Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

David Serrano Granados at present is Director of the IMDEA Energía Institute and Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rey Juan Carlos University. Ph.D. received from Complutense University of Madrid (1990) awarded with the Extraordinary Mention. He has been Visiting Associated in the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH, 1991) and in the California University of Santa Barbara (2006). He was appointed as Professor at Complutense University of Madrid (1990-1999), and subsequently at Rey Juan Carlos University. In the latter, he has been in charge of different management and academic positions: Coordinator of the Environmental Sciences Area (1999-2001), Vice-rector for Research and Technological Innovation (2001-2002) and Head of the Chemical and Environmental Technology Department (2002-2007). His teaching activity has been focused on subjects related to Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Energy in a number of degrees, masters and Ph.D. courses. His main research interests are as follows: development of novel zeolitic and mesostructured materials, production of fuels from plastic wastes and different types of biomass and hydrogen production free of CO2 emissions. He has been involved in about 40 research projects funded by both public and private institutions, with a significant number of collaborations established with the industrial sector. He has been author of about 110 publications in scientific journals (Hirsch index, h = 26). Likewise, he has been author of more than 150 communications to congresses and scientific meetings, of 3 patents and of 4 books. He has been supervisor of 14 Ph.D. thesis. He is member of the Scientific Committee of CIESOL (Almería, Spain) and of the German Biomass Research Centre (Leipzig, Germany), as well as of different scientific associations.
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.

Properties of hierarchical Beta zeolites prepared from protozeolitic nanounits for the catalytic cracking of high density polyethylene

Caldeira, V. P. S.; Peral, A.; Linares, M.; Araujo, A. S.; Garcia-Muñoz, R. A.; Serrano, D. P.

Effect of hierarchical porosity in Beta zeolites on the Beckmann rearrangement of oximes

Linares, M.; Vargas, C.; García, A.; Ochoa-Hernández, C.; Cejka, J.; García-Muñoz, R. A.; Serrano, D. P.

Catalytic cracking of LDPE over nanocrystalline HZSM-5 zeolite prepared by seed-assisted synthesis from an organic-template-free system

Figueiredo, A. L.; Araujo, A. S.; Linares, M.; Peral, A.; García, R. Al; Serrano, D. P.; Fernandes, V. J.

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.

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.

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.

Remarkable catalytic properties of hierarchica zeolite-Beta in the epoxide rearrangement reactions

García-Muñoz, R. A.; Serrano, D. P.; Vicente, G.; Linares, M.; Vitvorova, D.; Cejka, J.

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.

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.

Hydrogen production through catalytic methane decomposition promoted by pure silica materials

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

Hydrodeoxygenation of anisole as bio-oil model compound over supported Ni and Co catalysts: Effect of metal and support properties

Sankaranarayanan, T. M.; Berenguer, A.; Ochoa-Hernández, C.; Moreno, I.; Jana, P.; Coronado, J.M.; Serrano, D.P.; Pizarro, P.

Effect of hierarchical porosity and fluorination on the catalytic properties of zeolite beta for glycerol etherification

González, M. D.; Salagre, P.; Linares, M.; García, R. A.; Serrano, D. P.; Cesteros, Y.

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.

Catalytic conversion of rapeseed oil for the production of raw chemicals, fuels and carbon nanotubes over Ni modified nanocrystalline and hierarchical ZSM5

Botas, J. A.; Serrano D. P.; García A.; Ramos R.

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 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.

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.

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

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

Influence of the Structural and Textural Properties of Ordered Mesoporous Materials and Hierarchical Zeolitic Supports on the Controlled Release of Methylprednisolone Hemisuccinate

García-Muñoz, R. A.; Morales, V.; Linares, M.; González, P. E.; Sanz, R.; Serrano, D. P.