Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

David Serrano Granados at present is Director of the IMDEA Energía Institute and Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rey Juan Carlos University. Ph.D. received from Complutense University of Madrid (1990) awarded with the Extraordinary Mention. He has been Visiting Associated in the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH, 1991) and in the California University of Santa Barbara (2006). He was appointed as 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 as follows: 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. He has been involved in about 40 research projects funded by both public and private institutions, with a significant number of collaborations established with the industrial sector. He has been author of about 110 publications in scientific journals (Hirsch index, h = 26). Likewise, he has been author of more than 150 communications to congresses and scientific meetings, of 3 patents and of 4 books. He has been supervisor of 14 Ph.D. thesis. He is member of the Scientific Committee of CIESOL (Almería, Spain) and of the German Biomass Research Centre (Leipzig, Germany), as well as of different scientific associations.

















On the feasibility of using hierarchical ZSM-5 and Beta zeolites as supports of metal phosphides for catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of phenol

Berenguer, A.; Gutiérrez-Rubio, S.; Linares, M.; Ochoa-Hernández, C.; Moreno, I.; García-Fierro, J. L.; Coronado, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.; Pizarro, P.


Fine-tuning hierarchical ZSM-5 zeolite by controlled aggregation of protozeolitic units functionalized with tertiary amine-containing organosilane

Alonso-Doncel, M.; Peral, A.; Shamzhy, M.; Cejka, J.; Sanz, R.; Serrano, D. P.


Untangling the role of the organosilane functional groups in the synthesis of hierarchical ZSM-5 zeolite by crystallization of silanized protozeolitic units

Alonso-Doncel, M.; Peral, A.; Shamzhy, M.; Cejka, J.; R.Sanz, R.; Serrano, D. P.


Selective hydrodecarboxylation of fatty acids into long-chain hydrocarbons catalyzed by Pd/Al-SBA-15

Serrano, D. P.; Escola, J. M.; Briones, L.; Arroyo, M.


Conversion of stearic acid into biogasoline over Pd/ZSM-5 catalysts with enhanced accessibility

Arroyo, M.; Briones, L.; Escola, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.


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.


Synthesis of hierarchical Beta zeolite with uniform mesopores: Effect on its catalytic activity for veratrole acylation

Escola, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.; Sanz, R.; García, R. A.; Peral, A.; Moreno, I.; Linares, 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.


Unravelling the effect of charge dynamics at the plasmonic metal/semiconductor interface for CO2 photoreduction

Collado L., Reynal A., Fresno F., Barawi M., Escudero C., Perez-Dieste V., Coronado J.M., Serrano D.P., Durrant J.R., de la Peña O’Shea V.A.


Effect of hierarchical porosity in Beta zeolites on the Beckmann rearrangement of oximes

Linares, M.; Vargas, C.; García, A.; Ochoa-Hernández, C.; Cejka, J.; García-Muñoz, R. A.; Serrano, D. P.


Properties of hierarchical Beta zeolites prepared from protozeolitic nanounits for the catalytic cracking of high density polyethylene

Caldeira, V. P. S.; Peral, A.; Linares, M.; Araujo, A. S.; Garcia-Muñoz, R. A.; Serrano, D. P.


Elucidating the Photoredox Nature of Isolated Iron Active Sites on MCM-41

Collado L., Jansson I., Platero-Prats A.E., Perez-Dieste V., Escudero C., Molins E., Casas i Doucastela L., Sánchez B., Coronado J.M., Serrano D.P., Suarez S., de la Peña O’Shea V.A.


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.


Role of the physicochemical properties of hausmannite on the hydrogen production via the Mn3O4-NaOH thermochemical cycle

Bayón, A.; de la Peña O`Shea, V. A.; Coronado, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.


Hierarchical mesoporous Pd/ZSM-5 for the catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of m-cresol to methylcylcohexane

Hunns, J. A.; Arroyo, M.; Lee, A. F.; Escola, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.; Wilson, K.


Hierarchical ZSM-5 zeolite with uniform mesopores and improved catalytic properties

Serrano, D. P.; Escola, J. M.; Sanz, R.; García, R. A.; Peral, A.; Moreno, I.; Linares, M.


Bidimensional ZSM-5 zeolites probed as catalysts for polyethylene cracking

Peral, A.; Escola, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.; Prech, J.; Ochoa-Hernández, C.; Cejka, J.


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.


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