Heterogeneous Catalysts for the Oxidative Depolymerisation of Lignin-derived Monomers and Oligomers
The aim of my work is to develop catalyst for the oxidative depolymerisation of lignin-derived monomers/oligomers, using homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts including immobilised homogeneous catalysts. Ionic liquids and other solvents will also be explored as medium for these oxidations.
PhD research at the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group of Utrecht University under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ir. Bert Weckhuysen, and Dr. Ir. Pieter C.A. Bruijnincx in the ITN (Marie Curie Actions) SuBiCat project (http://subicat.org/).
Research Service of University of Seville and Material Science Institute, CSIC (Spanish National Research Council).
Project: ‘Developing heterogeneous catalysts for hydrolization of Cellulose and dehydratation of Glucose’.
Master Degree in Advanced Studies in Chemistry at Material Science Institute (CSIC).
Thesis: ‘Synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity of Ionic Liquids grafted over Carbon nanofibers’.
Bachelor in Chemistry at University of Seville.
Born in Sevilla (Spain) on November 10th.