Dr. Heriberto Pfeiffer

Investigador Titular C

I am member of the “Laboratorio de Fisicoquímica y Reactividad de Superficies” (LaFReS) at the Materials Research Institute UNAM (Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).

I work on different sorption and catalytic processes for energetic and environmental applications. My research has been focused on CO2 capture and its possible conversion to added value products. However, in the last couple of years, I have been working on different catalytic processes complementing the CO2 capture process. Some examples of these catalytic reactions are; reforming of organic molecules, CO oxidation-chemisorption process as a possible syngas separation, NOx reduction and H2 production.

Additionally, I am interested in high temperature dense membranes for CO2 separation and in the biodiesel production using different basic heterogeneous catalysts. Finally, I work with different thermal, volumetric and gravimetric techniques.


Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Circuito exterior s/n, Cd Universitaria
Del. Coyoacan, CP 04510, Cd de México
Phone: +52 (55) 5622 4627
E-mail:pfeiffer@materiales.unam.mx, pfeiffer@iim.unam.mx