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Ingrid Montes

Ingrid Montes

Ingrid Montes González belongs to the Board of Directors at the American Chemical Society and is a professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. She has two research areas: Synthesis of Organometallic Compounds and Chemistry Education. In the area of ​​organometallic synthesis, it explores the synthesis and characterization of various ferrocene derivatives and studies potential applications in the area of ​​biosensors, polymers and design of molecules with biological activity. In addition, she studies greener methodologies in her synthesis. Her research in the area of ​​chemistry education is based on a theoretical perspective based on the theory of constructivist learning and the importance of creating a learning community. She is the author of several laboratory manuals for teaching chemistry, especially organic chemistry.

She has over two hundred presentations with her students and has been a special guest at several conferences internationally, in the United States and in Puerto Rico. Ingrid has received several awards such as Fellow of the American Chemical Society and the International Society of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), Selected by IUPAC in 2017 as one of the twelve distinguished chemical women. She is also distinguished by her voluntary service and is the founder of the international community outreach event known as the "Festival de Química".