- Javier Pérez-Ramírez, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Javier Pérez-Ramírez studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Alicante and received his PhD degree at Delft University of Technology in 2002. Following a period in industry at Norsk Hydro and Yara International (2002-2005), he joined the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia as an ICREA Professor before being appointed at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich as the Professor of Catalysis Engineering in 2010. His research focuses on the design of catalytic materials tackling current and future energy, resource, and environmental challenges of society. The main topics of interest include the valorization of renewables, carbon dioxide, and natural gas using tailored nanostructured materials. He has published over 400 articles and is co-inventor of more than 20 patents. He has been recognized by several awards, most recently the Otto-Roelen-Medal (2012), the EFCATS Young Researcher Award (2013), the Beilby Medal and Prize (2014), the RSC Sustainable Energy Award (2017), and the Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis for the North American Catalysis Society (2019). He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Catalysis Science and Technology and as President of SwissCat, the Catalysis section of the Swiss Chemical Society. Since 2018, Javier is Isaac Manasseh Meyer Chair Professor at the National University of Singapore and directs the NUS Flagship Green Energy program.
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