Full professor at UAB. He has been working as a researcher during 30 years in biochemical and environmental engineering. His research interests are in the field of mathematical modeling, control & design of biological treatment systems for liquid & gaseous effluents. Nutrient Removal of Industrial and Urban Wastewater and Biological Treatment of Contaminated Air. Microbial Fuel Cells & Microbial Electrolysis cells. Dr. Lafuente has published 110 research papers in ISI indexed journals with more than1700. He did research stages in MIT, California University & Illinois Institute of Technology.