Dr. Antoni Sánchez is Full Professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering of UAB (Autonomous University of Barcelona).
He is member of the Technological Centre for the integrated treatment of water, liquid and solid waste streams (BIO- GLS), part of the TECNIO ACC1O Network for Research Groups with high rate of technology transfer (Government of Catalonia).
He is the Principal Investigator of the Research Group on Composting (GICOM), which currently has 15 members. He has participated in 20 projects within regional, national and European calls in the field of biotechnology and especially in environment technologies based on biological processes. Additionally, he has participated in more than 40 contracts and technology transfer agreements with companies or governments.
His research is focused on environmental engineering and, more specifically, in the design and use of biological systems for the treatment of organic waste (composting and anaerobic digestion) and recently in SSF (solid-state fermentation for obtaining valuable products from waste) and in nanotechnology for environmental remediation. Because of this activity, he has published more than 180 indexed articles with more than 10000 citations. More details of these publications can be found here.
He is currently Associate Editor of the journal Waste Management and member of the Editorial Board of the journals Bioresource Technology and Waste Management and Research, which are three publications that are the main references in the field of waste management and treatment.