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Estudiante de doctorado, Departamento de Ingeniería Ambiental

Juan is a chemical engineer graduated at the Slovak University of Technology (STU), where he later obtained his master’s degree focusing on the physic-chemical and biological treatment of effluents and solid residues.

He worked for the automotive industry (VW) in the area of waste management, before starting his doctoral studies in Environmental Chemistry and Technology, at STU.

His research is focused on the anaerobic digestion of non-conventional organic residues with high potential for biogas production. In his work, key issues on waste management and energy recovery from solid residues and industrial effluents are being approached, tackling the inhibition mechanisms that affect the anaerobic process and developing technology to mitigate it.

His research is being carried out in collaboration with a manufacturing industry of amino-acids and antibiotics, as well as the poultry and red-meat industries.



PhD research student at “University of Glasgow” and “The Glasgow School of Art”

Alejandro is a PhD research student at “University of Glasgow” and “The Glasgow School of Art” with a CONACyT scholarship, where he also graduate with Merit from a Master in Architecture with pathway in Zero-Energy Mass Customised Housing. Before coming to Scotland, he worked as a Project Manager at Century 21 Cupatitzio, leading the design and construction team in a wide range of commercial and residential projects.

Alejandro started working as a Project Assistant during his last years studiging Bachelor in Architecture at the “Universidad Vasco de Quiroga” in Mexico and the “Ecole Nationale d’Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand” in France. He has been awarded with Honours for his bachelor, and mention on his thesis.

Nowadays, Alejandro is deeply interested in sustainable residential architecture, mainly on the Near Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) and Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB), where he finds a key role on preserving our planet.

Among his interest are arts, sustainability and technology, on which he bases his Master and PhD research. Alejandro has been invited to participate on lectures, in Mexico and other countries and has been part of the team for a wide range of research projects at “Mackintosh Environment Research Unit”.

Ulises Flores Hernández

Stipendiatentreffen Muenchen

Ulises Flores Hernández

Nowadays conducting his doctoral studies at the Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg Germany, Ulises Flores Hernandez focuses in resources management and environmental sciences as research lines, combining specifically analyses in bioenergy supply chains and sustainable forest biomass utilization. Numerical modeling and statistical methods for simulating scenario analysis, together with the analysis of cash flow for evaluating the economic potential of alternatives are methodologies and tools which the doctorate work with.

Ulises Flores has a degree in Master in Environmental Sciences and a degree in Master in Resource Management by the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi and the Fachhochschule Köln. Having studied Industrial and Systems Engineer at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, the conjunction of engineer methodologies with ecological tools for natural resources management has contributed to the academic development of the student.

Talking about his work experience, Ulises has worked as consultant, where he carried out international improvement projects for efficient resources utilization, achieving tangible profitability. His international experience is remarkable, studying and working abroad in countries such as The United States, El Salvador, South Korea, Italy, France and Germany.

Since 2012, Ulises Flores has been president of the NGO “Participación Comunitaria para el Ambiente” where local development projects are developed from different disciplines. In 2012, he won the “Young Award” given


Elisa Collado Fregoso Perfil                

Elisa Collado Fregoso was born in Mexico City. She obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) where she was awarded with the Gabino Barreda Medal for the best student of theChemistry 2002 class. She obtained her PhD at Imperial College London in 2015 under the supervision of Prof. James R. Durrant, co-funded by CONACyT and Imperial College via the Kernahan Fund. Elisa has co-authored 13 peer-reviewed papers in areas including Organic Photovoltaics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy, and is currently working as a Post Doctoral Research Associate at Durrant’s group in optical characterization of organic solar cells (OSC).

Elisa’s research has been focused in assessing the impact of OSC’s active layer morphology, as characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM)and atomic force microscopy (AFM) upon the kinetics of charge separation and recombination, obtained using femto- to milli-second transient absorption spectroscopy. Elisa is interested in (1) the effect of applied bias upon charge separation and recombination, (2) the research on new non-fullerene acceptors for bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells, (3) the research on improving the stability of polymer solar cells and (4) cheap fabrication and technology transfer to the solar cell industry in Mexico.



Claudia Hunot Alexander perfil                

Claudia studied Nutrition at King’s College London. She studied her Masters in Human Nutrition at the University of Guadalajara, where she has worked for the last 18 years as a full-time lecturer in Nutrition. She is a registered dietician by the “Colegio Mexicano de Nutriólogos, A.C.”. She was the first coordinator of the degree in Nutrition at the Health Sciences University Centre of the University of Guadalajara in 1997.

Currently she is finishing her PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London (UCL) at the Health Behaviour Research Centre (HBRC), funded by the “Programa de Desarrollo Profesional Docente” (PRODEP) of the Education Ministry of Mexico.

Her research project involves studying appetitive traits in relation to weight and weight management in adults.


Victorino Osorio Hernández perfil

Agronomist specialized in irrigation systems, use of water and sewage sludge by part of the Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro, since 2007. Master's degree in hydro in the Colegio de Postgraduados with research topics in conservation agriculture, efficient use of water and fertilizer management, since 2010. Candidate for Ph.d. in soil science in the Colegio de Postgraduados, conducting research in sustainable agriculture, carbon sequestration and microbial biomass. I did research at CIMMYT (International Centre for maize and wheat improvement) involved in research and conservation agriculture technology transfer. In addition academic at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain; studying the effect of Organics on the formation of aggregates, associated with the use of conservation tillage. Delivery of class undergraduate as the recovery of areas degraded in the natural environment, in the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. I have published 2 scientific articles as first author, 6 abstracts at national and international conferences, teaching 4 courses of training focused on issues of conservation tillage and stubble management. From 2011 to 2012 labore in Weeks Martin of Mexico in the design of agricultural projects, technical adviser to producers, from 2008 to 2009 external evaluator of projects of conservation and restoration of forest soils, by the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR). Elaboration of projects specializing in agreonegocios and technical advice to producers, since 2008



Carlos J

Carlos J. Molina obtained his bachelor degree in Industrial Chemical Engineering in 2012 from the Autonomous University of Yucatan. During his bachelor he attended to a summer Ph.D course at the Technical University of Denmark. In 2013, his bachelor thesis was recognized with the national award "Ing. Alberto Urbina del Raso” for the best bachelor thesis in the Chemical Engineering field by the Mexican Institute of Chemical Engineers.

In 2014 he graduated from a Master’s in Business Administration with specialization in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship from the Northern Institute of Technology Management, Hamburg, Germany. Additionally, nowadays he is finishing a Master in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering at Hamburg University of Technology, Germany. He is performing his thesis, focused on the biomedical field, at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology, Stuttgart, Germany.

His main interests are education, applied biotechnological research, and high impact entrepreneurship. With a special emphasis in social entrepreneurship in the pharmaceutical and biomedical sectors.

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Antonio received his degree in chemical engineering from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in 2013. During this period he did a research internship in bio-processes at the Institute of Biotechnology (IBT), UNAM (2010), he worked as a scholar at Procter & Gamble in the finance department (2011-2012) and was awarded a scholarship to attend Stanford Summer International Honors Program at Stanford University (2012). He did his thesis on process optimization; later this work was published in an indexed journal of international circulation.

Antonio is currently conducting a PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on developing bio-processes and optimizing their efficiency. With this, he aims to economize the production of bio-fuels and bio-products, which are friendly to the environment, thus contributing to a social, economic and environmentally sustainable industry.

Antonio has 8 publications in indexed journals with international circulation on the topic of modeling and optimization of bioprocesses, he has supervised undergraduate and graduate level students and has mentored thesis projects for graduate level students at the University of Cambridge. Among his most relevant publications is the development of the process that maximizes the production of bio-hydrogen for use as fuel. This process has the highest efficiency reported in bio-production of hydrogen.



Alejandra Calleros Islas has a degree in Economics, graduated in July 2008 from the Universidad de Guadalajara (U de G). He obtained his Masters in Sustainability specializing in evaluation and design of public policies at the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC) in Barcelona, ​​Spain. He graduated in July 2012.

He is currently conducting the fourth year of his doctorate and conducting related to its research activities with the support received as an intern CONACYT since September 2012. He specializes in cross-sectional studies of sustainability, integrated analysis methodologies and evaluation of projects, with emphasis on sustainable local development.

It belongs to the research group of the UPC Sustainability Measurement and Modeling Lab (SUMMLAB), the working group on preparation of publications projects, awareness and dissemination of thematic sustainability "Desequilibris", and actively collaborates with the UNESCO Chair of Sustainability UPC in the development, evaluation and monitoring of projects in the European and Latin American context. It also participates regularly in the delivery of "Globalizacion: Una cuestion de escala" class that is part of the subject of university degree Technology, Society and Globalization in the Higher Technical School of Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering of Terrassa of the UPC .

Main publications:

"Sustainability in practice: integrated assessment to support policy and decision-making processes". WIT Transacti


Adrian Zambrano Ramírez perfil

Adrian Zambrano Ramirez is currently a candidate for a PhD in Physics at the University Paris Sud in France funded by an ANR project and CNRS contract. He began his research work in 2013 at the Laboratory of Photonics and Nanostructures CNRS (France) then in 2015 moved on to the Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University (UPMC) in Paris.

His current research focuses on the study of DNA-base biochemical reaction networks and their application in the study of dynamical systems and spatiotemporal pattern formation. In addition his research involves microfabrication and microfluidic techniques for precise liquid handling and boundary conditions. His work has yielded a first author publication in ACS journal and several other international participations, poster and oral presentations include:

Start up and entrepreneurship conferences: Hello-Tomorrow at Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie and PhD Talent at Maison Internationale de la Cité Universitaire in France (2015)

Summer school of Advance Light Microscopy at VIB in Belgium (2015)

DNA20 International Conference at Kyoto University in Japan (2014)

Multiscale Integration in Biological System at Institut Curie in France (2014)

Conference GDR micro-nano systems and micro-nano fluidics at Ecole Polytecnique in France (2014)

His undergraduate studies began by obtaining an Associate of Science degree with from Truckee Meadow