Dr. Abraham Esteve Núñez
Principal investigator of the Bioe Group, he develops his work in the field of environmental biotechnology, specifically in Microbial Electrochemical Technologies (MET), and its application, among others, to wastewater treatment.
Graduated in Biochemistry from the University of Murcia (1995), he carried out his doctoral research on the microbial biodegradation of explosives at the Zaidín Experimental Station (CSIC) and obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Granada with an Extraordinary Prize (2000). He completed postdoctoral studies at the Environmental Biotechnology Center of the University of Massachusetts (USA) from 2001 to 2005, and at the Astrobiology Center (INTA / CSIC, Madrid) from 2005 to 2008.
In 2009 he joined the Universidad de Alcalá as a researcher hired through the Ramón y Cajal programme. In 2013 he obtained his position as Associate Professor in the area of Chemical Engineering. He lectures in various degree courses as well as in the Master of Hydrology and Management of Water Resources of the UAH.
To date, he has conducted five doctoral theses, more than 12 master's degrees and has been a member of some 20 national and international theses committees.
He is the author of 40 scientific publications and 7 national and international patents, one of them a PCT awarded by Madrid + d (2015). He has participated and coordinated diverse national and European projects, among them iMETland (awarded by Madrid + d in 2016) and MIDES, both of Horizonte2020 programme.
Secretary of the European section of ISMET (International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology), in 2013 he was editor of ISMET news, the society's quarterly newsletter. In addition, he was responsible for EU-ISMET 2014, the European Congress.
Since 2014 he has been responsible for MEET-ME4WATER, an action group in the EIP Water.
He is also coordinator of IBERIMET, the National Network of Microbial Electrochemical Technologies, which gathers the main Spanish groups in the field.
In 2016 he received the First Prize of the Campus of International Excellence 'Intelligent Energy' for the work Electrosynthesis of bio-products of high added value and bioenergy from wastewater through mixed cultures of photobacteria illuminated with infrared light.