Catalysis and Surface Processes

Norma Angélica Sánchez-Flores

Borned in Mexico City, Mexico. Phd in Chemical Sciences by UNAM in 2004. Full time academic in ICAT, UNAM since 1989.

Titular academic technician level C, with appointment in the National Research System as National Researcher level I. Supervising professor for undergraduate students in Faculty of Chemistry and FES Zaragosa, UNAM. Supervising professor for graduate students in the programs of Materials Science and Engineering (Materials Research Institute, UNAM) and Medical, Dentistry and Health Sciences (Faculty of Dentistry, UNAM).

Author of different products derivate from research work in the area of environmental pollution and health; related with zeolites and synthesis of porous materials. Author of 22 papers in international circulation indexed journals, 1 paper in national circulation journal, 1 patent granted, 1 patent request, 11 international congress memories, 7 national congress memories, 1 chapter in an e-book.

Awarded with the Recognition “Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz” from UNAM in 2009 and Special Stimulus “Alejandro Medina” in 2019 and in 2020. Participant in funded projects of CONACYT, PAPIIT and ICyTDF. Evaluator on international circulation journals as RSC Advances, ACS Applied Materials & Intefaces and Revista Internacional de Contaminación Ambiental.

  • Study of doped zeolites with metallic nanoparticles with an application as catalyst for the reduction in environmental pollution.

  • Study of the properties of a bio ceramic synthetized from rice husk ashes.
  • PAPIIT Project IN103719 “Catalytic oxidation of soot, hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide using supported nanoparticles”.
  • Thesis supervision of undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate level courses

  • Tutor of the Research Work I and II courses for Chemists. Bachelor level, Faculty of Chemistry, UNAM.

  • Tutor of the Academic Stay course for Chemical Engineers. Bachelor level, Faculty of Chemistry. UNAM.
  • Tutor of the Social Service program of the Faculty of Chemistry, UNAM.



  • Pérez Osorio Juan Manuel


  • Chávez Guerra Claudia
  • Berber García Carlos Alejandro
  • Sierra García Leonardo Gabriel
  • Jose Espinoza Leslie Aline
  • Ruiz González Carlos Daniel
  • N.A. Sánchez-Flores, J. Bolaños-Navarrete, P. Pérez-Romo, G. Pacheco-Malagón, G. Laredo, J.J. Fripiat, “Reordering of depolymerized silicates as adsorbents for large nitrogen compounds” Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society 32, 1 (2021) 207-215
  • A. Quiroz, R. Sato, E. Massoni, R. Sánchez, G. Bañuelos, N. Sánchez, E. Mata, “Step by step synthesis of silver films by electroless technique and their SERS application of sodium arsenate” Materials Research Express 6 (2019) 116439 (1-12).
  • N.A. Sánchez-Flores, J.J. Fripiat, “Reaction of NaA zeolite with molecular fluorine” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1221 (2019) 012009 (1-7)
  • P.C. Arroyo-Martínez, R.O. Adame-Hernández, I.R. Cremades-Ibañez, I. Sandoval-Navarro, N.A. Sánchez-Flores, “Warm mix asphalt” Capítulo de libro en línea. Asphalt and Asphalt Mixtures. IntechOpen 2019
  • P.C. Arroyo-Martínez, N.A. Sánchez-Flores, M.E. Villafuerte-Castrejón, R. Vivar-Ocampo, “Synergistic effect of 4A zeolite from rice husk ash without aging time and silane on the adhesion properties of a warm mix asphalt” Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society 29, 1 (2018) 58-66.
  • N.A. Sánchez-Flores, M.T. Olguín, M. Solache-Ríos, P. Girón, P. Bartolo-Pérez, G. Pacheco-Malagón, S. Bulbulian, “Behavior of Ni(II) and Mn(II) in single and binary aqueous solutions in the adsorption process by rice hul ashes (RHA)” Separation Science and Technology 52, 15 (2017) 2407-2414.
  • N.A. Sánchez-Flores, F. Granados-Correa, S. Bulbulian, “Influence of textural properties and surface fractal dimensions on the cobalt adsorption behavior of rice hull ash prepared via solid combustion” Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, 28, 4 (2017) 641-648.
  • F. Granados-Correa, N.A. Sánchez-Flores, S. Bulbulian, “Co2+ ion adsorption behavior on plum stone carbon prepared by a solid-combustion process” Desalination and Water Treatment, 57, 55 (2016) 26472-26483.
  • Patent granted.-  N.A. Sánchez, G. Pacheco, J.J. Fripiat y J.M. Saniger,  “PROCESO DE OBTENCIÓN DE ZEOLITA ZSM-5 A PARTIR DE CÁSCARA DE ARROZ” PATENT No. 298632, Mexico.

  • Patent request.- N.A. Sánchez, M. Marin, J. Arenas y J.M. Saniger, “CERÁMICA BIOACTIVA COMO SUSTITUTO ÓSEO Y MÉTODO DE OBTENCIÓN DE LA MISMA A PARTIR DE CENIZAS DE CÁSCARA DE ARROZ” Register: MX/a/2016/010975, Mexico
  • Bachelor´s thesis.-  García Moreno Dirce Carolina “Síntesis de silicatos de litio a partir de ceniza de cáscara de arroz por el método Sol-Gel” Faculty of Chemistry, UNAM (2018)
  • Doctoral thesis.- Arroyo Martínez Paula Cristina “Aditivos para Asfalto”  Graduate in Materials Science and Engineering, UNAM (2017)
  • Bachelor´s thesis.- Becerra Pérez Daniel “Síntesis de un compuesto Sílice/Fe, cristalino y amorfo, a partir de cáscara de arroz” Faculty of Chemistry, UNAM (2017)
  • Doctoral thesis.- Marín Miranda Miriam “Formación de la capa de apatita en un biovidrio sintetizado por técnica sol-gel, usando como material base la ceniza de cáscara de arroz” Graduate in Medical, Dentistry and Health Sciences, UNAM (2016)
  • Bachelor´s thesis.- Reyes Rodríguez Victor Hugo “Preparación de Magnetita/Sílice a partir de cáscara de arroz” Faculty of Chemistry, UNAM (2016)
  • Master thesis.- Vega Hernández Denisse Alejandra “Silicalita-1, a partir de la cáscara de arroz como adsorbente de acetaminofén. Estudio sin y con aplicación de un contenedor prototipo” Graduate in Materials Science and Engineering, UNAM (2015)
  • Bachelor´s thesis.-  Macedo Sánchez Juan Luis Escalamiento de la Producción de la zeolita tipo MFI sintetizada a partir de cenizas de cáscara de arroz” Faculty of Chemistry, UNAM (2015)