Tomás García

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain


Education: BSc (1997, University of Zaragoza, Spain), PhD with Honours (2002, Instituto de Carboquímica-CSIC, Zaragoza, Spain). Career: FPU Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2003-2005, University of Cardiff, UK), Post-doctoral Juan de la Cierva fellowship, (2005-2006, Instituto de Carboquímica, Zaragoza, Spain), Post-doctoral Ramón y Cajal fellowship (2006-2007, Instituto de Carboquímica, Zaragoza, Spain) and Staff Scientific Researcher (July 2007-present, Instituto de Carboquímica-CSIC, Zaragoza, Spain). Awards: Finalyst of the Aragón Investiga Award for Young Researchers, 2006, Aragón Investiga Award for Young Researchers, 2007 Research: The development of adsorbents and heterogeneous catalysts for environmental protection. Examples include the development of nanocrystalline metal oxide and supported metal catalysts for the oxidative destruction of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), the production of activated carbons for the adsorption of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) from the gas exhaust stream in power generation processes, and the development of hydrocarbon traps based on zeolites for the abatement of hydrocarbon emissions during the cold start of internal combustion engines in transport. The design of chemical processes for the valorization of waste tires and biomass. Examples include the catalytic pyrolysis of waste tires or biomass for the production of new renewable liquid fuels and the gasification of waste tires for energy production.

Biography Updated on 29 November 2011

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