Professor at the University of Alcalá. Madrid. Spain
Biochemistry. University of Granada. Spain
Principal investigator of the Bioe Group, his scientific activity focuses on environmental biotechnology; specifically, in the use of Microbial Electrochemical Technologies for bioremediation of water (urban and industrial) and natural environments, as well as the detection of pollutants.
After his postdoctoral stays at UMass-Amherst (USA) and the Astrobiology Center (INTA / CSIC, Madrid), in 2009 he joined the Universidad de Alcalá through the Ramón y Cajal programme and since 2013 he has been a professor in Chemical Engineering.
Supervisor of six doctoral theses, with another 12 in preparation, and more than 20 master's theses, he is the author of 60 scientific publications, 10 book chapters, and seven national and international patents.
He has participated and coordinated 30 national and European projects, including iMETland (awarded by Madri+d), ELECTRA (EU-China Flagship) and ATTRACT, all from the Horizon2020 programme.
Among his technology transfer activities, it stands out the foundation of the startup METfilter, co-owned by IMDEA Agua. In 2016 he received the First Prize of the International Excellence Campus Smart Energy.