Ingrid Montes, PhD

Keynote speaker- 23rd of May, 2024

Dr. Ingrid Montes-González received her B.S. in Chemistry and  Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras. She has been a professor at the University of Puerto Rico for 38 years and at the Río Piedras Campus for 36 years.

 She has two current areas of research: Organometallic chemistry and chemical education. In the organometallic chemistry area, she explores the synthesis and characterization of various ferrocene derivatives and studies their potential applications, such as, polymers, photovoltaic cells, and drug design. She develops new methodologies applying green chemistry principles. In chemical education, her research work is based upon the theoretical perspective, building on constructivist learning theory, applied to organic chemistry, green chemistry, and the history of chemistry learning. She is proud to have directed the research of more than one hundred undergraduate and graduate students in Puerto Rico, all of whom have gone on to successful academic, professional, and industrial careers. Through her research and volunteer service, she has contributions to Chemistry, Chemical Education, and Community outreach in Puerto Rico, Latin America, and the world. For more detailed information, visit her website here