Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Short Biography

I have a degree on B.Sc. Environmental Engineering from 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”.

Currently I wok at IMDEA Water where we develop novel solutions to treat Urban Wastewater by copling Microbial Electrochemical Technologies and Conventional Constructed Wetlands.

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