Ortiz, Juan Manuel

Dr. Juan Manuel Ortiz Díaz-Guerra



Electrochemistry: Science and Technology. University of Alicante. Spain.


Desalination microbial cells. Environmental biotechnology. Electrochemical technology for environmental protection. Applied Electrochemistry.

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



Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alicante (2002), and PhD (2009) (Programme “Electrochemistry, Science and Technology”, Title: “Water Desalination by Electrodialysis Systems Powered directly by Photovoltaic Solar Energy: Technical Feasibility and Modeling Study ”).

He developed research for ten years at the University of Alicante, in the Applied Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis Research Group (University Institute of Electrochemistry). In 2015, he joined IMDEA Water Institute, focusing his research on the development of microbial electrochemical processes for the treatment of urban and industrial waste water, and sustainable desalination systems.

He has been principal investigator of the BioDEs project (R&D Projects for Young Researchers, 2015 Call. Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, Spain), and participated in 11 national and 4 European projects, including BacWire (FP7) and MIDES (Horizon 2020).