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Educational and Professional Qualifications

¤ M.Sc. (Licenciado) in Chemistry, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1985 )

¤ Ph.D. (Doctor) in Chemistry, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1990)

¤ European Chemist (EurChem) (1993)

¤ European Engineering Educator (ING-PAED-IGIP) (1997)

¤ Assistant Director for Education Innovation in the ETSI Industriales (U.P.M.) (2004-2006).

¤ Secretary and Coordinator of Learning Innovation in the ETSI Industriales (U.P.M.) (since 2006).

¤ Coordinator of the Group of Innovation in Education (U.P.M.) “Education in Chemistry” (since 2006).

 

Work Experience

¥ 1986-1992. Associated Professor of Chemical Engineering at U.M.P.

¥ Summer 1995. Visiting Professor at Univ. Nacional de Mar del Plata (Argentina).

¥ 1992-2010. Professor of Chemical Engineering at U.P.M.

¥ 2010-present. Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at U.P.M.

 

Teaching Activities

Courses taught include general chemistry, introduction to materials science, introduction to chemical industry, and inorganic chemistry.

Research

Concentrated in:

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Optical characterisation of polymer and multilayer films (regenerated cellulose, polyethylene, PET, …)

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Electrical properties of polymers (nylon 6 and urea-formaldehyde resin) composites (filled with Al, Cu, Zn, Sn and C powders)

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Problems of teaching and learning of chemistry at university level (new experiments, analogies, motivation of university teachers, …)

Other investigations: Applied Spectroscopy (Vis-UV and FTIR).

 

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Awards

& To the scientific research for teachers younger than 35 years. Fundación General de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 1997.

& To the innovation in education. Fundación General de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 2004.

& Best constribution to the innovation in education of Chemistry, Jornadas sobre la Enseñanza de la Química  (Palma de Mallorca, October 2005, organized by Associació de Químics de les Illes Balears).

& Finalist of Award “Sience in Action”, Zaragoza, 2007, organized by Real Sociedad Española de Física and other scientific organizations.

 

& “Excellence in education”, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 2007.

 

& “Activity developed by groups of innovation in education”, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 2008.

& To the innovation in education. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 2009.

Membership in Societies

       G International Center for First Year Undergraduate Chemistry Education (ICUC). Founding Board Members.

G Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ).

G Societat Catalana de Química (SCQ).

G Société Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs (SEFI).

G Internationale Gesellschaft für Ingenieurpädagogik (IGIP) (International Society for Engineering Education). President of Spanish Committee.

G International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

G Asociación General de Profesores Titulares de Universidad (AGPTU).

Address

Departamento de Ingeniería Química Industrial, ETSI Industriales, UPM

José Gutiérrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain.

Telephone 34-91-3363183, Fax 34-91-5618618