Emeritus Prof. C. Pulgarín is active at the EPFL, the World’s 12th engineering & technology University and 10th in chemistry where he led during 30 years a research group. His main research topics include the elucidation of mechanistic action mode of advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) towards chemical and biological pollutants in water and the design, preparation, and characterization of self-disinfecting Nano-surfaces. He has participated in twenty international projects in 4 continents including 8 from European Union. He has contributed to 277 Q1 level publications and the average IF of journals in which his papers were published between 2018 and 2020 is 13. His H index is 67 with 15’800 citations in Scopus and 76 with 21’600 citations in Scholar Google. He has several seminal scientific papers and is the 1st to 4th world most cited author in his research fields. Applied Catalysis B ((IF: 19.5) devoted in 2020 a special issue on his honor as he was at that moment the 4th most published author in this journal. He has been invited for a hundred key talks in congress and is a member of the scientific committee in the most important AOPs conferences. He participated in the development of two patents and two startups. He has been contributing during 30 years in the starter and development of AOPs research in Colombia. He has 100 scientific Q1 level papers with Colombian students and colleagues including the first Colombian papers in the field.

Talk: “Good practices for research and publication in Advanced Oxidation Processes”
(Award for distinguished career/excellence in implementation and practice in the fields of CIPOA)