Dr Herreros has research experience working in different areas including combustion, emissions, waste energy recovery and catalysis applied to the automotive sector. He has acquired this multidisciplinary experience working in laboratories around the world. He started his research career during his final year projects for the degrees of MSc Mechanical Engineering and MSc Chemical Materials and Environmental Engineering as well as during his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Castilla-La Mancha.
He extended his experience in microscopic techniques for the characterisation of emissions working during a short research stay in Penn State University. He completed an MSc in Motorsport Engineering and Management at Cranfield University (2010). After that he continued acquiring experience in the fields of energy recovery and catalysis during his five years post-doctoral experience in the University of Birmingham.
Dr Herreros is a Lecturer in Mechanical Design at Nebrija University (2014) and in Motorsport Engineering at Coventry University (2015 -2017). Dr Herreros joined Coventry University in September 2015, being a founder member of Smart Vehicle Control Laboratory (SVeCLab) within The Centre for Mobility and Transport (CMTr). SVeCLab is a newly established laboratory focused on model-based optimal design and control of hybrid electric/electric vehicles.
Dr Herreros is currently an academic at the University of Birmingham investigating research topics including design of powertrain systems, emission characterisation, alternative fuels and after treatment systems.
Dr Herreros has also the ability to interface with world-leading industrial partners contributing to the identification and development of both government and industry funded projects with relevant companies including Johnson Matthey, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Repsol, Shell, Abengoa Bioenergy, Nissan, Cambustion, etc. Those projects have been successful thanks to the combined effort and team work between the different partners (universities and companies). He has also led the collaborations within universities such as University of Cordoba, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Nebrija University, University of Malaga, Penn State University, University of Michigan, and University of Antioquia.
He is currently working to integrate new directions to be incorporated to his research areas: (i) efficient powertrains technologies, including hybrids technologies and (ii) human and environmental effects of pollutants emitted by powertrain systems with the ultimate long-term goal to propose energy-efficient and clean powertrains to be used in vehicular applications.