Award of Science from Municipality of Concepcion (1997), Award Region of Biobio on Science and Technology (2003), Award of Science and Technology, Andrés Bello, University Andrés Bello. (2016). Honorary President of Latin American Federation of Chemistry Associations, FLAQ (2107). Emeritus Professor of the University of Concepción (2019).
From 1981 leader of the research group at the University of Concepción about Synthesis and Applications of -Functional Polymers, Polyelectrolytes, Resins with Retention Properties for Pollutants Ions. –Polychelatogens in combination with ultrafiltration membranes. Polymer-metal complexes as biocides. Nanocomposites from polypropylene and biopolymers.
Main Researcher of Chilean and International grants.
Advisor of 25 PhD thesis and above 70 Undergraduate Thesis.
Member of Editorial Board of 5 Journals.
Editor of the WoS Journal of The Chilean Chemical Society
Author above 440 WoS papers and 29 chapters of books. Cites: 6250, h factor: 37.
Inventor of 7 patents.
Invited professor at different Universities and plenary lecturer of polymer, membranes, environmental, and chemistry meetings.
Dean of Chemistry Faculty of University of Concepcion (2002-2010).
President of the National Council for Science, FONDECYT, Chile (2001-2003). President of the Chilean Chemical Society (1991-1997).
Vice-Rector of Research and Development, University of Concepcion (2011-2015)
Vice President at the University of Concepción (April 2015-May 2018)
Member of the National Accreditation Commission for Higher Education (From May 2019.