Alberto Coronas, Spain

Mechanical Enginweering
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Prof. Alberto Coronas obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Barcelona University (Barcelona, Spain) in 1974 and 1979, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in 1983 from the Barcelona University (Barcelona, Spain). He started his research into absorption refrigeration and heat pumps during a postdoctoral stay under the supervision of Prof. Robert Bugarel in the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Génie Chimique (Toulouse, France) in 1985. He worked as lecturer at the Chemistry Faculty (Tarragona) of the Barcelona University until 1994.  He worked as lecturer at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Rovira i Virgili University until 2001 and since then as full professor on Thermal Engineering. In the period 2008-15, he was the academic coordinator of the postgraduate program on Air Conditioning Technologies and Energy Efficiency in Buildings, and from 2009 coordinates at the Rovira i Virgili University the master and doctorate program in Thermodynamics Engineering of Fluids.  He is the head and founder of the Research Group on Applied Thermal Engineering (CREVER) since 1994.

His research activity covers the field of absorption technology for industrial refrigeration, heat pumps and chillers, heat and mass transfer in sorption processes and thermophysical properties of new working mixtures, and polygeneration technologies. He has supervised more than 30 Ph.D. theses and published around 250-refereed technical publications. He has participated and coordinated many national and international projects related with the development of absorption chillers and the energy efficiency monitoring and analysis of cooling plants. He has a very good knowledge on cooling applications in industries (agrofood, petrochemicals, plastics manufacturing, etc) and the recent developments in the cooling market from new systems to advances in existing technologies. The research group is also internationally recognized by its knowledge on the development of new configurations of advanced absorption chillers using conventional and new working fluids.

Sessions chaired by Alberto Coronas

When Session Room
10:30 - 12:10
Technical Session — Sorption Systems (Absorption, Adsorption) 524b
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