Edgar Virguez Rodriguez

Edgar Virguez Rodriguez

Doctoral student at Duke University in the Environmental Sciences and Policy division of the Nicholas School of the Environment. Master in Science in Environmental Engineering and Bachelor in Science in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering (double major) from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). 

Experience on constructing life cycle assessment studies, performing cost-benefit analysis of the integration of new fuels to energy markets, developing risk assessments of exposure to air pollutants and designing mitigation strategies for environmental issues. 

Skilled in composing oral and written communications, adapting to multicultural environments, administering academic processes and executing multiple tasks.

Research interests: Renewable Energy; Clean Energy; Air Quality; Climate Change; Risk Analysis; Environmental Mitigation Strategies. Detailed information about my research and the projects I have been involved recently, can be found at the following links:. Detailed information about my research and the projects I have been involved recently, can be found at my personal website or my LinkedIn Profile:

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Valenzuela, MM, Espinosa, M, Virgüez, EA, and Behrentz, E. "Uncertainty of greenhouse gas emission models: A case in Colombia’s transport sector." 2017.
Rodríguez, RA, Virguez, EA, Rodríguez, PA, and Behrentz, E. "Influence of driving patterns on vehicle emissions: A case study for Latin American cities." Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 43 (March 2016): 192-206.
Amaya, R, Gutiérrez, A, Virgüez, A, and Muñoz, F. "Experiencia de la Universidad de los Andes, enseñando seguridad de procesos." January 1, 2014.
Fischer, K, Virguez, E, Sánchez-Silva, M, and Faber, MH. "On the assessment of marginal life saving costs for risk acceptance criteria." Structural Safety 44 (September 2013): 37-46.
Faber, MH, and Virguez-Rodriguez, E. "Supporting decisions on global health and life safety investments." December 1, 2011.

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PhD program: Environment

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