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Dr(a). Ana C. Alba-Rubio

Clemson University
Ana C. Alba-Rubio
Dr. Ana C. Alba-Rubio is an associate professor in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson University. She received her B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Malaga, Spain, in 2007. She then moved to the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain, to pursue her doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr. Manuel López Granados. As a doctoral student, she enjoyed two research stays in Brazil and the Netherlands. After receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Alba-Rubio joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to conduct postdoctoral research with Prof. James Dumesic and Prof. Manos Mavrikakis. She focused on the controlled synthesis of metal, bimetallic, and bifunctional catalysts for reactions of interest in biomass conversion and the direct synthesis of H2O2. In 2015, she joined the faculty at the University of Toledo, and she recently moved to Clemson University as an associate professor. Her current research interests involve the rational design and synthesis of heterogeneous catalysts to provide fuels and materials sustainably and the development of nanomaterials for sensing applications. Dr. Alba-Rubio holds a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation studying the development of dual-function materials for CO2 capture and conversion, the 2019 UToledo College of Engineering Excellence in Supervision of Undergraduate Research Award, and the 2018 UToledo Outstanding Scholarly and Creative Activity Award. She was also named to the 2020 Class of Influential Researchers by the Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research journal and recognized as one of the 2021 Nanoscale Emerging Investigators. She currently serves as a director of the AIChE Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division (CRE).