Rut Guil-Lopez graduated (1993) in science (chemistry) at the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. From 1993 to 1995, she worked at the Institute of Physical Chemistry “Rocasolano” of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), on application of adsorption microcalorimetry to assess the microporous texture of zeolites of new synthesis. She got her Ph.D. degree (2002) in chemistry, working on synthesis, characterization, and catalytic activity studies of aluminophosphates oxinitrides (AlPO AlPON) heterogeneous catalysts and their applications to fine chemical processes of industrial interest at the Institute of Chemical Technology (UPV CSIC, Valencia, Spain). From 2002 to 2006, she worked at the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry (ICP-CSIC), initially for Expert Polymere Industries (2002–2004) on the development of catalysts for alcohols and petrol reforming to produce H2 with minimum CO content, and from 2004 to 2006, under a Postdoc I3P contract (CSIC) in CO free H2 production from catalytic decomposition of CH4. She achieved a Ramon y Cajal contract (2005) of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, with the project “Development of electrocatalysts based on 5 and 6 groups metal carbides for H2 PEMFC and DMFC,” which started at the Department of Chemical and Energy Engineering at the Rey Juan Carlos University (Mostoles, Spain) and was finished (2010) in the Sustainable Energy and Chemistry Group (EQS-ICP CSIC). Since 2010, she continues working as a Postdoc Researcher at the EQS group (ICP CSIC). Her expertise areas are (1) heterogeneous catalysis (nowadays, applied to H2 production technologies, selective hydrogenation processes, and fuel cells) and (2) synthesis of materials (such as metal carbides and nitrides, like-hydrotalcites, mixed oxides, and carbons). Likewise, she has had experience working with different characterization techniques (adsorption calorimetry and thermogravimetry, IR and Raman spectroscopies, thermally programmed surface reaction, XRD, etc.).
Biography Updated on 10 February 2013