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Dr. José González

Senior Researcher & Head of Unit
University of Cantabria. Santander. Spain
Solar concentrating systems; solar thermal power plants; solar fuels and chemicals
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MSc in Physics (University of Cantabria, Spain, 1994). Ph.D. in Physics (University of Cantabria, Spain, 1999). Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, 2007). Ramón y Cajal research Fellow 2009. Senior researcher at IMDEA Energy Institute (2009 – present). Maître assistant associé at the Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines de Paris (2006 - 2009). Research engineer at Center of Energy and Processes, ARMINES/MINES ParisTech, France (2000 – 2006). EU TMR postdoctoral position (2000-2004, Center of Energy and Processes, ARMINES/MINES ParisTech, France). I3 ANECA Certification for outstanding scientific research quality (2013). Visiting researcher at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (2017) (ref. PRX16/00195 funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports).

His current research interests are in the area of concentrating solar energy systems and technologies and thermal sciences, which is carried out in the framework of national and international research projects (From 2015 to 2019, he has participated in 7 EU-funded, 5 national and 3 regional projects as well as 8 contracts with companies). Author or co-author of 93 papers in peer review journals, 4 chapters in books on renewable energy, more than 140 communications in national and international conferences and 7 international and national patents. In addition to his research activity, he has had an intensive activity promoting scientific dissemination in the field of solar energy. Since 2015, Dr. González is serving as associated Editor of Solar Energy Journal of Elsevier. He is member of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Board of Directos since 2020.