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Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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Gumersindo Feijoo


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Gumersindo Feijoo

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Education

  • Degree in Chemistry (Orientation in Industrial Chemistry). University of Santiago de Compostela (1985-1990)
  • MSc. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain (1990). Master Thesis: Sodium inhibition in the anaerobic digestion process: Antagonism and adaptation phenomena
  • PhD. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain (1994). PhD. Dissertation: Ligninolytic enzyme production in bioreactors. Application to PAH´s degradation
  • Post-doc. Department of Industrial Microbiology. Wageningen Agricultural University, The Nehterlands (1995, 1997, 1998)
  • Post-doc. Department of Environmental and Chemical Engineering. University of Arizona, Arizona, USA (2002).

Employment

  • Full Professor. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela (2008 - Present)
  • Associate Professor. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela (1997 - 2008)
  • Assistant Professor. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela (1995 -1997 )
  • Research Fellow. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela (1991 1995 )

Teaching Activities

  • Undergraduate Degree Programs
    • Bachelor in Chemical Engineering. School of Engineering
  • Graduate Degree Programs
    • Master in Environmental Engineering
    • Master in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocess
  • Main Topics
    • Mass and Energy Balances
    • Unit Operations
    • Chemical Reaction Engineering
    • Project Management
    • Ecological Product Design
    • Life Cycle Assessment

Research

  • Bioprocess Engineering
    • Fermentation processes: ethanol, lactic acid, probiotics...
    • Production of fungi peroxidases
    • Bioremediation and biodegradation of PPCPs, PAH's and pesticides by white-rot fungi and their oxidative enzymes
    • Development and application of monophasic and biphasic bioreactors to treat wastewaters
  • Life Cycle Assessment and Carbonfootprint
    • Life cycle assessment
    • Carbon footprint
    • Eco-design
    • Eco-efficiency

Scientific Profiles

Publications
Driving commitment to sustainable food policies within the framework of American and European dietary guidelines
Magazine/book: Science of The Total Environment
Volume: 807 Part 2
Issue: 150894
Date of publication: 10/02/2022
Publishing house: Elsevier
DOI: link
Renewable carbon opportunities in the production of succinic acid applying attributional and consequential modelling
Magazine/book: Chemical Engineering Journal
Volume: 428
Issue: 132011
Date of publication: 01/01/2022
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISBN: 1385-8947
DOI: link
Encompassing health and nutrition with the adherence to the environmentally sustainable New Nordic Diet in Southern Europe
Magazine/book: Journal of Cleaner Production
Volume: 327
Issue: 129470
Date of publication: 10/12/2021
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISBN: 0959-6526
DOI: link
Patents
Procedimiento y sistema de eliminación de microcontaminantes mediante reactor con nanopartículas magnéticas y unidad de separación externa
Authors-Ext: Carlos Vázquez Vázquez, Alfonso Fondado Fondado, Jorge Mira Pérez
Date of publication: 08/10/2018
Method and system for eliminating microcontaminants by means of a reactor with an enzyme immobilised in magnetic nanoparticles and an internal separation unit
Authors-Ext: Adriana Arca Ramos, Carlos Vázquez Vázquez, Alfonso Fondado Fondado, Jorge Mira Pérez,
Date of publication: 12/09/2018
Procedimiento y sistema para reacciones de síntesis química en un reactor con enzima inmovilizada en nanopartículas magnéticas y unidad de separación interna
Authors-Ext: Carlos Vázquez Vázquez, Alfonso Fondado Fondado, Jorge Mira Pérez
Date of publication: 04/05/2016
Projects
Water-Energy-Seafood nexus: eco-innovation strategies for sustainalbe production and consumption patterns in the Atlantic area (NEPTUNUS)
Main researcher: Gumersindo Feijoo
Working Group: Amaya Franco, Maite Moreira
Financial organism: European Commission
Reference: EAPA_576/2018-NEPTUNUS
Amount 151132.00€
Scope: Proyecto europeo
Partners: Universidad de Cantabria, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, EnergyLab, Universidade de Aveiro, IPMA, Université de Bordeaux, University of Liverpool, National University of Ireland, Atholone Institute of Technology, Anfaco Cecopesca, Vertigo Lab
Date of publication: 30/06/2019
Red de excelencia: Biotecnologia para la lignocelulosa: hacia el uso integral de la biomasa vegetal como materia prima renovable
Main researcher: Gumersindo Feijoo
Financial organism: Spanish Government
Reference: BIO2017‐90757‐REDT
Partners: Coordinator: Susana Camarero from Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB) - Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Date of publication: 01/07/2018
Sustainability transition assessment and research of bio-based products (STAR-ProBio)
Main researcher: Gumersindo Feijoo
Research Group: Sara Gonzalez, Maite Moreira
Financial organism: European Commission (H2020)
Reference: 727740 (2014_H2020)
Amount 323781.00€
Scope: Proyecto europeo
Partners: Unitelma Sapienza Universita (Italy), Unvi. of York (UK), Technische Universitaet Berlin (Germany)
Date of publication: 01/05/2017
Contracts
Clean air technology change (CATCH)
Main researcher: Gumersindo Feijoo
Reference: CONECTA PYME. (2016-2018) IN852A 2016/125
Amount 48856.14€
Scope: Proyecto autonómico
Partners: Serviguide Consultoría, S.L., 4Gotas Atmósfera y Océano, S.L., Bahía Software, S.L.U., Sistemas Audiovisuales Itelsis, S.L., Tecnologías PLEXUS, S.L.
Date of publication: 01/01/2016
Desenvolvemento de solucións intelixentes para unha loxística verde (SIGSOL)
Main researcher: Gumersindo Feijoo
Financial organism: Xunta de Galicia (Programa Conecta Peme 2014)
Reference: IN852A 2014/15
Amount 90000.00€
Scope: Proyecto autonómico
Partners: Kaleido Logisticis, Inxenia, USC
Date of publication: 15/02/2014
Zero Emissions City (ZEC)
Main researcher: Gumersindo Feijoo
Financial organism: Xunta de Galicia (Programa Conecta Peme 2014)
Amount 16770.83€
Scope: Proyecto autonómico
Partners: Serviguide, Bahía Software, Plexus, Itelsis, Setga, USC e Gradiant
Date of publication: 15/02/2014
Doctoral Theses
From agricultural cultivation to food and bio-based products: a life cycle assessment perspective
Authors: Iana Salim
Date: 19/11/2021
Developing an integrated framework to quantify sustainability indicators in the context of urban systems
Authors: Manuel Rama
Date: 15/07/2021
Unravelling environmental and economic criteria for resource recovery in centralised and decentralised wastewater treatment
Authors: Andrea Arias
Date: 25/03/2021
European doctorate: x
Master Theses
Evaluación ambiental de adhesivos empregados na industria madereira
Authors: Ana Arias
Date: 19/02/2020

Máster en Ingeniería Química y Bioprocesos

Enfoque conxunto da Avaliación de Ciclo de Vida e da Análise Envolvente de datos nos criterios de eco-eficiencia da producción acuícola en Mexico
Date: 19/02/2020

Máster en Ingeniería Química y Bioprocesos

Patrones de consumo en España: ¿Cuánto se alejan de la dieta mediterránea?
Authors: Milena Álvarez
Date: 08/07/2019
Awards
Mother Earth Award "A lifetime dedicated to recovery"
Date of publication: 13/06/2019
Pescaenverde, special recognition at Technology Transfer Awards in Galicia 2018
Authors-Ext: Pedro Villanueva, Ian Vázquez-Rowe
Date of publication: 27/11/2018
Aquaenvec. BEST LIFE Environment project 2015
Date of publication: 31/05/2016
Congresses
Eliminación de patógenos en aguas residuales empleando reacciones foto-Fenton
Authors-Ext: Fernández, L.,
Type: Oral
Magazine/book: V Simposio de Investigación en Tecnoloxías Ambientais
Date: 23/09/2021
Organization: CRETUS
City: Santiago de Compostela
Environmental indicators in the synthesis of ZnO photocatalysts doped with Ag nanoclusters
Authors-Ext: D. Buceta, C. Vázquez-Vázquez, M.A. López-Quintela
Type: Poster
Magazine/book: 5th International Conference on Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment | IWA EcoSTP 2021
Date: 21/06/2021
Organization: Politecnico Milano
City: Milan, Italy (online)
Potential prospect of magnetic nanoparticles immobilized in mesoporous silica for the removal of antibiotics
Authors-Ext: J., Fernández, L., Vargas-Osorio, Z., Vázquez-Vázquez, C., Piñeiro, Y., Rivas.
Type: Poster-Flash presentation
Magazine/book: IV Simposio - Investigación en Tecnologías Ambientales
Date: 10/09/2020
Organization: CRETUS