Puga Vaca, Alberto
Alberto Puga received a PhD in Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2007. He has been a post-doctoral research fellow at Queen's University Belfast, a Marie Curie researcher at Rovira i Virgili University (URV, Tarragona), and a research associate at Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ, Valencia), where he became the Principal Investigator of a 3-year grant on sunlight-driven biomass-to-hydrogen processes (CTQ2015-74138-JIN, co-funded by the Spanish Research Agency and the EU). Dr. Puga is currently a Tenured Researcher and Lecturer (Ramón y Cajal Grant) at the Chemical Engineering Department of the URV, working on carbon dioxide capture and conversion, membrane technologies and photocatalysis. From a broader perspective, his research focus is set on the production of solar fuels and chemicals from renewable or waste substrates, within the framework of a circular carbon economy.
Project: Light-driven transformation of carbon dioxide into fuels and chemicals (reference: 2020MFP-COFUND-26)