The Peruvian Chemical Society on sqperu.org.pe!!
At the beginning of the last century, the chemical industry began to develop in Peru and the Peruvian university began to feel the call of a society that demanded an opening towards scientific and technological careers. Thanks to the prestigious doctors Fortunato Carranza Sánchez and Víctor Cárcamo Márquez, the Peruvian Chemical Society was formed on 17 October 1933 in the city of Lima. Many professionals attended; some were academics, others people from the chemical or mining industry. The scientific activity carried out by this institution from its beginnings was making its mark in the university environment and in the government itself. The first Peruvian Chemistry Congress was held in 1938 in the city of Lima and achieved an extraordinary resonance, both from a scientific and social point of view, due to the quality of the topics dealt with and its excellent organisation.
Among the latter was Dr. Juan de Dios Guevara Romero, who in 1938 was already a member of the Board of Directors of the Society, in charge of the library. In 1940 he was appointed secretary general, a position that became permanent, years later, by decision of the assembly. He held this position for 60 years, until his death in 2000. It is also important to highlight the participation of Dr. Olga Lock de Ugaz as Honorary Member of the Chemical Society of Peru – SQP, a status conferred on her in 2005 in merit of her extraordinary scientific work and she was its President in two consecutive periods 1996-97 and 1998-99. She was also President of the Peruvian Association of Faculties and Schools of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, APFEIQ, in the periods 2002-2003, 2004-2005. Thanks to all the members, directors, past presidents who made possible the development of the congresses, the continuous publications of the Journal of the SQP up to the present, for whom we received the baton from such illustrious hands.
Currently, the Chemical Society of Peru, SQP, is a non-profit scientific institution that brings together all those whose common ideal is the cultivation of the chemical sciences and whose objectives are to promote and disseminate scientific knowledge, promote research, innovation and technology, and encourage the undertaking of new challenges in the different branches of chemistry.