Summary of the CV


Number of six-year research terms: 4. Date of the last requested term: 31 December 2014.

PhD students supervised during the last 10 years: 12 (two more under supervision)

Total number of citations: 5310.

Average number of citations (last five years): 562.

Publications into the first decile: more than 220 (more than 270 papers published).

h-Index= 38 (34 excluding self-citations).


Jose Luis Valverde Palomino is BSc in Chemistry (Extraordinary End of Studies Award) and PhD in Chemistry (Chemical Engineering) (Extraordinary End of Studies Award) at the Complutense University of Madrid. Since 2003, he is Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). His research interest has been focused on Catalysis, Electrocatalysis, Synthesis of Carbon Nanomaterials (nanotubes, nanofibers, nanospheres and Graphene), which can be used as catalysts and in the formulation of composites used in construction (aerogels), nautical and aeronautical industries, and energy; microencapsulation of PCMs; Biomass Pyrolysis, Combustion and Gasification; and Simulation and Modelling of Chemical Processes. He is author and co-author of 71 chapters in books, 6 patents (one of them European one), and more than 260 papers in leading archival journals. Furthermore, he is and has been I.P. of 60 projects funded by the European Union (6), Spanish Government (10), Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha (10) and contracts with private companies (33). The total funding achieved is higher than 10 MM €. He has supervised 16 PhD students and paid stays in the Universities of Leeds (UK), Kentucky (USA), Autónoma del Estado de Mexico (Mexico) and Claude Bernard-Lyon 1, He has been invited professor by the latter in the academic years: 2009-10 and 2015-16.

Currently, he is coordinator of the H2020 European Project H2020: NANOLEAP-646397: Nanocomposite for building constructions and civil infrastructures: European network pilot production line to promote industrial application cases, which is participated by 18 partners from 10 European countries. It started in January 2015 and will finish in June 2018. The total funding achieved is close to 6.9 MM €.

Furthermore, he has been and is scientific adviser of the Italian Company NANTO CleanTech devoted to the development of coating incorporating nanomaterials and the Spanish one Ingeniería 2000 devoted to the construction and commissioning of industrial equipment for the production of carbon nanomaterials. Likewise, he has been member of the scientific committee of the prestigious Summer School of Catalysis organized by IRCELYON

2013, 2015 and 2017.

He has been Secretary and Vice-dean of the Faculty of Chemistry at the UCLM and Secretary, Vice-head and Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the same university from 1993 to 2012.

Finally, he is accredited as Professeur des universités in the subjects: 62 – energétique, génie de procédés- y 31 – Chimie théorique, physique, analytique- granted by thel Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche (France) (number of accreditation: 1416226184).

Relevant publications

1. Electrocatalytic System for the Simultaneous Hydrogen Production and Storage from Methanol. J. González-Cobos, V.J. Rico, A.R. González-Elipe, J.L. Valverde, A. de Lucas-Consuegra, ACS Catalysis. 6, 1942−1951, (2016). I.F. 9.312.

2. Electrochemical reforming of alcohols on nanostructured platinum-tin catalyst-electrodes, A.R. de la Osa, A.B. Calcerrada, J.L. Valverde, E.A. Baranova, A. de Lucas-Consuegra, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 179 (2015) 276-284. I.F. 7.435.

3. Electrochemical activation of Au nanoparticles for the selective partial oxidation of methanol, J. González-Cobos, D. Horwat, J. Ghanbaja, J.L. Valverde, A. de Lucas-Consuegra, Journal of Catalysis 317 (2014) 293-302, I.F. 6.921.

4. Ionically conducting ceramics as active catalytic supports, A. de Lucas-Consuegra, J.L. Valverde, S. Souentie; C. Vayenas, D. Tsiplakides, S. Balomenou, E. Baranova, Chemical Reviews 113 (2013) 8192–8260. I.F. 45.568.

5. Electrochemical promotion of Pt nanoparticles dispersed on a diamond like carbon matrix: A novel electrocatalytic system for H2 production, A. de Lucas-Consuegra, J. González-Cobos, V. Carcelén, C. Magén, J.L. Endrino, J.L. Valverde, Journal of Catalysis 307 (2013) 18-26. I.F. 6.073.

6. Coupling catalysis and gas phase electrocatalysis for the simultaneous production and separation of pure H2 and C2 hydrocarbons from methane and natural gas, A. Caravaca, A. de Lucas-Consuegra, V. Ferreira, J. L. Figueiredo, J. Faria, J. L. Valverde, F. Dorado, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 142-143 (2013) 298-306. I.F. 7.435.

7. Enhancing the catalytic activity and selectivity of the partial oxidation of methanol by electrochemical promotion. A. de Lucas-Consuegra, J. González-Cobos, Y. García-Rodríguez, A. Mosquera, J.L. Endrino, J.L. Valverde, Journal of Catalysis 293 (2012) 149-157. I.F: 6.073.

8. Design and development of catalysts for Biomass-to-Liquid-Fischer-Tropsch (BTL-FT) processes for biofuels production. R. Luque, A. R. de la Osa, J. M. Campelo, A. Angel Romero, J. L. Valverde, P. Sanchez. Energy & Environmental Science, 5 (2012) 5186-5203. I.F: 20.523.

9. Enhanced H2 formation by electrochemical promotion in a single chamber steam electrolysis cell, A. Caravaca, A. de Lucas-Consuegra, C. Molina-Mora, J.L. Valverde, F. Dorado, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 106 (2011) 54–62. I.F. 7.435.

10. Development of a new electrochemical catalyst with an electrochemically assisted regeneration ability for H2 production at low temperatures, A. de Lucas-Consuegra, A. Caravaca, P.J. Martínez, J.L. Endrino, F. Dorado, J.L. Valverde, Journal of Catalysis 274 (2010) 251-258. I.F.: 6.073.

Research Projects and Grants

European Projects

1. Research project of the 7th Framework of the European Union P7-2010-NMP-ENV-ENERY-ICT-EeB (Grant Agreement: 260056): New Advanced Insulation Phase Change Materials (NANOPCM). Organismos participantes: ACCIONA (coordinador), Fundación Tekniker, Active Space Technologies GmbH, DIAD Group SRL, PCM Products Ltd, Purinova Sp. z o. o., Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Housing and Urban Development Agency. June 2010- May 2013. Principal Investigator. 304906.6 euros.

3. Research project of the H2020 initiative NANOLEAP-646397: Nanocomposite for building constructions and civil infraestructures: European network pilot production line to promote industrial application cases. Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Graphenano Nanotechnologies, Acciona Infraestructuras, Separex SAS, Fundación IMDEA Nanociencia, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V., NANTO Cleantech, EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, D’Apollonia, Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd., STAM Tech., INEA, Swerea, Netcomposites, ECNP, Purinova, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives. January 2015-June 2018. Coordinator. 6.9 MM €.

3. Research project of the H2020 initiative OASIS-814581: Open Access Single entry point for scale-up of Innovative Smart lightweight composite materials and components. Fundación TECNALIA Research & Innovation (Coordinator), Commissariat à L’Energie Atomique et Aux Enegies Alternatives, Centre Technique Industriel de la Plasturgie et des Composites, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung Der, Angewandten Forschung, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (I.P.: Jose-Luis Valverde Palomino), and other 13 partners más de Europa. January 2019-June 2022. IP at UCLM. 447 M €.

Projects funded by the Spanish Goverment

1. Research Project funded by the Transversal Energy Program of the Ministry of Education and Science PSE 2-2005: Procesos avanzados de generación, captura y almacenamiento de CO2. Entidades participantes: CIEMAT, ENDESA, ELCOGAS, EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS, TÉCNICAS REUNIDAS, INCAR y UCLM. Novembre 2005-December 2008. Leader at the UCLM. 93406 € (2005), 13698 € (2006), 120206 € (2007), 52750 € (2008), 23200 € (2009 and 2010).

2. Research Project funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology CTQ2010-16179 /PPQ: Nuevas rutas de producción y/o separación de H2 mediante sistemas catalíticos y electroquímicos integrados. December 2010- December 2012. Principal Investigator. 240790 €.

3. Research Project funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competetiveness CTQ2013-45030-R: Producción de hidrógeno en reactores electroquímicos de membrana polimérica y su posterior uso en la síntesis de productos de alto valor añadido. January 2014-December 2016. Principal Investigators: J.L. Valverde and P. Sánchez. 197000 € .

4. Grant for the adquisition of scientific and technical Infrastucture and Equipment of the Ministry of Economy and Competetiveness, cofunded by FEDER (UNCM13-1E-1521): Equipamiento para la caracterización de materiales compuestos constituidos por polímeros y nanoestructuras de carbono (nanofibras, nanotubos y nanoesferas de carbono y grafeno) para su uso industrial. November 2014. Principal Investigator. 393373.80 €.

5. Research Project funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competetiveness CTQ2016-75491-R: Procesos electrocatalíticos para la transformación de bioetanol en productos de mayor valor. January 2017-December 2019. Principal Investigators: J.L. Valverde and P. Sánchez. 197000 €.


Research contract funded by ACCIONA, CTR06-0169. Desarrollo de nuevo conocimiento y tecnología inteligente en materiales orgánicos y cerámicos, orientado a la mejora de la productividad y la creación de negocio en el ámbito de una edificación más sostenible (CENIT PROMETEO. Coordinator ACCIONA). July 2006-December 2009. Principal Investigator at UCLM. 208800 €.

2. Research contract funded by ELCOGAS, CTR07-0149. Soluciones a la producción de hidrógeno energético y reconversión asociada (CENIT SPHERA. Coordinator GAS NATURAL S.D.G., S.A.). July 2007-December 2010. Principal Investigator at UCLM. 208800 €.

3. Research contract funded by SAINT-GOBAIN, UCTR100392: Benefit of SiC utilisation for Fischer Tropsch reaction by Evaluation of the different powder characteristics of alpha and beta SiC on the active phase dispersion/ageing and catalytic activity/selectivity. November 2010-November 2013. Principal Investigator. 69973 €.

4. Research contract funded by GRAPHENANO NANOTECHNOLOGIES, UCTR120087: Síntesis de materiales nanocarbonosos de interés industrial. March 2012-March 2014. Principal Investigator. 120000 €.

5. Research contract funded by ABENGOA RESEARCH, UCTR-12-0235: Aplicación de la electrocatálisis en la producción de H2 acoplada a otros procesos de interés industrial y medioambiental” (Electrocatal). July 2012-July 2015. Principal Investigator. 185130 €.


Procedure for microencapsulation of phase change materials by spray-drying. J. Grávalos, I. Calvo, J. Mieres, J. Cubillo, A.M. Borreguero, M. Carmona, J.F. Rodríguez, J.L. Valverde. Date of Filing: 26-2-09. Priority: ES/12.05.08/ESA 200801360. Application number 09153793.6-1213. Ref.: EP 1828.2A. Date of publication: 8 May 2013.

2. Procedure for the production of syngas. A. de Lucas-Consuegra, J.L. Endrino, J., González-Cobos, N. Gutiérrez, J.L. Valverde, C. Jiménez. Date of Filing at the OEPM: 28/06/2013. Application number P2201330975. Ref.: ES 2525957. Date of publication: 02/01/2015.


Reviewer of research projects for the Spanish, Dutch, Swiss, Belgian, French and Canadian Goverments Since 1999.

2. Reviewer of more than 30 leading archival journals.

3. Scientific adviser of the Spanish companies: Alquimia Soluciones Ambientales, S.L, Graphenano until 2013, and Ingeniería 2000 since 2016; and of the Italian one NANTO CLEANTECH since 2016.

5. President of the Organizing Committee of the Congress of the Spanish Society of Catalysis: SECAT ’09. Ciudad Real (Spain). From 29 June to 1 July 2009.

8. Member of the Scientific Committee of ELITECAT 2015, ELITECAT 2017 and ELITECAT 2019. IRCELYON, Lyon (France).

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