Dean of the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Faculty from Universidad de Chile
Juan Arturo Squella Serrano, Chemist of the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty of the University of Chile and Doctor by the University of Huelva - Spain. Full Professor of the University of Chile since 1991 and Dean of the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty for the 2014-2022 period. His main research interests are electrochemical studies of organic compounds, e.g. Electrochemical Studies of Beta-Lactam Antibiotics, Electrochemical methods for drug-xenobiotic interaction studies, Electroanalytical aspects of biological significance compounds, Electrochemistry of some nitro compounds of biological significance, Modified electrodes with MWCNT. He has participated since 1982 uninterruptedly as a researcher of competitive projects of FONDECYT. He has also directed International Projects Funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain (ICI), CNRS-Conicyt with France and ECOS-Conicyt with France. He has directed 15 Doctoral Thesis, 4 Postdoctoral Students and more than 150 Bachelor's Degrees.
Member of the “Consejo Nacional de Ciencias” for the period 09/12/2013 to 09/12/2016.
He is author and co-author of more than 230 publications refereed journals. H-index 33 (Google academic) H-index 29 (Scopus) H-index 27 (Web of Science).
Member of the Chilean Chemical Society, International Electrochemical Society (ISE), Electrochemical Society (ECS) and Sociedad Iberoamericana de Electroquímica (SIBAE).
Technology Director of Atlantic Copper Co. (Huelva)
Guillermo Ríos received his BS, MS and PhD with honours in Chemical Engineering in 1993, 1995 and 1998 respectively from the University of Oviedo (Spain). He has experience in university teaching due to his position as Assistant Professor in different universities (University of Burgos, 1998-1999; University of Oviedo, 1999-2000; University of Huelva, 2002). Also, he has worked as Process Development Engineer in SADIM (1998-2002) and as Senior Metallurgist, Copper Refinery, in Atlantic Copper SA (2002-2010). Since 2010 he works as Technology Director in Atlantic Copper SLU. His expertise is in copper electrorefining; copper pyrometallurgy, metallurgical wastes treatment and recycling; solids handling; tribology testing; cutting oils and stability of oil in water emulsions.
Professor from Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (Portugal).
Cristina Oliveira received her Ph. D. degree in Physical Chemistry (Electrochemistry) in 1996 from the University of Lisbon (FCUL). Afterwards, she moved to the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro where she holds a permanent position. Her research work has been framed within the area of electrocatalysis, with special emphasis in the design of alloy catalysts and gas diffusion electrodes for application in energy conversion devices. In the last five years she has been engaged in understanding the mechanism of carbon nanomaterials formation upon the electro-exfoliation of graphite, ending up on creating a new strategy for the electrochemical synthesis of hydrophilic carbon nanomaterials. Her research experience has contributed to the preparation of carbon nanomaterials with tuned electrochemical properties and exploitation of their multifunctional properties.
Full Professor at the Sciences Faculty, Universidad de Córdoba (SPAIN)
Teresa Pineda received its PhD degree in 1991 in Physical Chemistry from the University of Cordoba (Spain). She made postdoctoral stage at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (USA) from 1991 to 1993. In 1994 she returns to the University of Cordoba where she became full professor in 2010. Her research interest has been focused on different aspects of the Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems: protein structure and interactions with metallic surfaces; electrochemistry of surfaces and interfaces; self-assembled monolayer on gold substrates; gold nanoparticles of different shapes and its surface modifications and interactions. This research has been found by projects of the Ministry of Science (Spain).
GE – CIC Energinune Scientific Award
El Laboratorio de Electroquímica de los Materiales y del Medio Ambiente (LEMMA) es un Grupo de Excelencia de la Generalitat de Catalunya y miembro de la Red de Excelencia E3TECH del MINECO. Está ubicado en la Facultad de Química de la Universidad de Barcelona y en la actualidad está formado por cuatro Profesores Doctores.: Enrique Brillas Coso, Pere Lluís Cabot Julià, Francisco Andrés Centellas Masuet e Ignacio Sirés Sadornil, así como cuatro doctorandos. Durante los últimos 25 años, la investigación del grupo LEMMA se ha centrado en el tratamiento electroquímico de aguas reciclables y residuales, así como en pilas de gas, de combustible y de semicombustible. En los últimos 10 años, ha publicado más de 200 artículos científicos y 14 libros y capítulos de libro, presentado unas 160 ponencias en congresos, y sus jóvenes investigadores han recibido 11 premios de investigación nacionales e internacionales.
GE - Young Researcher Award
Daniel Martín-Yerga is a Postdoctoral Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He has published more than 38 papers in international journals, 1 book chapter and 1 patent. His PhD in electroanalytical chemistry focused on the development of disposable electrochemical sensors, and was awarded the Extraordinary Award for the best PhD thesis in Science from the University of Oviedo and the San Alberto Magno Award from the Colegio de Químicos de Asturias. After his PhD, Dr. Martín-Yerga worked as Application Specialist for Dropsens, which further diversified his knowledge particularly in spectroelectrochemistry, before moving as a postdoc to study electrocatalysis for valorization of biomass at KTH.
Jesús Garoz Ruiz received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Universidad de Burgos in 2017, obtaining the Cum Laude and International distinctions as well as the Extraordinary Award. This work was performed under the supervision of Dr. Álvaro Colina and Dr. Aránzazu Heras in the Instrumental Analysis Group (CIDETEC 2014 Award). The research was focused on the study of biomolecules and on the demonstration of the advantages of spectroelectrochemistry for the quantitative analysis of complex mixtures and real samples, thanks to the development of novel spectroelectrochemistry devices based on optical fibers coupled to carbon nanomaterials electrodes. Jesús worked as postdoctoral researcher in the same group and, currently, he is at the Electroanalysis and Electrochemical (Bio)Sensors Group (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) with a Juan de la Cierva fellowship. He has published sixteen articles in international journals and has co-authored one patent. These works have also been widely presented in scientific meetings, mainly as oral communications.
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