Dr. Angel Estevez Alonso

Telephone number: 
+32 9/264 59 76
Postdoctoral staff

Ángel Estévez Alonso is a post-doctoral researcher at CMET. He obtained his PhD title in Environmental Biotechnology at Delft University of Technology in 2022 in a collaboration between TU Delft and Wetsus. His PhD project was focused on the use of municipal waste activated sludge for biopolymers production. At CMET, he is working in the production of short-chain and medium-chain carboxylic acids from agricultural waste streams. In general, Ángel is fascinated by environmental microbiology, especially by how microorganisms adapt to different environmental conditions and interact with each other. 

Selected key publications: 
Werker, A., Pei, R., Kim K., Moretto G., Estévez-Alonso, Á., Vermeer C., Arcos-Hernandez M., Dijkstra H., and de Vries E., 2023. Thermal pre-processing before extraction of polyhydroxyalkanoates for molecular weight quality control. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 209, 110277.
Estévez-Alonso, Á., Arias-Buendía, M., Pei, R., van Veelen, H.P.J., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., Kleerebezem, R. and Werker, A., 2022, Calcium enhances polyhydroxyalkanoate production and promotes selective growth of the polyhydroxyalkanoate-storing biomass in municipal activated sludge. Water Research, 226, 119259.
Estévez Alonso, Á., Altamira-Algarra, B., Arnau-Segarra, C., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., Kleerebezem, R. and Werker, A., 2022, Process conditions affect properties and outcomes of polyhydroxyalkanoate accumulation in municipal activated sludge. Bioresource Technology, 364, 128035.
Pei, R. (1), Estévez-Alonso, Á. (1), van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., Kleerebezem, R., Werker, A., 2022 Exploring the limits of polyhydroxyalkanoate production with municipal activated sludge. Environmental Science & Technology, 56 (16), 11729-11738.
Estévez-Alonso, Á., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., Kleerebezem, R. and Werker, A., 2021. Simultaneous nitrification and denitrification in microbial community based polyhydroxyalkanoate production. Bioresource Technology, 337, 125420.
Estévez-Alonso, Á. (1), Pei, R. (1), van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., Kleerebezem, R. and Werker, A., 2021. Scaling-up microbial community based polyhydroxyalkanoate production: status and challenges. Bioresource Technology, 327, 124790.
Mulders, M., Estévez-Alonso, Á., Stouten, G.R., Tamis, J., Pronk, M. and Kleerebezem, R., 2020. Volatile fatty acid product spectrum as a function of the solids retention time in an anaerobic granular sludge process. Journal of Environmental Engineering (US), 146(8), 04020091.