Project Principal Investigators:
Prof. Santiago Aparicio (male)
He has a PhD in physical chemistry, in the fields of thermodynamics and theoretical chemistry. He is a full Professor of Physical Chemistry at UBU. He is an expert in thermophysical and molecular modelling studies for the characterization and development of new materials. He has published 190 papers in refereed journals and several book chapters (h-index=33, i-10 index=96, total citations=4043). He is Editor-in-chief of Physical Chemistry Journal and member of the Editorial Board of several journals. ICCRAM collaborator in the Computational Simulation research area. In this line he has led H2020 projects (H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016-CO2MPRISE, H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016-DRYNET). He also maintains an interesting network with Qatar Foundation as consultant and co-IP in several research projects. Also, he is leader and member of the group AdF (Analysis and Modelling of Materials) with 10 current members with interdisciplinary backgrounds in chemistry, physics and chemical engineering within the university. He collaborates as researcher in ICCRAM.
Dr. Juan Antonio Tamayo-Ramos, PhD (male)
Juan Antonio Tamayo-Ramos has PhD in Molecular Microbiology and is the scientific coordinator of the Nanotoxicology Laboratory at ICCRAM. His scientific career has been developed within three research institutions of excellence: IATA-CSIC, Spain (2003-2009), Wageningen University (WUR), The Netherlands (2009-2015), and ICCRAM-UBU, Spain (2016-). Currently, his main research activities are related to (i) toxicology of nanomaterials and emerging contaminants, (ii) development and application of “omics” technologies in toxicology and biotechnology, and (iii) biofunctionalization of novel materials for industry-oriented applications. The results of his investigations have resulted in: 29 publications in top life sciences journals (h-index=13, i-10 index=15, total citations=938), 2 patents, and participation in more than 20 R&D projects at national and international level. He has expertise in the coordination and supervision of Bsc, MSc, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, being the PI and Scientific Coordinator of H2020-MSCA-RISE NANOGENTOOLS as well as ESR supervisor in the H2020-ITN SOLUTION project. Juan A. Tamayo-Ramos also shares the rol of PI with Rocío Barros García and Sonia Martel Martín in the EU funded projects SURFBIO (GA: 952379), BIOMAC (GA: 952941), DIAGONAL (GA: 953152).
Rocío Barros, PhD (female)
She has a degree in Biology and a PhD in Environmental Science and provides 10 years of experience in managing and coordinating European projects. She leads the ICCRAM-Environment and Sustainability Research Group at the University of Burgos, with about 20 researchers. Since 2005 she has been involved in more than 20 European projects (FP6, FP7 and H2020) mainly related to sustainability, circular economy, nanomaterials, environmental technologies and biotechnology. 2013-2016 she worked as a researcher in ACCIONA in the Materials Group of the R&D Technological Center. Part of the University of Burgos-ICCRAM since 2016, she works as a senior researcher and collaborates in several H2020 Project. She participated in the coordination team of the EU-H2020 MSCA-RISE NANOGENTOOLS and EU-FET-OPEN ICARUS. She has been the PI (at UBU level) the H2020-SC5 SCRREEN-Solutions for CRitical Raw materials. Currently she is the Project Coordinator of BIOTEC-GREENER Project “InteGRated systems for Effective ENvironmEntal Remediation''. She is part of the professoriate of the Circular Economy Master’s.
Nicolas Alejandro Cordero Tejedor, PhD (male)
N.A. Cordero holds a PhD in Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics. He has worked at the universities of Valladolid (Spain) and Pennsylvania (USA) and is now a Professor of Applied Physics and current Head of the Physics Department at Universidad de Burgos (Spain). He has coordinated the EU-FET-OPEN ICARUS project and has participated on several other H2020 projects. His present research focuses on the computational simulation of nanomaterials
Rafael Teodoro Alcalde García, PhD (male)
Dr. Carlos Rumbo (male)
He has a degree in Biology, and a PhD in Health Sciences, in the field of Microbiology. He currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Burgos in ICCRAM. He has a strong background in the study of several fields related with nosocomial pathogens, including mechanisms of multidrug resistance, gene transfer and virulence. His main research activities are related with the analysis of the toxicity and biocompatibility of new materials and nanoparticles using human cell lines as model organisms, and in the study of the antimicrobial activity of new compounds. As a result of his scientific career, several research articles were published in international journals (15), and he participated in more than 10 research projects, at national and international level. He is the PI (at UBU level) of EU-H2020 MSCA-RISE CO2MPRISE project, leading the technical activities related to toxicology assessment of novel CO2 absorbing materials.
Sonia Martel, MSc (female)
With an MSc in Forest Science, Master in Silvopasciculture and Master in Landscape Planning, she is the leader of the Sustainability research line at the “International Research Centre of Critical Raw Materials for Advanced Industrial Technologies” ICCRAM, University of Burgos. Within this area, she develops research tasks related to the definition of Circular Economy models, indicators, leading the Center strategy related to sustainability. Within ICCRAM, the sustainability area is well aligned with the nanosafety area, where ICCRAM has achieved a number of proposals funded during the last years, three of them coordinated by the institution: the recently finished MSCA-RISE-NANOGENTOOLS-2015, ICARUS – INAS (GA: 946174), and the recently awarded H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2020-DIAGONAL (GA: 953152; Global budget: 6.340.223,75€), that will be started on May 2021, where she acts as project manager and also as research team member, leading the sustainability and circular economy approach across the project. In addition, she also led the Life Cycle Assessment activities within the recently finished projects NOVAMAG (GA: 686056) and ICARUS (GA: 713514), and shares the role of Principal Investigator with juan Antonio Tamayo-Ramos and Rocío Barros within the projects H2020-LIGHTME: "An Open Innovation Ecosystem for upscaling production processes of lightweight metal alloys composites", H2020-BIOMAC: “European Sustainable BIObased nanoMAterials Community”, H2020-NEFERTITI: “Innovative photocatalysts integrated in flow photoreactor systems for direct CO2 and H2O conversion into solar fuels” and H2020-WORLD: “Waste Oils RecycLe and Development”. She is part of the professoriate of the Circular Economy Master’s and currently also collaborating as external professor at the Structural Integrity Master.