Ernesto Bastardo, Ph.D.


Ernesto Bastardo González was born in Cumaná, Venezuela, and obtained his degree in
Chemistry from Universidad de Oriente, with the academic distinction of Cum Laude.
Later he won two scholarships (Cambridge Overseas Trust and Overseas Research
Student) and moved to Cambridge University, where he was awarded with a PhD title
working under the supervision of Professor Bill Jones. During his time at Cambridge he
gained experience in the synthesis, characterization and catalytic properties of different
molecular sieves, micro and mesoporous types. After getting back to Venezuela he
worked as a lecturer in physical chemistry, and his research included synthesis of
molecular sieves for acidic and redox catalysis, and also the design of catalysts for
reactions in hydrotreatment, where he has several publications. He was a constant
invited researcher in Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC) and Central
University of Venezuela (UCV). Nowadays, he is a lecturer in Yachay Tech, where
teaches courses of Catalysis and Petrochemical Processes.


Synthesis amd characterization of catalysts for hydrotreatment (hydrodesulfurization
and hydrodenitrogentation) reactions, also the design of solids for the removal of heavy
metal ions from aquous solution.

Selected publications:

  • Janas, J., Janik, R., Machej, T., Serwicka, E.M., Bielanska, E., Bastardo-
    González, E. y Jones, W. (2002). Cr-Doped Zr,Si-Mesoporous Molecular
    Sieves as Catalysts for CH 2 Cl 2 Oxidation. Catalysis. Today. 59(3-4): 241.
  • Bastardo-González, E., Mokaya, R. y Jones, W. (2001). Super-Microporous
    Aluminosilicate Catalysts via Primary Amine Templating. Chem. Commun:
  • Poltowicz, J., Serwicka, E.M., Bastardo-González, E., Jones, W. y Mokaya, R.
    (2001). Oxidation of Cyclohexene over Mn(TMPyP) Porphyrin-Exchanged
    Al,Si-Mesoporous Molecular Sieves. Appl. Catal. A., 218: 211.
  • Bastardo-González, E., Jones, W., Bahranowski, K., Labanowska, M. y
    Serwicka, E.M. (2001). ESR Characterization of Vanadium Centres
    Supported on Al-Containing Mesoporous Silica. Microporous and Mesoporous
    Materials. 50: 61.
  • Bastardo-González, E., Mokaya, R y Jones, W. (2002). Synthesis and
    Characterisation of Super-Microporous Aluminosilicates Prepared via
    Primary Amine Templating. Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. Elsevier Science: 141.
  • Franklin J. Méndez, Ernesto Bastardo-González, Paulino Betancourt, Luis Paiva
    y Joaquín L. Brito (2013). NiMo/NCM-41 catalysts for the hydrotreatment of
    polychlorinated biphenyls. Catal. Lett., 143: 93.
  • Ernesto Bastardo-González, Yusleica Quijada, Franklin J. Méndez y Joaquín L.
    Brito (2017). Síntesis a temperatura ambiente de silicoaluminofosfatos
    mesoporosos usando diferentes agentes directores. Revista Latinoamericana de
    Meturgía y Materiales. 37(2): 179.
  • Ernesto Bastardo-González, Emira Rosales, Paulino Betancourt, Franklin J.
    Méndez y Joaquín L. Brito (2018). Efecto del Pd. en catalizadores mesoporosos
    Pd-Mo/MCM-41 en el hidrotratamiento en moléculas modelos. Revista
    latinoamericana de Metalurgia y Materiales. 38 (2): 119-127
    Ernesto Bastardo González, Claudys C. Deyán y Joaquín L. Brito (2018). Arcillas
    activadas con ácido y pilareadas con aluminio como soporte de catalizadores CoMo
    para la hidrodesulfuración de tiofeno. Revista Técnica de la Facultad de Ingeniería
    Universidad del Zulia. 41(2): 35.
  • Yelisbeth Escalante, Franklin J. Méndez, Yraida Díaz, Marcel Inojosa, Myloa Morgado,
    Miguel Delgado, Ernesto Bastardo‑Gonzalez y Joaquín L. Brito (2019).
    MCM‑41‑supported vanadium catalysts structurally modified with Al or Zr for
    thiophene hydrodesulfurization. Applied Petrochemical Research. 9:47–55