Mexican Society of Membrane Science and Technology

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Dra. Alessandra Carbone is a permanent researcher at the CNR-ITAE, graduated in Chemistry at the University of Perugia (1999) and achieved a Ph.D. at the University of Rome Tor Vergata on the theme field Materials for Environment and Energy (2006). Her scientific activity has been focused on the development and characterisation of proton and anion conducting materials for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFC and AMFC), Vanadium Redox Flow Battery, Hydrogen Storage, Anion Exchange Membranes Water Electrolysis. She is involved in various research programs/projects related to the development and characterization of components for low and medium temperature fuel cells and alkaline electrolysis and co-electrolysis. She published about 155 papers (more than 1100 citations and H-index: 18 from SCOPUS ORCID id 0000-0003-0493-4479) 59 in international journals, 1 book chapter (Elsevier), and she had 95 contributions in national and international conferences. She is a reviewer for several international scientific journals. She is the scientific responsible of several research collaborations with international Institutions. Since 2014 she is the current Italian agent of the Annex 31 (Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells) of the IEA (International Energy Agency) - Advanced Fuel Cells Implementing Agreement.

Dra. Irene Gatto is a permanent researcher at CNR – Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies “Nicola Giordano” of Messina, Italy. She obtained a B.Sc. degree in chemistry (1998) from University of Messina (Italy) and a PhD in “Engineering and Materials Chemistry” (2005) from University of Messina. From 2013 she is the Head of the “Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFC) and Hydrogen storage” group at the CNR – ITAE institute. Her current research is focused on energy conversion and storage, particularly in the field of fuel cells and hydrogen storage. The activity concerns development and characterization of components such as catalysts, electrodes, membranes and MEAs for polymer electrolyte fuel cells both protonic and anionic; electrochemical characterization measurements in test stations with different size from 5 to 200 cm2 both as a single cell and stack. Design and realization of demonstration systems and test stations for the characterization of single cells and stacks with a power ranging from 10W to 5kW; design and realization of demonstration systems for hydrogen storage. She is involved in various research programs related to the previously mentioned topics and also on AEM electrolyser and CO2 reduction. She was the scientist responsible of CNR-ITAE unit in the 7th Framework Programme Collaborative Project No. 303452, "Improved Lifetime of Automotive Application Fuel Cells with Ultra-Low Pt-Loading (IMPACT)".

She published about 197 articles (more than 1387 citations and H-index: 20 from SCOPUS Database) 69 in international journals, 3 book chapter (Springer), and she had about 125 contributions in national and international conferences. She is in the editorial and reviewer board of several international scientific journals. She was member of the scientific committee of conferences.

Dr. Manuel de Jesús Aguilar Vega received his B.Sc. degree from Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas and a M.Sc degree from University of Southern California both in Chemical Engineering. After working at industry, he joined Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán A.C. (CICY) as a Junior Researcher developing projects on composite materials based on natural fibers and polymers. In 1993 he received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin working under the guidance of Dr. Donald R. Paul in mass transport on polymeric membranes.  Upon returning to CICY he continued to develop projects on polymer membranes related to their synthesis and modification for application in gas separations, water treatment and energy efficient processes. His projects are center in the systematic modification of polymer structure, preparation of membranes and determination of their transport properties. He is Senior Researcher “D” and professor in the graduate programs of Polymeric Materials and Renewable Energy in CICY. He has been thesis director for 52 students for B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. He was for two different periods the Director of the Materials Unit at CICY, and also one period CICY’s Director for Technological Management . He is the coauthor of more than 80 papers with impact factor (JCR) and member level 2 of the National Researchers System (SNI for their acronym in Spanish). He is also a member of the Mexican Academy of Science, Engineering division since 2002. He is a member since 1990 of the American Chemical Society, Polymer and Polymeric Division of Engineering Materials. He has been an active participant in several projects in the Polymer industry, Mexican Standards Development, and consultant in polymer materials for different companies. He has performed a sabbatical research at industrial laboratories. He was also awarded in 2018 a fellowship from COMEXUS-FULBRIGHT for a sabbatical year as a research professor with the membrane group of B. Freeman at the University of Texas at Austin.

 

 

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May 18th, 2022

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July 15th, 2022

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August 25th, 2022

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September 10th, 2022

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October 17-19, 2022

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