Dr. Julio José Lado
He obtained his PhD in Hydrology and Water Resources Management at the University of Alcalá. Bachelor in Chemistry by the University of Alcalá, he conducted the final part of his studies at the Technischen Universität Darmstadt (Germany). After finishing his Master studies in Hydrology and Water Resources Management, he realized his thesis "Study of asymmetric capacitive deionization cells for water treatment applications" in IMDEA-Water in collaboration with the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA). His research was focused on the suitability of carbonaceous materials coated with metal oxides as capacitive deionization (CDI) electrodes. Moreover, he collaborated on developing an asymmetric CDI reactor for water treatment applications such as brackish water desalination, water softening and specific ion removal (arsenic, sulfate and nitrate). He participated also in different research projects funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) y el Office of Naval Research (ONR). After his PhD, he started a postdoctoral project at the Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil) with a grant funded by the program “Science without Borders – Young Talent Attraction” of the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES). This research agency of the Brazilian Government evaluated his proposal with the highest punctuation, selecting the project in the first position. During his postdoc he studied the preparation of CDI electrodes by using sugarcane bagasse fly ash as an activated carbon precursor. He also participated in different projects funded by Brazilian research agencies such as FAPESP and CNPq. He is author of 1 patent, 10 scientific articles published in different international journals and has participated in 11 international conferences (8 oral presentations and 3 posters). In February 2017 he joins IMDEA Energy funded by the Attraction of Research Talent program of the Comunidad of Madrid (2016-T2/AMB-1310).