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Scientific Advisory

We count on the collaboration, rigor and supervision of outstanding members of the scientific community.

Manuel A Banares

Manuel A. Bañares

Research professor, associate editor, Catalysis Today (Elsevier, Impact Factor 5.825) and co-editor of Springer Handbook of Advanced Catalyst Characterization. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1992 (University of Salamanca, 1992). He was chairman of the management committee of COST Action D36 (ESF), 2006-2011 and is vice-chairman of the management committee of COST Action TD1404 MODENA (ESF). Doctor Honoris Causa from the Université de Caen (Normandy, France) in 2017.
He has been Deputy Vice-President of the Spanish National Research Council, CSIC in 2014-2015. He was awarded a ” Chair of Excellence ” at ENSICaen-CNRS (ERDF) FRANCE for 2013-2014 and distinguished with the “Otto Mønsted Visiting Professor” award at the Technical University of Denmark, DTU, in 2014. He was a senior visiting research fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong in 2018. He is a member of the editorial board of Catalysis Today (since 2003), Applied Catalysis (2004-2009), Frontiers in Chemical Engineering and Science (since 2019), Catalysis Letters (since 2006), Topics in Catalysis (since 2006), among others, and a member of the founding international advisory board of Operando Conferences and has been co-organizer of the Operando-I, III, IV and VI conferences, and main organizer of the Operando-II conference in 2006.