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Research centres : Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

Francisco Javier Lafuente Sancho

Dr. Francisco Javier Lafuente Sancho, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the School of Engineering of the Autonomous University in Barcelona (UAB) is Director of the Technological Centre for the Comprehensive Treatment of Gaseous Emissions, Liquid Effluents and Solid Waste (BIO-GLS), member of the TECNIO network of ACC1O. Director of the consolidated research group for the treatment of liquid and gaseous effluents (GENOCOV). He has undertaken research stays in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California and the Illinois Institute of Technology.

He was Director of the Department of Chemical Engineering from 2004-2010. He is a member of different commissions for the evaluation of teaching staff and research projects. He is the co-ordinator for qualification in Chemical Engineering. He was named the Vice-Principal's Delegate at the Polytechnic University School of the Environment (EUPMA) in Mollet del Vallès. He sat on the University's Senate and the Economics and Organising Commission, as well as the international commission of the UAB.

He has taken part in 25 national and European projects in the fields of biotechnology and, most especially, the environment. He has also taken part in 48 R&D contracts with companies or government bodies, of which he is the principal investigator in 31 contracts. His research centres on Environmental Engineering, and more specifically on the design and use of biological systems for the treatment of liquid and gaseous effluents. As a result of this activity he has published more than 100 papers indexed with more than 1,750 citations. He has taken part in more than 100 international congresses.

Scientific production

  • Article published in Journals: 1
  • Communications in international congresses: 1

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