Dr Claudia Fernandez Martin

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 & 5 School of Engineering

Coordinator of the Environmental & Biodiversity Theme, School of Engineering

Champion of the Circular Economy Theme (Centre for Energy Transition), UoA

Deputy Champion in Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage CCS, UoA

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

Course coordinator: EA4527, Environmental Engineering

External Memberships

CURRENT FUNDED PHD OPPORTUNITIES at the University of Aberdeen:

DO NOT MISS OUT THIS CURRENT OPPORTUNITY!!: Carnegie PhD Scholarships:

Funding: Stipend for living expenses, UK home-rate tuition fees and research allowance. Visit the link for further information, and do not hesitate to email me indicating 'Carnegie PhD Scholarship' in the subject of your email: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/funding/10 

Other Student Opportunities:

If you are an engineering or science student who would like to do a project in any topic of my research area, please do not hesitate to send me an email.

PhD Placements and Supervisor Mobility Grants China-UK 

https://www.britishcouncil.cn/en/programmes/education/higher/opportunities/phd?utm_source=Newton+updates+list&utm_campaign=897f68b89d-Newton_funding_bulletin_30_05_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe132e884b-897f68b89d-99994573

UK-China PhD Placement Programme 

This opportunity is open to students currently enrolled in a PhD Programme in China who would like to come to do a placement at an accredited higher education institution or research institution in the UK.

If yoo meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in coming to the University of Aberdeen to do high quality research, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Further information can be found in the following link: 

https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/current-opportunities/uk-china-phd-placement-programme

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

 

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

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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  • Dynamic cyclic performance of phenol-formaldehyde resin derived carbons for pre-combustion CO2 capture: An experimental study

    Garcia, S., F. Martin, C., Pis, J. J., Rubiera, F., Pevida, C.
    Energy Procedia, vol. 37, pp. 127-133
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Precombustion CO2 capture by means of phenol–formaldehyde resin-derived carbons: from equilibrium to dynamic conditions

    Martin, C. F., Garcia, S., Beneroso, D., Pis, J. J., Rubiera, F., Pevida, C.
    Separation and Purification Technology, vol. 98, pp. 531-538
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Breakthrough adsorption study of a commercial activated carbon for pre-combustion CO2 capture

    Garcia, S., Gil, M. V., Martin, C. F., Pis, J. J., Rubiera, F., Pevida, C.
    Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 171, no. 2, pp. 549-556
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Microporous phenol-formaldehyde resin-based adsorbents for pre-combustion CO2 capture

    Martin, C. F., Plaza, M. G., Garcia, S., Pis, J. J., Rubiera, F., Pevida, C.
    Fuel, vol. 90, no. 5, pp. 2064-2072
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Hypercrosslinked organic polymer networks as potential adsorbents for pre-combustion CO2 capture

    Martin, C. F., Stockel, E., Clowes, R., Adams, D. J., Cooper, A. I., Pis, J. J., Rubiera, F., Pevida, C.
    Journal of Materials Chemistry, vol. 21, no. 14, pp. 5475-5483
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Doped phenol-formaldehyde resins as precursors for precombustion CO2 capture adsorbents

    Martin, C. F., Garcia, S., Pis, J. J., Rubiera, F., Pevida, C.
    Energy Procedia, vol. 4, pp. 1222-1227
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • On the limits of CO2 capture capacity of carbons

    Martin, C. F., Plaza, M. G., Pis, J. J., Rubiera, F., Pevida, C., Centeno, T. A.
    Separation and Purification Technology, vol. 74, no. 2, pp. 225-229
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Developing almond shell-derived activated carbons as CO2 adsorbents

    Plaza, M. G., Pevida, C., Martin, C. F., Fermoso, J., Pis, J. J., Rubiera, F.
    Separation and Purification Technology, vol. 71, no. 1, pp. 102-106
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Development of low-cost biomass-based adsorbents for postcombustion CO2 capture

    Plaza, M. G., Pevida, C., Arias, B., Fermoso, J., Casal, M. D., Martin, C. F., Rubiera, F., Pis, J. J.
    Fuel, vol. 88, no. 12, pp. 2442-2447
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Different approaches for the development of low-cost CO2 adsorbents

    Plaza, M. G., Pevida, C., Arias, B., Casal, M. D., Martin, C. F., Fermoso, J., Rubiera, F., Pis, J. J.
    Journal of Environmental Engineering, vol. 135, no. 6, pp. 426-432
    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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