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Xavier Flores-Alsina joined the Center of Process Engineering and Technology (PROCESS) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) as Marie Curie Fellow in May 2013. He finished his PhD at the Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Girona (Spain) in 2008. During his studies he did long research-stays in the United Kingdom (Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford) and Denmark (Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark). He gained post doctoral experience working in Canada (Department of Water and Civil Engineering, Laval University), Sweden (Department of Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation, Lund University), Australia (Advanced Water Managament Center, University of Queensland) and South Africa (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town). The focus of his research has been related to benchmarking, modeling and control of (bio) chemical systems.

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Chemical and environmental engineering, Excelent cum laude, Conceptual design of wastewater treatment plants using multiple objectives, University of Girona

Award Date: 28 May 2007

External positions

Academic visitor, University of Cape Town

1 Jan 202031 Mar 2020

Academic visitor, University of Queensland

1 Sept 20171 Feb 2018

Academic visitor, University of Cape Town

1 Dec 20141 Feb 2015

Academic visitor, University of Queensland

1 Nov 201328 Feb 2014

Junior Researcher, Lund University

1 Jun 201030 Apr 2013

Post doctoral researcher

1 Feb 200930 May 2010

Academic visitor, University of Oxford

1 Jan 20061 Sept 2006

Academic visitor

1 Feb 200531 May 2005

Researcher, University of Girona

1 Jan 200231 Jan 2009


  • User defined:
  • Multiobjective and multicriteria decision making
  • Environmental impact assessment and LCA
  • Benchmarking
  • Multivariate analysis and knowledge extraction
  • Control
  • (Bio) process modelling
  • Time series analysis


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