Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

José Iglesias studied Chemical Engineering in Universidad Complutense (1994-1999) and received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering by Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (1999-2005) working in the development of new catalysts for asymmetric oxidation reactions. He has undertaken several research stays, for instance in the group of Professor Brian F.G. Johnson at University of Cambridge during 2003 working on the synthesis of new heterogeneous catalysts for green technology and in the group of Professor David Jackson at University of Glasgow during 2006, working on the heterogenization of BINAPO-Ir catalytic systems. Since 2008 he occupies a position as lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Energy Technology in Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. His main research interests are focused on developing new heterogeneous catalytic systems for green and fine chemistry, biodiesel production and selective oxidation.
Zr-USY zeolite: Efficient catalyst for the transformation of xylose into bio-products

López-Aguado, C.; Paniagua, M.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, G.; García-Fierro, J. L.; Melero, J. A.


Isosorbide production from sorbitol over heterogeneous acid catalysts: Screening and kinetic study

Morales, G.; Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Moreno, J.; Sánchez-Vázquez, R.; Peral, A.; Cubo, A.


Efficient one-pot production of ?-valerolactone from xylose over Zr-Al-Beta zeolite: rational optimization of catalyst synthesis and reaction conditions

Melero, J. A.; Morales, G.; Iglesias, J.; Paniagua, M.; López-Aguado, C.; Wilson, K.; Osatiashtiani, A.


Dehydration of sorbitol to isosorbide in melted phase with propyl-sulfonic functionalized SBA-15: Influence of catalyst hydrophobization

Cubo, A.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, G.; Melero, J. A.; Moreno, J.; Sánchez-Vázquez, R.


Efficient production of 5-ethoxymethylfurfural from fructose by sulfonic mesostructured silica using DMSO as co-solvent

Morales, G.; Paniagua, M.; Melero, J. A.; Iglesias, J.


Biological removal of pharmaceutical compounds using white-rot fungi with concomitant FAME production of the residual biomass

Vasiliadou, I. A.; Sánchez-Vázquez, R.; Molina, R.; Martínez, F.; Melero, J. A.; Bautista, L. F.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, G.


Dehydration of Xylose to Furfural in alcohol media in the presence of solid acid catalysts

Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Morales, G.; Paniagua, M.; Hernández, B.


One-pot cascade transformation of xylose into ?-valerolactone (GVL) over bifunctional Brønsted–Lewis Zr–Al-beta zeolite

Hernández, B.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, G.; Paniagua, M.; López-Aguado, C.; García Fierro, J. L.; Wolf, P.; Hermans, I.; Melero, J. A.


Municipal sewage sludge to biodiesel by simultaneous extraction and conversion of lipids

Melero, J. A.; Sánchez-Vázquez, R.; Vasiliadou, I. A.; Martínez Castillejo, F.; Bautista, L. F.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, G.; Molina, R.


Acid-catalyzed production of biodiesel over arenesulfonic SBA-15: Insights into the role of water in the reaction network

Melero, J. A.; Bautista, L. F.; Morales, G.; Iglesias, J.; Sánchez-Vázquez, R.


Zr-SBA-15 Lewis acid catalyst: Activity in Meerwein Ponndorf Verley reduction

Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Morales, G.; Moreno, J.; Segura, Y.; Paniagua, M.; Cambra, A.; Hernández, B.


Tigh control of cellulose depolymeration towards glucose in organic electrolyte solutions

Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Paniagua, M.; Andreola, M. T.; Barrgán, E.


New insights in the deactivation of sulfonic modified SBA-15 catalysts for biodiesel production from low-grade oleaginous feedstock

Melero, J. A.; Bautista, L. F.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, G.; Sánchez-Vázquez, R.; Wilson, K.; Lee, A.


Sulfonic acid heterogeneous catalysts for dehydration of C6-monosaccharides to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in dimethyl sulfoxide

Morales, G.; Melero, J. A.; Paniagua, M.; Iglesias, J.; Hernández, B.; Sanz, M.


Advanced biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass

Morales, G.; Melero, J. A.; Iglesias, J.; Paniagua, M.


Continuous production of biodiesel from low grade feedstock in presence of Zr-SBA-15: Catalyst performance and resistance against deactivation

Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Bautista, L. F.; Morales, G.; Sánchez-Vázquez, R.


Conformal sulfated zirconia monolayer catalysts for the one-pot synthesis of ethyl levulinate from glucose

Morales, G.; Osatiashtiani, A.; Hernández, B.; Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Paniagua, M.; Brown, D. R.; Granollers, M.; Lee, A. F.; Wilson, K.


Production of biodiesel from waste cooking oil in a continuous packed bed reactor with an agglomerated Zr-SBA-15/bentonite catalyst

Melero, J. A.; Bautista, L. F.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, G.; Sánchez-Vázquez, R.


Efficient conversion of levulinic acid into alkyl levulinates catalyzed by sulfonic mesostructured silicas

Melero, J. A.; Morales, G.; Iglesias, J.; Paniagua, M.; Hernández, B.; Penedo, S.


Zr-containing hybrid organic-inorganic mesoporous materials: hydrophobic acid catalysts for biodiesel production

Sánchez-Vázquez, R.; Pirez, C.; Iglesias, J.; Wilson, K.; Lee, A. F.; Melero, J. A.


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