Diana Parada Quinayá
Full-time Professor - Chemical Engineering Department
Chemical Engineer (2007) with a Master's Degree in Materials Engineering (2011) from the Industrial University of Santander - UIS and a PhD in Materials Engineering and Chemical and Metallurgical Processes from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - PUC-Rio (2017). He has experience working mainly in the areas of sustainable polymers, lignocellulosic fibers, use of agro-industrial waste, composite materials, structural, thermal and mechanical characterization of materials. He is currently a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Engineering and Technology UTEC.
- Full-time Professor of Chemical Engineering
- Reuse of lignocellulosic agroindustrial waste
- Biomaterials and Bioplastics
- Composite materials
- Physical-Mechanical Separation Operations: The class is highly practical and deals with the main technologies and practices for working with mixtures of substances and materials that can be processed based on their physical properties. On the one hand, operations are studied separation based on the principles of applied fluid mechanics, such as agitation,
mixing, fluidization, filtration and flotation. On the other, the operations applied to particulate solids are addressed, such as their transport, screening and storage. Likewise, the technologies of magnetic and electrostatic separation are also studied.
- Thesis I: The class, of a theoretical-practical nature, aims to guide the student through the scientific method, as a structured and logical process. It provides practical tools for the student to define a problem in a given situation and structure a suitable process for its solution. You will be able to adequately define the problem; delimit the state of the art with an analysis of the bibliographic references found in a deep search; set clear objectives, and use a methodology consistent with the search for the solution.
- Sponge Gourd - Epoxy Composites: Effect of Hornification on the Crystallinity of the Fibers and on the Dynamic Mechanical Behavior of the Composite. 5th International Conference on Natural Fibers (2021). Link
- Possibility of Exploring and Applying Wastes from Some Ornamental Plants (Elatior etlingera; Costus comosus; Heliconia bihai) as Sources of Natural Cellulosic Fibers. Link
- Effect of surface treatments on the cross-section area and on the tensile properties of sisal fibers. Link
- Nondestructive characterization of epoxy matrix composites reinforced with Luffa lignocellulosic fibers. Link
- On the Use of Residues from the Sustainable Extraction of Heart of Palm in Agglomerated Panels. Journal of natural fibers, 13(2), 172-177 (2016). Link
- Synthesis, electrodeposition and characterization of a bioabsorbable polymer coating from l-lactic acid for biomedical applications. Ingeniare, Rev. chil. ing, 17(3), 365-74 (2009). Link