Docentes UPACIFICO - 2017


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Camacho Salas Nélcar Thais

PhD (c) en Gerencia en Educación Universidad Yacambú
Master Degree Virtual Education Caribean International University
Máster en Educación Técnica Universidad Pedagógica Experimental "El Libertador" UPEL-IPB

Gallegos Riofrío Rodrigo Xavier

Master en Pedagogía Profesional Instituto Hector Alfredo Pineda Zaldivar
Master en Dirección de Empresas Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial

Dávila Jarrín Mónica Del Carmen

Master en Administración Pública Universidad Harvard
Especialista en Gestión Local Mención Desarrollo Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar

Houser Roca Roberto Federico

Master of Business Administration (MBA) HHL - Leipzig Graduate School Of Management

Mendoza García Antonio José

Máster en Administración de Empresas Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
Máster of Liberal Arts Texas Christian University

Lucero Romero Fausto Giovanni

PhD(c) Administración Estratégica de Empresas CENTRUM Graduate Business School
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima (2017)
Master en Administración para el Desarrollo Empresarial (M.B.A.) USFQ Business School
Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito-Ecuador (1998)


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Merizalde Vizcaino Alberto

Diploma Superior en Finanzas y Legislación Bancaria Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Magíster en Tributación Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar

Villamar Viteri Pablo Andrés

Magíster en Administración de Empresas Universidad Adolfo Ibañez


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stiegwardt-raul Stiegwardt Koppel Raúl Federico Licenciado en Administración de Empresas Industrie-Und Handelskammer Augsburg



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Dr. Leonardo Gutierrez

BE (Mining Engineering); MSc. and PhD. (Environmental Engineering) – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Post-Doc: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology at Saudi Arabia; Post-Doc: Curtin University of Technology at Australia.

leonardo gutierrez

  • Position: Research Director
  • School: School of Applied Sciences
  • Department: Department of Environmental Engineering
  • Campus: Ceibos - Guayaquil
  • Summary of Publications:icono ir Scopus    icono ir Google Scholar
  • PHONE: + 593 4 2873-387
  • E-mail: leo gutierrez correo


 Brief Summary

Dr. Gutierrez is an expert in AFM studies and has extensive experience in the field of colloidal/interfacial chemistry. He applies sophisticated AFM experimental techniques that aid in the elucidation of the dominant interacting mechanisms between organic compounds and colloids, including viruses, bacteria, and surfaces. His core training at the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory (UIUC) included: (Cryo) Transmission electron microscopy, (Environmental) Scanning electron microscopy, Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, (Time-Resolved) Dynamic Light Scattering, and Streaming (Zeta) Potential-Electrophoretic mobility measurements. In addition, Dr. Gutierrez received specialized training in bio-safety (Vet-Med School at UIUC) levels 1 and 2 (handling/growing/purification of pathogens, bacteria, viruses, phages, and cell stocks), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM-contact and tapping mode) coupled with Raman Spectroscopy, Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation technique, and Synchrotron-based Small Angle X-Ray scattering. Dr. Gutierrez has collaborated with multidisciplinary teams of prestigious Universities and National Labs (e.g., Yale University, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology KAUST, Curtin University of Technology, MASDAR Institute of Technology, Argonne National Lab at Chicago, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, etc.). All his research projects resulted in publications in international peer-reviewed journals (e.g. ES&T, Water Research, Langmuir, Soft Matter, etc.), and have been presented in international conferences (e.g. American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, etc.). Dr. Gutierrez is currently holding a Full-Professor position at Universidad Del Pacífico (Ecuador), where he develops characterization techniques at the nano-scale.


 1. Refereed ISI Journal Articles

  • Gutierrez, L.; Li, X.; Wang, J. W.; Nangmenyi, G.; Economy, J.; Kuhlenschmidt, T. B.; Kuhlenschmidt, M. S.; Nguyen, T. H., Adsorption of rotavirus and bacteriophage MS2 using glass fiber coated with hematite nanoparticles. Water Research 2009, 43, (20), 5198-5208. Read more icono ir
  • Gutierrez, L.; Mylon, S. E.; Nash, B.; Nguyen, T. H., Deposition and Aggregation Kinetics of Rotavirus in Divalent Cation Solutions. Environmental Science & Technology 2010, 44, (12), 4552-4557. Read more icono ir
  • Mylon, S. E.; Rinciog, C. I.; Schmidt, N.; Gutierrez, L.; Wong, G. C. L.; Nguyen, T. H., Influence of Salts and Natural Organic Matter on the Stability of Bacteriophage MS2. Langmuir 2010, 26, (2), 1035-1042. Read more icono ir
  • Brady-Estevez, A. S.; Nguyen, T. H.; Gutierrez, L.; Elimelech, M., Impact of solution chemistry on viral removal by a single-walled carbon nanotube filter. Water Research 2010, 44, (13), 3773-3780. Read more icono ir
  • Nguyen, T. H.; Easter, N.; Gutierrez, L.; Huyett, L.; Defnet, E.; Mylon, S. E.; Ferri, J. K.; Viet, N. A., The RNA core weakly influences the interactions of the bacteriophage MS2 at key environmental interfaces. Soft Matter 2011, 7, (21), 10449-10456. Read more icono ir
  • Gutierrez, L.; Nguyen, T. H., Interactions between Rotavirus and Suwannee River Organic Matter: Aggregation, Deposition, and Adhesion Force Measurement. Environmental Science & Technology 2012, 46, (16), 8705-8713. Read more icono ir
  • Aubry, C.; Gutierrez, L.; Croue, J. P., Coating of AFM probes with aquatic humic and non-humic NOM to study their adhesion properties. Water Research 2013, 47, (9), 3109-19. Read more icono ir
  • Rosado-Lausell, S.; Wang, H.; Gutierrez, L.; Romero-Maraccini, O.; Niu, X.; Gin, K.; Croue, J. P.; Nguyen, T. H., Roles of Singlet Oxygen and Triplet Excited State of Dissolved Organic Matter Formed by Different Organic Matters in Bacteriophage MS2 Inactivation. Water Research 2013. 47 (14), 4869-79. Read more icono ir
  • Khan, M; Manes, C; Aubry, C; Gutierrez, L.; Croue, J.O.; Kinetic study of seawater reverse osmosis membrane fouling. ES&T 2013, 47, (19), 10884-10894. Read more icono ir
  • Gutierrez, L.; Nguyen, T. H.; Interactions between rotavirus and natural organic matter isolates of different physicochemical characteristics. Langmuir 2013, 29, (47), 14460-14468. Read more icono ir
  • Aubry, C.; Khan, M.; Bezhad, A.R.; Anjum, D.; Gutierrez, L.; Croue, J.O.; Cross-sectional analysis of fouled SWRO membranes by STEM-EDS. Desalination 2014, 333, 128-125. Read more icono ir
  • Niu, X; Liu, C; Gutierrez, L.; Croué, J.P.; Photobleaching-induced Changes in Photosensitized Properties of Dissolved Organic Matter. Water Research, 66 (2014) 140-148. Read more icono ir
  • Wang, R.Q.; Gutierrez, L., Choond, N.S.; Croué, J.P.; Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography Method for Measuring the Composition of Aquatic Humic Substances. Analytica Chimica Acta, 853, 1, (2015) 608-616. Read more icono ir
  • Gutierrez, L.; Aubry, C.; Valladares, R.; Croue, J.P.; Natural organic matter interactions with polyamide and polysulfone membranes: formation of conditioning film. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 2015, 477 (0), 1-8. Read more icono ir
  • Gutierrez, L.; Cornejo, M.; Croue, J.P.; Citrate-coated silver nanoparticles interactions with effluent organic matter: influence of capping agent and solution conditions. Langmuir, 2015, 31 (32), 8865-8872. Read more icono ir
  • Merle, T.; Dramas, L.; Gutierrez, L.; Garcia, V.; Croue, J.P.; Investigation of severe UF membrane fouling induced by three marine algal species. Water Research. 2016, 93, 10-19. Read more icono ir
  • Pei, Y.; Jarrett, K.; Gutierrez, L.; Saunders, M.; Croue, J.P.; Roth, P.; Lowe, P.; Synthesis and Characterization of Non-ionic AB-diblock Soft Matter Nanoparticles with an Emphasis on Worm Micelles. RAC Advances. 2016, 6, 28130-28139. Read more icono ir
  • Lua, D.; Zhang, T.; Gutierrez, L.; Maa, J.; and Croué, J.P.; Influence of surface properties of filtration-layer metal oxide on ceramic membrane fouling during ultrafiltration of oil/water emulsion, Environmental Science and Technology, 2016, 50 (9), 4668–4674. Read more icono ir
  • Gutierrez, L.; Aubry, C.; Dramas, L.; Aimar, P.; Croue, J.P.; Characterization of Skeletonema costatum Intracellular Organic Matter and Study of Nanomechanical Properties under Different Solution Conditions. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 2016, 506, 154-161. Read more icono ir
  • Allard, S.; Gutierrez, L.; Fontaine, C,; Croué, J.-P. and Gallard, H. (2017) Organic matter interactions with natural manganese oxide and synthetic birnessite. Science of the Total Environment 583, 487-495. Read more icono ir
  • Zaouri, N.; Gutierrez, L.; Dramas, L; Garces, D.; Croue, J.P.; Interfacial interactions between Skeletonema Costatum Extracellular Organic Matter and metal oxides: implications for ceramic membrane filtration. Water Research. 2017. 116, 194-202. Read more icono ir
  • Gutierrez, L.; Keucken, A.; Aubry, C.; Zaouri, N.; Teychene, B.; Croue, J.P.; Impact of operation conditions, foulant adsorption, and chemical cleaning on the nanomechanical properties of ultra-filtration hollow fiber membranes. 2017. Read more icono ir

2. Abstracts of papers of the American Chemical Society, The American Physical Society, and The American Institute of Chemical Engineers

  • X Li, J Wang, LA Gutierrez, TH Nguyen, J Economy. ENVR 37-Iron oxide nanoparticle coating on glass substrates for both Arsenic and MS2 virus removal. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235. 2008. Read more icono ir
  • X Li, LA Gutierrez, GN Nangmenyi, TH Nguyen, J Economy. ENVR 270-Design of viricidal, metal oxide nanoparticles coated on a glass fiber substrate. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235. 2008. Read more icono ir
  • LA Gutierrez, X Li, J Wang, GN Nangmenyi, J Economy, Theresa B Kuhlenschmidt, Mark S Kuhlenschmidt, Thanh H Nguyen. ENVR 271-Study of sorption and inactivation of ms2 phage and rotavirus using iron oxide-coated glass fiber. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235. 2008. Read more icono ir
  • X Li, LA Gutierrez, J Wang, TH Nguyen, J Economy. POLY 8-Nanoparticles coated on a glass fiber substrate for virus removal. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 238. 2009. Read more icono ir
  • SE Mylon, TH Nguyen, CI Rinciog, LA Gutierrez. Influence of solution chemistry on the aggregation kinetics of bacteriophage MS2. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 237. 2009. Read more icono ir
  • LA Gutierrez, NW Schmidt, GCL Wong, TH Nguyen. Deposition and aggregation kinetics of rotavirus in the presence of divalent cations and natural organic matter. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 239. 2010. Read more icono ir
  • LA Gutierrez, R Lu, JP Croue, TH Nguyen. Rotavirus interaction with different natural organic matter (NOM). ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 245. 2013. Read more icono ir
  • C Aubry, LA Gutierrez, H Nguyen, JP Croue. Natural organic matter (NOM) adhesion behavior on mica. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 245. Read more icono ir
  • X Li, J Wang, LA Gutierrez, TH Nguyen. Remove Arsenic and MS2 Virus by Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Coated on Glass Fibers. The 2008 THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS Annual Meeting. Read more icono ir
  • NW Schmidt, AK Udit, LA Gutierrez, MG Finn, GCL Wong. Tuning inter-virus interactions in natural aquatic environments. AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY 2009 Meeting Abstracts 1, 15012. Read more icono ir
  • X Li, LA Gutierrez, TH Nguyen, J Economy. Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Coated on a Glass Fiber Substrate to Remove Viruses from Water. The 2008 THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS Annual Meeting. Read more icono ir
  • N Schimdt, S Barr, A Udit, LA Gutierrez, T Nguyen, M Finn, E Lujten, G Wong. Structural transitions in condensed colloidal virus phases. AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY 2010 Meeting Abstracts X19.00011. Read more icono ir

3. Academic Conferences and Invited Lectures

  • American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, U.S., April 2008.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) 2009 site visit, Urbana, IL, U.S.
  • Materials Research Society (MRS), San Francisco, U.S., April 2009.
  • International Conference of Surface and Colloid Science (ICSCS) at Columbia University, New York City, U.S., June 2009.
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) conference, Iowa City, U.S., July 2009.
  • ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, U.S., March 2010.
  • Gordon Research Conference (GRC), Holderness, U.S., Jun. 2010.
  • International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem), Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S., Dec. 2010.
  • AEESP, Tampa, U.S., July, 2011.
  • ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, U.S., April 2013.
  • Specialist Conference, Sapporo, Japan, 2014.
  • Interfaces Against Pollution Conference, Spain, 2016.
  • International Conference on Emerging Contaminants and Micropollutants in the Environment, Sydney, Australia, 2016.
  • International Conference on Maritime Energy Management, MARENER. World Maritime University, Sweden, 2017.


Negocios & Economía

YearSpeakerSpeaker’s background
2013 Soledad O’Brien A.B. 1988 Emmy-winning journalist (video; article)
2012 Andy Samberg, Barney Frank Saturday Night Live cast member (video), and Massachusetts Congressman (video), respectively (article)
2011 Amy Poehler Star of ‘Parks and Recreation’ (speech)
2010 Christiane Amanpour International television correspondent (speech)
2009 Matt Lauer co-anchor of NBC News’ ‘Today’ (speech)
2008 Ben S. Bernanke Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (article)
2007 William Jefferson Clinton Former President of the United States (article)
2006 Seth MacFarlane Creater and executive producer, "Family Guy" (article)
2005 Tim Russert NBC News Washington bureau chief and "Meet the Press" moderator, speech
2004 Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen) Star of HBO's "Da Ali G Show" (article)
2003 Will Ferrell Comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" star, speech
2002 Al Franken A.B. 1973 Comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" writer, speech
2001 Bono lead singer of the rock band U2, speech
2000 Conan O'Brien A.B. 1985 host of NBC's Late Night
1999 Alan Simpson Director, Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government
1998 William F. Weld A.B. 1966 Former Governor, Massachusetts
1997 Quincy Jones Producer, Composer, Musician
1996 Tom Brokaw NBC News Anchor
1995 Hank Aaron Baseball Legend
1994 Lani Guinier Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania
1993 Marian Wright Edelman President, Children's Defense Fund
1992 Scott Turow Author
1991 Timothy E. Wirth A.B. 1961 Senator, Colorado
1990 John David Brewington Harvard Senior
1989 Jane Pauley Television Anchorwoman
1988 Tom Wolfe Author
1987 Michael Dukakis Governor, Massachusetts
1986 Peter V. Ueberroth Commissioner of Baseball
1985 Mario Cuomo Governor, New York
1984 Ted Koppel Journalist
1983 Garry Trudeau Cartoonist
1982 Mother Teresa Nobel Prize Laureate
1981 Ralph Nader Consumer Activist
1980 Walter Cronkite Television Anchorman
1979 Theodore H. White A.B. 1938 Author
1978 Rodney Dangerfield Comedian
1977 George Plimpton Author
1976 Art Buchwald Columnist
1975 Dick Gregory Social Critic, Comedian
1974 Eliot Richardson Former Attorney-General
1973 Arthur Miller Playwright
1972 Tom Wicker Editor, The New York Times
1971 Jimmy Breslin Journalist, Author
1970 J. Herbert Holloman President of the University of Oklahoma
1969 Sander Vanocur NBC commentator
1968 Coretta Scott King Wife of the political leader and activist Martin Luther King, Jr. (King accepted the invitation before he was assassinated in April. His wife spoke in his place.)

Consejo Regente

SONIA-ROCASonia Roca, Ph.D Honoris Causa

Ph.D. Honoris Causa in Business Administration, otorgado por Asia Pacific Internacional University; Master of  Human Resource Development, Azusa Pacific University, USA; MBA Universidad Del Pacífico, Ecuador; Abogada de la U. Católica S. de Guayaquil. Delegada de Ecuador ante NN. UU. y OEA, en materia de Derecho Marítimo; Representante del INCAE para el Ecuador; Miembro de la H. Junta Consultiva de Relaciones Exteriores; Directora de la Cámara de Comercio de Quito.

KURT-FREUDKurt Freud, Ph.D

Ph.D. en Química del Imperial College de Londres, Inglaterra; Licenciado en Química en la Universidad del Pacífico, Stockton, California. Ex Presidente Eje- cutivo de Pinturas Wesco; ex Presidente de la Cámara de Industriales de Pichin- cha; ex - Presidente de la Federación Nacional de Cámaras de Industrias; Ex Presidente de ELECTROQUITO.

BEN-CROSBYBen Crosby, Ph.D.

Ph.D. en Ciencias Políticas y Administración Pública de Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Consultor en Implementación y Análisis de Políticas; Planeación Estratégica y Administración; Desarrollo Organizacional, y Evaluación, en más de treinta países de Latinoamérica, Asia, África, Europa Oriental y el Medio Oriente en sector público y privado; Profesor del INCAE y Emérito de la UPACÍFICO.

MARTHA-VALLEJOMartha Vallejo, Magíster

Magíster en Ciencias Internacionales y Diplomacia, Universidad de Guayaquil, 2004. Master en Human Resources Development, Azusa Pacific University, 1999. Abogado en Leyes, Universidad Laica Vicente Rocafuerte, 1979. Decana de la Facultad de Artes Liberales.

LUIS-VILLACRESLuis Villacrés, Magíster

Magíster en Economía, Universidad de Vanderbilt, Nashville – Tenessee (1983). Magíster en Administración de Empresas, University of  Southern California (USC-1978). Ingeniero Comercial, graduado en la Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil (1975). Gobernador de Rotary Internacional, Distrito 4400; Presidente del Directorio de H.O.V. Hotelera Quito S.A., Swissotel-Quito; Presidente Ejecutivo de Novacero S.A; Presidente de Fundación Ecuador; y, ex articulista del Diario HOY.

roberto houserRoberto Houser, Magíster

Master  in  Business  Administration  Major:  International  Management en HHL – Leipzig Graduate School Of  Management Germany. BS-BA Bachelor in Business Administration en UNIVERSIDAD DEL PACÍFICO ECUADOR. Exchange Program- RITSUMEIKAN ASIA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY JAPAN. Director de Cooperación Técnica y Relaciones Internacionales de la UPACÍFICO, Director Nacional de Planificación de la UPACÍFICO. Affiliate Professor Harvard Instituto for Strategy and Competitivenes, Harvard Business School, docente calificado “Fellows HBS” en ‘Microeconomics of  Competitiveness: Firms, Clussters, and Economic Development’.

YOLANDA-ROSASYolanda Rosas, Ph.D.

Ph.D de la U. Irvine California.. Especializada en Literatura Medieval; Literatura Latinoamericana; Teoría y Crítica Literaria. Libros y artículos publicados entre otros: Villasandino y su hablante lírico (1987); El minuto y la palabra (1987); Bajo la piel (1987); Retrato de un poeta: Rubén Vela (1994); poemas como: "Hay días"; "Ahí"; "Hoy no"; "No hay ausencia." The America's Review. Profesora y Directora de Departamento en la CSU Northrige; Directora Académica UPACÍFICO - Ecuador.

JAIME-PINOSJaime Pinos, Dr. en Jurisprudencia

Magister en Ciencias jurídicas y docencia universitaria UCE; Diplomado en Seguridad Nacional y desarrollo IAEN; diplomado en solución de conflictos y negociaciones (U. Santa María (Chile), Especialista en negociaciones, Universidad de Harvard. Doctor en jurisprudencia, abogado de los tribunales y juzgados de la República, especializado en contratación petrolera, comercio internacional, negociaciones, resolución de conflictos, contratación minera, contratación pública y extranjería.

JOSE-BORJAJosé Borja, Dr. en Jurisprudencia

Doctor en Jurisprudencia por la Universidad Central, Procurador General de la Nación, Intendente de la Superintendencia de Compañías. Doctorado Honoris Causa entregado por la Universidad del Pacífico, en diciembre de 2006. “Condecoración al Mérito Cívico” de la Provincia de Manabí, por los “Servicios prestados a la provincia”, el 25 de junio de 2006.

Consejo Rector


Leonardo Gutiérrez Garcés

BE (Mining Engineering); MSc. and PhD. (Environmental Engineering) – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Post-Doc: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology at Saudi Arabia; Post-Doc: Curtin University of Technology at Australia.

José Melena, PhD
Vicerrector Académico
       Sonia Roca De Castro, PhD Honoris Causa
Martha Vallejo Luzuriaga, Magister
Decana Facultad de Artes Liberales
Alvaro Dahik Garzozi, Magister
Decano Facultad de Negocios y Economía
Lilia Valencia Cruzaty, Magister
Decana Académica y Posgrado
Lcda. Galina Oyarzun Luna
Representante de Trabajadores
Sr. Gabriel López Loor
Representantes de Estudiantes
Srta. Liz Mara Orellana
Representante de Estudiantes
Sr. José Amaya Ronquillo
Representante de Estudiantes
Ruben Mazón Martínez, Magister
Representante de Docentes
Margarita Ayala Bolaños, PhD (c)
Representante de Docentes
Mónica Dávila Jarrín, Magister
Representante de Docentes
Roberto Houser Roca, Magister
Representante de Docentes
Rodrigo Cueva Rueda, Magister
Representante de Graduados
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