CV / Scientific Career
Windmills and photovoltaics are renewable energies largely implemented which eventually lead to an excess of electricity, and its storage is essential, and that is where the power-to-gas (P2G) approach begins. Such excess electricity can be used to generate hydrogen throughout water electrolysis, and that hydrogen, if injected in biogas plants (another renewable energy generating bioprocess from organics) helps to upgrade the methane content of the raw biogas. The bioprocess is named biomethanation and is mediated by hydrogenotrophic methanogens.
In this project, I am investigating different reactor microbiomes as well as pure cultures to perform biomethanation. Operational parameters, pH tolerance, functional redundancy and competing pathways (homoacetogenesis) in the microbiome will be explored. Different process parameters, molecular methods (mcrA T-RFLP, 16s-rRNA Amplicon Sequencing), omics (metagenomics and metatranscriptomics), and bioinformatics, as well as stable isotope techniques, will be used to investigate the bioprocess.
Internships and bachelor/master theses
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Logroño, W., Kadier, A., Bakonyi, P., Nemestóthy, N., Bélafi-Bakó, K., Echeverria, M., Recalde, C., Rakhely, G., 2017. A novel miniaturized terrestrial microbial fuel cell reveals rapid electrochemical signals. Energy Procedia 142, 1482–1487. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.12.596
Kadier, A., Kalil, M.S., Logroño, W., Sonawane, J.M., 2017. Hydrogen Production through Microbial Electrolysis Cell (MEC). Springer. [https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2493-6_954-1]
Logroño, W., Pérez, M., Urquizo, G., Kadier A., Echeverría, M., Recalde, C., Rákhely, G. Single chamber microbial fuel cell (SCMFC) with cathodic microalgal biofilm: A preliminary assessment of the generation of bioelectricity and biodegradation of real dye textile wastewater. Chemosphere 176, 378-388. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.02.099
Kadier A., Logroño W. Pudukudy M., Pankaj Kumar Rai; Mohd Sahaid Kalil; Azah Mohamed; Hassimi Abu Hasan; Aidil Abdul Hamid. None-platinum electrode catalysts and membranes for highly efficient and inexpensive H2 production in microbial electrolysis cells (MECs): A review. Iranian Journal of Catalysis 7, 2017, 89-102
Rózsenberszki, T., Koók, L., Bakonyi, P., Nemestóthy, N., Logroño, W., Pérez, M., Urquizo, G., Recalde, C., Kurdi, R., Sarkady, A., 2017. Municipal waste liquor treatment via bioelectrochemical and fermentation (H2 + CH4) processes: Assessment of various technological sequences. Chemosphere 171, 692–701. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.12.114
Kadier, A., Kalil, M.S., Abdeshahian, P., Chandrasekhar, K., Mohamed, A., Azman, N.F., Logroño W., Simayi, Y., Hamid, A.A. Recent advances and emerging challenges in microbial electrolysis cells (MECs) for microbial production of hydrogen and value-added chemicals, Renew. Sustain. Energy Rev., vol. 61, pp. 501–525, 2016. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.04.017]
Logroño, W., Guambo, A., Pérez, M., Kadier, A., Recalde, C. A terrestrial single chamber microbial fuel cell-based biosensor for biochemical oxygen demand of synthetic rice washed wastewater, Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 16, no. 1, 2016. DOI: 10.3390/s16010101
Kadier, A., Simayi, Y., Logroño, W., Kalil, M.S. The significance of key operational variables to the enhancement of hydrogen production in a single-chamber microbial electrolysis cell (MEC), IJHFC, 2015, vol. 2, pp. 85–97. [http://ijhfc.irost.ir/article_194_2.html]
Logroño, W., Ramírez, G., Recalde, C., Echeverría, M., Cunachi, A. Bioelectricity Generation from Vegetables and Fruits Wastes by Using Single Chamber Microbial Fuel Cells with High Andean Soils, Energy Procedia, 2015, vol. 75, pp. 2009–2014. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.259]
Recalde, C., Cisneros, C., Avila, C., Logroño, W., Recalde, M. Single Phase Natural Circulation Flow through Solar Evacuated Tubes Collectors on the Equatorial Zone, Energy Procedia, 2015, vol. 75, pp. 467–472. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.424]
Logroño, W., Echeverría, M., Recalde, C., Graziani, P. Bioconversión de Residuos Sólidos Orgánicos con Suelos de la región Amazónica y Alto Andina del Ecuador en Celdas de Combustible Microbiano de Cámara Simple," Inf. Tecnol., vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 61–68, 2015. [http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S071807642015000200008]
Scholarships2015-2017 Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship, MSc Biology studies, Tempus Public Foundation, Hungary
2015-2017 Complementary Scholarship to Stipendium Hungaricum, MSc studies, Senescyt, Ecuador.
2008-2010 Municipal grant for higher studies at The Polytechnique School of Chimborazo, Funder: The Autonomous Municipal Government Decentralized of Palora, Ecuador
Awards2017 Dean's praise for academic achievements, Faculty of Science and Informatics, University of Szeged, Hungary
2017 Special award from Hungarian Society for Microbiology: National Scientific Students' Associations Conference (OTDK) organized by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), Hungary
2016 1st place at the Local competition round of National Scientific Students' Associations Conference (TDK) organized by the University of Szeged, Hungary
2015 University Award: Recognition for research contribution to the Polytechnique School of Chimborazo, Ecuador