Background and activities

I am Biochemical Engineer, M.Sc. and PhD in Biochemical Engineering. I am currently Post-Doctoral Researcher at Industrial Ecology Programme (IndEcol) in the Department of Energy and Process Engineering (EPT) at NTNU under the supervision of Francesco Cherubini and Anders Arvesen. I am working in the analysis and process simulation for biofuels and energetic systems.

Before this position, I worked as postdoctoral researcher supervised by Olivier Bernard in the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA). In this position I evaluated the environmental sustainability (LCA) and the process design of microalgae production systems, within two projects: ANR Purple Sun Project and Phyto Récolte Project.

For my PhD thesis I worked under the supervision of German Aroca on the topic of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of bioethanol production from Eucalyptus globulus in the Chilean context in the School of Biochemical Engineering (EIB) at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso from Chile.

My main areas of interest are process simulation and life cycle assessment of biologic and energetic processes. I was already involved in the environmental sustainability of dendroenergetic forest systems, gasoline production, lignocellulosic-based bioethanol, bio-hydrogen, microalgae-based biodiesel, microalgae proteins, hot water systems, photovoltaic systems and lignin production. I have worked in research centers and universities in Chile, Spain, Mexico, Colombia and France.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

2021

2020

2019

2017

2015

2014

  • Morales, Marjorie. (2014) Introduction to Aspen Plus. Process simulation workshop . University of Santiago de Compostela; Santiago de Compostela. 2014-03-24 - 2014-03-24.
  • Morales, Marjorie; Aroca, Germán. (2014) Categorías de Impacto en Análisis de Ciclo de Vida. 1º Seminario Interinstitucional de Propiedad Intelectual, Innovación Tecnológica y Sustentabilidad ante el CAG ; Colima. 2014-12-15 - 2014-12-16.
  • Morales, Marjorie; Aroca, Germán; Rubilar, Rafael; Acuña, Eduardo; Mola-Yudego, Blas; González-García, Sara. (2014) Life Cycle Assessment of short rotations Eucalyptus globulus plantations in Chile. 3rd Symposium Biotechnology Applied to Lignocellulose-LignoBiotech III ; Concepción. 2014-10-26 - 2014-10-29.
  • Morales, Marjorie; Quintero, Julian. (2014) Analisis de ciclo de vida y uso de herramientas computacionales. Life Cycle Assessment workshop . School of Biochemical Engineering, PUCV; Valparaíso. 2014-08-11 - 2014-08-14.
  • Morales, Marjorie; Quintero, Julian; Aroca, Germán. (2014) Environmental Impact Assessment of Using Ethanol-Gasoline Blend in Chile. 5th International Solar Cities Congress ; Buenos Aires. 2014-11-17 - 2014-11-18.

2013

  • Morales, Marjorie; Quintero, Julian; Scott, Felipe; Conejeros, Raúl; Aroca, Germán. (2013) Economic and Environmental Assessment of Bioethanol Production from Eucalyptus globulus in the Chilean Context. 20th International Symposium on Alcohol Fuels-ISAF ; Stellenbosch. 2013-03-25 - 2013-03-27.
  • Morales, Marjorie; Quintero, Julian; Scott, Felipe; Conejeros, Raúl; Aroca, Germán. (2013) Life Cycle Assessment of Ethanol Production from Eucalyptus globulus: Comparison of organosolv and dilute acid pretreatments. V Conferencia Internacional sobre Análisis del Ciclo de Vida-CILCA ; Mendoza. 2013-03-24 - 2013-03-27.
  • Scott, Felipe; Quintero, Julian; Morales, Marjorie; Conejeros, Raúl; Cardona, Carlos A.; Aroca, Germán. (2013) Process design and sustainability in the production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic materials. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology. vol. 16 (3).

2012

2011

  • Morales, Marjorie; Arancibia, J.; Lemus, A.; Silva, Javier; Gentina, Juan Carlos; Aroca, Germán. (2011) Evaluation of the oxidative capacity of Sulfolobus metallicus on hydrogen sulphide. Biotechnology Letters. vol. 33 (11).
  • Morales, Marjorie; Aroca, Germán. (2011) Biofiltration of hydrogen sulphide by Sulfolobus metallicus at high temperatures. 4th IWA Conference on Odours and VOCs ; Vitoria. 2011-10-17 - 2011-10-21.
  • Morales, Marjorie; Silva, Javier; Morales, Paulina; Aroca, Germán. (2011) Bio-oxidation of H2S and DMS by S. metallicus in a biotrickling filter. XXV Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering & XVIII Chilean Congress of Chemical Engineering ; Santiago. 2011-11-14 - 2011-11-17.
  • Morales, Marjorie; Silva, Javier; Morales, Paulina; Gentina, Juan Carlos; Aroca, Germán. (2011) Bio-oxidación de H2S por S. metallicus en un biofiltro de escurrimiento a altas temperaturas. XXXIII Congreso Sociedad de Microbiología de Chile ; Olmué. 2011-11-29 - 2011-12-02.
  • Morales, Paulina; Silva, Javier; Morales, Marjorie; Aroca, Germán; Gentina, Juan Carlos. (2011) Efecto del CO2 y O2 en la cinética de bio-oxidación de H2S por Sulfolobus metallicus. XXXIII Congreso Sociedad de Microbiología de Chile ; Olmué. 2011-11-29 - 2011-12-02.
  • Morales, Paulina; Silva, Javier; Morales, Marjorie; Gentina, Juan Carlos; Aroca, Germán. (2011) Influence of CO2 and O2 in the kinetic behavior of Sulfolobus metallicus in bio-oxidation of H2S. XXV Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering & XVIII Chilean Congress of Chemical Engineering ; Santiago. 2011-11-14 - 2011-11-17.
  • Silva, Javier; Morales, Paulina; Morales, Marjorie; Aroca, Germán. (2011) Determination to the controlling pass in the biofiltration of H2S using Sulfolobus metallicus at high temperatures. XXV Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering & XVIII Chilean Congress of Chemical Engineering ; Santiago. 2011-11-14 - 2011-11-17.

2010

2009

  • Aroca, Germán; Silva, Javier; Morales, Marjorie; Caceres, Manuel; San Martín, Ricardo. (2009) Sensitivity Analysis of the Model that Describes the Biofiltration of a Mixture of H2S and DMS. 3rd International Congress Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control ; Delft. 2009-09-28 - 2009-09-30.
  • Silva, Javier; Aroca, Germán; Gentina, Juan Carlos; Morales, Marjorie; Caceres, Manuel; San Martín, Ricardo. (2009) Modelación y Simulación de la Biofiltración de Compuestos Sulfurados Volátiles Reducidos: Efecto de la Biomasa. Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería Química ; Santiago. 2009-10-25 - 2009-10-28.

2008

  • Aroca, Germán; Caceres, Manuel; Morales, Marjorie; San Martín, Ricardo. (2008) Oxidación de ácido sulfhídrico, dimetilsulfuro, metilmercaptano y dimetildisulfuro en biofiltro de escurrimiento inoculado con T.thioparus. XXX Congreso Sociedad de Microbiología de Chile ; Concepción. 2008-12-03 - 2008-12-05.
  • Aroca, Germán; Silva, Javier; Morales, Marjorie; Caceres, Manuel; San Martín, Ricardo. (2008) Biofiltration of volatile reduced sulfur compounds in biotrickling filters: Prediction through mathematical modeling and simulation. Conference on Biofiltration for Air Pollution Control ; Long Beach, Florida. 2008-10-22 - 2008-10-24.