David Kubička was born in 1975. He received the degree, Doctor of Technology (Chem. Eng.), in 2005 at Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland. His current position is a Senior Researcher at the Research Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Litvínov, Czech Republic. He is the Head of the research program “Renewable and Environmental Technologies” at the newly established Unipetrol Centre for Research and Education, Litvínov, Czech Republic. His main research areas are heterogeneously-catalyzed transformations of biomass, introduction of biomass into the existing refining petrochemical infrastructure, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, and biofuel technologies. Kubička is an author of 39 peer-reviewed publications, including one review paper and several book chapters. The recent research topics include deoxygenation of triglycerides over sulfided catalysts, transesterification of vegetable oils, lignin transformations into chemicals and monomers, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, and refinery aspects of renewables processing. Kubička is a Member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the Czech Science Foundation, a Member of the board of the Czech Society of Industrial Chemistry, and a former Member of the supervisory board of the Research Institute of Inorganic Chemistry.
Biography Updated on 21 October 2012