Inspiring Inventors: Avelino Corma Canós

Avelino Corma Canós

Join the Spanish professor for a fascinating discussion on commercialising chemistry-based inventions.

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Wednesday, 6 March 2024

On a daily basis, we use products derived from or improved by the work of Avelino Corma Canós. However, we may not even realise it! The Spanish chemistry professor is world-renowned for developing zeolites, chemical catalysts used in industrial processes to reduce vehicle emissions, improve food, purify water or produce medicine. Join Avelino (European Inventor Award 2023, Lifetime Achievement) and Edward Cooke (EPO patent examiner) for a thrilling discussion on the unseen role of chemistry in our everyday lives.  

Date: Wednesday, 6 March 2024 
Time: 10.00 hrs – 11.00 hrs CET    
Language: English    

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About Inspiring Inventors
Inspiring inventors is a series offered by the European Patent Academy. Each edition features a former European Inventor Award finalist or winner and provides a unique opportunity to interact with these inventors. Throughout the series, viewers gain insight into bringing an invention to market and learn more about the technologies and trends shaping our world. 

Speakers and panellists

Avelino Corma Canós
Avelino Corma

Corma began his chemistry studies in 1967 and continued for over a decade, including a postdoc at Queen’s University in Canada. In 1979, he started working as a researcher at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spanish National Research Council), becoming a professor in 1987. He has led research into heterogeneous catalysis in academia and the private sector in collaboration with several companies. His first zeolite was brought to market in Spain and has since been adopted at more than 20 refineries worldwide.

He co-founded the Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ, UPV-CSIC) in Valencia to further chemical research in four main areas: energy, sustainability, health and water.