University of Santiago de Compostela

The University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) is a public institution for higher education and research endowed with autonomy, full legal personality and its own heritage, which is made up by the campuses of Santiago de Compostela and Lugo and which assumes and carries out its functions as an essential public service to the community through study, teaching, research and the transfer of knowledge.

USC is involved in the Agriloop Project especially in the development of a library of models describing the technologies and other relevant microbial transformations built. They are also producing projections and evaluating risks considered by robust optimisation analysis based on process flow diagrams.

USC is in charge of creating an integrative view of all collected data to create tools and models for an early prediction of potential value chains for endproduct development in the Agriloop project.

Key people

Key people

Professor Miguel Mauricio Iglesias

He is an assistant professor of Chemical Engineering at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. By training, he is a Chemical Engineer (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 2006) and holds a PhD in Food Technology (Université de Montpellier, 2009). After a 4-year postdoctoral period at the Technical University of Denmark, he joined the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela as a Marie Curie IEF fellow in 2014.

A big part of his research deals with the biological production of chemicals from organic waste, relying both on metabolic modeling and experimental fermentation to achieve a viable biorefinery process and, ultimately, a real circular bioeconomy.

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