FIRP Lab is a unique facility at the Universidad de Los Andes. We consider ourselves a supporting facility of the industrial and productive sector, bringing knowledge to understand phenomena and know-how to solve actual problems.
History of FIRP Laboratory
The FIRP Laboratory is the largest scientists and engineers’ association in Latin America working on surfactant science, interfacial phenomena, suspensions, emulsions and foams, and one of the well-recognized applied research centers worldwide.
Our clients and partners include PDVSA, INTEVEP, PECHINEY, LAFARGE, COGNIS, Institut Français du Pétrole, SCHLUMBERGER, BAKER – HUGHES DRILLING FLUIDS, PROCTER & GAMBLE, LIPESA, BASF, QUIDECO, ELF-AQUITAINE, ENITECNOLOGIE, CLARIANT, RHODIA, AKZONOBEL, UNILEVER, RESINAS MULTIPLES, OXITENO, WHEATHERFORD, CHAMPION, PLUSPETROL, TOTAL, ECOPETROL, CEPSA, CENOVUS etc., in Venezuela and abroad.
Industry - University Relationship
We have an employment and academic relationship with both the university and the industrial union, through our various departments of technical development, equipment and conferences. For more information, refer to the sections indicated below:
Products for learning and training: bibliographic support (FIRP notebooks, presentations, general bibliography), as well as open access publications. Our industrial partners have preferential access to our electronic bookstore.
Non-Conventional University Products: support services in research, development and innovation, for the productive sector, continuous training and extension courses for know-how transfer, training and internship for the productive sector.
Research and development projects, oriented to the training of our professionals in the different areas that comprise the knowledge of our laboratory through all our years of experience.
An important feature in this type of training corresponds to “in-house” courses with programs designed “on demand” and confidential, for industrialists who ask for training with a strong know-how component.
Products for learning and training: bibliographic support (FIRP notebooks, presentations, general bibliography), as well as open access publications. Our industrial partners have preferential access to our electronic library, in particular they receive guidance on what to read and in what order to solve a problem.
We offer support services in research, development and innovation, for the productive sector, for Venezuela and abroad. In the FIRP laboratory, we are a group of more than 20 professors from the ULA, engineers, pharmacists, chemists with competence and experience in various areas of knowledge, some with previous experience in the industry.