Paula Sánchez has been Professor of chemical engineering (since January 2011) at Castilla-La Mancha University in Ciudad Real (Spain). She received the Chemistry degree and the Ph.D. degree (chemical engineering), focusing on synthesis and characterization of zeolites from the University of Castilla-La Mancha, in 1991 and 1997, respectively. She joined the Professor van Hoff Group in the University of Eindhoven (The Netherlands) during her postdoctoral research. Her current research interest is focused on conventional catalysis (water-gas shift, Fischer-Tropsch, hydrocarbons and alcohols steam reforming, selective hydrogenation, and oxidation reactions); application of the electrochemical promotion of catalysis (EPOC) (NOx reduction, NOx trap, methane steam reforming, total combustion of hydrocarbon of low molecular weight); synthesis and uses of carbon nanostructures (carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers, and carbon nanospheres) as catalysts in fine chemical processes and in hydrogen storage; synthesis of microcapsules containing PCMs (phase change materials).
Biography Updated on 21 March 2011