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Mexican Society of Membrane Science and Technology

XII Congress Program
Extended program

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Plenary Speakers

Enrica Fontananova
Foto Emilio Bucio Carrillo.tif
Júlia Daneluz.JPG

Dr Enrica Fontananova: Senior Researcher at CNR-ITM since March 2020, Researcher at CNR-ITM (September 2011-Febr. 2020). Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (2008); graduated with honours in chemistry (2001). Main Research Interests: design and development of nanostructured polymeric and mixed matrix membranes; ion exchange membranes; green approaches in membranes fabrication; membranes and interfaces characterization by impedance spectroscopy; electrochemical membrane processes; membrane contactors; membrane-based operations, also integrated, for desalination and wastewater treatments; catalytic membranes and membrane reactors. She is scientific responsible of various national and international research projects focusing on membrane science and technology. Invited speaker at numerous international conferences and recipient of several scientific awards and honours for her research in membrane science and technology. Expert evaluator of research projects. Member of the Editorial Board of scientific journals; member of the organizing committee of numerous international conferences; reviewer for several peer-review journals. Supervisor of numerous master and PhD students. Co-author of more than 90 peer-review papers published in international scientific journals (H-index 37); 17 book chapters; 10 contributions in encyclopaedias; more than 120 contributions in conference proceedings; three patents. Researcher Profiles ID: 0000-0002-2506-0160; Scopus Author ID 6508276231; ResearcherID P-9625-2016

Dr Claudia D'Urso: Senior Researcher at the CNR-ITAE since January 2023. Dr. D'Urso graduated in Industrial Engineering from the University of Messina and obtained her PhD in “Materials for the environment and energy” from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.  She has received the following recognitions: Energy and Mobility Award 2010” during the H2ROMA Congress, recognition from the experts of “Solvay Specialty Polymers” (2013), recognition from the experts of “Solvay Solexis” (2014). She has been part of the organizing committee of “Fall Meeting – Symposium Q – Advanced Materials for Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers” Poland 2016, “Fall Meeting – Symposium B – Battery and Energy Storage Devices” Poland 2018. She participated as editor of the special issue “Advanced Materials for Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers” (IJHEI). EMRS 2016 for the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier). Dr. D'Urso has published more than 70 articles (more than 1000 citations, index h 17) in international journals, has an international patent and has more than 50 participations in national and international conferences (more than 10 as a speaker).

Dr. Emilio Bucio Carrillo was born in Mexico City on August 8, 1967. He studied  chemical engineering at the Faculty of Chemistry (FQ) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), obtaining the Gustavo Baz Prada medal in 1992. He completed a master's degree in Nuclear Sciences and a doctorate in physical chemistry, both at FQ-UNAM. In 1999 he obtained the Alfonso Caso medal for being the most distinguished doctoral graduate in the area of ​​Chemical Sciences. He later did a postdoctoral stay at the Institute for Environmental and Industrial Science, Texas State University, in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where he synthesized highly fluorinated polymers with potential applications in the aerospace industry. In 1995 he joined the Department of Physical Chemistry of the FQ-UNAM as an academic, where he currently still works as professor and in February 2000 he joined the Department of Radiation Chemistry and Radiochemistry of the Institute of Nuclear Sciences (ICN) of the UNAM. Dr. Bucio's line of research is aimed at obtaining new polymeric systems through modifications using ionizing radiation, including their synthesis and characterization by different physicochemical techniques with potential biomedical applications. His latest research is focused on obtaining binary grafts with polymers that respond to temperature and pH, with possible applications in drug administration.

Dr. Bucio's group has recently worked on the design and development of polymeric systems capable of loading specific drugs and regulating the moment and kinetics at which their release must occur, since it constitutes one of the most promising lines of research to do facing the therapeutic needs posed by the treatment of a large number of diseases; achieving outstanding innovation in commercial medical devices.

Dr. Bucio has published 175 refereed articles in journals of international circulation, 57 book chapters, 53 memoirs in extenso, 2 books, an international patent, in addition to participating as a synod in numerous undergraduate and graduate exams; According to Researchgate, it has three thousand two hundred citations of its published articles and an h-index of 32.

Dr. Ronaldo Giro graduated in physics from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in 1997, later completing his master's degree (1998-2000) and PhD in physics (2000-2004) also at UNICAMP. From 2004 to 2008, he completed a postdoctoral stay at the University of Sao Paulo (UPS) with a project to study the interface between metals and an organic semiconductor polymer, with fundamental interest in trying to increase the efficiency in Polymer Light Emitter Diodes (PLEDs). From 2008 to 2009 he carried out a postdoctoral stay at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain), with the project “Theoretical study of optical properties of Silicon Nanowires (SiNW)”. From February to July 2010 he carried out a postdoctoral stay at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) with the project “Theoretical Study of cytotoxicity reduction of Nitropyrene due blocking agent Multi Wall Carbon Nanotubes” and from September 2010 to January 2011 he carried out another stay at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC) with the project “Study of Functionalization of Silica Nanoparticles for Enhanced Oil Recovery using computational modeling”. From February 2011 to December 2012 he worked as a researcher at INMETRO with the project “Effects of Morphology in Organic Light Emission Diodes Efficiency using computational modeling”. He is a member of the Research Staff at IBM Research – Brazil Lab since January 2013. A self-motivated professional, with a physics background in computational simulation using quantum mechanics, solid state physics, classical molecular dynamics simulations, mesoscale coarse-graining methods such as Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics, Dissipative Particle Dynamics, in combination with artificial intelligence methods to study the physics properties of new materials, interaction between fluids and solid surface, with strong collaboration with experimentalists.

Dra. Lilian Iraís Olvera Garza studied Chemistry at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Later, she completed a master's and PhD in Chemical Science with emphasis in Synthesis and characterization of polymeric materials, at the Materials Research Institute, UNAM. After, she entered into private industry as a Scientist Research at Colgate Palmolive in the global technology center. In 2017, she became a CONACYT professor at the Center for Research and Technological Development in Electrochemistry. Currently she is a Researcher at UNAM Materials Research Institute and a member of the National System of Researchers, Level I.

Dr. Lilian's areas of interest are materials sciences, with special interest in synthesis, characterization and modification of last generation polymeric materials and their application in biomedicine, catalysis and energy generation, conversion and storage systems. Dr. Olvera has published more than 20 research articles in indexed journals and is the inventor of a two patents related with polymer synthesis

M. Eng. Júlia Daneluz Researcher at the University of Caxias do Sul (UCS). PhD student in Process and Technology Engineering (UCS), master in Process and Technology Engineering (UCS) and graduated in Chemical Engineering (UCS). Professional experience in the area of environmental and beverage laboratory analysis and in quality tools and management in laboratories. Research areas include cosmetics, beverage technology, membrane processes, materials, film development and biopolymers.

Important Dates

May 9th, 2023

Registration opens

June 30th, 2023

Deadline for abstract

submission to appear in

Congress Proceedings

August 20th, 2023

Deadline for abstract

submission acceptance

September 10th, 2023

Deadline for late abstract


November 15-17, 2023


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