Florinella Muñoz

Florinella Muñoz Bisesti was born in Quito (Ecuador) and she is a Chemical Engineer from the Escuela Politécnica Nacional (EPN), Quito, Ecuador. She obtained her PhD degree in Natural Sciences at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany in 1999. She has been a tenured professor at the Escuela Politécnica Nacional since 2000. In December 2018, she became the first woman to occupy the position of Rector of the Escuela Politécnica Nacional in almost 150 years of the universities’ existence. In addition, she has held the Head of the Department of Nuclear Sciences from 2002 to 2016, the Directorate of Research and Social Projection during 2016, and she participated as a member of the Polytechnic Council between 2017 and 2018. Concerning her scientific activity in the field of Advanced Oxidation Processes, her main interest is related to the use of ozone in water treatment and she also explored the use of various Fenton processes and heterogeneous photocatalysis for the removal of contaminants resistant to biological degradation from water. Her scientific achievements include multiple scientific articles published in national and international journals.

Talk: “AOP: from teaching to scientific research with society and industry as the target”
(Award for distinguished education and knowledge dissemination in the fields of CIPOA)