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EDUCATION AND TRAINING
25 Feb 2013 – 22 Jul 2014
Master of Environmental Management The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. GPA: A+ Thesis title: “Effective Carbon Emission Reductions from Using Supplementary Cementitious Materials in Cement Industry.”
1 Jan 2000 – 30 May 2005
Chemical Engineer, Bachelor of Science (Honours) Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
1 Jul 2019 - present
Researcher Researcher at the School of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, San Carlos University of Guatemala. Main research topics: sustainable development, climate change, production and consumption, industrial symbiosis, circular economy. Currently serving as Thesis Advisor for a group of 15 students on different topics within the scope of Chemical Engineering and with an environmental/sustainability approach.
1 Jul 2017 - present
Lecturer Lecturer of the course of Experimental Practices of Physical Chemistry at the School of Chemical Engineering, San Carlos University. Guatemala.
6 Feb 2017 - present
External Professional Consultant / Researcher Consultant for performing the National Mercury Inventory for the Minamata Initial Assessment for the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Guatemala. UNIDO / Guatemalan Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
19 Oct 2015 – 30 Apr 2016
External Professional Consultant / Researcher Consultant for the National Inventory on Unintentional Emissions as part from the National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention in Guatemala. UNIDO / Guatemalan Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
3 Oct 2005 – 14 Dec 2012
Process Engineer Process and Optimisation Engineering in the cement manufacturing plant from Cementos Progreso. Cementos Progreso, Sanarate, El Progreso, Guatemala.
PUBLICATIONS, POSTERS AND CONFERENCES
May 2015 – Peer reviewed publication
“Effective Carbon Emission Reductions from Using Supplementary Cementitious Materials in Cement Industry.” (Vargas, J. Halog, A.). Published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. Publication date, June 2015. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.04.136
Jun 2014 – Oral presentation
“Prototype Dynamic System Model for Analysing the Carbon Emission Reduction Benefits from the Use of Fly Ash as a Supplementary Cementitious Material in the Cement
Industry.” Fourth Annual Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment. Osaka, Japan.
Mar 2016 – Poster presentation
“Prototype Dynamic System Model for Analysing the Carbon Emission Reduction Benefits from the Use of Fly Ash as a Supplementary Cementitious Material in the Cement Industry”. ISIE Americas Meeting 2016. Industrial Ecology and Green Transformation. Bogotá, Colombia.
Aug 2019 – Under writing process for a peer reviewed publication
“From waste to wealth: an industrial ecology approach towards the use of wastes from the dairy industry in South Mexico”. Under writing process to be published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Cleaner Production. With the collaboration of Mexican researchers from the Martínez Technology Institute of Veracruz, Estado de Veracruz, Mexico.
3 Oct 2016 – 28 Oct 2016
International Sustainable Energy Development Centre (ISEDC) UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2016. 4 week course in “Energy Management and Energy Efficiency”. Moscow, Russian Federation.
29 Jun 2015 – 10 Jul 2015
UNIDO Green Industries Course Full scholarship. 2 week course in Central European University: “Green Industry”. Budapest, Hungary.
Jan 2013 – Aug 2014
Australia Awards Scholarship (AusAID). Full scholarship. Master’s degree at The University of Queensland. Brisbane, Australia.
Cleaner production, industrial ecology, industrial symbiosis, waste management, circular economy.
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