Prof. Coronas Alberto
Prof. Coronas Alberto
Universitat Rovira i Virgili,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, CREVER Avda. Paisos Catalans, 26, 43007, Tarragona, Spain



Prof. Dr. Alberto Coronas is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University Rovira i Virgili and founder and director of the Research Group of Applied Thermal Engineering-CREVER.

Professor Alberto Coronas has carried out a number of various developments and projects in the following areas of expertise:
  • Absorption heat pumping and refrigeration technology. Development and integration into energy supply systems.
  • Modelling, mathematical programming optimisation and energy management software tools development.
  • Absorption solar air conditioning. Solar cooling plant monitoring and analysis using different software tools. Development of components for simulation purposes.
  • New distributed energy generation technologies. Field test of small scale trigeneration systems, analysis and integration with the building demand site.

He has published over 100 refereed papers, and delivered over 200 communications at national and internationals lectures and conferences. In the last ten years, he has participated in more than 40 national and international R+D projects as main researcher and in some of them as coordinator, and in many research contracts with several corporations and institutions.

He has supervised around 30 Ph D theses and many master theses. He is the coordinator of a doctoral programme on Engineering Thermodynamics of Fluids and a Master degree on Air Conditioning Technologies and Energy Efficiency in Buildings at URV.

He served in many scientific committees of International Conferences like: International Sorption Heat Pump Conference (2008, 2011, 2014), Solar Air Conditioning Conference (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015...), International Polygeneration Conference (2007, 2011, 2015), IMPRES 2013, etc.

He is visiting professor of Anna University, Chennai India (2014-17) and Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil (2014-17).