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Vice-Rector for Teaching and Research Staff

Josep Font Capafons

The Vice-Rectorate for Teaching and Research Staff is responsible for encouraging, defining and promoting communication and collaboration with URV departments, developing a teaching and research workforce that responds to the current and future challenges of the University, and ensuring proper evaluation of the functions performed by the University's teaching and research staff.

Currículum Vitae

I was born in Reus in 1963 but have lived in Mont-roig del Camp for 35 years.

I obtained my Degree in Chemical Sciences (1986), specializing in Industrial Chemistry, at the University of Barcelona (Tarragona campus), where I also completed my doctoral thesis (1991) in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. Between 1994 and 1995 I conducted an eighteen-month postdoctoral stay in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California-Los Angeles (United States), where I began my research in the field of Membrane Technology.

I joined the URV in October 1993 as a temporary university school senior lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Two years later I became a temporary senior lecturer. Since 1998, I have been a senior lecturer in the field of Chemical Engineering.

I have taught all types of compulsory and optional subjects on both bachelor and master's degrees, mainly in the School of Engineering. I have also taught courses in Problem-Solving Strategies to students from various degree programmes and directed or co-directed a dozen doctoral theses.

Regarding my experience in management, I have been Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering (2012-20), Coordinator of the Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering (2011-12), Coordinator of the Doctorate in Chemical, Environmental and Process Engineering (2006-11), Coordinator of the Graduate Studies in Chemical and Process Engineering Doctorate (2006), and Deputy Head of the School of Engineering (2001).

I am the leader of the Process Intensification, Simulation & Environmental Technology (PISET) research group and author of over a hundred publications in indexed international journals (h = 39). Since 2002, I have been the principal researcher on various Spanish National Plan projects. My current field of research is the intensification of processes via the integration of membranes in processes for advanced oxidation and the anaerobic biodegradation of contaminants.