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Expert in Chemical Reactor Engineering, Chemical Process, Bioenergy, Biobased material

Expert ID: 731718 Italy

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Expert has been investigating and teaching chemical reactor engineering for more than 20 years. Both homogeneous and multiphase reactors have been at the centre of the work. Practical applications includes: fuel preprocessing in fuel cell systems, gas cleaning (both chemically and biochemically), trickle bed hydrogenation unit, CO2 capture systems by liquid absorbent.

The investigation of alternative energy source has been at the centre of the expert attention recently. In collaboration with a major industrial player in this field, research has been carried out in optimize biodiesel and second generation bio-ethanol processes. Moreover the concept of biorefinery has been detailed, with the aim of producing chemicals starting from renewable sources rather than from oil.

The experience of the expert in this field concern gas permeation analysis in passive and active packaging wall. This has led to a predictive model for the shelf life of liquid substance in plastic bottle currently used by a major PET producer.

Expert has more than 30 years’ experience in studying the fundamentals of fluidized and sedimenting systems. He has extensively applied his knowledge to fluidized bed chemical reactors and solid transport in pipeline.


He elaborated a Mathematical model for shelf-life prediction in plastic bottle with passive and active wallHe studied the best reactor configuration in order to maxime yield in enzimatic hydrolysis of pretreated biomass He consulted in trouble shooting in solid-gas blow linesThe expert consulted in anomalous behavior of an liquid-solid industrial unitHe was involved in debottlenecking the biomass feeding section into a pressured vessel.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1986 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University College London
Year: 1981 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of L'Aquila

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1992 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1983 to 1983 Employer: Barba, Germana and Partners Title: Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1982 to 1983 Employer: University of L'Aquila Title: Assistant Professor Department: Chemical Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1981 to 1983 Employer: Stabilimento Militare De Isola Liri Title: Assistant Plant Manager Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1981 to 1981 Employer: ENEA Title: Consultant on Energy Analysis Department: Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1984 to 1988 Country / Region: UK Summary: He carried out academic research in a top UK university
Years: 2000 to 2001 Country / Region: Singapore Summary: Visiting Professor at National University of Singapore
Years: 1993 to 1994 Country / Region: Ethiopia Summary: International Cooperation Professor at University of Addis Ababa
Years: 2009 to 2010 Country / Region: Lebanon Summary: Setting up the Chemical Engineering Programme at AUB.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Ordine degli Ingegneri (Italy); American Institute of Chemical Engineers (U.S.A.); Institution of Chemical Engineers (U.K.); Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Chimica
Publications and Patents Summary
He has more than 100 publication in international scientific journals and roughly the same number of conference presentation, including various invited lectures.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Italian mothertongue
English Fluent
French Basic

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