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José Sanchez Marcano graduated in 1980 in chemical processes and chemistry and at Simon Bolivar University (USB), obtaining a Doctorat d’Etat in Petrochemistry and Catalysis at the University of Marseilles in 1987. He worked between 1980 and 1982 as assistant professor at the Materials Science and Engineering Department at USB and between 1988 and 1990 as Operation and Projects Engineer at PEQUIVEN the petrochemical affiliate of PDVSA. In 1991 we made a postdoctorate at IRCELyon with TOTAL, and then he joins the CNRS first as researcher at LAGEP in Lyon and then at the European Membrane Institute (EMI) in Montpellier, where he is Head Research Scientist since 2002. He is actually Deputy Director of EMI. He is co-author of 95 international peer reviewed papers, 10 patents and has 23 invited lectures. His main research topics concern the modelling and experimental study of transfer phenomena in membrane processes coupled or not with a reaction or bio-reaction (gas separation, catalytic membrane reactors…..). He is co-author of the books "Catalytic Membrane and Membrane Reactors” (2002), and “Chemical Engineering, Modelling, Simulation and Similitude” (2007), both edited by Wiley-VCH. Since 2004 he is member of the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Membrane Science and guest editor of a special number of Catalysis Today (2012).