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

Work plan (2020-2021): Science advice for the implementation of Mexico City’s energetic sustainability strategy.
Areas of expertise: mathematical physics; quantum mechanics; research and development; advanced materials; science-policy interface; science advice for the government.
PhD in Physics, Center for Research and Advanced Studies, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico.
MSc, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.





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

Work plan (2020-2021): Strengthening healthcare professionals training programs and health information systems as strategies to improve the quality of care and support decision-making.
Areas of expertise: toxicology; environmental pollutants; epidemiology; susceptible populations; science-policy interface.
PhD and MSc with the specialty of Toxicology, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the IPN (CINVESTAV-IPN).
Biologist Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Autonomous University of Zacatecas.




Parsifal Islas

Work plan: Institutional capacities mapping in the post-Covid19 science diplomacy ecosystem in the Americas. Comparative geopolitics and city diplomacy.
Areas of expertise: International relations; science and society; geopolitics; development; history; philosophy.
PhD candidate in Biomedical Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
MSc in Marine Sciences, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. Biologist, School of Sciences, UNAM, Mexico.





Yudy Tibaduiza

Work plan: Systematic review of Latin American government agendas, in public policies on governance of cultural heritage in rural and indigenous communities.
Areas of expertise: rural development; science diplomacy; dialogue of knowledge; biology; social innovation.
PhD in Science in Scientific and Technological Development for Society, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the IPN, Mexico.
MSc in Natural Resources and Rural Development, Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Mexico. Biologist, Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia, Colombia.