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Jorge Gascon (Huesca, 1977) received his MSc. in Chemistry in 2002 and his PhD cum laude in Chemical Engineering in 2006, both at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). He was post-doc (2006 to 2009), Assistant Professor (2010 to 2012), Associate Professor
(2012 to 2014) and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor (2014-2017) of Catalysis Engineering at TUDelft (NL). Since 2017 he is Professor and Director at the KAUST Catalysis Center.
Gascon is a member of the board of the International Zeolite Association Commission on Metal Organic Frameworks. He has been the recipient of the prestigious VENI (2010), VIDI (2013) and ERC Starting (2013) personal grants and of the 2013 ExxonMobil Chemical European Science and Engineering Award.
Research interests fall at the interphase of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, including the development and demonstration of new nano-structured materials and composites. Applications comprise membrane and adsorbent development, multifunctional catalysis, Fischer Tropsch Synthesis, Methanol to olefins and photo-catalysis. He has co-authored over 200 publications (H index 57) in peer-reviewed journals, several book chapters, 9 patents and has edited the book ‘Metal Organic Frameworks as Heterogeneous Catalysts'.