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Dr. Héctor Hernando

Position: 
Postdoctoral Researcher
Research: 
Development of catalysts, production of fuels and fine chemicals from different types of biomass and plastic waste through thermochemical processes
E-mail: 
hector.hernando@imdea.org
Short Bio: 

Héctor Hernando is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Thermochemical Processes Unit of IMDEA Energy.

Ph.D. received from Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid (2019), with a mention “cum laude” and “International Doctor”. His doctoral thesis, entitled “Catalytic fast-pyrolysis of lignocellulosic residues for advanced biofuels production: development of multifunctional catalysts, optimization and bench-scale demonstration” was developed in both IMDEA Energy Institute and the Rey Juan Carlos University itself. His thesis was located within the framework of the European Project CASCATBEL (FP7 / 2007-2013) under the supervision of Dr. Javier Fermoso and Prof. David Serrano, having completed a research stay at Utrecht University in 2017. In addition, he has been a Visiting Professor at the Rey Juan Carlos University from 2018-2020.