Jose Luis Cerrillo Olmo, Ph.D.

Research Support

Staff Engineer- Industrial Catalysis Process control

Research Interests

​My research interests are focused on sustainable chemistry, specifically the study of diverse catalytic processes and reactions to achieve greener routes for the obtention of fuels and chemicals.   Working from the synthesis and characterization to the evaluation of diverse types of catalysts with special attention to microporous and supported materials.

Selected Publications

  • An in situ XAS study of the activation of precursor-dependent Pd nanoparticles 
    Christian W. Lopes, Jose L. Cerrillo, Antonio E. Palomares, Fernando Rey, Giovanni Agostin...
    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20,12700-12709 , (2018)
  • Functional Ag-Exchanged Zeolites as Biocide Agents 
    José Luis Cerrillo, Antonio Eduardo Palomares, Fernando Rey, Susana Valencia, María Bernar...
    Chemistry Select, 3, 4676-4682, (2018)
  • Ag-zeolites as fungicidal material: Control of citrus green mold caused by Penicillium digitatum 
    J.L.Cerrillo, A.E.Palomares, F.Rey, S.Valencia, L.Palou, M.B.Pérez-Gago
    Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 254, 69-76, (2017)
  • Selective catalytic reduction of nitric oxide with ammonia over Fe-Cu modified highly silicates zeolites 
    Houda Jouini, Imène Mejria, Joaquin Martinez-Ortigosa, Jose L.Cerrillo, Mourad Mhamdi, Ant...
    Solid State Sciences, 84, 75-85, (2018)
  • Oxidative Degradation of Trichloroethylene over Fe2O3-doped Mayenite: Chlorine Poisoning Mitigation and Improved Ca... 
    Raffaele Cucciniello Adriano Intiso, Tiziana Siciliano, Antonio Eduardo Palomares, Joaquí...
    Catalysts, 9, 747-759, (2019)


  • PhD, Polytechnique University of Valencia (UPV), 2019
  • MSc, Polytechnique University of Valencia (UPV), 2014
  • BSc, University of Valencia (UV), 2012

Professional Profile

  • 2019-..: Postdoctoral fellow at KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2019: Research Technician at Polytechnique University of Valencia (UPV)
  • 2015-2019: PhD student, Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica de Valencia  (UPV-CSIC) 
  • 2013-2015: Research Technician at Nanobiomatters S.L. (Valencia, Spain)


  • ​2nd CEMEX prize to the best Master Thesis related to Sustainability.

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Heterogeneous catalysis Green Chemistry Zeolites pollutant removal catalysts synthesis characterization hydrogenation