Daniel Alberto Moran Nava

Research Assistant

Master of Science (Chemical Engineering) University of Alberta, Canada
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela

Research interests:

  • Polymer synthesis and characterization
  • Polymer composites
  • Continuous process improvement

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmoran87


My research is oriented to finding different polymerization systems to create polymer composites using diverse fillers, and the study of their properties and applications.


Y&V Foundation scholarship, 2008-2010.
Dr. Humberto Fernandez Moran prize, Universidad del Zulia, 2011.
Captain Thomas Farrell Greenhalgh Graduate Memorial Scholarship, University of Alberta, 2014.


Daniel Moran received his bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Zulia, in Maracaibo, Venezuela. After getting his degree, he worked for three years for the brazilian chemical company Oxiteno SA, in the Santa Rita plant, located in Venezuela and designed for the production of polyols and non-ionic surfactants. Starting as an intern in the manufacturing area, he became a risk engineer and finally a process engineer. After that, he moved to Canada to pursue graduate studies at the University of Alberta, where he received his degree of master of science by working on the synthesis and characterization of starch-based polymer composites using mature fine tailings as filler.


Moran, D. A. and Soares, J. B. P., Starch-based composites using mature fine tailings as fillers. Can. J. Chem. Eng., 2017, (95), 1901–1908