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CIMNE Building Energy and Environment Group GAIA Building (TR14)

Campus Terrassa


C/Gran Capità, s/n Campus Nord UPC, Edificio C1

08034, Barcelona, Barcelona, España

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RTD Group

Building, Energy & Environment

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Associate Research Professor

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CV Degree in Physics, with Astrophysics specialisation, in 2000, obtaining Applied Physics specialization in 2001, from the University of La Laguna (ULL, Tenerife). In 2000 get a fellowship at the IAC (Tenirife) and in 2001 at the ITER (Tenerife) as first steps in RD. In 2002 he started working at CIEMAT (Madrid) as a researcher in training, obtaining a Ph.D. in physics from the UNED (Madrid) in 2006, related to heat and mass transfer models for natural cooling in buildings. Launched in 2007 the project of biogas program EnDev-Bolivia (La Paz , Bolivia) of GIZ, which lasted until mid-2012. Incorporated in 2008, as a researcher PhD, at the Building Energy and Environment Group CIMNE (Barcelona) developing most of his scientific activity in Latin America (especially Bolivia, also Chile, Ecuador and Peru) linked to the development and implementation of appropriate technologies (mainly digesters). In 2011 founded and coordinates with other local stakeholders, as the UMSA, the Centre for Research in Biodigestores, Biogas and Biol (CIB3) near La Paz (Bolivia). R D Coordinator of REDBIOLAC from 2011-2012 and member of the board today. From 2014-2017 has enjoyed a two consecutive PROMETEO post-doc fellowship at the INER of Ecuador. Actually he is coordinating two RD projects: one related to energy efficiency in building in Ecuador supported by AECID, and other focus on the development of the plan for a National Biogas Program in Ecuador, supported by United Nations (CTCN). Hes main research lines are anaerobic digestion, low cost technologies and mathematical models applied on energy systems. Hes main achievements are the adaptation of the tubular digesters to cold climate conditions using solar passive heating design, the implementation of more than 1000 digesters in the Andean Region, the visit and collaboration with local institutions and organizations in 12 Latin-American countries, and the development of innovative prototypes of digesters for solids organic waste, and for wastewater. He has published 16 scientific papers in JCR journals. He has 175 citations and a h-index of 8 by Scopus, and 472 citations and h-index of 12 by Google Scholar. He is author of 3 complete books and several chapters.