Elordi Foruria, Gorka

(Associate Professor)


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Abbreviated CV

I graduated with a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering (UPV/EHU, 2005). That same year, I entered the CPWV research group with an FPU (University Professor Program) scholarship to undertake a PhD. I took part in a research exchange with the University of Western Ontario (Canada) in 2008. Upon my return, I started my teaching career as an internal teacher in the Faculty of Science and Technology (FCT/ZTF).

After defending my thesis in 2010, I taught at the Technical Engineering School of Bilbao (2010) and the Superior School of Engineering of Bilbao (2010-2012). In September 2012, I obtained a position as Assistant Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the UPV/EHU. I have been an Associate Professor in the same department since 2020.

My current research activity focuses on the valorization of wastes via pyrolysis in order to obtain value added products, as well as on the analysis of catalyst deactivation. I have taken part as a researcher in 28 Research Programs which have given way to 31 articles in indexed journals (JCR). These articles have been cited on more than 2100 occasions, having an h-index of 22. I have also taken part in more than 75 contributions to conferences, mostly international, where I have been awarded the best contribution to the conference three times.

I am currently a member of the research commission of the FCT/ZTF, and the third year coordinator for the Biotechnology Bachelor program and the subject Mass Transfer. I teach three subjects in English in the Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering Bachelor programs, in addition to a subject from the Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering (Modelling and Simulation of Chemical Processes).


BACHELOR'S DEGREES IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND IN BIOTECHNOLOGY: Basics of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Fluid Mechanics, Mass Transfer

MASTER IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING: Modelado y Simulación de Procesos Químicos


B1.P2.8 (ZTF-FCT)