Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Alessandro A. Carmona-Martínez

Researcher at:  

Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption       
Member of Global Network of Qualified Mexicans Abroad 
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3015-6802 
ResearcherID: J-1352-2014
Born August 19th, 1982 in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Member of the National System of Researchers Level 1
Departamento de Vinculación del "Proyecto Adopta una Prepa" 
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Career Objective
To seek a position in an academic or research institution that encourages innovative research and promotes intellectual growth by utilizing my expertise and skills.


Short Biography

I was born in Oaxaca where I remained until I left at the age of 19 to start the university in Mexico City.

I have a degree on B.Sc. Environmental Engineering from UPIBI of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico (2001-2005). My thesis was entitled: “Batch bio-H2 production with inhibited methanogenic consortia from organic solid waste”.

Later I obtained a M.Sc. degree on Environmental Biotechnology (2005-2008) at CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico during which I worked on the topic “Electricity production in microbial fuel cells fed with spent organic extracts from hydrogenogenic fermentation of organic solid wastes”.

From 2008 to 2012 I moved to Germany to do a Ph.D. (magna cum laude) at TU Braunschweig. There I conducted research on “Electron transfer mechanisms in electrochemically active microbial biofilms”.

In 2012 I spent 3 months at the VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands as a scientific visitor where I studied “Outer membrane cytochromes of microbial biofilms by a combination of surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering spectroscopy and electrochemistry”.

From 2012 to 2015 I moved to France where I worked as Postdoctoral Researcher at INRA-Narbonne. There I worked mainly on three topics:  (i) “Coupling H2 production by dark fermentation and microbial electrolysis”, (ii) “Electron transfer mechanisms of novel electrochemically active bacteria” and (iii) “Microbial electrosynthesis of acetate”.

From 2016 to 2018 I worked at IMDEA Water to develop novel solutions to treat Urban Wastewater by copling Microbial Electrochemical Technologies and Conventional Constructed Wetlands.

In 2019 I joined the University of Valladolid in Spain as a Senior Researcher to work on the bioconversion of biogas into added-value products such as the osmoprotectant Ectoine.

At my current affiliation at CIRCE Foundation (Zaragoza, Spain) as a Researcher I am in charge of managing a technical work package of the H2020 project RE4Industry. There I work on projects that lead with 
Biomass valorization (e.g., organic waste into biogas), Improvement of wastewater treatment technologies and Biogas upgrading (e.g., via CO2 valorization with blue hydrogen).