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Professorship in Chemical Sciences, 2023 – Council of Excellence in Poland/​Office of the President of Poland
D.Sc. (Habilitation) in Chemical Sciences, 2015 – Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Ph.D. in Catalysis and Materials Science, 2004 – Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland
M.Sc. in Catalysis and Organic Technology, 1997 – WUT, Poland
Chem.Eng.1995 – WUT, Poland


  • 2013, July Visiting researcher at the University of Cordoba (UCO, Spain), research group​“Sustainable Organic Chemistry”. 
  • 2012, July-August Visiting Professor at the Center for Electron Microscope and Microanalysis, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 2010, August Certificate in Science Communication I and II, organized by European Commission FP7 in collaboration with ESConet. 
  • 2006 – 2009 Postdoctoral Research Associate (Staff), Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USA). Mentors: Distinguished Professor George A. Olah (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1994) and Professor G.K. Surya Prakash. Additional training (certificates) in: Project Management, Supervision and Human Resource Management from the University of Southern California (USA). 
  • 2005 – 2006 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Córdoba (Spain). Mentor: Professor José M. Marinas Rubio.
  • 2004 Professor-Researcher, director of the engineer’s thesis, participating in the Committee of the Thesis, Chemical Engineering Department, University of América, Bogotá (Colombia).



  • Materials Science and Engineering: synthesis-characterization-applications of sono- and photo-catalysts,
  • Ultrasound and Microwave methods for nanomaterials synthesis and water purification,
  • Heterogeneous Photocatalysis in: Green Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, H2Production,
  • Sono- and Photo-Catalytic conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass into Platform Chemicals,
  • CO2 utilization/​valorization: Dry reforming and artificial photosynthesis,
  • Green (Bio)Fuels and their catalytic combustion,
  • Catalysis in the Petrochemical Industry,
  • Mechanisms of (super)acid-(super)base catalysis,
  • Green Synthesis of Fine Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals by Thermo-, Sono- and Photo-Catalysis.

Juan Carlos Colmenares Q. — Team Leader

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