Ignacio Vargas

 

Investigador Asociado
Recursos Críticos

 

itvargas@ing.puc.cl

Profesor Asociado Departamento de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Ambiental de la Escuela de Ingeniería Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Investigador Asociado del Marine Energy Research & Innovation Center (MERIC).

 

Ingeniero Civil, con Diploma en Ingeniería Ambiental y Doctor en Ciencias de la Ingeniería. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

 

ÁREAS DE INVESTIGACIÓN

Su trabajo se vincula con la ingeniería, biotecnología y microbiología ambiental, abordando temáticas como: Bioenergía (microbial fuel cells), biocorrosión y biotratamiento de contaminantes emergentes y reutilización de aguas grises.

 

LISTADO ÚLTIMAS 10 PUBLICACIONES

Felipe Torres-Rojas, Diana Muñoz, Camila Pía Canales, Ignacio T. Vargas (2022). Bioprospecting for electrochemically active perchlorate-reducing microorganisms. Bioelectrochemistry, 108171, ISSN 1567-5394, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioelechem.2022.108171.

 

Vega, M., Ontiveros-Valencia, A., Vargas, I.T. et al. (2022). Chlorate addition enhances perchlorate reduction in denitrifying membrane-biofilm reactors. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-022-11976-1

 

María José De La Fuente, Carlos Gallardo-Bustos, Rodrigo De la Iglesia and Ignacio T. Vargas (2022). Microbial Electrochemical Technologies for Sustainable Nitrogen Removal in Marine and Coastal Environments. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(4), 2411; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19042411

 

Javiera Anguita, Gonzalo Pizarro, Ignacio T. Vargas (2022). Mathematical modelling of microbial corrosion in carbon steel due to early-biofilm formation of sulfate-reducing bacteria via extracellular electron transfer. Bioelectrochemistry, Volume 145, 2022, 108058, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioelechem.2022.108058.

 

Vargas I., Tapia N., Regan J.M. (2022). Mathematical modelling of microbial corrosion in carbon steel due to early-biofilm formation in Single-Chamber Air-Cathode Microbial Fuel Cells. Materials, January 2022, 1, 15, 379. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma15010379

 

Leiva-Aravena E., Vera M., Nerenberg R., Leiva E., Vargas I. (2022). Biofilm formation of Ancylobacter sp. TS-1 on different granular materials and its ability for chemolithoautotrophic As(III)-oxidation at high concentrations. Journal of Hazardous Materials, January 2022, 421 126733. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.126733

 

Jorge Díaz-Rullo,  Gustavo Rodríguez-Valdecantos,  Felipe Torres-Rojas,  Luis Cid,  Ignacio T. Vargas,  Bernardo González and José E. González-Pastor (2021) Mining for perchlorate resistance genes in microorganisms from sediments of a hypersaline pond in Atacama Desert, Chile. Front. Microbiol. Accepted | doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.723874

 

Baldanzi S., Vargas I., Armijo F., Fernández M., Navarrete S. (2021) Experimental Assessment of a Conducting Polymer (PEDOT) and Microbial Biofilms as Deterrents and Facilitators of Macro-Biofouling: Larval Settlement of the Barnacle Notobalanus flosculus (Darwin, 1854) from Central Chile. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering.



Canales C., Galarce C., Rubio F., Pineda F., Anguita J., Barros R., Parragué M., Daille L., Aguirre J., Armijo F., Pizarro G., Walczak M., De la Iglesia R., Navarrete S., Vargas I. (2021) Testing the Test: A Comparative Study of Marine Microbial Corrosion under Laboratory and Field Conditions. ACS OMEGA.

 

Caro-Lara L., Ramos-Moore E., Vargas I.T., Walczak M., Fuentes C., Gómez A.V., Barrera N.P., Castillo J., Pizarro G. (2021) Initial adhesion suppression of biofilm-forming and copper-tolerant bacterium Variovorax sp. on laser microtextured copper surfaces. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, junio, 202, 111656.