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ALVAREZ HORNOS, FRANCISCO JAVIER

ALVAREZ HORNOS, FRANCISCO JAVIER

PDI-Titular d'Universitat
Secretari/a de Departament

Despatx 4.2.12 Departament d'Enginyeria Química ETSE-UV

(9635) 43736

francisco.j.alvarez@uv.es

Biography
 

Dr. in Chemical Engineering and current Associate Professor at the University of Valencia (UV), I’ve developed my strong scientific career within GI2AM group become an expert on Environmental Biotechnology and Process Simulation. I’ve focused my research on the development of sustainable bioprocess to treat industrial air emissions and to valorise by fermentation these emissions and waste into bioenergy, biofuels, and bulk chemicals.

Continuously participating in R&D Projects, since 2017, I led the research tasks regarding the development of novel Clostridia fermentation configurations for biobutanol production from lignocellulosic waste. I demonstrated the feasibility to extend the SSFiR configuration from bioethanol refineries to biobutanol ones, being this outcome the first literature reference on ABE fermentation (Bioresource Technol 2021). Today, I co-lead as principal investigator the GI2AM research by winning the national call Generación Conocimiento with the BioRiceFinery project (PID2021-122454OB-I00) to develop a biorefinery platform from rice straw for sustainable decarbonisation, the regional call for competitive groups with the on-going project AICO/2021/121 to extend the ABE fermentation of lignocellulosic wastes to third generation Biorefinery and the regional call Proyectos Estratégicos en Cooperación with the RECIMAP project (INNEST/2022/205) to study the recycling of textile waste by fermentation. I would like to highlight my international collaboration with Prof. Langenhove’s Group (U. Ghent) where I stayed for 1-year postdoc position applying membrane bioreactors to control air emissions. I regularly collaborate with industry but one of the most outstanding achievements on transfer to industry is the invention together Prof. Gabaldón (UV), JM Peñarrocha (UV) and A Waalkens (Pure Infinity) of Anaerobic Bioscrubber technology. This EU & USA patented technology is a change on solvent emission control since they are converted to bioenergy. It’s the unique active USA licence of ETSE-UV and last July it has been installed the first commercial unit.

Regarding training, I’m one of the main supervisors of PhD students of the team supervising 8 PhD Thesis (2015, 2018, 2019, 2022 and 4 ongoing).

Since 2020, I’m the Secretary of the Chemical Engineering Department of UV.

BADIA VALIENTE, JOSE DAVID

BADIA VALIENTE, JOSE DAVID

PDI-Titular d'Universitat
Cap de Seccio-Servei
Cap Iniciativa Per a Sostenibilitat

Despatx 4.3.5 Departament d' Enginyeria Química Escola Tècnica Superior d' Enginyeria Universitat de València Av de la universitat, s/n, 46100, Burjassot, València, Spain

44319

jose.badia@uv.es

Biography
 

Dr. JD Badia is Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering (DIQ) of the University of València (UV). He holds M.Sc. degrees in Chemical Engineering (Extraord. Award), Mechanical Engineering and Materials, and Erasmus Mundus Materials and Sensor Systems for Environmental Technologies, as well as a PhD in Engineering and Industrial Production (Extraord. Award).

RESEARCH/ His work has been devoted towards (i) the Design and Functionalisation of polymer-based dispositives for application sectors such as energy, biomedicine, packaging and environmental technologies, and (ii) Valorisation of polymer-based materials, through mechanical, chemical, thermal and biological means. His work has been placed at the RDT groups of Functionalisation, Recycling and Degradation of Polymer Materials (UPV, Spain) and at the Materials Technology and Sustainability (UV, Spain). He has perfomed 5 research stays (33,5 months) in Dept of Fibre and Polymer Technology (KTH, Sweden) and Dept of Analytical and Organic Chemistry (URV, Spain). He shows recognition of 2 research periods (2007-2018, Valencian Agency). He shows 55 publications in JCR (85% Q1), >1400 citations and h-index of 24, 3 research chapters, > 100 communications in conferences (>60% international, >10 oral communic), and 5 divulgative papers focusing on companies. He has participated in 30 research projects (8 National and 2 International: LIFE and Chilean Government). He is currently leading 2 research projects from the Spanish Ministry and 2 from the Valentian region. Collaborations with other research groups is shown in 32 co-authored papers (20 at int. level, with researchers of Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan -Sweden-, Università degli Studi di Genova - Italy-, or University of Aberdeen - UK-.). Since late 2019, he is leader of the RDT Group of Materials Technology and Sustainability of the DIQ-UV.

TRANSFERENCE / Concerning work with industry, he has participated in 26 contracts / technical assistances for companies, technological centers and/or administrations, leading 12 of them. Co-author of 1 patent. Concerning work with society, 10 projects (3 international, Interreg, Erasmus+), on public procurement of innovation for municipalities, and involvement of women in the STEM careers. He has organised 7 transfer workshops, and offered 10 speeches in seminars and summer schools.

TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT/ He has co-directed 1 PhD Thesis, with international mention, 10 (7 Q1) JCR-indexed papers and 1 research award. He's currently (co)directing 2 doctoral theses with industrial mention. He has also directed >60 B.Sc/M.Sc final degree theses. Since 2018, he is international expert for the assessment of European Projects of Erasmus+ call [Spanish Service of Internationalisation of Education-SEPIE], Research and Innovation Actions of H2020 [for BBI-JU/consortium and EASME] and recently for Horizon Europe, CBE consortium, M-Eranet, Spanish Agency of Research, Andalusian Spanish RDT Agency, and the  Chilean Government.

OTHER RELEVANT ACTIONS / Since 2018, he co-leads the Innovation Teaching Group in Chemical Engineering and Environment of the DIQ-UV. 24 innovation teaching projects (3 coordinated), being 5 of them Erasmus+ (2 as PI) focusing on primary/adult learners. 4 JCR-indexed papers and more than 40 communications. Co-director of 2 University Expert Degrees related to (bio)circular economy: Bioplastics and Biocomposites, and Recycling of Plastics, in liason with the Institute of Plastics AIMPLAS. He was RTD manager of the Institute of Technology of Materials of the UPV for 2,5 years. Teaching staff of the School of Doctorate (UV) for transversal courses, and of the Service of Teaching (UV) for the training of early-stage lecturers, in charge of the Research section. Since 2022, Chief of Initiatives in Sustainable Waste Management at the Vicerectorate of Sustainability of the University of Valencia.

Updated: 30/10/2023

BORRAS FALOMIR, LUIS

BORRAS FALOMIR, LUIS

PDI-Titular d'Universitat

Despatx 4.2.1 Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Avgda. de la Universitat, s/n 46100 BURJASSOT, València

(9635) 43731

luis.borras-falomir@uv.es

CERISUELO FERRIOLS, JOSEP PASQUAL

CERISUELO FERRIOLS, JOSEP PASQUAL

PDI-Titular d'Universitat

Despatx 4.3.15 Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Av. de la Universitat, s/n 46100 Burjassot, València

9635 43643

josep.cerisuelo@uv.es

CHAFER ORTEGA, AMPARO

CHAFER ORTEGA, AMPARO

PDI-Titular d'Universitat
Coordinador/a Curs

Despatx 4.3.14 Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Avgda. de la Universitat, s/n 46100 BURJASSOT, València

(9635) 44318

amparo.chafer@uv.es

FERNANDEZ DOMENE, RAMON MANUEL

FERNANDEZ DOMENE, RAMON MANUEL

PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A

Despatx 4.3.18

43581

ramon.fernandez@uv.es

GABALDON GARCIA, CARMEN

GABALDON GARCIA, CARMEN

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat
Coordinador/a de Programa de Doctorat
GIL CASTELL, OSCAR

GIL CASTELL, OSCAR

PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A

Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Despatx 4.3.9.

oscar.gil@uv.es

GIMENEZ GARCIA, JUAN BAUTISTA

GIMENEZ GARCIA, JUAN BAUTISTA

PDI-Titular d'Universitat

ETSE-UV; Despatx 4.3.1

43548

juan.b.gimenez@uv.es

Biography
 

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IZQUIERDO SANCHIS, MARTA

IZQUIERDO SANCHIS, MARTA

PDI-Titular d'Universitat
Coordinador/a de Mobilitat
Coordinador/a Curs

Despatx 4.2.14 Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Universitat de València Avgda Universitat s/n, 46100 Burjassot (València) Spain

(9635) 43737

marta.izquierdo-sanchis@uv.es

LLADOSA LOPEZ, ESTELA

LLADOSA LOPEZ, ESTELA

PDI-Titular d'Universitat
Responsables de Gestio Academica
Coordinador/a Titulacio de Grau

Despatx 4.3.4 Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Avgda. de la Universitat, s/n 46100 BURJASSOT, València

(9635) 43549

estela.lladosa@uv.es

Biography
 

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LLOPIS ALONSO, FRANCISCO

LLOPIS ALONSO, FRANCISCO

PDI-Titular d'Universitat

Avd de la Universidad, s/n. Burjassot 46100 Valencia - Campus de Burjassot, Bloc 4 - 3ºpis

(9635) 43130

francisco.llopis@uv.es

LORAS GIMENEZ, SONIA

LORAS GIMENEZ, SONIA

PDI-Titular d'Universitat
Vicedega/Vicedegana / Vicedirector/a Ets

Despatx 4.3.12 Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Avgda. de la Universitat, s/n 46100 BURJASSOT, València

(9635) 44317

sonia.loras@uv.es

MARTINEZ SORIA, VICENTE

MARTINEZ SORIA, VICENTE

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat
Director/a Titulacio Master Oficial

Departament d'Enginyeria Química Despatx 4.2.13 Membre del Grup MATS

96 35 43169

vicente.mtnez-soria@uv.es

MIGUEL DOLZ, PABLO JOAQUIN

MIGUEL DOLZ, PABLO JOAQUIN

PDI-Titular d'Universitat
Coordinador/a Curs

Despatx 4.3.11 Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Avgda. de la Universitat, s/n 46100 BURJASSOT, València

(9635) 43688

pablo.j.miguel@uv.es

MORIANA TORRO, ROSANA

MORIANA TORRO, ROSANA

PI-Invest Cont Ramon y Cajal
ORCHILLES BALBASTRE, ANTONI VICENT

ORCHILLES BALBASTRE, ANTONI VICENT

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat

Despatx 4.3.7 Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Av. de la Universitat, s/n 46100 BURJASSOT, València

(9635) 43170

vicent.orchilles@uv.es

PASTOR ALCAÑIZ, LAURA

PASTOR ALCAÑIZ, LAURA

PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A

Despacho 4.3.1 Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería

963544325

laura.pastor@uv.es

PEÑARROCHA OLTRA, JOSEP MANUEL

PEÑARROCHA OLTRA, JOSEP MANUEL

PDI-Titular d'Universitat

Despatx 4.2.10 Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Avgda. de la Universitat, s/n 46100 BURJASSOT, València

(9635) 43695

josep.penarrocha@uv.es

RIBES BERTOMEU, JOSEP

RIBES BERTOMEU, JOSEP

PDI-Titular d'Universitat

Despatx 4.2.3 Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Avgda. de la Universitat, s/n 46100 BURJASSOT, València

(9635) 43716

josep.ribes@uv.es

Biography
 

Doctor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering in University of Valencia. Since 2004, he has taught in the degrees of Chemical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Master in Environmental Engineering and Master in Chemical Engineering.

He belongs to the CalAgua research group since 1999, where he has been dedicated to the study of wastewater treatments and the development of new technologies for more efficient water treatment. His research has focused on the experimental study of new processes in laboratory and pilot plants; the development of mathematical models for WWTP simulation and optimization; the development of parameter calibration methodologies; and the development of process control algorithms, based on the use of artificial intelligence and knowledge based systems. He has developed several computer programs for control of laboratory and pilot plant experiments, and collaborated in the development of DESASS (a WWTP simulation software) and LoDif-BioControl (a universal control platform that includes a wide variety of algorithms for process control, which can be applied to any WWTP).

He has supervised 3 PhD theses and has published more than 35 papers in international journals, a dozen papers in national journals and more than 70 contributions to conferences, most of them international. He is co-author of 3 commercial computer programs registered at the University of Valencia and also of 5 invention patents.

Research studies have focused on urban wastewater treatment processes through conventional activated sludge systems and membrane bioreactors, both aerobic and anaerobic. He has participated in a large number of applied research and transfer projects with different companies and public entities. And he is currently the principal researcher at the University of Valencia of the LIFE MEMORY project, which intends to turn the current WWTP into a true Industry for obtaining resources and energy for the benefit of the Society and the Environment.

ROBLES MARTINEZ, ANGEL

ROBLES MARTINEZ, ANGEL

PDI-Titular d'Universitat
Vicedega/Vicedegana / Vicedirector/a Ets

Despatx 4.2.15 Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Avgda. de la Universitat, s/n 46100 BURJASSOT, València

43085

angel.robles@uv.es

RUANO GARCIA, M. VICTORIA

RUANO GARCIA, M. VICTORIA

PDI-Titular d'Universitat

Despatx 4.2.16 Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Avgda. de la Universitat, s/n 46100 BURJASSOT, València

(9635) 43836

m.victoria.ruano@uv.es

SAN VALERO TORNERO, PAU

SAN VALERO TORNERO, PAU

PDI-Titular d'Universitat
Coordinador/a Curs
Coordinador/a Curs

Despatx 4.2.6 Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Avgda. de la Universitat, s/n 46100 BURJASSOT, València

(9635) 43451

pau.valero@uv.es

Biography
 

Pau San Valero Tornero graduated in Chemical Engineering at the University of Valencia in 2009 (Best Final Project Award 2009-2010). In 2011 she obtained a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of Valencia and the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

RESEARCH CAREER: Her research activity began in 2010 with the incorporation of the Research Group in Environmental Engineering of the University of Valencia (GI2AM), where she currently develops her research activity. From the beginning of her scientific career her work was mainly focused on the research on biotreatment of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) into the atmosphere, which was funded through regional, state, and European projects. In 2011 she began her doctoral thesis funded with competitive Vali+d (ACIF/2011/067) and FPU (AP2010-2191) grants. During her doctoral thesis she developed a mathematical tool to simulate and predict the transient response of trickling biofilters that treat air contaminated with VOCs. In 2016 she defended the PhD thesis obtaining the maximum qualification "Cum Laude" and the "International Mention" in the doctoral program "Chemical, Environmental and Process Engineering" of the UVEG, which has "Mention of Excellence". In addition, she obtained the "Extraordinary Doctorate Award" in the 2016/2017 academic year. Within the framework of the Marie Curie project "NextAirBiotreat" (GA No. 284949) for the transfer of knowledge between academia and industry, Marie Curie carried out a 3-month research stay in the R+D department of one of the industrial partners, PAS Solutions BV (Netherlands).

In October 2017 she obtained a postdoctoral contract in competitive competition from the Generalitat Valenciana (APOSTD/2017/121). Within the framework of the grant, she carried out a 10-month research stay in Dr. Kennes' research group (BioEngin Group, University of A Coruña).

Since November 2018 she is a professor and researcher attached to the Department of Chemical Engineering of the UVEG, where she actively carries out research and teaching tasks. Since then, her research career has focused on the production of biofuels and other value-added products from lignocellulosic and other wastes.

SANCHEZ TOVAR, RITA

SANCHEZ TOVAR, RITA

PDI-Titular d'Universitat

(9635) 43581

rita.sanchez@uv.es

SOLSONA ESPRIU, BENJAMIN EDUARDO

SOLSONA ESPRIU, BENJAMIN EDUARDO

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat

Despacho 4.3.6 Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Avgda. de la Universitat, s/n 46100 BURJASSOT, València

(9635) 43735

benjamin.solsona@uv.es