Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

L. Fernando Bautista received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the Complutense University of Madrid and obtained his Ph.D. from the same institution. Following this, he started his professional carrer in the R&D Centre of Probisa and then in the Process Department of Técnicas Reunidas and as freelance Consultant. He has developed his teaching and research carreer in the Chemical Engineering Department of the Complutense University (1996-2004). In 2004, he joined the Department of Chemical and Environmental Technology (Rey Juan Carlos University). He has been Visiting Researcher in the Center for Process Biotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark (1998-1999).
One of his main research lines if focused in the area of biofuels, especially in the development of new heterogeneous catalysts and in the search for new alternative renewable raw materials for biodiesel. He has worked in the development of a patented process, as well as in the design, construction and start-up of a biodiesel plant (5000 Tm/y) in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, being Deputy Technical Manager (2002-2004). In the biotechnology field, he has been working in the development and modelling of downstream processing of enzymes, antibiotics and vaccines and in the production of industrial enzymes by fermentation and their use as immobilised biocatalysts. Now, his research interests lie in the development of bioremediation and biodegradation of organic pollutants by microorganisms and immobilised enzymes.
He has taught in many subjects related to chemical engineering and environmental technology both at undergraduate and post-graduate level. Now, he is Coordinator of the Environmental Engineering Degree at Rey Juan Carlos University.
Modelling the adsorption and controlled release of drugs from the pure and amino surface-functionalized mesoporous silica hosts

Martín, A.; Morales, V.; Ortiz-Bustos, J.; Pérez-Garnes, M.; Bautista, L. F.; García-Muñoz, R. A.; Sanz, 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.

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.

Opportunities for Nannochloropsis gaditana biomass through the isolation of its components and biodiesel production

Mendoza, A.; Vicente, G.; Bautista, L. F.; Morales, V.

Biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) by laccase from Trametes versicolor covalently immobilized on amino-functionalized SBA-15

Bautista, L. F.; Morales, G.; Sanz, R.

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.

Enzymatic production of biodiesel from Nannochloropsis gaditana microalgae using immobilized lipases in mesoporous materials

Bautista, L. F.; Vicente, G.; Mendoza, A.; González, S.; Morales, V.

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.

Physical and chemical treatments to prevent the growth of microorganisms in diesel fuel storage tanks

Bautista, L. F.; Vargas, C.; González, N.; Molina, M. C.; Simarro, R.; Salmerón, A.; Murillo, Y.

  • Chemistry Today, 32 (3), 56-61 (2014)

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.

Biodegradation of high-molecular-weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by a wood-degrading consortium at low temperatures

Simarro, R.; González, N.; Bautista, L. F.; Molina, M. C.

Assesment of the efficiency of in situ bioremediation techniques in a creosote polluted soil: Change in bacterial community

Simarro, R.; González, N.; Bautista, L. F.; Molina, M. C.

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.

Efecto de la concentración de surfactante y de la temperatura en la biodegradación de naftaleno, antraceno y fenantreno por Enterobacter sp., Pseudomonas sp. Y Stenotrophomonas sp. Aislados de un consorcio degradador de HAP

González, N.; Bautista, L. F.; Molina, C.; Simarro, R. Vargas, C.; Flores, R.

  • Anales de Qumica, 109(3), 182-187 (2013)

Zr-SBA-15 acid catalyst: Optimization of the synthesis and reaction conditions for biodiesel production from low-grade oils and fats

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

Evaluation of the influence of multiple environmental factors on the biodegradation of dibenzofuran, phenanthrene, and pyrene by a bacterial consortium using an orthogonal experimental design

Simarro, R.; González, N.; Bautista, L. F.; Molina, M. C.; Schiavi, E.

Effect of surfactants on PAH biodegradation by a bacterial consortium and on the dynamics of the bacterial community during the process

González, N.; Simarro, R.; Molina, M.C.; Bautista, L.F.; Delgado, L.; Villa, J.A.

Low-grade oils and fats: effect of several impurities on biodiesel production over sulfonic acid heterogeneous catalysts

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

Zr-SBA-15 as an efficient acid catalyst for FAME production from crude palm oil

Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Bautista, L. F.; Morales, G.; Sánchez-Vázquez, R.; Andreola, M. T.; Lizarraga-Fernández, A.

Optimisation of key abiotic factors of PAH (Naphthalene, Phenanthrene and Anthracene) biodegradation process by a bacterial consortium

Simarro, R.; González, N.; Bautista, L. F.; Sanz, R.; Molina, M. C.