IMDEA Water. Avenida Punto Com, 2. Parque Científico Tecnológico de la Universidad de Alcalá. Alcalá de Henares. 28805 MADRID
He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Marine Biology from Humboldt State University in California (2003-2008). In his B.S. he researched primary production in the microbial community Boiling Springs Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park. During this research he was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship.
He received a Master’s of Science in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts (2011-2014). He worked with Dr. Derek Lovley to develop techniques for the real-time monitoring of subsurface microbial metabolism with graphite electrodes. This research, presented as a poster, was given the “Outstanding Student Poster” award at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting in 2014.
In the Bioelectrogenesis group at IMDEA Water, headed by Abraham Esteve Núñez, he has worked on several projects including but not limited to the H2020 projects of iMETlands and MIDES. In working with iMETlands he participated in the design and construction of a treatment facility for the wastewater of IMDEA Water. Working with MIDES his research focused on the development of an electrochemical gradient chemostat reactor for the customization and adaptation of microbes and microbial communities for application in microbial desalination. He presented this work at the 2019 International Water Association’s Leading Edge Technology Conference in Edinburgh.