UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE
The University of Seville is the oldest and largest University in Southern Spain, providing higher education to more than 60000 students in a variety of degrees. Currently USE offers 67 BSc, 92 MSc and 99 PhD (humanistic and technical) programmes and is one of the top research centres across the country. Within the University of Seville, the School of Engineering is the leading centre for applied research and technology transfer to society, in particular in energy-related topics.
The researchers taking part in SCARABEUS are members of the Thermal Power Group at the Department of Energy Engineering, made up of 10 faculty members involved in all aspects of energy conversion and management: fundamental thermodynamics, heat transfer technology, thermo-mechanical energy conversion, power-conversion cycles and machinery. This background is supported on three pillars: comprehensive understanding of energy conversion and management thanks to long scholar service, applied research funded in public, competitive programmes, and technology transfer to industry.
USE’s contribution to the project is related to two main areas:
• Lead partner for analysis and simulation of the performance of the plant and subsequent techno-economic optimization of the SCARABEUS system (T5.1, T5.2 and T5.3 in WP5).
• Dissemination of results. USE will contribute to the dissemination of the project results given that the members of the team have great visibility in the area of Concentrated Solar Power and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide technologies worldwide (T7.2 in WP7).
David Sánchez is Full Professor in Energy Systems at the Department of Energy Engineering of the University of Seville. He is a Mechanical Engineer and holds a PhD degree in Energy from University of Seville (2005). Dr. Sánchez has ten years’ experience in energy-related areas of research, participating to national and international projects with public (OMSoP project in the FP7 programme, sCO2 Compressor Design and Development funded by the Regional Research Council of Andalusia) and private (Programme in sCO2 Technology for CSP sponsored by Abengoa over a period of four years, Development of sCO2 Testing Facilities for Altran) funding in the CSP and Supercritical CO2 industries. Dr. Sánchez currently serves as Chair of the Cycle Innovations Committee of the ASME Gas Turbine Segment, formerly the International Gas Turbine Institute, and as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power. He is also a member of the Organising Committee of the Supercritical CO2 Power Cycle Symposium
Tomás Sánchez-Lencero holds a PhD in Turbomachinery from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain). He is Full Professor in Energy Systems at the University of Seville where he has been Associated with document Ref. Ares(2019)1571276 – 08/03/2019 814985 – SCARABEUS – Part B 62 Head of the Energy Engineering Department from 1986 to 2015. He has also coordinated the MSc in Thermal Power Systems and the PhD programme in Energy Engineering for more than twenty years, having supervised several PhDs in topics closely related to this proposal. Prof. Sánchez-Lencero’s interest are in the development of new concepts for power generation from renewable energy and fossil fuels, with an emphasis on the utilisation of turbomachinery.
Antonio Muñoz graduated from Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain) and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the same University (1987). He has worked in the area of turbomachinery and, in particular, large steam turbines for over two decades both in the academic context and as a specialised consultant to the CSP power industry. Prof. Muñoz has been involved in development and operational aspects of the pioneer CSP-STE tower plants in Spain and is familiar with the current needs of the industry. He has already participated in national and international research projects in energy-related topics.
Francisco José Jiménez-Espadafor Aguilar
Lourdes García Rodríguez
Lourdes García holds MSc and PhD degrees in Physics, from University of Seville and University of La Laguna respectively. She is currently Full Professor in Thermodynamics at USE, having developed large research projects in the areas of renewable energy utilisation for environmental applications such as water desalination. As a consequence of these activities, she has published numerous journal papers and chapters in books and supervised a large number of PhD students in the topic. Her large experience in the development of large international research projects in Europe and Northern Africa with scientific institutions and the industry is a very valuable asset at University of Sevilla.
Francresco holds a double MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and University of Seville (Spain) and a PhD in Energy Engineering from the latter institution (2019). Francesco’s scientific career is built upon supercritical CO2 technologies with complementary work on other related technologies for advanced power generation (for instance, Organic Rankine Cycles). He specialises on the development of complex, advanced simulations models to assess the thermodynamic and economic performance of sCO2 cycles and subsequent techno-economic optimisation, an area where he has contributed relevant publications to the scientific community.
Pablo Rodríguez de Arriba