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Daniel Beneroso Vallejo

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Dr Daniel Beneroso obtained his MEng in Chemical Engineering in 2010 (University of Málaga, Spain). Two years later, he received his MSc in Energy Engineering from the University of Oviedo (Spain).

Dr Beneroso also holds a PhD in Energy Engineering awarded by the University of Oviedo (Spain) in 2016. He developed expertise on the area of emerging heating technologies applied to the conversion of sustainable feedstock for a range of chemical and environmental applications. Following his doctorate, he joined the Microwave Process Engineering research group at the University of Nottingham to help take forward the group's ongoing work in high temperature materials processing using microwave technologies.

In September 2017 he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and has completed a PGCHE (Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education), awarded by the University of Nottingham in 2019.

He is the Head of Year 2 and the PG representative of the Faculty of Engineering at the University Quality and Standards committee.

Daniel's work has been recognised by several institutional awards. He was awarded an 'Excellence in Teaching' recognition by the Faculty of Engineering for his excellent contribution in teaching (2017-2018), a Highly Commendation award in the Best Research Supervisor category at the University Staff Oscars (2018-2019) and a nomination in the Best all-rounder Teacher category at the University Staff Oscars (2017-2018).

Currently, Daniel is interested in promoting refreshed perspectives in the area of engineering education to catalyse the development of interconnected key-drivers for successful institutional engineering education leadership, including gender and ethnicity equity; provision of broader knowledge, skills and attitudes by means of experiential, active learning (including innovation, creativity, flexibility, collaboration in diverse teams, and problem solving supplemented with personalised feedback); and culture of empowerment and collaboration; all of them analysed through the lenses of evidence-based cognitive and social learning. Daniel uses pragmatic, holistic data to understand learning in engineering at every level, identify problems and constraints, research potential solutions, and trigger recommendations for enhanced institution-wide management and delivery practice.

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Teaching Summary

Daniel Beneroso holds a recognised international teaching excellence status as per his Senior Fellowship of Advance HE. Daniel's experience is based on making complex engineering learning more… read more

Research Summary

Currently, Daniel is interested in promoting refreshed perspectives in the area of engineering education to catalyse the development of interconnected key-drivers for successful institutional… read more

Selected Publications

Daniel Beneroso holds a recognised international teaching excellence status as per his Senior Fellowship of Advance HE. Daniel's experience is based on making complex engineering learning more accessible to young undergraduates and humanising their educational experience.

Currently, he is the module convenor for:

- Chemical and Phase Equilibria

- Advanced Transport Phenomena

- BEng Design Project

Daniel also contributes to undergraduate labs and supervises a portfolio of MEng and MSc research projects.

Current Research

Currently, Daniel is interested in promoting refreshed perspectives in the area of engineering education to catalyse the development of interconnected key-drivers for successful institutional engineering education leadership, including gender and ethnicity equity; provision of broader knowledge, skills and attitudes by means of experiential, active learning (including innovation, creativity, flexibility, collaboration in diverse teams, and problem solving supplemented with personalised feedback); and culture of empowerment and collaboration; all of them analysed through the lenses of evidence-based cognitive and social learning. Daniel uses pragmatic, holistic data to understand learning in engineering at every level, identify problems and constraints, research potential solutions, and trigger recommendations for enhanced institution-wide management and delivery practice.

Past Research

Past projects have included:

  • Low carbon and renewable technologies
  • Multiphase computational modelling of transport phenomena
  • High-temperature microwave processing and manufacturing

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