After finishing my BsC (2010) in Chemical Engineering and MsC studies (2011) in Chemical Process Engineering and Sustainable Development at the University of the Basque Country (2011), I was granted a PhD fellowship awarded by the Basque Government, which allowed me to complete my International PhD degree (Cum Laude) in 2015. During this PhD period, in 2012 I was a visiting student at the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary (UC) in Canada. In 2016, and after being awarded a postdoctoral grant by the Basque Government, I became a postdoctoral researcher at the Green Chemical Reaction Engineering group of the University of Groningen (RUG) in The Netherlands for a period of 2 years. In 2018, back in the UPV/EHU, I continued my postdoctoral activities and, since May 2019, I am a Research Scientist at the Multiscale Reaction Engineering (MuRE) group led by Prof. Pedro Castano in the KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC) at KAUST.
My research interests have been focused on engineering sustainable catalytic processes aiming for alternative fuels and chemicals by delving into improving catalyst synthesis and design, chemical reactor development, kinetic modeling of complex reaction schemes and all aspects of catalyst deactivation.
Research Interests Keywords
Crude to chemicals
Oxygenates to hydrocarbons
High throughput testing