Dr. Javier Fermoso
Javier Fermoso Domínguez is a Senior Assistant Researcher at the Thermochemical Processes Unit (TCPU) of IMDEA Energy since February 2019. He is chemical engineer by the University of Salamanca in 2003, and has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering by the University of Oviedo in 2009. He carried out his doctoral thesis at the INCAR-CSIC in Oviedo (Spain) focused on the high-pressure co-gasification of coal and biomass for H2 production. In September 2010 he was granted with a postdoctoral fellowship from the MEC (Spain) and he joined to the Catalysis Group at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering of the NTNU (Norway), where he worked as postdoctoral researcher on the SESR and SESG of biomass derived compounds for high-purity H2 production for two years (2010-2012). During his first stage at IMDEA Energy (2012-2016) as postdoctoral researcher he worked on the CO2 valorisation by photocatalytic processes. Then, he started to work on the development of advanced liquid biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass, being mainly focused on the catalytic fast-pyrolysis. In 2016 he did a 3 months stay in the UKBRC (University of Edinburgh). In September 2016, he moved back to Edinburgh to join the UKBRC as a research associate to work on different projects focused on the biochar and bio-oil production until end 2016. In 2017 he joined the RCCS at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh) to work as a research associate on a project focused on the biomass gasification with high temperature CO2 capture, and also in microalgae pyrolysis for bio-oil generation. He has been involved in several National and European research projects and he is co-author of 41 research articles included in SCI journals, as well as he has presented more than 58 communications in national and international conferences. Currently, he is working on a new Project focused on the development of biochar-based materials for their application in bio-filters for the treatment of polluted air (NOx, VOCs) in urban environments, as well as in biomass pyrolysis for the generation of high added value compounds.