Carlos graduated with a BEng in Chemical Engineering degree from Simon Bolivar University (Venezuela, 2000), with a specialization in Reservoir Engineering (Simon Bolivar University, MSc. 2003) with a scholarship from the oil and gas industry. He was awarded a mobility-grant by the EU Lignocarb-Alpha project which led to a PhD. (2011) in Chemical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Following post-doctoral experience at the University of Texas at Dallas (USA) and University of Strathclyde, Carlos is working on the SynBIM project and is based at the University of Edinburgh working with Dr. Martin Sweatman. Follow this link for further information on Carlos's research interests and publications can be www.eng.ed.ac.uk/about/people/mr-carlos-ferreiro-rangel
Georgina Zimbitas is a Post-doctoral Researcher with extensive knowledge in the field of Surface Science. Her research has included studies of crystallisation under various conditions (ambient to UHV), internal precipitation of oxides within metals (use of high temperature furnaces) and interactions of various particles with liquids in the forms of thin films and foams. She is interested in not only experimental but also theoretical aspects of her work, having published both experimental studies and numerical simulations. Most comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary environment, she has collaborated with various departments and schools and enjoys learning new techniques and methods which makes her an enthusiastic and contributing researcher and supervisor of her students. She is currently based at the University of Strathclyde working with Prof. Jan Sefcik.
Dr Mauro Chiacchia is a senior post-doctoral fellow at the University of Sheffield, working with Prof Siddharth Patwardhan and industrial partners on the large-scale manufacturing and process development of green nanomaterials. Within the SynBIM project, he is responsible to guide the rational design and large-scale manufacturing of silica and magnetic-based engineered nanomaterials with bespoke functions. After his BSc and MSc degree in Industrial Biotechnology, he received his PhD in Chemistry and Molecular Biology from the Open University in 2012. Before joining the faculty at Sheffield, he was a research fellow at the University of Southampton investigating biological inspired methods for Metal-Organic Frameworks synthesis (Bio-MOFs), followed by consultancy work for the chemical and biochemical industry.