CV Dra. Laura Azócar

 

Research Director

Desert Bioenergy Technological Consortium

Postdoctoral Researcher and Professor of Practice

Center of waste management and bioenergy

Universidad de La Frontera

Fco. Salazar 01145

Temuco, Chile

Phone: +56 452 734194

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Web:    www.desertbioenergy.cl

             http://bioren.ufro.cl/

EDUCATION

2014 Postdoctoral in microalgae biorefinery, Desert Bioenergy SA.

 

2011 Doctor in Science of Natural Resources, La Frontera University, Chile. 


Thesis: Enzymatic process to fatty acid methyl ester production by using waste frying oil mixed with rapeseed oil as raw material

 

2007  M.Sc. of Natural Resources, La Frontera University, Chile

 

2005  Bachelor of Science in Engineering, La Frontera University, Chile

 

2005  Environmental Engineer, La Frontera University, Chile.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE 

Microalgae biorefinery

 

Biofuels: Biodiesel, biogas, bio-oil

 

Thermal process: Pyrolysis, torrefaction

 

Biotechnological processes

 

PROFESIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011- today    Professor of practice, La Frontera University

 

2011- today    Research director, Technological Consortium Desert Bioenergy SA.

 

2005-2006Projects engineering, EULA Center, Concepción University.

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

2015-  2018 FONDECYT Initiation 11140823. Improving energy density of alternative raw materials through torrefaction technology for pellet production (Principal investigator).

2014 - 2016  FONDEF CA13I10145. Thermal conversion of microalgae biomass to bio-oil, syngas and biochar production post extraction of high value product. (Deputy Director).

 

2010-2015      Technological Consortium Desert Bioenergy S.A. for research and development of the microalgae biofuel industry INNOVA-CORFO 09CTEI-6860. Director Subprogram: Biogenic methane from microalgae biomass.

 

2012-2014 Project PIA-UFRO 4071.7. Technological bases to bio-oil production from microalgae and cyanobacteria by using thermal processes. (Project leader).

 

2012-2014 Project PIA-UFRO 4071.8. Cyanobacteria production using wastewater hatcheries to produce energy and materials. (Co-researcher).

 

2011-2014 Project to inserting new researchers in the productive sector 2011, 78110106. Improving microalgae biorefinery through production of biomaterials and bioenergy by using residual microalgal biomass. (Project leader).

 

2011-2014 Posdoctoral Fondecyt Project 3120171. Biofuel production from spent microalgae: improving the Botryococcus braunii biorefinery (Project leader).

 

Finished

2011-2014 Project to inserting new researchers in the productive sector 2011, 78110106. Improving microalgae biorefinery through production of biomaterials and bioenergy by using residual microalgal biomass. (Project leader).

 

2011-2014 Posdoctoral Fondecyt Project 3120171. Biofuel production from spent microalgae: improving the Botryococcus braunii biorefinery (Project leader).

 

2012-2013 Project to support international networking between energy research centers. CONICYT-MINENERGIA. International research network to biofuels production from microalgae (DB SA-UAL) (Project leader).

 

2013 FONDEF Project D10ER1009. Decentralized production of biogas like an alternative to bioenergy generation in rural places (Co-researcher).

 

2008  Thesis Project in Industry TPI-16. Improving the productivity in biodiesel production with enzymatic catalysis by using waste frying oil mixed with rapeseed oil as raw material (Project leader).

 

2008   Fondef Project D05I10391. Utilization of Brassica napus to biodiesel production: process development and optimization (Postgraduate student).

 

2008   Proyecto EXPLORA EST2/008. Vermicomposting: Technological solution to solid waste revalorization (Project leader).

 

2008   EXPLORA EST1/028 Project. Conservation of water wealth in Cautín Naciente river - stage 2. (Co-researcher).

 

PUBLICATIONS

Papers

Muñoz R, Navia , Ciudad G, Tessini C, Jeison D, Mella R, Rabert C, Azócar L (2015). Preliminary biorefinery process proposal for protein and biofuels recovery from microalgae. Fuel 150. 425–433.


Pavez J, Cabrera F, Azócar L, Torres A, Jeison D. (2015). Ultrafiltration of non-axenic microalgae cultures: Energetic requirements and filtration performance. Algal Research 10: 121–127.


Araya K, Ugarte A, Azócar L, Valerio O, Wick L, Ciudad G (2015). Whole cell three phase bioreactors allow for effective production of fatty acid alkyl esters derived from microalgae lipids. Fuel: 25–32.


Meier L, Pérez R, Azócar L, Rivas M, Jeison D (2015). Photosynthetic CO2 uptake by microalgae: an attractive tool for biogas upgrading. Biomass and Bioenergy 73: 102-109.


Torres A, Fermoso FG, Neumann P, Azócar L, Jeison D (2014). Anaerobic digestion as a tool for resource recovery from a biodiesel production process from microalgae. Journal of Biomased Materials and Bioenergy. Accepted.


Azócar L, Navia R, Beroiz L, Jeison D, Ciudad G (2014). Enzymatic biodiesel production kinetic using co-solvent and an anhydrous medium: A strategy to improve lipase performance in a Semi-continuous reactor. New Biotechnol. 31(5) 422-429.


Díaz H, Azócar L, Torres T, Lopes S, Jeison D (2014). Use of flocculants for increasing permeates flux in anaerobic membrane bioreactors. Water Science and Technology. doi: 10.2166/wst.2014.153. In press.


Ciudad G, Rubilar O, Azócar L, Toro C, Cea M, Torres A, Ribera A, Navia R. (2014). Performance of an enzymatic extract in Botrycoccus braunii cell wall disruption. J Biosci Bioeng. 117 (1) 75-80.


Hemmelmann A, Torres A, Vergara C, Azocar L, Jeison, D. (2013). Application of anaerobic membrane bioreactors for the treatment of protein containing wastewaters under saline conditions. J Chem Technol Biotechnol. 88:658-663.


Azócar L, Ciudad G, Heipieper H, Muñoz R, Navia R (2011). Lipase-catalyzed process in an anhydrous medium with enzyme reutilization to produce biodiesel with low acid value. J Biosci Bioeng. 112 (6):583-589.


Ciudad G, Reyes I, Jorquera M, Azócar L, Wick L, Briones R, Navia R (2011). Innovative approaches for effective selection of lipase-producing microorganisms as whole cell catalysts for biodiesel production. New Biotechnol. 28(4):375-381


Ciudad G, Reyes I, Jorquera M, Azócar L, Wick L, Navia R (2011). Novel three-phase bioreactor concept for fatty acid alkyl esters production using R. oryzae as whole cell catalyst. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 27:2505–2512.


Azócar L, Ciudad G, Heipieper H, Muñoz R, Navia R (2010). Improving fatty acid methyl ester production yield in a lipase-catalyzed process using waste frying oils as feedstock. J Biosci Bioeng 109(6):609-614.


Azócar L, Ciudad G, Heipieper H, Navia R (2010). Biotechnological processes for biodiesel production using alternative oils. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 88:621–636


Muñoz C, Rojas D, Candia O, Azócar L, Bornhardt C, Antileo C (2009). Supervisory control system to enhance partial nitrification in an activated sludge reactor. Chem Engineering J, 145: 453-460.

 

Patents

Azócar L, Ciudad G, Díaz H, Navia R, Meier L, Jeison D, Rubilar M, Cancino B, Shene C, Torres A, Valerio O. Microalgae biorefinery to biofuel and valuable products production. PCT Int. Appl. PCT /IB2013/059014.

 

Azócar L, Betancourt R, Navia R, Fuentes O (2010). Proceso de producción de biodiesel comercializable y de baja acidez (Biodiesel production process marketable and with low acid value). Patent solicited in National Institute of Intellectual property (INAPI), Chile; register number 31032010.

 

Books and chapter Books

Azócar L, Ciudad G, Muñoz R, Jeison D, Toro C, Navia R (2012). Feasible Novozym 435-Catalyzed Process to Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Production from Waste Frying Oil: Role of Lipase Inhibition, Enzyme Inhibition and Bioapplications, Prof. Rakesh Sharma (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0585-5, InTech, Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/books/enzyme-inhibition-and-bioapplications/feasible-novozym-435-catalyzed-process-to-fatty-acid-methyl-ester-production-from-waste-frying-oil-b.

 

Díaz L, Carlos S, Azócar L (2012) Los biocombustibles En: La producción de biocombustibles  y sus impactos: Estudio de casos. Editado por R. Patiño y Antonio Valdez, Red CYTED, La Habana Cuba.

 

Díaz L, Ciudad G, Azócar L (2012) El biodiesel En: La producción de biocombustibles  y sus impactos: Estudio de casos. Editado por R. Patiño y Antonio Valdez, Red CYTED, La Habana Cuba.

 

Ciudad G, Azócar L, Antileo C. (2011) Nitrificación-desnitrificación vía nitrito en reactores de biopelícula: Un control avanzado del proceso. Ed. Académica Española. pp 1-157.

 

LECTURES (CONFERENCES)/SEMINARS PRESENTATION

International

Azócar L, Cuadra F, Ciudad G, Díaz H, Acién F (2014). Microalgae biorefinery for biofuel and valuable products production. Algae Biomass Summit. Sept. 29 – Oct 2. San Diego, California.

 

Ciudad G, Araya K, Ugarte A, Azócar L, Valerio O, Wick L (2014). Fatty alkyl ester production from microalgae lipids using a whole cell multiphase bioreactor. Algae Biomass Summit. Sept. 29 – Oct 2. San Diego, California.

 

Muñoz R, Ciudad G, Mella R, Rabert C, Navia R, Jeison D, Azócar L (2013). Pyrolysis of Botryococcus braunni biomass following a biorefinery concept. 21st Biomass conference and exhibition. Jun 3-13, Copenhaguen, Denmark (Poster).

 

Mella-Herrera R, Azócar L, Sandoval A, Rabert C. (2013). Generation of Cyanobacterial biomass for Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) production. 5th Congress of European microbiologists FEMS. July 21-24. Leipzig, Germany.

 

Azócar L, Ciudad G, Muñoz R, Valerio O, Jeison D, Navia R (2012). Towards a microalgae biorefinery. 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. Jun. 18-22. Milan, Italy (Poster).

 

Muñoz R, Toro C, Navia R, Azócar L (2012) Bio-oil production from microalgae biomass. 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. Jun. 18-22. Milan, Italy (Poster).

 

Muñoz R, Reyes I, Ciudad G, Jeison D, Navia R, Azócar L (2012) Biodiesel refining by using a ceramic membrane during the transesterification reaction. 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. Jun. 18-22. Milan, Italy(Poster).

 

Ciudad G, Azócar L, Valerio O, Mella R, Cea M, Navia R, Wick L (2012). Effect of two acyl acceptor in the performance of a three phase reactor by using R. oryzae as whole cell catalyst to produce biodiesel. 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. Jun. 18-22. Milan, Italy (Poster).

 

Meier L, Torres A, Azócar L, Neumann P, Vergara C, Rivas M, Jeison D (2011) Biogas upgrading through microalgae culture: Effect of CH4 and CO2 concentration on microalgae activity. X Latin American Workshop and Symposium on Anaerobic Digestion Oct. 23-27. Ouro Preto, Brazil (Poster).

 

Azócar L, Ciudad G, Heipieper H, Muñoz R, Navia R (2011) Lipase catalyzed process in an anhydrous medium with enzyme reutilization to produce biodiesel with low acid value. 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Jun. 6-10. Berlin, Germany (Poster).

 

Toven K, Azócar L, Reitan A (2011) Weight loss kinetics in torrefaction of various biomass feedstocks. Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference March 22-24. Stockholm, Sweden (Poster).

 

Azócar L, Ciudad G, Heipieper H, Navia R (2010) Effective lipase-catalyzed process in an anhydrous médium to biodiesel production. 2nd International Conference on Nuclear and Renewable Energy Resources July 4-7. Ankara, Turkey (Oral).

 

Ciudad G, Reyes I, Azócar L, Wick Y, Navia R (2010) Biodiesel production by Rhyzopus oryzae in a three phase reactor using methanol and ethanol as acyl aceptors. 2nd International Conference on Nuclear and Renewable Energy Resources July 4-7. Ankara, Turkey (Oral).

 

Navia R, Azócar L, Ciudad G, Toro C, Cea M, Muñoz R (2010). Novel alternative catalysts for biodiesel production. Third international symposium on energy from biomass and waste. Nov. 8 - 11 Venice, Italy (Oral).

 

Azócar L, Ciudad G, Heipieper H, Muñoz R, Navia R. (2009). Improving fatty acid alkyl esters production yield in a lipase-catalyzed process by using waste frying oils as feedstock. 2nd International Congress on Biodiesel: The Science and the Technology. Nov. 15-17. Munich, Germany (Poster).

 

Ciudad G, Jorquera M, Briones R, Azócar L, Leal J, Navia, R (2008) Preliminary Detection of Native Lipase Producing Microorganisms for Biodiesel Production. The Third International Meeting on Environmental Biotechnology and Engineering. IMEBE. Sep. 21-25, Palmas de Mallorca, Spain (Poster).

 

Azócar L, Ciudad G, Navia R (2008) Determining waste lipids stability and possible effects in biodiesel production. The Third International Meeting on Environmental Biotechnology and Engineering IMEBE. Sep. 21-25, Palmas de Mallorca, Spain (Poster).

 

Azócar L, Scheuermann E, Hidalgo P, Betancourt R, Navia R (2007) Biodiesel production from rapeseed oil with waste frying oils. ISWA/NVDR World Congress, Sep. 24-27, Amsterdam, Holland (Oral).


National

Jara P, Díaz H, Romero-Hermoso L, Godoy K, Díaz A, Azócar L, Ciudad G (2014). Producción de un hidrolizado proteico, a través de hidrólisis enzimática de microalgas, en el marco de la biorrefinería. XIX Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería Química Oct. 15-17. Concepción, Chile.

 

Romero-Hermoso L, Jara P, Muñoz R, Díaz H, Ciudad G, Azócar L. (2014). Producción de bio-oil por pirólisis rápida de microalga Nannochloropsis gaditana desproteinizada, bajo un concepto de biorrefinería. XIX Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería Química Oct. 15-17. Concepción, Chile.

 

Araya K, Pérez A, Azócar L, Ciudad G (2014). Estudio de la eficiencia y capacidad de re-inoculación de un catalizador whole-cell en un sistema trifásico para la producción de biodiesel utilizando un flujo gaseoso de alcohol. XIX Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería Química Oct. 15-17. Concepción, Chile.

 

Iván F, Díaz H, Ciudad G, Jeison D, Azócar L (2013). Producción de biogás y extracción de proteína soluble a partir de biomasa de microalga Botryococcus braunii siguiendo un concepto de biorrefinería. II Congreso nacional de Estudiantes de Biotecnología Vegetal CONEIB. Nov 4-7. Concepción, Chile.

 

Meier L, Pérez R, Azócar l, Jeison D (2013). Remoción fotosintética de CO2 mediante microalgas, una alternativa para aumentar el poder calorífico del biogás. 1er Congreso Interamericano de cambio Climático “Desafíos y perspectivas para el nuevo siglo” Oct. 28-30. Viña del Mar, Chile.

 

Díaz H, Ciudad G, Acién G, García F, Jeison D, Azócar L (2013). Optimization of protein extraction from Botryoccocus braunii biomass as a first step in the downstream processing of microalgae. Workshop Internacional y Taller Nacional: Valoración de Residuos, oportunidad para la innovación. Oct. 2-4. Pucón, Chile.

 

Muñoz R, Navia R, Rabert C, Ciudad G, Tessini C,Mella R, Jeison D, Azócar L (2013). Producción de bio-oil de microalga siguiendo el concepto de biorrefinería. Workshop Internacional y Taller Nacional: Valoración de Residuos, oportunidad para la innovación. Oct. 2-4. Pucón, Chile.

 

Navia R, Ciudad G, Azócar L, Betancourt R, Jeison D, Rubilar M, Torres S, Shene C (2013). Advances in microalgal biomass biorefinery. Workshop Internacional y Taller Nacional: Valoración de Residuos, oportunidad para la innovación. Oct. 2-4. Pucón, Chile.

 

Araya K, Ugarte A, Pérez A, Azócar L, Ciudad G (2013). Efecto de la temperatura en la producción de biodiesel a partir de aceite de microalgas utilizando Rhizopus oryzae como catalizador whole cell. Workshop Internacional y Taller Nacional: Valoración de Residuos, oportunidad para la innovación. Oct. 2-4. Pucón, Chile.

 

Azócar L, Díaz H, Muñoz R, Gonzalez L, Jeison D, Navia R (2012). New microalgae biorefinery concept. III Congreso Latinamericano de Biorrefinerías Nov 19-21. Pucón, Chile (Oral).

 

Muñoz R, Navia R, Azócar L (2012). Fast pyrolysis to bio-oil production from Botryococcus braunii biomass. III Congreso Latinamericano de Biorrefinerías Nov 19-21. Pucón, Chile (Oral).

 

Azócar L, Muñoz R, Rabert C, Valdebenito F, Mella R (2012). Start up of pyrolysis reactor to bio-oil production from single cell oil. III Congreso Latinamericano de Biorrefinerías Nov 19-21. Pucón, Chile (Poster).

 

Díaz H, Jeison D, Azócar L (2012). Critical flux increase in anaerobic membrane bioreactor through addition of flocculants. III Congreso Latinamericano de Biorrefinerías Nov 19-21. Pucón, Chile (Poster).

 

Toro C, Azócar L, Hidalgo P, Ciudad G, Navia R, Mohanty A (2012) Biorefinery proposal for biofuels and bioproducts production from Botryococcus Braunii. Tercer Congreso Lationamericano de Tecnología Algal CLABA 2012. Enero 16-18. Concepción, Chile (Oral).

 

Azócar L, Toro C, Meier L, Beltrán C, Jeison D, Navia R (2012) Microalgae: potential feedstock to lipid-based biofuel production. Tercer Congreso Lationamericano de Tecnología Algal CLABA 2012. Enero 16-18. Concepción, Chile (Poster).

 

Azócar L, Toro C, Beltrán C, Jeison D, Navia R (2011) Screening of microalgae To lipid-based biofuel production. 3er Workshop Internacional de Avances en Ciencia y Tecnología de Biorecursos. Nov. 2-4. Pucón, Chile (Poster).

 

Azócar L, Beroiz L, Ciudad G, Navia R, Jeison D (2011) Cinética y puesta en marcha de un reactor enzimático para la producción de biodiesel. XIX Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental AIDIS. Nov. 28-30. Concepción, Chile (Oral).

 

Neumann P, Torres A, Azócar L, Vergara C, Jeison D (2011) Biocombustibles, microalgas y digestión anaerobia: Aporte energético del biogás en el emergente proceso de producción de biodiesel a partir de microalgas. XIX Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental AIDIS. Nov. 28-30. Concepción, Chile (Oral).

 

Azócar L, Ciudad G, Heipieper H, Muñoz R, Navia R (2010) Successive cycles of enzymatic biodiesel production with enhanced properties in a tert-butanol system. 2º Workshop y 5º Curso Internacional: Avances en Ciencia y Tecnología de Recursos Naturales Oct. 27-29. Pucón, Chile (Poster).

 

Ciudad G, Azócar L, Janga K, Moe S (2010) Monomer fraction during strong mix acid pretreatment of aspen wood to produce sugar. 2nd International Workshop on Advances in Science and Technology of Natural Resources. Oct. 27-29. Pucón, Chile (Poster).

 

Azócar L, Muñoz R, Ciudad G, Catril C, Navia R (2009) Incremento de la producción de metil ésteres en procesos catalizados por lipasas a través del uso de aceites residuales. XVII Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería Química. Oct. 25-28. Viña del Mar, Chile (Oral).

 

Muñoz R, Azócar L, González A, Catril C, Navia R (2009) Estudio de la producción de biodiesel a partir de aceite residual, utilizando cenizas volantes como catalizadores heterogeneous. XVII Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería Química. Oct. 25-28. Viña del Mar, Chile (Oral).

 

Ciudad G, Reyes I, Azócar L, Wock L, Navia R (2009) Test para identificar microorganismo con actividad transesterificacente para la producción de biodiesel. XVII Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería Química. Oct. 25-28. Viña del Mar, Chile (Oral).

 

Verdejo V, Vergara C, Betancourt R, Quiroz A, Azócar L (2009) Producción microbiana de etanol a partir del glicerol residual generado en la elaboración de biodiesel. Segundo Congreso Latinoamericano sobre Biorrefinerías: Materiales y Energía. May. 4-6. Concepción, Chile (Poster).

 

Leal J, Ciudad G, Azócar L, Briones R, Navia R (2008) Rhizopus oryzae immobilization for biodiesel production using a soil extracts media. Fifth International Symposium ISMOM 2008: Soil-Root-Microbe Interactions and the Impact on the Transformations and Fate of Nutrients and Pollutants in the Ecosystem. Nov. 24-29. Pucón, Chile (Poster).

 

Ciudad G, Briones R, Leal J, Jorquera M, Azócar L, Navia R (2008) Oil-contaminated soil microorganism: Isolation and identification for biodiesel production. Fifth International Symposium ISMOM 2008: Soil-Root-Microbe Interactions and the Impact on the Transformations and Fate of Nutrients and Pollutants in the Ecosystem. Nov. 24-29. Pucón, Chile (Poster).

 

Azócar L, Ciudad G, Vergara C, Navia R (2007) Transesterificación con biocatálisis enzimática para la producción de biodiesel de grasa animal. XXIX Congreso Chileno de Microbiología y IV Congreso Chileno de Microbiología e Higiene de los Alimentos, Dic. 3-5, 2007, Viña del Mar, Chile (Poster).

 

Azócar L, Ciudad G, Scheuermann E, Navia R (2007) Utilización de grasas y aceites residuales como alternativa sustentable para la producción de biodiesel. VII Congreso Internacional en Recursos Naturales. Nov. 20-23, Valdivia, Chile (Oral).

 

TEACHING, TRAINING AND TUTORSHIP OF STUDENTS

Courses
2014 Bioenergy (biodiesel). Undergaduate and graduate level. La Frontera University.

 

2014 Laboratory of environmental engineering (Pyrolysis and biogas). Graduate level. La Frontera University.


Supervised and co-supervised undergraduate thesis

Iván Faundez (2014) Producción de biogás de biomasa microalgal agotada en el marco de la biorrefinería de microalgas. Biotechnology, La Frontera University.

 

Luis Romero-Hermoso (2014) Producción de bio-oil a partir de pirólisis rápida de biomasa microalgal desproteinizada, bajo un concepto de biorrefinería. Environmental engineering, La Frontera University.

 

Carlos Seitz (2014) Evaluación del impacto ambiental de distintas rutas de biorrefinería en la producción de biocombustibles de microalgas mediante el análisis de ciclo de vida. Environmental engineering, La Frontera University.

 

Rodrigo Pérez (2013) Remoción fotosintética del CO2 presente en el biogás, utilizando un fotobiorreactor inoculado con N. gaditana, acoplado a una columna de intercambio gaseoso. Biotechnology, La Frontera University.

 

Daniela Valeria (2012) Producción descentralizada de biogás como alternativa de generación de bioenergía a nivel rural en la Región de La Araucanía. Environmental engineering, La Frontera University.

 

Hernán Díaz (2012) Uso de floculantes para el incremento del flux crítico en un bioreactor de membrana anaeróbico. Environmental engineering. La Frontera University.

 

Leticia Beroiz (2010) Estudio cinético de la producción de biodiesel de aceite residual de fritura catalizada con lipasas. Environmental engineering. La Frontera University.

 

Robinson Muñoz (2010) Estudio de la producción de biodiesel a partir de aceite residual utilizando cenizas volantes como catalizador heterogéneo. Environmental engineering, La Frontera University.

 

Supervised and co-supervised PhD thesis

Robinson Muñoz (running) Bio-oil production from microalgae by fast pyrolysis: study of the effects of biomass properties in the product quality by using whole and spent- microalgae biomass as feedstock. PhD student (La Frontera University, Chile).

 

Evaluation committee

PhD program Science of Natural Resources (seminars)
2014
Pamela Hidalgo
Alvaro Torres
Leslie Meier

Environmental engineering-UFRO (theses)
2013
Diego Arellano Durán
Alexis Perez Gajardo
Agnes Ugarte Potter

2012
Javier Pavez Jara

 

Practice students

2013
Iván Faundez (Biotechnology-UFRO)
Alan Marcelo Bizarro (Biotechnology-UFRO)
Paulina Jara (Biotechnology engineering-UDEC)


SYMPOSIUM AND CONFERENCE ORGANIZER

2013 Seminar of intellectual property. July 12 La Frontera University (Chairman person).


2013 Course. Microalgae biomass for biofuel production and value product: perspectives of industrial application in Chile. April 16, La Frontera University, Temuco and April 26 Director Vitacura Hotel, Santiago (Chairman person).


2012 Workshop. Concept for bioenergetics industry development: A critical analysis Nov. 22. La Frontera University, Temuco (Cochairman).


2011 Seminar. Waste, energy and impacts: Challenges and Opportunities for University-Industry. August 31. Hotel Frontera, Temuco (Cochairman person).

 

ACADEMIC RESPONSABILITIES

2013-today Academic cluster Doctorate of Science and Natural Resources, La Frontera University, Temuco-Chile
2013-today Technology Transfer Manager- BIOREN

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS
2012 Technological internship in Europe and research internship in microalgae biorefinery. Universidad de Almería, Spain (3 months).

 

2010 Research internship in thermochemical process to biofuel production. Paper and Fibre Research Institute-PFI. Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Trondheim, Norway (6 months).


Funding: Erasmus Mundus scholarship “External Cooperation Window” Internship scholarship, BECAS CHILE.
2010 Scholarship to PhD completion, CONICYT.

 

2010 Program to PhD students to support the assistance to national scientific meetings and international congress in Chile
2008-2009 Research internship in biotechnological process to biodiesel production. Department of Environmental Biotechnology. Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ (6 months).

 

Funding: Internship scholarship, CONICYT CHILE
2006-2009 PhD scholarship in Chile, CONICYT.

LANGUAGES
Spanish, native language.
English, medium level.