Dr. Abraham Esteve Núñez


Associate professor at the University of Alcalá. Madrid. Spain


Biochemistry. University of Granada. Spain

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Principal investigator of the Bioe Group, his scientific activity focuses on environmental biotechnology; specifically, in the use of electromicrobiology for bioremediation of water (urban and industrial) and natural environments, as well as the detection of pollutants.

After his postdoctoral stays at UMass-Amherst (USA) and the Astrobiology Center (INTA / CSIC, Madrid), in 2009 he joined the Universidad de Alcalá through the Ramón y Cajal programme and since 2013 he has been a professor in Chemical Engineering.

Supervisor of 8 doctoral theses, with another 12 in progress, and more than 20 master’s theses, he is the author of 78 scientific publications, 13 book chapters, and seven national and international patents.

He has participated and coordinated 30 national and European projects, including iMETland (awarded by Madri+d), ELECTRA (EU-China Flagship) and ATTRACT, all from the Horizon2020 programme.

Among his technology transfer activities, the foundation of the start-up METfilter, co-owned by IMDEA Agua, is remarkable. Its METland® solution was chosen in 2020 among the top three in the field of biotechnology in Europe. In 2016 and 2020 he was awarded the First Prize of the International Excellence Campus Smart Energy for different works. In 2021 he was honoured by the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (ISMET) with the Innovation Award for the development of the METland® technology.