Humberto Jorge José
Humberto Jorge José received the B.S. degree in chemistry and the M.S. degree in physical chemistry from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 1977 and 1984, respectively. Then, José obtained the Ph.D. degree in chemistry with emphasis on chemical engineering from the Technical University of Aachen-RWTH, Aachen, Germany, in 1989. Since 1980, José worked as a Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, starting as an Assistant Professor, and then became an Associate Professor of chemical reaction engineering at the Chemical Engineering and Food Engineering Department. From 1993 to 1995, José was the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Food Engineering, from 1998 to 2000, and the Head of the Postgraduate Programme, from 1998 to 2000, both at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. José was a Member of the scientific committee of the National Combustion Network (RNC) from 2004 to 2011. Also, José was a Member of the University Council at the Federal University of Santa Catarina from 2006 to 2008. José served as a Supervisor of 22 Ph.D. students, 38 M. Eng. students, 33 students in scientific initiation activities, and 17 students in other academic activities. José published 46 articles in international journals, with a sum of times cited without self-citations equal to 565 and h-index equal to 11. José’s research interests are as follows: biomass thermal conversion processes, such as utilisation of agroindustrial and industrial residues as alternative energy, optimization of combustion systems, emissions reduction and control, coal and biomass gasification, and catalysts and adsorbents for wastewater treatment; catalysts and adsorbents for wastewater treatment; advanced oxidation processes.
Biography Updated on 18 August 2013