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Dimosthenis Trimis

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Prof. Trimis scientific profile is characterized by a balance between basic and applied research in the fields of combustion, fluid mechanics and energy engineering. 

Most of his research projects are collaborative research projects with an interdisciplinary approach. Prof. Trimis graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1990 at the Technical University of Athens, Greece. He received his PhD from the University of Erlangen, Germany, in 1995. In the years 2006-2013 he was full professor for gas and heat technology at the Technical University of Freiberg, Germany. Since 2013 he is full professor for combustion technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Prof. Trimis has more than 190 published papers in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of Chemical and Process Engineering, Combustion, Fluid Mechanics, Reactive Flows in Porous Media, Combustion and Fluid Flow Diagnostics, Thermal Processing, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, Gas Technologies, Power-to-Gas and others (h-index of 29; source: Scopus, April 2022).

Olaf Hinrichsen

Technical University of Munich

Olaf Hinrichsen graduated from the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Delaware as a Fulbright student in 1993. 

He completed his doctorate at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin in 1996. After his habilitation in technical chemistry in 2002 at the Ruhr University Bochum he acted as provisional head of Chair I for Technical Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), followed by an appointment as Associate Professor at the University of Leipzig. In 2007, he was appointed as Full Professor at TUM. From 2012 to 2018 he served as Dean of the TUM Chemistry Department and member of the Extended Board of Management. His research areas include reactor design and process intensification as well as modelling in catalysis, reaction and process engineering. He published more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals (h-index of 38; source: Scopus, March 2022), one book, several book chapters and patents.

Catarina Faria


Ana Catarina Faria graduated in Chemical Engineering (2017) at FEUP – Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto.

That same year, she joined the research group LEPABE at FEUP as a researcher on the Power2Methane project. In 2019 started her PhD study entitled “Study of a hybrid sorption-reaction process for CO2 capture and methanation: Power-to-Gas concept” at the LEPABE research group (currently integrated into ALiCE) at FEUP. Her main research interests focus on sorption and membrane separations, heterogeneous catalysis and modelling & simulation of multifunctional reactors. She is the author/co-author of 5 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and 7 papers in conference proceedings.

Friedemann Mörs

DVGW Research Center at Engler-Bunte Institute

Mr. Mörs has been employed at the DVGW Research Center at the Engler-Bunte Institute (DVGW-EBI) since 2014 and is currently leader of the process engineering working group.

He studied process engineering at the OVGU in Magdeburg and completed his studies with a master’s degree in chemical engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). As a PhD student at KIT/DVGW-EBI, his main topic was “Hydrodynamics in Bubble Column Reactors”. In addition, Mr. Mörs was responsible for national and international projects on the development and technical and economic evaluation of power-to-gas processes. The aim of the process engineering group is the development and implementation of solutions for a sustainable energy supply and the transfer of industrial processes towards carbon neutrality. As group leader, Mr. Mörs is responsible for the implementation of research and demonstration projects and the transfer of knowledge and experience from research to active consulting of commercial enterprises.

Robert Farrauto

Columbia University

Robert (Bob) Farrauto, PhD, utilizes his 40 years of industrial catalysis experience to train graduate and undergraduate students in applied environmental catalysis.

His primary industrial experience was in automotive emission control. Upon retiring in 2012 from BASF (USA) as a Vice President of Research, he was appointed Professor of Professional Practice in the Earth and Environmental Engineering (EEE) Department of Columbia University in the City of New York. His group’s research focuses on direct air capture of ambient CO2 and catalytic conversion to useful chemicals. Bob is the author (co-author) of 140 journal publications and 56 US patents. He has a Google scholar rating of 53 and has six major awards for research and teaching. He has a BS from Manhattan College and PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic institute.

Joana Martins


In 2018, Joana Martins finished her Master in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto.

In the following year, she integrated the Power2Methane project (at LEPABE – FEUP) where she developed her knowledge and interest in the fields of carbon capture and valorization, adsorption and catalysis (namely CO2 methanation), multi-functional reactors, biogas and biomethane, and Power-to-Gas technology. In 2020, she was granted a Ph.D. scholarship by the Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology, and since then, she has been developing her work plan entitled “Design of hybrid reactors for biogas upgrading via CO2 methanation”, at FEUP.

Joaquim Marques

Dourogás SGPS

Joaquim Marques holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Instituto Superior Técnico.

He developed his Master’s dissertation in the theme of Feasibility of capturing and converting industrial CO2 in synthetic methane using Power-to-Gas. He joined Dourogás Renovável in 2020 and is currently working as a project developer for the creation of renewable gases projects, namely biomethane, green hydrogen and synthetic methane. He is part of the team which is currently implementing the Hidrogasmove (biomethane production) and Solargasmove (synthetic methane production) innovation projects, having also been part of the team that is developing the H2Market (hydrogen production) project, which was the first Portuguese project to receive public funding for the production and injection of Green Hydrogen in the Portuguese Gas Grid, having received a 5 M€ support from POSEUR.

Vania Santos-Moreau

IFP Energies nouvelles

After her Master Degree in Chemical and Process Engineering at Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal, Dr. Vania Santos-Moreau has obtained her PhD in Organic, Mineral and Industrial Chemistry at Poitiers University.

She became Process Engineer and Project leader at IFPEN in the Intensification of Experimentation Department, and worked on several projects from oil industry to biomass upgrading. Dr. Vania Santos-Moreau worked as process design engineer at IFPEN and was responsible of process simulations and scale-up of processes from bench scale to the first industrial unit. The main fields of interest are the gas industry and the different processes of CO2 capture and natural gas sweetening, and also related with the petrochemical industry and mostly propylene and ethylene production processes. Currently, she is project leader. She coordinates the H2020 European project 3D, and is also Visiting Professor at the University College London since 2019. Dr. Vania Santos-Moreau is author of more than 20 patents, articles (WOS) and conference papers.