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Luis Diaz-Ballote

  • Ph. D.
  • Researcher
  • Center of Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV)
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Dr. Luis Díaz Ballote is a professor and full-time researcher at the Center of Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute - Mérida (CINVESTAV), where is head of the Liquid biofuels Lab. in the Department of Applied Physics. Dr. Díaz receive his Mechanical Engineering Degree from the Technology Institute of Mérida in 1986, A master degree in “Energy Sciences” from CINVESTAV in 1990 and a Ph. D. in Chemical Science from National University of Mexico (UNAM), where he receive the “Gabino Barreda” medal (best grades) in 1995. He also was an associate postdoctoral fellow in the Chemistry Department at Mississippi State University, USA (2000-2002). He is member of the “National System of Researchers”, México (SNI-CONACYT). His research has focused on Electroanalytical Chemistry, Biofuel technology, Oil extraction, physical and chemical properties of lipids, novel processes for the production of ethyl and methyl esters, analytical methods for biodiesel quality control, degradation of metals (corrosion) and elastomers in biofuels. Dr. Díaz has published in topics such as electrochemistry, corrosion, degradation and biodiesel.

Recent publications

  • Inhibition effect of glycerol on the corrosion of copper in NaCl solutions at different pH values

    • Chi-Ucán S
    • Castillo-Atoche A
    • Castro Borges P
    • et al.
  • Electrochemical Noise analysis of galvanized steel immersed in saturated Ca(OH)<inf>2</inf>solutions

    • Díaz-Ballote L
    • Garfias-Mesías L

Professional experience


Center of Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV)

September 1983 - Present

Investigador 3-B

Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N-Unidad Merida

September 1983 - Present


Universidad Autonoma de Baja California - Institute of Oceanological Research

April 1983 - Present


Ingeniero Mecánico Industrial


May 1986 - Present

Maestría en Ciencias de la Energía

Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N-Unidad Merida

Doctorado en Ciencias Químicas

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Co-authors (37)