Dr. David Serrano
David Serrano is the Director of the IMDEA Energy Institute and Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rey Juan Carlos University. He is also Head of the Thermochemical Processes Unit at IMDEA Energy. He received his PhD from Complutense University of Madrid (1990) awarded with the Extraordinary Mention. He was appointed as Associate Professor at Complutense University of Madrid (1990-1999), and subsequently at Rey Juan Carlos University. Later he was appointed as Full Professor (2002). His teaching activity has been focused on subjects related to chemical engineering, environmental engineering and energy engineering in a number of degrees, masters and PhD courses. Currently, he is Coordinator of the FP7 EU CASCATBEL project, aimed to the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into advanced biofuels through catalytic routes. He has been author of about 150 publications in scientific journals, author of more than 200 communications to congresses and scientific meetings, of 5 patents and of 4 books. 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. He has been member of the scientific committee of several journals and of a number of scientific workshops and congresses.