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Dr Jorge Rodriguez holds a PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering as well as MSc in Chemical Engineering and BEng Industrial Chemistry by the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) in Spain. He is a Fellow of UK's Higher Education Academy holding a PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching (HE) by the University of Glamorgan (UK). He has worked in prestigious universities including the Delft University of Technology (NL), the University of Queensland (AU) and in the University of Glamorgan (UK) as researcher and/or faculty.
Dr Rodríguez’s is co-author of over twenty peer reviewed journal articles (see metrics here), book chapters and over forty conference contributions, including several invited talks, in areas related to modelling and control of energy and environmental biocatalytic processes, including biological wastewater treatment and biofuels. He heads the Environmental Bioprocess Modelling (EnvBioProM) Laboratory including a team of half a dozen researchers and students.
EnvBioProM Lab Research Team
He is also an Editor of the journal Water Science and Technology and Newsletter Editor for the IWA anaerobic digestion specialist group. He regularly conducts manuscript reviews for scientific journals and conference scientific committees. Dr Rodríguez has also been evaluator for research grants for the UK BBSRC and ESRC as well as for the Spanish ANEP.
COURSES TEACHING (academic year 2012-13)
CHE609 - Bioprocess Engineering for Waste(water) Treatment and Energy Production - Spring 2013 (get CHE509 Spr2012 syllabus HERE)
FDN471 - Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering - Heat and Mass Transfer (30% of teaching)
CURRENT MASDAR STUDENTS ADVISED
Rashed M.J. Algaoud (UAE) - Constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment in the UAE: Performance evaluation and microbiology study.
Joao M. Uratani (Brazil) - Anaerobic digestion of halophytic plant residues for biogas production and nutrient recovery.
Tolutola Oyetunde (Nigeria) - Modelling bioelectrochemical systems for wastewater treatment and resource recovery. (co-advisor Dr F. Ahmad)
CURRENT MASDAR STUDENT PROJECTS CO-ADVISED
Ahmed Al Harethi (UAE) - Engineering native microalgae strains to address renewable energy needs of the UAE. (co-advisor with Dr Héctor Hernández)
Amaka Nwobi (Nigeria) - Techno-economic analysis of biofuel production from organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) generated in Abu Dhabi, UAE. (co-advisor with Dr Mette Thomsen)
Alya Altunaiji (UAE) - Biogas production from lignocellulosic biomass using camel rumen microorganisms. (co-advisor withDr H. Hernández)
Talal Al Hajri (UAE) - Biotreatment of ballast waters. (co-advisor with Dr Héctor Hernández)
SEE CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS IN PROJECTS TAB ABOVE....