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Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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Thelmo Lu Chau


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Thelmo Lú-Chau

Assistant Professor

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.

Scientific Profiles: Portal da Investigación (USC), Research Gate, Google Scholar, Orcid

Publications
Functionalisation of organosolv lignin by enzymatic demethylation for bioadhesive formulation
Authors-Ext: Xinyi Chen, Antonio Pizzi
Magazine/book: Industrial Crops & Products
Volume: 186
Pages: 115223
Date of publication: 18/06/2022
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISBN: 0926-6690
Impact Index: 5.65
Quartil: Q1
Decil: D1
DOI: link
Bundling the removal of emerging contaminants with the production of ligninolytic enzymes from residual streams
Magazine/book: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume: 106
Issue: 3
Pages: 1299–1311
Date of publication: 25/01/2022
Publishing house: Springer
ISBN: 1432-0614
Impact Index: 4.81
Quartil: Q1
DOI: link
Green and sustainable synthesis of oligorutin using an enzymatic membrane reactor: process optimization
Authors-Ext: Gullón, Beatriz
Magazine/book: Food and Bioproducts Processing
Volume: 124
Pages: 434-444
Date of publication: 01/11/2020
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISBN: 0960-3085
Quartil: Q1
DOI: link
Patents
Procedimiento para la producción de polihidroxialcanoatos y de ectoína mediante sacarificación y fermentación simultánea a partir de hidrolizados de grano de cereal
Date of publication: 01/06/2016
Procedimiento de degradación de compuestos orgánicos recalcitrantes presentes en efluentes industriales mediante un sistema en dos etapas
Pages: 17
Date of publication: 12/06/2012
Doctoral Theses
Solvent-based approaches to evaluate the ABE extractive fermentation
Authors: Helena González
Date: 03/12/2019
European doctorate: x
Cum Laude: x
Biopolymers production by Halomonas boliviensis in an integrated biorefinery
Authors: María García
Date: 09/05/2017
Exploitation of the ligninocellulosic by-product raquis, obtained from the extraction of palm oil for the production of ethanol
Authors: Natalia Gómez
Supervisors-Ext: Rigoberto Rios and Mariana Peñuela (University of Antioquia, Colombia)
Date: 18/07/2016
Master Theses
Produción de polihidroxibutirato(PHB) a partir de auga de cocción de mexillón (MPW) empregando unha bacteria halófila
Date: 07/07/2021

Máster in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses 

Optimización da produción de biobutanol mediante fermentación ABE empregando bagazo de mazá como substrato
Authors: Javier Bravo
Supervisors: Gemma Eibes, Thelmo Lu Chau
Date: 07/07/2021

Máster in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses 

Utilización de bagazo de mazá para a extracción de compostos fenólicos e para la producción de ABE en cultivos Clostridium
Authors: Ines Prado
Supervisors: Gemma Eibes, Thelmo Lu Chau
Date: 19/02/2021

Máster in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses 

Congresses
Production of unspecific peroxygenase (UPO) from Agrocybe aegerita using residues from bioethanol production
Authors-Ext:
Type: Poster presentation
Magazine/book: III Bio Iberoamerica: Ibero-american congress on biotechnology
Date: 07/04/2022
City: Braga (Portugal)
Optimization of biobutanol production from apple pomace hydrolysate by acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation of Clostridium beijerinckii CECT 508
Authors-Ext: Javier A. Bravo-Venegas
Type: Poster presentation
Magazine/book: III Bio Iberoamerica: Ibero-american congress on biotechnology
Date: 07/04/2022
City: Braga (Portugal)
The oxidative potential of the enzyme cocktail of Irpex lacteus as a biocatalytic tool for the transformation of emerging pollutants
Type: Poster presentation
Magazine/book: III Bio Iberoamerica: Ibero-american congress on biotechnology
Date: 07/04/2022
City: Braga (Portugal)