Simelys Pris Hernandez Ribullen

Associate Professor (L. 240)
Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center CWC - CleanWaterCenter@PoliTo

Profile

Research interests

Advanced oxidation
Artificial photosynthesis
Carbon capture and utilisation
Catalysis
Co2 reduction
Co2 valorization
Electrocatalysis
Electrochemical cell
Electrolysis
Hydrogen
Metal oxide nanomaterials
Photocatalysis
Wastewater treatment

Biography

Simelys Hernández got the degree in Chemical Engineering, with highest honors (Lode) at both Politecnico di Torino (Polito, Turin, Italy) and at Universidad Central de Venezuela (Caracas, Venezuela) in 2004 and completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering at Polito in November 2009. She has been Assistant Professor (RTD-B) of the courses of Catalysis for the Energy and the Environment, Industrial Chemistry, Green Chemistry Products and Processes, and Photo-Electro-Catalytic Technologies for a Sustainable Chemical Industry at the DISAT department (Polito) and, from February 2021, she will Associated Professor leading a course on Oil & Gas Processing. She is responsible of the research team: CO2 reduction for a low-carbon economy (CREST group). She is collaborator at the CSFT of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT@Polito), member of the RSC, MRS, ISE and SCI (Electrochemical Division). She is technical coordinator of the EU H2020 project SunCoChem (https://suncochem.eu/), principal investigator of the H2020 project OCEAN (https://www.spire2030.eu/ocean), vice-coordinator of the EU H2020 project RECODE (https://www.recodeh2020.eu/) and has worked in the coordination and scientific teams of other EU Projects (CELBICON, SOLHYDROMICS, MCWAP, ArtipHyction, ECO2CO2 and TERRA) related to the development of Novel Sustainable Photo-Electro-Chemical Processes for the capture and conversion of the CO2 from lab-scale (TRL2/3) to Pilot scale (TRL5/6). She is Associate Editor of the Journals Frontier in Chemistry (section Catalysis and Photocatalysis) and Nanomaterials (mdpi). She is reviewer of high-level international scientific journals such as Nature Catalysis, Appl. Cat. B: Environm., Adv. Energy Mat., ChemSusChem and Green Chemistry, among others.

Research topics

  • Development and scale-up of catalysts, electrodes and photo-electro-chemical reactors for the CO2 conversion and green hydrogen production.
  • Development of electrocatalytic and photocatalytic systems for the conversion of CO2 to commercial products, production of energy carriers (e.g. H2) and for pollutants abatement.

Skills

ERC sectors

PE8_2 - Chemical engineering, technical chemistry
PE4_8 - Electrochemistry, electrodialysis, microfluidics, sensors
PE4_10 - Heterogeneous catalysis
PE5_5 - Ionic liquids
PE5_6 - New materials: oxides, alloys, composite, organic-inorganic hybrid, nanoparticles
PE4_15 - Photochemistry
PE4_4 - Surface science and nanostructures
PE5_4 - Thin films

SDG

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 13: Climate action

Fellowships

Editorial boards

  • NANOMATERIALS (2020-2021), Guest Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • CRYSTALS (2020-2021), Guest Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • MATERIALS SCIENCE IN SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING (2017-2018), Guest Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • FRONTIERS IN CHEMISTRY (2017-), Director
  • FRONTIERS IN CHEMISTRY (2017-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series

Teaching

Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CHIMICA, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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