Dr. René Alcántara Banares

Reader in Engineering Science

University of Oxford


Research interests in process systems engineering and long-term (chemical) storage of renewable energy and the production, distribution, and use of ‘green’ ammonia


René is a Reader in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford and Senior Tutor for Engineering at New College. He holds a BEng from UNAM (Mexico), and an MSc and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA), all of them in Chemical Engineering. His research interests are around Process Systems Engineering and since 2014 he has focused on long-term (chemical) storage of renewable energy and the production distribution and use of ‘green’ ammonia (https://eng.ox.ac.uk/green-ammonia/).  He has (co-)authored about 70 journal papers and around 100 other refereed publications of various kinds.