Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

Mario Martín Gamboa is part of the teaching and research staff of the Rey Juan Carlos University and holds a Research Talent Attraction Fellowship, under the call “Talent Attraction. Programme”, funded by the Regional Government of Madrid. He has a Ph.D. in Industrial Technologies: Chemistry, Environmental, Energy, Electronics, Mechanics, and Materials from Rey Juan Carlos University (November 2017), an MSc in Renewable Energies, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen from CSIC in collaboration with UIMP (2014), and a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from Rey Juan Carlos University (2013). His main research line is the development and application of advanced methodologies with a life-cycle perspective for the evaluation of sustainability, taking into account environmental, economic, social and technical criteria. To date, he has participated in more than 15 research projects and contracts at both national and international levels. In addition, he has published 24 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and more than 35 contributions to national and international conferences. He also was co-supervisor of a doctoral thesis within the Industrial Technologies Programme of the Rey Juan Carlos University and he has participated in the supervision of three B.Sc. theses. Finally, he is currently the communications manager of the Spanish Network for Life Cycle Assessment (esLCA) topical editor of the international journal “International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health” (MDPI).





  • Social-Life Cycle Assessment applied to hydrogen technologies and value chains in Europe: identifying hotspots with a special focus on selected critical raw materials

    Funding : Comisión Europea – Centro Común de Investigación (Joint Research Centre, JRC) ()
    Start / End Years : 2022 - 2022
    Principal Investigator : Martín Gamboa, Mario
    Research Team : - Martín Gamboa, Mario 







Environmental life cycle assessment of polyhydroxyalkanoates production by purple phototrophic bacteria mixed cultures

Martin-Gamboa, M., Allegue, L. D., Puyol, D., Melero, J. A., Dufour, J.


Effect of improvement actions on the life-cycle environmental and economic performance of synthetic biofuels from date palm waste in Tunisia

Cruz P. L., Martín-Gamboa M., Ben Hnich K., Dufour J., Iribarren D.


Definition, assessment and prioritisation of strategies to mitigate social life-cycle impacts across the supply chain of bioelectricity: A case study in Portugal

Martín-Gamboa, M.; Dias, A. C.; Iribarren, D.


Comparative Social Life Cycle Assessment of Two Biomass-to-Electricity Systems

Martín-Gamboa, M.; Quinteiro, P.; Dias, A. C.; Iribarren, D.


Environmental life cycle assessment of the incorporation of recycled high-density polyethylene to polyethylene pipe grade resins

Istrate, I.-R.; Juan, R. M.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Domínguez, C.; García-Muñoz, R. A.; Dufour, J.


Life cycle sustainability assessment of synthetic fuels from date palm waste

Ben, H. K.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Khila, Z.; Hajjaji, N.; Dufour, J.; Iribarren, D.


Efficiency assessment of diets in the Spanish regions: A multi-criteria cross-cutting approach

Xavier Esteve-Llorens; Mario Martín-Gamboa; Diego Iribarren; María Teresa Moreira; Gumersindo Feijoo; Sara González-García


Sustainability-oriented efficiency of retail supply chains: A combination of Life Cycle Assessment and dynamic network Data Envelopment Analysis

Cristina Álvarez-Rodríguez; Mario Martín-Gamboa; Diego Iribarren


Sensitivity of target carbon and energy footprints of retail stores to decision-makers' preferences through data envelopment analysis

Cristina Álvarez-Rodríguez; Mario Martín-Gamboa; Diego Iribarren


Life Cycle Assessment of biomass pellets: a review of methodological choices and results

Mario Martín-Gamboa; Pedro Marques; Fausto Freire; Luis Arroja; Ana Cláudia Dias


A protocol for the definition of supply chains in product social life cycle assessment: application to bioelectricity

Mario Martín-Gamboa; Ana Cláudia Dias; Luis Arroja; Diego Iribarren


Thermodynamic, economic and environmental assessment of energy systems including the use of gas from manure fermentation in the context of the Spanish potential

Skorek-Osikowska, A.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Iribarren, D.; García-Gusano, D.; Dufour, J.


Influence of climate change externalities on the sustainability-oriented prioritisation of prospective energy scenarios

Iribarren, D.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Navas-Anguita, Z.; García-Gusano, D.; Dufour, J.


Thermodynamic, economic and environmental assessment of renewable natural gas production systems

Skorek-Osikowska, A.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Dufour, J.


Enhanced prioritisation of prospective scenarios for power generation in Spain: How and which one?

Martín-Gamboa, M.; Iribarren, D.; García-Gusano, D.; Dufour, J.


Simulation and life cycle assessment of synthetic fuels produced via biogas dry reforming and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

Navas-Anguita, Z.; Cruz, P. L.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.


Multi-Criteria and Life Cycle Assessment of Wood-Based Bioenergy Alternatives for Residential Heating: A Sustainability Analysis

Mario Martín-Gamboa; Luis C. Dias; Paula Quinteiro; Fausto Freire; Luis Arroja; Ana Cláudia Dias


Life cycle assessment of wood pellets and wood split logs for residential heating

Paula Quinteiro; Luís Tarelho; Pedro Marques; Mario Martín-Gamboa; Fausto Freire; Luís Arroja; Ana Cláudia Dias


Sustainability-oriented management of retail stores through the combination of life cycle assessment and dynamic data envelopment analysis

Cristina Álvarez-Rodríguez; Mario Martín-Gamboa; Diego Iribarren


Combined use of Data Envelopment Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment for operational and environmental benchmarking in the service sector: A case study of grocery stores

Cristina Álvarez-Rodríguez; Mario Martín-Gamboa; Diego Iribarren


Environmental impact efficiency of natural gas combined cycle power plants: A combined life cycle assessment and dynamic data envelopment analysis approach

Martín-Gamboa, M.; Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.


A review of life-cycle approaches coupled with Data Envelopment Analysis within multi-criteria decision analysis for sustainability assessment of energy systems

Mario Martín-Gamboa; Diego García-Gusano; Diego Iribarren; Javier Dufour


Dynamic Ecocentric Assessment Combining Emergy and Data Envelopment Analysis: Application to Wind Farms

Mario Martín-Gamboa; Diego Iribarren


Prospective Analysis of Life-Cycle Indicators through Endogenous Integration into a National Power Generation Model

García-Gusano, D.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.


Delving into sensible measures to enhance the environmental performance of biohydrogen: A quantitative approach based on process simulation, life cycle assessment and data envelopment analysis.

Martín-Gamboa M.; Iribarren, D.; Susmozas, A.; Dufour, J.


Assessing the social acceptance of hydrogen for transportation in Spain: An unintentional focus on target population for a potential hydrogen economy

Iribarren, D.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Manzano, J.; Dufour, J.


Screening of socio-economic indicators for sustainability assessment: a combined life cycle assessment and data envelopment analysis approach

Iribarren , D.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; O’Mahony, T.; Dufour, J.


Integration of life-cycle indicators into energy optimisation models: The case study of power generation in Norway

García-Gusano, D.; Iribarren, D.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Dufour, J.; Espegren, K.; Lind, A.


On the environmental suitability of high- and low-enthalpy geothermal systems

Mario Martín-Gamboa; Diego Iribarren; Javier Dufour


Environmental benchmarking of wind farms according to their operational performance

Iribarren, D.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Dufour, J.


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