Dra. Dora López PhD

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Dora Lopez, PhD
LATINOAMERICA RENOVABLE
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Dora López, Ph.D. –Dora es la fundadora y editora principal de Latinoamérica Renovable. Ella tiene 12 años de experiencia en el sector de energía renovable. Su experiencia incluye: el emprendimiento tecnológico, la conversión de biomasa utilizando procesos termoquímicos y biológicos para la obtención de productos de valor agregado, la catálisis homogénea y heterogénea, simulación y diseño de procesos químicos, la preparación de análisis de ciclo de vida de energía y costo; y la investigación, análisis y periodismo de temas energéticos complejos. Desde el 2009 ha trabajado como jurado independiente para varias revistas de publicación técnica. De 2009 a 2010 trabajó como científica para Logos Technologies, Inc. en Ashburn, Virginia. Aquí, se desempeñó como ingeniera de integración para la producción de biocombustibles de aviación utilizando materiales ligno-celulósicos. Antes de Logos, Dora trabajó como investigadora co-principal en la preparación del análisis de ciclo de vida para la producción de biodiesel utilizando grasas de desecho. Recibió el grado de doctora en Ingeniería Química de la Universidad de Clemson en el 2007. Del 2003 al 2007, ella investigó y publicó su trabajo en reacciones de transesterificación y esterificación utilizando catalizadores sólidos. A la fecha, su trabajo ‘peer reviewed‘ ha recibido más de 1,600 citas [Scopus]. En el 2002, Dora recibió el título en Ingeniero Químico de la UCA (El Salvador) donde también impartió cursos para estudiantes de ingeniería química. En el 2001, Dora fue reconocida con una beca del DAAD para realizar investigación respecto a la purificación de agua utilizando membranas de ultrafiltración en Giessen, Alemania. Ella tiene una gran pasión por las energías renovables y actualmente es líder de Latinoamérica Renovable con cientos de publicaciones en el tema.

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Journals:

* Algal Research

* Energy & Fuels

* Catalysis Science & Technology

* Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

* Applied Catalysis A: Gen

* Applied Catalysis B: Environmental

* Catalysis Communications

* Chemical Engineering Journal

* Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly

* Chemical Engineering Communications

* Bioresource Technology

* Fuel

* Environmental Science & Technology

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Publicaciones (publications):

o      Lotero, E., Goodwin J.G. Jr., Bruce D.A., Liu, Y., López D.E., Suwannakarn, K., Synthesis of Biodiesel via Acid Catalysis, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 44 (2005) 5353. Awarded most cited paper in 2007, 2008, and 2009 at I&EC Res. Journal and deemed as “Hot Paper” by the ACS.

o      López D.E, Goodwin J.G. Jr., Bruce D.A., Lotero E., Transesterification of Triacetin on Solid Acid and Base Catalysts, App. Catal. A: Gen. 295 (2005) 97.

o      Lotero, E., Goodwin J.G. Jr., Bruce D.A., Liu, Y., Suwannakarn, K., López D.E., The Catalysis of Biodiesel Synthesis, Catalysis, vol. 19, ed. by J. Spivey, Royal Chemistry Society, London, 2006.

o      López D.E., Goodwin J.G. Jr., Bruce D.A., Transesterification of Triacetin with Methanol on Nafion® Acid Resins, J. Catal. 245 (2007) 379-389.

o      López D.E., Goodwin J.G. Jr., Bruce D.A., Esterification and Transesterification on Tungstated Zirconia: Effect of Calcination Temperature,J. Catal. 247 (2007) 43-50.

o      López D.E, Suwannakarn K., Goodwin J.G. Jr., Bruce D.A., Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism for the Gas- and Liquid-Phase Esterification of Acetic Acid with Methanol on Tungstated Zirconia, I&EC Res. 47 (2008), 2221 –2230.

o      López D.E., Goodwin J.G., Jr., Bruce D.A., Furuta S., Esterification and Transesterification using Modified-Zirconia Catalysts, Appl. Catal. A: Gen 339 (2008) 76-83. Currently amongst the 10 most cited papers of the journal.

o      Mo X., López D.E., Liu Y., Suwannakarn K. Lotero E., Lu X., Goodwin J.G. Jr., Activation and Deactivation Characteristics of Sulfonated Carbon Catalysts, J. Catal. 254 (2008) 332-338.

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o      López D.E., Mullins J.C., Bruce D.A., Life Cycle Energy Assessment for the Production of Biodiesel from Rendered Lipids in the U.S., Ind. & Eng. Chem. Res., 2010, 49 (5) 2419–2432. Nominated for the Eni Award 2011.

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Dora López, PhD – Dora is the founder and chief editor of Latinoamérica Renovable. She brings 12 years of experience in the renewable energy sector. Her experience includes: technological entrepreneurship, the thermo-chemical and biological conversions of biomass into valuable products; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis; chemical process simulation and design; the preparation of energy and cost life cycle assessments; and research, analysis and journalism of complex energy topics. Since 2009 she has worked as an independent reviewer for several scientific journals. From 2009 to 2010 she was a Staff Scientist for Logos Technologies, Inc. in Ashburn, VA. Here, she served as integration engineer for the production of bio-jet fuel from ligno-cellulosic feedstock. Prior to joining Logos, Dora worked as co-Principal Investigator in the preparation of the life cycle assessment for the production of biodiesel from rendered fats at Clemson University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University in 2007. From 2003 to 2007 she investigated and published her work on transesterification and esterification reactions using solid catalysts. To date, her peered reviewed work has received more than 1,600 citations [Scopus]. In 2002, Dora received her BS degree in Chemical Engineering from UCA (El Salvador) where she also lectured various undergraduate Chemical Engineering courses after graduation. In 2001 Dora was awarded a DAAD scholarship for the investigation of water purification using ultra filtration membranes in Giessen, Germany. She has great passion for the renewable energy field and is currently the leader of Latinoamérica Renovable with hundreds of publications in the topic.

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