Professor of the Chemical Engineering Department at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is biochemist and got PhD in 1997. He has been Director of the Escola Universitaria Politècnica del Medi Ambient from 1998 to 2005 and Director of the Chemical Engineering Department at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona from 2010 to 2013.

His main research activities are focused on the valorization of organic solid waste through composting, anaerobic digestion and solid state fermentation. Currently he is also focusing his research on the environmental impact evaluation of solid waste treatment facilities and on the use of nanotechnology for the environment: use of nanoparticles for wastewater treatment, gas adsorption and nanotoxicology.