Keynote Speakers

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Note: The keynote lectures will take place as part of the technical sessions of the congress. You can check the program HERE and register to attend the congress HERE.



Prof. Eduardo Gallego – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain.

Prof. Eduardo Gallego  Is full Professor of Nuclear Engineering at UPM in the Department of Energy Engineering of the Technical School of Industrial Engineers, where he has taught in the areas of Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety since 1985. He is Industrial Engineer specializing in Energy Techniques (1982) and PhD in Industrial Engineering (1990) from the UPM. He has been advisor of 10 PhD Theses and over a hundred Final Degree or Master Theses. He is Director of the University Master’s Degree in Nuclear Science and Technology at the UPM since 2011.

Currently, his main lines of research are neutron detection, dosimetry and spectrometry, -being responsible for the Neutron Measurement Laboratory of the UPM -, and support for analysis and decision-making in nuclear emergencies, to evaluate protection measures for the population, having been co-founder and member of the Management Board of the European Platform NERIS on Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies since its creation in 2012 until 2022 .

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Nuclear Society (2020-2024). He has been President of the Spanish Society for Radiological Protection (2013-2015), and previously Vice President (2010-2012) and Treasurer (2000-2004). At the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA), he has been member of the Executive Council (2008-2016) and Vice President (2016-2020). He belongs to the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) since 2013, as a member of Committee 4.

Prof. Héctor René Vega-Carrillo – Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas (UAZ), Mexico.

Prof. HĂ©ctor Rene Vega-Carrillo Is Electrical engineer from the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, obtained the Master of Science (major in Nuclear Engineering) degree from the Autonomous University of Nuevo LeĂłn in Mexico. He is Philosophy Doctor (major in Nuclear Engineering) degree (PhD) from the University of Texas at Austin in the United States. He is currently a faculty member (full-time) at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas from 1984.

He was the co-founder of the Nuclear Studies Research Center, co-designer of the Master on Science program in Nuclear Sciences (1996), and the PhD program in Basic Sciences (Nuclear Sciences) of the Autonomous University of Zacatecas. Both programs are classified in level I (the highest) by the Inter-Institutional Committees for the Evaluation of Higher Education in Mexico and belong the National Postgraduate Quality Register of the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico. He was distinguished by the American Nuclear Society (in the USA) as a member “alpha nu sigma” for “his contribution to the development of nuclear science and technology”.

Prof. Fausto Pedro García Márquez – Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (UCLM), Spain

Prof. Fausto Pedro García Márquez has been a full professor at the University of Castilla–La Mancha (UCLM), Spain, since 2013. He is an honorary senior research fellow at Birmingham University, UK, and a lecturer at the Postgraduate European Institute. From 2013 to 2014, Dr. Márquez was a senior manager at Accenture. He obtained his European Ph.D. with a maximum distinction. He has been awarded several prizes, including the Runner (2020) and Advancement Prizes (2018) for Management Science and Engineering Management;

First International Business Ideas Competition Award (2017); Runner (2015), Advancement (2013), and Silver (2012) Prizes from the International Society of Management Science and Engineering Management (ICMSEM); and Best Paper Award, Renewable Energy (2015). He has published more than 150 papers in reputable journals. He is the author and editor of thirty-one books and five patents. He is an editor for five international journals and a committee member of more than forty international conferences. He has been the principal investigator for four European projects, six national projects, and more than 150 projects for universities and companies. His main interests are artificial intelligence, maintenance, management, renewable energy, transport, advanced analytics, and data science. He is an expert in the European Union in AI4People (EISMD), and ESF. He is also the director of the Ingenium Research Group.

Prof. José Vuelvas – Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ), Colombia

Prof. José Vuelvas Is Electronical Engineer, Master on Electronical Engineer and Philosophy Doctor on Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (major in Electronics Circuits design, control systems, optimization, game theory and e-market. He has 10 years of experience as University Professor. He was co-founder of Hakken Company developed customized technological solutions in the areas of renewable energy, lighting and building automation.

 He has published more than 30 papers in reputable journals as Applied Energy, and Electric Power System Research, and international conferences. He obtained his master with a maximum distinction and doctorate with Summa cum laude. He is currently professor in the Electronical Department of the Faculty Engineering and director of the master in Energy and Sustainability at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

Prof. Diego Patiño Guevara – Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ), Colombia

Prof. Diego Patiño-Guevara is a full time professor at La Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá. He is outstanding researcher in Colombia. He has maintained a high level of publications in the areas of systems control, energy, and health. He is electronic engineer (2002) and M.Sc. in electronics and computers (2004). He has a Ph.D. in automatic control and digital signal processing from Université de Lorraine in France.

He is currently the chair of the electronics department at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He is the editor in chief of the journal IngenierĂ­a y Universidad.

Prof. Ezequiel Zamora Ledezma – Universidad TĂ©cnica de ManabĂ­ (UTM), Ecuador

Prof. Ezequiel Zamora-Ledezma is a Biologist (Universidad de Los Andes-Venezuela, 2002), Master in Biological Sciences (Universidad SimĂłn BolĂ­var-Venezuela, 2008) and PhD in Ecosystems and Agronomic Sciences (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and UniversitĂ© de Montpellier-France, 2013). He has more than 15 years of experience as a researcher at the  Technological Institute of Petroleum – Intevep S.A. (Venezuela), working on many projects: environmental assessment, restoration of terrestrial ecosystems and waste management and environmental policies.

 In Intevep he held different responsibilities: Project Manager, Team Leader, Senior Member of the Editorial Committee, Head of Environment Department, Environmental Advisor for both Ministries of Environment and Foreign Affairs.

He has been a lecturer at the Universidad Nacional Experimental PolitĂ©cnica (Venezuela). He also worked at the Universidad Venezolana de los Hidrocarburos (from 2014 to 2018), as postgraduate professor (Environmental Quality, Ecology and Research Methodology); Coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Ecology and Petroleum; and Director of the Institute of Health and Environment (2015-2018).

In October 2018 he joined the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering at the Universidad TĂ©cnica de ManabĂ­ (UTM), Ecuador, as a full professor-researcher. At the UTM he is responsible of undergraduate courses (Soil Conservation, Soil Sciences, Saline-Sodic Soil Restoration, Rural Planning and Research methodology). Since 2019 he is also coordinator of the research group “Agroecosystems Functioning and Climate Change – FAGROCLIM”. Since 2020 he is also professor and coordinator of the Research Master in Agroecology and Climate Change. In 2021 he was representative for the Research Institute to the UTM’s Office of Technology Transfer (OTT). Currently he is the Vice-Dean of Research & Postgraduate of the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering.

He has extensive experience in functional ecology, agroecosystems, carbon dynamics in natural systems, agroecology, climate change, bioeconomy, among others. Currently, he directs several national and international research programs and projects, in collaboration with colleagues from renowned universities and research centers in Latin America, Europe and Africa. He has been director and co-director of several undergraduate, master and doctoral theses. He has participated as a speaker and lecturer in high-level national and international academic events. He has more than 30 recognized and indexed scientific publications and several book chapters.

Prof. Víctor Hugo Gómez Yepes – Claretiana University of Colombia (UNICLARETIANA), Colombia

Prof. VĂ­ctor Hugo GĂłmez-Yepes is a researcher at the Clateriana University of Colombia, professor at ITM, Medellin, with a Ph.D. and master degree from Pontificia Bolivariana University (UPB) and some others Universities in Colombia. Research areas: Philosophy of technology, bioethics, philosophy of Science. Ph.D. in Philosophy, 2018 (UPB), master in development, 1998 (UPB), professional in Philosophy 1991 (UPB).

Researcher recognized by ministry of Science, technology and Innovation. Author of several books, book chapters, magazine articles, published in Spain, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. Member of acadamic and scientific committees of international journals. Professor and lecturer in the United States, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, Ecuador, Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia. Peer evaluator of international journals, member of international academic networks, member of master´s and courts, jury of research papers and books of research results.


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