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Dr. Juan M. Coronado

Senior Researcher
Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry (ICP-CSIC)-Complutense University of Madrid. Madrid. Spain
Development of thermochemical and photocatalytic processes for the production of sustainable fuels, the generation of hydrogen and the valorization of CO2
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Juan M. Coronado conducted his doctoral studies at the Catalysis and Petrochemistry Institute (ICP-CSIC) and he received his Ph.D in Chemistry from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1995. In 1997 he was awarded a “Marie Curie” grant of the EU program for the training and mobility of researchers, and he spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Dundee (UK). Besides, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin (UW) and Pennsylvania State University (PSU) in USA. He was a “Ramón y Cajal” researcher at the ICP-CSIC, and from 2005 to 2009 he was a tenured scientist at CIEMAT (Madrid). In 2009 he was appointed as a senior researcher in the Unit of Thermochemical processes of IMDEA Energy. His scientific activity is ascribed to the field catalysis for environmental and energy applications. Within this area he has approached topics as different as the study of the reaction mechanisms at molecular level using in situ spectroscopic techniques (mainly FTIR and EPR), the synthesis of nanostructured catalyst, or the application of solar radiation to photo and thermal processes. Currently, he is working for the development of advanced catalysts for the production of sustainable fuels, the generation of hydrogen and the valorization of CO2. More recently he has launched a new research line for the design of more effective materials for thermochemical storage. Along his scientific career he has published more than 90 research papers in SCI journals, he has been guest editor of Catalysis Today and main editor of the book “Design of Advanced Photocatalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications”.(Springer 2013, ISBN 978-1-4471-5060). Besides, he has presented more than 80 communications to international and national conferences and he has participated in 16 research projects funded by different institutions, among which he has been the principal investigator of three of them. He is member of Spanish Catalysis Society and an expert of the Spanish Evaluation and Prospective Agency (ANEP). He has supervised three Ph.D theses, four master thesis and several undergraduate students’ projects.