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Avelino Corma Canos Edit Profile

chemist , researcher

Avelino Corma Canos, Spanish chemist, researcher. Achievements include 20 patents in catalysis, 5 commercially used; discovery of active sites and mechanism for catalytic cracking ion zeolites; development first synthesis of large pore zeolite with Ti, active for oxidations under mild conditions.

Background

Canos, Avelino Corma was born on December 15, 1951 in Moncofar, Castellon, Spain. Son of Avelino and Dolores (Canos) Canos.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University Valencia, Spain, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University Valencia, Spain, 1976.

Career

Associate researcher Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, 1977-1979. Associate research Institute Catalisis Consejo Superior Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, 1979-1986. Research professor Inst Catálisis Spanish National Research Council, 1986-1990.

Director Institute of Technology Chemistry Valencia Polytechnic U.-Consejo Superior Investigaciones Science, Valencia, since 1991. Consultant CEPSA, Madrid, Crosfield, Manchester, England, BP American, Cleveland, Shell, Amsterdam, Catlytica, San Diego. Advisory board Journal Applied Catalysis, Elsevier, Catalysis Review, Marcel Dekker, Zeolites Butterworths.

Achievements

  • Achievements include 20 patents in catalysis, 5 commercially used. Discovery of active sites and mechanism for catalytic cracking ion zeolites. Development first synthesis of large pore zeolite with Ti, active for oxidations under mild conditions.

Membership

Consultant United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna, 1986. Member Royal Society Chemistry, American Chemical Society (petroleum division)(Gabor A. Somorjai award, 2008), National Academy of Engineering (foreign associate).

Connections

Married Brisa Gomez, February 5, 1982. 1 child, Anais.

father:
Avelino Canos

mother:
Dolores (Canos) Canos

spouse:
Brisa Gomez

child:
Anais Canos