Carlos Navas, Ph.D.


Carlos Navas received his B.Sc. degree in 2014 at the Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador. Here, he worked as Teaching Technician of Vectorial Calculus and Labs of Thermodynamics, Physicochemistry, Mass Transport and Fluid Mechanics during 2014 and 2015. In 2015, Carlos joined the Laboratory of Catalysis and Energy of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematics Sciences at the University of Chile, to study a Ph.D. program in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.  In 2019, he finished his Ph.D. focused on the synthesis of dual-supported catalysts prepared by strong-electrostatic adsorption method. His Doctoral Thesis was titled “Study of Pt catalysts deposited on dual supported oxides prepared by strong electrostatic adsorption for the preferential CO oxidation. During his Ph.D., Carlos did research internships at the Università degli studi di Sassari (Italy) in 2018 and at the University of Notre Dame (USA) in 2019, for three and six months, respectively. Since october, 2019, he worked at the Amazon Regional University Ikiam, where he taught Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena and Unit Operations. Likewise, he joined the Biomass to Resources research group until april, 2021. 

Carlos has participated in different scientific international events and has published several scientific articles and book chapters related to Heterogeneous Catalysis, Advanced Oxidation Processes and Wastewater Treatment. His main research area focuses on the synthesis of catalysts with high metallic dispersion, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Environmental Catalysis, Materials characterization materials by different spectroscopic techniques (such as XPS, FTIR, DRIFTS, TPR, TPD, among others), biomaterials synthesis, Advanced Oxidation Processes and wastewater treatment by non-conventional methods.

Currently, Carlos Navas is part of the academic faculty of the School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at Yachay Tech University. Here, he teaches Chemistry, Physics and the Laboratory of Catalytic Process Engineering. In addition, he is part of the Catalysis Theory and Spectroscopy Research group, where he is developing research projects related to Heterogeneous Catalysis and the use of biomaterials focused on environmental remediation.

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