Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

Maria is a Postdoctoral fellow (Marie-Curie) under the program Got Energy Talent. Maria holds the Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry at University of Alcala (2012). She has done some postdoctoral stays in the University of Hokkaido (Sapporo, Japan) under the supervision of Prof. Tamotsu Takahashi, in the Interuniversity Consortium Chemical reactivity and Catalysis, CIRCC (Bari, Italy), under the supervision of Prof. Michele Aresta. After that, she moved to Valencia to the ITQ, working with a contract promoted by Unesco performing research about waste valorization.
He belongs to the Spanish Catalysis Society (SECAT) and Organometallic Spanish Society (GECO). She is referee of in many SCI-indexed scientific journals.
To date she has participated in 10 research Project, being IP of two of them, all of them were gained in public calls. She was the co-director of two master thesis and three bachelor thesis. Is the co-author of 17 SCI-indexed scientific journals, 15 of which are Q1. She has two patents, Spanish and Italian. She has participated in 15 congress meetings, most of them international, where she presented oral communication and/or poster presentation.
In 2017 she received the prize for young researchers given by the partnership formed by Unesco-IUPAC-Phosagro because of her research in Green Chemistry; program Green Chemistry for life. She is passionate about science dissemination, and she uses to participate in dissemination events specially to promote science to girls, such as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Catalytic Processes for Lignin Valorization into Fuels and Chemicals (Aromatics)

Ventura, M.; Domine, M.; Chaves-Sifontes, M.

Tunable mixed oxides based on CeO2 for the selective aerobic oxidation of 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural to DFF and FDCA in water

Ventura, M.; Lobefaro, F.; De Giglio, E.; Cometa, S.; Altomare A.; Dibenedetto, A.

Selective Oxidation of 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural to DFF Using Water as Solvent and Oxygen as Oxidant with Earth-Crust-Abundant Mixed Oxides

Nocito, F.; Ventura, M.; Aresta, M.; Dibenedetto, A.