Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

Patricia Pizarro studied Chemical Engineering at Complutense University of Madrid (1994-1998), where she started researching on the synthesis of silicalite-1 membranes. Her PhD was carried out in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering group of Rey Juan Carlos University dealing on the synthesis of mesostructured TiO2 with photocatalytic applications. In 2005 she got the european PhD, which was given the Extraordinary Award by the URJC in 2006. In 2003 she was visiting researher in the “Laboratoire d'application de la chimie a l'environnement”, Lyon, France, under the supervision of Dr. Jean-Marie Herrmann. Her work there dealt with the evaluation of photocatalytic activity of supported TiO2 materials on the degradation of pesticides in water. In 2006 she was a visiting researcher in the “Max-Planck Institute für Kohlenforschung”, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, under the supervision of Dr. Ferdi Schüth. The research work there was based on the synthesis of mesostructured materials via hard-templating routes. Currently, her research lines are hydrogen production, development of heterogeneous catalysts for different interesting chemical processes and adsorption processes in gaseous phase. Conerning the teaching activity, it has been totally carried out at Rey Juan Carlos University. She started in 2000 as assistant professor and, since 2008, she occupies the associate professor position.

















CO2 adsorption on amine-functionalized clays

Gómez-Pozuelo, G.; Sanz-Pérez, E. S.; Arencibia, A.; Pizarro, P.; Sanz, R.; Serrano, D. P.


Chemical insights on the activity of La1-xSrxFeO3 perovskites for chemical looping reforming of methane coupled with CO2-splitting

Sastre, D.; Serrano, D. P.; Pizarro, P.; Coronado, J. M.


Progress in the design of zeolite catalysts for biomass conversion into biofuels and bio-based chemicals

Serrano, D.P.; Melero, J.A.; Morales, G.; Iglesias, J. ; Pizarro, P.


Evaluation of transition metal phosphides supported on ordered mesoporous materials as catalysts for phenol hydrodeoxygenation

Berenguer, A.; Sankaranarayanan, T. M.; Gómez, G.; Moreno, I.; Coronado, J. M.; Pizarro, P.; Serrano, D. P.


Revisiting the BaO2/BaO redox cycle for solar thermochemical energy storage

Carrillo, A. J.; Sastre, D.; Serrano, D. P.; Pizarro, P.; Coronado, J. M.


Manganese oxide-based thermochemical energy storage: modulating tempertures of redox cycles by Fe-Cu co-doping

Carrillo, A. J.; Serrano, D. P.; Pizarro, P.; Coronado, J. M.


Hydrogen production by methane decomposition over MnOx/YSZ catalysts

Carrillo, A. J.; Sastre, D.; Zazo, L.; Serrano, D. P.; Coronado, J. M.; Pizarro, P.


Lamellar and pillared ZSM-5 zeolites modified with MgO and ZnO for catalytic fast-pyrolysis of eucalyptus woodchips

Fermoso, J.; Hernando, H.; Jana, P.; Moreno, I.; Prech, J.; Ochoa-Hernández, C.; Pizarro, P.; Coronado, J. M.; Cejka, J.; Serrano, D. P.


Hydrogen production by methane decomposition over pure silica SBA-15 materials

Gómez, G.; Botas, J. A.; Serrano, D. P.; Pizarro, P.


Assesing biomass catalytic pyrolysis in terms of deoxygenation pathways and energy yields for the efficient production of advanced biofuels

Hernando, H.; Jiménez-Sánchez, S.; Fermoso, J.; Pizarro, P.; Coronado, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.


Factors influencing the photocatalytic activity of alkali NbTa perovskites for hydrogen production from aqueous methanol solutions

Jana, P.; de la Peña O`Shea, V. A.; Mata Montero, C.; Pizarro, P.; Coronado, J. M.; Fresno, F.; Serrano, D. P.


Ce-promoted Ni/SBA-15 catalysts for anisole hydrotreating under mild conditions

Yang, Y.; Ochoa-Hernández, C.; Pizarro, P.; de la Peña O`Shea, V. A.; Coronado, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.


Hydrogen production through catalytic methane decomposition promoted by pure silica materials

Serrano, D. P.; Botas, J. A.; Pizarro, P.; Moreno, I.; Gómez, G.


In-situ upgrading of Eucalyptus woodchips fast-pyrolysis bio-oil using metal oxide/h-ZSM-5 catalysts

Pizarro, P.; Fermoso, J.; Hernando, H.; Peral, A. Jana, P.; Sankaranarayanan, Th. M.; Coronado, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.


Hierarchical zeolite TS-1 as an efficient catalyst for oxidative desulphurization of hydrocarbon fractions

Serrano, D. P.; Sanz, R.; Pizarro, P.; Moreno, I.; Medina, S.


Effect of metal–support interaction on the selective hydrodeoxygenation of anisole to aromatics over Ni-based catalysts

Yang, Y.; Ochoa-Hernández, C.; de la Peña O’Shea, V. A.; Pizarro, P.; Coronado, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.


Photocatalytic hydrogen production in the water/methanol system using Pt/RE:NaTaO3 (RE [ Y, La, Ce, Yb) catalysts

Jana, P.; Mata Montero, C.; Pizarro, P.; Coronado, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.; de la Peña O’Shea. V. A.


Narrowing the mesopore size distribution in hierarchical TS-1 zeolite by surfactant-assisted reorganization

Serrano, D. P.; Sanz, R.; Pizarro, P.; Moreno, I.; Shami, S.


Enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen production by improving the Pt dispersion over mesostructured TiO2

Serrano, D. P.; Calleja, G.; Pizarro, P.; Gálvez, P.


Advances in the design of ordered mesoporous materials for the low-carbon catalytic hydrogen production

Serrano, D. P.; Coronado, J.; de la Peña O'shea, V.; Pizarro, P.; Botas, J. A.


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