Dr. Jennifer Quiros Jimenez

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    Institute for Advanced Membrane Technology
    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

The world is facing great challenges in meeting the growing demand for clean water. Waterborne disease is a global burden which is estimated to cause more than 2.2 million deaths pear year and higher cases of illness every day, including diarrhea, gastrointestinal diseases and systematic illnesses. About 1.4 million of these deaths are children. Moreover, the rapid emergence of resistant bacteria is occurring worldwide, endangering the efficacy of antibiotics, which have transformed medicine and saved millions of lives. The development of composite membranes having antimicrobial properties has brought promising solutions for the microbial purification of water. One of my challenges here at IAMT is to develop membranes which provide clean, pathogen-free water while increasing membrane efficiency and prolonging its life-cycle.




Since 01. 2021

Post Doc at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), IAMT, Germany

07.2017 – 08.2018

Queen Mary University of London, School of Engineering and Material Sciences, UK (Post Doc)

02.2016 – 07.2017

University of Alcala, Chemical Engineering Department, Madrid, Spain (Post Doc)

09.2015 – 01.2016

University College London, School of Pharmacy, UK (Visiting Researcher)

07.2013 – 09.2015

University of Alcala, Chemical Engineering Department, Madrid, Spain (Research Assistant)

04.2013 – 07-2013

Materials Research Center (CENIMAT), Lisbon, Portugal (Visiting Researcher)

03.2012 – 04.2013

IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, Spain (Research Assistant)






Doctoral Degree in Hydrology and Water Resources Management, University of Alcala, Madrid


Master Degree in Hydrology and Water Resources Management, University of Alcala, Madrid


Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, Polytechnic University Jose Antonio Echeverria



Research Projects


Antimicrobial composite nanofibers membranes containing essential oils.

Cluster-composite nanofiber membranes for rapid, ultra-trace detection of waterborne Contaminants (CANDECT).



J Quirós, AJR Amaral, G Pasparakis, GR Williams, R Rosal. Electrospun boronic acid-containing polymer membranes as fluorescent sensors for bacteria detection. Reactive and Functional Polymers 121, 23-31 (2017).


J Quirós, K Boltes, R Rosal. Bioactive applications for electrospun fibers. Polymer Reviews 56 (4), 631-667 (2016)

J Quirós, S Gonzalo, B Jalvo, K Boltes, JA Perdigón-Melón, R Rosal. Electrospun cellulose acetate composites containing supported metal nanoparticles for antifungal membranes. Science of The Total Environment 563, 912-920 (2016).


Alexandra Baskakova, Sahar Awwad, Jennifer Quirós Jiménez, Hardyal Gill, Oleg Novikov, Peng T Khaw, Steve Brocchini, Elena Zhilyakova, Gareth R Williams. Electrospun formulation of acyclovir, ciprofloxacin and cyanobalamin for ocular drug delivery. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 502 (1-2), 208-218 (2016).


J Quirós, JP Borges, K Boltes, I Rodea-Palomares, R Rosal. Antimicrobial electrospun silver-, copper- and zinc-doped polyvinylpyrrolidone nanofibers. Journal of hazardous materials 299, 298-305 (2015).

J Quirós, K Boltes, S Aguado, RG de Villoria, JJ Vilatela, R Rosal. Antimicrobial metal-organic frameworks incorporated into electrospun fibers. Chemical Engineering Journal 262, 189-197 (2015).

S Aguado, J Quirós, J Canivet, D Farrusseng, K Boltes, R Rosal. Antimicrobial activity of Co imidazolate metal-organic frameworks. Chemosphere 113, 188-192 (2014).

A Dasari, J Quirós, B Herrero, K Boltes, E García-Calvo, R Rosal. Antifouling membranes prepared by electrospinning polylactic acid containing biocidal nanoparticles. Journal of Membrane Science 405, 134-140 (2012).