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Paulo Debiagi received his PhD in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnical University of Milan), the 18th institution in the QS-World Subject of Engineering and Technology. During this period, he received a research grant of 100,000 Euros and published 10 papers in internationally recognized journals. He participated in the EU Horizon 2020 COST Action “SmartCATS” to promote the exchange of scientific knowledge on smart energy carriers. He joined the Technical University of Darmstadt as a researcher for the cluster projects “Oxyflame” and "Clean Circles". During this period, he published 25 papers, including a book chapter, and established a strong network of international collaborations in more than 10 countries.  He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham, China Beacons Institute.

His research interests involve thermochemical conversion processes, investigating new concepts and resources, and optimizing existing processes. Focusing on sustainability, the research is closely related to renewable energy, green chemistry, and waste management. He works closely with worldwide experts and is particularly adept at collaborative projects and communicating science. 

He is actively involved in the developments of the CRECK modeling group at Politecnico di Milano for kinetic mechanisms and OpenSMOKE++ platform, which provides a core set of open-source models, methods and tools for the simulation of reactive systems. He is an active reviewer for Elsevier, contributing to the scientific community.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Feb 2014Jul 2018

Bachelor, Biotechnological Engineering, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho

Aug 2007Jul 2012


  • Chemical Engineering and Technology
  • Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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