Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

José María Escola Saez was born in Badajoz in 1970. He studied the degree of Chemistry, especiality in Industrial Chemistry in Extremadura University, obtaining the Degree Extraordinary Award in 1994. He carried out the PhD in Complutense University of Madrid, under the direction of professors Jose Aguado and David Serrano, about “ Feedstock recycling of plastics with zeolitic catalysts”, obtaining the PhD Extraordinary Award in 1998. Afterwards, he performed postdoctoral stay as Vissiting Associate in California institute of Technology under the supervision of professor Mark E. Davis in 1999- 2000. At the end of 2000, he incorporated to Rey Juan Carlos University wherein he won a position as Professor Titular in the Department of Environmental and Chemical Technology. His research lines are focused in the synthesis of mesostructured materials, nanocrystalline and hierarchical zeolites, feedstock recycling of plastics towards fuels, oligomerization and metathesis of olefins and olefin polymerization. He is coauthor of 40 research articles in international journals as well as a European patent.
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.


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.


Hydroreforming of the oils from LDPE thermal cracking over Ni–Ru and Ru supported over hierarchical Beta zeolite

Serrano, D. P.; Escola, J. M.; Briones, L.; Medina, S.; Martínez, A.


Hierarchical ZSM-5 zeolites synthesized by silanization of protozeolitic units: Mediating the mesoporosity contribution by changing the organosilane type

Serrano, D. P.; Pinnavaia, T. J.; Aguado, J.; Escola, J. M.; Peral, A.; Villalba, L.


Transportation fuel production by combination of LDPE thermal cracking and catalytic hydroreforming

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


Conversion of LDPE into transportation fuels by a two-stage process using Ni/Al-SBA-15 as catalyst

Escola, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.; Arroyo, M.; Alba, A.


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.


Ethylene polymerization over Ph2C(Cp)(2,7-t-Bu2Flu)ZrCl2 supported on SiO2-MAO

Casas, E.; Paredes, B.; Escola, J. M.; Martín, C.; van Grieken, R.


(nBuCp)2ZrCl2 supported over mesoporous propyl sulfonic silica-alumina a highly active heterogeneous catalyst for ethylene polymerization

Casas, E.; Paredes, B.; van Grieken, R.; Escola, J. M.


Deactivation and regeneration of a Ni supported hierarchical Beta zeolite catalyst used in the hydroreforming of the oil produced by LDPE thermal cracking

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


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.


Synthesis strategies in the search for hierarchical zeolites

Serrano, D. P.; Escola, J. M.; Pizarro, P.


Developing advanced catalysts for the conversion of polyolefinic waste plastics into fuels and chemicals

Serrano, D. P.; Aguado, J.; Escola, J. M.


Conversion of polyethylene into transportation fuels by the combination of thermal cracking and catalytic hydroreforming over Ni-Supported hierarchical Beta zeolite

Escola, J. M.; Aguado, J.; Serrano, D. P.; Briones, L.; Díaz de Tuesta, J. L.; Calvo, R.; Fernandez, E.


Hydrorreforming over Ni/H-beta of the thermal cracking products of LDPE, HDPE and PP for fuel production

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


Polymerization of ethylene with (nBuCp)2ZrCl2 supported over mesoporous SBA-15 functionalized with sulfonic acid groups

Casas, E.; van Grieken, R.; Escola, J. M.


Catalytic hydroreforming of the polyethylene thermal cracking oil over Ni supported hierarchical zeolites and mesostructured aluminosilicates

Escola, J. M.; Aguado, J.; Serrano, D. P.; García, A.; Peral, A.; Briones, L.; Calvo, R.; Fernández, E.


Synthesis of hierarchical ZSM-5 by silanization and alkoxylation of protozeolitic units

Serrano, D. P.; Aguado, J.; Escola, J. M.; Peral, A.; Morales, G.; Abella, E.


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