President

Dr. Alejandro López Ortíz

alejandro.lopez@cimav.edu.mx

He holds MSc and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU), as well as postdoctoral studies in the Department of Clean Energy Technologies at the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) in North Carolina USA.

Dr. López is currently Investigator level C, in the Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry at CIMAV, as well as being a Level II researcher at the National System of Investigators (SNI).

Dr. López has 14 years of experience in research related to the production of hydrogen, catalysis, nanostructured materials.

As well as in the synthesis of materials by soft chemistry, reaction kinetics, simulation of thermodynamic chemical systems, processes and reactors. He is the author of 47 articles in journals indexed in JSR (Journal Citation Report) and 9 patents. He has graduated 4 Doctors, 7 Masters in Sciences and one undergraduate level student. His experience in academia-industry projects and leadership at the head of research groups has led him to be supported by important research projects such as: the production of hydrogen combined with CO2 capture from the CONACyT Basic Science Fund, as well as Companies such as Johnson Controls for environmental processes and the development of a novel nano-structured catalyst to be used in PEM type fuel cells for DaimlerChrysler AG in Germany.

Vice president

Dra. Beatriz Ruiz Camacho

beatrizruizcamacho@gmail.com

Earned the Chemical Engineering degree at the University of Guanajuato. She obtained her Doctorate in Sciences in Chemical Engineering at the National Polytechnic Institute. She made postdoctoral studies at the University of Poitiers, France. She is Member of the National System of Researchers (SNI).

Dr. Ruiz conducts research in the development of novel electrodes for fuel cells, performs synthesis, characterization and electrochemical evaluation of these materials.

She has participated and directed research projects from several funding organizations (ICyTDF, CONCYTEG and PROMEP) related to the science of nanomaterials and their applications in energy. She has published articles in international journals (JCR) with high impact factor. Her areas of research interest are: catalysis and materials, clean energy, fuel cells and electrochemistry.

Treasurer

Dra. Virginia H. Collins Martínez

virginia.collins@cimav.edu.mx

Dr. Collins Martínez is a Chemical Engineer Administrator from the University of Monterrey, Division of Natural and Exact Sciences, obtained her Masters and PhD in Materials Science at the Advanced Materials Research Center (CIMAV).

In addition to having postdoctoral studies In the Department of Chemistry of the Research Center for Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV-Mexico). Currently, Dr. Collins serves as C Researcher, in the Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry of CIMAV, in addition to being Level II in the National System of Investigators (SNI).

Dr. Collins has extensive experience in research related to photocatalysis, catalysis and electrocatalysis, as well as in topics of surface chemistry, synthesis and characterization of Nanostructured materials, polycrystalline semiconductors and amorphous wet films and multifunctional coatings. She is the author of 54 articles in journals indexed in JSR (Journal Citation Report) and 8 patents. She has graduated 5 Doctors, 13 Masters in Sciences and 5 undergraduate students.

Her experience in academia-industry projects and leadership at the forefront of research groups led her to be supported by important research projects such as the development of photocatalytic materials (metal ferrites) for the production of hydrogen through the splitting of the water molecule. Also, for the removal of volatile organic vapors, as well as the development of easy cleaning coatings for stainless steel. She has experience in international projects such as the development of a novel nano-structured catalysts for use in PEM type fuel cells for DaimlerChrysler A. G. in Germany.

Secretary

Dra. Ivonne Alonso Lemus

ivonne.alonso@cinvestav.edu.mx

Ivonne Alonso-Lemus was born in Mexico City. She obtained her PhD. Degree in Materials Science (2011) from Advanced Materials Research Center, Chihuahua, México. From 2011 to 2013 she worked in the Bioengineering School, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education. Postdoctoral Position (2013- 2014) in the Laboratory of Environment and Energy, Cancun Institute of Technology.

She currently has 2 years working in CINVESTAV Saltillo. One of her expertise areas is the study of electrochemical devices such as supercapacitors, batteries and fuel cells as a sustainable alternative for power generation and storage. Design and synthesis of advanced materials for use in renewable energy is among her research interests and projects.

Her research interests include: Development of carbon base materials for electrodes in electrochemical devices. Platinum-free electrocatalysts for use in fuel cells. Synthesis of intrinsically conductive polymers for energy storage. Development of ordered mesoporous materials for environmental applications.