Leonardo Martín Pérez

Colaborador Cátedra UNESCO de Sostenibilidad.
Biotechnology, Sustainable Engineering, Environmental Microbiology.

Research Fellow. National Council for Scientific and Technological Researches (CONICET). Argentina. Research Associate. Laboratori de Microbiologia Sanitaria i Mediambiental (MSM-Lab) & Aquasost - UNESCO Chair in Sustainability. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Spain. Assistant Professor. Analytical Chemistry Department. National University of Rosario (UNR), Argentina. Associate Professor. Pontifical Catholic University (UCA-campus Rosario), Argentina.

Lic. in Biotechnology. Ph.D. in Biological Sciences. Research activities:

  • Evaluation of constructed wetlands systems to remove contaminants from urban and industrial wastewaters.

  • Bioremediation of industrial wastewaters by using native species plants obtained from natural wetlands.

  • Development of sustainable plastic materials made from biodegradable natural polymers ("bio-plastics").

  • Experimental and theoretical characterization of biopolymers and polymers of technological interest.

  • Formulation of antimicrobial edible films with optimal physicochemical properties for food industry applications.

  • Elaboration of cookies fortified with calcium and soy protein as a strategy to control the nutritional status and dietary intakes of children.

  Professional experience in planning and coordination of projects working in international networks.