Juan Carlos Navarro de Miguel, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on the development of new catalytic materials for the methanol conversion, from CO2, into fuels and chemicals in the presence of large amounts of water. I will focus on the elucidation of reaction and deactivation mechanisms and develop pertinent catalyst structure-performance relationships.

Selected Publications

  • Policies and Motivations for the CO2 Valorization through the Sabatier Reaction Using Structured Catalysts. A Review of the Most Recent Advances, J. C. Navarro, M. A. Centeno, O. H. Laguna, J. A. Odriozola. Catalysts 8(12):578, (2018)
  • Size-tailored Ru nanoparticles deposited over gamma-Al2O3 for the CO2 methanation reaction, S. Navarro-Jaén, J. C. Navarro, L. F. Bobadilla, M. A. Centeno, O. H. Laguna, J. A. Odriozola. Applied Surface Science, 483, (2019)
  • Time-resolved operando DRIFTS-MS study of the moisture tolerance of small-pore SAPO-34 molecular sieves during CH4/CO2 separation, M. Romero, J. C. Navarro, L. F. Bobadilla, M. I. Domínguez, S. Ivanova, F. Romero-Sarria, M. A. Centeno, J. A. Odriozola. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 298:110071 (2020)
  • Ru-Ni/MgAl2O4 structured catalyst for CO2 methanation, J. C. Navarro, M. A. Centeno, O. H. Laguna, J. A. Odriozola. Renewable Energy 161, (2020).
  • An Overview of the Transition to a Carbon-Neutral Steel Industry, J. C. Navarro, P. Navarro, O. H. Laguna, M. A. Centeno, J. A. Odriozola. Book Chapter in Engineering Solutions for CO2 Conversion, (2021).
  • Enhanced catalytic activity and stability of nanoshaped Ni/CeO2 for CO2 methanation in micromonoliths, N. García-Moncada, J. C. Navarro, J. A. Odriozola, L. Lefferts, J. A. Faria. Catalysis Today, (2021)
  • Cu supported Fe-SiO2 nanocomposites for reverse water gas shift reaction, M. González, J. C. Navarro, F. Sinha, S. Ghomsi Wabo, O. Klepel, H. Arellano-García. Journal of CO2 Utilization 46:101493, (2021)


  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Seville, Spain, 2021
  • M. Sc., Science and Technology of New Materials, University of Seville, Spain, 2017
  • B. Sc., Chemistry, University of Seville, Spain, 2015

Professional Profile

  • 2021-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Spanish Catalysis Society

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Heterogeneous catalysis metal supported catalysts CO2 Valorization Reaction kinetics Operando spectroscopy TEM