Man

Francisco Javier Gracia Caroca

Associate Professor

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Heterogeneous Catalysis; Hydrogen Generation, CO2 Activation and Reduction, Energy and Gas Fuels, Reactor and Chemical Reaction Design;

Educación

  •  Chemical Engineering, Universidad de Chile. Chile, 1999
  •  Chemical Engineering , Universidad de Chile. Chile, 1999
  •  Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame. Estados Unidos, 2004

Experiencia Académica

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Physical and Mathematical Sciences

    Santiago, Chile

    2004 - 2012

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    Physical and Mathematical Sciences

    Santiago, Chile

    2012 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2012 - A la fecha

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2004 - 2012

Formación de Capital Humano


A. Overall
35 Undergraduate Graduation Projects
4 MSc in Chemical Engineering Thesis directed
5 PhD in Chemical Engineering Thesis directed
4 PostDoctoral researchers directed

B. PhD Thesis as Co-Advisor:
Rocío María Tamayo Calderón, PhD in Material Science. Thesis Title: "Synthesis of Doped Perovskite Nanoparticles for Arsenic Removal". Graduated in July 2019. PhD degree advisor: Rodrigo Espinoza; PhD degree coadvisor: Francisco Gracia

C. Master Thesis as Co-Advisor:
Joseline Valentina Iribarra Araya, Master student in Engineering Sciencies, minor in Chemistry. Thesis Title: ''Catalytic studies on Ni nanoparticles supported in the MOF (Uio-66)''. Graduated in May 2019. Master degree advisor: Francisco Gracia; Master degree coadvisor: Monica Soler.

D. Undergraduate Thesis for Engineering or Degree title work for Bachelors Degree as Director or co-Director:
- Neftali Atabales (in Progress). Title: ''Síntesis de Níquel soportado en matrices metal-orgánicas y estudio de
su actividad catalítica en la hidrogenación de metano''. Undergraduate thesis for the Chemical Engineering title, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Chile. Thesis Director: Monica Soler, Thesis Co-Director: Francisco Gracia.
- Giovanni Cancino (in Progress). Title: ''Studies of Ni catalysts supported on UiO-66-NH2, based on the activity of CO2 metanation''. Undergraduate thesis for the Chemical Engineering title, Faculty of Physical and mathematical Sciences, University of Chile. Thesis Director: Francisco Gracia, Thesis Co-Director: Monica Soler.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Manly Award for Excellence in Materials Science

    UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

    Estados Unidos, 2003

    Annual award to a Graduate Student for his research work in the Materials Science area.

  •   Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI)

    UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

    Chile, 2003

    Invitation to 20 young researchers from North America and 20 from South America to participate in the Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute, to work on the subject “Materials for Energy Conversion and Environmental Protection”


 

Article (70)

Evaluating the bi-functional capacity for arsenic photo-oxidation and adsorption on anatase TiO2 nanostructures with tunable morphology
Photocatalytic degradation of 2,4-dichlorophenol using bio-green assisted TiO2–CeO2 nanocomposite system
Influence of copper doping on structural, morphological, optical, and vibrational properties of ZnO nanoparticles synthesized by sol gel method
Nanosized Titania-Nickel mixed oxide for visible light photocatalytic activity
Photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes using nickel oxide incorporated titania nanocatalyst
Photosynthesis of H2 and its storage on the Bandgap Engineered Mesoporous (Ni2+/Ni3+)O @ TiO2 heterostructure
Tuning of metal oxides photocatalytic performance using Ag nanoparticles integration
Unprecedented arsenic photo-oxidation behavior of few- and multi-layer Ti3C2Tx nano-sheets
As(III) Removal from Aqueous Solution by Calcium Titanate Nanoparticles Prepared by the Sol Gel Method
Effect of Pt-MOx (M = Fe, Co) interaction on the preferential oxidation of CO over Pt/MOx/TiO2 catalysts prepared by selective electrostatic adsorption
Heterostructures of mesoporous TiO2 and SnO2 nanocatalyst for improved electrochemical oxidation ability of vitamin B6 in pharmaceutical tablets
Mo-doped CeO2 Synthesized by the Combustion Method for Carbon-Air Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (CA-SOFC) Applications
Multi-layer Ti3C2Tx-nanoparticles (MXenes) as solid lubricants - Role of surface terminations and intercalated water
Nanosized Fe3O4 incorporated on a TiO2 surface for the enhanced photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants
Role of Pr on Ni-Mg-Al Mixed Oxides Synthesized by Microwave-Assisted Self-Combustion for Dry Reforming of Methane
The influence of the morphology of 1D TiO2 nanostructures on photogeneration of reactive oxygen species and enhanced photocatalytic activity
The kinetic effect of H2O pressure on CO hydrogenation over different Rh cluster sizes
CO2 methanation over nickel-ZrO2 catalyst supported on carbon nanotubes: A comparison between two impregnation strategies
Crystallinity and lowering band gap induced visible light photocatalytic activity of TiO2/CS (Chitosan) nanocomposites
Hydrogen adsorption properties of Ag decorated TiO2 nanomaterials
Influence of mesoporous defect induced mixed-valent NiO (Ni2+/Ni3+)-TiO2 nanocomposite for non-enzymatic glucose biosensors
Intermolecular stabilization in new 2-iminopyridine derivatives complexes of Pd(II) and their reactivity towards alkenes
Line defect Ce3+ induced Ag/CeO2/ZnO nanostructure for visible-light photocatalytic activity
Mechanothermal synthesis of Ag/TiO2 for photocatalytic methyl orange degradation and hydrogen production
Modeling hydrogen production in a catalytic-inert packed bed reactor by rich combustion of heavy fuel oil
Water vapor adsorption performance of Ag and Ni modified 5A zeolite
Basic Principles, Mechanism, and Challenges of Photocatalysis
Degradation of azo dyes under different wavelengths of UV light with chitosan-SnO2 nanocomposites
Notable photocatalytic activity of TiO2-polyethylene nanocomposites for visible light degradation of organic pollutants
Sonochemical synthesis of CuO nanostructures and their morphology dependent optical and visible light driven photocatalytic properties
Synthesis and characterization of metal oxides (CeO2, CuO, NiO, Mn3O4, SnO2 and ZnO) nanoparticles as photo catalysts for degradation of textile dyes
Ce3+-ion-induced visible-light photocatalytic degradation and electrochemical activity of ZnO/CeO2 nanocomposite
Conducting PANI stimulated ZnO system for visible light photocatalytic degradation of coloured dyes
Fabrication of novel shape Cu and Cu/Cu2O nanoparticles modified electrode for the determination of dopamine and paracetamol
Hydrocarbons conversion to syngas in inert porous media combustion
Intermediate state created by dopant ions (Mn, Co and Zr) into TiO2 nanoparticles for degradation of dyes under visible light
Modelling hydrogen production by the rich combustion of heavy fuel oil
The ultrasound-assisted synthesis of effective monodisperse nickel nanoparticles: magnetic characterization and its catalytic activity in CO2 methanation
Kinetic and in situ FTIR study of CO methanation on a Rh/Al2O3 catalyst
Preparation of nanosized yttrium doped CeO2 catalyst used for photocatalytic application
Visible light induced degradation of methyl orange using beta-Ag0.333V2O5 nanorod catalysts by facile thermal decomposition method
Zinc oxide nanoparticles with incorporated silver: Structural, morphological, optical and vibrational properties
ZnO/Ag/CdO nanocomposite for visible light-induced photocatalytic degradation of industrial textile effluents
ZnO/Ag/Mn2O3 nanocomposite for visible light-induced industrial textile effluent degradation, uric acid and ascorbic acid sensing and antimicrobial activity
ZnO/CdO nanocomposites for textile effluent degradation and electrochemical detection
Preparation and characterization of V2O5/ZnO nanocomposite system for photocatalytic application
Influence of the monoclinic and tetragonal zirconia phases on the water gas shift reaction. A theoretical study
Nanostructured Manganese Oxide Particles from Coordination Complex Decomposition and Their Catalytic Properties for Ethanol Oxidation
Oxidative steam reforming of glycerol for hydrogen production: Thermodynamic analysis including different carbon deposits representation and CO2 adsorption
Sorption-Enhanced Steam Reforming of Ethanol: Thermodynamic Comparison of CO2 Sorbents
The mechanism of methanol decomposition by CuO. A theoretical study based on the reaction force and reaction electronic flux analysis
Catalytic degradation of polyethylene using nanosized ZSM-2 zeolite
Steam reforming of ethanol for hydrogen production: Thermodynamic analysis including different carbon deposits representation
A novel method for preparing high surface area copper zirconia catalysts Influence of the preparation variables
Phosphorus effect on Co//Mo and Ni//Mo synergism in hydrodesulphurization catalysts
The impact of Cu atoms on the reactivity of ZrO2 oligomers
CuO and CeO2 catalysts supported on Al2O3, ZrO2, and SiO2 in the oxidation of CO at low temperature
Desulfurization by adsorption with copper supported on zirconia
Effect of copper species and the presence of reaction products on the activity of methane oxidation on supported CuO catalysts
Improvement of the thermal stability of hydrous zirconia by post-synthesis treatment with NaOH and NH4OH solutions
Kinetics, Operando FTIR,and Controlled Atmosphere EXAFS Study of the Effect of Sulfur on Pt Supported Catalysts during CO Oxidation
Methane combustion over Pd/SiO2 catalysts with different degrees of hydrophobicity
High throughput experimentation applied to the combustion of methane and a comparison with conventional micro-reactor measurements
Non-isothermal dynamic Monte Carlo simulations of CO oxidation on Pt supported catalysts
In situ FTIR, EXAFS, and activity studies of the effect of crystallite size on silica-supported Pt oxidation catalysts
Selective combinatorial catalysis; challenges and opportunities: the preferential oxidation of carbon monoxide
The preferential oxidation of CO: selective combinatorial activity and infrared studies
FTIR study of the reduction reaction of NO by CO over Rh/SiO2 catalysts with different crystallite size
Kinetics, FTIR, and controlled atmosphere EXAFS study of the effect of chlorine on Pt-supported catalysts during oxidation reactions
Monte Carlo simulations of the effect of crystallite size on the activity of a supported catalyst

BookSection (1)

Chapter 2: Basic principles, mechanism, and challenges of Photocatalysis

BookWhole (1)

Advanced Nanostructured Materials for Environmental Remediation

Proyecto (9)

Comprehensive kinetic study of CO2 activation over mixed oxide catalysts for synthetic natural gas production
ACTIVACIÓN DE MOLÉCULAS PEQUEÑAS (CO2 Y CO) EN FASE HETEROGÉNEA CON NUEVOS CATALIZADORES SOPORTADOS DE RH, IR Y PD.
ESTUDIOS DE OPTIMIZACION, ESTABILIDAD Y REGENERABILIDAD DE CATALIZADORES SOPORTADOS PARA LA ACTIVACION DE CO2 MEDIANTE HIDROGENACION.
Production of synthetic natural gas as an alternative for CO2 utilization
HYDROGEN PRODUCTION FROM BIOMASS-DERIVED SOURCES
Copper Based Catalysts for Preferential Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide in the Presence of Excess Hydrogen (PROX)
ESTUDIO DE UN SISTEMA CATALITICO PARA LA PRODUCCION DE HIDROGENO A PARTIR DE ALCOHOLES PRIMARIOS
CO2MPRISE, CO2 absorbing Materials Project
Solar Energy Research Center, SERC Chile
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Francisco Gracia

Associate Professor

Departament of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Materials

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

22
Saravanan Rajendran

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Universidad de Tarapacá

Arica, Chile

14
Paulo Araya

Full Professor

Ingeniería Química y Biotecnología

FAC. DE CS. FÍSICAS Y MATEMÁTICAS- UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

5
Gonzalo Aguila

Profesor Investigador

Departamento de Ciencias de la Ingeniería

Universidad Andrés Bello

Santiago, Chile

5
Patricio Baeza

adjunt profesor

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE VALPARAISO

Valparaiso, Chile

4
Sichem Guerrero

Professor

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences

UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES

Santiago, Chile

4
Manoj Devarajan

Associate Researcher

Ingeniería Mecánica

Universidad de Tarapacá

ARICA, Chile

4
Rodrigo Espinoza

Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering Biotechnology and Materials

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

3
Bárbara Herrera

Profesor Asociado

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

3
Noelia Benito

Profesora Asistente

Física

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

3
Alejandro Toro

PROFESOR TITULAR

Química Física

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

3
Jaime Gómez

Investigador

Departamento de Ingeniería Química

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Santiago, Chile

3
Víctor Fuenzalida

Full Professor

Departamento de Física

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FCFM, DEPARTAMENTO DE FÏSICA

Santiago, Chile

3
Humberto Palza

Associate Professor

Departamento de Ingeniería Química y Biotecnología

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Nestor Escalona

Professor Associated

Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
CRISTIAN COVARRUBIAS

PROFESOR ASOCIADO

INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIÓN EN CIENCIAS ODONTOLÓGICAS

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

SANTIAGO, Chile

2
Alejandro Karelovic

Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering

Universidad de Concepcion

Concepcion, Chile

2
Maibelin Rosales

Investigador Postdoctoral

Advanced Mining Technology Center

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Romel Jiménez

Full Professor

Chemical Engineering

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCIÓN

Concepción, Chile

2
Mario Toledo

Académico

DEPARTAMENTO DE INGENIERIA MECANICA

UNIVERSIDAD TÉCNICA FEDERICO SANTA MARÍA

VALPARAISO, Chile

2
Andreina García

Investigador

Advanced Mining Technology Center (AMTC)

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
MANGALARAJA Ramalinga Viswanathan

Profesor Titular

Departamento de Ingeniería de Materiales

UNIVERSITY OF CONCEPCION

Concepcion, Chile

1
Juliano Casagrande

Profesor Titular

Fisica

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
PANDIYARAJAN Thangaraj

Principal Investigator

Departamento de Ingeniería de Materiales

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION

Concepcion, Chile

1
Elisban Sacari

Investigador

Universidad Nacional Jorge Basadre Grohmann

Tacna, Peru

1
Esteban Vargas

Asesor Científico

Transferencia Tecnológica

CEDENNA

Santiago, Chile

1
Andres Maturana

Gerente de OPeraciones

Plasticopper SpA

Santiago, Chile

1
Ali Akbarifakhrabadi

Associate professor

Ingeniería mecánica

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
LEONARDO SILVA

PROFESOR TITULAR

UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

TALCA, Chile

1
Mauricio Morel

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Química y Biología

Universidad de Atacama

Copiapo, Chile

1
Rene Rojas

Professor

Chemistry

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Andrónico Neira

Titular Professor

Biological and Animal Science

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Lorena Cornejo

Academica titular

Ingeniería Mecánica

Universidad de Tarapacá

Arica, Chile

1
Donovan Diaz

Assistant Professor

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Alan Cabrera

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Química Inorganica

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Isaac Diaz

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Química

Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana

Santiago, RM, Chile

1
Andreas Rosenkranz

Prof.

Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Materials

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Jonathan Avila

Postdoc

FIC

Universidad Adolfo Ibánez

Peñalolen, Chile

1
Marcos Flores

profesor asociado

departamento de física

UChile

santiago, Chile

1
Elodie Blanco

Profesora asistente

Ingeniería y gestión de construcción, Ingeniería química y bioprocesos

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Macul, Chile