Prof Dr Mariliz Gutterres Soares


Ph.D. in Chemistry at Technische Universitat Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany in 2001. Master´s in Materials Engineering at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil in 1996. Graduation in Chemical Enginnering at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil in 1984.




Professor at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, since 1989.

Head of the Laboratory for Leather and Environmental Studies (LACOURO).

Has been Coordinator of the Chemical Engineering Course, Coordinator of the Posgraduation Program on Chemical Engineering and Coordinator of the Research Committee of the Engineering School.

Coordinator of many research projects.

Professor of the Subjects Leather Technology and Environmental Engineering. Research areas: leather technology, biotechnology, atmospheric pollution, solid waste management, cleaner technology, development of chemical products, wastewater treatment, collagen.

Academic Advisor of undergraduated, Masters, PhD, Pos-doctors students and others technical researchers.



Trainee in Chemical Companies in 1995 (Röhm, BASF, Stockhausen, Ciba- Geigy).

Production Manager of a Tannery for leather wet finishing and finishing: Reichert Calçados Ltda, Brazil, 1985 - 1989.

Trainee for quality control laboratory: Tanac S.A, Brazil, 1985.



108 papers in scientific journals, 125 complete works published in Proceedings, 1, Book, 5 Book Chapters, 23 Articles in Newspapers/Magazines and other publications.



"IULTCS Merit Award 2017 for the Excellence in the Leather Industry"

Advisor of the Young Leather Scientis Grant 2016 

Advisor of five academic AWARDS from chemical engineering undergraduate students.

Advisor of the Young Speaker Award, Veslic Association of Swiss Leather Chemists, 2008.

Sant Jordi Academic Award from the Mexican Tanning Industry by the XXVII IULTCS Congress, Cancun, 2003.


Member of leather associations, Consulting, referre of scientific journals