A green microwave-assisted synthesis of Au/TiO2/graphene oxide nanohybrids for visible light-induced photocatalysis

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FSB). University of Zagreb, Croatia

Camilo Sánchez Tobón


Camilo graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Antioquia (Colombia). He obtained his M.Sc. in Process Engineering (MPE) from Offenburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and University of Warmia and Mazury (Poland) with emphasis on renewable energy and wastewater treatment. His Master thesis was developed at Fraunhofer ISE focused on the synthesis of mesoporous materials for dehumidification processes. As a bachelor student, he joined the Applied Physicochemical Processes research group where he participated in several projects related to Advanced Oxidation Processes for water treatment applications using solar energy. His bachelor thesis titled: “Synthesis of photoactive TiO2, modified with N, Se and Si; from TiOSO4 by the sol-gel method and the solvothermal technique” was granted with Honourable Mention by the Chemical Engineering Professional Board of Colombia.


Recently as a professional, he was managing the operation, monitoring and optimization of industrial wastewater treatment plant – WWTP for the PepsiCo Industry, where he had the opportunity to start up and operate the first Zero Liquid Discharge – ZLD plant in Colombia.