Angel Irabien

Angel Irabien

Professor - Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Universidad de Cantabria


·         (1979-1982) Ph D Thesis.

·         (1983-1991) He has been leading a research group in the Basque Country University (UPV-EHU) on Chemical Reaction Engineering (3 Researchers).

·         (1991-2003) From June 1991 to october 2003 he has been leading a research group in the University of Cantabria (ETSIIyT) named DEPRO Chemical and Environmental Processes Development (aprox. 10 researchers)

·         (2005-now) Starting from 2005 a research unit named SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION at a regional level (Cantabria) (SOSPROCAN, aprox 20 researchers), based on three main topics: 1. Process Intensification. 2. Process Integration, and 3. Innovation in the production (processes) and consumption (products) according to sustainability

Projects: Coordinator of more than 50 international, national, regional and industrial research projects. 12 in the last 10 years.

Patents: Three Spanish patents referred to waste treatment, ecoinnovative processes for calcium fluoride recovery and wastewater treatment.

PhD supervision 17 PhD students in the last 10 years (2006-2015)

Management Expertise

Coordinator of the Spanish Research Quality Assessment Department (ANEP Chemical and Environmental Technology) (1992-1994). Head of the Department Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering and Inorganic Chemistry. Universidad de Cantabria. Regional (Cantabria) General Director for the Environment (2003-2005). Member of the Executive Board European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) 2012-2014. Chair of the Environmental Protection and Sustainability Section (EFCE) 2010-2012. Editor in Chief of the Journal Low Carbon Economy 2012


November 2013. Scopus 262 scientific papers, h=31, Web of Science 264 scientific papers, h=32, Google Academico 338 publications, h=36


ETSIIyT University of Cantabria, Chemical Engineering Degree, Master and PhD studies.

Additional information

·         2012 Supervisor Best Spanish PhD Thesis in Engineering, Award. Sener Engineering.

·         2011 Spanish Royal Society Award in Chemical Engineering.

·         Ph D (Sciences, Chemistry) UPV-EHU (1983, Award).

·         Degree (Licenciado) in Sciences (Chemistry) UPV-EHU (1977, Award).