Jorge Ancheyta, Ph.D., graduated with a B.S. degree in petrochemical engineering (1989), M.S. degree in chemical engineering (1993), and M.S. degree in administration, planning, and economics of hydrocarbons (1997) from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) of Mexico. He split his Ph.D. studies between the Metropolitan Autonomous University of Mexico and the Imperial College London, UK (1998), and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in the Laboratory of Catalytic Process Engineering of the CPE-CNRS in Lyon, France (1999). He has also been Visiting Professor at the Laboratoire de Catalyse et Spectrochimie, Université de Caen, France (2008, 2009, 2010), and Imperial College London, UK (2009). Professor Ancheyta has worked for the Mexican Institute of Petroleum (IMP) since 1989 and his present position is Project Leader of Research and Development. He has also worked as Professor at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels for the School of Chemical Engineering and Extractive Industries at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico since 1992 and for the IMP postgrad since 2003. He has been supervisor of more than one hundred B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. theses. Dr. Ancheyta has also been supervisor of a number of postdoctoral and sabbatical year professors. Dr. Ancheyta has been working in the development and application of petroleum refining catalysts, kinetic and reactor models, and process technologies mainly in catalytic cracking, catalytic reforming, middle distillate hydrotreating, and heavy oils upgrading. He is author and coauthor of a number of patents, books, and about 200 scientific papers and has been awarded the highest distinction as National Researcher by the Mexican government. He has also been guest editor of various international journals, for example, Catalysis Today, Petroleum Science and Technology, Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research, Chemical Engineering Communications, and Fuel. Dr. Ancheyta has also chaired numerous international conferences.
Biography Updated on 23 July 2012