Talk title: Thermodynamic insights into the role of ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents for biorefinery applications
Maria Gonzalez-Miquel obtained her Bachelors in Chemical Engineering followed by a Master in Industrial Process Engineering at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). She was awarded her PhD in Chemical Engineering (summa cum laude) in 2013 working as a researcher between Complutense University of Madrid and Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), as well as a visiting PhD scholar at Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
Afterwards, she undertook a postdoctoral research stay at The University of Notre Dame (USA). In 2014, she was appointed Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at The University of Manchester (U.K.). As of November 2017, she took up a new academic position in the School of Industrial Engineering at Technical University of Madrid (Spain). Her research interest is devoted to sustainable process development combining experimental and computational methods to comprehensively address global challenges in the following areas: multiproduct integrated biorefineries; clean energy technologies; and structure-property relationships of task-specific novel solvents. In 2018, she was featured in the Emerging Investigators special issue of Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data and she was honored with the Franzosini Award bestowed by IUPAC Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data.