Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

Fernando Martinez Castillejo studied Chemistry in Complutense University of Madrid for 1992-1997. He spent 4 years working on his doctoral thesis based on the treatment of wastewaters by means of the application of catalytic advanced oxidation processes. He joined to the Chemical Technology and Environmental Department of ESCET in Rey Juan Carlos University as Assistant Professor in 2001. Two years later (2003), he got his Ph.D degree in Complutense University. He became Associate Professor in Rey Juan Carlos University in 2009. He has made several stays to national and international institutions such as Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona), University of Manchester (UMIST, United Kingdom) and University of Santa Barbara (UCSB, USA) under the supervision of Frank St:über, Ian Metcalfe and Galen Stucky. His research is focused on the preparation and characterization catalyst supported over zeolitic and mesoporous materials for catalytic application in advanced oxidation processes for wastewater treatment. He is also working on the design of supported acid sulfonic catalysts with hydrophobic properties for application in acid catalyzed reactions for fine chemical processes. Moreover, he is also investigating on the synthesis and funtionalization of metallic organic frameworks (MOFs) as selective adsorbents for CO2 capture. He is participating as researcher in several projects supported by public and private funds which are focused on the development of integrated advanced oxidation processes for wastewater treatment coming from industry and sewage treatment plants. He is also responsible of the Laboratory of spectroscopic Techniques (LABTE) of Chemical Technology and Environmental Department, which is accredited by ENAC.
Low-cost Fe/SiO2 catalysts for continuous Fenton processes

Martínez, F.; Molina, R.; Pariente, M. I.; Siles, J. A.; Melero, J. A.


New URJC-1 Material with remarkable stability and acid-base catalytic properties

Leo, P.; Martínez, F.; Calleja, G.; Briones, D.; Wojtas, L.; Orcajo, G.


Modeling the integrated heterogeneous catalytic fixed-bed reactor and rotating biological contactor system for the treatment of poorly biodegradable industrial agrochemical wastewater

Vasiliadou, I. A. ; Pariente, M. I.; Martinez, F.; Melero, J. A.; Molina, R.


Comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) study of heterogeneous and homogenous Fenton processes for the treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater

Rodríguez, R.; Espada, J. J.; Pariente, M. I.; Melero, J. A.; Martínez, J. A.; Molina, R.


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.


Simple and efficient treatment of high-strength industrial waste water using commercial zero-valent iron

Segura, Y.; Martínez, F.; Melero, J. A.


Wastewater sludges pretreated by different oxidation systems at mild conditions to promote the biogas formation in anaerobic processes.

Segura, Y.; Puyol, D.; Ballesteros, L.; Martínez, F.; 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.


Extrusion of Fe2O3/SBA-15 mesoporous material for application as heterogeneous Fenton-like catalyst

Pariente, M. I.; Martínez, F.; Botas, J. A.; Melero, J. A.


Intensified-Fenton process for the treatment of phenol aqueous solutions

Pariente, M. I.; Molina, R.; Melero, J. A.; Botas, J. A.; Martínez, F.


Zero valent iron (ZVI) mediated Fenton degradation of industrial wastewater: Treatment performance and characterization of final composites

Segura, Y.; Martínez, F.; Melero, J. A.; Fierro, J. L. G.


Pharmaceutical wastewater degradation: effective and economical treatment using waste-metallic iron shavings

Segura, Y.; Martínez, F.; Melero, J. A.


Experimental and modeling study on removal of pharmaceutically active compounds in rotating biological contactors

Vasiliadou, I. A.; Molina, R.; Martínez, F.; Melero, J. A.


Chemical surface modified-activated carbon cloth for catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of phenol

Martínez, F.; Pariente, I.; Brebou, C.; Molina, R.; Melero, J. A.; Bremner, D.; Mantzavinos, D.


Treatment of an agrochemical wastewater by combined coagulation and Fenton oxidation

Molina, R.; Pariente, M. I.; Rodríguez, I.; Martinez, F.; Melero, J. A.


Treatment of an agrochemical wastewater by integration of heterogeneous catalytic wet hydrogen peroxyde oxidation and rotating biological contactors

Pariente, M. I.; Siles, J. A.; Molina, R.; Botas, J. A.; Melero, J. A.; Martinez, F.


Effective pharmaceutical wastewater degradation by Fenton oxidation with zero-valent iron

Segura, Y.; Martínez, F.; Melero, J. A.


Nafion-modified large-pore silicas for the catalytic acylation of anisole with acetic anhydride

van Grieken, R.; Martínez, F.; Morales, G.; Martín, A.


Coupling membrane separation and photocatalytic oxidation processes for the degradation of pharmaceutical pollutants

Martínez, F.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Aguado, J.; Melero, J. A.; Arsuaga, J.; Sotto, A.; Molina, R.; Segura, Y.; Pariente, M. I.; Revilla, A.; Cerro, L.; Carenas, G.


Synthesis of a honeycomb-like Cu-based metal–organic framework and its carbon dioxide adsorption behaviour

Sanz, R.; Martínez, F.; Orcajo, G.; Wojtas, L.; Briones, D.


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