M A Martin Luengo
Research Scientist at CSIC
Spanish National Research Council
M. A. Martin Luengo, graduated in chemistry at the Autonoma University of Madrid (UAM, Spain). In the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, Spain), she presented her Master work on oxidation catalysts and her phD on palladium supported catalysts, both with honours and the highest qualification. As a postdoctoral grant holder of the CSIC she worked in catalysts characterization in the University of Brunel in England and then in the University of Louvain la Neuve in Belgium. Afterwards she was granted a Fellowship IA to work with the Scientific Engineering Research Council of England on Fischer Tropsch processes towards preparation of fuels from synthesis gas. In 1992 she gained a permanent position of Research Scientist in the CSIC of Spain, where she has been working since. She has more than 110 publications and has been involved in over 120 congresses, has several patents and is a member of several scientific societies, i.e. Chartered Chemist of the Royal Society of Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Royal Spanish Society of Catalysis and Spanish society of Clay. She is currently preparing several papers and book chapters on request and has been kindly invited as Scientific Committee Member for several Congresses.
Nowadays she carries out studies in the search for more sustainable materials and chemical processes based on the valorisation of agriresidues, particularly important in less developed countries. This work has been acknowledged by the CSIC recently.