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Research interests

My Research Group focuses on developing different chemical and biological processes for converting renewable biomass into biofuels and bioproducts. The developments and achievements in this research activity contribute to valorising biomass within a Circular Economy and Biorefinery context, allowing obtaining of different industrially relevant bioproducts.

Professional Information

I received my PhD in Chemistry from the Antonio Gonzalez Bioorganic Institute (IUBO) of the University of La Laguna (Spain) in 2005 with the thesis entitled "Diterpenes from cultivated Salvia canariensis. Synthesis of abietatrienes. Biological activities" (advisor: L. San Andrés & J.G. Luis). This work won the Prize for the best PhD thesis written and successfully passed in Chemistry at the University of La Laguna in 2005. Then I did three years of postdoctoral stays at the University of Reading (UK) with Prof. L.M. Harwood and the UNAM (Mexico) with Prof. A. Romo and Prof. L.D. Miranda. I also have experience in the pharmaceutical industry, where I worked before joining my current position at the National Polytechnic Institute in 2010.
I found my passion for natural products during my PhD studies. I developed a process for the isolation of Carnosol (price ~370 USD /10mg) and the semi-synthesis of rosmanol (540 USD /10mg) and 7-methylrosmanol (280 USD/1 mg). For that reason, the focus of my research group is to promote the sustainable use of natural resources to develop new products of biological origin for therapeutic and industrial applications. For example, I started a program for the documentary on the use of Mexican species according to ethnopharmacological approaches. Moreover, I try to valorise footwear leather wastes and proteins obtained from porcine gastrointestinal mucosa to obtain biocarbon or products for the tanning industry, respectively. I am interested in the social impact of my research. We designed and manufactured a portable distillation system for essential oils from medicinal plant waste to alleviate poverty in Mexico's most marginal rural communities. Due to its social aspect, this project won the X 2 Award for Technological Innovation in the State of Guanajuato. It is important to note I received economic support from many Mexican institutions.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Diterpenes from cultivated Salvia canariensis. Synthesis of abietatrienes. Biological activities (advisor: L. San Andrés & JG Luis), Universidad de la Laguna

1 Oct 19993 Jun 2005

Award Date: 19 Apr 2006

Master, Diploma in Advanced Studies (Master equivalent) - Chemistry, Universidad de la Laguna

Award Date: 25 Jun 2002

Bachelor, Ciencias Químicas, Universidad de la Laguna

1 Oct 199315 Jun 1999

Award Date: 22 Jul 1999

External positions

Invited Professor - Postgraduate Program in Chemistry, Universidad de Guanajuato


Assistant Professor, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan

16 Jan 200931 Dec 2009

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Universidad Nacional Nacional Autónoma de México

7 Mar 200715 Jan 2009

Reading, University of Reading

15 Sep 200515 Sep 2006


  • QD Chemistry

SNI Level

  • SNI 1


  • EDI 5


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