|Dates||November 2017 – present|
|Occupation or position held||Founder of CarboREM, an innovative start-up|
|Main activities and responsibilities||Scientific Advisor for Hydrothermal Conversion processes|
|Dates||July 2016 – present|
|Occupation or position held||Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering Fundamentals at the Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Trento|
|Main activities and responsibilities||Member of the PhD School in Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering; member of the Executive Committee of the same PhD School. Lecturer of several academic courses – see Teaching|
|Dates||February 2004 – June 2016|
|Occupation or position held||Assistant Professor (‘Ricercatore’) of Chemical Engineering Fundamentals at the Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Trento|
|Main activities and responsibilities||Member of the PhD School in Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering; member of the Executive Committee of the PhD School in Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering; member of the Teaching Committee of the university course in Viticulture and Oenology. Lecturer of several academic courses – see Teaching|
|Dates||September 2001 – January 2004|
|Occupation or position held||Water Treatment Plants Process Engineer|
|Main activities and responsibilities||Project and start up in Qatar of a desalination plant|
|Name and address of employer||FISIA ITALIMPIANTI, via De Marini 16, 16149, Genova, Italy|
|Type of business or sector||Water Treatment Plants, Waste Treatment Plants: project and construction|
|Dates||October 1998 – February 2000|
|Occupation or position held||Technical office-worker|
|Main activities and responsibilities||Plant projects and modifications, project engineering and coordination|
|Name and address of employer||Roquette Italia S.p.A., via Serravalle 26, 15063, Cassano Spinola (AL), Italy|
|Type of business or sector||Food and biochemistry|
|Education and training|
|Dates||March 2000 – February 2003. Date of the PhD thesis discussion: 29/05/2003|
|Title of qualification awarded||PhD in Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Genoa, Faculty of Engineering|
|PhD thesis title: “Study of the interactions of liquid metals at high temperature with atmospheres containing oxygen”|
|Dates||October 1992 – April 1998|
|Title of qualification awarded||University degree in Chemical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude. University of Genoa, Faculty of Engineering|
|Final thesis title: “Nanometric mechanical properties of polymeric surfaces”|
|The thesis project was carried out at the Imperial College of London|
|Personal skills and competences|
|Social skills and competences||Open to new places, peoples, cultures and customs, tolerant, patient and cooperative person, capable to communicate easily with people from different ethnical, religious and cultural backgrounds, as well as to deal with people of all ages and conditions (Erasmus student for 6 months in London, Project Coordinator for 4 months in Qatar, more than 14 years of teaching activities, supervision of 7 PhD students and more than 30 undergraduate student’s final projects – see Teaching).|
|Organisational skills and competences||Attentive and able to focus on the assigned tasks, but at the same time capable to choose priorities; strength of character that allows participating in team work and work individually – as the circumstances require; flexible and adaptable to performing a wide range of organizational tasks, able to take on responsibility initiative as well as leadership roles (experienced in coordination of projects and people – see Projects).|
|Technical skills and competences||Responsible for the “Biomass Laboratory” at the University of Trento, expert and main supervisor of the handling with the following laboratory equipments: supercritical CO2 extractor; HTC (hydro-thermal carbonization) reactors – self designed and self-built at UniTN.|
|Computer skills and competences||Excellent computer skills and significant experience with the use of: FORTRAN – programming language for numeric computation and scientific computing; ASPEN PLUS® – software package designed for process modelling and simulation; the Microsoft Office® tools (Microsoft Word®, Microsoft Excel®, Microsoft PowerPoint®) as well as the Internet.|
|Membership||Since 2008 I’m a member of I.S.A.S.F. – International Society for Advancement of Supercritical Fluids. I’m member of AIDIC, the Italian Association of Chemical Engineering.|
|Funding||Winner and main responsible researcher of several research grants and partner in several funded projects – see Projects.|
|Publications||Author or co-author of more than 150 publications: papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, peer-reviewed conference proceedings, publications in Italian scientific journals, articles in books – see Publications.|
2018, 2017 and 2012: Reviewer for FONDECYT Program – Comision Nacional de Investigation Cientifica y Tecnologica of the Chile Government – Chile.
2017: Referee for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), domain Applied and Engineering Sciences – the Netherlands. From 2015: in REPRISE (Register of Expert Peer Reviewers for Italian Scientific Evaluation) of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.
2015: Reviewer for the Royal Society for the “The Royal Society Panafrica Awards” – UK.
2015-2017: Member of the Editorial Board of BioMed Research International (IF: 2.5) in the Biotechnology subject area.
2012-2015: Evaluator of research programs and products for the Italian Ministry of Research.
2012 and 2013: Member of EU expert panel for biomass energy for EACI (the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation) of the European Commission.
Ad hoc reviewer for several international scientific journals – list in Publications
Contact informationDepartment of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (DICAM) University of Trento Via Mesiano, 77 38123 Trento Italy Phone: +39 0461 282692 Fax: +39 0461 282672 E-mail: luca.fiori@null (some garbage here)unitn.it