Chemical Engineering

Ana C. Alba-Rubio

Assistant Professor


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2011 Ph.D. Applied Physical Chemistry, Autonomous University of Madrid & ICP-CSIC, Spain
2007 B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Málaga, Spain

Research and Teaching Interests
Our research focuses on the rational design and synthesis of nanomaterials for catalysis and sensing applications. We are especially interested in producing fuels and materials sustainably and developing technologies to improve the human condition. Specific projects include:

  • Development of dual function materials for capture and conversion of CO2 into methanol and higher alcohols.
  • Development of soluble and reusable polymer (and hybrid) catalysts for HMF and levulinic acid production from glucose.
  • Control of catalyst deactivation through encapsulation using wet chemical methods.
  • Development of nanocomposites for detection of hydroxyl free radicals and formaldehyde.

My teaching interests lie in the area of catalysis, surface science, and reaction engineering.

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Contact Information
Phone: (419) 530-8103
Mailing address:
The University of Toledo
Department of Chemical Engineering (MS 305)
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Physical address:
Office: Nitschke Hall room 3052
1650 N. Westwood Ave.
Toledo, OH 43606-3390

Last Updated: 10/18/19