Keynote lecture

Prof. Jorge Gascon (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST))

Prof. Jorge Gascon

"Heterogeneous catalysis concepts for a sustainable future" (tentative)

Director and Full Professor, KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Lead, KAUST Circular Carbon Initiative
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Born in Huesca (Spain) in 1977, Jorge received his MSc. in Chemistry in 2002 and his PhD cum laude in Chemical Engineering in 2006, both at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). He was post-doc (2006 to 2009), Assistant Professor (2010 to 2012), Associate Professor (2012 to 2014) and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor (2014 – 2017) of Catalysis Engineering at TUDelft (NL). Since 2017 he is Professor and Director at the KAUST Catalysis Center.

Gascon is a member of the board of the International Zeolite Association Commission on Metal Organic Frameworks. He has been the recipient of the prestigious VENI (2010), VIDI (2013) and ERC Starting (2013) personal grants and of the 2013 ExxonMobil Chemical European Science and Engineering Award. He has co-authored over 300 scientific articles and 15 patents. He is a Clarivate Analytics highly cited researcher (2018, 2019, 2020).

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