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Formal Education

SNIES Code: 1263
Qualified registry: Resolución ​11100 del 11 Sep. de 2012

The ICIPC in agreement with EAFIT University offers the graduate program in Plastic and Rubber Processing.

Our program was issued for the first time in 1995 and hold a high reputation since then. This program has been taken by professionals in Colombia, South and Central America.

Our program is designed for professionals involved in the plastic and rubber industries. In order to allow the attendance of professionals out of the city, the classes are taken during one intense studying week each month for three academic semesters.

For the specific conditions of the programs and the admission process, we invite you to consult the information here.

The ICIPC has the following teaching staff:


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Ph.D. María del Pilar Noriega Escobar

 

Current Director General of ICIPC (Instituto de Capacitación e Investigación del Plástico y del Caucho). Chemical Engineer of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellin and polymer chemist of the Technical University of Dresden (Germany). She has graduate studies in thermoplastic extrusion of the University of Stuttgart (IKT - Germany). She holds a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on polymers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 2001. Head of the Extrusion department of ICIPC since 1993 and since 1997 she served as Technical Director of the same institute until June 2012, when she was appointed as its General Director. Member of Extrusion Division Board of Directors of Society of Plastics Engineers, SPE, USA. Co-author of five books and numerous technical papers in international journals. She is co-inventor of four patents granted in Colombia, two granted patents in the U.S. and two international patent applications.

 


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Ph. D. Iván Darío López

 

ICIPC current Technical Director. Production Engineer of Universidad EAFIT with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on Polymer Processing of University of Wisconsin - Madison, in the United States. He worked at the Polymer Engineering Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as research and teaching assistant. Linked to ICIPC since 2003, he served as Deputy Director of Products until July 2012, when he was appointed as Technical Director of the institute.  His expertise areas include modeling and simulation, rheology, injection molding, packaging engineering and product development. Co-inventor in an USPTO and PCT patent application. Co-author of several publications and presentations at international events and specialized software for the ICIPC

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 Mag. Omar Estrada Ramírez

 

Chemical Engineer graduated of Universidad Nacional of Colombia and graduate studies in Plastic and Rubber Processing of Universidad EAFIT. He holds the title of Master of Engineering in Polymer Processing of Universidad EAFIT. He worked in the Technical Division of ICIPC, specifically in the area of Extrusion, from 1997 to 2006. He joined as chief operating officer of a company in Medellín until February 2009 and since then he serves as Continuous Process Area Manager of ICIPC. Co-author of numerous articles in national and international journals.


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 Mag. Silvio Ospina

Chemist and BA in Mathematics and Master of Science in Chemistry of Universidad de Antioquia, where he was a polymer materials professor for 3 years. He has been working as researcher and professional of the ICIPC chemical labs since 1998. Co-author of articles in national and international journals.

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Mag. Alexánder Hernández M.

Mechanical Engineer graduated of Universidad EAFIT and graduate studies in Plastic and Rubber Processing of Universidad EAFIT. He holds the title of Master of Engineering in Polymer Processing of Universidad EAFIT. He has 16 years of experience in the plastics sector industries. In 1994 he worked for 2 years at ICIPC as Rubber Department assistant and since 2013 he joined the Institute as Product Area Manager. He is co-inventor of international patent applications and co-author of articles in national and international journals.




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Esp. Catalina Álvarez R.


Chemist of Universidad de Antioquia with graduate studies in Plastic and Rubber Processing of Universidad EAFIT. She has taken specialized courses in gas chromatography, mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography. She worked as chemist  in the maintenance and technical support area at Khymos and in the toxicology lab of the transport secretary office of Medellín. She works as researcher and professional of the ICIPC chemical labs since 2012.


 

Doctorate in Engineering:

SNIES 52668, Medellín

The Universidad EAFIT offers the doctorate in engineering. Some of the ICIPC researchers can lead doctoral thesis in topics related to the ICIPC researching lines. Likewise, the ICIPC supports researching activities related to doctoral topics.

For further information of the program, make click here