Professor Fernando Rey (1963) received the degree in chemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1986). Their Ph.D. studies were performed at the Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ) under supervision of Prof. Vicente Fornés obtaining his Ph.D Degree in 1992. The area of research of his Ph. D. Thesis was synthesis, characterization and catalytic applications of hydrotalcites. Subsequently, he joined the group of Prof. John M. Thomas from 1993 to 1995 at the Royal Institution of Great Britain as Post Doctoral fellow. During his Post doctoral stay, his research was focused on the development of new ‘in-situ’ characterization tools based on the employ of synchrotron radiation for the understanding behavior of micro- and mesoporous catalysts. He returned to the ITQ in 1995 and one year later he obtained a permanent position at that Institute. He was promoted to Research Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in 2007. His current area of research is focused in the synthesis and deep characterization of micro and mesoporous materials with application in catalysis and adsorption. He is co-author of more than 100 papers in high impact Scientific Journals and numerous presentations in congresses, and currently his ‘h-index’ is 37. Also, he is co-inventor in more than 40 patents related to the synthesis of new porous materials and their application in different industrial processes. Some of these patents have been licensed to industries. In 2011, he was recipient of the 1st Award of ‘La Vanguardia de la Ciencia’ that recognized the best Spanish research scientific publication in 2010.
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A. Eduardo Palomares was born in Tavernes de Valldigna (Spain) in 1968. Degree in Chemistry at the University of Valencia in 1990. Ph.D. studies at the Institute of Chemical Technology (Valencia, Spain), during 1990-1994, researching on catalysts for the simultaneous removal of NOx and SO2 in a FCC unit. Ph.D. degree in February 1995 by the University of Valencia. Post doctoral position in the University of Twente (The Netherlands) from 1995 to 1996, working on characterization of catalysts and determination of mechanism reactions by in situ infrared spectroscopy. Part-time position at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia 1996-97. Full-time position in the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia 1997-2000. Lecturer at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Associated professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering in the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia since 2002. Teaching actually Environmental Science and Technology for Chemical and Civil Engineers. Member of the Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ) with around 35 articles published in international scientific magazines of recognized prestige (mentioned in the Science Index Citation) and numerous presentations in congresses, all of them related to subjects of Air Pollution, Water pollution and surface characterisation. Four patents related with air pollution and water pollution. Participation in numerous projects funded by national, regional and European organizations. Published three books and a chapter of a book related with Environmental Science and Environmental Technology. His current research fields are: Environmental catalysis, environmental technology, air pollution (catalytic removal of NOx, SOx and Cl-COVs) and water pollution (catalytic removal of nitrates).
Dr. Teresa Blasco studied Chemistry at the Complutense University of Madrid. She carried out her PhD studies at the Catalysis and Petroleochemistry Institute in Madrid (CSIC) under the supervision of Prof. J. Soria, and gained her PhD in Chemistry in 1988 (Complutense University of Madrid). During her doctorate she investigated the strong metal-support interactions on supported metal catalysts, using EPR as the main technique Subsequently, she joined the research group of Prof. Michel Che during two years, from 1988 to 1990 at the Laboratoire the Reactivité de Surface et Structure at the Université P. et M. Curie in Paris as a Post Doctoral Fellow. During her post-doctoral stay she became a user of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy techniques using Synchrotron Radiation facilities. She returned to Spain at the Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ) in Valencia in 1990 as responsible researcher of the new solid state NMR spectrometer, and got a permanent position as Tenured Scientist of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in 1991. During this period she made a short stays of three months with the research group of Prof. J. Klinowsky at the University of Cambrigde, and of Prof. J. Sanz at the Material Science Institute of Madrid (CSIC). She was promoted to Scientific Researcher in 2006. The main research activity of Dr. Teresa Blasco is mostly focused on the characterization of solid catalysts and the investigation of reaction mechanisms in heterogeneous catalysts using in situ techniques, principally solid state NMR spectroscopy. Dr. Teresa Blasco is co-author of about 70 papers in high impact scientific journals and numerous communications in national and international conferences and has supervised four PhD works. She has recently published a tutorial review: “Insights into reaction mechanisms in heterogeneous catalysis revealed by in situ NMR spectroscopy” T. Blasco, Chemical Society Reviews (2010), 39(12), 4685-4702.