Encarnación Ruiz serves as a Teacher and Researcher at the Department of Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Jaén, Spain. She obtained her degree in chemistry in 1996 and her Ph.D. degree in 2004 from the University of Jaén, Spain. She conducted research visits for postdoctoral training at Biofuels Unit, Energy Department, CIEMAT, Madrid (Spain) and at the Biotechnology Department, LNEG, Lisbon, Portugal. Her research activity is mainly focused on the use of lignocellulosic residues, especially agricultural residues, for producing fuel ethanol, and other added-value products, for example, natural antioxidant compounds and oligosaccharides. As raw materials lignocellulosic residues like olive tree biomass, sunflower stalks, rape seed straw, and sugar cane bagasse are studied. Another area of her interest is heavy metals biosorption. She has authored 45 research publications that include articles and book chapters, and she has given 46 meeting presentations. She is a Founding Partner of the Iberoamerican Development of Biorefineries Network (SIADEB), under CYTED program.
Biography Updated on 14 March 2012