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.

Ph.D. Viviana M. Barquero Díaz Barriga


Ana L. Dosal Ellis holds a Master's degree in Museology from Universitat de Barcelona (2012-2014) with the specialization in research and heritage education. She was awarded with the FONCA-CONACyT soclarship for the research project presented as her master's thesis. She has participated in several cultural management, research, museology and museography projects. Member of the Latin American Network of Research on Body and Corporalities in Cultures.

In 2015 she was invited as a jury for the choreographic event CreArte at PROART Dance Center. The same year, she joins the museographic and operative team for the opening of Museo de los Conspiradores in Querétaro, México.

Author of the article: "How can culture and heritage function as mechanisms of exclusion?" published in the Spanish magazine Pasos (2014). On April 2015 she was asked to evaluate an academic article for the magazine Panorama, from the Department of Research, Development and Innovation of the University Politécnico Grancolombiano in Bogotá, Colombia.

She was invited to present her research "The use of dance as en educational tool in art museums" at the VI Dance World Forum in Cancún, México (2014), at the II Latin American Meeting of Researchers on Body and Corporality in Cultures, Bogotá, Colombia (2015) and at the 1st International Forum of Mexican Talent- Innovation Match, in Guadalajara, México (2016).

She is now the Artistic Director of Código Áureo | Gestión Cultural and a professor at Universidad



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”.

Karen A. Guzmán-García

Karen Arlet

Karen A. Guzmán-García

Karen A. Guzmán-García, is Electrical Engineer and Master of Nuclear Sciences by the Universidad Autonoma of Zacatecas during 2001-2011, Nowadays is PhD Student of the Universidad Politecnica of Madrid, ETSI Industrials, in Doctorate in nuclear science and technology, in the last year, with scheduled completion date in 2017, February. Marzo 1983-Septiembre 2016 Currently in her doctoral studies is working on a research project with the name "Theoretical and experimental characterization of new systems of neutron detection for control of goods at borders and critical points". Is part of a research group in collaboration of co-director to a doctoral thesis research, with the project "Detection Systems by NAA, Neutron activation analysis, of explosives, drugs and Special Nuclear Material, SNM, in customs areas, and detection of anti-personnel mines with mobile devices, with neutron generators of Deuterium-Deuterium, DD”.

Is specialist in dosimetry and radiation protection, and in the use of Monte Carlo methods, MCNP code for calculate the radiation transport. She has worked in the direction of thesis of Engineering and Master, currently working in the direction of a master thesis and a PhD project.

He has published three international papers, and four national articles, a book about her project master, he has made 27 articles in conference reports, two papers for science magazines for youth eek’s. Until today she has participated in 16 conferences, 10 national (Mexico), and 6 international (Peru, Argentina, South Africa, Paris, Spain).

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.



DAVID MARTÍNEZ BIRO perfil (1)                

David Martinez Biro studied industrial engineering at the Universidad del Caribe, and the Masters in Sustainable Energy Technology at the University of Twente, in coordination with the University of Delft, the Netherlands.

During the study of the degree he completed an internship at VolksWagen, with workshop supervisor position. Before starting the master he worked inconstructoradel Caribe, electrical installation in low and medium voltage, in Cancún, México. In the same company he made installation of photovoltaic systems. During the master did a research project a year in the Dutch company TNO (ToegepastNatuurwetenschappelijkOnderzoek) in order to characterize photovoltaic panels of different materials using different techniques.


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.



Graduated in 1977 as geological engineer at the Engineering Faculty of the UNAM and in 1979 of engineer expert in exploration and develop natural resources in the school national Superior of geology of Nancy, France, subsequently, obtaining the degrees of Doctor engineer in mineral raw materials and energy in 1981 and State Doctorate of Sciences in 1985.

From 1982 to date is Professor and researcher holder "C" of the UNAM, where has impertido 12 different chairs in undergraduate and graduate level, all within it’s specialty.

Since 1986 he is a member of the national system of researchers (SNI) and currently has level III, in 1994 became member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, and in 1987 was a founding member for life of the National Institute of geochemistry BC, as well as a member of more 6 scientific societies. 2013-2014 was Vice President of the Colegia of mining engineers, metallurgists and geologists from Mexico.

His research interests have been in natural resources, involving different disciplines and including various aspects of physical, chemical and isotopic processes involving both the fluids present in the cortex (groundwater, meteoric, metamorphic and magmatic water, hydrocarbons) and cortical fluids (diagenesis, mineral precipitation, pressure fluid, hydraulic fracturing, lubrication of tectonic structures, etc.) at scales from microscopic (fluid inclusions) to continental (plate tectonics). His research allowed him, in addition, to provide elements to improve the effectiveness i


Yavé Roberto Lozano Navarro perfil                

Yave Roberto Lozano Navarro studied a Master’s degree in Neurobiology from the Institute of Neurobiology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2010 working under the supervision of Dr Gina Quirarte and Dr Roberto Prado Alcala. His research focused on memory modulation in rats administering corticosterone in the dorsomedial striatum, work that was published in the journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Subsequently he studied a doctorate in Neuroscience at University College London (UCL) under the supervision of Kate Jeffery who was a postdoctoral fellow of John O’Keefe, the 2014 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine. Applying electrophysiological techniques to rodents, his research investigates the neural mechanisms that are involved in the integration of visual information during spatial orientation. The work has been presented at international scientific conferences and is currently in the process of being submitted to an international journal. His master’s and doctorate studies were financed by a scholarship from the National Council of Science and Technology in Mexico (CONACYT).

Aside from research, Yave Lozano enjoys public science awareness, developing and acting in an interactive play designed for primary school students to explain the functioning of the visual system using characters taken from the book The Little Prince. He has also contributed an article to the Mexican newspaper La Jornada and the blog NeuroMexico which popularis