Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

Clara López-Aguado Sánchez has obtained her Chemical Engineering Degree at the Rey Juan Carlos University in 2013. She completed the final project “Techno-economic study of levulinic acid production from cellulose through a combined process: hydrothermal decomposition and dehydration with heterogeneous catalysts” in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department at Rey Juan Carlos University. In 2015, she completed the master's degree in Chemical Engineering taught by the Rey Juan Carlos University and the Autonoma University of Madrid. Between December 2015 and April 2019, she has developed her PhD Thesis with an FPI contract financed by the Spanish Government, entitled “Understanding the roles of catalysts and process conditions in the transformation of lignocellulose intermediates into gamma-valerolactone”, included in an overall project focused on the production of biofuels and chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass. Currently, a great variety of catalytic processes involving the transformation of the biomass carbohydrate fraction into value–added products have been proposed. She currently works in the Chemical Engineering area at the Rey Juan Carlos University. Her teaching is included in the Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering topic.
Stable continuous production of -Valerolactone frombiomass-derived Levulinic Acid over Zr–Al-Beta zeolite catalyst

López-Aguado, C.; Paniagua, M.; Melero, J. A.; Iglesias, J.; Juárez, P.; López Granados, M.; Morales, G.


Rational Optimization of Reaction Conditions for the One-Pot Transformation of Furfural to ?-Valerolactone over Zr–Al-Beta Zeolite: Toward the Efficient Utilization of Biomass

Melero, J. A.; Morales, G.; Iglesias, J.; Paniagua, M.; López-Aguado, C.


From levulinic acid biorefineries to ?-valerolactone (GVL) using a bi-functional Zr-Al- Beta catalyst

Morales, G.; Melero, J. A.; Iglesias, J.; Paniagua, M.; López-Aguado, C.


Zr-USY zeolite: Efficient catalyst for the transformation of xylose into bio-products

López-Aguado, C.; Paniagua, M.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, G.; García-Fierro, J. L.; Melero, J. A.


Efficient one-pot production of ?-valerolactone from xylose over Zr-Al-Beta zeolite: rational optimization of catalyst synthesis and reaction conditions

Melero, J. A.; Morales, G.; Iglesias, J.; Paniagua, M.; López-Aguado, C.; Wilson, K.; Osatiashtiani, A.


Catalytic upgrading of furfuryl alcohol to bio-products: Catalysts screening and kinetic analysis

Paniagua, M.; Melero, J. A.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, G.; Hernández, B.; López-Aguado, C.


One-pot cascade transformation of xylose into ?-valerolactone (GVL) over bifunctional Brønsted–Lewis Zr–Al-beta zeolite

Hernández, B.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, G.; Paniagua, M.; López-Aguado, C.; García Fierro, J. L.; Wolf, P.; Hermans, I.; Melero, J. A.


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