Dr. Javier Marugán is Full Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Water Analytical Laboratory (LAGUA) at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC, Spain). He has been visiting researcher at the Institut für Technische Chemie (Hanover University, Germany), Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química (Santa Fe, Argentina), Plataforma Solar de Almería (Spain), School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials (Newcastle University, UK), School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Harvard University, USA) and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA).
He has been working in photochemical processes for water treatment for more than 20 years, especially in the synthesis of catalytic materials, their application to the photocatalytic oxidation of pollutants and the inactivation of microorganisms, and the modelling and scaling-up of photocatalytic processes. His significant experience on the mechanistic modelling of disinfection processes and radiation transport inside photoactive systems has been the focus of participation as the lead investigator of URJC in the European Projects PCATDES, WATERSPOUTT (http://www.waterspoutt.eu) and PANI-WATER, and as coordinator of the Water JPI European Project MOTREM (http://motrem.eu) and the REWATERGY project (http://rewatergy.eu), an MSCA-ITN European Industrial Doctorate network where three academic and three industrial partners are training 8 PhD students developing industrial prototypes for different applications in the water-energy nexus.
His scientific outcome has been published in 10 book chapters, more than 115 articles in peer-reviewed international JCR journals and more than 200 contributions to scientific congresses.
Personal web page: http://www.giqa.es/en/javier.marugan
Talk: “Modeling radiation transport for the design of photochemical reactors for water treatment”