Consultant - Energy (Oil & Gas)
Jose Paulo Mota holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Institute National Polytechnique de Lorraine, University of Lorraine, France, and is a graduate Chemical Engineer from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal. He developed his professional career at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University NOVA de Lisboa (FCT-UNL), where since 2008 he is a Full Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. He is currently the head of the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering division of FCT-UNL and coordinator of its PhD Program. He has published more than 100 scientific papers in peer reviewed international journals in the fields of Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Thermodynamics, and Colloid and surface science, given ca. 90 oral presentations in international conferences and symposia, and received 10 international awards. He has supervised 13 PhD students and 40 MSc students and in the areas of separation processes, transport phenomena, and process systems engineering. He has produced reference work in gas storage and purification, fluid mixing, enhanced heat transfer, preparative and process-scale chromatography, process design, and process simulation and optimization, with more than 1900 citations. He participates regularly in various activities of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and of the American Chemical Society. He is a former member of the
scientific council for science and engineering of the Portuguese National Science Foundation and board of directors of the International Adsorption Society. He serves as member of the scientific committees of the International Adsorption Society and Preparative Symposia in Preparative and Process Scale Chromatography (SPICA). Since 2008, he has been assisting in the management of the Engineering Company created by Jose Soares Mota, with headquarters in Malta, which has been developing activities of technical consulting and design and supervision of construction of medium and large projects in Oil & Gas (Petroleum Refining, Biofuels, Petrochemicals, Mineral Chemistry) and in the Energy field, technical consulting, design and supervision of the construction of Combined Cycle Plants, and Cogeneration for the combined production of Steam and Electric Power. There are also works in the areas of Water Treatment and Effluents, Business Organization, Maintenance Engineering, etc.