My name is Joaquin Capablo and I volunteer as candidate to take over the management of the Spain-Portugal Chapter. I reside in the north of Spain, staying usually between Pamplona and Zaragoza. I think that I can contribute with both my personal and professional experience to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
My research fields include topics as energy efficiency, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics or chemical reactions. I have developed my career in some research centers at international level, both from the Academia and the Industry.
In my opinion, several activities could be performed in the frame of the Chapter in the next months, even under these bizarre circumstances of the COVID-19. The focus of these activities will be the development and enhancement of the knowledge, if possible, in a multidisciplinary way, taking into account different scientific and non-scientific (i.e., soft skills) disciplines.
For this reason, I think that the engagement of the Chapter members will be the key point. In fact, this connection may be beneficial for the MCAA members, enabling possible future collaboration.
I believe that the potential of our association is huge, so let's take advantage of it!