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Dr. Javier Dufour

Position: 
Research Professor & Head of Unit
PhD: 
Complutense University of Madrid. Madrid. Spain
Research: 
Energy systems análisis, life cycle assessment and management of processes and products, simulation and optimization of processes, economical estimations.
E-mail: 
javier.dufour@imdea.org
Short Bio: 

Research Professor and Head of the Systems Analysis Unit since 2010. BSc and PhD in Chemical Sciences, with emphasis on Industrial Chemistry, by the Complutense University of Madrid, where he developed his teaching career from 1991 until 2003, from different lecturing positions. Previously, he got a grant for researching at the National Centre for Metallurgical research (CSIC). He enjoyed a postdoctoral stay at the TNO Institute for Industrial Technology (Holland) during 1996 and 1997. In this time, his main research lines were focused on the design of processes for the recovery of metallurgical and steelmaking wastes and the conservation of cultural heritage goods supported on paper. He joined Rey Juan Carlos University in October of 2003, where he is currently Full Professor. His research lines are focused in the analysis of energy systems, design, simulation and optimization of processes, life cycle assessment and design of energy models. He is author of more than 100 papers published in international journals, more than 150 contributions to conferences and 3 patents and has collaborated in more than 65research projects (9 international ones), being the responsible researcher in more than 35. He has received three research and dissemination awards. He has been Operating Agent of Task 36 “Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment of Hydrogen Energy Systems” of the Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (International Energy Agency) and Chairman of the Spanish Network of Life Cycle Assessment (esLCA). Currently, he is Vice-chair of Cross-Cutting Research Activities of Hydrogen Europe Research.