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Roberto Briones Gallardo

Personal Data:
Academic Degree:  PhD Degree
SNI Level:  II
SCOPUS ID: 15519429900
ORBIS ID: n70112
Institutional Data:
Affiliation: Faculty of Engineering
Research Unit: Institute of Metallurgy

Office address: Av. Sierra Leona 550 Lomas 2a. Sección CP. 78210 San Luis Potosí
Phone number: (+52) 4448262300
Ext.: 8212
  1. PhD Degree in Physical chemistry of the environment
    Université Henri Poincaré - Nancy I
  2. Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering
    Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
  3. Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering
    Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

I am a Chemical Engineer graduated from the B. Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico) and I obtained a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa Campus (Mexico). In 2002, I completed my PhD in physicochemistry of the environment at the Henri Poincaré University of Nancy (France), performing the parietal characterization of endo-mycorrhiza fungi and studying the physicochemical processes involved in the removal of copper and cadmium from symbiotic systems using plants with a scientific focus on the development of phytoremediation processes. My current research interests are bioremediation of soils, sediments and water contaminated by arsenic and toxic metals, using an approach of sulfate-reducing biological processes. Through collaborations within the Institute of Metallurgy I have studied biological processes to remove inorganic species of arsenic and lead, as well as cyanide biodegradation. I am also interested in the physicochemical and biological mechanisms associated to dispersion of inorganic toxic elements to stablish the impact of mining activities on several environmental matrices (soils, sediments, biota and resources of surficial water and groundwater) through biological, physicochemical and mineralogical characterizations. 

Personal Researchs Interest
  1. Environmental Remediation of Contaminated Mining and Metallurgical Sites
  2. Environmental assessment and Remediation of Mining Areas: 1. Villa de la Paz-Matehuala, S.L.P.
  3. Dispersion, mobility and bioavailability of toxic metals and oxyanions
  4. Phytoremediation: Bioavailability of toxic metals and oxyanions
  5. Transport and stabilization of metals by electrochemical methods for remediation to polluted sites
  6. Permeable reactive barriers
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