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 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 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 effec
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
Diosey Ramon Lugo-Morin is agronomist. Doctor of Science in Regional Strategies for Agricultural Development for the Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico. Post doctorate by the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina. Profession: Consultant and Researcher in Sustainable Rural Development and Professor in the Doctoral Program in Sustainability at the European University of Energy and Environment. Lecturer and speaker at international conferences in Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Portugal and Argentina. Currently he is working on the development of an Early Detection Technology Using earthquakes quake-receptor species Lumbricus terrestris (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/1495259). Member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI 2015 up to 2017).
Engineer in electronics and communications by the Interamerican University with specialty in embedded systems, and master’s degree in mechatronics for the Popular University Autónoma de Puebla with a specialty in systems of radio frequency identification, currently is studying a PhD in the center of Advanced Research - CIATEQ, Hidalgo with the line of research location and tracking of objects using technologies of radio frequency.
Developer of machinery for the automotive industry, has advance in national and international projects of innovation of technological development sponsored by CONACYT, CONACYT - France, and the Harvard University T. H. CHAN, author of books on Innovation, mathematical modeling and functional analysis, as well as copyright in various works and patent records.
Currently, the line of research that works is wireless energy and tracking systems by radiofrequency, emanating from them functional prototypes on transmission of electricity by air up to 40cm, solar hybrid dome and indoors location objects in an area of 200 square meters, with an accuracy of one radio meter.
Roberto Vazquez Muñoz is a science communicator, professor at the UNAM and a science enthusiast. He is biologist, with a Master degree in Life Sciences, and currently studies his PhD at the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the UNAM. His specialty is in bionanotechnology, microbiology and nanotoxicology. Roberto participates in research projects in applied bionanotechnology, in areas ranging from in vitro studies with microorganisms, to projects with the agricultural, veterinary and medical sectors. He has participated as a speaker at national and international conferences. As an academic, he has taught subjects related to biology, bioethics and chemistry; and currently he teaches Biological Systems Laboratory in the nanotechnology program at UNAM.
He is member of the Sociedad Mexicana de la Divulgación de la Ciencia y la Técnica. He has produced scientific radio podcasts, scientific writing and has given talks and workshops of scientific and technological issues and environmental education. He has collaborated with academic institutions, science museums, and non-government associations for popularization of science. He is currently the Coordinator communication of science of the CONACyT ´s International Network of bionanotechnology. He has received awards for different groups, emphasizing the recognition by Rotary International in 2011, for his role in the dissemination of science and in 2012 received the State Prize of Youth, in the area of Sciences.
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