Dr. Juan Matos Lale

Prof. Dr. Juan Matos Lale completed his PhD in Physics and Surface Chemistry through the Franco- Venezuelan Program of Postgraduate Cooperation between the Central School of Lyon (France) and the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research in 1999 studying the "Influence" of carbon materials in heterogeneous photocatalytic reactions and in solar nanotechnology. " He has been Visiting Professor at Clark University (USA), Claude Bernard University (France), University of Palermo (Italy), Max Plank Institute (Germany), Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), National Carbon Institute in Oviedo, Spain, and at the University of Orleans, France. He is co-founder and Director of the Chilean Association of Carbon Materials, and co-founder of the Latin American Carbon Federation of which he was its President since 2016 to 2018. He is Director of the Franco-Chilean Biochars Valorization Network for its Application in Energy and Environmental Remediation.

Since 2015, he has been a Professor of the Energy Postgraduate Program at the Universidad de Concepción, and a Researcher in the Bioenergy area of ​​the Technological Development Unit (UDT) of that university, where he has founded the Laboratory of Hybrid and Carbon Materials. He has made more than 240 presentations in congresses, close to 80 articles published in high impact journals and serialized books, 2 patents, around 2300 citations and H-factor of 23. He has developed different international research projects and technological application in collaboration with Mexico, Spain and France, as well as has been director of projects with Chilean funds such as FONDEF-IDEA, CORFO-INNOVA, FAE-SEREMI, FONDECYT, among others. At present, Prof. Matos is also Associate Professor of the Millennium Nuclei on Catalytic Processes towards Sustainable Chemistry (CSC), Chile.

Laboratory of Hybrid and Carbon Materials
The Laboratory of Hybrid and Carbon Materials of the UDT of the University of Concepcion is directed by Prof. Matos, which aims at the efficient design and characterization of different types of carbon-based nanomaterials such as activated carbon, biochars, foams, glass carbons, nanotubes, and graphene, among others. This group also develop hybrid materials, C-, N-, and S- doped materials, metal/carbon and semiconductors/carbon, for evaluation in eco-friendly processes of production and storage of clean energy as production of hydrogen, solar cells, fuel cells, and photocatalytic processes for environmental remediation, mainly water and polluted air, as well as the production of solar fuels. .

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