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Marco Antonio Sánchez Castillo

Personal Data:
Academic Degree:  PhD Degree
SNI Level: I
Institutional Data:
Affiliation: Faculty of Chemistry
Research Unit: Coordination for the Innovation and Application of Science and Technology

Office Address: Manuel Nava 6 Zona Universitaria CP. 78210 San Luis Potosí
Phone Number: (+52) 4448262300
Ext.: 8422
  1. PhD Degree in Doctor of Philosophy
    University Of Wisconsin Madison
  2. Master's Degree in Master Science in Chemical Engineering
    Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa
  3. Postgraduate Studies in Specialization in Chemical Technology
    Japan International Cooperation Agency
  4. Bachelor's Degree in Bachelor in Chemical Engineering
    Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

Professor at Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí. His research interests and professional experience include: a) Bioprocesses, as an alternative for the production of alternative energy, green fuels and high added-value chemical products, b) Non-isothermal plasma technology, for the selective modification of surfaces for the development of adsorbents, catalysts and bactericidal surfaces, c) Catalysis, in particular the synthesis, physiochemical characterization and catalytic evaluation of supported metal nanostructures and solid acids. Currently, he coordinates the research lines of the “Cluster Bioturbosina” of the Mexican Center for Innovation in Energy-Biomass. He has directed 11 bachelor's, 21 master's and 4 doctoral theses. He has published 39 research articles and 24 books to promote science, technology and innovation. He has more than 1000 citations to his publications and he has made more than 250 presentations at research and teaching academic events.

He was responsible at UASLP for the creation of a bachelor degree in Bioprocess Engineering, and for specialization programs in “Intellectual Property” and “Dissemination of Science”. He has obtained several grants (financial resources) for the development of individual and group research projects, and also to support activities related to graduate studies, science, technology and innovation.  He has actively promoted the processes of innovation and entrepreneurship among researchers and graduate and undergraduate students in San Luis Potosí. He has collaborated in various entrepreneurship initiatives of the local government and the productive sector. He is the author of the book "Methodology for the creation of companies based on research and technological development" edited by INADEM.

Personal Researchs Interest
  1. Heterogeneous Catalysis
  2. Conversion of biomass into Energy, fuels and chemical products
  3. Non-isothermal plasma technology
  1. Aprovechamiento integral de biomasa lignocelulósica residual para la generación de energía, combustibles verdes y otros productos químicos de interés industrial
    16/05/2017 - 17/10/2017
    Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia
  2. Infraestructura complementaria para el desarrollo de energías alternativas a partir de biomasa en la UASLP
    31/05/2016 - 31/05/2017
    Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología
  3. Conversión de glicerol en bioproductos de alto valor agregado
    15/10/2012 - 15/10/2015
    CONACYT