Rodrigo Rivera Tinoco is in Tenure track position at the Center for Energy efficiency of Systems (CES), MINES ParisTech - PSL. He has a background of Chemical Engineering, from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico (ESIQIE - IPN), consolidated by a Master's degree on Chemical Engineering at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France) and a PhD on Process Engineering at MINES ParisTech (France). For this last, he studied the phenomena of Water Electrolysis at High Temperature and the technology roadmap needed to reach lower hydrogen produciton costs.
He worked for the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN, Amsterdam) on the topics of Learning curves for energy technologies (Fuel cells, Lithium batteries, Offshore wind turbines) and Electricity generation scenarios for the EU 2050. Interested on the pathway from R&D innovation towards real markets, he worked as Director of Strategic Development (LED technology export and produciton) of LUUMS (Netherlands/France/Mexico) until 2013.
Since 2014, he joined the CES and works on the topic of enhanced mass transfer and multipurpose unitary operations. This novel approach is particulary leading towards enchanced absorption technologies, advanced absorption heat-pump cycles, circular economy of CO2 and gas pollutants (air and fumes), efficienct hydrogen production, process modeling and exergetic efficiency optimisation.