Jose Luis Diaz de Tuesta Triviño graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Superior School of Experimental Science and Technology (ESCET) of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) in 2009. Immediately he obtained two consecutive grants to collaborate in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group of URJC in the projects: Fuels from urban plastic wastes and Synthesis of paraffin from olefins. In 2011, he worked as a pre-doctoral researcher at The Chemical Engineering Section of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in the project REMTAVARES 2. Later he developed his Ph.D., granted by the Spanish Government, working on the application of doped carbon-based materials, kinetic modelling and simulation of the catalytic wet peroxide oxidation process. After that, he continued working as a post-doctoral researcher in the project REMTAVARES 3 and in July of 2015 he joined LCM-LSRE through a post-doctoral fellowship from the project: AIProcMat@N2020 - Advanced Industrial Processes and Materials for a Sustainable Northern Region of Portugal 2020 (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000006). In July of 2018, he starts working as researcher and co-IP in the project PLASTIC_TO_FUEL&MAT (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031439) and he also collaborates in the project VALORCOMP (0119_VALORCOMP_2_P). Currently, he studies the valorisation of solid waste by their transformation into nano- and macro carbon-based materials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, carbon nanospheres, carbon nanofibers, activated carbons and biochars) with high performance as adsorbents or catalysts in environmental applications, mainly wastewater treatment.


Nano- and macro-structured carbon-based materials
Residues valorisation for the production of added-value materials
Water and wastewater treatment
Advanced oxidation processes (catalytic wet peroxide oxidation and Fenton process)
Process modelling and simulation


A. Santos Silva, M.S. Kalmakhanova, B.K. Massalimova, J.L. Diaz de Tuesta, H.T. Gomes. Wet Peroxide Oxidation of Paracetamol Using Acid Activated and Fe/Co-Pillared Clay Catalysts Prepared from Natural Clays. Catalysts, 9, 705, 2019 A. Quintanilla, J.L. Diaz de Tuesta, C. Figueruelo, M. Munoz, J.A. Casas. Condensation By-Products in Wet Peroxide Oxidation: Fouling or Catalytic Promotion? Part II: Activity, Nature and Stability. Catalysts, 9, 518, 2019 M.S. Kalmakhanova, J.L. Diaz de Tuesta, B.K. Massalimova, H.T. Gomes. Pillared clays from natural resources as catalysts for catalytic wet peroxide oxidation: Characterization and kinetic insights. Environmental Engineering Research, 25, 186-196, 2019 M. Karimi, J.A.C. Silva, C. Goncalves, J.L.D. de Tuesta, A.E. Rodrigues, H.T. Gomest. CO2 Capture in Chemically and Thermally Modified Activated Carbons Using Breakthrough Measurements: Experimental and Modeling Study. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57, 11154-11166, 2018 J.L.D. de Tuesta, A.M.T. Silva, J.L. Faria, H.T. Gomes. Removal of Sudan IV from a simulated biphasic oily wastewater by using lipophilic carbon adsorbents. Chemical Engineering Journal, 347, 963-971, 2018 J.L. Diaz de Tuesta, A. Quintanilla, J.A. Casas, J.J. Rodriguez. P-, B- and N-doped carbon black for the catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of phenol: Activity, stability and kinetic studies. Catalysis Communications, 102, 131-135, 2017 J.L. Diaz de Tuesta, A. Quintanilla, J.A. Casas, J.J. Rodriguez. Kinetic modeling of wet peroxide oxidation with a carbon black catalyst. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 209, 701-710, 2017 J.L. Díaz de Tuesta, C. García-Figueruelo, A. Quintanilla, J.A. Casas, J.J. Rodriguez. Application of high-temperature Fenton oxidation for the treatment of sulfonation plant wastewater. Journal of chemical technology and biotechnology, 90, 1839–1846, 2015 D.P. Serrano, J.L. Díaz de Tuesta, E. Fernandez, J. Aguado, J.M. Escola, L. Briones, R. Calvo. Conversion of polyethylene into transportation fuels by the combination of thermal cracking and catalytic hydroreforming over ni-supported hierarchical beta zeolite. Energy and Fuels, 26, 3187–3195, 2012


PLASTIC_TO_FUEL&MA - Upcycling Waste Plastics into Fuel and Carbon Nanomaterials. Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031439. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2018/06/01. Duration: 36 months. AIProcMat@N2020 - Advanced Industrial Processes and Materials for a Sustainable North Region of Portugal2020. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000006. Funded by: CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, P2020|Norte2020 - Projetos Integrados ICDT. Starting Date: 2016/06/01. Duration: 36 months.
Jose Díaz de Tuesta