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Mr. Cristóbal Valverde | Energy Award | Young Scientist Award

Mr. Cristóbal Valverde, CIEMAT – Plataforma Solar de Almería, Spain

Cristóbal Valverde López, a dedicated industrial engineer, specializes in renewable energy and thermal storage systems. With a background in mechanical engineering, he’s conducted groundbreaking research in microwave-assisted heating, notably in molten salt for thermal storage. As a pre-doctoral researcher at CIEMAT, he focuses on optimizing energy transfer systems. Cristóbal’s expertise extends to technical projects and energy certifications, gained through collaborations with esteemed institutions like Tecnova and the University of Almería. His passion for innovation shines through his contributions to R&D projects and publications, showcasing his commitment to advancing sustainable energy solutions. 🔬♻️


Publication Profile



Cristóbal Valverde López pursued his higher education at the Universidad de Almería, where he attained a degree in Industrial Engineering on December 18, 2019. Prior to this, he had already achieved a middle degree in Mechanical Engineering from the same institution on September 21, 2017. These academic accomplishments reflect his dedication to acquiring a solid foundation in engineering, preparing him for a career focused on innovative solutions and sustainable technologies. 🎓 With each degree, Cristóbal honed his skills and knowledge, paving the way for his impactful contributions to the field of renewable energy and thermal storage systems. 🌱


Technological experience

Cristóbal Valverde López played a pivotal role as a researcher in the R&D project “Diseño Sistemas Protección Caídas de Altura Invernaderos Tipo Almería,” conducted at the FUNDACION FINCA EXPERIMENTAL UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA – ANECOOP. Collaborating with a team of five researchers, including principal investigators José Pérez Alonso and others, Cristóbal contributed his expertise to enhance safety measures in greenhouse structures against fall hazards. 🏗️ The project, funded by the Instituto Andaluz de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales, aimed to develop innovative protection systems. Cristóbal’s involvement underscores his commitment to leveraging technology for practical solutions in agricultural safety. 🌱

Research Focus

Cristóbal Valverde López’s research focus lies at the intersection of renewable energy and thermal storage systems, with a particular emphasis on modeling microwave heating of molten salt. 🌞 His work delves into the intricacies of utilizing microwave technology to enhance thermal storage efficiency, a crucial component in sustainable energy systems. By exploring innovative approaches to heat transfer and storage, Cristóbal contributes to advancements in renewable energy infrastructure, paving the way for more efficient and cost-effective solutions. His contributions, alongside collaborators Margarita Manuela Rodriguez-Garcia and Esther Rojas, demonstrate a commitment to pushing the boundaries of technological innovation in the pursuit of a greener future. ♻️

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Cristóbal Valverde | Energy Award | Young Scientist Award

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