Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Work and Research Experience

2016- : IMDEA Water Institute, Technological Park of the University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Research on Biofilters' outperformance by the combination of electroactive bacteria with electroconductive materials to achieve up to 10-fold higher Wastewater depuration rates than when employing traditional techniques within the framework of the iMETland project. Reference: Dr. Abraham Esteve Núñez. I also collaborate in the project: "MIDES: Microbial Desalination for low energy drinking water". Reference: Dr. Juan Manuel Ortiz.

2015 (1 month): Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Scientific and Technological Research of San Luis Potosi, IPICYT
Project: "Effect of applied potential electrics on the growth of Pseudomonas denitrificans under aerobic conditions in a bioelectrochemical cell". M.Sc. Thesis by Mrs. Yanet Toriz. References: Dr. Berenice CelisDr. Luis Cházaro and Dr. Elías Razo.

2012-2015: Institut national de la recherche agronomique/ Laboratoire de Biotechnologie de l'Environnement, Narbonne, France  
(i) Coupling hydrogen production by dark fermentation and microbial electrolysis in a single anaerobic reactor/ Electron transfer mechanisms of novel electrochemically active bacteria. Web of the project. (ii) Electron transfer mechanisms of pure cultures of homoacetogens performing Microbial electrosynthesis of acetate. Web of the project. References: Dr. Nicolas Bernet and Dr. Eric Trably.

2012 (3 months): Chemistry department/ Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
In vivo study of outer membrane cytochromes embedded in aggregations of living bacteria (i.e microbial biofilms) grown on electrodes by a combination of surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering spectroscopy and electrochemistry. Reference: Dr. Diego Millo.

2008-2011: Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry/ Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Experience on Bioelectrochemical systems (BES) aspects such as the extracellular electron transfer mechanisms between bacteria and electrode materials in microbial biofilms, analysis of environmental conditions affecting the performing of BES, study of diverse electrode materials to enhance the performance of microbial biofilms in microbial fuel cell systems, etc. References: Prof. Dr. Uwe Schröder and Dr. Falk Harnisch.

2003-2007: Environmental biotechnology laboratory at the Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Cinvestav), Mexico
Renewable biofuels (H2 and Biogas) production trough feasible and environmentally friendly biotechnological process: e.g., hydrogen production from inhibited methanogenic consortia. Reference:Dr. Héctor M. Poggi-Varaldo.

2005-2007: Hydrogen and fuel cells laboratory, Cinvestav
Design, construction and characterization of microbial fuel cells. Reference: Dr. Omar Solorza-Feria.

2003-2007: Analytic chemistry in biotechnology, Cinvestav
Use of analytical techniques for the detection of biotechnological compounds trough methodologies based on gas and liquid chromatography. Reference: Mrs. Elvira Ríos-Leal.

2006-2007: Laboratory of environmental genomics, Cinvestav
Experience in the use of molecular tools for genetic typification of the microbioma and microbial diversity in environmental and biotechnological systems. Reference: Dr. Jaime García-Mena.

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