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Rubens Maciel Filho

Rubens Maciel Filho

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Professor Rubens Maciel Filho. B.S., Chemical Engineer- São Carlos Federal University-1981, Nuclear Engineer- São Carlos Federal University, M.Sc. Chemical Engineering- State University of Campinas-1985,. Ph.D.,Chemical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK-1989. Full Professor at Chemical Engineering School- Department of Process and Product Development and Coordinator of the Laboratory of Optimization, Design and Advanced Process Control (LOPCA) since 1989, from 2007, Head of the Laboratory of Innovation in Biofuels- UNICAMP (LIB), and from 2010, Coordinator of the Brazilian Institute of Biofrabication (BIOFABRIS). From April 2012 is also Coordinator of the Laboratory of Petroleum Valuation (VALPET). The main research areas covers Modeling of Chemical and Biochemical Process: Computer Aided Design, operation and control and off/on line optimization, with special focus on Green Process Development and Biorefinery, specifically with bio-ethanol and byproducts from fermentation as feedstock. Consideration is also given for the use of CO2 and bioethanol as raw material for chemicals.

He served as Head of Chem. Process Development, Director for Under Graduate Studies, Dean of Chemical Engineering School and Pro-Rector at State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). He was also a member of the Higher Scientific Research Council of Brazil Research Council (CA of CNPq.). His professional experience includes teaching and research positions at State University of Campinas since 1983, invited Professor from UIS (Universidad Industrial de Santander- Colombia) and several worldwide collaboration in the Chemical Engineering area. He is permanent member of Brazilian Chemical Engineering Association and He was Head of Brazilian Chemical Engineering Association and Inter-American Association of Chemical Engineering. He is coordinator of the Engineering at Bioenergy Program of FAPESP (BIOEN/FAPESP).

He has supervised over 180 PhD Theses and Master Science Dissertation, published over 400 papers in Scientific Journals and over 1000 in Conference proceedings. He is author of over 100 technical reports and author of more than 20 patents. He has been the responsible and coordinator for over 50 researches projects involving sponsor agencies and companies. He has been awarded with the distinction research from Unicamp 4 times and is top research qualified in Chemical Engineering (6 in all country) from the National Research Council.

He has large experience in industrial process evaluation and analysis as a consultant acting and chemical and biochemical area, mainly in the field of biofuels and bio-based products. Several consulting activities were carried out in the last 32 years of professional life.