GROUP HEAD

Prof. José A. Odriozola

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José A. Odriozola is a Full Professor in the Inorganic Chemistry Department and the Materials Science Institute at the University of Seville, and a Visiting Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Surrey.

His research interests include catalysts and catalytic processes development, as well as the catalytic processes from “electrons to reactors”. He has co-edited Heterogeneous Catalysis for Energy Applications  and Engineering Solutions for CO2 Conversion.

 

 

STAFF MEMBERS


Dr. Miguel A. Centeno

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Miguel A. Centeno is research scientist of CSIC at ICMSE. He graduated  in 1989 and obtained a PhD in Chemistry in 1995. Since then, he has been awarded with different fellowships. 

He has focused his research in the heterogeneous catalysis and surface chemistry of materials field, looking for relationships between catalytic activity and the surface structure of the solid. He is actively working in different reactions for energetic and environmental catalytic applications (RWGS, PROX, WGS, methanation, etc).

 
 

Dr. Svetlana Ivanova

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Dr Svetlana Ivanova holds a PhD degree from the University of Strasbourg, France, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry in the University of Seville, Spain.

Her research interests are centered on the design, synthesis and application of heterogeneous catalysts in hydrogen production and clean-up reactions as well as in biomass chemical valorization to high added value products. She has co-authored more than 90 articles, and co-edited contributed to seven books.

 

 

 

Dr. Anna Penkova 

Senior Lecturer

 
 

Luis F. Bobadilla (Lecturer)

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L.F. Bobadilla holds a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Sevilla, where he is currently a Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry. He has over 50 publications in scientific journals and he is editor or author of other 6 books focused on materials science and catalysis.

His research interests are focused on the rational design of heterogeneous catalysts and the optimization of catalytic processes aided by in situ and operando spectroscopic methods.

 

 

Laura Pastor Pérez

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Pastor-Pérez is an assistant professor at Inorganic Chemistry Department. She is also Visiting Research Fellow at Chemical and Process Engineering Department at University of Surrey (UK). She holds a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Alicante (2016), awarded for the SRSC.

Her research interests include synthesis and characterization of advanced heterogeneous catalysts for clean energy production and sustainable chemical processes. Nowadays, her efforts are focused on biomass valorisation and chemical CO2 recycling.

 

L. Marcela Martínez Tejada

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Dr. Leidy Marcela Martínez Tejada. is a chemical engineer from the University of Antioquia (Colombia) and PhD. in Materials Science from the University of Seville (Spain). She is currently Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Seville.

Her research interest encompass the devise of heterogeneous catalysts for reactions of energy and environmental interest. She also focuses on the development of structured catalysts and microchannel reactors to narrow the gap between research and industrial applications.

 
 

PhD CANDIDATES


Ligia A. Luque Álvarez

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Ligia was born in Sevilla. She graduated in Chemistry in 2019 and obtained a Master’s Degree in Material’s Science at the University of Sevilla as well as a Occupational Risk Prevention and Compliance Officer Master’s Degree at the University of Nebrija in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

At present, she is a PhD candidate, and her research is focused on the development of new porous materials for their use as heterogeneous catalysts to produce high-added value chemical compounds

 

J. Rubén Blay Roger

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Rubén was born in Valencia. He graduated in Chemistry at the University of Valencia in 2019 and obtained a Master’s Degree in Chemical Sensors at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Before joining us, he approached the chemistry of LDHs and MOFs. He is fluent in mathematical chemistry and cheminformatics.

His research is focused on the development of new Fischer-Tropsch tandem catalysts for heavy hydrocarbon production in microreactors.

 

Débora Álvarez Hernández

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Débora graduated in Chemistry in 2017 at University of Sevilla.

Her research area is focused on the conversion of different biomass fractions, gas and/or liquid energy vectors, through heterogeneous catalysis to green hydrogen. (PID2020-113809RB-C32)

 

 

Guillermo Torres Sempere

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Guillermo was born in Cadiz. He graduated in Chemistry and obtained a master’s degree in Science and Technology of New Materials at Seville University in 2020 and 2021 respectively. He is doing a PhD focused on CO2 gas-phase conversion by using heterogenous catalysts.

The main goal of his research is focused on the incorporation of CO2 into circular economy by the valorisation of this compound.

 

Gabriel Delgado Martín 

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Gabriel graduated in Chemistry at the University of Seville and Completed a Master´s Degree in Science and Technology of New Materials there in 2018.

His research focuses on the design of structured catalysts based on carbonaceous materials through the use of 3D technology for reactions of chemical use of biomass.

 

 

Sergio Carrasco Ruiz

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Sergio was born in Ronda, Malaga. He graduated in Chemistry at the University of Seville in 2021. He is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in New Materials Science and Technology at the University of Seville.

His research focuses on the design of advanced catalysts for biofuels production via H2-free hydrodeoxygenation reaction.

 

 

María Ribota Peláez

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Ribota was born in Montellano, Seville. She graduated in Chemistry at University of Seville in 2020 and obtained a Master’s Degree in Advanced Chemistry Studies at University of Seville. During her Master’s Degree she started her research in biomass valorization to obtain formic acid from glucose oxidation with hydrogen peroxide and polyoxometalates as catalysts.

Currently, her PhD researching focuses on the viability of catalytic cycles of formic acid dehydrogenation to obtain hydrogen and carbon dioxide hydrogenation.

 

Juan Luis Martín Espejo

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Juan Luis graduated in Chemical Engineering in 2017 at University of Sevilla. In 2019, he finished his M.Sc. in Advanced Chemical Engineering, partially at NTNU, Trondheim (Norway).

He is currently a PhD student from the department. His research area is focused in the synthesis and characterisation of heterogeneous catalysts for sustainable chemical processes, especially on reforming systems. In addition, he is working on plasma catalysis to produce value-added products from GHGs.

 

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS


Estela Ruiz López

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Ruiz-López is a postdoctoral researcher (Margarita Salas fellowship) who holds a PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (2020).

Her research interests have focused on the green energies development based on electrochemical devices. Nowadays, her aims point out to the development of new catalysts for sustainable thermochemical and electrochemical processes including biomass valorisation and CO2 recycling.

 


MASTER STUDENTS

María Andrades García

 

María Andrades is a chemist who has studied her degree at the University of Seville. She is currently studying a Master in Science and Technology of New Materials. She did her final degree project with us, synthesizing and characterizing carbon xerogels to later use them as catalysts. She is writing an article about the results obtained.

She is focused on her final Master project called: “Chitosan derived N-doped carbon catalysts for formic acid dehydrogenation reaction”.

 

 

 

 

Inmaculada Ramírez Ojeda 

 

I.R. Ojeda was born in Seville. She is currently a student in de last year of the Chemical Engineering degree at the University of Seville.

His research focuses on obtaining Bio-Methane from the CO2 methanation reaction, including the synthesis and characterization of heterogeneous catalysts.

 

 

 

Adrián Montilla Pérez

 

Adrián Montilla Pérez is currently pursuing his final degree project in Chemistry. His research is focused on the redox reactions with metals.

 

 

 

 

 

Marta Romero

PhD Student

 


Lola Azancot

PhD Student

 


Juan Carlos Navarro

PhD Student

 


Gabriel Delgado

PhD Student

 

Charaf Eddine Bounoukta

PhD Student

 

Pablo Navarro

PhD Student (Industrial doctorate US – ACERINOX, S.A.)

 

MASTER STUDENTS

Carlos Hurtado

Master Student

 
 

Beatriz López

Master Student