Erick R. Bandala
Erick R. Bandala holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering, M.S. degree in organic chemistry, and Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering. He has been on the Faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Universidad de Las Americas Puebla since 2007. Prior to coming to the Universidad de Las Americas Puebla, Dr. Bandala was Titular Researcher (1993–2007) at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (belonging to the Ministry of Environment Mexico) in Morelos, Mexico. Dr. Bandala has taught graduate and undergraduate courses covering various fundament and applications of environmental sciences and engineering with particular emphasis on water treatment processes for disinfection and decontamination, soil treatment and its application for site restoration. Dr. Bandala has been the recipient of several prestigious awards: he is a Professional Hydrologist (water quality) by the American Institute of Hydrology, the Rice International Visiting Fellow on Energy, the Environment and Sustainability 2008-2009, National Researcher (Level I) on the National Council of Science and Technology, Mexico 2004 to date, Visiting Professor at the School of Civil and Agricultural Engineering, Universidad de Concepción, Chile 2004 and 2008, and Invited Researcher at the Plataforma Solar de Almería, Spain, 2000. He has research interests in several different mechanistic aspects of the use and application of solar-driven advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) for environmental restoration. His main research interests are (i) AOPs application for the treatment of contaminated surface and underground water, (ii) water disinfection and decontamination by solar-driven AOPs, (iii) surface water toxins oxidation using AOPs, (iv) soil and site restoration, and (v) estimation of surface water quality.
Biography Updated on 17 October 2011