Avances en el Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales por Procesos Electroquímicos de Oxidación Avanzada / Universidad de Barcelona (UB), Spain
Enric Brillas Coso
Avances en el Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales por Procesos Electroquímicos de Oxidación Avanzada / Universidad de Barcelona (UB), Spain
Enric Brillas was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1951. He obtained his BS degree in Chemistry in 1974 and received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry in 1977 under the supervision of Prof. J. M. Costa from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In 1980, he joined the Universitat de Barcelona as Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry. In 1982, he completed his studies in electrochemistry at the Università di Padova, Italy, with Prof. E. Vianello in the field of organic electrochemistry. From 1987 to present, he has worked as Full Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Universitat de Barcelona. He was Headmaster of the Department of Physical Chemistry of the Faculty of Chemistry of the Universitat de Barcelona from 2000 to 2008. He was President of the Electrochemistry Group of the Real Sociedad Española de Química from 2004 to 2008. Currently, he is Director of the Laboratori d’Electroquímica dels Materials i del Medi Ambient at the Universitat de Barcelona. His research mainly focuses on organic electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, chemical catalysis, photocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, electrocatalysis and the electrochemical treatment of organic pollutants. In the latter field, he has developed several electrochemical advanced oxidation processes involving Fenton’s reaction chemistry such as electro-Fenton, photoelectro-Fenton with UV light and solar and peroxi-coagulation. In 1995, he received the international Chemviron Carbon Award for his initial research on electro-Fenton degradation of organics with a gas-diffusion electrode. In 2015, he received the CIDETEC 2014 Award for his Work in Electrochemistry. He is Associate Editor of the journal Chemosphere and member of the Editorial Board of Electrocatalysis, Journal of Hazardous Materials and Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. He has supervised the doctoral thesis of 21 PhD students, published more than 340 peer-review papers with about 13,000 citations and h-index = 62, six books and eleven book chapters, and presented about 280 communications including 35 invited conferences, to scientific national and international congresses. He has participated in more than 60 research projects and has 6 patents.