Claudio D.Contreras

PhD Student

Hello! I am Claudio a PhD student in the laboratory of catalytic materials of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. My research aims to use metallic carbides to transform biomass compounds into valuable chemicals and fuels.

I am doing 12 months secondment at ICP-CSIC with Prof. Ana Belén Dongil.

The main approach of my investigation is the hydrogenation of biomass products by the in-situ generation of H2 from the formic acid decomposition. I will also get hands on experience on TEM and XPS.