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Gianluca LiPuma

Associate Professor
Chemical & Environmental Engineering Dept.
University of Nottingham (UK)

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Gianluca Li Puma is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nottingham (UK). He leads “Photocatalysis and Photoreaction Engineering” research in the fields of environmental nanocatalysis, advanced oxidation processes, indoor air purification, water treatment and purification, solar energy conversion and solar engineering. He has a leading international reputation in the design and modeling of photocatalytic reactors, solar engineering and novel photoreactors for sustainable energy applications. He is associate editor of the "International Journal of Photoenergy", and of the "Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies", a member of the Advisory Committees of 18 international conferences in Catalysis and Environmental Science, of the review panels of the UK (EPSRC), Australian (ARC) and Singaporean (NRF) research councils and of 26 international refereed journals in catalysis, chemistry and engineering. In 2007 and 2008, he was nominated expert of international standing by the Australian Research Council College of Experts. He is also chairman of the 15th International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies for Treatment of Water Air and Soil (Niagara Falls, October 2009). He chaired the 2007 and 2008 conferences. In 2009 he received the E.ON AG (Germany) Research Award on application of nanotechnology in the energy sector (920,000 Euro “Solar-Hydrogen” project). Gianluca delivered a plenary lecture on solar photoreactors at the 2008 IX International Chemical Engineering Congress, Mexico and many keynote and invited lectures at prestigious overseas conferences including invitations in 2008 at NASA Stennis Space Center, Mississippi (USA), Rice University, Houston (USA), BASF, Ludwigshafen (Germany) and in 2009 at E.ON Headquarters, Dusseldorf (Germany) and Leibniz University, Hannover, (Germany). His work on photocatalysis for clean water has been highlighted by the media on Research TV, BBC, EURONEWS, NTV Japan, TVB Hong Kong, TV Tokyo, and National Public Radio, USA.