INQUIMAE (CONICET) and University of Buenos Aires, School of Science
Prof. Dr. Ernesto Julio Calvo
Buenos Aires City and Jujuy Province (Argentina)
The Project team under direction of Prof. Ernesto J. Calvo at INQUIMAE and Buenos Aires University and the cooperation of Dr. Victoria Flexer at CIT-Jujuy and University of Jujuy has several research fellows, posdocts and PhD students funded by CONICET: MSc. Chemistry Florencia Marchini (Buenos Aires) studies the processes for lithium extraction and Chem. Eng. Valeria Romero (Jujuy) develops the engineering of electrochemical reactors for the extraction of lithium. The Institute of Chemical Physics for Materials, Environment and Energy (INQUIMAE) is jointly funded by the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and the Argentine National Science and Technology Research Council (CONICET). Prof. Calvo is a specialist in electrochemistry with more than 160 publications (h = 35), holds a degree in Chemistry (UBA 1975) and a PhD in Chemistry (University of La Plata, Argentina 1979). After a postdoctoral fellowships at the Imperial College, UK (1979-1982) and a Senior Research Associate appointment at Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, US (1983-1984), he became Professor of Physical Chemistry at UBA and Senior Research Fellow of CONICET. At present he is Director of INQUIMAE and has been Vice-president of the International Society for Electrochemistry (2009-2011), Fellow of the RSC as well as Guggenheim Fellow 2000. In 2012 he started research in lithium electrochemistry. Dr. Victoria Flexer, after a PhD in chemistry (2007) at UBA, postdoctoral fellowships in France (2008-2010), Australia (2011-2012), and Belgium (2013-2016), has started as research leader in electrochemical research in a newly created Lithium Research Center in Jujuy, Argentina. The construction of Aa new building to host the Lithium Center is under way and expected to be completed by mid 2017.