Dr.Jordi Cruz Sanchez

Science Department - Academic Area

Email: jcruz@euss.cat

Office: Desp. professors (DT14)

Phone: +34 935039151

EUSS Address: Escola Universitària Salesiana de Sarrià
Pg. Sant Joan Bosco, 74 - 08017 Barcelona
Telf: +34 932 805 244 - Fax: +34 932 806 642

Academic CV

Doctor/a en Química
(2010, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Màster Oficial en Ciència i Tenologia Químiques
(2007, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Llicenciat/da en Química
(2005, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)


Report for Tenure-track lecturer
(12/01/2012, Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya)


Environmental Engineering


Dr. Jordi Cruz graduated in Chemistry at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2005 and completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry in the Applied Chemometrics Group at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2010, under the supervision of Prof. M. Blanco. In 2011 he joined, as a lecturer, the Department of Basic Teaching at the Escola Universitària Salesiana de Sarrià (EUSS). Since then, Jordi combines teaching with research. He works with multivariate analysis of fast analysis techniques such as NIR, Raman, FTIR, and NIR chemical imaging spectroscopy. This data analysis is being applied to develop rapid methods in various industrial fields (pharmaceutical, phytotherapy, petrochemicals, industrial products, etc.). He pays particular attention to agri-food analysis using NIR applying multivariable calibration techniques. He carries out his research mainly at the Agri-Food Technology Research Institute (IRTA), Monells (Girona), but also collaborates with the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry of the Faculty of Pharmacy of Mahidol University in Bangkok (Thailand), as well as with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chemical Engineering, Sofia (Bulgaria), Avitech, University of the Basque Country, and in the Applied Chemometrics Group, UAB. In 2012 he obtained the accreditation of lecturer issued by the Agency for the Quality of the University System of Catalonia (AQU).

Scientific interests

My research interests at present revolve around the following lines: Food Technology: I'm working in the Food Technology research group which intends to meet the technological and research needs of the food industry by combining food engineering, process improvement, and new control and processing technologies. The main research lines include the modeling of food processing with heat and mass transfer operations, the simulation and control of processes, the improvement of technologies traditionally used to increase the quality, safety, and sensory attributes of food, consumer attitudes and perceptions, and process efficiency. It also assesses the implementation of new technologies that have not been traditionally used for food processing, control, and preservation. Process Analytical Technology: PAT is a term used to describe a broader shift in pharmaceutical manufacturing from static batch manufacturing to a more dynamic approach. This involves defining the critical process parameters (CPPs) of the equipment used to manufacture the product, which affect the critical quality attributes (CQAs) of the product, and then controlling these CPPs within defined limits. This allows manufacturers to produce products with consistent quality and also helps reduce waste and overhead costs. To successfully implement a PAT project, a combination of three main PAT tools is essential: Multivariate Data Acquisition and Analysis Tools: Typically advanced software packages that help design experiments, collect raw data, and statistically analyze that data to determine which parameters are CPPs. Process Analytical Chemistry Tools: Online and online analytical instruments used to measure those parameters that have been defined as CPP. These mainly include near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS); but they also include biosensors, Raman spectroscopy, fiber optics and others. Continuous improvement and / or knowledge management tools: paper systems or software packages that accumulate quality control data acquired over time for specific processes in order to define the weaknesses of the process and implement and control initiatives process improvement. These products can be the same or separate from the above statistical analysis tools.


* Applied research and consultancy within the domain of chemometrics * Technical project management * Image Processing Techniques * Process Analytical Technology (PAT) * Process Monitoring, analysis by NIR/Raman spectroscopy online. * Application of techniques MSPC (Multivariate Statistical Process Control). * Improvement of new control methods online * Application of techniques of exploratory data analysis and predictive. * Data analysis and experimental design methodologies

Most significant academic merits

Publications: 13 Total citations (Google Scholar): 515 (08/07/2021) First quartile publications (Q1): 10 h-Index = 9 High Impact Index (IF) Publications: Trends in Analytical Chemistry (1): 12,296, Analytica Chimica Acta (1): 6,558, Talanta (1): 6,057, Microchemical Journal (1): 4,821, Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis ( 1): 4.769, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (1): 4.142, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (1): 3.935, Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems (1): 3.491, Analytical Methods (1): 2.896 Contributions to Congresses: 20 (11 international) Participation in Projects: 5 National Projects Professor of the Process Analytical Technology module of the PhD courses at Mahidol University, Bangkok (Thailand) (2018-present)


-Extraordinary award of PhD thesis -Best poster award at the 17th International Diffuse Reflectance Conference (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania , United States of America) -3rd prize for best poster at the NIR 2009 International Conference (Bangkok, Thailand) -Lecturer Accreditation (AQU, 2012) -Member of: International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS) June 2012 American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, US December 2020 -1 research sexennial period

Scientifics highlights

1. "Quantitative models for detecting the presence of lead in turmeric using Raman spectroscopy", P. Khongkaew, Ch. Phechkrajang, J.Cruz, V. Cardenas, P. Rojsanga, Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 200, 15, 103994 (2020)
2. "Characterization of the composition of paraffin waxes on industrial applications", A. Palou, J. Cruz, M. Blanco, R. Larraz, J. Frontela, C. M. Bengoechea, J. M. González, M. Alcalà, Energy Fuels, 28 (2), pp 956?963 (2014)
3. "A new approach to determine the Homogeneity in hyperspectral imaging considering the particle size", J.G. Rosas, S Armenta, J Cruz, M Blanco, Chimica Acta 787 173? 180 (2013)
4. "Content uniformity studies in tablets by NIR-CI", J Cruz, M Blanco, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, No. 56:408-412 (2011) "NIR-chemical imaging study of acetylsalicylic acid in commercial tablets", J. Cruz, M. Bautista, J. M. Amigo, M. Blanco, Talanta,No. 80:473-478 (2009)
5. "Study of pharmaceutical samples by NIR chemical image and multivariate analysis", J. M. Amigo, J. Cruz, M. Bautista, S. Maspoch, J. Coello, M. Blanco, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Vol 27, No. 8:696-713 (2008)