Gabriel Acien, University Almeria, Spain

Gabriel AcienGraduated by the University of Granada in 1992, and Ph.D. at the University of Almería (Spain) in 1996. Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Almería from 2012 onwards. Prof. Acién has participated in 10 European projects in addition to 30 National projects and contracts with companies. Regarding publications he published more than 100 papers in international journals and 12 book chapters, in addition to 8 patents. He is member of International Society for Applied Phycology, European Algae Biomass Association, and Latino American Society for Algal and Environmental Biotechnology. Editor of Algal Research and RELABIAA journals in addition to reviewer of international journals. Major contributions on Biotechnology of microalgae field are related with the improvement of photobioreactors design, scale-up of production systems, and economic analysis of production processes. (, Scopus ID: 55385950700).