Jose L. Contreras
José Luis Contreras Larios obtained a Ph.D. in Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana- Iztapalapa, México, as well as master’s and engineering degrees in Chemical Engineering from the School of Chemical Engineering and Extractive Industries, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México. Dr. Contreras has more than 40 years of industrial and research experience in heterogeneous catalysis. Currently, he is a research professor and head of the Chemical Industry Processes curriculum of the Chemical Engineering Program, Energy Department, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, México, where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on catalytic materials, chemical reactors, transport phenomena, unit operations, and process engineering. He has also directed undergraduate and postgraduate theses on chemical engineering topics such as chemical reactors, catalysis, and process and environmental engineering. Dr. Contreras is the author of several patents and internationally indexed articles. His research and application areas are focused on the synthesis and characterization of catalysts for processes in chemical and environmental engineering, such as the production of niacinamide from glycerol, hydrogen synthesis by bioethanol and glycerol reforming, fixation of CO2 emissions from thermoelectric power plants using algae, and the design of catalytic converters for diesel and gasoline machines. He is a level I member of the National System of Researchers in Mexico.