I was graduated in Chemical Engineering in 2013 and concluded my predoctoral studies also at University of Extremadura in the Chemical Engineering and Physical Chemistry Department (Spain) thanks to a 4-year Spanish’s Ministry grant. At the same time, I developed a 3-month short stay at LSRE-LCM group of “Catalysis and Carbon Materials” as an external PhD student in 2016.
The PhD Thesis was focused on the performance of “new catalysts for the photocatalytic degradation of water pollutants” mediated advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) for water treatment, which I successfully finished in September 2020, obtaining special international mention in the PhD degree and acquiring the highest grade of “Cum Laude” and extraordinary PhD award distinction in 2021. Along the latest years, I have been involved on Spanish national and regional projects in Environmental remediation focused on the development of supported photocatalytic semiconductors as well as graphene and MOF based polifunctional photocatalysts for water depollution through solar or LEDs driven processes in combination with oxidants such as ozone or hydrogen peroxide.
During my PhD stage, I carried on working at the University of Extremadura (Trataguas research group) thanks to a 6-month fellowship for reinforcement of contracts to recently graduated PhD. However, I am definetively coming back at the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto for 2 years as member of the Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (LCM) granted with “Ayudas a la recualificación del sistema universitario español 2021-2023. Modalidad Margarita Salas para jóvenes doctores” for developing a research project based on innovative strategies for long-lasting phosphorescent-photocatalysts for the removal of micropolutants and bacteria from water by means of solar and low-cost light driven processes.