dr. M.P. Ruiz Ramiro (Pilar)

Associate Professor

About Me

M. Pilar Ruiz joined SPT Group at the University of Twente in June, 2017. She has a Ph. D. Degree in Chemical Engineering, obtained from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 2008. M. Pilar Ruiz occupied for four years a position as Research Assistant at the University of Oklahoma (USA). Later she joined Abengoa, an international company on renewable energy, to develop research in the areas of bioenergy, water and hydrogen. Her expertise is focused on the areas of thermochemical conversion of biomass, reduction of NO X  by its interaction with carbon materials, as well as on the synthesis and applications of carbon nanotubes and the development of nanostructured catalysts for biofuels upgrading.


Engineering & Materials Science


Iannizzotto, E. (2023). Tar Cracking Reactor Design for Biomass Gasification Processes. [EngD Thesis, University of Twente]. University of Twente.
Mati, A., Buffi, M., Dell’orco, S., Lombardi, G. , Ruiz Ramiro, P. M. , Kersten, S. R. A., & Chiaramonti, D. (2022). Fractional Condensation of Fast Pyrolysis Bio-Oil to Improve Biocrude Quality towards Alternative Fuels Production. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 12(10), Article 4822. https://doi.org/10.3390/app12104822
te Molder, T. D. J. (2022). Cellulosic glycols: Identification and Prevention of Catalyst Deactivation. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036553643
Barausse, E., Berti, E., Hertog, T., Hughes, S. A., Jetzer, P., Pani, P., Sotiriou, T. P., Tamanini, N., Witek, H., Yagi, K., Yunes, N., Abdelsalhin, T., Achucarro, A., van Aelst, K., Afshordi, N., Akcay, S., Annulli, L., Arun, K. G., Ayuso, I., ... Zumalacarregui, M. (2020). Prospects for fundamental physics with LISA. General Relativity and Gravitation, 52(8), Article 81. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10714-020-02691-1
Santhanaraj, D. , Ruiz, M. P., Komarneni, M. R., Pham, T., Li, G., Resasco, D. E. , & Faria, J. (2020). Synthesis of α,β- and β-Unsaturated Acids and Hydroxy Acids by Tandem Oxidation, Epoxidation, and Hydrolysis/Hydrogenation of Bioethanol Derivatives. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 59(19), 7456-7460. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202002049

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