David P. Serrano
David P. Serrano at present is the Director of the IMDEA Energůa Institute and Full Professor of chemical engineering at Rey Juan Carlos University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Complutense University of Madrid (1990) and was awarded with the Extraordinary Mention. He has been a Visiting Associate in the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH, 1991) and in the California University of Santa Barbara (2006). Serrano was appointed as a Professor at Complutense University of Madrid (1990–1999) and subsequently at Rey Juan Carlos University. In the latter, he has been in charge of different management and academic positions: Coordinator of the Environmental Sciences Area (1999–2001), Vice-rector for Research and Technological Innovation (2001–2002), and Head of the Chemical and Environmental Technology Department (2002–2007). His teaching activity has been focused on subjects related to chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and energy in a number of degrees, masters, and Ph.D. courses. His main research interests are development of novel zeolitic and mesostructured materials, production of fuels from plastic wastes and different types of biomass, and hydrogen production free of CO2 emissions. Serrano has been involved in about 35 research projects funded by both public and private institutions, with a significant number of collaborations established with the industrial sector. He has been the author of about 110 publications in scientific journals (Hirsch index, h = 26). Likewise, he has been the author of more than 150 communications to congresses and scientific meetings, of 3 patents, and of 4 books. Serrano has been a Supervisor of 14 Ph.D. theses. He is a Member of the Scientific Committee of CIESOL and of the German Biomass Research Centre, as well as of different scientific associations.
Biography Updated on 24 November 2011