Molina, Serena

Dr. Serena Molina Martínez



Chemical Engineering. Complutense University of Madrid. Spain


Characterization of porous membranes and membranes for desalination

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IMDEA Water. Avenida Punto Com, 2. Parque Científico Tecnológico de la Universidad de Alcalá. Alcalá de Henares. 28805 MADRID


She obtained her PhD by the Complutense University of Madrid. Her knowledge about material science has been complemented with the Master Degree in Advanced Specialization in Plastics and Rubber at UIMP-CSIC.

During 4 years she has worked at Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP-CSIC). She has wide experience in the evaluation, modification and characterization (spectroscopic and morphological) of polymeric membranes (reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration membrane bioreactors and electrodialysis). She has participated in 17 research projects about development and testing of polymeric membranes for different water treatments.

She has taught laboratory practices in the Master of Advanced Specialization in Plastics and Rubber. She has presented 32 communications at several national and international conferences. She has 24 scientific articles published in international scientific journals, a patent and a book chapter.

She joined IMDEA Water in July 2014. Currently, she is involved in different projects related to the membrane recycling and the implementation of membrane technology in desalination, wastewater treatment, recovery of valuable compounds (zero liquid discharge, ZLD) and removal of emerging compounds.