A Franco-Mexican career path
With a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering (IPN – Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico), Victor Pérez M. obtained his doctorate in chemistry at the University Claude Bernard of Lyon. He is today a teacher and researcher at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Universidad Autonoma de Querétaro (Mexico). He leads the academic staff “Environmental impact and sustainable development” and coordinates the drinking water production lab “AGUAQ”.
Concrete projects to improve water quality
Victor Pérez M. works in particular on the development of materials for water treatment by membrane technologies and has already been responsible for several projects:
- Preparation and characterization of membranes to reduce the amount of lead or other metals present in water (ceramic membranes impregnated with chitosan, membranes based on natural Mexican zeolites)
- Development of microporous membranes to reduce the hardness of water
- Wastewater treatment in land and air transport
- Desalination (modified ceramic membranes, membrane reactor)
His presence at the IEM for one year allows the deep sharing of experiences with the scientific community of Montpellier. By consolidating existing links (e.g. 13th STM school, 2011), this exchange opens doors to new collaborative projects in response to concrete needs.