Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2011
    Research Fellow at INCAR-CSIC, Spain

  • 2009 – 2011
    Postoctoral Researcher at LSRE-FEUP, Portugal

  • 2009
    European Doctorate. Quality Mention. Chemical Engineering, University of Oviedo, Spain

  • 2008
    Visiting Fellow at the University of Nottingham, UK

  • 2007
    Visiting Fellow at the University of Nottingham, UK

  • 2005 – 2009
    PhD Fellow at INCAR-CSIC, Spain

  • 2004
    MsC Chemical Engineering, University of Oviedo, Spain

  • 2003 – 2004
    ERASMUS Fellow at University of Strathclyde, UK

Selected publications

  • M.G. Plaza, F. Rubiera. Development of carbon-based vacuum, temperature and concentration swing adsorption post-combustion CO2 capture processes. Chemical Engineering Journal, 375, 122002, 2019. Doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2019.122002

  • M.G. Plaza, F. Rubiera. Evaluation of a novel multibed heat-integrated vacuum and temperature swing adsorption post-combustion CO2 capture process. Applied Energy, 250, 916-925, 2019. Doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.05.079

  • M.G. Plaza, F. Rubiera, C. Pevida. Evaluating the feasibility of a TSA process based on steam stripping in combination with structured carbon adsorbents to capture CO2 from a coal power plant. Energy & Fuels, 31 (9), 9760-9775, 2017. Doi: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b01508

  • M.G. Plaza, F. Rubiera, C. Pevida. Experimental and simulation study of adsorption in postcombustion conditions using a microporous biochar. 1 CO2 and N2 adsorption. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 55 (11), 3097-3112, 2016. Doi: 10.1021/acs.iecr.5b04856

  • M.G. Plaza, I. Durán, N. Querejeta, F. Rubiera, C. Pevida. Experimental and simulation study of adsorption in postcombustion conditions using a microporous biochar. 2 H2O, CO2 and N2 adsorption, 2016. Doi: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b01720

  • M.G. Plaza, A.S. González, F. Rubiera, C. Pevida. Green coffee based CO2 adsorbent with high performance in postcombustion conditions. Fuel, 140, 633-648, 2015. Doi: 10.1016/j.fuel.2014.10.014

  • M.G. Plaza, A.S. González, C. Pevida, F. Rubiera. Influence of water vapor on CO2 adsorption using a biomass-based carbon. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53 (40), 15488-15499, 2014. Doi: 10.1021/ie500342q

  • M.G. Plaza, K. Thurecht, C. Pevida, F. Rubiera, J.J. Pis, C.E. Snape, T.C. Drage. Influence of oxidation upon the CO2 capture performance of a phenolic-resin-derived carbon. Fuel Processing Technology, 110, 53-60, 2013. Doi: 10.1016/j.fuproc.2013.01.011

  • M.G. Plaza, A.M. Ribeiro, A.F. Ferreira, J.C. Santos, U-H. Lee, J. S.Chang, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Propylene/Propane separation by vacuum swing adsorption using Cu-BTC spheres. Separation and Purification Technology, 90, 109-119, 2012. Doi: 10.1016/j.seppur.2012.02.023

  • M.G. Plaza, S. García, F. Rubiera, J.J. Pis, C. Pevida. Evaluation of ammonia modified and conventionally activated biomass based carbons as CO2 adsorbents in postcombustion conditions. Separation and Purification Technology, 80, 1, 96-104, 2011. Doi: 10.1016/j.seppur.2011.04.015

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanostructured tripodal metal organic frameworks as adsorbents in gas storage and CO2 capture applications. CSIC. COOPA20294, 2019 – 2020

  • High performance capture (HiPerCap). European Commission. FP7-ENERGY, 608555, 2014 – 2017

  • Metal-organic frameworks as catalysts and adsorbents: discovery and engineering of materials for industrial applications (MACADEMIA). European Commission. FP7-NMP 228862, 2009 – 2013

  • Hydrogen separation in advanced gasification processes (HYDROSEP). European Commission. RFCR-CT-2006-00003, 2006 – 2009

  • Advanced gas purification technologies for co-gasification of coal, refinery byproducts, biomass & waste targeted to clean power produced from gas and steam turbine (AGAPUTE). European Commission. RFC-CR-04006, 2004 – 2008

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Asturian Council of Science, Technology and Innovation

  • Member of the Spanish Carbon Group


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