Plenary speaker- Prof. Dr. José A. Rodriguez

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton (NY), United States of America

José A. Rodriguez was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He did his undergraduate education at Simon Bolivar University, receiving BS degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. After getting a MS in Theoretical Chemistry at Simon Bolivar University, he moved to the United States to get a PhD in Physical Chemistry at Indiana University, Bloomington. Currently, he is a Senior Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory and an Adjunct Professor at the Chemistry Department of SUNY Stony Brook. He has co-authored more than 480 articles in the areas of surface science and catalysis and has a H index of 94. His group is doing research in C1 catalysis (Synthesis of C1-C4 alcohols from CO/CO2 hydrogenation, methane activation, the production of hydrogen through the water-gas shift, CO oxidation) and the development of tools for in-situ or operando studies using synchrotron-based techniques.