ECR Seminar by Prof Joe Diniz da Costa
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About The Event
After 26.5 years at The University of Queesland, Prof Costa has retired with flying colours in research & teaching. He has over 8400 citations, a HI index 48, number 87 Chemical Engineer and number 7 Membrane Separation in the world. He has over 20 years working experience in industrial, consultancy, academic and government advisory roles in Brazil, England and Australia. Joe has been teaching at UQ, primarily fourth year Chemical and Environmental Engineering. His major teaching covers courses in Environmental Risk Assessment, and Energy Systems in Sustainable Development. Prof Costa founded the FIMLab in 2004 and now the centre has produced 3 full Professors and 3 Heads of Departments. Further, several FIMLab members have joined top universities in the world such as Imperial College (UK), Kyoto University (Japan) and Tsinghua University (China), in addition to several top universities in Australia. Prof Costa has establish an internationally respected program of work which focused on pursuing novel technological solutions for the issues facing our contemporary society, with high levels of innovation as evidenced by industry collaboration, funding and uptake, and high levels of international connectivity. Currently he is an Editorial Board Member of Nature’s open source journal Scientific Reports. In addition, he held a prominent leadership position as a member of the Independent Scientific Panel advising the Queensland Government on underground coal gasification, and a member of the International Panel of Experts assessing the Brazilian programs of Centres of Excellence. Since 2002 Prof Costa has been successful in obtaining more than $35M in research funding from national and international agencies, and industry. He has delivered over 10 international keynote/plenary presentations and has had strong international and industrial collaboration with Germany, France, Spain, Holland, Denmark, UK, Saudi Arabia, China, USA and Brazil. He has been recipient of 4 awards since 2006, including two research excellence awards. Please join this opportunity to meet him face-to-face to listen to his success story in research & teaching.