Dr.LM Sanz-Moral started the studies of Chemical Engineer at the University of Valladolid in 2004. In the academic course of 2009-2010, he spent 9 months at the University of Birmingham (Birmingham, United Kingdom) in the frame of the Erasmus Program. At the return from England, he graduated (June, 2010), and afterwards, he started to work as teacher of job training, getting in contact with several companies demands. Simultaneously his curiosity and environmental consciousness make him study the Specialist in Renewable Energies title of the University of Valladolid. Few months later, in November 2011, he gave up his job in order to start a PhD in the High Pressure Processes Group of the Department of Chemical Engineering (University of Valladolid). His PhD was focused in preparation of novel materials to store hydrogen in solid state and to intensify the energy requirements for this porpoise. In 2011, he was at the Laboratory of Separation Processes and Product Design (University of Maribor, Slovenia). During a month he could learn from their experience in aerogel synthesis. And in 2014, he was at the Intensified Reaction & Separation Systems group (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands) during 4 months. There he got in contact with the importance of the process intensification.
The synthesis of aerogels of different nature, its surface functionalization and metal and/or hydride deposition inside its pores along with the energy intensification of the release of hydrogen from impregnated hydrides, are the main topics which he has investigated. Lastly he became aware of the importance of the need of the research results industrial valorization and transfer creating a business plan (LightEnergy) base on the main results from his research.