Enrico N Martinez

Visiting Professor of Chemical Engineering

FRNY G015
Purdue University
School of Chemical Engineering
Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering
480 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2100
(765) 496-6998 (office)
52-833-230-2550, ext. 2328 (other/mobile)
(765) 494-0805 (fax)
Joined Purdue in 2009
B. S. in Chemical Enginnering, National University in Mexico, 1968
M. S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1969
Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1972

Research Interests

Biomass Torrefaction
Biodiesel Production from Nonconventional sources, such as Jatropha Curcas, Higuerilla and Spent Coffee Grounds.

Awards and Honors

President of the Chemical Engineering Commission, Academia de Ingenieria-Mexico (Engineering Academy-Mexico), August 2008-August 2010.
May 2008 he received the IISRP's Technical Award for his contributions to the development of rubber technology throughout his career. This award was received in Moscow, Russia during the IISRP 49TH Annual General Meeting.
The National Technology Award (2001), given by the President of Mexico.
National Researcher-Technolgist, Level III, National Researchers System, National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT-Mexico), Engineering and Technology Area, 2003
The National Quality Award (1996), given by the President of Mexico.
President of the National Association of Engineering Colleges, Mexico, from 1986 to 1988.
President of the National Academy of Teaching and Research in Chemical Engineering, Mexico, from 1983 to 1985.
Full Member of the Academy of Engineering, Mexico, since 1982.

Selected Publications

M. Olivares, M.A. Mondragon, G. Vazquez-Polo, E. Martinez and V.M. Castano, (1998), "F.T. Raman studies of semi-crystalline nylon 6 filaments", Intern. J. Polymeric Mater., 40, 213.

Mendoza-Anaya, D., Gonzalez-Martinez, P., Rodriguez-Lugo, V., Martinez, E. and Castano, V. M., (1999), "Gamma-radiation-induced thermoluminescence of Fe-doped silica gels", J. Materials Sci.: Materials in Electronics, 10, 623.

Salgado-Delgado, S. Vasquez, E. Garcia, R. Lopez-Castanares, A. Alvarez Castillo, E. Martinez, and V. M. Castano, (2002), "Numerical analysis of the mechanical properties of rice husk-polyester composites", Adv. Composites Letters, 11, 167.

E. Martinez Saenz y J. U. Arechiga Viramontes, (2007), "Los Sistemas Nacionales de Innovacion de Mexico y Espana, Pharus Academiae, I (1), 52-75.

E. Martinez Saenz y J. U. Arachiga Viramontes, (2008), "Estudio comparativo de los Sistemas Nacionales de Innovacion de Mexico y Espana, en Estudio comparativo de los Sistemas Nacionales de Innovacion de Mexico y Espama, ADIAT, Ed., pp. 71-174.