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Dr. Cristina González

Senior Researcher & Head of Unit
University of Valladolid. Valladolid. Spain
Biotechnological processes for the conversion of organic matter to bioenergy, biofuels and biochemicals
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She got the PhD degree in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology at the University of Valladolid (2008). She carried out her doctoral thesis in the field of livestock wastes treatment for the removal of organic matter by means of mechanical and photosynthetical oxygenation on the liquid matrix and biogas production on the solid matrix. Previously to that, she worked at the Environmental Engineering Department in the University of Cincinnati (USA) where she also obtained a Master on Environmental Science (2005). During her PhD, she made a stay at Wageningen University (The Netherlands) to work on biogas production using lignocellulosic substrates. After her PhD, she joined the technological Center ITACyL (Technological Institute of Agriculture of Castilla-León) where she continued working on lab and real-scale plants dealing with livestock effluent treatments. After that, she got a postdoc position at the Biotechnology Lab in the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (LBE-INRA, France) to work on the optimization of biogas production using microalgae. Nowadays, at IMDEA Energy, her research is focused on the development of biotechnological processes for the conversion of organic matter to bioenergy, biofuels and biochemicals

In 2016, she was granted with the grant Ramón y Cajal and ot the i3-award in 2019. She has co-authored 4 international book chapters, edited a book (Elsevier) and 2 special issues of international journals. She is co-author of around 80 scientific publications (h index 33) and reviewer of international journals. She is responsible for the coordination of several European and national funded research projects, as well as projects with private companies. Her scientific career has been completed with teaching duties, involving supervision of undergraduate students willing to pursue the final course project and PhD thesis.