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Still from 2020

Just before finishing the year, I had the great pleasure to hold a new type of Young Scientist Ambassador Programme missions, YSAP, from the Global Young Academy. Together with Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma, from the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, our two groups shared a full half-day sharing knowledge, and some food at the end! […]

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A beautiful interview

The technology magazine De Ingenieur has interviewed me and published Ik los graag praktische problemen op (in Dutch) “I like solving practical problems”. It belongs to the section called ‘Doelen & Drijfveren’ – where professionals talk about their passions and ambitions, and are linked to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Open days at the UT

Since we cannot have a “face to face” event this year, we had an online event to explain future Master students what is it all about. I contributed with a mini-lecture explaining the importance of Chemical Science & Engineering studies in our faculty. My part shows up in minute 47:10. (link)

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Joining the YAE

I have the honour to have been selected as member of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE). It is a pan-European initiative of young scientists for networking, advocacy, scientific exchange, and science policy.This younger generation’s perspective is a vital input to shape EU-wide policy for the benefit of future European scholars and scientists.

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Bubbles in a Bag

Our recently published work on “Cavitation intensifying bags improve ultrasonic advanced oxidation with Pd/Al2O3 catalyst” has taught us that Cavitation Intensifying Bags CIBs (also known as BuBble bags) in combination with supported metal catalyst (Pd/Al2O3) resulted in a 10-fold increase in reaction rates compared to the non-catalytic sonochemical process. This opens the door for more efficient […]

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Bubbles and corners

Our work on Cavity collapse near slot geometries has been just published!It deals with bubbles collapsing close to slot geometries. We learned interesting details on how the liquid jet is formed, with implications for many practical situations, such as cleaning complex objects. This is a collaboration with Ivo Peters and Elijah D. Andrews.

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Sad news

I recently found out that my BSc supervisor, Prof. Margarita Piedra died after a long fight against cancer. She was a great example to me, and many other students back in Cuba, at the Instituto Superior de Ciencias y Tecnologías Aplicadas (previously Instituto Superior de Ciencias y Tecnologías Nucleares). I learned from her how to […]

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A new Semester

This week the new semester started, and I am teaching two courses: Innovating Reactor Systems (Master – including Chemical Engineering programs) Innovation Project (Bachelor Honours programme – Shaping the Future) On both we will have to adapt to the new rules to mitigate risks during the Covid-19 pandemics.For sure it is hard for students and […]