Natalia Rey-Raap graduated in Chemical Engineering at the School of Technology and Experimental Sciences of the University Jaume I (Castellón, Spain) in 2009. She joint the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Construction as a research assistant from 2009 to 2011. In 2012, she started her post-graduate studies at the National Institute of Coal (INCAR-CSIC) in Oviedo, Spain, where received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Oviedo in 2016. Her research activity was mainly focused in carbon materials and their applications, besides the use of microwave heating applied to carbon-related technological processes. In 2016 she joined the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) where she works as postdoctoral researcher in the field of biomass-derived carbon materials applied to catalysis.

Supervisors: José Luís Figueiredo


Synthesis of carbon materials
Biomass conversion into chemicals and fuels
Upgrading of biofuels


N. Rey-Raap, A. Arenillas, J.A. Menéndez. A visual validation of the combined effect of pH and dilution on the porosity of carbon xerogels. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 223, 89-93, 2016 N. Rey-Raap, M.-L.C. Piedboeuf, A. Arenillas, J.A. Menéndez, A.F. Léonard, N. Job. Aqueous and organic inks of carbon xerogels as models for studying the role of porosity in lithium-ion battery electrodes. Materials & Design, 109, 282-288, 2016 N. Rey-Raap, A. Szczurek, V. Fierro, A. Celzard, J.A. Menéndez, A. Arenillas. Advances in tailoring the porosity of tannin-based carbon xerogels. Industrial Crops and Products, 82, 100-106, 2016 N. Rey-Raap, A. Arenillas, J.A. Menéndez. Formaldehyde in the Synthesis of Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Carbon Gels. in Formaldehyde: Synthesis, Applications and Potential Health Effects, pages 31-60, A. Patton (Ed.), Nova Science, 2015 N. Rey-Raap, S. Rodríguez-Sánchez, I.D. Alonso-Buenaposada, E.G. Calvo, J.A. Menéndez, A. Arenillas. The enhancement of porosity of carbon xerogels by using additives. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 217, 39-45, 2015 N. Rey-Raap, A. Szczurek, V. Fierro, J.A. Menéndez, A. Arenillas, A. Celzard. Towards a feasible and scalable production of bio-xerogels. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 456, 138-144, 2015 E.G. Calvo, N. Rey-Raap, A. Arenillas, J.A. Menéndez. The effect of the carbon surface chemistry and electrolyte pH on the energy storage of supercapacitors. RSC Advances, 4, 32398-32404, 2014 N. Rey-Raap, J.A. Menendez, A. Arenillas. Simultaneous adjustment of the main chemical variables to fine-tune the porosity of carbon xerogels. Carbon, 78, 490-499, 2014 N. Rey-Raap, J.A. Menéndez, A. Arenillas. RF xerogels with tailored porosity over the entire nanoscale. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 195, 266-275, 2014
Natalia Rey
Postdoctoral Researcher