Dr. Ignacio Sirés
Departament de Ciència de Materials i Química Física
Universitat de Barcelona
Título de la ponencia: Por una Electroquímica Ambiental más aplicable: desarrollo de catalizadores, electrodos y procesos
He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry with European’s Mention in 2007, both from the Universitat de Barcelona. He has also conducted materials engineering studies at the Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. His thesis, carried out at the Materials and Environmental Electrochemistry Laboratory within the team of Prof. E. Brillas, was devoted to the development of electrochemical advanced oxidation processes for the treatment of pharmaceutical drugs in waters, focusing on direct anodic oxidation with BDD anodes and electro-Fenton and related electrochemical processes. Dr. Sirés’ scientific contributions are reflected in more than 30 publications in ISI journals, book chapters, and his participation as an invited lecturer at several international congresses. In 2008, he was awarded the ‘Electrochimica Acta Travel Award for Young Electrochemists’ by the ISE. His research interests include the environmental electrochemistry coupled to solar water treatment, the electrochemical engineering, and the study of advanced nanostructured electrode materials aiming to develop novel and promising electrochemical technologies. Since September 2009, he is an Assistant Professor (Lector) at the Department of Physical Chemistry of the Universitat de Barcelona.