IMDEA-Energy, Madrid, Spain
Universidad de Almería, Spain
Imperial College of London, United Kingdom
|José António Teixeira
Universidad de Minho, Portugal
He is Director of the IMDEA Energy Institute and Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rey Juan Carlos University. He is also Head of the Thermochemical Processes Unit at IMDEA Energy.
Ph.D. received from Complutense University of Madrid (1990) awarded with the Extraordinary Mention. He has been Visiting Associated in the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH, 1991) and in the California University of Santa Barbara (2006). He was appointed as Associate Professor at Complutense University of Madrid (1990-1999), and subsequently at Rey Juan Carlos University. In the latter, he was appointed as Full Professor (2002) and was in charge of different management and academic positions: Coordinator of the Environmental Sciences Area (1999-2001), Vice-rector for Research and Technological Innovation (2001-2002) and Head of the Chemical and Environmental Technology Department (2002-2007). His teaching activity has been focused on subjects related to Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Energy Engineering in a number of degrees, masters and Ph.D. courses.
He has particiapted in about 60 research projects funded by both public and private institutions, with a significant number of collaborations established with the industrial sector. He has been author of about 200 publications in scientific journals (Hirsch index, h = 44). Likewise, he has been author of more than 300 communications to congresses and scientific meetings, of 5 patents and of 4 books. He has been supervisor of 22 Ph.D. theses.
He has been member of the Executive Board of the ACENET network (ERA-NET for Applied Catalysis Research in Europe) and of the “Círculo de Innovación en Tecnologías Medioambientales y Energía” (CITME). He is member of the Scientific Committee of CIESOL (Almería, Spain) and of the German Biomass Research Centre (Leipzig, Germany), Center R&D CERTH/CPERI (Thessaloniki, Greece), President of the Spanish Group of Zeolites and member of the Board of Governors of the Spanish Catalysis Society. He has been member of the scientific committee of several journals and of a number of scientific workshops and congresses. In 2011 he was Chairman of the 6th edition of the International Symposium on Feedstock Recycling of Plastics (ISFR2011, Toledo, Spain), and in 2015 co-Chairman of the HYdrogen POwer Theoretical and Engineering Solutions International Symposium 2015 (Hypothesis XI, Toledo, Spain).
José António Teixeira
José António Teixeira is currently Professor (“Professor Catedrático”) at Biological Engineering Department, University of Minho (since 2000). He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Porto (1980) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering also from University of Porto (1988).
He has been involved in different management activities, being Head of the Department of Biological Engineering, Univ. Minho, 2000 -2012 and Head of Biological Engineering Research Centre, 2012-2015.
His main research interests are Industrial Biotechnology (bioprocess development for the transformation of lignocellulosic materials into 2nd generation bioethanol and chemicals; valorisation of agro-industrial residues; bioreactor development including new design bioreactors and continuous processing) and Food Biotechnology (non-conventional food processing; edible films for packaging; process development for production of prebiotics)
He was responsible/co-responsible for the Supervision of 31 PhD theses and 20 Post-docs and has been the coordinator of 32 scientific research projects, 7 of which international
José Teixeira was awarded the “Stimulus to Excellence”, 2006, from FCT, the “Seeds of Science” in “Engineering and Technology”, 2011, from “Ciência Hoje” and the “Scientific Merit Award”, Universidade do Minho, 2015
He is the co-editor of the books “Reactores Biológicos-Fundamentos e Aplicações” (in Portuguese), Engineering Aspects of Milk and Dairy Products and Engineering Aspects of Food Biotechnology and the author/co-author of over 500 peer reviewed papers (see http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4918-3704 )
Gregg T. Beckham is a Group Leader at NREL. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering at MIT in 2007.
He currently leads and works with an interdisciplinary team of biologists, chemists, and engineers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on conversion of biomass to fuels, chemicals, and materials including in metabolic engineering, fermentation, separations, catalysis, biopolymer and carbon fiber production, and lignin valorization.
After Los Cabos, Baja California (Mexico) in 2012, Jaen (Spain) in 2013 and Concepción (Chile) in 2015, it is the right time to organize the, probably, most important Iberoamerican Congress on Biorefineries now in our 4th edition (4-CIAB) again in Jaén. We hope that our SIADEB members as well as all iberoamerican community on Biorefineries find this event for getting new knowledge about the current developments that are happening in our field both in Europe and Latin American countries. I trust that you all also find this 4-CIAB very fruitful for networking and hoping to meet you in October at Jaén. .
Presidente de la SIADEB