Dr Claudia Fernandez Martin
Dr Claudia Fernandez Martin

Dr Claudia Fernandez Martin

Lecturer

About

University of Aberdeen

School of Engineering

Fraser Noble Building, Room 356

King’s College

Aberdeen, AB24 3UE

 

Biography

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Employment

2015-present

 

2013-2014

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering (University of Aberdeen)

 

Research Fellow. School of Engineering (Chemical Engineering), Institute for Materials and Processes, The University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom).

EPSRC Project: Feasibility of a wetting layer absorption carbon capture process based on chemical solvents (EP/J019720/1). 

2011-2012

Research Associate, INCAR-CSIC (Spain)

Researcher at the “Energy Processes and Emission Reduction Group”, Department of Coal, Energy and Environment, at the National Institute of Coal, Spanish Council for Scientific Research (INCAR-CSIC).

2007-2011

 

Pre-doctoral  Fellow, INCAR-CSIC (Spain)

Funded by the highly competitive Spanish Research Funding Body studentship ‘JAE-Pre’ pre-doctoral Grant. PhD topic: CO2 Capture “Energy Processes and Emission Reduction Group”, Department of Coal, Energy and Environment. National Institute of Coal, Spanish Council for Scientific Research (INCAR-CSIC).

Qualifications

2007-2011

PhD (2011):Microporous adsorbents from organic   polymers. Application in precombustion CO2 capture processes”. Summa Cum Laude. Department of Energy, University of Oviedo (Spain).

2007-2009

MSc (2009): Master on Research in Technology, Diversification,   Quality and Energy Saving (Quality Mention). Title: “Development of adsorbents from phenolic resins for precombustion CO2 capture” (June 2009). Distintion Department of Energy, University of Oviedo (Spain).

2000-2005

MEng in Environmental Sciences, 1st Class. University of Granada (Spain).

 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Coordinator of levels 4 and 5, School of Engineering

Coordinator of the Environmental & Biodiversity Theme, School of Engineering

Champion of the Circular Economy Theme at the Centre for Energy Transition, University of Aberdeen

 

External Memberships

Deputy Champion in Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage CCS, University of Aberdeen

Academic Member of the UKCCSRC (UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre)

AMPERE (Association for Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education) General Secretary

 

 

 

 

Latest Publications

  • Production, activation and CO2 uptake capacity of a carbonaceous microporous material from palm oil residues

    Moliner, C., Focacci, S., Antonucci, B., Moreno, A., Martinez-Felipe, A., Arato, E., Fernandez Martin, C.
    Energies
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Microwave pre-treatment of model food waste to produce short chain organic acids and ethanol via anaerobic fermentation

    Simonetti, S., Fernandez Martin, C., Dionisi, D.
    Processes
    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles
  • Microwave Research at the School of Engineering University of Aberdeen

    Fernandez Martin, C.
    Ampere Newsletter: Trends in RF and Microwave Heating, pp. 4-5
    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles
  • Assessment of an integrated adsorption-regenerative catalytic oxidation process for the harnessing of lean methane emissions

    Chaemwinyoo, U., Marín, P., Fernández Martín, C., Ordóñez García, S., Díez, F. V.
    Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, vol. 10, no. 1, 107013
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A systematic analysis of the dynamics of microwave- and conventionally-assisted swing adsorption on zeolite 13X and an activated carbon under post-combustion carbon capture conditions

    Yassin, M. M., Biti, S., Afzal, W., Fernández Martín, C.
    Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, vol. 9, no. 6, 106835
    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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Research

Research Overview

My research interests are focused on the following topics:

  • Materials and gas separation processes by means of adsorption for carbon capture. It includes the following:

          - Synthesis of advanced and novel materials for post and pre-combustion CO2 capture, such as organic polymers, carbon-based adsorbents, low-cost biomass-based adsorbents, amine impregnated silicon-based adsorbents, polymeric and hybrid membranes, etc.

          -Characterization of the adsorbents: textural and chemical characterisation, thermogravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), FTIR spectroscopy, etc.

         - Enhancement of the CO2 recovery on carbon capture processes by means of novel and energetically more efficient technologies for the regeneration. It involves the experimental study in a bench-scale fixed adsorption column.

         -Design and construction of lab-scale set-ups for continuous dynamic carbon capture measurements.

  • Recycling of polymeric waste: catalytic pyrolysis of mixed polymeric waste for the conversion into  added-value chemicals and/or materials. 
  • Biofuel production 
  • Enviromental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the oil and gas activities in the North Sea

Current Research

  • Intensification of carbon capture processes (CCS) using advanced regeneration technologies  
  • Materials for gas separation: greener and intensified synthesis of advanced sorbents for gas separation, specifically CO2 capture and CH4 upgrading
  • Bioenergy and low-carbon fuel technologies:

          Biogas upgrading

          Microwave-assisted catalytic pyrolysis

 

Knowledge Exchange

Elected General Secretary of AMPERE (see pages 4 and 5 in this newsletter to get a sense of the research we do in our School)

https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=https://www.ampereeurope.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/AMPERE-Newsletter_110.pdf&hl=en

Supervision

Available PhD positions in my research group. Send me an email if interested

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I teach the following courses:

Undergraduate: 

  • Environmental Engineering (EA4527): coordinator
  • BEng Individual Project (EG4014)
  • MEng Individual Project (EG4013)
  • Air & Water Pollution Control (EX501U)
  • BEng Group Design Project (EG4578)
  • MEng Group Design (EG5565)

Postgraduate:

  • Energy from Biomass (EG50M1/EG504A): on campus and online
  • MSc Individual Project in:
    • Petroleum Engineering (EG552K, KE5901)
    • Oil & Gas Chemistry (EG552L)
    • Renewable Energy (EG59M1)
    • Advanced Chemical Engineering (EG59M9)
Publications

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  • Production, activation and CO2 uptake capacity of a carbonaceous microporous material from palm oil residues

    Moliner, C., Focacci, S., Antonucci, B., Moreno, A., Martinez-Felipe, A., Arato, E., Fernandez Martin, C.
    Energies
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Microwave pre-treatment of model food waste to produce short chain organic acids and ethanol via anaerobic fermentation

    Simonetti, S., Fernandez Martin, C., Dionisi, D.
    Processes
    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles
  • Microwave Research at the School of Engineering University of Aberdeen

    Fernandez Martin, C.
    Ampere Newsletter: Trends in RF and Microwave Heating, pp. 4-5
    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles
  • Assessment of an integrated adsorption-regenerative catalytic oxidation process for the harnessing of lean methane emissions

    Chaemwinyoo, U., Marín, P., Fernández Martín, C., Ordóñez García, S., Díez, F. V.
    Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, vol. 10, no. 1, 107013
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A systematic analysis of the dynamics of microwave- and conventionally-assisted swing adsorption on zeolite 13X and an activated carbon under post-combustion carbon capture conditions

    Yassin, M. M., Biti, S., Afzal, W., Fernández Martín, C.
    Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, vol. 9, no. 6, 106835
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Effects of the heating source on the regeneration performance of different adsorbents under post-combustion carbon capture cyclic operations: A comparative analysis

    Yassin, M., Anderson, J., Dimitrakis, G., F. Martin, C.
    Separation and Purification Technology, vol. 276, 119326
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Anaerobic fermentation for the production of short chain organic acids: product concentration, yield and productivity in batch experiments at high feed concentration

    Simonetti, S., Fernandez Martin, C., Dionisi, D.
    Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, vol. 9, no. 5, 106311
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A comparative analysis of microwave-assisted regeneration against conventional regeneration for post-combustion carbon capture

    Yassin, M., Biti, S., Afzal, W., Fernandez Martin, C.
    18th International Conference on Microwave and High Frequency Applications, AMPERE 2021, pp. 2
    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts
  • Acidogenic fermentation of model food waste for the production of added-value chemicals: effect of substrate concentration and residence time

    Simonetti, S., Fernandez Martin, C., Dionisi, D.
    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the Interactions between Carbon Dioxide and a Natural-Based Carbonaceous Microporous Material

    Moliner, C., Antonucci, B., Focacci, S., Heap, J. M., Martel, A. M., Hamzah, F., Martín, C. F., Martinez-Felipe, A.
    Chemical Engineering Transactions, vol. 86, pp. 1111-1116
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
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