Roberto Refoyo Cabezas

Roberto Refoyo Cabezas

Country: Greece  
Institution: Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas / Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (FORTH/ICE-HT) more...
Background: Chemical Engineering Long Cycle Degree (5 years) at the University of Valladolid (Spain), 2010
End of Degree Project: Design of a ligninolytic enzymes and vanillin production plant through the digestion of forest residues by bioreactors with ligninolytic fungi(Phanerochaete Chrysosporium)

 

MEng in Logistics (1 year) at the University of Valladolid, 2011. Master Thesis: Comparison of 4 different commercial software of discrete elements for modeling and simulation of productive and service processes.
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ESR Project: “Simulation of Transport phenomena in Mixed Matrix Membranes”
The aim of this project is the microscopic description and simulation of the behavior of a bioartificial kidney for the removal of Protein Bound Toxins from the blood in uremic patients that can’t be removed by hemodialysis. This device consists in a hemodialysis multilayer hollow fiber membrane with a Human Proximal Tubule Renal Cell Monolayer attached in the lumen of the fiber. The cell monolayer performs a bidirectional active transport, it transports protein bound toxins from the blood to the dialysate and recuperates water and electrolytes from the dialysate.
Potential Applications: Development of wearable and implantable renal assist devices, complementary treatment to classical hemodialysis.