Sara Tejedor Sanz, Ph.D.

Senior Fermentation Engineer

Sara Tejedor Sanz is a Senior Fermentation Engineer in the Fermentation and Recovery team at ABPDU. Her work focuses on gas fermentations employing biological and electrochemical approaches.

She has a broad expertise in environmental biotechnology and microbiology, specifically within the subfield of microbial electrochemistry. She previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher studying the biological mechanisms of the extracellular electron transfer capacity with electrodes of engineered and native bacteria. During her Ph.D. she worked for private-public projects focused on the development of microbial electrochemical technologies at pilot and laboratory scale for industrial and urban wastewater treatment, electro-fermentations and bioremediation.


  • Ph.D. in Hydrology and Water Resources Management, University of Alcalá, Spain
  • M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • B.S. in in Chemical Engineering, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain 

Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Rice University and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, IMDEA Water Institute, Spain
  • Researcher, Department of Innovation and Technology, FCC Aqualia, Spain
  • Graduate Student, University of Alcala, Spain