Mr. Román has a Bachelor degree in Economics and conducted an MBA in the EOI (industrial organizational School) and postgraduate studies in the Swedish School of economics (HANKEN). He has long experience as international project’s director, business development, change management, innovation processes. He took relevant management positions in multinationals (Marks & Spencer, HAB-Grupo Acciona, PERA Innovation). He created the company CONTACTICA in 2004 and he is the current general manager of the company where he coordinates, develops and executes projects in the innovation field, mainly for traditional industries. Specialist in industrial business development at international perspective with wide experience in public administrations and companies at European, regional and local level.
Mrs. Valdés has a Bachelor degree in Environmtal Sciences, with several years of experience in environmental consulting,. She has participated in the management of several environmental and R+D projects (H2020) both nationally and internationally, managing economic and human resources, deadlines, administrative tasks and achieving the objectives, based on key performance indicators (BSC methodology). Besides, she participates in the writing and editing of H2020 proposals.
Mrs. Alfonsín gained experience on LCA attending to several international courses and conferences, including a research stay in UGent in Belgium. Moreover, she carried out her PhD thesis on LCA of air pollution control technologies. During this period, she published several scientific papers in international journals and she contributed to LCA methodological improvements. She directed undergraduate student’s final year projects on LCA of different topics including wastewater treatment, agricultural field, nanoparticles and air pollution control, among others. She performs the LCA and LCC of the ongoing European projects in CONTACTICA
Dr. Plana is a Chemical Engineer with a master course on nanoscience, materials and processes with a Ph.D. in Nanoscience, Materials and Chemical Engineering. His fields of expertise are the synthesis and characterization of nano- and mesoporous materials, and their use as catalysts for the hydrogenation of Carbon Monoxide towards the synthesis of hydrocarbons (Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis) and long chain alcohols (Higher Alcohols Synthesis). During his career he has presented the results of the different stages of his research in several national and international congresses, and has published research papers in international scientific journals. He has also given several lectures in the Rovira I Virgily University as part of his Ph.D. program.
Doctor Honoris Causa for the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería of Lima (Perú). She has published more than 165 papers (ISI, Web of Science) and 4 Spanish patents. In the last five years, she has been co-author of more than 68 publications. Research in the following areas: i) electrochemical applications of carbon materials (supercapacitors, electrocatalyst support, etc.), ii) preparation and characterization of new electrode materials; iii) synthesis and characterization of conducting polymers and hybrids materials.
He has published more than 215 papers (SCOPUS) and 13 patents. In the last five years, he has been co-author of more than 60 papers. He has also contributed with more than 350 communications to congresses and meetings. His research expertise lies in the following areas: i) preparation and characterization of carbon materials (activated carbons, carbon fibers carbon nanotubes, graphene,,…), ii) heterogeneous catalysis; iii) pollutant removal; iv) energy storage
Mr Ferrández has a University degree in Chemistry and has a Master's Degree in Nutrition and Food Safety. Besides, he has completed his training with several courses in Materials Science. He is currently doing his PhD thesis at the University of Alicante on the electrochemical regeneration of saturated activated carbon within the PORTABLECRAC project
'Environmental scientist specialised in water and wastewater treatment. Gained experience in Scotland as a wastewater process scientist where he was in charge of assuring an optimum water quality discharge in several WWTPs. He developed good communication skills by attending and participanting in various conferences around Europe. At the moment, he works as a R+D Technician in Global Omnium where he leads projects related to water treatment and management'
He is an Associate Professor at the University of Vigo. He has over 20 years of teaching and research experience in the field of chemical and environmental engineering. His research expertise includes: (a) environmental remediation of soils, sediments and groundwater; and (b) engineering applications for waste/recycled materials. More specifically, his recent activity has focused on: electrokinetic remediation of contaminated soils, development of coupled technologies for soil remediation, phytotechnologies for the restoration of degraded sites, advanced treatment processes for industrial effluents, and treatment and valorization of industrial wastes. His research is leading to practical solutions to the real-world problems.