Rafael Huirache Acuña
Dr. Rafael Huirache Acuña studied Chemical Engineering (1995–2000) and attained his master’s degree in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the Institute of Metallurgical Research-UMSNH, Mexico, in 2003. He obtained his PhD in 2007 in Materials Science at the Advanced Materials Research Center (CIMAV, SC) working on the synthesis, characterization, and testing of trimetallic catalysts for HDS reactions, with a stay in ICCOM Florence. After his PhD, he started postdoctoral research devoted to mesoporous supports for HDS catalysts at the Center of Applied Physics and Advanced Technology of UNAM (2008–2009). In 2010 he reached the staff position of professor and researcher at the Chemical Engineering Faculty of UMSNH, Mexico. His research interests are focused mainly on heterogeneous catalysts and materials for environmental applications.