Dr Javier Fernandez-Garcia

Dr Javier Fernandez-Garcia


Javier Fernández-García obtained his bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering in 2007 and his masters degree in Environmental and Processes Engineering in 2010 from the University of Oviedo, Spain, while he worked in research activities for different companies such as Saint-Gobain, Biogas Fuel Cell and XSTRATA. In 2011 he started his PhD in Chemical Engineering, working in the LOWCARB ERC Project. He received the Cum Laude award in 2014 and then he moved to the School of Engineering at University of Warwick, where he worked as a research fellow. He also worked in a spin-out company (Stoli Catalysts Ltd) for seven months. In 2017, he was appointed as Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at University of Leeds.


Research interests

  • Process Intensification
  • Catalysis
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Microreactors 
  • Microfluidics and fluid mechanics
  • Heat transfer
  • Multiphase flows 
  • CO2 capture
  • Biorefinery and fuels
  • Combustion
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • New applications for radiofrequency heating 


  • 2010-2014 PhD, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • 2010-2011 MEng in Processes and Environmental Engineering, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • 2011-2013 Degree in Industrial Chemistry Technology, University of Gijon, Spain
  • 2002-2007 Degree in Chemical Engineering , University of Oviedo, Spain

Professional memberships

  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Associate Member of IChemE
  • Royal Society of Chemistry

Student education

  • Lecturer in Chemical Engineering for ChemEng bachelor, MEng and MSc
  • Project supervision

Research groups and institutes

  • Sustainable Low Carbon Futures