Scientific Committee WRF & GBCCR 2016

Scientific Committee WRF & GBCCR 2016

Diego Arevalo

Diego Arevalo

Consultant in Water Management and Water Footprint, Colombia - Colombia
Diego Arevalo – Civil Engineer from the University of Los Andes – Colombia. Master degree in Hydrology and specialization in Hydraulics. Researcher and consultant in Integrated Water Resources Management and Water Footprint.  More than 15 years of professional experience as a part of several companies and organizations in public and private sector, focused on development projects...
Dr. Allan Astrup Jensen

Dr. Allan Astrup Jensen

NIPSECT - Denmark
Allan Astrup Jensen, PhD, Research Director, CEO, NIPSECT, Denmark He has worked with life cycle concepts and tools (LCA/LCM/eco-labelling) since 1989. His research group was in the 1990s pioneers in LCA projects and methodological development, mainly concerning screening methods and impact assessment and made contribution regards human toxicity to a Nordic LCA guideline. He chaired...
Dr. Paola Castrillo

Dr. Paola Castrillo

VERTECH GROUP - France & Bolivia
Dr Castrillo holds a Masters and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a Diploma in Industrial Engineering and a Diploma in Food Engineering from Universidad del Valle-Bolivia. Dr. Castrillo has more than ten years of experience in the coordination and development of R&D International projects, in the fields of...
Prof. Martin Charter

Prof. Martin Charter

Centre for Sustainable Design - UK
Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design®, University for the Creative Arts (UCA), UK Martin has worked at director level on business sustainability issues in consultancy, leisure, publishing, training, events and research for over 25 years. Prior to this he held in a range of management positions in strategy, research and marketing in...
Prof. Fausto Freire

Prof. Fausto Freire

Universidade de Coimbra - Portugal
Fausto Freire is Professor at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, with research and teaching focusing on the emerging field of Industrial Ecology. He coordinates the Center for Industrial Ecology (http://www2.dem.uc.pt/CenterIndustrialEcology/). Member of the coordination committee of the Energy for Sustainability initiative. Faculty at the MIT-Portugal program and MIT visiting Scholar. Fausto Freire’s research and teaching...
Prof. Rosario Gomez

Prof. Rosario Gomez

Universidad del Pacifico - Peru
Rosario Gomez – Professor and principal researcher at Universidad del Pacífico.  As a professor, I am part of the Economics Department Faculty.  In Universidad del Pacifico Research Center (CIUP), I have lead several research projects on natural resources and environmental economics, economic valuation of ecosystems services, agricultural economics and food security, trade and environment, environmental urban...
Prof. Patricia Güereca

Prof. Patricia Güereca

UNAM - Mexico
Prof. Leonor Patricia Güereca Hernández – Postdoctoral Position. Earth Science Department. Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). Research: Development of a high resolution (1 km X 1 km, 1h) emissions inventory model for the Iberian peninsula. October 1st 2006 to September 16, 2007  Philosophy Doctor. PhD in Environmental Engineering. Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona Spain. Doctoral Thesis:...
Prof. Atsushi Inaba

Prof. Atsushi Inaba

Kogakuin University - Japan
Atsushi Inaba – Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kogakuin University Atsushi Inaba joined AIST in 1981. He has been in charge of the evaluation study of CO2 mitigation technologies since 1986 and Life Cycle Assessment since 1993. He had led the activities related to LCA in Japan as the director of Research Center of LCA, AIST since...
Prof. Alicia Jimenez

Prof. Alicia Jimenez

University for Peace - Costa Rica
Alicia Jimenez has been working in conservation and sustainable development field since 1998, after she graduated as a biologist from the University of Costa Rica.  She worked several years in IUCN Mesoamerica’s Regional Office and then started a professional services co-op called Coopesolidar, based in San Jose, Costa Rica.  In both places, she did extensive...
Prof. Ramzy Kahhat

Prof. Ramzy Kahhat

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru - Peru
Ramzy Kahhat is a Research Professor at the School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. Ramzy obtained his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University. He is a broadly trained civil and environmental engineer applying concepts and methods from Sustainable Engineering, Industrial Ecology, and Earth Systems Engineering and Management. He...
Prof.  Tomás Martínez Baldares

Prof. Tomás Martínez Baldares

Technological Institute of Costa Rica (ITCR) / San José Historical Centre Program - Costa Rica
Tomás Martínez Baldares is an architect  graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá (Colombia) 1996. He obtained his Master in Urban Design from the Universidad de Costa Rica (2001)  and  Central American Specialization Course on Urban Land Policieis, fom the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (2009). Professor of Central American Cultural Landscapes Course of...

Peter Moonen

Wood WORKS, BC Municipal Affairs & National Sustainability Manager / Canadian Wood Council - Canada
Mario Quirós

Mario Quirós

ALCALA - Costa Rica
Mario Quirós – Attorney at Law, Member of the Bar Asssociation of Costa Rica. Lives in Gainesville, Florida USA. Did undergraduate studies in management, economics and law at McGill University, University of Costa Rica, UACA and INCAE. Works as consultant in environmental law, transparency, management and politics. Member of ALCALA. Has worked both with government and...
Prof. Joan Rieradevall i Pons

Prof. Joan Rieradevall i Pons

UAB CAT - Spain
Joan Rieradevall i Pons Professor Department Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering and researcher Institute of Environmental Science and Technology Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona CTA.   Ph. D., Science, Chemical, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 1992, MBA, Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración (EADA), 1990 and Degree in Environmental Engineering, Ministerio de Industria y Energía de España,...
Álvaro Rojas

Álvaro Rojas

Foro Arquitectos /Mundaneum International Reunion / Founder Universidad del Diseño - Costa Rica
Prof. Arnold Tukker

Prof. Arnold Tukker

Chair of the Industrial Economy - Scientific Director CML - LEIDEN University - Netherlands
Arnold Tukker is per 1 October 2013 the Professor of Industrial Ecology and Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) at Leiden University for 70% of his time. Until then he was Business line manager Societal Innovation and Economy at TNO, a large not for profit research organization in the Netherlands, where he retains...
Dr. Sonia Valdivia – Chair

Dr. Sonia Valdivia – Chair

World Resources Forum - Switzerland
Sonia Valdivia is a Programme Manager at the World Resources Forum since mid August 2014 on the areas of ‘sustainable recycling industries’ and ‘life cycle management’. Before she was Programme Officer at the UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, and has been coordinating the Secretariat of the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative. She has a PhD...
Prof. Ron Zevenhoven

Prof. Ron Zevenhoven

Åbo Akademi University - Finland
Ron Zevenhoven has been professor in Engineering Thermodynamics and Modelling at Åbo Akademi University, Thermal and Flow Engineering Laboratory, in Turku Finland, since 2005. He holds an MSc (ChemEng) and PhD degrees from Delft University of Technology. Current fields of research are mainly CO2 capture and storage using mineral sequestration, material recycling and energy recovery,...