Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

Jovita Moreno studied Chemical Engineering in Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (1995-2000) and received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering by Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (2000-2005) working in the development of new chromium catalysts for ethylene polymerization. She has been assistant professor during 8 years in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Technology in Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and since 2008 she occupies a position as lecturer in the same Department. She completed a post-doctoral research visit in the group of Professor David C. Sherrington at University of Strathclyde during 2006 about the preparation of novel organic-inorganic hybrid materials by grafting of polymers from mesostructured silicas. Nowadays, her main research interests are focused on developing new heterogeneous catalytic systems for olefin polymerization and on the study of hydrogen production methods by Life Cycle Assessment tools.















Production of sorbitol via catalytic transfer hydrogenation of glucose

García, B.; Moreno, J.; Morales, G.; Melero, J. A.; Iglesias, J.


Ru-ZrO2-SBA-15 as efficient and robust catalyst for the aqueous phase hydrogenation of glucose to sorbitol

Melero, J. A.; Moreno, J.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, G.; Fierro, J. L. G.; Sánchez-Vázquez, R.; Cubo, A.; García, B.


Life-cycle sustainability of biomass-derived sorbitol: Proposing technological alternatives for improving the environmental profile of a bio-refinery platform molecule

Moreno, J.; Iglesias, J.; Blanco, J.; Montero, M.; Morales, G.; Melero, J. A.


Comparative life cycle assessment of glucose production from maize starch and woody biomass residues as a feedstock

Blanco, J.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, G.; Melero, J. A.; Moreno, J.


Transformation of glucose into sorbitol on Raney nickel catalysts in the absence of molecular hydrogen: sugar disproportionation vs catalytic hydrogen transfer

García, B.; Moreno, J.; Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Morales, G.


Transformation of Glucose into Sorbitol on Raney Nickel catalysts in the absence of molecular hydrogen: Sugar disproportionation vs catalytic hydrogen transfer

García, B.; Moreno, J.; Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Morales, G.


Sn–Al-USY for the valorization of glucose to methyl lactate: switching from hydrolytic to retro-aldol activity by alkaline ion exchange

Iglesias, J.; Moreno, J.; Morales, G.; Melero, J. A.; Juárez, P.; López-Granados, M.; Mariscal, R.; Martínez-Salazar, I.


Production of bimodal polyethylene on chromium oxide/metallocene binary catalyst: Evaluation of comonomer effects

Moreno, J.; Paredes, B.; Carrero, A.; Vélez, D.


Dehydration of sorbitol to isosorbide in melted phase with propyl-sulfonic functionalized SBA-15: Influence of catalyst hydrophobization

Cubo, A.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, G.; Melero, J. A.; Moreno, J.; Sánchez-Vázquez, R.


Isosorbide production from sorbitol over heterogeneous acid catalysts: Screening and kinetic study

Morales, G.; Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Moreno, J.; Sánchez-Vázquez, R.; Peral, A.; Cubo, A.


Zr-SBA-15 Lewis acid catalyst: Activity in Meerwein Ponndorf Verley reduction

Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Morales, G.; Moreno, J.; Segura, Y.; Paniagua, M.; Cambra, A.; Hernández, B.


Synthesis and characterization of low molecular weight ethylene–propylene copolymers prepared using metallocene catalysts

Tourkmani, K.; Casas, E.; Paredes, B.; Moreno, J.; Perez, P.; Escola, J. M.; van Grieken, R.


Comparative life cycle assessment of biodiesel production from cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) and rapeseed oil obtained under Spanish conditions

Dufour, J., Arsuaga, J., Moreno, J., Torrealba, H., Camacho, J.


Synthesis and characterization of low molecular weight poly(1-butene) macromolecules prepared using metallocene catalysts

Diez de Tuesta, J. L.; Casas, E.; Moreno, J.; Perez Nebreda, P.; Escola, J. M.; Van Grieken, R.


Life cycle assessment of hydrogen production from biomass gasification. Evaluation of different Spanish feedstocks

Moreno, J.; Dufour, J.


Chromium oxide/metallocene binary catalysts for bimodal polyethylene: Hydrogen effects

Paredes, B.; van Grieken, R.; Carrero, A.; Moreno, J.; Moral, A.


Hydrogen production from fossil fuels: Life Cycle Assessment of technologies with low greenhouse gas emissions

Dufour, J.; Serrano, D. P.; Gálvez, J. L.; Moreno, J.; González, A.


Ethylene polymerization by metallocene catalysts supported over siliceous materials with bimodal pore size distribution

Moreno, J.; van Grieken, R.; Carrero, A.; Paredes, B.


Synthesis and characterisation of (hydroxypropyl)-2-aminomethyl pyridine containing hybrid polymer-silica SBA-15 materials supporting Mo(VI) centres and their use as heterogeneous catalysts for oct-1-ene epoxidation

Moreno, J.; Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Sherrington, D. C.


Development of novel chromium oxide/metallocene hybrid catalysts for bimodal polyethylene

Moreno, J.; van Grieken, R.; Carrero, A.; Paredes, B.


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