Gumersindo Feijoo
Organization: University of Santiago de Compostela
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1.- Education

  • Degree in Chemistry (specialty in Industrial Chemistry). USC (1985-1990)
  • MSc. Department of Chemical Engineering. USC, Spain (1990). Master Thesis: Sodium inhibition in the anaerobic digestion process: Antagonism and adaptation phenomena
  • PhD. Dept of Chemical Engineering. USC, Spain (1994). PhD. Dissertation: Ligninolytic enzyme production in bioreactors. Application to PAHs degradation
  • Post-doc. Department of Industrial Microbiology. Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands (1995, 1997, 1998)
  • Post-doc. Department of Environmental and Chemical Engineering. University of Arizona, Arizona, USA (2002 and 2014).

2.- Positions

  • Research Fellow. Dept of Chem. Eng. USC (1991- 1995)
  • Associate Professor. Dept of Chem. Eng. USC (1995 -2007)
  • Professor. Dept of Chem. Eng. USC (2007 - Present)
  • Head of the Dept of Chemical Engineering (2008 – Present)
  • President of the Spanish Conference of Directors and Deans of Chemical Engineering (2016-Present)
3.- Research Topics

·         Bioremediation and biodegradation of PPCPs, PAHs and pesticides by white-rot fungi and their oxidative enzymes

·         Development and application of monophasic and biphasic bioreactors for wastewater treatment

·         Life Cycle Assessment. Ecolabel. Carbonfootprint. Ecodesign

4.-R&D Projects

I have participated in 38 projects and 27 R&D research contracts for a total budget of 10.290.000€, financed by UE, Spanish Government, Galician Government and different companies.

Some UE Projects

·  White Biotechnology for added value products from renewable plant polymers: Design of taylor-made biocatalysts and new industrial bioprocesses (01/10/2006-30/09/2011). NMP2-CT-2006-026456.

·  Sustainable production of Biologically Active Molecules of Marine Based Origin (01/03/2011-31/12/2014).

·   Assessment and improvement of the urban water cycle eco-efficiency using LCA and LCC (01/01/2012-31/12/2014).  LIFE10 ENV/ES/520.

·   Bark valorization into insulating foams and bioenergy (01/01/2012-31/12/2014). FP7-ERANET-20008-RTD.

·  Sustainable management of livestock waste for the removal/recovery of nutrients (LIVEWASTE)

(01/09/2013-31/08/2016). LIFE12 ENV/CY/000544.

·  Sustainability Transition Assessment and Research of Bio-based Products (STAR-ProBio) (01/05/2017-30/04/2020). H2020: 727740

5.- Scientific Production

         i.            15 Doctoral Thesis

       ii.            4 book as Editor and 24 book chapters

      iii.            6 patents

     iv.            207 research papers in SCI journals (146 Q1 and 16 TOP3) and 37 research papers in non-SCI journals

       v.            257 congress presentations (5 keynotes and 83 oral) in international and national congresses.

     vi.            H-index: 42 (Scopus) and 39 (ISI-WEB)

    vii.            Research Gate Score: 43.65