STeP in Mexico



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Aline Villareal

Work plan (2020-2021): Cost-benefit analysis of waste management in Mexico City: Identification of options for a sustainable circular economy.
Areas of expertise: catalysis; characterization of materials; biogas generation; project analysis; science-policy interface.
PhD in Chemical Engineering with a specialty in catalysis, School of Chemistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
MSc and Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, National Autonomous University of Mexico.





Vicente Morales

Biography: Dr. Vicente Morales is a parliamentary researcher specialized in science and technology innovation, and a member of Mexico's National System of Researchers. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics Engineering, as well as a Master’s degree and PhD in Science. His professional experience includes government science advice, research and development, technology transfer and lecturing of high-level courses. Dr. Morales participated in the first cohort of Science-Policy Interface Fellowships in Mexico City, and is currently a recipient of the Science, Technology, Policy Fellowship by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research.





Daniel Jiménez 

Work plan (2020-2021): Science-policy interface incidence on sustainbility policies on urban mobility.
Areas of expertise: mathematical physics; economy and physics, data analysis; science education; financial systems.
Ph.D. in Scientific and Technological Development for Society, CINVESTAV-IPN, México.
MSC in Physics, University of Guanajuato, México. Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Veracruzana University, Mexico.





Mónica Jiménez

Biography: Monica is a toxicologist, particularly interested in health and environment issues. She completed her bachelor's degree as a pharmaceutical biologist at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas and obtained the degrees of Master and Doctor of Science in the Specialty of Toxicology from CINVESTAV-IPN. As a member of the first generation of the science-policy interface stays in Mexico City, she collaborated with the local Ministry of Health promoting the link between academia and government for decision-making and the development of health programs. She specializes in the evaluation of health effects from environmental exposure to pollutants and has experience in managing projects between government and academia related to the analysis of health information. She has developed as a teacher and is co-founder of the Asociación Mexicana para el Avance de la Ciencia A.C., AMEXAC.