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Dr. Pedro L. Cruz

Position: 
Postdoctoral Researcher
Research: 
Modelling, simulation and technoeconomic assessment of energy systems
E-mail: 
pedro.cruz@imdea.org
Short Bio: 

Pedro Luis Cruz is a Chemical Engineer (URJC, 2013), Master in Renewable Energies, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (UIMP, 2014) and Doctor in Industrial Technologies (URJC, 2018). His PhD thesis, entitled Modeling, simulation and analysis of the coprocessing of biomass-based feedstocks in crude oil refineries, was developed in the Systems Analysis Unit of IMDEA Energy, and addresses an in-depth study (process design, simulation, technoeconomic and environmental assessment) of the co-processing of biomass in a refinery, from the transformation of biomass by fast pyrolysis to the formulation of the final products (fuels), passing through all the conversion and separation systems of the refinery. In 2018, he joined the Associated Laboratory for Green Chemistry (LAQV- Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa) as a postdoctoral researcher, where he collaborated on the KET4F-Gas project (Interreg Sudoe). Subsequently, in 2019, he was hired as a researcher in the R&Di department of Instutito de Soldadura e Qualidade (ISQ) in Portugal, performing coordination, management and technical execution functions of European and Portuguese national projects, in the areas of modeling, energy efficiency and management, thermal storage, waste heat recovery and valorisation, process integration, technoeconomics and life cycle analysis. He also participated in the preparation of project proposals for different European and national calls, and in different innovation activities and development of new tools and low-carbon strategies for the industrial sector. In 2021 Pedro returned to the Systems Analysis Unit of IMDEA Energy as a postdoctoral researcher, and his work focuses on modeling, simulation and analysis (exergy, technoeconomic and environmental) of energy systems and processes aimed to obtain synthetic fuels from solar energy and wastes.