global Challenges
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时间:20171120日(周一)下午14:00-15:30

地点:实验16110

Catalytic Solutions for Global Challenges

Tomas R. Reina

Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, UKEmail: t.ramirezreina@surrey.ac.uk

  

Lecture Abstract:

Heterogeneous catalysts will play a vital role in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and will have a great impact in the development of sustainable societies in the near future. In this scenario, this talk will present an overview of the current research at the University of Surrey dealing with advanced heterogeneous catalysts for energy and environmental applications. In particular, we will present our approach towards the design of highly efficient systems for clean H2 production, microchannel reactors for process intensification and new catalysts and alternative routes for heavy oil upgrading. Finally we will discuss our latest advances in the urgent area of Chemical CO2 recycling using highly efficient multicomponent catalysts.

Short biography

Dr. Tomas Ramirez Reina obtained his PhD (Cum Laude) at the University of Seville (Spain) where he specialised in heterogeneous catalysis for energy applications. He has worked in several world-leading institutions including the Brookhaven National Laboratory (NY, USA) the Institute of Chemical Engineering (Patras, Greece) and the Chemical Engineering Department at Imperial College London. Currently, he is a lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Surrey where he is leading research in the area of environmental catalysis and bioenergy.

Dr Reina’s research in catalysis has been recognised by the international community with several awards, including the EFCATS (European Federation of Catalysis Societies) award in 2013, the Spanish Society of Catalysis award, and the extraordinary PhD award by the University of Seville. He has been also finalist of the prestigious IChemE award in 2016 and 2017 in the category of Young Academic Researcher.He has co-authored more than 40 peer-review papers in high impact factor journals (including for example Chemical Reviews I.F:47.92), 3 book chapters, and 4 patents. He also has more than 50 conference contributions including invited plenaries and keynotes in international congresses. Currently, he is the Principal Investigator of the project “Catalytic Solutions to mitigate Global Warming in Latin America” an ambitious initiative sponsored by the EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund to develop advanced technologies for CO2 utilisation.