Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
Dr. Jorge Rodriguez Associate Professor
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Education
Teaching Areas
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Bio

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Jorge Rodríguez is an Associate Professor of the Chemical Engineering Department at Khalifa University. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (2006) and a MEng and BEng Chemical Engineering (2001) by the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) Spain. He holds a PGCert in Higher Education and is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

He has participated as researcher in more than twenty national and international research projects, funded by the Spanish Government, UK Research Councils, the European Commission and the Government of Abu Dhabi. Dr. Rodríguez has also published extensively in in peer-reviewed ISI-indexed journals and has been cited over a thousand times (Scopus), He has co-authored several book chapters, two patents, and over 60 peer-reviewed conference contributions, including invited talks. 

Dr. Rodríguez is currently Editor for the scientific journal Water Science & Technology. In 2019, he was elected co-Chair and Secretary of the IWA Anaerobic Digestion Specialist Group, which involves over 2,400 members. He regularly acts as reviewer for scientific journals and funding agencies including the Spanish Government and UK RCs. He has also co-chaired the scientific committees such as that of the 13th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion (800 attendees) and chaired the organising committee of the IWA LET2014 conference held in Abu Dhabi among other international scientific committee roles.

Dr. Rodríguez is the principal investigator of the Environmental Bioprocess Modelling Lab (http://envbioprom.org) that involves a dynamic team of graduate students and researchers. Dr Rodríguez's ample network of collaborations include the UQ(AU), USC(ES), INRA(FR) and TUDelft (NL) and he currently holds a Visiting Professor appointment at the University of South Wales (UK).

Education
  • Ph.D., Chemical Environmental Engineering, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), 2006
  • M.Eng., Chemical Engineering, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), 2001
  • B.Eng., Chemical Engineering, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), 2001
Teaching Areas
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Modelling Bioprocesses
  • Wastewater Treatment
Research Interests
  • Bioenergetic, biochemical and biokinetic modelling of microbial ecosystems
  • Advanced control and modelling of anaerobic (co)digestion processes
  • Modelling microbial electrochemical technologies
  • Mixed culture microalgae for non-biofuel products
  • Anaerobic microbial fermentations for controlled product formation