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Thelmo Lu Chau
Thelmo A. Lu-Chau is Chemical Engineer by the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo (PERU) and obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering by the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC). He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the USC in the Department of Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Sciences, Lugo).
His research areas include the production of biofuels (ethanol, butanol) and biopolymers (PHA) from lignocellulosic biomass and cereals, the production of enzymes (glucanases and ligninolytic enzymes) by natural and genetically modified microorganisms, and the extraction of bioactive compounds from agro-industrial residues and their enzymatic transformation.
His scientific production summarized as 5 PhD theses; 55 papers in SCI journals (Scopus, H factor 19, 1342 citations); 5 book chapters; author of 2 Spanish patents; participation in 10 research projects funded by European Commission (2), Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (3) and companies (Abengoa Bioenergy, IFP-Energies Nouvelles, Veolia ER&I) (5). He is member of the Spanish Lignin Degradation Network (LIGNOCEL), and collaborates regularly as evaluator of research projects from Chile and Colombia.