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Dr. Patricia Pizarro

Position: 
Senior Associate Researcher
PhD: 
Rey Juan Carlos University. Madrid. Spain
Research: 
Development of thermochemical processes for the clean production of fuels and for energy storage. Hydrogen production by catalytic decarbonization of fossil fuels
E-mail: 
patricia.pizarro@imdea.org
Short Bio: 

Patricia Pizarro is Chemical Engineer from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (1994-1999) and conducted the doctoral thesis on the development of mesostructured TiO2 with photocatalytic applications in the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC). This thesis was defended in 2005 as a matter of European doctorate and being giving by URJC the extraordinary Award in 2006. In 2003 she made a predoctoral research stay at the "Laboratoire d'application of chemistry to l'environnement", in Lyon, France, under the supervision of Dr. Jean-Marie Herrmann, where she studied the implementation of systems based on supported for TiO2 the photocatalytic degradation of pesticides in aqueous phase. In 2006 she did a post-doctoral research stay at the "Max Planck Institute für Kohlenforschung", Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, under the supervision of Dr. Ferdi Schüth, where she investigated the synthesis of mesostructured materials by hard-templating technique. Currently her research work is focused on the design of mesostructured and zeolitic materials for their application in clean hydrogen production processes, thermochemical energy storage, production of biofuels and CO2 capture. She is co-author of 20 scientific publications; she has presented over 40 communications to national and international conferences and has participated in 22 research projects. Her teaching activities have been developed entirely in the Rey Juan Carlos University, where she currently works as Associate Professor.