Research Interests

​Professor Castaño’s research interests focus on engineering reactions and sustainable catalytic processes. In particular, (1) developing advanced reactors, heterogeneous catalysts and models for these processes; and (2) understanding the fundamental relationships between structure, performance, deactivation of catalysts with the reaction media and reactor performance-dynamics.


Selected Publications


Education Profile

  • Postdoc, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), 2007-2009
  • PhD, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 2006
  • MSc, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 2004
  • BSc, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 2002

Professional Profile

Associate Professor, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 2013-2019 
Assistant Professor, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 2009-2013
Postdoc, Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), 2007-2009
Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2000 and 2001

Scientific and Professional Memberships

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 
American Chemical Society (ACS) 
Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) – Member of the Board of the “Chemical Engineering Division”

Awards

Young Researcher Medal in Chemical Engineering, Royal Academy of Engineering (RAING), 2018.
Young Researcher Award, Spanish National Association of Chemists and Chemical Engineers (ANQUE), 2014.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)