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Dr. Francisco Javier Sancho Lafuente, is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Engineering School at UAB. His research focuses on Biotechnology Environmental Engineering. He was Director of the Department of Chemical Engineering in 2004-2010. He is a member of various committees of evaluation (research projects and teaching staff). He was coordinator of the degree of Chemical Engineering (2010-2013). He has participated in 30 competitive projects (Spanish and European) in the fields of biotechnology and especially in environmental engineering. He has participated in 50 R+D projects with companies and/or public administrations, being the principal investigator in 32. His research is focused on environmental engineering and more specifically in the design and use of biological systems for the treatment of liquid and gaseous effluents. As a result of this activity he has published over 135 articles indexed with over 2750 citations (h-index:32). He has participated in over 100 international conferences. He is the Director of Technology Center for Comprehensive Treatment of gaseous emissions, liquid effluents and solid waste (BIO-GLS), member of the Technology Network TECNIO. He is the Head of the research group treatment of liquid effluents and gaseous (GENOCOV). In 2009, He found with others professors and formers PhD students the company AERIS Tecnologías Ambientales. His main research areas are: Nutrient Removal of Municipal Wastewaters (Nitrogen removal Modelling & Control, Advanced monitoring & control, Phosphorous removal modelling, SBR, Respirometry); Biological Treatment of Industrial Wastewaters (High straight biological nitrogen removal, Inhibition monitoring & modelling, Coupling Advanced oxidation process & biological treatments, Advanced monitoring & control); Treatment of polluted gases (Jet-venture scrubber, Degradation of H2S & NH3, Degradation of VOC, Degradation of recalcitrant compounds).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Ph. D., Ciencias (Quimica), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Award Date: 19 Mar 1988

Degree, Ciencias Químicas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Award Date: 1 Jun 1982

External positions

Titular Escuela Universitaria, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

1 Jan 19881 Oct 1990

Ayudante de Facultad LRU, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

1 Oct 19861 Jan 1988

Profesor ayudante de clases prácticas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

1 Feb 19841 Sept 1986


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