Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

Patricia Pizarro studied Chemical Engineering at Complutense University of Madrid (1994-1998), where she started researching on the synthesis of silicalite-1 membranes. Her PhD was carried out in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering group of Rey Juan Carlos University dealing on the synthesis of mesostructured TiO2 with photocatalytic applications. In 2005 she got the european PhD, which was given the Extraordinary Award by the URJC in 2006. In 2003 she was visiting researher in the “Laboratoire d'application de la chimie a l'environnement”, Lyon, France, under the supervision of Dr. Jean-Marie Herrmann. Her work there dealt with the evaluation of photocatalytic activity of supported TiO2 materials on the degradation of pesticides in water. In 2006 she was a visiting researcher in the “Max-Planck Institute für Kohlenforschung”, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, under the supervision of Dr. Ferdi Schüth. The research work there was based on the synthesis of mesostructured materials via hard-templating routes. Currently, her research lines are hydrogen production, development of heterogeneous catalysts for different interesting chemical processes and adsorption processes in gaseous phase. Conerning the teaching activity, it has been totally carried out at Rey Juan Carlos University. She started in 2000 as assistant professor and, since 2008, she occupies the associate professor position.
Hydrogen production through catalytic methane decomposition promoted by pure silica materials

Serrano, D. P.; Botas, J. A.; Pizarro, P.; Moreno, I.; Gómez, G.


In-situ upgrading of Eucalyptus woodchips fast-pyrolysis bio-oil using metal oxide/h-ZSM-5 catalysts

Pizarro, P.; Fermoso, J.; Hernando, H.; Peral, A. Jana, P.; Sankaranarayanan, Th. M.; Coronado, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.


Enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen production by improving the Pt dispersion over mesostructured TiO2

Serrano, D. P.; Calleja, G.; Pizarro, P.; Gálvez, P.


Photocatalytic hydrogen production in the water/methanol system using Pt/RE:NaTaO3 (RE [ Y, La, Ce, Yb) catalysts

Jana, P.; Mata Montero, C.; Pizarro, P.; Coronado, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.; de la Peña O’Shea. V. A.


Narrowing the mesopore size distribution in hierarchical TS-1 zeolite by surfactant-assisted reorganization

Serrano, D. P.; Sanz, R.; Pizarro, P.; Moreno, I.; Shami, S.


Effect of metal–support interaction on the selective hydrodeoxygenation of anisole to aromatics over Ni-based catalysts

Yang, Y.; Ochoa-Hernández, C.; de la Peña O’Shea, V. A.; Pizarro, P.; Coronado, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.


Hierarchical zeolite TS-1 as an efficient catalyst for oxidative desulphurization of hydrocarbon fractions

Serrano, D. P.; Sanz, R.; Pizarro, P.; Moreno, I.; Medina, S.


Synthesis strategies in the search for hierarchical zeolites

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


Kinetic and autocatalytic effects during the hydrogen production by methane decomposition over carbonaceous catalysts 

Serrano, D. P.; Botas, J. A.; Pizarro, P.; Gómez, G.


Selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol using in situ generated H2O2 over hierarchical Au-Pd titanium silicalite catalysts

Moreno, I.; Dummer, N. F.; Edwards, J.; Alhumaimess, M.; Sankar, S.; Sanz, R.; Pizarro, P.; Serrano, D. P.; Hutchings, G.


Enhancement of hydrocarbon production via artificial photosynthesis due to synergetic effect of Ag supported on TiO2 and ZnO semiconductors

Collado, L.; Jana, P.; Sierra, B.; Coronado, J. M.; Pizarro, P.; Serrano, D. P.; de la Peña O'Shea, V. A.


Hydrocarbons production through hydrotreating of methyl esters over Ni and Co supported on SBA-15 and Al-SBA-15

Ochoa-Hernández, C.; Yang, Y.; Pizarro, P.; de la Peña O'Shea, V. A.; Coronado, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.


Advances in the design of ordered mesoporous materials for the low-carbon catalytic hydrogen production

Serrano, D. P.; Coronado, J.; de la Peña O'shea, V.; Pizarro, P.; Botas, J. A.


Improvement of the hierarchical TS-1 properties by silanization of protozeolitic units in presence of alcohols

Serrano, D. P.; Sanz, R.; Pizarro, P.; Peral, A.; Moreno, I.


Synthesis of nickel phosphide nanorods as catalyst for the hydrotreating of methyl oleate

Yongxing, Y.; Ochoa-Hernández, C.; Pizarro, P.; de la Peña O’Shea, V. A.; Coronado, J. M.; Serrano, D. P.


Tailoring the properties of hierarchical TS-1 zeolite synthesized from silanized protozeolitic units

Serrano, D. P.; Sanz, R.; Pizarro, P.; Moreno, I.


Hierarchical TS-1 zeolite synthesized from SiO2 TiO2 xerogels imprinted with silanized protozeolitic units

Sanz, R.; Serrano, D. P.; Pizarro, P.; Moreno, I.


Methane catalytic decomposition over ordered mesoporous carbons: A promising route for hydrogen production

Botas, J. A.; Serrano, D. P.; Guil-López, R.; Pizarro, P.; Gómez, G.


Synthesis of hierarchical TS-1 zeolite from silanized seeds

Serrano, D. P.; Sanz, R.; Pizarro, P.; Moreno, I.


Hydrogen production by methane decomposition: Origin of the catalytic activity of carbon materials

Serrano, D. P.; Botas, J. A.; Fierro, J. L. G.; Guil-López, R.; Pizarro, P.; Gómez, G.


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