Dr Elias Martinez Hernandez is a Research Fellow at CES working on the development of methodologies and tools for sustainable design of Local Production systems Using REnewable resources (LocalPURE), a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. He has got a PhD in Process Integration from The University of Manchester, UK in 2013. His PhD work was on the development and application of process integration, economic and environmental analysis tools for the design of sustainable biorefineries.
General research interest is on the line of process integration and sustainable chemical engineering. Specific topics are:
- Analysis and design of biorefineries
- Life cycle assessment (LCA) and sustainability of energy systems and chemical processes
- Renewable energy systems analysis and design
- Integration of ecological and technological processes in local production systems design
- Development of Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) tools.
Sadhukhan J. Ng K.S. and Martinez-Hernandez E. May 2014. "Biorefineries and Chemical Processes: Design, Integration and Sustainability Analysis". Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-119-99086-4 http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119990866.html Martinez-Hernandez, Elias; Martinez-Herrera, Jorge; Campbell, Grant M.; Sadhukhan, Jhuma. Process integration, energy and GHG emission analyses of Jatropha-based biorefinery systems. In Press, Springer 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13399-013-0105-3 Martinez-Hernandez, Elias; Campbell, Grant M.; Sadhukhan, Jhuma. Economic Value and Environmental Impact (EVEI) analysis of biorefinery systems. Chemical Engineering Research and Design 2013; 91(8):1418-1426. Martinez-Hernandez, Elias; Ibrahim, Muhammad H.; Leach, Matthew; Sinclair, Phillip; Campbell , Grant M.; Sadhukhan, Jhuma. Environmental sustainability analysis of UK whole-wheat bioethanol and CHP systems. Biomass and Bioenergy 2013; 50:52-56. Martinez-Hernandez, Elias; Sadhukhan, Jhuma; Campbell, Grant M. Integration of bioethanol as an in-process material in biorefineries using mass pinch analysis. Applied Energy 2013; 104: 517-526. Martinez-Hernandez, Elias; Campbell, Grant M.; Sadhukhan, Jhuma. Economic Value and Environmental Impact analysis tool for sustainable biorefinery design. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 2012; 30: 11-15. 22nd European Symposium of Computer Aided Process Engineering, London, Junio 2012. Martinez-Hernandez, Elias; Martinez-Herrera, Jorge; Campbell, Grant M.; Sadhukhan, Jhuma. Jatropha-based integrated biorefineries for efficient and sustainable biofuel production. 1st Iberoamerican Congress on Biorefineries, 24-26 Octubre, 2012. Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico. ISBN 978-607-441-200-0.