Experts’ Profiles

Around twenty experts in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, plastics materials, environment and biotechnology work at CETEC.

We make a complete team capable of providing solutions to any challenges that arise through the projects we manage.

General Manager

Federico Mesa

Federico holds a degree in Economics and Business Sciences and a Master’s in Investment and Financing. He has a vast experience in administrative and financial management.

FINANCIAL & ADMINISTRATION AREA

Project Manager

Juan Aguera

Juan is a technician in Administration and Finance. At CETEC, he performs tasks related to administrative management and project justification.

Administrative

Ana Belén Moreno

Ana is a senior graduate in management and administration. She has more than twenty-five years of experience at CETEC, performing its administration work since 1995..

R&D&i MANAGEMENT AREA

Project Manager

Carmen Fernández

PhD in Chemical Engineering, as well as a university expert in Plastics and Rubber and in Project Management (PMI). With more than 15 years of experience in R&D programmes, currently works at CETEC as an Innovation and Projects Expert, developing R&D projects for European programmes such as Horizon Europe, H2020, FP7, Erasmus+, LIFE, as well as national and regional ones.

Project Manager

Alejandro Viso

Degree in Biology.  With more than 30 years of experience in different positions related to environmental and energy,  sustainable management and the circular economy, as well as in the coordination and preparation of European, national and regional projects.

Projects technician

Enya López

Graduate in Social and Cultural Anthropology with a Master in Development Strategies and Technologies. Whit experience in project management at a national and international level. He specializes in development cooperation, sustainability and circular economy issues. 

INNOVATION & PROJECTS AREA

Innovation & Projects Responsible

José Antonio Plaza

Agronomist Engineer with, Master’s Degree in Diagnosis and Technological Management at the Company, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Quality Policy and Management and a Master’s Degree in Project Manager (PMI). He has more than 25 years of experience in the preparation and coordination of projects in FP7, Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, as well as national and regional projects. 

Innovation & Projects Technician

Isabel Sánchez

Isabel has a Degree in Chemical Engineering, and a Master´s Degree in Quality and Environment and she is an expert in Project Management (PMI). As a chemical engineer, she worked for more than 10 years in chemical industries. She develops R&D projects for European programmes such as Horizon Europe (and the previous H2020 and FP7), LIFE, Erasmus+, as well as for National and regional ones.

Innovation & Projects Technician

Teresa Guerrero

Teresa has a degree in Chemistry, a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Project management. She has experience as a R&D technician and Quality Manager.

Innovation & Projects Technician

María Ríquez

PhD in Microelectronics and Nanotechnology at École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne and STMicroelectronics, France. MSc in Materials Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. Wide experience in R&D, working both in industry and technological centers.

R&D AREA. TECHNOLOGICAL & LABORATORY SERVICES

R&D Responsible

Fuensanta Monzó

Fuensanta holds a degree in Chemical Sciences and a PhD in Industrial Technologies. She is an Expert in Plastics and Rubber. She has worked at CETEC for over 20 years as the Plastics Laboratory Responsible. Since 2016, she is the R&D Responsible related to Plastics & footwear Circularity and Sustainability activities.

Technical Services Responsible

Alejandro Arribas

Degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of Salamanca and Doctor from the Polytechnic University of Cartagena. He has developed his career in companies that transform rubber, thermoplastic polymers and EVA foams related to the footwear sector. In 2003 he began working at CETEC as a project technician, participating in expanding the Center to the plastics sector.

Laboratory Responsible

Blasi Martínez

Chemical Engineer and holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. She is an Expert in Plastics and Rubber. She has nine years of experience as a laboratory analyst developing plastics characterisation and quality control activities, having a solid background in advanced techniques and supporting project execution trials.  

R&D Technician

Sergio Benítez

PhD in Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry and a Master’s in Fine and Molecular Chemistry. He has a solid background and experience in organic synthesis, chemical processes and complex technologies for materials characterisation. He joined CETEC in 2022 as an organic chemistry expert working as an R&D technician in the advanced materials area.

R&D Technician

Luis Mínguez

PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Cartagena. In it, he has participated in different research projects on plastic as well as metallic materials. In addition, he has experience in the Chemical and Machinery and Equipment sectors. In them he has held positions in the Technical, Quality and Production areas. 

Pilot Plant Technician

Pedro López

Degree in industrial engineering. He is an expert in design, plastic materials and transformation processes, working for more than 10 years in the industrial sector. She joined CETEC in 2005 as a processing expert in charge of the pilot plant processes.

R&D Technician

Jaime Ortiz

Degree in Computer Engineering. He is an expert in programming for the design and development of software applications. Developer of digital platforms related to plastics traceability, safety and sustainability.

R&D Technician

María Mondéjar

Degree in industrial chemical engineering. She joined CETEC in 2019 as a laboratory technician developing plastics characterisation and quality control activities. She has a vast experience in biodegradation and compostability studies. 

Laboratory Technician

José María Baños

Jose María holds a degree in chemistry. He has more than twenty years of experience as a laboratory technician in the materials area. He has a solid background in analytic techniques, plastics characterisation and interpretation of results. Since 2013, he is also in charge of the quality management of the plastic laboratory of CETEC.

Laboratory Technician

Virginia Mayor

Virginia has more than two decades of experience as a laboratory analyst technician. Since 2001, she has worked as a laboratory technician at CETEC developing plastic& footwear characterisation, quality control tests and supporting R&D activities.

Laboratory Assistant

David Romero

David is a laboratory technician with depth knowledge of basic laboratory techniques and plastics characterisation equipment. He has four years of experience conducting laboratory tests at CETEC and supporting R&D activities.

Laboratory Analyst

Gerardine Villa

Gerardine is a junior researcher in nanotechnology at the University of Murcia. In 2023, she joined CETEC as a laboratory analyst for the support of plastics characterization tests and R&D activities.

General Manager

Rafael Losana Martínez

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Rafael is an Industrial Technical Engineer with nearly two decades of experience as a Product Manager in the industrial sector. Rafael has served as Director of CETEC since 1992 being in charge of the management, administration and strategic matters of the Center.

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Administration Department

Ana Belén Moreno García

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Ana is a senior graduate in management and administration. She has more than twenty-five years of experience at CETEC, performing its administration work since 1995.

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Sustainability, Circularity and Footwear R&D Responsible

Fuensanta Monzó Sánchez

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Fuensanta holds a degree in Chemical Sciences and a PhD in Industrial Technologies. She is an Expert in Plastics and Rubber. She has worked at CETEC for over 20 years as the Plastics Laboratory Responsible. Since 2016, she is the R&D Responsible related to Plastics & footwear Circularity and Sustainability activities.

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Manager Project

Alejandro Viso Rodríguez

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Alejandro has 30 years of experience in different positions related to the environment, energy, biotechnology, sustainable management and circular economy, as well as in the coordination and preparation of European, national and regional projects. He is a specialist in industrial sustainability, process and product optimisation, waste recovery, sustainable components and materials, product certification, and implementing circular economy models in the footwear and plastics sectors.

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Pilot Plant Technician

Pedro López García

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Pedro has worked at the Institut für Maschinenwesen as an expert in the development of a Product Data Management system, as process manager for the NCV2 Mercedes-Benz seats project and as Director of the Quality Department for Mercedes VITO, at Grupo Antolin Alava.

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R&D Technician

María Mondéjar Belchí

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Maria holds a degree in industrial chemical engineering. She joined to CETEC in 2019 as a laboratory technician developing plastics characterisation and quality control activities. She has a vast experience in biodegradation and compostability studies. From 2022, she works as an R&D technician developing research activities and being involved in the execution of studies in the plastics sustainability and circularity area.

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R&D Technician

Jaime Ortiz

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Jaime holds a degree in Computer Engineering. He is an expert in programming for the design and development of software applications. He joined CETEC in 2020 as a developer of digital platforms related to plastics traceability, safety and sustainability.

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Advanced Materials R&D Responsible

Alejandro Arribas Agüero

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Degree in Chemical Sciences and Doctor in Industrial Technologies. He has developed his career in companies that transform rubber, thermoplastic polymers and EVA foams related to the plastics and footwear sector. In 2003, he began working at CETEC as a project technician, participating in expanding the Center to the plastics sector.

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R&D Technician

Sergio Benítez

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Sergio holds a PhD in Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry and a Master's in Fine and Molecular Chemistry. He has a solid background and experience in organic synthesis, chemical processes and complex technologies for materials characterisation. He joined CETEC in 2022 as an organic chemistry expert working as an R&D technician in the advanced materials area.

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Innovation & Projects Responsible

José Antonio Plaza Hernández

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Jose Antonio is an Agronomist Engineer with, Master's Degree in Diagnosis and Technological Management at the Company, a Master's Degree in Environmental Quality Policy and Management and a Master's Degree in Project Manager (PMI). He has more than 25 years of experience in the preparation and coordination of projects in FP7, Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, as well as national and regional projects. Since 2008, he has been in charge of CETEC's Projects area.

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Innovation & Projects Expert

Carmen Fernández Ayuso

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PhD in Chemical Engineering, as well as a university expert in Plastics and Rubber and in Project Management (PMI). She joined CETEC in 2008 as R&D technician having a vast experience in polymer analysis and characterisation, development of experiments, and analysis and interpretation of results. With more than 10 years of experience in R&D programmes, currently works at CETEC as an Innovation and Projects Expert, developing R&D projects for European programmes such as Horizon Europe, H2020, FP7, Erasmus+, LIFE, as well as national and regional ones.

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Innovation & Projects Expert

Isabel Sánchez Cuadrado

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Isabel has a Degree in Chemical Engineering, and a Master´s Degree in Quality and Environment and she is an expert in Project Management (PMI). As a chemical engineer, she worked for more than 8 years in chemical industries. Isabel is working at CETEC since 2012, whereas an Innovation and Project Expert, she develops R&D projects for European programmes such as Horizon Europe (and the previous H2020 and FP7), LIFE, Erasmus+, as well as for National and regional ones.

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Financial Project Management Resposible

Federico Mesa Suarez

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Federico holds a degree in Economics and Business Sciences and a Master's in Investment and Financing. He has a vast experience in administrative and financial management. At CETEC, he performs projects' administrative management and justification work for both our clients and CETEC's internal projects.

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Project Technician

Juan Agüera López

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Juan is a technician in Administration and Finance. At CETEC, he performs tasks related to administrative management and economic justification of the projects.

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Plastics & Footwear Laboratory Responsible

Blasi Martínez Ruiz

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Blasi is a Chemical Engineer and holds a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering. She is an Expert in Plastics and Rubber. She has nine years of experience as a laboratory analyst developing plastics characterisation and quality control activities, having a solid background in advanced techniques and supporting project execution trials. Since 2016, she is the Plastics Laboratory Manager of CETEC.

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Laboratory Technician

José María Baños Tudela

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Jose María holds a degree in chemistry. He has more than twenty years of experience as a laboratory technician in the materials area. He has a solid background in analytic techniques, plastics characterisation and interpretation of results. Since 2013, he is also in charge of the quality management of the plastic laboratory of CETEC.

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Laboratory Assistant

David Romero Noguera

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David is a laboratory technician with depth knowledge of basic laboratory techniques and plastics characterisation equipment. He has four years of experience conducting laboratory tests at CETEC and supporting R&D activities.

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Biotechnology R&D Responsible

Verónica Cánovas Hernández

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She has a degree in Biology and a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine. She is an expert in molecular biology, microbiology and bioprocesses with more than a decade of experience executing R&D activities. In 2019, she joined CETEC as head of the CETEC Biotechnology department.

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R&D Technician

Salvador García Chumillas

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Salvador holds a degree in Biotechnology and a Master’s degree in Biotechnology in Health and Sustainability. He works in the biotechnology department of CETEC as a specialist in synthesising biopolymers from microorganisms and is currently doing a PhD in producing polyhydroxyalkanoates from different waste sources using halophilic microorganisms as cell factories to achieve a circular economy.

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Laboratory Technician

Virginia Mayor Vicente

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Virginia has more than two decades of experience as a laboratory analyst technician. Since 2001, she has worked as a laboratory technician at CETEC developing plastic& footwear characterisation, quality control tests and supporting R&D activities.

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Former R&D Technician

Antonio Gómez Mompeán

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Antonio holds a degree in biotechnology and a master's degree in industrial and environmental biotechnology. He worked at CETEC as a technician in the execution of R&D projects in biotechnology. He collaborated mainly in biodegradability tests and the optimisation of the operating conditions of the bioprocesses developed in the centre.

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Former R&D Technician

Cristina Sirvent Blanes

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Cristina holds a biotechnology degree and a Master's in Project Management. She has experience developing projects related to the circular economy in managing bioreactors, enzymatic tests and bioremediation. At CETEC, she participated in the execution of regional projects and European projects.

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