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Claudio Andrés Toro Aedo

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE POLÍMEROS AVANZADOS

CONCEPCIÓN, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


i) Synthesis and application of polymer microparticles, ii) Waste recovery technology for the production of biomaterials and iii) Development of biopolymers into a biorefinery concept

Educación

  •  Chemical Engineering and Environment, UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA. España, 2008
  •  Chemical Engineering and Environment, UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA. España, 2005
  •  Industrial Engineering, UNIVERSIDAD DE LA FRONTERA. Chile, 2001
  •  Engineering Sciences, UNIVERSIDAD DE LA FRONTERA. Chile, 2001

Experiencia Académica

  •   YOUNG RESEARCHER Full Time

    UNIVERSITY OF SALAMANCA

    SALAMANCA, España

    2007 - 2008

  •   POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE LA FRONTERA

    TEMUCO, Chile

    2008 - 2011

Experiencia Profesional

  •   RESEARCHER Full Time

    CONSORCIO DESERT BIOENERGY S.A.

    SANTIAGO, Chile

    2011 - 2012

  •   EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Full Time

    Center for Advanced Polymer Research, CIPA

    CONCEPCIÓN, Chile

    2012 - A la fecha

  •   Investigador PostDoctoral Full Time

    Universidad de La Frontera

    Temuco, Chile

    2008 - 2011

Formación de Capital Humano


Thesis Co-advisor
1. Fernando Jara Jara (2012). “Copper Modified Nanoparticles in Cancer Treatment”. Under graduate thesis on Biotechnology. Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry Science. University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
2. Maria Eugenia Gonzáles Quijón (2013)“Development of an Urea-Based Controlled-Release Nitrogen Fertilizer Using Biochar as Support”. Doctoral Thesis. Program in Science in Natural Resources. University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
3. Pamela Hidalgo Oporto (2015) “Synthesis of biodiesel by direct transesterification of microalgal biomass in a continuous extraction system”. Doctoral Thesis. Program in Science in Natural Resources. University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.

Thesis Evaluation
1. Isaac Reyes Caniupan (2013) Study of biodiesel production by means of a continuous separation system by ceramic membranes. Doctoral Thesis. Program in Science in Natural Resources. University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
2. Robinson Muñoz (2011) Estudio del efecto de la composición de emulsiones en la separación y refinación de productos de la reacción de transesterificación de aceites por medio de microfiltración. MSc. Thesis. Program in Science in Natural Resources. University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
3. Raúl Rodrigo Gómez (2009) Síntesis de resinas aniónicas con matriz de poli(estireno-co-divinilbenceno) y su aplicación en la adsorción de proteínas. Doctoral Thesis. Program in Chemical Engineering and Environment. University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.

Invited talks in graduate courses
1. 05/2019. Bases that support R+D+i in advanced polymers. Subject: "Integration: Multi and interdisciplinary research on Biodiversity and Bioresources" of the PhD program in Sciences with mention in Biodiversity and Bioresources of the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción. Concepción - Chile
2. 11/2018. Bio-economy and circular economy: purpose and contingency. Subject: "Fundamentals of Engineering, Materials and Sustainable Processes" of the PhD program in Materials Engineering and Sustainable Processes of the Universidad del Biobío. Concepción - Chile.
3. 10/2018. Interdisciplinary work experience of the Advanced Polymers Research Center. Subject: "Integration: Multi and interdisciplinary research on Biodiversity and Bioresources" of the PhD program in Sciences with mention in Biodiversity and Bioresources of the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción. Concepción - Chile.


Difusión y Transferencia


Organization of seminars and workshops
1. Plastics in Agriculture, Organized by the Advanced Polymers Research Center, CIPA. Concepción, Chile, November 2018. Member of the Organizing Committee.
2. Science-based Innovation for Territorial Development: Opportunities from Local Potentials. Organized by the Advanced Polymers Research Center, CIPA. Concepción, Chile, September 2017. Member of the Organizing Committee.
3. Scientific and business linkage in the Bío-Bío Region". Organized by the Advanced Polymers Research Center, CIPA and the University of San Sebastian. Concepción, Chile, August 2015. Member of the Organizing Committee.
4. New trends in polymer synthesis and applications. Organized by the Advanced Polymers Research Center, CIPA. Concepción, Chile, May 2013. Member of the Organizing Committee.
5. Technological Novelties in Containers and Packaging. Organized by the Advanced Polymers Research Center, CIPA. Concepción, Chile, July 2013. Member of the Organizing Committee.
6. New opportunities for the polymer sector. Organized by the Advanced Polymers Research Center, CIPA. Concepción, Chile, July 2013. Member of the Organizing Committee.
7. Tools for the design of an integrated technology-based production system in the polymeric sector. "Organized by the Advanced Polymers Research Center, CIPA.
Concepción, Chile, November 2012. Member of the Organizing Committee.
8. Process modeling and integration in a productive system. Organized by the Advanced Polymers Research Center, CIPA. Concepción, Chile, November 2012. Member of the Organizing Committee.
9. Workshop on Waste and Energy: opportunities and challenges for University-Company interaction. Organized by Universidad de La Frontera. Temuco, Chile, August 2011. Member of the Organizing Committee and Moderator of the event.
10. International Workshop Energy & Fuels from Waste & Biomass. Organized by Universidad de La Frontera. Pucón, Chile, January 2010. Member of the Organizing Committee.

Invited Talks
1. 01/2020. Territorial Development Based on Knowledge. Skills for a Development Strategy for the Province of Arauco, organized by Corporación de Desarrollo Territorial de la Provincia de Arauco, CORDEPROT-TA.
2. 10/2019. Treatment of contaminated water using hydroxyapatite synthesized from mollusk shell waste. Science and Technology Commission of the Chilean Chamber of Deputies.
3. 08/2019. The challenges of Chemical Engineering in the Biobío Region: a double click to the regional industry. Organized by the School of Chemical Civil Engineering of the Universidad del Bío-Bío.
4. 05/2019. Management of technological alternatives for the use of steel co-products of the CAP steel company. Conversatory: Collaboration for Open Innovation, organized by the Industrial Corporation for Territorial Development of the Biobío Region, CIDERE Biobío.
5. 11/2018. New materials: Challenges and opportunities in the current context. WORKSHOP: Advances in Biomaterials Sciences, Organized by Universidad de La Frontera. Temuco - Chile.
6. 10/2018. Decentralization of science and the challenge of empowering the different geographical and cultural regions of the country. XVII National Congress of Science and Technology, APANAC 2018, Panama City - Panama.
7. 08/2018. Strategic Role of the Advanced Polymers Research Center CIPA in the Biobío region. IX Annual Meeting of the Scientific and Technological Research Center for Mining, CICITEM. Organized by CICITEM in Antofagasta - Chile.
8. 08/2018. Innovation based on Science for territorial development. Day of linkage for the sustainable development of Agriculture and rural territories of the Valparaiso Region. Organized by the Regional Center for Horticultural Innovation of Valparaiso in Quillota - Chile.
9. 08/2018. Experience of the Regional Centers and thematic focuses that are part of the Regional Development and Innovation Strategy for the future Region of Ñuble. Meeting CONICYT-Presidential Delegation Ñuble Region.
10. 09/2016. Polymer Research in the Biobío Region of Chile, NIPA Breakfast Meeting & Research Showcase. Northern Ireland, UK.
11. 11/2010, Biodiesel production: Chilean experience, Workshop on biofuel production technologies and the impacts of their application. Technological University of Panama, Panama City - Panama.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Scholarship Banco Santander Central Hispano

    UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA

    España, 2003

    Scholarship of Banco Santander Central Hispano to carry out Doctoral Studies at the University of Salamanca

  •   Biocar first prize

    UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

    Canada, 2011

    Ontario biocar initiative poster award. 8th Bianual Research Meeting, University of Windsor, Canadá


 

Article (15)

Alginate-based composite materials for wound dressing application:A mini review
Techno-economic evaluation of the production of polyesters from glycerol and adipic acid
Cytotoxic Effect of Double Emulsion (W/O/W) CuSO4 Loaded PLA Nanoparticles on MKN-45 Gastric Adenocarcinoma Cell Line
Evaluation of Different Operational Strategies for Biodiesel Production by Direct Transesterification of Microalgal Biomass
Performance of an enzymatic extract in Botrycoccus braunii cell wall disruption
Advances in direct transesterification of microalgal biomass for biodiesel production
Biochar Derived from Agricultural and Forestry Residual Biomass: Characterization and Potential Application for Enzymes Immobilization
Characterization and Application in Biocomposites of Residual Microalgal Biomass Generated in Third Generation Biodiesel
Morphological characteristics of poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) microparticles synthesized by suspension polymerization
Preparation of chloromethylated and aminated gel-type poly(styrene- co -divinylbenzene) microparticles with controlled degree of functionalization
Biochar as a renewable matrix for the development of encapsulated and immobilized novel added-value bioproducts
Influence of the geometric factors of the experimental device used in suspension polymerization on the properties of poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) microparticles
Development of Polyesters from Glycerol for Na Removal in Biodiesel Refining
Kinetics of the Sulfonation of Macroporous Poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) microparticles
Sulfonation of macroporous poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) beads: Effect of the proportion of isomers on their cation exchange capacity

BookSection (1)

Feasible Novozym 435-Catalyzed Process to Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Production from Waste Frying Oil: Role of Lipase Inhibition

ConferencePoster (25)

Bio-Based Polymers and Films from Wood Residues of the Chilean Sawmill Industry
Biopolyols from lignocellulosic agricultural residues for film elaboration
Biorefinery proposal for biofuels and bioproducts production from Botryococcuos braunii
Microalgae: potential feedstock to lipid-based biofuel production
Pretreatment of microalgae lipids for the improvement of the biodiesel production yield: a preliminary study
Use of an enzymatic extract from anthracophyllum discolor to degrade partially the cell wall of botryococcus braunii for further application in biofuels production
Biorefinig Microlagae as Sustainable Biomass for Bioproducts and Biofuels
Comparison of oils extraction methods from microalgae biomass for fuel production
Microlagae as Sustainable Biomass for Production of Bioproducts and Biofuels for Transportation
Oil purification for a sustainable biodiesel production process from microalgae biomass: A preliminary study
Production and characterization of biochar from lignocellulosic biomass for soil management applications
Removal of impurities from biochar for sustainable applications
Screening of microalgae to lipid-based biofuel production
Cellular disruption efficiency of several methods to produce totals oils from microalgae Botryococcus braunii with previous extraction of extracellular hydrocarbons
Characterization of biochar from lignocellulosic wastes
Hyperbranched polyesters based on glycerol and adipic acid: influence of the polymerization conditions on the extent of the reaction
Hyperbranched polyesters from residual glycerol for the development of polyurethanes
Influence of some physico-Chemical characteristics of Poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) Gel-Type Resins on their Glutathione Adsorption Capacity
Nitrogen adsorption on Biochar: A Preliminary Study
Novel Alternative Catalysts for Biodiesel Production
Synthesis of Macroreticular Anion-Exchange Resins based on Poly(styrene-codivinylbenzene): Influence of the Polymerization Conditions on the Degree of Functionalization
Synthesis of PLA microparticles by modified w/o/w techniques for drug control release: A preliminary study
Glutathione adsorption on anionic resins based on poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) microparticles
Glycerol as raw material for polyester manufacture and their use in biodiesel refining
Polyester from Glycerol as Adsorbent Material for Glycerol Remotion in Biodiesel Purification

ConferenceProceedingWhole (3)

Scale-UP and Techno-economical study for the Production of Polyesters from Glycerol
Distribuciones de tamaño de micropartículas de poli(estireno-co-divinilbenceno) de tipo gel, producidas mediante polimerización en suspensión
Síntesis y aplicaciones de micropartículas nanoestructuradas con aplicaciones en biotecnología

Patent (1)

Controlled-Release Nitrogen Fertilizer using Biochar as a Renewable Support Matrix

Proyecto (24)

Consolidation of the Transfer and Licensing Office of the Advanced Polymers Research Center
Strengthening and development of the Continuity of the Advanced Polymers Research Center
Formation of the Transfer and Licensing Office of the Center for Advanced Polymers Research CIPA
Generation of technological solutions for MSMEs in the primary and secondary wood industry
Treatment of water contaminated with heavy metals: Evaluation of a polymeric composite biomaterial based on bacterial cellulose and hydroxyapatite obtained from shell waste generated by the mollusk exporting industry of the Bio Bio region
Biodegradable Polymer Based Materials using Wood Residues of SME From Wood Industry In Chile’s Bio-Bio Region
Fortalecimiento a la Continuidad del Centro de Investigación de Polímeros Avanzados, CIPA
Generación de oportunidades tecnológicas para el sector hortofrutícola del Valle del Itata
Plataforma para la vinculación de PYMEs regionales
Development and Application of Biopolymers for the Removal of Contaminant Species from Wastewater
Development of Renewable Based Polymeric Additives, Matrices and Precursors for Biomaterial Synthesis
Generación de Capacidades para la Gestión, Transferencia y Comercialización de la Producción Tecnológica de CIPA
Fortalecimiento de la biorefinería de microalgas a través de la producción de biomateriales y bioenergía utilizando biomasa microalgal residual obs=> participación Sept 2011- Feb 2012
Apoyo a la formación de redes internacionales entre centros de investigación. CHILE-CANADÁ.
Bases tecnológicas para la biorefinería de biomasa residual microalgal, a través de la implementación de un proceso de disrupción celular biotecnológico
Consorcios Tecnológicos Empresariales para la investigación y desarrollo de la industria de biocombustible a partir de microalgas
Nanopartículas modificadas con cobre en el tratamiento del cáncer. Evaluación in-vitro, su toxicología y compatibilidad
Bases tecnológicas para la creación de la industria de ecofertilizantes mediante el uso de biocarbón producido a partir de residuos biomásicos
Continuidad de Centros Regionales Obs=> Incorporación Marzo de 2012
Development of an Enzymatic Membrane Reactor (EMR) for High Refined Biodiesel Production
Synthesis of polyesters from glycerol, a by-product of biodiesel production, and adipic acid
Valorización de los productos de la fermentación alcohólica=> estudio de las características de adsorción de glutatión sobre micropartículas poliméricas
Optimización de las propiedades de equilibrio y de transporte en procesos de adsorción de bioproductos, mediante la adecuación de las propiedades superficiales de materiales poliméricos
Síntesis de materiales poliméricos adsorbentes con utilidad en la adsorción de biomoléculas
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Claudio Toro

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE POLÍMEROS AVANZADOS

CONCEPCIÓN, Chile

6
Rodrigo Navia

Full Porfessor

of Chemical Engineering

Universidad de La Frontera

Temuco, Chile

4
Gustavo Ciudad

profesor asistente y director del instituto del Medio Ambiente

departamento de ingeniería química

Universidad de La Frontera

Temuco, Chile

3
Pamela Hidalgo

PROFESOR ASOCIADO

PROCESOS INDUSTRIALES

UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE TEMUCO

Temuco, Chile

2
Laura Azócar

Profesor Asistente

Química Ambiental

Universidad Católica de la Santisima Concepción

Concepción, Chile

2
Mara Cea

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

Universidad de La Frontera

Temuco, Chile

1
Varaprasad Kokkarachedu

Profesor Asistente

Facultad de Ingeniería y Tecnología

Universidad San Sebastián

Concepción, Chile, Chile

1
PAMELA LEAL

Profesor Asociado

Departamento de Ciencias Agronómicas y Recursos Naturales

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA FRONTERA

Temuco, Chile

1
David Jeison

Profesor Titular

Escuela de Ingeniería Bioquímica

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Valparaíso, Chile

1
María González

Docente

Ingeniería Química

Universidad de La Frontera

Temuco, Chile

1
Enrique Montiel

Profesor Asistente

Ciencias Básicas

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA FRONTERA

Temuco, Chile

1
Mariella Rivas

Profesor Asistente

Biotecnología

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

1
AIXA GONZALEZ

acadèmico

Procesos Industriales

Universidad Católica de Temuco

Temuco, Chile

1
Alejandra Ribera

Profesor Asistente A

Departamento de Producción Agropecuaria

Universidad de La Frontera

Temuco, Chile

1
Olga Rubilar

Profesor Asociado

Departamento de Ingeniería Química

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA FRONTERA

TEMUCO, Chile

1
Rodrigo Navia

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA FRONTERA

Temuco, Chile