Dr. Azariel Ruiz-Valencia


Laboratoire Ampère
Ecole Centrale de Lyon
Université de Lyon
36 avenue Guy de Collongue
69134 Ecully cedex

+33 (0) 472 18 61 18

Research Interests

My research focuses on the development of microbiological processes, which aim to mitigate the anthropological footprint on the environment. I have studied the performance of microorganisms to degrade diverse pollutant compounds, like BTEX and CO2, moreover the scale-up of these processes. Currently, I study interactions between microorganisms and electrochemical systems to carry these reactions. I particularly enjoy developing new skills and solve new challenges with creativity.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2019-2020 Research and development engineer, Arkolia Energies, Mudaison, France
  • 2018-2019 Researcher–Analytical chemist at Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
  • 2015–2018 Scientific Project manager in bioprocess engineering at Membranes European Institute (IEM), Montpellier, France
  • 2012–2015 Analytical chemist engineer at the Ministry of the Environment of Chiapas, Mexico (SEMAHN)


  • PhD in Process engineering, thesis entitled “A new microbiological way for CO2 reduction: from discovery to development” at the National School of Chemistry Montpellier (ENSCM), Montpellier, France.
  • Master of Sciences in Bioprocess engineering, work entitled “Design of a bioremediation process for water contaminated by three native strains”, at Tuxtla Gutiérrez Institute of Technology (ITTG), in Chiapas, Mexico (ITTG).
  • Bioprocess engineering at the Tuxtla Gutiérrez Institute of Technology (ITTG), Chiapas, Mexico. Two internships, micropropagation (2007) and bioprocess (2008).